Upside your head! Rhythm and blues on Central Avenue. Introduction by George Lipsitz. Johnny Otis.

Upside your head! Rhythm and blues on Central Avenue. Introduction by George Lipsitz

Hanover: Wesleyan University Press, 1993. Hardcover. xxxv, 174p., plentiful b&w illustrations, first edition cloth boards in dust jacket, a sound clean copy. Dj decorated in color with one of the author's paintings (he's an excellent painter as well as himself a musician of renown). Memoir by the Greek American bandleader, a major progenitor of the rhythm and blues scene in California since the 1940s - a radical fighting for the acceptance and inclusion of black music and musicians in the white mainstream. Otis grew up in Berkeley in an African American neighborhood.

Cat.No: 42598

Price: $20.00