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The Cool Gent : The Nine Lives of Radio Legend Herb Kent (Hardcover)

Author: Kent, Herb

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When Herb Kent was a college student in the 1940s, his white broadcasting professor told him, "You have the best voice in class, but you''ll never make it in radio because you''re a Negro." This did not deter the poor kid from Chicago''s housing projects; racism was just one more obstacle to face head on. In the Cool Gent''s memoir, his memories of the excitement of the music scene--its wild times, its highs, and its excesses--are balanced with his tales of poverty, racism, and addiction. Not only a firsthand history of black music and culture from the 1950s to the present, the book is a moving story of one man''s battle with personal demons. Through it all, Herb has maintained his ultracool, debonair persona, not simply entertaining but also educating his listeners and opening many doors for African Americans.

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Publisher Independent Pub Group
Mfg Part# 9781556527746
SKU 208276192
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1556527748
Release Date 2/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0302
Publisher Lawrence Hill Books
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