Cover for BROVEN: Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers. Click for larger imageThe January 2009 issue of Library Journal includes a starred review of John Broven’s forthcoming book Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneers (April 2009).

“Broven has put together a detailed and engrossing study of the independent record labels of the 1940s-70s.  Broven presents the behind-the-scenes stories of Atlantic, Motown, Sun, Chess, King, Specialty, and other record companies as well as the relationships among the independents and radio, jukebox companies, and the trade magazines. . . . An outstanding and important study that goes well beyond comparable predecessors.”

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