Bop Apocalypse

Bop Apocalypse

Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs

Hardback428pp Illustrated228x152mm

9780306824753     Product Code: 504590


Marijuana was part of the scene for the early jazzmen of New Orleans, and the arrival of heroin in Harlem in the 1940s hooked the bebop players and helped create the culture that influenced writers such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. This social history examines the connection between drug use and the evolution of jazz music and discusses its influence in shaping American culture in the 20th century. Slightly off-mint with a felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.

publ £17.99