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Footnotes

The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way

by Caseen Gaines

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    May 2021, 352 pages

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  • Vicki R. (York, PA)
    Shuffle Along
    "Footnotes" by Caseen Gaines is an important account of early twentieth century Black artists and how they were able to break into the New York Broadway scene. It also recounts the struggles to maintain their influence and continue with successful musical performances. This would be a great book for people who want a very in depth look at these artists and their strengths and weaknesses. For just a casual reader, I found it a little drawn out. I really enjoyed the final chapters where Gaines discusses the role "Shuffle Along" has in relation to current cultural issues.
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