Dust-to-Digital Releases Book of Pre-Rock Era Found Photos

Dust-to-Digital Releases Book of Pre-Rock Era Found Photos

Atlanta-based archival record label Dust-to-Digital also occasionally ventures into the publishing realm. Their latest book, The Birth of Rock and Roll, is a compendium of old time, amateur photographs from the segregated decades before the explosion of American rock ‘n’ roll in the early 1950s. Culled from Americana archivist Jim Linderman’s collection of found photos, the random shots depict rural musicians posing or performing on makeshift stages or street corners, dancers in action and raucous parties in basements, tents and town halls.

The 160-page hardcover book also includes an essay by music writer Joe Bonomo and an introduction by Linderman, whose found photos of old baptisms filled Dust-to-Digital’s 2009 book (with accompanying CD) Take Me to the Water.

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