Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues

Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues

“I don’t know where he’s buried, but if I did I’d piss on his grave.” –Jerry Wexler, best friend and mentor

Here Comes the Night: Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is both a definitive account of the New York rhythm and blues world of the early ‘60s, and the harrowing, ultimately tragic story of songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, whose meteoric career was fueled by his pending doom. His heart damaged by rheumatic fever as a youth,… (more)

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Selvin’s tale may be too crowded with characters, but he tells a lot of good stories. He also rights a historical injustice, shining a light on an overshadowed great man and deepening our understanding of a history we continue to dance to.


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Publisher: Counterpoint (April 15, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9781619023024

Page count: 320 pages

Language: English


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