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Rock, Race and Rehabilitation

Producer/Host: Gina Logue
Guest: Dr. John Dougan

Synopsis: Five African-American inmates at the Tennessee State Penitentiary were allowed to go to Sun Records in Memphis and record their vocal harmonies, striking a hit with “Just Walkin’ in the Rain.” Dr. John Dougan, professor of recording industry, tells their story in “The Mistakes of Yesterday, The Hopes of Tomorrow: The Story of The Prisonaires.”

Listen to: Rock, Race and Rehabilitation


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