Joy Ride! The Stars and Stories of Philly's Famous Uptown Theater by Kimberly C. Roberts

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“Joy Ride! The Stars and Stories of Philly’s Famous Uptown Theater” is the
exclusive, behind-the-scenes, inside story of iconic disc jockey Georgie Woods’
spectacular R&B shows at Philadelphia’s Uptown Theater, and how the controlled
creative chaos at the majestic movie house inspired “The Philly Sound.”
Told by the people who actually lived it, “Joy Ride!” is the fi rst comprehensive
history on the Uptown, which was once a mandatory stop on the legendary
“chitlin’ circuit.” It features the intimate, amusing, outrageous and
sometimes scandalous stories of dozens of decorated entertainers, including
11 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. All agree that like Georgie Woods’ soulful
theme song that opened his R&B extravaganzas, every show at the Uptown
Theater was a“Joy Ride!”

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Published March 28, 2013 by Xlibris. 190 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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