Heroin and Music in New York City

  • Authors
  • Barry¬†Spunt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Barry Spunt
    Pages 1-18
  3. Barry Spunt
    Pages 19-64
  4. Barry Spunt
    Pages 65-101
  5. R&B
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    Pages 103-126
  6. Barry Spunt
    Pages 127-150
  7. Barry Spunt
    Pages 151-172
  8. Barry Spunt
    Pages 173-180
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 181-245

About this book


Using narrative accounts from a sample of 69 New York City-based musicians of various genres who are self-acknowledged heroin users, the book addresses the reasons why these musicians started using heroin and the impact heroin had on these musicians' playing, creativity, and careers.


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