A Whiter Shade of Pale: The Rip Off of Black Jazz Musicians By Crime Syndicates

It is pretty common knowledge that record companies cooked the books to keep from paying black jazz musicians for the fruits of their labor. It’s also common knowledge that managers screwed over their musicians. But have you ever wondered where the jazz musicians throughout most of the 20th century got their drugs? In this book review we find out that is was the criminal “mobsters” who controlled the flow of drugs which allowed the musicians to work longer hours. The author calls this the “criminal industrialist complex”.
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