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New book champions marginalized players behind the ‘Minneapolis Sound’

By Dwight Hobbes
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Swensson_Got coverWere Ralph J. Gleason alive and still running Rolling Stone magazine with such integrity it was called the “New York Times of rock,” journalist Andrea Swensson’s tenacious grit at championing underexposed artists in Got to Be Something There: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound (University of Minnesota Press) would be a perfect fit.

Swensson (AS) recently discussed with Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) a few aspects of her book on the funk genre that made music history.

Read the full interview here.