Star Tribune: Writer for 89.3 the Current traces rise of 'Minneapolis Sound' in new book

By Jon Bream
Star Tribune

Swensson_Got coverLike Prince, Minnesota music journalist Andrea Swensson was always perplexed by Dick Clark’s comment to Prince on “American Bandstand” in 1979: “This isn’t the kind of music that comes out of Minneapolis.”

So Swenson set out to research the R&B scene in the Twin Cities pre-Prince. The resulting book, “Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound,” is an illuminating slice of Twin Cities cultural and political history.

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