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Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence - 2010
"The story of one man's rise from poverty to musical icon is amazing. The tale of the life in pre-revolution Cuba is fascinating."
"A must for any biography collection focusing on the history of music."
--The Midwest Book Review
"If you're at all interested in the sounds that echo around you, day-in and day-out, as you make your way around Miami, this little volume makes for a very handy companion. It's also quite an enjoyable look back at a legend. And if one thing doesn't get you; the other will."
--Miami Sun Post
"Radanovich has explained music in the western hemisphere beautifully. Benny More's life is the prism though which all music history must pass now. He is the missing link to the past, a giant of a figure alive and well again, at last."
"We must express our gratitude to Radanovich for spending several years to locate and interrogate the surviving family members and musicians involved in the Wildman of Rhythm's saga, while seeking out rare recordings and little-known photographs in order to tell the story (for the first time in the language of Shakespeare) of the one and only Benny More."
--Latin Beat Magazine
John Radanovich offers this definitive biography of Moré, informed by interviews with family members and musicians who performed with him, along with background on the Cuban music scene of the 1950s.
--Cuban Art News