Sam Phillips  The Man Who Invented Rock  n  Roll Book

Sam Phillips The Man Who Invented Rock n Roll

  • Author : Peter Guralnick
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2015-11-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316341844

Sam Phillips The Man Who Invented Rock n Roll Excerpt :

From the author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography: Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records. The music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day. With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over a 25-year period with Phillips, along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all the legendary Sun Records artists, Guralnick gives us an ardent, unrestrained portrait of an American original as compelling in his own right as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, or Thomas Edison.

Dewey and Elvis Book

Dewey and Elvis

  • Author : Louis Cantor
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252090738

Dewey and Elvis Excerpt :

Beginning in 1949, while Elvis Presley and Sun Records were still virtually unknown--and two full years before Alan Freed famously "discovered" rock 'n' roll--Dewey Phillips brought rock 'n' roll to the Memphis airwaves by playing Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters on his nightly radio show Red, Hot and Blue. The mid-South's most popular white deejay, "Daddy-O-Dewey" is part of rock 'n' roll history for being the first major disc jockey to play Elvis Presley (and subsequently to conduct the first live, on-air interview with Elvis). This book illustrates Phillips's role in turning a huge white audience on to previously forbidden race music. His zeal for rhythm and blues legitimized the sound and set the stage for both Elvis's subsequent success and the rock 'n' roll revolution of the 1950s. Using personal interviews, documentary sources, and the oral history collections at the Center for Southern Folklore and the University of Memphis, Louis Cantor presents a very personal view of the disc jockey while arguing for his place as an essential part of rock 'n' roll history.

Dead Elvis Book
Score: 3
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Dead Elvis

  • Author : Greil Marcus
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 0674194225

Dead Elvis Excerpt :

Listening in on public conversation that recreates Elvis after death, Marcus tracks Presley's resurrection. He grafts together snatches of film, music, books, newspapers, photos, posters, and cartoons, and amazes us with what America has been saying as it raises its late king--and also what this obsession with dead Elvis says about America itself.

Forgotten Heroes Book
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Forgotten Heroes

  • Author : Susan Ware
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1999-07-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684868721

Forgotten Heroes Excerpt :

The pages of the past are full of characters who remind us that history depends upon the great deeds of men and women, whether famous or humble. Where would America be without George Washington, or Daniel Boone, or Sojourner Truth, or Babe Ruth? Where would we be without so many characters who are less well remembered today? Historians and biographers regularly come across stories of little-known or forgotten heroes, and this book provides a chance to rescue some of the best of them. In Forgotten Heroes, thirty-five of the country's leading historians recount their favorite stories of underappreciated Americans. From Stephen Jay Gould on deaf baseball player Dummy Hoy; to William Leuchtenburg on the truth behind the legendary Johnny Appleseed; to Christine Stansell on Margaret Anderson, who published James Joyce's Ulysses; these portraits can be read equally for delight, instruction, and inspiration Taken together, however, the whole is much more than the sum of its parts. Every culture needs heroes who lead by example and uplift us all in the process. Too often lately, historians have been more intent on picking apart the reputations of previously revered Americans. At times it has seemed as if the academy were on the attack against much of its own culture, denying its past greatness while making heroes only of its dissidents and doubters. Yet as this collection vividly demonstrates, heroes come in many shapes and sizes, and we all gain when we remember and celebrate them. Forgotten Heroes includes nearly as many women as men, and nearly as many people from before 1900 as after. It expands the traditional definition of hero to encompass not only military figures and politicians who took risks for great causes, but also educators, religious leaders, reformers, labor leaders, publishers, athletes, and even a man who started a record company. Many of them were heroes of conscience -- men and women who insisted on doing the right thing, no matter how unpopular or risky

A Change Is Gonna Come Book
Score: 5
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A Change Is Gonna Come

  • Author : Craig Werner
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-09
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 0472031473

A Change Is Gonna Come Excerpt :

The new edition of the groundbreaking chronicle of forty years of black music in America

Report of the Chief of Engineers Book

Report of the Chief of Engineers

  • Author : United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: Harbors
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3076917

Report of the Chief of Engineers Excerpt :

Report Book


  • Author : United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: Engineering
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924064644671

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Rock and Roll Book

Rock and Roll

  • Author : Maury Dean
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN 10 : 9780875862279

Rock and Roll Excerpt :

An appreciation of Rock-n-Roll, song by song, from its roots and its inspriations to its divergent recent trends. A work of rough genius; DeanOCOs attempt to make connections though time and across genres is laudable."

Apostles of Rock Book

Apostles of Rock

  • Author : Jay R. Howard
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 0813127165

Apostles of Rock Excerpt :

Apostles of Rock is the first objective, comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian music phenomenon. Some see CCM performers as ministers or musical missionaries, while others define them as entertainers or artists. This popular musical movement clearly evokes a variety of responses concerning the relationship between Christ and culture. The resulting tensions have splintered the genre and given rise to misunderstanding, conflict, and an obsessive focus on self-examination. As Christian stars Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, DC Talk, and Sixpence None the Richer climb the mainstream.

Record Makers and Breakers Book

Record Makers and Breakers

  • Author : John Broven
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252094019

Record Makers and Breakers Excerpt :

This volume is an engaging and exceptional history of the independent rock 'n' roll record industry from its raw regional beginnings in the 1940s with R & B and hillbilly music through its peak in the 1950s and decline in the 1960s. John Broven combines narrative history with extensive oral history material from numerous recording pioneers including Joe Bihari of Modern Records; Marshall Chess of Chess Records; Jerry Wexler, Ahmet Ertegun, and Miriam Bienstock of Atlantic Records; Sam Phillips of Sun Records; Art Rupe of Specialty Records; and many more.

The Birth of Rock  n  Roll Book

The Birth of Rock n Roll

  • Author : Peter Guralnick
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-11-22
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681888965

The Birth of Rock n Roll Excerpt :

A fascinating look at the history of Sun Records, the label that started Rock n’ Roll, told through 70 of its iconic recordings. In Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1950s, there was hard-edged blues playing on Beale Street, and hillbilly boogie on the outskirts of town. But at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records studio on Union Avenue, there was something different going on – a whole lotta shakin’, rockin’, and rollin’. This is where rock ’n’ roll was born. Sun Records: the company that launched Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins. The label that brought the world, “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Breathless,” “I Walk the Line,” “Mystery Train,” “Good Rockin’ Tonight.” The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records is the official history of this legendary label, and looks at its story in a unique way: through the lens of 70 of its most iconic recordings. From the early days with primal blues artists like Howlin’ Wolf and B.B. King to long nights in the studio with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, you will see how the label was shaped and how it redefined American music. Accompanying the recordings is the label’s origin story and a look at the mission of the label today, as well as “Sun Spot” sidebars—a fascinating dive into subjects such as how the iconic logo was created, the legendary Million Dollar Quartet sessions, and how the song “Harper Valley, PTA” funded the purchase of the label. Written by two of the most acclaimed music writers of our time, Peter Guralnick and Colin Escott, and featuring hundreds of rare images from the Sun archives as well as a foreword by music legend Jerry Lee Lewis, this is a one-of-a-kind book for anyone who wants to know where it all started.