Sam Phillips The Man Who Invented Rock n Roll

Sam Phillips  The Man Who Invented Rock  n  Roll
Author: Peter Guralnick
Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780316341844
Language: en
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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.

Best of Sam Phillips

Best of Sam Phillips
Author: Sam Phillips
Release: 2011
Editor: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1423499425
Language: en
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For voice and piano. Includes chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams.

Dewey and Elvis

Dewey and Elvis
Author: Louis Cantor
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780252090738
Language: en
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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

Dead Elvis
Author: Greil Marcus
Release: 1999
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0674194225
Language: en
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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

Forgotten Heroes
Author: Susan Ware
Release: 1999-07-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780684868721
Language: en
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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, commanding respect even from those who disagreed. Some were famous in their day and have since been forgotten, or remembered only in caricature. Others were little-known even when alive -- yet they all deserve to be remembered today, especially at the gifted hands of the authors of this book.

A Change Is Gonna Come

A Change Is Gonna Come
Author: Craig Werner
Release: 2006-01-09
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Pages: 524
ISBN: 0472031473
Language: en
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The new edition of the groundbreaking chronicle of forty years of black music in America

Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year

Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year
Author: United States. War Department. Corps of Engineers
Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: PRNC:32101050740669
Language: en
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Report of the Chief of Engineers U S Army

Report of the Chief of Engineers U S  Army
Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 620
ISBN: STANFORD:36105009860169
Language: en
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A Manual for the Use of the General Court

A Manual for the Use of the General Court
Author: Massachusetts. General Court
Release: 1902
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 618
ISBN: UOM:39015065850508
Language: en
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Contains rules of both branches of the General Court, the constitution of the commonwealth and that of the United States, lists of executive, legislative and judicial departments of the state, etc.

Report

Report
Author: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: CORNELL:31924064644671
Language: en
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Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll
Author: Maury Dean
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Algora Publishing
Pages: 728
ISBN: 9780875862279
Language: en
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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."

Documents Printed by Order of the Senate

Documents Printed by Order of the Senate
Author: Massachusetts. General Court. Senate
Release: 1868
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:LI1MR2
Language: en
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Annual Report of the Secretary of War

Annual Report of the Secretary of War
Author: United States. War Department
Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 528
ISBN: UCAL:B2980375
Language: en
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Apostles of Rock

Apostles of Rock
Author: Jay R. Howard
Release: 1999
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 316
ISBN: 0813127165
Language: en
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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

Record Makers and Breakers
Author: John Broven
Release: 2011-08-11
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780252094019
Language: en
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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

The Birth of Rock  n  Roll
Author: Peter Guralnick,Colin Escott
Release: 2022-11-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781681888965
Language: en
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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.

Dragonhawk the Turning

Dragonhawk   the Turning
Author: Tony Atkins
Release: 2007
Editor: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Pu
Pages: 414
ISBN: 1843863561
Language: en
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Twentieth Century Music Writers A Hyperlist

Twentieth Century Music Writers   A Hyperlist
Author: Neil E. Clement
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: MTCC Publishing Company
Pages: 626
ISBN: 9780998631172
Language: en
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How many composers, songwriters and lyricists wrote music in the twentieth century?? Who were they?? This first edition identifies more than 14,000 people who did so, and all are listed in this eBook alphabetically along with a hyperlink to their Wikipedia biographical data. Performers of blues, folk, jazz, rock & roll and R&B are included by default. PLEASE NOTE: THE HYPERLINKS IN THIS BOOK ONLY FUNCTION ON GOOGLE PLAY aka THE 'FLOWING' VERSION. The hyperlinks in this book DO NOT CURRENTLY FUNCTION on the GOOGLE BOOKS ' FIXED' version.

Devil s Music Holy Rollers and Hillbillies

Devil s Music  Holy Rollers and Hillbillies
Author: James A. Cosby
Release: 2016-06-05
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781476625386
Language: en
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Rock music today is universal and its popular history is well known. Yet few know how and why it really came about. Taking a fresh look at events long overlooked or misunderstood, this book tells how some of the most disenfranchised people in a free and prosperous nation strove to make themselves heard--and changed the world. Describing the genesis of rock and roll, the author covers everything from its deep roots in the Mississippi Delta, key early figures, like deejay "Daddy-O" Dewey Phillips and gospel star Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and the influence of so-called "holy rollers" of the Pentecostal church who became crucial performers--Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

Elvis

Elvis
Author: Rees Quinn
Release: 2015-07-08
Editor: New Word City
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9781612308906
Language: en
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Elvis Presley was unique. "I don't sound like nobody," he said before he was anybody, and John Lennon, whose Beatles would later create their own mania in the world, would offer the tribute: "Before Elvis, there was nothing." Elvis, writes New York Times bestselling author Rees Quinn, was the world's first superstar, but that couldn't erase the scars of a childhood filled with poverty, humiliation, loneliness, and shame. He tried to buy happiness but failed. With his leather, gold, and ivory jumpsuits, Cadillacs, private planes, and Memphis mansion, Graceland, Elvis came to epitomize rock-star excess. This book goes beyond the music to explore Elvis's background, family, ambition, and the relationships that made him an icon. It is not just for Elvis fans - it's a fascinating story of a talented man who has touched all of our lives.