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The Next Elvis

Author : Barbara Barnes Sims
ISBN : 9780807157992
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An American institution, Sun Records has a history with many chapters -- its Memphis origins with visionary Sam Phillips, the breakthrough recordings of Elvis Presley, and the studio's immense influence on the sound of popular music. But behind the company's chart toppers and legendary musicians there exists another story, told by Barbara Barnes Sims. In the male-dominated workforce of the 1950s, 24-year-old Sims found herself thriving in the demanding roles of publicist and sales promotion coordinator at Sun Records. Sims's job placed her in the studio with Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Carl Perkins, and other Sun entertainers, as well as the unforgettable Phillips, whose work made the music that defined an era. The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records chronicles Sims's career at the studio, a pivotal time at this recording mecca, as she darted from disc jockeys to distributors. Sims not only entertains with personal stories of big personalities, but also brings humor to the challenges of a young woman working in a fast and tough industry. Her disarming narrative ranges from descriptions of a disgraced Jerry Lee Lewis to the remarkable impact and tragic fall of DJ Daddy-O Dewey to the frenzied Memphis homecoming of Elvis after his military service. Collectively, these vignettes offer a rare and intimate look at the people, the city, and the studio that permanently shifted the trajectory of rock 'n' roll.

Sam Phillips The Man Who Invented Rock N Roll

Author : Peter Guralnick
ISBN : 9780316341844
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

Die Geschichte Des Rock N Roll In Zehn Songs

Author : Greil Marcus
ISBN : 9783159608761
Genre : Music
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Was haben Songs von Buddy Holly mit dem Tod der Beatles zu tun? Wie schafft es der Etta-James-Klassiker »All I Could Do Was Cry«, Leben von Beyoncé als Lüge-für-Geld zu entlarven, nur weil sie den Song grandios umsetzt? Und warum ist die von Amy Winehouse gesungene Version von »To Know Him Is To Love Him« originaler als das Original? Wie wird »Transmission« in einem Graham-Greene-Remake von 2010 nachträglich vorweggenommen? Greil Marcus begibt sich auf eine archäologische Spurensuche durch die Geschichte des Rock 'n' Roll und stellt verblüffende Zusammenhänge her. Denn für ihn sind Songs nicht einfach nur Werke einzelner Künstler, sondern Kraftzentren, die ein Eigenleben führen. Sie verklingen nicht, werden weitergespielt und erwachen in anderen Zusammenhängen immer wieder zu neuem Leben. Der Band ist die Quintessenz von Marcus' lebenslanger Beschäftigung mit dem Rock 'n' Roll. Seine rückhaltlose Begeisterung für populäre Musik steckt an: Ein faszinierender Spaziergang durch die Popmusik und damit durch die amerikanische Populärkultur.

Sun Records An Oral History Second Edition

Author : John Floyd
ISBN : 9781942531098
Genre : Music
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The tiny Sun studio at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee may not have looked like much from the outside, but inside musical miracles were being performed daily by its enigmatic owner, Sam Phillips. After discovering a wealth of talent in his own backyard in the Mid-South area, Phillips began his own record label – Sun – with an emblematic rising sun and rooster logo. A white man who loved and understood African-American music, Phillips recorded soon-to-be blues icons such as Howlin’ Wolf, Rufus Thomas, and B.B. King. A seismic shift occurred during one session in 1951 when Phillips recorded “Rocket 88” with Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner. That shift was to become known as rock and roll. A shy white boy named Elvis Presley came in the studio to record a song for his mother’s birthday. Phillips recognized something in the young man, and a moment of silliness in the studio ruptured into the first record of the future King of Rock & Roll, “That’s All Right.” Elvis shot to stardom; Sun Records didn’t stop there. Hot on his heels came Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. However, there wasn’t a day that the studio wasn’t searching for other artists, other hits. Sun Records: An Oral History (Second Edition) brings to readers the voices of the pillars of Sun Records, the artists, producers, and engineers who made the place tick. Rufus Thomas (the first hit-maker for Sun), Scotty Moore, Rosco Gordon, Little Milton Campbell, Billy Lee Riley, producer and musician Roland Janes, producer Cowboy Jack Clement, and others all tell their inimitable stories about the making of a music empire, the label that put rock and roll on the world map.

Elvis

Author : Terry Collins
ISBN : 9781429662666
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"In graphic novel format, explores the life of Elvis Presley and describes his return to stardom through his '68 Comeback Special"--Provided by publisher.

Dead Elvis

Author : Greil Marcus
ISBN : 0674194225
Genre : Music
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In life, Elvis Presley went from childhood poverty to stardom, from world fame to dissipation and early death. As Greil Marcus shows in this remarkable book, Presley's journey after death takes him even further, pushing him beyond his own frontiers to merge with the American public consciousnessâe"and the American subconscious. As he listens in on the public conversation that recreates Elvis after death, Marcus tracks the path of Presley's resurrection. He grafts together scattered fragments of the eclectic dialogueâe"snatches of movies and music, books and newspapers, photographs, posters, cartoonsâe"and amazes us with not only what America has been saying as it raises its late king, but also what this strange obsession with a dead Elvis can tell us about America itself.

Elvis Presley Reluctant Rebel

Author : Glen Jeansonne
ISBN : 9780313359040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This fresh interpretation explains how an untutored musician changed music while at the same time playing an inadvertent role in the youth rebellion that has shaped the Baby Boomer generation into the 21st century. * Photographs * A bibliography

Country Music

Author : Kurt Wolff
ISBN : 1858285348
Genre : Music
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Traces the growth of country music as an industry, and includes biographies of hundreds of performers, album reviews, and background stories of songs.

Last Train To Memphis Elvis Presley Sein Aufstieg 1935 1958

Author : Peter Guralnick
ISBN : 3865430961
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Stars Of The Rock N Roll Highway

Author : Victoria Micklish Pasmore
ISBN : 9780990597193
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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If Memphis is the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, it certainly spent its adolescence along U.S. Highway 67. Known today as Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67, it runs from Newport, Arkansas, to the Missouri border. It is here that the first rock ’n’ rollers honed their skills, playing the small towns along the two-lane road. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins—These were just a few of the young musicians who performed their music in the school gyms, honky-tonks, and clubs that dotted Highway 67 with such colorful names as Bloody Bucket, Silver Moon, Porky’s Rooftop, and the Skylark Drive In Theater. Presley, Cash, Lewis and Perkins—Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet”—toured together while nurturing such local talent as Sonny Burgess, Bobby Brown, Narvel Flats, and Charlie Rich. In these pages, author Vicki Pasmore takes you on a guided tour of the Rock ’n’ Roll Highway to meet 20 of the entertainers who gave it its name.

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