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Good Rockin' Tonight

Author : Joe Esposito
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2016-08-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1501158724

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Good Rockin' Tonight by Joe Esposito Pdf

After nearly two decades as Elvis Presley’s right-hand-man, Joe Esposito gives readers an honest and vivid memoir filled with stories and answers as he recalls the wondrous and exciting life of the King. Joe Esposito first met Elvis Presley in the Army in Germany where they would play football together and travel to Paris for the Holidays. When their days as soldiers were done and Presley moved on to a life on the road and a star in Hollywood, he brought Esposito with him as his road manager. For the first time, Elvis’s closest confidant, best friend, and the unofficial don of the infamous Memphis Mafia is pulling the curtain back on his time with Elvis in order to set the record straight and tell readers what life with the King was really like. This fond and honest memoir shares the good and the bad of life on the road with Elvis, from the concerts to the parties and all the women in between. Complete with sixteen pages of rare photographs, Good Rockin’ Tonight answers the unanswered questions about the life of Elvis Presley, from his long years in Hollywood to his tragic descent into drugs and all of the relationships he made along the way.

Good Rockin' Tonight

Author : William Hauptman
Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1988
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0553345575

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Nine stories deal with an Elvis impresonator, an aspiring actor, a hang glider, a drifter with big plans, a struggling family, the sixties, and divorce

Good Rockin' Tonight

Author : Colin Escott,Martin Hawkins
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Page : 611 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2017-08-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781250182111

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Good Rockin' Tonight by Colin Escott,Martin Hawkins Pdf

Memphis, Tennessee. The early 1950s. The Mississippi rolls by, and there's a train in the night. Down on Beale Street there's hard-edged blues, on the outskirts of town they're pickin' hillbilly boogie. At Sam Phillips' Sun Records studio on Union Avenue, there's something different going on. "Shake it, baby, shake it!" "Go, cat, go!" "We're gonna rock..." This is where rock 'n' roll was born-the record 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," "Baby, Let's Play House,' "Good Rockin' Tonight." Good Rockin Tonight is the history, in words and over 240 photographs, of Sam Phillips' legendary storefront studio, from the early days with primal blues artists like Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King to the long nights in the studio with Elvis and Jerry Lee. As colorful and energetic as the music itself, it's a one-of-a-kind book for anyone who wants to know where it all started.

The Chitlin Circuit

Author : Preston Lauterbach
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2011-07-19
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780393076523

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The Chitlin Circuit by Preston Lauterbach Pdf

A definitive account of the birth of rock 'n' roll in black America, this book establishes the Chitlin' Circuit as a major force in American musical history. Combining terrific firsthand reporting with deep historical research, Preston Lauterbach uncovers characters like Chicago Defender columnist Walter Barnes, who pioneered the circuit in the 1930s, and larger-than-life promoters such as Denver Ferguson, the Indianapolis gambling chieftain who consolidated it in the 1940s. Charging from Memphis to Houston and now-obscure points in between, The Chitlin' Circuit brings us into the sweaty back rooms where such stars as James Brown, B. B. King, and Little Richard got their start. With his unforgettable portraits of unsung heroes including King Kolax, Sax Kari, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lauterbach writes of a world of clubs and con men that has managed to avoid much examination despite its wealth of brash characters, intriguing plotlines, and vulgar glory, and gives us an excavation of an underground musical America.

The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll

Author : Peter Guralnick,Colin Escott
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2022-11-22
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781681888965

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The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll by Peter Guralnick,Colin Escott Pdf

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.

Let's Rock!

Author : Richard Aquila
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 369 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2016-10-28
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781442269378

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Rock & roll was one of the most important cultural developments in post–World War II America, yet its origins are shrouded in myth and legend. Let’s Rock! reclaims the lost history of rock & roll. Based on years of research, as well as interviews with Bo Diddley, Pat Boone, and other rock & roll pioneers, the book offers new information and fresh perspectives about Elvis, the rise of rock & roll, and 1950s America. Rock & roll is intertwined with the rise of a post–World War II youth culture, the emergence of African Americans in society, the growth of consumer culture, technological change, the expansion of mass media, and the rise of a Cold War culture that endorsed traditional values to guard against communism. Richard Aquila’s book demonstrates that early rock & roll was not as rebellious as common wisdom has it. The new sound reflected the conservatism and conformity of the 1950s as much as it did the era’s conflict. Rock & roll supported centrist politics, traditional values, and mainstream attitudes toward race, gender, class, and ethnicity. The musical evidence proves that most teenagers of the 1950s were not that different from their parents and grandparents when it came to basic beliefs, interests, and pastimes. Young and old alike were preoccupied by the same concerns, tensions, and insecurities. Rock & roll continues to permeate the fabric of modern life, and understanding the music’s origins reminds us of the common history we all share. Music lovers who grew up during rock & roll’s early years as well as those who have come to it more recently will find Let’s Rock an exciting historical and musical adventure.

I Saw the Light

Author : Colin Escott,George Merritt,William MacEwen
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2015-11-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316315067

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I Saw the Light by Colin Escott,George Merritt,William MacEwen Pdf

The book that inspired the major motion picture I Saw the Light. Originally published as Hank William: The Biography. In his brief life, Hank Williams created one of the defining bodies of American music. Songs such as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'," and "Jambalaya" sold millions of records and became the model for virtually all country music that followed. But by the time of his death at age twenty-nine, Williams had drunk and drugged and philandered his way through two messy marriages and out of his headline spot on the Grand Ole Opry. Even though he was country music's top seller, toward the end he was so famously unreliable that he was lucky to get a booking in a beer hall. Colin Escott's enthralling, definitive biograph--now the basis of the major motion picture I Saw the Light--vividly details the singer's stunning rise and his spectacular decline, revealing much that was previously unknown or hidden about the life of this country music legend.

A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs Vol 1

Author : ANDREW. HICKEY
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 552 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2019-12-28
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0244548528

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs Vol 1 by ANDREW. HICKEY Pdf

In this series of books, based on the hit podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs, Andrew Hickey analyses the history of rock and roll music, from its origins in swing, Western swing, boogie woogie, and gospel, through to the 1990s, grunge, and Britpop. Looking at five hundred representative songs, he tells the story of the musicians who made those records, the society that produced them, and the music they were making. Volume one looks at fifty songs from the origins of rock and roll, starting in 1938 with Charlie Christian's first recording session, and ending in 1956. Along the way, it looks at Louis Jordan, LaVern Baker, the Ink Spots, Fats Domino, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jackie Brenston, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, and many more of the progenitors of rock and roll.

Louisiana Rocks!

Author : Tom Aswell
Publisher : Pelican Publishing
Page : 502 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2010-09-23
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781455607839

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Louisiana Rocks! by Tom Aswell Pdf

An in-depth history of rock and roll's Louisiana roots. Taking the position that rock and roll started in New Orleans in 1947 when Roy Brown recorded "Good Rockin' Tonight," Aswell provides an expansive history of this beloved American music form. By looking at the Louisianan influences of swamp pop, Cajun, zydeco, R&B, rockabilly, country, and blues music, the author explores the way these musical forms gave birth to rock and roll as we know it today.

The Story of Rock 'n' Roll

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Rock music
ISBN : 1863090991

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Elvis Presley

Author : Brandon Yip
Publisher : Independently Published
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2020-01-07
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1659249597

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Elvis Presley by Brandon Yip Pdf

Elvis Presley, in his remarkable career, only toured outside the United States once and that was in 1957. On two separate tours, he performed concerts in three Canadian cities: Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Notably, the Elvis concert in Vancouver at Empire Stadium on August 31, 1957, would be the final time the King performed in Canada. Over six decades have passed since those unforgettable concerts and fans (young and old) still remember when the King rocked Canada! The book contains interviews with fans and media members who attended Elvis' Canadian concerts; some had the opportunity to meet Elvis backstage. In addition, there are rare photos taken of Elvis in Vancouver, as well as photos of Elvis taken by fans who met the King in the 1960s. Also, there are insightful comments and reflections about Elvis: Canadian TV personality, Elaine "Lainey" Lui; Canadian music manager, Bruce Allen; legendary Vancouver disc jockey, Red Robinson (emcee of the King's 1957 Vancouver concert) and more. This is a book not only for Elvis fans, but fans of rock 'n' roll music and pop culture history. Long live the King!

Blue Like Elvis

Author : Diane Moody
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 370 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2012-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0615625622

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Blue Like Elvis by Diane Moody Pdf

Do you remember where you were the day Elvis died? I do. I know exactly where I was. I was there. In the spring of 1977, Shelby Colter moved back to Memphis, Tennessee hoping to make a fresh start after breaking off her engagement. Working as a patient representative hostess at Baptist Memorial Hospital--the world's largest private hospital--she's thrilled with her new job, assisting patients with their non-medical needs. She has to laugh at her colorful co-workers who constantly chat about Elvis-sightings. After all, Baptist Memorial was "Elvis's hospital." Shelby hits the ground running, taking care of her patients, getting to know her new friends, and bumping into . . . Dr. Tucker Thompson? Who knew that annoying kid who used to hang out with her big brother was now a resident at Baptist Memorial Hospital? Little Chubby Tucker--a compassionate, handsome doctor? As the summer rolls along, three people she loves face life-threatening situations, drawing Shelby back to her faith. And then one night, in a hospital prayer room, she pours out her heart to a most unexpected visitor . . . Blue Like Elvis is loosely based on the author's real-life experiences while working at Baptist Memorial Hospital in the summer of 1977. While most of the novel is fiction, the setting of Shelby's adventures are based on the author's memories of those days in Memphis leading up to that unforgettable day . . . the day Elvis died.

Once Upon a Time

Author : Jonnita Brewer Barrett
Publisher : Brewbar Publishing
Page : 236 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0985805609

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Once Upon a Time by Jonnita Brewer Barrett Pdf

Singer Anita Wood was Elvis' steady girlfriend from 1957-1962. This heartfelt memoir by Anita's daughter covers many key moments Elvis and Anita shared together, plus traces Anita's journey in show business.

Another Sad Love Song

Author : La Jill Hunt
Publisher : Urban Books
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Fiction
ISBN : UOM:39015069320219

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Another Sad Love Song by La Jill Hunt Pdf

JaKoby Jackson has always made the right decision. He studied hard rather than party hard. He found the right woman and remained faithful - and he stuck by his boy's side through thick and thin. Now, all of his hard work has paid off: he has a Master's degree, a top position with a Fortune 500 company and a best friend in the NFL. Life is good - until he finds out that all that glitters definitely isn't gold and life throws him the one curve ball he could never have seen coming.