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Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips
The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

by Peter Guralnick

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2015-11-12
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0297856545
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rock 'n' roll was born in rural Alabama, 1923, in the form of Sam Phillips, the youngest son of a large family living in a remote colony called the Lovelace Community. His father had a gift for farming, which was brought to an end by the Depression. His mother picked guitar and showed the kind of forbearance that allowed her to name her son after the doctor who delivered him drunk and then had to be put to bed himself. And yet from these unprepossessing origins, in 1951 Phillips made what is widely considered to be the first rock 'n' roll record, Ike Turner and Jackie Brenston's 'Rocket 88'. Just two years later a shy eighteen-year-old kid with sideburns, fresh out of high school, wandered into his recording studio to make a record 'for his mother', secretly hoping that it might somehow get him noticed. His name was Elvis Presley. Elvis's success, and the subsequent triumph of rock 'n' roll, was initially propelled to an almost astonishing degree by a limited number of releases by Carl 'Blue Suede Shoes' Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis - all from this tiny, one-man label. An engaging mix of biography and anecdote, Peter Guralnick's book brilliantly recreates one shining moment in the history of popular culture. And Sam Phillips was the man who brought it all about.

Dewey and Elvis

Dewey and Elvis
The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay

by Louis Cantor

  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 2005-04-06
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 9780252029813
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at the first major disc jockey to play Elvis on the radio and profiles a man whose 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.

Apostles of Rock

Apostles of Rock
The Splintered World of Contemporary Christian Music

by Jay R. Howard

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 9780813127163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The House I Live In

The House I Live In
Race in the American Century

by Robert J. Norrell

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2005-02-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780198023777
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The House I Live In, award-winning historian Robert J. Norrell offers a truly masterful chronicle of American race relations over the last one hundred and fifty years. This scrupulously fair and insightful narrative--the most ambitious and wide-ranging history of its kind--sheds new light on the ideologies, from white supremacy to black nationalism, that have shaped race relations since the Civil War. For, Norrell argues, it is ideology, more than politics or economics, that has powerfully sculpted the landscape of race in America. Beginning with Reconstruction, Norrell shows how the democratic values of liberty and equality were infused with new meaning by Abraham Lincoln, yet soon became meaningless for generations of African Americans, as white supremacy drove a wedge between the races. Indeed, the heart of this book paints a vivid portrait of the long, dangerous struggle of African Americans to defeat this pernicious mode of thought. Along the way, Norrell offers fresh and at times controversial appraisals of figures such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and dissects the ideas of racists such as novelist Thomas Dixon. Most important, he offers striking new insights into black-white history, observing for instance that the Civil Rights movement really began as early as the 1930s, and that contrary to much recent writing, the Cold War was a setback rather than a boost to the quest for racial justice. He also breaks new ground on the role of popular culture and mass media in first promoting, but later helping defeat, notions of white supremacy. Though the struggle for equality is far from over, Norrell writes that today we are closer than ever to fulfilling the promise of our democratic values, a promise first made by Lincoln at the battlefield of Gettysburg.

Proceedings in the Case of the United States Against Duncan G. McRae, William J. Tolar, David Watkins, Samuel Phillips and Thomas Powers, for the Murder of Archibald Beebee at Fayetteville, North Carolina, on the 11th Day of February, 1867, Together with the Argument of Ed. Graham Haywood, Special Judge Advocate

Proceedings in the Case of the United States Against Duncan G. McRae, William J. Tolar, David Watkins, Samuel Phillips and Thomas Powers, for the Murder of Archibald Beebee at Fayetteville, North Carolina, on the 11th Day of February, 1867, Together with the Argument of Ed. Graham Haywood, Special Judge Advocate
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by William J. Tolar,Duncan G. McRae,Charles Flowers,Charles P. Young

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1867
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sonic Swagger of Elvis Presley

The Sonic Swagger of Elvis Presley
A Critical History of the Early Recordings

by Gary Parker

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2022-05-02
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1476645140
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Elvis Presley's clever manipulation of his numerous interests remains one of the music world's great marvels. His synthesis of country, rhythm & blues and gospel resulted in an inventive mixture of hair-raising rock & roll and balladry. This book focuses on the music of Presley's groundbreaking early years and includes a comprehensive analysis of every Presley recording session from the 1950s. Chapters show how Presley, with one foot in delta mud and the other in a country hoedown, teamed with Scotty Moore and Bill Black to fuse two distinctly American musical forms--country and blues--to form what would come to be known as "rockabilly." Also detailed is Presley's influence on music and how his contributions are still celebrated today.

It Still Moves

It Still Moves
Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music

by Amanda Petrusich

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2008-08-19
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781429957557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Where lies the boundary between meaning and sentiment? Between memory and nostalgia? America and Americana? What is and what was? Does it move?" --Donovon Hohn, A Romance of Rust Part travelogue, part cultural criticism, part music appreciation, It Still Moves does for today's avant folk scene what Greil Marcus did for Dylan and The Basement Tapes. Amanda Petrusich outlines the sounds of the new, weird America—honoring the rich tradition of gospel, bluegrass, country, folk, and rock that feeds it, while simultaneously exploring the American character as personified in all of these genres historically. Through interviews, road stories, geographical and sociological interpretations, and detailed music criticism, Petrusich traces the rise of Americana music from its gospel origins through its new and compelling incarnations (as evidenced in bands and artists from Elvis to Iron and Wine, the Carter Family to Animal Collective, Johnny Cash to Will Oldham) and explores how the genre is adapting to the twenty-first century. Ultimately the book is an examination of all things American: guitars, cars, kids, motion, passion, enterprise, and change, in a fervent attempt to reconcile the American past with the American present, using only dusty records and highway maps as guides.

Can't Buy Me Love

Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles, Britain, and America

by Jonathan Gould

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-11-06
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 0349408394
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jonathan Gould's Can't Buy Me Love is more than just a book on the Beatles; it's a stunning recreation of the 1960s in England and America through the prism of the world's most iconic band. The Beatles, perhaps more than any act before or since, were a quintessential product of their time, and Gould brilliantly blends cultural history, musical analysis and group biography to show the unique part they played in the shaping of post-war Britain and America. Gould examines the influence of R&B, rockabilly, skiffle and Motown as the Fab Four forged a sound of their own; he illuminates the mercurial relationship the most productive and lucrative in recording music history between John Lennon and Paul McCartney; he critiques the songs they played and the movies they made, and their impact on competing bands and musicians, as well as on fashion, hairstyles, and humour; and he shows how events on both sides of the Atlantic created exactly the right cultural climate for the biggest music phenomenon of 20th century. Beautifully written, insightful, and wonderfully evocative, this is a magisterial biography by a popular historian of the very first rank.

The Origins of Cool in Postwar America

The Origins of Cool in Postwar America
A Book

by Joel Dinerstein

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2017-05-17
  • Pages : 541
  • ISBN : 0226152650
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cool. It was a new word and a new way to be, and in a single generation, it became the supreme compliment of American culture. The Origins of Cool in Postwar America uncovers the hidden history of this concept and its new set of codes that came to define a global attitude and style. As Joel Dinerstein reveals in this dynamic book, cool began as a stylish defiance of racism, a challenge to suppressed sexuality, a philosophy of individual rebellion, and a youthful search for social change. Through eye-opening portraits of iconic figures, Dinerstein illuminates the cultural connections and artistic innovations among Lester Young, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Marlon Brando, and James Dean, among others. We eavesdrop on conversations among Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Miles Davis, and on a forgotten debate between Lorraine Hansberry and Norman Mailer over the "white Negro" and black cool. We come to understand how the cool worlds of Beat writers and Method actors emerged from the intersections of film noir, jazz, and existentialism. Out of this mix, Dinerstein sketches nuanced definitions of cool that unite concepts from African-American and Euro-American culture: the stylish stoicism of the ethical rebel loner; the relaxed intensity of the improvising jazz musician; the effortless, physical grace of the Method actor. To be cool is not to be hip and to be hot is definitely not to be cool. This is the first work to trace the history of cool during the Cold War by exploring the intersections of film noir, jazz, existential literature, Method acting, blues, and rock and roll. Dinerstein reveals that they came together to create something completely new—and that something is cool.

All Shook Up

All Shook Up
How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America

by Glenn C. Altschuler

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2003-08-07
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0199839573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify? As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States in the 1950s, a decade that saw a great struggle for the control of popular culture. Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock's "switchblade beat" opened up wide fissures in American society along the fault-lines of family, sexuality, and race. For instance, the birth of rock coincided with the Civil Rights movement and brought "race music" into many white homes for the first time. Elvis freely credited blacks with originating the music he sang and some of the great early rockers were African American, most notably, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. In addition, rock celebrated romance and sex, rattled the reticent by pushing sexuality into the public arena, and mocked deferred gratification and the obsession with work of men in gray flannel suits. And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others. Altschuler includes vivid biographical sketches of the great rock 'n rollers, including Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly--plus their white-bread doppelgangers such as Pat Boone. Rock 'n roll seemed to be everywhere during the decade, exhilarating, influential, and an outrage to those Americans intent on wishing away all forms of dissent and conflict. As vibrant as the music itself, All Shook Up reveals how rock 'n roll challenged and changed American culture and laid the foundation for the social upheaval of the sixties.

High Fidelity News and Record Review

High Fidelity News and Record Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Elvis Music FAQ

Elvis Music FAQ
All That's Left to Know About the King's Recorded Works

by Mike Eder

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2013-09-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 161713581X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why is Elvis Presley's body of recorded work still so relevant nearly 60 years after he began recording? ÊElvis Music FAQÊ is for anyone who has been inspired by an Elvis Presley record. Following in the tradition of the FAQ series in ÊElvis Music FAQÊ a lot of rare information is woven together in one concise entertaining package. There are chapters about every year of Elvis's career including a look at his pioneering original record label Sun; insight on his management; the continued importance of television in his career; a summation of each Presley concert tour; the inside scoop about the role Elvis's band members and songwriters played in his sound; stories about the amusing musical oddities created by those trying to ride on the Elvis success train; details about the contentious role drugs played in his career; and finally a full review of every record the King ever issued. One might say that the only truths about Elvis Presley can be found in the grooves of his records where his natural talent and passion for music comes through always. ÊElvis Music FAQÊ aims to be the one essential companion that explains the reason why the voice heard over the speakers still carries such resonance. Dozens of rare images accompany this engaging text.

Curating the American Past

Curating the American Past
A Memoir of a Quarter Century at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

by Pete Daniel

  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1682261972
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In Curating the American Past, Pete Daniel takes readers behind the "Staff Only" door at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to reveal how curators collect objects, plan exhibits, navigate public-sector politics, and bring alive the events, characters, and concepts that define our shared history"--

York Deeds

York Deeds
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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York Deeds

York Deeds
A Book

by William Mitchell Sargent

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Phonographic Journal

The Phonographic Journal
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1896
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reconstructing Southern Rhetoric

Reconstructing Southern Rhetoric
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by Christina L. Moss,Brandon Inabinet

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2021-11-01
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 1496836189
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contributions by Whitney Jordan Adams, Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Jason Edward Black, Patricia G. Davis, Cassidy D. Ellis, Megan Fitzmaurice, Michael L. Forst, Jeremy R. Grossman, Cynthia P. King, Julia M. Medhurst, Ryan Neville-Shepard, Jonathan M. Smith, Ashli Quesinberry Stokes, Dave Tell, and Carolyn Walcott Southern rhetoric is communication’s oldest regional study. During its initial invention, the discipline was founded to justify the study of rhetoric in a field of white male scholars analyzing significant speeches by other white men, yielding research that added to myths of Lost Cause ideology and a uniquely oratorical culture. Reconstructing Southern Rhetoric takes on the much-overdue task of reconstructing the way southern rhetoric has been viewed and critiqued within the communication discipline. The collection reveals that southern rhetoric is fluid and migrates beyond geography, is constructed in weak counterpublic formation against legitimated power, creates a region that is not monolithic, and warrants activism and healing. Contributors to the volume examine such topics as political campaign strategies, memorial and museum experiences, television and music influences, commemoration protests, and ethnographic experiences in the South. The essays cohesively illustrate southern identity as manifested in various contexts and ways, considering what it means to be a part of a region riddled with slavery, Jim Crow laws, and other expressions of racial and cultural hierarchy. Ultimately, the volume initiates a new conversation, asking what southern rhetorical critique would be like if it included the richness of the southern culture from which it came.

Serial set (no.3100-3500)

Serial set (no.3100-3500)
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1896
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Song of Years (Bess Streeter Aldrich) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Song of Years (Bess Streeter Aldrich) (Literary Thoughts Edition)
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by Bess Streeter Aldrich

  • Publisher : epubli
  • Release : 2017-05-24
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 3745041577
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Literary Thoughts edition presents Song of Years by Bess Streeter Aldrich ------ "Song of Years" is a novel by American author Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881–1954), originally published in 1939 and capturing the period in Iowa of Indian scares and county-seat wars, as well as the political climate preceding the Civil War in the 1850s. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

A Report of the Record Commissioners

A Report of the Record Commissioners
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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