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Searching For Robert Johnson: The Life And Legend Of The King Of The Delta Blues Singers

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Robert Johnson , while probably the most influential of all blues guitarists, is also one of the most obscure. Recognized as an influence on musicians like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones , Johnson was poisoned by a jealous husband in 1938--at the age of…
Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke
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|September 5, 2006

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One of the most influential singers and songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke was among the first to blend gospel music and secular themes--the early foundation of soul music. He was the opposite of Elvis: a black performer who appealed to white audiences, who wrote…
Nighthawk Blues: A Novel
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|October 1, 2003

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- The Year of the Blues reaches fever pitch in fall 2003 with the theatrical release (and airing on PBS) of seven documentary films, each by a noted feature director (Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Charles Burnett, Mike Figgis, and Clint Eastwood among them) and…
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000: The Year's Finest Writing On Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country And More

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Welcome to the first volume in an exciting new annual series that celebrates the year's best American writing about music and its culture, as selected by one of the genre's preeminent practitioners. Covering the gamut of contemporary styles—rock, pop, rap,…
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll
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|October 25, 2016

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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…
Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley
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|February 10, 2000

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Careless Love is the full, true, and mesmerizing story of Elvis Presley's last two decades, in the long-awaited second volume of Peter Guralnick's masterful two-part biography. Last Train to Memphis , the first part of Guralnick's two-volume life of Elvis…
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|January 26, 2017

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Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey: A Musical Journey

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A companion to the groundbreaking PBS documentary series, this volume is a unique and timeless celebration of the blues, from writers and artists as esteemed and revered as the music that moved them. Included in this stunning collection are Essays by David…
Last Train To Memphis: The Rise Of Elvis Presley

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From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an…
Elvis: A King In The Making
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|October 17, 2017

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This volume contains a true treasure trove of spontaneous and completely unrehearsed photographs of The King of Rock n Roll.  Elvis  both famous pictures and some that have never before been published. In 1956, a twenty-one-year-old Elvis…
A la recherche de Robert Johnson
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|July 7, 2008

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Empoisonné par un mari jaloux à l'âge de vingt-sept ans, généralement soupçonné d'avoir vendu son âme au diable contre des dons musicaux exceptionnels, Robert Johnson a longtemps été l'objet d'un mythe qui a fini par éclipser sa musique. Pourtant, du fin fond…
Feel Like Going Home: Portraits In Blues And Rock 'n' Roll
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|July 1, 1999

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This vivid celebration of blues and early rock 'n' roll includes some of the first and most illuminating profiles of such blues masters as Muddy Waters, Skip James, and Howlin' Wolf; excursions into the blues-based Memphis rock 'n' roll of Jerry Lee Lewis,…
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