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Dewey and Elvis

Dewey and Elvis Author Louis Cantor
ISBN-10 9780252090738
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 320
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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.



Country Soul

Country Soul Author Charles L. Hughes
ISBN-10 9781469622446
Release 2015-03-23
Pages 280
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In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama--what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle." In legendary studios like Stax and FAME, integrated groups of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section produced music that both challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions in the United States. Working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, these musicians became crucial contributors to the era's popular music and internationally recognized symbols of American racial politics in the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black Power, and white backlash. Hughes offers a provocative reinterpretation of this key moment in American popular music and challenges the conventional wisdom about the racial politics of southern studios and the music that emerged from them. Drawing on interviews and rarely used archives, Hughes brings to life the daily world of session musicians, producers, and songwriters at the heart of the country and soul scenes. In doing so, he shows how the country-soul triangle gave birth to new ways of thinking about music, race, labor, and the South in this pivotal period.



Libby Larsen

Libby Larsen Author Denise Von Glahn
ISBN-10 9780252099724
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 352
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Libby Larsen has composed award-winning music performed around the world. Her works range from chamber pieces and song cycles to operas to large-scale works for orchestra and chorus. At the same time, she has advocated for living composers and new music since cofounding the American Composers Forum in 1973. Denise Von Glahn 's in-depth examination of Larsen merges traditional biography with a daring scholarly foray: an ethnography of one active artist. Drawing on musical analysis, the composer 's personal archive, and seven years of interviews with Larsen and those in her orbit, Von Glahn illuminates the polyphony of achievements that make up Larsen 's public and private lives. In considering Larsen 's musical impact, Von Glahn delves into how elements of the personal ”a 1950s childhood, spiritual seeking, love of nature, and status as an important woman artist ”inform her work. The result is a portrait of a musical pathfinder who continues to defy expectations and reject labels.



Elvis Presley Reluctant Rebel His Life and Our Times

Elvis Presley  Reluctant Rebel  His Life and Our Times Author Glen Jeansonne
ISBN-10 9780313359057
Release 2011-02-18
Pages 232
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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



American Music

American Music Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822030114037
Release 2005
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Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018501491
Release 2005
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International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences

International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105127775596
Release 2006
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The Bulletin of the Society for American Music

The Bulletin of the Society for American Music Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015057465307
Release 2006
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Life flows on in endless song

Life flows on in endless song Author Robert V. Wells
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124164372
Release 2009
Pages 245
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An engaging survey of what folk songs tell us about the American past



Tennessee Historical Quarterly

Tennessee Historical Quarterly Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105134245393
Release 2010
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Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Author Bill Brewster
ISBN-10 9780802194367
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 448
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Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the first comprehensive history of the disc jockey, a figure who has become a powerful force shaping the music industry—and since its original publication, the book has become a cult classic. Now, with five new chapters and over a hundred pages of additional material, this updated and revised edition of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life reasserts itself as the definitive account of DJ culture, from the first record played over airwaves to house, hip hop, techno, and beyond. From the early development of recorded and transmitted sound, DJs have been shaping the way we listen to music and the record industry. Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have tracked down the inside story on some of music’s most memorable moments. Focusing on the club DJ, the book gets first-hand accounts of the births of disco, hip hop, house, and techno. Visiting legendary clubs like the Peppermint Lounge, Cheetah, the Loft, Sound Factory, and Ministry of Sound, and with interviews with legendary DJs, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a lively and entertaining account of musical history and some of the most legendary parties of the century.



The Journal of African American History

The Journal of African American History Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000115671269
Release 2005
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I Feel a Song Coming on

I Feel a Song Coming on Author Alyn Shipton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015084127383
Release 2009
Pages 272
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A biography of prolific songwriter/composer Jimmy McHugh who wrote for Duke Ellington, Shirley Temple and other singers of numerous genre's ranging from ragtime to rock and roll.



The Words and Music of Paul Simon

The Words and Music of Paul Simon Author James Bennighof
ISBN-10 0275991636
Release 2007
Pages 205
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Examines the songs, albums, and compositions of one of America's most prominent singer-songwriters.



Race Rock and Elvis

Race  Rock  and Elvis Author Michael T. Bertrand
ISBN-10 0252025865
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 327
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In Race, Rock, and Elvis, Michael T. Bertrand contends that popular music, specifically Elvis Presley's brand of rock 'n' roll, helped revise racial attitudes after World War II. Observing that youthful fans of rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, and other black-inspired music seemed more inclined than their segregationist elders to ignore the color line, Bertrand links popular music with a more general relaxation, led by white youths, of the historical denigration of blacks in the South. The tradition of southern racism, successfully communicated to previous generations, failed for the first time when confronted with the demand for rock 'n' roll by a new, national, commercialized youth culture. In a narrative peppered with the colorful observations of ordinary southerners, Bertrand argues that appreciating black music made possible a new recognition of blacks as fellow human beings. Bertrand documents black enthusiasm for Elvis Presley and cites the racially mixed audiences that flocked to the new music at a time when adults expected separate performances for black audiences and white. He describes the critical role of radio and recordings in blurring the color line and notes that these media made black culture available to appreciative whites on an unprecedented scale. He also shows how music was used to define and express the values of a southern working-class youth culture in transition, as young whites, many of them trying to orient themselves in an unfamiliar urban setting, embraced black music and culture as a means of identifying themselves. By adding rock 'n' roll to the mix of factors that fed into civil rights advances in the South, Race, Rock, and Elvis shows how the music,with its rituals and vehicles, symbolized the vast potential for racial accord inherent in postwar society.



Notes

Notes Author Music Library Association
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064838249
Release 2005-06
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Devil s Music Holy Rollers and Hillbillies

Devil s Music  Holy Rollers and Hillbillies Author James A. Cosby
ISBN-10 9781476662299
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 264
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“James A. Cosby’s book on the roots of rock and roll is a fascinating look at the historical aspect of this comprehensive music. He carefully traces some of the earliest examples of what later evolved into what we recognize as rock and roll, and the journey on which this book takes us is consistently informative and enlightening. The author covers the music’s history with careful, accurate details, and also adds an appreciation for its aesthetics. It allows even those who already have some understanding of the music’s roots to learn more details and obtain a deeper understanding. Highly recommended. It is one of the quintessential books on rock music’s roots.”—Examiner.com “Thoughtfully written and meticulously footnoted”—Broad Street Review “Chapter after chapter, it will have you reaching for your record player”—The Current “A lot of useful, thoughtful, and engaging information throughout the work...provides an illuminating and intriguing look at how the genre became a cultural touchstone”—Kirkus Reviews “You can read a hundred histories of early rock and roll, and still not understand exactly how the spark of a century was generated. History can be messy, but is there any way to tell the story concisely? James A. Cosby does a more than creditable job of that in his new book”—Minnesota Public Radio “Informative and entertaining and likely to appeal to anyone with an interest in popular music”—Penniless Press “The wealth of information [Cosby] shares, and the way it is presented, makes this book worth owning”—102.9 WMGK Classic Rock “Well researched, well organized, and well thought-out...those who are just starting out their research on the history of rock and roll will find this book useful, while even the more seasoned rock and roll scholar will glean some new information”—ARSC Journal 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.