Taschenbuch - 256 - Hillsboro Pr - Englisch ´Nashville was beginning to be felt as a presence in the record industry, not just for its country product, but for R&B as well. I did everything I could to catch the brass ring. I worked at it night and day.´ Ted Jarrett Ted Jarrett has been a central figure in Music City´s rhythm & blues scene since the 1950s, working as a hit songwriter, musician, producer, label chief, artist manager, talent scout, and disc jockey. You Can Make It If You Try provides a fascinating and instructive look at one man´s drive to succeed in the world of music. In rich and frank detail, Jarrett and co-writer Ruth White describe the circumstances under which Jarrett discovered and nurtured top R&B talent. They introduce the numerous musicians, nightclubs, record labels, and radio stations on the scene; and they explain the inspirations behind Jarrett´s best-known songs. Jarrett´s autobiography also offers insightful look into the interaction of white and ´black musical cultures in Nashville, and shares the personal challenges he faced in pursuing a life of music. TED JARRETT is a graduate of Fisk University. His compositions were first recorded by Nashville R&B stars such as Gene Allison, Earl Gaines, and Christine Kittrell, and soon were covered by a wide variety of acts including the Rolling Stones, Webb Pierce, Ruth Brown, and Hank Ballard. Still active at age eighty, Jarrett continues to work as a songwriter, producer, artist manager, and label executive. He is at the heart of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum´s 2004-05 exhibition and Grammy-winning companion CD, Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1970. RUTH WHITE, a fifty-year veteran of the music business, has worked in all phases of Nashville´s music industry. A native of Nashville, she majored in music at Ward Belmont College and became a song plugger in 1947. She worked as a copyright administrator for a number of music publishing companies and managed Porter Wagoner Enterprises. After retiring as manager of Reed Music Incorporated´s recording, publishing, booking, and management operations, she began a writing career. She is the author of Every Highway Out of Nashville; Mecklenburg: The Life and Times of a Proud People; and The Original Goober. She is married to country musician and publisher Howard White
Gebundene Ausgabe - 445 - Barricade Books Inc - 1994 - Englisch Cry is the explosive story of Johnnie Ray, 1950s pop music firebrand, considered by many as the missing link between Sinatra and Elvis. Once the world´s biggest singing star, Johnnie Ray´s controversial style virtually opened the door for rock and roll and influenced an entire generation of singers. An Oregon farm boy who lost most of his hearing at age 12, Ray´s obses-sion with music first led him into the world of burlesque and climaxed in 1951 with his discovery by Columbia Records at the Flame Showbar, Detroit´s leading black nightspot. Johnnie conquered the nation with his emotional multi-million seller lament ´´Cry.´´ His fame encompassed not only bobbysoxers but the likes of Hank Williams Sr., Jackie Gleason and Queen Elizabeth II. His untamed performing style shocked many and his indiscreet per-sonal lifestyle left him wide open for attack. Ray´s wild bisexual activity...
English, Hardback/Leineneinband, 16x23.5 cm, 156 pages/Seiten, few b/w photographs - This book captures the essence of the brother´s world while never straying far from an examination of the music itself. In addition to an enlightening discussion of the Louvin´s music, the book discuss the human elements wich accompanied the creation of the records. It´s a roadmap for the harmonic soul of Ira and Charlie, and an engaging companion piece to the great songs of the Louvin Bros.
326 Seiten/pages; 27.5/21.5 cm; Paperback The Elvis Presley Record & Memorabilia Price Guide, 1990 Edition You won´t know what´s happening in the world of Elvis collecting without A Touch Of Gold by Neal Umphred Record collectors and Elvis fans are already familiar with the work of Neal Umphred; he served as editor for O´Sullivan Woodside´s line of price guides, including the 1985-86 edition of The Elvis Presley Record Price Guide, a book that radically redefined the field of collecting Elvis. As a contributing writer to Goldmine magazine, the world´s best selling publication for record col-lectors, Neal has covered the entire range of popular music. He has compiled both Goldmine´s Price Guide To Collectible Record Albums and Goldmine´s Price Guide To Rock ´n Roll 45 RPM Records. With its first edition, A Touch Of Gold stands as the definitive reference work for collectors and historians of Elvis Presley´s enormous body of recordings, including 78s, 45s, EPs and LPs; tapes and compact discs; radio shows and movie promos. Included are special chapters on counterfeits, private pressings, sheet music and RCA memorabilia!
Taschenbuch - 294 Seiten - Louisiana State Univ Pr - 2014 - Englisch ´´I credit Huey with opening the door for funk, basically as we know it, in some ridiculously hip way, and putting it in the mainstream of the world´s music´´: –DR. JOHN, 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ´´Huey ´Piano´ Smith stands tall as one of the major creators of New Orleans rhythm & blues. Drawing on meticulous research, John Wirt tells Smith´s story here in terms of both joyous artistic achievements and grim, demoralizing exploitation. Huey ´Piano´ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues illuminates the vital role of a great talent in an important chapter in Louisiana music history´: –BEN SANDMEL, author of Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans Huey ´´Piano´´ Smith´s musical legacy stands alongside that of fellow New Orleans legends Dr. John, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, and Allen Toussaint. His 1957 classic, ´´Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu,´´ made Billboard´s top R&B singles chart, and hundreds of artists including Aerosmith, the Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys, Johnny Riv-ers, and Chubby Checker have recorded his songs. The first biography of the artist responsible for hits ´´Don´t You Just Know It:´ ´´High Blood Pressure:´ and ´´Sea Cruise:´ Huey ´´Piano´´ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues fol-lows the musician´s extraordinary life from his Depression-era childhood to his teen years as a pianist for blues star Guitar Slim to his mainstream success in the 195os and ´6os. Drawing from extensive interviews and court records, author and journalist John Wirt also provides new insights on Smith´s professional disappointments and financial struggles in the 198os and ´9os as he battled over royalties from his most successful and profitable work. Throughout this intimate account, Wirt details Smith´s significant impact on rock and roll history and underscores both the longevity of his music—which has entertained and inspired for over five decades—and the musician´s personal endurance in the face of hard-ship and opposition. JOHN WIRT has covered music, film, and entertainment for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, and The Advocate´s Baton Rouge and New Orleans editions. Front cover photograph by Michael P. Smith, 0 The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2007.01o3.1.801 Louisiana State University Press Baton Rouge 70808
(2002/VESTAPOL), Color, 75 Min; Martin Taylor has been playing guitar for as long as he can remember, ever since his father gave him his first instrument at the age of four. It was to be the start of a career which has delighted audiences worldwide and drawn critical acclaim from some of the world´s finest musicians. Chet Atkins, Barney Kessel, John Williams, Joe Pass, Stephane Grappelli, Toots Thielmans, Yehudi Menuhin, David Grisman, Bill Wyman are just some of the musicians who have collaborated with Martin. In this 75 minute concert, recorded at the Manchester Craftmen´s Guild in Pittburgh, PA, Martin explores all the facets of his dynamic solo playing. Titles include: ´Georgia, I Got Rhythm, Can´t Take That Away From Me, In A Mellow Tone, Why Did I Choose You, The Dolphin,´ Medley: ´Dixie/Old Man River, Sweet Lorraine, Stelly By Starlight, Lulu´s Back In Town, I Remember Clifford And Taking A Chance On Love.´
(J.A.T.) Broschur, 23x26 cm, 112 Seiten, Eine der schönsten Veröffentlichungen der letzten Jahre - detaillierte Beschreibung dieser Mega Show mit unveröffentlichten Fotos in super Qualität (S&W & Farbe) und einer Maxi CD mit Farbhülle (original RCA) Limitierte Erstauflage mit CD - ein Muss ! FOREWORD In 1992, we produced our first edition of this book titled ´´Hawaiian Spirit.´´ My feeling then, as it is now, was that Elvis Presley believed in the true spirit of Hawaii and it really showed in this performance which was tele-vised live via satellite around the world. Elvis loved the excitement that Hawaii brought forth, and when he left the stage after completing a near perfect performance, it was obvious that he was delighted with the out-come. Could he have been remembering those early trail blazing perfor-mances back in 1954, singing in high school gymnasiums or on the back of a flat bed truck, as he stood on stage in front of a worldwide audience of an eventual 1.5 billion people? As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show, the opening song on the enclosed CD seems to have a more mean-ingful title: ´´Welcome To My World.´´ Back in 1973, it certainly was his.
Gebundene Ausgabe - Smithmark Pub - 1994 - Englisch - 30,7 x 23,4 x 1,5 cm Marie Cahill On June 1, 1926, Gladys Pearl Baker Mor-tensen gave birth to her third child, a daughter whom she named Norma Jeane. Gladys was not married and little Norma Jeane grew up never knowing—but always seeking—her father. The child was often without her mother as well, for Gladys could not care for Norma Jeane and left her with foster parents. When Norma Jeane was about six, she and her mother did live together briefly in a small white bungalow that Gladys had bought after years of scrimping and saving, but their time together was brief. Gladys was plagued by mental illness and spent the rest of her life in and out of institutions, unable to care for Norma Jeane. At 16, to escape life in an orphanage, Norma Jeane married Jim Dougherty. By 20, she was divorced and on her way to Holly-wood... and stardom. Norma Jeane became Marilyn Monroe, one of the world´s most glamorous movie stars, but deep inside she was still Norma Jeane, a tortured soul who only wanted to be loved. She sought solace in sleeping pills and champagne, but the combination was deadly. On August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead of a drug overdose. Whether her death was an accident or a suicide will never be known. She died alone, still seeking the love and security she had been denied as a child. Almost 30 years after her death, the legacy of Marilyn Monroe persists. Innocent yet sen-suous, vulnerable yet strong, Marilyn Monroe had a unique magic that will live on forever.
(1990/ElvislyYours Ltd.) Paperback, 21x30 cm, 96 pages, b&w full page photobook. Rare special edition book from UK´s Elvisly Yours magazine. Original copy from warehouse stock.(Bear Family Records) VOLUME ONE is a unique collection of all the best photographs, stories and furs taken from ten years of publication of Elvisly Yours magazine. Just a glance through this book and you will feast your eyes on some of the rarest pictures ever seen of Elvis and which have taken ten years to collect. Share with us ten years of fun, laughter, sadness, excitement and joy. Take a walk with down memory lane in the Elvis World. This book is a must for any Elvis fan and if you are not aftw then buy a copy for an Elvis fan, listen to their Elvis collection and start rockin´ and lovin Elvis.
(BBNC) Sly & The Family Stone: One of the most innovative groups popular music has ever known, a band that instigated a musical revolution! Led by Sylvester ´Sly Stone´ Stewart, The Family Stone´s personnel was black and white, and male and female, and black and white, making it likely the first fully integrated group in the history of popular music. Starting in 1966, their sound was a unique, unknown fusion of soul, jazz, rock, R&B and psychedelia. Sly himself was a master musician who wrote, arranged and produced all the group´s material, fashioning ingenious musical arrangements filled with syncopated rhythm, pop melody and unexpected harmony. This book covers the entire discography of Sly & The Family Stone. It is a complete career overview, from the first gospel recording by the Stewart Four, through to Sly´s most recent releases, as well as each members solo work in the years before and since, illustrated with vinyl releases from all over the world. It´s the book all Sly fans have been waiting for. As a special bonus, copies come with a 45 reproduction of the hyper-rare Stewart Four 78 from 1952.