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Guralnick, Peter

Works: 127 works in 445 publications in 8 languages and 17,227 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Rock music  Popular music  Discography  Honky-tonk music  Country rock music  Chronology  Fiction  Musical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Editor, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: ML420.P96, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Peter Guralnick
Most widely held works by Peter Guralnick
Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick( Book )
43 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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 beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world." "This volume tracks the first twenty-four years of Elvis' life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records ("That's All Right," "Mystery Train"), and the early RCA hits ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel"). These were the years of his improbable self-invention and unprecedented triumphs, when it seemed that everything that Elvis tried succeeded wildly. There was scarcely a cloud in sight through this period until, in 1958, he was drafted into the army and his mother died shortly thereafter. The book closes on that somber and poignant note." "Last Train to Memphis takes us deep inside Elvis' life, exploring his lifelong passion for music of every sort (from blues and gospel to Bing Crosby and Mario Lanza), his compelling affection for his family, and his intimate relationships with girlfriends, mentors, band members, professional associates, and friends. It shows us the loneliness, the trustfulness, the voracious appetite for experience, and above all the unshakable, almost mystical faith that Elvis had in himself and his music. Drawing frequently on Elvis' own words and on the recollections of those closest to him, the book offers an emotional, complex portrait of young Elvis Presley with a depth and dimension that for the first time allow his extraordinary accomplishments to ring true."--Jacket
Careless love : the unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick( Book )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the life of the King of rock-n-roll from his return from the army in March of 1960 until his untimely death in the summer of 1977
Sweet soul music : rhythm and blues and the southern dream of freedom by Peter Guralnick( Book )
46 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the performers who merged gospel and rhythm and blues to create Southern soul music
Dream boogie : the triumph of Sam Cooke by Peter Guralnick( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He was the biggest star in gospel music before he ever crossed over into pop. At a time when record companies treated black artists like hired help, he demanded respect and a recording contract equal to that of top white artists of the day. And Cooke connected, in songs that still sound fresh today. Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Fidel Castro, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. are all part of this story. This book tells a story at once tragic and true: Sam Cooke's rapid rise to stardom; his troubled marriage and relationships with women; his triumphant recordings and--along with Ray Charles--his reinvention of rhythm and blues as soul music; and the senseless waste of his death by shooting at the age of 33.--From publisher description
Martin Scorsese presents the blues : a musical journey by Peter Guralnick( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A companion to the PBS-TV series presents an impressionistic portrait of the blues as viewed by seven famous directors, in a collection of photographs, historical and personal essays, and interviews
Lost highway : journeys & arrivals of American musicians by Peter Guralnick( Book )
32 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This masterful exploration of American roots music--country, rockabilly, and the blues--spotlights the artists who created a distinctly American sound, including Ernest Tubb, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, and Sleepy LaBeef. In incisive portraits based on searching interviews with these legendary performers, Peter Guralnick captures the boundless passion that drove these men to music-making and that kept them determinedly, and sometimes almost desperately, on the road
Searching for Robert Johnson by Peter Guralnick( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the life and legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, whose music influenced Muddy Waters and an entire generation of rock 'n' roll artists
The listener's guide to the blues by Peter Guralnick( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last man standing by Jerry Lee Lewis( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elvis day by day by Peter Guralnick( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From details of his childhood in Tupelo, through his rise to success, to his death, a chronology of Elvis Presley's life and career draws on an array of archival material, photographs, documents, letters, artifacts, and memorabilia
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese traces the roots of the blues from the banks of the Niger River to the cotton fields and juke joints of Mississippi. Musician Corey Harris travels through Mississippi and West Africa, exploring the roots of blues music. The film celebrates the early Delta blues musicians through original performances (including Willie King, Taj Mahal, Otha Turner, and Ali Farka Toure), archival footage (featuring Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker), and interviews (including Corey Harris, Sam Carr, Toumani Diabate, Willie King, Dick Waterman, Taj Mahal, Johnny Shines, Otha Turner, Ali Farka Toure, Habib Koité, Salif Keita, and Keb' Mo')
Feel like going home : portraits in blues & rock 'n' roll by Peter Guralnick( Book )
17 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feel like going home; portraits in blues & rock n' roll by Peter Guralnick( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nighthawk blues by Peter Guralnick( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and French and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
- 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 the release on CD of several major new blues compilations.- Peter Guralnick, celebrated for his bestselling two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love, is a master of narrative who knows the world of American roots music better than any other writer.- NIGHTHAWK BLUES was first published in hardcover in 1980 (Seaview Books) and subsequently in paperback (Thunder's Mouth Press). Both editions have long been unavailable
Feel it! Sam Cooke live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 by Sam Cooke( Recording )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sun sessions CD by Elvis Presley( Recording )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folkways, a vision shared a tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly by Woody Guthrie( Recording )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rockabilly : the twang heard 'round the world : the illustrated history by Greil Marcus( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock 'n' roll and ruling the world. Here's the story of Elvis Presley's first Sun records that inspired all
Da Capo best music writing 2000 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samling af artikler udvalgt fra aviser, tidsskrifter og internettet om al slags musik, dog mest om rock og jazz og med overvægt mod det amerikanske
The last train to Memphis by Peter Guralnick( Recording )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracks the first twenty-four years of Elvis' life and the influence of his music on American culture
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Гуральник, Питер
ギュラルニック, ピーター
グラルニック, ピーター
English (244)
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