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Goin' back to Memphis : a century of blues, rock 'n' roll, and glorious soul

Author: James Dickerson
Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Cooper Square Press edView all editions and formats
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Goin' Back to Memphis is the first comprehensive history of Memphis music-making as it developed over the last hundred years, told in the words of the performers, record producers, and composers themselves. The author brings a special perspective to how black and white musicians have worked together to forge a unique musical style with elements of country, boogie, blues, rock, and gospel. You'll meet memorable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Dickerson
ISBN: 0815410492 9780815410492
OCLC Number: 43567551
Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Four horsemen in search of an apocalypse --
In the beginning, the blues were king --
The twenties : Furry, Minnie, Sleepy, and Abe --
The thirties : Slip-sliding away --
The forties : the door slams shut --
The fifties : sowing the seeds of revolution --
The sixties : from sweet soul to southern rock --
The seventies : the dream dies hard --
The eighties : the empire strikes back --
The nineties : someone get the lights, please.
Other Titles: Going back to Memphis
Responsibility: James L. Dickerson.

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This is a survey of Memphis - the town and its characters. The book covers such characters as blues bandleader W.C. Handy, Fiddling Abe Fortas, harmonica wizard Sonny Boy Williamson and not  Read more...

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