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Unsung heroes of rock 'n' roll : the birth of rock in the wild years before Elvis

Author: Nick Tosches
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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A look at the early history of rock music focuses on influential, but overlooked singers and musicians, including Big Joe Turner, Louis Prima, Bill Haley, The Clovers, and Screamin Jay Hawkins.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Tosches
ISBN: 0517580527 9780517580523
OCLC Number: 22420929
Description: xi, 276 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Jesse Stone --
Big Joe Turner --
Nat King Cole --
Louis Jordan --
Wynonie Harris --
Charles Brown --
Ella Mae Morse --
Cecil Gant --
Amos Milburn --
Roy Brown --
Louis Prima --
Ming and Ling --
The Treniers --
Stick McGhee --
Young Bill Haley --
Roy Hall --
Hardrock Gunter --
Merrill Moore --
Skeets McDonald --
The Clovers --
The Dominoes --
Jackie Brenston --
The Midnighters --
Jimmie Logsdon --
Screamin' Jay Hawkins --
Wanda Jackson --
Johnny Ace --
Esau Smith --
What that was : a chronology of the coming of rock 'n' roll --
Archaeologia rockola --
Old noise, new plastic : unsung heroes on compact disc.
Other Titles: Unsung heroes of rock and roll
Birth of rock in the wild years before Elvis
Responsibility: Nick Tosches.

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A look at the early history of rock music focuses on influential, but overlooked singers and musicians, including Big Joe Turner, Louis Prima, Bill Haley, The Clovers, and Screamin Jay Hawkins.

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