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Sam Phillips : the man who invented rock 'n' roll

Author: Peter Guralnick
Publisher: New York, NY Back Bay Books ; Little, Brown and Company, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Back Bay paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The author of Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records. The music that Phillips shaped in his tiny Memphis studio, with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Sam Phillips; Sam Phillips; Sam Phillips
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Guralnick
ISBN: 0316042730 9780316042734 9780316042741 0316042749
OCLC Number: 965171160
Description: xxiii, 763 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "I dare you!" : 1923-1942 --
Radio romance : 1942-1950 --
The price of freedom : January 1950-June 1951 --
"Where the soul of man never dies" : June 1951-October 1952 --
Perfect imperfection : June 1952-July 1953 --
Prisoner's dream : July 1953-February 1955 --
Spiritual awakenings : January 1955-December 1956 --
I'll sail my ship alone : 1957-1961 --
"They'll carry you to the cliff and shove you off" : 1979-1961-1979 --
How lucky can one man get : 1980-2003.
Responsibility: Peter Guralnick.

Abstract:

The author of Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records. The music that Phillips shaped in his tiny Memphis studio, with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices unabashedly proclaiming the primacy of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical world. With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over the author's 25-year acquaintance with Phillips, along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all the legendary Sun Records artists, this book gives us an ardent, intimate, and unrestrained portrait of an American original as compelling in his own right as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, and Thomas Edison.--Adapted from hardcover book jacket.

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