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Sam Phillips : : the man who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

Guralnick, Peter. Book - 2015 781.66 Ph, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Musicians & Entertainers / Phillips, Sam 4 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3 out of 5

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"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.
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 book jacket.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Year Published: 2015
Description: xvii, 763 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780316042741
0316042749

SUBJECTS
Phillips, Sam, -- 1923-2003.
Sound recording executives and producers -- Biography.
Biographies.