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Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'Round the World: The Illustrated History [Format Kindle]

Michael Dregni , Sonny Burgess , Greil Marcus , Peter Guralnick , Luc Sante
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Revue de presse

The Big Takeover.com, May 9, 2011
"Rockabilly: The Twang Hear ‘Round The World is loud, brash and full of attitude. Just like the music itself. The book succeeds on all fronts… it’s highly informative and a lot of fun to read. Highly recommended.”
Examiner.com, May 13, 2011
“In Rockabilly: The Twang Heard Round World, editor Michael Dregni does a remarkable job of highlighting the genre via beautiful color and black and white photos – everything from old flyers and pins, to concert shots and close ups of the instruments the legends played - and write ups of some of the genre’s greats, everyone from Elvis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins to the Stray Cats and the Rev. Horton Heat.”
Rockabilly Hall of Fame (online), May 13, 2011
“This is one of the best books I've ever seen about rockabilly history. Its layout is dripping with 230 colorful informative pages containing comments, quotes and interviews. You will be impressed with its photographs of artists, posters, guitars, record labels, etc. It is reasonably priced and I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves rockabilly music ... whether you are a veteran fan, a collector, or one who is new to this genre."

Gatehouse News Service

“…a compelling, fascinating collection that finally gives a brash, revolutionary musical style its due, and reminds us that even though it was short lived, it never really went away.”
Publishers Weekly
“Born out of Elvis Presley’s improvisational cut of That’s All Right recorded at Sun Records in 1954, Rockabilly’s time under the spotlight was brief, but its reverberating influence still rings true. This illustrated history, much like the music, is a frantic journey, full of passion and charisma. A blend of bluegrass, jazz, and Hillbilly that predates both rock ’n’ roll and country, the origins of the term “Rockabilly” eludes even its most famous figures. Burgess’s tales of touring with Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison make clear that showmanship was prerequisite to the style that encompassed such greats as Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Interviews with lesser known musicians like Charlie Feathers give the story a personal touch. In varying manifestations, bona fide Rockabilly principles have endured from the 1970s European revival, through the brash “Psychobilly” of The Stray Cats and The Cramps, and on to the current new wave. Over 600 photographs and images of original tour posters, vinyl sleeves, and paraphernalia provide an electrifying account orchestrated with an authenticity that only adds to its already overwhelming worldwide appeal.”
Lincoln Star Journal
“This 232-page coffee-table book is filled with more than 600 photographs, concert posters, images of album covers and 45s and other memorabilia. So I've spent several nights just looking at the pictures. I haven't read most of the text, which includes essays by Peter Guralnick and Greil Marcus among others and quotes and quips from rockabillies like Sonny Burgess, who wrote the intro, and the great Wanda Jackson. Covering the movement from its 1950s explosion, with a lot on Sun Records, to contemporary purveyors of the vintage sound, the book is a must if you're a rockabilly fanatic like me.”
Monsters and Critics
“A colorful collection of great anecdotes and art, this new gift book is filled with all kinds of photos and images of movie posters, rare records and movie memorabilia from the early days of rock and roll."

Présentation de l'éditeur

It was the twang heard 'round the world: 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. And here’s Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many more rockabillies from the golden years of 1955–1959, in a book chock full of photos, collectible memorabilia, movie posters, rare records, fashion, and rebel lifestyle. Includes contributions from noted music journalists Greil Marcus, Peter Guralnick, Luc Sante, Robert Gordon, and more.

The story continues today, with a rockabilly revival that began with stars, such as the Stray Cats and Robert Gordon, spreading around the globe from Europe to Japan. Today, rockabilly is better than ever, with bands like Rev. Horton Heat and others playing the music and living the life from Memphis to Helsinki to Tokyo. There’s still good rockin’ tonight!


Détails sur le produit

  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 35067 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 232 pages
  • Editeur : Voyageur Press; Édition : First (23 mai 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0052XUQ90
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Good book ! 18 août 2014
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I like this book with a nice presentation, and a large history of rockabilly. I recommend it, enjoy it !
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Good overall history of rockabilly 13 juin 2011
Par neke - Publié sur Amazon.com
A lot of great not-so-often seen photos of artists, gig posters, records labels etc. Interviews and gear presentation. Great overall guide and source for history of rockabilly
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 An emotional pull on the senses! 9 mai 2012
Par Mark S. Crawford - Publié sur Amazon.com
Visually, this book is stunning! Lots and lots of great pictures of artists, posters, records, album covers, sheet music, guitars - you name it. The expected players and their backstories, such as Sun Records, Elvis, Carl, Jerry Lee, Johnny, Gene, Eddie, the Stray Cats, etc., are included; most rockabilly fans will know this history. Beyond that, there are insightful interviews with many artists that music history has almost forgotten, but were important to the rockabilly story. Pages are even dedicated to the gear used in rockabilly.

With that said, the title of the book is as it says: an "Illustrated" history. Where pictures abound, the content is not deep like in a book such as Craig Morrison's, "Go, Cat, Go!", or "Rocket In My Pocket" by Max Decharne, and doesn't relay the genre's historical development in a typical time-line fashion. What the content does do is present personal perspectives from rockabilly innovators, both past and present. At times, though, I felt the content a little uneven. For example, there was one page with a picture of Janis Martin but no story, or a small corner picture of Billy Fury, and yet six pages for Sleepy LaBeef (nothing against Sleepy...)! Sometimes I thought the pictures were taking up space to make up for the lack of content.

For me, this is not the book to read for a scholarly researched history of rockabilly's development - there are other books available for that. But if you're looking for an emotional pull on the senses from great visuals and personal stories - this is definitely a book to have.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 More than a coffee table book 13 juillet 2012
Par Kathy F. Cannata - Publié sur Amazon.com
I bought this book on impulse at the airport, expecting to flip through it on the plane for cool pics of old Rock and Roll culture. Two days later I had read it cover to cover.

The only times I really put it down were when I went online to sample some of the songs or look up more biography on the rockers.

I really don't have much to add to what has already been posted on Amazon. Yes, the packaging is outstanding -- tight binding, thick smooth cover, tons and tons of great photos, slick paper, generous index. And the writing ranges from good to masterful. Some of these essays were, for me, the reading equivalent of listening to a new Cramps CDs the first time on our living room couch in high school, or watching King Creole on a giant outdoor screen on a cool summer night in the French Quarter where it was set. Truly, I was always remember where I was and what I was doing when I read key parts of this book.

I'm not really overly familiar with rockabilly, but found the book humble and accessible. Here are a few tidbits that grabbed me as I flip back through the book:
* The essay by Sonny Burgess himself is amazing. "Nowadays they want it (music) too pretty. Everything's got to be perfect. They have machines that will put you in tune if you sing out of tune....I think that's where music has lost its soul. There's no feeling in it anymore." (p.11).
* The Intro. (pp.13f) on what defines rockabilly. More or less starting with July 5, 1954 when Elvis recorded "That's All Right" at Sun Studios with Scotty Moore and Bill Black. When it "ends" is harder to delineate. "The day the music died" (Holly, Valens and Big Bopper's plane crash Feb. 3, 1959)? May 1958 when it was discovered Jerry Lee Lewis was married (without divorcing his first wife) to his 13 year old first cousin? In any case, the "glory days" ended after just 3-5 years. But of course rockabilly lives on, and is being creatively remained to this day.
* pp.15f. Detailed description of the harmonic convergence that birthed Elvis' "That's All Right" -- utterly awesome.
* pp.32ff. "Elvis invented Rockabilly. He also invented Rockabilly STYLE..." Creative reflections that follow from this are really fascinating. Sam Phillips once said that he felt the genius of Elvis was that he had no internal boundaries: "He had the most intuitive ability to hear songs without having to classify them -- or himself.... He didn't draw any lines...."
pp.34 on Elvis' shopping in high school for clothes and hanging out on Beale Street with its solely black clientele. The parts on Lansky's store are fascinating.
* pp. 101ff. on Buddy Holly is just brilliant. The fact that Holly left behind such an amazing and influential body of work in the space of less than two years, and then died at age 23 -- it is just ridiculous.
* pp. 110ff. The photos, bio., and interview with Wanda Jackson -- I fell in love.
* Never heard of the French rockabilly king -- Johnny Hallyday
* p. 185 is another contributor's reflections on the same topic as the Intro. -- the dates, elements and origins of classic rockabilly. To me, its even more insightful than the book's intro.
*p. 191 "Rave on, children, I'm with you..." Carl Perkins
* pp. 191ff. Brilliant reflections on Long Island's 1980s rockabilly Stray Cats. Pushed me to immediately buy again the Stray Cats albums I had in high school and tossed out in college. The interview with Brian Setzer (p. 196) is fascinating and cool. Setzer talks about how in the older days of rock music was more regional.
* pp. 206ff. The part on the psychobilly Cramps is worth the price of the book. (If you never have, check out their grainy 1978 free concert for mental patients in California. Like the punkabilly version of Johnny Cash at San Quentin!)
* My sole criticism of the book -- the index is a little thin for the thorough or anal. For example, there is no index entry for "New Orleans," which is all over the book (its where Fats Domino spent his whole career and still lives and plays, where Little Richard and others cut their first albums, and the home of some of the musical ingredients of the rockabilly fusion. I noted pp. 16, 22, 56, 103, for example.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 THE Rockabilly BIBLE! 17 août 2011
Par ron k - Publié sur Amazon.com
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It's an AMAZING book, with thorough, DETAILED articles (a whole section on the ES-295!) and tons of color and B&W photos. It also has a super, fact-revealing article on Grady Martin and the truth about the Johnny Burnette & The Rock'n'Roll Trio recordings, written by Vince Gordon of the Jime. And it has a cool cut-out hard cover design. If you like rockabilly and its history, you will LOVE this; would make a great Christmas/Chanukkah gift as well. A+++ for this book!!!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Rockabilly 8 juin 2011
Par Jim - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I am a school tour guide at RCA Studio B in Nashville. I enjoy reading about artists that recorded at Studio B such as Elvis, Roy Orbison and many others. I highly recommend this book. The book arrived in a timely manner and is in excellent condition.
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