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Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll

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Memphis, Tennessee. The early 1950s. The Mississippi rolls by, and there's a train in the night. Down on Beale Street there's hard-edged blues, on the outskirts of town they're pickin' hillbilly boogie.

At Sam Phillips' Sun Records studio on Union Avenue, there's something different going on. "Shake it, baby, shake it!" "Go, cat, go!" "We're gonna rock..."

This is where rock 'n' roll was born-the record company that launched Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins. The label that brought the world, "Blue Suede Shoes," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Breathless," "I Walk the Line," "Mystery Train," "Baby, Let's Play House,' "Good Rockin' Tonight." Good Rockin Tonight is the history, in words and over 240 photographs, of Sam Phillips' legendary storefront studio, from the early days with primal blues artists like Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King to the long nights in the studio with Elvis and Jerry Lee. As colorful and energetic as the music itself, it's a one-of-a-kind book for anyone who wants to know where it all started.

About the Author

Colin Escott and Martin Hawkins have conducted twenty years of research on Sun Records as catalog and reissue specialists. Escott lives in Toronto, Hawkins in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312081997
Other:
Escott, Colin
Author:
Hawkins, Martin
Author:
Escott, Colin
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Rock music -- United States -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism.
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock music -- United States -- 1961-1970.
Subject:
Sun Records - History
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 16
Publication Date:
19920731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.00 in

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