Sam Phillips

The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (29.53 hours)
Product Number: Z100114074
Released: Dec 04, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478937517
Narrator/s: Kevin Stillwell
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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The author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography 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 he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day. With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over a 25-year period with Phillips, along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all the legendary Sun Records artists, Guralnick gives us an ardent, unrestrained portrait of an American original as compelling in his own right as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, or Thomas Edison.

Author(s): Peter Guralnick
Original Publish Date: Nov 10, 2015

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Author(s): Peter Guralnick
Product Number EB00596932
Released: Nov 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780316341851

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