(2013/AMPS) Englisch, Broschur, 120 Seiten, inkl 4 Seiten mit schwarz-weiß und Farbphotos, 21x15cm, von Alan Mann geschrieben, sehr informativ!
Gebundene Ausgabe - 445 - Barricade Books Inc - 1994 - Englisch Cry is the explosive story of Johnnie Ray, 1950s pop music firebrand, considered by many as the missing link between Sinatra and Elvis. Once the world´s biggest singing star, Johnnie Ray´s controversial style virtually opened the door for rock and roll and influenced an entire generation of singers. An Oregon farm boy who lost most of his hearing at age 12, Ray´s obses-sion with music first led him into the world of burlesque and climaxed in 1951 with his discovery by Columbia Records at the Flame Showbar, Detroit´s leading black nightspot. Johnnie conquered the nation with his emotional multi-million seller lament ´´Cry.´´ His fame encompassed not only bobbysoxers but the likes of Hank Williams Sr., Jackie Gleason and Queen Elizabeth II. His untamed performing style shocked many and his indiscreet per-sonal lifestyle left him wide open for attack. Ray´s wild bisexual activity...
Taschenbuch - 256 - Hillsboro Pr - Englisch ´Nashville was beginning to be felt as a presence in the record industry, not just for its country product, but for R&B as well. I did everything I could to catch the brass ring. I worked at it night and day.´ Ted Jarrett Ted Jarrett has been a central figure in Music City´s rhythm & blues scene since the 1950s, working as a hit songwriter, musician, producer, label chief, artist manager, talent scout, and disc jockey. You Can Make It If You Try provides a fascinating and instructive look at one man´s drive to succeed in the world of music. In rich and frank detail, Jarrett and co-writer Ruth White describe the circumstances under which Jarrett discovered and nurtured top R&B talent. They introduce the numerous musicians, nightclubs, record labels, and radio stations on the scene; and they explain the inspirations behind Jarrett´s best-known songs. Jarrett´s autobiography also offers insightful look into the interaction of white and ´black musical cultures in Nashville, and shares the personal challenges he faced in pursuing a life of music. TED JARRETT is a graduate of Fisk University. His compositions were first recorded by Nashville R&B stars such as Gene Allison, Earl Gaines, and Christine Kittrell, and soon were covered by a wide variety of acts including the Rolling Stones, Webb Pierce, Ruth Brown, and Hank Ballard. Still active at age eighty, Jarrett continues to work as a songwriter, producer, artist manager, and label executive. He is at the heart of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum´s 2004-05 exhibition and Grammy-winning companion CD, Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1970. RUTH WHITE, a fifty-year veteran of the music business, has worked in all phases of Nashville´s music industry. A native of Nashville, she majored in music at Ward Belmont College and became a song plugger in 1947. She worked as a copyright administrator for a number of music publishing companies and managed Porter Wagoner Enterprises. After retiring as manager of Reed Music Incorporated´s recording, publishing, booking, and management operations, she began a writing career. She is the author of Every Highway Out of Nashville; Mecklenburg: The Life and Times of a Proud People; and The Original Goober. She is married to country musician and publisher Howard White
English, Hardback / Gebunden, 16x24 cm, 235 pages, rare b&w photos;
English, Hardback/Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, 25.5x26.5 cm, 192 pages/Seiten, complete illustrated with rare b&w and color pics; last copies / die Letzten !
410 pages/Seiten; 17,5/10,5cm; rare pictures/Seltene Bilder; Paperback Biography of this famous Countrysinger. A MUST. Biografie dieser berühmten Countrysängerin. EIN MUSS.
(2012/BRISK) 12 tracks (48:58) digipac. Amazing project with Ray Collins and Big Jay ROLLIN, JUMPIN´, SWINGIN´ & HONKIN´, through an oustanding (mostly instrumental) album. *****
(B&U) Deutsch, Gebunden/Hardback, 155x235mm, 352 Seiten (24 Seiten s/w Fotos). Original: ´The Colonel - The Extraordinary Story Of Colonel Tom Parker And Elvis Presley´ c.2003. Das Buch beleuchtet die Beziehung zwischen Elvis Presley und seinem Manager Colonel Tom Parker, der Elvis zu weltweitem Ruhm verhalf aber der ihn auch ordentlich Tribut zollen ließ.
English, Hardback/Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, 22x29.5 cm, 142 pages, complete illustrated with b&w photos and full color cover shots; The Man and the Music by Fred Dellar & Mal Peachey The Voice. Chairman Of The Board. Ol´ Blue Eyes. Frank Sinatra was a lover and a fighter; the most evocative singer of this century and the hardest man in Vegas. His name symbolised music and power, and provoked countless Mafia associations. A man of contradictions, he was capable of immense tenderness as well as stark brutality. Frank Sinatra was as dark as a New York night one minute, and as sunny as a California day the next. This is the story of Sinatra´s music, and the life which empowered it. Album by album, session by session the tale is told in a style as sharp as his suits. From pre-war scream idol, through Oscar winning glory and Presidential friendship, Mafia-association and four wives, this is the greatest story of the twentieth century with the finest soundtrack ever.