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    DescriptionMemphis, 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.

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    Good Rockin' Tonight
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Escott, By (author) Hawkins Martin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312081997
    ISBN 10: 0312081995

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    B&T General Subject: 540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 781.660973
    DC21: 781.660973
    DC22: 781.66/0973
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: ML3790 .E76 1992
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    Edition statement
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    31 July 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "A resounding success...A cogent, highly entertaining and eminently readable history." --"Variety" "Myriad dazzling vintage photos...and a load of fresh insight into some of the hottest sounds ever committed to tape...The authoritative work in one of the most important musical legacies-and the visionary who built it from scratch." --"Goldmine" "Tricked out with photos of Sun's stars and staff-which is to say, with faces that just plain take your eyes into custody-this book's as glorious a bit of Americana as blue sueded shoes." --"Booklist"