Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'round the World - The Complete Illustrated History

Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'round the World - The Complete Illustrated History

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Contributions by Greil Marcus, Contributions by Peter Guralnick, Contributions by Luc Sante, Contributions by Robert Gordon, Contributions by Deke Dickerson

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  • Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 244mm x 277mm x 25mm | 1,361g
  • Publication date: 25 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Stillwater
  • ISBN 10: 0760340625
  • ISBN 13: 9780760340622
  • Illustrations note: 225 colour illustrations, 75 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 285,159

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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! "

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Includes stories from Greil Marcus, Peter Guralnick, Luc Sante, Robert Gordon, Deke Dickerson, and more. Includes stories from Greil Marcus, Peter Guralnick, Luc Sante, Robert Gordon, Deke Dickerson, and more. Includes stories from Greil Marcus, Peter Guralnick, Luc Sante, Robert Gordon, Deke Dickerson, and more. Includes stories from Greil Marcus, Peter Guralnick, Luc Sante, Robert Gordon, Deke Dickerson, and more. Includes stories from Greil Marcus, Peter Guralnick, Luc Sante, Robert Gordon, Deke Dickerson, and more. Michael Dregni is the author of "Inside Ferrari," an engineering history of Ferrari automobiles, and two histories of motorscooters, "Scooters!" and" Illustrated MotorScooter Buyer's Guide." He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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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.""

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The first illustrated history of Rockabilly--the twang heard 'round the world! With a cast of rockabilly stars: * Interviews & Reminiscences from Brian Setzer, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, Charlie Feathers, Sonny Burgess, Billy Riley, Scotty Moore, Cliff Gallup, James Burton, Rev. Horton Heat, Tav Falco, Heavy Trash, Glen Glenn, Dale Hawkins, Rose Maddox, Barbara Pittman, Jim Dickinson, Pat Cupp, Paul Burlison, Ronnie Hawkins, The Cramps, Ray Campi, Johnny Carroll, and more Added attractions: * Featuring articles by Greil Marcus, Peter Guralnick, Luc Sante, Robert Gordon, Deke Dickerson, David McGee, Craig Morrison, Randy McNutt, Dan Forte, Garth Cartwright, Vince Gordon, and more Plus: * More than 600 rare photographs, concert posters, singles and LPs, memorabilia and collectibles--from Elvis to the Stray Cats to today Don't dare miss the best of Hillbilly Bop!