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The Resource Good rockin' tonight : Sun Records and the birth of rock 'n' roll, Colin Escott with Martin Hawkins

Good rockin' tonight : Sun Records and the birth of rock 'n' roll, Colin Escott with Martin Hawkins

Label
Good rockin' tonight : Sun Records and the birth of rock 'n' roll
Title
Good rockin' tonight
Title remainder
Sun Records and the birth of rock 'n' roll
Statement of responsibility
Colin Escott with Martin Hawkins
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3790
LC item number
.E76 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Good rockin' tonight : Sun Records and the birth of rock 'n' roll, Colin Escott with Martin Hawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26013960
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
[12], 276 pages
Isbn
9780312081997
Lccn
92018997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)26013960
Label
Good rockin' tonight : Sun Records and the birth of rock 'n' roll, Colin Escott with Martin Hawkins
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26013960
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
[12], 276 pages
Isbn
9780312081997
Lccn
92018997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)26013960

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