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The Sound of the City : the Rise of Rock & Roll.

Author: Charlie Gillett
Publisher: London : Souvenir Press, 2011.
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When first published 'The Sound of the City' was hailed as "has never been bettered as the definitive history of rock" (The Guardian'). Now the classic history of rock and roll, has been revised and updated with over 75 historic archive photos. The text has been substantially revised to include newly discovered information and it is now "the one essential work about the history of rock n' roll" (Jon Landau in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gillett, Charlie.
Sound of the City : The Rise of Rock & Roll.
London : Souvenir Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charlie Gillett
ISBN: 9780285640245 0285640240
OCLC Number: 780425533
Description: 1 online resource (1029 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Acknowledgements; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION: DANCING IN THE STREET; PART I: THEY GOT WHAT THEY WANTED: ROCK 'n' ROLL, 1954-61; 1. The Sound Begins; 2. Five Styles Of Rock 'n' Roll; 3. How To Make A Rock 'n' Roll Record; 4. The Majors; 5. The Independents; PART II: INTO THE CITIES RHYTHM AND BLUES, 1945-56; 6. The Blues-Based Styles: Dancehall Blues, Club Blues, Bar Blues; 7. After The Blues Gospel And The Group Sounds; PART III: CITY PRODUCTION LINE-COUNTRY SOUL, 1958-71; 8. Back Home; 9. Do That Again, This Way: Rhythm and Blues, Uptown; 10. Are We Together? Soul Music. PART IV: ECHOES FROM THE CITY CENTRES, 1962-7111. Transatlantic Echoes; 12. Coast To Coast; 13. Electric White Orchestras: British Rock Progresses; 14. Goodnight, America; NOTES; PLAY LIST; RECOMMENDED COMPILATION RECORDS; BIBLIOGRAPHY; AFTERWORD TO THE THIRD EDITION; COPYRIGHT OWNERS AND SOURCES OF PHOTOGRAPHS; PHOTO CREDITS; INDEX OF NAMES; INDEX OF SONGS; INDEX OF ALBUMS; INDEX OF FILMS; INDEX OF LABEL ROSTERS; PLATES; BY THE SAME AUTHOR; COPYRIGHT.


The third revised edition of a history of rock 'n' roll music, first published in 1970, featuring forty pages of historic photographs, updates as a result of information that has been revealed in  Read more...


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The best book on Rock 'n' Roll ever written. -- Amazon Reviewer [A] groundbreaking account of pop's rise and dissemination... superbly researched. -- The Independent on Sunday Has never been bettered Read more...

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