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Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios


A detailed history of an unsung recording studio and its lasting impact on rhythm and blues
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A detailed history of an unsung recording studio and its lasting impact on rhythm and blues
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617031991
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Series: American Made Music Series
  • Pages: 430
  • Sales rank: 734,579
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Roben Jones, Gallipolis, Ohio, has published poetry in various magazines and in Wild Sweet Notes: Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry, 1950-1999.
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Table of Contents

1 Sun Days and Hi Times 3

2 Chips, Goldwax, Sandy, and the Garage-Band Sound 14

3 The Road, the Tree, and Its Branches 28

4 Walking Through an Open Doorway 37

5 Grabbing the Pie and Biting the Apple 52

6 Soul Dance Number Three: Keeping It Real 63

7 New Voices, New Visions, Wayne's World, and a Letter 77

8 A Place in the Sun 89

9 Chill of an Early Fall 101

10 It Looked Like a Family 111

11 Standing on the Verge of Getting It On 120

12 Songs for Young Weepers: Crying Like a Baby and the Death of a Dream 131

13 Memphis Goes On 144

14 Early Departures and Late Arrivals 157

15 People Sure Act Funny 173

16 The Present Is Prelude 191

17 From a Jack to a King 199

18 Good-Time Merry-Go-Round: Life after Elvis 219

19 Tommy Cogbill's Year 236

20 Eyes of a New York Woman 247

21 Just Can't Help Believing 274

22 Going in Circles 290

23 Right Can Be So Wrong 304

24 Wasted Doing Nothing 321

25 Broken-Hearted Rock and Roll Band 339

26 From Atlanta to Good-Bye 350

Suggested Listening 369

Notes 374

Bibliography 379

Index 381

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Wonderful book, especially on Tommy Cogbill. This is a must read for musicians who loved the 60's and 70's era music.

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