Rockabilly

Overview

This book features extensive lists of printed resources on 35 years of rockabilly performers, ranging from Charlie Feathers, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley to Shakin' Stevens, The Cramps, Robert Gordon, and The Stray Cats. The bibliographic survey includes biographies, historical studies, concert and record reviews, discographies, and articles from magazines such as Guitar Player, Goldmine, Now Dig This, Record Collector, and New Kommotion. More than 220 rockabilly singers and instrumentalists ...

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Overview

This book features extensive lists of printed resources on 35 years of rockabilly performers, ranging from Charlie Feathers, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley to Shakin' Stevens, The Cramps, Robert Gordon, and The Stray Cats. The bibliographic survey includes biographies, historical studies, concert and record reviews, discographies, and articles from magazines such as Guitar Player, Goldmine, Now Dig This, Record Collector, and New Kommotion. More than 220 rockabilly singers and instrumentalists are included. With author index and bibliography. Should be of value to audio librarians, popular culture researchers, rock music enthusiasts, record collectors, and teachers of music, sociology, and American studies.

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Editorial Reviews

Sonneck Society Bulletin
The team of Cooper and Haney has once again come through with a useful book to help guide us through the burgeoning mass of popular-music literature.
Theatre Of Rock
...a considerable achievement and a pioneer in the study of rockabilly...
Coast Book Review Service
...worth buying...anyone interested in Charlie Feathers to Stray Cats will love this book.
American Reference Books Annual
...valuable due to the meager bibliographic coverage of rockabilly at present.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...valuable due to the meager bibliographic coverage of rockabilly at present.
Sonneck Society Bulletin
The team of Cooper and Haney has once again come through with a useful book to help guide us through the burgeoning mass of popular-music literature..
Theatre Of Rock
...a considerable achievement and a pioneer in the study of rockabilly....
Booknews
Proving again that nothing is safe from the long arm of academia, lists biographies, historical studies, concert and record reviews, discographies, and magazine articles about some 200 rockabilly musicians from Buddy Holly to the Cramps, including some odd choices like Phil Ochs and Gene Vincent. The coverage of Elvis does not include revelations of his current whereabouts. Unannotated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810823860
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 11/28/1990
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

B.Lee Cooper is Academic Vice President and Professor of History at Olivet College, MI. His previous publications include Images of American Society in Popular Music (1982), The Popular Music Handbook (1984), The Literature of Rock II (with Frank Hoffmann, Scarecrow, 1986), and A Resource Guide to Themes in Contemporary American Song Lyrics, 1950-1985 (1986). Wayne S. Haney, BME, is a postulant for the priesthood with the Diocese of Western Michigan (Episcopal) and is attending the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. Formerly Associate Director of the Academic Resource Center at Olivet College, Mr. Haney is an organist and computer specialist who has co-authored Response Recordings: An Answer Song Discography, 1950-1990 (Scarecrow, 1990) with B. Lee Cooper.

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