The Rockabilly Legends: They Called It Rockabilly Long Before It Was Called Rock and Roll

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(Book). In five brief but glorious years, a handful of young, animated performers set the entertainment world on its ear. The Rockabilly Legends They Called It Rockabilly Long Before It Was Called Rock and Roll celebrates the rebel forefathers who created this raw, driving sound that continues to influence and inspire musicians. This unique volume part tribute, part first-person recollection, part history, and all fascinating provides a complete picture of the times. It features hundreds of original rare and captivating photos, including Elvis

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Overview

(Book). In five brief but glorious years, a handful of young, animated performers set the entertainment world on its ear. The Rockabilly Legends They Called It Rockabilly Long Before It Was Called Rock and Roll celebrates the rebel forefathers who created this raw, driving sound that continues to influence and inspire musicians. This unique volume part tribute, part first-person recollection, part history, and all fascinating provides a complete picture of the times. It features hundreds of original rare and captivating photos, including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and others. Candid interviews with music legends and personal reflections. Stunning design. Includes a one-hour DVD sampler of rockabilly music to immerse the reader into those heady days from 1954 through 1959 when a new, high-energy sound and spirit instantly captured the hearts of fans around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423420422
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: Book & DVD
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,245,141
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     10
The Accidental Big Bang     26
Three Days That Changed the World     56
It's In the Soul     116
The Only Music We Wanted to Make     148
Fellas, We Hardly Knew Ye     202
Epilogue     276
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  • Posted December 20, 2010

    A Must for Every Music Lover! The added One Hour DVD Documentary features Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Buddy Holly, among others telling their own stories and singing their classic hits. A Collector's Dream!

    "The Rockabilly Legends: They Called it Rockabilly Long Before They Called it Rock and Roll (Hal Leonard ISBN # 13:978-I-4234-2042-2)Co-Authored by Jerry Naylor, Former lead singer of the Buddy Holly Crickets, and Steve Halliday, best-selling author of over 150 books, which includes a one-hour DVD sampler, celebrates the genre's pioneers, including Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison. Filled with compelling personal stories and wonderful photos, the publication captures a sense of time and place.

    "Rockabilly changed more than just music. It changed the entire culture - the way we live, what clothes we wear, how we walk, talk. You'll see in the book and documentary, in many ways we were color blind. So it had a great deal to do with integration, to breaking away from that harsh segregation."

    "Rockabilly Music!" It's the energy, the rawness. It has complex simplicity. That's an oxymoron, but it's accurate. It moves you out of your seat. It's happy music and it gets you going. It's going to be around as long as there's music, as long as there's life."

    This book is a "first-hand" documentaion from the Iconic Pioneers of Rockabilly and indeed the Birth of Rock and Roll, from their own words. A "Must-Read" for everyone who loves music. And the one-hour bonus DVD documentary attached within the book brings it all to real life.

    [Paul Freeman, East Bay Daily News,Serving Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Oakland, Rockridge, California]

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  • Posted December 20, 2010

    The Rockabilly Legends

    This has to be one of the most beautifully presented books ever written about Rockabilly, unlike many books this was written by a Rockabilly Legend himself Jerry Naylor the former lead singer of the Crickets after the sad death of Buddy Holly.
    For anyone wanting an anthology on Rockabilly this has to be it, wonderful photos of all the great legends and write ups with an added little gem tucked inside the back cover a DVD, no coffee would be complete without a copy of this book.

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