Oracle of Del-Fi: My Life in Music with Ritchie Valens, Frank Zappa, Barry White, Sam Cooke and Other Legends

Oracle of Del-Fi: My Life in Music with Ritchie Valens, Frank Zappa, Barry White, Sam Cooke and Other Legends

by Bob Keane
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Oracle of Del-Fi: My Life in Music with Ritchie Valens, Frank Zappa, Barry White, Sam Cooke and Other Legends by Bob Keane

The Real Story Behind Hollywood's Legendary Rock 'n' Roll Mogul Bob Keane, president of Del-Fi Records, tells a story within a story, dealing not only with the West coast record scene of the '50s and '60s, but also with his life journey as a man in search of his dream... to become a great clarinetist and band-leader like his idol, Benny Goodman. His quest leads him through a maze of incredible circumstances that shape him into a legendary figure in the record industry.

As a musician and record business hustler, Keane finds himself an eyewitness to both the center state action and the sometimes deadly games acted out behind the scenes.

Keane gives readers the real story behind Ritchie Valens and "La Bamba" as well as previously unknown insights into the death of another of his major artists, Bobby Fuller, with the cover-up and web of lies that made it one of Hollywood's most intriguing unsolved murder mysteries. Bob also tells the true stories behind the discovery and rise to fame of Sam Cooke, Barry White, Frank Zappa and other Del-Fi recording legends.

The Oracle of Del-Fi is a timely story that covers a 60-year journey of a man whose will to succeed against almost impossible odds is an inspiration to all who find their ambitions frustrated by life's disappointments and tricks of fate.

If you recognize these songs, you'll love this book!

LA BAMBA -- DONNA -- I FOUGHT THE LAW -- COME ON LET'S GO -- YOU SEND ME -- HYPPY HIPPY SHAKE -- CINDY'S BIRTHDAY The Oracle of Del-Fi offers an exciting account of the murder, mystery, deception, and mayhem that permeated the music industry of early Hollywood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780976810513
Publisher: Del-Fi International Books
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 786,249
Product dimensions: 0.73(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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