The Mouth of the South: The Jimmy Hart Story

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ECW Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 179 pages
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When Andy Kaufman slapped Jerry "The King" Lawler and swore at him on Late Night with David Letterman, the two men and the legendary manager Jimmy Hart were the only people privy to the planned (and unplanned) elements of the row, as revealed in this autobiography of "The Mouth of the South." Beginning with stories from his days onboard Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars as a singer with the Gentrys, Jimmy Hart offers straight talk about stardom and his entrance into the wrestling arena as a manager. An insider's perspective on pro wrestling's most outrageous personalities and matches fills this celebration of the business and spectacle of such organizations as the World Wrestling Federation, World Championship Wrestling, Wrestle Xpress, and the Xtreme Wrestling Federation. Wrestling fans will relish these rarely told stories of insider upsets, personal victories, and unbelievable moments in the history of pro wrestling.
 

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Contents

The Mouth of the South
1
1 Something to Talk About
5
Rockin in Memphis
23
Jerry Lawler
41
4 and his Manager Jimmy Mart
57
5 The Southern Handicap Champion
71
6 Andy I m from Hollywood Kaufman
97
7 Rockin and Wrasslin in New York City
113
8 Where Hulk Goes
141
9 Still Rockin Still Wrasslin
165
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\Jimmy Hart is a wrestling announcer and the former manager of wrestling superstars such as Andy Kaufman, the Honky Tonk Man, Hulk Hogan, and the Nasty Boys. He is a former member of the rock band the Gentrys, who hit the Billboard charts in the late 1960s with "Keep on Dancing." He lives in Tampa, Florida.

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