The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll

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Da Capo Press, Mar 22, 1996 - Music - 535 pages
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This comprehensive study of the rise of rock and roll from 1954 to 1971 has now been expanded with close to 100 illustrations as well as a new introduction, recommended listening section, and bibliography.
 

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Excellent book. I read it so long ago, i'm not sure how to speak about it in speficics. Look up Esquerita for example, and you will find well written, excellent information and contexts. I just wanted to do a review on this because so many people don't know about this book and it is one of, if not the best book I've read on the rhythm and blues roots of rock n roll.  

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One of my favorite books on the rise of rock and roll, particularly since it links rock and roll to the rising American urbanism. Read full review

Contents

ROCK V ROLL
3
PART
72
RHYTHM AND BLUES 194556
119
Rhythm and Blues Uptown
189
Are We Together? Soul Music
225
Transatlantic Echoes 249
249
Coast to Coast
285
British Rock Progresses
375
Goodnight America
401
PLAY LIST
413
RECOMMENDED RECORDS
451
BIBLIOGRAPHY
469
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 481
479
NOTES
491
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About the author (1996)

Charlie Gillett's books include five volumes of Rock Files, Making Tracks, and Rock Almanac, and he has written for Rolling Stone and New Musical Express. He is a disc jockey in London, and runs Oval, an independent record label and publishing company. By playing their first demos on the air, he was instrumental in launching the careers of Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, Dire Straits, and others.

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