The sonic swagger of Elvis Presley : a critical history of the early recordings /

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McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,, Jefferson, North Carolina, United States, p.xii, 310 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01099204, 1961-1970, bisacsh, États-Unis, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock., Rock (Musique), Rock music, Rock music., To 1961, United States


Includes bibliographical references and index."Elvis Presley's clever manipulation of his numerous interests remains one of the music world's great marvels. His synthesis of country, rhythm & blues and gospel resulted in an inventive mixture of hair-raising rock & roll and balladry. This history focuses squarely on the music of Presley's groundbreaking early years and includes a comprehensive analysis of every Presley recording session from the 1950s. Chapters deftly illustrate how Presley, with one foot in delta mud and the other in a country hoedown, teamed with Scotty Moore and Bill Black to fuse two distinctly American musical forms--country and blues--to form what would come to be known as "rockabilly." Also detailed is Presley's influence on music and how his contributions are still celebrated today"--