You sound just like... : behind the scenes with 40 musical tribute artists /

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McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,, Jefferson, North Carolina, United States, p.viii, 152 pages : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst00908239, (OCoLC)fst01030837, (OCoLC)fst01748108, Biography., bisacsh, Celebrity impersonators, Celebrity impersonators., Elvis Presley impersonators, Elvis Presley impersonators., fast, Interviews., MUSIC / History & Criticism., Musicians, Musicians.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-148) and index."Unique among the various types of impersonation entertainers, a tribute artist concentrates on only a few of a famous singer's notable characteristics in order to effectively evoke that performer through song. This book explores the elements of tribute performance through case studies of performers who pay homage to legendary singers like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. Drawing on original interviews with tribute artists, biographical profiles chronicle performers' early careers, musical influences and their lives on the road. A few performers even reflect on their friendships with musical titans like Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Crickets. Forty tribute artists are profiled, including winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Million Dollar Quartet alumni and several European performers"--The rockabilly hepcat : Elvis Presley. Kavan Hashemian ; Travis LeDoyt ; Caden Gamblin ; Ricky Aron ; Jake Slater ; Finley Watkins -- "Rave on" for me : Buddy Holly. Johnny Rogers ; John Mueller -- "It'll be me" : Jerry Lee Lewis. Luke Stroud ; Jared Freiburg ; Doug Cooke ; Jacob Tolliver -- Pop-rock and roll icons. Al Jackson (Fats Domino) ; Jesse Aron (Roy Orbison) ; Rick Lindy (Roy Orbison) ; Garry Moore (Little Richard) ; David Bogle (Ricky Nelson) ; Scott Hinds (Carl Perkins) ; Ty Stone (James Brown) ; Pete Hutton (Ral Donner) -- Women who rock. Tammi Savoy (Diana Ross) ; Julie Myers (Stevie Nicks) ; Laura West (Ann-Margret) ; Lisa Irion (Cher) ; Amberley Beatty (Patsy Cline) ; Elaine Wesley (Patsy Cline) -- "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." Zach McNabb ; Pete Storm ; Christopher Essex -- "Walk a mile in my shoes" : 1970s Elvis. Leo Days ; Doug Church ; Michael St. Angel ; Gib Maynard ; Bill Cherry ; Ted Torres Martin ; Johnny Thompson ; Dwight Icenhower ; John Lyons ; Garry Wesley ; Jay Dupuis.