Stomp and shout : R&B and the origins of Northwest rock and roll /

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University of Washington Press,, Seattle, United States, p.xv, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst01097281, (OCoLC)fst01099204, 1961-1970, fast, History and criticism., Northwest, Pacific, Rhythm and blues music, Rhythm and blues music., Rock music, Rock music., To 1961


Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index.Introduction : The sea-port beat -- Alone in the city -- Stompin' at the Savoy -- Billy's bucket of blues -- Rock and roll party -- David's mood -- Teenage hop -- "Louie Louie" arrives -- The Evergreen -- Wailers house party -- Straight flush -- Tough bounce -- Mr. Blue -- Radio DJs and teen dances -- Blowing the blues -- Cookies and Coke -- I'll go crazy -- Like, long hair -- Swingin' summer -- The girl can't help it -- Jimmy's blues -- Doin' the Birdland -- World's Fair twist -- The O'Day empire -- Doin' the seaside -- A tale of two Louies -- Here they come -- The soul of the Northwest -- Here are the Sonics -- The Northwest sound -- West Coast Seattle boy -- In hindsight."In this book, Peter Blecha tells the story of the Pacific Northwest music scene from the 1940s to the 1960s, an underappreciated golden era of music that deserves its respectful due. Drawing on extensive primary research, including his own interviews with many of the key players, Blecha weaves his own narrative voice and incisive analysis with the firsthand (and highly entertaining) stories of those who lived through the blossoming of this singular musical scene, and readers to experience the scene's evolution through the eyes and ears of those who lived through it." --