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Devil's Music, Holy Rollers and Hillbillies : How America Gave Birth to Rock and Roll
by James A. Cosby


Overview - Rock music today is universal and its popular history is well known. Yet few know how and why it really came about. Taking a fresh look at events long overlooked or misunderstood, this book tells how some of the most disenfranchised people in a free and prosperous nation strove to make themselves heard--and changed the world.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Rock music today is universal and its popular history is well known. Yet few know how and why it really came about. Taking a fresh look at events long overlooked or misunderstood, this book tells how some of the most disenfranchised people in a free and prosperous nation strove to make themselves heard--and changed the world. Describing the genesis of rock and roll, the author covers everything from its deep roots in the Mississippi Delta, key early figures, like deejay -Daddy-O- Dewey Phillips and gospel star Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and the influence of so-called -holy rollers- of the Pentecostal church who became crucial performers--Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781476662299
  • ISBN-10: 1476662290
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 264
  • Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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Books > Music > Genres & Styles - Rock
Books > Social Science > Popular Culture - General
Books > History > United States - General

 
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