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Rockabilly Music and Its Makers
Carl, the Killer, and the sound that changed it all
This is the first comprehensive overview of rockabilly, beginning with its crystallization as a distinct style in 1954 with Elvis Presley's world-changing release of "That's All Right." Presenting the who, what, where, and when of the music, Craig Morrison's lively account will bring back memories of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Be-Bop-A-Lula," Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, and more.
"It's the first thing I would suggest to anyone who wanted to know what rockabilliy music was all about. . . . A reasonable, well-balanced, and nondogmatic account of a musical genre that has become a cult to many of its followers. Morrison's book should make rockabilly more accessible to those with broad interests in grassroots American music."--David Evans, Memphis State University
"What rockabilly really needs is more Craig Morrisons."--Terry Gordon, Journal of Country Music
"The definitive study of rockabilly music. . . . A well-researched, insightful, and caring tribute to an oft-overlooked musical genre that was vital to the evolution of popular music and culture in the Fifties."--Shane K. Bernard, Louisiana History
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