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The Twisted Roots of Rock 'n' Roll

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Author: Tosches, Nick
ISBN:978-0-306-80713-8
Publication Date:Aug 1996
Publisher:Hachette Books
Imprint:Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $21.99
Book Description:

Celebrating the dark origins of our most American music, Country reveals a wild shadowland of history that encompasses blackface minstrels and yodeling cowboys honky-tonk hell and rockabilly heaven medieval myth and musical miscegenation sex, drugs, murder and rays of fierce illumination on Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, famous and forgotten, whose demonology is America's own. Profusely and superbly illustrated, Country stands as one of the most brilliant explorations of American...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Music / Genres & Styles / Country & Bluegrass
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.02 x 8.346 x 1.521 Inches
Book Weight:0.781 Pounds
Author Biography
Tosches, Nick (Author)
Born in Newark & schooled in his father's bar, Nick Tosches is one of the most original & individualistic writers at work today. He is the author of acclaimed biographies of Sonny Liston, (The Devil & Sonny Liston), Dean Martin (Dino), the Mafia financier Michele Sindona (Power on Earth), & Jerry Lee Lewis (Hellfire); of several books about popular music (Country & Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll); & of the novels "Trinities" & "Cut Numbers". Thirty years of his writing was recently collected into "The Nick Tosches Reader" (Da Capo). He is a contributing editor of "Vanity Fair". He lives in New York City, & his poetry readings are legend.

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