Before Elvis

Before Elvis

The Prehistory of Rock 'n' Roll

eBook - 2013
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An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock 'n' Roll surveys the origins of rock 'n' roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. Unlike other histories of rock, Before Elvis offers a far broader and deeper analysis of the influences on rock music. Dispelling common misconceptions, it examines rock's origins in hokum songs and big-band boogies as well as Delta blues, detailing the embrace by white artists of African-American styles long before rock 'n' roll appeared.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780810886292
0810886294
9780810886384
0810886383
9780810886285
0810886286
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 463 pages)

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