Before Elvis

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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.

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    Number of Pages: 474
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780810886285
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    Listed in: Rock & Pop music
    Publisher: Scarecrow Press

    Books by Larry Birnbaum

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