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All roots lead to rock : legends of early rock 'n' roll : a Bear Family reader
Escott, Colin.
Publication Information:
New York : Schirmer Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
xi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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ML3534 .A45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Chronicles the early years of music that became rock 'n' roll, featuring the stories of artists Frankie Lymon, Julia Lee, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

Table of Contents

Colin EscottRichard WeizeBill MillarPeter A. GrendysaBill MillarPeter A. GrendysaBilly VeraWayne RussellRick Coleman and Jeff HannuschColin EscottBill MillarColin EscottPeter A. GrendysaColin Escott and Hank DavisRob FinnisWayne RussellColin EscottIan WallisPeter A. Grendysa
Introductionp. vii
Prefacep. ix
1 A Fan's Notes: Screamin' Jay Hawkinsp. 1
2 Walk 'Em Rhythm: Buddy and Ella Johnsonp. 13
3 Kansas City Stars: Part 1: Julia Leep. 27
4 Kansas City Stars: Part 2: Jesse Stone a.k.a. Charles Calhounp. 43
5 Vegas Rocks and Reno Rolls: Part 1: Louis Primap. 53
6 Vegas Rocks and Reno Rolls: Part 2: Freddie Bell and the Bellboysp. 73
7 New Orleans: Smiley Lewisp. 81
8 The Joint Is on Fire: Clyde McPhatterp. 99
9 Nancy Sinatra Between the Sheets: Tommy Sandsp. 119
10 Springfield, Missouri: Bop A Lena: Ronnie Selfp. 131
11 Diddilly Diddilly Babe: The Four Loversp. 139
12 I Heard You Died in '64: Ben Hewittp. 149
13 A Boy and His Guitar: Twangin' from Phoenix to Los Angeles: Duane Eddyp. 157
14 Rockin' Rollin' Stone: Andy Starrp. 189
15 It's Only Make Believe: Conway Twittyp. 195
16 New Dance in France: Bobby Lee Trammellp. 211
17 Why Do Fools Fall in Love: Frankie Lymon and the Teenagersp. 219
Contributorsp. 248
Indexp. 251