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Back Beat : Earl Palmer's Story - Tony Scherman

Back Beat

Earl Palmer's Story

By: Tony Scherman, Wynton Marsalis (Foreword by)

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Published: 1st September 2000
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There he is, drumming on "Tutti Frutti," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," and thousands of other songs. As a studio player in New Orleans and Los Angeles from the 1940s through the 1970s, Earl Palmer co-created hundreds of hits and transformed the lope of rhythm and blues into full-tilt rock and roll. He was, as a result, one of the first session men to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Palmer's distinctive voice alternates with the insights of music journalist and historian Tony Scherman in an unforgettable trip through the social and musical cultures of mid-century New Orleans and the feverish world of early rock.

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Treme Jumped: New Orleans Childhood, 1924-1942p. 1
The Darktown Scandals: Across the USA, 1930-1942p. 22
No Kind of Hero: California and Europe, 1942-1945p. 46
Runnin' Wild in this Big Old Town: New Orleans, 1945-1957p. 62
The Power and the Groove: Los Angeles, 1957-p. 101
Notesp. 153
Selected Singles, Albums, and Film and Television Soundtracks Featuring Earl Palmerp. 170
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780306809804
ISBN-10: 030680980X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st September 2000
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.5