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Hound Dog : The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - Jerry Leiber

Hound Dog

The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography


Published: 1st June 2010
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In 1950 a couple of rhythm and blues-loving teenagers named Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller met for the first time. They discovered their mutual affection for R&B and, as Jerry and Mike put it in this fascinating autobiography, began an argument that has been going on for over fifty years with no resolution in sight.

Leiber and Stoller were still in their teens when they started working with some of the pioneers of rock and roll, writing such hits as "Hound Dog," which eventually became a #1 record for Elvis Presley. Jerry and Mike became the King's favorite songwriters, giving him "Jailhouse Rock" and other #1 songs. Their string of hits with the Coasters, including "Yakety Yak," "Poison Ivy," and "Charlie Brown," is a part of rock `n' roll history. They founded their own music label and introduced novel instrumentation into their hits for the Drifters and Ben E. King, including "On Broadway" and "Stand by Me" They worked with everyone from Phil Spector to Burt Bacharach and Peggy Lee. Their smash musical Smokey Joe's Cafe became the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history.

Lively, colorful, and irreverent, Hound Dog describes how two youngsters with an insatiable love of good old American R&B created the soundtrack for a generation.

East Coast Rootsp. 1
West Coast Convergencep. 15
Makin' the Scenep. 45
Coastin'p. 53
Absolute Harmonyp. 57
Hound Dogp. 61
Sparkp. 67
Hard Timesp. 77
New Timesp. 91
Searchin'p. 101
In the King's Courtp. 109
Girdlesp. 133
What's My Line?p. 143
Driftin' the Cityp. 145
There Goes My Babyp. 157
The Brill Buildingp. 163
He Wore His Ambition Like a Topcoatp. 169
Tigers and Daisiesp. 187
Al and Dick'sp. 197
The Bird Fliesp. 205
The Magnificent Merger That Never Happenedp. 209
The Bird Diesp. 217
Happeningsp. 221
A New Erap. 233
Take 36p. 243
Romance and Financep. 249
Mirrorsp. 255
The Last Clean Shirtp. 265
Life and Artp. 271
Smokey Joe'sp. 277
The Songsp. 291
The Productionsp. 299
Acknowledgmentsp. 303
Creditsp. 305
Photo Creditsp. 309
Indexp. 311
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ISBN: 9781416559399
ISBN-10: 1416559396
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st June 2010
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.35