This book features extensive lists of printed resources on 35 years of rockabilly performers, ranging from Charlie Feathers, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley to Shakin' Stevens, The Cramps, Robert Gordon, and The Stray Cats. The bibliographic survey includes biographies, historical studies, concert and record reviews, discographies, and articles from magazines such as Guitar Player, Goldmine, Now Dig This, Record Collector, and New Kommotion. More than 220 rockabilly singers and instrumentalists are included. With author index and bibliography. Should be of value to audio librarians, popular culture researchers, rock music enthusiasts, record collectors, and teachers of music, sociology, and American studies.
The team of Cooper and Haney has once again come through with a useful book to help guide us through the burgeoning mass of popular-music literature.--Sonneck Society Bulletin