322 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Photos. Appendices. Index. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Front jacket flap has a vertical crease. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or tears. ISBN: 1416559388 Autobiography of the guys that wrote the Big Mama Thornton hit, Hound Dog, which was later covered by Elvis Presley. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: 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 Café 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.
Über den Autor:
Jerry Leiber was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 25, 1933, and Mike Stoller was born in Queens, New York, on March 13, 1933. They first met in Los Angeles in 1950, moved to New York in 1957 and returned to L.A. in 1989, where they both still reside. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
David Ritz is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Music Book Award. He has collaborated with Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Smokey Robinson, and Don Rickles. He also cowrote, with Gaye, the song ?Sexual Healing.?
Titel: HOUND DOG: The Leiber and Stoller ...
Verlag: Simon and Schuster, 2009.
Buchbeschreibung Simon and Schuster, 2009., 2009. 322 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Photos. Appendices. Index. Autobiography of the guys that wrote the Big Mama Thornton hit, Hound Dog, which was later covered by Elvis Presley. Artikel-Nr. A-61574587