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Baby, Let's Play House: The Life of Elvis Presley &hellip by Alanna Nash
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5.0 out of 5 stars SERIOUSLY GOOD, 25 Jun 2014
Having read Peter Guralnick's two volume Elvis bio I wasn't expecting to learn much that was new - how wrong could I be! This is a brilliantly researched piece of work which considers our hero in an objective way giving insights into his foibles, fancies and eccentricities as well as his charm. There is a fair amount of psychological analysis and a detailed description of a way of life that has now passed into history. All in all this is a seriously compiled, fascinating document which will enthrall the Elvis devotee.
The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Ro&hellip by Kent Hartman
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Mine of Information, 23 Jun 2013
Being a baby boomer who grew up with the music of the 50s & 60s I found this book a most interesting and informative read. I found myself going through the sleeve notes on my old LPs to check on the contributions of the Crew. It is amazing how much of the instrumentation on well known hits was produced not by the headline group but by the Crew. It was also fascinating to read about the interconnections between various acts. Perhaps a little more detail on how particular sessions went would have been nice but I guess there is only so much you can put in one book. Along with the Leiber & Stoller bio this is one of the best books of its genres.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Package, 2 Sep 2012
If you don't know Terri Clark but like modern country music this is a great introduction to her work covering the period up to 2008. Her style is not unlike her fellow Canadian Shania Twain and this album is largely made up of up-tempo country rock numbers though there are a few slower tracks. Two that I particularly like are the raunchy "Poor, poor, pitiful me" and the co-write with Mary-Chapin Carpenter "No Fear". A great album to keep in the car for a long drive!