- Paperback: 600 pages
- Publisher: DaCapo Press; 2Rev Ed edition (1 Mar. 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0306806835
- ISBN-13: 978-0306806834
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.8 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 486,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Sound Of The City: The Rise of Rock and Roll Paperback – 1 Mar 1996
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"groundbreaking account of pop's rise and dissemination... superbly researched." -- Barney Hoskyns, 'Independent on Sunday'
Has never been bettered as the definitive history of rock. -- The Guardian
The most thorough history of rock 'n' roll...immensely readable...if you're into rock 'n' roll, this is the book for you. -- Jerry Hopkins Los Angeles Times
The one essential work about the history of rock 'n' roll...provocative enough to send the reader back to the turntable again and again. -- Jon Landau, Rolling Stone --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
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This comprehensive study of the rise of rock and roll from 1954 to 1971 has now been expanded with close to 100 illustrations as well as a new introduction, recommended listening section, and bibliography.See all Product Description
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Gillett weaves the various forms together -- vocal group, jump blues, southern pop gospel, urban big band blues, rockabilly -- and constructs a means to understand it as a musical movement.
An important strength is the emphasis on location and record label, something few younger critics understand today. We called it all rock 'n' roll then, although as Gillett relates, it all turned into blues for teenagers.
The Sound of the City remains the best overall description of the music of the 1946-1964 era.
All I can say is it was worth the wait!!
I remember the NME in the UK giving it rave reviews whe it was first published, these were not misplaced. Go on, treat yourself and buy it.