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The Resource Memphis rent party : the blues, rock, & soul in music's hometown, Robert Gordon

Memphis rent party : the blues, rock, & soul in music's hometown, Robert Gordon

Label
Memphis rent party : the blues, rock, & soul in music's hometown
Title
Memphis rent party
Title remainder
the blues, rock, & soul in music's hometown
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gordon
Title variation
Memphis rent party
Title variation remainder
the blues, rock, & soul in musics hometown
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fabled city of Memphis has been essential to American music--home of the blues, the birthplace of rock and roll, a soul music capital. We know the greatest hits, but celebrated author Robert Gordon takes us to the people and places history has yet to record. A Memphis native, he whiles away time in a crumbling duplex with blues legend Furry Lewis, stays up late with barrelhouse piano player Mose Vinson, and sips homemade whiskey at Junior Kimbrough's churning house parties. A passionate listener, he hears modern times deep in the grooves of old records by Lead Belly and Robert Johnson. The interconnected profiles and stories in Memphis Rent Party convey more than a region. Like mint seeping into bourbon, Gordon gets into the wider world. He beholds the beauty of mistakes with producer Jim Dickinson (Replacements, Rolling Stones), charts the stars with Alex Chilton (Box Tops, Big Star), and mulls the tragedy of Jeff Buckley's fatal swim. Gordon's Memphis inspires Cat Power, attracts Townes Van Zandt, and finds James Carr always singing at the dark end of the street. A rent party is when friends come together to hear music, dance, and help a pal through hard times; it's a celebration in the face of looming tragedy, an optimism when the wolf is at the door. Robert Gordon finds mystery in the mundane, inspiration in the bleakness, and revels in the individualism that connects these diverse encounters" --
Summary
A collection features short pieces from the Grammy-winning writer and documentarian who has covered the music and history of Memphis for three decades and includes previously unpublished work on Alex Chilton and producer Jim Dickinson
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From Amazon
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10624993
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DLC
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1961-
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Gordon, Robert
Dewey number
781.6409768/19
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Popular music
  • Blues (Music)
  • Rock music
  • Soul music
  • Blues (Music)
  • Popular music
  • Rock music
  • Soul music
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal
  • Tennessee
Target audience
adult
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the blues, rock, & soul in music's hometown
Label
Memphis rent party : the blues, rock, & soul in music's hometown, Robert Gordon
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1914835
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781632867735
Lccn
2017028389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781632867735
  • (OCoLC)990248461
Label
Memphis rent party : the blues, rock, & soul in music's hometown, Robert Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1914835
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781632867735
Lccn
2017028389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632867735
  • (OCoLC)990248461

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