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The Sonic Swagger of Elvis Presley

September 26, 2021 | Book

The Sonic Swagger of Elvis Presley

McFarland & Co Inc announced the January 17, 2022 release of the 238-page book 'The Sonic Swagger of Elvis Presley: A Critical History of the Early Recordings' by Gary Parker.


Elvis Presley's clever manipulation of his numerous interests remains one of the music world's great marvels. His synthesis of country, rhythm & blues and gospel created an inventive mixture of hair-raising rock & roll and balladry, with one foot in delta muck and the other in a country hoedown.

This history focuses squarely on the music of Presley's groundbreaking early years and includes a comprehensive analysis of every Presley recording session from the 1950s. Chapters deftly illustrate how Presley, and his musical compatriots Scotty Moore and Bill Black, fused two distinctly American musical forms - country and blues - to form what would come to be known as rockabilly. Also detailed is Presley's influence on music and how his contributions are still celebrated today.

Source:Elvis Day By Day
Derek Do Little wrote on September 26, 2021
Simple, before Elvis there was nothing,,,,,.