(1988/Faber And Faber UK, 2nd Revised Edition 2001) English, Paperback/Taschenbuch, 346 Seiten; 13.5x21.5 cm, viele seltene s/w Bilder, Recording Sessions. Autobiography of this famous Rocker. ´A Must Have´ (Bear Family Records). ´The Pop Book Of The Decade´ (Time Out Magazine) Sehr seltene, erstklassige Biografie (US Erstveröffenlichung 1987) mit leichten Lagerspuren (Ausbleichung Buchrücken - Akzeptabel) Foreword (c) Bruce Springsteen 1988.Cover photograph courtesy (c) Annie Leibovitz 1987
(2008/Music Mentor) paperback, english, 15.5x23.5 cm, 532 pages, b&w illustrations. Volume 2 contains: 4 - Bootlegs 5 - Chuck Berry on the Radio (transcription discs, concept albums and radio spots) 6 - Rarest Berrys (your guide to the rarest Chuck Berry recordings) 7 - Chuck Berry in the Movies (movie appearances, movie soundtracks featuring Chuck Berry songs) 8 - Chuck Berry on TV (TV appearances, TV movies and series featuring Chuck Berry songs) 9 - Notable Video & DVD Releases (includes bootlegs and other rarities) 10 - International Tours (a huge listing of Chuck Berry´s concert appearances outside the USA from 1956 to the present day) 11 - Songs (Chuck Berry songs in alphabetical order, strange Chuck Berry songs in BMI Files, Berry´s Best) 12 - Achievements & Awards (UK hit singles and albums; UK hit singles and albums; Australian hit singles; Belgian hit singles; Canadian hit singles; French hit tunes; (West) German hit singles; Irish hit singles; Netherlands hit singles; New Zealand hit singles; Norwegian hit singles; Swedish hit singles; gold records; BMI songwriter awards; other awards and honours, postage stamps) 13 - Influence on Other Artists (Chuck Berry-derived stage names, song titles based on Chuck Berry lyrics, album titles based on Chuck Berry lyrics/records, songs with lyrics that mention Chuck Berry, songs with similar lyrics to Chuck Berry songs) 14 - Tributes (testimonials, tribute songs, tribute albums) 15 - Chuck Berry in Print (biographies, books with Berry content of special interest, newspapers and magazines, songbooks) 16 - Roots (songs that inspired Chuck Berry, songs covered by Chuck Berry, Berry and the Blues) 17 - Fan Clubs and Websites 18 - Johnnie Johnson (complete post-Berry sessionography/discography; solo releases; session work and guest appearances; Various Artists releases; videotapes, DVDs and movies) 19 - Eddy Clearwater (complete sessionography/discography; solo releases; session work and guest appearances; Various Artists releases; DVDs).
(1982/Proteus) Paperback, english, 17.5x25.5 cm, 128 pages, rare b& w illustrations. - Neuware aus Geschäftsauflösung - minimale Lagerspuren (Bear Family Records)
Taschenbuch 538 Seiten, Verlag Books on Demand, Sprache: Englisch ISBN-10: 3741248568, 14,8 x 2,8 x 21 cm , Buch Eins von 1000 Seiten Biographie über Bill Haley. Am 12. April 1954 kreierten Bill Haley & His Comets mit ´´Rock Around The Clock´´ die ´´National Anthem Of Teenagers´´ (Dick Clark), den Song, der zur meistverkauften Rock-Single aller Zeiten wurde. Erst am 6. Juli 1954 brachte Elvis Presley seine erste Scheibe - ´´That´s Alright (Mama)´´ - heraus, die in einigen Staaten südlich der Mason-Dixon-Linie ein lokaler Hit wurde. Bill Haley erhielt 1954 seine erste goldene Schallplatte für ´´Shake, Rattle & Roll´´. Bo Diddley war ein Jahr davon entfernt, seinen ersten Treffer zu erzielen. Das Gleiche galt für Chuck Berry. Buddy Holly war sechzehn und spielte mit dem Schulfreund Bob Montgomery Western Bop. Little Richard machte verschiedene Gelegenheitsjobs, während Fats Domino seinen Stil noch nicht auf Rock & Roll umgestellt hatte. Carl Perkins und Jerry Lee Lewis traten immer noch in Honky Tonks auf. 1955 wurde Bill Haleys streng kontrollierter, synkopierter Klangchor, der von einem wilden, primitiven, aber immer donnernden Beat getrieben wird, mit dem Kassenschlager ´´Blackboard Jungle´´ mit Glenn Ford und Sidney Poitier weltweit eingeführt. Der Film war die Zündung für -Rock Around The Clock´´, das zum Synonym für Rock & Roll wurde. Mit einer Verkaufszahl von mehr als 200 000 000 Exemplaren wurde es von mehr als 500 Künstlern in 32 verschiedenen Sprachen aufgenommen. Es wurde auch in vierzig Filmen gezeigt. Es war der Titeltrack zum von George Lucas inszenierten Blockbuster ´´American Graffiti´´. Buch Eins von 1000 Seiten Biographie über Bill Haley.
Buttercream. Die leichte und ultra cremige Textur verleiht den Lippen ein seidig glänzendes Finish in brillanten Farbnuancen. Der Stylo Stift ermöglicht dabei eine präzise und gleichzeitig einfache Applikation.
(2009/JASMINE) 25 pre-Motown era Productions/Songs from Berry Gordy.
(Rollercoaster) 4 tracks - Triangle Center - Every year produces a fresh crop of new singing stars, and undoubtedly the first real sensation of 1963 was young Mike Berry, who shot into the Top Ten with his distinctive foot-tapper, Don´t You Think It´ s Time. This was not the first occasion on which Mike had tasted chart success, for one of his four previous releases had also climbed into the top table. This was the controversial Tribute to Buddy Holly, which prompted a few cynics to suggest that Mike was exploiting the Holly tragedy to his own advantage. Nothing could have been further from the truth—and clearly the majority of record-buyers considered the disc a sincere epitaph to a great artist. For Mike has always been a Buddy Holly fan, and admits that his singing style has been influenced to some extent by the late American singer, though he denies that he is an outright Holly copyist. The fact is, of course, that Buddy´s impact upon the pop scene was so durable that his influence is still being felt today, more than four years after his death. Every singer who is active today has learned from, or been influenced by, other artists—even if only subconsciously. And surely there could be no better model for any young singer than the late, great Buddy. Certainly the parents of the American star were most impressed by Mike´s heartfelt tribute to their son, for they wrote and told him so. And Buddy´s former group, the Crickets, were so affected by Mike´s recording that they invited him to join them on their tour of Britain. The Holly influence is still evident on Mike´s subsequent releases, including the other three tracks presented here. But as he develops and matures, he is absorbing the work of other established performers (Bobby Darin is his current favourite). Soon, on the strength of all that he has learned coupled with his own inherent talents, he will have formulated a highly individual style of his own—though it is hoped that Mike´s infectious Holly trait will remain an integral part of his work. When Don´t You Think It´s Time rocketed high in the hit parade, the whole of show business agreed that there couldn´t be a more appropriate title for a Mike Berry recording—since he was long overdue for a smash hit. Now he has finally established himself, the future looks bright indeed for this effervescent young entertainer, who can assuredly look forward to many more disc successes in the months that lie ahead. (Derek Johnson)
I grew up thinking art was pictures until I got into music and found I was an artist and didn´t paint. (Chuck Berry) ´´If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.´´ (John Lennon) The origins of rock music claim several founding fathers, with each perspective holding merit and directly contributing to the golden age to follow in rock music. While Elvis Presley remains perhaps the most high-profile figure of early rock, he was not truly a member of the first generation. If anything he was a product of a slightly older wave of groundbreaking artists. Appearing immediately before Presley´s rise was Texan Buddy Holly, whose borrowings from driving black rhythms blended with white lyrics to make him one of the first successful crossover artists. However, perhaps the first and ultimately the most successful of this category - those artistic explorers who most effectively blurred racial and political lines through their music - was Chuck Berry: an African-American blues and country singer/guitarist/songwriter. He perfectly blended the prevailing forms of his generation to attract both black and white audiences with a virtuosity and originality that set the bar for the next half century. Unlike Presley, and more in the manner of Holly, Chuck Berry wrote his own classics. And he thrived as both a composer and lyricist based on his early love of poetry and hard blues, jump blues jazzy ballads, boogie-woogie, and hillbilly music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dale Smelko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034795/bk_acx0_034795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In January 1959, Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family and founded the Detroit-based record company that in less than a decade was to become the largest black-owned business in the United States. It also became one of the most productive and influential producers of popular music anywhere in the world.The Story of Motown is the story of Berry Gordy´s triumph over powerful, established financial interests, entrenched popular taste, bigotry, and racism. By inventing a sound that appealed to whites as well as blacks, and that was immediately identifiable to an entire generation of listeners, Gordy demonstrated his genius as a producer; by the sheer force of his will, he demonstrated that a black man from the urban ghetto could aspire to and conquer the heights of traditional American business, including the movie business. Unfortunately, while doing all of this, he also found new ways to exploit his talented artists and eventually lost many of them to companies that paid them more. The Story of Motown is the story of the rise and fall of one of the most important cultural touchstones in American history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002249/bk_high_002249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.