Physical Description:print [xii], 306 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher:New Haven :Yale University Press,2014.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes discography, bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Shake some action: 1976 -- Transmission: 2007/1979/2010 -- In the still of the nite: 1956/1959/2010 -- All I could do was cry: 2013/1960/ 2008 -- Crying, waiting, hoping: 1959/1969 -- Another history of rock 'n' roll -- Money (that's what I want): 1959/1963 and Money changes everything: 1978/1983/2008/2005 -- This magic moment: 2007/1959 -- Guitar drag: 2006/2000 -- To know him is to love him: 1958/2006.
Selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 that embody rock and roll as a thing in itself--in the story each song tells, inhabits, and creates in its legacy.