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Waking Up in Memphis

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  1 review
What makes Memphis music so lasting? Why have the blues become such an iconic form of expression? What makes a bluesman? How did country and blues music merge to form rockabilly and rock 'n' roll and was Elvis the first true exponent? How did a handful of open-minded blacks and whites revolutionize soul music in the Sixties. How will these traditional musical forms - blues ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Sanctuary Publishing (first published March 2003)
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Feb 22, 2014 Still rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Otis & Memphis
Recommended to Still by: God. God told me to go buy this.
The only thing I miss about Memphis - a ghost town to me now- is Andria Lisle.
I miss looking into her face when she would wax evangelical about all that was lost but still possible while standing on the sacred ground that was Soul City USA.

Back when I sort of knew her?
She still believed in ghosts.

I love this book.
I mean - I fucking LOVE this book.

If Rock&Roll or Soul or Blues ever stood up on its hind legs and spoke directly to you in between the dark depths of the soul of your
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