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Get a Shot of Rhythm and Blues: The Arthur Alexander Story

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The first book-length biography of an influential country/soul legend whose songs have been recorded by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan.

Get a Shot of Rhythm and Blues chronicles the rise, fall, and rebirth of Arthur Alexander, an African American singer-songwriter whose music infuenced many of the rock and soul musicians of the 1960s. Although his name is no
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 15th 2000 by University Alabama Press
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Brent
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of great music and musicians
Recommended to Brent by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
This fine book regards the first bright light of Fame Studios, the late, great Arthur Alexander. It explains so much... except the effervescent genius of his singing.
You may, like me, know his great songs through the great cover versions great artists made: first I heard was on Ry Cooder's LP, Bop til you Drop. It turns out Alexander may be the only songwriter to be covered by The Beatles, Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. Then, in early 1990s, with CD sales reviving careers, there was an amazing n
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Ray
Jun 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Arthur Alexander is best known as the composer of "Anna (Go To Him)" and "You Better Move On" covered by The Beatles and Rolling Stones respectively on their debut albums. Paul McCartney is quoted in the book saying that the Beatles wanted to be like Arthur Alexander. Like many biographies of musicians whose talent was not matched with success, the author presents the small triumphs along with the common frustrations of the music business.
As a fan of soul singers of the 60's, I learned that AA
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