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  • Elvis In Person - The Florida Tour August 1956 -0

    Presley Elvis - Elvis In Person – The Florida Tour August 1956 (Kirjat)


    Viimeisen päälle hieno kirja!! Upeita ja harvinaisia kuvia!!

  • Peter Guralnick, Colin Escott - The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll: The Illustrated Story of Sun Records and the 70 Recordings That Changed the World (Kirjat)


    A fascinating look at the history of Sun Records, the label that started Rock n’ Roll, told through 70 of its iconic recordings.

    In Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1950s, there was hard-edged blues playing on Beale Street, and hillbilly boogie on the outskirts of town. But at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records studio on Union Avenue, there was something different going on – a whole lotta shakin’, rockin’, and rollin’.

    This is where rock ’n’ roll was born.

    Sun Records: the company that launched Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins. The label that brought the world, “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Breathless,” “I Walk the Line,” “Mystery Train,” “Good Rockin’ Tonight.”

    The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records is the official history of this legendary label, and looks at its story in a unique way: through the lens of 70 of its most iconic recordings. From the early days with primal blues artists like Howlin’ Wolf and B.B. King to long nights in the studio with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, you will see how the label was shaped and how it redefined American music. Accompanying the recordings is the label’s origin story and a look at the mission of the label today, as well as “Sun Spot” sidebars—a fascinating dive into subjects such as how the iconic logo was created, the legendary Million Dollar Quartet sessions, and how the song “Harper Valley, PTA” funded the purchase of the label.

    Written by two of the most acclaimed music writers of our time, Peter Guralnick and Colin Escott, and featuring hundreds of rare images from the Sun archives as well as a foreword by music legend Jerry Lee Lewis, this is a one-of-a-kind book for anyone who wants to know where it all started.

  • Presley Elvis - Elvis – Prodigy Of Sun Records (2 x Book + 10″LP ) (Kirjat)


    What can you expect from this release?
    Two books printed on high quality paper as you are used to from The Elvis Files Team. 9 glossy photos to frame, a 10-inch album with 10 songs in the best possible sound quality and many hours of reading pleasure with ELVIS: Prodigy of SUN Records.
    We, have already delivered big projects in recent years but I can assure you that this release is the icing on the cake. No expense has been spared to make this travelogue a success. For you of course, the fans.
    The complete overview in word and image from Elvis’ birth until Elvis signed for RCA. 800 pages packed with unique material and documentation interspersed with beautiful photos.
    Hundreds of hours of research gives an overall picture of the boy who became a king. Many new and/or higher/better quality photos have been purchased and distributed through these two issues. You will be amazed at the mass of information that has come to light through newspaper articles, through those who befriended Elvis over the years and much more info via the web. This project is not a photo book but a day-by-day travelogue.

  • The Jailhouse Rock : Frame By Frame-0

    Presley Elvis - The Jailhouse Rock : Frame By Frame (Kirjat)


    JA JATKOA KING CREOLE KIRJAAN! 400 page hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen and Pål Granlund will be released around on March 6. This will be the second volume of an exciting new series called Elvis Presley In Hollywood. Each book will contain more than 400 pages and, alongside text written by Mike Eder, many hundreds of stunning, previously unpublished photographs that have been carefully selected by Erik and Pål from their extensive private collections.

  • Worldwide Discography-0

    Lewis Jerry Lee - Worldwide Discography (Kirjat)


    AIVAN MIELETTÖMÄN UPEA KIRJA! 450 Fully packed color pages of Jerry Lee Lewis’ 7 inch worldwide records. High quality hardcover book in A4 format.

    Nearly 900 different worldwide 7 inch records listed and pictured.

    400 pictures of worldwide record picture sleeves.

    Pictures of over 1000 different labels worldwide, both public and promotional releases. All available non-official worldwide records listed and pictured.

    Lots of ads and promotion material pictured. Many rare professional pictures of Jerry Lee in action and after show parties with Jerry Lee and fans.

  • Rockin ' Bones KIRJA + Bonus CD-0

    Make Tapio Memorabilia - Rockin ’ Bones KIRJA + Bonus CD (Kirjat)


    Marko Tapion hurmioitunut rock and roll -vuodatus sotki systeemini.
    Kuinka kukaan voi kirjoittaa rockabillystä ja rhythm & bluesista näin
    sekopäisiä sanaryöppyjä? Ensishokin jälkeen ymmärsin, että kiihkon
    vallassa runoileva nuorimies oli oikeilla jäljillä.” – Pekka Laine
    (The Fanatic IV, Hip Shooters, YLE)

    Make Tapion tekstit olivat kuin Gene Vincentin ensimmäiset
    levytykset: villejä ja vaarallisia, ja varsinkin Suomen oloissa rajoja
    rikkkovia. Maken sanan säilä viilsi hurmokselllisesti kuin Cliff
    Gallupin kitarasoolo.” – Masu Ijas (Pink Thunderbird)

    Marko ”Make” Tapio (1967 – 1991) oli oululainen rock and roll -friikki ja tuottelias kirjoittaja. Maken tekstejä julkaistiin satoja sivuja
    sellaisissa ”alan” pienlehdissä kuin Pink Thunderbird, Too Much Noise ja Blues News.

    Maken muistolle omistettu Rockin’ Bones -kirja kokoaa yhteen näistä jutuista parhaat ja kaivatuimmat – sekä yli 70 sivua ennenjulkaisematonta materiaalia! Kirjassa Maken verbaalisesta ilotulituksesta pääsevät osalliseksi muun muassa Link Wray, Tall Boys, The Cramps, Larry Williams, Don & Dewey, Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Thurston Harris, Larry Donn ja monet muut rock’n’rollin, rockabillyn ja r&b:n unohdetut kulttisankarit.

    Rockin’ Bonesin mukana tulee synkassa kirjan juttujen kanssa etenevä 30:n kappaleen cd, ”musiikillinen matka Maken maailmaan”.

  • Hawkins Screamin' Jay - I Put a Spell on You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (Kirjat)



    Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was larger than life and louder than sin. The story of his life is a wild ride through nightclubs and bedrooms throughout the world. Who cares what the truth is when the story he tells is so much better.

    In the annals of rock ‘n’ roll there have been a lot of strange characters, but there probably hasn’t been anyone as bizarre as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and this is his story. Known mostly for a single record, I Put A Spell On You, and emerging from a coffin to perform on stage, Screamin’ Jay was a whirlwind performer, lusty singer, prolific songwriter and a man who was total stranger to the truth.Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was larger than life as he emerged from a coffin with a skull on stick singing I Put A Spell On You. With one song, Screamin’ Jay, who studied piano and sang opera, became the embodiment of the sexually insatiable, voodoo empowered, black man feared by 1950’s America. Caught between myth and a nearly unbelievable truth, which story is better? I Put A Spell On You brings together hundreds of interviews with Screamin’ Jay, his family, and bandmates to weave a new tale of the life of this seminal rock and roll pioneer.Screamin’ Jay Hawkins released ”I Put a Spell On You” in 1956. The song, that never made it to the charts when it was released, would eventually be covered several hundred times by the likes of Nina Simone, Credence Clearwater Revival, and Marilyn Manson; Jeff Beck and Joss Stone’s version even received a Grammy nomination in 2010. It was selected as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and was added to Rolling Stones’ list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Hawkins’ music and outlandish onstage persona inspired generations of musicians after him. And yet, little is known of the man and little can be taken at face value. Hawkins interpreted his past with a poetic license to kill, a magical amalgam of his own making—creating disparate stories alternatively terrible or sympathetic at his will. I Put A Spell On You brings together hundreds of interviews with Hawkins, his family, bandmates, and contemporaries. For those needing a towpath of truth, footnotes abound to tether you through. Here is Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s story—mean, heartbreaking, and magic.

    About the Author:
    Steve Bergsman, has contributed to more than 100 magazines, newspapers and wire services for more than twenty-five years, including: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Toronto’s HomeFront, Fortune, Black Enterprise, Oldies, Chief Executive, The Australian, Phoenix Magazine and the news services: Reuters, Inman, Copley and Creator’s Syndicate.

    Product Details:
    Paperback: 192 pages
    Publisher: Feral House
    Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians

  • Las Vegas '56-0

    Presley Elvis - Las Vegas ’56 (Kirjat)


    1956 Las Vegasin kuvia ja tarinaa 360 sivun verran!! Ei pöllömpää! Todella paljon ennennäkemättömiä kuvia. Kirjat toimituksessa joulukuun alussa!

  • Rock ‘N Roll Stars On Parade, Pictorial Souvenir Album, -0

    Photo Book Ben J. Murray (1955) - Rock ‘N Roll Stars On Parade, Pictorial Souvenir Album, (Kirjat)



    Ben J. Murray: Rock ‘N Roll Stars On Parade, Pictorial Souvenir Album, A Rock ’n Roll Fan Club Publication, published by Ben J. Murray, Sayville, N.Y. Copyright 1955.

    “Latest Pictures 140 Famous Rhythm ‘n Blues Stars.” Paperbound 8-1/2 x 11 book, 30 pages. Amazing collection of black and white photos of 140 blues, rhythm & blues, doo-wop and a few jazz artists including Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Johnny Ace, Orioles, Lowell Fulson, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Scott, Al Savage, Spaniels, Five Keys, Drifters, Lonnie Johnson, Louis Jordan, B.B. King, Cadillacs, Wini Brown, Wynonie Harris, Fats Domino, Bill Doggett, Lloyd Price, Ivory Joe Hunter, Big Joe Turner, Roy Milton, Savannah Churchill, Clyde McPhatter, Rivileers, Count Basie, Nutmegs, Memphis Slim, Titus Turner, Jazz Gillum, Swallows, Crickets (the black group), Othella Dallas, Royales, Midnighters, Danny Overbea, Spiders, Floyd Dixon, T-Bone Walker, Du-Droppers, Four Fellows, Roamers, Walkin’ Willie, Willie Mae Thornton, Scarlets, Rollee McGill, 5 Crowns, James Moody, Della Reese, Guitar Slim, Sticks McGhee, Camille Howard, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Checkers, Willis Jackson, Bullmoose Jackson, Lynn Hope, Wild Bill Davis, Arnett Cobb, Nolan Lewis, Harptones, Counts, Penguins, Margie Day, Buddy Griffin (of Griffin Brothers), Milt Buckner, Johnny Hodges, Dell-Tones, Willows, Faye Adams, Dakota Staton, Dean Barlow, Tiny Bradshaw, Wilbert Harrison, Varetta Dillard, Larry Darnell, Ella Johnson, Buddy Johnson, Clovers, Nutmegs, Swallows, Sonny Thompson, Rusty Bryant, Cootie Williams, Jesse Powell, Eddie Davis, and many more, all African American acts except for two white groups (the Tri-Tones and Bill Haley and the Comets) and Johnny Otis. Foreword is an essay on the history of rock ‘n’ roll and its blues roots, written by Ben J. Murray, with a photo of Bessie Smith.

    Very Fine condition. Minor wear on cover along the spine; staples are rusty. No creases, folds, tears, writing or markings. LIKE NEW!

  • Sale! Elvis on Television 1956 - 1960 (Limited Edition 400 PAGE HARDCOVER -with slipcase)-0

    Presley Elvis - Elvis on Television 1956 – 1960 (Limited Edition 400 PAGE HARDCOVER -with slipcase) (Kirjat)

    Original price was: €90,00.Current price is: €50,00.
    ELVIS ON TELEVISION (1956-1960)

    Celebrating the 60th ANNVERSARY YEAR of Elvis’ first appearance on national television, this LIMITED EDITION 400-page hard cover book (with slipcase), is a comprehensive illustration of Elvis Presley’s early television appearances.

    From his first national introduction on the Dorsey Brothers ’Stage Show’ in January 1956, through his appearances on other TV shows hosted by famous celebrities such as Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan (including the infamous ’from the waist up’ show in January 1957), this book goes well behind the scenes of each show documenting his arrival, the rehearsals and the shows themselves, all the way through to Elvis’ post-army appearance on ’The Frank Sinatra-Timex Show’ in May 1960. It was to be his last television appearance for eight years.

    Supported by a fully comprehensive text, collected here are scores of historical documents, memorabilia and hundreds of rare photographs – many of which have never before been published. This book will captivate the reader throughout, and is the most detailed document on the history of ’Elvis on Television’ from 1956-60.

  • His Own Story (Hardcover) by Rick Bragg-0

    Lewis Jerry Lee - His Own Story (Hardcover) by Rick Bragg (Kirjat)



    “No writer is better suited than Rick Bragg to tell Lewis’s story. The result is a biography with the memorable language and narrative drive we expect only from the finest novels . . . the best book on rock and roll I have ever read.” (Ron Rash, author of Serena)

    “An iconic rocker receives a warm, admiring biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author . . . Throughout, Bragg displays his characteristic frisky prose . . . From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin’.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

    “Mesmerizing . . . IRick Bragg illuminates Jerry Lee Lewis’s controversial-but brilliant-life and career in this captivating biography.” (Parade)

    “One of the best rock biographies ever. Lewis has had his fingers in nearly every piece of the 20th century’s popular-music pie, and so Bragg’s biography becomes not just the history of the man but a history of modern American music.” (Shelf Awareness)

    “I loved every amphetamine-laced, whiskey-soaked, gun-shot page of it. (Ann Patchett)

    “An epic life deserves an epic narrative, and Pulitzer Prize winner Bragg delivers such with this major work on rock and roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis. (Library Journal)


    From the Back Cover

    For nearly sixty years, Jerry Lee Lewis has been a monumental figure in American life. The wildest and most dangerous of the early rock and rollers, he electrified the world with hit records such as “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Breathless.” His music was raucous, exuberant, slyly sexual; his wailing vocals were grounded by the locomotive force of his pumping piano. But his persona and performing style were what changed the world: whipping his long hair back, he would pound the keyboard like a coal-fired steam engine, then kick back the bench, climb atop the piano, and work the audience like the Pentecostal preacher he almost became. Poised to steal the crown from Elvis Presley, he seemed unstoppable—until news of his marriage to his thirteen-year-old cousin broke during his first British tour, nearly ending his career.

    Now, for the first time, Lewis’s story is told in full, as he shared it over two years with Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Rick Bragg. In a narrative rich with atmosphere and anecdote, we watch Jerry Lee emerge from the fields and levees of Depression-era Louisiana, blazing a path across Bible colleges and nightclubs en route to international fame. He shared bills with Johnny Cash and Chuck Berry, toured Australia with Buddy Holly and Paul Anka, and went Cadillac for Cadillac with Elvis on the streets of Memphis—even as both of them struggled with the conflict between their faith and their music. After a decade in the wilderness, he returned as the biggest star in country music, but his victory lap became a marathon of excess, a time of guns and pills and Calvert Extra. He crashed Rolls-Royces and Lincolns, including one he drove into the gates of Graceland; suffered the deaths of wives and loved ones; and nearly met his maker twice himself. Yet after six marriages, a long spell without a recording contract, and a bruising battle with the IRS, he overcame a crippling addiction, remarried, and scored his biggest hit records since the 1970s. Today, as he approaches his eightieth year, he continues to electrify audiences around the world.

    The story of Jerry Lee Lewis has inspired songs and articles, books and films, but in these pages Rick Bragg restores a human complexity missing from other accounts. The result is a story of fire and faith and resilience, informed by Rick Bragg’s deep understanding of the American spirit, and rich with Jerry Lee’s own unforgettable voice.

  • Sale! For Ricky Nelson Fans Only 2CD + 2 x Program Book/Tour Books-0

    Nelson Ricky - For Ricky Nelson Fans Only 2CD + 2 x Program Book/Tour Books (CD)

    Original price was: €50,00.Current price is: €29,00.

    LP-Cover contains two program reproductions 1959 and 1961 (20×26.5 cm) 20 pages each, Audio CD (17 tracks) of rarities plus an interview CD from BBC Radio Network with Stuart Coleman 1985 (55 min.).

  • Selluloidi soi! Rock'n'roll - ja twist-elokuvat 1953-1963-0

    Tirronen Antero / Tirronen Sari - Selluloidi soi! Rock’n’roll – ja twist-elokuvat 1953-1963 (Kirjat)


    432 sivua! Kaikki vanhan rock’n’rollin ja elokuvan liitosta Elviksestä Eddie Cochraniin. 1950-luvun Yhdysvaltoja ravisteli räjähdys, joka synnytti nuorisokulttuurin ja muutti populaarimusiikin luonteen lopullisesti. Ympäri läntistä maailmaa rock’n’rollin ilosanoma levisi kulovalkean tavoin elokuvissa, jotka esittelivät esikuvia janoavalle nuorisolle uuden tyylin ja tavan kapinoda.

    Nuorisokulttuurin esiinmarssin valkokankaalla voi katsoa alkaneen Marlon Brandon läpimurtoelokuvasta Hurjapäät ja James Dean -klassikosta Nuori kapinallinen. Varsinainen musiikkielokuvien vyöry alkoi kuitenkin vuoden 1956 Tunnista tuntiin -leffalla, jossa kuultu Bill Haleyn Rock Around the Clock” sai suomalaisnuorisonkin sekoamaan. Haley-rainan valtava menestys herätti Hollywoodin, eikä rock’n’roll-elokuville tuntunut tulevan loppua. Jokainen alan suuri nimi Little Richardista Gene Vincentiin ja Eddie Cochranista Elvis Presleyyn esiintyi jossakin noista elokuvista.

    Vuosien 1953-63 väliin mahtuukin kokonaiset 150 musiikkielokuvaa, jotka kaikki Selluloidi soi! esittelee. Artistit, näyttelijät ja ohjaajat käydään läpi, samoin elokuvien tekemiseen liittyvät yksityiskohdat ja toinen toistaan herkullisemmat elokuvajulisteet. Kirja taustoittaa myös yleisemmin rock’n’rollin kehittymistä ja nuorisokulttuurin puhkeamista Amerikassa, ja muistelee ilmiön rantautumista Suomeen.”

  • Let The Good Times ROCK KIRJA-0

    Millar Bill - Let The Good Times ROCK KIRJA (Kirjat)


    For almost four decades, the name ’Bill Millar’ has been synonymous with the very best in British music writing – from his pioneering books on the Drifters and the Coasters, to his long-running ’Echoes’ column in Record Mirror, Let It Rock and Melody Maker, to the authoritative sleevenotes he has penned for dozens of albums.

         This fabulous new book collects together 49 of his best pieces – some previously unpublished – in a thematic compilation covering hillbilly, rockabilly, R&B, rock’n’roll, doo-wop, swamp pop and soul. Includes essays on the early Sixties doo-wop renaissance, acapella, the swamp pop phenomenon and blue-eyed soul, as well as detailed profiles of some of the most fascinating and influential personalities of each era: Johnnie Allan, Rod Bernard, Bob Bertram, Clarence ’gatemouth’ Brown, Roy Buchanan, Roy C, Ray Campi, Johnny Carroll, Roy Clark, Albert Collins, Mac Curtis, Big Al Downing, Charlie Gracie, Herb Hardesty, Dale Hawkins, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Cecil Holmes, Ivory Joe Hunter, Bull Moose Jackson, Etta James, Jerry Jaye, Young Jessie, Johnny & The Hurricanes, Benny Joy, Baker Knight, Sonny Knight, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lonnie Mack, Sticks McGhee, Big Jay McNeely, Bob Montgomery, Lattie Moore, Jimmy Murphy, Eddie Noack, Tony Orlando, Mike Pedicin, Carl Perkins, The Platters, Marvin Rainwater, John Richbourg, Tommy Sands, Major Bill Smith, The Velvets, Link Wray and Big Jim Wynn.

         Passionate and knowledgable, music journalism rarely comes much better than this. Over 60 illustrations.


    ISBN 0-9519888-8-3 (paperback

  • Sale! On The Road KIRJA-0

    Various (By Dave Nicolson) - On The Road KIRJA (Kirjat)

    Original price was: €25,00.Current price is: €15,00.

    On The Road

    The music industry often paints a glamorous picture of its stars’ lives and achievements, but what is life really like behind the gloss? How does it feel to have a No.1 record, or to live on the road for over 300 days a year? And what happens after the hits stop? The answers to these and many other questions are contained within the pages of this book, as twenty-six major American hitmakers of the Fifties and Sixties reveal their own fascinating stories. Includes previously unpublished interviews with Gary ’US’ Bonds, Pat Boone, Freddy Cannon, Crickets Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis and Joe B. Mauldin, Bo Diddley, Dion, Fats Domino, Duane Eddy, Frankie Ford, Charlie Gracie, Brian Hyland, Marv Johnson, Ben E. King, Brenda Lee, Little Eva, Chris Montez, Johnny Moore (Drifters), Gene Pitney, Johnny Preston, Tommy Roe, Del Shannon, Edwin Starr, Johnny Tillotson and Bobby Vee. Over 150 illustrations including previously unpublished recent portraits as well as vintage ads, record sleeves, label shots, sheet music covers, etc.


    Published by Music Mentor Books

  • American Rock'n'roll - The UK tours 1956-72-0

    Ian Wallis - American Rock’n’roll – The UK tours 1956-72 (Kirjat)


    American Rock’n’roll – The UK tours 1956-72

    Ian Wallis is a lifelong rock’n’roll enthusiast and has been writing about the music he loves for over 20 years. His first book, The Hawk, a biography of Ronnie Hawkins, was published in Canada in 1997. He is also joint promoter of the Rockers’ Reunion Party held in Reading every January, and has had a hand in organising European tours for several American rock’n’rollers. There is no more fervent supporter of live music, and he has travelled countless thousands of miles in pursuit of ’the greatest music in the world’. The author’s painstaking research is augmented with illustrations of dozens of original programmes, tickets, vintage ads and atmospheric live shots – many of them rare or previously unpublished – to provide a complete picture of this exciting and fascinating era.


    A huge amount of effort has been expended on this book… If you ever saw any rock’n’roll personality or group on stage within the period stated, details will be here. Even if you didn’t, the author brings the shows to life with his informative comments and background information – it is far more than a mere listing of venues and artists. The book is well illustrated… and the cover features a great shot of a sweat Gene Vincent in a typical pose. I predict this book will be an indispensable work of reference for rock’n’roll fans for years to come.””