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Last Train to Memphis

Last Train to Memphis

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Published by Unabridged Library Edition .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Composers & Musicians - Pop,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses,
  • Historical - U.S.,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • General,
  • Fiction,
  • Abridged Audio - Fiction/Suspense Thriller,
  • Audio - Nonfiction (Unabridged)

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJ. Charles (Reader)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio cassette
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12121990M
    ISBN 101561002496
    ISBN 109781561002498
    OCLC/WorldCa31963944

    Guralnick Lost Highway lets the facts speak for themselves, more or less, by providing solid background and quoting at length from people who knew Elvis as well as the contemporary press. Last Train to Memphis takes us deep inside Elvis' life, exploring his lifelong passion for music of every sort from blues and gospel to Bing Crosby and Mario Lanzahis compelling affection for his family, and his intimate relationships with girlfriends, mentors, band members, professional associates, and friends. King, Sammy Davis, Jr. His two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis infollowed by Careless Love inplaced the story of Presley's career into a rise and fall arc.

    Peter Guralnick has given us a previously unseen world, a rich panoply of people and events that illuminate an achievement, a place, and a time as never revealed before. Drawing frequently on Elvis' own words and on the recollections of those closest to him, the book offers an emotional, complex portrait of young Elvis Presley with a depth and dimension that for the first time allow his extraordinary accomplishments to ring true. Drawing frequently on Elvis' own words and on the recollections of those closest to him, the book offers an emotional, complex portrait of young Elvis Presley with a depth and dimension that for the first time allow his extraordinary accomplishments to ring true. Guralnick's first two books, Almost Grown and Mister Downchildwere short story collections published by Larry Stark, whose small press in Cambridge, Larry Stark Press, was devoted to stories and poems. As Phillips said of him: He tried not to show it, but he felt so inferior.

    He is a recent inductee in the Blues Hall of Fame. Drawing frequently on Elvis' own words and on the recollections of those closest to him, the book offers an emotional, complex portrait of young Elvis Presley with a depth and dimension that for the first time allow his extraordinary accomplishments to ring true. This untimely death, his supposed bargain with the devil that enabled him to play guitar, and the ferocity and tormented originality of his work have given rise to a legend that has inspired a Hollywood movie and numerous stories. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day. This book cancels out all others.


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Last Train to Memphis book

There was scarcely a cloud in sight through this period until, inhe was drafted into the army and his mother died shortly thereafter. The book closes on that somber and poignant note. You can feel him breathe. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world.

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley

Career[ edit ] Guralnick graduated from Boston University in with a master's degree in creative writing. It shows us the loneliness, the trustfulness, the voracious appetite for experience, and above all the unshakable, almost mystical faith that Elvis had in himself and his music.

Peter Guralnick is an American music critic, writer on music, and historian of US American popular music, who is also active as an author and screenwriter. His two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis infollowed by Careless Love inplaced the story of Presley's career into a rise and fall arc.

Gleason Music Book Award "Elvis steps from the pages. Phillips, initially shocked that this quiet white mama's boy even new the song, immediately recognized that this was just the type of thing that he had been looking for and got them to record it.

It is the first to set aside the myths and focus on Elvis' humanity in a way that has yet to be duplicated. You can feel him breathe. This book cancels out all others. These were the years of his improbable self-invention and unprecedented triumphs, when it seemed that everything that Elvis tried succeeded wildly.

Peter Guralnick

After Guralnick graduated from Boston University in with a master's degree in creative writing, he began writing books chronicling the history of blues, country, rock and roll and soul. There was scarcely a cloud in sight through this period until, inhe was drafted into the army and his mother died shortly thereafter.

There was scarcely a cloud in sight through this period until, inhe was drafted into the army and his mother died shortly thereafter. He then began writing books about the history of rock'n'roll, bluescountry musicand soul music.

It shows us the Copyright:. This book cancels out all others. These were the years of his improbable self-invention and unprecedented triumphs, when it seemed that everything that Elvis tried succeeded wildly.

A southern city, but not Deep South, there was at least limited interaction between the white and black worlds.Apr 27,  · Buy Last Train To Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley New Ed by Peter Guralnick (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(71). Free download or read online Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in March 1stand was written by Peter Guralnick.

The book was published in multiple languages including, consists of pages and is available in /5. The book closes on that somber and poignant sylvaindez.com Train to Memphis takes us deep inside Elvis' life, exploring his lifelong passion for music of every sort (from blues and gospel to Bing Crosby and Mario Lanza), his compelling affection for his family, and his intimate relationships with girlfriends, mentors, band members, professional 4/5(11).

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Nov 01,  · ‎ Written with grace, humor, and affection, Last Train to Memphis has been hailed as the definitive biography of Elvis Presley.

It is the first to set aside the myths and focus on Elvis' humanity in a way that has yet to be duplicated. A New York Times Notable Book/5(11). served well by a measure of journalistic sylvaindez.comick made a wise choice with the two-book format, because in Elvis' life there was a distinct "Rise and Fall." "Last Train to Memphis" is the rise: "Careless Love" is the fall.

In each volume, Guralnick reveals much not just about Elvis, but about.