By Albin Zak
---Richard Crawford, writer of America's Musical existence: A History
"Wrestling readability from the exuberant chaos of early rock 'n' roll, Albin Zak's I do not Sound Like Nobody redefines our realizing of the checklist within the shaping of the publish– global struggle II soundscape. Zak tracks the tale which extends from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra via Elvis and blood brother Holly to the Beatles and Bob Dylan with tours into dozens of lesser identified, yet an important, avid gamers in a online game with few confirmed ideas. an important addition to the bookshelf."
---Craig Werner, writer of A swap Is Gonna Come: tune, Race & the Soul of America
"I do not Sound Like Nobody is an excellent account of the transformation of yankee well known tune within the Nineteen Fifties. Albin Zak insightfully explores what recording truly potential by way of the method of creating and eating tune. His dialogue of the felony, aesthetic, and commercial ramifications of adjustments within the recording approach over the process the Nineteen Fifties will make renowned track students and checklist creditors reassess what they believe they find out about the period."
---Rob Bowman, writer of Soulsville, usa: the tale of Stax Records
"Informative, unique, and pleasing. via a story that's not purely enlightening but additionally compelling, I do not Sound Like Nobody probes the resources and mechanisms of switch inside post-war American well known track, laying off a cultural and ancient gentle at the convergence of musical idioms that created '50s rock and roll."
---Stan Hawkins, writer of Settling the Pop Score
"From the start of the list throughout the legacy of Presley, the advance of rock and roll, and the Beatles 'stunning arrival at the world's stage,' Albin Zak takes us on a trip of outstanding scholarship. The breadth of assurance and deep exam of recordings and repertoire exhibit the author's reverence and sensitivity to the various dimensions and origins of this advanced musical soundscape."
---William Moylan, writer of Understanding and Crafting the combo: The paintings of Recording
The Fifties marked a thorough transformation in American renowned song because the kingdom drifted clear of its love affair with substantial band swing to include the unschooled and unruly new sounds of rock 'n' roll.
The surprising flood of files from the margins of the song left impressions at the pop soundscape that may finally reshape original listening behavior and expectancies, in addition to conventions of songwriting, functionality, and recording. whilst Elvis Presley claimed, "I do not sound like nobody," a 12 months sooner than he made his first advertisement list, he unwittingly articulated the era's musical Zeitgeist.
The significant tale line of I do not Sound Like Nobody is swap itself. The book's characters comprise not only performers yet engineers, manufacturers, songwriters, label proprietors, radio personalities, and fans---all of them key gamers within the decade's musical transformation.
Written in enticing, available prose, Albin Zak's I do not Sound Like Nobody techniques musical and old problems with the Nineteen Fifties in the course of the lens of recordings and models a compelling tale of the start of a brand new musical language. The ebook belongs at the shelf of each sleek song aficionado and each student of rock 'n' roll.
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