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Dream Boogie

The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

By Peter Guralnick

One of the most influential singers and songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke was among the first to blend gospel music and secular themes--the early foundation of soul music. He was the opposite of Elvis: a black performer who appealed to white audiences, who wrote his own songs, who controlled his own business destiny. No biography has previously been written that fully captures Sam Cooke's accomplishments, the importance of his contribution to American music, the drama that accompanied his rise in the early days of the civil rights movement, and the mystery that surrounds his death. Bestselling author Peter Guralnick tells this moving and significant story, from Cooke's childhood as a choirboy to an adulthood when he was anything but. With appearances by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, James Brown, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Fidel Castro, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, Bob Dylan, and other central figures of this explosive era, DREAM BOOGIE is a compelling depiction of one man striving to achieve his vision despite all obstacles--and an epic portrait of America during the turbulent and hopeful 1950s and 1960s. The triumph of the book is the vividness with which Peter Guralnick conveys the astonishing richness of the black America of this era--the drama, force, and feeling of the story.

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Format: Book
Author: Guralnick, Peter
Title: Dream boogie : the triumph of Sam Cooke / Peter Guralnick.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown, c2005.
Subject: Cooke, Sam. Soul musicians -- United States -- Biography African American sound recording executives and producers -- Biography.
Isbn: 0316377945
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: B Cooke
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Bib Id: 234830

Format: Book
Author: Guralnick, Peter
Title: Dream boogie : the triumph of Sam Cooke / Peter Guralnick.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown, c2005.
Description: xv, 750 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Cooke, Sam.
Subjects: Soul musicians -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: African American sound recording executives and producers -- Biography.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [653]-714), discography (p. [715]-716), and index.
Contents: "The QCs are in the house" (1948) -- The singing children (1931-1947) -- "The teenage Highway Que Cees, radio and concert artists" (1947-1950) -- Soul stirring (December 1950-1952) -- The further education of Sam Cooke (1953-1955) -- "Lovable" (1956-May 1957) -- How he crossed over (June 1957-January 1958) -- The biggest show of stars for 1958 -- Sam, Barbara, and Linda (Christmas 1958-1959) -- Having fun in the record business (1960) -- Another country (1961) -- Boogie-woogie rumble (January-July 1962) -- Another Saturday night (July 1962-February 1963) -- Scenes from life -- Independence day (June-December 1963) -- Long time coming (December 1963-June 1964) -- The piper (June-November 1964) -- Uncloudy day (November-December 1964) -- Epilogue.
LCCN: 2005000077
ISBN: 0316377945
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: B Cooke