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Related Books

Elvis related books on the shelf: 238
About contemporaries and musical influences

(note: this is not an exhaustive list, just a list of what's in my collection )


Aretha Franklin
B.B. King
Beatles
Big Bill Broonzy
Big Jay McNeely
Bill Haley
Bill Monroe
Billie Holiday
Blues
Bobby Bland
Bobby Darin
Brenda Lee
Buddy Holly
Carl Perkins
Chuck Berry
Dean Martin
Dinah Washington
Doc Pomus
Doo Wop
Earl Palmer
Ed Sullivan
Eddie Cochran
Etta James
Fats Domino
Frank Sinatra
Gene Vincent
Hank Williams
Howlin' Wolf
Huddie Ledbetter
Jackie Wilson
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jimmy Reed
Johnny Ace
Johnny Cash
Johnny Otis
Little Richard
Little Walter
Little Willie John
Louis Jordan
Marvelettes
Muddy Waters
Music General
Nat King Cole
Nina Simone
Patsy Cline
Ray Charles
Record Labels
Rhythm & Blues
Robert Johnson
Rock & Roll
Rockabilly
Rosetta Tharp
Roy Orbison
Ruth Brown
Sam Cooke
Sarah Vaughan
Son House
Supremes
Wynonie Harris

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Bego, Mark (2001)

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B.B. King

B.B. King: There is Always one more Time - McGee, David (2005)

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Beatles

Shout!: The Beatles in their Generation - Norman, Philip (2005)

The Beatles Anthology - Aspinall, Neil (Exec. Producer) (2000)

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Big Bill Broonzy

I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy - Riesman, Bob (2011)

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Big Jay McNeely

Nervous Man Nervous: Big Jay McNeely and The Rise of The Honking Tenor Sax! - Dawson, Jim (1994)

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Bill Haley

Rock Around The Clock: The Record That Started The Rock Revolution - Dawson, Jim (2005)

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Bill Monroe

Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life of Bill Monroe - Smith, Richard D. (2000)

The Bill Monroe Reader - Ewing, Tom (2000)

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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday - Ingham, Chris (2000)

Billie Holiday: Wishing On The Moon - Clarke, Donald (2002)

If You Can't Be Free, Be A Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday - Griffin, Farah Jasmine (2001)

With Billie - Blackburn, Julia (2005)

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Blues

Barrelhouse Blues: Location Recording and the Early Traditions of the Blues - Oliver, Paul (2009)

Blues Fell this Morning: Meaning in the Blues - Oliver, Paul (1990)

Blues Travelling: The Holly Sites of the Blues - Cheseborough, Steve (2004)

Broadcasting the Blues: Black Blues in the Segregation Era - Oliver, Paul (2006)

Chasing That Devil's Music: Searching for the Blues - Wardlow, Gayle Dean (1998)

Deep Blues - Palmer, Robert (1982)

Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music - Gioia, Ted (2008)

Father of the Blues: An Autobiography - Handy, W.C. (2009)

I Am The Blues: The Willie Dixon Story - Dixon, Willie ; Snowden, Don (1990)

In search of the blues: Black Voices, White Visions - Hamilton, Marybeth (2007)

Lost Highway: Journeys & Arrivals of American Musicians - Guralnick, Peter (1999)

Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues - Guralnick, Peter ; Santelli, Robert ; George-Warren, Holly ; Farley, Christopher John (2003)

The Blues: A Very Short Intro - Wald, Elijah (2010)

The Golden Age of the Blues - Havers, Richard ; Evans, Richard (2010)

The History of The Blues - Davis, Francis (2003)

The Land Where The Blues Began - Lomax, Alan (1993)

The Roots of the Blues: An African Search - Charters, Samuel (1981)

The Voice of the Blues: Classic Interviews from Living Blues Magazine - O'Neal, Jim ; Singel, Amy van (2002)

W.C. Handy: The Life and Times of the Man Who Made the Blues - Robertson, David (2009)

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Bobby Bland

Soul of the Man: Bobby Blue Bland - Farley, Charles (2011)

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Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin - A Listener's Guide - Brown, Shane (2015)

Bobby Darin: A Life - Starr, Michael Seth (2004)

Bobby Darin: The Incredible Story of An Amazing Life - DiOrio, Al (2004)

Roman Candle: The Life of Bobby Darin - Evanier, David (2004)

That's All: Bobby Darin On Record, Stage and Screen - Bleiel, Jeff (2004)

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Brenda Lee

Little Miss Dynamite: The Life and Times of Brenda Lee - Lee, Brenda (2002)

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Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly - The Real Story - Amburn, Ellis (2002)

Buddy: The definitive biography - Norman, Philip (2009)

Everyday: Getting closer to Buddy Holly - Leigh, Spencer (2009)

Memories of Buddy Holly - Dawson, Jim ; Leigh, Spencer (1996)

Not Fade Away: The Life and Music of Buddy Holly - Gribbin, John (2009)

The A-Z of Buddy Holly and the Crickets - Mann, Alan (2009)

The Day the Music Died: The Last Tour of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens - Lehmer, Larry (2004)

Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue - Gerron, Peggy Sue ; Cameron, Glenda (2008)

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Carl Perkins

Go, Cat, Go! The Life and Times of Carl Perkins: The King of Rockabilly - Perkins, Carl ; McGee, David (1996)

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Chuck Berry

Brown Eyed Handsome Man - The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry - Pegg, Bruce (2002)

Chuck Berry: The Autobiography - Chuck Berry (2001)

Chuck Berry: The Biography - Collis, John (2004)

Long Distance Information - Rothwell, Fred (2001)

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Dean Martin

Backstage At The Dean Martin Show - Hale, Lee ; Neely, Richard D. (2000)

Dean Martin: The King of the Road - Freedland, Michael (2005)

Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams - Tosches, Nick (1999)

Martini Man: The Life of Dean Martin - Schoell, William (2003)

Memories Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter's Eyes - Martin, Deana ; Holden, Wendy (2005)

Ratpack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey and The Last Great Showbiz Party - Levy, Shawn (2002)

That's Amore: A Son Remembers Dean Martin - Martin, Ricci ; Smith, Christopher (2004)

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Dinah Washington

Queen: The Life and Music of Dinah Washington - Cohodas, Nadine (2006)

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Doc Pomus

Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus - Halberstadt, Alex (2008)

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Doo Wop

Doo Wop: The Music, the Times, the Era - Morrow, Cousin Brucie ; Maloof, Rich (2008)

Doowop: The Chicago Scene - Pruter, Robert (1996)

Forever Doowop: Race, Nostalgia, and Vocal Harmony - Runowicz, John Michael (2010)

More Than Words Can Say (The Ink Spots and Their Music: The Ink Spots and Their Music) - Goldberg, Marv (1998)

The Complete Book of Doo-Wop - Gribin, Anthony J. ; Schiff, Matthew M. (2000)

They All Sang on the Corner: A Second Look at New York City's Rhythm and Blues Vocal Groups - Groia, Philip (2005)

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Earl Palmer

Back Beat: Earl Palmer's Story - Scherman, Tony (2000)

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Ed Sullivan

Impresario: The Life and Times of Ed Sullivan - Maguire, James (2007)

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Eddie Cochran

Don't Forget Me: The Eddie Cochran Story - Mundy, Julie ; Higham, Darrel (2001)

Three Steps To Heaven: The Eddy Cochran Story - Cochran, Bobby ; Van Hecke, Susan (2003)

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Etta James

Rage To Survive: The Etta James Story - James, Etta ; Ritz, David (2003)

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Fats Domino

Blue Monday: Fats Domino and The Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll - Coleman, Rick (2006)

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Frank Sinatra

Sessions With Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording - Granata, Charles L. (2004)

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Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran: Rock 'n' Roll Revolutionaries - Collis, John (2004)

Gene Vincent: A Companion - Henderson, Derek (2005)

Gene Vincent: There's One in Every Town - Farren, Mick (2004)

Race With the Devil: Gene Vincent's Life In The Fast Lane - Van Hecke, Susan (2000)

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Hank Williams

Hank Williams, So Lonesome - Koon, Bill (2001)

Hank Williams: Snapshots From The Lost Highway - Escott, Colin ; Florita, Kira (2002)

Hank Williams: The Biography - Escott, Colin ; Merritt, George ; MacEwen, William (1995)

Hank Williams: The Biography - Escott, Colin ; Merritt, George ; MacEwen, William (2004)

Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams - Hemphill, Paul (2005)

Sing A Sad Song: The Life of Hank Williams - Williams, Roger M. (1981)

The Story Behind The Hank Williams Commemorative Stamp - O'Quinn Jr., Beecher (2005)

Your Cheating Heart: A Biography of Hank Williams - Flippo, Chet (1997)

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Howlin' Wolf

Moanin' At Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf - Segrest, James ; Hoffman, Mark (2005)

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Huddie Ledbetter

The Life and Legend of Leadbelly - Wolfe, Charles K. ; Lornell, Kip (1999)

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Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops - Douglas, Tony (2005)

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Jerry Lee Lewis

Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story - Tosches, Nick (1989)

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Jimmy Reed

Big Boss Man: The Life and Music of Bluesman Jimmy Reed - Romano, Will (2006)

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Johnny Ace

The Late Great Johnny Ace and the Transition from R&B to Rock 'n' Roll - Salem, James M. (2001)

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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece - Streissguth, Michael (2004)

Johnny Cash: The Biography - Streissguth, Michael (2007)

Johnny Cash: The Songs - Cusic, Don (2005)

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Johnny Otis

Midnight At The Barrelhouse: The Johnny Otis Story - Lipsitz, George (2010)

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Little Richard

Little Richard: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll - Kirby, David (2009)

The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorised Biography - White, Charles (2003)

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Little Walter

Blues With A Feeling: The Little Walter Story - Glover, Tony ; Dirks, Scott ; Gaines, Ward (2002)

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Little Willie John

Fever - Little Willie John: A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul - Whithall, Susan (2011)

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Louis Jordan

Let the Good Times Roll: The Story of Louis Jordan & His Music - Chilton, John (1997)

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Marvelettes

The Original Marvelettes - Taylor, Marc (2004)

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Muddy Waters

Can't Be Satisfied : The Life and Times of Muddy Waters - Gordon, Robert (2002)

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Music General

35 Years of British Hit EP's - White, George R. (2001)

45 RPM: The History, Heroes & Villians of A Pop Music Revolution - Dawson, Jim ; Propes, Steve (2003)

A Good-natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry - Wolfe, Charles K. (1999)

A Shot in the Dark: Making Records in Nashville 1945-1955 - Hawkins, Martin (2006)

Always Magic In The Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of The Brill Building Era - Emerson, Ken (2006)

American Singing Groups: A History, From 1940 To Today - Warner, Jay (2006)

Back On The Road Again: 14 Hitmakers of The Fifties & Sixties Tell Their Own Amazing Stories - Nicolson, Dave (2006)

Burn, Baby! Burn!: The Autobiography of Magnificent Montague - Montague, Nathaniel ; Baker, Bob (2009)

Chicago Soul - Pruter, Robert (1992)

City To City - Blokhuis, Leo (2009)

Classic Country: Legends of Country Music - Wolfe, Charles K. (2001)

Classic Rock Covers - Ochs, Michael (2001)

Country Music Originals: The Legends and the Lost - Russell, Tony (2007)

Country Music USA - Malone, Bill C. (2003)

Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock 'n' Roll - Tosches, Nick (1996)

Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s - Warwick, Jacqueline (2007)

Goin' Back To Memphis: A Century of Blues, Rock 'n' roll and Glorious Soul - Dickerson, James L. (2000)

Grijsgedraaid - Liedjes en Lijstjes uit de Popgeschiedenis - Blokhuis, Leo (2010)

Happy in the Service of the Lord: African-American Sacred Vocal Harmony Quartets in Memphis - Lornell, Kip (1995)

Het Plaatjesboek - Een Muzikale Ontdekkingsreis - Blokhuis, Leo (2009)

Hitriders - Brillouet, Marc (1990)

How the Beatles destroyed Rock n Roll - Wald, Elijah (2009)

It Came From Memphis - Gordon, Robert (1995)

Just my Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness and Race Relations Since 1945 - Ward, Brian (2004)

Ladies of Soul - Freeland, David (2001)

Lost Revolutions: The South In the 1950s - Daniel, Pete (2000)

Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919 - Brooks, Tim (2005)

Louie Louie - Marsh, Dave (2004)

Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music along the Red River - Laird, Tracey E.W. (2005)

Mojo Triangle: Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans: Birth Place of Country, Blues, Jazz and Rock 'n' Roll - Dickerson, James L. (2005)

Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music - Hirshey, Gerri (2006)

On The Road - Nicolson, Dave (2002)

On The Road Again: 15 Hitmakers of the Fifties Tell Their Own Amazing Stories - Nicolson, Dave (2005)

On this Day in Black Music - Warner, Jay (2006)

Prime Time Hits: Television's Most Popular Network Programs, 1950 To The Present - Sackett, Susan (1993)

Restless Giant: The Life and Times of Jean Aberbach and Hill and Range Songs - Biszick-Lockwood, Bar (2010)

Rock It! - Yper, Robert van (2002)

Rythm Oil: A Journey Through The Music of The American South - Booth, Stanley (2000)

Souled American: How Black Music Transformed White Culture - Phinney, Kevin (2005)

South To Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous - Broven, John J. (1992)

Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island - Marcus, Greil (2007)

Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom - Guralnick, Peter (1999)

Tennessee Music: Its People and Places - Zimmerman, Peter (1998)

The Big Beat Scene - Ellis, Royston (2010)

The Cincinnati Sound - McNutt, Randy (2007)

The Country Blues: Roots of Jazz - Charters, Samuel (1976)

The Fifties - Halberstam, David (1994)

The Man Who Recorded the World: A Biography of Alan Lomax - Szwed, John (2011)

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture - Volume 12 - Music - Malone, Bill C. (2009)

The Virgin Encyclopedia of 50's Music - Larkin, Colin (2002)

The Virgin Encyclopedia of 60's Music - Larkin, Colin (2002)

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music - Larkin, Colin (1997)

Wheelin' on Beale: How WDIA-Memphis Became the Nation's First All-Black Radio Station and Created the Sound that Changed America - Cantor, Louis (1992)

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Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole - Epstein, Daniel Mark (2000)

Unforgettable: The Life and Mystique of Nat King Cole - Gourse, Leslie (2000)

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Nina Simone

I Put a Spell on You - The Autobiography of Nina Simone - Simone, Nina ; Clearly, Stephen (2003)

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Patsy Cline

Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline - Nassour, Ellis (2008)

Patsy: The Life and Times of Patsy Cline - Jones, Margaret (1999)

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Ray Charles

Brother Ray - Charles, Ray ; Ritz, David (2004)

Ray Charles: Man and Music - Lydon, Michael (2004)

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Record Labels

Ace Records: Labels Unlimited - Stubbs, David ; Young, Rob (2008)

For the Record: Sun Records - Floyd, John (1998)

Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records - Escott, Colin ; Hawkins, Martin (1991)

King Records of Cincinnati - McNutt, Randy (2009)

King of the Queen City: The Story of King Records - Fox, Jon Hartley (2009)

Little Labels, Big Sound - Kennedy, Rick ; McNutt, Randy (1999)

Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers - Broven, John J. (2009)

Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records - Bowman, Rob (2003)

Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and The Legendary Chess Records - Cohodas, Nadine (2001)

The Record Men: Chess Records and The Birth of Rock & Roll - Cohen, Rich (2005)

The Story of Chess Records - Collis, John (1998)

What'd I Say: The Atlantic Story: 50 Years of Music - Ertegun, Ahmet (2001)

Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound - George, Nelson (2007)

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Rhythm & Blues

Blue Rhythms: Six Lives In Rhythm and Blues - Deffaa, Chip (2000)

Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups - Rosalsky, Mitch (2002)

Feel Like Going Home: Portraits in Blues and Rock 'n' Roll - Guralnick, Peter (1999)

First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues Volume 2: 1952 - Gart, Galen (1992)

First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues Volume 3: 1953 - Gart, Galen (1997)

First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues Volume 5: 1955 - Gart, Galen (1990)

First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues Volume 6: 1956 - Gart, Galen (1993)

First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues Volume 7: 1957 - Gart, Galen (1993)

First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues Volume 8: 1958 - Gart, Galen (1995)

First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues Volume 9: 1959 - Gart, Galen (2002)

Group Harmony: Echoes of The Rhythm & Blues Era - Baptista, Todd R. (2007)

Group Harmony: The Black Urban Roots of Rhythm & Blues - Goosman, Stuart L. (2005)

Honkers And Shouters, The Golden Years of Rhythm & Blues - Shaw, Arnold (1986)

I Hear You Knockin': The Sound of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues - Hannusch, Jeff (2005)

Rhythm and Blues In Cleveland - Gart, Galen (2003)

Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans - Broven, John J. (2008)

Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans - Broven, John J. (2016)

The Death of Rhythm and Blues - George, Nelson (2004)

The Soul of New Orleans: A Legacy of Rhythm and Blues - Hannusch, Jeff (2001)

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Robert Johnson

Escaping The Delta: Robert Johnson and The Invention of The Blues - Wald, Elijah (2005)

Robert Johnson: Lost and Found - Pearson, Barry Lee ; McCulloch, Bill (2003)

Robert Johnson: Mythmaking and Contemporary Amercan Culture - Schroeder, Patricia R. (2004)

Searching For Robert Johnson - Guralnick, Peter (1998)

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Rock & Roll

A Brief History of Rock 'n' Roll: The Spirit of 1956! - Johnstone, Nick (2007)

All Roots Lead to Rock : Legends of Early Rock N Roll - Escott, Colin (1999)

All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America - Altschuler, Glen C. (2004)

Almost Grown: The Rise of Rock and Roll - Miller, James (2000)

American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Empire - Jackson, John A. (1999)

American Rock 'n' Roll: The UK Tours 1956-1972 - Wallis, Ian (2003)

Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom - The Golden Age of Rock - Cohn, Nik (1996)

Big Beat Heat : Alan Freed and The Early Years of Rock and Roll - Jackson, John A. (2000)

Flowers In The Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll 1947-1977 - Miller, James (2000)

Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock - Turner, Alwyn W. (2008)

Let the Good Times Rock! - Millar, Bill (2004)

Louisiana Rocks! The True Genesis of Rock & Roll - Aswell, Tom (2009)

Reelin' and Rockin': The Golden Age of American R&R, Vol II: 1956-1959 - Cotten, Lee (1995)

Rock & Roll - Buch, Boudewijn (1991)

Rock 'n' Roll 39-59 - Gillett, Charlie (2008)

Sh-Boom!: The Explosion of Rock 'n' Roll (1953-1968) - Cole, Clay (2009)

Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Golden Age of American R&R, Vol I: 1952-1955 - Cotten, Lee (1989)

Tell the Truth Until They Bleed: Coming Clean in the Dirty World of Blues and Rock 'n' Roll - Friedman, Josh Alan (2008)

That Old Time Rock & Roll: A Chronicle of An Era, 1954-1963 - Aquila, Richard (2000)

The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll - Havers, Richard ; Evans, Richard (2010)

The Restless Generation: How Rock Music Changed the Face of 1950s Britain - Frame, Pete (2007)

The Sound of The City: The Rise of Rock and Roll - Gillett, Charlie (1996)

Twist & Shout: The Golden Age of American R&R, Vol III: 1960-1963 - Cotten, Lee (2002)

Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll - Tosches, Nick (1999)

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Rockabilly

A Rocket in My Pocket: A Hipster's Guide to Rockabilly Music - Decharne, Max (2010)

Go Cat Go! Rockabilly Music and Its Makers - Morrison, Craig (1999)

Rockabilly: A Forty-year Journey - Poore, Billy (1998)

The Rockabilly Legends: They called it Rockabilly long before they called it Rock and Roll - Naylor, Jerry ; Halliday, Steve (2007)

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Rosetta Tharp

Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-and-roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharp - Wald, Gayle F. (2008)

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Roy Orbison

Only The Lonely: The Roy Orbison Story - Clayson, Alan (1998)

Roy Orbison: The Invention of An Alternate Rock Masculinity - Lehman, Peter (2003)

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Ruth Brown

Miss Rhythm - The Autobiography of Ruth Brown - Brown, Ruth ; Yule, Andrew (1999)

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Sam Cooke

Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke - Guralnick, Peter (2005)

The Life and Times of Sam Cooke - Wolff, Daniel (2011)

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Sarah Vaughan

Sassy: The Life of Sarah Vaughan - Gourse, Leslie (1994)

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Son House

Preaching the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House - Beaumont, Daniel (2011)

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Supremes

Dreamgirl & Supreme faith: My life as a Supreme - Wilson, Mary (1999)

The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard - Benjaminson, Peter (2008)

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Wynonie Harris

Rock Mr. Blues: The Life & Music of Wynonie Harris - Collins, Tony (1995)


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