- 196 Pages
- Released: December 6, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Description by OLDIES.com:
That's him playing drums on Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti," Fats Domino's "I'm Walkin'," and Lloyd Price's "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"; on the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and Ike and Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High"; and on Sam Cooke's "Shake," "You Send Me," and "Twistin' the Night Away." Backbeat tells the full story of the tough, creative, unforgettable man who laid the rhythmic foundations of rock and roll.
Offers a first-person account of Earl Palmer's life and career that probes some little-explored regions of the American cultural landscapes. 32 photos.