- 352 Pages
- Medium Format
- Heavily Illustrated In Full Color And B&W Photos
- Released: February 18, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Publisher: Sterling
Description by OLDIES.com:
"Cousin Brucie" has been one of the most famous names in broadcasting for almost half a century, and was one of the pioneer radio personalities behind doo wop and rock 'n' roll.
His amazing career started at New York's WINS, and continued with stations like WABC, WCBS-FM and currently, Sirius Satellite Radio.
With abundant background and enticing images, Doo Wop: The Music, The Times, The Era covers way more than just the gorgeous harmonies of the unforgettable doo wop groups. The 50's were rich in cultural events and iconic performances, and this landmark volume traces the development of the music, politics, art, architecture, and popular culture throughout this exciting and remarkable period. Each chapter delves into one or more years and focuses on the transformative events of the day. You'll meet the pioneers who started it all, including bands like The Drifters; discover how the songs we love emerged from African rhythms and culture; see Marlon Brando roar in to transform squeaky-clean youth in The Wild One; look at the 50s sex symbols, like Bardot and Monroe; and watch the music - and America - grow up. The pages teem with archival photography, posters, album covers, newspaper articles, magazine covers, lyrics, and more. Lavish illustrations with duotone and full-color imagery carry readers back in time so they'll enjoy a deep understanding of our musical and cultural history.
The spirit of the doo wop era, captured in spectacular visuals! This landmark volume by radio legend ?Cousin Brucie” Morrow--now in paperback--not only revisits the gorgeous, lilting harmonies of unforgettable doo wop favorites, but also traces music, politics, art, architecture, and popular culture from doo wop’s 1940s roots up into the sixties. Much like the best-selling title Hippie, chapters are filled with priceless memorabilia from the period, including duotone and full-color archival photography, posters, album covers, newspaper articles, magazine covers, lyrics, and more.
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- Sales Rank: 29,837
- ISBN: 9781402775116
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