Playing Cards Elvis Presley

Author: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publisher: Aquarius
ISBN: 9781495005886
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Playing Cards Elvis Presley from the Author: Hal Leonard Corporation. A great gift for the Elvis fan] This good-quality hinged tin houses 2 different packs of 52-image playing cards yielding 104 images in all per tin. The tin measures 5.5 inch. x 4 inch. x 1.75 inch.. 100% officially licensed.

Elvis Presley

Author: Kathleen Tracy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313338274
Size: 29.55 MB
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Elvis Presley from the Author: Kathleen Tracy. Presents a biography of the rock and roll singer, guitarist, and actor who created a sensation with his unique blend of musical styles, powerful voice, good looks, and scandalous dancing.

Elvis Presley Anthology

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Size: 56.69 MB
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Elvis Presley Anthology from the Author: . (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This two-volume set in a production hardcover case is an essential addition to any Elvis fan's library. Features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of over 200 of his best songs, including: All Shook Up * Always on My Mind * Are You Lonesome Tonight? * Baby, Let's Play House * Blue Christmas * Blue Moon * Blue Suede Shoes * Bossa Nova Baby * Burning Love * Crying in the Chapel * Don't Be Cruel * Good Luck Charm * Green Green Grass of Home * Heartbreak Hotel * Hound Dog * It's Now or Never * Memories * Suspicious Minds * and many more. Volume 1 contains a 16-page color photo section and a biography and Volume 2 features an 8-page color section and a discography.

Images Of Elvis Presley In American Culture 1977 1997

Author: George Plasketes
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781560249108
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Images Of Elvis Presley In American Culture 1977 1997 from the Author: George Plasketes. Looks at the barrage of rumors surrounding Elvis's death, including the speculations that he didn't die, and the influence he has on popular culture today

Race Rock And Elvis

Author: Michael T. Bertrand
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252025860
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Race Rock And Elvis from the Author: Michael T. Bertrand. In Race, Rock, and Elvis, Michael T. Bertrand contends that popular music, specifically Elvis Presley's brand of rock 'n' roll, helped revise racial attitudes after World War II. Observing that youthful fans of rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, and other black-inspired music seemed more inclined than their segregationist elders to ignore the color line, Bertrand links popular music with a more general relaxation, led by white youths, of the historical denigration of blacks in the South. The tradition of southern racism, successfully communicated to previous generations, failed for the first time when confronted with the demand for rock 'n' roll by a new, national, commercialized youth culture. In a narrative peppered with the colorful observations of ordinary southerners, Bertrand argues that appreciating black music made possible a new recognition of blacks as fellow human beings. Bertrand documents black enthusiasm for Elvis Presley and cites the racially mixed audiences that flocked to the new music at a time when adults expected separate performances for black audiences and white. He describes the critical role of radio and recordings in blurring the color line and notes that these media made black culture available to appreciative whites on an unprecedented scale. He also shows how music was used to define and express the values of a southern working-class youth culture in transition, as young whites, many of them trying to orient themselves in an unfamiliar urban setting, embraced black music and culture as a means of identifying themselves. By adding rock 'n' roll to the mix of factors that fed into civil rights advances in the South, Race, Rock, and Elvis shows how the music,with its rituals and vehicles, symbolized the vast potential for racial accord inherent in postwar society.

Elvis Presley

Author: Joel Williamson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199314942
Size: 59.66 MB
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Elvis Presley from the Author: Joel Williamson. In Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, one of the most admired Southern historians of our time takes on one of the greatest cultural icons of all time. The result is a masterpiece: a vivid, gripping biography, set against the rich backdrop of Southern society--indeed, American society--in the second half of the twentieth century. Author of The Crucible of Race and William Faulkner and Southern History, Joel Williamson is a renowned historian known for his inimitable and compelling narrative style. In this tour de force biography, he captures the drama of Presley's career set against the popular culture of the post-World War II South. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley was a contradiction, flamboyant in pegged black pants with pink stripes, yet soft-spoken, respectfully courting a decent girl from church. Then he wandered into Sun Records, and everything changed. "I was scared stiff," Elvis recalled about his first time performing on stage. "Everyone was hollering and I didn't know what they were hollering at." Girls did the hollering--at his snarl and swagger. Williamson calls it "the revolution of the Elvis girls." His fans lived in an intense moment, this generation raised by their mothers while their fathers were away at war, whose lives were transformed by an exodus from the countryside to Southern cities, a postwar culture of consumption, and a striving for upward mobility. They came of age in the era of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, which turned high schools into battlegrounds of race. Explosively, white girls went wild for a white man inspired by and singing black music while "wiggling" erotically. Elvis, Williamson argues, gave his female fans an opportunity to break free from straitlaced Southern society and express themselves sexually, if only for a few hours at a time. Rather than focusing on Elvis's music and the music industry, Elvis Presley: A Southern Life illuminates the zenith of his career, his period of deepest creativity, which captured a legion of fans and kept them fervently loyal for decades. Williamson shows how Elvis himself changed--and didn't. In the latter part of his career, when he performed regular gigs in Las Vegas and toured second-tier cities, he moved beyond the South to a national audience who had bought his albums and watched his movies. Yet the makeup of his fan base did not substantially change, nor did Elvis himself ever move up the Southern class ladder despite his wealth. Even as he aged and his life was cut short, he maintained his iconic status, becoming arguably larger in death than in life as droves of fans continue to pay homage to him at Graceland. Appreciative and unsparing, culturally attuned and socially revealing, Williamson's Elvis Presley will deepen our understanding of the man and his times.

Billboard Number One Hits 1955 2017 With Youtube Links

Author: Bold Rain
Publisher: BOLD RAIN
Size: 59.55 MB
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Billboard Number One Hits 1955 2017 With Youtube Links from the Author: Bold Rain. Which song was Billboard Hot 100 Number One Hit on January 1, 1993? ("Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You") How many Billboard Number One Hits does Michael Jackson have? (17 Singles:12 + 4 as member of "The Jackson 5" + 1 in "Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say, Say, Say". Or 18, if we include "USA for Africa - We Are the World".) This book answers all of these questions. "Billboard Number One Hits 1955-2017 With Youtube Links" presents the list of all 1065 songs that reached Billboard Hot 100 Chart #1 position, from its creation on August 4, 1958 to July 8, 2017. 36 Number One Songs from 1955 to 1958 (pre-Hot 100) are also presented. All 1101 songs come with direct links of Youtube music videos. Just 1-Click away to enjoy music! No more typing and searching are needed. It's convenient and organized for you. This book has two smart views - By Year view and By Artist view. By Year view lists all the #1 singles by year. By Artist view groups the #1 singles by each artist. Every #1 Single comes with detailed information such as artist name, duration of #1 occupancy, view counts of Youtube music video (which measures the song's lasting popularity), and more.

The Death And Resurrection Of Elvis Presley

Author: Ted Harrison
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780236832
Size: 28.15 MB
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The Death And Resurrection Of Elvis Presley from the Author: Ted Harrison. There is no other way to put it: Elvis is the King. Note the present tense: even though Elvis (supposedly) died nearly forty years ago, he has lived on in our hearts, as a sound, as an image, and as an especially vigorous personality. In fact, it’s safe to say no other celebrity has done so quite as well. The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley is the story of that afterlife, of Elvis after he left the building. Walking the eccentrically carpeted rooms of Graceland, bidding into stratospheric sums on his auctioned relics, and mingling among the some 200,000 impersonators of his likeness, Ted Harrison offers nothing less than the ultimate Elvis tribute. Harrison begins, of course, in pilgrimage: to Graceland. He shows how Elvis’s estate was pillaged nearly to ruin by his manager but was saved through the deft business acumen and financial vision of his divorced wife, one Priscilla Presley. If Graceland seems holy, that’s because it is: Harrison unveils in Elvis’s allure a deeply spiritual dimension, showing how Elvis fans, over the decades, have anointed their idol with Christ-like qualities. Through Elvis’s extravagance, Harrison raises fascinating links between money and faith, and through Elvis’s life, he shows how the King actually fulfilled a host of roles ranging from hero to martyr to saint. Underpinning the whole story is Elvis’s extraordinary charisma and—lest we forget—his astonishing musical genius. Fascinating, colorful, and deeply informative, this book is a must-have for any fan, anyone who was ever lucky enough to see Elvis alive or who hopes they might still be able to.