A Rocket in My Pocket

A Rocket in My Pocket

The Hipster's Guide to Rockabilly Music

eBook - 2010
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A Rocket in my Pocket is the story of rockabilly music, the primal 50s howl of rockin' rage that helped start it all. Rockabilly had its roots in country, blues, folk, hillbilly, R and B, boogie-woogie and most other indigenous Deep South forms of popular song that you could strum three chords along to or howl down a cheap microphone. It was young people's music, made almost entirely by the first wave of teenagers, despised by adults in general and the country music establishment in particular. Its pioneer exponent, Elvis, eventually become respectable in the eyes of straight society but he was.
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2010.
ISBN: 9781847652416
1847652417
Characteristics: 1 online resource (422 p.)
Contents: 18 Back From the Dead, Bigger Than Ever19 Stray Cats, Polecats and Born-Again Hepcats; 20 Still a Lot Of Rhythm In These Rockin' Bones; Acknowledgements; Bibliography.
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; 1 Hillbillies on Speed; 2 Do You Wanna Jump, Children?; 3 The King of Western Bop; 4 Get With It; 5 Rockin' Up at Sam's Place; 6 Like It Says On The Label; 7 It Came From The Garage; 8 Bound For Glory; 9 Queens of Rockabilly; 10 I'm Gonna Cut Me Some Wax; 11 All Aboard the Bandwagon; 12 Juke Joint Johnnies; 13 Howdy, Friends and Neighbours; 14 Same Time, Same Channel; 15 Hollywood Be Thy Name; 16 Off The Edge of the Map; 17 The Shootin' War's Over But There's Still Some Renegades Out in The Hills.
Summary: A Rocket in my Pocket is the story of rockabilly music, the primal 50s howl of rockin' rage that helped start it all. Rockabilly had its roots in country, blues, folk, hillbilly, R and B, boogie-woogie and most other indigenous Deep South forms of popular song that you could strum three chords along to or howl down a cheap microphone. It was young people's music, made almost entirely by the first wave of teenagers, despised by adults in general and the country music establishment in particular. Its pioneer exponent, Elvis, eventually become respectable in the eyes of straight society but he was.

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