REVIEW Ì Tell the Truth Until They Bleed Coming Clean in the Dirty World of Blues and Rock 'N Roll

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REVIEW Ì Tell the Truth Until They Bleed Coming Clean in the Dirty World of Blues and Rock 'N Roll ´ A wild insider's ride with one of music's most notorious journalists Here are 15 music profiles guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat Leiber Stoller the white fathers of RB Half of the hit songwriting team of Pomus Shuman during the Brill Building era Doc had the biggest heart in the music business A sad comic tragic romance with the Ronettes' Ronnie Spector dubbed an oldie once she left her tee. Some fantastic stuff in here and some sort of mundane stuff A collection of articles The introductory group of articles on the songwriting duo Leiber Stoller are some of the most interesting fun and really wild writing I've ever read about people in the music biz Those alone are worth the price of the book It's not exactly downhill from there but nothing else uite lives up to those

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A wild insider's ride with one of music's most notorious journalists Here are 15 music profiles guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat Leiber Stoller the white fathers of RB and rock and roll who possess what is perh. Tales of the Brill Building Era Jews Blacks Rock 'n' Roll I was liking it a bunch until the guy dissed Willie DeVille and I was like I'm sorry Willie DeVille had a decades long career successful in Europe than here perhaps made a dozen great great records collaborated with Doc Pomus wrote an Academy award nominated song which he performed at the awards ceremony and you're calling him a poseur Remind me again you're who

REVIEW Tell the Truth Until They Bleed Coming Clean in the Dirty World of Blues and Rock 'N Roll

Tell the Truth Until They Bleed Coming Clean in the Dirty World of Blues and Rock 'N RollAps the last great untold story of the music biz They created the American songbook of the '50s and '60s led by Elvis the Coasters and the Drifters Doc Pomus the only white blues singer in America making records in the 1940s. Essential for freaks for American music and mourners after the dirty world which as Friedman argues in most of these essays was in many ways preferable to the antiseptic one of today which is short on roll anyway Great profiles of the recently pass Jerry Leiber and many folks you've never read many profiles on if any like Mose Allison Dr John Sam Myers Chuck Rainey and Cornell Dupree