Memphis Mayhem: A Story Of The Music That Shook Up The World

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ISBN: 9781770415089ISBN: 9781770415089Für den 06.10.2020 ist das von David A. Less geschriebene Buch "Memphis Mayhem: A Story Of The Music That Shook Up The World" angekündigt und wird mit folgenden Worten vom kanadischen "ECW Press" präsentiert:

"Memphis Mayhem weaves the tale of the racial collision that led to a cultural, sociological, and musical revolution. Beginning with the 1870s yellow fever epidemics that created racial imbalance as wealthy whites fled his hometown, David Less moves beyond W.C. Handy’s codification of the blues in 1909 to the mid-century advent of interracial music, the birth of punk, and finally to the growth of a music tourism industry.

The city’s musical ecosystem included studios, high school band instructors, clubs, record companies, family bands, pressing plants, and retail record outlets, and it produced a startling array of talent, including Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Al Green, Otis Redding, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carla Thomas, Booker Little, Alex Chilton, Ann Peebles, Jim Dickinson, Furry Lewis, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Justin Timberlake.

Lively and comprehensive, Memphis Mayhem is a provocative chronicle of finding common ground through music and creating a sound that would change the world."

Quelle: ECWPress.Com

Inventing Elvis: An American Icon in A Cold War World

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ISBN: 1350107662ISBN: 1350107662"Bloomsbury USA Academic" kündigt für den 24.12.2020 das 240 Seiten umfassende englischsprachige Buch "Inventing Elvis: An American Icon in A Cold War World" von  Mathias Häußler  an.

Ankündigung des Verlages:
"Elvis stands tall as perhaps the supreme icon of 20th-century US culture. Yet he was perceived to be deeply un-American in his early years as his controversial adaptation of rhythm and blues music, and gyrating on-stage performances, sent shockwaves through Eisenhower's conservative America.

This book explores Elvis' transformation from America's 'inner enemy' into one of its most potent Cold War weapons, demonstrating the power of popular culture in shaping perceptions of the United States at home and abroad. It reveals how this process was driven by non-state actors such as journalists and record companies, who worked tirelessly to 'sell Elvis' in a hostile political environment, and then later hijacked by US propagandists; culminating in Elvis's influence on the European Cold War frontline.

Häußler demonstrates how Elvis' synonymous identity with US culture proved to be a double-edged sword, as his celebrity seemed to vindicate long-held anti-American stereotypes in Europe and Soviet propaganda about the allegedly materialistic nature of American society. This became particularly stark during the 1970s when Elvis' personal decay seemed to mirror a post-Vietnam, post-Watergate America deeply uncertain of its role in the world.

Tracing Elvis's story from his unlikely rise in the 1950s right up to his tragic death in August 1977, this book uses new archival research to offer a riveting account of changing US identities during the Cold War, forcing us to reconsider the role of popular music and consumerism in the cultural struggle between East and West."

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Elvis & Heli

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ISBN: 9783981780932ISBN: 9783981780932Das 212 Seiten starke Buch "Elvis & Heli" erscheint beim "Booy Verlag" und wird mit folgenden Worten vom Verlag angekündigt:

" Heli von Westrem war mit Elvis Presley während seiner Dienstzeit als G.I. mehr als befreundet. Sie gibt uns Einblick in ihr damaliges Leben. Der teilweise haarsträubenden Legendenbildung möchte sie nicht mehr länger tatenlos zusehen. Heli nimmt uns unter anderem mit zu sich und Elvis in die Goethestraße 14, in die Friedberger Kaserne und nach Paris. Eine angebliche Entführung von Elvis auf den Johannisberg löste einen Zustrom von Fan-Briefen an sie aus.  Einige von ihnen sind im Buch enthalten. - Helis' Erinnerungen und die Briefe sind ein Spiegel der damaligen Zeit.

Elvis und Heli liebten sich Ende der 50er Jahre während seiner Militärzeit in Deutschland. Startum, Liebe, Rock 'n' Roll, Freiheitsdrang und Nachkriegszeit prägen Heli von Westrems Autobiografie.

Geboren wurde Autorin Heli von Westrem als Heli Priemel am 28.6.1943 in Potsdam-Babelsberg (Ufa-Stadt); 1945 erfolgte die Flucht nach Garmisch-Partenkirchen und dann weiter nach Frankfurt am Main. Heli von Westrem wirkte mit in vielen Filmen ihrer Eltern. 1957 war sie erstmals Mannequin einer Modenschau des Modehauses Pfüller. 1959 trat sie im 1. Deutschen Fernsehen als „Annabell“ in der Ratesendung von Hans Joachim Kulenkampff „Sieben auf einen Streich“ mit dem damaligen Schlagerstar Willy Hagara auf. Im Mai desselben Jahres begann ihre Beziehung mit Elvis Presley. Ab 1961 vervollkommnete sie mit Auslandsaufenthalten in England, Spanien und Frankreich ihre Sprachkenntnisse. Ihr Cambridge-Diplom erhielt sie in London. Beim Hessischen Rundfunk arbeitete Heli von Westrem als Regieassistentin. Ab 1964 war sie Stewardess bei der Air France. Ein Jahr nach Elvis‘ Hochzeit, 1968, heiratete sie Rolf Staguhn, einen hervorragenden Tennisspieler, dessen Spielqualität vergleichbar war mit der von Boris Becker. Beide haben am gleichen Tag Geburtstag. In den 70er Jahren eröffnete Heli von Westrem gemeinsam mit ihrer Schwester eine Boutique. Es folgten Auftritte als Mannequin und als Moderatorin bei Modenschauen. 1978 begegnete ihr Rudolf Constantin, ein begnadeter Opernsänger, der Elvis ähnlich sah und der in seinem Genre, der Oper, wie Elvis, die Frauen bezauberte. 1982 heirateten Heli und Rudolf Constantin. "

Quelle: Booy-Verlag.De

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A Little Book Of: Elvis - In The Movies

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ISBN: 9781909217942ISBN: 9781909217942Timothy Knight - Autor von "Audrey Hepburn - In The Movies" veröffentlicht in der "A Little Book Of"-Serie sein 176 Seiten starkes Buch "Elvis - In The Movies" und dieses wird wie folgt von "G2 Entertainment" angekündigt:

"Although he starred in 31 films and was ranked a top-10 box office draw for six consecutive years, Elvis Presley has never gotten his full due from film critics and historians, who often dismiss him as a singer, moonlighting on the silver screen, rather than a bona fide movie star."

Quelle: G2Right.Co.Uk

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Elvis: Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon

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ISBN: 9781845538309ISBN: 9781845538309Am 31.03.2020 erscheint bei "Equinoy Publishing" das 280 Seiten starke Buch "Elvis: Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon" von Mark Duffett (Lektor für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften an der Universität von Chester).

Ankündigung des Verlages:
"Elvis Presley remains the single most important figure in twentieth century popular music. To many commentators, however, he has simply embodied the benefits and problems of uncritically embracing capitalism.

By 2005 the 'Memphis Flash' sold over a billion records worldwide, yet his cultural significance cannot be measured by these extraordinary sales figures alone. He cannot quite be reduced to a placeholder for the contradictions of commerce. As the most prominent performer of the Rock ’N' Roll era, then as a charismatic global superstar, Elvis fundamentally challenged the established relationship between White and Black culture, drew attention to the social needs of women and young people, and promoted the value of Southern creativity. He functioned as a bridge figure between folk roots and high modernity, and in the process became a controversial symbol of American unity.

Elvis interprets the image and music of Elvis Presley to reveal how they have evolved to construct a particularly appealing and powerful myth. Following broad contours of Presley's rollercoaster career, the book uses a range of analytical frames to challenge established perspectives on an icon. Its shows that the controversy around Elvis has effectively tested how far a concern for social equality could be articulated through the marketplace, and ultimately challenged how popular music itself should be assessed."

Quelle: EquinoxPub.Com

Elvis Presley - Stories Behind The Songs: Volume 2

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ISBN: 9781912969111ISBN: 9781912969111Matt Shepherd veröffentlicht zum 31.03.2020 die Fortsetzung zu seinem 2018 erschienenem Buch "Elvis Presley - Stories Behind The Songs: Volume 1".

Das bei "Redshank Books" verlegte und 240 Seiten starke Buch wird mit folgenden Worten ankgekündigt:
"This second volume begins 60 years ago when Elvis Presley returns from the army, wondering if he still has a career and massive fan base after being away for two years. He needn't have worried himself, the fans lapped up his new and more ambitious recordings. Songs like It's Now or Never, Return to Sender and many more sold in their millions proving the King was back!

Although many of Elvis' countless solid gold hits feature in the book, the author is also keen to explore the lesser-known album tracks including the hugely underrated album Elvis is Back which came out 60 years ago this year (2020).

I hope the reader will look at each song in a different light maybe they will go and play the lesser heard songs and appreciate them in a whole different way after reading the story behind that particular track. If it further builds on the fans' knowledge about Elvis and brings around a bigger appreciation of Presley's music then the book will have achieved its purpose.

Matt Shepherd has presented several shows over the years for BBC Local Radio on Elvis Presley, including more than 50 with his good friend Freddy Zapp on BBC Radio Cornwall. Matt has been an Elvis fan for more than 30 years and has amassed a huge collection of hundreds of records and Elvis information over the years. He has written Elvis related articles for the BBC News website and Elvis publications. His has also interviewed many of Elvis' friends over the last few decades including Jerry Schilling, George Klein, Larry Gellar and the late Joe Esposito"

Quelle: LibriPublishing.Co.Uk

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