My latest iTunes podcast. Elvis Presley popularized the mix of country and R&B but Bill Haley was there first. Source material: Unsung Heroes of Rock and Roll, by Nick Tosches. Below, Elvis visits with Haley during Bill’s European tour.
My new podcast: Big Joe said he just sang the blues for years and eventually they called it rock and roll. Research material: The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n Roll, by Preston Lauterbach (and a nod to the great Nick Tosches)
My new podcast…Jerry Lee Lewis recording Great Balls of Fire and getting into a heated, alcohol-fueled debate over the religious implications of the song. Singing it would be a sin, says The Killer! Research material includes the prose of the great musical journalist, Nick Tosches. https://www.amazon.ca/Hellfire-Jerry-Lee-Lewis-Story/dp/0802135668/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519408839&sr=1-8&keywords=nick+tosches
“There is laid in the very nature of carnal men, a foundation for the torments of hell. There are those corrupt principles, in reigning power in them, and in full possession of them, that are seeds of hell fire.” While that probably could have been written about Donald J. Trump, it’s from a 1741 sermon by British Colonial theologian Jonathan