Tag Archives: Nick Tosches

Before Elvis there was Bill Haley

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.

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Big Joe Turner: one of rock and roll’s founding Fathers

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 … Continue reading

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Jerry Lee Lewis and the Holy Ghost

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 … Continue reading

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Good versus Evil

“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 … Continue reading

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