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Hound dog : the Leiber and Stoller autobiography

Title
Hound dog : the Leiber and Stoller autobiography / Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller with David Ritz.
Author
Leiber, Jerry.
Publication
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
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  • Stoller, Mike.
  • Ritz, David.
Description
322 p. : ill.; 24 cm.
Summary
In 1950 a couple of rhythm and blues-loving teenagers named Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller met, discovered their mutual affection for R&B, and, as Jerry and Mike put it in this autobiography, it was the beginning of an argument that has been going on for more than fifty years with no resolution in sight. They had their first success with a song called "Hard Times" that became an R&B hit in 1952. They followed it another bluesy composition, "Hound Dog," for the inimitable Big Mama Thornton. A few years later "Hound Dog" would become a #1 hit for Elvis Presley, and Jerry and Mike became the King's favorite songwriters. They went on to write for the Coasters, the Drifters and many others. Along the way they mentored an ambitious young writer-producer named Phil Spector and influenced musician Burt Bacharach. Here they describe how two young guys created the soundtrack for a generation.--From publisher description.
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
East Coast roots -- West Coast convergence -- Makin' the scene -- Coastin' -- Absolute harmony -- Hound Dog -- Spark -- Hard times -- New Times -- Searchin' -- In the King's court -- Girdles -- What's my line? -- Driftin' in the City -- There goes my baby -- The Brill Building -- He wore his ambition like a topcoat -- Tigers and daisies -- Al and Dick's -- The bird flies -- The magnificent merger that never happened -- The bird dies -- Happenings -- A new era -- Take 36 -- Romance and finance -- Mirrors -- The last clean shirt -- Life and art -- Smokey Joe's.
Call Number
JNE 09-60
ISBN
  • 1416559388
  • 9781416559382
LCCN
2008047821
OCLC
268547535
Author
Leiber, Jerry.
Title
Hound dog : the Leiber and Stoller autobiography / Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller with David Ritz.
Imprint
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Edition
Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Stoller, Mike.
Ritz, David.
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JNE 09-60
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