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Presley, Elvis (1935-1977) -- Musical Studies

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Elvis.


Six Superlative Sources

· Elvis Presley Lyrics.

· Roy, Samuel. The Essential Elvis: The Life and Legacy of the King as Revealed through Personal History and 112 of His Most Significant Songs. Rutledge Hill, 1998.

· Rubel, David. Elvis Presley: The Rise of Rock and Roll. Mill Brook, 1994.

· Szatmary, David P. Rockin' in Time: A Social History of Rock-and-Roll. Prentice, 1996.

· Walker, Robert Matthew. Elvis Presley: A Study in Music. Hippocrene, 1982.

· Whisler, John A. Elvis Presley, Reference Guide and Discography. Scarecrow, 1981.

Other Excellent Sources

· Banney, Howard F. Return to Sender: The First Complete Discography of Elvis Tribute and Novelty Records, 1956-1986. Pierian, 1987.

· Bego, Mark. The Rock and Roll Almanac. Macmillan, 1996.

· Brackett, David. Interpreting Popular Music. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

· Bradley, Dick. Understanding Rock 'n' Roll: Popular Music in Britain 1955-1964. Open University Press, 1992.

· Busnar, Gene. The Superstars of Rock: Their Lives and Their Music. Messner, 1980.

· The Concise Elvis Presley. Hal Leonard, 1998.

· Conte, Bob. Portrait of American Music: Great Twentieth-Century Musicians. J. Weston Walch, 1989. Under "Rock," includes essays on Elvis, on Stevie Wonder, and on Bruce Springsteen.

· Cotten, Lee, and Howard A. DeWitt. Jailhouse Rock: The Bootleg Records of Elvis Presley, 1970-1983. Pierian, 1983.

· Country Music Foundation. Country: The Music and the Musicians: from the Beginnings to the '90s. 2nd ed. Abbeville, 1994. Includes the essay "Get Rhythm: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and the Rockabillies" by Robert Palmer.

· Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. (Songwriters)

· Elvis' Lyrics.

· Elvis Presley Records Checklist, 1954-1977. Ladd, 1977.

· Elvis Presley Sings Leiber and Stoller. Hal Leonard, 1997.

· Elvis Presley: Songs from His Movies and More. Music Sales, 1996.

· The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley.

· Hamm, Charles. Putting Popular Music in Its Place. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

· Hawkins, Martin, and Colin Escott. Elvis Presley: The Illustrated Discography. Omnibus, 1981.

· Jahn, Mike. Rock: From Elvis Presley to the Rolling Stones. Quadrangle, 1973.

· Jorgensen, Ernst. Elvis Presley: A Life in Music. Griffin, 2000.

· Jorgensen, Ernst. Elvis Presley: A Life in Music: The Complete Recording Sessions. St. Martin's, 1998.

· Jorgensen, Ernst, Erik Rasmussen, and Johnny Mikkelsen. Elvis Recording Sessions: Reconsider Baby -- The Definitive Elvis Sessionography, 1954-1977. Pierian, 1986.

· Kramer, Lawrence. Classical Music and Postmodern Knowledge. University of California Press, 1995.

· Lewis, George H., ed. All That Glitters: Country Music in America. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1993.

· Logan, Horace. Louisiana Hayride Years: Making Musical History in Country's Golden Age. Griffin, 1999.

· Marcus, Greil. Ranters and Crowd Pleasers: Punk in Pop Music, 1977-92. Doubleday, 1993.

· Morrison, Craig. Go Cat Go! Rockabilly Music and Its Makers. University of Illinois Press, 1996.

· Osborne, Jerry. The Official Price Guide to Elvis Presley Records and Memorabilia. 2nd ed. House of Collectibles, 1998.

· Osborne, Jerry. Presleyana: Elvis Presley Record Price Guide. O'Sullivan Woodside, 1983.

· Presley, Elvis. Elvis: Paperback Songs: Melody Line, Chords and Lyrics for Keyboard, Guitar, Vocal. Paperback Songs Series, Hal Leonard, 1997.

· Tosches, Nick. Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll: The Birth of Rock in the Wild Years before Elvis. Harmony, 1991.

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