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The Phoenix Sound: A History of Twang and Rockabilly Music in Arizona - Jim West
The Phoenix Sound: A History of Twang and Rockabilly Music in Arizona
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In 1956, a fresh-faced Sanford Clark recorded "The Fool" with guitarist Al Casey at Floyd Ramsey's small Phoenix recording studio. Written by local deejay Lee Hazlewood, the song became a top-ten Billboard hit nationwide and launched a new trailblazing era of Arizona music. Their success paved... show more
In 1956, a fresh-faced Sanford Clark recorded "The Fool" with guitarist Al Casey at Floyd Ramsey's small Phoenix recording studio. Written by local deejay Lee Hazlewood, the song became a top-ten Billboard hit nationwide and launched a new trailblazing era of Arizona music. Their success paved the way for other Phoenix acts and producers to chart national hits. Grammy-winning audio engineer Jack Miller started out in Ramsey's studio, and Hazlewood produced rock hall of famer Duane Eddy's debut album, Have 'Twangy' Guitar, Will Travel. These early artists pioneered a sound that inspired Arizona's best musicians from Waylon Jennings and Buck Owens to Stevie Nicks and Linda Ronstadt. Join former radio and broadcast personality Jim West for the story and soundtrack to the early days of music in the Valley of the Sun.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781540203038 (1540203034)
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Pages no: 130
Edition language: English
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Non Fiction, History
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3.0 A Bad Day at Black Rock, chapter four: The Phoenix Sound by Jim West
Full disclosure: I do not know Jim West nor have I ever had any communication with him regarding this book, any of his other books, or any other subject. Mr. West was present at the Superstition Mountain Museum's 2020 Authors' Day on 29 February, an event I also attended as a local author. I am a...
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