A CONVERSATION WITH PETER GURALNICK

Tom Prestogiacomo hosts this edition of A Conversation With Peter Guralnick. Prestogiacomo talks with, music critic, author and historian of US American popular music, Peter Guralnick who has been called “a national resource” by critic Nat Hentoff for work that has argued passionately and persuasively for the vitality of this country’s intertwined black and white musical traditions. Peter’s latest book is Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll. Peter discusses Record Producer, Sam Phillips and how this one man discovered musical talent like Howlin’ Wolf, Ike Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. And how Sam Phillips’ tiny record label called Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee revolutionized the world!

Guralnick’s books include the prize-winning two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love. an acclaimed trilogy on American roots music, Sweet Soul Music, Lost Highway, and Feel Like Going Home; the biographical inquiry Searching for Robert Johnson; and the novel, Nighthawk Blues. The book Guralnick pinned about music legend, Sam Cooke, Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke, has been hailed as “monumental, panoramic, an epic tale told against a backdrop of brilliant, shimmering music, intense personal melodrama, and vast social changes.”

 

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