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Rythm Oil by Stanley Booth

Rythm Oil (edition 1994)

by Stanley Booth

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Title:Rythm Oil
Authors:Stanley Booth
Info:Random House Value Publishing (1994), Hardcover
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Rythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South by Stanley Booth



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If you read nothing in this book besides the essays about Mississippi John Hurt's funeral, the Bar-Kays' funeral, and about Stax (including Otis writing "DOck of the Bay"), it will be worth more than what you paid for it. ( )
  Caryn.Rose | Mar 18, 2015 |
Good book on early Memphis the the music of early Memphis. ( )
  jmatson | Aug 20, 2007 |
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Here are Stanley Booth's acclaimed writings about the South and the music that emanates from it. Rythm Oil—you don't have to know how to spell "rhythm" to have it in your body and soul—is a potion sold on Beale Street in Memphis. The home of Sun Records, B. B. King, Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, and Jerry Lee Lewis, Memphis is also the home of fantastic stories and broke-down dreams. As Booth makes his way from Memphis to the Mississippi Delta to the depths of the Georgia woods exploring the sounds, the music, and the culture of the American South, "he has produced some of the most gracefully written, thoughtful, and thought-stirring musings on the characters—the famous and the forgotten, the infamous and the unknown—who command the kingdom or drift through the shadowland of the South's rich-chorded patrimony" (Nick Tosches, Los Angeles Times).

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