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Escott, Colin

Overview
Works: 173 works in 345 publications in 2 languages and 8,493 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Biographical films  Drama  Rock music  Songs  Portraits  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Producer, Author of screenplay, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Writer of accompanying material, Creator, Scenarist
Classifications: ML420.W55, 782.421642092
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Most widely held works about Colin Escott
 
Most widely held works by Colin Escott
Hank Williams : the biography by Colin Escott( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and accompanying photographs present a biography of Hank Williams. Even though his recording career lasted only six years and he died at 29, Williams created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music
Good rockin' tonight : Sun Records and the birth of rock 'n' roll by Colin Escott( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales and photos reveal the story of Sam Phillips' legendary record label, and the origin of rock and roll
The Grand ole opry : the making of an American icon by Colin Escott( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An official history of the monument to country music profiles the many country music icons--including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, and others--who have appeared on the stage
Hank Williams : snapshots from the lost highway by Colin Escott( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was twenty-nine years old and had recorded just eighty sessions when he died on New Year's Day 1953. Yet those songs -- "Hey Good Lookin'," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" -- made Hank Williams the most influential country musician ever. He is the essential pre-Elvis performer, molding American music into a new art form, and creating descendants that range from Garth Brooks to Beck. But for all that his music reveals, we know remarkably little of the man himself. His formal interviews barely filled a page, and even those who claimed him as a friend admit they barely knew him. Hank Williams fans, devoted and avid, have been cherishing the same few Hank pictures and reminiscences for decades. Now this book will reveal a previously unseen wealth of photographs, letters, interviews, and the handwritten lyrics to twenty-nine newly discovered songs in a beautifully designed tribute. Arranged chronologically and enhanced by testimonials from Hank's family, friends, and the musicians he inspired, Hank Williams is a revelation
The Witmark demos : 1962-1964 by Bob Dylan( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features 47 songs recorded by Bob Dylan, accompanied only by his acoustic guitar, harmonica, and occasionally piano, for his first music publisher, Leeds Music, in January 1962, and for his second publisher, M. Witmark & Sons, between 1962 and 1964
Lost highway : the true story of country music by Colin Escott( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammy award-winning author, Colin Escott, writes the first "real history of country." Music complemented by over one hundred rare or previously unseen photographs
Let freedom sing : how music inspired the civil rights movement( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most powerful movements in American history is told through the singers and songwriters who fought for change with their music. Highlights include the influence of WDIA radio in Memphis and the influence of Harry Belafonte, Phil Ochs and other performers
Hank Williams : honky tonk blues( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than fifty years after his death, Hank Williams ranks among the most powerfully iconic figures in American music. Iconic to the point that man and myth are inextricably entwined. He set the agenda for contemporary country songcraft and sang his songs with such believability that we feel privy to his world, despite the fact that he left no in-depth interviews and just a few letters. His brief life and tragic death have only compounded his appeal. By the time Hank Williams died, drunk, drugged, and alone in the back seat of his Cadillac on New Year's Eve 1952, he had redefined country music. He was 29 years old
Tattooed on their tongues : a journey through the backrooms of American music by Colin Escott( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tattooed on Their Tongues is Colin Escott's history of fifty years of significant change in country music through the lives, eyes, and careers of the independent record label owners, producers, stars, and sidemen who made this change possible. Escott draws on years of research, personal interviews, documents, and rare recordings to recover the stories of one-hit wonders, overnight successes, and riches-to-rags tragedies from half a century of country and early rock music. Escott also reveals the origins of four record labels - from the birth of Decca Records (later MCA) in 1934 New York to the start of Hi Records in Memphis, 1958 - that signed and produced a number of country and rockabilly artists. Modern country artists who have made a particular effort to recognize their musical ancestors in their work are also part of Escott's book, including Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart, and Delbert McClinton
All roots lead to rock : legends of early rock 'n' roll : a Bear Family reader by Colin Escott( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Similarly, some of today's most sexually explicit artists might find it interesting to know that, over four decades ago, there was a fantastically ribald blues singer out of Kansas City named Julia Lee who could cook with the best of them. All Roots Lead to Rock tells all of these stories - and more - in the vivid writings of many of today's greatest music historians and critics
Roadkill on the three-chord highway : art and trash in American popular music by Colin Escott( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the real stories, not the publicists' confections, that concern Colin Escott. We hear Perry Como's story in his own words: it wasn't all smooth. We learn about the astonishing twists and turns in Roy Orbison's life, and the stories behind the songs we know so well. And we go down with Vernon Oxford, the last great honky tonk singer, who came to Nashville just a little too late. These are stories for anyone who loves what Escott calls "little songs from great sorrows." They will fascinate even the most casual fan of popular music, and they're told here in sympathetic, engaging, and illumin
The garden spot programs, 1950 by Hank Williams( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescued from obscurity, these live recordings from Hank Williams have gone unheard for over six decades. From hits to standards to songs rarely performed, it is pure Hank Williams, including playful between-song banter
I saw the light : the story of Hank Williams by Colin Escott( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his brief life, Hank Williams created one of the defining bodies of American music. Songs such as 'Your cheatin' heart, ' 'Hey, good lookin', ' and 'Jambalaya' sold millions of records and became the model for virtually all the country music that followed. But by the time of his death at age twenty-nine, Williams had drunk and drugged and philandered his way through two messy marriages and out of his headline spot on the Grand Ole Opry. Even though he was country music's top seller, toward the end he was so famously unreliable that he was lucky to get a booking in a beer hall. Colin Escott's enthralling, definitive biography--now the basis of the major motion picture I Saw the Light--vividly details the singer's stunning rise and his spectacular decline, revealing much that was previously unknown or hidden about the life of this country music legend"--Page 4 of cover
Sun Records : the brief history of the legendary record label by Colin Escott( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Million Dollar Quartet : a new musical inspired by the actual event : original Broadway cast recording( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about the 1956 recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis
Baby it's you! : original cast recording( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I never sold my saddle by Ian Tyson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Million Dollar Quartet : the Broadway musical( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays a recording session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, inspired by an actual impromptu jam session that took place on Dec. 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studios, Memphis, TN
More a legend than a band( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somethin' else : the fine lookin' hits of Eddie Cochran by Eddie Cochran( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Good rockin' tonight : Sun Records and the birth of rock 'n' roll
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Good rockin' tonight : Sun Records and the birth of rock 'n' rollThe Grand ole opry : the making of an American iconHank Williams : snapshots from the lost highwayLost highway : the true story of country musicTattooed on their tongues : a journey through the backrooms of American musicAll roots lead to rock : legends of early rock 'n' roll : a Bear Family readerRoadkill on the three-chord highway : art and trash in American popular musicI never sold my saddleMillion Dollar Quartet : the Broadway musical
Alternative Names
Escott, Colin

Languages
English (116)

German (4)