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    Bob Leszczak(Author)

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The first in a series devoted to the story of great songs and their revivals, Who Did It First? is the perfect playlist builder. Whether quizzing friends at a party, answering a radio station contest, or simply satisfying an insatiable curiosity to know who really did do it first, this book is a must-have.Here readers will discover the little-known history behind legendary rhythm and blues numbers on their way to the majors. As Leszczak points out, the version you purchased, danced to, romanced to, and grew up with is often not the first version recorded. Like wine and cheese, some tunes just get better with age, and behind each there is a story. Who Did It First? contains interesting facts and amusing anecdotes, often gathered through Leszczak's vast archive of personal interviews with the singers, songwriters, record producers, and label owners who wrote, sang, recorded, and distributed either the original cut or one of its classic covers.

Ever wonder why a tune sounds familiar but you can't identify the earlier version? Well, Bob Leszczak might solve the riddle for you in Who Did It First? Great Rhythm and Blues Cover Songs and Their Original Artists. Tracing the origins of more than 400 songs, Leszczak provides, in half a page, the basic data of both recordings and a several-sentence career history of the original artist. . . .Who Did It First? is a solid reference tool as well as a strong candidate for Best Browsing Book of the Year, were there such a competition.--W. Royal Stokes "Jazzhouse Diaries "

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  • PDF | 320 pages
  • Bob Leszczak(Author)
  • Scarecrow Press (10 Oct. 2013)
  • English
  • 4
  • Music, Stage & Screen

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  • By RonW on 17 February 2015

    Great book for those that like to know where their favourite song may have originated from. This book has given me enough material and ideas for an originals show that a colleaugue and I are going to present on our local community radio. There are three volumes, all worth buying


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