LOOKING TO GET LOST?
Let This Book Be Your Guide suggests Norman Warwick
There is a new book, with a wonderful title from the bestselling author of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll and Last Train To Memphis: TheRise of Elvis Presley. This dazzling new book, Looking To Get Lost: Adventures In Music And Writing is a culmination of the remarkable work of Peter Guralnick (left) , which from the start has encompassed the full sweep of blues, gospel, country, and rock ‘n’ roll.
It covers old ground from new perspectives, offering deeply felt, masterful, and strikingly personal portraits of creative artists, both musicians and writers, at the height of their powers.
“You put the book down feeling that its sweep is vast, that you have read of giants who walked among us,” rock critic Lester Bangs wrote of Guralnick’s earlier work in words that could just as easily be applied to this new one. And yet, for all of the encomiums that Guralnick’s books have earned for their remarkable insights and depth of feeling, Looking to Get Lost is his most personal book yet. For readers who have grown up on Guralnick’s unique vision of the vast sweep of the American musical landscape, who have imbibed his loving and lively portraits and biographies of such titanic figures as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Sam Phillips, there are multiple surprises and delights here, carrying on and extending all the themes, fascinations, and passions of his groundbreaking earlier work.
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Title Looking To Get Lost
Author Peetr Guralnick
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publish Date November 09, 2021
Dimensions 5.9 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 1.32 pounds
Peter 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, Feel Like Going Home, Lost Highway, and Sweet Soul Music; the biographical inquiry Searching for Robert Johnson;and Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke.
Guralnick, who won a Grammy for his liner notes for Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, wrote and co-produced the documentary Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll. He also wrote the scripts for the Grammy-winning documentary Sam Cooke/Legend and Martin Scorsese’s blues documentary Feel Like Going Home. His 2015 bookSam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll was a finalist for the Plutarch Award for Best Biography of the Year, awarded by the Biographers International Organization. His most recent book is Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing.