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100 1  Leszczak, Bob,|d1959- 
245 10 Who did it first? :|bgreat rhythm and blues cover songs 
       and their original artists /|cBob Leszczak. 
264  1 Lanham, Md. :|bScarecrow Press,|c2013. 
300    xxvi, 293 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Who did it first? 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  List of songs -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Songs 
       -- Appendix: R & B songs covered. 
520    Everybody has to start somewhere. Businessmen start on the
       ground floor and try to work their way up the corporate 
       ladder. Baseball players bide their time in the minor 
       leagues wishing for an opportunity to move up and play in 
       the majors. Musical compositions aren't very different-- 
       some songs just don't climb the charts the first time 
       they're recorded. However, with perseverance, the ideal 
       singer, the right chemistry, impeccable timing, vigorous 
       promotion, and a little luck, these songs can become very 
       famous. So writes Bob Leszczak in the opening pages of Who
       Did It First? Great Rhythm and Blues Cover Songs and Their
       Original Artists. 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. 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. 
650  0 Rhythm and blues music|xHistory and criticism. 
650  0 Rhythm and blues music|vDiscography. 
650  0 Cover versions|vDiscography. 
650  7 Cover versions.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00881949 
650  7 Rhythm and blues music.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01097281 
650 07 Autorschaft.|0(DE-588)4130545-0|2gnd 
650 07 Cover version.|0(DE-588)4598658-7|2gnd 
650 07 Rhythm and Blues.|0(DE-588)4178058-9|2gnd 
650 07 Song.|0(DE-588)4138544-5|2gnd 
650 07 Tonträger.|0(DE-588)4134364-5|2gnd 
655  7 Criticism, interpretation, etc.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411635 
655  7 Discographies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423883 
830  0 Who did it first? 
856 41 |3Table of contents|u
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