Ghosts Behind The Sun

by Tav Falco

Ghosts Behind The Sun

  • ISBN-13: 9781840681819
  • Author(s): Tav Falco
  • Subject: Music
  • Publisher: Black Gas Publishing
  • Imprint: Creation
  • Publication Date: 05-01-2012
  • Format: p/b

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A sprawling study of Memphis beginning with a Civil War massacre, the Yellow Fever epidemic and the grisly murders of the Harp Brothers. Falco traces these legends to an equally brutal twentieth century underworld - Beale Street kingpin Jim Canaan, Edward Crump's political machine and the Dixie Mafia. Also included are revelatory dialogues concerning the city's many music legends, from rockabilly icons Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Charlie Feathers to more underground figures such as Jim Dickinson and country blues wailer Jessie Mae Hemphill.
About the book

A sprawling study of Memphis beginning with a Civil War massacre, the Yellow Fever epidemic and the grisly murders of the Harp Brothers. Falco traces these legends to an equally brutal twentieth century underworld - Beale Street kingpin Jim Canaan, Edward Crump's political machine and the Dixie Mafia. Also included are revelatory dialogues concerning the city's many music legends, from rockabilly icons Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Charlie Feathers to more underground figures such as Jim Dickinson and country blues wailer Jessie Mae Hemphill.

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