Tommy James,Martin Fitzpatrick's Me, the Mob, and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy PDF

By Tommy James,Martin Fitzpatrick

ISBN-10: 1400166322

ISBN-13: 9781400166329

ISBN-10: 1439172889

ISBN-13: 9781439172889

Now in paperback, after 5 hardcover printings, Tommy James’s wild and exciting actual tale of his career—part rock & roll fairytale, half valentine to a bygone period, and half mob epic—that “reads like a music-industry model of Goodfellas” (The Denver Post).

Everyone is aware the hits: “Hanky Panky,” “Mony Mony,” “I imagine We’re on my own Now,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion.” All of those songs, which epitomize nice pop song of the past due Sixties, are actually conventional in tv and picture and feature been coated by means of a various workforce of artists from Billy Idol to Tiffany to R.E.M. simply as compelling because the tune itself is the lifestyles Tommy James lived whereas making it.

James tells the amazing tale, revealing his complicated and infrequently terrifying courting with Roulette documents and Morris Levy, the mythical Godfather of the song company. Me, the Mob, and the song is a desirable portrait of this swaggering, wildly inventive period of rock ’n’ roll, whilst the hits stored coming and payola and the strong-arm strategies of the Mob have been the norm, and what it used to be like, for greater or worse, to be in the course of it.

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