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The Resource Me, the mob, and the music : one helluva ride with Tommy James and the Shondells, Tommy James ; with Martin Fitzpatrick

Me, the mob, and the music : one helluva ride with Tommy James and the Shondells, Tommy James ; with Martin Fitzpatrick

Label
Me, the mob, and the music : one helluva ride with Tommy James and the Shondells
Title
Me, the mob, and the music
Title remainder
one helluva ride with Tommy James and the Shondells
Statement of responsibility
Tommy James ; with Martin Fitzpatrick
Title variation
  • One helluva ride with Tommy James & the Shondells
  • 1 helluva ride with Tommy James & the Shondells
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tommy James had been performing locally in Michigan rock bands since the age of 12. His cover of "Hanky Panky" became a minor local hit. Then, in 1966, the record was re-discovered by a Pittsburgh DJ who started playing it on heavy rotation. Soon, every record mogul in New York was pursuing Tommy and the band. And then an odd thing happened: every offer but one disappeared, and James found himself in the office of Roulette Records, where he was handed a pen and ominously promised "one helluva ride." Morris Levy, the legendary "godfather" of the music business, needed a hit and "Hanky Panky" would be his. This book tells the intimate story of the complex and sometimes terrifying relationship between the bright-eyed, sweet-faced blonde musician from the heartland and the big, bombastic, brutal bully from the Bronx, who hustled, cheated, and swindled his way to the top of the music industry.--From publisher description
Summary
"Part rock 'n' roll fairytale, part valentine to a bygone era, and part mob epic, Me, the Mob, and the Music is Tommy James's wild and entertaining true story of his career and his complex relationship with Morris Levy, the legendary "godfather" of the music business"--Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
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336513
Cataloging source
DLC
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James, Tommy
Dewey number
338
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1952-
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Fitzpatrick, Martin
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True
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  • James, Tommy
  • Rock musicians
  • Shondells (Musical group)
Target audience
adult
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one helluva ride with Tommy James and the Shondells
Label
Me, the mob, and the music : one helluva ride with Tommy James and the Shondells, Tommy James ; with Martin Fitzpatrick
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 227 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781439128657
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009050162
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)419815425
Label
Me, the mob, and the music : one helluva ride with Tommy James and the Shondells, Tommy James ; with Martin Fitzpatrick
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 227 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781439128657
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009050162
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)419815425

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