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New PDF release: Against All Odds: The Remarkable Life Story of Eddie Ray

By Eddie Ray,Barbara Hall

ISBN-10: 1478213477

ISBN-13: 9781478213475

He was once now not a musician, but spent a few 60 years within the advertisement song enterprise starting as a inventory boy and emerging to develop into the nation’s first African-American government of an important list corporation. The grandson of a former slave, Eddie Ray takes you from the agricultural foothills of the nice Smoky Mountains to the head govt suites of the burgeoning track of the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. You’ll get a desirable behind-the-scenes examine the song enterprise and the way Ray grew to become a powerful strength in aiding form that dynamic undefined. beginning as a inventory boy for Decca documents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin whilst he used to be 18 years outdated, Ray ultimately rose to turn into vice chairman of Capitol-Tower documents in Hollywood, California, on the time one of many most sensible significant list businesses within the united states, the 1st African-American in any such decision-making position. yet ahead of this best put up, Ray was once first a unprecedented checklist revenues and promotions guy whom buddies nonetheless describe this day as having “an ear for what may sell.” examine the impression he had at the careers of stars resembling Ricky Nelson, fat Domino, Allen Toussaint, Ernie Freeman, Mike lessen, Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, Sandy Nelson, or even crimson Floyd. Ray went directly to came across one of many first advertisement song faculties within the nation and as a consequence used to be appointed through President Ronald Reagan to function a Commissioner of the U.S. Copyright Royalty Tribunal in Washington, DC. choked with own encounters with amazing names, tune movers and shakers, and a few notorious personalities, this ebook will make you chuckle, shake your head in disbelief, and extra importantly study what it took to put the basis for renowned tune. child Boomers specially will get pleasure from this publication that may evoke emotions of nostalgia as they believe again to the place they have been whilst definite songs of the early Rock and Roll period grew to become hits. they are going to be occupied with Eddie Ray’s reference to the good fortune of not just mega-stars yet names they might not instantly realize, yet whose works they definitely will. tune historians will take pleasure in studying approximately Ray, one other “national treasure” who could be further to the “untold tales” of influential African americans. African americans should be encouraged through Ray’s quest to open doorways, braveness to wreck racial limitations, and audacity to disregard the established order. Even song scholars will locate this e-book relaxing as they examine the folks who laid the root for the tune enterprise today.

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