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Walking among Giants From Elvis to Garth - The Bobby Wood Story

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ISBN-10: 1939447070

ISBN-13: 9781939447074

Edition: 2012

Authors: Bobby Wood, Barbara Wood Lowry

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If you browse through the greatest recordings in history, you will find one name appearing again and again--Bobby Wood. Bobby has left his mark on this world one lick at a time. His ability to create memorable hooks of soul and simplicity explains his success in all music genres. Every artist loves Bobby for his diversity, not only for his style, but also for his diversity in instruments. Walking Among Giants is the story of a man who never gave up in spite of discouragement and tragedy. It is the true story of a man who not only believes in miracles, but who has lived them. It is moving, often heart wrenching, but always inspiring. It is the story of a man who is living the American dream…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Dunham Books
Publication date: 1/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Bobby Wood is a session musician and songwriter most famous for his work as the Memphis Boys keyboardist. Born in a community just south of New Albany, Mississippi, Wood was one of six children in a musical family that delighted crowds as the Wood Family Gospel Group. After studying classical music through mail-order lessons, Bobby decided that genre wasn’t for him. He then mastered and went on to train others in the American folk music tradition of shape notes. In 1964, Bobby released a song on Joy Records “If I’m a Fool (For Loving You)” and shortly after Wood joined Reggie Young, Bobby Emmons, Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech and Gene Chrisman to create a famous group of…    

Barbara is Bobby's cousin and co-author of The Bobby Wood Story. She has lived in Memphis throughout most of her life.

The Early Years
From Gospel to Rock and Roll
Memphis-A New Beginning
Gaixipolis, Ohio-New Relationships
A New Song
A Life-Changing Moment
A Trip Back Home
Studio Time in Memphis
The Hit Factory
Memories from the Sound Room
Learning the Ropes
The Comeback of Elvis Presley
A Reflection on Family
Photo Gallery
A Business Like No Other
It's Time to Move
A Band Connection
Days with Garth Brooks
Getting the Right Sound
Recognizing a Hit Song
A Friend for Life
The Lord Must Be First
What Newcomers Need to Know
Darker Days-Lonely Days-Wrong Choices
Nashville Sound-Memphis Soul
Memphis Boys-Worldwide Fame
Talking About the Hits
Stars Past and Present
A Conversation With Bobby and T.G. Sheppard
The Highwaymen
True Legends
The Desire to Write
On the Road-In the Studio
The Memphis Boys Today
Epilogue: Another Stage. Another Show
About the Authors