Walking Among Giants: From Elvis to Garth: The Bobby Wood Story

Walking Among Giants: From Elvis to Garth: The Bobby Wood Story

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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 in the world of music and the story of a man of unbending faith. Bobby Wood is also one of the most talented songwriters and producers in the industry, and, according to music legend Garth Brooks, he may very well be the most successful musician to grace the music business for the last five decades. But Bobby himself will tell you he did not do it alone. First, and foremost, he is a man of great character and faith. It is his faith in God that has underpinned his life and work, and continues to do so.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939447081
Publisher: Dunham Books
Publication date: 01/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Bobby Wood is a session musician and songwriter most famous for his work as the Memphis Boys keyboardist. After studying classical music, Bobby decided that genre wasn't for him. He joined The Memphis Boys in the mid-60s and over 5 decades has played with the best of the best in music, from Elvis to Garth, Dionne Warwick, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and hundreds of others. Bobby was inducted into The Musicians Hall of Fame in 2007 as a member of The Memphis Boys.
Barbara is Bobby's cousin and co-author of The Bobby Wood Story. She has lived in Memphis throughout most of her life.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Tributes 11

Prologue 21

Chapter 1 The Early Years 23

Chapter 2 From Gospel to Rock and Roll 38

Chapter 3 Memphis-A New Beginning 48

Chapter 4 Gallipolis, Ohio-New Relationships 56

Chapter 5 A New Song 59

Chapter 6 A Life-Changing Moment 63

Chapter 7 A Trip Back Home 70

Chapter 8 Studio Time in Memphis 73

Chapter 9 The Hit Factory 80

Chapter 10 Memories from the Sound Room 84

Chapter 11 Learning the Ropes 88

Chapter 12 The Comeback of Elvis Presley 91

Chapter 13 A Reflection on Family 101

Chapter 14 A Business Like No Other 106

Chapter 15 It's Time to Move 101

Chapter 16 A Band Connection 114

Chapter 17 Days with Garth Brooks 118

Chapter 18 Getting the Right Sound 134

Chapter 19 Recognizing a Hit Song 137

Chapter 20 A Friend for Life 142

Chapter 21 The Lord Must Be First 145

Chapter 22 What Newcomers Need to Know 148

Chapter 23 Darker Days-Lonely Days-Wrong Choices 151

Chapter 24 Nashville Sound-Memphis Soul 155

Chapter 25 Memphis Boys-Worldwide Fame 157

Chapter 26 Talking About the Hits 161

Chapter 27 Stars Past and Present 164

Chapter 28 A Conversation with Bobby and T.G. Sheppard 168

Chapter 29 The Highwaymen 172

Chapter 30 True Legends 175

Chapter 31 The Desire to Write 178

Chapter 32 On the Road-In the Studio 181

Chapter 33 The Memphis Boys Today 185

Chapter 34 187

Epilogue: Another stage. Another show 190

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From the Publisher

Bobby Wood may very well be the most successful musician to grace the music business for the last five decades!" —Garth Brooks

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