Since its first edition in 1964, Dixon and Godrich's Blues and Gospel Records has been dubbed "the bible" for collectors of pre-war African American music. It provides an exhaustive listing of all recordings made up to the end of 1943 in a distinctively African American style, excluding those customarily classed as jazz (which are the subject of separate discographies).
The book covers recordings made for the commercial market (whether issued at the time or not) and also recordings made for the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song and similar bodies--about 20,000 titles in all, by more than 3,000 artists.
For each recording session, full details are given of:
· artist credit
· place and date of recording
· issuing company and catalogue numbers
· matrix numbers
· alternative takes
There are also short accounts of the major "race labels" that recorded blues and gospel material, and a complete list of field trips to the south by travelling recording units.
Howard Rye has joined the original compilers for this thoroughly revised, enlarged, and reset fourth edition. The scope has been widened by the addition of about 150 new artists in addition to newly discovered recordings by other artists. The compilation now includes recordings by groups such as the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Pace Jubilee Singers, and the Tuskegee Institute Singers, who, although they employed African American materials and musical devices, were designed to appeal to a predominantly white audience. Early cylinder recordings of gospel music from the 1890s are included for the first time.
Previous editions of this work are applauded for their completeness, accuracy, and reliability. This has now been enhanced by the addition of new information from record labels and from record company files, and by listening to a wide selection of titles, and detailed cross checking.
An incredibly cool glimpse into the vinyl collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts, with compelling photographic essays paired with in-depth interviews that delve into collectors' personal histories and vinyl troves.
This sumptuous coffee table book is the culmination of photographer Eilon Paz's six-year journey around the globe to unearth the very soul of the vinyl community. A peek into the worlds of more than 130 vinyl record collectors in their most intimate of environments--their record rooms--it combines compelling photographic essays, anecdotes, and quotes with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up-close-and-personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions--including Questlove, Gilles Peterson, and King Britt--as well as a glimpse into fascinating collections of hobbyists and a foreword by The RZA (chief producer of the Wu-Tang Clan). Mesmerizing and moving, Dust & Grooves is a celebration of passion and discovery and a tribute to the spirit of a thriving movement.
In the 1980s, music defined the moment: "Video Killed the Radio Star" ushered in MTV, "Don't You (Forget about Me)" ruled The Breakfast Club, and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" became the anthem of a generation. The 1980s were also the most visually provocative era of the last millennium. Every new vinyl single hit the stands wrapped in eye-catching sleeves that reflected the latest trends.
Put the Needle on the Record is pop culture historian Matthew Chojnacki's definitive guide to 7- and 12-inch vinyl single artwork from the '80s. He presents and compares more than 250 vinyl single covers, representing nearly every prominent musician of the decade. Read the previously untold stories behind the 1980s' most iconic images from the designers and visual talent behind Madonna, Prince, Adam Ant, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Clash, Pet Shop Boys, Kate Bush, and more.
Coupled with exclusive commentary from more than 100 of the '80s biggest musicians, including Annie Lennox, Duran Duran, Run-DMC, Gary Numan, The B-52's, Erasure, OMD, Scorpions, The Knack, and Yoko Ono, this is an authoritative journey back to the songs and images that continue to influence our culture.
Contains a foreword by Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and an afterword by Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran.
A sound ally for vinyl collectors What makes Goldmine Record Album Price Guide one of the best companions a collector can have is the depth of details and breadth of reliable information contained in this 650+ page tome. At its core, this book is the most extensive single source of pricing and identification information for American rock, pop, alternative, jazz and country albums. Key features of this 8th edition include: Updated pricing for more than 100,000 American vinyl LPs released since 1948 Detailed explanation of the Goldmine Grading Guide, the standard in the record collecting industry Tips to accurately grade and value records, including promo pressings More than 400 photos of album covers Whether you're new to the record collecting scene, a seasoned and savvy collector, or simply wonder if you have any vinyl gems in your family's collection of albums, this book is a trustworthy resource you can turn to. About the author: Dave Thompson is an authority on all things music. He has written more than 100 books including the essential Standard Catalog of American Records and the entertaining 1000 Songs That Rock Your World and is a regular contributor to Goldmine magazine. A prodigious writer, Thompson was ranked by Mojo magazine among the Top 5 music biographers for his works on artists ranging from U2, David Bowie and Deep Purple to KISS, The Cure and Cream. An avid record collector, Thompson is particularly fond of '70s glam, British prog and Cliff Richard.
What's It Worth? Find values for the records you already own--and discover ones you really SHOULD be collecting--in the most comprehensive guide to vinyl records anywhere. Organized by artist, every listing details the labels, formats, titles, release dates, variations, errors, fakes and current prices for Near Mint-condition records valued at $5 or more. The Standard Catalog of American Records 8th edition includes: * More than 150,000 listings for 45 RPM singles, picture sleeves and EPs, 12-inch singles, albums and selected 78 RPM records by rock, pop, country, soul, R&B and jazz artists * The Goldmine grading guide * A value-to-grade conversion chart * Market Watch trends * Advice on buying, selling and collecting records * An overview of recording history * In-depth articles about collecting picture sleeves and quadraphonic records
Not too far away from the flea markets, dusty attics, cluttered used record stores and Ebay is the world of the vinyl junkies. Brett Milano dives deep into the piles of old vinyl to uncover the subculture of record collecting. A vinyl junkie is not the person who has a few old 45s shoved in the cuboard from their days in high school. Vinyl Junkies are the people who will travel over 3,000 miles to hear a rare b-side by a German band that has only recorded two songs since 1962, vinyl junkies are the people who own every copy of every record produced by the favorite artist from every pressing and printing in existance, vinyl junkies are the people who may just love that black plastic more than anything else in their lives. Brett Milano traveled the U.S. seeking out the most die-hard and fanatical collectors to capture all that it means to be a vinyl junkie. Includes interviews with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Peter Buck from R.E.M and Robert Crumb, creator of Fritz the cat and many more underground comics.
(Book). Are you thinking of getting started in home recording? Do you want to know the latest home recording technologies? This book will get you recording music at home in no time! It shows you how to set up a home studio, record and edit your music, master it, and even distribute your songs. With this user-friendly guide, you'll learn how to compare studio-in-a-box, computer-based, and stand-alone recording systems and choose what you need. You'll gain the skills to manage your sound, take full advantage of MIDI, mike common instruments, do overdubs and replace missed notes, understand the mastering process, and prepare your music for duplication. A must for today's musicians!
A handy and very detailed Personal Firearms Record book. Use this to document your collection. In the event of theft or fire you will have all the information needed for insurance or police. Unlike other record books, this one gives more than enough space for all important information as well as room for full sized photos to be added. Anyone who owns firearms should have this book.
“A thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records” (Los Angeles Times), Do Not Sell at Any Price is a fascinating, complex story of preservation, loss, obsession, and art.
Before MP3s, CDs, and cassette tapes, even before LPs or 45s, the world listened to music on fragile, 10-inch shellac discs that spun at 78 revolutions per minute. While vinyl has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, rare and noteworthy 78rpm records are exponentially harder to come by. The most sought-after sides now command tens of thousands of dollars, when they’re found at all.
Do Not Sell at Any Price is the untold story of a fixated coterie of record collectors working to ensure those songs aren’t lost forever. Music critic and author Amanda Petrusich considers the particular world of the 78—from its heyday to its near extinction—and examines how a cabal of competitive, quirky individuals have been frantically lining their shelves with some of the rarest records in the world. Besides the mania of collecting, Petrusich also explores the history of the lost backwoods blues artists from the 1920s and 30s whose work has barely survived and introduces the oddball fraternity of men—including Joe Bussard, Chris King, John Tefteller, and others—who are helping to save and digitize the blues, country, jazz, and gospel records that ultimately gave seed to the rock, pop, and hip-hop we hear today.
From Thomas Edison to Jack White, Do Not Sell at Any Price is an untold, intriguing story of the evolution of the recording formats that have changed the ways we listen to (and create) music. “Whether you’re already a 78 aficionado, a casual record collector, a crate-digger, or just someone…who enjoys listening to music, you’re going to love this book” (Slate).
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