542 pages/Seiten; 23.5/17.5 cm; Paperback: A comprehensive look at most of the singing groups either black or white you will recall. Includes biographies and discographies; many excellent black & white photographs. Eine ausführliche Zusammenstellung von Biographien und Discographien vieler schwarzer und weißer Vocal-Gruppen der 40er bis 90er Jahre mit zahlreichen Schwarzweißfotos. - last copies -
Taschenbuch - 792 Seiten - Omnibus Press - Englisch. HOW MUCH ARE YOUR RECORDS WORTH? Do you have an original copy of Jimi Hendrix´s ´´Cry of Love´´ red vinyl album sitting in your record collection (worth £400.00)? Have you looked out your old singles lately and priced them up? You could be spinning a small fortune every time you put them on the turntable! The second edition of the Music Master Price Guide values 41,980 collectable LPs, EPs, CDs, Singles (7´´ and 12´´) and Picture Discs. The Guide covers not only UK material but also major US and European recordings. Introduced and edited by Nick Hamlyn, all prices have been fully revised and up-dated to reflect the latest in collecting trends. The second edition also includes Nick´s fascinating notes on unusual or exceptional releases. Whether or not you are new to record collecting, the Price Guide will re-kindle your interest in your old records and become an essential reference book with all the latest prices and valuations. • includes a colour photo section of valuable records. • includes a special appendix of collectable French EPs from the 60s. Nick Hamlyn has been collecting records for over 30 years. He has contributed extensively to national magazines and is regarded as one of the country´s lead ing experts on valuable records. MUSIC MASTER is a division of Waterlow Information Services Limited. Neuware aus Lagerbestand mit Verblassungen und leichten Lagerspuren am Cover (akzeptabel)
Taschenbuch 461 pages Books Americana Inc.; 4th edition (Sep 1991) Englisch INTRODUCTION There is nothing ´´official´´ about this or any other price guide. It, like other books on collectibles reflects the opinions of the author, based upon lengthy experience buying selling and trading records, consulting countless auction lists, sales lists, record publications, discographies, record company promotional literature, and collectors´ want lists. Also important are the contributions of those who have supplied information, opinions on pricing, and photographs. Undoubtedly, many errors and omissions will be noted by knowledgeable collectors; it is hoped that these will be brought to my attention by writing to: L.R. DOCKS, P.O. Box 691035, San Antonio, Texas 78269. Here, in a single volume, are listed thousands of desirable records in the most widely collected categories: Jazz, Dance Bands, Celebrity, Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Country and Western, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, and Rock and Roll. Included are 78s, 45s, EPs, and LPs. Emphasis is given to categories heretofore neglected and/or inadequately treated, such as early jazz, blues and country 78s. As in previous editions, the majority of records listed are unfamiliar to non-collectors. Indeed, many are so obscure as to be unfamiliar even to sophisticated collectors. Quick now: Who were Dubin´s Dandies? Very few of the records listed are top-selling hits. This book is intended to be a guide to scarce, sought-after, and otherwise desirable discs that ought to be recognized as collectible. It is not meant to afford readers a ´´nostalgia trip,´´ by listing thousands of familiar old favorites, complete with titles. (Those seeking documentation and information about hit, or ´´charted´´ records should consult other references, such as those by Joel Whitburn, listed in the Bibliography.) Those treasured (when was the first time they were dug out of the cellar and played?) records by Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, Glenn Miller, et al., even if they are indeed ´´originals´´ are probably not discs that are saleable to a knowledgeable collector, and certainly not at more than a nominal sum. Common sense ought to suggest that records which sold in the largest quantities remain relatively common and inexpensive today. But common sense sometimes seems uncommon: ´´I have an original ´´White Christmas´´ by Bing Crosby; what will you give me for it?´´ Oh, well! I don´t really expect to get many calls offering me a store stock of 8000 series Okeh records. Readers of previous editions will note, however, the inclusion this time of many more relatively common and inexpensive records, i.e. records valued at two to five dollars, by the more familiar artists, and on commonly found labels such as red Columbia. They may well ask, ´´Has Docks sold out?´´ The answer is a resounding ´´no.´´
The Life and Music Of Willie Lewis by Sven Bergmann - German/English Hardback/Gebunden, 23.5x31.5 cm, 222 Seiten/pages, b&w photos Definitely the most completed book including the biographical part and the discography about Willie Lewis and his Rock-A-Billy Records label! Definitiv das kompletteste Werk aus biografischer und discografischer Sicht über Willie Lewis und sein Rock-A-Billy Label. Alles was ihr wissen wollt, findet ihr in diesem 1kg Wälzer. - wir haben die letzten Exemplare! -
(1993/Record Research) 530 pages/Seiten, 24x18cm; Hardcover/gebunden: Dieses Buch braucht jeder, der bestimmte Titel sucht, die nicht auf Single sondern nur auf LP erschienen sind. Alphabetisch geordnet stehen hinter jedem Titel die Künstler, die in aufgenommen haben mit Angabe des Jahres, aus dem diese Aufnahme stammt. INTRODUCTION After many years of additional research, I am pleased to wel-come music enthusiasts to enjoy my updated and revised pop album book. If patience is a virtue, then you readers certainly can claim this goodness of character, as a thirteen year wait is enough to test anyone´s patience. I do hope, however, that you´ll find the wait was worthwhile as I have added many new fea-tures, symbols and notes to make this the best book I have ever published. In setting out to prepare for this new edition, I had one primary goal in mind — to obtain an original copy of every charted album for my research library. It seemed to be the only logical way to make every detail in this book accurate and to be able to expound on notes about the artists and the albums themselves. After nearly five years of searching (and an invest-ment of a small fortune) I was able to obtain a copy of every album listed in this book. After gathering the albums into my newly built library, the research began. One by one, each and every album was care-fully scrutinized and listened to, enabling me to accurately list the artist (or artists), album title, label and number, and to add many interesting and trivial bits of information about both artist and album. The entire project took over three years to complete, but I´m sure you´ll agree it was well worth the effort. While the book gives us an insight into 30 years of American culture, it is also a definitive account of the entire so-called rock era, and of the dates and popularity of the 14,000 albums that made Billboard´s pop album charts during the past three decades. I hope you´ll receive endless enjoyment from this greatly expanded edition. Let me hear from you if you wish to contrib-ute any interesting facts about an artist or album. I can prom-ise you that future editions will be published on a more fre-quent basis and that each edition will contain even more data about the artists, albums and music that have meant so much to each of our lives. JOEL WHITBURN
(Bloomsbury Publishing) Gebunden, Englisch, 480 Seiten, B&W photos throughout and 8-page color insert, Gewicht: 785 g, Maße: 243 x 166 mm. The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a monument to racial harmony in blighted south Memphis during the civil rights movement. Their success soon pits the siblings against each other, and the brother abandons his sister for a visionary African-American partner. Under integrated leadership, Stax explodes as a national player until, Icarus-like, the heights they achieve result in their tragic demise. They fall, losing everything, and the sanctuary they created is torn to the ground. A generation later, Stax is rebuilt brick by brick and is once again transforming disenfranchised youth into stellar young musicians. Set in the world of 1960s and ´70s soul music, Respect Yourself is a character-driven story of racial integration, and then of black power and economic independence. It´s about music and musicians-Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, and Booker T. and the M. G.´s, Stax´s interracial house band. It´s about a small independent company´s struggle to survive in an increasingly conglomerate-oriented world. And always at the center of the story is Memphis, Tennessee, an explosive city struggling through volatile years. Told by one of our leading music chroniclers, Respect Yourself is the book to own about one of our most treasured cultural institutions and the city that created it.
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