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6 essential books for record collectors
Posted by All Good Clean Records 26.12.2013
Last Shop Standing: Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
This book is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the sad decline of the local record store, and the cataclysmic changes to the record industry as a whole, over the past few decades.
Vinyl Junkies: Adventures in Record Collecting
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 find their holy grail.
101 Essential Rock'n' Roll Albums
If you started listening to rock music mid-sixties.....you should love this. Each album a memory and time-stamp of growing up when rock music started to take off. Excellent accompanying text giving great insight into each album and it's place in rock's development.
The Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting
From tips for evaluating recordings, to lively discussions of bootlegging, the history of recording formats, "most collected artists" and more, this informative and fun guide covers all the tracks. Garage sale hunters and web surfers alike will find over 20 categories with proven collector appeal - from vintage rock to Christmas music, soundtracks, and much more. Engaging essays and entries explore every medium ever used to transcribe music: the first vinyl 78s, 45s, 8-track cartridges, cassette tapes, LPs, CDs, MP3 and more, plus specialty items like colored vinyl.