(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.
Gebundene Ausgabe - 1060 Seiten- Record Research Inc. - 1996 - Englisch AUTHOR´S NOTE How do you condense several tons of record albums and CDs, plus 41 years of weekly Billboard charts and an extensive artist biography file into something that weighs less than five pounds? With 100,000 man hours and fine print! All of the separate elements of this book not only take up a tremendous amount of computer space, but also a good chunk of our record vault and offices. At the onset, the task of converting it into a single tome appeared daunting. But it´s well worth the effort once you hold the finished product in your hands. With an unknown amount of words and numbers, this fourth edition of our Top Pop Albums book chronicles every one of the 18,594 albums and 4,484 artists that have appeared on Billboard´s Pop albums charts since 1955. Without any essays or analyses, the Billboard chart data tells the story of 41 years of the album in America. The Billboard Pop albums chart is a direct tally of the public´s favorite albums week to week. It is based entirely on sales figures. Anything can make the chart, from death metal to Contemporary Christian. Radio airplay can be inconsequential to an album´s placement on the chart as long as enough fans buy it. This is precisely what makes Billboard´s Pop albums chart so fascinating. It hosts artists from every musical genre, from Beverly Sills to Black Uhuru. Study Billboard´s Pop albums charts and you´ll observe significant pop culture truisms not easily evident on the singles charts. Note the development of stereo with the early ´60s proliferation of percussive albums. Witness the fruitful output of artists like Joni Mitchell, Grateful Dead, Joan Armatrading, Led Zeppelin, John Prine and Roy Ayers whose longtime successes on the albums chart far eclipses their singles chartings. Find out each era´s popular comedians from Shelley Berman to Jeff Foxworthy. Mark the long history of jazz artists like Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis or Weather Report. Contrast the abundant annual turnout of albums by ´60s artists with many of today´s artists´ three-year spans between albums. Just as an artist endeavors to make an album a complete work, we strive to take each new edition of our Top Pop Albums book forward in its content and presentation. Our primary aim of accuracy requires endless fact checking. With our complete album collection as the backbone of our research, we again proofed each chart entry against the actual album. We mined our record vault for more interesting title notes and supplemented band bios with the names and instruments of each member, if known. We brought all of the album prices up to date; you will notice some drastic price increases since our last edition. Of the several new features, one of the most enlightening is the bolding of album artists in bios and title notes which serves as an immediate cross reference and is especially helpful when looking at British bands like Black Sabbath. So, whether you choose to scrutinize certain artists or scan the big picture, the information on the next 1,000+ pages yields countless insights into America´s taste in music over the years. Best of all, you don´t need 1,500 square feet to house this information. It fits on your coffee table. JOEL WHITBURN
Gebundene Ausgabe - 681 - Record Research Inc - 1996 - Englisch The World´s Leading Authority On Recorded Entertainment R&B SINGLES 1942-1995 From Doo-Wop to Hip-Hop The most accurate and thorough account of the evolu-tion of R&B music ever published, TOP R&B Singles 1942-1995 is a comprehensive, artist-by-artist listing of the 16,716 titles and the 3,900 artists that hit Billboard´s R&B charts over 54 years. Fascinating, precise and unprecedented in its scope, this is the ´´must-have´´ handbook for music historians and hip-hoppers alike!
(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
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