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Posted By: John on: 02/13/2010 12:23:35 EST|
Subject: RE: Looking for song , lyrics, singer
Follow-up comments. Before the Internet one handy item for information was Joel Whitburn's book. Great for chart information, but not so accurate with information about the artists. I have a 5th and 8th edition of his Top 40 Hits books. For example, Warren Zevon claims Phil Everly had a later night TV show, Warren was the head of the show band, but no mentioned in either edition. Or, the first recordings of Jimi Hendrix, mentions '65 in one edition, then it later disappears, and so on and so on. I feel, the later you wait, the more accurate the information available will be, but a smaller audience will be had. |
Just by collecting what I like, alternate versions, out-takes and such, I inadvertently drew myself map of change the in the recording industry, even though I have never been in a recording studio, I can give you a pretty good idea of the way music recordings changed.
Was at a local Goodwill (thrift store), sifting through older '60's LPs. Was nice to find information about 35mm film recordings, that briefly surfaced about the early '60's. Was amazed at the sound quality with one I had; instrumental, breathtaking, you might say. However, if the recordings was not used for movie films or Broadway recordings, the added audio benefits were too costly to continue these types of quality recordings. Sad though.
Was Vee-Jay Records initially a predominately black artists label? Was United Artists, too?
Thanks! My mind is all over the place!! :-)