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Book Collection

Following, please find a list of books about music and music-related subjects in my collection. I have learned much from these books. This list is being constantly expanded, so please come back and check out the new additions.



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FANELLI, ANDRE ~ BLUES
JAZZ HOT / L'INSTANT ~ 2-86-929-148-5 ~ 1989 ~ French

Jazz / History & Criticism

1st volume of a Jazz encyclopedia issued in France by the French "Jazz Hot" magazine. As the title suggests, this volume tells the story of Blues and its relation to Jazz.


FANELLI, ANDRE ~ RHYTHM 'N' BLUES
JAZZ HOT / L'INSTANT ~ 2-86-929-147-7 ~ 1990 ~ French

Jazz / History & Criticism

6th volume of a Jazz encyclopedia issued in France by the French "Jazz Hot" magazine. As the title suggests, this volume tells the story of Rhythm ´n´ Blues and its relation to Jazz.


FANO, METTE / MEYER, ARNVID ~ JAZZ FESTIVALS AND RELATED MAJOR JAZZ EVENTS (THIRD EDITION)
DJC / IJF ~ ? ~ 1990 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

A guide to Jazz festivals worldwide, with contact details, etc.


FEATHER, LEONARD ~ INSIDE JAZZ
DA CAPO PRESS ~ 0-306-80076-4 ~ 1980 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism / Theory & Musicology

A new edition of the book "Inside Bebop", which in fact was a more descriptive title, as the book is all about the Bebop sub-genre, its history and musical meaning. Feather is one of the best writers about Jazz.


FEATHER, LEONARD ~ THE JAZZ YEARS: EARWITNESS TO AN ERA
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2579-9 ~ 1986 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism / Biography

This book is based on the diaries of Leoanrd Feather, one of greatest Jazz critics and writers, with a lifetime dedication to the music. He tells the story of the music through his personal memories, travels, experiences, etc. Great read!


FEATHER, LEONARD / GITLER, IRA ~ THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ IN THE SEVENTIES
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2175-0 ~ 1976 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

Written by two of the most important Jazz ctitics / writers, this is a classic reference book on the subject. Includes over 1,400 musicians´ entries from all the sub-genres. A classic.


FEIGIN, LEO (EDITOR) ~ RUSSIAN JAZZ: NEW IDENTITY
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2506-3 ~ 1985 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

A brilliant book about the Soviet Improvised Music and Free Jazz scene, which somehow managed to develop and reach great creative hights under the nose of the authorities. Includes essays by many of my East European friends like Virgil Mihaiu (Romania) and Bert Noglik (DDR). This is a rare peek into a whole universe of music, which was at the time completely unknown to the Western listeners.


FILTGEN, GERD / AUSSERBAUER, MICHAEL ~ JOHN COLTRANE: SEIN LEBEN, SEINE MUSIK, SEINE SCHALLPLATTEN
OREOS VERLAG ~ 3-923657-02-1 ~ 1985 ~ German

Jazz / Biography / History & Criticism

Very comprehensive book about the most important Jazz musician ever, which includes a biography, analysis of his music and a detailed review of his recordings.


FINN, JULIO ~ THE BLUESMAN: THE MUSICAL HERITAGE OF BLACK MEN AND WOMEN IN THE AMERICAS
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2523-3 ~ 1986 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

Very interesting study of the Blues and other American musical cultures (like Cuban and Brazilian music) and their influences on Jazz. Absolute eye opener and a must for serious music lovers.


FORDHAM, JOHN ~ LET'S JOIN HANDS AND CONTACT THE LIVING: RONNIE SCOTT AND HIS CLUB
ELM TREE BOOKS ~ 0-241-11794-1 ~ 1986 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism / Biography

A well written history of the Mecca of Jazz in Britian, the Ronnie Scott Jazz Club, and the man behind it - Ronnie Scott the musician. Fascinating peace of Britisg Jazz history.


FORRESTER, GEORGE / HANSON, MARTYN / ASKEW, FRANK ~ EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS: A MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY
HELTER SKELTER PUBLISHING ~ 1-900924-17-X ~ 2001 ~ English

Progressive Rock / Biography

As the title suggests, this is a biography of sorts, presenting as many facts as possible in a chronological order. If these facts (relevant or not) are of interest to you, well then this book is definitely for you, but if one is looking for some music analysis, in-depth critique or intellectual approach - keep looking. For ELP fans only!


FORST, ACHIM ~ FREE MUSIC PRODUCTION - RECORDS / INFORMATION
FMP ~ ? ~ 1983 ~ English

Jazz / Discography / History & Criticism

A catalog of releases by the FMP label, which is one of the most important European record labels on the scene of Free Jazz and Improvised Music. It includes a history and musical philisophy of the label and detail description of its releases. Text in German and English.


FOX, TED ~ SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-0076-1 ~ 1983 ~ English

Jazz / Rock / History & Criticism

This book tells the history of the NY (Harlem) Apollo Theatre, one of the landmarks of the NY music scene, which hosted concerts by all the Pop, Rock, Soul and Jazz great performers over the yeras. Very well written and research, this is a great piece of music history.


FRAME, PETE ~ COMPLETE ROCK FAMILY TREES
OMNIBUS PRESS ~ 0-7119-0465-0 ~ 1993 ~ English

Rock / General Information

This is a wealth of information at your fingertips, if you are into musician´s histories and the various bands they played in. A must for every Rock researcher!


FRAME, PETE ~ MORE ROCK FAMILY TREES
OMNIBUS PRESS ~ 0-7119-6879-9 ~ 1998 ~ English

Rock / General Information

More of the above, a more recent addition, meticulous as usual. This is a vital tool for any Rock researcher and historian, but the general public should be able to enjoy this as well, especially if your favorite group is charted.


FREEMAN, SCOTT ~ MIDNIGHT RIDERS: THE STORY OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY ~ 0-316-29288-5 ~ 1995 ~ English

Rock / Biography

Excellent book about one of Americas greatest Rock bands, with detailed account of the tragic events that seemed to hount the band over the yeras. Great read!


FRIEDWALD, WILL ~ JAZZ SINGING: AMERICA'S GREAT VOICES FROM BESSIE SMITH TO BEBOP AND BEYOND
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-7005-0 ~ 1991 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism / Biography

Monumental book about the history of Jazz vocals in America, probably the most serious work ever published on the subject. The wealth of information and the depth of the analysis are stunning. A must to any serious Jazz researcher.


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