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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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LABSKA, YVETTA (EDITOR) ~ SLOVAK POPULAR MUSIC AND JAZZ
SMIC ~ ? ~ 1990 ~ English

Jazz / Rock / General Information

An overview of the Slovak music scene with background information about active musicians, festivals, etc.


LAING, RALPH / SHERIDAN, CHRIS ~ JAZZ RECORDS: THE SPECIALIST LABELS (A-L)
JAZZMEDIA ~ 87-88043-00-2 ~ 1981 ~ English

Jazz / Discography

Great source of information about Jazz albums released on specialist labels by two British collectors.


LAING, RALPH / SHERIDAN, CHRIS ~ JAZZ RECORDS: THE SPECIALIST LABELS (M-Z)
JAZZMEDIA ~ 87-88043-01-0 ~ 1981 ~ English

Jazz / Discography

Great source of information about Jazz albums released on specialist labels by two British collectors.


LARKIN, COLIN (EDITOR) ~ THE GUINNESS WHO'S WHO OF FIFTIES MUSIC
GUINNESS PUBLISHING ~ 0-85112-732-0 ~ 1993 ~ English

Rock / General Information

A general encyclopiedia of popular music of the 1950´s, listing musicians with their biographies and discographies.


LARKIN, COLIN (EDITOR) ~ THE GUINNESS WHO'S WHO OF SEVENTIES MUSIC
GUINNESS PUBLISHING ~ 0-85112-727-4 ~ 1993 ~ English

Rock / General Information

A general encyclopiedia of popular music of the 1970´s, listing musicians with their biographies and discographies.


LARKIN, COLIN (EDITOR) ~ THE GUINNESS WHO'S WHO OF SIXTIES MUSIC
GUINNESS PUBLISHING ~ 0-85112-578-6 ~ 1992 ~ English

Rock / General Information

A general encyclopiedia of popular music of the 1960´s, listing musicians with their biographies and discographies.


LARKIN, PHILIP ~ ALL WHAT JAZZ: A RECORD DIARY (SECOND EDITION)
FABER AND FABER ~ 0-571-13476-9 ~ 1985 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

A great collection of essays and record reviews by one of the most respected Jazz critics / writers.


LEMKE, GAYLE ~ THE ART OF THE FILLMORE: THE POSTER SERIES 1966-1971
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS ~ 1-56025-242-1 ~ 1999 ~ English

Rock / Psychedelics / Art & Photography

An absolutely brilliant collection of the famous Fillmore posters, that shaped the face of rock art (posters and record covers) for an entire generation. Bill Graham knew how to pick them - both the musicians that played at his Fillmore halls (East & West) and the artists who designed the posters. Get it!


LEMLICH, JEFFREY M. ~ SAVAGE LOST: FLORIDA GARAGE BANDS - THE 60'S AND BEYOND
DISTINCTIVE PUBLISHING ~ 0-942963-12-1 ~ 1992 ~ English ~ Autographed

Rock / History & Criticism

This is a typical example of a book which is a labor of love by one man. Extremely well researched and documented, the Florida Garage scene is in full exposure here, represented by thousands of obscure recordings from the vaults of the author. Although on first glance a very "limited" affair (both musically and regionally), this book is a perfect example of the process of documenting a musical phenomenon and doing it all the way, with a lot of insight and love of detail.


LEWISOHN, MARK ~ THE COMPLETE BEATLES RECORDING SESSIONS
HAMLYN PUBLISHING ~ 0-600-55784-7 ~ 1988 ~ English

Rock / General Information

A painstakingly researched history of the recording sessions by The Beatles at the Abbey Road studios. Mainly of interest to Beatles fans and record collectors.


LITWEILER, JOHN ~ ORNETTE COLEMAN: THE HARMOLODIC LIFE
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2516-0 ~ 1992 ~ English

Jazz / Biography

Litweiler is probably one of the best writers about modern / Free Jazz today. His choice of Ornette Coleman as the icon of Free Jazz is of course right on. He explores Coleman´s life and career in detail and in relation to jazz currents and American culture in general. The musician who revolutionized jazz thinking is the hero of the story, but the music is always the subject of intelligent and scrupulous examination. Includes a detailed discography. Warmly recommended!


LITWEILER, JOHN ~ THE FREEDOM PRINCIPLE: JAZZ AFTER 1958
BLANDFORD PRESS ~ 0-7137-1561-8 ~ 1985 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

The subject of Free Jazz is probably one of the most difficult ones when it comes to writing about music and it requires the undisputed talents of a man of Litweiler´s caliber to tackle it properly. The author manages to write a lucid, coherent and illuminating tale, taking a reader on a wild ride through the genre, represented by Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Cecil Taylor. This is an absolute must to all Free Jazz fans and basically to all people interested in jazz. It might open your eyes and ears to musical treasures the listener might never discover on his own.


LOCK, GRAHAM ~ FORCES IN MOTION: ANTHONY BRAXTON AND THE META-REALITY OF CREATIVE MUSIC
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2620-5 ~ 1988 ~ English

Jazz / Biography / History & Criticism

This is probably one of the strangest and most wonderful books about Jazz ever written. In 1985 Braxton´s Quartet visited UK for a tour and the author joined the musicians "on the ride", spending with them the entire period. His book is an account of this tour and his notes on the concerts and often hilarious episodes of road life, which are interspaced with a series of interviews in which Braxton talks freely about his music as well as about philosophy and social issues. A fascinating glimpse into the mind of a musical visionary!


LORD, TOM ~ THE JAZZ DISCOGRAPHY, VOL. 8
LORD MUSIC REFERENCE ~ 1-881993-07-8 ~ 1994 ~ English

Jazz / Discography

The most detailed and comprehensive Jazz discography ever attempted. This volume covers letters G-H.


LUCKY, JERRY ~ 20TH CENTURY ROCK AND ROLL: PROGRESSIVE ROCK
COLLECTOR'S GUIDE PUBLISHING ~ 1-896522-20-3 ~ 2000 ~ English

Progressive Rock / History & Criticism

In contrast to his other book (see below) this one seems to be a "quickie" rather then a serious attempt to write about the music. Basically Lucky selected 50 of the best (in his opinion) Prog groups and presents a short biographical note and a discography of each. As the groups are listed in alphabetical order, the book neither presents any coherent picture of the genre, nor does it attempt to explain any of the important musical issues involved. Worth having as a basic (very) reference.


LUCKY, JERRY ~ THE PROGRESSIVE ROCK FILES (4TH EDITION)
COLLECTOR'S GUIDE PUBLISHING ~ 1-896522-10-6 ~ 1998 ~ English ~ Includes CD

Progressive Rock / History & Criticism

Basically a historical account of the Prog scene and music, not very deep or pretentious, concentrating on the records released chronologically, up to now (i.e. Prog through the years till today). All in all quite a good one and lots of information. Worth having. Comes with a rare Pink Floyd CD.


LUNDGREN, CARL ~ THE ROCK CONCERT ART OF CARL LUNDGREN 1967-69: A BOOK OF POSTCARDS
POMEGRANATE ARTBOOKS ~ 0-87654-102-3 ~ 1994 ~ English

Psychedelics / Art & Photography

This is one of the artists who gave the Psychedelic Era its look. He designed scores of concert posters, some of which are presented in this book. A great one! (although a very small one in postcard format).


LYONS, JIMMY / KAMIN, IRA ~ DIZZY,DUKE,THE COUNT AND ME: THE STORY OF THE MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL
CALIFORNIA LIVING ~ 0-89395-005-X ~ 1978 ~ English

Jazz / General Information / Art & Photography

The story of America´s most important Jazz Festival, year by year, with many beautiful photographs.


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