My Favourite Music Books (Including Top Reference Sources)…

A Listmania! list by Mark Barry "Mark Barry"
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Bringing It All Back Home
1.  Bringing It All Back Home by Robert Wyatt
The list author says:
  "Yorkshireman chronicles his life in love with 'music' with fantastic recollections and wit. Shed load of 5-star reviews and with good reason. See review for this and his warm follow-up "Our Billie"..."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Just For Kicks: 1
2.  Just For Kicks: 1 by Johnny (Chester) Dowling
The list author says:
  "John Beecher of Rollercoaster Records put this gem my way. Privately pressed (1000 only), LARGE pages of R’n’R, Blues, Doo Wop 7"s, EPs, LPs (most in colour), motorbikes, molls, mags, memorabilia..."
Used & New from: £75.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records 1948-1991
3.  Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records 1948-1991 by Martin Popoff
The list author says:
  "2010 7th Edition of this American-Only Discography and Pricing source for 1948-1991. Astonishing detail across 1300+ pages - 20 years or more in the making. See detailed review..."
£24.98   Used & New from: £15.38
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 1: Pioneers and Early Legends
4.  The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 1: Pioneers and Early Legends by Martin C. Strong
The list author says:
  "2011 Volume 1 of 3. 672 pages covering a staggering array of artists who have never seen Discography print before. Years and years of work. Reference source of the year for me. See detailed review..."
£14.00   Used & New from: £6.81
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Young, Gifted and Black: The Story of Trojan Records
5.  Young, Gifted and Black: The Story of Trojan Records by Michael De Koningh
The list author says:
  "A sensational book with a groundbreaking Discography on a label and genre of music incredibly shrouded in secrecy and private collector's knowledge - REGGAE. See detailed review..."
Used & New from: £3.92
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Tamla Motown: The Stories Behind The UK Singles
6.  Tamla Motown: The Stories Behind The UK Singles by Terry Wilson
The list author says:
  "Another genuine labour of love – astonishing detail on every UK Tamla 7” from TMG 501 in 1965 to TMG 1513 in 2006 (and other labels prior to 1965 too). Genius. See review…"
£17.99   Used & New from: £10.13
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Day Before Yesterday, The: Rock, Rhythm and Jazz in the Bishop's Stortford Area, 1957 to 1969
7.  Day Before Yesterday, The: Rock, Rhythm and Jazz in the Bishop's Stortford Area, 1957 to 1969 by Stephen Ingless
The list author says:
  "Large 230-page A4-sized book (1999) on the burgeoning band scene in Bishop's Stortford UK (1957 to 1969) with loads of cool mod-bands (Who, Small Faces etc). Pictures flyers, contracts, bills, clubs.."
Used & New from: £13.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Virgin Book of Top 40 Charts (Virgin Books)
8.  The Virgin Book of Top 40 Charts (Virgin Books) by unknown
The list author says:
  "Huge amount of pages (unbroken by pictures unfortunately) of UK singles charts from the beginning to 2009. Great fun checking those entries. See detailed review..."
£17.60   Used & New from: £11.14
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 2: The Next Generation
9.  The Great Folk Discography, Vol. 2: The Next Generation by Martin C. Strong
The list author says:
  "2011 2nd Volume of 3 chronicles the new ‘keepers of the flame’ in Folk Music (UK and beyond). Discographies – many for the first time. See detailed review…"
£16.80   Used & New from: £10.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide (Record Collector Magazine)
10.  Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide (Record Collector Magazine) by Record Collector
The list author says:
  "I contributed entries to the first 5 or 6 of these huge publications - this 2012 issue is the biggest and best (published 2010). An unparalleled reference source for UK collectables and releases."
£28.95   Used & New from: £7.16
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Great Rock Discography, Vol. 7
11.  The Great Rock Discography, Vol. 7 by John Peel
The list author says:
  "There is an 8th edition, but it's half the size of this - so this "7th" edition is the 'one'. Full 7", 12", LP and CD Discographies of hundreds of artists - the most info-packed tome on the planet."
Used & New from: £12.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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The Complete Rock Family Trees: the Development and History of Rock Performers including Eric Clapton, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Led Zeppelin, ... Genesis, Madness, T.Rex, Police
12.  The Complete Rock Family Trees: the Development and History of Rock Performers including Eric Clapton, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Led Zeppelin, ... Genesis, Madness, T.Rex, Police by Pete Frame
The list author says:
  "Issued 1979, reprinted 1983 and now this version from 1993. Oversized pages themselves fold out into 2/3 flaps with hugely detailed Rock 'trees'. So CSNY starts with Buffalo Springfield etc..."
£13.57   Used & New from: £8.23
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records: 1976-2000
13.  Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records: 1976-2000 by Tim Neely
The list author says:
  "US-Published in 2001 (no update as of 2011), the key element here is the dates - 1976 to 2000. 670 pages of Discographies for everyone from Busta Rhymes to War, Elvis Costello to Run DMC and more..."
Used & New from: £6.42

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The Complete Book of Doo-wop
14.  The Complete Book of Doo-wop by Anthony J. Gribin
The list author says:
  "US-Published in 2000 - just short of 500 large-sized pages. A History of first - then a huge 'Songography' begins on Page 279 listing every group and their 7"/78"s - ends Page 489. Wow!"
Used & New from: £35.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Have Me A Real Good Time: The Faces Before During and After
15.  Have Me A Real Good Time: The Faces Before During and After by Andy Neill
The list author says:
  "There are few who can be rational about the Small Faces who became The Faces - which launched the Rodders and Ronnie Lane Solo years - it's all brill to me. Love it. Love it. Love it."
£13.57   Used & New from: £7.16
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

And on Piano... Nicky Hopkins: The Extraordinary Life of Rock's Greatest Session Man
16.  And on Piano... Nicky Hopkins: The Extraordinary Life of Rock's Greatest Session Man by Julian Dawson
The list author says:
  "Talk about been there & done that! One of the great unsung heroes of session players. Beatles, Stones - ridiculously influential contributions. A hugely entertaining read that doesn't shirk it either."
£24.95   Used & New from: £17.49
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 22/07/2012
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