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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion (13 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786882603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786882601
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,180,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Annotated throughout with notes on labels and availability, and offering resource information to find any album, this guide to contemporary music is a great gift for music lovers of all kinds.'

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I originally got this book as a result of reading Q Magazines review. Not a book to read from end ot end, but to dip into at leisure. It is an interesting read as you get the hear what inspires the music makers themselves. It also a great means to find other music that you may like.
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HASH(0x98e4f858) out of 5 stars backtracking to the sources 14 Dec. 1999
By rand hill - Published on
Format: Paperback
I bought this book from the authors at a recent & fantastic David Grisman/Bela Fleck show. That night I didn't turn off the reading light til very late--one thing leads to another with this guide to the roots of great music. It's amazing how many musicians are influenced by Miles and by Bill Monroe. We are so lucky to live in this time of blending, eclectic music, with so much choice. Clearly a labor of love, this book plays one of my favorite games: who influenced my musical heroes. And the range of musicians they connected with is astounding. It was obvious the musisicans got into the process and put a lot of energy into thinking about what albums were on their turntables, 8 tracks, cassestte and CD players. From two members of the Grateful Dead to John Lee Hooker, the authors really connected with the best to find out who they thought really had the good stuff. This book is a lot of fun; it's one of those books you can just open anywhere, and whooosh, you are on a fun journey. Highly recommended for anyone who cares about music.
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HASH(0x98e4f888) out of 5 stars A Must-Own For Mulit-Genre Music Loving Record Collectors! 19 Sept. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Be warned: This book could cost serious music lovers some serious cash. Loaded with reccomendations from musicians from so many genres there is something for everyone. Clever in it's lay out and an overall interesting read, allowing you to "walk inside the ear" of legends like Greg Allman to up-and-comers like Jeff Tweedy (Wilco). Plus, the master list of recordings and an appendix with some great web sights for finding the thousands and thousands of recordings listed in the book make the whole collection a great cross between reference and absorbing non-fiction.
If your CD collection knows no bounds, buy this one now!
HASH(0x99419618) out of 5 stars Best $3.99 I've Ever Spent 2 July 2012
By Sean Ballacchino - Published on
Format: Paperback
I found this book in a bargain bin for $3.99 about 12 years ago and I still look at this book all the time. I've found soooo many great "new artists" because of this book. If you have an eclectic taste in music then by all means spend that $.01 on a used copy of this book and start discovering some of the best music ever made! What are you waiting for????!!!
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a great idea, well produced
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