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Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records 1948-1991 Paperback – 24 Sep 2010

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  • Paperback: 1368 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications; 7th Revised edition edition (24 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440211310
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440211317
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 20.7 x 5.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,090,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Martin Popoff, a collector with more than 15,000 records, has written 30 books and hundreds of articles for magazines, and has conducted more than 1,500 interviews with artists and other members of the music industry.

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By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Dec. 2011
Format: Paperback
The 5th Edition of this massive American publication came out in 2000 and at 1226 pages (A4 size) was an impressive beast. Version 6 turned up in 2008 and had expanded to a gargantuan 1392 pages and even contained a DVD attached to the back cover (both issues covered 1950 to 1975).

Here is the latest and best - the 7th Edition from 2010 with 1344 pages. More importantly, this issue has opened its parameters - giving us American releases between 1948 and 1991 for the first time - and covering many more 'genres' than its predecessors.

The layout is simple - each artist gets their 45's first - with their LPs following (both in label alphabetical order). A fantastically helpful thing is that the 78" and 7" entries have their A & B-sides listed - while the LPs feature both Mono and Stereo issues where applicable. Some important Promo issues on LP and 12" singles are featured - especially on modern day artists like Madonna where different mixes attract the attention of collectors. The album entries don't list tracks (it would be ten times the size if it did) - but they do include a year of release and a Near Mint value in dollars.

A point worth noting - the LP catalogue numbers in this reference source are not like the US Billboard Chart Books that concentrate only on the central set of numbers as a catalogue number. Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" is not merely 'Columbia 33795' as per Billboard - here it gets the full monty - it's PC 33795 for the 1975 original, JC 33795 for the 1977 reissue and HC 33795 for the 1981 Half-Speed Mastered version (lyrics from the song "Born To Run" title this review). This of course helps enormously when you're trying to work out what issue is what. But the range of this book doesn't just stop there...
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An excellent resource of information. I actually did not purchase this for the price guide but rather as an information source for artists recording and labels. While not covering every record ever released (as the book concentrates on records that have a value) it is nontheless a valuable resource in terms of the reason why I bought it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great reference but not complete 8 Mar. 2011
By JoeGizmo - Published on Amazon.com
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For most people this Guide will probably be sufficient. It does pretty much cover the golden age of the 33 and a third record as well as 45's. For me however, I am very glad I never got rid of my 3rd edition. That is because the most recent 7th edition has pretty much deleted Big Band and the associated vocalists of the 50's and 60's. This is an area I have most recently homed in on. I find from 1958 - 1966 the recordings tend to sound extremely natural and warm. Perhaps it is because they where made using tube technology. There was also some very interesting early stereo mixes. It is a shame a lot of these recordings cannot be found in the 7th edition. At least I can now find some of my latter rock albums, that is a plus. It might make sense (because of the sheer volume of information) that a future catalog be divided into two volumes, either by years or categories. If you need information on big band and vocalists you will need to seek out a copy of an older edition.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...Tramps Like Us..." 8 Dec. 2011
By Mark Barry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The 5th Edition of this massive American publication came out in 2000 and at 1226 pages (A4 size) was an impressive beast. Version 6 turned up in 2008 and had expanded to a gargantuan 1392 pages and even contained a DVD attached to the back cover (both issues covered 1950 to 1975).

Here is the latest and best - the 7th Edition from 2010 with 1344 pages. More importantly, this issue has opened its parameters - giving us American releases between 1948 and 1991 for the first time - and covering many more 'genres' than its predecessors.

The layout is simple - each artist gets their 45's first - with their LPs following (both in label alphabetical order). A fantastically helpful thing is that the 78" and 7" entries have their A & B-sides listed - while the LPs feature both Mono and Stereo issues where applicable. Some important Promo issues on LP and 12" singles are featured - especially on modern day artists like Madonna where different mixes attract the attention of collectors. The album entries don't list tracks (it would be ten times the size if it did) - but they do include a year of release and a Near Mint value in dollars.

A point worth noting - the LP catalogue numbers in this reference source are not like the US Billboard Chart Books that concentrate only on the central set of numbers as a catalogue number. Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" is not merely 'Columbia 33795' as per Billboard - here it gets the full monty - it's PC 33795 for the 1975 original, JC 33795 for the 1977 reissue and HC 33795 for the 1981 Half-Speed Mastered version (lyrics from the song "Born To Run" title this review). This of course helps enormously when you're trying to work out what issue is what. But the range of this book doesn't just stop there...

Take RAY CHARLES for instance - starting on Page 229 with his ABC Label 45's - his Solo Discography ends on Page 231 with his "Would You Believe?" album from 1990 on Warner Brothers (A to W). But following that are entries for his 'collaborations' with Harry Belafonte, Betty Carter, Joe Hunter, Jimmy Rushing, Milt Jackson, Cleo Laine and finally The Ray Charles Singers (Page 232). The very end pages even provide info on Soundtracks, Stage Shows, Television and Various Artists compilations (Pages 1301 to 1344). As you can imagine the detail is staggering.

Another point about which 'issue' is an original and which is a reissue: on artists like say Lou Donaldson, The Grateful Dead or Kurt Cobain's Nirvana - their catalogues are small enough to be manageable reading. But when you get to the big boys like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, James Brown, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and The Who - they have sections that are massive and a bit unwieldy - so you need to look thoroughly for the issue you want. On some artists there are even Audiophile pressings listed on well respected labels - Audio Fidelity, DCC Compact Classics, Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus etc

CONTENT - while you would expect The Beach Boys, The Doors, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Prince, Queen, R.E.M., Simon & Garfunkel, U2 and Neil Young to all be in here - it's the artists in between the cracks that impress. How about Ryan Adams, Mike Bloomfield, Caravan, Lorraine Ellison, The Fireballs, Rory Gallagher, Richie Havens, Leo Kottke, Barbara Lewis, Laura Nyro, The Pixies, The Replacements, Ravi Shankar, Ten Years After, The Undisputed Truth, Suzanne Vega, Tom Waits, Tony Joe White, XTC, The Yardbirds and Warren Zevon.

In fact the sheer range of artists and genres covered is incredible - here's some more:

BLUES, DOO WOP, R'n'B and R'n'R - Chuck Berry, Johnny Burnette, The Clovers, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Duane Eddy, The Everly Brothers, The Flamingos, Slim Harpo, Lightnin' Hopkins, Buddy Holly, BB King, Smiley Lewis, Muddy Waters, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, Big Joe Turner, Gene Vincent and Jackie Wilson.

COUNTRY - The Ames Brothers, The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, John Denver, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Jim Reeves, Hank Snow and Hank Williams

EASY LISTENING and EXOTICA - Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Percy Faith, Connie Francis, Judy Garland, Burl Ives, Stan Kenton, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Frank Sinatra, Yma Sumac, Sarah Vaughan, Dionne Warwick, Lawrence Welk and Kitty Wells

JAZZ - Gene Ammons, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Nina Simone, Sonny Stitt, Stanley Turrentine, Phil Upchurch and Weather Report

POP, ROCK, PROG, METAL - The Animals, Badfinger, Black Sabbath, Budgie, Joe Cocker, Elvis Costello, Creedence, Deep Purple, Donovan, Echo & The Bunnymen, ELP, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis (and all Solo), Hall & Oates, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Van Morrison (and Them), Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Talking Heads, Traffic (and all Solo), Velvet Underground (and all Solo), Yes, Frank Zappa and The Zombies

SOUL, FUNK, MODERN R'n'B, HIP-HOP - The Beastie Boys, Bobby Bland, Mariah Carey, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, The Isley Brothers, Big Daddy Kane, Otis Redding, Rufus, 2 Live Crew and Stevie Wonder

PUNK and NEW WAVE - Black Flag, The Clash, The Damned, Dead Kennedys, Devo, The Jam, The Sex Pistols, Stiff Little Fingers, The Stooges, Television, The Undertones

INDIE - The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Fall, Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, New Order and The Smiths

Niggles - an artist like CHRIS ISAAK began his career in 1985, but his discography here doesn't go past 1991 which gives his entries a half-finished feel. You get Tim Buckley but not Jeff Buckley - which just doesn't seem right? There are artists missing like The Blue Nile and Icehouse, but you could say this about so many names...

Apart from those tiny whines - this is an incredible piece of work that has undoubtedly taken decades to collate. Compiler and Author MARTIN POPOFF is to be congratulated.

To sum up - this extraordinary reference source is entirely 'American' based (as its title clearly states) - but no matter what country you're from - if you've any passing interest in the history of music with properly researched Disographies - then this peach will serve you well for years to come. A genuine wow.

Recommended - and then some...
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Missing listings again!!! 21 Feb. 2011
By Rich - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought the 6th edition of this price guide and contacted the publisher to say my copy was missing pages of listings. Only to find out they had been removed to add more color pictures in the center of the book. Wrong idea. So now with the 7th edition I was hopefull that all had been restored but I was wrong. So far I have found Brenda Lee and Teresa Brewer are no longer listed in this book. I am wondering how many others have been deleated. Not what I would call a complete price guide. So I still go back to the 5th edition if I want to look up missing artists.I think they should have removed the original cast recordings & Soundtracks to make room for the deleated listings since these are very incomplete anyway. Maybe the 8th edition will actually be a complete guide.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Major Disappointment 29 Aug. 2012
By J. A. Moriello - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It was only after I had purchased this latest edition of American Records that I realized a major change had been made by the editorial staff. Many of my favorite artists had been deliberately left out, mostly 50's and 60's pop singers who had been formerly included with in-depth discographies and accurate information on each release. These great, collectable records were replaced by crap from the 80's and 90's which are for the most part, worthless. Your typical collector who can appreciate the hobby, as opposed to the business, is much older than average and has no use for newer periods when the kids bought mostly CD's anyway. I had to go back to Mr. Osborne's books which gave me more of what I wanted. It is really a shame that an excellent series of price guides has been brought down by an editor who imposed his own musical tastes over the collectors' he was supposed to be serving.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent foundation 17 Mar. 2013
By rsjonesco - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this to have a decent foundation, but to be honest the prices may be to high in this book. However, it has tens of thousands of albums and it will at least give you a good starting point when trying to sell those old albums in your closet or that you inherited.
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