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Encyclopedia of Rhythm and Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups
     

Encyclopedia of Rhythm and Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups

by Mitch Rosalsky
 

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In this unique guide to rhythm and blues vocal groups, Mitch Rosalsky has collected an abundance of information on individual groups. One of the first books to approach this subject from the groups' personnel standpoint, the Encyclopedia of R&B and Doo Wop Vocal Groups presents trivia about individual members as well as discographies for the groups, and many rare

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In this unique guide to rhythm and blues vocal groups, Mitch Rosalsky has collected an abundance of information on individual groups. One of the first books to approach this subject from the groups' personnel standpoint, the Encyclopedia of R&B and Doo Wop Vocal Groups presents trivia about individual members as well as discographies for the groups, and many rare photographs. Over 1,000 groups are listed alphabetically with cross-referencing that allows readers to see when individuals have performed with multiple groups. With its easy-to-use alphabetical format, accurate and hard-to-find information, the Encyclopedia is an essential reference for deejays, collectors, and music historians. Assisted in his research by some of the very same authors of those famous biographies in those now famous but never forgotten magazines, this book is testimony of the need to give immortality to the individuals whose beautiful voices have thrilled us for years. Every effort has been made to present the most up-to-date and accurate information available.

Editorial Reviews

Record Convention News
Our congratulations go to the author for pulling off this massive accomplishment...it has enormous value to researchers and collectors...
The Times [U.K.]
Anyone who wants to delve further into the esoteric world of vocal group music should investigate the newly published Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups...it's full of information...
Discoveries For Record and Cd Collectors
If you want a thorough reference source to the broad field of R&B vocal groups, this one's for you...Mitch Rosalsky has turned his collecting passion of over 40 years into a labor of love and hard work that benefits us all...Buy it today.
CHOICE
...wealth of information....this book belongs in any library dealing with popular music.
Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
Mitch Rosalsky's Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups is clearly a fan's labor of love...there is important information to be found in Rosalsky's book...recommended for libraries and special collections that serve populations interested in American popular music or African American vernacular music.
Record Collector
This thick hardback will delight hardcore fans of R&B and doo-wop, who will welcome the opportunity to have such a mass of information between one set of covers.
Bill Nolan
Mitch Rosalsky's painstaking research will not be in vain as future generations will better understand, and be educated to, "roots rock.
Discoveries For Record and CD Collectors
If you want a thorough reference source to the broad field of R&B vocal groups, this one's for you...Mitch Rosalsky has turned his collecting passion of over 40 years into a labor of love and hard work that benefits us all...Buy it today.
Choice
...wealth of information....this book belongs in any library dealing with popular music.
Notes: Quarterly Journal of Music Library Association
Mitch Rosalsky's Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups is clearly a fan's labor of love...there is important information to be found in Rosalsky's book...recommended for libraries and special collections that serve populations interested in American popular music or African American vernacular music.
Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
Mitch Rosalsky's Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups is clearly a fan's labor of love...there is important information to be found in Rosalsky's book...recommended for libraries and special collections that serve populations interested in American popular music or African American vernacular music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810845923
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/10/2002
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mitch Rosalsky was a long-time member of the United in Group Harmony Association (UGHA) until 1993. In his tenure with UGHA, he has served on the organization's board of directors. A devoted collector of R&B music since 1961, he has had many articles published related to this field.

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