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From Brass to Gold, Volume II: Discography of A&M Records and Affiliates Around the World
     

From Brass to Gold, Volume II: Discography of A&M Records and Affiliates Around the World

by Leslie Pfenninger, Jerry Moss, Herb Alpert
 

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss founded A&M Records in 1962 with $200. In 1989, they sold the world's largest independent record label for nearly $500 million. From Brass to Gold is the rise of A&M from its start with the Tijuana Brass to a golden success. A&M and its 14 affiliated labels signed over 800 artists in every musical genre including the Carpenters,

Overview

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss founded A&M Records in 1962 with $200. In 1989, they sold the world's largest independent record label for nearly $500 million. From Brass to Gold is the rise of A&M from its start with the Tijuana Brass to a golden success. A&M and its 14 affiliated labels signed over 800 artists in every musical genre including the Carpenters, Quincy Jones, Styx, Supertramp, Burt Bacharach, Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams, Janet Jackson, George Winston, The Go-Go's, Carole King, Amy Grant, the Neville Brothers, and The Police. A&M's affiliates were George Harrison's Dark Horse Records, Windham Hill, Ode Records, IRS Records, Cypress Records, Delos, Denon, Gold Mountain Records, Nimbus Records, Perspective, Tabu, Vendetta Records, and Word Records.

From Brass to Gold Vol. II assembles A&M and affiliate discographies from 35 countries with major discographies for Great Britain, Canada, Germany and Japan. Artist and title indexes are provided for each country. This is the only international discography of A&M or it affiliates. Designed for record collectors, music lovers, music historians, and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts, and music retailers in discography format, it invites readers to research A&M, an affiliate, a record series or an individual artist.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
In 1972, the author began his documentation of the output of A&M Records as a labor of love; two hefty volumes result from his activity nearly three decades later. Volume one chronicles music, video, memorabilia, and publishing information in connection with A&M Records and affiliates in the United States; volume two does the same for A&M Records' affiliates around the world. Arrangement of the first is in sections on albums, singles, films and videos, and affiliated labels, along with a section on artist bibliographies and a section for collectors. Indexing is by label, artist, and title. The second volume is arranged by country and is also thoroughly indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313316210
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2000
Series:
Discographies: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Discographic Reference Series
Pages:
904
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.13(d)

What People are Saying About This

Kip Cohen
Kip Cohen, President Herb Alpert Foundation, Former A&M Vice President A&R:

To say that I was overwhelmed by From Brass to Gold is to put it mildly. What an amazing undertaking! Be assured that those of us who were at A&M value your work greatly, have had frequent use for the information, and are genuinely appreciative of the time and effort you put into it.

Meet the Author

LESLIE J. PFENNINGER is a freelance artist, writer, photographer, and regular contributor to record collectors guides. She is recognized as an authority on A&M Records and worked with the label for their 25th anniversary celebration which included an exhibit of memorabilia, commemorative book, and in cataloguing the vaults. She was a contributor to the industry book, A&M Records: The First 25 Years, The Official Prices Guide to Records (Tenth Edition), Compact Disc Collectibles Price Guide (2nd Edition), and Carpenters Kyodo Magazine Mook 21.

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