Even as the music industry seems to be inching closer to an all digital world, record labels are finding ways to entice fans to buy physical product.
He’s no international man of mystery, but Gus Cannon and his alter-ego, Banjo Joe, were double agents of sorts at the Paramount and Victor record labels.
In the new book “Put The Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute,” author Matthew Chojnacki shines a light on the artistry of picture sleeves. Here’s a sampling.
Everybody knows what it’s like to love a hobby. Some of us know what it’s like to love a job. But precious few get to experience the joy where vocation and avocation are one in the same.
After getting his first record in 1964 — The Beatles, natch — Gene Aguilera was hooked on music. So how and what does he collect? And what’s on his want list?
By David Beard Between 1961 and 1966, leading up to the ‘SMiLE’ recordings, Beach Boy Mike Love was the most frequent collaborator to his cousin and bandmate, Brian Wilson. Here are some of the key collaborations, by album: “Surfin’ Safari” …
Featuring a classic image from an iconic American rock group, “Surfin’ Safari” was the breakout record for The Beach Boys in 1962.
Got a favorite artist whose records were overlooked in the previous edition? Looking for greater detail about a specific genre or topic Want to share photos of labels, picture sleeves or album covers in your collection? Tell us about it.
Progressive rock blew out its mainstream welcome in the D.I.Y. punk era. But like rockabilly, country blues, swing music, and disco, Prog never went away.
Unicorns. Honest politicians. Jaydee Short’s missing Paramount records. There are no guarantees that any of these exist, but John Tefteller is holding out hope. Well, for the records, anyway. (And maybe the unicorns.)