Re/Search Volume 14: Incredibly Strange Music Volume I

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This book surveys the territory of neglected 'garage sale' records (mostly from the 50s - 70s). Genres examined include: easy listening, exotica, celebrity. Also, recordings by singing cops, polka-playing priests, undertakers, astronauts, opera-singing parrots, beatnik records, and gospel by blind teens.

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Incredibly Strange Music can be your guide to discover recordings that specialize in border-crossing—eluding scholars and historians who mainly have dedicated themselves to specific 'genres' such as blues, rock, jazz, classical, and other forms. This book takes the listener on a tour of topsy-turvy, genre bending sound experience.

Martin Denny, Perrey and Kingsley, Eartha Kitt and others tell how they created their unique recordings. The 12 inch LP covers spotlighted here are themselves "frameable" works of art, yet can still be found for trifling sums at thrift stores and garage sales. This is a record collectors' guide to the last remaining "bargains," and remix-culture DJs looking for something new can find a treasure trove of inspiration in these pages. On another level, this book will satisfy the itinerant reader simply in search of non-conformist thinking and passions.

"Incredibly Strange Music" is a comprehensive guide to little-known yet amazing vinyl recordings (mostly from the '50s-'70s) like "Muhammed Ali Fights Tooth Decay;" Jayne Mansfield reading "Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky and Me;" Sebastion Cabot (Mr. French on "Family Affair") "singing" songs by Bob Dylan; "Fornicating Female Freaks;" "Money Is To Burn;" and "How To Overcome Discouragement."

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Author Andrea Juno / V. Vale (editors)
Publisher Re/Search Books
Page Count 208pp
Publication Size 8.5 x 10.75
Publication Notes Softover, b/w
Publication Date 1993
ISBN 978-0940642225

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