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The B&C Discography: 1968 to 1975 By Mark Jones
Paperback: $21.56
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B&C started life as a distribution company, which was set up as a sister company to Island. Island's early success led B&C's owner, Lee Gopthal, to start releasing records in his own right.... More > However, B&C's main strategy was based on licensing records rather than signing artists in its own right and many of B&C's labels concentrated on singles and budget compilation albums – strategies that set the seeds of the company's own destruction. The end, when it came in 1975 was probably inevitable. Still, whilst B&C was about, some very good music got released, almost despite itself on occasion. This book includes comprehensive discographies covering the Action, Stable, B&C, Charisma, Pegasus, Peg, People, Mooncrest, Dragon, Sussex and Seven Sun labels.< Less
The Virgin Discography: The 1970s By Mark Jones
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The Virgin label began with an eclectic and esoteric mix of left-field artists, including Mike Oldfield, Gong, Faust, Tangerine Dream and Henry Cow. Many of the resulting LPs are now considered to be... More > important cultural reference points – is there anyone who hasn't heard of Tubular Bells? In 1977 Virgin signed the Sex Pistols. A horde of punk and new wave bands followed, such as XTC, Magazine, The Ruts and - as the Sex Pistols imploded – PIL. Later, the iconic Front Line label was responsible for some of the best reggae ever heard, from artists such as U-Roy, Tapper Zukie, I-Roy, Keith Hudson, The Gladiators, Culture and the Twinkle Brothers. This book covers the ‘classic’ years and is an absolute must for anyone with half an ear open. During the 1970s Virgin defined the nation’s – if not the world’s – musical taste. All known releases on all related labels are documented – from Tubular Bells to numerous forgotten gems that deserve much greater recognition. The Rawtenstall Concertina Orchestra anyone?< Less
The B&C Discography: 1968 to 1975 By Mark Jones
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Updated and expanded second edition of this Award Nominated book (nominated for the 2014 ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research). Strictly limited edition of 50 copies in... More > green jacket design. B&C started life as a distribution company, which was set up as a sister company to Island. Island's early success led B&C's owner, Lee Gopthal, to start releasing records in his own right. However, B&C's main strategy was based on licensing records rather than signing artists in its own right and many of B&C's labels concentrated on singles and budget compilation albums – strategies that set the seeds of the company's own destruction. The end, when it came in 1975 was probably inevitable. Still, whilst B&C was about, some very good music got released, almost despite itself on occasion. This book includes comprehensive discographies covering the Action, Stable, B&C, Charisma, Pegasus, Peg, People, Mooncrest, Dragon, Sussex and Seven Sun labels.< Less
The Famous Charisma Discography By Mark Jones
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The Famous Charisma Discography features listings of all known UK releases from 1969 to 1987. Those who think that Charisma just meant Genesis are in for a shock. Genesis were there most of the time,... More > true, but they shared the label with names such as Van der Graaf Generator, Lindisfarne, Monty Python, Audience, Rare Bird, Barry Humphries, AFT, Brand X, Trevor Billmuss, Malcolm McLaren, The Ferrets, Clifford T. Ward, Charlie Drake, Sir John Betjeman, Michael Nyman, Prince Far I, Peter O’Sullivan, Gary Shearston, String Driven Thing, Bert Jansch, La La, Robert John Godfrey, Refugee, Patrick Moraz, Hawkwind, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, John Arlott, Pierre Cour, Trimmer and Jenkins, Jackson Heights, The Nice, Capability Brown, Joseph Eger, Gordon Turner, Peter Hammill, Bo Hansson, Atacama, Hot Thumbs O’Reilly, Vivian Stanshall, Gregory Isaacs and more. Charisma bucked the industry trend to provide an intelligent mix of the sublime and the (deliberately) ridiculous for anyone who was willing to listen.< Less
Bristol Folk By Mark Jones
eBook (ePub): $7.66
Bristol Folk includes detailed histories for all known folk musicians working in Bristol in the 1960 and 1970s who made records during that period. Many of those on the scene provided memories and... More > several, including the late Fred Wedlock, wrote special sections, which are included in addition to their main profiles. These help to put the current folk scene in context, as do the sections on the folk club scene and local folk-friendly record labels, which included Village Thing, now recognised as the UK's first 'alternative folk' label. They even described themselves as such way back in the early 1970s! Please note that this electronic edition of 'Bristol Folk' does not include the images as included in the full price paperback version. It does, however, include new material on Shortwaveband, who were missed out of the original version on the erroneous belief that they were from Bath! The paperback version can be purchased by following the link to Bristol Folk Publications in the Author's Spotlight.< Less
The Immediate Discography: The First 20 Years By Mark Jones
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Immediate is bounded in time, a quaint (or should that be Quant?) time capsule forever synonymous with Swinging 60s London. Incorporation to insolvency was only 5 five years but the reissues keep... More > appearing 50 years on. Not surprising when you consider that the roll call of artists – e.g. Small Faces, Nice, Rod Stewart, Humble Pie, Chris Farlowe and Duncan Browne – was formidable. Immediate was the 1st British independent to score a number 1. This, perhaps, is one of the reasons that the label has such fervent admirers – ‘the little bastard Immediate’ stuck two fingers up at an oligopolistic industry that hadn’t changed since before WW2 and stirred things up good and proper. Without Immediate we might not have had Harvest, Vertigo, Nova or Dawn from the majors and we may not have seen further maverick–run independents, such as Charisma, Virgin, Stiff, Cherry Red or Rough Trade. Included are comprehensive listings of all original UK Immediate releases plus all known UK reissues up to 1985.< Less
The Virgin Discography: the 1970s By Mark Jones
Paperback: $22.13
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The Virgin label began with an eclectic and esoteric mix of left-field artists, including Mike Oldfield, Gong, Faust, Tangerine Dream and Henry Cow. Many of the resulting LPs are now considered to be... More > important cultural reference points – is there anyone who hasn't heard of Tubular Bells? In 1977 Virgin signed the Sex Pistols. A horde of punk and new wave bands followed, such as XTC, Magazine, The Ruts and - as the Sex Pistols imploded – PIL. Following this, the iconic Front Line label was responsible for some of the best reggae ever heard, from artists such as U-Roy, Tapper Zukie, I-Roy, Keith Hudson, The Gladiators, Culture and the Twinkle Brothers. This book covers the ‘classic’ years and is an absolute must for anyone with half an ear open – let’s face it, during the 1970s Virgin defined the nation’s – if not the world’s – musical taste. All known releases on Virgin and related labels are documented here – from Tubular Bells to numerous forgotten gems that deserve much greater recognition.< Less