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pete.smith@freeuk.com

01902 893569

FOR SALE - THE BEST REFERENCE BOOKS EVER

THE R & B INDIES VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3 - OVER 650 PAGES IN EACH VOLUME

(sorry, I don't have volume 4 but it may still be available from the publishers)

JOHN MANSHIP SELLS THESE AT £75 EACH. HE ONLY HAS VOLUME 3 IN STOCK. THE PUBLISHERS WEBSITE SAYS THEY STILL HAVE THEM BUT FOR THE THREE BOOKS WITH POSTAGE IT WOULD COST 220 POUNDS TO THE UK.

I WANT 175.00 FOR THESE THREE VOLUMES AND THAT WILL INCLUDE POSTAGE IN THE UK (PARCEL POST, THESE ARE AROUND 700 PAGES EACH AND WEIGH A TON)

THEY ARE IN MINT CONDITION. VOLUMES 2 & 3 HAVE NEVER BEEN READ.

HAVE A LOOK AT THE HOME PAGE AND THE BRILLIANT PAGE SAMPLES.

EVERY LABEL WHICH THEY LIST, THEY INCLUDE THE ADDRESS AND THE ORIGINAL RECORD LABEL LOGO, AND THE DATE OF OPERATION.

ALL THE LABELS LISTED ARE HERE:

http://www.eyeballproductions.com/pages/A%20listings.html

SAMPLE PAGES AND INFO CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE

http://www.eyeballproductions.com/pages/R&...es%20intro.html

HONESTLY - THESE BOOKS ARE ABSOLUTELY SUPERB AND ESSNETIAL FOR DISCOGRAPHERS, HISTORIANS OR CASUAL BROWSERS. I WAS LUCKY TO GET MINE AND AM ONLY SELLING BECAUSE OF CIRCUMSTANCES.

The R&B indies is a massive labelography of over 11,300 imprints that feature Blues, Gospel, R & B, Zydeco, Soul and Funk. Spanning over four decades of African American music and covering the full output of those renegade companies, ranging from the utterly obscure hole-in-the-wall operations with one or two releases to such powerhouses as Atlantic, King, Chess, Mercury and Motown. The project has taken over thirty years of research to gather the information and thirteen years of production (so far) to produce these four huge volumes. With the help of numerous researchers and collectors from around the world The R&B Indies continues to delve into uncharted territory not previously documented by the standard session-based discographies. Without doubt this is the most broad-based work covering African American music on the planet.. Each listing includes catalog, pressing and master numbers plus the details of ownership, location, affiliated labels and a dating guide. Each listings is illustrated by the various logos used.

Yes, but what's an indie?

In the late forties, due to both a backhanded result of nepotism and the opportunity of non exploited African-American markets, the rhythm and blues independent label was born. Following in the footsteps of the few brave pioneers, the floodgates opened and out poured an unbelievably prolific example of free enterprise. For a few hundred dollars and way fewer promises, a record could be recorded, mastered, pressed and on the streets within days. The next four decades would spawn legions of firms aimed squarely at the Black neighborhoods. While some would achieve little more than immediate territorial success, a few became major players on national and even international markets. The R&B Indies encompasses the early post-war jump combos, the blues craze of the forties and fifties, the teaming vocal groups that led to the many subcategories of Soul and Funk music in the sixties and seventies and eighties, chronologically listed side-by-side to present a full and clear picture of all that has been marketed under the very broad banner of R&B.

Edited by Pete S

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