Record Makers and Breakers (John Broven)

[Record Makers and Breakers]

Record Makers and Breakers – voices of the independent Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneers –
by John Broven

Published by University of Illinois Press, 2009
ISBN 978-0-252-03290-5

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This is a hard-cover 640-page book I got from the United States today.

1944年から1966年までにかけてのアメリカのレコード業界 (特にインディペンデントレーベルの勃興) について、数え切れないほどの関係者へのインタビューに裏打ちされた情報をもとに、様々な側面から丹念にアプローチした本です。

It’s a book of “inside the US record business from 1944 to 1966” (especially the countless rise of Independent labels after the WWII) – presented as a rich oral history based on enormous amount of interviews.


Just by rough-reading some pages (among the entire 640 pages) I do feel so excited to read more and more.

特に個人的リサーチ対象である Mercury レーベルの最初期の情報に期待が膨らみます。

Also, I personally am looking forward to any good new information on Mercury labels, my primary research subject.

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