Incredibly Strange Music, Volume 1
V. Vale, Andrea Juno
RE/Search Publications, 1993 - Music - 205 pages
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.
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And it was incredibly strange music: otherworldly, unearthly. As for rockabilly,
even the people who collected vocal groups weren't into that. ♢ ANDREA JUNO:
It must have been a thrill: to explore this uncharted, totally unlabeled world — ♢ IR
AJ: The white culture only saw the pretty face of the vocal groups, but there must
have been a whole hidden world of incredible creativity that "Cock- suckers' Ball"
only hints at — ♢ IR: It was really a subculture. But in the '50s, the subculture ...
... blasting between songs! ♢ V: Tell us about some of your favorite records — ♢
GR: The Hi-Los were probably the whitest vocal group you could ever imagine:
four crew-cut male singers doing "jazz" vocals that are technically quite great but
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Re/Search publishers/editors Vale and Juno here add the finishing touches for anyone attempting to document the dangers and foreboding symbolism attendant in the replacement of records with CDs. In a ... Read full review