Vinyl freak : love letters to a dying medium / John Corbett.

Corbett, John, 1963- author.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.
1 online resource (265 pages)
Sound recordings -- Collectors and collecting -- United States.
Sound recordings -- Reviews.
Jazz -- Discography.
Electronic books.
From scouring flea markets and eBay to maxing out their credit cards, record collectors will do just about anything to score a long-sought-after album. Music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deep inside the record fiend's mind, documenting and reflecting on his decades-long love affair with vinyl. Discussing more than 200 rare and out-of-print LPs, Vinyl Freak is composed in part of Corbett's long-running Downbeat magazine column of the same name, which was devoted to records that had not appeared on CD. In other essays where he combines memoir and criticism, Corbett considers the current vinyl boom, explains why vinyl is his preferred medium, profiles collector subcultures, and recounts his adventures assembling the Alton Abraham Sun Ra Archive, an event so all-consuming that he claims it cured his record-collecting addiction. Perfect for vinyl newbies and veteran crate diggers alike, "Vinyl Freak" plumbs the motivations that drive Corbett and collectors everywhere.
Track one. Formation of a freak
Track two. "News of my death, greatly exaggerated," quoth the record
Column one. 2000-2003
Philly Joe Jones, Philly Joe Jones
Paul Gonsalves, Cookin'
Takashi Furuya with The Freshmen, Fanky drivin'
Carsten Meinert Kvartet, To you
Melvin Jackson, Funky skull
Gloria Coleman Quartet featuring Pola Roberts, Soul Sisters
Elmo Hope Ensemble, Sounds from Rikers Island
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath, Brotherhood
Morris Grants presents J.U.N.K.
Tom Stewart, Sextette / Quintette
Kenny Graham and his Satellites, Moondog and Suncat Suites
John Coltrane, Cosmic music
André Hodeir, Jazz et jazz: Jazz experiments; Triple play stereo, Pop + jazz = Swing
Bill Russo Orchestra, Stereophony
George Davis Sextet, various acetates
Staffan Harde, Staffan Harde
Art Pepper, Chile Pepper
Jack Wilson, The Jazz Organs
Craig Harris, Tributes
Quintet Moderne, The Strange and the commonplace
A.K. Salim, Afro-soul / Drum orgy
Tristan Meinecke, Home recordings, 1939-43
Chico Hamilton Quintet, Sweet smell of success
Lehn-Strid, Here there; Klapper-Küchen, Irregular
Bill Leslie, Diggin' the chicks; Thornel Schwartz with Bill Leslie, Soul cookin?'
Tony Scott and his buddies, Gypsy
Herbie Mann, Great ideas of western Mann
Track three. Freak, not snob
Column two. 2004-2006
Afreaka!, demon fuzz
Contemporary sound series
Beaver Harris / Don Pullen 360-degree experience, A Well-kept secret
Mike Osborne Trio, Border Crossing
The Three Souls, Dangerous Dan Express
Steve Lacy, Raps
Halki Collective, Halki Collective
The Amram-Barrow Quartet, The Eastern scene
Charlie Parker acetates
Tommy "Madman" Jones, A different sound and Just friends
New York Art Quartet, Mohawk
Paul Gonsalves / Tubby Hayes, Just friends; Paul Gonsalves All Stars featuring Tubby Hayes, Change of setting
Anthony Braxton, New York, Fall 1974
Herbie Fields Sextet, A night at Kitty's
Air, 80° below '82
Guy Warren with Red Saunders Orchestra, Africa speaks-America answers!
Barry Altschul, Another time, another place
The Korean black eyes, "Higher"
Rufus Jones, Five on eight
Johnny Shacklett Trio, At the Hoffman House
The Mad-Hatters, The Mad-Hatters at Midnight
Klaus Doldinger, Doldinger goes on
Max Roach, Solos
Dick Johnson, Most likely ...
Phil Seamen, The Phil Seamen story
Paul Smoker Trio, QB
Khan Jamal, Drumdance to the Motherland; Franz Koglmann, For Franz / Opium
Track Four. Brand new secondhand : record collector subcultures
Column Three. 2006-2012
Walt Dunn seven-inch singles
Leonard Feather, The night blooming jazzmen
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Modern jazz expressions
Archie Shepp, Plays the music of James Brown; Cozy Eggleston, Grand slam
Black Grass, Black grass
Yoke & Yohs seven-inch 45
The Bill Dixon Orchestra, Intents and purposes
Orchestre Régional de Mopti, Orchestre Régional de Mopti
The Jihad, Black & beautiful ... Soul & madness
Milford Graves / Don Pullen, Milford Graves & Don Pullen at Yale University
Heikki Sarmanto Sextet, Flowers in the water; G.L. Unit, Orangutang!
Ernie and Emilio Caceres, Ernie & Emilio Caceres
Maarten Altena, Papa Oewa
London Experimental Jazz Quartet, Invisible roots
Sunny Murray, Big chief; Solidarity Unit, Inc., Red, black and green
Dick Wetmore, Dick Wetmore
United Front, Path with a Heart
Joseph Scianni, Man Running
The residents, the Beatles play the Residents and the Residents play the Beatles
John Carter / Bobby Bradford Quartet, Flight for Four and Self Determination Music
Johnny Lytle Trio, Blue Vibes
Orchid Spangiafora, Flee Pasts Ape Elf
Noah Howard, Space dimension
Baikida Carroll, The spoken word
Randy Weston, Blues
Charles Bobo Shaw Human Arts Ensemble Çonceré Ntasiah
Lee "Scratch" Perry, Double-7
Eddie Shu / Joe Roland / Wild Bill Davis, New Stars-New Sounds
Cecil Taylor / Tony Oxley, Ailanthus / Altissima
Unidentified Kenyan highlife band, seven-inch test pressing
Track Five. Specialty of the house
Track Six. Anything can happen Day : Sun Ra, Alton Abraham, and the Taming of the Freak
Column Four. 2016
Le Sun-Ra and his Arkistra, "Saturn" seven-inch single; Tom Prehn Quartet, Axiom
Track Seven. Run-Off Groove.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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