Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Off The Record: An Oral History Of Popular Music” as Want to Read:
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-30 of 45)
A collection credited to Joe Smith, edited by Mitchell Fink (1988). This 430-page tome is a collection of brief anecdotes culled from interviews with over 200 music personalities, from Artie Shaw to David Lee Roth --- featuring huge luminaries such as Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Ben E. King, Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Jones... an impressive assemblage. However, I take issue with the authorial credit: in no sense is this a book “by” Joe Smith; his writing here consists of about eight pages in t ...more
Highly recommend this read to rock and roll fans. It was published in 1988 but very interesting to read these 1-3 pages from integral people in R&R and the business of R&R. I would give it 5 stars and it is pretty comprehenisve but lacking a few people that were/are still alive I would have enjoyed hearing from.
Good book. Short one or two page interviews of people in the music business. These are part of longer interviews that you can listen to online thru the Library of Congress. Some funny stuff comes out in the book, sometimes funny "ha ha", sometimes funny "Mmmmmmmmmmmm". A must read for anybody who loves music and have heard how screwy the business is.