a Blonde On Blonde labelography and price guide

Dylan BlondeOnBlonde c inner left photo 1500

THIS IS A LABELOGRAPHY and price guide for the ini­tial press­ings of Bob Dy­lan’s 1966 two-record album BLONDE ON BLONDE. It is in­tended as a com­ple­men­tary piece to the ar­ticle “What Was the First Rock Double-Album of the ’60s?” Whereas that piece was for a gen­eral read­er­ship, this ar­ticle is in­tended for col­lec­tors (al­though many of those gen­eral readers can enjoy the photos and some of the his­tory). READ MORE

yummy yummy yummy julie london’s got love in her tummy

JulieLondon 1956 close up 1500 crop

ANYTHING WITH “BEATLES” on it was hot prop­erty in the ’60s. Artists across the gamut of mu­sical genres and styles recorded songs bearing the Lennon-McCartney im­print. Along with the ex­pected rock and pop artists, the oc­ca­sional country and folk artist and even a jazz singer delved into the Fab Four’s song­book. READ MORE

traveling through time at 45 rpm (time travel records)

TimeMachine 1960 George first trip 1500 crop

IT’S NO SECRET that most of us form strong emo­tional bonds with things during our teenage years. This in­cludes at­tach­ments to hu­mans (think your best friend), food (think pizza), even sports teams (think “Go, Phillies!”) This seems es­pe­cially so about music: usu­ally, what­ever the hits on the radio were that we loved when we were 15-years-old, we are going to love—for better or worse—until we are 95-years-old! READ MORE

the frank daniels discographies & labelographies project

FrankDaniels Beatles header cropped

FRANK DANIELS has been col­lecting records for a long time. Some­where along the way, he started col­lecting all sorts of record-related data and in­for­ma­tion. For years now, he has been re­searching, com­piling, as­sem­bling, and pub­lishing sev­eral in­cred­ibly de­tailed and ac­cu­rate Frank Daniels discogra­phies (list­ings of records) and la­be­l­o­gra­phies (break­downs on the vi­sual changes in the label de­signs of a given record com­pany). READ MORE

what was the first “rock” double-album of the ’60s?

dbl header FO2 1500

 IT IS ACCEPTED “FACT” that two sem­inal works of pop­ular music—the Beach Boys’ PET SOUNDS and Bob Dy­lan’s BLONDE ON BLONDE—were re­leased on the same day, May 16, 1966. And there was a second reason to cel­e­brate that date: BLONDE ON BLONDE was also the first rock double-album of all-new studio record­ings, beating the Mothers of In­ven­tion’s FREAK OUT! READ MORE

dick campbell sings where it’s at for complete unknowns

DickCampbell header copy 2

IT WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY—give or take a few hun­dred days one way or the other—that I fi­nally found a stereo copy of DICK CAMPBELL SINGS WHERE IT’S AT (Mer­cury SR-61060). I was at a record show in New York, and hap­pily paid $100 for it! I had been looking for a copy for years and may have been the only person there that day willing to pay the sell­er’s asking price. READ MORE