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Mick HoughtonBecoming Elektra – The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label ... Book
Jawbone, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99 29.95
A wonderfully detailed story of one of the coolest record labels ever – a book that really gets at the huge range of folk, blues, psych, and other wonderful sounds issued by Elektra Records! The tome is massive – big enough to feature a lot of full color pictures, but with a much stronger emphasis on text than usual for this sort of volume – with an especially deep look into the early days of Zac Holzman, and his initial love of pre-rock modes before the bigger shift to more popular Elektra modes of the late 60s. The book is over 300 pages, and is past the halfway mark before The Doors even come into the picture – which really gives you an idea of the kind of detail involved, The book also features a full Elektra discography in the back – at least until the point at which Holzman left the label – and the whole thing's honestly one of the best accounts of a label's formation we've ever read. 304 pages, oversized, with some color images. Book

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✨✧ Herb Kent & David SmallwoodCool Gent – The Nine Lives Of Radio Legend Herb Kent (hardcover) ... Book
Lawrence Hill Books, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Chicago legend finally gets his due – the legendary Herb Kent, who was known as the "Cool Gent" on radio – and also ended up working on TV, and also playing a big part in the city's steppers scene in the 90s! Herb was a real trailblazer – part of a Chicago generation of black broadcasters who really opened the doors with a new sense of class, cool, and professionalism – a generation of which Kent is probably the best-remembered. This book tells Herb's story in all its details – from his early pre-radio days, to his great fame on-air, to his impact and interaction with the music, to some difficult moments in later years. The man himself tells his story, with help from writer David Smallwood – and our late mayor, Richard M Daley, even did the foreword. Hardcover, 302 pages, with some black and white images. Book
 
 
 



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