Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups

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Scarecrow Press, 2002 - Music - 703 pages
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In this unique guide to rhythm and blues vocal groups, Mitch Rosalsky has collected an abundance of information on individual groups. One of the first books to approach this subject from the groups' personnel standpoint, the Encyclopedia of R&B and Doo Wop Vocal Groups presents trivia about individual members as well as discographies for the groups, and many rare photographs. Over 1,000 groups are listed alphabetically with cross-referencing that allows readers to see when individuals have performed with multiple groups. With its easy-to-use alphabetical format, accurate and hard-to-find information, the Encyclopedia is an essential reference for deejays, collectors, and music historians. Assisted in his research by some of the very same authors of those famous biographies in those now famous but never forgotten magazines, this book is testimony of the need to give immortality to the individuals whose beautiful voices have thrilled us for years. Every effort has been made to present the most up-to-date and accurate information available.
 

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After defining his parameters for inclusion in a five-page introduction, devotee Rosalsky (long a member of United in Group Harmony Association) gets down to business in this big, bountiful book--an ... Read full review

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The Encyclopedia
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Index of Performers and Corresponding Groups
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About the Author
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About the author (2002)

Mitch Rosalsky was a long-time member of the United in Group Harmony Association (UGHA) until 1993. In his tenure with UGHA, he has served on the organization's board of directors. A devoted collector of R&B music since 1961, he has had many articles published related to this field.

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