This is our online database of the catalogued music related publications at ARC. To date it is primarily books, catalogs and songbooks — more than 9,500 titles. We have also indicated which books have already been scanned in conjunction with the Internet Archive in San Francisco. The entire collection to be entered includes books, catalogs and pamphlets (18,000), songbooks (3,000), sheet music (23,000), periodicals/magazines/fanzines (50,000) and hundreds of thousands of clippings, photographs and press kits.
The “collection” field tells you who donated the item (when we know). The search box does a find in all fields you see, and some you don’t — so you can also search by genre, style, geographical region or country. Hit the field name to sort by that field, A-Z and Z-A. The scan box indicates that the book is available to read here at the ARC and available electronically, in a variety of formats to the book’s donor, authors and publishers.
Last update: September 22, 2015
|1,000 recordings to hear before you die||1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die||Tom Moon||Workman, USA||2008||paper, 1007||9780761139638||ARC||popular music; bullshit|
|1. outside||1. Outside||David Bowie||BMG Entertainment International||1995||glossy booklet, 24p||---||ARC||popular music; liner notes glam seventies rock; David Bowie Brian Eno|
|10 years of vibe photography||10 Years Of Vibe Photography||Rob Kenner & George Pitts||Vibe /Harry N. Abrams, INC.,||2003||cloth||0810945460||ARC||popular music; photographs black hip-hop R&B rap white|
|100 albums that changed popular music||100 Albums That Changed Popular Music||Chris Smith||Greenwood Press, USA||2007||cloth, 277p.||0313338256||S. Lazin||X||popular music; reference; albums; rock; rap; history|
|100 best album covers - the stories behind the sleeves||100 Best Album Covers - The Stories Behind the Sleeves||Strom Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell||DK||1999||paper, 159pp||078944951X||David Hinckley||popular music; graphis album covers|
|100 best songs of the 20's and 30's||100 Best Songs of the 20's and 30's||---||Bonanza Books, USA||1985||cloth, 398p.||0517245159||A. Lowe||songbooks|
|100 best songs of the 20s and 30s’s||100 best songs of the 20s and 30s’s||---||---||n.d.||paper||---||A. Lowe||fake books; instructional; performance; 1920s; 1930s; 20s; 30s|
|100 great country and western songs||100 Great Country and Western Songs||---||Hill and Range Songs, Inc.||1962||100 songs, 216p||---||Ed Ward||country; Country & Western; C&W; USA; America; United States; rural; Southern;|
|100 greatest albums in christian music||The 100 Greatest Albums In Christian Music||Thom Granger||CCM, USA||2001||paper, 251pp||0736902813||ARC||popular music; christian religious white gospel god|
|100 greatest guitar albums||The 100 Greatest Guitar Albums||Lois Wilson, ed.||MOJO, UK||2003||paper, 67p, illust. color||---||ARC||X||guitar music; popular music; rock|