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Milford, NH: Big Nickel, 1986- 89. v. I-III (published loose). LCCN 87-123280. ISBN 0-93643300-0. ; volume 3, 1953 (1989) 400 p. A chronologically arranged selection of news stories, columns and reviews (most excerpted, some adapted) from Billboard magazine. Material was selected that chronicled the development of rhythm and blues. It includes both an artist index and a subject index. This series was continued as First Pressings: The History of Rhythm & Blues, volume 3 (1953) through volume 7 (1957), which is similar to the earlier titles except that all material is adapted from unnamed sources.

198; LJ, Mar 1 1975, p. 467; Notes, Sept 75, pp. 44-6; WLB, Mar 1975, p. 5321 70. Kocandrle, Mirek. The History of Rock and Roll, A Selective Discography. K. Hall, 1988. 297p. LCCN 88-21200. ISBN 0-8161-8956-0. R6K64 A selective list of recordings, divided into 55 categories, then subdivided into over 170 headings and subheadings. These headings can be a style or idiom, a geographic area, or a record producer. They are arranged in a chronological fashion with artists listed alphabetically under each headings.

Roland, Tom. The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits. New York: Billboard Books/Watson/Guptil, 1991. 584p. LCCN 90-15588. ISBN 0-8230-7553-2. C7R64 A year-by-year listing of recordings that reached number one on Billboard magazine's country music singles charts from 1968 through 1989. Each entry includes the song title, artist, writer, producer, the date that the song reached number one, and the number of weeks it stayed at number one. Each entry also includes an article about the song, the recording, and/or the artist.

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