Reddit Reddit reviews Elevator Music: A Surreal History of Muzak, Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsong; Revised and Expanded Edition

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u/dryerlintcompelsyou · 10 pointsr/GifSound
u/lakeradio · 3 pointsr/vintageobscura

Can we get some book recommendations?

I just finished Elevator Music: A Surreal History of Muzak, Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsong and greatly enjoyed it.

I am also in the middle of reading A Beautiful Noise: A History of Contemporary Worship Music in Modern America

I'd love to read a book on Ehtiopian music (espcially one covering ethiojazz, and the Ethiopian 'Divas" such as Hirut Bekele), Library Music.

I saw a book about unsung Illinois bands from the 60's which mentioned my hometown heroes The Lemon Drops, but I didn't end up purchasing it.

I am SURE there are plenty of books out there that would be of interest to us.

Side note: I have this ambition to write a book that profiles the records and cassettes that I find and post here. As a start, I am in contact with B.T. Kimbrough, who is a blind organist (and incredible man) that released a pretty obscure record back in the 70's.

I'd love to compile say, 2 dozen songs by different unsung musicians, release a V0 Compilation through a cool record label (Light In The Attic, for example), do some research and conduct interviews with the musicians in order to tell their story.

I've been trying to get a hold of the guys from The Lemon Drops for years, too. Legend has it, they (or some of them?) were still in High School when they got their record deal. When the record was finished, they convinced their school to play "I Live In The Springtime" over the PA system during school hours. This was at the school my mom and her siblings attended, but they missed it by a few years.

Anyway, wouldn't it be cool to have a compilation by various Vintage Obscura artists with an accompanying book? I'd even settle for writing some lengthy liner notes.