Vinyl ventures : my fifty years at Rounder Records /

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Nowlin, Bill,


Equinox Publishing Ltd,, Bristol, CT, United States, p.xii, 320 pages : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01127018, (OCoLC)fst01127019, fast, History., Sound recording executives and producers, Sound recording executives and producers., Sound recording industry, Sound recording industry., United States, United States.


Includes bibliographical references and index.The backstory to starting a record company -- Rounder's first two records : October 1970 -- Building the business : the early 1970s -- Helping organize the indie side of the reocrd business -- The concept of a collective is called into question - The second half of the seventies : George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and wrestling with change -- Entering the 1980s : 50 states in 50 dates - no nights off! -- Starting our second decade : a maturing company, and some real growing pains -- The middle 1980s -- Alison Krauss : 1986 and for decades to come -- 1990 : Rounder turns twenty -- 1995 : a quarter of a century in, and still scuffling -- John Virant : "the fourth Rounder" -- 2000 : Rounder turns thirty as we enter a new century -- Selling the company : the next iteration - the Concord connection (2010) -- Rounder's sense of mission."Vinyl ventures: my fifty years at Rounder Records is less a standard history and more an idiosyncratic memoir written by one of the three Rounder founders. The book includes original photographs taken by the author or drawn from the Rounder archives"--