by Les Docks
This sixth edition (2001, but it’s the latest and last) of my book (yes, I compiled it), having four sections, is actually four price guides in one:
1) Dance Bands, Jazz, Swing, Personalities, and “Pop” 78 RPM, from approximately 1900-1950;
2) Blues, Rhythm & Blues 78 RPM from approximately 1920 – 1955;
3) Country/western, Hillbilly, String Bands, Old Time Singing 78 RPM from approximately 1920 – 1955;
4) Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Rockabilly, and Country/western 45 RPM, EPs and LPs, with selected 78s, from approximately 1950 – 1965.
1800 black & white label photographs (200 added)
listing of scarce and unusual labels
information on grading
information on care and restoration of records
information on mailing records
sources of supplies and services of interest to record collectors
publications of interest to record collectors
glossary of terms and symbols used by collectors and dealers
Sixteen pages of color photographs (new)
The book has been expanded to 592 pages, but the complete artist index, which has been a useful feature of previous editions, has been omitted (without my approval or consent) to accommodate the added content.
looking up some really old, obscure and unfamiliar records, you might actually
find them listed (if your “old” records are after 1965, seek guidance
elsewhere). The book is out of print, but might be available
online at lower cost, and I suggest that you first try to obtain it that
way. You may order from me (until my
fewer than 30 copies are gone) for $32.50, including “Media Mail” postage
Earlier editions of the book may be available; please inquire.
L. R. DOCKS