A Sure Thing Bites the Dust

THE BOOK EVERYONE WANTED—the book that buyers and sellers of col­lec­table records re­galed me to publish—was a price guide on rhythm & blues group-vocal 45s of the ’50s. Often re­ferred to as ‘doo-wop’ music, it was per­haps the most pas­sion­ately col­lected of all music (along with Japanese jazz collectors). [Continue reading]