If you are into funk music then one essential buy is the excellent Peter Wermelinger's Funky Music Lexicon.
The book contains the following info;
> Introduction … Who, why, what, how and more …)
> What's Funk? … 40 Years of Funky Music (Explanations, Analysis and more)
> How To Start Collecting? … Helpful information for new collectors
> LPs/CDs/12"Reference- Guide ... ~7800 funky LPs/CDs/12" titles listed
> LP-Cover-Picture-Gallery … 1280 cover-pictures of the most sought after LPs
> 12"s-Picture-Gallery … 80 label-pictures of important 12" releases
> CDs-Picture-Gallery … 60 cover-pictures of important CD-only releases
> 45s-Reference-Guide … ~ 5880 funky 45s titles listed
> 45s-Label-Picture-Gallery … 1600 label-pictures of most sought after 45s
> Disc-Dating/Deadwax-Marks … Introduction to decoded numbering-systems
> Internet-Links to Funk- Recources … some important sites
Just picked up a message from Peter to say:
For those who have the Funky Music Records Lexicon print edition 2005, the cumulated online additions until November 2007 are now available including ... - LPs additions-list has now 5 pages (228 records) - 45s additions-list has now 19 pages (896 records) - Picture gallery will be updated later (last update July 2007)
PS) Again thanks to all the contributors supporting this project with information, scans and recordings!!!