Guías del Rock & Roll collection - Redbook Ediciones (Spain)

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Guías del Rock & Roll collection - Redbook Ediciones (Spain)

Post by Pierre » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:09 am

The collection Guías del Rock & Roll is a series of books from the Redbook Ediciones editor, based in Barcelona. Each of them covers a specific genre, a bit like the books from Le Mot et le Reste. The books are built following the same basic structure: history of a music genre, a long list of the most important acts in the genre, a list of essential albums, and sometimes a Spotify playlist added at the end. The lists of acts are the main meat of the books, and the album lists are much less ambitious in scope than the Le Mot et le Reste ones; also, as the progressive rock list below demonstrates, the authors have large freedom in their approach of the Guías concept.

The books about Alternative & Indie Rock, Country Rock, Prog Rock, Disco and Reggae are available on Google Books. There are also Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Rockabilly, Punk and Soul & Rhythm & Blues books, but they are not available there. I'll provide the album lists for the available books here below, with the link to the Spotify playlist from the book.

https://www.google.fr/search?hl=fr&tbo= ... ta_r&cad=3

Reggae (Andrés López Martínez, 2016)
No Spotify playlist.

The albums:

The Abyssinians | Satta Massagana | 1976
Alpha Blondy | Apartheid Is Nazism | 1985
Horace Andy | In the Light | 1977
Aswad | A New Chapter of Dub | 1982
Buju Banton | Voice of Jamaica | 1993
Big Youth | Screaming Target | 1972
Black Uhuru | Red | 1981
Bounty Killer | My Xperience | 1996
Dennis Brown | Words of Wisdom | 1979
Burning Spear | Marcus Garvey | 1975
Johnny Clarke | Rockers Time Now | 1976
Jimmy Cliff | The Harder They Come | 1973
The Congos | Heart of the Congos | 1977
Culture | Two Sevens Clash | 1977
Dr. Alimantado | Best Dressed Chicken in Town | 1978
Desmond Dekker | You Can Get It If You Really Want | 1970
Mikey Dread | Dread at the Controls | 1979
Eek-A-Mouse | Wa-Do-Dem | 1981
Alton Ellis | Mr Soul of Jamaica | 1974
The Gladiators | Trenchtown Mix-Up | 1976
The Heptones | On Top | 1969
Inner Circle | Bad to the Bone | 1992
Gregory Isaacs | Night Nurse | 1982
Israel Vibration | The Same Song | 1978
The Itals | Brutal Out Deh | 1981
Linton Kwesi Johnson [as Poet and the Roots] | Dread Beat an' Blood | 1978
Barrington Levy | Shaolin Temple | 1979
Bob Marley & the Wailers | Catch a Fire | 1973
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers | Conscious Party | 1988
The Mighty Diamonds | Right Time | 1976
Jacob Miller | Who Say Jah No Dread | 1992
Junior Murvin | Police & Thieves | 1976
Augustus Pablo | King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown | 1976
The Paragons | On the Beach | 1967
Shabba Ranks | As Raw as Ever | 1991
Max Romeo & the Upsetters | War Ina Babylon | 1976
Scientist | Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of Vampires | 1981
Shaggy | Boombastic | 1995
Sizzla | Black Woman and Child | 1997
The Skatalites | Stretching Out | 1986
Steel Pulse | Handsworth Revolution | 1978
Third World | Journey to Addis | 1978
Toots & the Maytals | Funky Kingston | 1972
Peter Tosh | Legalize It | 1976
U-Roy | Dread in a Babylon | 1975
UB40 | Labour of Love | 1983
The Upsetters | Space Ape | 1976
Bunny Wailer | Blackheart Man | 1976
The Wailing Souls | Wild Suspense | 1978
Yellowman | Mister Yellowman | 1982


Country rock (Eduardo Izquierdo, 2016)
The Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1xxfD ... n1I?_php=1

50 essential country rock albums:

Buck Owens and His Buckaroos | Carnegie Hall Concert | 1966
Buffalo Springfield | Buffalo Springfield | 1966
Merle Haggard | I'm a Lonesome Fugitive | 1967
Jerry Lee Lewis | Another Place, Another Time | 1968
Johnny Cash | At Folsom Prison | 1968
Glen Campbell | Wichita Lineman | 1968
The Byrds | Sweetheart of the Rodeo | 1968
The Flying Burrito Brothers | The Gilded Palace of Sin | 1969
Townes Van Zandt | Townes Van Zandt | 1969
Kris Kristofferson | Kristofferson | 1970
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band | Will the Circle Be Unbroken | 1972
Waylon Jennings | Honky Tonk Heroes | 1973
Billy Joe Shaver | Old Five and Dimers Like Me | 1973
Dolly Parton | Jolene | 1973
Bill Monroe | Bean Blossom | 1973
Doug Sahm | Doug Sahm and Band | 1973
David Allan Coe | The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy | 1974
Linda Ronstadt | Heart Like a Wheel | 1974
Willie Nelson | Red Headed Stranger | 1975
Guy Clark | Old No. 1 | 1975
Emmylou Harris | Elite Hotel | 1975
Jessi Colter | I'm Jessi Colter | 1975
George Jones & Tammy Wynette | Golden Ring | 1976
Eagles | Hotel California | 1976
Johnny Paycheck | Take This Job and Shove It | 1977
Hank Williams | 40 Greatest Hits | 1978 [compilation]
Jason & the Scorchers | Lost & Found | 1985
Dwight Yoakam | Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. | 1986
Uncle Tupelo | No Depression | 1990
Garth Brooks | Ropin' the Wind | 1991
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys | The Essential Bob Wills 1935-1947 | 1992 [compilation]
The Mavericks | What a Crying Shame | 1993
Jimmie Dale Gilmore | Spinning Around the Sun | 1993
Son Volt | Trace | 1995
The Jayhawks | Tomorrow the Green Grass | 1995
Wilco | A.M. | 1996
BR549 | BR5-49 | 1996
Lyle Lovett | The Road to Ensenada | 1996
Steve Earle | El Corazón | 1997
Lucinda Williams | Car Wheels on a Gravel Road | 1998
The Carter Family | Can the Circle Be Unbroken: Country Music's First Family | 2000 [compilation]
Rodney Crowell | The Houston Kid | 2001
Jimmie Rodgers | Classic Sides 1927-1933 | 2002 [compilation]
Patsy Cline | The Definitive Collection | 2004 [compilation]
Loretta Lynn | Van Lear Rose | 2004
Buddy Miller | Universal United House of Prayer | 2004
Ryan Adams | Jacksonville City Nights | 2005
Shooter Jennings | Put the "O" Back in Country | 2005
Hank Williams III | Straight to Hell | 2006
Old Crow Medicine Show | Remedy | 2014


Indie & Alternative rock (Carlos Pérez de Ziriza, 2017)
The Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1oc31 ... pen&_php=1

Fundamental albums:

Orange Juice | You Can't Hide Your Love Forever | 1982
The Blue Nile | A Walk Across the Rooftops | 1984
Prefab Sprout | Steve McQueen | 1985
The Jesus and Mary Chain | Psychocandy | 1985
The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead | 1986
Felt | Forever Breathes the Lonely World | 1986
Various Artists | C86 | 1986
Cowboy Junkies | The Trinity Session | 1988
New Order | Technique | 1989
Pixies | Doolittle | 1989
The Cure | Disintegration | 1989
Cocteau Twins | Heaven or Las Vegas | 1990
Slint | Spiderland | 1991
Primal Scream | Screamadelica | 1991
Nirvana | Nevermind | 1991
My Bloody Valentine | Loveless | 1991
Sonic Youth | Dirty | 1992
Sugar | Copper Blue | 1992
R.E.M. | Automatic for the People | 1992
The Auteurs | New Wave | 1993
Pavement | Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain | 1994
Blur | Parklife | 1994
Suede | Dog Man Star | 1994
Portishead | Dummy | 1994
Oasis | Definitely Maybe | 1994
Pulp | Different Class | 1995
Belle and Sebastian | If You're Feeling Sinister | 1996
Diabologum | #3 | 1996
Radiohead | OK Computer | 1997
Spiritualized | Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space | 1997
The Flaming Lips | The Soft Bulletin | 1999
Wilco | Summerteeth | 1999
The Magnetic Fields | 69 Love Songs | 1999
Giant Sand | Chore of Enchantment | 2000
The Avalanches | Since I Left You | 2000
Mogwai | Rock Action | 2001
The Strokes | Is This It | 2001
The Libertines | Up the Bracket | 2002
The Streets | Original Pirate Material | 2002
Arcade Fire | Funeral | 2004
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus | 2004
M.I.A. | Arular | 2005
Sufjan Stevens | Illinois | 2005
Arctic Monkeys | Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not | 2006
LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver | 2007
The xx | xx | 2009
Bon Iver | Bon Iver | 2011
PJ Harvey | Let England Shake | 2011
Sleater-Kinney | No Cities to Love | 2015
Anohni | Hopeless | 2016


Prog rock (Eloy Pérez Ladaga, 2017)
The Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1rekK ... dtP?_php=1

For this one the author chose to focus exclusively on live albums.

40 fundamental live albums:

The Nice | Five Bridges | 1970
Emerson, Lake & Palmer | Pictures at an Exhibition | 1971
Procol Harum | In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra | 1972
Yes | Yessongs | 1973
Focus | At the Rainbow | 1973
Traffic | On the Road | 1973
Badger | One Live Badger | 1973
Rick Wakeman | Journey to the Centre of the Earth | 1974
Premiata Forneria Marconi | Cook / Live in the U.S.A. | 1974
Caravan | Caravan & the New Symphonia | 1974
Magma | Live/Hhaï | 1975
801 | 801 Live | 1976
Renaissance | Live at Carnegie Hall | 1976
Genesis | Seconds Out | 1977
Jane | Live at Home | 1977
Novalis | Konzerte | 1977
Gentle Giant | Playing the Fool | 1977
The Moody Blues | Caught Live + 5 | 1977
Grobschnitt | Solar Music - Live | 1978
Jethro Tull | Bursting Out | 1978
Camel | A Live Record | 1978
Kansas | Two for the Show | 1978
Steve Hillage | Live Herald | 1979
Mike Oldfield | Exposed | 1979
Harmonium | Harmonium en tournée | 1980
Rush | Exit... Stage Left | 1981
Twelfth Night | Live and Let Live | 1984
Marillion | The Thieving Magpie (La gazza ladra) | 1988
It Bites | Thankyou and Goodbye | 1991
Porcupine Tree | Coma Divine - Recorded Live in Rome | 1997
King Crimson | Absent Lovers - Live in Montreal, 1984 | 1998
IQ | Subterranea: The Concert | 2000
Pink Floyd | Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81 | 2000
Dream Theater | Live Scenes from New York | 2001
The Flower Kings | Meet the Flower Kings | 2003
Van der Graaf Generator | Real Time | 2007
Opeth | The Roundhouse Tapes | 2007
Transatlantic | Whirld Tour 2010: Live in London | 2010
Eloy | Reincarnation on Stage | 2014
The Dear Hunter | The Dear Hunter - Live | 2015


Disco music (Carlos Pérez de Ziriza, 2019)
The Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5RlrB ... 0bw&_php=1

The albums:

The O'Jays | Back Stabbers | 1972
Kool & the Gang | Wild and Peaceful | 1973
Marvin Gaye | Let's Get It On | 1973
Isaac Hayes [as The Isaac Hayes Movement] | Disco Connection | 1975
Gloria Gaynor | Never Can Say Goodbye | 1975
Donna Summer | Love to Love You Baby | 1975
KC & the Sunshine Band | KC & the Sunshine Band | 1975
Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony | Disco Baby | 1975
The Trammps | Disco Inferno | 1976
George McCrae & Gwen McCrae | Together | 1976
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band | Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band | 1976
Giorgio Moroder | From Here to Eternity | 1977
Earth, Wind and Fire | All 'n' All | 1977
Cerrone | Cerrone 3 - Supernature | 1977
Various Artists | Saturday Night Fever | 1977
Chic | C'est Chic | 1978
The Jacksons | Destiny | 1978
Sister Sledge | We Are Family | 1979
Juan Carlos Calderón | Disco | 1979
Michael Jackson | Off the Wall | 1979
James Brown | The Original Disco Man | 1979
Grace Jones | Warm Leatherette | 1980
Diana Ross | Diana | 1980
Prince | Dirty Mind | 1980
Madonna | Like a Virgin | 1984
Janet Jackson | Control | 1986
Deee-Lite | World Clique | 1990
ABBA | Gold - Greatest Hits | 1992 [compilation]
Daft Punk | Discovery | 2001

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