THE FUNKY & GROOVY MUSIC RECORDS LEXICON

Most extensive Reference-Guide of Funky & Groovy Music Records
Since 1st edition in 1988 it's still the worldwide unique reference-guide in it's field.
 
Information is an important (if not the most important) key ressource for a successfull colleting, especially if you have a limited budget. Digging through the crates you should know how your most wanted records look like, to not oversee them. You should know the details about label-number and more, not to buy bootlegs or reprints by accident for the price of an original. You should know whether it is a very rare/valuable record or not, if you intend to buy a record you've probably never heard from, at an appropriate price.
   

THE BLACK & WHITE EDITION FROM 2005 (SOLD OUT)

460 pages (Format A4 = 210x297mm) including information about over  13'500 RECORDS + showing over 3000 pictures of covers & labels

Lexikon 2005 750

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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or reused in any form or by any means, electronical, optical or mechanical.

 

THANKS TO ALL CONTENT CONTRIBUTORS (Edition 2005)

Chris Ball (2004) - Jake Behnan (1995) - Armin Boller (1995) - Giulio Bombardieri (1988) - Jamie Buckingham (2004) - Garry J. Cape (1998-2001) - Dante Carfagna (2001-2004) - Sergio Casucci (1988-1998/2003) - Malcolm Catto (1996-1998/2000-2002) - Pete Chavasse (1995) - Scott Craig (2002/2003) - Steve Cura (1995) - Mike Curry (2004) - Keb Darge (1996/1999/2002) - Brian Engel (2002) - Sebastian Fonzeus (2004) - Euan Fryer (2003) - David Griffiths (2004) - Rico Gugolz (1991-1999) - Tsuyoshi Harada (2004) - Samuel Hill (2004) - GianLuca Honari (2000/ 2002/2003) - Ken Inoue (2002) - Hermann Jahn (2001-2005) - Haim Kenig (2002-2005) - Tobias Kirmayer (2001-2004) - Daisuke Kuroda (2000-2005) - Adam Leaver (2002) - Phillip Lehman (1995-1999) - Jeff Lemlich (2002) - Peter Longwith (2003) - Gerald Lösch (1998-2005) - Ang Eng Lu (2004) - Andy MacIntyre (2002) - Yusuke Ogawa (2000-2004) - Ricardo Orelli (1988) - Stephen Palencar (2000) - Jason Perlmutter (2004) - Andy Pfister (1988) - Brian Poust (2004) - Yves Ramseier (1995/2000/2002) - Sebastiano Ricupero (199?) - Dean Rudland (2004) - Massimo Santini (2000-2001/2003) - Cesare Saronni (1995/1999) - Koichi Sato (2004) - Kiyosi Satou (2004) - Gerald "Jazzman" Short (1995-2005) - Spruzzi (1995) - Jason Stirland (2002) - Andrew Symington (2002) - Hitoshi Takasawa (2002) - Mark Taylor (2002) - Justin Torres (2004) - Andy Uhr (1988-1993 RIP 30.4.2005) - Daniel Ulrich (1995-1999) - Martin Vinzenz (1988) - WaxPoetics (2004) - Matt Weingarden (2003) - Jan Weissenfeldt (1995) - Peter Wermelinger (1988-2005) - Daniel Williams (2000) - Rainer Windisch (2000-2002/2004) - Brian Witzig (2002) - Ian Wright (1995-1998 / 2001-2003) - Satoshi Yamada (2004) - Jason Yoder (2002) - Hanspeter Zeller (1993) and many more (1988-2005)

 

Liner Notes (2005)

"Over 20 years in the making, the Funky & Groovy Music Records Lexicon is an essential reference guide to all people interested in funk in all its various forms. With every printed character and every label scan and picture created from pure, original research, nobody on the planet has worked longer or harder to document the 1000s of rare and obscure records that have been overlooked by the mainstream (and underground) music press for so long. This book is an incredible achievement."
Gerald "Jazzman" Short Funk45 Records
 
"The lexicon is an indispensable guide to the world of rare funk."
Adrian Gibson Jazz-Café London
 
"Discographies are always helpful. At a certain point, discography becomes justification for serious collecting. As the 60s approached the world of music, more and more records were made by independents, making the task of the discographer inseparable from the pursuit of the colector. Information is nothing if not scant for collectors of late 60s and 70s Black Funk music, and the Lexicon is a needed resource for both the collector and the discographer. This is only the beginning in an attempt to solidify Funk music as an American music form in line with the Jazz, Blues and Gospel musics occuring before it."
Dante Carfagna
 
"Truly one of it's kind - the Funky & Groovy Music Records Lexicon is THE source for information about funk 45's and LP's from the common to the super rare. It's been a 'bible' for funk lovers for years and stands alone as an example that won't be beaten. Indispensable."
Jason "Witchsbrew" Stirland
WHAT ABOUT A FORTHCOMING PRINT EDITION
(Statement of 1st Dec 2019)

Since 2005 i've continued to improve the lexicon content database a lot, so I will be able to release a new print edition in 2020, if there is any demand for a print-edition.

The amount of information will result in 2 lexicon books, each of it with about 450 pages (format A4). One book including "LPs / CDs / 12"s, and one book including "45s only". Each of both books will list ~12'500 records and show 2000-2400 pictures of covers/labels.

Is there still demand for a print-edition in this digital online decade? Discogs, Popsike or States-related sites might do it for most collectors. That's why, in first quarter of 2020, I will set up a poll to find out about interested collectors in a print-edition (and what kind of edition). 

Estimated release date for the books (depending on the contributions) is: LPs-Book45s-Book, in the course of 2020

Information for Contributors of Cover/Label-Scans

Contributions of cover/label-scans (quality 300dpi), for the use in the picture-galleries of the forthcoming print-editions, are very welcomed. Below the links to the lists of wanted scans and the manuals "how to" scan. Please have a look, you might have some to contribute. For contributions/questions, email to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

Wanted LP Cover Scans (most important yellow marked) - updated December 1st

How to Scan LP covers (Manual)

Wanted 45s Label Scans (Priority 1 - most important yellow marked) - updated October 22nd

Wanted 45s Label Scans (Priority 2) - updated October 22nd

Wanted 45s Label Scans (Priority 3) - updated October 22nd

How to Scan 45s labels (Manual)

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THANKS TO ADDITIONAL CONTENT CONTRIBUTORS (coming Edition 2020)

Aki Abe (2017) - Bob Abrahamian (2008) - John Aldridge (2013) - Aaron Anderson (2010) - Angelo Angione (2009) - Paolo Annicchiarico (2006/2008/2010) - Kristian Auth (2009) - Vincent Barbron (2009) - David Bauer (2008) - Baz Vasiliy (2019) - Betto Bill (2008/2009) - Henning Börm (2019) - Lars Bulnheim (2006/2008/2009) - Dale Burback (2009) - Aaron Bushman (2012/2019) -  Dante Carfagna (2006) - John Caruso (2006) - Sergio Casucci (007/2014/2019) - Marco Cavenaghi (2010) - Misha Chak (2010) - Christophe Clauet (2010) - Nicolas Colin (2009/2010) - Nick Cope (2008) - Simone Corsi (2019) - Miles Costin (2008) - Scott Craig (2009) - Doug Crane (2006) - Joey D (2012/2013) - David Daem (2010) - Sami Dariush (2008/2009/2012) - Andy Dawes (2019) - Bobesch Dill (2009) - John P. Dixon (2010) - Malayka Erpen (2010) - Callum Flack (2008/2009) - Sebastian Fonzeus (2006/2008/2010/2019) - Matt Fox (2019) - Takayuki Fujikawa (2007/2009/2010) - Peter Gibson (2009) - Stefano Giusto (2009) - Frank "VoodooFunk" Gossner (2009) - David Griffiths (2006) - Larry Grogan (2012) - Charles Gurley (2008) - Gu Gutjahr (2019) - Andreas Hagen (2006/2009) - Hando Yoshinori (2019) - Scott Harlow (2006/2008) - Steve Hoffman (2019) - Kris Holmes (2008/2009/2019) - Richard Hosey (2006) - Brent Hosier (2009) - Jonathan Houska (2012) - David Huber (2007) - Troy Hurt (2009) - Peter Isaac (2019) - Hermann Jahn (2006-2008) - Gary Johnson (2019) - Florian Keller (2019) - Haim Kenig (2006-2010) - Marty Key (2008) - Tobias Kirmayer (2008/2012/2019) - Christian Klingebiel (2014-2019) - Cameron Kowall (2019) - Daisuke Kuroda (2006-2008) - Josh Kwedar (2019) - Vincent Larroche (2008/2019) - Valerio Latini (2006) - Greg Lawson (2010) - Richard Lewis (2006/2008-2010) - José Lopez (2009) - Gerald Lösch (2006-2014) - Denis Lysenko (2019) - Luis Soulful Torino (2008) - Stefan Möckli / DJ Pesa (2017) - Daryle Maciocha (2009) - Brian Maguire (2019) - George Mahood (2008) - Andrea Manzoni (2019) - Maximilian Matt 2006/2008) - Leonardo Moran (2009) - Jimi Mullett (2019) - Erik Naess (2019) - Andy Noble (2006) - Yusuke Ogawa (2007/2011) - Jason Perlmutter (2006/2008/2009/2013/2014) - Brian Poust (2006/2008) - Craig Reece (2008) - David Richardson (2006/2008) - Sebastiano Ricupero (2010) - Jari Rikkinen (2008) - David Ripolles (2019) - Michael Robinson (2009) - Jeff Ross (2006) - Alex Seal (2011) - Mitchell Seale (2010) - Aeon Stef Seven (2019) - Gerald "Jazzman" Short (2006-2010/2012/2019) - Craig Smith (2008/2009) - Tim Smithers (2019) - Vincent Soulery aka Pal (2008/2019) - Tommy Sovik (2008/2019) - Tim Spiller (2006) - John Stapleton (2019) - Rory Stephen (2006) - Jason Stirland (2009) - Hiroshi Sugane (2008) - Andrew Symington (2010) - Gabe Vaughn (2008) - Simone Volpi (2019) - Johann Von Groll (2019) - Noel Waggener (2010) - Philip Wainwright (2008) - Andy Walko (2008) - Daniel Wanders (2008/2019) - John Warren (2008/2010) - Craig Watson (2010) - Martin Weber (2019) - Klaus Wedekind (2009) - Matt Weingarden (2006/2008/2009) - Peter Wermelinger (2006-2019) - Rainer Windisch (2007-2008/2011/2019) - Ed Worcester (2011) - Ian Wright (2011) - Yass (2008) - Jason Yoder (2008) - and many more (2006-2019)

Many contributions came in between 2006-2009 because it was planned to release a new edition in 2010. Unfortunately it was not possible to publish a new edition at that time. 10 years later there is a new chance for it.

 

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