Dust and Grooves

Dust and Grooves : Adventures in Record Collecting

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A photographic look into the world of vinyl record collectors including Questlove in the most intimate of environments their record rooms. Compelling photographic essays from photographer Eilon Paz are paired with in-depth and insightful interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, including Gilles Peterson and King Britt, as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. Driven by his love for vinyl records, Paz takes us on a five-year journey unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 428 pages
  • 241 x 305 x 36mm | 2,495g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 350 Photos
  • 160774869X
  • 9781607748694
  • 67,841

About Eilon Paz

EILON PAZ is a professional photographer and the founder of the popular vinyl-collecting website Dust and Grooves. Paz's work has appeared in worldwide publications such as Wax Poetics, Saveur, Monocle, Conde Nast Traveler, Delta Airlines Sky Magazine, and the French music magazine Vibrations.show more

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An Amazon Best Book of the Year An "O Magazine" Holiday Gift Pick "A lavishly illustrated coffee-table book...visceral and joyous." "New York Times " "Fascinating [and] extremely intimate." "Billboard" "Paz's beautiful coffee table book features 250 staggeringly pretty full-page photos of record store collectors across the world." "People" "Almost any reader will find something to appreciate in the passion of collectors and the beauty of Paz s images." "Slate" "Beautiful and engrossing." "Wired" "" David Carierre from Chronicle"show more

Table of contents

Preface: I’m really just a casual record collector  foreword: sweet analog sounds  THE RZA introduction: OWN TOGETHER NOW  Jeff “chairman” mao the photographs vinyl lingo the interviews Tales of a Trailblazer Gilles Peterson Shared Stereo Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) I’m always Digging, Man Rich Medina King of 78s Joe Bussard Melody, Hooks, and Magic Sheila Burgel BACK TO THE ROOTS AHMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON The Mad Librarian Jonny Trunk Connecting Worlds Eothen “Egon” Alapatt Bribes, Beers, and Bus Rides from Hell Digging in ghana with Frank Gossner The Insider Dante Carfagna  What Makes a Killer Collection? the Gaslamp Killer Can You Tell Me Where To Dig On Sesame Street? Dante Candelora Beyond the Blues Records Off the Beaten Path of Highway 61 acknowledgments about the authorshow more

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An Amazon Best Book of the YearAn O Magazine Holiday Gift Pick"A lavishly illustrated coffee-table book...visceral and joyous."- New York Times"Fascinating [and] extremely intimate."- Billboard "Paz's beautiful coffee table book...features 250 staggeringly pretty full-page photos of record store collectors across the world."- People "Almost any reader will find something to appreciate in the passion of collectors and the beauty of Paz's images."- Slate "Beautiful and engrossing."- Wiredshow more

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