Wax Poetics Anthology: Volume 1

Edited by The Staff of Wax Poetics

$ 39.95

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ISBN: 9781576875087

Edited by The Staff of Wax Poetics

Music / Photography / Design
Hardcover
8.75 x 11.25 inches
240 pages
four-color and black-and-white?photographs throughout

ISBN: 978-1-57687-508-7
Edited by The Staff of Wax Poetics

Music / Photography / Design
Hardcover
8.75 x 11.25 inches
240 pages
four-color and black-and-white?photographs throughout

ISBN: 978-1-57687-508-7

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“The fandom driving the magazine is infectious, and the best
pieces are simply essential…. A large part of Anthology’s
draw, as with Wax Poetics the magazine, is how gorgeous
it looks: Many pieces come with lovingly reproduced album
covers and 45 labels, arrayed neatly like so much recordcollector
porn.”
—The Onion A.V. Club

Wax Poetics Anthology, Volume 1, the first book from the
esteemed music journal showcasing everyone from jazz
and Hip Hop heavyweights to soul and funk musicians,
gathers articles from their first five issues into an attractive
hardbound edition filled with vintage photos and album art.
Including profiles of the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, funk drummers
Clyde Stubblefield and John “Jab’O” Starks, Wild Style
director Charlie Ahearn, the late jazz bassist and composer
Charles Mingus, and many more, this first installment of the
Wax Poetics Anthology is a must-have for record collectors and music connoisseurs alike.

First published in December 2001, Brooklyn-born Wax Poetics
hit newsstands with a new vision for music journalism, creating
a bridge between the past and present of Hip Hop, jazz, funk,
soul, reggae, disco, and Latin music. Although originally
created for a concentrated market of music aficionados,
the magazine’s audience has grown exponentially, making
musical anthropologists out of average music listeners and
spawning a soul renaissance, complete with comeback tours
and sophomore efforts. Wax Poetics illuminates the dark
corners of our sonic past, while also striving to give new and
innovative artists the credit they truly deserve.

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