Offered for sale is a new old stock copy of Goldmine’s Celebrity Vocals by Ron Lofman, issued in 1994.
This 448 page book is entirely devoted to movie stars, television actors and other personalities who recorded albums during their careers.
From an online review:
Need to know if Roger Moore ever released a 45, or if Sherman Hemsley made more than one album? (For the, er, record: yes for Moore, no for Hemsley.) Goldmine’s Celebrity Vocals is the mother lode of all such facts. Subtitled accurately as “Surprising, Unexpected and Obscure Recordings by Actors, Sports Heroes and Celebrities,” it’s a handy reference source–but more than that, it’s a loopy diversion. As you wander through the pages, the sheer fact of the existence of some of these recordings can be as entertaining as seeking them out and hearing them for yourself.
The book’s all-inclusiveness is such that you get the full discographical information on everyone from Mussolini’s piano-playing son to director Steven Spielberg (entire output: he whistles on The Color Purple soundtrack). Dates of birth are provided throughout, as are current market values (as of the book’s publish date) for the recordings.
About this copy: This copy of Goldmine’s Celebrity Vocals is new old stock from the original 1994 printing. The book is M- and still in the original shrink wrap as received from the publisher.