Paul Oliver: A Selective Bibliography 1952 – 2019
(Updated June 2022)
by ROB FORD
The original version of this bibliography appeared in Popular Music [Cambridge UP] 26, no. 1 (Jan 2007): 157-186. It has been updated to include Paul’s writings up until his death in August 2017. The Blues Come to Texas (co-authored with Mack McCormick) was published posthumously in 2019. This selective listing concentrates on Paul Oliver’s writings on music – therefore, references to books and articles on architecture have been omitted. For reasons of space, Paul’s numerous record, book and concert reviews, published in journals such as Jazz Monthly, Audio & Record Review, Melody Maker, and Blues Unlimited, have not been included. For similar reasons, I have chosen not to include the many entries Paul contributed to the following encyclopedias: Jazz on Record: A Critical Guide to the First 50 Years, 1917-1967, ed. A. McCarthy, A. Morgan, M. Harrison and P. Oliver (London, Hanover, 1968); The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S. Sadie (London, Macmillan, 1980); and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, ed. B. Kernfeld (London, Macmillan, 1994). However, I have included entries from The Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, as examples of Paul’s more recent writing. Also omitted are details of the radio programmes made for the BBC from the mid 1950s to the late 1990s.
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