Conclave Podcast with Joel Whitburn
Podcast is available for download here.
Joel began collecting records as a teenager in the 1950s. As his collection grew, he began to sort, categorize and file each record according to the highest position it reached on Billboard’s charts. He went on to publish this information — first on individual artists’ cards, then in book form — and a business was born.
Today, Joel leads a team of researchers who delve into all of Billboard’s music and video charts to an unmatched degree of depth and detail. Widely recognized as the most authoritative historian on charted music, Joel has also collaborated with Rhino Records on a series of nearly 150 cassette and CD al bums of America’s top charted hits. To date, Record Research has published over 100 books, over 40 of which are currently in the catalog.
Enjoy this first Conclave podcast featuring Joel Whitburn and conducted by the Conclave's Jay Philpott of WARH (106-5 The Arch) St. Louis.