Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss founded A&M Records in 1962 with $200. In 1989, they sold the world's largest independent record label for nearly $500 million. From Brass to Gold is the rise of A&M form it start with the Tijuana Brass to a golden success. A&M and its 14 affiliated labels signed over 800 artists in every musical genre including the Carpenters, Quincy Jones, Styx, Supertramp, Burt Bacharach, Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams, Janet Jackson, George Winston, The Go-Go's, Carole King, Amy Grant, the Neville Brothers, and The Police. A&M's affiliates were George Harrison's Dark Horse Records, Windham Hill, Ode Records, IRS Records, Cypress Records, Delos, Denon, Gold Mountain Records, Nimbus Records, Perspective, Tabu, Vendetta Records, and Word Records. From Brass to Gold Vol. I is comprehensive history of A&M. An astonishingly detailed guide to the creative output and corporate history, it catalogs 7,800 titles in albums, singles, jukebox, CD discographies; 460 A&M films and videos, 2,200 titles from the affiliates, awards, 460 artist bibliographies, over 500 collectibles, 2,300 radio guest appearances, more than 300 television appearances, plus Almo-Irving Music Publishing; a calendar of significant company, release, chart, tour, birth dates, artist, title and label indexes. This book sets a new standard for the content of record label discographies.Leslie Pfenninger is the author of 'From Brass to Gold, Volume I: Discography of A&M Records and Affiliates in the United States (Discographies)', published 2000 under ISBN 9780313316203 and ISBN 0313316201.