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Blues and Gospel Records: 1890-1943 / Edition 4

Blues and Gospel Records: 1890-1943 / Edition 4

by Robert M. W. Dixon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198162391

ISBN-13: 9780198162391

Pub. Date: 10/30/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Since its first edition in 1964, Dixon and Godrich's Blues and Gospel Records has been dubbed "the bible" for collectors of pre-war African American music. It provides an exhaustive listing of all recordings made up to the end of 1943 in a distinctively African American style, excluding those customarily classed as jazz (which are the subject of separate

Overview

Since its first edition in 1964, Dixon and Godrich's Blues and Gospel Records has been dubbed "the bible" for collectors of pre-war African American music. It provides an exhaustive listing of all recordings made up to the end of 1943 in a distinctively African American style, excluding those customarily classed as jazz (which are the subject of separate discographies).

The book covers recordings made for the commercial market (whether issued at the time or not) and also recordings made for the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song and similar bodies—about 20,000 titles in all, by more than 3,000 artists.

For each recording session, full details are given of:

· artist credit

· accompaniment

· place and date of recording

· titles

· issuing company and catalogue numbers

· matrix numbers

· alternative takes
There are also short accounts of the major "race labels" that recorded blues and gospel material, and a complete list of field trips to the south by travelling recording units.

Howard Rye has joined the original compilers for this thoroughly revised, enlarged, and reset fourth edition. The scope has been widened by the addition of about 150 new artists in addition to newly discovered recordings by other artists. The compilation now includes recordings by groups such as the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Pace Jubilee Singers, and the Tuskegee Institute Singers, who, although they employed African American materials and musical devices, were designed to appeal to a predominantly white audience. Early cylinder recordings of gospel music from the 1890s are included for the first time.

Previous editions of this work are applauded for their completeness, accuracy, and reliability. This has now been enhanced by the addition of new information from record labels and from record company files, and by listening to a wide selection of titles, and detailed cross checking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198162391
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/30/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1424
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii(8)
Scope vii(2)
Arrangement ix(4)
Procedure followed xiii(1)
Publishing history xiii(2)
Acknowledgements xv(4)
Bibliography xix(4)
The Race Labels xxiii(17)
Victor and Bluebird xxiv(3)
Columbia and OKeh xxvii(4)
Brunswick and Vocalion (to 1931) xxxi(1)
The A. R. C. Labels xxxii(3)
Gennett and Champion xxxv(1)
Black Patti xxxvi(1)
Black Swan xxxvi(1)
Paramount xxxvi(1)
Meritt xxxvii(1)
Q.R.S. xxxvii(1)
Ajax xxxviii(1)
Edison xxxviii(1)
Decca xxxviii(1)
Varsity xxxix(1)
Bronze xxxix(1)
Joe Davis and Beacon xxxix(1)
Savoy xxxix(1)
Montgomery Ward xxxix(1)
Electrical Transcriptions xl(1)
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song Recordings by John Cowley xl(2)
Recordings Made Outside North America xlii(1)
Index to Labels and Companies Mentioned xliii(2)
Abbreviations xlv
Instruments and General xlv(1)
Record Labels (showing countries of origin) xlv(4)
Countries of Origin of Unabbreviated Labels xlix
BLUES AND GOSPEL RECORDS 1890-1943
1(1070)
Late Additions 1071(2)
Index to Titles 1073(252)
Index to Broadcasts and Films 1325(1)
Index to Vocalists 1326(13)
Index to Accompanists 1339

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