Discography of OKeh Records, 1918-1934

Discography of OKeh Records, 1918-1934

by Ross Laird, Brian Rust
     
 

This discography documents all recordings made by this pioneering and influential record label which was active in many areas - popular, jazz, blues, country, and ethnic music during a formative and dynamic period in America's cultural history just before and during the 1920s on into the early 1930s. All known 78rpm record releases in the United States, Britain,

Overview

This discography documents all recordings made by this pioneering and influential record label which was active in many areas - popular, jazz, blues, country, and ethnic music during a formative and dynamic period in America's cultural history just before and during the 1920s on into the early 1930s. All known 78rpm record releases in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, and Japan are detailed. Also included is an essay on the history of the various corporate entities that produced the OKeh label during its initial period of operation with special emphasis on the activities of the record company in making many field recordings in locations throughout the United States and Hawaii.

Laird and Rust's book is primarily comprised of an extensive bibliography and a comprehensive artist index. This publication is the definitive volume on a legendary and influential record company which played a vital part in recording many great artists including some who are still recognized as some of the finest exponents of their particular musical styles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313311420
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2004
Series:
Discographies: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Discographic Reference Series
Pages:
798
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.69(d)

Meet the Author

ROSS LAIRD is a researcher and archivist with a special interest in the history of the recording industry. He authored a four volume discography entitled Brunswick Records (Greenwood Press, 2001), Moanin' Low (Greenwood Press, 1996),and Tantalizing Tingles (Greenwood Press, 1995).

BRIAN RUST has worked as a discographer, a radio broadcaster, and liner-note writer.

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