Moanin' Low: A Discography of Female Popular Vocal Recordings, 1920-1933 by Ross Laird, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Moanin' Low: A Discography of Female Popular Vocal Recordings, 1920-1933

Moanin' Low: A Discography of Female Popular Vocal Recordings, 1920-1933

by Ross Laird
     
 

The first comprehensive guide to pre-1934 female popular vocal recordings sung in English—from around the world and including all styles—this discographical study includes solos, duets, trios, and quartets composed by the great songwriters of the early 1900s (from Irving Berlin to Victor Young). The majority of the listings includes material that has not

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The first comprehensive guide to pre-1934 female popular vocal recordings sung in English—from around the world and including all styles—this discographical study includes solos, duets, trios, and quartets composed by the great songwriters of the early 1900s (from Irving Berlin to Victor Young). The majority of the listings includes material that has not been previously published, and a large number of entries profile such prolific artists as Helen Clark and Gladys Rice, who are not in previous discographies. A special feature includes data on sound-on-disc recording made for early talking-picture musical shorts (especially by Vitaphone) that is not documented elsewhere. A comprehensive title index includes composer credits for the majority of the titles listed.

The first comprehensive guide to pre-1934 female popular vocal recordings sung in English—from around the world and including all styles—this discographical study includes solos, duets, trios, and quartets composed by the great songwriters of the early 1900s (from Irving Berlin to Victor Young). The majority of the listings includes material that has not been previously published, and a large number of entries profile such prolific artists as Helen Clark and Gladys Rice, who are not in previous discographies. A special feature includes data on sound-on-disc recording made for early talking-picture musical shorts (especially by Vitaphone) that is not documented elsewhere. A comprehensive title index includes composer credits for the majority of the titles listed.

Many of the records documented in this volume are by the artists who introduced these songs at this time or who performed them in the original productions of the shows or movies for which they were written. The singing styles include those of cabaret performers, music-hall and vaudeville acts. Songs for the stage, screen, and radio are also included.

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A guide to pre-1934 international female popular vocal recordings sung in English, encompassing solos, duets, trios and quartets in all styles, including vaudeville blues, music hall, and jazz and torch singers, and covering songs for the stage, screen, and radio. Includes data on sound-on-disc recordings made for early "talking picture" musical shorts by Vitaphone and others, information not documented elsewhere. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313292415
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1996
Series:
Discographies: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Discographic Reference Series
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.61(d)

Meet the Author

ROSS LAIRD is a Senior Librarian for a major international company as well as a discographer and archivist. He has published more than 30 volumes of discographical research including Tantalizing Tingles: A Discography of Early Ragtime, Jazz, and Novelty Syncopated Piano Recordings, 1889-1934 (Greenwood, 1995) and is working on a multi-volume discography of the Brunswick label.

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