Popular American Recording Pioneers, 1895-1925

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"Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925 compiles rare information that was scattered in hundreds of record catalogs, hobbyist magazines, newspaper clippings, and phonograph trade journals. This volume is the ultimate resource on the subject!" "You'll learn about: the recording industry's formative years; artists' personalities and musical styles; popular music history; and early recording technology and techniques." "Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925 provides a unique "who's who" approach to popular music history. It is the
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Overview

"Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925 compiles rare information that was scattered in hundreds of record catalogs, hobbyist magazines, newspaper clippings, and phonograph trade journals. This volume is the ultimate resource on the subject!" "You'll learn about: the recording industry's formative years; artists' personalities and musical styles; popular music history; and early recording technology and techniques." "Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925 provides a unique "who's who" approach to popular music history. It is the definitive work on the music that was popular during America's coming-of-age. No music historian should be without this volume."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789012203
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Series: Haworth Popular Culture Series
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • How This Project Began
  • What Is Covered in Entries
  • Sources of Information
  • The Beginning of the Recording Industry
  • What Were the Artists Really Like?
  • Record Sales--Not Known Today
  • State of Technology Determining Who Recorded
  • Conditions Under Which Records Were Made
  • Stage Celebrities Versus Professional Recording Artists
  • Advantages to Employing Professional Record Artists
  • The Artists
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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