The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978 by Bruce Bastin, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978

The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978

by Bruce Bastin
     
 

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The story of a New York record man whose extraordinary career spanned jazz, blues, rhythm & blues, rock, country, ethnic, and pop music

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The story of a New York record man whose extraordinary career spanned jazz, blues, rhythm & blues, rock, country, ethnic, and pop music

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“‘Joe Who?’ might be the first reaction to this book, until you realize the amazing range of activities in which Joe Davis took part and the people he touched, from Fats Waller to rock ’n roll songwriter Otis Blackwell. It’s a fascinating and detailed look inside the music business from the 1910s to the 1970s, through the eyes of a man who was an important promoter, music publisher, label owner, A & R man, and performer, and one with a special interest in black music, from jazz to rhythm & blues. It’s a must-read for those interested in the inner workings of the music business in a bygone era.”

—Tim Brooks, author of Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617032776
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
07/02/2012
Series:
American Made Music Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Bruce Bastin is managing director at Interstate Music, Ltd. His books include Crying and Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast.


Kip Lornell is a member of the music faculty at The George Washington University. His books include The Beat! Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C. (co-authored with Charles C. Stephenson, Jr.) and Shreveport Sounds in Black and White (co-edited by Tracey E. W. Laird), both published by the University Press of Mississippi. His research in American vernacular music has also resulted in the publication of over one hundred articles and record notes, record projects, and several documentary films.

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