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Popular American recording pioneers, 1895-1925
Gracyk, Tim.
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New York : Haworth Press, [2000]

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vii, 444 pages ; 23 cm
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ML106.U3 G67 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Music

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Encounter the trailblazers whose recordings expanded the boundaries of technology and brought "popular" music into America's living rooms!

Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 (winner of the 2001 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research) covers the lives and careers of over one hundred musical artists who were especially important to the recording industry in its early years. Here are the men and women who brought into American homes the hits of the day--Tin Pan Alley numbers, Broadway show tunes, ragtime, parlor ballads, early jazz, and dance music of all kinds.

Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 compiles rare information that was scattered in hundreds of record catalogs, hobbyist magazines, newspaper clippings, phonograph trade journals, and other sources. Look no further! This volume is the ultimate resource on the subject!

You will increase your knowledge in these areas: the recording industry's formative years artists'personalities and musical styles popular music history history of recording technology

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
How This Project Beganp. 2
What Is Covered in the Entriesp. 3
Sources of Informationp. 4
The Beginning of the Recording Industryp. 6
What Were the Artists Really Like?p. 7
Record Sales--Not Known Todayp. 8
State of Technology Determining Who Recordedp. 11
Conditions Under Which Records Were Madep. 15
Stage Celebrities versus Professional Recording Artistsp. 17
Advantages of Employing Professional Record Artistsp. 23
The Artistsp. 27
Selected Bibliographyp. 391
Indexp. 401