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Title:
History of Buffalo music and entertainment : A nostalgic journey into Buffalo New York's musical heritage from the 1830s to the early 1980s
Author:
Falkowski, Rick.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Williamsville, N.Y. : the author, c2017
Physical Description:
xii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- Table of contents -- 1. The beginning: -- Canal Street; -- Christy's Minstrels; -- Jenny Lind. -- The Foundations: -- Early theaters -- 2. The late 1800s Pan-American Exposition brass bands: -- The Pan-American Exposition; -- Pan-American Exposition developments -- 3. Theaters: -- Mark brothers-Vitascope theater; -- Michael Shea; -- Legacy of Michael Shea; -- Lafayette Theatre; -- Other theatre operators; -- Basil theaters; -- Dipson and other theaters; -- Drive-in theatres; -- Legitimate theatre. -- End of an era: -- Decline of Vaudeville & Burlesque & movie theaters; -- Decline of downtown movie theaters -- 4. Amusement Parks: -- Crystal Beach; -- Polka bands at Crystal Beach; -- Crystal Beach boat. -- Other Amusement Parks: -- Olcott Beach; -- Erie Beach Park; -- Darien Lake; -- Other small amusement parks. -- 5. Nightclub & early jazz era: -- The Dellwood Ballroom; -- Chez Ami Supper Club; -- Town Casino; -- Statler Hotel; -- McVans; -- The Jazz Triangle; -- Ann Montgomery's Little Harlem; -- Club Moonglo; -- Hotel Vendome; -- Tenderloin District; -- The Colored Musicians Club; -- Musicians-Early jazz period; -- Smaller clubs; -- Floor shows; -- Society bands; -- The Royal Arms & Roundtable Restaurant; -- Songwriters. -- 6. Early radio & television stations in Buffalo: -- WGR radio; -- WEBR radio; -- WBEN radio; -- WKBW radio; -- Buffalo television stations; -- WBEN TV; -- WGR TV; -- WKBW TV; -- UHF channels in Buffalo. -- 7. Classical Music: -- Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; -- Opera, chamber music & more. -- 8. 1950s Rock 'N' Roll: -- Ersel Hickey; -- Tune Rockers; -- The Rockin Rebels: -- Jesters-Rock-itts; -- Dawn Breakers - Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan; -- The Del-tones; -- The Playboys-Graduates; -- Fonville & Hernandez; -- Quarternotes; -- Rhythm Rockers; -- Nino Tempo & April Stevens; -- Tommy Tedesco; -- Additional performers and groups. -- Early Rock 'N' Roll radio in Buffalo: -- Hound Dog Lorenz; -- WWOL; -- WBNY; -- WINE; -- WBNY FM - the other WBNY; -- WKBW: -- The Beatles concert in Buffalo that never happened; -- War of the worlds in Buffalo. -- WYSL; -- WNIA; -- Record Hops; -- Early Folk scene & acoustic music: -- The free design; -- Willie Nile. -- 9. 1960s Buffalo sound: -- Stan & The Ravens; -- Rising Sons-Raven; -- Vibratos; -- Ash & Campagna: Cold Soup-Flash; -- Posse; -- Spoon & The Houserockers; -- Ernie Corallo. -- 10. 1960s Teen club bands: -- Teen clubs; -- The teen club bands: -- The Tweeds; --- Rockin Paramounts-Road; -- The Weekend Trip; -- Buffalo Beetles-The Mods; -- The Cavemen; -- Caesar & The Romans; -- King Harvest. -- Other 60s band. -- 11. Music businesses: -- Wurlitzer; -- Moog music; -- Music education; -- Recording studios; -- Record promoters; -- Record labels; -- Concert promoters: -- Melody Fair; -- Festival East Concerts -- Harvey & Corky Productions; -- Pate & Associates. -- Booking agencies; -- Musicians Union; -- Music publications. -- 12. 1960s & 1970s Clubs: -- The late 1960s & 1970s Rock & Commercial rock clubs: -- Discos; -- Dinner Clubs and Entertainers. -- 13. The 1970s: -- Talas; -- Weekend; -- The hard times- Topaz - Emerald City; -- Cock Robin; -- Jambo - Sky - Rufus - Peace Bridge - Fat Brat - Cheeks. --Rock Bands at McVans: -- Rasputin; -- Rodan. -- Other 1970s bands: Ian Quail; -- Junction West; -- After Dark - Jerry Hudson Band; -- Friendship Train - Big Wheelie. -- Touring commercial Rock Top 40 bands: -- Scinta Brothers. -- 14. Original Music Scene: -- Other original bands: -- Goo Goo Dolls; -- 10,000 Maniacs. -- 15. Jazz, blues and R&B 1970s-1980s: -- Buffalo Jazz Ensemble: -- Spryo Gyra. -- 1970s/1980s Jazz groups and musicians; -- Jazz clubs in the 1970s and 1980s; -- Blues groups; -- Early Buffalo R&B groups; -- Rick James. -- 16. Ethnic music in Buffalo: -- German: -- Other ethnic. -- Irish music; -- Polka music. -- 17. Country music: -- Ramblin' Lou Family Band; -- Ed Bentley; -- Stone Country; -- Two hills; -- JC Thompson; -- Bluegrass. -- 18. The 1980s: -- Actor; -- Cheater; -- Buxx; -- The Beez/White Lies; -- The Vincent Michaels Band; -- Other popular early 80's bands; -- Non-local club bands; -- Radio in the 1980s. -- Buffalo music awards & Buffalo Music Hall of Fame; -- Epilogue - End of an era. -- Appendix -- Source - notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
ISBN:
9780692940228
Format :
Book

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