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Author Brooks, Tim.

Title Lost sounds : blacks and the birth of the recording industry, 1890-1919 / Tim Brooks ; appendix of Caribbean and South American recordings by Dick Spottswood.

Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    781.64 BRO    Available
Description x, 634 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Series Music in American life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [589]-594), discography (p. [581]-587) and index.
Contents George W. Johnson, the first Black recording artist. The early years ; Talking machines! ; The trial of George W. Johnson -- Black recording artists, 1890-99. The Unique Quartette ; Louis "Bebe" Vasnier : recording in nineteenth-century New Orleans ; The Standard Quartette and South before the War ; The Kentucky Jubilee Singers ; Bert Williams and George Walker ; Cousins and DeMoss ; Thomas Craig -- Black recording artists, 1900-1909. The Dinwiddie Quartet ; Carroll Clark ; Charley Case : passing for White? ; The Fisk Jubilee Singers and the popularization of Negro spirituals ; Polk Miller and his Old South Quartette -- Black recording artists, 1910-15. Jack Johnson ; Daisy Tapley ; Apollo Jubilee Quartette ; Edward Sterling Wright and the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar ; James Reese Europe ; Will Marion Cook and the Afro-American Folk Song Singers ; Dan Kildare and Joan Sawyer's Persian Garden Orchestra ; The Tuskegee Institute Singers ; The Right Quintette -- Black recording artists, 1916-19. Wilbur C. Sweatman : disrepecting Wilbur ; Opal D. Cooper ; Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake ; Ford T. Dabney : syncopation over Broadway ; W.C. Handy ; Roland Hayes ; The Four Harmony Kings ; Broome Special Phonograph Records ; Edward H. Boatner ; Harry T. Burleigh ; Florence Cole-Talbert ; R. Nathaniel Dett ; Clarence Cameron White -- Other early recordings ; Miscellaneous recordings.
Subject African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Sound recording industry -- History.
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Noirs américains -- Musique -- Histoire et critique.
Enregistrements sonores -- Industrie -- Histoire.
Musique -- √Čtats-Unis -- Histoire et critique.
Added Author Spottswood, Richard K. (Richard Keith)
ISBN 0252028503 (alk. paper) : $65.00

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