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Early Commercial Era

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the dawn of Cajun recording. The Cajun community’s relationship to recording technology, the evolving nature of America’s recording industry, and Cajun music’s relationship to ... More


A Heterogeneous Tradition

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Bayou Country’s musical terrain and the cultural and historical undercurrents that expanded the genre’s repertoire, stylistic range, and instrumental conventions are outlined in this chapter. Three ... More


A Gramophone in Every Grave

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The flourishing of the direct voice during the 20th century was undoubtedly encouraged by the development of acoustic technologies — the telephone, the phonograph, the gramophone, the microphone, the ... More


Early Recordings: Their Value as Evidence

Neal Peres Da Costa

in Off the Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195386912
eISBN:
9780199933365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386912.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides an overview of the history of sound recording. It covers early acoustic recording machines and techniques including the phonograph, the graphophone, and the gramophone and ... More


From <i>Forces’ Choice</i> to <i>Desert Island Discs</i>: The BBC’s promotion of personal choice in wartime

Jenny Doctor

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

in Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Up to 1939, the BBC followed a paternalistic music programming policy that sought to educate as well as to entertain, airing a high proportion of art music. When war was declared in 1939, the ... More


Desert island discomorphoses: Listening formations and the material cultures of music

Kyle Devine

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

in Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

Musical identities are forged in relation to the material properties of media formats. The cultures of listening and modes of identification fostered by the 78-rpm disc, for example, are not the same ... More


The Background to 1945

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter traces the development of electronic music in the early twentieth century. The discussions include Thaddeus Cahill's electrically based sound-generation system, subsequently known as his ... More


Play It Again, Saraswathi: Gramophone, Religion, and Devotional Music in Colonial South India

Stephen Putnam Hughes

in More Than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928835
eISBN:
9780199369751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928835.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

This chapter considers the relationship between Hinduism and the history of music recording in South India. It argues that over the first decades of the 20th century, the introduction and commercial ... More


Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Karin Bijsterveld

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026390
eISBN:
9780262268547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026390.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Since the late nineteenth century, the sounds of technology have been the subject of complaints, regulation, and legislation. By the early 1900s, anti-noise leagues in Western Europe and North ... More


Malay Women Singers of Colonial Malaya: Voicing Alternative Gender Identity and Modernity

Tan Sooi Beng

in Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824869861
eISBN:
9780824875695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869861.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Popular Malay music developed in Malaya in tandem with socio-political transformations which took place as a result of British colonialism. It was at this time that a new type of local commodified ... More


A Wall of Sound: The Gramophone, the Radio, and the Noise of Neighbors

Karin Bijsterveld

in Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026390
eISBN:
9780262268547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026390.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses how objective scientific standards have been unable to regulate noise emanating from gramophones and radios in the neighborhood. It finds that noise level-based legislation has ... More


The Acousmatic Voice

Brian Kane

in Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Applying the theory of acousmatic sound presented in chapters 4 and 5, this chapter analyzes the role of acousmatic sound in philosophical accounts of the voice, from Husserl to Žižek and Dolar. The ... More


Her Majestic Voice: South Indian Female Playback Singers and Stardom, 1945–1955

Kiranmayi Indraganti

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463565
eISBN:
9780199086559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book examines the ways in which the Indian film industry between 1945 and 1955 welcomed a series of shifts to include the female film song performers or playback singers in the process of film ... More


Face the Music (and Dance): The Gramophone and the Voice of Broadway

Laurence Maslon

in Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The technological advance of the gramophone allowed consumers to hear the performers of Broadway in their living rooms. But the tunes from the Great White Way were more persuasive than the impulse to ... More


Orchestras and musical intersections with regimental bands, blackface minstrel troupes, and jazz in India, 1830s–1940s

Bradley Shope

in Global Perspectives on Orchestras: Collective Creativity and Social Agency

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199352227
eISBN:
9780199352258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199352227.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses blackface minstrel troupes, British regimental bands and jazz orchestras performing in India from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. It details their ... More


Broad Strokes and Simple Chords

Kiranmayi Indraganti

in Her Majestic Voice: South Indian Female Playback Singers and Stardom, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463565
eISBN:
9780199086559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463565.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 1, ‘Broad Strokes and Simple Chords’, provides details of the prevailing film-making culture of the 1940s in film centres that had a direct influence on music and singing practices. It charts ... More


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