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The Gendered Phonograph: Women and Recorded Sound, 1890–1930

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The public history of the early phonograph business echoes with the sounds of its male inventors, entrepreneurs, and recording artists. From the crusty phonograph patriarch, Thomas Edison himself, ... More


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

Bruce Bastin and Kip Lornell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032769
eISBN:
9781617032776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032769.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Joe Davis, the focus of this book, enjoyed a 50-year career in the music industry, which covered nearly every aspect of the business. He hustled sheet music in the 1920s; copyrighted compositions by ... More


Here’s One You can all Sing Right with us

John Minton

in 78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110195
eISBN:
9781604733273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110195.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter analyzes old-time records that are framed as functional equivalents of live performances. Here recording artists extend their personal invitations to listeners, encouraging them to ... More


True Relations

John Minton

in 78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110195
eISBN:
9781604733273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110195.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter analyzes how Southerners experienced old-time records as musical events, especially compared to the folksongs that previously defined their musical lives. To address this question, ... More


Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

John McCusker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036262
eISBN:
9781617036279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036262.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Edward “Kid” Ory (1886–1973) was a trombonist, composer, recording artist, and early New Orleans jazz band leader. This book tells his story from birth on a rural sugar cane plantation in a ... More


A Friend in Las Vegas

H. Allen Smith

in Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110416
eISBN:
9781604733037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110416.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents an article on Gene Austin that first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in the late 1950s. Austin became known for his 1927 version of “My Blue Heaven,” which sold hundreds ... More


Dreams So Real: “Jazz Is Really Where My Heart Now Lies”

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This concluding chapter argues that because of the variety of musical styles cohabitating within Carla Bley's pieces, the label “jazz musician”—which music critics to an extent rightly but far too ... More


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