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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


The Columbia Recording: A “Second Premiere”

Robert Carl

in Terry Riley's in C

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325287
eISBN:
9780199869428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325287.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter takes up the history of the work four years later, covering Riley's move to New York City and examining works written in the intervening years. Topics include his connection via Stuart ... More


“The World’s Greatest Gospel Singer”

Mark Burford

in Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190634902
eISBN:
9780190634933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634902.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Mahalia Jackson Show was part of an aggressive and coordinated effort by CBS and its subsidiary label Columbia Records to lure Jackson away from Apollo. The effort was successful, and in November ... More


Phonographs around the World

Harry Liebersohn

in Music and the New Global Culture: From the Great Exhibitions to the Jazz Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226621265
eISBN:
9780226649306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649306.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Arthur Rimbaud’s ironic comments on the global expansion of the piano anticipated another development in the commoditization of music: the worldwide spread of the phonograph between 1900 and 1907. ... More


. Lonesome Melodies

David W. Johnson

in Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036460
eISBN:
9781617036477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036460.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the Stanley Brothers’ contract with Columbia Records, signed in October 1948; their Columbia recordings; the evolution of their high baritone sound and instrumental sound; the ... More


Time and Brubeck Time

Stephen A. Crist

in Dave Brubeck’s Time Out

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190217716
eISBN:
9780190217754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190217716.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter sketches some of the most important factors that led to the formation of the Dave Brubeck Quartet and its rise to fame in the 1950s. Brubeck’s interest in polyrhythms is traced back to ... More


Every Home’s a First Night: The Long-Playing Record and the Commodity 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/9780199832538.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The technological advance of the long-playing record allowed up to 45 minutes of a Broadway score to be heard by home listeners; this innovation intersected with the increased narrative imperatives ... More


The Tiger’s Paw

Samuel Charters

in A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781578068982
eISBN:
9781604733181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781578068982.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Mississippi flood of 1927 was the largest natural disaster in American history. It brought many changes to New Orleans, including the dynamic that had helped sustain so much of the city’s musical ... More


“That’s the Blue Heaven for Me”/“Since I’ve Grown So Used to You”: George E. Harris Columbia 15543-D

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0053
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses George E. Harris, “That’s the Blue Heaven for Me”, “Since I’ve Grown So Used to You”, and Columbia Records


An Introduction to Streisand’s Life and Work

Ethan Mordden

in On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190651763
eISBN:
9780190931322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651763.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces the reader to Barbra Streisand’s life and work, focusing on how being a singer and an actor, separately and together, have characterized her career. It first provides a ... More


Porgy and Bess in Revival

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0033
Subject:
Music, History, American

Less than a year after Gershwin's death, Merle Armitage launched the first revival of Porgy and Bess. However, the great Southern California flood of March 3 prevented planned visits to other cities, ... More


Rhythm Kings

Samuel Charters

in A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781578068982
eISBN:
9781604733181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781578068982.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the height of the excitement over their music, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band left New York in the spring of 1919. The band had been offered a job to appear in a London musical Joy Bells, ... More


Recording

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

Goodman focused on classical music after his departure from Capitol Records. He recorded Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, as well as the Mozart Clarinet Quintet and Darius Milhaud’s La Création du ... More


“Cotton Mill Girl”: Earl McCoy and Jessie Brock Columbia 15499-D

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0051
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Earl McCoy, Jessie Brock, “Cotton Mill Girl”, Byrum Lawson, topical songs, cotton mills, location recording, Columbia Records, and old-time music


“A Corn Licker Still in Georgia”—Parts 1 and 2: Clayton McMichen, Riley Puckett, Gid Tanner, Lowe Stokes, Fate Norris, Bob Nichols, and Bill Brown Columbia 15201-D

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Gid Tanner, Riley Puckett, Clayton McMichen, “A Corn Licker Still in Georgia”, rural humor, stringband, Frank B. Walker, Columbia Records


“The Death of Floyd Collins”/“Little Mary Phagan”: Al Craver [Vernon Dalhart] Columbia 15031-D

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Vernon Dalhart, Floyd Collins, Mary Phagan, topical ballads, old-time music, and Columbia Records


Switched-On Bach and Undesired Fame (1968–1969)

Amanda Sewell

in Wendy Carlos: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190053468
eISBN:
9780190053499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053468.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter traces the development and release of Carlos’s first album, Switched-On Bach. Her friendship with producer Rachel Elkind was crucial for the album’s inception. Elkind took the album to ... More


An American Icon Crosses the Pacific

Mari Yoshihara

in Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190465780
eISBN:
9780190943790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465780.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Leonard Bernstein’s early career was shaped by the global politics of World War II and its aftermath as well as his interest in the world beyond the United States, his understanding of war, and his ... More


Growing Pains

Mari Yoshihara

in Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190465780
eISBN:
9780190943790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465780.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Leonard Bernstein conducting the inaugural concert of the Philharmonic Hall in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 1962 symbolized the national and international status he had achieved. Through ... More


The Maestro Pivots

Mari Yoshihara

in Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190465780
eISBN:
9780190943790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465780.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

With the arrival of Harry Kraut, Leonard Bernstein’s company Amberson entered a new phase of corporate enterprises that extended the maestro’s reach even further across the globe. Ironically, the ... More


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