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Sociological Congruence and Record Company Comparative Advantage

Damon J. Phillips

in Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150888
eISBN:
9781400846481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150888.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines why the firms that introduced a type of recorded jazz that was successful switched to champion another type of jazz that was less successful. Using both qualitative historical ... More


The Sociological Congruence of Record Company Deception1

Damon J. Phillips

in Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150888
eISBN:
9781400846481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150888.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the sociological congruence of record company deception. It explores deception through the lens of organizational role identities, where role identities are a function of when ... More


A Renewed Flow of Memories: The Depression and the Struggle over “Hit Records”

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/9780195171778.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The economic depression of the 1930s decimated the recording industry in the United States: hard times so undermined the phonograph companies that many never recovered. Victor and Columbia survived ... More


Popular Recorded Music within the Context of National Life

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/9780195171778.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

More than we used to realize, the phonograph and recorded music served to stimulate collective memories among Americans of different social and ethnic backgrounds, who were, like the few large ... More


Economics and the Invention of Hillbilly Records in the South

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/9780195171778.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the early history of the phonograph and recorded music, if not in the minds and performance practices of all vernacular musicians, blues and hillbilly music should receive separate consideration; ... 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


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


Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

Floyd Levin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213609
eISBN:
9780520928985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213609.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The author of this book, an award-winning jazz writer, has personally known many of the jazz greats who contributed to the music's colorful history. This book, which contains works published mostly ... More


Etoile

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0048
Subject:
Music, History, American

Clark Terry's Big Bad Band got distribution deals for some of their records. The band was packed with gigs. To manage his schedule, Clark set up an office in Manhattan and hired help. In order to ... More


The Gennett Connection

Bruce Bastin and Kip Lornell

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032769
eISBN:
9781617032776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032769.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Joe Davis’s collaboration with Gennett Records. It explains that when Gennett returned to disc production in September 1944, Davis was given complete charge of selecting the ... More


Carnegie Hall

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0047
Subject:
Music, History, American

It was on February 15, 1970, that Clark Terry's Big Bad Band was to perform at the Carnegie Hall. The show was a hit, the audience gave it a standing ovation and Clark describes his feeling as being ... More


Jumping on the Old Band Wagon?

Nick Wilson

in The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

This chapter continues analysis of the commercialization of Early Music through reference to three further sets of institutions and their respective discourses of value: the BBC (art), music clubs ... More


Collectors, Con Men, and the Struggle for Property Rights

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858224
eISBN:
9780190254520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858224.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how collectors, listeners, and entrepreneurs took advantage of a legal gray zone—that composers deserved to benefit from recordings of their work but that record companies did ... More


You All Come

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the story behind the creation of Starday Records. Starday records was established in 1952 when two local businessmen, Jack Starns and Harold W. Daily, decided to form a record ... More


Connectivities of Government, Education, Industry, and Commerce

Bonnie C. Wade

in Composing Japanese Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085210
eISBN:
9780226085494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085494.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 2 with Chapter 1 focuses on the environment within Japanese modernity that is comprised of infrastructures in four spheres of activity— education, government, industry, and commerce--and, in ... More


Copyright as a Component of the Music Industry

Dave Laing

in The Business of Music

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235286
eISBN:
9781846312717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235286.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the role of intellectual property rights in relation to the music business and argues that enforcement of the law would benefit struggling artists as well as large corporations. ... More


The Life and Times of Dandy Don Logan

Don Logan

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/9781934110416.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes DJ Don Logan’s experiences with Shreveport radio and record companies from the late 1950s into the early 1970s. It Logan’s reflections on the symbiotic relationships between ... More


“Reconsider Me”: Margaret Lewis Warwick and the Louisiana Hayride

Tracey E. W. Laird

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/9781934110416.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on record company owner Mira Smith, and songwriter and civic leader Maggie Warwick. Smith was the founder and owner of RAM Records. Her recording efforts spanned several genres, ... More


“Tough Times”: Downhome Blues Recordings as Folk History

John Solomon Otto and Augustus M. Burns

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the emergence of downhome blues recordings. In the 1920s, the advent of radio prompted record companies to search for new potential record buyers, and found a previously ... More


Across This Land and Country: New Songs for a New Era (1933–1939)

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new era in gospel music during the period 1933–1939, as evidenced by the proliferation of new gospel songs. It first examines the growth of the National ... More


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