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“His Master’s Voice”: The Victor Talking Machine Company and the Social Reconstruction of the Phonograph

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/9780195171778.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The history of the phonograph clearly demonstrates important ways in which economic and cultural forces have shaped technological inventions in the world. In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the first ... 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


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


Three Years with Montgomery and Stone 1914–17

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

In October 1914, the Six Brown Brothers were given a featured spot in Chin Chin, a Broadway musical produced by C. B. Dillingham and starring Fred Stone and David Montgomery. Theresa Valerio danced ... More


Americans Abroad: Innocents and Transnationals

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/9780226649306.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and planned a global business – which he launched with mediocre success; his provinciality contrasts with the collaborative skills and transatlantic success of ... More


Music, Machines, and Monopoly

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/9780199858224.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the evolution of piracy, the music industry, and legal thought about what constitutes property and theft. It examines a number of questions such as what counts as music and ... More


Two “Circles of Resonance”: Audience Uses of Recorded Music

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/9780195171778.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Reimagining the historical influence of the phonograph and recorded music in American life this chapter begins with a reconsideration of Evan Eisenberg's description of domestic consumer phonograph ... More


His Master's Voice and Joyce

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032191
eISBN:
9780813038810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the impact of the emergent forces in contemporary popular culture that have a direct influence on Joyce' conception of artistic creativity and explorations of the possibilities ... More


Introduction

Patrick Huber

in Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832257
eISBN:
9781469606217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886786_huber.4
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book begins with the story of the Victor Talking Machine Company's field-recording session found on the front page of the Charlotte Observer on 9 August 1927. Victor's mobile crew traveled to ... More


“Git on Board, Lil’ Chillun”: Children and Music in the Diaspora (by Melanie Zeck)

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780195307245
eISBN:
9780190651305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307245.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Children of the Diaspora are considered as important consumers and makers of black musics during the first four decades of the twentieth century. With the advent of recorded sound, children were able ... More


Some Record!

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/9781578068982.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Two days after they opened at Reisenweber’s Restaurant in New York City on January 27, 1917, the Original Dixieland Jass Band and their new dance music were already generating interest from Columbia ... More


Preparation: October 1917

E. Douglas Bomberger

in Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190872311
eISBN:
9780190872342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872311.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The Fifteenth Regiment’s disciplined response to racial harassment during a two-week stay at Camp Wadsworth, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, earned it the right to be among the first units ordered to ... More


Anxiety: February 1917

E. Douglas Bomberger

in Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190872311
eISBN:
9780190872342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872311.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Germany’s resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare on 1 February 1917 created a domino effect in the musical world, as Walter Damrosch and other conductors rushed to assert their patriotism by ... More


Fallout: December 1917

E. Douglas Bomberger

in Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190872311
eISBN:
9780190872342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872311.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

In a 2 December article entitled “Rising Tide of Sentiment against German Music,” critic W. J. Henderson detailed the ways that musical attitudes in the United States had been altered in recent ... More


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