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A Special Prayer on The Man That’s A-Catching The Record

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/9781934110195.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter argues that old-time records have achieved a new level of conceptual autonomy, an equal partner in Southern music and song. The record has transfigured the basic components of the ... More


I Ought to Be Recording Right Now

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/9781934110195.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter argues that many old-time records actually celebrate the incompatibility of folksongs and phonographs, discovering in that contrast a marvelous fund of perceptual dislocation or semantic ... More


A Corn Licker Still In Georgia

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/9781934110195.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter analyzes the popular dramatic series “A Corn Licker Still in Georgia,” featuring the old-time fiddle band, the Skillet Lickers. It argues that while all of the Skillet Lickers were ... More


Recording and Forecasting

in British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226302058
eISBN:
9780226302065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302065.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the methods for recording and measuring time. The eighteenth century saw significant changes in the methods for recording and measuring time. The weather was normalized by ... More


Let’s Get This Dance Started

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/9781934110195.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter analyzes how Southern performers adapted folksongs for phonographs by framing old-time records as depictions of traditional music-making, describing activities or interactions from such ... More


Coda: Well folks, here we are again

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/9781934110195.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents some final thoughts from the author. It argues that on the threshold of a new era in recorded music, the sound recording’s continued capacity to accommodate cultural expression ... 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


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


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