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Author Kenney, William Howland.

Title Recorded music in American life : the phonograph and popular memory, 1890-1945 / William Howland Kenney
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents Two "circles of resonance": audience uses of recorded music -- "The Coney Island crowd": the phonograph and popular recordings before World War I -- "His master's voice": the Victor Talking Machine Company and the social reconstruction of the phonograph -- The phonograph and the evolution of "foreign" and "ethnic" records -- The gendered phonograph: women and recorded sound, 1890-1930 -- African American blues and the phonograph: from race records to rhythm and blues -- Economics and the invention of hillbilly records in the south -- A renewed flow of memories: the Depression and the struggle over "hit records" -- Popular recorded music within the context of national life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Phonograph -- Social aspects -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular music -- Social aspects -- United States.
Sound recording industry -- United States -- History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98008611
ISBN 0195100468
0198026048 (electronic bk.)
9780198026044 (electronic bk.)