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Author Brooks, Tim.

Title Lost sounds : Blacks and the birth of the recording industry, 1890-1919 / Tim Brooks ; appendix of Caribbean and South American recordings by Dick Spottswood
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 634 pages) : illustrations
Series Music in American life
Music in American life.
Contents George W. Johnson, the first Black recording artist. The early years ; Talking machines! ; The trial of George W. Johnson -- Black recording artists, 1890-99. The Unique Quartette ; Louis "Bebe" Vasnier : recording in nineteenth-century New Orleans ; The Standard Quartette and South before the War ; The Kentucky Jubilee Singers ; Bert Williams and George Walker ; Cousins and DeMoss ; Thomas Craig -- Black recording artists, 1900-1909. The Dinwiddie Quartet ; Carroll Clark ; Charley Case : passing for White? ; The Fisk Jubilee Singers and the popularization of Negro spirituals ; Polk Miller and his Old South Quartette -- Black recording artists, 1910-15. Jack Johnson ; Daisy Tapley ; Apollo Jubilee Quartette ; Edward Sterling Wright and the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar ; James Reese Europe ; Will Marion Cook and the Afro-American Folk Song Singers ; Dan Kildare and Joan Sawyer's Persian Garden Orchestra ; The Tuskegee Institute Singers ; The Right Quintette -- Black recording artists, 1916-19. Wilbur C. Sweatman : disrepecting Wilbur ; Opal D. Cooper ; Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake ; Ford T. Dabney : syncopation over Broadway ; W.C. Handy ; Roland Hayes ; The Four Harmony Kings ; Broome Special Phonograph Records ; Edward H. Boatner ; Harry T. Burleigh ; Florence Cole-Talbert ; R. Nathaniel Dett ; Clarence Cameron White -- Other early recordings ; Miscellaneous recordings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 589-594), discography (pages 581-587), and index
Subject African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Sound recording industry -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Spottswood, Richard K. (Richard Keith)
LC no. 2003001102
ISBN 0252090632 (electronic bk.)
9780252090639 (electronic bk.)