Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925 by Tim Gracyk, F. Hoffmann PDF

By Tim Gracyk, F. Hoffmann

ISBN-10: 1560249935

ISBN-13: 9781560249931

Come across the trailblazers whose recordings elevated the bounds of expertise and taken “popular” song into America's dwelling rooms!

Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 (winner of the 2001 organization for Recorded Sound Collections Award of Excellence in ancient Recorded Sound examine) covers the lives and careers of over 100 musical artists who have been specially vital to the recording in its early years. listed below are the boys and girls who introduced into American houses the hits of the day--Tin Pan Alley numbers, Broadway exhibit tunes, ragtime, parlor ballads, early jazz, and dance song of all kinds.

Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 compiles infrequent details that was once scattered in countless numbers of list catalogs, hobbyist magazines, newspaper clippings, phonograph exchange journals, and different resources. glance no extra! This quantity is the last word source at the subject!

You increases your wisdom in those components:

  • the recording industry's adolescence
  • artists’personalities and musical types
  • popular track heritage
  • history of recording technology

    Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 offers a distinct “who's who” method of well known track heritage. it's the definitive paintings at the song that was once renowned in the course of America's coming of age. No song historian can be with out this quantity.

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H. Dudley, and bass William Hooley. By August 31, 1904, this quartet’s records were no longer listed, and any of its titles remaining in the catalog were remakes by the Haydn Quartet. When the American Quartet with Murray was formed in 1909, he must have seemed very young to the other members—he was thirty-one. Bieling was almost forty; Porter was forty-four; and Hooley was forty-seven. The American Quartet’s debut release, “Denver Town,” was recorded in February 1909 and was announced in Victor’s May 1909 supplement.

This was at a time when many studio takes were necessary to produce sufficient copies of a recording to satisfy public demand. ” But Bieling’s voice suffered from constant use. According to Quentin Riggs, the trouble began with the recording of Amberol 552, “A Cowboy Romance,” credited to Len Spencer and Company. ” Many takes were required, and making yipping sounds for hours caused Bieling’s voice to suffer a strain from which it never recovered. The singer later in life assigned blame for his weakened voice to Edison studio manager W.

Meyer, baritone; and Frank Croxton, bass). The management agreed to a contract, and in the autumn of 1920 Murray and his associates became exclusive Victor artists. Murray and Burr were to receive $35,000 each per year, and Campbell, Meyer, and Croxton were to receive $10,000 each per year. According to the contract, the American Quartet would thereafter consist of Murray, Campbell, Meyer, and Croxton. The Peerless Quartet personnel would be unchanged. With Murray exclusive to Victor beginning on July 1, 1920, Edison executives in mid-1920 assembled a new group of singers for its Premier Quartet, picking first tenor Charles Hart, second tenor Billy Jones, baritone Steve Porter (the only member from the old quartet), and bass Harry 32 POPULAR AMERICAN RECORDING PIONEERS: 1895-1925 J.

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