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Central Avenue sounds oral history transcript, 1995 : Joseph Bihari

Author: Joseph Bihari; Steven Louis Isoardi; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Central Avenue sounds. Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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Bihari discusses his childhood in New Orleans and his move to L.A and continues through his involvement in the founding of the Modern Music record company and his career as an independent record producer of African American music. Major topics include music and musicians on Central Ave. in the 1940s and 1950s, independent record labels and producers in the 1940s and 1950s, Bihari's experiences searching for talent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Joseph Bihari; Leonard Chess; Maxwell Davis; Elmore James; B B King; Johnny Otis; Ike Turner
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Bihari; Steven Louis Isoardi; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
OCLC Number: 40067127
Notes: Transcript of a 6.7-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program.
Description: xii, 355 leaves, bound : port. ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: interviewed by Steven L. Isoardi.

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Bihari discusses his childhood in New Orleans and his move to L.A and continues through his involvement in the founding of the Modern Music record company and his career as an independent record producer of African American music. Major topics include music and musicians on Central Ave. in the 1940s and 1950s, independent record labels and producers in the 1940s and 1950s, Bihari's experiences searching for talent throughout the country, musicians on Modern's record labels and who became top recording artists in the blues and rhythm and blues genres, disc jockeys and their role in the expansion of blues and rhythm and blues music's audience, and changes in the music business from the 1940s to the 1990s.

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