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The melody man : Joe Davis and the New York music scene, 1916-1978

Author: Bruce Bastin; Kip Lornell
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2012.
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joe Davis enjoyed a 50-year career in the music industry, which covered nearly every aspect of the business. He hustled sheet music in the 1920s, copyrighted compositions by artists as diverse as Fats Waller, Carson Robison, Otis Blackwell, and Rudy Vallee, oversaw hundreds of recording session, and operated several record companies beginning in the 1940s. Davis also worked to help insure that black recording  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joe Davis; Joe Davis; Joe Davis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Bastin; Kip Lornell
ISBN: 9781617032769 161703276X 1617032778 9781617032776
OCLC Number: 759909835
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xix, 332 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: "That's got 'em" --
The melody man --
Fats comes aboard --
How Joe Davis did business --
The Gennett connection --
God bless our new president --
Caribbean music and albums --
Back to the Brill Building --
The Deep River Boys --
Jay-Dee records and Otis Blackwell --
Listen to Dr. Jive --
I learned a lesson I'll never forget.
Series Title: American made music series.
Responsibility: Bruce Bastin ; with Kip Lornell.

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