Recorded music in American life : the phonograph and popular memory, 1890-1945 (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Recorded music in American life : the phonograph and popular memory, 1890-1945

Author: W Howland Kenney
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kenney examines the interplay between recorded music and the key social, political, and economic forces in America during the era of the phonograph's rise and decline as the dominant medium of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Howland Kenney
ISBN: 0195171772 9780195171778
OCLC Number: 53156785
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2000.
Description: 288 pages
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.
Responsibility: William Howland Kenney.

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