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William Robyn oral history interviews

Author: Tim Brooks; William Robyn; Gladys Rice, (Soprano); Douglas Stanbury
Publisher: 1977.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording   Archival Material : English
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Interviews recorded for an article published in the ARSC Journal. Robyn discusses his early life in Latvia and arrival in America, as well as his career, recordings, and acquaintances between 1919-1931. He also discusses his birthname, (Rubin) and use of many pseudonyms, including Wolf Scarpioff, John Spear, Edward Hamilton, and Mario Rubinoff, among others while he was performing in vaudeville and recording. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Named Person: William Robyn; Gladys Rice, (Soprano); Douglas Stanbury; Eugene Ormandy; Samuel Lionel Rothafel; Eugene Ormandy; Gladys Rice, (Soprano); William Robyn; Samuel Lionel Rothafel
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Brooks; William Robyn; Gladys Rice, (Soprano); Douglas Stanbury
OCLC Number: 123475948
Notes: *LTCO 191 (Jan. 23, 1977) includes a discussion between Robyn, and [Gladys] Rice, and [Doug] Stanbury. *LTCO 193 (Mar. 15, 1977; 3 cassettes) and *LTCO 192 (Oct. 1, 1977; 2 cassettes) are interviews with Robyn only.
Transcripts of recordings are available in *LTCO 191-193.
Event notes: Recorded in New York, N.Y., Jan. 23; Mar. 15; & Oct. 1, 1977.
Description: 6 audiocassettes : analog, mono
Responsibility: by Tim Brooks.

Abstract:

Interviews recorded for an article published in the ARSC Journal. Robyn discusses his early life in Latvia and arrival in America, as well as his career, recordings, and acquaintances between 1919-1931. He also discusses his birthname, (Rubin) and use of many pseudonyms, including Wolf Scarpioff, John Spear, Edward Hamilton, and Mario Rubinoff, among others while he was performing in vaudeville and recording. He recorded first for Emerson, but then for Columbia, Pathe, Okeh, Brunswick, and Victor. Topics discussed include Cameo Records, Eugene Ormandy, "Roxy" (Samuel Rothafel) and the Roxy Theater, and various other music halls. Also discusses recording processes and studios, radio, his records, and "Roxy's Gang" of which he was a member.

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