Country Music Records

Country Music Records : A Discography, 1921-1942

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More than twenty years in the making, Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942 documents all country music recording sessions from 1921 through to 1942. With primary research based on the files and session logs from record companies as well as the recording archives of the Country Music Foundation, this notable work will be the first compendium to accurately document every commercial country music recording, including unreleased sides. The discography includes alphabetical indexes to all song titles and musicians more

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  • Hardback | 3500 pages
  • 194 x 256 x 60mm | 2,281.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195139895
  • 9780195139891

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"English discographer Tony Russell's magnum opus Country Music Records is a massive discography of every pre-WWII country music recording ever made. In a work more than two decades in the making, eagerly anticipated by discographers and country music scholars, Russell and the late Bob Pinson make the first comprehensive examination of every commercial country music recording session, 1921-42...Country Music Records is a model of its kind and the most important discography of vernacular American music since Blues & Gospel Records 1890-1943." * Choice * "This volume has turned out to be mightily impressive, beyond even what aficionados could possibly have hoped for. The American arm of Oxford University Press have served the project in the finest possible manner." * Musical Traditions *show more

About Tony Russell

Tony Russell is a music historian who has written on country music, blues, jazz, and other forms of popular music in a wide variety of publications and has researched, written, and presented many musical programs for BBC Radio. He is the author of Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942 (OUP 2004), The Blues from Robert Johnson to Robert Cray, and other books. He lives in more

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