Lost Sounds

Lost Sounds : Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919

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Biographies of the first African-American recording stars, and how they succeeded against tremendous odds.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.5 x 50.8mm | 1,224.71g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 025207307X
  • 9780252073076
  • 1,765,329

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"An act of cultural reclamation - the great lost heroes of black performance." New York Times "Brooks has uncovered a wealth of fascinating detail about the record business, its artists and the range of music they recorded 100 years ago. This engaging work of thorough scholarship is essential reading for anyone interested in the birth of commercial recording and African American music in the early part of the 20th century." Samuel Brylawski, Head, Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress
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About Tim Brooks

Tim Brooks is Executive Vice President of Research at Lifetime Television. He is coauthor of The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows and The Columbia Master Book Discography, and the author of Little Wonder Records: A History and Discography. He is past president of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections and the winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award. Dick Spottswood is a freelance author, broadcaster, and record producer. He is the author of the seven volume reference work, Ethnic Music on Records.
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