Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925

Free sample

Encounter the trailblazers whose recordings expanded the boundaries of technology and brought “popular” music into America's living rooms!Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 (winner of the 2001 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research) covers the lives and careers of over one hundred musical artists who were especially important to the recording industry in its early years. Here are the men and women who brought into American homes the hits of the day--Tin Pan Alley numbers, Broadway show tunes, ragtime, parlor ballads, early jazz, and dance music of all kinds.Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 compiles rare information that was scattered in hundreds of record catalogs, hobbyist magazines, newspaper clippings, phonograph trade journals, and other sources. Look no further! This volume is the ultimate resource on the subject!You will increase your knowledge in these areas:
  • the recording industry's formative years
  • artists’personalities and musical styles
  • popular music history
  • history of recording technologyPopular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 provides a unique “who's who” approach to popular music history. It is the definitive work on the music that was popular during America's coming of age. No music historian should be without this volume.
Read more



Additional Information

Read more
Published on
Nov 12, 2012
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Art / General
Music / General
Social Science / Media Studies
Social Science / Popular Culture
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Greg Sestero
New York Times bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by and starring James Franco!

From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” (The New York Times): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room.

In 2003, an independent film called The Room—starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau—made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as “like getting stabbed in the head,” the $6 million film earned a grand total of $1,800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Years later, it’s an international cult phenomenon, whose legions of fans attend screenings featuring costumes, audience rituals, merchandising, and thousands of plastic spoons.

Hailed by The Huffington Post as “possibly the most important piece of literature ever printed,” The Disaster Artist is the hilarious, behind-the-scenes story of a deliciously awful cinematic phenomenon as well as the story of an odd and inspiring Hollywood friendship. Actor Greg Sestero, Tommy’s costar and longtime best friend, recounts the film’s bizarre journey to infamy, unraveling mysteries for fans (like, who is Steven? And what’s with that hospital on Guerrero Street?)—as well as the most important question: how the hell did a movie this awful ever get made? But more than just a riotously funny story about cinematic hubris, “The Disaster Artist is one of the most honest books about friendship I’ve read in years” (Los Angeles Times).
Frank Hoffmann
Rock Music in American Popular Culture III: More Rock ’n’Roll Resources explores the fascinating world of rock music and examines how this medium functions as an expression of cultural and social identity. This nostalgic guide explores the meanings and messages behind some of the most popular rock ’n’roll songs that captured the American spirit, mirrored society, and reflected events in our history. Arranged by themes, Rock Music in American Popular Culture III examines a variety of social and cultural topics with related songs, such as: sex and censorship--“Only the Good Die Young” by Billy Joel and “Night Moves” by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band holiday songs--“Rockin’Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee and “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole death--“Leader of the Pack” by The Shangri-Las and “The Unknown Soldier” by The Doors foolish behavior--“When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge and “What Kind of Fool” by Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb jobs and the workplace--“Don’t Stand So Close to Me” by The Police and “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley military involvements--“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by the Andrews Sisters and “War” by Edwin Starr novelty recordings--“The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley and “Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic letters and postal images--“P. S. I Love You” by The Beatles and “Return to Sender” by Elvis PreselyIn addition, a discography and a bibliography after each section give further examples of the themes and resources being discussed, as do extensive lists of print references at the end of the text.
William E Studwell
Like that Biblical, astronomical star of Bethlehem, The Christmas Carol Reader guides readers on their quest for information about Christmas songs. Studwell gathers a composite picture of the world's most important and famous carols and includes an ample selection of lesser-known Christmas songs. All of the carols are presented in their historical and cultural contexts which adds to readers’understanding and appreciation of the songs.As the only book that covers this elusive topic, The Christmas Carol Reader informs and entertains readers on over 200 songs of all types (sacred and secular), of all periods (Middle Ages through the 20th century), and from a number of countries and cultures. Because many of the songs in The Christmas Carol Reader fit into more than one distinct category, Studwell wisely divides the songs into two major groups--those that reflect Christmas as a Holy Day and those that celebrate Christmas as a Holiday. Here is just a sample of the breadth of coverage of songs:Sacred: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come; O Come, O Come Emmanuel; Angels From the Realms of Glory; As With Gladness Men of Old; O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël); Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
Secular: Happy Holiday; A Holly Jolly Christmas; God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; Silver Bells; Here Comes Santa Claus; I'll Be Home for Christmas
Medieval: Puer Natus in Bethlehem (A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem); Coventry Carol; I Sing of a Maiden; La marche des rois (The March of the Kings); In Dulci Jubilo
1500--1700's: Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella; I Saw Three Ships; Carol of the Bagpipers
1800's: Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful); O Little Town of Bethlehem; What Child Is This?; It Came Upon a Midnight Clear; Stille Nacht, Heiliege Nacht (Silent Night)
Spirituals: Go Tell It on the Mountain; I Wonder as I Wander; Mary Had a Baby; Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
Little Known: O Bethlehem!; The Sleep of the Infant Jesus; Song of the Nuns of Chester
Countries and Cultures: O Tannenbaum; Lulajze Jezuniu (Polish Lullaby); Fum, Fum, Fum; Carol of the Bells; Patapan; El rorro (The Babe)As readers learn about the history and nature of the Christmas carol in general and the specific history of individual religious and secular carols, they will learn some history and nature of the holiday season which can bring more enjoyment into their celebrations for years to come.On long winter nights, The Christmas Carol Reader can be read continuously as a series of fact-based commentaries on Christmas music. For shorter periods in between holiday activities, readers can peruse one of the topical sections or select, with the aid of the title index, an individual essay of interest. As a library reference, this book can provide facts for research on Christmas songs or just provide an entertaining education for curious library patrons.
Carl Royer
Go behind the scenes with an insightful look at horror films—and the directors who create them

The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films: Dark Parades examines the work of several of the genre’s most influential directors and investigates how traditional themes of isolation, alienation, death, and transformation have helped build the foundation of horror cinema. Authors Carl and Diana Royer examine the techniques used by Alfred Hitchcock that place his work squarely in the horror (rather than suspense) genre, discuss avant-garde cinema’s contributions to mainstream horror, explore films that use the apartment setting as the “cell of horror,” and analyze how angels and aliens function as the supernatural “Other.” A unique resource for film students and film buffs alike, the book also examines Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy and the fusion of science, technology, and quasi-religious themes in David Cronenberg’s films.

Instead of presenting a general overview of the horror genre or an analysis of a specific sub-genre, actor, or director, The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films offers an imaginative look at classic and contemporary horror cinema. The book examines Surrealist films such as Un Chien Andalou and Freaks, the connections among the concepts of voyeurism, paranoia, and alienation in films like Rear Window, Rosemary’s Baby, Blue Velvet, and The Blair Witch Project; the use of otherworldly creatures in films such as The Prophecy, Dogma, and The Day The Earth Stood Still; and the films of directors George Romero, John Waters, and Darren Aronofsky, to name just a few. This unique book also includes an extensive A-to-Z filmography and a bibliography of writings on, and about, horror cinema from filmmakers, film critics, and film historians.

The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films examines:
“Body Doubles and Severed Hands”—the common ancestry of avant-garde “art” films and exploitation horror B-movies
“And I Brought You Nightmares”—recurring themes of psychological terror in Alfred Hitchcock’s films
“Horror, Humor, Poetry”—Sam Raimi’s transformation of “drive-in” horror cinema
“Atheism and 'The Death of Affect'”—David Cronenberg’s obsessions, interests, and cautionary messages in films ranging from Videodrome to Dead Ringers to eXistenZ
and much more!The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films: Dark Parades is a unique resource of critical analysis for academics working in film and popular culture, film historians, and anyone interested in horror cinema.

Frank Hoffmann
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Ältere Deutsche Literatur, Mediävistik, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Kann der „Willehalm“ Wolfram von Eschenbachs, ungeachtet aller Epochengrenzen, in eine Geschichte der Humanität eingeordnet werden? Diese Frage bildet den Ausgangspunkt dieser Hausarbeit. Um Fragen zur Entstehung oder Absicht eines mittelalterlichen Textes zu beantworten, reicht eine rein textorientierte Erarbeitung häufig nicht aus. Es ist meiner Ansicht nach unerlässlich die historischen Gegebenheiten zu berücksichtigen. Mit diesem Wissen erweitert sich die Perspektive auf den Text und es können neue Antworten generiert werden. Im Willehalm werden unter anderem der Umgang mit Heiden und der Kreuzzugsgedanke behandelt. Wie dabei die genaue Bewertung aussieht, ist umstritten. Die Forschung ist sich allerdings einig, dass der "Willehalm" inhumane Positionen durchaus in Frage stellt. Daraus ergibt sich die Frage, welches Ziel Wolfram damit bezweckte. War dies eine Einzelmeinung des Dichters Wolfram, war er politisch gesteuert oder gab es andere Gründe, die die Ansichten innerhalb des Textes begründen. Um diese Frage zu beantworten, muss interdisziplinär auf Texte von Geschichtswissenschaftlern zurückgegriffen werden. Denn die Bedeutung des Textes erschließt sich dem Leser meiner Ansicht nach nur, wenn man auch den historischen Kontext, der der Produktion zugrunde lag, betrachtet. Zu diesem Zweck wird nach der Vorstellung des Werkes, die politische Situation der damaligen Zeit vorgestellt und es wird eine mögliche Ursache für die Entstehung des Werkes gegeben. Danach wird der "Willehalm" mit der altfranzösischen Vorlage verglichen. Denn es ist problematisch fiktive Motive des Werkes auf reale Ereignisse umzudeuten. Dies führt häufig zu simplen Analogieschlüssen. Es ist entscheidend herauszuarbeiten, welche Änderungen Wolfram vornahm. Um im nächsten Schritt diese Änderungen zu begründen und in einen historischen Kontext einzubetten. Als Textgrundlage für die Analyse des "Willehalm" dient die Ausgabe von Werner Schröder (2003). Auch Texte von anderen mittelalterlichen Dichtern mit einer ähnlichen Thematik werden im Rahmen dieser Forschungsarbeit behandelt; die jeweilige Edition wird in den Fußnoten angegeben.
Frank Hoffmann
Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: Metabolic reduction is the counterpart to oxidative pathways and plays an important role in the phase-I metabolism of carbonyl group bearing substances. Carbonyl reduction means the formation of a hydroxy group from a reactive aldehyde or ketone moiety and is generally regarded as an inactivation or detoxification step since the resulting alcohol is easier to conjugate and to eliminate. Not only are these carbonyl-containing compounds widespread in the environment and enter the body as xenobiotics and environmental pollutants, but they can also be generated endogenously through normal catabolic oxidation and deamination reactions. Many endogenous compounds such as biogenic amines, steroids, prostaglandins and other hormones are metabolized through carbonyl intermediates. In addition, lipid peroxidation within the cell results in the production of reactive carbonyls such as acrolein, 4-hydroxynonenal, 4-oxononenal and malon-dialdehyde, while oxidative damage to DNA generates base propenals. Dietary sources of carbonyl-containing compounds are diverse and include aldehydes found in fruits as well as the breakdown product of ethanol, acetaldehyde. Pharmacologic drugs represent further sources of exposure to carbonyl-containing compounds. From the pharmacologist s point of view, carbonyl reduction has been shown to be of significance in various inactivation processes of drugs bearing a carbonyl group. On the other hand, the carbinols formed may retain therapeutic potency, thus prolonging the pharmacodynamic effect of the parent drug, or, in some instances, a compound gains activity through carbonyl reduction. From the toxicologist s point of view, carbonyl reduction plays an important role in the toxification of drugs such as daunorubicin and doxorubicin (cf. chapter 4), whereas numerous reports corroborate the concept of carbonyl-reducing enzymes being involved in detoxification processes of endogenous and xenobiotic reactive carbonyl compounds. Compared with the oxidative cytochrome P450 (CYP) system, carbonyl-reducing enzymes had, for a long time, received considerably less attention. However, the advancement of carbonyl reductase molecular biology has allowed the identification and characterization of several carbonyl-reducing enzymes, including pluripotent hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases that are involved in xenobiotic carbonyl compound metabolism, in addition to catalyzing the oxidoreduction of their physiologic [...]
Michael Pitts
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.