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Lost sounds [sound recording] : Blacks and the birth of the recording industry, 1891-1922

Brooks, Tim. (Added Author). Giovannoni, David. (Added Author). Martin, Richard. (Added Author). Hennessey, Meagan. (Added Author). Johnson, George W., 1846- (Performer). Brooks, Tim. Lost sounds. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library CD 45958-45959 37684001096451 Ralph's Corner - Doo Wop Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: St. Joseph, Ill. : Archeophone Records, p2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Companion discs to the book Lost Sounds by Tim Brooks, published by the University of Illinois Press.
Compact discs.
Originally recorded on acoustic cylinders & records, some as commercial issues & some private; discographical details included in Notes.
Program notes by Tim Brooks, David Giovannoni, Richard Martin & Meagan Hennessey, with illustrations & discographical details (60 p.) laid in container.
Formatted Contents Note:
[cd. 1] Unique Quartette. Mamma's black baby boy (1893) -- Standard Quartette. Keep movin (1894) -- Unique Quartette. Who broke the lock (ca. 1895) -- Oriole Quartette. Brother Michael, won't you hand down that rope (ca. 1895) -- Cousins and DeMoss. Poor mourner (1898) ; Who broke the lock (1898) -- Dinwiddie Colored Quartet. Down on the old camp ground (1902) -- Polk Miller's Old South Quartette. Jerusalem mornin (1909) -- Fisk University Jubilee Quartet. Little David play on your harp ; Shout all over God's heaven (1909) -- Apollo Jubilee Quartette. Swing low sweet chariot ; Shout all over God's heaven (1912) -- Tuskegee Institute Singers. Good news (1914) -- Right Quintette. The rain song (1915) -- Four Harmony Kings. Goodnight Angeline (1921) --
[cd. 1, cont.] Charley Case. Experiences in the show business (1909) -- George W. Johnson. The whistling coon (1891) -- Louis Vasnier. Adam and Eve and de winter apple : excerpt (ca. 1893) -- George W. Johnson. The laughing song (ca. 1894-1898) -- Spencer, Williams and Quinn's Imperial Minstrels. Minstrel First Part, featuring The laughing song (ca. 1894) -- George W. Johnson. Listen to the mocking bird (1896) ; The laughing coon (ca. 1898) ; The whistling girl (ca. 1898-1899) -- Williams and Walker. My little Zulu babe (1901) -- George W. Johnson. Carving the duck (1903) -- Len Spencer & George W. Johnson. The merry mail man (1906) -- Bert Williams. Nobody (1906) -- Jack Johnson. My own story of the big fight : part 1 [spoken] (1910) -- Opal Cooper. Beans, beans (1917) -- Noble Sissle. Great camp meetin' day (1920).
[cd. 2] Booker T. Washington. Atlanta Exposition speech (1908) -- Thomas Craig. Old Black Joe (1898) -- Carroll Clark. Old dog Tray (1910) -- Daisy Tapley & Carroll Clark. I surrender all (1910) -- Afro-American Folk Song Singers. Swing along (1914) ; The rain song (1914) -- Right Quintette. Exhortation (1915) -- Roland Hayes. Arioso from "Pagliacci" : Vesti la giubba [ / Mascagni] (1918) -- Harry T. Burleigh. Go down Moses (1919) -- Edward H.S. Boatner. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child (1919) -- Florence Cole-Talbert. Villanelle (1919) -- R. Nathaniel Dett [piano]. Barcarolle : [from In the bottoms] (1919) -- Clarence Cameron White. Lament (1919) --
[cd. 2, cont.] Edward Sterling White. When de co'n pone's hot ; 'Possum (1913) -- Europe's Society Orchestra. Down home rag (1913) -- Joan Sawyer's Persian Garden Orchestra. Bregeiro (Rio Brazilian maxixe) (1914) -- Ciro's Club Coon Orchestra. On the shore at Le-Lei-Wei (1916) -- Wilbur C. Sweatman. Down home rag (1916) -- Memphis Pickaninny Band. Some jazz blues (1917) -- Eubie Blake Trio. Sarah from Sahara (1917) -- Blake's Jazzone Orchestra. The jazz dance (1917) -- Wilbur C. Sweatman's Original Jazz Band. Ev'rybody's crazy bout the doggone blues but I'm happy (1918) -- Lieut. Jim Europe's 369th U.S. Infantry "Hell Fighter's" Band. Darktown Strutter's Ball (1919) -- Ford Dabney's Band. Camp meeting blues (1919) -- W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues Band. St Louis Blues (1922).
Participant or Performer Note:
Various performers.
Language Note:
Vocal selections sung principally in English; track 8, disc 2 sung in Italian.
Subject: African Americans > Music
Sound recording industry > History.
Music > United States
Popular music > United States > To 1901
Popular music > United States > 1901-1910
Popular music > United States > 1911-1920
Minstrel shows
Humorous songs
Vaudeville
Revues > Excerpts > To 1921.
Spirituals (Songs)
Ragtime music
Jazz > To 1921
g Speeches, addresses, etc.

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