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The Resource A & R pioneers : architects of American roots music on record, Brian Ward and Patrick Huber

A & R pioneers : architects of American roots music on record, Brian Ward and Patrick Huber

Label
A & R pioneers : architects of American roots music on record
Title
A & R pioneers
Title remainder
architects of American roots music on record
Statement of responsibility
Brian Ward and Patrick Huber
Title variation
And R pioneers
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A&R Pioneers offers the first comprehensive account of the diverse group of men and women who pioneered artists-and-repertoire (A&R) work in the early US recording industry. In the process, they helped create much of what we now think of as American roots music. Resourceful, innovative, and, at times, shockingly unscrupulous, they scouted and signed many of the singers and musicians who came to define American roots music between the two world wars. They also shaped the repertoires and musical styles of their discoveries, supervised recording sessions, and then devised marketing campaigns to sell the resulting records. By World War II, they had helped redefine the canons of American popular music and established the basic structure and practices of the modern recording industry. Moreover, though their musical interests, talents, and sensibilities varied enormously, these A&R pioneers created the template for the job that would subsequently become known as "record producer." Without Ralph Peer, Art Satherley, Frank Walker, Polk C. Brockman, Eli Oberstein, Don Law, Lester Melrose, J. Mayo Williams, John Hammond, Helen Oakley Dance, and a whole army of lesser known but often hugely influential A&R representatives, the music of Bessie Smith and Bob Wills, of the Carter Family and Count Basie, of Robert Johnson and Jimmie Rodgers may never have found its way onto commercial records and into the heart of America's musical heritage. This is their story" -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
781.64/1490973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3790
LC item number
.W35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A & R pioneers : architects of American roots music on record, Brian Ward and Patrick Huber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining A&R : interwar record company officials and their work -- Finding and securing talent -- Contracts and copyrights : the dark heart of A&R -- Choosing songs and building repertoires -- In the studio : creating and recording sounds -- Post-production : defining and defying genre boundaries -- The bottom line : selling records -- Nowhere near total eclipse : A&R work after World War II
Control code
ocn987491807
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 457 pages
Isbn
9780826521750
Lccn
2017023304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987491807
Label
A & R pioneers : architects of American roots music on record, Brian Ward and Patrick Huber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining A&R : interwar record company officials and their work -- Finding and securing talent -- Contracts and copyrights : the dark heart of A&R -- Choosing songs and building repertoires -- In the studio : creating and recording sounds -- Post-production : defining and defying genre boundaries -- The bottom line : selling records -- Nowhere near total eclipse : A&R work after World War II
Control code
ocn987491807
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 457 pages
Isbn
9780826521750
Lccn
2017023304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987491807

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