ARSC Journal

Covers the history of sound recording and includes original articles on many aspects of research and preservation: biography; cataloging; copyright law; current research; discography and technical aspects of sound restoration.

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 2, Fall

Alec Wilder
Alec Wilder. By Bhilip Lambert. Urbana: University of Illinois Bress, 2013. 156pp (softcover). Illustrations, Musical examples, Notes, Selective worklist, Appendices. ISBN: 9780252079139. $22 To most even aware of the music of polymath Alec Wilder...
Antal Dorati and His Recorded Legacy
Antal Dorati and His Recorded Legacy. By Richard Chlupaty. Antal Dorati Centenary Society, U.K., 2013. 398pp. ISBN: 9780955246913 Antal Dorati and His Recorded Legacy is a terrific resource expertly compiled by Richard Chlupaty. This is Chlupaty's...
ARSC Journal Highlights 2014-1968
2014 Vol. 45:1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Found, and Lost: The Recorded Legacy of J. Walter DeVaux, Masonic Music Master; ARSC CONFERENCE PAPERS: Stand-Up State of the Nation; Billy Eckstine: The Rise and Fall of the Fabulous Mr. B.; Who Shall Judge My Work?...
A Scottish Vernacular Discography, 1888-1960
A Scottish Vernacular Discography, 1888-1960. By Bill Dean-Myatt. Hailsham, England: City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society, 2013. 623pp. ISBN 978-0-900883-99-6, 35.00 [pounds sterling] for CLPGS members, 39.00 [pounds sterling] for Non...
Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album
Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album. By Tony Whyton. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2013. 160pp (paperback). Bibliography, Index. ISBN 978-0-19-973323-1 Studies in recorded music offer in-depth analysis of music within...
Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942
Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942. By Christopher Wilkinson. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. 197pp (hardcover). Illustrations. ISBN 978-1-61703-168-7. $55 In 1934, Irving Mills blackballed Jimmie Lunceford from the...
Big Bands Live: Benny Goodman
Big Bands Live: Benny Goodman. Jazzhaus 101732 (2 LP set). Legends Live: Dizzy Gillespie Quintet. Jazzhaus 101711. 2012 (1 CD). Lost Tapes: Chet Baker. Early Chet: Chet Baker in Germany 1955-1959. Jazzhaus 101728 (1 CD). Lost Tapes: Modern...
Books Recently Received
Arnold, Gina. Exile in Guyville. 33 1/3, no. 96. NY: Bloomsbury, 2014. Astor, Pete. Blank Generation. 33 1/3, no. 92. NY: Bloomsbury 2014. Berger, Edward. Softly, with Feeling: Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music. Philadelphia:...
Chasing Sound: Technology, Culture and the Art of Studio Recording from Edison to the LP
Chasing Sound: Technology, Culture and the Art of Studio Recording from Edison to the LP. By Susan Schmidt Horning. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. 292pp (hardcover). Illustrations, Notes, Essay on Sources, Index. ISBN 13:...
Copyright & Fair Use
Copyright & Fair Use Update Copyright Committee member Bruce Epperson discusses recent court cases: In Re: Petition of Pandora Media Inc., 12 CIV-8035-DLC (S.D.N.Y., 17 September 2013) Broadcast Music, Inc. v. Pandora Media, Inc., 13-CIV-4037-LLS...
Current Bibliography
"Current Bibliography" is an annotated index to research on recording history that has appeared recently in specialized journals. lb be indexed here an article must be in English, be reasonably substantive, and deal with recording history--as opposed...
Duke, A Life of Duke Ellington
DUKE, A Life of Duke Ellington. By Terry Teachout. NY: Gotham Books, 2013. ISBN 978-1-592-40749-1 More has been written about Duke Ellington than any other jazz figure, so it is remarkable that Terry Teachout has written a book that will be required...
Harry James and His Big Band: The Harry James Sessions, 1976 & 1979
Harry James and His Big Band: The Harry James Sessions, 1976 & 1979. Sheffield Lab Recordings SL10090A-B (2 CDs). Jazz trumpet player and band leader Harry James made his last recordings in similar fashion to his first recordings: he and his...
Huey "Piano" Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues
Huey "Piano" Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues. By John Wirt. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. 294pp (softcover). Notes, Bibliography, Photos, Index. ISBN 978-0-8071-5295-9 Of all the ivories legends to call New Orleans...
Jackson Stomp: The Charlie McCoy Story
Jackson Stomp: The Charlie McCoy Story. Nehi Records NEH02 (1 CD). St. Charles Blues. Sonny Boy Nelson and Bo Carter. Nehi Records NEH03 (1 CD). Been Listening All Day. Blind Joe Taggart. Nehi Records NEH04 (1 CD). Charlie McCoy may be taken...
Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters
Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters. Edited by Randy L. Schmidt. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2014. 480pp (hardcover). ISBN 9781.6E+09 Always For Judy: Witness to the Joy and Genius of Judy Garland. By Joan Beck Coulson....
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. By Stanley Crouch. New York: Harper, 2013. 369pp (hardcover). ISBN 978-0-06-200559-5. $27.99 Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker. By Chuck Haddix. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield:...
Lost Tapes: Jutta Hipp: The German Recordings 1952-1955
Lost Tapes: Jutta Hipp. The German Recordings 1952-1955. Jazzhaus 101723 (1 CD). Legends Live: Hans Roller and Friends. Jazzhaus 101733 (1 CD). Legends Live: Albert Mangelsdorff Quintett. Jazzhaus 101727 (1 LP). The Jazzhaus subsidiary of...
Louis Katzman: His Musical Life and Times
This paper discusses the musical career of Louis Katzman, a musician, conductor composer, arranger-orchestrator, and music-businessman/manager during the first half of the twentieth century. This article is based on an extensive collection of published...
Michael Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands-An Audio/Visual Scrapbook
Michael Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands--An Audio/Visual Scrapbook. Columbia/Legacy 88765476342 (3 CDs and 1 DVD). Guitarist Michael Bloomfield (1943-1981) has been dead long enough that his music has faded in the popular memory....
Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now
Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now. By George W. Martin. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2014. 254pp (hardcover). Illustrations, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 978-0-8108-8853-1. $85 In the nineteenth century, public concerts by wind bands were a popular...
Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording
Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording. By David Grubbs. Durham, NC: DU.K.e University Press, 2014. xxvi +220pp (paperback). Illustrations, Discography, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 978-8223-5590-8. $23.95. In the decade...
Smile
Smile. By Luis Sanchez. 33 1/3. NY: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. 130pp. Bibliography, Selected discography. ISBN 978-1-62356-258-8; $14.95. Donuts. By Jordan Ferguson. 33J/a NY: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. 136pp. Bibliography, Endnotes; ISBN: 978-1-62358-183-3;...
The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars
The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars. By Jimmi Mayes with V.C. Speek. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. 182pp (hardcover). Discography, Photos, Index. ISBN 978-1-61703-916-4 Considering how many luminaries he has known...
The Columbia Symphony Orchestra: An Exploration of the Recording History of a Phantom Orchestra
The idea of compiling a discography of an orchestra that doesn't exist--an invention of attorneys and marketing executives--seems ridiculous, yet the Columbia Symphony Orchestra (hereafter CoSO, to distinguish it from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra)...
The Legacy of Cornelius Cardew
The Legacy of Cornelius Cardew. By Tony Harris. Burlington, VT. Ashgate, 2013. 217pp (hardcover). Musical illustrations, Index. ISBN: 973-1-4094-4310-5. $105.50 (available also as ebk-PDF and ebk-PUB). A core concept in liberation theology as well...
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall. By Gabriel Solis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 183pp (softcover). Notes, References, Index. ISBN 978-0-19-974436-7 Monographs on single jazz albums have been written before....
The Only Mountain in Lubbock: A History of Analog Recording Studios in Lubbock, Texas
One may be curious about the article title, "The Only Mountain in Lubbock." In the movie "The Buddy Holly Story," there is a scene in which Gary Busey, who portrays Holly, is taking his girlfriend to the bus station in Lubbock; in the background is...
The William Parker Sessionography
The William Parker Sessionography. By Rick Lopez. New York: Centering Publishing, 2014. 468pp. Photographs, Illustrations, Chronology. Alphabetical listing of official releases. Sessionography key. ISBN # 978-0-9661053-1-6; $50 I suspect if you...
Tony Allen: An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat
Tony Allen: An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat. By Tony Allen with Michael E. Veal. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013. 199pp (paperback). Photographs, Bibliography, Discography, Index. ISBN 9780822355915 Tony Allen's autobiography,...
Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera
Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus with various artists and conductors. Sony Classical 88883721202-1-88883721202-10 (20 CD Box Set). There is much to enjoy in this...
Verdi: Otello
Verdi: Otello. Ramon Vinay (Otello), Paul Schoffler (Iago), Dragica (Carla) Martinis (Desdemona), Anton Dermota (Cassio), August Jaresch (Roderigo), Josef Greindl (Lodovico), Georg Monthy (Montano), Franz Bierbach (Un Araldo), Sieglinde Wagner (Emilia)....
Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera
Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus with various artists and conductors. (1) Sony Classical 88765427172-D1 88765427172-D25 (25 CD Box Set). In theory, Sony's Wagner...
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen. Rolf Polke (Wotan, Wanderer), Rudolf Knoll (Donner, Gunther), Herbert Doussant (Froh), Fritz Uhl (Loge), Rolf Kuhne (Alberich), Herold Kraus (Mime), Otto von Rohr (Fasolt, Hunding, Hagen), Takao Okamura (Fafner), Ruth...
Wandering Stars: Songs from Gimpel's Lemberg Yiddish Theater, 1906-1910
Wandering Stars: Songs from Gimpel's Lemberg Yiddish Theater, 1906-1910. Reno 128 (1 CD). Since the first Yiddish reissues came out in the 1950s, listeners have been treated to the full spectrum of Jewish recordings issued on 78s starting with cantorial...
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