By Tim Brooks
Applying greater than thirty years of scholarship, Tim Brooks identifies key black artists who recorded commercially and gives illuminating biographies for a few 40 of those audio pioneers. Brooks assesses the careers and recordings of George W. Johnson, Bert Williams, George Walker, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, W. C. convenient, James Reese Europe, Wilbur Sweatman, Harry T. Burleigh, Roland Hayes, Booker T. Washington, and boxing champion Jack Johnson, in addition to a number of lesser-known voices. a lot of those pioneers confronted a tough fight to be heard in an period of rampant discrimination and "the colour line," and their tales light up the forces––both black and white––that steadily allowed African americans higher entree into the mainstream American leisure undefined. The ebook additionally discusses what number of those historical recordings are withheld from the general public at the present time as a result of stringent U.S. copyright laws.
Lost Sounds contains Brooks's chosen discography of CD reissues, and an appendix through Dick Spottswood describing early recordings via black artists within the Caribbean and South America.
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Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919 (Music in American Life) by Tim Brooks