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Recorded Music in American Life

The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945



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Recorded Music in American Life by William Howland Kenney
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This book examines the interplay between recorded music and social, political, and economic forces in the United States in the era of the phonograph's rise and decline as the dominant medium of popular recorded sound, from the appearance of the first commercial recordings to the postwar years when the industry yielded its primacy to newer forms of mass media.

Author Biography

William Howland Kenney is Professor of History and American Studies at Kent State University. He is also a jazz clarinetist and the author of Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History (OUP, 1993).
Release date Australia
May 1st, 1999
Country of Publication
United States
18 halftones, 4 line drawings
Oxford University Press Inc
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