Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Country Music Records by Tony Russell

More than twenty years in the making, Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942 documents all country music recording sessions from 1921 through 1942. Until now, discographies of pre-World War II country music recordings were only to be found scattered in journals and fanzines, or in books devoted to single artists. With primary research based on files and session logs from record companies, interviews with surviving musicians, as well as the 200,000 recordings archived at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Frist Library and Archives, this notable work is the first compendium to accurately report the key details behind all the recording sessions of country music during the pre-World War II era. In doing so it tells the commercial story of the music's first two decades. From the first recordings of country music, this discography documents-in alphabetical order by artist-every commercial country music recording, including unreleased sides, and indicates, as completely as possible, the musicians playing at every session, as well as instrumentation. This massive undertaking encompasses 2,500 artists, 5,000 session musicians, and 10,000 songs. An introduction explains how to use the book, research methodology, and editorial policy; summary histories of each key record company are also provided, along with a bibliography. The discography includes indexes to all song titles and musicians listed.

Buy Country Music Records by Tony Russell from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780195366211
ISBN-10: 0195366212
Format: Paperback
(252mm x 172mm x 53mm)
Pages: 1200
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Country Music Records by Tony Russell

Book Reviews - Country Music Records by Tony Russell

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Country Music Records book by Tony Russell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Tony Russell

Tony Russell is a music historian who has written on country music, blues, jazz and other forms of popular music in a wide variety of publications. He has also edited magazines in several idioms. He has researched, written and presented many musical programs for BBC Radio, and has acted as consultant on many radio and television documentaries.

Books By Tony Russell

Finest Gardens of the South East by Tony Russell
Paperback, March 2016
1956 by Tony Russell
Hardback, September 2015
Finest Gardens of the South West by Tony Russell
Paperback, March 2015
Finest Gardens in Wales by Tony Russell
Paperback, March 2015