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Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).

-- 2005 ARSC AWARDS FINALISTS --

ARSC is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2005 ARSC Awards for
Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Winners will be announced
in October 2005. Awards will be presented at a ceremony in Seattle,
Washington on May 20, 2006, during ARSC's annual conference. Additional
information about the conference and the ARSC Awards for Excellence can be
found at www.arsc-audio.org .

Begun in 1991, the awards are presented to authors and publishers of books,
articles, liner notes, and monographs, to recognize outstanding published
research in the field of recorded sound. In giving these awards, ARSC
recognizes outstanding contributions, encourages high standards, and
promotes awareness of superior works. A maximum of two awards is presented
annually in each category, for best history and best discography.

Winners are chosen by the ARSC Awards Committee: five elected judges
representing specific fields of study, the ARSC President, and the Book
Review Editor of the ARSC Journal. The members of the 2005 ARSC Awards
Committee are:

Robert Iannapollo (Awards Committee Chair)
Brenda Nelson-Strauss (ARSC President)
James Farrington (Book Review Editor, ARSC Journal)
Cary Ginell (Judge-at-Large)
David Hamilton (Classical Music Judge)
Dan Morgenstern (Jazz Music Judge)
William L. Schurk (Popular Music Judge)
Richard Spottswood (Judge-at-Large)

The following research, published in 2004, has been nominated:

BEST RESEARCH in RECORDED BLUES

Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues, by Elijah
Wald (Harper Collins).

Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf, by James Segrest
and Mark Hoffman (Pantheon).

Robert Johnson: Mythmaking and Contemporary American Culture, by Patricia R.
Schroeder (University of Illinois Press).

BEST RESEARCH in RECORDED CLASSICAL MUSIC

Adrian Willaert: A Guide to Research, by David Kidger (Routledge).

Alan Rawsthorne: A Bio-Bibliography, by John Dressler (Praeger).

Dmitri Shostakovich, Pianist, by Sofia Moshevich (McGill-Queens University
Press).

Leroy Anderson: A Bio-Bibliography, by Burgess Speed (Praeger).

Performing Music in the Age of Recording, by Robert Philip (Yale University
Press).

BEST RESEARCH in RECORDED FOLK or COUNTRY MUSIC

Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942, by Tony Russell (Oxford
University Press).

Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie, by Ed Cray (Norton).

BEST RESEARCH in RECORDED WORLD MUSIC

Albanian Urban Lyric Song in the 1930s, by Eno Koco (Scarecrow Press).

Arrest the Music!: Fela and his Rebel Art and Politics, by Tejumola Olaniyan
(Indiana University Press).

Git Zaman Gel Zaman, by Cernal Unlu (Fonograf Gramofon Tab Plak).

Soweto Blues: Jazz, Popular Music and Politics in South Africa, by Gwen
Ansell (Continuum Books).

BEST RESEARCH in GENERAL HISTORY of RECORDED SOUND

Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music, by Mark Katz (University
of California Press).

Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1890-1919, by
Tim Brooks (University of Illinois Press).

BEST RESEARCH in RECORDED JAZZ

Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost, by Ben Young, ed. (Revenant Records).

The Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman, 1945-1947, by Loren
Schoenberg (Mosaic Records).

Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend, by Michael Dregni (Oxford
University Press).

Queen: The Life and Music of Dinah Washington, by Nadine Cohodas (Pantheon).

Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Encyclopedia, by Michael Meckna (Greenwood
Press).

Tom Talbert: His Life and Times, by Bruce Talbot (Scarecrow Press).

BEST RESEARCH in RECORD LABELS

Fonotipia Recordings: A Centennial Survey, by Michael E. Henstock (published
by author).

Discography of OKeh Records, 1918-1934, by Ross Laird and Brian Rust
(Praeger).

Syrena Record: Poland's First Recording Company, 1904-1939, by Tomasz Lerski
(Editions Karin).

Victor Red Seal Discography: Vol. I: Single-Sided Series (1903-1925), by
John R. Bolig (Mainspring Press).

BEST RESEARCH in RECORDED POPULAR MUSIC

Andrews Sisters: A Biography and Career Record, by H. Arlo Nimmo
(McFarland).

Celia: My Life, an Autobiography, by Celia Cruz and Ana Cristina Reymundo
(Harper Collins).

That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical
Craze, by Bruce Vermazen (Oxford University Press).

BEST RESEARCH in RECORDED RHYTHM & BLUES, SOUL, or GOSPEL MUSIC

Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield and the Rise
and Fall of American Soul, by Craig Hansen Werner (Crown).

House on Fire: The Rise and Fall of Philadelphia Soul, by John A. Jackson
(Oxford University Press).

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You: Aretha Franklin, Respect and the
Making of a Soul Music Masterpiece, by Matt Dobkin (St. Martins Press).

Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross, by Craig Seymour (Harper
Collins).

Original Marvelettes: Motown's Mystery Girl Group, by Marc Taylor (Aloiv).

People Get Ready!: A New History of Black Gospel Music, by Robert Darden
(Continuum Books).

BEST RESEARCH in RECORDED ROCK or RAP MUSIC

Del Shannon: Home and Away: The Complete Recordings, 1960-1970, by Brian
Young (Bear Family).

Freddy Fresh Presents the Rap Records, by Freddy Fresh (Nerby Publishing).

Never Break the Chain: Fleetwood Mac and the Making of Rumours, by Cath
Carroll (Chicago Review Press).

Nirvana: The Complete Recording Sessions, by Rob Jovanovic (Firefly).

Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story, by Dave Thompson (ECW Press).

Steve Marriott: All Too Beautiful, by Paolo Hewitt and John Hellier (Helter
Skelter).

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