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ARSC Journal 51.2 Contents

ORIGINAL ARTICLES (login required)

Millhands and "Millbilly" Music
by Kinney Rorrer

So Rare: The Last Days of Jimmy Dorsey
by Matthew Barton

The Transatlantic Journey of a Turkish Song: Yeni Yeni Bir Sevdaya Düştüm
by Hugo Strötbaum

"BG" as Longhair Disc Jockey: The 1950 "Benny Goodman Music Festival"
by David Jessup

Series Introduction: Short Takes on Community Audio Archiving
by Shawn VanCour

Community Audio Archiving: A Community Shapes a Collection: The Punk Archive at the Washington, DC Public Library
by Ray Barker

BOOK REVIEWS (login required)

"The Other Toscanini: The Life and Works of Hector Panizza" by Sebastiano De Filippi and Daniel Varacalli Costas, translated by Jessica Sequeira, with a foreword by Harvey Sachs
by Mark Powell

"Aaron Copland and the American Legacy of Gustav Mahler" by Matthew Mugmon
by Dennis D. Rooney

"Conducting Opera: Where Theater Meets Music" by Joseph Rescigno
by Dennis D. Rooney

"The Karl Muck Scandal: Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America" by Melissa D. Burrage
by Dennis D. Rooney

"The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media: 20th Century Performances on Radio, Records, Film and Television" by Tim Brooks
by Robert M. Marovich

"African American Entertainers in Australia and New Zealand: A History, 1788 - 1941" by Bill Egan
by Robert Marovich

"The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy" by Kevin D. Greene
by Ed Komara

"The Blues Come to Texas: Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick's Unfinished Book" compiled by Alan Govenar, with documentation and essays by Alan Govenar and Kip Lornell
by Ed Komara

"How Sweet It Is: A Songwriter's Reflections on Music, Motown, and the Mystery of the Muse" by Lamont Dozier with Scott B. Bomar
by Carlos Peña

"Judy at Carnegie Hall" by Manuel Betancourt
by Lawrence Schulman

"Jazz Diaspora: Music and Globalisation" by Bruce Johnson; "Tales of Southeast Asia's Jazz Age: Filipinos, Indonesians and Popular Culture, 1920-1936" by Peter Keppy
by Blaine Brubaker

"The Recordings of Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy" by George Burrows
by Deanna Witkowski

"Heart Full of Rhythm: The Big Band Years of Louis Armstrong" by Ricky Riccardi
by Jeffrey Sultanof

"Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings" by Jason Camlot; "Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel" by Angela Frattarola
by Birgit Van Puymbroeck


At the Minstrel Show: Minstrel Routines from the Studio, 1894-1926 (Archeophone ARCH 1004); Monarchs of Minstrelsy: Historic Recordings by the Stars of the Minstrel Stage (Archeophone ARCH 1006); Will Oakland: Jubilee (Archeophone SP-WOJ-03)
by Edward Komara

Hank Williams - Pictures from Life's Other Side: The Man and His Music in Rare Photos and Recordings (BMG 538515140, ISBN 9781947026650)
by Sarah Bryan

Arturo Toscanini - Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York: Complete Recordings (Pristine Classical PASC575 and PASC588)
by Gary A. Galo

Al Green. The Hi Records Singles Collection (Fat Possum Records FPH1610-7); Al Green. The Hi Records Singles Collection (Fat Possum Records FPH16103)
by Edward Komara

The Recording Legacy of Artist-Teacher Cècile Genhart (American Matthay Association for Piano CSG-1A, 1B & 1C)
by Farhan Malik

Judy Garland: The Best of the Decca Years - Hits! (Universal Japan/Geffen UICY-15859); Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall (Universal Japan UICY-15857/8)
by Lawrence Schulman

James Reese Europe. The Product of Our Souls (Archeophone 6010); Gus Haenschen. The Missing Link: How Gus Haenschen Got Us from Joplin to Jazz and Shaped The Music Business (Archeophone Records 6011)
by Edward Komara

Lotte Lehmann, Vol. 1: Acoustic Recordings: 1914-1926 (Marston Records 54006-2); Lotte Lehmann, Vol. 2: Odeon Electrical Recordings: 1927-1933. (Marston Records 56004-2)
by Richard Masters

Linda Ronstadt: Live in Hollywood (Rhino RI 574477)
by Jeffery McMillan

Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924 (Archeophone 8002)
by Edward Komara

La Coppia Sciascia: Italian Folk Songs from Abruzzo 1927-1930 (East River Records ERR1101)
by John H. Haley

Sir John Barbirolli: New York Philharmonic. The Complete RCA and Columbia Collection (Sony Classical 19075988382)
by John H. Haley

Addendum: Black Swans. First recordings of black classical music performers (PACD 96067)
by Emil R. Pinta

REGULAR SECTIONS (login required)

Current Bibliography
by Tim Brooks

ARSC Journal Highlights


The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals-everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.