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Sometimes noisy and raucous, sometimes quiet and austere, these recordings demonstrate the deep involvement and lasting influence of African Americans in the nascent recording industry. From Book to Audio. First published by the University of Illinois Press in 2. Tim Brooks’ mammoth Lost Sounds brought before the world the stories of pioneering black recording artists who had been consigned to permanent obscurity. Now Archeophone gives these artists their voice on this ambitious two- CD set.
Every major artist covered in the book (except for one whose recordings have never been found) and several minor ones are represented here. Never before has such an overview been attempted, and many of the recordings found here have literally not been heard in over 1. Historic Recordings. The release of Lost Sounds is nothing short of historic. You have heard of many of these singers, musicians, and public figures, but you probably haven’t heard the sonic documents they left behind.
Fifty-four tracks by 43 artists, and 60 pages of in-depth commentary and analysis: Lost Sounds is a monumental achievement that stretches back to the faint beginnings. And other household cooking and cleaning items. The Mammy caricature thus became mainstreamed. As early as 1875, Aunt Sally, a Mammy image, appeared on cans of baking.
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Here for the first time is Thomas Craig, “the colored basso,” stage star Opal Cooper, boxer Jack Johnson, and Tuskegee Institute founder Booker T. Also featured are five operatic performers who made records for Broome Special Phonograph Records, ca. Harry Burleigh, Edward Boatner, Florence Cole. Lost Sounds also includes one of the ultra- rare personal records made by Roland Hayes, “Vesti la giubba,” that helped him jump- start his career. Newly Discovered Gems. With the help of gracious collectors we have also unearthed rarities whose importance cannot be overstated. Here for the first time is heard an African- American vocal group from 1.
Oriole Quartette doing “Brother Michael, Won’t You Hand Down that Rope?” Also included is one of the earliest minstrel records in existence; from 1. Spencer, Williams & Quinn’s Imperial Minstrels doing their Minstrel First Part and featuring George W. Johnson’s great “Laughing Song.” Those who have heard Cousins and De.
Moss doing “Poor Mourner” for Berliner in 1. Who Broke the Lock” also from 1. These guys were making rock records before anybody knew what that meant.
Four Distinct Genres. Four distinct musical genres emerged when the recordings were laid out: Vocal Harmonies, Minstrel & Vaudeville Traditions, Aspirational Motives, and Dance Rhythms. The two CDs are arranged according to these themes, with a full trajectory of nearly 3. Several musical superstars are represented: Bert Williams, Wilbur Sweatman, Jim Europe’s bands, and W. But other lesser- known pioneers are here too.
Under the “Vocal” section come the celebrated Unique Quartette, here heard on the superior- sounding “Mamma’s Black Baby Boy” from 1. Who Broke the Lock” from about 1. The “Minstrel” section takes us, meanwhile, from rough “coon” songs, introduces Williams and Walker, and ends with “Great Camp Meetin’ Day,” by Noble Sissle, one- half of the most popular black team of the 1. The “Aspirational” section chronicles efforts by black artists to overcome circumstance and establish themselves among the world’s “serious” music, seen for instance in “Swing Along,” by Will Marion Cook’s Afro- American Folk Song Singers. In the “Dance” genre, we have great performances by Clef Club members on the Europe Society Band’s “Down Home Rag” and the Joan Sawyer Orchestra’s version of “Bregeiro,” led by Dan Kildare. One standout is one of Eubie Blake’s first records, “Sarah from Sahara,” performed by the Blake Trio in 1.
Also featured is the rarely reissued Ford Dabney Band, doing the infectious “Camp Meeting Blues” from 1. The Complete Musical Story of George W.
Johnson. Of special interest on Lost Sounds is George W. Johnson, the first black man to record. Lesser- known and uncommon recordings by Johnson are his whistling solo for Berliner of “The Mocking Bird” and his speaking cameo on Len Spencer’s “Merry Mail Man,” the last original routine the elderly Johnson appeared on.
Attractive Booklet, Detailed Notes. With notes by Tim Brooks and David Giovannoni, the accompanying 6. Beautifully illustrated, and featuring many rare photos, the booklet (it’s really a book!) brings the music and the actors alive.
We’ve included a general introduction, four genre introductions, selected mini- biographies, copious track notes and lyrics on selected songs, along with a handful of other special features. This stunning book is sure to make Lost Sounds a deeply rewarding experience for you. A Testament to the Power of Preservation. Lost Sounds makes a persuasive case for preserving old recordings before it is too late. Some of these newly- rescued sounds bear the marks of their tortured history, while others somehow made it to the present day surprisingly pristine. Archeophone is proud to be at the vanguard of these preservation attempts, and we encourage other collectors, as they enjoy this sonic history that was nearly lost, to take the time to preserve their old recordings and to share them with the world. Archeophone stands ready to aid you in your efforts!
GRAMMY Awards. GRAMMY Winner, Best Historical Album, 2. GRAMMY Nominee, Best Album Notes, 2.