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Collection African-American Band Music & Recordings, 1883 to 1923

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Selected Print Bibliography

  • Brooks, Tim. The Columbia Master Book Discography, Volume I. Westport: Greenwood, 1999.
  • ____. Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
  • Charters, Ann. Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams. 1970. Reprint. New York: Da Capo, 1983.
  • Gaisberg, Frederick William. The Music Goes Round. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1942.
  • Kenney, William Howland. Recorded Music in American Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Kimball, Robert and William Bolcom. Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake. New York: Viking Press, 1973.
  • Koenigsberg, Allen. Edison Cylinder Records, 1889-1912. New York: Stellar Productions, 1969.
  • Millard, Andre. America on Record: A History of Recorded Sound. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Riis, Thomas. Just Before Jazz: Black Musical Theater in New York, 1890-1915. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.
  • Rowland, Mabel, ed. Bert Williams: Son of Laughter. 1923 Reprint. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.
  • Rust, Brian A. L. Jazz Records 1897-1842. New Rochelle: Arlington House, 1978.
  • Rust, Brian A. L., and Allen G. Debus. The Complete Entertainment Discography from 1897 to 1942. New York: Da Capo Press, 1989.
  • Sampson, Henry T. Blacks in Blackface: A Source Book on Early Black Musical Shows. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1980.
  • Shaw, Arnold. Black Popular Music in America. New York: Schirmer, 1986.
  • Smith, Eric Ledell. Bert Williams: A Biography of the Pioneer Black Comedian. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1992.
  • Southern, Eileen. The Music of Black Americans: A History. 3rd ed. New York: Norton, 1997.
  • Spottswood, Richard K. Ethnic Music on Records. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.
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