Revised & Expanded Edition
Rise and Fall
Roots and History
of Paramount Records
Alex van der Tuuk
It's exciting to have this essential book available again"
— Samuel Charters, author of The Country Blues
absorbing account" — Paul Oliver, author of
Blues Fell this Morning
superbly written and beautifully produced book" —
Mark Berresford, Vintage Jazz Mart
collectors will want to buy this new version, while fans who missed
on the first edition should take their opportunities to buy this
— Ed Komara, ARSC Journal
282 pages, 150 illustrations
x 9" quality softcover
ISBN # 978-0-9852004-2-8
did a chair manufacturer come to dominate the new "race record"
field in the 1920s? The fascinating story unfolds in this newly
revised and expanded edition of Alex van der Tuuk's classic Paramount
history. You find two new sections, many additional photos, and
substantial updates to the original text — all in an affordable,
high-quality paperback edition.
Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Skip James, and
other blues greats to the world — but there's much more to
the story than its legendary jazz and blues records. Alex van der
Tuuk reveals the full history of the people and companies behind
the label in a landmark work that blends musical, business, and
local history in a unique way.
Even if you're
fortunate enough to own a first edition (already a collectors' item!),
we think you'll enjoy this new expanded version just as much. And
if you missed the original, here's an opportunity to get acquainted
with one of the landmark works in recorded-sound history.
by Samuel Charters, Bob Koester, Gayle Dean Wardlow, and Janet
(NEW - An illustrated history of the Paramount studio
and pressing-plant site)
1: The Wisconsin Chair Company
2: Another Sideline — Phonographs and Records
3: Jazz, Blues and Vaudeville
4: "Agents Wanted": Selling a Record
5: "Special Agent Blues"
6: The Grafton Recordings
7: Rebuilding a Company
8: Paramount's Swan Song
(NEW - A detailed account of post-NYRL attempts to revive
Paramount, including an examination of current ownership of the
Paramount recordings and trademarks)
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