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Author Topic: From Minstrels To Mojo 1893-1946  (Read 2025 times)

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Offline Great Bear

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From Minstrels To Mojo 1893-1946
« on: January 06, 2006, 04:08:14 AM »
Hi folks,

Browsing through Amazon I chanced upon a 9 CD set called American Pop: An Audio History - From Minstrels to Mojo: On Record 1893-1946. Do any Weenie's have this collection? If so, are the tracks transfered from the original 78's? How good is the re-mastering? I have the vast majority of these tracks and would only consider American Pop if the sound was something special.



http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004TJB1/qid%3D1136542542/026-7988605-5800416

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: From Minstrels To Mojo 1893-1946
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2006, 11:54:32 AM »
Browsing through Amazon I chanced upon a 9 CD set called American Pop: An Audio History - From Minstrels to Mojo: On Record 1893-1946. Do any Weenie's have this collection? If so, are the tracks transfered from the original 78's? How good is the re-mastering? I have the vast majority of these tracks and would only consider American Pop if the sound was something special.
I can't speak for the CD set but in 1997 Cadence Jazz Books published a very useful and knowledgeable 280 page book entitled American Pop, From Minstrel to Mojo: On Record 1893-1956. It was written by Allen Lowe who had patently done his "homework". Could the CD set be some kind of (belated?) companion? I can't spot any reference to it in the book.

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Re: From Minstrels To Mojo 1893-1946
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2006, 02:36:44 PM »
The CD set issued in 2000, and was apparently another labor of love by Mr. Lowe. You can listen to selected sounds bytes and read some reviews here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004TJB1/104-8134775-6095919?v=glance&n=5174
It appears that this compilation is out of print but can be had "used'. I wish I had a copy - having not seen this one before. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: From Minstrels To Mojo 1893-1946
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2006, 04:38:34 PM »
American Pop can be ordered from the Music & Arts website, although it looks like the website hasn't been updated for a while, with From Minstrels To Mojo listed as a new release. Try e-mailing them to check on availability.

http://www.musicandarts.com/wh1017-1.html

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