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Little Labels - Big Sound : Small Record Companies and the Rise of American Music - Rick Kennedy

Little Labels - Big Sound

Small Record Companies and the Rise of American Music

By: Rick Kennedy, Randy McNutt, Al Kooper (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 22nd May 1999
ISBN: 9780253214348
Number Of Pages: 224

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Little Labels -- Big SoundSmall Record Companies and the Rise of American Music

Rick Kennedy and Randy McNuttForeword by Al Kooper

A wild ride through American popular music.

" T]hese cats had their ears to the ground and cut vinyl that created the hip sounds of the day, sounds that still reverberate today.... Little Labels -- Big Sound is a great primer into the history of these... independent record labels." -- Blue Suede News

" L]ike the labels it celebrates and the 45s and the 78s those labels put out... full of exciting and vital content." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"In this straightforward and engaging collection of histories and profiles, the authors present a brisk overview of important indies and a look at several distinctive companies and the men who ran them..." -- Billboard

"Show me a man today who could stand up to a Syd Nathan or a Don Robey, and I'll show you a man behind bars -- not behind a desk. Why, without Sam Phillips, the founder of Sun Records and the man who unearthed Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rufus Thomas, and Howling Wolf to name but a few, there might not even have been any rock 'n' roll, electric blues, or rockabilly music." -- Al Kooper, from the Foreword

Rick Kennedy, a media relations manager and former journalist, is author of Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy (Indiana University Press).

Randy McNutt, a longtime reporter with the Cincinnati Enquirer, is author of We Wanna Boogie and a book on Ohio ghost towns.

March 2001 (cloth 1999) 224 pages, 33 b&w photos, 6 x 9, notes, bibl., index, append.cloth 0-253-33548-5 $24.95 t / 18.95paper 0-253-21434-3 $17.95 t / 13.95

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. . . close-up portraits of risk-taking label owners who often gambled their careers and livelihoods to release music they believed in.--Billboard

Introduction - Little Labels and the American beat, 1920-1970; Gennet Records; Paramount Records; Dial Records; King Records; Duke-Peacock Records; Sun Records; Riverside Records; Ace Records; Monument Records; Delmark Records; Little Labels on reissue anthologies.

ISBN: 9780253214348
ISBN-10: 0253214343
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 22nd May 1999
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.31