Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919
The first in-depth history of the involvement of African Americans in the early recording industry, this book examines the first three decades of sound recording in the United States, charting the vigorous and varied roles black artists played in the period leading up to the Jazz Age. Applying more than thirty years of scholarship, Tim Brooks identifies key black artists w...more
Paperback, 656 pages
Published July 8th 2005 by University of Illinois Press
(first published January 1st 2004)
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Tim Brooks is a former network television executive and the author of several award-winning books on media, including the best-selling Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Syracuse University, he directed consumer research at NBC, USA Network, the Sci-Fi Channel (which he helped launch) and Lifetime Television. Concurrently he has been wr...moreMore about Tim Brooks...