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The Encyclopedia of Early American Vocal Groups by Douglas E. Friedman and Anthony J. Gribin

The Encyclopedia of Early American Vocal Groups

by Douglas E. Friedman and Anthony J. Gribin

584 pages
A comprehensive history of pre-1950 American vocal groups.

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About the Book
The Encyclopedia of Early American Vocal Groups traces vocal group music from the beginnings of the Minstrel tradition in the mid-19th century (Minstrel shows featured a vocal group component) to the dawn of rock and roll in the early 1950s. It is a comprehensive history of pre-1950 American vocal groups, contains information on more than 1500 groups and has a Discography of more than 15,000 recordings by these groups. There are well over 150 illustrations and it is indexed. Sections on Technology, Sheet Music and Postcards are included.

 

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About the Author
Douglas E. Friedman and Anthony J. Gribin also co-wrote "Who Sang Our Songs?" a songography of 1950s rhythm-and-blues and doo-wop vocal group music. Mr. Friedman is also the author of "The Comedian Harmonists: The Last Great Jewish Performers in Nazi Germany."

 

 

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