Bookshelf: Lost Sounds

In Lost Sounds Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919, author Tim Brooks and co-researcher Dick Spottswood have spotlighted a epochal
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In Lost Sounds — Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919, author Tim Brooks and co-researcher Dick Spottswood have spotlighted a epochal time in the recording industry. One particular highlight is a section on the life and career of George W. Johnson — believed to be the first black artist on commercial recordings. In all, the book covers the works of some 40 artists. University of Illinois Press, www.press.illinois.edu.