Revolutionizing Children's Records: The Young People's by David Bonner

By David Bonner

younger People's documents and kid's checklist Guild have been the 1st commercially major list golf equipment on this planet. by means of employing confirmed ebook membership the right way to the sphere of phonograph documents, those comparable businesses attracted a few hundred thousand subscribers at their top and serviced might be 1000000 individuals of their life. Revolutionizing kid's documents: The younger People's documents and kid's checklist Guild sequence, 1946-1977 tells the historical past of YPR/CRG, explaining how those labels intersected vital advancements within the histories of mass advertising, recording know-how, academic philosophy, people tune, modern composition, and chilly battle politics. David Bonner covers intimately the background of YPR/CRG, tracing its affects again to the beginnings of song schooling within the nineteenth Century and incorporating the impression of the yank folks track revival on tune educators.

The narrative follows the profession paths of the corporate principals, resembling its innovative founder Horace Grenell; the musicians who recorded for him, like American folks track revival pioneer Tom Glazer; and the checklist offshoots they created within the approach. Bonner considers advances the membership made in recording know-how because the first list label committed completely to "unbreakable" vinyl discs and offers a finished precis of list membership advertising, together with the applying of "music appreciation" to phonograph documents. He additionally charts the economic, serious, and political reaction to those endeavors, together with an ancient footnote to the "Red Scare" unavailable in current chilly warfare literature. a whole and particular discography directory each YPR and CRG recording, together with all identified writers and performers, concludes this wonderful reference for students, nostalgists, and phonographic fanatics.

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