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The melody man : Joe Davis and the New York music scene, 1916-1978
The melody man : Joe Davis and the New York music scene, 1916-1978
by:Bastin, Bruce,
Joe Davis, the focus of The Melody Man enjoyed a 50-year career in the music industry, which covered nearly every aspect of the business. He hustled sheet music in the 1920s, copyrighted compositions by artists as diverse as Fats Waller, Carson Robison, Otis Blackwell, and Rudy Vallee, oversaw hundreds of recording session, and operated several record companies beginning in the 1940s. Davis also worked fearlessly to help insure that black recording artists and song writers gained equal treatment for their work. Much more than a biography, this book is an investigation of the role played by music publishers during much of the twentieth century. Joe Davis was not a music "great" but he was one of those individuals who enabled "greats" to emerge. A musician, manager, and publisher, his long career reveals much about the nature of the music industry and offers insight into how the industry changed from the 1920s to the 1970s. By the summer of 1924, when Davis was handling the "Race talent" for Ajax records, he had already worked in the music business for most of a decade and there was more than five decades of musical career ahead of him. The fact that his fascinating life has gone so long under-appreciated is remedied by the publication of Never Sell A Copyright. Originally published in England, in 1990, Never Sell a Copyright: Joe Davis and His Role in the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978 was never released in the United States and available in a very limited print run in England. The author, noted blues scholar and folklorist Bruce Bastin, has worked with fellow music scholar Kip Lornell to completely update, condense, and improve the book for this first-ever American edition.
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ISBN: 9781617032776, 1617032778
OCLC: 771065416

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A cure for gravity
A cure for gravity
by Jackson, Joe,
[New York] :Da Capo Press, 2000, ©1999.
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ISBN: 0306810018, 9780306810015
The soundtrack of my life
The soundtrack of my life
by Davis, Clive.
New York :Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2013.
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ISBN: 1476714797, 9781476714790
Hitman : forty years making music, topping charts, & winning Grammys
Hitman : forty years making music, topping charts, & winning Grammys
by Foster, David,
New York :Pocket Books, ©2008.
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ISBN: 143914950X, 9781439103067, 9781439149508, 1439103062
Making records : the scenes behind the music
Making records : the scenes behind the music
by Ramone, Phil.
New York :Hyperion, 2007.
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ISBN: 0786868597, 9780786868599
Quincy Jones : his life in music
Quincy Jones : his life in music
by Henry, Clarence Bernard,
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ISBN: 9781617038617, 9781496814883, 1496814886, 161703861X
Simon Cowell : the unauthorized biography
Simon Cowell : the unauthorized biography
by Newkey-Burden, Chas.
London :Michael O'Mara, 2009.
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ISBN: 1843174006, 9781843173908, 1843173905, 9781843174004
Fire in the water, earth in the air : legends of West Texas music
Fire in the water, earth in the air : legends of West Texas music
by Oglesby, Christopher J.
Austin :University of Texas Press, 2006.
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ISBN: 9780292794245, 029279424X
Arsenio Rodríguez and the transnational flows of Latin popular music
Arsenio Rodríguez and the transnational flows of Latin popular music
by García, David F.
Philadelphia, PA :Temple University Press, 2006.
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ISBN: 9781592133857, 1592133851, 9781592133864, 159213386X
The soundtrack of my life
The soundtrack of my life
by Davis, Clive.
Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books, [2013], ℗2012.
Audiobook on CD
ISBN: 1470344564, 9781470344566
Bob Marley : conquering lion of reggae
Bob Marley : conquering lion of reggae
by Davis, Stephen,
London :Plexus, ©1993.
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ISBN: 9780859651790, 0859651797
Popular American recording pioneers, 1895-1925
Popular American recording pioneers, 1895-1925
by Gracyk, Tim.
New York :Routledge, ©2008.
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ISBN: 9780789012203, 0789012200
Hitmaker The Man and His Music/
Hitmaker The Man and His Music/
by Mottola, Tommy.
[S.l.] :Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
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ISBN: 9781455505449, 1455505447
Lost in music : a pop odyssey
Lost in music : a pop odyssey
by Smith, Giles,
London :Picador, 2000, ©1995.
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ISBN: 9780330339179, 0330339176
GODFATHER OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS : morris levy.
GODFATHER OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS : morris levy.
by CARLIN, RICHARD.
[S.l.] :UNIV PR OF MISSISSIPPI, 2017.
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ISBN: 1496814800, 9781496814807
All for the love of music
All for the love of music
by Schroeder, John,
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ISBN: 9781785891656, 1785891650
Drinking with strangers : music lessons from a teenage bullet belt
Drinking with strangers : music lessons from a teenage bullet belt
by Walker, Butch.
New York, N.Y. :W. Morrow, ©2011.
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ISBN: 0061787310, 9780061787317
All over the map : true heroes of Texas music
All over the map : true heroes of Texas music
by Corcoran, Michael,
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ISBN: 9781574416817, 1574416812
Hitman : the memoir of legendary music producer : forty years making music, topping charts & winning Grammys®
Hitman : the memoir of legendary music producer : forty years making music, topping charts & winning Grammys®
by Foster, David,
Beverly Hills, CA :Phoenix Audio, ℗2009.
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ISBN: 9781597772310, 1597772313
Ralph Peer and the making of popular roots music
Ralph Peer and the making of popular roots music
by Mazor, Barry,
Chicago :Chicago Review Press, 2015.
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ISBN: 1613733887, 9781613740224, 9781613740248, 1613740220, 9781613733882, 1613740247