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Greek Record Making in the Early Days, 1896–1937

Greek Record Making in the Early Days, 1896–1937

Chapter:
(p.295) Greek Record Making in the Early Days, 1896–1937
Source:
Greek Music in America
Author(s):
Dick Spottswood
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0014

Richard K. Spottswood, who is respected by scholars, record collectors and music enthusiasts for his ground-breaking work documenting sound recordings of ethnic music, focuses on “Greek Record Making in the Early Days, 1896-1937. ”Early recording companies not only documented musical expression, but distributed music and were were an enormous influence on the tastes of the public. Spottswood recounts the history of recording activity, recording companies, major artists, instruments, and genres in Greece, Turkey, and the United States.

Keywords:   Recording industry, Ethnic music recordings, Greek music, Bouzouki, rebetika

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