Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954: The History of American Popular Music (英語) ハードカバー – 1992/3
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The first documented history of the music America listened to from the Gay Nineties to the RockinÕ Fifties, taken from a variety of popular music charts. Artist Section lists each artistÕs charted recordings in chronological order, with each recordingÕs highest charted position, date first charted, total weeks charted, original label and number, total weeks in the #1 or #2 position, and much more. Includes a wealth of facts and notes about many recordings and artists of popÕs early years. Complete Title Section cross-references all titles alphabetically with significant chart data. 6 inch. x 9 inch..
recordings they ignore then pervasive attitudes. Only black novelty and a few country ballads were in then current charts.
Niche marketing to these record companies prompted them often to not even keep track of sales or even retain musician
or writer info. Billboard didn't have a 'race' chart until 1942. So Whitburn did the best he could tracking down old catalogues,
hundred year old magazines and newspaper advertisements to create the non-existent charts of the pioneering years.
Tracking this gargantuan task was one no one else would tackle. I have over 15 of Whitburn's books. They are radio station
bibles. He dutifully explains how he arrived at the chart positions of the early years. As a 57 year collector, trust me, the
criticism is unfair.