Lassie Come-Home rG music publishing and the growth of popular musical genres than fifty years after his death Fulleview coming within the week Fantastic Essential The People from the Sea reading for anyone interested in the music business I wish I hadead "It 20 Years Ago He Was Recording "20 years ago He was ecording and making money from them before Allen Lomax "This is good if you like music and the Americans who made it A businessman who pursued back "is good if you like music
and the Americans who made it A businessman who pursued back the Americans who made it A businessman who pursued back and gave them a public platform A eally excellent book on one of the music industry s least known figures Peer had an amazing impact on both American and World music from 1920 until his death in 1960 Peer helped bring African American blues Latin American sounds and Hillbilly now known as country music into mass consciousness He was also esponsible for bringing Mamie Smith Jimmie Rodgers The Carter FamilyFats Waller Carmen Miranda and Buddy Holly into American homes through ecords and music publishing Unlike others in his business during that timer period Peer was also one of the first to see that any artist he worked with Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher received theiroyalties for music that they wrote Barry Mazor s book is an excellent and informative ead This book needed an editor The writing is cumbersome and meandering wandering off on tangents and making much of nothing and de emphasizing what s important Such a shame because Peer is nearly without eual in the enormous influence he had in shaping 20th century American music A bit dry with lots of names and titles but interesting Essential. Tracks Peer’s ole in such breakthrough events as the Ninth City Burning (War of the Realms, recording of Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues” theecord that sparked the blues craze the first country ecording sessions with Fiddlin’ John Carson his discovery of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family at the famed Bristol sessions the popularizing of Latin American music during World War II and the postwar transformation of music on the airwaves that set the stage for the dominance of RB country and. ,
For anyone who has an interest in the "early ecording industry and popular music while peer "recording industry and popular music While Peer probably best known for his connection to the Bristol Sessions with the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers he was also a pioneer in Chinaberries and Crows recording African American musicians and Latin American music What a joy toead a history of the popular music industry that notices connections and similarities which few had seen before which digs into details both personal and world influencing which makes me understand a little about the ways that commercial music has given us so much brilliance over the years and which points out again and again that many of the issues we face today have had parallels in the past I m not sure there is anybody else who would have had the "Vision To Understand Peer Was Enormously Influential "to
understand peer was enormously influential jazz blues gospelPeer was enormously influential jazz blues gospel Latin and pop music during his life time nor the doggedness to go so thoroughly into areas not necessarily the first things one thinks of when thinking of this subject Unless in joke to those who have ead it you only bought the book because you love camellias I m telling you this is an essential addition to any knowledge you may already have of 20th Century popular andor Roots music of any kind A great story but I wish there had been than the two pages about the Serious Music Department and Wladimir Lakond and his successors Ronald Freed Corbett Evans and Todd Vunderink There is no separate entry yet for Roots Music or Popular Roots Music in Grove Online. Rock ’n’ ollBut this is also the story of a man from humble midwestern beginnings who went on to build the world’s largest independent music publishing firm fostering the global Blessed Are the Wicked reach of music that had previously been specialized localized and marginalized Ralph Peeredefined the ways promising songs and performers were identified encouraged and promoted ethought how far egional music might travel and changed our very notions of what pop music can be. ,
Solid informative biography of Ralph Peer the legendary music publisherAR esponsible for bridging the gap between oots music and the pop music industry He identified and ecorded key songwriters in country folk RB jazz and Latin music and found creative ways to market their songs to a mass audience at a time when these genres were considered insignificant niche products with no hope of wider appeal Given that the story of 20th Century pop music is defined by the influence of once humble Reform, Red Scare, and Ruin roots music it s hard to overstate the importance of Peer s historyMr Mazor approaches this story with the measured goal of separating the man from the myths but Peer still comes off asemarkable particularly admirable are his honest publishing practices "a arity for the era in which he operated Peer died "rarity for the era in which he operated Peer died 1960 before he could truly see the global impact of the ock n oll genre his prescience helped produce and this book leaves his posthumous impact largely unsaid The book could have benefited from emphasis on connecting these kind of dots and expounding on Peer s influence ather than cataloguing Peer s ecording sessions
and business movesbusiness moves to mention his activities in the camellia flower enthusiast community but overall I would ecommend this book for any music fan interested in the history and evolution of modern pop music A wonderful biography exploring the life times and genius of famed music publisher and former AR man for early The New World roots musicians whose innovations are still impactin. This is the first biography of Ralph Peer the adventurous evenevolutionary AR man and music publisher who saw the universal power locked in You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy!: A One-way Journey You'd Rather Not Make regionaloots music and tapped it changing the breadth and flavor of popular music around the world It is the story of the life and fifty year career from the age of cylinder ecordings to the stereo era of the man who pioneered the ecording marketing and publishing of blues jazz country gospel and Latin musicThe book.