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jazz_Lec34 - Jazz History Lecture 34 Capital Records and...

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Jazz History April 23, 2008 Lecture 34: Capital Records and the music of the west coast The golden age of the recording studios 1945 – 65 Quantity o Single releases top at 75 records a week o Some artists releasing 3 LP’s per year o Peak output occurs ca. 1955 Quality o Specialization (multi jazz styles, art music, children’s records, classical, etc) o Catalogues built on “artists”, not on hits o Technological advancements (recording techniques, new mediums) Marketing o First mega record stores appear (1940) o Album artwork Capital History Founded June 4, 1942 by o Glenn Wallichs Electronsics inventor Music store owner o Buddy DeSylva Tin pan Alley composer
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Production head of Paramount Pictures o Johnny Mercer Tin Pan Alley composer Capitol Philosophy “unusual music unusually recorded” through uniqueness and variety, this label could get a leg up and establish itself with a great deal of credibility. Hit records
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