[78-L] American Dance Bands on Film and Record

Malcolm Rockwell malcolm at 78data.com
Fri May 20 12:36:06 PDT 2011

I have been using my copies of this work for both Hawaiian and Gennett 
(et al) research. First time thru was for Hawaiian material and I am now 
on the second go round dealing with Gennett. There are many omissions, 
plenty of typos and some of the dating is squirrely. But the same can be 
said for any published discography, mine included.
All in all a reference source to be consulted and amended many times 
over the years.


On 5/20/2011 9:29 AM, DAVID BURNHAM wrote:
> One of my more extravagant purchases at ARSC was the 5 volume guide to American Dance bands on Film and Record, 1915 - 1942.  Since I'm still on my return drive and not near my records, I looked up a favourite Ted Lewis record, "Everybody Step", backed with "Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes" from 1922.  In the title index, there was no listing for "Everybody Step" and the listing for the other song didn't correspond to any page for Ted Lewis, (I was only looking at the 5th volume which covered T to Z).  Just as I was about to protest this omission, I looked up the appropriate volume and checked all of 1922 and then 1921, finding the record amongst listings for October 1921.  So while the content of the guide may be complete, it's surprising that the index did not have this listing - as I said, the only title I looked up.
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