[78-L] Roland Hayes biography published
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Thu Jan 15 18:43:17 PST 2015
a biography of ROLAND HAYES, the great pioneer of African American
classical singers, has recently been released by Indiana University
Hayes paved the way for artists such as Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson,
William Warfield. As an entrepreneur he produced his own
recordings in the teens, recorded by Columbia but issued on the PERSONAL
RECORD label, which were marketed by the artist.
His first recordings were as part of the FISK Jubilee Quartet on EDISON
cylinders recorded 1911-1912.
In 1922 VOCALION recorded him in London during a tour.
Columbia issued recordings 1939-42.
In the late 1940's ANGEL MO' recorded many sides, of which only 1 12" 78rpm
disk was released. Some of those recordings were later released on CD by
VANGUARD recorded him c.1954 and released a few LP albums.
Additional recordings were made of his live performances by Stephen
Fassett (Boston), some released on various small labels and the Smithsonian
The biography sadly does NOT include a comprehensive discography, but has
extensive listing of his repertoire.
Photos included are printed on the same paper as the text, so are
not as high resolution as could have been obtained by using photographic
The biography is meticulously detailed and documented, covering his life,
ROLAND HAYES - The Legacy of an American Tenor
Christopher A. Brooks and Robert Sims.
Indiana University Press, 2015
Congratulation Dr's Brooks & Sims!
best wishes, Thomas.
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