[78-L] obscure music publication ??

Mark Bardenwerper citrogsa at charter.net.invalid
Mon Nov 30 01:32:20 PST 2020

On 11/29/2020 9:03 PM, Thomas Stern wrote:
> Thanks to offline response this is now identified:
>   "Listen: A Music Monthly".  There were five issues.  The first issue
> appeared in December 1963.  They are oversized and sold on newstands.  They
> sold very well and the editor (the late Leonard Altman) was approached by
> the distributor who was impressed with its success.  He wanted to buy the
> rights to the publication and the editor refused.  The distributor's
> response was to refuse to distribute it; and that was the end of "Listen: A
> Music Monthly".
> I wrote a substantial article, "Slander in Song" (subject: coon songs),  for
> the first issue.  I am
> Paul Charosh
> I am trying to identify and locate a music publication which had an article
> about "coon songs" - I THINK (no guarantee) I remember the following:
> Oversize (perhaps Life/Look/Colliers etc. size or tabloid newspaper), on cheap paper (perhaps newsprint), very few issues then absorbed by one of the slick music magazines (High
> Fidelity, HiFi Stereo Review), publication date PERHAPS late 1950's or into the 60's ???.
> It may have name THE LISTENER or something like that (NOT to be confused with UK BBC publication)
> Hope someone can identify this, perhaps supply copy of the article.

Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr.
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