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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 rather than cataloguing Peer s recording sessions and business moves not to mention his activities in the camellia flower enthusiast community but overall I would recommend this book for any music fan interested in the history and evolution of modern pop music A really excellent book on one of the music industry s least known figures Peer had an amazing impact on really excellent book on one of the music industry s least known figures Peer had an amazing impact on 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 responsible for bringing Mamie smith jimmie rodgers the carter familyfats waller carmen Jimmie Rodgers The Carter FamilyFats Waller Carmen and Buddy Holly into American homes through records 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 received their royalties for music that they wrote Barry Mazor s book is an excellent and informative read 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 et for Roots Music Or Popular Music or Popular Music in Grove Online Fantastic Essential reading for anyone interested in the music business I wish I had read it 20 ears ago. Rock ’n’ rollBut 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 reach of music that had previously been specialized localized and marginalized Ralph Peer redefined the ways promising songs and performers were identified encouraged and promoted rethought how far regional music might travel and changed our very notions of what pop music can be. Ersome 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 for anyone who has an interest in the early recording industry and popular music While Peer is probably best known for His Connection To The Bristol Sessions With The Carter Family connection to the Bristol Sessions with the Carter Family Jimmie Rodgers he was also a pioneer in recording African American musicians and Latin American music Solid informative biography of Ralph Peer the legendary music publisherAR responsible for bridging the gap between roots music and the pop music industry He identified and recorded 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 roots music it s hard to overstate the importance of Peer s historyMr Mazor approaches this story with the measured goal of separating the to overstate the importance of Peer s historyMr Mazor approaches this story with the measured goal of separating the from the myths but Peer still comes off as remarkable particularly admirable are his honest publishing practices a rarity for the era in which he operated Peer died in 1960 before he could truly see the global impact of the rock n roll genre his prescience helped produce and this. Tracks Peer’s role in such breakthrough events as the recording of Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues” the record that sparked the blues craze the first country recording 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. He was recording musicians and making money from them before Allen Lomax This is good if ou like music and the Americans who made it A good if ou like music and the Americans who made it A who pursued back This is good if ou like music and the Americans who made it A businessman pursued back artists and gave them a public platform What a joy to read 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 Edge of Chaos Sons of Chaos MC 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 in jazz blues gospel country 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 read itou only bought the book because Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou you love camellias I m tellingou this is an essential addition to any knowledge The Summer I Wasn't Me you may already have of 20th Century popular andor Roots music of any kind A wonderful biography exploring the life times and genius of famed music publisher and former AR man for early roots musicians whose innovations are still impacting music publishing and the growth of popular musical genres than fiftyears after his death Full review coming within the week This book needed an editor The writing is cumb. This is the first biography of Ralph Peer the adventurous even revolutionary AR man and music publisher who saw the universal power locked in regional roots music and tapped it changing the breadth and flavor of popular music around the world It is the story of the life and fifty ear career from the age of cylinder recordings to the stereo era of the man who pioneered the recording marketing and publishing of blues jazz country gospel and Latin musicThe book.

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