B0288. THE VOCALION DISCOGRAPHY, 14000 Series, by Allan Sutton. Denver, CO, Mainspring Press, 2010. Covering Vocalion's complete 14000 series of 1920–1925 — a diverse catalog that included many jazz, blues, country, and ethnic releases in addition to the popular songs and dance-band numbers of the day. Details include composer and show credits; accompanists and band vocalists; artist aliases; medley contents; matrix numbers; official release dates; recording locations; an examination of verifiable vs. speculative recording dates, with a listing of speculative dates that have appeared in other works; and data on the numerous corresponding 78-rpm U.S. and foreign releases. This fully searchable CD also includes an illustrated introduction covering the history of the Vocalion label through its takeover by Brunswick-Balke-Collender in 1925. This Windows CD-ROM will run on all Windows PCs, as well as Mac OS-X computers, or on other Macs equipped with CD drives capable of reading PC-formatted discs. Auto-start is disabled for Mac; the file can be opened directly from the desktop or directory. - 9780982559543
ALLAN SUTTON is the recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. He wrote and edited for several publishers, including Greenwood Press, ABC-Clio, and Fulcrum Books, before founding Mainspring Press in 1999. He has authored or co-authored numerous works on early recordings and the sound-recording industry, including RECORDING THE 'TWENTIES and A PHONOGRAPH IN EVERY HOME. In addition to his work on sound recordings, his photographs and articles covering American historical sites and wilderness areas have appeared in Backpacker, Historic Traveler, America's Civil War, Pennsylvania Magazine, National Wildlife Federation books, and other publications.