Musicians

International Novelty Orchestra

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This week, our “Vintage Musician of the Week” series spotlights the International Novelty Orchestra. Active in the 1920s and 1930s, the orchestra was noted for its unique fusion of classical, jazz, and pop music, all under the innovative leadership of Arthur Lange. Their work reflected the cultural dynamism of the time, blending various musical elements to appeal to a wide audience and setting standards in orchestral pop and recording techniques. Songs like “That Wicked Tango” and “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” remain testaments to their pioneering legacy.

Folk Revival

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In this episode of “Three Tune Tuesday,” we explore the enduring spirit of American folk music through the poignant narratives of “Barbara Allen,” “Cumberland Gap,” and “The Virginia […]

Record Label

Victory Records

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Victory Records, established in the early 1920s, significantly influenced the music industry through technological innovations and a diverse musical catalog reflective of its era’s cultural milieu. Positioned strategically within a vibrant American city, the label initially focused on jazz and blues, later expanding to various genres to cater to eclectic tastes. Celebrated for enhancing recording clarity with cutting-edge technology, including the adoption of electrical recording, Victory played a pivotal role in popularizing genres and shaping the careers of key artists. Despite its decline due to economic hardships and technological shifts during the Great Depression, the label’s legacy in advancing music production and cultural impact remains influential.

Record Label

Silvertone

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Nestled within the annals of music history, Silvertone Records emerges as a fascinating artifact of American cultural heritage. Born from the innovative vision of Sears, Roebuck and Co., […]