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quality issue) commercialism • Arrangements & improvised solos confined to much less time in order to adjust to three minute records to fit in juke boxes • Situation doesn't change until 1948 with 33 1/3 rpm records About the record business • Gold record: sells over a million dollars • Platinum record: sells over a million units • By 1988 there were 2800 record companies, but: • In 1933, only 3 record companies existed: 1...
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American Record Company, which owned a. Columbia; b. Brunswick; c. Vocalian; 2. Victor Records & subsidiary, Bluebird; 3. Decca Records • 1938: Start of Comodore Records • 1939: Start of legendary Blue Note Records Because there were hundreds of bands and band leaders, there was a perceived need for an identifying signature, gimmick or attraction • Glenn Miller - clarinet melody over the sax section • Tommy Dorsey - his trombone sound with sweet tone and control • Small groups of soloists became identified with some bands, e...
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