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Deutsche Hot-Discographie

Deutsche Hot-Disco Deutsche Hot-Discographie. Cake Walk, Ragtime, Hot Dance & Jazz - ein Handbuch.

By Rainer E. Lotz,

Das Handbuch berücksichtigt alle historischen Tondokumente, die während der „Schellackzeit“ (also vor Einführung der Mikrorillen-Langspielplatten in den 50er-Jahren) in der Regel mit der damals üblichen Geschwindigkeit von ca. 78 Umdrehungen pro Minute aufgenommen wurden. Aufgeführt werden auch Schallplatten von deutschsprachigen Interpreten im Ausland sowie von ausländischen Interpreten, die in Deutschland entstanden sind. Neben Schellackplatten werden auch mechanische Tonträger einbezogen, insbesondere Metallnotenscheiben. Diese Artefakte sind wichtig für die Vor- und Frühgeschichte des Jazz, für Ragtime und Cake Walk.

 

Gegenstand des Buches ist eine Datenbank, die sich nach verschiedenen Gesichtspunkten sortieren lässt: Interpret, Sänger, Katalog-Nummer, Matrizen-Nummer, Titel, Datum. Darüber hinaus wird die Abfolge der Solisten angegeben. Von den Plattenfirmen wurden oft bei einer Sitzung mehrere Aufnahmen des gleichen Titels aufgenommen - sei es, um Fehler zu verbessern, sei es um Sicherheits-Reserven vorzuhalten. Diese sogenannten „Takes“ werden, soweit nachgewiesen, aufgeführt. In den Kriegsjahren begann der Reichsrundfunk, Sendematerial auf Tonbändern aufzunehmen, die nicht mehr als Schwarzplatten gepresst wurden (einige wurden allerdings nach dem Kriege auf dem Radiophon-Etikett veröffentlicht.) Eine Auswahl dieser Titel wird in diese Aufstellung mit dem Hinweis [Radio-Band] einbezogen. Um den Charakter eines Handbuches zu erhalten, wird auf weitere discographisch interessante Angaben verzichtet, die sich anderweitig recherchieren lassen (insbesondere Aufnahmeort, Ursprungswerk, Komponist, Texter, Arrangeur, Besetzungen und andere Mitwirkende.)  

In dem ausgedruckten Handbuch werden die zwei für den Sammler wichtigsten Sortierkriterien berücksichtigt: „Interpret“ und „Plattenfirma“. Auf einen Blick ist jeweils zu sehen, welche Titel eines bestimmten Interpreten von Hot-Interesse sind, bzw. welche Bestell-Nummern eines bestimmten Labels sammelnswert sind. Im Umkehrschluss ist der nicht aufgeführte Rest nicht von Hot-Interesse.  Dem Buch beigefügt ist eine CD-Rom, die darüber hinaus auch Dateien  enthält für "Sänger",  "Titel" und "Aufnahmedatum" (Chronologie)

480 Pages (includes free CD)    Hard cover     60.- €    Published 2006/erschienen 2006   Limited Edition: 150 copies/Exemplare sold out/ausverkauft only available as CD-R



Black People

Black People, entertainers of African descent in Germany, and Europe

Essays by Rainer E. Lotz, with contributions by Jeffrey Green, Howard Rye and Bruce Bastin. 

Areas of musical tradition which are under-represented or un-represented on record have tended to disappear from history. This effect is particularly dramatic in consideration of the innumerable dancers, singers, instrumentalists, comedians, or actors of African descent active in Europe around the turn of the century, who were often also disregarded and despised as a racial minority.

The book analyzes the impact of African-American music in Europe, and offers biographies, discographies and filmographies of over a dozen fascinating personalities - representing the hundreds of other pioneers in their respective fields of entertainment who remain unrecognized. Detailed chronologies follow their travels from Ireland to Siberia. Contemporary reviews are quoted at length.

Contents: Cakewalk and Ragtime in Europe; The Bohee Brothers; Seth Weeks; Belle Davis; Hampton & Bowman; The Musical Spillers; Edgar Jones; The Black Troubadours; The Louisiana Troupes: Will Garland; Arabella Fields; Sudanese Wedding; The Black Diamonds; William McAllen; Louis Douglas & Josephine Baker; The Harlequin Jazz and Hot Dance Series.

Illustrations include photogaphs, etchings, cartoons, movie stills, and facsimiles of rare documents.

The book is accompanied by a CD sampler ranging from a mechanical music version of the Dora Dean Cakewalk (composed by Bert Williams) to a jazz drum-solo by William MacAllan (who is of German and Somali parentage). The bagpipe of Xer bin Abdallah from Bornu, the mandolin of Seth Weeks, the piano of Everett Luke Cavendish, the voices of Belle Davis, Laura Bowman, Pete Hampton and others can be heard for the first time since they were originally recorded almost one hundred years ago, allowing stunning insights into a culture which is all but forgotten.

400 Pages, richly illustrated (includes free CD)    Hard cover     51.- € only few copies left


  

German Ragtime

German Ragtime And Prehistory Of Jazz - Volume 1: The Sound Documents (Deutsch/English)

by Rainer E. Lotz 

[Umfasst Cake Walk, intrumentalen Ragtime und Ragtime Songs, Minstrel Shows, frühe afro-amerikanische Künstler - Kommentierte Auflistung aller jemals in Deutschland vor dem ersten Weltkrieg entstandenen oder vervielfältigten Tondokumente: Phonographen-Walzen, Grammophon-Schallplatten, Musiknotenscheiben für das Symphonion und andere selbstspielende Automaten, Klavierrollen, Filme, etc]
[Covers Cake Walk, instrumental Ragtime and Ragtime songs, Minstrelsy, early recordings by African-American artists, early syncopated music - Annotated listing of any and all phonograph cylinders, flat disc records, piano rolls, metal discs and other media for mechanical reproducing machines, movie films, etc made or reproduced in Germany before WWI]

(Storyville Publication) 372 Pages   Hard cover     50.- € only few copies left

[Note: Volume 2 was never published]

 

   

When the Comet Hits Us - From The History Of Talking Machines

When The Comet Hits Us  (English). 

by Bergmanová, Gössel, Kaiser, Korán, Kroutvor, Sator. 

[This is the book size catalog of an exhibition sponsored by Prazská Energetica AS. in Prague in 2003. Full color glossy illustrations of gramophones, phonographs,  labels, rare needle tins, catalogs, picture discs, old 78rpm record sleeves, contemporary posters, paintings, etchings and photographs. Text on the history of the talking machine industry with emphasis on Czecho-Slovakia is in English language]

[Katalog einer Ausstellung, die 2003 in Prag von Prazká Energetica gefördert wurde. Wunderbare Vierfarben-Hochglanz-Illustrationen von Grammophonen und Walzengeräten, Etiketten, Nadeldosen, Katalogen, Schellack-Hüllen, Alben-Deckeln, Bildplatten, sowie zeitgenössischen Plakaten, Ölgemälden, Stichen und Photographien. Text in englischer Sprache, mit Schwergewicht auf  die Tschecho-Slowakei].

  

100 Pages, illustrated, soft cover    (22x22cm)                                        sold out/ausverkauft
 

 


 

Phonorama

Fonogram-Gössel-1 Phonorama - Eine Kulturgeschichte der Stimme als Medium (German)

by Brigitte Felder (editor)

[This is the book size catalog of an exhibition at the Karlsruhe Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, 2004. A profusely illustrated social history of the human voice, artificial voice, and recorded voice. Text is in German language. Only few copies available]

[Reich bebilderter Katalog einer Ausstellung, die 2004 im Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, gezeigt wurde. Reich bebilderte Kulturgeschichte der menschlichen Stimme, der künstlichen, geschriebenen, gedruckten und phonographisch aufgezeichneten Stimme. Nur wenige Exemplare vorrätig].


414 Pages, illustrated, softcover                                                              70.- €  very few copies left....
 

 
  

AFR & TS Gold Label

AFR&TS Gold Label Transcription Library The AFR&TS (Gold Label) Transcription Library - A Label Listing (English)

by Rainer E. Lotz. 

[Amerikanisches Streitkräfte-Etikett des 2.Weltkriegs]
[American Armed Forces WWII discs]

(Jazzfreund Publikationen No. 4) Soft cover    10.- €


 

Carlo Minari

The Carlo Minari Bio-Discography (Deutsch/English)

by Rainer E. Lotz 

[Illustrierte Biographie und Discographie - Italienische Jazz- und Tanz-Kapelle]
[Illustrated biography and discography - Italian hot dance band]

(Jazzfreund Publikation No. 6) 16 Pages, ill. Soft cover     5.- €

sold out/ausverkauft


 
Eddi Dittke
Eddi Dittke And His Boys - Biodiscographie (Deutsch/English)

by Rainer E. Lotz 

[Illustrierte Biographie und Discographie - Deutsches Tanzorchester]
[Illustrated biography and discography - German hot dance band]

(Jazzfreund Publikation No 7) 44 Pages, ill.,   Soft cover    8.- €

sold out/ausverkauft


 

Tony Morello

The Tony Morello Story (English)

by Rainer E. Lotz 

[Illustrierte Biographie und Discographie - Italo-amerikanischer Banjoist]

[Illustrated biography and discography - Italo-American banjo soloist - Sideman with Sid Rose, Art Wohlbach, Merle Geidt, Mammy Jinny, Don Dickerman, Lillian Hertz, Harry Yerke, Mike Speciale, Jack Allyn, Duke Yellman, Louis Amen, Jack Sherr, Simone Martucci, Nat Bruce, Dick Leibert, Meyer Davis, Bernard Etté, The Jazz Kings, Don Parker, Pi Brandt, Wilhelm Stern, The New Yorkers, Fred Rich, The Original Savoy Orpheans, Ben Berlin, Chas Remue, Billy Barton, Hermann Bick, Joe Bund, Julian Fuhs, Fahrbach-Ehmki, Freddie Schweitzer, Efim Schachmeister, Juan Llossas, Jack Presburg, Mike Danzi, movie sound tracks]

(Jazzfreund Publikation No.14) 74 Pages, ill., Soft cover     15.- €


   

George Hirst

George Hirst Bio-Discography (English)

by Rainer E. Lotz 

[Illustrierte Biographie und Discographie - Anglo-Amerikanischer Trompeter]

[Illustrated biography and discography - Anglo-American trumpet soloist. Sideman with Al Mitchell, Ray Welch, Enoch Light, Julian Fuhs, Teddy Kline`s Virginians, Marek Weber, Mitja Nikisch, Oscar Joost, Billy Barton, Theo Mackeben, Red Roberts, Alfred Beres, Greta Keller, Lee Parry, Jack Smith, Herry Head, Wal-Berg, Albert Lasry, Charles Trenet, Bruno Coquatrix, Lud Gluskin, James Boucher, Jo Bouillon, Serge Glykson, Fred Adison, Jerry Mengo, Hubert Rostaing]

(Jazzfreund Publikation No 18) 68 Pages, ill., Soft cover     15.- € 
 


 

The Sonora Bands

The London and Vienna Sonora Bands (English)

by Rainer E. Lotz 

[Illustrierte Biographien und Discographien - Englische und österreichische Kapellen]

[Illustrated biographies and discographies - British and Austrian dance bands led by Bobby Hind, Jack Humphreys, and Josef Fiedler, respectively. Hind was sideman with Horatio Nicholl´s Pasadena Five, Billie Davis´ Pasadena Dance Band, WWII ENSA tours in India]

(Jazzfreund Publikation No 24) 56 Pages, ill., Soft cover     15.- € 

 
   

Billy Bartholomew

Billy Bartholomew Bio-Discography (English)

by H.J.P. Bergmeier & Rainer E. Lotz 

[Englischer Tanzkapellenleiter]

[British dance band leader - Sideman with Eric Borchardt, Eddie Woods, Julian Fuhs, Faconi Jazzband, The Eden Five, Fred Rich, The Delphians Jazzband, Lud Gluskin, Yale University Glee Club, WWII ENSA tours]

(Jazzfreund Publikation No. 27) 76 Pages,   Soft cover     15.- €



Alex Hyde

The Alex Hyde Bio/Discography (English)

by H.J.P. Bergmeier & Rainer E. Lotz 

[Illustrierte Biographie und Discographie - Amerikanischer Jazzkapellenleiter]

[Illustrated biography and discography - American hot dance band leader - Sideman or conductor with WWI US Navy Band, Mike Danzi´s Red Devils, Paul Whiteman´s Romance Of Rhythm, The 22 Modern Maids, The Red Heads, WWII Santa Ana Air Base Band]

(Jazzfreund Publikation, 1986) 90 Pages, ill.,    Soft cover    15.- €


 

Joe Wick

Die Joe Wick Story (Deutsch)

by H.J.P. Bergmeier & Rainer E. Lotz 

[Illustrierte Biographie und Discographie - Deutscher Jazzkapellen-Leiter. Spielte mit Fred Franke, Nando Ferenci, Willy Rosé-Petösy, Will Glahé, Peter Kreuder, Peter Igelhoff, La Jana, Otto Dobrindt, Bernard Etté, Weltkrieg-Truppenbetreuung, POW-Lagerorchester, BBC-Radio Orchestra]

[Illustrated biography and discography - German jazz band leader]

(Jazzfreund - Publikation Nr. 32) 60 Pages, ill.,   Soft cover     15.- €

sold out/ausverkauft


   

Eric Borchard

Eric Borchard Story (English)

by H.J.P. Bergmeier & Rainer E. Lotz 

[Illustrierte Biographie und Discographie - Deutscher Jazz-Pionier]
[Illustrated biography and discography - Germany´s most important jazz band pioneer]

(Jazzfreund-Publikation Nr. 35) 88 Pages, ill.,   Soft cover    15.- €



   

Lud Gluskin

Lud Gluskin - A Bio-Discography (English)

By H.J.P. Bergmeier & Rainer E. Lotz

[Amerikanischer Jazzkapellenleiter]
[US American jazz band leader]

(Fox auf 78/Sonderpublikation No.1) 136 Pages, ill.,    Soft cover     21.- €



Bernard Etté

Bernard Etté - A Bio-Discography (Deutsch/English)

By H.J.P. Bergmeier & Rainer E. Lotz

[Deutscher Tanzkapellenleiter]
[German hot dance band leader]

(Fox auf 78/Sonderpublikation No.2) 170 Pages, ill.,   Soft cover     23.- €

sold out/ausverkauft

 

Michael Danzi

Banjoist Michael "Mike" Danzi Michael Danzi - American Musician in Germany 1924-1939. Memoirs of the jazz, entertainment, and movie world of Berlin during the Weimar Republic and the Nazi era - and in the United States

as told to Rainer E. Lotz. 

Michael Danzi does not appear in many of the standard reference books on the history of Berlin and Germany, the development of music and entertainment in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, or the listings of recordings and films made in the years when Berlin dominated European artistic progress. Michael Danzi recorded seventeen thousand titles during his sixteen years in Europe, which, apart from suggesting that he deserves an entry in the Guinness Book of Records, indicates his role as an important figure in the history of popular music in Europe. During his years in Germany Danzi was regarded as the top instrumentalist and soloist on banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and Hawaiian guitar as well as the mandolin. He was called into the numerous recording studios of Berlin to assist name bands and to accompany operatic and popular singers. He appeared on television from 1938, in silent films, and on the soundtracks of more than fifty talkies. Those fifty films alone are a Who´s Who of the 1930s movie business. He was one of the several American musicians whose careers were mainly outside the U.S.A. and so have been ignored by American historians. He brought the latest sound of popular music from America to Germany and so influenced hundreds of musicians in Europe. Berlin was the artistic centre of Europe in the golden twenties, from the end of post-war inflation in 1923 until the Nazi takeover in 1933. Music, literature, theatre, sports, commerce and technology, entertainment, vice, sexual experiments, fine arts, films, and poetry exploded in Berlin in those years. Berlin had over four million inhabitants and was second only to London in population although larger in size. No other city had more industry; it was a trade center and its port was the second largest in Germany. Seventeen airlines called on the capital, which had more than forty theatres and opera houses, innumerable night clubs, dance halls, cafes, restaurants, hotels, ballrooms, roof gardens, bars, cabarets, and variety houses. The city´s journalists produced magazines and newspapers - four issues a day with special editions from time to time. It was in this atmosphere that Michael Danzi worked: he was there when it happened, and he took part in it. Danzi appeared with Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland. He recorded with Franz Lehár and Duke Ellington. He played with the best bands from Biarritz to Stockholm, jammed with Paul Whiteman and Sam Wooding, was a featured soloist on Broadway and in the operettas of Paul Abraham, premièred with Kurt Weill, and worked in the theatre with Max Reinhardt. He spoke with Hitler, Fritz Kreisler, and the Crown Prince. He remembers it all and tells it with candour: sometimes all too clearly recalling musicians who were attracted to Europe during America´s prohibition years by the promise of booze, or those who could not keep steady work because they couldn´t read music. He was known as „Papa Danzi“ because he paid the fares home of a good number of stranded American musicians.

It is his autobiography; but it is more than that. It is a goldmine of information on the personalities of five decades, when American music and entertainment dominated the world.

294 Pages, 16 pages of rare photos    Hard cover     40.- €       Auflage vergriffen / out of print


Hot Dance Bands Photo Album - 1 & 2

Hot Dance Bands in Germany - Vol. I: The Pre-History - A Photo Album (Deutsch/English)

by Rainer E. Lotz 

[Ragtime, Cakewalk, Minstrelsy, Song and Dance, Entertainment / Tanz, Unterhaltung]

(Jazzfreund Publikation No 21a and b) 

Both Volumes 1 and 2 are now out of print



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