Music Jukebox
The 1940s: bright lights, big city
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Τετάρτη, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2008

Just as the depression slowed the development of the record industry in the early 1930s, the entry of America into WW II brought about another hiatus. Although the war effort generated an industrial revival that finally banished the last effects of the earlier economic crash, it also resulted in a shortage of shellac, the raw material used in the manufacture of 78 rpm records. The resultant rationing curtailed record production. At the same time, in 1942, the American Federation of Musicians imposed a recording boycott in protest at the growing trend for jukeboxes and disc jokeys, which it claimed was putting musicians out of work. By the early 1940s there were almost 250,000 jukeboxes in the US, and AFM president James Cesar Petrillo denounced the 78 rpm record as "the number one scab". The strike lasted until 1944, and although few blues musicians were union members, many found their careers brought to an abrupt halt.




03/12 23:29  Nantia42
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03/12 23:39  Bluesman
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