Author: Uli Heier
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Heier documents the recording history of the banjo on cylinders and 78-rpm disks from 1889 to the beginning of the LP era in the mid-1950s, offering a comprehensive compilation of all such recordings on which the banjo plays a solo role or dominant part. Organized by performer or performing group, the recordings are listed chronologically with location, date, matrix number, and take-digit, manufacturer and catalog number, and biographical information on the banjoist as available. A true "discopedia" of the banjo, the volume also includes narrative histories of the instrument and its recordings, information on types of banjos, a bibliography, a title index, and historic label reproductions.