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ARSC Awards for Excellence: 1991-1999

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1999 ARSC Awards

Recorded General Popular Music

"Lotte Lenya: A Centenary Tribute," by Richard Weize, Rainer E. Lotz, et al., notes to Bear Family CDs (1998)

Recorded Classical Music

"Budapest String Quartet", discography by Phil Hart in the ARSC Journal: Part 1 1924-1940, in vol. 28/2 (1997), Part 2 1941-1954, in vol.29/1 (1998), Part 3 1955-1966, in vol. 29/2 (1998)

Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul

Elvis Presley: A Life in Music: The Complete Recording Sessions, by Ernst Jorgensen (St. Martin's Press, 1998)

Certificate of Merit
The Deadhead's Taping Compendium, Vol. 1: 1959-1974, by Michael M. Getz and John R. Dwork (Henry Holt and Company, 1998)

Recorded Jazz, Blues, or Gospel

John Coltrane: His Life and Music, by Lewis Porter (University of Michigan Press, 1998)

Certificate of Merit
Dixonia: A Bio-Discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young (Greenwood Press, 1998)

Recorded Country Music

The Encyclopedia of Country Music, edited by Paul Kingsbury (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Recorded Folk or Ethnic Music

Music of Hindu Trinidad, by Helen Myers (University of Chicago Press, 1998)

Record Labels or Manufacturers

Making People's Music: Moe Asch and Folkways Records, by Peter D. Goldsmith (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998)


1998 ARSC Awards

Recorded General Popular Music

Hitler's Airwaves: The Inside Story of Nazi Radio Broadcasting and Propaganda Swing, by Horst J. P. Bergmeier and Rainer E. Lotz (Yale University Press, 1997)

Recorded Classical Music

The Orchestra on Record, 1896-1926: An Encyclopedia of Orchestral Recordings Made By the Acoustical Process, by Claude Arnold (Greenwood Press, 1997)

Certificate of Merit
The London Philharmonic Discography, by Philip Stuart (Greenwood Press, 1997)

Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul

American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Empire, by John A. Jackson (Oxford University Press, 1997)

Recorded Jazz or Blues

The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History, by Scott DeVeaux (University of California, 1997)

Certificate of Merit
Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra, by John F. Szwed (Pantheon Books, 1997)

Recorded Gospel Music

Roosevelt's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR, by Guido van Rijn (University Press of Mississippi, 1997)

Certificate of Merit
Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life, by Alan Young (University Press of Mississippi, 1997)

Recorded Country Music

Ramblin' Rose: The Life and Career of Rose Maddox, by Jonny Whiteside (Vanderbilt University Press & Country Music Foundation, 1997)

Certificates of Merit
"Cliff Bruner and His Texas Wanderers," notes by Kevin Coffey to the 5-CD set (Bear Family Records [BCD 15932] 1997)
The Statler Brothers Discography, compiled by Alice Y. Holtin (Greenwood Press, 1997)

Recorded Folk or Ethnic Music

A Day For the Hunter, A Day For the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti, by Gage Averill (University of Chicago Press, 1997)

Record Labels or Manufacturers

Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records, by Rob Bowman (Schirmer Books, 1997)

Phonographs

The Talking Machine: An Illustrated Compendium, by Timothy C. Fabrizio and George F. Paul (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1997)


1997 ARSC Awards

Recorded General Popular Music

"Friedrich Hollander", notes by Viktor Rotthaler for the CD release by Bear Family Records (1996)

Recorded Classical Music

Otto Klemperer: His Life and Times, by Peter Heyworth, discography by Michael Gray (2 volumes: Cambridge University Press, 1966)

Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul

Doowop: The Chicago Scene, by Robert Pruter (University of Illinois Press, 1996)

Recorded Jazz, Blues, or Gospel

Stan Getz: A Life in Jazz, by Donald L. Maggin (William Morrow & Co., 1996)

Recorded Country Music

Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour, by Ronnie Pugh (Duke University Press, 1996)

Recorded Folk or Ethnic Music

"Songs for Political Action: Folk Music, Topical Songs and the American Left, 1926-1953," notes by Ronald D. Cohen and Dave Samuelson for the CD set issued by Bear Family Records (1996)

Record Labels or Manufacturers

Stage to Studio: Musicians and the Sound Revolution, 1890-1950, by James P. Kraft (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996)

Phonographs

Columbia Phonograph Companion, vol.2, by Robert W. Baumbach (Woodland Hills, CA: Staionery X-Press, 1996)


1996 ARSC Awards

Recorded General Popular Music

Tommy Dorsey: On the Side, by Robert L. Stockdale (Scarecrow Press, 1995)

Recorded Classical Music

Guillaume de Machaut, a Guide to Research, by Lawrence Earp (Garland Publishing, 1995)

Recorded Jazz, Blues, or Gospel

A Life in Ragtime: Jim Europe, by Reid Badger (Oxford University Press, 1995)

Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul

Rock Mr. Blues: The Life and Music of Wynonie Harris, by Tony Collins (New Hampshire: Big Nickel Publications, 1995)

Recorded Country Music

The Waylon Jennings Discography, compiled by John L. Smith (Greenwood Press, 1995)

Recorded Folk or Ethnic Music

Record Labels or Manufacturers

Berliner Gramophone Records: American Issues, 1892-1900, by compiled by Paul Charosh (Greenwood Press, 1995)


1995 ARSC Awards

Recorded General Popular Music

Television Theme Recordings, by Steve Gelfand (Populard Culture Ink, 1995)

Recorded Classical Music

Glyndebourne Recorded: Sixty Years of Recordings, 1934-1994, by Paul Campion and Rosy Runciman (London: Julia MacRae Books, 1994)

Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul

The Kinks, Part One: You Really Got Me, an Illustrated World Discography of the Kinks, 1964-1993, by Doug Hinman with Jason Brabazon (Rumford, RI: self-published, 1994)

Certificate of Merit
Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, by Peter Guralnick (Little, Brown & Co., 1994)

Recorded Jazz, Blues, or Gospel

Thinking Jazz: The Infinite Art of Improvisation, by Paul F. Berliner (University of Chicago Press, 1994)

Recorded Country Music

Milton Brown and the Founding of Western Swing, by Cary Ginell (University of Illinois Press, 1994)

Recorded Folk or Ethnic Music

Cuba Canta y Baila: Discografia de la Musica Cubana, vol.1, 1898-1925, by Cristobal Diaz Ayala (San Juan, PR: Fundacion Musicalia, 1994)

Record Labels or Manufacturers (Histories)

Record Labels or Manufacturers (Discographies)

EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings: "The Golden Age of Opera," 1956-1971, by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin (Greenwood Press, 1994)

Certificate of Merit
His Master's Voice / Die Stimme seines Herrn: The German Catalog (1898-1929)
, compiled by Alan Kelly (Greenwood Press, 1994)

Vintage Phonographs

The Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion, by George Frow (Woodland Hills, CA: Stationery X-Press, 1994)


1994 ARSC Awards

Recorded General Popular Music

Frank Munn: A Biodiscography of the Golden Voice of Radio, by Rodney Steiner and Thomas A. Delong (Southport, CT: Sasco Associates, 1993)

Recorded Classical Music

Adelina Patti: Queen of Hearts, by John Frederick Cone (Amadeus Press, 1993)

Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul

Louie, Louie, by Dave Marsh (Hyperion, 1993)

Recorded Jazz, Blues, or Gospel

Going to Cincinnati: A History of the Blues in the Queen City, by Steven C. Tracy (University of Illinois Press, 1993)

Recorded Country Music

The Stonemans, by Ivan M. Tribe (University of Illinois Press, 1993)

Recorded Folk or Ethnic Music

Lydia Mendoza, a Family Autobiography, compiled and introduced by Chris Strachwitz and Jim Nicolopulos (Arte Publico Press, 1993)

Record Labels or Manufacturers

The Mercury Labels: A Discography, by Michael Ruppli and Ed Novitsky (Greenwood Press, 1993)

Recording Technology

Playback Equalizer Settings for 78 RPM Recordings, by James R. Powell, Jr. and Randall G. Stehle (Gramophone Adventures, 1993)

General Reference in the Field of Recorded Sound

The Banjo on Record: A Bio Discography, by Uli Heier and Rainer E. Lotz (Greenwood Press, 1993)


1993 ARSC Awards

Recorded General Popular Music

Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, by Nick Tosches (Doubleday, 1992)

Recorded Classical Music

Early Recordings and Musical Style: Changing Tastes in Instrumental Performance, 1900-1950, by Robert Philip (Cambridge University Press, 1992)

Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul

England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond, by Jon Savage (St. Martin's Press, 1992)

Recorded Jazz, Blues, or Gospel

"Louis Jordan," notes by Peter Grendysa to the Bear Family Records CD set (1992)

Recorded Country Music

"Johnnie & Jack," notes by Eddie Stubbs and Walt Trott to the Bear Family Records CD set (1992)

Recorded Folk or Ethnic Music

A Passion for Polka: Old Time Ethnic Music in America, by Victor R. Greene (University of California Press, 1992)

Record Labels or Manufacturers

Trumpet Records: An Illustrated History with Discography, by Marc Ryan (New Hampshire: Big Nickel Publications, 1992)

Cataloging and Access to Recordings

Archival Information Processing for Sound Recordings, by David A. Thomas (MLA Technical Report no.21, Music Library Association, 1992)


1992 ARSC Awards

Recorded General Popular Music

A Gershwin Companion: A Critical Inventory and Discography, 1916-1984, by Walter Rimler (Popular Culture Ink, 1991)

Recorded Classical Music

Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul

For discography
Positively Bob Dylan: A Thirty-Year Discography, Concert, and Recording Guide, 1960-1991, by Michael Krogsgaard (Popular Culture Ink, 1991)

For historical research
Big Beat Heat: Alan Freed and The Early Years of Rock & Roll, by John A. Jackson (Schirmer/Macmillan, 1991)

Recorded Jazz or Blues

The Song of the Hawk: The Life and Recordings of Colman Hawkins by John Chilton (University of Michigan Press, 1990)

Recorded Country Music

"Johnny Horton," notes by Colin Escott to the Bear Family Records CD set (BCD 15470, 1991)

Recorded Folk or Ethnic Music

"Michael Coleman," notes by Harry Bradshaw to the Viva Voce 2-cassette set (Viva Voce 004, 1991) [Later released on CD: Gael-Linn/Viva Voce CEFCD 161]

Record Labels or Manufacturers

Chicago Soul, by Robert Pruter (University of Illinois Press, 1991)


1991 ARSC Awards

Recorded General Popular Music

The Complete Judy Garland, by Emily R. Coleman (Harper & Row, 1990)

Recorded Classical Music

A Gregorian Chant Discography, by Jerome F. Weber (self-published, 1990)

Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul

"The Classic Carl Perkins", notes by Colin Escott to the Bear Family Record CD set (BCD 15494, 1990)

Recorded Jazz or Blues

You Got to be Original, Man! The Music of Lester Young, by Frank Buchmann-Moller (Greenwood Press, 1990)

Recorded Country, Folk, or Ethnic Music

Ethnic Music on Records: A Discography of Ethnic Recordings Produced in the United States, 1893 to 1942, by Richard Spottswood (University of Illinois Press, 1990)

Recorded Spoken Word

"The Jack Kerouac Collection", notes by David Perry and James Austin to the Rhino WordBeat set (R 70939, 1990)

Record Labels or Manufacturers

His Master's Voice/La voix de son maître, the French Catalog: A Complete Catalogue of French Gramophone Recordings Made From 1898 to 1929 in France and Elsewhere by the Gramophone Company Ltd., by Alan Kelly (Greenwood Press, 1990)

Preservation or Reproduction of Recordings

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration, by Alan Ward (Gower Publishing, 1990)

 

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