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ARSC Awards for Excellence: 2001 Winners

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Best Research in Recorded General Popular Music

Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925 by Tim Gracyk and Frank Hoffmann (Haworth Press, 2000)

Certificate of Merit
Mel Torme: A Chronicle of His Recordings, Books and Films
by George Hulme (McFarland & Co., 2000)

Best Research in Recorded Folk and Ethnic Music

Romancing the Folk: Public Memory and American Roots Music, by Benjamin Filene (University of North Carolina Press, 2000)

Certificate of Merit
Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass, by Richard D. Smith (Little Brown & Company, 2000)

Best Research in Recorded Classical Music

Best Discography
Tristan und Isolde on Record: A Comprehensive Discography of Wagner's Music Drama with a Critical Introduction to the Recordings
by Jonathan Brown (Greenwood Press, 2000)

Best History
Meilensteine der Bach-Interpretation 1750-2000: Eine Werkgeschichte im Wandel
by Martin Elste (Meltzer/Barenreiter, 2000)

Best Research in Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul

The Who on Record: A Critical History, 1963-1998, by John Atkins (McFarland & Company, 2000)

Certificate of Merit
Race, Rock, and Elvis
, by Michael T. Bertrand (University of Illinois Press, 2000)

Best Research in Recorded Jazz or Blues

Best History
Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece
, by Ashley Kahn (DaCapo Press, 2000)

Best Discography/History
Artie Shaw: A Biography and Discography
, by Vladimir Simosko (Scarecrow Press, 2000)

Certificates of Merit
An Unsung Cat: The Life and Music of Warne Marsh
, by Safford Chamberlain (Scarecrow Press, 2000)

The Half Ain't Been Told: An Otis Spann Career Discography, by Bill Rowe (revised and updated by Chris Smith and Howard Rye) (Micrography, 2000)

Best Research in the General History of Recorded Sound

Off the Record: The Technology and Culture of Sound Recording in America, by David Morton (Rutgers University Press, 2000)

Best Research in Record Labels or Manufacturers

Best Discography
The R&B Indies
, by Bob McGrath (Eyeball Music, 2000)

Best History
Spinning the Blues into Gold: The Chess Brothers
, by Nadine Cohodas (St. Martins Press, 2000)

Certificates of Merit
American Record Labels and Companies: An Encyclopedia (1891-1943)
, by Allan Sutton and Kurt Nauck (Mainspring Press, 2000)

Suomalaisten Aanilevyjen Luettelo 1901-1945 (Catalog of Finnish Records 1901-1945), by Rainer Strommer (Suomen Aanitearkisto ry. Yleisradio-Aanilevysto, 2000)

Best Research in Phonographs

Discovering Antique Phonographs, by Timothy C. Fabrizio and George F. Paul (Schiffer, 2000) (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001)

 

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