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ARSC Awards for Excellence: 2005 Winners

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Best Research in Recorded Blues

Moanin’ At Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin’ Wolf by James Segrest and Mark Hoffman (Pantheon)

Certificate of Merit
Robert Johnson: Mythmaking and Contemporary American Culture
by Patricia R. Schroeder (University of Illinois Press)

Best Research in Recorded Classical Music

Best Discography
Leroy Anderson: A Bio-Bibliography
by Burgess Speed (Praeger)

Best History
Performing Music in the Age of Recording
by Robert Philip (Yale University Press)

Best Research in Recorded Folk or Country Music

Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942 by Tony Russell (Oxford University Press)

Best Research in Recorded World Music

Git Zaman Gel Zaman by Cernal Unlu (Fonograf Gramofon Tab Plak)

Certificate of Merit
Albanian Urban Lyric Song in the 1930s
by Eno Koco (Scarecrow Press)

Best Research in General History of Recorded Sound

Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1890-1919 by Tim Brooks (University of Illinois Press)

Certificate of Merit
Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music
by Mark Katz (University of California Press)

Best Research in Recorded Jazz

Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost by Ben Young, ed. (Revenant Records)

Certificates of Merit
Tom Talbert: His Life and Times
by Bruce Talbot (Scarecrow Press)

Queen: The Life and Music of Dinah Washington by Nadine Cohodas (Pantheon)

The Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman, 1945-1947 by Loren Schoenberg (Mosaic Records)

Best Research in Record Labels

Discography of OKeh Records, 1918-1934 by Ross Laird and Brian Rust. (Praeger)

Certificates of Merit
Fonotipia Recordings: A Centennial Survey by Michael E. Henstock (pub. by author)

Syrena Record: Poland’s First Recording Company, 1904-1939 by Tomasz Lerski (Editions Karin)

Victor Red Seal Discography: Vol. I: Single-Sided Series (1903-1925) by John R. Bolig (Mainspring Press)

Best Research in Recorded Popular Music

That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze by Bruce Vermazen (Oxford University Press)

Best Research in Recorded Rhythm & Blues, Soul, or Gospel Music

People Get Ready!: A New History of Black Gospel Music by Robert Darden (Continuum Books)

Certificate of Merit
House On Fire: The Rise and Fall of Philadelphia Soul
by John A. Jackson (Oxford University Press)

Best Research in Recorded Rock or Rap Music

Freddy Fresh Presents the Rap Records by Freddy Fresh (Nerby Publishing)

Certificate of Merit
Nirvana: The Complete Recording Sessions
by Rob Jovanovic (Firefly) ter Skelter)


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