100 Great Records Of The 1920s: Without Whoms

A brief bibliography and discography. Anything interesting, provocative, or true I may have said was said first by someone else (everything dumb or factually incorrect was all mine), and credit must be rendered where credit is due. In order of influence:


  • David Wondrich, Stomp And Swerve: American Music Gets Hot 1843-1924
  • Greil Marcus, The Old, Weird America
  • Gilbert Seldes, The Seven Lively Arts
  • Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather
  • Bill Egan, Florence Mills: Harlem Jazz Queen
  • Ethan Mordden, Make Believe: The Broadway Musical In The 1920s
  • Wilfrid Sheed, The House That George Built
  • P. G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton, Bring On The Girls!
  • Ann Douglas, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan In The 1920s
  • Wikipedia.


  • American Pop, An Audio History From Minstrel To Mojo, ed. Allen Lowe
  • The Anthology Of American Folk Music, ed. Harry Smith
  • Rhapsodies In Black: Music And Words From The Harlem Renaissance, ed. Rhino Records
  • Comprehensive reissue efforts by labels like Document, Yazoo, Archeophone, Pearl, and Classics.
  • Various single-disc songwriter tributes from ASV/Living Era.
  • Soulseek.

And so to bed.

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