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Mercury Records was founded in 1945 and soon became a major force in jazz, blues, classical, rock, and country recording. This five-volume discography provides a listing of all recordings made or issued by the Mercury label and its subsidiaries (Blue Rock, Cumberland, Emarcy, Fontana, Limelight, Philips, Smash, and Wing). Each volume ends with an artist index, which includes all the names appearing in the session listings of the volume. In addition to providing details on stereo/mono master number equivalences, and information on various formats, the fifth volume concludes with a general artist index, including all the names which appear in the earlier volumes.
This complete discographical compilation lists all the recordings issued by the MGM Record Company throughout its long and illustrious recording history from 1946 to 1982. It includes music specially recorded by MGM and recordings leased or purchased from other sources such as Musicraft, Joe Davis, and German Polydor. All music genres from jazz and country to popular and classical are covered, but the strongest feature may be the extensive recordings of films and musicals.
Volume 1 covers the period 1946 through 1960, while Volume 2 covers 1961 through 1982. Volume 3 lists additional recordings in various fields-popular artists, film soundtracks, foreign recordings, classical material-and provides a complete listing by recording media (singles, albums, compact discs) as well as indexes for composers, special subjects, and artists. This is an essential resource for anyone interested in recorded music after the Second World War.
Throw them out and ratings skyrocket on cable TV. At church, you may fill a few more seats whenever you spice your sermon with them. In politics, they rally the base. In communities, they bond people with commonalities and keep at bay the deviant. In all cases, however, somebody pays for them, and lives with them, sometimes forever. In Stereotypes and Labels, Kirby A. Manager, PhD., uses real-life examples to show how tags, labels and stereotypes impact the lives of millions in communities around us. He explores how we all pay for it at the end.
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