Tucson's Zoom Records and Late-1950s American Urban Popular Culture

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Title:
Tucson's Zoom Records and Late-1950s American Urban Popular Culture
Author:
Kruse, Daniel R.
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The marketing and distribution of pre-recorded music for sale and public consumption is a cultural development as profound as any in the twentieth-century musical world. It is especially relevant to late-1950s American rock and roll, in terms of the music's capture in the rapidly-evolving environment of the recording studio, its release into the marketplace via independent record labels, and its enthusiastic embrace by the burgeoning youth culture of the era. Within this multi-dimensional context, Zoom Records, a tiny, independent record label, was born in Tucson, Arizona. A unique convergence of technological, artistic, and commercial developments and historical events gives special import to the Zoom Records story, as a lesson in entrepreneurship, artistic expression and personal transformation.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Records; Rock 'n' roll; Zoom; Music; 1950's; Recording
Degree Name:
M.M.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sturman, Janet

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTucson's Zoom Records and Late-1950s American Urban Popular Cultureen_US
dc.creatorKruse, Daniel R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKruse, Daniel R.en_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe marketing and distribution of pre-recorded music for sale and public consumption is a cultural development as profound as any in the twentieth-century musical world. It is especially relevant to late-1950s American rock and roll, in terms of the music's capture in the rapidly-evolving environment of the recording studio, its release into the marketplace via independent record labels, and its enthusiastic embrace by the burgeoning youth culture of the era. Within this multi-dimensional context, Zoom Records, a tiny, independent record label, was born in Tucson, Arizona. A unique convergence of technological, artistic, and commercial developments and historical events gives special import to the Zoom Records story, as a lesson in entrepreneurship, artistic expression and personal transformation.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectRecordsen_US
dc.subjectRock 'n' rollen_US
dc.subjectZoomen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subject1950'sen_US
dc.subjectRecordingen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.M.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSturman, Janeten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRosenblatt, Jayen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSeckinger, Beverlyen_US
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