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Early Sound Recordings Archive: Race and Race Consciousness 1900-1935

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Bill Doggett is one of 4 African American members of The Association For Recorded Sound Collections, a national service organization compromised of the leading institutions, universities and libraries with notable dedicated Sound and Music Archives such as The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian, Yale, Rutgers, Stanford, UCLA and Manhattan's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive, through the lense of  historic Media.

Doggett's Early Sound recordings Archive includes many Edison cylinders from the 1890s which were re licensed as flat disc recordings by Columbia and Victor Records.    Notably,  The Archive includes the only two recordings by the first African American to make a sound recording in 1900, George W Johnson.  
  
These recordings are sampled in live demos in his lectures and multi media presentations played on a 1922 Acoustic Senior table top Victrola. ( a suitcase Victrola)


Commissioned to create.... The Library of Congress Recorded Sound  Division 2015-2016 commissioned Bill Doggett to create an extensive Pilot on Race and Early Sound for The National Jukebox  

Scheduled originally to launch in Fall 2017, the rise of hate crimes and racialized world of white nationalist supremacy created by Donald Trump's election has sadly postponed indefinitely the Project launch.

Sept 2015 Library of Congress Filming:Packard Theater,Culpepper Campus
Fall 2015 filming Culpepper Campus of Motion Picture and Recorded Sound Division 
of Library of Congress
With Gregory Lukow, Gene D'Ana-VIPs of The Motion Picture and Recorded Sound Division after September 2015 Pilot FilmingPackard Auditorium, Culpepper Campus of Library of Congress

SAMPLE RECORDINGS OF THE BILL DOGGETT 
RACE
&
EARLY SOUND RECORDINGS ARCHIVE

These are unfiltered straight transfers done in 2014-15.  New mp3s showcasing  a new reproducer and digital filters will be done later during 2018 into 2019

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Victor's 1902 On The Levee: Minstrels #8










Walter Kelly's 1920 Victor recording- The Virginian Judge, A Humorous Dialogue, Side 1





Kelly's recording puts into wax the audio and visual iconography of the Jim Crow Southern White Criminal Justice System for Black males .

More than any recording to date in The Victor catalog, this recording sets in motion the foundation of discussion for Michelle Alexander's iconic book on Mass Incarceration, The New Jim Crow and  Ava Duvernay's Netflix film, Thirteen

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Historic Images of Black Male Incarceration from Cotton hauling to The Chain Gang


Collins and Harlan's iconic 1905 Gold Record for Victor
Book me for one of my lectures on Race and Early Sound 
in which I talk extensively about this recording



August 29 2018 
Brand new Podcast 
 Bill Doggett as Special Guest
Black Think Tank Blogtalk Radio with Dr. William Rogers
August 29 2018 
Listen beginning at 15:40 of 2 hour program 



My well received Conference closing presentation on the interconnection of
 Opening Section and Final Sections {unedited phone video}