20 May 2015

Cowboys and Indies

From Access All Areas, 2:30 pm on 20 May 2015

Claims of a recording industry in crisis are nothing new to author Gareth Murphy.

His new book Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry, charts the difficult relationship between artists, technology and ‘record men’ for the past 160 years. Murphy explains how significant historical events shape the recording industry and influence popular musical trends. He tells Trevor Reekie that the music business will improve when we can once again believe in our pop stars.

Music details

Artist: Enrico Carusso
Song: Mi Par D'udir Ancora
Composer: Bizet
Album: Enrico Carusso
Label: Xelon Entertainment

Artist: Charley Patton
Song: The Spoonful Blues
Composer: Charley Patton
Album: The Best of Charley Patton
Label: Shanachie

Artist: Billie Holliday
Song: Riffin’ the Scotch
Composer: Johnny Mercer & Dick McDonough & Benny Goodman
Album: Lady Day The Complete Billie Holliday
Label: Sony Music

Artist: Frank Sinatra
Song: Stormy Weather
Composer: Arlen, Koehler
Album: Sinatra; Soundtrack to the CBS mini series
Label: Reprise

Artist: Dave Van Ronk
Song: House of the Rising Sun
Composer: traditional – arranged by Dave Van Ronk
Album: Down in Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Artist: The Beatles
Song: Tomorrow Never Knows
Composer: Lennon, McCartney
Album: Revolver

Artist: Barret Strong
Song: Money
Composer: Gordy
Album: When the World went Motown
Label: Tamla Records, Spite Records

Artist: Donna Summer
Song: Love To Love You Baby
Composer: Summer, Moroder, Bellote
Album: Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits
Label: Oasis

Artist: Michael Jackson
Song: Beat It
Composer: Michael Jackson
Album: Thriller
Label: Epic

Artist: Public Enemy
Song: Don't Believe The Hype
Composer: Riddenhout, Shocklee, Sadler, Drayton
Album: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Label: Def Jam, Columbia

Artist: Arca
Song: Xen
Composer: Arca
Album: Xen
Label:XL Recordings