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Barry Mazor

Barry Mazor is a longtime music, media, and business journalist and the author of Meeting Jimmie Rodgers and Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music, winner of Belmont University's Best Book on Country Music award. He has written regularly for the Wall Street Journal and No Depression magazine; his writing has also appeared in the Oxford American, the Washington Post, the Village Voice, Nashville Scene, American Songwriter, and the Journal of Country Music.
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Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music
Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music (4 Formats) ›
By Barry Mazor
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Published Sep 2016

This is the first biography of Ralph Peer, the adventurous—even revolutionary—A&R man and music publisher who changed the breadth and flavor of popular music in the United States and around the world. It is the story of the life and 50-year career of the man who was crucial in discovering star musicians and establishing the genres of blues, jazz, country, gospel, and Latin music. It tracks Peer’s role in such groundbreaking episodes as recording the record that sparked the blues craze, the first country recording sessions with Fiddlin’ John Carson, his discovery of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family at the famed Bristol Sessions, the popularizing of Latin American music during World War II, and the postwar transformation of music on the airwaves that set the stage for the dominance of R&B, country, and rock music.