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Lecture about DC indie music labels of the 40s & 50s

The Library of Congress is hosting a talk by local music researcher Jay Bruder entitled "East Coast Connections: The birth of the independent record industry in Washington, DC after World War II." Mr. Bruder will talk about the genesis of the local indie record industry, and how a small group of entrepreneurs helped lay the foundation for a revolution in popular music that swept the country in the early 1950s.

Logistics: meet me btw 5:45 & 6:00 pm kitty-corner to the Capitol South Metro station (B/O Lines) at the rear entrance to the James Madison Bldg (1st & C sts, SE). We'll proceed to the Capitol Lounge, 231 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, for happy hour for 30 - 40 mins. If you want to go straight to the talk, it's in the Performing Arts Reading Room, LM 113 (Green Core of the Madison Bldg), http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/. Heads up: you have to go thru security, so leave anything metal that will arouse the curiosity of the Capitol Police at home

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for setting it up, Barrie. Nice to meet you Vanessa!

    November 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    James Bruder described his talk as an "exercise in public ignorance," but he was being humble. He is extremely knowledgeable on the subject, and if he can't find any evidence of an independent record company in DC from 1900 - 1944 it would be hard to refute. He wove a fascinating historical timeline in with personal stories of his past and the interpersonal relatinships of those closest to the music scene during the 1940s and early- to mid-50s. Check out what he's up to from his website, http://www.dcrcords.org

    November 7, 2012

  • Melanie

    Barrie, could you email me your cell so I can find you in transit?

    November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good. I'll send a meetup message when I arrive.

    November 7, 2012

  • Melanie

    Very cool! Hope I can make it. Won't commit until I'm sure, though.

    November 5, 2012

  • John S.

    Wow - this sounds fantastic. Unfortunately for me, I teach in College Park at 7:30 on Wednesday nights. I hate to miss this.

    November 5, 2012

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