Jazz artists of the 1920's, popular or not?
- The following article deals with sales figures of records:
1. It seems that sales figures blew out of proportion and this article
gave me food for thoughts, how popular was Bix selling only 2225 units
of his record.
2.The following quote took my attention: "In fact, many race issues
sold fairly well, especially for artists with some crossover appeal to
3. The picture. Maybe its a wrong so I'll be glad to be corrected, but
what seems to come up from the statistics in this article, is that
white Jazz listeners were mostly buying Jazz records done by blacks,
and a few Jazz artists like Goltkette and Whiteman were able to
crossover between Jazz and Pop listeners having 6 and maybe even 7