Articles, Reviews, Other Publications, etc.

Below is a selection of David’s other publications:

“Sound Recordings and Popular Music Histories: The Remix,” Journal of Popular Music Studies 23, no. 2 (June 2011): 12-20

“Sound, Knowledge, and the ‘Immanence of Human Failure’: Rethinking Musical Mechanization through the Phonograph, the Player-Piano, and the Piano,” Social Text 28 (Spring 2010): 13-34

“Co-workers in the Kingdom of Culture: Black Swan Records and the Political Economy of African-American Music.” Journal of American History 90 (March 2004): 1295-1332

“Teaching the JAH — Co-workers in the Kingdom of Culture: Black Swan Records and the Political Economy of African American Music,” Journal of American History (online) 90 (March 2004)



“Welcome to the Monkey House: Enrico Caruso and the First Celebrity Trial of the Twentieth Century” The Believer  (June 2004)

“Black Swan Rising” Humanities (November/December 2010)



How the Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n’ Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music, by Elijah Wald, The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 3, no. 2 (2010) – book review

The Selling Sound: The Rise of the Country Music Industry, by Diane Pecknold, Journal of Southern History 75 (February 2009): 191-192 – book review

“This Land Is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie,” Journal of American History 87 (December 2000): 973-977 – exhibition review

“Was Bessie Smith a Feminist?” Review of Angela Davis, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday; I Can’t Be Satisfied: Early American Women Blues Singers – Town & Country (sound recording), in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 1, no. 1 (1999): 71-5 – book and sound recording review

“What Is African-American Music?” Review of The Music of Black Americans, 3d. ed., by Eileen Southern; The Power of Black Music, by Samuel A. Floyd Jr.; Jazz Among the Discourses, ed. Krin Gabbard; Representing Jazz, ed. Krin Gabbard, Race and Reason 4 (1997-98): 47-50 – review essay



The Uncollected Warren Susman: A Bibliography



Marketplace (American Public Media) – Feb. 15, 2010 – on Selling Sounds – here

University of Pennsylvania Press podcast – Dec. 2009 – on Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproductionhere

Radio With A View on WMBR in Cambridge, Mass. – Sept. 20, 2009 – on Selling Sounds on Sept. 20, 2009 – here

Harvard University Press podcast – Summer 2009 – on Selling Soundshere

ArtSounds on WVUD in Newark, Del. – July 30, 2009 – on Selling Soundshere


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