Harris, Horace Meunier
September 2009
IAJRC Journal;Sep2009, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p8
A biography of Orin Blackstone, the pioneer American discographer, is presented. He was born on February 19, 1907 in Mount Pleasant, Titus County in Texas and became the night editor of "The Times-Picayune," the daily newspaper in Texas. He noted to have commenced the issue of "The New Index to Jazz", which was his loose-leaf edition with an ambitious intention. His importance as a discographer was praised in his usage of the alphabetical-by-artist method of presentation.


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