“The Only Mountain in Lubbock: A History of Analog Recording Studios in Lubbock, Texas,”

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Abstract

Through sound recordings, music from Lubbock, Texas, and the greater West Texas area has transcended the globe for over eighty-five years. Lubbock and the region are noted for a wealth of music talent that has emanated from the area. For that reason, during its 1999 session the 76th Legislature of the State of Texas passed House Concurrent Resolution number 65 designating Lubbock and West Texas as the Music Crossroads of Texas. Why so many musicians have come from the area is a complex topic for another discussion. What is important here is how the music of Lubbock and the region were popularized. The story begins not with television, or touring musicians, but in 1929 through audio recording. Recording technology played an important role in popularizing the area's music. The presentation and preservation of Lubbock music through varied technologies has been vital. Live broadcasts were important, but early on they were only regional. Audio recording was the key technology to expose Lub
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-145
JournalARSC Journal
StatePublished - Oct 2015

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