Oral history of recorded sound

Jack, John, founder and director of Cadillac Records (2 of 3). Oral History of Recorded Sound

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    Jack, John, 1933- (male), Miller, Hazel (female)

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    John Jack talks of early interest in jazz, playing in bands and working in Dobell's record shop. Sales representative for Esquire Records. Describes the jazz music. Lack of investment in jazz by major record companies. Founding Cadillac and its first release in 1973, hiring recording studios, seeking outlets for sales. Company now offering 50 titles and making joing productions with Ogun Records and Hazel Miller; distributing other labels and running a small folk and blues section. The cost of a new release. Use of video and CDs., Hazel Miller talks of early musical upbringing. Married jazz musician Henry Miller and subsequently managed various bands. The need for record labels like Ogun. Recording live music. Working relationship with Cadillac Records. Moden jazz and public reaction. World influences on jazz. How name Ogun was chosen.

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    John Jack, founder and director of Cadillac Records and Hazel Miller, co-founders of Ogun Records.

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