TempoTrader's History of American Music - Part 2
Gramophones: Turn of the Century Music
1901: Berliner and his partner sue each other a lot. Their patents are given to Eldridge Johnson (remember him?) and he creates the Victor Talking Machine Company.
1903: Henry Ford starts the Ford Motor Company.
1906: The Victrola replaces the phonograph.
1907: Victor Herbert, on behalf of the AFM (remember them?), lobbies for copyright reform to Congress.
1908: Columbia releases the Grafonola. It competes with Victor's Victrola gramophone.
1909: NAACP is formed after the 1908 race riot in Springfield, IL.
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Popular songs from the era include "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (1909), "Yankee Doodle" (published in 1780, but was popping during this era), and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (1908).