History of the Jukebox
The word Jook is a former African-American term, which means to dance, sometimes used in sexual connotation. It was also suggested that southern jute crops workers who have just attended the class road fortune houses or bars, which were called juke (or jute) joints, where they first appear Jukeboxes.
Whatever the origin, juke joint a place for dancing, and the jukebox provided the music. In 1927, musical instrument automatic Corporation has created the world 'first electrically amplified multi selection phonograph. With this amplification, all of a sudden the Jukebox could compete with a large orchestra, for the cost of an alloy of nickel. Ban assured the success of juke-box, as all sub-speakeasy necessary music, but could not afford a live band. Tavern owners have had the privilege of having a jukebox, which has attracted customers and has been provided by an operator without charge.
The importance of jukebox of bluesmen, and the White Country Rockabilly artists and Sun Records can not be underestimated. Much of the small radio is staging live concerts fashionable hotels, as the Peabody Hotel Ritzy 's Skyway is transmitted when the young Sam Phillips began his career broadcasting.
These concerts were respectable radio music of the day, light classical, swing, jazz bands, music or entertainment. The lower class Blues Race music, or Rockabilly, were not held in high esteem as worthy of a radio broadcast. Then Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Muddy Waters, Bessie Smith, Roosevelt Sykes, and Carl Perkins with their wild music rebels had to find another way.
Apart from the Chitlin Circuit (Black customers and musicians), the jukebox is the only place to hear this kind of music, the late 1920 's until the late 1950 's. In the latter l 'golden age, the juke box provided that the power to sell hundreds of records for both artists such as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis.
The jukebox is colour blind in a separate world. Black customers thought Bill Black, Carl Perkins, Steve Cropper and blacks were singing, while white customers were exposed, and accepted Black artists work, never having seen the artist himself.
After depression, jukebox sales have increased dramatically as manufacturers Wurlitzer, Seeburg and Rock-Ola, designed spectacular creations of wood, metal and phenolic resins dancing behind enchanting cellophane tubes, Polaroid films and plastic.
Interestingly, the Rock-Ola name has nothing to do with Rock n 'roll. As Seeburg, and Wurlitzer, it was the last name of the company founder, Canadian David Rockola.