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America on record : a history of recorded sound

Author: A J Millard
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a history of the recording and reproduction of sound which not only describes the technological development but also explores the cultural impact of recorded music and film dialogue.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Millard
ISBN: 0521475449 9780521475440 0521475562 9780521475563 0521475449
OCLC Number: 1082493372
Description: ix, 413 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part I. The Acoustic Era: 1. The inventors; 2. A phonograph in every home; 3. The international industry of recorded sound; 4. The music; 5. Recorded sound in the Jazz Age; Part II. The Electrical Era: 6. The machines; 7. Competing technologies; 8. Empires of sound; 9. Swing and the mass audience; 10. High fidelity at last; 11. Rock 'n' Roll and the revolution in sound; 12. The record; 13. The studio; 14. Perfecting studio recording; 15. The cassette culture; Part III. The Digital Era: 16. The media conglomerate; 17. Into the digital era.
Responsibility: Andre Millard.

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