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The fabulous phonograph, 1877-1977

Author: Roland Gelatt
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d rev. edView all editions and formats
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History of the phonograph in text and photographs covering the technology advances and the business enterprises that promoted phonographs and sound recording.
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Genre/Form: Sound recordings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gelatt, Roland, 1920-
Fabulous phonograph, 1877-1977.
New York : Macmillan, ©1977
(OCoLC)608908703
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Gelatt
ISBN: 0025429604 9780025429604 0020326807 9780020326809
OCLC Number: 2644666
Description: 349 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Talking tin foil --
Cylinders in business --
Entertainment for a nickel --
Emile Berliner's disc --
At home with the phonograph --
The improving gramophone --
Europe welcomes the talking machine --
A musical instrument --
Victor makes a debut --
The Red Seal epoch --
Decline and fall of the cylinder --
The orchestra came last --
Jazz in Chippendale --
Symphonies from Europe --
The flattened Victrola --
Recording becomes electric --
Largess from the microphone --
The phonograph in twilight --
Proceeds from a merger --
The road back --
A war and its aftermath --
Renaissance at a new speed --
1955 : annus mirabilis --
The sound of stereo --
En route to a mass market.
Responsibility: by Roland Gelatt.

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History of the phonograph in text and photographs covering the technology advances and the business enterprises that promoted phonographs and sound recording.

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