Paperback, 6" x 9", 328 pp w/b&w illustrations (
This book traces the development of the recording industry as the phonograph evolved from a parlor toy into a ubiquitous home entertainment device. Drawing on rare primary source materials, it chronicles the full spectrum of American recording activity over the course of two eventful decades.
Don't neglect to check out the other two volumes in Sutton's American Recording History series, Recording the 'Twenties and Recording the 'Thirtties.
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