Hard Cover, 7" x 10", 472 pp w/b&w illustrations
Anyone who knows Ray Wile knows that his level of scholarship is unexcelled. This volume includes all available discographic details taken from the original company files at the Edison National Historic Site, supplemented by inspection of original recordings and company catalogs. It is arranged by matrix number and includes details for all known recordings, issued or unissued. In addition to the standard Edison Diamond Disc series, you will find data on the Long Plays, Needle Cuts, Dealer Sample records, dubbed Blue Amberol cylinders plus experimental, special use and private recordings. Also included is an illustrated historical introduction plus the first fully detailed account of the 1929 shut down of the phonograph & record division. Title, artist, accompanist indexes plus a Blue Amberol cross reference round out the work.
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