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Author Gelatt, Roland, 1920-1986.

Title The fabulous phonograph : 1877-1977 / by Roland Gelatt
Edition Second revised edition
Published New York : Macmillan, [1977]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  789.9109 Gel  AVAILABLE
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
Summary History of the phonograph in text and photographs covering the technology advances and the business enterprises that promoted phonographs and sound recording
Notes "Sounds of the century"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Phonograph.
Sound recordings.
LC no. 76057253
ISBN 0020326807 (paperback)