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America on Record: A History of Recorded Sound First Edition Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0521475563
ISBN-10: 0521475562
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"One of the book's strengths, however, is that it seeks to unravel the complex relationship among scientific innovation, commercial imperatives, and changing social and artistic forces...Millard is particularly compelling on the ways that the recording techniques that were developed in the adjacent entertainment fields of popular music, film, and radio influenced each other." The Journal of American History

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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 425 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (October 27, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521475562
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521475563
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,779,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mr. Millard has done an extraordinary job of documenting the recording industry from Edison's invention of the phonograph to the present day. He integrates the social, technical and business issues into an easy-to-read, almost "unputdownable" form. Parallels in broadcasting and motion pictures are given the necessary coverage as well. To a student of recorded sound, the references and bibliography are invaluable.
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"America on Record" is well named as it focuses on the sounds, styles and eras of recorded music in America. If you are a collector of old records and early phonographs I suggest buying this book which can be obtained very economically AND also buying a copy of Roland Gelatts "The Fabulous Phonograph". The first is an unequaled source on the musical eras of America. The second book tells the story of the machines that played that music.
The book starts with the early days of recorded sound and brings the reader forward in time all the way to the creation of The CD. It is a fairly easy read but definately a reference book containing VERY detailed histories of the music industry, technologies and audiences.
For me this book is important as a valuable resource that focuses on many aspects of the history of music not covered by "The Fabulous Phonograph". America on Record can be bought in used condition for almost nothing. So buy it!
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Needed this for school. Amazon shipped in great time. Not the most exciting read. But if your going into audio engineering there is some real info in here. Mostly do you don't look stupid when someone asks you who invented the gramaphone
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This was purchased as a school book for my son. It served its purpose.
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By Mury2598 on January 5, 2016
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Just a so-so book
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