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I was hoping for a history of A & R at that label. Instead, this dealt with the business end of that major recording label. Read morePublished 20 months ago by voracious reader
This book, especially in the early chapters, is a mish-mash of bad or misinterpreted information. The author can't distinguish between Virginia and West Virginia whenever it... Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by Col William Russell (ret)
Other than Hit Men, I can't recall a book that even begins to rival this one in terms of research and history and perspective. A must read for popular music fans.Published on June 27, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I grew up basically in ignorance of everything associated with Columbia Records. When I did learn about Columbia, it was in the period after they had been sold to Sony Corp. Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by S. Pactor
Others have already mentioned the HUGE slant of this book towards classical and Broadway recordings. Read morePublished on July 28, 2010 by Done right
As a lifelong fan of music, the vinyl record has always been an obsession with me. Through the years I have done much research on the mechanics, and the outcome of recorded music. Read morePublished on May 24, 2010 by William G. Ratcliffe
I bought this book primarily for information on Columbia's early history. So far I have been extremely disappointed. There are some glaring errors in just the first seven pages. Read morePublished on January 23, 2010 by Irwinbay
I had hoped to learn some fascinating insight into the more recent history of Columbia Record label, but unfortunately this book covers very very little from the 1980's and... Read morePublished on April 21, 2009 by DJ MichaelAngelo
The author has done an outstanding job researching and documenting not only Columbia Records, but the entire recording industry. Read morePublished on August 30, 2008 by R. J. Morrisey