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American Record Companies
and Producers
1888 - 1950

An Encyclopedic History

By Allan Sutton
ARSC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Featuring more than 1,100 highly detailed entries covering the companies and individuals who produced sound recordings for the commercial market (including consumer, jukebox, and subscription labels), from the birth of the recording industry in the 1880s to the start of the LP era in the 1950s.

Also includes an introductory history of the American recording industry, 1888-1950; user's guide; company genealogies and timelines; glossary; extensive references; and label and subject indexes.

760 pages • 7" x 10" full-cloth hardcover
Heavy-duty sewn library binding

Relese date and price to be announced

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