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His master's Voice

His master's Voice


Includes a free CD of music from the era - the '20s and '30s

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Code article: 5387

 

160 pages
200 color photos
Hard cover
25 x 22 cm
English

"How pleasant, to lie on the beach and listen to the latest fox-trots played by the world's liveliest dance bands, or to some popular artists singing your favorite melodies..." So ran the publicity for the very latest in sophisticated and technical innovation: the His Master's Voice Portable Gramophone, a new luxury which not only promised "sunny hours" but which was also a tremendous fashion statement and status symbol. Dave Cooper explains the birth of the EMI label, and how the His Master's Voice Portable Gramophones became the most coveted of gramophones. His Master's Voice Portable Gramophones takes us back to the glamour of an era when records were 78s and recording artists were still at the experimental stages of understanding this new technology. With a wealth of photos, old advertisements and ephemera, the book is a guide for the collector and general enthusiast alike, offering tips on how to start collecting, maintenance of machines and also detailed diagrams explaining the workings of what was a complete novelty in the world of music.

Includes a free CD of music from the era - the '20s and '30s