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Sound Recording -- History

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of sound recording.


Six Superlative Sources

· Chanan, Michael. Repeated Takes: A Short History of Sound Recording. Verso, 1995.

· Katz, Mark. Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music. University of California, 2004.

· Kenney, William. Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory. Oxford University Press, 1999.

· Millard, Andre. America on Record: A History of Recorded Sound. Cambridge University Press, 2005.

· Morton, David. Sound Recording: The Life Story of a Technology. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.

· Welch, Walter, et al. From Tin Foil to Stereo: The Acoustic Years of the Phonograph Industy. University Press of Florida, 1994.

Other Excellent Sources

· The Audio Engineering Society Historical Committee.

· "The Birth of Recording." The Beat Goes On: How Sounds Are Recorded and Played. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Virtual Museum.

· The City of London Phonography and Gramophone Society.

· Day, Timothy. A Century of Recorded Music: Listening to Musical History. Yale University Press, 2000.

· Eisenberg, Evan. The Recording Angel: Explorations in Phonography. McGraw Hill, 1987.

· "Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry." American Memory. U.S. Library of Congress.

· Harvith, John, and Harvith, Susan. Edison, the Musicians, and the Phonograph. Greenwood Press, 1987.

· Kraft, James. Stage to Studio: Musicians and the Sound Revolution. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

· Manuel, Peter. Cassette Culture: Popular Music and Technology in North India. University of Chicago Press, 1993.

· Taylor, Timothy. Strange Sounds: Music, Technology and Culture. Routledge, 2001.

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