His Master’s Voice: The Perfect Portable Gramophone by Dave Cooper newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: New Cavendish, 2005, Hardback.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;
From the cover: How pleasant, to lie on the beach and listen to the latest fox-trots played by the worlds liveliest dance bands, or to some popular artists singing your favourite melodies
So ran the publicity for the very latest in sophisticated and technical innovation: the His Masters 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 Masters Voice Portable Gramophones became the most coveted of gramophones.
His Masters Voice: The Perfect Portable Gramophone 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 photographs, 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.
Near Fine. CD-Rom looks unused.
Pictorial boards. 123 pages. Index. 8½” x 9¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?