Yes, I too love poring over those old magazines. For my part, I mined them
for audio remarks and reviews, having found their approach to the topic
quite like today's high-end audio magazines. Here's one of the columns I
On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 4:38 PM, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>
> I am happy to have lived long enough to see these early record periodicals
> becoming readily available on line. For those interested in the development
> of record reviewing as a journalistic sub-genre, they are essential
> sources. Those, like myself, who pored over loose copies or bound volumes
> of them at reference libraries, or occasionally turned up loose copies
> secondhand, or who never found them at all, can smile that future
> researchers will benefit from the dissemination of them in convenient
> digital formats.
> Re DISQUES, it was indeed the precursor of THE NEW RECORDS; however, the
> earlier publication had far more ambitious editorial content than its
> successor. I would also mention THE MUSICAL RECORD, a short-lived
> Depression era periodical that was the quasi-successor to DISQUES. I am
> fortunate enough to possess a bound volume of the entire run. It was an
> exceptionally beautiful layout and covered an important period in the U.S.
> record business. Only months after it closed, Peter Hugh Reed began his
> AMERICAN MUSIC LOVER, which became the nation's leading record journal
> until the appearance of HIGH FIDELITY. Reed began reviewing recordings in
> the late twenties for THE ÉTUDE, published by Theodore Presser. Those
> reviews deserve digitization, too.
> Kudos to all those engaged in this valuable work.
> On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 5:59 AM, Nick Morgan <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Disques was the house periodical of H. Royer Smith Co. of Philadelphia.
> > was replaced by The New Records.
> > I'm hoping someone will digitize and upload the other Disques, the
> > extremely
> > interesting and useful French record magazine. A set of its post-war run
> > was
> > sent to RIPM, where I have never been able to find the slightest sign of
> > its
> > existence or availability.
> > Nick
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Brewster Kahle
> > Sent: 09 June 2017 00:42
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] digitized Disques Magazine from the 1930's being
> > uploaded to the Internet Archive
> > We just found a great collection being uploaded to the Internet Archive:
> > Disques Magazine from the 1930's:
> > https://archive.org/details/@national_recording_preservation_board
> > We do not know much about this, but are delighted and hope others are as
> > well.
> > -brewster
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