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The Collector's Guide to Victor Records (2nd Edition)
by Michael Sherman w/Kurt Nauck

7" x 10", 288 pp with 850 full color illustrations

With roots extending all the way back to the birth of the disc 
recording industry, Victor reigned supreme throughout the 78 rpm era. 
Herein lies the story of Victor's standard-catalog 78 rpm record 
label, traced from Berliner (its predecessor) to the demise of the 78 
rpm format. All four of Victors standard label colors (Black, Red, 
Blue & Purple) are documented in detail along with all changes made 
to the Victor label throughout its 60 year run.

The second section of the book highlights many of the notable 
singers, personalities and world leaders who recorded for Victor, 
leaving a priceless, treasured legacy for future generations. 
Included are such luminaries as Enrico Caruso, Leopold Stokowski, 
Will Rogers, Nellie Melba, King George V, Charles Lindbergh, Theodore 
Roosevelt, Harry Lauder, Adelina Patti, Amos & Andy, Robert Peary and 
dozens of others.

The Victor Talking Machine Company (later RCA Victor) produced 
countless recordings outside their normal domestic catalog issues. 
The third section features ethnic recordings, imports, picture discs, 
puzzle records, subsidiary labels such as Bluebird and Zonophone, 
contract pressings, pattern labels, long-playing Program 
Transcriptions, vanity issues, children's records, test pressings, 
radio transcriptions, demo records, soundtrack discs, client labels, 
in-house recordings and sample pressings. There's even a page devoted 
to errors and imitation records!

The fourth section includes pictures of record sleeves, company 
catalogs, supplements and other Victor publications in addition to 
record release charts, rarity guides and a comprehensive bibliography 
and index. One would expect a compendium such as this to be dull and 
lifeless, but Sherman and Nauck's engaging style, attention to detail 
and brilliant label images make the story come alive. The entire book 
is profusely illustrated in resplendent full-color, and will be 
equally at home on the coffee table or the reference shelf. No 
archive or serious collector should be without it.

$39 Softcover or $60 Hardback (Limited Edition of 500, signed & numbered)
Add $5 for shipping; check, credit card and paypal accepted.


Kurt Nauck
c/o Nauck's Vintage Records
22004 Sherrod Ln.
Spring, TX  77389

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