Thanks to all the contributors for this enormously useful, and growing,
bibliography. To it, I suggest contemporary and collector-oriented serials
that are now accessible to all in the Internet Archive. The Media History
Project is a useful front-end, but its content is comparatively paltry.
Still, here you'll find complete runs of Talking Machine World and
Phonogram (1890s).

Through the Internet Archive directly (, one can access and
download such serials as 78 Quarterly, JEMF Quarterly, The Talking Machine
Review, Victrola and 78 Journal, and The New Amberola Graphic.

In addition to serials, valuable resources include CD notes that accompany
releases such as those from the Archeophone Records catalog.

Sam Brylawski

On Apr 7, 2021, at 12:20 PM, Sophie Maisonneuve <
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Here are a few late additions to the publications already mentioned, some
by members of this list. This bibliography, mainly focused on cultural and
social history, was compiled in the early 2000’s; thus, recent and other
subject-oriented references might be missing:

Guiness Book, 1984.

Edge, Ruth and Leonard Petts. The collector's guide to "His Master's Voice"
Nipper souvenirs. E.M.I. Groupe Archive Trust, 1997.

Frith, Simon. « The Making of the British record industry, 1920-1964 » In
Impacts and influences, ed. James Curran, 278-290. London:Methuen, 1987.

Gronow, Pekka and Ilpo Saunio. An International History of the Recording
Industry. London: Cassell, 1998.

Harvith, John and Susan E. Harvith, ed. Edison, musicians, and the
phonograph. A century in retrospect. New York/Westport, CT/London:
Greenwood Press, 1987.

Katz, Mark. « Making America more musical through the phonograph, 1900-1930
» American Music 16, n° 4 (1998): 448-475.

Kenney, William Howland Recorded Music in American Life. The Phonograph and
Popular Memory, 1890-1945. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Le Mahieu, D. L. « The Gramophone : recorded music and the cultivated mind
in Britain between the wars » Technology and culture 23, n° 3, juillet

Mackenzie, Compton. My record of music. London: Hutchinson, 1955.

Martland, Peter. Since records began : E.M.I., the first 100 years. London:
B.T. Batsford, 1997.

Miller, Russel and Roger Boar. The incredible music machine. London:
Quartet, 1982.

Milner, Greg. Perfecting Sound Forever: The Story of Recorded Music.London:
Granta, 2009.

Moore, Jerrold Northrop. A voice in time : The gramophone of Fred Gaisberg,
1873-1951. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1976.

Morton, David. Sound recording: the life story of a technology. Johns
Hopkins Paperbacks. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

Philip, Robert Early recordings and musical style : changing tastes in
instrumental performances : 1900-1950. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 1992.

Sterne, Jonathan. The Audible Past. Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction.
Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2003.

Taylor, Timothy D., Mark Katz, and Tony Grajeda, ed. Music, Sound, and
Technology in America: A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema,
and Radio. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

Thompson, Emily. « Machines, music, and the quest for fidelity:Marketing
the Edison phonograph in America, 1877-1925 » Musical Quarterly 79, n° 1
(1995): 131-171.


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