Oral history of recorded sound

Number of items in collection: 201

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Recordings in this collection are available for Higher and Further Education institutions only.

This collection comprises interviews with people involved in all areas of the recording industry: artists, engineers, managers, producers, musicians, record company personnel, wildlife recordists, journalists and broadcaster, including accounts of the work of pioneers such as Fred Gaisberg (who first recorded Caruso), Cecil Watts (pioneer of direct cut disc recording), Alan Blumlein (microphones), Arthur Haddy ("father of hi-fi"), and Berliner.

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