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Do not Sell

Do not Sell

The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records 

For en bok, leseglede fra start til slutt. Journalisten Amanda Petrusich går inn i en mannsdominert verden av 78-platesamlere og blir som de besatt av jakten på denne fantastiske nedstøvede musikken.

En bok for alle som elsker musikk enten den ble laget i 1929 eller 2019. Lån den på biblå

Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records / Simon & Schuster


Los Angeles Times : "thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records." Flavorwire : "captures the...weird beauty and legitimate historical importance" of collecting physical records: "This book will make you consider, and possibly rethink, digital music culture."







New York University

Amanda Petrusich’s research for Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78 rpm Records sent her to junkyards and basements across the country, as well as to scuba class—in the hopes that by learning to dive she could retrieve a lost trove of Paramount Records gems from the bottom of the Milwaukee River. Part history and part character study, the book explores the haunting power of country blues captured on 10-inch shellac discs at the start of the 20th century—and offers a thoughtful meditation on why some collectors spend their whole lives in pursuit of such elusive objects. It is also something of a conversion story: In the video above, Petrusich, a music critic and part-time Gallatin faculty member, discusses how she too came to love 78s.