B0276. A PHONOGRAPH IN EVERY HOME - The Evolution of the American Recording Industry, 1900-19, by Allan Sutton. Denver, CO, Mainspring Press, 2010. 327pp. Index; Profusely illus.; Numerous Photos. (Pictorial thick paper covers) - 9780982559529
"Sutton takes readers on a tour of the development of the phonograph and the beginnings of the American recording industry... Appeals to anyone interested in music and early
20th century pop culture."
- Book News
"A PHONOGRAPH IN EVERY HOME traces the development of the American recording industry as the phonograph evolved from a scientific curiosity and parlor toy into a ubiquitous home-entertainment device. Like its companion volume, RECORDING THE 'TWENTIES, this new work draws on rare primary-source material to dispel commonly accepted myths and misinformation. It provides a detailed and carefully documented overview of the full spectrum of American recording activities during its formative years."
- Z. D. Akron
ALLAN SUTTON is the recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. He wrote and edited for several publishers, including Greenwood Press, ABC-Clio, and Fulcrum Books, before founding Mainspring Press in 1999. He has authored or co-authored numerous works on early recordings and the sound-recording industry, including RECORDING THE 'TWENTIES and A PHONOGRAPH IN EVERY HOME. In addition to his work on sound recordings, his photographs and articles covering American historical sites and wilderness areas have appeared in Backpacker, Historic Traveler, America's Civil War, Pennsylvania Magazine, National Wildlife Federation books, and other publications.