Word In Your Attic 59 (audio version) Bruce Lindsay: a pre-vinyl special! Jazz, swing, comedy – and the Beatles – at 78rpm

Author Bruce Lindsay on his enthralling new book “Shellac And Swing: A Social History of the Gramophone In Britain”, a whirlwind tour that takes in fake war recordings, Channel swimmers with portable disc-players, “pornographic wax cylinders”, the jazz and blues booms, music hall, novelty acts, the first DJ and his payola scandals and a $20,000 78 by Robert Johnson. Oh for the days when discs had titles like “Departure Of A Troop Ship” … 



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