Is there in existence any book which describes in detail
the creation and development of electrical recording from the research which
led to the production of the first, the Western Electric, followed by the
work of Alan Blumlein and others, including the various shellac formulations
used by different companies on both sides of the Atlantic through to the
development of the vinyl LP and stereo recording.
I have a number of books about the sound recording industry but they
all seem to concentrate on record manufacturers' financial and marketing
concerns while offering only snippets of technical detail
about cutting heads, groove radii, types of cutter heads and lathes etc.
which, apart from enjoying the amazing range of repertoire, is my primary
Please advise if possible.
Noel A. Shaw