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Coin-in-the-Slot Phonographs

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History of The Vinyl: part 12

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It has been documented that in the 1890s recordings had become predominantly popular through coin-in-the-slot phonographs (jukeboxes) in public places! Endowed talents were less important to the novelty of these weird type concoctions; indeed, most of the recordings were of whistlers, bands, comedians, silly ditties, and cultural practices that were more in demand!

Recording Artists
 John Lee Hooker

The indomitable John Lee Hooker at Large on vinyl record collectos.co.uk website.

In the first years of the 20th century, Victor and its related companies gave rise to cultural prospect with its Red Seal labels series outlet in Europe, which was primarily with discs made at the beginning of 1902. One of the first recording artist at the beginning of 1902 was Enrico Caruso. The year 1910 saw more than 85% of the Red Label records sold were classical music forms!

 

Electroplated Wax Discs

The year 1902 saw Victor and Columbia deciding to come to a conclusion that it was far better to merge their patents regarding the development of the new music manufacturing industry! Victor was officially able to record on wax, which would be electroplated for the first time, and the new wax recording discs was to be used for recording Caruso in Milan! Caruso's recorded discs were of the utmos  importance to the vehicle of transforming the entertaining device of a phonograph into respected cultural occurrences!

 

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