Music: Again Caruso

Seventeen years have passed since Enrico Caruso walked into the Victor Talking Machine plant in Camden, N. J., called out a greeting to everyone he met, shed coat, waistcoat, collar, tie, shut his eyes and became for a few moments the brokenhearted clown in Pagliacci. Vesti la giubba, the clown's song which Caruso sang that day, helped more than any other to put his record royalties over the million dollar mark. Victor says that no other voice has recorded so brilliantly, so exactly as Caruso's. But the mechanics of record making have undergone...

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