Music: December Records

In the rebirth of the U. S. phonograph-record industry, whose sales climbed from 10,000,000 discs in 1932 to a possible 100,000,000 this year, manufacturers made one remarkable discovery: that people will buy cheap records of good music, even if the records are indifferently performed by anonymous musicians. Last week, on the heels of cheap symphonies for newspaper promotion, a new series of anonymous discs was on sale, the cheapest yet: 29¢ for a ten-inch disc. The records were issued by Musicraft Records, Inc. of Manhattan.

Musicraft's "Masterpiece" records, competently performed and well recorded,...

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