Music: Discs for Dilettanti

The three big U. S. phonograph record manufacturers (RCA Manufacturing Co., Decca, American Record Corp.) have been doing a steadily improving business since the abysmal days of 1933. Last week three small record companies were making good news for U. S. disc-dilettanti. Founded by earnest amateurs of music, all were operating in Manhattan, all on smallish budgets. For their material, all had gone into the byways of classical music, in some cases with such gratifying results that the big recording companies were following their lead.

Musicraft. Last February Musicraft Records, Inc. was the first...

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