Music: December Records

In the factories of the three big disc makers—Victor, Columbia, Decca—record-pressing machines have been stamping out discs 24 hours a day, and not only because of Christmas. Jukeboxes take 40% of their output, and lower record prices (35¢ and up for popular records; $1 for 12-in. concert records, plus 5% tax) have tapped a new market. In spite of the present low grade of popular tunes, recent estimates made 1941 the industry's all-time high year—120,000,000 discs. Current records:


Fauré: Requiem (Marcelle Denya, soprano, Mack Harrell, baritone, Roland Roy, organist, Les Disciples de...

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