Music: The LP Decade

An indiscriminate listener with brass ears, plenty of time on his hands and a normal yen for sleep, could sit down ber fore his hi-fi set and work through the whole literature of LP-recorded sound (as far as generally available in the U.S.) in roughly 3½ years. To keep him up to date, he would want a 204-page catalog published monthly by William Schwann of Boston. In the ten years since LPs started flooding the market, the Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog has become a fascinating indication of music consumption in the vinyl era. Last week, as his 100th catalog was...

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