Record Making With Duke Ellington (1937)

We’re mov­ing back in time. Before the iPod, and before the CD. We’re going back to the ana­log age, a moment when the vinyl record reigned supreme. (That moment last­ed most of the 20th cen­tu­ry.)  The clip above, which fea­tures the great Duke Elling­ton, shows you how records were actu­al­ly record­ed, plat­ed and pressed. Alois Havril­la, a pio­neer radio announc­er, nar­rates.

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