Various Artists: Waxing the Gospel - Mass Evangelism and the Phonograph 1890-1900

Various Artists: Waxing the Gospel - Mass Evangelism and the Phonograph 1890-1900

By Ed Whitelock

A masterpiece of scholarship and curatorship, this collection sets a new standard for the presentation of early recordings. 30 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

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