“Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records” (Book review, 2014)

Book reviewed:

Appears in Los Angeles Review of Books, October 15, 2014.

Background: I review Amanda Petrusich’s excellent exploration of the world of 78 record collecting, and by extension, early 20th century American blues and folk music. Amongst its other strengths is Petrusich’s ethnographic-eque dive into a collecting community and what drives people’s obsessions around records.