ῴ i like reading ↘ Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records because ῶ Ebook Author Amanda Petrusich ‖ ῴ i like reading ↘ Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records because ῶ Ebook Author Amanda Petrusich ‖ This book constitutes, in effect, an obsession about an obsession Author Petrusich has written about music before, but the present volume is less about music or musicians than it is about collecting primarily jazz and blues 78s and collectors Record collectors, unlike performers, are less creative than compulsive and less public than, often, reclusive Petrusich has, however, come to know them well, or as well as they allow She labors throughout under the handicap that music, especially the largely unknown music dealt with here, cannot really be described evocatively and will not be familiar to than a very few This book goes well beyond Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson Her speculations toward the end of the book about collecting and its parallels with obsessive compulsive personality disorders, while interesting, seem to come out of the blue Her own obsession, which at one point includes learning to scuba dive so she can salvage old 78s and masters that may or may not have been Frisbeed into the Milwaukee River decades ago, may sum up the whole enterprise than she realizes Mark LevineOne of the best things I ve read about that inexplicably, but endlessly, fascinating group of people, the so called Serious Collectors of 78s Petrusich burrows into not just their personalities but the hunger that unites and drives their obsessions She writes elegantly, and makes you think, and most important,manages to hang onto her skepticism in the midst of her own collecting quest John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead This is an adventure story Amanda in the Land of MagicalShellac Petrusich, a warm and witty writer and longtime music journalist,encounters the eccentric, soulful characters who ve devoted their lives thearcane practice of hunting old records, shares stories of great lost musicians,and ponders the philosophical issues that make collecting than just afancy version of hoarding Readers will be delighted to become her confidanteson this life changing journey Ann Powers, author of Weird Like Us My Bohemian America I don t know hillbilly from Blind Willie, but I loved Amanda Petrusich s archaeology of an almost lost world of American music Do Not Sell at Any Price is like a well loved 78 it pops, it crackles, it seduces utterly Ken Jennings, author of Maphead This is American history as the tale of an American obsessionthe record collectors, be they scholars, scroungers, hoarders, or heroes In this brilliant book, Petrusich hits the road with these junk shop blues Ahabs around the countryshe makes you feel the frenzy of the chase, on a crazed, loving quest to rescue lost music from oblivion Rob Sheffield, author of Love Is a Mix Tape and Turn Around Bright Eyes Amanda Petrusichs fascinating and insightful journey into the arcane netherworld of 78 records and its bring em back alive collectors brims with the joy and passion of discovery, along with a heartfelt affection for those who keep alight the flame of our musical heritage Lenny Kaye, guitarist, Nuggets anthologist, author You Call It Madness Petrusich enters the dusty realms of 78 rpm record junkies, and like Rolling Stones chronicler Stanley Booth, catches her subjects disease But she s mostly interested in the emotional heart of things, and the old music s strange power An entertaining road tale and moving self interrogation that dives deep for answers, sometimes literally Will Hermes, author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire Do Not Sell at Any Price tracks generations of obsessive collectors who dedicated their lives to the holy grail of blues and country music78rpm records Inspired by collectors like R Crumb and Harry Smith, Amanda Petrusich wants each record to keep playing forever, from somewhere deep inside my skull Her book is essential reading for all who love American music William Ferris, author of Blues from the Delta and The Storied South An engaging and deeply personal journey, for both the writer and her subjects, and an adroit disquisition on the nature of this distinctly American form of insatiable lust Kirkus Reviews A thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm recordsFascinating Los Angeles Times Ms Petrusich goes on a pilgrimage to see and hear firsthand the legendary holdings of the top collectors she brings a discerning eye to her profiles Wall Street Journal Petrusich weaves her interviews with personalobservations and just the right amount of dry humor to make us feel as if werelooking and listening over her shoulder as she travels up and down the EastCoasta propulsive read Denver Post Do Not Sell enticingly chronicles Petrusichs immersion in a subset of record collectorsHer compelling, finely drawn portraits such as James McKune and Harry Smith amount to a rich study Entertainment Weekly CaptivatingWhether youre already a 78 aficionado, a casual record collector, a crate digger, or just someone like me who enjoys listening to music, youre going to love this bookElegant and witty Slate Do Not Sell at Any Price is full of little epiphanies Petrusich s persistence pays off in the form of stories and observations that humanize the collectors and their pursuit Petrusich effectively uses the prism of her personal experience to analyze the aesthetics of collecting, consuming and enjoying music New York Times A profound rumination on the idea of recording, asking what it means to capture sound, to be moved by it, and ultimately, to obsess over it With Do Not Sell at Any Price, we have an astounding new writer not of musical criticism but of longform narrative prose When Petrusich writes about music, she is akin Keats writing about a Greek vase She is telling us what it means to be human beings adrift in time Balti City Paper In this entertaining book about the finite universe of oddballs who scrounge frantically to collect the shellac fossils the rest of us consider worthless, you get all the joy of discovery without having to grub through boxes at garage sales Petrusich proves an engaging, frequently funny tour guide The Boston Globe Full of strange, even beautiful, tales of obsession.Even someone who knows little or nothing about 78s will find Petrusich s book an incredibly enjoyable read Fine Books Magazine A wise, entertaining study of 78 rpm collectors Petrusich writes beautifully The Wire Magazine Exquisitely craftedan offbeat experiment in embedded journalism Chicago Tribune Petrusich wisely and insightfully goes beyond just documenting these collectors peculiarities, as she also traces the history of early American recordings and their legacy in contemporary music Perhaps most powerfully, the book serves as a treatise on 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