In her new book Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild Obsessive Hunt for the World’ s Rarest 78rpm Records music writer Amanda Petrusich immerses herself in the culture of 78 collectors, and explores the histories of mythic blues artists that these collectors champion.
Recently I met with Amanda at her apartment in Brooklyn to talk her new book and what makes 78 collectors tick. We also discuss how collectors influence the ways we value art and what it’s like to go SCUBA diving for records in the Milwaukee river.
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