The Learning Renaissance

The Bizarre World of Instructional LPs | BBC Magazine


With often oddball titles like Dynamic Leadership or Morse Code for Airmen – and often prefaced by the key phrase ‘How To’ or ‘Hear How’ or ‘Learn How To’ – this is a genre that thrived on the LP format between the 1950s and the mid-1980s. But today, the recordings themselves occupy the twilight zone of the commercial record industry and aside from Jane Fonda’s iconic 1981 Workout Record, they are titles that have slipped through the grooves of our audio social history, and out of sight.

Read more on the BBC website: The bizarre world of instructional LPs | BBC Magazine


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