On Fri, 23 Sep 2005, Steven Smolian wrote:
> When it first came out, I checked about 10 items. 3 or 4 were wrong. It's
> not trustworthy.
> > While I haven't checked yet for the information requested...one good
> > source for "firsts" in recordings is a favorite book of mine, (don't know
> > if
> > all of the information is accurate) "The Guinness Book of Recorded Sound."
> > by Robert and Celia Dearling with Brian Rust ISBN 0-85112-274-4
Well, it is still fun reading...and has some great pictures.
As for the errors...actually that isn't a bad error rate. I am reminded of
one of my seminars in graduate school where each one in the class was
given a range of entries in the Harvard Dictionary of Music. Our
assignment was to look for errors...
So, why don't we put together an online encyclopedia of recorded sound
and/or corrections to published volumes on the subject.
Karl (still working on his article on cataloging)