I'm doing some groundwork on this issue at the moment. Right now, I've all
Schwann labels and the span of years they were listed, now complete through
1970. It's coordinated with Billboard Directory listings as well. I do a
little segment with breakfast each morning and, right now, between football
I also have put together a file of 20,000+ LPs arranged by label name,
sequence of labels, number and date. This is to establish first editions,
variants, etc. There are thousands of records awaiting checking against
this collection. This project also grows daily, depending on time
I have file drawers full of catalogs and most of the record review
magazines. I live in Frederick, MD and could use some local help,
particularly if someone can photograph and assemble label picture sequences.
Changes in distribution, ownership and corporate evolution make the job
pretty complex. No early completion is anticipated.
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From: "D. Blake Werts" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 2:37 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Dating LPs ?
> The scenario: I've got a "few" Long Plays (LPs) and I would love to be
> to ascertain an approximate "release date" for each as I am populating my
> collection database. The approximations do not need to be of high
> precision--a range of 3 to 4 months would suffice. Barring knowledge of
> existence of an "Almost Complete 78 RPM Record Dating Guide" for LPs, I'm
> somewhat at a loss as to how I might be able to find such information.
> example, I would like to be able to take the label and catalog number of
> LP like a favorite of mine, (Mercury MS90488 Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz,
> Concierto de Aranjuez - Romeros), and be presented with the information I
> Question 1: does any such general resource exist (in print or electronic)?
> or currently being created?
> Question 2 [and probably the REAL question of this post]: would anyone
> be interested in such a resource (other collectors, libraries,
> I'm asking these questions because I am considering beginning such a
> and would like to hear your thoughts. I know that there are lots of
> to work through--first trying to see if there would be a need/use for such
> Thanks Much for your Time,
> D. Blake Werts
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