Anyone know what was on Polymusic and when? On McIntosh? on Period? On
Oxford? On Colloseum? Rexford?
I could list about 500-1000 other U.S. companies where there is little idea
of their output, particlarly in the ethnic and sacred end of things.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Dating LPs ?
> Frankly,I am aghast at either the laziness,or stupidity of some
> people.There have been price guides out there for about thirty five
> years,and now with this here "series of tubes" thingy, the internets,and
> all,you just need to do a simple Google,and you usually find out fairly
> soon.Both Sides Now http://www.bsnpubs.com/discog.html is fairly accurate
> for the bigger labels,but not so hot for indies.There are numerous
> collector sites for budget classical of the 50s/early 60s,and for
> 50s/60s/70s rock,from all over the world,that have ridiculously complete
> discographical information,that I could never dream of putting together on
> my own.And there are new sites coming online all the time,like one I
> discovered recently for post-Shadows,pre-Beatles European/Asian guitar
> bands.Granted there are still some unknown private-issue
> Lps,mostly,classical,as well as stuff like "The Harlem
> Twisters"(Canadian),I have yet to find anything on,but there is very
> little of this.Sheesh
> Roger Kulp
> Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Hi Blake:
> I think the Schwann is as close as possible for what you're trying to do,
> unless you can acquire old
> sales catalogs, which I think would indicate exact release dates. I think
> you'd have difficulty
> finding those catalogs from back in ye dayes because there has been so
> much M&A activity in the
> record-company business. I notice CD reissues concentrate on recording
> dates -- and sometimes rely
> on less-than-reliable discography books. I'm not sure why the LP release
> date is important enough to
> go through the exercise of gathering the info.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "D. Blake Werts"
> 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
>> 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
>> Thanks Much for your Time,
>> D. Blake Werts
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