I've been away from the list for a few days and have just seen your
message. Apologies for my silence. Your message will be forwarded with this, I hope.
Yes, the Kurtz Myers et cetera book(s) are devoted almost entirely to
classical and operatic records. Perhaps entirely; there might be small sections for
ethnic music. But I confess that I haven't looked.
As an old discographical fanatic, I can only wish you encouragement and
Thanks Don for the information--the "Record Ratings" publication is one that
I had not seen any reference to thus far. I'll have to see if I can locate
a copy in the area. Can you tell me if this publication includes reviews
for classical and operatic recordings?
D. Blake Werts
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From: "Don Tait" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Dating LPs ?
> Hello D. Blake Werts,
> There are sources that might help you, but you'd probably have to search
> for them. There might be on-line sources, but I don't know about them.
> other members do and if so will respond.
> A primary resource is Record Ratings, The Music Library Association's
> of Record Reviews by Kurtz Myers, edited by Richard S. Hill. I own the
> volume, which goes through 1957 or so. I believe there were volumes for
> years, but do not know for sure. Other members surely do. The book lists
> reviews in various publications by month and year, so it's good for
> The only other source I can think of, and a more accurate one, is the
> monthly Schwann catalogues. You might need need years and years of them to
> release dates you seek. Some dealers sell them however, and issues after
> early sixties seem to be priced at about $5.00 maximum for each.
> Don Tait