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----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Blake Werts" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Dating LPs ?
> Thanks Tom for the response. I had planned to use Schwann as one of the
> sources since it is "relatively" possible to get access to many of the
> issues. Other ideas that I had in mind were to use The Gramophone
> American Record Review, and any others of the like where ads and/or actual
> record reviews were published.
> Of course, actual company documentation would be greatly beneficial but I
> fear getting access to these would be challenging at best.
> You bring up a great question, and one that I have only rationalized to
> myself because (selfishly, "I want it...") but needs to be brought to
> and discussed openly: IS knowing an "LP release date important enough to
> through the exercise of gathering the info" ? Would/could others use the
> D. Blake Werts
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 3:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Dating LPs ?
>> 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" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> 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
>> > 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,
>> > 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
>> > seek.
>> > 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,
>> > etc.)?
>> > 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
>> > effort.
>> > Thanks Much for your Time,
>> > D. Blake Werts
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