On 23 apr 2007, at 08.14, Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> The "Abrams files" are a set of text-based data files compiled
> by Steve Abrams, which provide label/number/matrix/credited
> artist for about 300,000 78rpm phonorecord sides, give/take.
> They do NOT include classical-series phonorecords...and their
.... Thank you for this information. I am slowly developing the idea
of a music catalogue for audiophiles and collectors that would
require tight data entry controls to ensure integrity of materials
and either "sight of record" or many sources to corroboate the
information. But each time I pause for breath the project expands
and the technology demands seem to rise. It is growing out of a
need to catalogue over 100,000 records as there are certainly many
duplicates there and it is getting hard to remember what one has and
what one doesn't have.
As many sources of information to piece a jigsaw together are good.
> However, they provide a foundation on which to construct the
> ultimate 78rpm database...a list of EVERY 78rpm disc ever issued...!
Out of interest, what to you constitutes the ultimate database other
than every disk issued? Other than the usual track/matrix/artist
Many thanks, Darren Ingram