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From: "D P Ingram" <[log in to unmask]>
> What is this ? A quick Google didn't reveal anything..
> Rgds, Darren Ingram
> > On 23 apr 2007, at 05.13, Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> > Abrams Files
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
accuracy is limited by mis-typings and mistakenly-entered
(i.e. later versions of a given record label...) items...but
they DO provide limited information! Ty Settlemeir(Sp?!) has
been converting these to HTML, and compiling/making available
an on-line (i.e. net-accesible) database/list including their
They can be downloaded, in "WinZIP" format, from 78online.com
should anyone be interested...they are mainly compiled from
entries in standard discographies and the like.
However, they provide a foundation on which to construct the
ultimate 78rpm database...a list of EVERY 78rpm disc ever issued...!
Could be done...
Steven C. Barr