The last one Roger cites is one of the most valuable sources I've ever found. I
use it constantly for classical artists, along with Michael Gray's discographies:
Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
> Discographies that include 78s are all over the web.Usually they are artist,in the case of classical music,or music specific,like in jazz or calypso.Here are some of the best discographical sites I have found,Better than a lot of books that are out there:
> Arguably the best such site on the web.
> You can also pick and choose here:
> "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: see end..
> Some years ago, Steve Abrams sent me, on CD-R, his .C8T and .MX
> files...which I posted to a then-free web operation I had read
> about...CommunityZero. I hoped that there would be much more
> interest...and many more corrections...than I actually saw.
> After a very few months, CommunityZero became a "pay to play"
> operation...which ended my connection with the process.
> In the meantime, Ty Settlemeir has "HTML-ized" many of the "Abrams
> Files," and has them on a web site. To my way of thinking, it would
> be not only possible but SIMPLE for folks who own 78's to check
> these pages against their holdings...and provide correction and/or
> amendment where it seems necessary!
> Keep in mind that these files essentially provide NO information
> on classical recordings...on "non-discographized" records (i.e.
> not dance, jazz, blues or (now) country...) and on most post-
> 1942 records.
> I have NO idea how many 78's would be included among the total
> holdings of collections (private AND institutional...!)...however,
> I would guess it would be WELL over my paltry holdings of 50,000+!
> Thus, if each party responsible for a "collection of 78's" (anywhere
> from one to a few MILLION...?!) could/would enter the data therefrom
> on some sort of either a web-accessible facility or in a digital
> data file...all of these could be combined, with the result being
> a sort of "78rpm wikidatabase!"
> I have seen inquiries about single specific 78rpm phonorecords pop
> up (more often on 78-L than ARSCLIST), which usually result in
> knowledgeable replies...can we do this with large quantities of
> I MAY still have an application I created using VB6, which allows
> the creation and editing of the 160-byte text-based data files
> which Abrams originally invented...
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