Best place would be the back of one of the old albums, where they listed
available recordings in lieu of liner notes (I'm wondering if this occurred
more on the Canadian issues which used generic jackets with a die-cue hole at
times). This will get the first few or dozen numbers in each series, if nothing
else. Today is a busy day so I may not get to this until later.
Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi All:
> Does anyone have a listing or better yet a discography of the Mercury
> MG10000 series, the first LP's? I couldn't find anything of much use
> online, just a few snippets here and there. Surprisingly, none of the
> LPs I have list any other titles on the back cover and this was
> pre-inner sleeves so no complete listing like started appearing for the
> later MG50000 series once inner sleeves became the norm.
> If someone has started such a list, I'll be happy to include the bits
> and pieces I have in my own collection. There's also a few references to
> some of these albums in John Hammond's autobiography (for instance the
> recordings of Oistrakh and Shostakovich made in Prague in 1946 and the
> Oistrahk/Khachaturian recording made in Russia, and some general info
> about the Czech-captured German Telefunken recordings from WWII era, and
> some references to the original recordings of Mitch Miller playing oboe
> chamber music).
> Anyway, a complete listing of these LPs would be most helpful.
> -- Tom Fine