there is a Columbia Masterworks discography in process
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Michel RUPPLI
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 12:43 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury 25073 source/date/performer?
I am interested in those listings, particularly for the years
1938-1950 (Columbia) and 1942-1950 (RCA).
I don't know whether something has been done on those.
Le 9 oct. 09 à 06:10, Roger Kulp a écrit :
> What if you would like,as I would,to have a complete listing of
> every RCA (Victor) and Columbia classical 78 issued between 1925
> and 1950 ?
> --- On Thu, 10/8/09, Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury 25073 source/date/performer?
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 8:45 PM
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Stern"
> <[log in to unmask]>
>> Our messages crossed - Thanks for this information!
>> I wonder if anyone at Greenwood is thinking about making the
>> series available
>> on CD-ROM? I, like many older collectors no longer can afford the
>> price of
>> the print editions
>> of discographies. The production costs for ROM are significantly
>> lower, and
>> would make the work
>> available, if the cost savings are passed on. If search
>> capabilities are
>> included, the ROM
>> format is significantly better for searching.
>> Of course, I'd like to see a freely available online national
>> with everything,
>> but until that happens it is nice to see resources like 78discography
> Actually (as I discovered almost 25 years ago!) to issue discographic
> compilations of 78-related data is to put it into a standard database
> format! dBASE used to work wondefully well in this respect; the
> data in a .dbf file is still in human-readable form.
> I entered the RR Perfect listing, as well as much of their compiled
> listings of Plaza/ARC files; once I had it in dBASE format, I could
> search, sort and index it as I saw fit!
> Note that Ty S. has converted the "Abrams Files" into an extensive
> set of web-accessible files...creating a VERY useful data source.
> Perhaps our next step should be for all of us who own 78's to
> use their records to correct/augment Ty's files?!
> Steven C. Barr