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ARSCLIST October 2009

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Re: Mercury 25073 source/date/performer?

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Michel RUPPLI <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 9 Oct 2009 06:43:01 +0200

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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.
Michel
------
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 ?
>                                           Roger
>
>
> --- 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  
>> Discography
>> 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  
>> discography
>> with everything,
>> but until that happens it is nice to see resources like 78discography
>> growing.
>>
> 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
>
>
>
>

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