The question of a label PICTURE websites or books was what started a
previous thread, and then Steve Smolian commented that mere pictures
might not mean anything much without a descriptive narrative of the
corporate development of the company which might affect the alterations
in label format. So both meanings that Lou has brought up apply.
However, when looking at a plain pure Discography, there is not always a
narrative beyond the listings of the recordings. Yet sometimes there
is, such as in a Bio-discography where there is a booklength narrative
of the biography of the performer with the listings of the recordings
session-by-session, concert-by-concert, and broadcast-by-broadcast. Or
an Annotated Discography which would include David Hall's Record Book
series and similar undertakings, including the original Delauney Hot
Discography which sub-divided jazz into genre.
Mike Sherman and Kurt Nauck's books are annotated labelographies, I
would suppose. Peter Fulop's is not, being just label pictures with
titling and a reference designation that could be used in a sales list
to identify which label format is on the disc in question.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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From: Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]
As a person in the transfer business, and not from grooved records
but tape only, I have wondered throughout this thread if it referred
to the labels printed on mechanical records, or labes as in "record
label" which means a company that produced records.
Just thought I'd throw out another possibility of definitions...
On Jan 30, 2010, at 2:38 PM, Doug Henkle wrote:
> 1) What is, and is not, a Labelography?