Only one I can think of is Names & Numbers, out of the Netherlands.
Costs about $42 a year. The editors are Erik M. Baaker, Han Enderman,
Coen Hoffmann (managing editor), Gerard J. Hoogeveen, Howard Rye and Bob
Weir. You can email them at <[log in to unmask]>
On 8/9/2010 9:32 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Are there any current publications similar to Record Research?
> Also, are collectors keeping track of these reissue LPs? For instance,
> it seems like there's a whole new host of entries in the Prestige,
> Riverside and Blue Note discographies in the last decade or so. I
> think there have been Blue Note reissue LPs from Classic Records,
> Analogue Productions and a newer company that just put out a bunch in
> the last few years. With the Prestige and Riverside catalogs, there
> were LP reissues from Fantasy Group (Original Jazz Classics -- LPs
> often cut from the same digital masters as the then-new CD's) plus
> Analogue Productions plus maybe others.
> And come to think of it, what about when an album is "reissued" as a
> download (ie it's now out of print in hard-copy formats)? Is there a
> separate dicography notation for an iTunes (mp4) album vs. an Amazon
> (mp3) album?
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 2:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Research, Blues Research, and Record
> Americana Bulletins (was: Blues magazine)
>> On 8/9/2010 12:29 PM, Malcolm Rockwell wrote:
>>> Great stories, thanks! Now, has anyone got all of the little Blues
>>> magazines Lenny put out?
>>> IIRC, it didn't last long, maybe 10 issues.
>> It was at issue 14 in 1967, and sometime after he started to
>> "incorporate" it into the main magazine. For some reason I never got
>> a set, only about two or 3 issues. It was in 67 when I discovered RR
>> on the counter of a 78 store in the neighboring town of Hackensack,
>> NJ. I bought the 3 or so different issues he had, one being the
>> current one. I bid on the auction and was flabbergasted to win about
>> 20 of the 30 records I bid on. I was working in Manhattan at the
>> time and I called Lenny and asked him if I could pick up my winnings
>> to save the postage -- all it would have cost me would be one
>> addition subway fare to make a detour on the way home from work. I
>> met Lenny, had a quick look around the place that was stuffed totally
>> with records, and met Bob Colton for the one and only time. A couple
>> of issues later when I noticed one or two of the available issue
>> numbers removed, I sent in a check and rather than order by number I
>> asked for the earliest 25 or so, and got a couple that were no longer
>> on the available list. There were only a few before 20, but I have
>> NO 5 (which was still mimeographed) and 9 which was the Bix issue.
>> There also were some copies of Record Americana, which were the
>> Record Research Bulletins. All are mimeographed. It turns out these
>> were not from before RR, they were supplements to RR. Largely
>> reports of correspondence, there also are a few articles, reports on
>> research and results, and some had auction lists. These might have
>> been sent to subscribers free upon request. I have #3 (unnumbered
>> but it refers to #s 1 & 2), 4, 8, 13, 14, and 15, the latter 3 being
>> reports on RRA meetings. The material in these do seem to be a
>> necessary component to RR, as many of the letters are noted to be in
>> response to RR items.
>> I also disagree with Mal and Steve S on the value of the auction
>> lists, although Steve seems to be OK with them as an appendix. Mal
>> is skipping them altogether. I find these lists -- and the ones that
>> are in Record Changer from the 30s and 40s -- to be fascinating and
>> interesting indicators of what was available back then and what was
>> already considered rare. Not including them in some fashion means
>> that the originals would still be just as necessary. It is just like
>> removing the ads from magazines -- often time you get more info from
>> the ads than from the articles, or there are often relationships
>> between the ads and the articles.
>> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
>>> On 8/9/2010 3:57 AM, Don Chichester wrote:
>>>> My collection of RR is less ironic. It began at the Hempstead (NY)
>>>> Salvation Army. I was a teenager, going through the huge pile of
>>>> 78s at the back
>>>> of the store. As I was reading the titles, a man who was also
>>>> came over and asked if I collected 78s. I said "Yes", and he told
>>>> me he and a
>>>> friend were beginning a magazine for record collectors. The
>>>> was cheap, so I subscribed, and got #2 by mail the next week. The
>>>> man was
>>>> Bob Colten (sp?), whom I never met again. It was years later that
>>>> I met
>>>> Lenny Kunstadt. I continued RR until it was no more. I got a
>>>> photocopy of #
>>>> 1 to complete my run of RR. Thank you, Lenny and Bob!
>>>> Don Chichester
>>>> In a message dated 8/9/2010 9:43:23 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>>> [log in to unmask] writes:
>>>> I only check ARSClist every week or so - so I just found this
>>>> thread. I
>>>> wanted to share my "ironic moment" with RR.
>>>> I started subscribing in the 1970s when I first got into
>>>> collecting old
>>>> records. Lenny wasx always advertising the "Once in a lifetime"
>>>> offer of
>>>> of back issues from about #50 (at that time, it was a "rolling
>>>> number" as
>>>> time went on.
>>>> So I bought them. Then in late 1990s I was at a paper collectibles
>>>> saw a pile of RR's. The guy wanted to sell it as a lot. I looked
>>>> to see
>>>> what #s were there and they were complete from #5 through # 49.
>>>> ones I needed except the first four issues). So I bought them.
>>>> Then 2
>>>> months later Kurt Nauck's auction catalog came. He had issues
>>>> #1-70 or
>>>> so. They
>>>> were available individually or as a lot bid. I wrote Kurt and
>>>> said that
>>>> they sold as a lot, would he xerox the first four issues for me.
>>>> They did
>>>> and he did (for a very reasonable price.) I planned to go back
>>>> and read
>>>> them, but - of course - we never have time for that.
>>>> Anyway, I thought it ironic how my run all came together.