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Which is a great reason for publishing them on line.

Steve Smolian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven C. Barr" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 8:48 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] original sequence of two Verve records


> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
>> It's one in the same guy, but there are other contributors to
> jazzdisco.org.
>> Like I said, he's a nice guy as judged by our e-mail correspondence, so
> I'm
>> willing to cut him a lot of slack for at least putting this gigantic
> amount
>> of info online. His sources for wrong info in the jazzdisco.org sites are
>> usually published discographies like that multi-book Mercury one. And,
> I'll
>> not lay all the blame on the discography authors and publishers because I
>> think most myths and mistakes are due to misinterpretation of sketchy,
>> disorganized or incomplete company records. Think of it this way -- what
> if
>> 24 tracks and months of sessions were the norm during the great days of
> jazz
>> (or course, I'd bet they wouldn't have been so great in that case!).
> Imagine
>> the reems of session documents to be lost!
> One of the basic inevitabilities in discography is the fact that any
> error(s)
> made in the first available documentation of a specific body of recordings
> will be accepted as gospel truth and repeated in subsequent discographic
> works...while later corrections, even if accurate, will often be
> forgotten or ignored!
>
> Steven C. Barr
>
>
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