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Anyone know what was on Polymusic and when?  On McIntosh?   on Period?  On 
Oxford?  On Colloseum?  Rexford?

I could list about 500-1000 other U.S. companies where there is little idea 
of their output, particlarly in the ethnic and sacred end of things.

Steve Smolian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Dating LPs ?


> Frankly,I am aghast at either the laziness,or stupidity of some 
> people.There have been price guides out there for about thirty five 
> years,and now with this here "series of tubes" thingy, the internets,and 
> all,you just need to do a simple Google,and you usually find out fairly 
> soon.Both Sides Now http://www.bsnpubs.com/discog.html is fairly accurate 
> for the bigger labels,but not so hot for indies.There are numerous 
> collector sites for budget classical of the 50s/early 60s,and for 
> 50s/60s/70s rock,from all over the world,that have ridiculously complete 
> discographical information,that I could never dream of putting together on 
> my own.And there are new sites coming online all the time,like one I 
> discovered recently for post-Shadows,pre-Beatles European/Asian guitar 
> bands.Granted there are still some unknown private-issue 
> Lps,mostly,classical,as well as stuff like "The Harlem 
> Twisters"(Canadian),I have yet to find anything on,but there is very 
> little of this.Sheesh
>
>                             Roger Kulp
>
> Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Hi Blake:
>
> I think the Schwann is as close as possible for what you're trying to do, 
> unless you can acquire old
> sales catalogs, which I think would indicate exact release dates. I think 
> you'd have difficulty
> finding those catalogs from back in ye dayes because there has been so 
> much M&A activity in the
> record-company business. I notice CD reissues concentrate on recording 
> dates -- and sometimes rely
> on less-than-reliable discography books. I'm not sure why the LP release 
> date is important enough to
> go through the exercise of gathering the info.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "D. Blake Werts"
> To:
> Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 2:37 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Dating LPs ?
>
>
>> The scenario:  I've got a "few" Long Plays (LPs) and I would love to be 
>> able
>> to ascertain an approximate "release date" for each as I am populating my
>> collection database.  The approximations do not need to be of high
>> precision--a range of 3 to 4 months would suffice.  Barring knowledge of 
>> the
>> existence of an "Almost Complete 78 RPM Record Dating Guide" for LPs, I'm
>> somewhat at a loss as to how I might be able to find such information. 
>> For
>> example, I would like to be able to take the label and catalog number of 
>> an
>> LP like a favorite of mine, (Mercury MS90488 Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz,
>> Concierto de Aranjuez - Romeros), and be presented with the information I
>> seek.
>>
>> Question 1: does any such general resource exist (in print or 
>> electronic)?
>> or currently being created?
>>
>> Question 2 [and probably the REAL question of this post]: would anyone 
>> else
>> be interested in such a resource (other collectors, libraries, 
>> institutions,
>> etc.)?
>>
>> I'm asking these questions because I am considering beginning such a 
>> project
>> and would like to hear your thoughts.  I know that there are lots of 
>> details
>> to work through--first trying to see if there would be a need/use for 
>> such
>> effort.
>>
>> Thanks Much for your Time,
>> D. Blake Werts
>>
>
>
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