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 

>  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.
>> Malcolm
>> *******
> 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  looking
>>> 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  subscription
>>> 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
>>> run
>>> 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 show
>>> and
>>> 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. (exactly
>>> the
>>> 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
>>> if
>>> 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.
>>> Steve