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Offline Harry

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Blues And Gospel Records 1890-1943 5th Edition
« on: December 09, 2020, 09:51:12 AM »
One of the contributors of "Blues And Gospel Records 1890-1943" (just found out he lives a 20 minute car drive away) told me they are working on a 5th edition.
"We are busy with it every day". But sadly it will take years before the final product is released. It's probably gonna be the definitive edition.

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Re: Blues And Gospel Records 1890-1943 5th Edition
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 09:23:44 AM »
This is great news, thanks for sharing. I'm curious if they'll release it digitally as well. The ability to do a keyword search on such a vast and wonderful resource would be awesome.

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Re: Blues And Gospel Records 1890-1943 5th Edition
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 01:03:05 PM »
Many great records have been discovered since the 1990s, a 5th edition will be interesting to see.
YES, a digital version that is searchable, that would be ideal.
Also the ability to see the contents chronologically or in other groupings, that would be so interesting.
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Re: Blues And Gospel Records 1890-1943 5th Edition
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2021, 08:33:11 AM »
Since I pulled The New Paramount Book of Blues down off the shelf to see what it said about Ben Curry, I've been idly paging through it.  I found this piece of info that I'd totally forgotten at the end of Guido van Rijn's Foreword (p. viii):

"While Alex was writing The New Paramount Book of Blues, I was assisting Chris Smith and Howard Rye, the co-revisers, to prepare the fifth edition of Robert M. W. Dixon and John Goodrich's Blues & Gospel Records 1890-1943...".  This is dated July 2016.

So work has been "ongoing" for quite a few years already.  At some point, I wish the compilers would just issue what they have and hope that a 6th edition will be possible someday.  I'd really like to see the fifth edition appear in my lifetime.
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Re: Blues And Gospel Records 1890-1943 5th Edition
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2021, 04:24:11 PM »
Since I pulled The New Paramount Book of Blues down off the shelf to see what it said about Ben Curry, I've been idly paging through it.  I found this piece of info that I'd totally forgotten at the end of Guido van Rijn's Foreword (p. viii):

"While Alex was writing The New Paramount Book of Blues, I was assisting Chris Smith and Howard Rye, the co-revisers, to prepare the fifth edition of Robert M. W. Dixon and John Goodrich's Blues & Gospel Records 1890-1943...".  This is dated July 2016.

So work has been "ongoing" for quite a few years already.  At some point, I wish the compilers would just issue what they have and hope that a 6th edition will be possible someday.  I'd really like to see the fifth edition appear in my lifetime.

It was Guido that told me.

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