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Offline dj

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Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings
« on: February 10, 2012, 09:23:01 AM »
Those of you with a discographical bent may be interested in the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings, which you can find here:  the Encyclopedic Discography is hosted on the web by the University of California and is a partner of the Library of Congress' National Jukebox.  Its goal is to make all the Victor recording ledgers through the end of the 78 era available to the public online in searchable form.  In addition to the recording information, there are links to approximately 10,00 songs that can be listened to on demand.

the Encyclopedic Discography is being built in chronological order, starting with the first recordings by the then-new Victor company on May 1, 1900.  They add about 1,000 new entries a month, and are now complete through the end of 1928. 

Besides the standard stuff you'd get in Blues and Gospel Records or a similar discography, the EDVR lists (when available) composer, recording supervisor, take disposition, and sales figures.  You can search on any field, so if you want to see all the recordings Ralph Peer supervised or page day-by-day through Victor's February 1928 field trip to Memphis, you can do that. 

It's hours of fun and a great research tool!       

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Re: Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 09:46:16 AM »

The world needs more of this.

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