[Dixielandjazz] Show music discog. on line

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Thu Jul 15 08:38:53 PDT 2004

>From the Library of Congress via 78-list:
Jack Raymondbs Show Music on Record now online

The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the launching of the Web
version of Jack Raymondbs authoritative discography, Show Music on Record
at http://www.loc.gov/rr/record/showmusic/.  The Web version is a database
version of the definitive reference source by Jack Raymond, first published
in 1982. It is searchable by show title, name, date, and song title, and
provides discographic information for commercially-released show music
recordings starting with those captured on cylinders in the 19th century
and continues through compact disc productions of the early 21st century. 

In addition to listings of original cast recordings of American shows
produced for the stage, screen, and television, and foreign stage shows and
motion pictures that played in the U.S., Show Music on Record includes
commercial recordings of later albums and medleys from shows, individual
show tunes performed by members of original, revival, and studio casts,
records of composers performing their own show songs, and selected
additional recordings of related interest.

The database currently reflects information on recordings released up to
the spring of 2003 and will be updated periodically. 

Great thanks are due to Jack Raymond for the compilation of this work, in
addition to his many other notable contributions to the study of musical
theater. He has contributed a version of the work to Library of Congress
for the purpose of sharing the information he has compiled with the widest
possible audience. 


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