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Encyclopedia > Discography
The article is about sound recordings. For the Pet Shop Boys album, see Discography: The Complete Singles Collection.

Discography is the study and listing of sound recordings. Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic/pop music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant (b. ... Discography: The complete singles collection is the sixth album by the UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. ... Methods and media for sound recording are varied and have undergone significant changes between the first time sound was actually recorded for later playback until now. ...


This portmanteau word stems from: Look up Portmanteau word in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  1. the gramophone record, often called a "disc", the dominant commercial medium of sound recording for most of the 20th century
  2. the -graph suffix signifying something written (see also autobiography, graphology and so on).

A listing of all recordings which a musician or singer features on can be called their "discography". Additionally, discographies may be compiled based on a particular musical genre or record label, etc. The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour (1967) as a 33 â…“ LP vinyl record A gramophone record (also phonograph record, or simply record) is an analogue sound recording medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Look up affix in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An autobiography, from the Greek auton, self, bios, life and graphein, write, is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled as told to or with). The term dates from the late eighteenth century, but the form is much older. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The term "discography" was popularized in the 1930s by collectors of jazz records. Jazz fans did research and self published discographies about when jazz records were made and what musicians were on the records, as record companies did not commonly include that information on/with the records at that time. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory and marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ...


Today, "discography" is used as a search word when searching to illegaly download all songs made by a specific artist.

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Bibliography

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  • Connor, D. Russell and Hicks, Warren W. - BG On The Record; A bio-discography of Benny Goodman, Arlington House 1969
  • Cuscuna, Michael & Ruppli, Michel - The Blue Note Label, Greenwood Press 2001
  • Dethlefson, Ronald - Edison Blue Amberol Recordings 1912-1914, (2nd Edition) Stationery X-Press 1997
  • Fagan, Ted and Moran, William - The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Records vol. 1, Greenwood Press 1983
  • Fagan, Ted and Moran, William - The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Records vol. 2, Greenwood Press 1986
  • Flower, John - Moonlight Serenade; A bio-discography of the Glenn Miller civilian band, Arlington House 1972
  • Jepsen, Jorgen Grunnet - Jazz Records, 1942-196x, Karl Emil Knudsen 1963-1970
  • Kiner, Larry F. - The Al Jolson Discography, Greenwood Press 1983
  • Koenigsberg, Allen - Edison Cylinder Records 1889-1912, (2nd Edition) APM Press 1987
  • Laird, Ross - Moanin'Low; A discography of female popular vocal recordings 1920-1933, Greenwood Press 1996
  • Moses, Julian Morton - American Celebrity Recordings 1900-1925, Monarch Record Enterprises, 1993
  • Ruppli, Michel - Atlantic Records, Greenwood Press 1979
  • Ruppli, Michel - The Savoy Labels, Greenwood Press 1980
  • Ruppli, Michel & Porter, Bob - The Prestige Label, Greenwood Press 1980
  • Ruppli, Michel - The Chess Labels, Greenwood Press 1983
  • Ruppli, Michel - The King Labels, Greenwood Press 1985
  • Ruppli, Michel - The Clef/Verve Labels, Greenwood Press 1986
  • Ruppli, Michel - The Aladdin/Imperial Labels, Greenwood Press 1991
  • Ruppli, Michel & Novitsky, Ed - The Mercury Labels, Greenwood Press 1993
  • Ruppli, Michel - The Decca Labels, Greenwood Press 1996
  • Ruppli, Michel & Novitsky, Ed - The MGM Labels, Greenwood Press 1998
  • Russell, Tony - Country Music Records; A discography, 1921-1942, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Rust, Brian - The Victor Master Book Vol. 2, published by the author, 1969
  • Rust, Brian - The American Dance Band Discography, Arlington House 1975
  • Rust, Brian - London Musical Shows On Record 1897 - 1976, General Gramophone Publications 1977
  • Rust, Brian - British Music Hall On Record, General Gramophone Publications 1979
  • Rust, Brian and Forbes, Sandy - British Dance Bands On Record 1911 to 1945, General Gramophone Publications 1987
  • Rust, Brian and Debus, Allen G. - The Complete Entertainment Discography from 1897 to 1942, (2nd Edition) Da Capo Press 1989
  • Rust, Brian - Jazz and Ragtime Records (1897 - 1942), (6th Edition) Mainspring Press 2003
  • Smith, Russell & Burgis, Peter - Peter Dawson; The world's most popular baritone (with complete song title discography), Currency Press 2001
  • Sutton, Allan - Cakewalks, Rags and Novelties; The International Ragtime Discography (1894 - 1930), Mainspring Press 2004
  • Gamba, Marco; Visintini, Nicola (2000). Iron Maiden Companion (1st ed.). Moving Media & Arts. ISBN 978-86790-02-3.
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The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Discogs, short for discographies, is a website and database of information about music recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and certain bootleg or off-label releases. ... freedb is a database of compact disc track listings where all the content is under the GNU General Public License. ... Gracenote is a commercial enterprise which maintains and licenses a database containing information about the contents of audio CDs. ... MusicBrainz (MusicBrainz. ... Rate Your Music is a metadata database where musical albums, EPs, singles and bootlegs are rated and reviewed by users. ...

External links

  • "Magnificent Obsession: The Discographers" article by Jerry Atkins

Jazz discography projects:

  • http://www.JazzDiscography.com/
  • http://www.jazzdisco.org/

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Discography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (583 words)
Additionally, discographies may be compiled based on a particular musical genre or record label, etc.
The term "discography" was popularized in the 1930s by collectors of jazz records.
Jazz fans did research and self published discographies about when jazz records were made and what musicians were on the records, as record companies did not commonly include that information on/with the records at that time.
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