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VICTOR FILM AND THEATER RECORDS, 1928–1933
Pict-Ur-Music, Special Effects, and Theatre Records
John R. Bolig
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CHAMPION RECORDS IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
George Blacker
Mainspring Press Archive Series, No. 1

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STAR RECORDS (HAWTHORNE & SHEBLE)
The Complete Discography
Data Compiled by William R. Bryant
Edited and Annotated by Allan Sutton

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HISTORIC MASTERS:
An Updated Discography
John R. Bolig

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THE VICTOR MONTHLY SUPPLEMENTS:
Volume 1: 1904
From the collection of
John R. Bolig

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SONORA VERTICAL-CUT RECORDS:
A Preliminary Discography
William R. Bryant, Allan Sutton, et al.

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NATIONAL MUSIC LOVERS AND
NEW PHONIC RECORDS
Second Edition
Allan Sutton

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THE RECORDINGS OF BENIAMINO GIGLI
His Master’s Voice and Victor
(Complete Discography, 1918–1955)
John R. Bolig

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PHONO-CUT RECORDS: A Preliminary Discography
New • Version 2 (Updated 6/23/2020)
George Blacker, et al.

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RAGTIME ON RECORDS (1894 – 1950)
The Worldwide Discography of
Cakewalks, Rags & Novelties
on Cylinders and 78s
Allan Sutton

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KEEN-O-PHONE, REX, AND IMPERIAL RECORDS
The Complete Discography (1912 – 1918)
George Blacker
Edited and Annotated by Sutton
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THE VICTOR DISCOGRAPHY: BLUE, GREEN,
AND PURPLE LABELS (1910–1926)
John R. Bolig
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GEMS: THE VICTOR LIGHT OPERA COMPANY
DISCOGRAPHY (1909–1930)
.John R. Bolig

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U-S EVERLASTING CYLINDERS
Complete Issues (1910 – 1913)

New Revised Edition

Allan Sutton

Data Compiled by William R. Bryant and
The Record Research Associates

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INDESTRUCTIBLE CYLINDERS
Complete U.S. and British Issues (1907 – 1921)

New Revised Edition.

Allan Sutton

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The Record Research Associates

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AJAX RECORDS: THE COMPLETE
DISCOGRAPHY
William R. Bryant and
The Record Research Associates
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COLUMBIA, GRAPHOPHONE GRAND,
AND BUSY BEE CYLINDERS

American Catalog Listings (1896 – 1909)
Compiled by Allan Sutton
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THE VOCALION DISCOGRAPHY
Part 1: 14000 Series
New Revised Edition
ALLAN SUTTON
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THE COLUMBIA ETHNIC SERIES
DISCOGRAPHIES
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Dick Spottswood

 

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“E” SERIES: Download Acrobat / Reader file (pdf) (~10 mb)
(Updated May 2020)

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JAZZ AND RAGTIME RECORDS (1897 – 1942)
The Complete 6th (and Final) Edition
Brian Rust

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OKEH RECORDS:
The Vertical-Cut Issues

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George Blacker

 

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