Welcome to the e-magazine devoted to recorded sound from the pre-microgroove era. The authors of the articles published or reprinted in the E-Discographer present them in the hope of stimulating interest in their respective topics. This should be an opportunity to jumpstart other research which may have been languishing in disused drawers and boxes. It is certainly a daunting task to prepare a full manuscript for publication and it is hoped that this on-line journal will serve as a less formal and more interactive vehicle for the exchange of discographic information.
This e-publication is inspired by a fascinating little magazine called Record Research, published from 1955 through 1982 by Len Kunstadt and Bob Colton. A wealth of information about early recording artists and labels was squeezed into its photocopied pages. Best of all, it served as a forum where interested collectors could exchange details of ongoing research. Almost every collector possessed at least a couple of unusual discs and R/R was a means of bringing together the mass of details that could transform a tentative listing into an authoritative discography. It also served to validate one's decidedly out-of-step fascination with an obsolete medium. The Internet provides a level of connectedness matched only by face-to-face meetings, so let's get busy; "RESEARCH!" as Lenny would say.
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