Noal Cohen's Jazz History Website

Discographical Data Sources

My personal recording collection
The recording collection of the Institute of Jazz Studies

Bruyninckx, Walter & Truffandier, D., 85 Years of Recorded Jazz
Lord, Tom, The Jazz Discography (online version)
Raben, Erik, Jazz Records 1942-80: A Discography

Cuscuna, Michael & Michel Ruppli, The Blue Note Label, Greenwood Press, 2001
Feather, Leonard & Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, Oxford University Press, 1999
Neely, Tim, Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide, Krause Publications, 2000
The Prestige Book: Discography of All Series, Jazz Critique Magazine, Special Edition (Japanese), 1996, vol. 3
Ruppli, Michel, Atlantic Records: A Discography, Greenwood Press, 1979
Ruppli, Michel, The Chess Labels, Greenwood Press, 1983
Ruppli, Michel, The Decca Labels: A Discography, Greenwood Press, 1996
Ruppli, Michel, The King Labels, Greenwood Press, 1985
Ruppli, Michel & Novitsky, Ed, The Mercury Labels: A Discography, Greenwood Press, 1993
Ruppli, Michel & Novitsky, Ed, The MGM Labels: A Discography, Greenwood Press, 1998
Ruppli, Michel & Porter, Bob, The Prestige Label: A Discography, Greenwood Press, 1980
Ruppli, Michel & Porter, Bob, The Savoy Label: A Discography, Greenwood Press, 1980
Ruppli, Michel & Porter, Bob, The Clef/Verve Labels: A Discography, Greenwood Press, 1986
Sheridan, Chris, Count Basie: A Bio-Discography, Greenwood Press, 1986
Weiler, Uwe, The Debut Label: A Discography, 1994

AllMusic Guide
Discogs
Both Sides Now LP Discographies
U.S. Copyright Office
ASCAP Database
BMI Database

Every effort has been made to insure accuracy when using the above sources and many others. No single source is considered unimpeachable and crosschecking is always employed. I have often contacted musicians, agents, record companies, record collectors and other historians and archivists in order to secure crucial information. However, despite my best efforts, in certain instances, a definitive description of a recording session has remained elusive because crucial data could not be found. For example, some recordings are so rare that I was unable to locate individuals or archives in possession of the items. Such cases are annotated. One of the advantages of online publishing is that feedback and subsequent corrections and additions are facile. I strongly encourage you to contact me if you see anything in any of my discographies that appears incorrect or incomplete. Your input will be acknowledged.

All of my discographies have been prepared using Steve Albin's BRIAN program, a major advance in discographical research.