The Mercury Labels: A Discography Volume IV The 1969-1991 Era and Classical Recordings

The Mercury Labels: A Discography Volume IV The 1969-1991 Era and Classical Recordings

by Michel Ruppli
     
 

Mercury Records was founded in 1945 and soon became a major force in jazz and blues, classical, rock, and country recording. This five-volume discography provides a listing of all recordings made or issued by the Mercury label and its subsidiaries (Blue Rock, Cumberland, Emarcy, Fontana, Limelight, Philips, Smash, and Wing) as well as leased and purchased materials

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Mercury Records was founded in 1945 and soon became a major force in jazz and blues, classical, rock, and country recording. This five-volume discography provides a listing of all recordings made or issued by the Mercury label and its subsidiaries (Blue Rock, Cumberland, Emarcy, Fontana, Limelight, Philips, Smash, and Wing) as well as leased and purchased materials and recordings by independent labels distributed by Mercury. Each volume ends with an artist index, which includes all the names appearing in the session listings of the volume. In addition to providing details on stero/mono master number equivalences, and information on various formats, the fifth volume concludes with a general artist index, including all the names which appear in the earlier volumes.

Mercury Records was founded in 1945 and soon became a major force in jazz and blues, classical, rock, and country recording. This five-volume discography provides a listing of all recordings made or issued by the Mercury label and its subsidiaries (Blue Rock, Cumberland, Emarcy, Fontana, Limelight, Philips, Smash, and Wing) as well as leased and purchased materials and recordings by independent labels distributed by Mercury.

Much of the discography is devoted to recording session listings, and listings provide details on personnel and recording date as well as master and issue numbers. Each volume ends with an artist index, which includes all the names appearing in the session listings of the volume. In addition to providing details on stereo/mono master number equivalences, and information on various formats, the fifth volume concludes with a general artist index, including all the names which appear in the earlier volumes. This discography is invaluable to all who seek details on the music and artists recorded in the second half of the 20th century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313290343
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1993
Series:
Discographies Series, #51
Pages:
5
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

MICHEL RUPPLI is a well-recognized discographer who has published numerous label discographies through Greenwood Press in addition to various artist discographies.

ED NOVITSKY has been actively compiling artist and record label discographies for more than 15 years and serves as a consultant and advisor to record companies and music publications.

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