Thursday, July 13, 2006

Show Must Go On

Show Music on Record is a revised electronic version of the definitive reference source by Jack Raymond, first published in 1982. The database -- to be updated periodically -- provides discographic information for commercially-released show music recordings starting with those captured on early cylinders in the late 19th century and continuing through recent compact disc productions of the early 21st century. In addition to listings of original cast recordings of American shows produced for the stage, screen, and television, and foreign stage shows and motion pictures that played in the U.S., Show Music on Record includes commercial recordings of later albums and medleys from shows, individual show tunes performed by members of original, revival, and studio casts, records of composers performing their own show songs, and selected additional recordings of related interest. The online database was developed by the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (Recorded Sound Reference Center) and the Network Development and MARC Standards Office in collaboration with the Public Affairs Office and the Office for Strategic Initiatives.


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