To date, no scholarly or even non-scholarly discographical
survey of Thai popular music has existed.
On 30 June, the session Sound Alliances and Discographical
Research was chaired by Andrew Justice.
After all, if you're curious about chronology, you can always check the discographical
info that's included.
Established in 2002 under the editorship of Rick Anderson, and envisioned as a revival of the long-time "Index to Record Reviews" column (a feature in Notes from 1947 to 1997), the column included both reviews of individual recordings and discographical
(16.) Michael Saffle, Franz Liszt: A Guide to Research, with discographical
contributions by Ben Arnold, Keith Fagan, and Artis Wodehouse, Garland Composer Resource Manuals, 29 (New York: Garland, 1991); 2d ed., Routledge Music Bibliographies (New York: Roudedge, 2004).
Although Tom's inaugural column features "Briefly Noted" reviews of specific recordings, his upcoming columns will continue the tradition of discographical
review essays on selected genres, composers, instruments, or other topics.
Here, if someone is interested in researching a particular piece, especially without knowing the date of composition, one first has to locate it in the alphabetical list of works; find the numerical code and look that up in the catalog of works, organized by genre; and then consult more codes for discographical
and videographical information.
There has never been an established academic course in discographical
methods nor is the study of discography part of the educational requirements for music librarians or even audio archivists.
Album art is provided by Amazon, while biographical and discographical
information is taken from Allmusic.com, which is affiliated with the All Music Guides monographic series.
Schlacks bases discographical
information on his own extensive LP collection and those of specialists in the field.
As of June 2006, Virtual Gramophone included 13,000 titles and 4,700 audio files, all of which include complete discographical
information; additional content appears to have been added in January 2007.
Rather than a separate discography, relocating the discographical
information to the beginning of each album's discussion would perhaps have been more useful.