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le_tomval

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Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« on: September 04, 2018, 07:28:15 AM »
The question is simple. Everywhere I read only about vinyl and CDs (I think it's 99,99% of everyone collection), but what about others stuff ? Somebody said "catalogues" and tapes, but never seen any of them, does anybody have more informations ?

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 09:53:50 PM »
I have a couple of library music 78s from KPM (some are still called the KP Library) and Brulll-Harmonic, though most are also made of vinyl rather than the traditional shellac.

Depending on your definition of library music, I also have 16 inch radio transcription discs which recorded mainstream artists for standard programming library blocks. CP MacGregor did put out some early shellac 78s as well.

Id be interested to know if any library music companies put out 8 tracks, though Im sure there are cassettes.

There was a recent ebay listing for a Capitol Hi-Q reel to reel tape, though the lack of branded packaging suggests that its a generic duplicate.

ebay.com/itm/CAPITOL-RECORDS-HI-Q-SERIES-L-144-REEL-TO-REEL-TAPE-15-I-P-S-LIBRARY-MUSIC-/302853462996

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 12:02:17 PM »
Thanks for your message.

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 10:16:38 PM »
Catalogues don't show up too often, unfortunately. I've seen a few Capitol Hi-"Q" reels pop up on occasion, though. 78s are very plentiful, I have about a literal half a ton. You may also find some old library software on some of the pre-internet CD releases.

What to collect, other than that? Whatever you feel like, really. Many of us collect digital files, too, for instance - heh. And knowledge!
Personally, I try to collect various pieces of library memorabilia - wherever they may show up. I have a few pieces of Italian sheet music from C.A.M. and Ariete, two cue sheets from the BBC archives, an old Italian composer catalogue, pamphlets from Cinedelic's reissue of the Ayna Records LPs - and a surely Jean-Pierre Decerf and Bernard Fvre-approved miniKorg-700 ;)
I some library LPs were accompanied by letters addressed to the people who ordered them, or with general info about upcoming releases and such. These are cool little artifacts one can try to collect, too.

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 11:56:31 AM »
Yes, that's right ! I wanted to talk about memorabilia !
If you have pictures of that, it would be a pleasure to see them.

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2019, 10:52:57 PM »
I recently picked up an old Kemp's Film & Television Year Book, an in-industry sort of directory for film and TV production-related services - you know, for those times you need a seamstress, helicopter pilot or pyro technician for your TV movie.
There are a few production music libraries listed in the book, and the rear cover features a neat little KPM ad urging you to literally phone up Robin Phillips himself!

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 08:36:05 PM »
I recently picked up an old Kemp's Film & Television Year Book....the rear cover features a neat little KPM ad urging you to literally phone up Robin Phillips himself!

That's really cool!

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2019, 07:08:53 PM »
There are a few production music libraries listed in the book, and the rear cover features a neat little KPM ad urging you to literally phone up Robin Phillips himself!

Did you try to call him?

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 05:03:12 PM »
Lord Thames - I finally found those two SROTY-related documents from the BBC library packaged with my Bruton LPs:


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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 07:57:24 PM »
Both very cool, Mr. Can you take a photo or two of the inside of that book...? Is there a table of contents?
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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2019, 08:55:10 PM »
Sure thing! Index and a few pages from the music section follows below:


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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2019, 03:57:32 AM »
Thanks for these extra pics, Mr! What a cool book.
Did you pick this up online, or did you chance upon it in some old store?
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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2019, 09:50:52 AM »
Your book looks awesome and very unique !

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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2020, 05:36:52 PM »
Thanks for these extra pics, Mr! What a cool book.
Did you pick this up online, or did you chance upon it in some old store?
Thanks! Found this online - but of course already knew what I was buying ;)


Just a thought - does anyone have an overview of which library music catalogues (books, pamphlets, etc.) exist?
For those fortunate few of you who have some, which are they?

I'm positive more must exist, but a partial bibliography follows below:
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UK:
Boosey & Hawkes Recorded Music: Complete Catalogue 1952



(paperback, 32 p., 1952)


Supplement No. 1 to Complete Catalogue, Edition 1961


(leaf?, 1961)


The Boosey & Hawkes Eight-Way Card Index of Recorded Music



(paperback, date unknown)


Bruton Music


(paperback, c. 1987)


Bruton Music




(binder, date unknown)
(thanks to facebook page "Bruton Music Vinyl" for most of these photos.)


Chappell Recorded Music Library

(paperback?, 90 p., 1957)


Chappell Records: A Library of Incidental and Background Music additional supplement to main catalogue

(pamphlet, 28 p., 1964)


Chappell Index Series



(paperback, c. 50 p., date unknown)


Chappell Recorded Music



(binder, c. 200 p., date unknown)


Harmonic Mood Music Library / C. Brull Ltd. (title unknown)

(paperback, date unknown)


KPM Music Recorded Library

(bound, 126 p., c. 1969?)


Music-De Wolfe Recorded Music Catalogue

(binder, c. 500 p., 1981)


De Wolfe Music Catalogue: De Wolfe Music 1988

(paperback?, 1988)


Studio G Mood Music Guide

(paperback, 1983)


Themes Catalogue

(paperback, 46 p., c. 1982)



France:
MP 2000, Montparnasse 2000 Production Music Library:




Germany:
Coloursound Library

(paperback, date unknown)


Selected Sound Recorded Music Library Catalogue


(paperback, 88 p., date unknown)

Selected Sound Recorded Music Library Musikarchiv Catalogue No. 2

(paperback?, 83 p., date uknown)


Sonoton

(date unknown, presumably issued together with SON 000 sampler LP.)


ITALY:

Beat Records Company Edizioni Musicali, catalogo discografico di musiche per sonorizzazioni (Background Music Library)
(Paperback, September 30th, 1971)




Gemelli, catalogo generale numerico
(Paperback, January 1973)



Vedette Records, musiche per sonorizzazioni e programmi (catalogo generale)
(Paperback, 34 p., 1967)



US:
The CBS Records EZ Cue Library: EZ Cue-EZT Catalog
(paperback?, c. 151 p., date unknown)

I seem to recall having seen the following in the past as well:
Capitol Hi-"Q" catalog
Conroy Recorded Music Library catalogue
Mozart Edition (Great Britain) Ltd. catalogue
Parry Music Library catalogue
Southern Library of Recorded Music catalogue (binder?)
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Re: Except vinyl and CDs, what to collect?
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 04:11:33 AM »
Thanks for these great teasers, Mr! I'd love to find one of these catalogues. That Chappell looks especially cool.

I just wish the folks who owned these rare items were also able to SCAN the books properly. These poor camera shots don't do much for preservation or reference...
I scan books all the time, top quality, hi-res. But unfortunately, I've never gotten a hold of one of these library catalogues :(
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