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Folk Music Resources: Studio Recordings

A guide to library resources and materials about American folk music

Defining Discography

A discography is

"A purposeful, critical list or catalogue of sound recordings.

A discography may include recordings in any medium, not merely those on some form of disc.

The crucial distinction between a discography and a library or manufacturer's catalogue is the critical selection and organization of its information for a distinct purpose."

Defining Studio Recordings

Generally, a studio recording is made in a recording studio (usually financed by a record label), and is intended for mass publication and distribution.

Discographies and Other Books About Folk Record Labels


Some of these resources are located in the Music Library's reference section, and can only be used within the library. Click on the title to check the location and availability.

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