International Bibliography of Discographies

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The International Bibliography of Discographies (IBD) is a searchable e-resource containing entries for current and historical works of discography. The focus is on commercial published recordings, but discographies of unpublished recordings, transcription discs and field recordings are also included in the bibliography. In the database you will find label, artist, genre and national discographies in multiple languages and formats (books, articles, CD-ROMs, PDFs, websites & databases). We have also included, when available, unpublished work in progress. Each entry in the IBD corresponds to one work of discography, whether originally a print journal article or a large online database.

In addition to discographies, we have chosen to incorporate two other types of sources into the database, given their value for record research:

  • record company catalogs
  • periodicals known to include discographies

The brief display for each entry includes title, author, publication date and a note about the work’s availability (or a link to a fully digitized version). Brief entries link to more detailed information and an annotation for each item. To assist researchers, we have created a Digital Discography Collection at the Internet Archive to host discographies that contributors or members of our team have digitized as part of the project. When an entry has a corresponding digital version in this collection, it will have the following logo:

Key to entries:

  Discographies            Record company catalogs             Periodicals

Submit entries to the IBD using the form on our home page. New entries will be reviewed by our editorial team & posted within two weeks.

*The IBD was created in 2017 by the Discography Committee of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA). It is now a collaborative project with individual and institutional contributors around the world. Our work has been supported by IASA, Harvard University and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (DKRVO 2018/47, National Museum, 00023272).

Number of records in the database: 1184
  • All types
  • discography
  • periodical
  • record catalog
Title Author(s) Publication Year Availability/Digital version
Die GJC-Disco Lange, Horst H. 1951Scanned copy via GHT
Die GJC-Disco, 1. Nachtrag Lange, Horst H. 1951Scanned copy via GHT
Die GJC-Disco, 1. Hauptnachtrag Lange, Horst H. 1952Scanned copy via GHT
Die GJC-Disco, 2. Nachtrag Lange, Horst H. 1952Scanned copy via GHT
Internationale Diskographie elektronischer Musik = International electronic music discography = Discographie internationale de la musique électronique Kondracki, Mirosław, Stankiewicz, Marta, Weiland, Frits C.1979Out-of-print but used copies sometimes available
La chanson française dans le cinéma des années trente : discographie Basile, Giusy, Gavouyère, Chantal1996Out-of-print but used copies sometimes available
A Gregorian chant discography Weber, Jerome F.1990Out-of-print but used copies sometimes available
Herman Chittison Doran, James M1993Out-of-print but used copies sometimes available
American music recordings: a discography of 20th century U.S. composers Oja, Carol J. 1982Out-of-print but used copies sometimes available
African music and oral data: a catalog of field recordings, 1902-1975 Stone, Ruth M. , Gillis, Frank J. 1976Out-of-print but used copies sometimes available
The story of rock Belz, Carl1969Out-of-print but used copies readily available
Oriental music: a selected discography International Institute for Comparative Music Studies and Documentation1971Out-of-print
The Danish His Master's Voice "DA" and "DB" series, 1936-1952 Rosenberg, Herbert 1967Out-of-print
Lokananta: a discography of the national recording company of Indonesia, 1957-1985 Yampolsky, Philip1987Out of print, but available in some university libraries in the U.S. ; information at https://seasia.wisc.edu/publications/#bibliographic-series
Cylinder and disc discographies for J.J. Fisher, S.C. (Steve) Porter (pre-vaudeville), Joseph Natus, John Yorke Atlee, George J. Gaskin, Emilio de Gogorza (pre-Red Seal pseudonymous), J.W. Myers Lorenz, Kenneth M. 1979Out of Print-Limited Availability
Gospel Records, 1943-1969: A Black Music Discography Hayes, Cedric L. , Laughton, Robert1996Out of Print (Limited Availability)
Afro-Cuban and Latin music on LP Brand, Peter, Otto, Helmut2015One CD-ROM is 10€ and two/three CD-ROMs are 20€, including handling and shipping. Can be ordered at http://www.iasa-online.de/mitglieder.html
Afro-Cuban and Latin music on CD Brand, Peter, Otto, Helmut2015One CD-ROM is 10€ and two/three CD-ROMs are 20€, including handling and shipping. Can be ordered at http://www.iasa-online.de/mitglieder.html
Afro-Cuban and Latin music on 78 rpm records Brand, Peter, Otto, Helmut2007One CD-ROM is 10€ and two/three CD-ROMs are 20€, including handling and shipping. Can be ordered at http://www.iasa-online.de/mitglieder.html
Czech records 1st half of 20th century Gössel, GabrielNot yet publishedNot Yet Complete