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 The focus is on commercial published recordings, but discographies of unpublished recordings, transcription discs and field recordings are also included in the bibliography.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 We have also included, when available, unpublished work in progress.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
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  • discography
  • periodical
  • record catalog
Title Author(s) Publication Year Availability/Digital version
Victor Records 1923 x1922Not Available
Victor Records 1917 Catalogue x1917Not Available
Victor Cornelius Aagaard, René, Hansen,
Victor and Bluebird Popular Record Catalog x1942Not Available
Vertical-cut cylinders and discs Girard, Victor James , Barnes, Harold Melzar 1964Not Available
Ventadorn ou l’aventure d’une maison de disques occitans à Béziers Zerby-Cros, Annie
VEB Deutsche Schallplatten, Hauptkatalog 1957 VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin1957Available at the Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv für Populäre Musik,
Valdemar Schiøler Linck Aagaard, René
Václav Talich a gramofonova deska Šeda, Jaroslav , Svoboda, Otakar 1960Not Available
Uplný seznam dvoustranných grammofonových a zonofonových desek
Universal Phonograph Co. Advertisement xJanuary-February 
Universal Jazz v. 1 (May 1946) - late 1946
United States Phonograph Company Catalog 1894
U.S. Everlasting Index Deakins, Duane 
Trumpet Records Ryan, Marc W. 2004Available at the Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv für Populäre Musik,
Trouser Press Press
Trouser Press Collectors Magazine
Trouser Press
Trommeslager, kapelmester Erik "FREDERIK" Frederiksen Aagaard, René2013Available for Free
Trans-Oceanic Trouser Press
Tony Morello Rainer E. Lotz1981Available for Purchase
Tonträgerverzeichnis der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik 1974-1980 Deutsche Bücherei Leipzig1986Available at the Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv für Populäre Musik,
Time Barrier Express
Theme v. 1, no. 1 (July 1953) - v. 4, no. 1 (Fall 1957)
The Zonophone Studio House Bands, 1924-1932 Rust, Brian 1976Available at the Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv für Populäre Musik,
The Voice of the Victor 1906 - 1930
The Victor Red Seal Discography, Vol. 2 (Double-Sided Issues to 1930) Bolig, John Richard2007Available for Purchase
The Victor Discography: Red Seals, Vol 1 - Single-Sided Series, 1903-1925 Bolig, John Richard2006Available for Purchase
The Victor Discography Bolig R., John2014Available for Purchase
The Victor Black Label Discography, Volume 5 (25000, 26000, and 27000 Series) Bolig, John R.
The Vertico Swirl Label Klatte, Ulrich 2007Available at the Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv für Populäre Musik,
The United States Army Ambulance Service Jazz Band Lotz, Rainer E.
The Tonearm 1918? - 1919?
The Talking Machine Journal 1916 - 1957
The story of rock Belz, Carl1969Out-of-print but used copies readily available
The Sousa Band: a discography Smart, James Robert
The Savoy Label A Discography Ruppli, Michel 1980Not available (out of print)
The Restful in Music Benjamin, Sr., Edward B.1970Not Available