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Brian Rust
Jazz and Ragtime Records, 1897–1942
(Sixth Edition)

The Classic Jazz Discography

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Mainspring Press

This CD-ROM includes the complete Sixth Edition,
deleting only the print editor's introductory remarks.


Note: Although this work does fully meet our current standards for documentation or accuracy, we are continuing to offer it for its historical significance and its value as a foundation for ongoing, more rigorous research.

The newest edition of the late Brian Rust's classic jazz discography is back, in a convenient CD-ROM version at an affordable price. This new CD contains the complete Sixth Edition discography and indexes, which originally retailed in book form for $249. You'll find many convenient new features, including the addition of running-heads, interactive bookmark links to each chapter, a flexible search engine, and instant on-screen type-size scaling

Jazz and Ragtime Records contains discographic details for more than 33,000 jazz and jazz-related recordings on 78s, cylinders, and transcriptions — including personnel, vocalists, arrangers, conductors, accompanists, performer pseudonyms, recording dates and locations; catalog, matrix and take numbers; and title and artist indexes.

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The most convenient version ever of Brian Rust's classic jazz discography


  •  Windows 98 or later (XP or later recommended); MacOS-X; or other Mac capable of reading PC-formatted CDs
  •  Adobe Acrobat Reader, Version 5 or later (latest version available free of charge at www.abode.com)
  •  Minimum 512 megbytes of RAM (1 gigabyte or higher recommended)
  •  Minimum 25 megabytes of free hard-disc space, if running from hard drive *
  •  CD-ROM drive, preferably with auto-start capability **
  •  Two-button mouse, preferably with scroll button

*  Files can be run directly from the CD, or can be copied to your hard drive for faster performance.
** Auto-start capability is disabled for Mac. Mac users, or those whose computers lack auto-start capability, may open the    discography manually from the directory.

LICENSE: This CD-ROM is licensed only for personal, non-commercial use by a single user. One copy may be made to the user's hard drive. The contents may not be copied to a server, file-sharing service, online search-engine service, or any any other service or device intended to provide access to multiple users.

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