360 pages, Illustrated
x 10" hardcover
(cloth library binding)
ISBN # 978-0-9852004-0-4
R. (Bill) Bryant was a major figure in the field
of discography. He was a regular contributor to New Amberola
Graphic and other collectors' publications, and the co-author
of Oxford and Silvertone Records. He assisted with many
major projects, including The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor
Recordings and Ethnic Music on Records, while pursuing
his own extensive research.
first installment in the new William R. Bryant Discography Series
covers American Zonophone's complete 10" and 12" general-catalog
issues of 1904–1912.
volume, which was nearing completion at the time of Bill's death,
draws on the expertise of more than one-hundred collectors and researchers.
Newly discovered data, acquired in the intervening years, has been
added to produce the only complete, authoritative guide to American
Zonophone records. Features include:
release, and coupling dates
dates, where verifiable from test pressings and the surviving
- Matrix numbers,
coupling details, remakes, alternate versions, and unissued recordings
numbers of corresponding foreign and client-label releases, including
Aretino, Busy Bee, Oxford, and Peerless
- Artist pseudonyms,
and an appendix detailing vocal-group personnel
and show credits, and medley contents
- Artist and
volume (covering the earlier 7", 9", and 11" Zonophone
discs) is in development.