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GUEST,Lin Categorizing Hundreds of Obscure Lps (17) Categorizing Hundreds of Obscure Lps 01 Dec 15


I have several hundred folk LPs by obscure folk artists from the 1960's, 1970's & early 1980's. I'm trying to figure out a good system to have an inventory of sorts of these albums.
Many are unknown artists who had one or two LP released but were mostly unknown folk artists. I bought many on Ebay over the years and some bought at used record shops.

If anyone knows of a good system to keep a list of these LPs please advise. If you have a system, do you also list all the tracks for each album? Unfortunately many do not have years listed on the LP jacket or on the LP itself so sometimes it is just a guess as the year released.

Due to many being so obscure, I cannot even find anything when searching by title or artist for many LPs on a Google search. Obscure record labels too that no longer are around as they were probably very small independent record or small record companies and long gone.

Do you have a written log as well as doing it on the computer?

I'm talking about hundreds and hundreds of LP's (don't know exact number) of obscure folk artists and folk groups who are mostly "unknown."

Mt pet peeve is not being able to find a year of release on many of them so it is just a guess to approximate year or decade.

Any detail of how you keep some kind of inventory of your records would be appreciated.
Thank you.


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