Show Music on Record is a revised electronic version of the
definitive reference source by Jack Raymond, first published
in 1982. The database -- to be updated periodically -- provides
discographic information for commercially-released show music
recordings starting with those captured on early cylinders
in the late 19th century and continuing through recent compact
disc productions of the early 21st century.
In addition to listings of original cast recordings of American
shows produced for the stage, screen, and television, and foreign
stage shows and motion pictures that played in the U.S., Show
Music on Record includes commercial recordings of later
albums and medleys from shows, individual show tunes performed
by members of original, revival, and studio casts, records of
composers performing their own show songs, and selected additional
recordings of related interest.
The online database was developed by the Library of Congress
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (Recorded
Sound Reference Center) and the Network Development and MARC
Standards Office in collaboration with the Public Affairs Office
and the Office for Strategic Initiatives. Additional research
and editing was contributed by Alan Gevinson.
The database currently reflects information on recordings
released up to the Spring of 2003 and will be updated periodically.
Please note that the listings do not reflect Library of Congress
The Library of Congress wishes to acknowledge Jack Raymond's
many distinguished contributions to the study of musical theater
and thank him for assistance during our digitization process.
Feedback pertaining to Show Music on Record will be
welcomed. Please send comments to email@example.com.
Coming Soon to This Site: A Special Presentation with audio
examples to place American show music recordings in historical