Show Music on Record
A searchable database based on the book by Jack Raymond
Search by "Show Title"
The most common search will be to find the recordings for a given show. This can be accomplished in one of two ways:
- Enter the title of the show in the Search by Keyword box. (To ensure an exact match, put quotes around it.) Press GO or select ENTER. To view a show listing, click on the appropriate link on the search results list.
"The Music Man"
"The King and I"
- Alternatively, the user may select the Show Title link (under Browse) and browse an alphabetical listing of show titles.
For any given show, there may be more than one listing. For example, The Music Man has listings for Orig prod (original production), 1962 film soundtrack, and so on. The listings will contain information about the show (composer, cast, conductor, etc.) and information about the recordings (normally the record label name and issue number). Recordings of songs that come from other albums are identified by a link (e.g., ALB-830). Click on the link for information about the album.
Search by "ALL DATA"
To search the production notes the user may enter any term or phrase into the Search by Keyword box, select "ALL DATA" from the Limit search list, and press GO. This is often useful for finding occurrences of name or song titles.
"Over the Rainbow"
Search by "Year"
To find shows and films that opened (or were released or broadcast) in a particular year the user may enter the year (e.g. "1933") in the Search by Keyword box, select "Show Year" from the Limit search list, and press GO. Please note: Show Music on Record contains listings in the range of years from 1843 to 2010.
Search by "Genre"
Most of the entries in Show Music on Record are for musical shows or films. However, there are other types of shows that the user may wish to retrieve. To search by genre the user may make an entry like the following examples into the Search by Keyword box, select "ALL DATA" from the Limit search list, and press GO.
The following is the complete list of genre terms that can be used with type of search:
- vaudeville act
- radio show
- unproduced show
- industrial record production
- record production
- TV series
- unfinished show
- industrial show
- TV show
- TV production
- puppet show
- song cycle
- dance program
- musical show
Combined search by "Year" and "Genre"
To find the films released in 1933, for example, the user may enter the genre ("film") and the year ("1933") in the Search by Keyword box as in the following example, select "ALL DATA" from the Limit search list, and press GO.
genre:film AND year:1933
Search by "Album Number"
To Identify an Album
To identify an album, enter the "Album Number" (e.g., "ALB-1000") in the Search by Keyword box, select "Album ID" from the Limit Search list, and press GO.
To Identify an Album's Contents
To find all listings for any given album, enter the "Album Number" ("ALB-1000") in the Search by Keyword box, select "ALL DATA" from the Limit Search list, and press GO.