Frequent asked questions
What is the period covered par the discographies book set?
There is no period with clear limits. The discographies deal with artists who are covering the 78 RPM era to the present (including sometimes mp3 files to download). However, almost published artists have had careers after 1950.
Which criteria are used to choose the artists?
De to the volume to be treated, we had fist established priorities more focused on the quality than on the popularity. Today, there are no really criteria: these priorities have been simply replaced by the availability of information about discographies. So, are published only artists we have no doubt that the whole discography has been completed.
However, some genres as rap, slam or alternative rock, have been voluntarily ignored, as well as the instrumentalists, to keep only the aspect "chanson", which we promote, the lyrics and the melody are both very important for us.
Whom this book set is intended to?
This book set of discographies is intended to all people, professional or not, who like the French speaking song (chanson), who wish to know the details on the recorded work of their preferred artists, and who also want to discover other ones. Many collectors, but also professionals, frequently use it as an essential tool and very positive feedbacks encourage us in pursuing our work.
What this book set offers compared to Internet ?
A large quantity of information are freely available in Internet. But this information is not fully reliable, exhaustive or detailed. It can be dispersed and you need many time for gathering them together… For example, some very popular artists will be very well informed and some others, forgotten or in an unproductive period, will have few or none information on their discography production, and in almost cases, the rare or unavailable records will not be informed or only reissues will be present.
The major asset of this book set is that the whole information on records, available or not, is assembled to provide for maximum precision. The reliability of the information is increased by using as much as possible actual data from original disc (cover and listening if needed), or by analysing the most probable information, when it was not possible to have the hands on the disc. Many collectors and specialists have participated to provide and verify this information.