Music Database


People (artists, composers, producers) [11,022]
Works (songs, other track titles): AlphabeticalBy yearGeographical [18,181]
Releases (albums, singles, EPs): AlphabeticalBy year [1,635]


This database, begun in 1990, contains data about purchased audio recordings we have in our home. It does not include computer files, only physical objects requiring shelf space (CDs, records, and tapes). This version is simplified for public consumption, omitting purely personal information such as storage locations, homemade items, and opinion ratings.

The database itself is not online and the browser does not retrieve current data directly from it. Rather, the browser consists of static Web pages generated by an output program. Uploading the entire browser takes several hours, so updates will be sporadic. If an update is in progress, some links will not work as expected until it finishes.

All names are alphabetized under a letter, even if they do not actually begin with one (for example, 1984 is alphabetized as if spelled NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR). Currently, people names (artists, composers, and producers), when alphabetized by last name, display in an inverted form.

Different recordings of the same song may include extra words as part of the track title, such as (REMIX). Such extra language is included where reference is made to the specific track, but all such tracks link to the basic song. Example: Clicking on REVOLUTION 1 will take you to the page for REVOLUTION.

Most medleys are broken out among the individual songs featured (since each song also may be featured elsewhere apart from the others), but there is no entry for the entire medley as a unit. Example: AQUARIUS/LET THE SUNSHINE IN is not listed as such, but can be found under either song.

If one work is derivative of another, and we have both in our collection (and are aware of the relationship), the page for either one provides a link to the other. If we have one but not the other, the other may be mentioned within the title in brackets. Example: TILL THE END OF TIME [HEROIC POLONAISE] (we don't have HEROIC POLONAISE as such, but are aware of the connection).

Top 25

In terms of total playing time, these 25 names currently are the ones most represented in our collection.

  1. Todd Rundgren
  2. William Shakespeare
  3. Frank Zappa
  4. John McClure (classical music producer)
  5. Ween
  6. Willie Nelson
  7. Janis Ian
  8. London Symphony
  9. Waylon Jennings
  10. Robert Fripp
  11. The Beatles
  12. The Residents
  13. Igor Stravinsky
  14. Bill Nelson
  15. Andrew Lloyd Webber
  16. Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
  17. Johnny Cash
  18. Cocteau Twins
  19. Leonard Bernstein
  20. Steve Reich
  21. Weather Report
  22. Adrian Belew
  23. Kate Bush
  24. Led Zeppelin
  25. Dead Can Dance

People (artists, composers, producers)
Works (songs, other track titles): AlphabeticalBy yearGeographical
Releases (albums, singles, EPs): AlphabeticalBy year

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