Resources

While the bulk of the content in this jukebox is my own, I rely on a number of valuable sites and tools for my research. The opinions, editorials, and reviews are all my own work. The images are reproduced under fair use from a variety of sources, frequently the original albums and singles. Much of my basic information comes from those primary sources as well.

For basic facts about artists, albums, and songs, I use AllMusic and Wikipedia extensively. The AllMusic editors work hard to build a comprehensive, accurate compendium of music. Wikipedia’s many contributors ensure a lovingly constructed, well-referenced resource. (I know Wikipedia gets a bad rap, but on any topic on which I have strong personal knowledge it has fewer errors and omissions than other sources.) I gather information and images from a variety of other sources, especially Discogs.

For Billboard chart history, I would be lost without Joel Whitburn’s Record Research. I own a well-used set of all his books and use his online music vault for quick checks of specific facts. I’m also grateful for Bob Borst’s compilation of the magazine’s year-end countdowns and the exhaustive, lovingly assembled Top 40 chronologies at Weekly Top 40. For specific chart position information, I also refer to reproductions of original Billboard charts available in compilations from Record Research.

I am a big fan of the traditional music of the British Isles. For basic information about the songs and their myriad versions I use the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library’s online portal. One of the finest resources available is Reinhard Zierke’s lovingly built and impressively comprehensive catalog of the luminaries of British folk, Mainly Norfolk.

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