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Testing page

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This page is only to be used for testing various templates in order to chose which one is the best one for the official version of the wiki.




Style 1

TitleYearLabelMatrix/Catalogue #Comment
Record 12009Reggae JeggaeXD ...Produced by me and released as a white label
Record 22010Studio 2POS 003


tracklists too or is this info available elsewhere?



maybe we could create another page just for the album- initially with just the tracklist but this would allow for a discussion or review of the album which we won't have space for within a discography... Daniel


I think that tracklisting can be too much. At least when listing them like this. However as Daniel some albums I can imagine will get their own pages with history and such. Seminal albums such as Yabby You's conquering lion. Tracklistings are also often very easy to find by just googling. /joakim kalcidis


Agreed - Tim


Compilations & V/A

TrackAlbumLabelCat NoYear
Neat & Sweet (Live)Live At The DSYC Pt3RaidersRM LP 0021983
Me Neat Me SweetGreat British MC'sFashionFAD LP 0011985


as on the Peter King page Tim


This looks good. But what we have to decide is which is the best order. Because compilations can't have the year last while ordinaryalbyms have it at the second column. The best thing to do in my opinion is basically just structure the most important information first. For me that would be; Artist/artists (if necessary), Title of track/album, year, label, matrix, format. /joakim


Agreed. Maybe a country of origin too or maybe this could be incorporated in a comments section? - Tim




For labels, if a discography for a specific artist the first column can be left out.

ArtistSongsYearLabelMatrix/Catalogue #Comment/Rhythm
Jah ReggaeReggae Style! / Version (by Mackie Jittoo)2009Reggae JeggaeRJ 001Produced by me and released as a white label
Ranking JahRecord 2 / Side two (by the Ninjas)2010Studio FiveS5 003Stalag


Separate info for rhythm and comment

With rhythms separately

ArtistSongsYearLabelMatrix/Catalogue #ProducerRhythmComment
Jah ReggaeReggae Style! / Version (by Mackie Jittoo)2009Reggae JeggaeRJ 001Yabby Joakim Jah VengeancePressed on red vinyl
Artist 2Love bump / Version (by Mackie Jittoo)2009Reggae JeggaeRJ 001Yabby Joakim Jah Vengeance


I like this one best I think. with jamaican issues it would be best to have the title first?

With UK issues it might be best to have catalogue number first? - Tim


I like this one best too. I would have thought that artist first would be better but maybe what you're saying makes more sense. If we have a different format for UK and Jamaican releases it could get too confusing... we could still order them by year or catalogue number, but that might be for another discussion... Daniel


I think there is a real difference between an artist discography and a label one. Thats not to say they should'nt be treated in a similar way where possible but they can't be exactly the same. The same with JA and UK label discographys - logic dictates that the UK ones should be listed by catalogue number but this is impossible with JA ones as the matrix frequently doesn't follow any similar logic.

I've no real preference of artist over title on Jamaican label discographys the redman one was done by song title but it could just as easily be by artist. More questions than answers i'm afraid. - Tim






Separate info for both sides

Artist ASide 1Artist BSide 2YearLabelMatrix/Catalogue #ProducerRhythmComment
Early BWheely WheelyJunior CatBoops1985Super RecordsCSD 002Junjo LawesA: Tempo, B: StalagReleased on transparent vinyl
Early BWheely Wheely...Version1985Super RecordsCSD 003Junjo LawesTempoPicture sleeve


This seems a bit too much to me. I done something similar on the Peter King discograpy (for 12"s) but I'm not very happy with the results.The producer info will be redundant for a label featuring 1 producer but I guess thats fairly obvious. Tim


When it comes to artist discogs or label discogs with only on artist/producer then it's fairly easy just to exclude the column with that info. The thing I don't like is that if you look on the Early B-disco where the separate artists don't have their own columns in the single-discog, it can be a bit confusing. I'd rather have it with too much info than too less /joakim


Yeah I can see that. I suspect part of the reason the peter king isn't clear is because I didn't label the columns. I'll change this. - Tim



This stuff is a trainspotters dream. I've tried to cover all the variations. Let me know what you think...Tim


SUGGESTED Single artist LP discography

Titlelabelmatrix/cat numberYearCountry of issueComment (incl producer & format cd/LP)


SUGGESTED Single artist featured on comp LP discography

LP TitleSong(s) featuredlabelmatrix/cat numberYearCountry of issueComment (incl producer & format)


SUGGESTED Single label LP discography

ArtistTitlematrix/cat numberYearComment (incl producer, & format, and country of origin if applicable)


SUGGESTED Single artist 12" discography

Side 1(including additional artist details ie. dj)Side 2 (including additional artist details if different from a side etc)LabelMatrix/Catalogue #ProducerYearCountry of issueComment (including rhythm)


SUGGESTED Single label 12" discography

Artist ASide 1Artist BSide 2Matrix/Catalogue #ProducerYearCountry of issueComment (including rhythm)


SUGGESTED Single artist 7" discography

Side 1Side 2(including artist details if different)labelmatrix/cat numberYearCountry of issueComment (incl producer)


SUGGESTED Single label 7" UK discography

cat numberArtistSide 1Side 2(including artist details if different)matrix/cat numberYearComment (incl producer, rhythm)


SUGGESTED Single label 7" Ja/misc discography

ArtistSide 1Side 2(including artist details if different)matrix/cat numberYearComment (incl producer, rhythm)



I'm a bit unsure about the different discog-tables for JA vs. UK 7". Even though I see a point with them I can imagine that they'll end up causing more confusion than help it. I'd rather have the same standard for all 7". Furthermore I'd personally prefer the year of release in front of the catalogue number since I think it's information that more important than the matrix/catalogue #. Otherwise I think these are great templates. /joakim


I've started a UK Prince Buster discograpy to test the differences. Personally I still prefer this as it's more logical to me but I can see the other side of it too and don't mind too much either way. I've a feeling when people start differnt discographys they won't necassarily follow the set format anyway and unless it's completely terrible there would be little point in changing it. Let me know what you think. Tim


That's true. Even though it's good to have a standard. I think that contributors want some sort of guide lines when it comes to these things. Regarding the matrixes they can still be the structural part of the list. Just that they don't come in the first columnt. Something like:

ArtistSide 1Side 2YearCat NoComment
Prince BusterBig FiveMusical College1967PB 1A side rhythm Rainy Night In Gerogia, B side rhythm?
Prince BusterFisheyMore Fishey1971PB 4B side is instrumental version. Holly Holly Rhythm
Prince Buster & The All StarsI Wish Your Picture Was YouIt Mash Up Version (Dennis Alcapone)1971PB 7
Prince Buster & The All StarsMy Heart Is GoneI stand Accused1972PB 16


Just posted the twinkle disco. Forgot entirely about our discussion here. Sheesh :D I'll do it again later today and that time it will be the correct version!



I did a change on the buster listing the singles by ascending cat #. Perhaps that is the best compromise of the two system to put both artist and cat # as the most important parts. /joakim


OK I see what you mean - yes this is fine with me. Enjoy changing the Twinkle Brothers discography ;-) I'll have to change the Parish one i did and a couple of others but at the moment I think I'd prefer to add more content. I can always return to that... Tim

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