Brian Rust

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Brian Rust (19 March 1922 – 5 January 2011) was an English jazz discographer.[1]

Brian Arthur Lovell Rust was born in London, and collected records from the age of five. He worked in the BBC's record library from 1945 to 1960, and supervised broadcasting selections. He wrote for The Gramophone from 1948 to 1970, and wrote freelance from 1960, including liner notes for jazz releases. He hosted the Mardi Gras radio program on Capital Radio from 1973 to 1984. His Jazz Records 1897-1942, revised several times since its initial publication in 1961, is a standard jazz discography.[1]

Rust died on 5 January 2011 in Swanage, England.[2]

Books[edit]

  • King Joe Oliver (1955) (with W.C. Allen)
  • Jazz Records 1897-1942 (1961; revised)
  • The Victor Master Book, 1925-1936 (1970)
  • The Dance Bands (1972)
  • The Complete Entertainment Discography (1973)
  • The American Dance Band Discography (1975)
  • The H.M.V. Studio House Bands (1976)
  • London Musical Shows On Record 1897–1976, General Gramophone Publications (1977)
  • The American Record Label Book (1978)
  • Discography of Historical Records on Cylinders and 78s (1979)
  • British Music Hall On Record, General Gramophone Publications (1979)
  • Brian Rust's Guide to Discography. Discographies, Number 4 Greenwood Press. 1980. ISBN 0-313-22086-7. 
  • Jazz and Ragtime Records 1897-1942 (2002; revised)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fox, Margalit (2 February 2011). "Brian Rust, Father of Modern Discography, Dies at 88 - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "JazzDiscography.com - About Brian Rust". jazzdiscography.com. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 

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