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disco/boogie/funk/soul, house, jazz, rock, pop

5 January 2023: 4.00 voting average reached (thx berothbr ;))


"Recipe for Happiness:
- 2 Heaping cups of Patience
- 1 Heartful of Love
- 2 Handfuls for generosity
- A dash of laughter
- 1 Headful of understanding

Sprinkle generously with kindness, add plenty of faith with hope, and mix well. Then spread over a period of a lifetime, and serve generously to everyone you meet.
" (Karen Williams, 1988)


Ratings (*[as] I rarely rate this lowly[/i])
★★★★★ - perfect; [probably] the best
★★★★☆ - it's good, near perfect; nothing to drool over
★★★☆☆ - mediocre, amateur, and or purely average
★★☆☆☆ - terrible; not the worst, but worse than 3 stars...*
★☆☆☆☆ - just...the worst, I guess? (I'm not very sure what to say[*])


Roles
Credits
"Fender Rhodes" → "Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes]"

(usually, if not always, Rick Sheppard:) "Midi/MIDI And/& Sound Design" → "MIDI Controller [Midi/MIDI], Sound Designer"

"Simmons Drums" → "Electronic Drums [Simmons Drums]"

"Upright Bass" → "Double Bass [Upright Bass]"

"Wurlitzer" → "Electric Organ [Wurlitzer]"

"作" → "Composed By [作]"

“編曲” → “Arranged By [編曲]”
"作・編曲” → “Arranged By [編曲], Composed By [作]"
"作曲" → “Composed By [作曲]"
"作編” → “Composed By [作編]"
"作詞" → "Lyrics By [作詞]"

"Nylon Guitar" → "Guitar [Nylon Guitar]" [via el_duro]

"Cover Painting" → "Cover [Cover Painting], Painting [Cover Painting]" (see compound credits) [via el_duro]

"Choeur(s)" → "Backing Vocals [Choeur(s)] [via nik]

Companies
"Lacuqer Cut At – Ardent Mastering"
• "VPA[G]" (Pressed By – Ville Platte Record Mfg. Co.)

"Lacquer Cut At – Masterfonics"
• "VMFRP-####," "VPMF-####" (Pressed By – Ville Platte Record Mfg. Co.)

"Lacquer Cut At – Randy's Roost"
• "VRP," "VRRP" (Pressed By – Ville Platte Record Mfg. Co.)

"Lacquer Cut At – United Sound (3)"
• "VPUS" (Pressed By – Ville Platte Record Mfg. Co.)

"Lacquer Cut At – Woodland Studios"
• "VPW" (Pressed By – Ville Platte Record Mfg. Co.)

*“Manufactured By – A+R Record Manufacturing Corporation – ####x## / ####x### / ####x####"
• “####x##"
• “####x###"
• “####x####”

"Mastered At – Allied Record Company"
• “AL[-]SP” and “B[-]#####” (both at once)

"Mastered At – Greg Lee Processing – L[-]#####" / "VAL-####" ("L[-]#####[-]X" is on the B-side)
• "L[-]#####" / L[-]#####[-]X"
• "VAL-####" (Pressed By – Ville Platte Record Mfg. Co.)

**"Mastered At – Mastercraft – VMR-####"
• "VMR-####" (Pressed By – Ville Platte Record Mfg. Co.)

"Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – #####[, #####]" ("#####.1" is in the A-side runout; "#####.2" is in the B-side runout)
• "##### (2 or 3)"
• "#####.1 or .2 (1 or 2 or 3)"

"Mastered At – Specialty Records Corporation"
• “SP[-]AL” and "B-#####"
• “SPAR” and "B-#####"
• "SPAUS"
• "SPCAN"
• "SPENG"
• "SPGER," "SP-GER"
• "SP-ITA"
• [["SP W.GER"]]

"Mastered At – Sheffield Lab Matrix – #####" (sometimes with a "[-]SH#" at the end)
• "[SLM] △ #####” / "[SLM] △ #####[-]X”

"Pressed By – Allied Record Company” (but when sure/confident in the instance that another pressing plant identifier is present, use "Mastered At” instead)
• “22” (on labels from the mid-1970s to the late ‘80s)
• "ɑ" (enter as “[Allied ‘ɑ’ logo]”)
• “A” (lone, embossed near the hole)
• “B[-]#####" (LP or 12”)
• “K[-]#####" (7” circa 1975)
• “R[-]#####" (7”)
• “SP-AL” and "B-#####" (both at once)
• “SPAR” and "B-#####" (both at once)

“Pressed By – Dixie Record Pressing Inc. – DRP-####”
• “DRP-####”

"Pressed By – Precision Record Pressing, Inc. – PRP[[-]]###”
• "PRP[[-]]###1 / PRP[[-]]###2"

"Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S[-]####X, S[-]####Y / L[-]####X, L[-]####Y / R[-]####X, R[-]####Y” (consecutive; B-side matrix number (Y) = A-side matrix number (X) + 1)
• "L[-]####X" / "L[-]####Y"
• "R[-]####X" / "R[-]####Y"
• "S[-]####X" / "S[-]####Y"

"Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation" (these identifiers can be added as Pressing Plant IDs)
• "49" (on labels)
• "E A S T" (around label hole)
• "SP," "[SP]," "-SP," "-SR" (on the label(s) or in the runout(s))
• "SRC” (a large 'S' with an 'R' in the top space and a 'C' in the bottom space; stamped in the runout(s))

***"Pressed By – QCA Custom Pressing – 8104N3 / 306081 / 607034X / 8X139"
• "8104N3" (pre-1979)
• "306081" (1980-1983)
• "607034X" (1980-1987)
• "8X139" (since 1988)

“Pressed By – United Record Pressing – U[R][-]#### / L# / T#”
• “L#” (12”)
• “T#” (10”)
• “(A capital ‘U’ or lowercase ‘u’ circled)”
• “U[R][-]####” (7”)

"Pressed By – Ville Platte Record Mfg. Co. – V[1 to 4 letters; usually 'PA' or 'PAG']-####"
• "VAL-####" (Mastered At – Greg Lee Processing)
• "VLP-####"
• "VMFRP-####," "VPMF-####" (Lacquer Cut At – Masterfonics)
** • "VMR-####" (Lacquer Cut At – Mastercraft)
• "VPA[G]-####" (Lacquer Cut At – Ardent Mastering)
• "VPL-####"
• "VPNC-####"
• "VPUS-####" (Lacquer Cut At – United Sound (3))
• "VPW-####" (Lacquer Cut At – Woodland Sound)
• "VRP-####," "VRRP-####," "VRRNP-####" (Lacquer Cut At – Randy's Roost)

as above, so below

Legend:
- "[...]" = optional/additional/may [or may not] appear
- "/" = "[and] or" + a side separator (e.g. A / B [/ C / D / ...])
*A+R Record Manufacturing Corporation
• 2-digit number: the first digit is the 1970s' year; second digit is the month
• 3-digit number: if the first 2 digits are "80" then it is 1980, with the last digit being the month, otherwise, the first digit is the year in the 1970s, and the last two digits are the month
• 4-digit number: first two digits are year, last two digits are month
**possibly, as per the Ville Platte Record Mfg. Co. profile
***QCA Custom Pressing
• "306081 translates to: order no. 81, pressed in June 1983”
• “8X139 translates to order no. 39, pressed in January 1988”


Resources & Links:
Discogs:
- First profile with "Generated via" in profile history (3602114) and last profile without "Generated via" in profile history (3602113) [declared and founded by Klass.Animal]
- "Average vote" meaning
- Baditude!
- Common runout groove thread
- Japanese release dates, symbols, and codes
- Vote on submissions
Outside Discogs:
- Images:
maxurl: Find the largest version of an image
Yandex Images: Reverse image search (better than google)
imgonline.com.ua: High-quality image processing (e.g., png, jpg, tiff), EXIF/IPTC/XMP data, effects/orientation/rotation, etc.
- Translation and the likes of which you've never before seen (primarily Japanese):
DeepL translator (suitable for kanji to romaji translating–and vice versa)
Kanshudo: kanji search
Jim Breen's Japanese Page (ジム・ブリーンの日本ページ); [also] has redirects/links to many of the links/sites below
EDRDG (Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group):
• • Jim Breen's WWWJDIC (World Wide Web Japanese Dictionary): Online Japanese Dictionary Service
• • EDRDG Wiki
• • JMdictDB: Japanese Dictionary Database
• • • basic search
• • • advanced search
• • The Monash Nihongo ftp Archive (モナシュ大学語アーカイブ)
• • Dictionary Licence
• • Donations!
• • the JMdict/EDICT Japanese-English Electronic Dictionary database
• • the ENAMDICT/JMnedict Japanese Proper Names Electronic Dictionary database
• • the JMDictDB online database [now] being used to maintain JMdict/EDICT
• • the KANJIDIC/KANJIDIC2 Kanji Information databases
• • the WWWJDIC dictionary server
• • the KRADFILE/RADKFILE database of visual kanji elements, as used by the WWWJDIC server and other systems
(Ben Bullock's) SLJFAQ:
• • Handwritten kanji search
• • Handwritten kanji search (HTML5)
• • Katakana + hirigana input
• • Multiradicals
• • Multiradicals, by type
• • Radicals
- Symbols:
Copypastecharacter: symbols
Leo Wallentin:
• • Almost equal (approximately) (≈, ≃, ≅, ≊, ⭈, ≉, ≒)
• • En-dash (–, ‒, —, ―, −, ⁓)
• • Fractions (½, ⅓, ⅔, ¼, ¾, ⅕, ⅖, ⅗, ⅘, ⅙, ⅚, ⅐, ⅛, ⅜, ⅝, ⅞, ⅑, ⅒; ↉, ⅟, ⁄)
• • Unicode fraction generator/creator
• • Middot: middle dots, interpuncts, etc.
• • • OG interpunct: "·"
• • • Hyphenation point: "‧"
• • • Multiplication sign: "⋅"
• • • Greek interpunct: "·"
• • • Bullet: "•"
• • • Japanese interpunct: "・"
• • Not equal (≠, ≨, ≩, ⍯)
• • Right arrow (-->, →, ⇒, ↬, ⇉, ⇨, ⇥, ⇢, ↪,↦, ⇶, ↣, ⇰, ↝, ↠, ⇾)
Math.typeit: math-related symbols
[somehow???] [The] National Center for Biotechnology Information: character entities (Unicode and company)
• • HTML 4 character entities
• • Popular ISO character entities; includes hex., name, dec., and desc.
• • Unicode character sets
• • Unicode combining accents
Text-symbols: symbols
Webnots: alt key shortcuts (windows)
- Labels and companies:
4AD
Factory

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