Welcome to the obscure world of the under-the-counter party record. This enterprise was an open secret from the 1930's until the final decline of the 78RPM format. Several titles sold in the hundreds of thousands and are still relatively common at flea markets and record sales. Others were pressed in lots of as little as 25 copies for sale at personal appearances and remain elusive. Details of recording sessions remain elusive due to the sub rosa nature of these operations. Despite obstacles, careful research and extensive listening have yielded valuable clues regarding the age and circumstances of many of these recordings. This is no mere collection of urban legends and rumors. Since most users will come to this site in search of information on particular discs in thier possession this site is being re-configured for easier access by label names. Unfortunately, many party records offer no label name by which to organize them. Some only provide titles (which are often garbled beyond all reason) others are completely blank. The title index lists all known variants for each performance. Lastly the performer listing ties all known discs by a particular artist together in a single location. Additional links to other discographical resources are available on the frame at the left of the page.