Once in a while, one stumbles upon a fabulous website unsuspectingly.
“Don’t Forget the Motor City: The Ultimate Guide to Motown (and related) recordings 1956-1972. Eigth Edition (June 2011)“, compiled by Keith Huges and published by Richie Hardin, is such a website. From the first click into the staggering wealth of discographical information on this website you just know that you have landed on an Internet presence that has been and is a real labor of love.Besides offering some brief information about the DFTMC format and a more detailed look at discographical considerations that went into the publication of this website, the home page offers a direct entry point into the various listings via either song listings or artist listings, both of which are organized alphabetically.
I am certainly not an expert on the Motown catalog, aside from the fact that I have quite a bit of it, but whenever I want to quickly check or cross-reference this or that piece of information I found in a booklet or liner notes, DFTMC has become my one-stop to get a quick fix.
For someone who has tried, often in vain, to present a well-kept database in a quickly-accessible format, DFTMC is a site to study to see how it is done.
Simple, but very effective.
Check it out!