• Music Songbooks

    From Nigel Reed@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to Fidonet.MUSIC on Wed Apr 7 03:45:31 2021
    I was a big user of swappano and pianofiles and the like before they all got taken down.

    For those unfamiliar, these are sites where people list music books they have and want and can exchange pdf files with other users.

    It's well known that these books go out of print quickly and not many are produced, especially for older bands. Used, some of these books can list for hundreds of dollars (or insert currency here).

    1966 Gary Lewis and the Playbooks is listed at $399.99 + shipping. Elton John Super Deluxe 1977 songbook is listed at $599 for buy it now or $389 if you
    want to bid on it.

    So, a lot of people share their pdf scans.

    I just wondered if there's any one else around who collect/swap songbooks and would be interested in swapping lists.
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Nigel Reed on Wed Apr 7 09:25:00 2021
    Hello Nigel Reed!

    ** On Wednesday 07.04.21 - 03:45, Nigel Reed wrote to Fidonet.MUSIC:

    I was a big user of swappano and pianofiles and the like
    before they all got taken down.

    For those unfamiliar, these are sites where people list
    music books they have and want and can exchange pdf files
    with other users.

    I was just reading that the closing of pianofiles was mentioned
    in 2014. Swappano was a pheonix rising in the ashes, but the
    catalog never built up?

    Meanwhile, I think some people have simply turned to ScribD for
    postings of existing copies.

    1966 Gary Lewis and the Playbooks is listed at $399.99 +
    shipping. Elton John Super Deluxe 1977 songbook is listed
    at $599 for buy it now or $389 if you want to bid on it.

    Wow. I see a "vintage" copy of the 1966 Gary Lewis one for
    $64USD on ebay right now.

    I sold a handful of "vintage" songbooks at my shop for about $50
    each, one time.

    I just wondered if there's any one else around who collect/
    swap songbooks and would be interested in swapping lists.

    Not myself, but I find current songbooks "good enough" Hal
    Leonard publishes many songs in book form. I don't see anything
    over $25USD.

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  • From Nigel Reed@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to August Abolins on Wed Apr 7 16:39:10 2021
    August wrote:
    Hello Nigel Reed!

    ** On Wednesday 07.04.21 - 03:45, Nigel Reed wrote to Fidonet.MUSIC:

    I was a big user of swappano and pianofiles and the like
    before they all got taken down.

    For those unfamiliar, these are sites where people list
    music books they have and want and can exchange pdf files
    with other users.

    I was just reading that the closing of pianofiles was mentioned
    in 2014. Swappano was a pheonix rising in the ashes, but the
    catalog never built up?

    Swappano had a large number of users. I'd get several requests a month for sheets that I had. It was a good resourse.

    Meanwhile, I think some people have simply turned to ScribD for
    postings of existing copies.

    Yeah, probably.

    I sold a handful of "vintage" songbooks at my shop for about $50
    each, one time.

    Should have asked more :)

    I just wondered if there's any one else around who collect/
    swap songbooks and would be interested in swapping lists.

    Not myself, but I find current songbooks "good enough" Hal
    Leonard publishes many songs in book form. I don't see anything
    over $25USD.

    I have no interest in current music, most of my interest is oldies to 80's.
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Nigel Reed on Wed Apr 7 18:58:00 2021
    Hello Nigel!

    ** On Wednesday 07.04.21 - 16:39, you wrote to me:

    Meanwhile, I think some people have simply turned to ScribD for
    postings of existing copies.

    Yeah, probably.

    Hope you find the right alternative.


    I sold a handful of "vintage" songbooks at my shop for about $50
    each, one time.

    Should have asked more :)

    Indeed! Here are a few that I still had records of:

    https://shrtco.de/qazAGM

    There was a Metallica and a Stairway to Heaven songbook as well.
    Most of them were just laying about in a pile. They got snatched
    up within a few weeks.


    I have no interest in current music, most of my interest is oldies to 80's. -+-

    As above, I hope find a good source.

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