I spent some time last night putting LPs away in some new shelving...
*MY* LPs (and CDs for that matter) are organized in roughly alpha order. The classical, folk, bluegrass, rock, etc. are all jumbled in together, in order by the artist's last name or the name of the performing group, since I'm pretty sure I can usually remember *whose* music I'm looking for. There are some oddities--Steely Dan is under D for Dan, but Dire Straits is under D for Dire. Soundtracks are filed by film name. Compendia are under whatever seems most memorable (to me, though at my age, that's a shrinking target)
*REYNAUD's* LPs (the ones I was putting away) are (at his request) bunched by "type." He says he doesn't need them alphabetized. But I was most amused trying to figure out into what "type" of music I'd classify, for example, Tom Rush's "The Circle Game". I ended up with the following categories for Reynaud's records: Bluegrass, Country/Western/Southern Fried Rock, Acoustic (Tom Rush went here), Rock (including the Supremes, Beatles, Yes, and The Lovin' Spoonful!), Classical, Children's, Humor, Miscellaneous (for things I was at a total loss to classify) and Easy Listening (e.g. Pet Clark, Dean Martin, Harry Belafonte)
Heaven help me...Reynaud says he's sure he'll find whatever he's looking for somehow. It's nice to know he's no where near as anal as I am...I go nuts when I can't find something.
Anyone else have an organization scheme they're willing to share?