Song For My Father
I encountered some difficulties when I entered information for "Song For My Father." I believe that many of the problems I had were a result of my lack of knowledge on jazz and not fully understanding the definitions (for example, track, song, issue) as they relate specifically to this genre of music. Even though I consulted both the glossary and the instructions while I entered the information, it would have also been helpful to have been given explicit directions on the order in which these fields should be created. (This is achieved somewhat in the instructions, however, because I was trying to understand the meaning of the terms at the same time as I was trying to figure out the correct way to enter information, it was not evident to me the order presented in the instructions was correct).
I believe that the issue for which I entered information is composed of three sessions. Two of these sessions composed an earlier issue, but mine had an additional session on it. I found information (on discogs.org) that led me to believe that my issue was a reissue that was released in either 1989 or 1999, but I was not able to determine which I was given. Also, my issue contained two tracks called "Que Pasa," one of which was performed by a trio. Unfortunately, I couldn't find information on the change in personnel on the tracks, so I was unable to note a variance in personnel. If I had more knowledge of jazz, I think I may have been able to obtain this information through listening to the track.
My issue contained a track called “Lonely Woman,” for which I created corresponding a song. However, there was already a song named “Lonely Woman” in the database. This duplication presented a problem when it was time to select the title from the text that prepopulated: I was presented with two different options--both called "Lonely Woman"-- and there was no way to know which to choose. Perhaps those with administrative privileges could see the node number attached to all titles. (I also noticed that when creating a song, the type-ahead function did not work in the title field.)
I found it difficult to go back and edit entries I had saved. I see that some recently created entries are listed on the homepage, but it might be helpful, especially if you decide to rely on more volunteers, to make it easy for administrators to access the records (including songs, tracks, and people) they created.