Miles Ahead, 20th century Versions

These are the earliest remnants of Miles Ahead that I've been able to find, courtesy of's Wayback Machine.

Miles Ahead main page, 1997

Main page, ca. 1996-1997
Of course I had no right to use Lee Tanner's photograph, but it had graced the cover of the then-newly-released Mosaic LP set of the Plugged Nickel recordings, and I thought it looked cool.

Miles Ahead discography, 1997

Discography, early 1997 (click to enlarge)
Behind each of those discographical links above was a separate HTML file -- an incredible nuisance, with the need for emendations, inevitable broken links, duplication, etc. But it was around this time that critic Terry Teachout said some kind things about Miles Ahead in a New York Times essay about music resources on the internet. [source]

Miles Ahead main page, 1998

Miles Ahead, mid-1998
Simpler (as befit my negligible design skills), and still all hand-written HTML.

Miles Ahead main page, 1999

Miles Ahead, mid-1999
A few new features added -- tape-trading list, and MFs Anonymous, with information supplied by members of the late lamented Miles-L listserv.

Miles Ahead main page, 2000)

Miles Ahead, late 1999
Note the link to Miles Ahead v2.0 -- that's the Access-driven website running on a Windows server.

Miles Ahead v2, late 1999

Miles Ahead v2.0, late 1999
Here's the main page for the new 'n' improved Miles Ahead.

Miles Ahead v2, mid-2000

Miles Ahead v2.0, mid-2000

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