I built both of these sites on WordPress and have developed excellent WordPress skills. I created a structured schema for the different elements of the discography: songs, albums, and recording sessions. This let me build faceted search capabilities for each type of topic.
These two site average between 400 and 500 hits a day, with over a hundred subscribers.
In progress are two additional sites: Seeking Ross Macdonald and The Jazz Songbook.
This site was built on WordPress.