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LOUIS ARMSTRONG JSP 100 Hot Fives & Sevens ● CD $28.98
Four JSP CDs (312, 313, 314, 315) combined into one special priced set featuring Armstrong's recordings with his Hot Five and Hot Seven between 1925 and 1929 - some of the greatest and most important early jazz recordings. Remastered by John R.T. Davies these are generally considered to be the best sounding reissues of this seminal material.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG: (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue/ A Monday Date/ After You've Gone/ Ain't Misbehavin'/ Alligator Crawl/ Beau Koo Jack/ Bessie Couldn't Help It/ Big Butter And Egg Man From The West/ Big Fat Ma And Skinny Pa/ Blue, Turning Grey Over You/ Chicago Breakdown/ Come Back, Sweet Papa/ Cornet Chop Suey/ Dallas Blues/ Dear Old Southland/ Don't Forget To Mess Around/ Don't Jive Me/ Dropping Shucks/ Fireworks/ Georgia Grind/ Got No Blues/ Gully Low Blues/ Gut Bucket Blues/ He Likes It Slow/ Heah Me Talkin' To Ya?/ Heebie Jeebies/ Hotter Than That/ I Ain't Got Nobody/ I Can't Give You Anything But Love/ I Can't Give You Anything But Love/ I'm Gonna Gitcha/ I'm Not Rough/ Irish Black Bottom/ Jazz Lips/ Keyhole Blues/ Knee Drops/ Knockin' A Jug/ Lonesome Blues/ Mahogany Hall Stomp/ Melancholy Blues/ Muggles/ Muskrat Ramble/ My Heart/ No One Else But You/ Once In A While/ Oriental Strut/ Ory's Creole Trombone/ Potato Head Blues/ Put 'Em Down Blues/ Rockin' Chair/ Rockin' Chair/ S.O.L. Blues/ Save It, Pretty Mama/ Savoy Blues/ Savoyagers' Stomp/ Skid-Dat-De-Dat/ Skip The Gutter/ Some Of These Days/ Some Of These Days/ Song Of The Islands/ Squeeze Me/ St. James Infirmary/ St. Louis Blues/ Struttin' With Some Barbecue/ Struttin' With Some Barbecue/ Sugar Foot Strut/ Sunset Cafe Stomp/ Sweet Little Papa/ Sweet Savannah Sue/ Symphonic Raps/ That Rhythm Man/ That's When I'll Come Back To You/ The King Of The Zulus/ The Last Time/ The Last Time/ Tight Like This/ Twelfth Street Rag/ Two Deuces/ Weary Blues/ Weather Bird/ West End Blues/ When You're Smiling/ When You're Smiling/ Who's It/ Wild Man Blues/ Willie The Weeper/ Yes! I'm In The Barrel/ You Made Me Love You/ You're Next

 
LOUIS ARMSTRONG JSP JSPCD 4202 The Big Band Sides, 1930/32 ● CD $22.98
2 CDs, 42 tracks, 137 mins, highly recommended
On this double disc set, JSP documents the two year period -following the legendary and influential series of Hot Five and Seven recordings made for OKeh during the 20's-when Armstrong was featured instrumental and vocal soloist with several big bands led by others, all the while building on his reputation as a hot player and a unique singer. Disc One highlights sides cut with bands led by saxophonist Les Hite, trumpet player Leon Elkins, and drummer Willie Lynch. Disc Two contains tracks by Armstrong, fronting his own orchestra, cut in 1931 and 1932. Although he was already well known with Jazz fans, he had begun during this time to establish himself with the public at large. And to that end, Armstrong began to record more material from Tin Pan Alley, like Star Dust. According to the liner notes, Louis considered his '31-'32 band to be one of his favorites, although the writer considers it to be "quite sloppy" at times. I disagree; the band seems pretty tight and Armstrong's playing is marvelous as always. Judge for yourself, and give this one a listen. (GMC)

 
SIDNEY BECHET JSP JSPCD 933 Pre-War Classic Sides ● CD $28.98
Four CD set with 97 sides devoted to the early recordings of this genius of the clarinet and alto sax. Remastered by the heir to the John R.T. Davies legacy - Ted Kendall.

 
BIX BEIDERBECKE & FRANKIE TRUMBAUE JSP 913 Bix & Tram ● CD $28.98
Four CD set with 81 tracks featuring legendary cornetist Bix Beiderberbecke and alto/ C melody sax wizard Frankie Trumbauer. The first three CDs are reissues of individual JSP CDs issued some years ago featuring their collaborative efforts between 1927 and 1929 and the fourth disc is a miscellany of rare recordings recorded between 1924 and 1934 featuring these artists individually including Bix's only recorded piano solo from 1927. The first three discs were remastered by John R.T. Davies and although there are no credits for the fourth disc the sound is excellent. Other musicians and vocalists appearing on these sessions include Jimmy Dorsey, Eddie Lang, Adrian Rollini, Joe Venuti, Frank Signorelli, Don Murray, Pee Wee Russell, Bill Rank, Izzy Friedman, Bing Crosby, Scrappy Lambert, Chet Hazlett, Roy Bargy, Wilbur Hall, Snoozer Quinn, Miff Mole, Seger Ellis, The Deep River Quintet and others.
BIX BEIDERBECKE & FRANKIE TRUMBAUER: Alabammy Snow/ At The Jazz Band Ball/ Baby Won't You Please Come Home/ Baltimore/ Bless You Sister/ Blue River/ Blue River/ Borneo/ Break It Down/ China Boy/ Clarinet Marmalade/ Clorinda/ Clorinda/ Crying All Day Good Man Is Hard To Find, A/ Dusky Stevedore/ For No Reason At All In C/ Futuristic Rhythm/ Georgia Blues/ Goose Pimples/ Gotta Feelin' For You/Shivery Stomp/ High Up On A Hilltop/ Humpty Dumpty/ I Like That/ I'm Coming Virginia/ I'm More Than Satisfied/ I'm More Than Satisfied/ I'm Wonderin' Who/ In A Mist/ In A Mist/ Jazz Me Blues/ Jubilee/ Just An Hour Of Love/ Krazy Kat/ Lila/ Lost My Baby Blues/ Louise/ Louisiana/ Love Affairs/ Love Nest, The/Japanese Sandman, The/ Manhattan Rag/ Manhattan Rag/ Margie/ Mississippi Mud/Our Bungalow Of Dreams/ My Pet/ My Pet/ No One Can Take Your Place/ Nobody But You/ Ol' Man River/ Ostrich Walk/Riverboat Shuffle/ Raisin' The Roof/ Reachin' For Someone/ Rhythm King/ Royal Garden Blues/ Sentimental Baby/ Since My Best Girl Turned Me Down/ Singin' The Blues/ Singin' The Blues/ Somebody Stole My Girl/ Sorry/ Sugar/ Take Your Tomorrow/ There Ain't No Land Like Dixieland To Me/ There'll Come A Time/ There's A Cradle In Caroline/ There's A Cradle In Caroline/ Thou Swell/ Thou Swell/ Three Blind Mice/ Three Blind Mice/ Three Blind Mice/ Trumbology/ Wa Da Da/ Wait Till You See 'Ma Cherie/ Way Down Yonder In New Orleans/ What A Day!/ Wringin' And Twistin'

 
CAB CALLOWAY JSP 908 The Early Years, 1930-1934 ● CD $28.98
The latest in JSP's fine series of budget priced box sets is a four CD set devoted to the early recordings of the King Of Hi-De-Ho.
CAB CALLOWAY: 'Long About Midnight/ A Strictly Cullud Affair/ Ain't Got No Gal In This Town/ Angeline/ Avalon/ Aw You Dawg/ Basin Street Blues/ Beale Street Mama/ Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea/ Black Rhythm/ Blues In My Heart/ Bugle Call Rag/ Cabin In The Cotton/ Chinese Rhythm/ Corinne Corinna/ Creole Love Song (Creole Love Call)/ Dinah/ Dixie Doorway/ Dixie Vagabond/ Doin' The Rumba/ Down-Hearted Blues/ Eadie Was A Lady/ Emaline/ Evenin'/ Farewell Blues/ Father's Got His Glasses On/ Git Along/ Gotta Darn Good Reason Now (For Bein' Good)/ Gotta Go Places And Do Things/ Happy Feet/ Harlem Camp Meeting/ Harlem Holiday/ Harlem Hospitality/ Hot Toddy/ Hot water/ Hotcha razz-Ma-tazz/ How Come You Do Me Like You Do?/ I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues/ I Learned About Love From Her/ I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby/ I'm Now Prepared To Tell The World It's You/ I've Got The World On A String/ Is That Religion?/ It Looks Like Susie/ Jitter Bug/ Kickin' The Gong Around/ Kickin' The Gong Around/ Little Town Girl/ Margie/ Minnie The Moocher/ Minnie The Moocher/ Minnie The Moocher's Weddie Day/ Mood Indigo/ Moon Glow/ Moonlight Rhapsody/ My Honey's Lovin' Arms/ My Sunday Gal/ Nobody's Sweetheart/ Old Yazoo/ Reefer Man/ Six Or Seven Times/ So Sweet/ Some Of These Days/ Somebody Stole My Gal/ St. James' Infirmary/ St. Louis Blues/ Stardust/ Stock O'Lee Blues/ Strange As It Seems/ Swanee Lullaby/ Sweet Georgia Brown/ Sweet Jennie Lee/ Sweet Rhythm/ That's What I Hate About Love/ The Lady With The Fan/ The Levee Low-Down/ The Man From Harlem/ The Nightmare/ The Old Man Of The Mountain/ The Scat Song/ The Scat Song/ The Viper's Drag/ There's A Cabin In The Cotton/ This Time It's Love/ Trickeration/ Wah-Dee-Dah/ Weakness/ Without Rhythm/ Yaller/ You Can't Stop Me From Lovin' You/ You Dog/ You Gotta Ho-De-Ho (To Get Along With Me)/ You Rascal, You/ Zaz Zuh Zaz

 
CAB CALLOWAY JSP JSPCD 914 Vol. 2: 1935-1940 ● CD $28.98
The second volume devoted to this important artist features four CDs with 107 tracks recorded between 1935 and 1940, newly remastered by Ted Kendall. Sidemen include Chu Berry, Ben Webster, Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Cheatham, Milt Hinton, Cozy Cole and others
CAB CALLOWAY: (Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive/ (Just An) Error In The News/ A Bee Gezindt/ A Good Sauce From The Gravy Bowl/ A Minor Breakdown (Rustle Of Swing)/ A New Moon And An Old Serenade/ Ad-De-Dey/ Afraid Of Love/ Angels With Dirty Faces/ April In My Heart/ Are You In Love With Me Again?/ At The Clambake Carnival/ Azure/ Baby Won't You Please Come Home/ Blue Interlude/ Boog It/ Bugle Blues/ Bye Bye Blues/ Calling All Bars/ Chili Con Conga/ Chop, Chop, Charlie Chan/ Come On With The 'Come On'/ Congo/ Copper Colored Gal/ Crescendo In Drums/ Deep In A Dream/ Do I Care? No. No/ Do It Again/ Do You Wanna Jump Children/ Doing The Reactionary/ Don't Know If I'm Comin' Or Goin'/ Every Day's A Holiday/ F D R Jones/ Feelin' Tip Top/ Fifteen Minute Intermission/ Floogie Walk/ Foolin' With You/ For The Last Time I Cried Over You/ Frisco Flo/ Give, Baby, Give/ Go South Young Man/ Hi-De-Ho Romeo/ Hi-De-Ho Serenade/ Hoy Hoy/ I Ain't Gettin Nowhere Fast/ I Ain't Got Nobody/ I LIke Music (With A Swing Like That)/ I Love To Sing/ I'm Always In The Mood For You/ I'm Madly In Love With You/ In An Old English Village/ Jes' Natch'ully Lazy/ Jive (Page One Of The Hepster's Dictionary)/ Jive Formation, Please/ Jubilee/ Keep That Hi-De-Hi In Your Soul/ Long-Long Ago/ Love Is The Reason/ Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm/ Manhattan Jam/ Miss Hallelujah Brown/ Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Lunch Today)/ Moon At Sea/ Mr. Paganini, Swing for Minnie/ My Gal Mezzanine/ Nagasaki/ One Big Union For Two/ One Look At You/ Paradiddle/ Peck-A-Doodle-Do/ Penguin Swing/ Pickin' The Cabbage/ Pluckin' The Bass/ Queen Isabelle/ Ratamcue/ Reckin'/ Rhapsody In Rhumba/ Rustle Of Swing/ Savage Rhythm/ Save Me, Sister/ She's Tall, She's Tan, She's Terriffic/ Shout, Shout, Shout/ Sincere Love/ Skrontch/ Swing, Swing, Swing/ Tarzan Of Harlem/ Tee-Um, Tee-Um, Tee-I, Tahiti/ That Man Is Here Again/ The Boogie-Woogie/ The Conga-Conga/ The Ghost Of A Chance/ The Ghost Of Smokey Joe/ The Hi-De-Ho Miracle Man/ The Lone Arranger/ The Wedding Of Mr and Mrs Swing/ There's A Sunny Side To Everything/ Three Swings And Out/ Topsy Turvy (Hard Times)/ Trylon Swing/ Twee-Twee-Tweet/ Utt-Da-Zay/ Vuelva/ Wake Up And Live/ We're Breeakin' Up A Lovely Affair/ When You're Smiling/ Who's Yehoodi?/ You're The Cure For What Ails Me

 
HOAGY CARMICHAEL & OTHERS JSP JSPCD 959 The First Of The Singers Songwriters- Key Cuts -1924-46 ● CD $28.98
Reissue of deleted JSPCD 918 but without the 84 page booklet in the original release. A four CD box set with 101 tracks in tribute to one of the great composers of American popular song. It includes performances of most of his best loved compositions such as Riverboat Shuffle/ Star Dust (10 different versions - 3 by Hoaguy himself)/ Rockin' Chair/ Georgia On My Mind/ (Up A) Lazy River/ Lazy Bones/ New Orleans/ Two Sleepy People/ Skylark and Hong Kong Blues. 40 of these recordings are by Carmichael himself with varying accompaniment, the other tracks are various interpretations of his works by singers and bands of the era, including Bix Beiderbecke & The Wolverine Orch., Red Nichols & His Five Pennies, the Paul Whiteman Orch., the Jean Goldkette Orch., Irving Mills Hotsy-Totsy Gang, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Mildred Bailey, Ethel Waters, Nat Gonella, the Frankie Trumbauer Orch., Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orch., the Dorsey Brothers Orch., and the Boswell Sisters and the set includes two previously unreleased tracks from 1928. Set has been compiled by Carmichael's official biographer and Richard Sudhalter and has been remastered by John R.T. Davies and Doug Pomeroy.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG & HIS ORCH.: Lazy River/ My Sweet/ Rockin' Chair/ Snowball/ Stardust/ MILDRED BAILEY: After Twelve O'Clock/ Georgia on My Mind/ Rockin' Chair/ Sing It Way Down Low/ Thanksgivin'/ Lazy Bones/ Snowball/ THE BOSWELL SISTERS: Charlie Two-Step/ CONNEE BOSWELL WITH THE CASA LOMA ORCH.: Washboard Blues/ ANITA BOYER: How Little We Know/ HOAGY CARMICHAEL: Baltimore Oriole/ Billy-A-Dick/ Cosmics/ Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief/ Ginger and Spice/ Hong Kong Blues/ Hong Kong Blues/ It Ain't Gonna Be Like That/ Lazy Bones/ Memphis in June/ No More Toujours l'Amour/ Ole Buttermilk Sky/ Riverboat Shuffle/ Snowball/ Stardust/ Stardust/ Sweet Lorraine/ The Whale Song/ Walk It Off/ Washboard Blues/ New Orleans/ Two Sleepy People/ CARMICHAEL'S COLLEGIANS: March of the Hoodlums/ Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble/ Smile/ Walkin' the Dog/ HOAGY CARMICHAEL & HIS ORCH: Bessie Couldn't Help It/ Georgia on My Mind/ Judy/ Lazy River/ March of the Hoodlums/ Moon Country (Is Home to Me)/ One Morning in May/ One Night in Havana/ Papa's Gone Bye-Bye Blues (Jewish Boy Blues)/ Rockin' Chair/ Rockin' Chair/ Walkin' the Dog/ Friday Night/ One Night in Havana/ Stardust/ When Baby Sleeps/ THE CAROLINA DANDIES: Come Easy, Go Easy, Love/ CASA LOMA ORCH.: Lazy Bones/ Moon Country (Is Home to Me)/ New Orleans/ Thanksgivin'/ THE CHOCOLATE DANDIES: Stardust/ THE DORSEY BROTHERS ORCHESTRA: Old Man Harlem/ DUKE ELLINGTON: March of the Hoodlums/ JEAN GOLDKETTE & HIS ORCHESTRA: So Tired/ NAT GONELLA: Moon Country (Is Home to Me)/ FLETCHER HENDERSON & HIS ORCHESTRA: Stardust/ RAY HENDRICKS: A World of No Goodbyes/ HITCH'S HAPPY HARMONISTS: Boneyard Shuffle/ Washboard Blues/ JACK JENNEY: Stardust/ ISHAM JONES & HIS ORCHESTRA: Stardust/ EDDIE LANG: What Kind O' Man Is You?/ March of the Hoodlums/ Walkin' the Dog/ MATTY MATLOCK: Vine Street Parade/ IRVING MILLS & HIS HOTSY TOTSY BAND: Barbaric/ Harvey/ High and Dry/ Manhattan Rag/ March of the Hoodlums/ Stardust/ What Kind O' Man Is You?/ MILLS MERRY MAKERS: Stardust/ BENNIE MOTEN & HIS KANSAS CITY ORCH.: New Orleans/ THE MOUND CITY BLUE BLOWERS: Georgia on My Mind/ THE NEW MAYFAIR DANCE ORCHESTRA: One Morning in May/ RED NICHOLS: Boneyard Shuffle/ Washboard Blues/ EDDIE SOUTH & HIS INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRA: Old Man Harlem/ MAXINE SULLIVAN: Skylark/ FRANKIE TRUMBAUER & HIS ORCHESTRA: Down T' Uncle Bills/ Manhattan Rag/ Riverboat Shuffle/ FATS WALLER & HIS RHYTHM: Two Sleepy People/ ETHEL WATERS: Bread and Gravy/ PAUL WHITEMAN & HIS ORCH.: Daybreak/ In the Still of the Night/ PAUL WHITEMAN & HIS ORCHESTRA: Washboard Blues/ THE WOLVERINE ORCHESTRA: Riverboat Shuffle

 
CHARLIE CHRISTIAN JSP 909 First Master Of The Electric Guitar - Selected Broadcasts ● CD $28.98
This four CD set features 68 tracks by the great pioneering jazz guitarist drawn from radio shows, jam sessions and the "Spiritual To Swing" concert recorded between 1939 and 1941.
CHARLIE CHRISTIAN: AC/DC Current/ AC/DC Current/ AC/DC Current/ AC/DC Current/ Benny's Bugle/ Benny's Bugle/ Breakfast Feud/ Breakfast Feud/ Dinah/ Flying Home/ Flying Home/ Flying Home/ Flying Home/ Flying Home/ Flying Home/ Flying Home/ Flying Home/ Gone With What Draft (Gilly)/ Gone With What Draft (Gilly)/ Gone With What Wind/ Gone With What Wind/ Gone With What Wind/ Good Enough To Keep (Air Mail Special)/ Good Morning Blues/ Honeysuckle Rose/ Honeysuckle Rose/ Honeysuckle Rose/ Honeysuckle Rose (Up On Teddy's Hill)/ I Got Rhythm/ I Got Rhythm/ I Got Rhythm (Guy's Got To Go)/ I Got Rhythm (Rhythm-A-Ning, Paging Dr. Christian, Dowm On Teddy's Hill)/ Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider/ Memories Of You/ Memories Of You/ Memories Of You/ Oh! Lady Be Good/ Paging The Devil/ Pick A Rib/ Rose Room/ Rose Room/ Seven Come Elevan/ Seven Come Eleven (Roast Turkey Stomp)/ Shivers/ Six Appeal/ Six Appeal/ Six Appeal/ Soft Winds/ Soft Winds/ Solo Flight (Chonk, Charlie, Chonk)/ Solo Flight (Chonk, Charlie, Chonk)/ Song Of The Islands/ South Of The Border/ Stardust/ Stardust/ Stardust/ Stomping At The Savoy/ Stomping At The Savoy/ Stomping At The Savoy (Lips Flips, On With Charlie Christian)/ Tea For Two/ The Sheik Of Araby/ The Sheik Of Araby/ Till Tom Special/ Topsy (Swing To Bop)/ Way Down In New Orleans/ Wholly Cats/ Wholly Cats/ Wholly Cats

 
ROSEMARY CLOONEY JSP JSPCD 961 Ballads, Blues Songs, Hits And Jazz, 1949-1958 ● CD $28.98
Four CD set of legendary vocalist Rosemary Clooney that compiles the first 10 years of her epic career, during which she was backed by studio bands, and orchestras led by the likes of Duke Ellington, Harry James and Benny Goodman. Also included are duets with Frank Sinatra, Guy Mitchell, Gene Autry, Marlene Dietrich, and Bing Crosby.
ROSEMARY CLOONEY: A Good Time Was Had By All/ Atchison Topeka And The Santa Fe, The/ Be My Life's Companion/ Beautiful Brown Eyes/ Blame It On My Youth/ Blue Rose/ Blues In The Night/ Botch-A Me/ Brave Man/ C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S/ Come On-A My Hous/ Come Rain Or Come Shine/ Continental, The/ Did Anyone Call/ Don't Cry Joe/ Doncha Go 'Way Mad/ Everything Happens To Me/ Four Winds And The Seven Seas, The/ Grievin'/ Half As Much/ Haven't Got A Worry/ Hey Baby/ Hey There/ How About You/ I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)/ I Laughed Till I Cried/ I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/ I Wish I Wuz/ I'll Be Around/ I'm Checkin' Out Goodbye/ I'm Glad There Is You/ I'm In The Mood For Love/ If I Had A Penny/ In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening/ Independent (On My Own)/ It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing/ It Justed Happened To Happen To Me/ It Might As Well Be Spring/ It's Bad For Me/ Kentucky Waltz/ Love Letters/ Love You Didn't Do Right By Me/ Lovely Weather For Ducks/ Mambo Italiano/ Mangoes/ Me And My Teddy Bear/ Me And You/ Memories Of You/ Mixed Emotions/ Mood Indigo/ Mr. And Mrs/ My Baby Rocks Me/ Open Up Your Heart/ Over The Rainbow/ Sailor Boys Have Talked To Me In English/ Shotgun Boogie/ Sophisticated Lady/ Sweet Leilani/ Tenderly/ The Kid's A Dreamer/ The Lady Is A Tramp/ This Ole House/ Together/ Touch Of The Blues, A/ What Is There To Say/ What Is There To Say/ What Would You Do (If You Were In My Place)/ When I See You/ When You Love Someone/ When You Wish Upon A Star/ Where Do I Go From You/ Where Will The Dimple Be/ Who Kissed Me Last Night/ Why Don't You Haul Me Off And Love Me/ Why Fight The Feeling/ Winter Wonderland/ You Can't Lose The Blues With Colours/ You Make Me Feel So Young/ You'll Never Know/ Young At Heart/ ROSEMARY & BETTY CLOONEY: I Still Feel The Same About You/ Sisters/ ROSEMARY CLOONEY & BING CROSBY: Brazil/ Calcutta/ Fancy Meeting You Here/ Hindustan/ How About You/ I Can't Get Started/ Isle Of Capri/ It Happened In Monterey/ Love Won't Let You Get Away/ Love Wont Let You Get Away/ On A Slow Boat To China/ Say "Si Si" [Para Vigo Me Voy]/ You Came A Long Way From St. Louis/ ROSEMARY CLOONEY & FRANK SINATRA: Cherry Pies Ought To Be You/ Peach Tree Street/ ROSEMARY CLOONEY & GENE AUTRY: You Are My Sunshine/ ROSEMARY CLOONEY & GUY MITCHELL: House Of Singing Bamboo/ Marrying For Love/ You're Just In Love/ ROSEMARY CLOONEY & JIMMY BOYD: Dennis The Menace/ Little Josey/ ROSEMARY CLOONEY & MARLENE DIETRICH: Good For Nothin'/ It's The Same All Over The World/ Too Old To Cut The Mustard

 
NOEL COWARD JSP JSPCD 1905 The Revue & War Years, 1928-1952 ● CD $28.98
Four CD set with 73 songs from this multi talented artist - playwright, songwriter, actor, singer, film and theater director and debonair cabaret artist. It includes the original versions of some of his most famous songs like Mad Dogs And Englishmen/ London Pride/ I'll See You Again/ Room With A View/ The Stately Homes Of England/ I Like America and others. There are excerpts from plays, witty topical songs from World War 2 (Could You Please Oblige Us With A Bren Gun/ Don't let's Be Beastly To The Germans, etc.) and lots more.

 
BING CROSBY JSP JSPCD 934 The Vintage Years ● CD $28.98
Four CD set with 106 tracks drawn from radio broadcasts made between 1932 and 1950 including guest appearances by Judy Garland and Jimmy Durante.

 
DUKE ELLINGTON JSP JSPCD 924 Volume 1: 1926-1929 Mrs Clinkscales To The Cotton Club ● CD $28.98
4 discs 96 tracks essential
This may be one of the best sets to be released in 2005! Ellington collectors find it hard to keep track of the early years, as he extensively recorded for the four major labels Victor, Columbia , Brunkswick & Vocalion. The set starts off with some of Duke's rarest, the pre-majors recordings starting with backing Alberta Prime & Florence Bristol in 11/24 for Blu-Disc, as well as their own first coupling Choo Choo/ Gotta Hurry Home. From there it was The Washingtonians recording for Pathe'& Gennett before starting to record for Vocalion & Brunswick as Duke Ellington & His Kentucky Club Orch, for Victor as Duke Ellington Orch, Columbia as The Washingtonians. And that doesn't include sessions for Pathe as The Whopee Makers, Okeh as The Harlem Footwarmers & The Chicago Footwarmers, even Warren Mills & His Blue Serenaders. There's multiple versions of his signature tunes of the time, some of my faves of all-time, including Black & Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ East St. Louis Toodle-Oo/Jubilee Stomp/ Black Beauty/ The Mooche/ Digga Digga Doo & Doin' The New Lowdown. There's discographical info that's a bit hard to follow, & unfortunately no credits for the remastering. And by the way, Mrs Clinkscales was the actual name of young Edward Ellington's piano teacher! (GM
DUKE ELLINGTON: Animal Crackers/ Awful Sad/ Bandanna Babies/ Birmingham Breakdown/ Birmingham Breakdown/ Black And Tan Fantasie/ Black And Tan Fantasy/ Black And Tan Fantasy/ Black Beauty/ Black Beauty/ Black Beauty (Firewater)/ Blue Bubbles/ Blues I Love To Sing, The/ Blues With A Feelin', The/ Bugle Call Rag/ Chicago Stomp Down/ Choo Choo (Gotta Hurry Home)/ Creeper, The/ Creeper, The/ Creole Love Call/ Diga Diga Doo/ Diga Diga Doo/ Doin' The Frog/ Doin' The New Low - Down/ Doin' The Voom Voom/ Doin' The Voom Voom/ Down In Our Alley Blues/ East St. Louie Toodle-Oo (East St. Louie Toodle-Oo)/ East St. Louis Toodle-O/ East St. Louis Toodle-O/ East St. Louis Toodle-O (Sic)/ East St. Louis Toodle-Oo/ Flaming Youth/ Georgia Grind/ Goin' To Town/ Got Everything But You/ Harlem River Quiver (Brown Berries)/ Harlem Twist/ High Life/ Hit Me In The Nose Blues/ Hop Head/ Hot And Bothered/ Hot And Bothered (Hot And Bothered)/ Hottentot/ How Come You Do Me Like You Do?/ I Can't Give You Anything But Love/ I Done Caught You Blues/ I Must have That Man/ I'm Gonna Hang Around My Suga/ I'm Gonna Put You Right In Jail/ If You Can't Hold The Man You Love/ Immigration Blues/ It's All Coming Home To You/ It's Gonna Be A Cold, Cold Winter (So Get Another Place To Stay)/ Jubilee Stomp/ Jubilee Stomp/ Jubilee Stomp/ Jubilee Stomp/ Lil'l Farina/ Louisiana/ Lucky Number Blues/ Misty Mornin'/ Misty Mornin'/ Mooche, The/ Move Over/ Move Over/ New Orleans Low-Down/ No, Papa, No/ No, Papa, No/ Parlor Social De Luxe/ Parlor Social Stomp/ Rainy Nights (Rainy Days)/ Red Hot Band (Red Hot Brand)/ Santa Claus Bring My Man Back To Me/ Saturday Night Function/ Soliloquy/ Song Of The Cotton Field/ St. Louis Blues/ Stack O'Lee Blues/ Swampy River/ Sweet Mama (Papa's Gettin' Mad)/ Take It Easy/ Take It Easy/ Take It Easy/ The Mooche/ The Mooche/ The Mooche/ Tiger Rag-Part 1/ Tiger Rag-Part 2/ Tishomingo Blues/ Trombone Blues/ Washington Wabble/ Washington Wobble/ What Can A Poor Fellow Do?/ Yellow Dog Blues/ You've Got Those) Wanna-Go-Back-Again Blues

 
DUKE ELLINGTON JSP JSPCD 936 Volume 2 - From The Cotton Club To Sweden ● CD $28.98
JSPs second volume devoted to the great Duke Ellington features four CDs with 98 tracks tracing Ellington's career from 1929 to 1940. In this period key sidemen like trumpeter James "Bubber" Miley, trombonist Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton and saxophonists Johnny Hodges and Harry Carney established themselves as soloists.
DUKE ELLINGTON: A Blues Serenade/ A Gypsy Without A Song/ Ain't Misbehavin'/ All God's Chillun Got Rhythm/ Arabian Lover/ Big House Blues/ Blues Of The Vagabond/ Bouncin' Buoyancy/ Braggin' In Brass/ Bundle Of Blues/ Caravan/ Clarinet Lament (barney's Concerto)/ Cotton Club Stomp/ Cotton Club Stomp/ Cotton Club Stomp/ Country Girl/ Creole Rhapsody: Part 2/ Creole Rhapsody:part 1/ Crescendo In Blue/ Daybreak Express/ Delta Bound/ Diga Diga Doo/ Diminuendo In Blue/ Doin' The Voom Voom/ Double Check Stomp/ Down A Carolina Lane/ Drop Me Off At Harlem/ Echoes Of Harlem (cootie's Concerto)/ Eerie Moan/ Get Yourself A New Broom (and Sweep Those Blues Away)/ Grievin' (1st Version)/ Grievin' (2nd Version)/ Harlem Flat Blues/ Haunted Nights/ Hot Feet/ Hyde Park/ I Can't Give You Anything But Love/ I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/ I'm Checkin' Out Goo'm Bye/ I'm Slappin' Seventh Avenue (with The Sole Of My Shoe)/ I've Got The World Upon A String/ I've Got To Be A Rug Center/ I've Never Felt This Way Before/ In A Jam/ In A Mizz/ In A Sentimental Mood/ In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree/ It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing/ Jazz Cocktail/ Jazz Convulsions/ Jive Stomp/ Jungle Jamboree/ Jungle Nights In Harlem/ Killin' Myself/ Kissin' My Baby Goodnight/ Lazy Duke/ Little Posey/ Maori/ Merry Go Round (2nd Version)/ Merry-go-around/ Mood Indigo/ Moonglow/ Oh Babe! Maybe Someday/ Old King Dooji/ Old Man Blues/ Paducah/ Portrait Of The Lion/ Pussy Willow/ Rent Party Blues/ Ring Dem Bells/ Rockin' Rhythm/ Rocky Mountain Blues/ Rose Of The Rio Grande/ Saratoga Swing/ Serenade To Sweden/ Shout "em Aunt Tillie/ Slippery Horn/ Sloppy Joe/ Smorgasbord And Schnapps/ Snake Hip Dance/ Solid Old Man/ Solitude/ Solitude/ Sophisticated Lady/ Stevedore Stomp/ Stormy Weather/ Subtle Lament/ The Duke Steps Out/ The Gal From Joe's/ The Mystery Song/ The Sergeant Was Shy/ Tootin' Through The Root/ Troubled Waters/ Way Low/ Weely (a Portrait Of Billy Strayhorn)/ When My Sugar Walks Down The Street/ When You're Smiling/ You Can Count On Me/ You Gave Me The Gate (and I'm Swingin')/ Your Love Has Faded

 
STAN GETZ JSP JSPCD 943 The Smoothest Operator ● CD $28.98
Four CD set with 98 tracks featuring a fine cross section of the great saxophonist Stan Getz' early years, featuring remastered tracks from original records made between 1946 and 1953. The early flowering of a major modern jazz talent and its evolution into something of universal appeal is revealed. Starting his musical career at the age of 15 in 1942 he worked with a number of important big bands before stepping out on his own in 1946. . From 1946 onwards, Getz recorded under his own name. He was much admired as one of the few instrumentalists who was able to reconcile the opposing needs of Bebop and 'cool' and the smoothness of his tone was unique.
STAN GETZ: 'S Wonderful/ 'Tis Autumn/ Ack, Varmeland du Skona (with Bengt Hallberg)/ And the Angels Swing/ Ante Room/ As I Live and I Bop/ Battle of the Saxes/ Battleground/ Best Thing For You, The/ Body and Soul/ Bopelbath/ Budo/ Crazy Chords/ Diaper Pin/ Don't Get Scared (with Bengt Hallberg)/ Don't Worry 'Bout Me/ Everything Happens to Me/ Fast/ Five Brothers/ Flamingo (with Bengt Hallberg)/ For Stompers Only (Navy Blue)/ Four and One Moore/ Frosty/ Gone With the Wind/ Goodnight My Love/ Hershey Bar/ Hershey Bar/ I Only Have Eyes For You (with Bengt Hallberg)/ I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (with Bengt Hallberg)/ I've Got You Under My Skin/ Imagination/ Indian Summer/ Interlude in BeBop/ Intoit/ It Might as Well Be Spring/ Jaguar/ Jumpin' With Symphony Sid/ Lady in Red, The/ Long Island Sound/ Lover Come Back to Me/ Mar-CIA/ Melody Express/ Moonlight in Vermont/ Mosquito Knees/ Move/ My Old Flame/ Nice Work If You Can Get It/ Night and Day (with Bengt Hallberg)/ On the Alamo/ Opus de Bop/ Out of Nowhere/ Pardon My Bop/ Parker 51/ Pennies From Heaven/ Pennies From Heaven/ Penny/ Pinhead/ Poop Deck/ Potter's Luck/ Prelude to a Kiss (with Bengt Hallberg)/ Preservation/ Rubberneck/ Running Water/ S'Cool Boys (with Bengt Hallberg)/ Signal/ Skull Buster/ Slow/ Sometimes I'm Happy/ Song Is You, The/ Song Is You, The/ Split Kick/ Stan Gets Along/ Stan's Mood/ Stardust/ Stars Fell on Alabama/ Stars Fell on Alabama/ Stella by Starlight/ Strike up the Band/ Sweetie Pie/ Tabu/ Tenderly/ There's a Small Hotel/ Thou Swell/ Time on My Hands/ Too Marvelous For Words/ Tootsie Roll/ Way You Look Tonight, The/ What's New/ Where or When/ Wildwood/ Wildwood/ Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams/ Yesterdays/ Yesterdays/ You Go to My Head/ You Stepped Out of a Dream/ You Turned the Tables on Me/ Yvette

 
COLEMAN HAWKINS JSP JSPCD 931 The Essential Sides Remastered, 1929-1939 ● CD $28.98
4 CD Box Set, 104 tracks, 5 Hours, 15 mins, highly recommended
These tracks cover Hawkin's Pre-War period and pre-1939 "Body and Soul" recordings, which solidified The Hawk's place as the pre-eminent tenor saxophonist of his time - and even most times since! The saxophone was still a young, "novelty" instrument pre Hawkins, and his virtuoso approach helped establish it as a "serious" instrument, one now so closely associated with jazz that it's nearly impossible to remember when the instrument wasn't an imperative part of the jazz lexicon. Hawkin's authoritative sound and style can be heard growing and developing in these tracks, from the first recordings with the Little Chocolate Dandies, to the rare 1936 sessions with The Berries, through his recordings with his own Trio. These are marvelous, nicely re-mastered tracks that feature a true legend bringing an instrument - along with a relatively new music - into the future, into a new art form. Hawkins continued to elevate the instrument and jazz to new levels of artistry for 30 years AFTER these recordings, yet these early tracks alone establish him as a master who laid the basic foundation of the tenor saxophone language, one that virtually all subsequent players of note have drawn from for 70 years, so far. Wonderfully compiled/sounding transfers, with the typical JSP frustrating lack of worthy notes. Then again, you'd need a book to truly do justice to such important recordings... (RB)

 
EDDIE LANG & JOE VENUTI JSP JSPCD 916 The New York Sessions, 1926-1935 - Remastered ● CD $28.98
Four CD set with 99 classic recordings of string jazz cut between 1926 and 1935 featuring violin virtuoso Joe Venuti and guitar wizard Eddie Lang. Most of the recordings are from the period 1926 to 1933 - Lang died in March 1933 at the tragically early age of 30. In addition to duet performances there are tracks with small groups including sidemen like Adrian Rollini, Frank Signorelli, Bix Beiderbecke, Don Murray, Rube Bloom, Jimmy Dorsey and others plus solo sides by Lang, blues accompaniments by Lang, Lang duetting with blues giant Lonnie Johnson and more.
EDDIE LANG & JOE VENUTI: Add A Little Wiggle/ Ain't That A Grand And Glorious Feeling?/ Apple Blossom/ April Kisses/ Baby/ Beatin' The Dog/ Black And Blue Bottom/ Black Satin/ Blue Blood Blues/ Blue Guitars/ Blue Room/ Blue Room, The/ Bull Frog Moan/ Cheese And Crackers/ Church Street Sobbin' Blues/ Deck Hand Blues/ Deep Minor Rhythm/ Dinah/ Doin' Things/ Doin' Things/ Eddie's Twister/ Feeling My Way Guitar Mania Pt. 2/ Fit As A Fiddle/ Four String Joe/ Frisco Bound Blues/ From Monday On/ Goin' Home/ Goin' Places/ Good Little Bad Little You/ Guitar Blues/ Handful Of Riffs, A/ Have To Change Keys To Play These Blues/ Hey Young Fella/ Hot Fingers/ How Long, How Long Blues/ How Much Can I Stand?/ I Am Calling Blues/ I Like What You Like/ I'll Never Be The Same/ I'm Somebody's Somebody Now/ I've Found A New Baby/ In The Bottle Blues/ Jeaninne I Dream Of Lilac Time/ Jet Black Blues/ Jigsaw Puzzle Blues/ Kickin' The Cat/ Little Buttercup/ Little Girl/ Little Love, A Little Kiss, A/ Man From The South, The/ Melody Man's Dream/ Midnight Call/ Mug Of Ale, A/ My Baby Came Home/ My Handy Man/ My Honey's Lovin' Arms/ My Syncopated Melody Man/ Now That I Need You You're Gone/ Organ Grinder's Blues/ Pardon Me Pretty Baby/ Penn Beach Blues/ Perfect/ Pickin' My Way Guitar Mania Pt. 1/ Pink Elephants/ Prelude/ Pretty Trix/ Put And Take/ Raggin' The Scale/ Raggin' The Scale/ Rainbow Dreams/ Really Blue/ Red Velvet/ Risin' Sun, The/ Runnin' Ragged/ Sensation/ St. Louis Fair Blues/ String The Blues/ Stringing The Blues/ Sunshine/ Sweet Sue, Just You/ Tell Me Woman Blues/ Tempo De Modernage/ There'll Be Some Changes Made/ There'll Be Some Changes Made/ There's No Other Girl/ Toto Blues/ Two Tone Stomp/ Under The Moon/ Venuti's Pagliacci #2/ What Ya Want Me To Do?/ Who-oo? You-oo, That's Who!/ Wild Cat/ Wild Cat/ Wild Dog, The/ Wild Dog, The/ Wild Geese Blues/ Wolf Wobble, The/ Work Ox Blues/ Wringin' And Twistin'

 
MITCH MILLER JSP JSPCD 947 A Major Musical Force With The Leading Artists Of His Day ● CD $28.98
Mitch Miller was more than the host of popular 50's/60's television series "Sing a Long With Mitch"; he was also an orchestra leader, choirmaster, oboe and English horn soloist, talent spotter, star maker, successful record producer, and the top A&R man at Columbia Records for more than a decade.This 4CD box set covers recordings made between June 1950 and Sept. 1956 that illustrate all aspects his remarkable career. As well as recordings of Miller and his orchestra backing some of the biggest performers of the day, including Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine, Judy Garland, Jo Stafford, Louis Armstrong, and Guy Mitchell, the set also features Miller fronting his orchestra and demonstrating his soloist skills, and the complete "Columbia House Party" promo album (a fake "live" album allegedly put together from parties at Miller's home).

 
JELLY ROLL MORTON JSP 903 Jelly Roll Morton ● CD $28.98
A five CD box set with 99 tracks featuring all the recordings made for Victor between 1926 and 1930 by this giant of jazz. Includes solo sides as well as tracks with his Red Hot Peppers and his Orchestra and includes all known alternate takes on the fifth disc. Remastered by the legendary John R.T. Davies.
JELLY ROLL MORTON: Beale Street Blues/ Beale Street Blues/ Billy Goat Stomp/ Billy Goat Stomp/ Black Bottom Stomp/ Blue Blood Blues/ Blue Blood Blues/ Boogaboo/ Burnin' the Iceberg/ Burnin' the Iceberg/ Cannonball Blues/ Cannonball Blues/ Chant/ Chant/ Courthouse Bump/ Courthouse Bump/ Crazy Chords/ Crazy Chords/ Dead Man Blues/ Dead Man Blues/ Deep Creek Blues/ Doctor Jazz/ Down My Way/ Each Day/ Each Day/ Fickle Fay Creep/ Frances [Fat Frances]/ Freakish/ Freakish/ Fussy Mabel/ Gambling Jack/ Gambling Jack/ Georgia Swing/ Grandpa's Spells/ Grandpa's Spells/ Harmony Blues/ Hyena Stomp/ Hyena Stomp/ I'm Looking for a Little Bluebird/ If Someone Would Only Love Me/ Jersey Joe/ Jersey Joe/ Jungle Blues/ Jungle Blues/ Kansas City Stomp/ Little Lawrence/ Load of Coal/ Load of Coal/ Low Gravy/ Mint Julep/ Mississippi Mildred/ Mississippi Mildred/ Mournful Serenade/ Mr. Jelly Lord/ Mushmouth Shuffle/ My Little Dixie Home/ New Orleans Bump (Monrovia)/ New Orleans Bump [Monrovia]/ Oil Well/ Oil Well/ Original Jelly Roll Blues/ Original Jelly Roll Blues/ Pearls/ Pearls/ Pep/ Ponchartrain/ Pretty Lil/ Pretty Lil/ Primrose Stomp/ Primrose Stomp/ Red Hot Pepper/ Seattle Hunch/ Seattle Hunch/ Shoe Shiner's Drag/ Shreveport Stomp/ Shreveport Stomp/ Sidewalk Blues/ Sidewalk Blues/ Smilin' the Blues Away/ Smoke-House Blues/ Someday, Sweetheart/ Someday, Sweetheart/ Steamboat Stomp/ Strokin' Away/ Strokin' Away/ Sweet Anita Mine/ Sweet Anita Mine/ Sweet Peter/ Sweet Peter/ Tank Town Bump/ Tank Town Bump/ That'll Never Do/ Try Me Out/ Turtle Twist/ Wild Man Blues/ Wild Man Blues/ Wolverine Blues/ Wolverine Blues

 
JIMMIE NOONE JSP JSPCD 926 Chicago Rhythm, Apex Blues - The REcordings Of Jimmie N ● CD $28.98
4 CDs, 5hrs 10 mins, recommended
Jimmie Noone was born in the Birthplace of Jazz (New Orleans) just as jass was becoming jazz, and the well regarded (and liked) clarinetist played with many of the major cats--Freddie Keppard, Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines and Mildred Bailey--during the early development and growth of the nascent American art form, mostly in a sideman role. He became a well-known leader at the Apex Club in Chicago in 1926 and from that point on kept a small group "traditional" sound going, through the popular advent of Swing and shifting, expanding jazz styles. These recordings span the time frame from when Noone was a well established, though never terribly commercially "successful" player, to the end of his career/life. Full of great versions of popular tunes and foot-patting originals, this set covers the important development of the New Orleans - Chicago sound and style. You could spend a lifetime trying to compile these often obscure recordings (as I'm sure the producer's have) and to have these recordings by an influential, though nearly forgotten clarinetist is seemingly not such a big deal, but is actually a treasure trove of the Great American Art Form. The sound quality varies (as it should), but is more than sufficient overall to please. (RB)
JIMMIE NOONE: 'way Down Yonder In New Orleans/ A Monday Date/ A Porter's Love Song/ A Porter's Love Song/ After You've Gone/ Ain't Misbehavin'/ Am I Blue?/ Anything You Want/ Apex Blues/ Apex Blues/ Baby/ Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me/ Body And Soul/ Bring It On Home To Grandma/ Bump It (The Bumps) (Apex Blues)/ Chicago Rhythm/ Cryin' For The Carolines/ Deep Trouble/ Delta Bound/ Dixie Lee/ El Rado Scuffle/ Every Evening/ Forevermore/ Four Or Five Times/ Four Or Five Times/ Goodbye, Don't Cry Blues/ Have A Little Faith In Me/ He's A Different Kind Of Guy/ He's A Good Man To Have Around/ He's Not Worth Your Tears/ Honeysuckle Rose/ I Can't Give You Anything But Love/ I Got A Misery/ I Know That You Know/ I Know That You Know/ I Lost My Gal From Memphis/ I Need Lovin'/ I'd Do Anything For You/ I'm Doin' What I'm Doin' For Love/ I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland/ I'm Following You/ I'm Sorry I Made You Cry/ Inka Dinka Doo/ Intro Into/ It's Easy To Remember/ It's Tight Like That/ It's You/ Japansy/ Keystone Blues/ King Joe/ Lady Be Good/ Let's Sow A Wild Oat/ Like Me A Little Bit Less/ Little White Lies/ Liza/ Lonesome And Sorry/ Lookie, Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Cookie/ Love/ Love Me Or Leave Me/ Lullaby Of Broadway/ Memories Of You/ Messin' Around/ My Daddy Rocks Me With One Steady Roll/ My Melancholy Baby/ New Orleans Hop Scop Blues/ Off Time/ Oh, Sister! Ain't That Hot? (Version 1)/ Oh, Sister! Ain't That Hot? (Version 2)/ On Revival Day/ Play That Thing/ Ready For The River/ River Stay 'way From My Door/ S'posin'/ San/ Satisfied/ She's Funny That Way/ Shine/ Should I?/ So Sweet/ Some Rainy Day/ Something To Remember You By/ Soon (There'll Be Just The Two Of Us)/ St. Louis Blues/ Sweet Georgia Brown/ Sweet Lorraine/ Sweet Lorraine/ Sweet Sue/ That Rhythm Man/ The Blues Jumped A Rabbit/ The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else/ They Got My Number Now/ Through (How Can You Say We're Through?)/ Too Busy/ Trav'lin' All Alone/ True Blue Lou/ Virginia Lee/ Wake Up, Chillun, Wake Up/ When It's Sleepy Time Down South/ When You're Smiling/ You Rascal You

 
DJANGO REINHARDT JSP 901 The Classic Early Recordings In Chronological Order ● CD $28.98
5 CD box set, 124 tracks, essential
Django & The Quintet Of The Hot Club of France cut a myriad of pre-war sides that have been haphazardly re-issued for decades. This 5 CD set (originally issued as five separate CDs) is not exactly chronological, but each takes on a different facet of Django's early career with the Hot Club (usual line up with Django on lead guitar), Stephane Grappelly (later spelled Grappelli) on violin, Joseph Reinhardt & Pierre Ferret or Roger Chaput on guitars & Louis Vola on string bass). The CD starts with their original recordings under the name "Delauney's Jazz" from '34, then the Hot Club recordings of '35, including the Hot Club members backing Big Boy Goude & Alix Combelle. Vol 2 skips over to '38-39 to cover all the London Decca sides including the Reinhardt/Grappelly duets, some with Stephane on piano, as well as Django's solo sides. Vol 3 has the '38-39 Paris Decca sides. Vol 4 actually follows vol 1 & goes back to '35, starting with Grappelly (on piano) & Reinhardt with Coleman Hawkins, in his band &, on Stardust, an incredible trio!, then back to the est of the '35 & '36 sides, including some with vocalist Freddy Taylor. The final volume has the '37 Quintet sides (going up to the material on vol 2), ending with the '34 sides with Django playing with Garnet Clark & His Hot Club 4, featuring Bill Coleman on trumpet & vocals. Each CD has 24-26 sides, & all but Vol. 4 have rare alternate takes. All tracks have been remastered from best available 78s and pitch corrected where necessary by mastering engineer Ted Kendall - a protégé of John R.T. Davies (GM)
DJANGO REINHARDT: After You've Gone/ Ain't Misbehavin'/ Alabamy Bound/ Appel Direct/ Are You in the Mood?/ Avalon/ Avalon/ Believe It, Beloved/ Billets Doux/ Blue Drag/ Blue Moon/ Body and Soul/ Charleston/ Chasing Shadows/ Chicago/ China Boy/ Clouds/ Continental/ Crazy Rhythm/ Daphné/Black and White/ Dinah/ Djangology/ Don't Worry 'Bout Me/ Exactly Like You/ Flat Foot Floogie/ Georgia on My Mind/ H.C.Q. Strut/ Honeysuckle Rose/ Hot Lips/ Hungaria/ Hungaria/ Hungaria (alt)/ I Can't Give You Anything But Love/ I Got Rhythm/ I Saw Stars/ I Saw Stars/ I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight/ I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight/ I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (alt)/ I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)/ I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)/ I'se A-Muggin'/ I've Found a New Baby/ I've Found a New Baby/ I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm/ I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm/ I've Had My Moments/ If I Had You/ Improvisation/ Improvisation No. 2/ Improvisation No. 2/ In a Sentimental Mood/ In the Still of the Night/ It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)/ It Had to Be You/ It Was So Beautiful/ Japanese Sandman/ Japanese Sandman/ Jeepers Creepers/ Jeepers Creepers (alt)/ Lambeth Walk/ Liebestraum No. 3/ Lily Belle May June/ Limehouse Blues/ Limehouse Blues/ Little Love, a Little Kiss/ Louise/ Man I Love/ Miss Annabelle Lee/ Moonglow/ My Melancholy Baby/ My Melancholy Baby/ My Sweet/ My Sweet/ Mystery Pacific/ Nagasaki/ Night and Day/ Nocturne/ Object of My Affection/ Oh, Lady Be Good/ Oriental Shuffle/ Parfum/ Please Be Kind/ Rose Room/ Rosetta/ Runnin' Wild/ Sheik of Araby/ Sheik of Araby/ Shine/ Smoke Rings/ Solitude/ Some of These Days/ Souvenirs/ St. Louis Blues/ St. Louis Blues/ Stardust/ Stardust/ Stompin' at Decca/ Sunshine of Your Smile-Ultrafox/ Swanee River/ Sweet Chorus/ Sweet Georgia Brown/ Sweet Sue, Just You/ Swing '39/ Swing Guitars/ Swing de Paris/ Tea for Two/ Tea for Two/ Tea for Two (alt)/ Tears/ Them There Eyes/ Three Little Words/ Tiger Rag/ Time on My Hands/ Tornerai (J'Attendrai)/ Twelfth Year/ Twelfth Year (alt)/ Undecided/ What a Diff'rence a Day Made/ When Day Is Done/ Why Shouldn't I?/ You're Driving Me Crazy

 
DJANGO REINHARDT JSP 904 Volume 2 : Paris And London ● CD $28.98
Complementing JSP 901 this is another four CD set at a bargain price. This features 85 tracks by the great guitarist recorded between 1937 and 1948.
DJANGO REINHARDT: All of Me/ Begin the Beguine/ Belleville/ Blue Lou/ Blues/ Blues/ Blues Clair/ Bolero/ Bolero (alt)/ Bouncin' Around/ Brick Top/ Brick Top/ Cavalerie/ Coquette/ Coucou/ Crépuscule/ Diminushing/ Dinette/ Django's Tiger/ Douce Ambiance/ Echoes of France/ Echoes of Spain/ Embraceable You/ Eveline/ Fantaisie/ Fantaisie Sur une Danse Norvégienne/ Festival 48/ Festival Swing/ Festival Swing 1942, Pt. 2/ Fleur d'Ennui/ How High the Moon/ I Can't Give You Anything But Love/ I Won't Dance/ I'll See You in My Dreams/ I've Found a New Baby/ Improvisation No. 3, Pt. 1/ Improvisation No. 3, Pt. 2/ Just for Fun/ Lentement, Mademoiselle/ Liebesfreud/ Lover Man/ Mabel/ Mabel/ Mabel (alt)/ Manoir de Mes RÍves/ Mike/ Minor Swing/ My Serenade/ Naguine/ Nuages/ Nuages/ Oh, Lady Be Good/ Oiseaux des Lles/ Ol' Man River/ On the Sunny Side of the Street/ Oui/ Out of Nowhere/ Paramount Stomp/ Petits Mensonges (Little White Lies)/ Pour Vous (Exactly Like You)/ R-Vingt-Six/ Rhythme Futur/ Si Tu Savais/ Speevey/ St. Louis Blues/ Stephane's Blues/ Stockholm/ Sugar/ Sweet Georgia Brown/ Sweet Sue, Just You/ Swing '41/ Swing '42/ Swing de Paris/ Swingin' With Django/ Swingtime in Springtime/ Tea for Two/ To Each His Own Symphony/ Undecided/ Vendredi 13/ Viper's Dream/ What Is This Thing Called Love?/ Yeux Noirs/ You Rascal You/ Younger Generation/ Yours and Mine

 
DJANGO REINHARDT JSP JSPCD 919 Django In Rome, 1949/50 ● CD $28.98
Four CD set with 90 tracks newly remastered by Ted Kendall.
DJANGO REINHARDT: After You've Gone/ All The Things You Are/ Anniversary Song/ Artillerie Lourde/ Artillerie Lourde/ Begin The Beguine/ Black Night/ Blue Lou/ Blue Skies/ Boogie Woogie/ Brazil/ Brick Top/ C Jam Blues/ Clopin Clopant/ Daphne/ Darktown Strutters Ball/ Debussy's Reverie/ Dinette/ Djangology/ Double Whisky/ Dream Of You/ Dream Of You/ For Sentimental Reasons/ Greig's Norwegian Dance/ Hallelujah/ Honeysuckle Rose/ Honeysuckle Rose/ How High The Moon/ I Can't Get Started/ I Can't Give You Anything But Love/ I Got Rhythm/ I Saw Stars/ I Surrender Dear/ I'll Never Be The Same/ Improvisation No. 4/ It Might As Well Be Spring/ It's Only A Paper Moon/ Jersey Bounce/ Just A Gigolo/ La Mer/ Liza/ Lover Man/ Man I Love, The/ Manior De Mes Reves/ Manior De Mes Reves/ Marie/ Menilmontant/ Micro/ Micro/ Micro/ Minor Blues/ Minor Swing/ Minor Swing/ My Blue Heaven/ My Melancholy Baby/ Nagasaki/ Nature Boy/ Night And Day/ Nuages/ Nuages/ Ou Es-Tu Mon Amour/ Over The Rainbow/ Peanut Vendor, The/ Pigalle/ Place De Broukere/ Rosetta/ Royal Garden Blues/ Russian Songs Melody/ September Song/ Sophisticated Lady/ St James' Infirmary/ St Louis Blues/ Stormy Weather/ Stormy Weather/ Sweet Georgia Brown/ Sweet Georgia Brown/ Swing '39/ Swing '42/ Swing Guitars/ Tchaikovsky's Starry Night/ Time On My Hands/ Tisket A Tasket, A/ Troublant Bolero/ Undecided/ Vous Qui Passez Sans Me Voir/ Webster/ What A Difference A Day Made/ What Is This Thing Called Love/ Word Is Is Waiting For The Sunshine, The/ to Each His Own

 
SHORTY ROGERS JSP JSPCD 944 Volume 1: 1946-1954 ● CD $28.98
5 CDs, 93 tracks, 200+ mins, recommended
Trumpet Ace, Bandleader, Composer, Milton M. Rajonsky was born in Massachusetts in 1924 and by the early 1950's found himself on the opposite coast as Shorty Rogers, a major figurehead in the nascent West Coast Jazz movement. This 5 CD set adds one disc and an additional 17 tracks (mostly from the Stan Kenton era) to the Proper Box 92 set that (GM) has so ably reviewed in newsletter #140. This set lacks the Proper book and the notes are basic at best, but musically it's all the Shorty Rogers you need from this early portion of his long career. (RB)

 
JO STAFFORD JSP JSPCD 950 Her Greatest Hits ● CD $28.98
Perhaps this whopping four-CD, 108-track collection should be titled "Her Greatest Hits, And More." Jo Stafford, a premier jazz-pop singer of the late '30s onward, had a great voice, substantial musicianship behind her, an undeniable sex appeal, and a seemingly limitless repertoire, if you judge by what's on this compilation. Each CD is split into thematic or chronological segments. CD one -- "Pied Pipers, Tommy Dorsey, Early Recordings" is her entry point as a big band "chick" singer including seminal tunes "In a Little Spanish Town," "Yes Indeed," and "Embraceable You." CD two, consisting of "V Discs, Airchecks, Solos, Collaborations" may be the least interesting, but features familiar tunes as "Haunted Heart" and "The Gentleman Is a Dope." Her actual "greatest hits" are on CD three, while CD four is a mix of obscurities and jazz standards wrapped in the caveat "Pops, Jazz, Standards, Showtime." Fans of Stafford should salivate for the opportunity to buy this comprehensive overview of her career, lovingly issued by the reliable JSP label.

 
FATS WALLER JSP JSPCD 927 Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1- Messin' Around With The Blues ● CD $28.98
4 CD box set, 110 Tracks, 5 Hours 15 Minutes, highly recommended
With certainly not as much well-known material as on the great and recommended Volume 2, this volume (which, due to the strenuous brilliant research and compiling it entailed was issued AFTER Vol.2) presents the earliest recordings from the ever-wonderful Fats Waller, tracing the roots of his early influences to offer the cornerstone of his future style. From vaudevillian singer Sara Martin to blues maven Alberta Hunter, to gospel performer J.C. Burnett and on to the Big Band swing of the Fletcher Henderson Band and beyond, Waller shows incredible chops and the keen ear of a first call accompanist. In the many solo pipe organ recordings, Waller dazzles with his deft touch and incessant swing. Grounded in the stride piano style, armed with a vast knowledge of current popular song styles and forms (and a love of Bach, too!), Waller combined his innate desire to entertain with his rich wit to go on to become one of the most unique and important voices in the history of jazz. Listen here and you'll hear how that voice developed. Not only will you learn much, you'll have a delightful time of it! Decent notes and the sound quality is as good as one could hope for. (RB)

 
FATS WALLER JSP JSPCD 928 The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: Handful Of Keys ● CD $28.98
4 CD box set, 101 tracks, 5 Hours 15 mins, highly recommended
Subtitled "Pianist, Songwriter, Entertainer, Innovator," this set covers recordings from 1929-1934, wherein Thomas "Fats" Waller proves he was a master of these descriptors. Easily taken for granted with his bubbly and entertaining personality and accessible style, it's easy to forget what a true artist Waller was and what a great and long lasting contribution he made to jazz. This set puts it all into perspective, from deft/bristling keyboard runs to energetic, often-satiric vocals. Waller, a brilliant stride pianist, dabbles with New Orleans Hot, Boogie and "Chicago" styles of jazz, turning it into a style uniquely his own. Hard to imagine there was a Great Depression on when these tracks were recorded (leading to Waller only releasing two sides in 1930); the songs are upbeat, light-hearted, and joyous - very representative of a man that lived life to its fullest. Beautifully compiled and with very nice sound, the only thing this fantastic set is lacking are notes that are worthy of the music and the effort that went into putting this together. Five hours plus of music and you still want more... (RB)
FATS WALLER: A Porterís Love Song To A Chambermaid/ A Shine On Your Shoes-Louisiana Hayride/ After Youíve Gone/ Ainít Misbehaviní/ Arkansas Blues/ Armful Oí Sweetness/ Baby, Oh! Where Can You Be?/ Baby, Oh! Where Can You Be?/ Baby, Oh! Where Can You Be?/ Baby, Oh! Where Can You Be?/ Believe It, Beloved/ Big Business: Part 1/ Big Business: Part 2/ Breakiní The Ice/ Chances Are/ China Boy/ Dallas Blues/ Do Me A Favor/ Donít Let It Bother You/ Dragginí My Heart Around/ Dream Man/ Egyptian-Ella/ Gee, Ainít I Good To You?/ Georgia May/ Girls Like You Were Meant For Boys Like Me/ Gladyse/ Gladyse/ Goiní About/ Goiní About/ Handful Of Keys/ Harlem Fuss/ Have A Little Dream On Me/ Honeysuckle Rose/ How Can You Face Me?/ I Got The Ritz From The One I Love/ I Need Someone Like You/ I Wish I Were Twins/ I Wish I Were Twins/ I Would Do Anything For You/ I Would Do Anything For You/ If It Isnít Love/ Iíd Love It/ Iím Crazy ‘Bout My Baby/ Iím Crazy ‘Bout My Baby/ Iím Growing Fonder Of You/ Iím Sorry Dear/ Iíve Got A Feeling Iím Falling/ Iíve Got A Feeling Iím Falling/ Iíve Got a Feeling Iím Falling/ Letís Pretend Thereís A Moon/ Lies/ Lookiní For Another Sweetie/ Lookiní Good But Feeliní Bad/ Love Me Or Leave Me/ Love Me Or Leave Me/ Mandy/ Mean Old Bed Bug Blues/ Mean Old Bed Bug Blues/ Miss Hannah/ My Fate Is In Your Hands/ My Fate Is In Your Hands/ My Feelinís Are Hurt/ Numb Fumbliní/ Peggy/ Plain Dirt/ Ridiní But Walkiní/ Royal Garden Blues/ Serenade For A Wealthy Widow/ Six Or Seven Times/ Smashing Thirds/ St Louis Blues/ Sweet Savannah Sue/ Sweetie Pie/ Tanglefoot/ Tanglefoot/ Thatís All/ Thatís How I Feel Today/ Thatís What I Like About You/ The Minor Drag/ The Way I Feel Today/ Then Iíll Be Tired Of You/ Tiger Rag/ Turn On The Heat/ Valentine Stomp/ Valentine Stomp/ Waiting At The End Of The Road/ Waiting At The End Of The Road/ Waiting At The End of The Road/ Waitiní At The End Of The Road/ When Iím Alone/ Where Ever Thereís A Will/ Wherever Thereís A Will, Baby/ Wonít You Get Off It, Please?/ Yellow Dog Blues/ Yellow Dog Blues/ Yes Suh!/ Yes Suh!/ You Donít Understand/ You Rascal You/ Youíre Not The Only Oyster In The Stew/ Youíve Got To Be Modernistic

 
FATS WALLER JSP JSPCD 946 Volume 3 - Rhythm & Romance, 1934-1936 ● CD $28.98
The third volume in this indispensible series features 103 tracks recorded between November 1934 and August 1936 by this musical giant at the peak of his powers. It includes his historic recordings of My Very Good Friend The Milkman/ I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter/ I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby among many others. Fst is joined by musicians like Al Casey, Gene Sedric, Rudy Powell, Herman Autrey, Benny Morton and others. This set includes a recently discovered alternate take of Lulu's Back In Town.
FATS WALLER: 'Cross Patch'/ (Oh Suzannah) Dust Off That Old Pianna/ 12th Street Rag/ A Little Bit Dependent/ A Sweet Beginning Like This/ African Ripples/ All My Life/ Alligator Crawl/ Baby Brown/ Baby Brown/ Back Up To Me/ Because Of Once Upon a Time/ Big Chief De Sota/ Black Raspberry Jam/ Black Raspberry Jam/ Blue Because Of You/ Brother, Seek And Ye Shall Find/ Bye, Bye, Baby/ Cabin In the Sky/ Christopher Columbus/ Cinders/ Clothes Line Ballet/ Dinah/ Fat And Greasy/ Fat And Greasy/ Fractious Fingering/ Functionizin'/ Garbo Green/ Georgia Rockin' Chair/ Got a Bran' New Suit/ Hate To Talk About Myself/ I Ain't Got Nobody/ I Ain't Got Nobody/ I Believe In Miracles/ I Got Rhythm/ I Just Made Up With That Old Girl Of Mine/ I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby/ I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself a Letter/ I'm On a See-Saw/ I'm a Hundred Per Cent For You/ I'm a Hundred Per Cent For You/ I've Got My Fingers Crossed/ It's No Fun/ It's a Sin To Tell a Lie/ Just As Long As the World Goes 'Round And 'Round/ Latch On/ Let's Sing Again/ Loafin' Time/ Louisiana Fairy Tale/ Louisiana Fairy Tale/ Lounging At the Waldorf/ Lulu's Back In Town/ Lulu's Back In Town/ Moon Rose/ My Very Good Friend the Milkman/ Night Wind/ Oooh! Look-A-There, Ain't She Pretty?/ Pardon My Love/ Paswonky/ Rhythm And Romance/ Rosetta/ Rosetta/ Sing An Old Fashioned Song/ Somebody Stole My Gal/ Spreadin' Rhythm Around/ Stay/ Sugar Blues/ Sugar Rose/ Sweet And Low/ Sweet Sue/ Sweet Sue/ Sweet Thing/ Take It Easy/ That Never To Be Forgotten Night/ The Curse Of an Aching Heart/ The Curse Of an Aching Heart/ The Girl I Left Behind Me/ The More I Know You/ The Panic Is On/ Theif In the Night/ There Goes My Attraction/ There'll Be Some Changes Made/ There's Going To Be the Devil To Pay/ Truckin'/ Until the Real Thing Comes Along/ Us On a Bus/ Viper's Drag/ West Wind/ What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You?)/ What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You?)/ When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful/ Whose Honey Are You?/ Whose Honey Are You?/ Why Do I Lie To Myself About You?/ Woe! Is Me/ You Fit Into the Picture/ You Stayed Away Too Long/ You're Not the Kind/ You're So Darn Charming/ You're So Darn Charming/ You're the Cutest One/ You're the Picture (I'm the Frame)/ You've Been Taking Lessons In Love

 
FATS WALLER JSP JSPCD 948 Volume 4 Of The Complete Recorded Works, 1936-1938 ● CD $28.98
4 CDs, 104 Tracks 180+ mins, highly recommended
Listed before not not reviewed. In continuing to offer the complete recorded works of Fats Waller, JSP offers a cultural treasure chest nearly unequalled in the history of recorded music. These 4 discs encompass recordings done in Fats' native New York, Chicago, and Hollywood, Ca between a busy touring schedule. While most of the songs are standard "pop" fair, Waller and his steady band of ace musicians (Herman Autrey-Trumpet, Gene Sedric-Clarinet & Tenor sax, Albert Casey-guitar, Cedric Wallace-bass, and Wilmore "Slick" Jones -drums) elevate the pieces to an art form, providing swinging, inventive rhythms, deft solos, and top drawer interplay. Waller's infectious, humorous vocals are present in most of the tunes (there are quite a few instrumentals...), offering a casual listening access to most folk, while his virtuoso piano playing will keep the jazz buff's attention and then some. Wallers prodigious talents flow into The Sheik of Araby and Why do Hawaiians Sing Aloha? and raise such fluff to a gold standard. This set also offers such gems as Honeysuckle Rose/ Tea For Two/ The Joint is Jumpin', and On the Sunny Side of the Street. This is volume 4 (16 discs so far) and STILL not too much Fats Waller. Excellent transfers and sound, and the notes are wonderful! (RB)

 
FATS WALLER JSP JSPCD 949 Volume 5 Of The Complete Recorded Works, 1938-1940 ● CD $28.98
4 CDs, 101 Sides 180+ mins, highly recommended
Listed before but not reviewed. With Vol. 5 we get Fats with his ace "Rhythm" (Herman Autrey-Trumpet,Gene Sedric-Clarinet & Tenor sax, Albert Casey-guitar, Cedric Wallace-bass, and Wilmore "Slick" Jones -drums) on about half the sides, with the other tracks made up of American "names" (Max Kaminsky, Lee Wiley, Eddie Condon, Gene Austin) and some "Continentals" from a couple trips to London. The London sides provide some interesting and unique forays into one of Waller's loves - the pipe organ. The organ tracks feature spirituals and two tracks with Adelaide Hall on vocals and an insight into a deep spiritual side of Waller's personality usually well concealed behind his playful, swinging jazz side. The London dates also offer The London Suite (8 sides - June 13, 1939), Waller's "serious" piece composed for pipe organ. Interesting, but really not as much a satisfying masterpiece as so many of the three-minute tunes he created with his Rhythm. The last 12 tracks on disc 4 are alternative cuts. The Rhythm tracks are the usual gold standard Fats Waller, with the rest a window into other aspects of this musical master that satisfy, but don't quite delight. Vol. 5 has typical great sound and notes from JSP and offers further proof of the phenomenal talent of one of the most important and influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. (RB)

 
FATS WALLER JSP JSPCD 952 Volume 6 Of The Complete Recorded Works (5 CD set) ● CD $31.98
The sixth and final volume devoted to the complete recordings of the great Fats Waller is a five CD set with 112 tracks. It includes all his remaining commercial recordings from 1940 through 1943 along with all his V-disc recordings. The fifth disc includes seven tracks where Fats is thought to be present including side by Ethel Waters, Gene Austin with Orchestra, Shilkret's Rhythm Melodists and The Seven Gallon Jug Band along with 16 alternate takes from sessions on the first four CDs.


 

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