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#31 Post by kitkat » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:42 am

I'm a little confused.

For those of you who've heard both the Retrieval and the Hep discs, which sounds better?

Or are they equal?

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#32 Post by trev » Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:15 pm

The Retrieval and Hep releases were both remastered by the same guy (John R.T Davies), so I would assume they are equally good.

The hard-to-find Chronogical Classics discs would be of varying or lesser quality.

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#33 Post by trev » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:54 pm

Bob the Builder wrote:
Toon Town Dave wrote:You can also try A & B Sound (a Western Canadian retailer).
Wow, They have some real Classics Stuff. How reliable have you found them?

Brian
Just an update - A & B Sound are 'upgrading' their online store, and have closed it down indefinately, cancelled all pending special orders. So i guess i'm not going to get that Classics MBRB 36-37 from them!

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#34 Post by Eyeball » Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:30 pm

WHich MBRB titles do you need?

I have quite a few MBRB LPs.

All I need is a CD burner.

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#35 Post by trev » Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:16 am

I don't need anything, but I am looking for the last lot of recordings they made from 1936-1937. Things like St. Louis Wiggle Rhythm, Barrelhouse, Big John's Special, Algiers Stomp, Callin' Your Bluff, Jammin for the Jack-Pot etc

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#36 Post by AlekseyKosygin » Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:09 pm

trev wrote:I don't need anything, but I am looking for the last lot of recordings they made from 1936-1937. Things like St. Louis Wiggle Rhythm, Barrelhouse, Big John's Special, Algiers Stomp, Callin' Your Bluff, Jammin for the Jack-Pot etc
hey mate,

those first 5 songs ARE still in print on the Retrieval discs...just sayin'

alex

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#37 Post by trev » Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:32 pm

Yes my mistake - I have the Retrieval discs on the way.

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Still lookin'

#38 Post by Lars » Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:34 pm

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Still looking.
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#39 Post by glenn » Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:30 pm

I can give you a copy if you want one.

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#40 Post by Bob the Builder » Mon May 01, 2006 6:51 am

This is really interesting.
A live recordings of Mills Blue Rhythm Band. The sound quality is really bad, but you can hear how great a band they were.

All Star Broadcasts - Bunny Berigan on the Compilation, Live label.
Tracks 15-17

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#41 Post by trev » Mon May 01, 2006 7:25 am

Good find, bob!

Apparently the MBRB were also featured in their own musical short film. Details at IMDB. I'd love to get a copy but it looks hard to come by.

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#42 Post by SpuzBal » Thu May 04, 2006 3:44 pm

AlekseyKosygin wrote:I'm still looking for the Three Peppers on Classics, that's some holy grail shit right there...
If you're interested to know, I found that a few years ago in the department store Ludwig Beck in Munich (though I think the store is a chain). It was €18 or so, which is certainly better than that $70 price on Amazon. Dunno how well they keep it in stock.
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#43 Post by AlekseyKosygin » Fri May 05, 2006 4:32 am

trev wrote:Good find, bob!

Apparently the MBRB were also featured in their own musical short film. Details at IMDB. I'd love to get a copy but it looks hard to come by.
They did a vitaphone short which I have, it's great seeing them play live but there's a lot of ugly stereotyping in it which definetly hinders the short from being something i'd recommend...

Alex

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Re: Still lookin'

#44 Post by trev » Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:55 pm

Lars wrote:Image

Still looking.
There's a copy on Gemm.com for the bargain price of $71 !! :shock:

But good news: I've heard that Chronological Classics have a new distributor, and it's likely that some, if not all of the out-of-print discs will eventually be re-issued. Here's hoping!

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#45 Post by Bob the Builder » Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:44 am

The funny thing is that for a while I had two of this CD.

I gave one to a good friend from a local radio station.

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