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#121 Post by lindyholic » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:42 am

trev wrote:
lindyholic wrote:I just went on a major spree yesterday :)...Expecting them all within the week.

Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1936 - 1937

Where did you get this one?. Just wondering because i've had bad luck ordering it online.
http://www.worldsrecords.com/

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#122 Post by lindyholic » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:43 am

GemZombie wrote:
lindyholic wrote: Bob Crosby - A Proper Introduction to Bob Crosby
I just played a bunch of that today on my radio show. Very good collection. I particularly liked the version(s) of Diga Diga Doo.
I'm really looking forward to getting it. I just listened to my one Bob Crosby yesterday when I was ripping the album so I could put it on my iPod. Needless to say I said to myself "I need to get some more of this guy". I'm pretty excited :D.

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#123 Post by lindyholic » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:47 am

And just when I thought I would stop, I went out to A&B Sound and spent some of my gift cards there today.

Slim Gaillard - Laughing in Rhythm (Proper Box Set)
Coleman Hawkins - Portrait (Already took a listen at this, not much great stuff but a steal at $7.50).
Pete Fountain - The Best of Dixieland
Teddy Wilson - The Elegant Mister Wilson
Kid Ory - Creole Classics
Jimmy Dorsey and His Dorseyland Jazz Band - Complete 1949 - 1950 Master Takes
Charlie Barnet - Wings Over Manhattan
King Oliver - 1929 - 1930 (JSP 2 Discs)
Red Nichols - 1929 (CC)

I've done some preliminary listening already and there's some really good stuff. Some of the cds are about 50/50, but the 50% that's good is well worth it.

Now I gotta stop buying music...

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#124 Post by trev » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:52 am

mmm a&b sound...

I used to work right next to the one on Seymour St. That place is a dangerous way to spend a lunch break. :P

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#125 Post by lindyholic » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:59 am

trev wrote:mmm a&b sound...

I used to work right next to the one on Seymour St. That place is a dangerous way to spend a lunch break. :P
Tell me about it! It's really dangerous because they can order stuff in and it's all soooo cheap. I haven't been to the one in Vancouver for a while, I may need to make a trip over to Vancouver sometime soon...

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#126 Post by Campus Five » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:52 am

Benny Carter - The Music Master - Proper Box
Anita O'Day - Young Anita - Proper Box
Rex Stewart - 1934-1946 - Classics
Various - Spirituals to Swing - Vanguard 3 Disc
Peggy Lee / Benny Goodman - Complete - Columbia
Lester Young - The "Kansas City" Sessions - Commodore
The Savoy Sultans with Panama Francis
Charlie Christian - The First Master of The Electric Guitar - JSP 4 Disc

Almost all of the CD's had some great danceable tunes.
BUT - The Savoy Sultans with Panama Francis disc is one of the WORST things I've ever heard. Its souless modern rerecordings of obvious, overplayed crap. You see Savoy Sultans and Panama Francis and you think, "this should be good." But it sounds like that "In the Digital Mood" Glenn Miller rerecording. And I was really looking forward to it!
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#127 Post by Bob the Builder » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:03 am

There is a few Panama Frances / Savoy Sultans. Which one is it:
Savoy Sultans
Savoy Sultans
Get up and Dance with the Savoy Sultans

I've heard some tracks of one of these on Yehoodi Radio and it sounded good.

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#128 Post by Charleston Charlie » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:08 am

My radio show comprises jazz, swing, pop & world music from the 20s-40s, so...

I have recently bought:
Ernesto Lecuona & The Lecuona Cuban Boys Vol. 1,
Ernesto Lecuona & The Lecuona Cuban Boys, Volume 4
The Mound City Blue Blowers:1935-1936
Coleman Hawkins: Hawk In The 30's
Artie Shaw: Self Portrait Box Set
Artie Shaw: Early Radio Transcriptions: 1936-1938
Duke Ellington: Braggin' In Brass: 1938 Recordings
The Georgia Washboard Stompers: Complete Recordings
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Okeh and Victor Sessions
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#129 Post by main_stem » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:37 am

Campus Five wrote: Lester Young - The "Kansas City" Sessions - Commodore
One of my favorite Prez albums, I Got Rhythm and Three Little Words (Alt take) are worth it alone.
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#130 Post by mousethief » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:20 am

Artie Shaw, The Centennial Collection
Pee Wee Russell, His Best Recordings 1927-1944
Fletcher Henderson, Blue Rhythm
Various, Hollywood Swing and Jazz
Count Basie/Oscar Peterson, Satch & Josh... Again
Charlie Shavers, Charlie Shaves and the Blues Singers
Jimmie Lunceford, Stomp It Off Vol 1
Various, Cocktails with Cole Porter

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#131 Post by GemZombie » Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:03 am

lindyholic wrote:
GemZombie wrote:
lindyholic wrote: Bob Crosby - A Proper Introduction to Bob Crosby
I just played a bunch of that today on my radio show. Very good collection. I particularly liked the version(s) of Diga Diga Doo.
I'm really looking forward to getting it. I just listened to my one Bob Crosby yesterday when I was ripping the album so I could put it on my iPod. Needless to say I said to myself "I need to get some more of this guy". I'm pretty excited :D.

Harrison
Interesting thing about Bob Crosby is that he was one of the few bandleaders that didn't play an instrument, didn't sing, and really didn't have much musically to bring to the band at all. The band itself was suffering from losing their bandleader, who was also the drummer. So they started looking for a leader and groomed Crosby into the job. He had the name, and they had the musicians... worked out pretty well.

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#132 Post by Campus Five » Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:45 pm

BOB -

It's Pamama Francis and The Savoy Sultans - Everything Swings - Viper's Nest - 1996.

Specifically, it just so modern sounding and just doesn't swing in 30's/40's way - its very post 50's Basie, not in a good way. Also, most of the songs are 4+ minutes, and the songs just tend to go on and on, like a lot of modern stuff. I'd hate to have to choreograph to anything on here, if that makes any sense. There's nothing but solo, solo, solo, solo. The arrangement doesn't have much to latch on to.

Also, since I saw Panama's name, I thought it must be good. Here he sounds like any post-50's big band drummer, and without distinction at that.

And that's the bigger problem - if you're going to claim connection to the home of happy feet, you'd better be able to back it up, rather than just sound like pretty much any number of soulless rerecordings.
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#133 Post by djstarr » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:09 am

mousethief wrote:Artie Shaw, The Centennial Collection
Pee Wee Russell, His Best Recordings 1927-1944
Kalman
How are these two? I've gotten a lot of compliments lately on my sets, and I think it's because I've been playing a lot more Artie Shaw than normal, but I only have 3 CDs so I need some more.

And the one CD I have of Pee Wee (Pee Wee Swings) is excellent, so I'd be interested in getting more of him.

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#134 Post by KevinSchaper » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:59 pm

Campus Five wrote:BOB -

It's Pamama Francis and The Savoy Sultans - Everything Swings - Viper's Nest - 1996.
Other than three poorly recorded live discs, that's the worst stuff you can find by the group..

"Vol 1" "Vol 2" and "Gettin' in the Groove" are all good, as is the George Kelly led album with the same group, "In Cimiez"

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#135 Post by Travis » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:20 am

My score from the holidays:

Duke Ellington: The Duke's Men - Small Groups Vol 1 (Columbia)
Duke Ellington: The Duke's Men - Small Groups Vol 2 (Columbia)
Ella Fitzgerald: The Early Years Part 2 (Jazz Heritage)
Heny "Red" Allen & His New York Orchestra (JSP)
Django Reinhardt & His American Friends (Definitive)
Andy Kirk/Mary Lou Williams: Mary's Idea (Decca)
Jimmie Noone: Apex Blues (Decca)
Benny Goodman: On the Air 1937-1938 (Columbia)
Sidney Bechet: Chronogical Classics 1949 vol. 3
Sidney Bechet: Chronogical Classics 1950
Sidney Bechet: Chronogical Classics 1951-1952

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