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#76 Post by Matthew » Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:39 pm

Brenda, you need this:

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Fats Waller Doesn't Sing!

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#77 Post by djstarr » Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:26 pm

that is *damn* funny - thanks Matthew! I might have to get it - it doesn't overlap too much with what is on The Very Best of Fats Waller, which is the only CD I have of his right now.

I heard (and played) a lot of Fats Waller in LA - Swifty would be happy that Fats Waller's Honeysuckle Rose was played several times over the weekend.

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#78 Post by kitkat » Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:30 pm

Best of Dukes of Dixieland - Dukes of Dixieland (Curb)
The Jazz Arranger, vol. 1 (Columbia)
Swing tanzen verboten! (Proper)
Essence of Swing - Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra (Drive Archive / Jazz Panorama)
Platinum & Gold Collection - Louis Armstrong (Bluebird)
Ebony Rhapsody: The Great Duke Ellington Vocalists - Duke Ellington (Bluebird)
Katharine Whalen's Jazz Squad (Mammoth)
The Essential Ella Fitzgerald (Verve)
Live at the Lindy Binge - The Dream Team (Marcelo Tesón? LA/OC Lindy Binge?)
Ultimate Anita O'Day (Verve)

Reviews:
I'd already wanted Swing Tanzen Verboten, P&G Louis, and Lindy Binge, so of course I like those.
Dukes I got because I thought I had something on MP3 of theirs and it was $1.95. It turns out I have Limehouse Blues, which is a bad, jumbled take, but I like this CD. No liner notes, though. 3 vocal tracks, 2 of which are good on a quick skim. 20's-style music done between '48 & '74, I think.
Essence of Swing is good if you don't have any Casa Loma CDs like me, but I imagine there's gotta be stuff out there where the energy shines through more.
Jazz Arranger: They all start to sound the same because they're mastered early music, but the selection of songs is great. I could never listen to this CD straight through, but I imagine I'll try to pull one tune a set off of it.
Ebony Rhapsody, Ella, Katharine Whalen, & Anita O'Day: I got them because they were vocal. The first was the only used old vocal CD I found in Canterbury and though it's not all swinging, I'm glad I got it. The Ella one I only got because I have almost nothing of hers and it was cheap--I think I got what I paid for. Katharine Whalen's stuff is surprisingly good, and it's modern recording technology. Anita O'Day's is good enough to spin from, but not breathtaking. I'm not blown away by any of this, but I'm not going to try to pawn any of it off, either.

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#79 Post by Swifty » Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:12 pm

djstarr wrote:...Swifty would be happy that Fats Waller's Honeysuckle Rose was played several times over the weekend.
It doesn't take much. :D

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#80 Post by Soupbone » Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:29 pm

Here are the 10 most recent additions to my collection (in no order):

Mildred Bailey - The Incomparable Mildred Bailey (Columbia)
Sidney Bechet - The Fabulous Sidney Bechet (Blue Note)
Bunny Berigan and His Boys - 1935-136 (Chronological Classics)
Teddy Wilson - Early Session Hop (Past Perfect)
Jay McShann and his Orchestra - Jumpin the Blues (Proper)
King Oliver - Riverside Blues (Past Perfect)
Jack Teagarden - Stars Fell on Alabama (Past Perfect)
and thanks to my wife's xmas gift to me
Mora's Modern Rhythmists - Mr. Rhythmist Goes to Town (Mr. Ace)
Mora's Modern Rhythmists - My Favorite Band (Mr. Ace)
Mora's Modern Rhythmists - Goblin Market (Mr. Ace)
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#81 Post by kitkat » Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:36 pm

How do you like the Bailey, Berrigan, Wilson, Oliver, & Teagarden albums?

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#82 Post by lindyholic » Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:56 am

Now that I have a job I can start buying music again. I bought 2 albums today...

The Complete Okeh/Brunswick Recordings - Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Jeep's Blues - Johnny Hodges

I also ordered the Johnny Hodges Proper Box Set.

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#83 Post by djstarr » Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:20 pm

Stuff I got at Amoeba - all in the Used section:

Benny Carter - Further Definitions - [Julius' pick for me - excellent! Nice version of Cottontail for dancing]
Sarah Vaughan - The Benny Carter sessions [despite being advertised as "the explosive side of Sarah Vaughan" there are a couple of blues songs, but nothing I would play for lindy hop]
Count Basie - Live at the Sands [classic selections; I resisted getting the CDs with Frank Sinatra since they were full price]
Louis Armstrong - The California Concerts - [features various versions of the All Star band through the 50's - I really like Mack the Knive [LIVE] from Newport '57 so I have high hopes for this set]
Sidney Bechet - The Fabulous Sidney Bechet [Gary - we obviously share the same impeccable taste ;-) ]
The Duke Ellington Small Bands - Back Room Romp [a pick from Harrison - so how can I go wrong?]
Jack Teagarden - jazz great [I've loved everything from Mr. T so far, and this has Edmond Hall, Walter Page, and Jo Jones on it, so it should be good]
Slim and Slam - Masters of Jazz [French release - the liner notes are in French! - I guess you take your chances in the used bin; this is my first Slim and Slam and they are damn funny....good material for a food set]
Ella and Louis again [backed by Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis and Louis Bellson - this is a major groove alert!]
Kevin Mahogany - Another Time Another Place [really beautiful voice, but a little too freestyle for dancing - nice version of Goodbye Pork Pie Hat and I Believe She was Talkin' 'bout me that are danceable]
Diana Krall - When I Look in Your Eyes [too smooth for me; and I'm old enough to like Michael Franks' version of Popsicle Toes better, but she is also nice to listen to]
Junior Mance - with a lotta help from my friends [haven't listtened yet to this]

and of course I got Live at the Lindy Binge CD --- this got played a lot at the LA Exchange and I had a great dance to "It had to be you" - worth picking up!

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#84 Post by mark0tz » Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:58 am

Got these as the Louisana Music Factory (LMF) while in New Orleans:

Harlam Hamfats - Harlem Hamfats, Vol. 4 [Document]
Good, moderately tempo'd, fun music. Can't wait to get others from this collection.

Georgia Wasboard Stompers - Complete Recordings [Jazz Oracle]
This is the gem of my purchases so far. The talent, the energy and excitement of this band is overpowering. It's mostly all fast, with Tiger Rag leading the pack. Awesome.

Henry "Red" Allen - 1929-1930 [JSP]
Not a Classics album as the name of the album would suggest. Haven't given this album a listen yet.

James P. Johnson - 1928-1938 [Classics]
They let me preview this album (even though it was new) at the store -- which I thought was cool. It had me from track 1, and I look forward to getting more of James P. Johnson's stuff. Great music.

Memphis Slim - Blue This Evening [1201 Music]
I wish I had more money and could have looked at the immense Blues section at the LMF. I'm enjoying this CD for some nice piano and guitar blues, even though allmusic.com doesn't like it much. Look forward to checking more of this artist out, too.

"Wild Bill" Davison - Live at the Memphis Jazz Festival [Jazzology]
I haven't listened to this much, but the vocal version of "I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll" was sweet. Interesting version of "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me," too -- much faster than the Sidney Bechet version.

Andy Kirk - Lotta Sax Appeal [Frog]
Great CD so far, but I haven't listened to it so much. This begins my love affair with a new label, Frog. They've got some great stuff to choose from, and all of it has been beautifully remastered.

McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Cotton Picker's Scat: 1930 [Frog]
Another item from Frog. Rex Stewart, Don Redmon, Benny Carter all appear on this album. This is volume 2 of a set. And from what the guy at LMF said, 1 and 3 were better. Volume 2 rocks from what little I've heard of it... will check the rest of it out today. The band is sweet.

Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - Live at Winter Garden, New York & Blue Note, Chicago [Storyville]
Great music with amazing musicians: Bobby Hacket, Jack Teagarden, Dick Cary, Barney Bigard, Eearl Hines, Sidney Catlett... amongst others. The recording quality isn't that great, and I need to give it a second listen. Most of it is pretty fast or kinda slow.

Various Artists - Get Easy Blues [Frog]
I haven't given this one much of a listen, but played "Geechie River Blues" and "Milenburg Joys" last night where I DJ, and both were well received and fun to dance to. The compilation is sweet, and guess what, another Frog release. This label rocks.

The Rhythm Rascals, Swing Rhythm Boys, Sid Phillips - Rhythm Rascals, Swing Rhythm Boys, Sid Phillips [Timeless]
Wow, some good stuff out of Britain. All of it swings despite being a bit campy. Most of it is pretty fast, but highly danceable. Look forward to giving it a good listen.

Chick Webb, Bill Challis, Woody Herman - The Orchestras of 1936-1937 [Circle]
Sweet studio transcriptions from these artists with a very good recording quality. I think I might have the Webb duplicated elsewhere, but I'll have to give it a better listen later on.

Overall, uhm, Frog label = rocks. Louisiana Music Factory = rocks. And I'm a bit poorer.
Mike Marcotte

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#85 Post by lindyholic » Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:45 pm

mark0tz wrote:
Henry "Red" Allen - 1929-1930 [JSP]
Not a Classics album as the name of the album would suggest. Haven't given this album a listen yet.
It's not half bad. I got it through E-Music back in the day and I just started listening to it the other day and there's some great stuff on there.

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#86 Post by julius » Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:29 am

ronnie magri and his new orleans jazz band: shim sham revue
jimmy scott: lost and found
andy kirk and his twelve clouds of joy: lotta sax appeal
jimmy scott: the source
ivie anderson: it don't mean a thing
topsy chapman: fine and mellow
the sidney bechet society: jam session concert
kermit ruffins: swing this
duke heitger's big four: prince of wails
bob french's original tuxedo jazz band: livin' the legacy
new orleans jazz vipers: (no title)
new orleans jazz vipers: live on frenchmen street
duke heitger and his swing band: rhythm is our business

i still haven't listened to all my amoeba purchases from the binge, either. i could easily have bought 50 more CDs in new orleans. unbelievable.

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#87 Post by SpuzBal » Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:52 am

How's the Sidney Bechet Society thing? I've been thinking about getting that for a while, especially since it has Wycliffe Gordon on it, who is rad.
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#88 Post by julius » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:43 pm

the songs are all about 7-9 minutes long so not very good for DJing, but the music is INSANE. i listened to the CD like 10 times in a row in new orleans. get it.

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#89 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:17 pm

Hi,

WOW my last ten. Hmmmm... I'm going to narrow it down a lot.

First, I'm new to the discussion board and my perspective is very
different. I'm not a dancer at all. I volunteer at a community run
radio station in Cleveland (FM 91.5). My radio show is a 2 hour
information and music oriented show.

When I buy CDs, it is generally used to help fill a particuar upcoming
show.

Here are a few of the most recent music related purchases I've made:
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[b]CD Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Stop Look & Listen-Less Familiar...[/b]
As you may know Jimmy Dorsey will have been 100 years young on Feb 29.
This CD is both vocal and instrument songs from the late 1930s thru
about 1945 or so. Most are dance related and would work well for the
dance DJs. The recording quality is good and enjoyable.
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[b]CD Lucky Millinder & His Orchestr - Apollo Jump - 2 CD set on Proper[/b]
Lucky is a less known NYC based band leader from the 1940s. His group
varies styles from novelty swing, blues, danceable swing and even some
primitive BeBop. I've listened to the first CD of the 2 CD set so
far. Some dance stuff. Most are vocal things varying in listenable
quality. In reading the liner notes the second CD will get into more
bebop and maybe some R&B. Maybe not a good choice if your looking for
lots of dance tracks, but for listening to a transitional big band
from NYC in the early to mid 1940s, this is a good set.
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Last, but not least is a DVD that everyone HAS to get:

[b]DVD on the outstanding Idem label called:
1157 LESTER YOUNG GREAT PERFORMANCES[/b]
Some of you may have seen the outstanding 1944 swing related musical
short called 'Jammin' The Blues'. Has some dance things along with
great swing and blues blowing. That entire video, along with
previously unrelased songs from the session are in the DVD. That
along makes this DVD a must have. But wait, there's more.

The only Charlie Parker television appearance on the Stage Entrance
show with Dizzy Gillespie, more; A great studio short film offering
five treasury clips featuring Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Lester
Young, Harry Edison, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich, Flip Phillips,
Ella Fitzgerald, more; An exemplary television program featuring the
Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers
and Jimmy Cobb, with the Gil Evans Orchestra

The only place I know to buy these Idem releases is

http://worldsrecords.com/

[Item Code: 50107 DVD: $22.00]
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If anyone knows about the Idem label, give me an email. There are
based on a small island country near Spain - Andorra. I have no more
info onthe label, but everyone of the DVDs I own by them is great.


Well enough babble about music for now.

Have a great Valentine's Day weekend,

Jerry

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#90 Post by main_stem » Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:43 pm

Jerry_Jelinek wrote:DVD on the outstanding Idem label called:
1157 LESTER YOUNG GREAT PERFORMANCES

Some of you may have seen the outstanding 1944 swing related musical
short called 'Jammin' The Blues'. Has some dance things along with
great swing and blues blowing. That entire video, along with
previously unrelased songs from the session are in the DVD. That
along makes this DVD a must have. But wait, there's more.
How's the transfer on this? I've heard there are some floating around that are pretty bad. I'm also looking for the Sound of Jazz telecast. Any idea where that can be found?
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