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THE HITS OF HARRY JAMES - 2 CD set
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THE HITS OF HARRY JAMES - 2 CD set

CD / Product Number: JASCD375

Harry James was, along with many other more well known artists of the WWII era, (Ie. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey) a pioneer of swing in it's rawest form. The basic foundations of his blues inspired compositions have been the baseboard of jump jivin' dancehall swing that we here all over the radio today and emulated by modern artists such as the Stray Cats and a myriad of Rockabilly groups heretofore and everything in between. James took this genre to the ... [MORE]

STAN KENTON and HIS ORCHESTRA - DESIGNS ON STANDARDS
£1,299.00

STAN KENTON and HIS ORCHESTRA - DESIGNS ON STANDARDS

CD / Product Number: JASCD368

A definate must for lovers of the Kenton-touch. Early recordings from 1943-47. Much of it not easily found before. Not a 'rewind' of much heard early numbers, but instead radio show and dance hall recordings of standards given the Kenton magic - nothing 'off the wall'- no complex concert performances. Just a strong Kenton Band with some powerful individual contributions, plus bursting, energetic scoring from Pete Rugolo. Just listen to the last fast ... [MORE]

ANITA O'DAY - FIRST LADY OF SWING
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ANITA O'DAY - FIRST LADY OF SWING

CD / Product Number: JASCD367

Back in those days, most featured performers in the band business had a tag, a slogan, and Anita O'Day's first billing with the Stan Kenton orchestra was 'A Bombshell In Modern Music'! Fortunately, this was soon replaced by the far more appropriate 'First Lady Of Swing' - appropriate because while most of the singers who worked with Kenton over the years were more or less 'unknowns' when they joined him, Anita was different. In 1943, after two years as ... [MORE]

GEORGE SHEARING - GEORGE MEETS THE LION
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GEORGE SHEARING - GEORGE MEETS THE LION

CD / Product Number: JASCD363

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In the austerity years which followed the ending of World War II, the British nation was constantly exhorted to 'Export, Export, Export!' in a desperate attempt to pay off the country's massive debts. The blind musician George Shearing took this seriously and 'exported' himself permanently to the United States. This may have meant one less mouth to feed but it also meant depriving Britain of one of its few internationally recognised Jazz ... [MORE]

 ALL ABOARD THE RUNAWAY TRAIN - CLASSIC TUNES  TALES TO GROW UP WITH
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ALL ABOARD THE RUNAWAY TRAIN - CLASSIC TUNES TALES TO GROW UP WITH

CD / Product Number: JASCD360

BURL IVES, SHIRLEY TEMPLE, PERRY COMO, DANNY KAYE AND MORE...
See track listing for full details. [MORE]

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Hillbilly Bop, Boogie and The Honky Tonk Blues Vol 3 - 1954-55 - DOUBLE CD
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VARIOUS ARTISTS - Hillbilly Bop, Boogie and The Honky Tonk Blues Vol 3 - 1954-55 - DOUBLE CD

CD / Product Number: JASCD3583

The third edition of the Hillbilly Bop, Boogie and honky tonk blues has arrived, this time rompin' and stompin' through 1954 to 1955. These boys had been 'Boppin' the Blues' in dimly lit, smoke filled clubs for years, long before the likes of Elvis who incidentally exploded onto the scene in 1954. Hillbilly Bop, Rockabilly or whatever you want to call it, this yet is another rip roarin' selection of Hot Rockin' Country Dance Music! See also JASMCD 3560/1 ... [MORE]

SAM BUTERA  and THE WITNESS - MUSIC FROM THE RAT RACE
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SAM BUTERA and THE WITNESS - MUSIC FROM THE RAT RACE

CD / Product Number: JASCD356

SAM BUTERA, whose frantic antics spark that dynamic group, The Witnesses, has just completed his first movie role, playing a saxophonist in the motion picture, 'The Rat Race'. It is very appropriate for this versatile and indefatigable saxist and singer to provide the romping, driving settings for these ten all-time standard favourites, which comprise the bulk of the musical score for the Curtis-Reynolds starring vehicle. Here's Sam, pride of the Louis ... [MORE]

LONNIE DONEGAN MEETS LEINEMANN - The Complete Sessions - DOUBLE CD
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LONNIE DONEGAN MEETS LEINEMANN - The Complete Sessions - DOUBLE CD

CD / Product Number: JASCD352

By the end of the 1960s, it might have seemed that Lonnie Donegan's career was going nowhere - but that career to date had been startling. Through the mid-1950s he had been the banjo player with Chris Barber's Jazz Band, with moments of glory as singer/guitarist of that band's 'Skiffle' unit. By the end of 1956, he was Britain's biggest 'Pop' sensation and as the decade finished, he had progressed from being 'King Of Skiffle' to an all-round entertainer ... [MORE]

PHIL HARRIS - HIS ORIGINAL  GREATEST HITS
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PHIL HARRIS - HIS ORIGINAL GREATEST HITS

CD / Product Number: JASCD350

To many people Phil Harris's fame started and ended with his role as the voice of Baloo the bear in Disney's Jungle Book. However this masterstroke of casting happened at the end of a singing career which started in the 1920s. This selection, which does cover his best and most popular work pre-Disney, dates from the 1940s, and many of the tracks will be familiar to anyone who remembers listening to radio programmes such as Children's Favourites then and ... [MORE]

THE KING SISTERS - QUEENS OF SONG
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THE KING SISTERS - QUEENS OF SONG

CD / Product Number: JASCD348

The six King sisters (only four of which sang together at any one time) In chronological order they were Maxine, Louise, Alyce, Donna, Yvonne and Marilyn, are one of the less famous sister groups of their era, despite having a very long career. While the Andrews sisters (for example) had an easily identifiable, unique sound, the King sisters did not - their music was fairly typical of the era, so perhaps that is why their music has almost been forgotton. ... [MORE]

SAM BUTERA - LOUIS PRIMA PRESENTS THE WILDEST CLAN
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SAM BUTERA - LOUIS PRIMA PRESENTS THE WILDEST CLAN

CD / Product Number: JASCD346

Louis Prima's prime ability to pull talent out of people instead of stuffing it in, has paid off with this album. With Louis, it's not enough to be a top musician - that you are or you don't get hired. You must also have the latent talent to be featured - to sing - do comedy - add to the mayhem that pervades each one of the Wildest's performances. In Sam Butera, he found not only a Witness, but a discipline. Sam, with the smoothest sensual tenor sax in ... [MORE]

RAY ANTHONY  and HIS ORCHESTRA - MARILYN  and OTHER GREAT HITS
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RAY ANTHONY and HIS ORCHESTRA - MARILYN and OTHER GREAT HITS

CD / Product Number: JASCD345

With roots firmly established in Jazz, and building on the pioneering innovations of Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra, the Big Bands became the white Pop music phenomenon of the 1930s, led by Benny Goodman. He was soon joined by the likes of Artie Shaw, the Dorsey Brothers, Harry James, Woody Herman, and a host more, all heading sizeable orchestras which purveyed a mixture of popular music imbued with the Jazz spirit. Perhaps reaching its peak with ... [MORE]

MARGARET WHITING - THE ONE AND ONLY
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MARGARET WHITING - THE ONE AND ONLY

CD / Product Number: JASCD343

Whether having a famous parent in the music business is an asset to any aspiring offspring is debatable. Consider having to live up to expectations, reaching the heights reached by one's mother or father - not an easy task if that person is, say, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra or Judy Garland. The Crosby brood did not ultimately succeed, and who could compete with Frank? But lucky for us, Miss Garland's girl, Liza Minelli, made the grade, and even if you ... [MORE]

A FRIENDLY SESSION VOLUME 1 - June Christie with Johnny Guarnieri
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A FRIENDLY SESSION VOLUME 1 - June Christie with Johnny Guarnieri

CD / Product Number: JASCD341

Would you believe that June Christy was only four years old when she made these recordings? No, she was not a child prodigy, but actually, as far as music is concerned, the name 'June Christy' simply did not exist until Summer, 1945. It happened this way: On 20th November, 1925, a girl, christened Shirley, was born into the Luster family of Springfield, Illinois, and Shirley only ever had one dream - to sing. By the time she was thirteen she was regularly ... [MORE]

LOUIS ARMSTRONG and  BING CROSBY - FUN WITH BING AND LOUIS
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LOUIS ARMSTRONG and BING CROSBY - FUN WITH BING AND LOUIS

CD / Product Number: JASCD336

The 1st cut starts with Crosby's theme song and then has a two minute (approx) dialog between Crosby and Armstrong in which they banter back and forth humorously. It's good, but I will probably skip to the 2nd cut when the banter starts on subsequent listenings. The quality of the radio shows is so high as to make today's TV shows seem like amateur hour by comparison. Armstrong was very highly revered by Crosby and it shows in the way Bing treats Louis on ... [MORE]

ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY
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ROSEMARY CLOONEY - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY

CD / Product Number: JASCD335

In his foreword to her autobiography ('This For Remembrance'), Bing Crosby describes Rosemary Clooney as a unique lady, able to deliver a song, any kind of song, with an unquenchable sense of humour. Whenever she's singing, there's an underlying feeling that she is amused and entertained. Unchanged through the years, congenial, never temperamental, he refers to her as a real 'trouper', a great lady. Penned in September 1977, little more than a month ... [MORE]

KEELY SMITH and  LOUIS PRIMA - TWIST WITH KEELY SMITH
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KEELY SMITH and LOUIS PRIMA - TWIST WITH KEELY SMITH

CD / Product Number: JASCD334

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This danceable CD is a re-issue from Jasmine Records from 1962. Originally released as two separate LP's on Dot Records, these two albums feature Keely backed by H.B. Barnum and his Combo and Louis with Sam and the Witnesses. These albums are from the period shortly after their divorce and Louis' return to Capitol Records. Keely does well on her own, and the band behind her serves better than Nelson Riddle or Billy May strictly for the type ... [MORE]

KEELY SMITH - BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE
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KEELY SMITH - BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE

CD / Product Number: JASCD333

Ease into your favourite chair, close your eyes, take a deep breath and inhale the essence of Kelly Smith's smoky voice. Her clear intimate tones will fill the room, and you will hear the perfect blend of lyric and melody. Words take on meaning - emotion. Melody takes on new depth, a subtle shading that lifts old known songs into new dimensions, 'Because You're Mine' is a tender, throbbing promise of the everlasting honeymoon. Recommeded if you like Ella ... [MORE]

DELLA REESE - THE BEST THING FOR YOU
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DELLA REESE - THE BEST THING FOR YOU

CD / Product Number: JASCD332

Della Reese is the ultimate performer. Her voice is beyond description:amazingly powerful, expressive with flawless elocution and most original articulation, that requires much taste to be appreciated by real connoissers! Each song is a unique composition and none is like the other. After you listened to Della, the other blues or jazz stars seem colourless, despite their own qualities, they all are outcasted by Della's incredible temperament and talent. ... [MORE]

LOUIS PRIMA and  KEELY SMITH - ON STAGE
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LOUIS PRIMA and KEELY SMITH - ON STAGE

CD / Product Number: JASCD331

Another one of Dot Records released on to CD , this recording was made at Wilbur Clark's Desert Hotel Inn. Surprisingly, it features Prima's trumpet playing more than anything. performance, we only hear two short songs from Keely. Lou Sino does his best displaying his ability to double and triple tongue on '12th Street Rag', while Sam struts his stuff on 'Crazy Little Bee'. Louis outdoes himself on his own composition 'The Chief's Special', a song titled ... [MORE]

LOUIS PRIMA  and KEELY SMITH - RETURN OF THE WILDEST
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LOUIS PRIMA and KEELY SMITH - RETURN OF THE WILDEST

CD / Product Number: JASCD330

This re-issue from the near end of the Prima/Smith combination is definitely a good one. Originally released in 1961 by Dot records, this album has all the original features that made the Prima/Smith/Butera crew a hit, though Dot Records still liked to throw in a violinist here or there. If you're looking for a wild romp with Prima and his boys, the title of this CD says it all. [MORE]

KEELY SMITH - A KEELY CHRISTMAS
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KEELY SMITH - A KEELY CHRISTMAS

CD / Product Number: JASCD329

Perennieal Christmas favourites arranged for Keely Smith by orchestral master Goerge Greely. Keely picks the finest crop of Christmas songs, from favourite carols like Silent Night and Adeste Fideles to novelty items like Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer as well as the most famous Christmas song of all White Christmas. This is a CD for all the family - the perfect accompaniment to the season of peace and good-will. [MORE]

KEELY SMITH - DEARLY BELOVED
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KEELY SMITH - DEARLY BELOVED

CD / Product Number: JASCD328

Ease into your favourite chair, close your eyes, take a deep breath and inhale the essence of Kelly Smith's smoky voice. Her clear intimate tones will fill the room, and you will hear the perfect blend of lyric and melody.Recommeded if you like Ella Fitzgerald, you'll like the less comprehensive, but still wonderful Keely Smith. [MORE]

LOUIS PRIMA - HIS GREATEST HITS
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LOUIS PRIMA - HIS GREATEST HITS

CD / Product Number: JASCD327

This CD contains some Louis Prima's New York hits from the days of 'His New Orleans Gang' to some time with his Orchestra. It is also the first album in which music master Morgan Thomas joined the band. The music on it varies so much, it is hard to pin-point what type of sounds Prima was making, but there are some very jaunty versions of his own composition 'Brooklyn Boogie' and the trumpet solo on 'The Music Goes Round and Round' is outstanding. Louis ... [MORE]

LOUIS PRIMA and  KEELY SMITH - LOUIS AND KEELY
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LOUIS PRIMA and KEELY SMITH - LOUIS AND KEELY

CD / Product Number: JASCD326

Louis Prima and wife Keely Smith released several collaborations, but this 1960 import reissue showcases one of their very best. Recorded for Dot Records in 1960, Louis and Keely features the duo performing swinging romantic tunes such as 'Night and Day', 'I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)', and 'And the Angels Sing'. Smith's vocal talents are at their peak (she overpowers Prima on several numbers), and the band is in top form. Prima was a master at ... [MORE]

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