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This stunning 2CD set features 61 tracks which cover all of her original Polygon 78s lovingly re-mastered for the first time in one collection. In addition there are rare sides from Columbia and Decca, as well as rare overseas releases. From child star to her heyday and still performing today, six decades later! Petula Clark is a true icon of the music business. [MORE]
An excellent introduction to the Jasmine catalogue! This Glen Gray 2CD set contains many tracks from original 78 rpm discs which have previously not been available on CD before. Vocals by Eugene Baird and Skip Nelson and trumpet solos by Red Nichols, Bobby Hackett and Sonny Dunham. Consistently with our releases there is an illustrated booklet with comprehensive liner notes by George Hulme. Also included is a full discography with newly discovered ... [MORE]
With many recordings available on CD for the first time this 2 CD set covers the neglected 1940’s period of the band with some fantastic swing arrangements. Kicking off with the original 1937 recording of 'I’ll Love You In My Dreams' which was Heidt’s signature tune this is once again another superlative addition to the Jasmine catalogue. Full discography with newly discovered information and notes by George Hulme highlighting a very versatile band led by ... [MORE]
EntAfter the success of Nelson Eddy - 'Sings The Stephen Foster Songbook' JASCD 421, Jasmine now brings you another superlative collection from one of the greatest American writers and composers of the 19th century, Stephen Foster. Featuring Steven Fosters most famous songs: Beautiful Dreamer, I Dream Of Jeanie, My Old Kentucky Home, Old Folks At Home, and Oh! Susannah. This unique set features interpretations from six different artists including the ... [MORE]
A fantastic double CD covering various aspects of Gordon MacRae's career including two full-length LP's and one EP, with many duets with Jo Stafford. The orchestrations of Van Alexander, Paul Weston, Frank DeVol and George Greeley. In addition are many show tunes, country and western favourites and inspirational seasonal songs. Featuring 'Stranger In Paradise' which was one of the most popular songs in 1954 remaining in the billboard charts for nineteen ... [MORE]
Another double CD offering from Jasmine. Featuring three Kay Starr albums in their entirety for the first time, 'Song By Kay Starr', 'The Kay Starr Style' and 'Kay Starr In A Blue Mood' Plus more!. Boasting the big hits 'Side By Side', 'When My Dreamboat Comes Home' and the original 'Rock And Roll Waltz'. Also featuring hits that are making their CD debut along with much sought after rarities like 'Honeymoon', 'There Ain't No Sweet Man Worth The Salt Of ... [MORE]
Traditional pop singer Eydie Gormé carved out a place for herself in several areas of entertainment, from the mid '50s to the mid '70s, she consistently scored in the pop charts. This 2CD set covers Eydie's period with the Coral label and some early ABC-Paramount work. The Coral tracks include the upbeat number [MORE]
Boasting 29 tracks from his early recordings with the King and Coral labels. 22 of these are making their debut on CD. Steve’s first Coral album About That Girl is here in its entirety including such gems as My Romance and the hit singles Long Before I Knew You and Banana Boat Song. [MORE]
Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of his era. With the exception of a brief period in the early '50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later. This issue covers the initial recordings by Basie's [MORE]
This set provides all of the Scobey band recordings from 1948 to July 1955. Including the first issues from Scobey's own Ragtime Records which have never previously been available on CD. Also includes sessions with the artists Darnell Howard and Albert Nicholas. Featuring popular tunes like 'Clarinet Marmalade' and the famous composition of 'St. Louis Blues' which occurs twice as an instrumental. See also JASCD496 [MORE]
Across this 2 disc set you will be able to hear at first hand the great versatility of Turk Murphy and his superior ensemble work that made him so popular across the scene and eventually why he was snapped up by major label Columbia in 1952. The first twelve tracks on this fantastic 2CD set showcases the variety of the band and include traditional tracks such as 'St Louis Blues' plus tracks carried through from his Lu Watters days. Towards the close of ... [MORE]
This 55 track 2CD set dedicated to her Columbia Years (1950-1955), with many tracks being issued on CD for the first time since their initial vinyl release. This compilation gives testament to the amazing career of the singer who was dubbed 'America’s Most Versatile Singing Star'. Compilation, annotation and discography by Jo Stafford aficionado Geoff Wilding with re-mastering by Tall Order [MORE]
This 2CD set contains 52 tracks by Johnny Mercer, who was one of the most enduring Singer/Songwriters of his era. Featuring duets and accompaniments by Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers, Bing Crosby, Paul Weston, Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman, Les Brown Albert Ammons Meade Lux Lewis.
A fine mix of commercial recordings with rare and previously unreleased radio broadcasts. Calling this compilation essential is to say the least, an understatement.
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Great 2 CD set recently reissued on Jasmine! Contains every studio recording from the band’s first session in May 1949 to the session of September 1955. Includes two alternative takes and two other tracks never previously released on LP or CD. 2CD set at a terrific price! 50 tracks and 155 minutes playing time. [MORE]
A lovely 48 track, 2 CD set, highlighting the marvellous vocal talent that is Kitty Kallen. Backed by the Orchestras of Jack Teagarden, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James and Artie Shaw to name a few as well as duets with Bob Eberly and Richard Hayes. Tracks recorded between 1940 – 1954. This set includes a booklet with a full discography and liner notes by acknowledged nostalgia expert Geoff Milne. With digital processing by Tall Order Mastering. [MORE]
Featuring Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller and many more...see track listing for full details.
Another superlative compilation released to coincide with the issue of JASCD420 (More Big Band Magic). This collection features 50 classic and collectable tracks drawn from the 'Big Band Era'. It boasts striking performances from the greats such as Miller, Goodman, Kenton, Monroe many others, playing their theme or ... [MORE]
Featuring Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James and many many more....see track listing for full details....
In the wake of our runaway success with JASCD382 (Big Band Magic) we are pleased to announce a follow up that is consistently as good as the first volume in every department. Over 2hours, 30 minutes of that classic big band sound. Chosen by Don Kennedy – Host of Big Band Jump (U.S. syndicated radio show). Suffice to say, this CD is a ... [MORE]
Calling this compilation essential is to say the least, an understatement. We have carefully selected the best tracks of one of the “true heavyweights” of the Boogie Woogie genre and put them together for your foot-tapping, finger-rapping delectation. Featuring 46 classic and collectable tracks drawn from a career which spanned five decades. This CD would not be out of place in anyone’s music collection. Notes by respected musician and devotee Chas 'Mr. ... [MORE]
Featuring The LAWSON-HAGGART JAZZ BAND and The BILLY BUTTERFIELD JAZZ BAND
Hear this classic concert finally released on CD for the first time, featuring the unique sound of The Lawson-Haggart band The Billy Butterfield combo with guest vocalist Sylvia Syms Includes tracks such as, the whistling classic 'Big Noise From Winnetka' and a rousing version of [MORE]
The Rhythm Makers Transcriptions: There are 50 tracks in the NBC series of transcriptions that have been identified as being by the Goodman Orchestra. To provide so large a number, even over a period, would tax any organisation and thus it was for Goodman. The band book at the time was growing steadily but could not be stretched to provide the number of tunes that were needed. Goodman combed his archives and his arrangers got to work to produce what was ... [MORE]
The career of The Ames Brothers fits nicely into two separate compartments - the years on the Coral label and those with RCA Victor. Little has been available of the early days of the group and this double CD is putting matters to rights. The Urick family were Russian Jews from the Ukraine who settled in Massachusetts where they brought up 4 girls and 5 boys. Although the family was poor they instilled in their children the love of classic literature and ... [MORE]
This two disc collection is a celebration of good music, Billy May's music. His genius as an arranger of top quality popular music is showcased throughout the 48 recordings he made between 1939 and 1952. You will hear music that swings with a beat that is bold and vibrant, music that respects the melody and, very notably, music that has imagination and humour. That last ingredient is so typical of Billy May the man because he was a fun person who looked ... [MORE]
It is inevitable that every account of Billie Holiday's life focuses on the prolonged addiction to drink and drugs that culminated in her premature death at the age of 44 on the 17th July, 1959. This compilation, however, is entitled 'Happy Holiday' and thus attempts to concentrate on the upbeat side of her career. Having said that, although many of the songs included here are upbeat musically, lyrically or both, Billie's voice is so plaintive and her ... [MORE]
Ethel Smith took immediately to the complicated Hammond electric organ when it was first introduced in the 1930s, and made full use of the wonderful sounds which could be coaxed from it. Always a fan of Latin-American rhythms, she discovered a tune whilst working at the famous Copacabana in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro and in her hands that tune, 'Tico Tico', became an international hit in 1944. She appeared in several films and during the 1950s established ... [MORE]
In the 1930s and 40s, America was awash with dance bands, all vying to make a decent living in difficult times. To stay ahead of the competition, the more dynamic bandleaders knew they needed a trademark, some kind of distinctive sound or gimmick which distinguished them from the others. All the top bands had one or more great vocalists and some were led by superlative musicians - Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Gene Krupa. Vaughn Monroe made his ... [MORE]