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The Jazz Legends Series - LESTER YOUNG
£12.99

The Jazz Legends Series - LESTER YOUNG

CD / Product Number: FABCD358

A 24 track collection showcasing one of the great tenor sax stylists. this CD covers the first decade of Lester Young's recording career including examples of his work with Count Basie, Teddy Wilson and Billie holiday as well as his own groups. [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - FATS WALLER 1922-1943
£12.99

The Jazz Legends Series - FATS WALLER 1922-1943

CD / Product Number: FABCD356

This 24 track Jazz Legends collection showcases the work of the outstanding pianist, composer and entertainer Fats Waller from his earliest recordings up to his death in 1943. Waller was a hugely popular and equally influential pianist, organist, singer, composer and comedic entertainer during the formative decades of jazz, and his unique style, and memorable hit songs earned him a special place in the world of entertainment, transcending the boundaries ... [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - STAN KENTON COLLECTION 1937-1947
£12.99

The Jazz Legends Series - STAN KENTON COLLECTION 1937-1947

CD / Product Number: FABCD355

This CD collection covers the first decade of Stan Kenton's recording career, from swing era pianist to innovative band leader and features his work with Art Pepper, Stan Getz, Chico Alvarez and many more. 24 tracks in total. [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - DIZZY GILLESPIE COLLECTION 1937-1946
£12.99

The Jazz Legends Series - DIZZY GILLESPIE COLLECTION 1937-1946

CD / Product Number: FABCD354

This CD showcases the artistry of legendary trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. A snapshot of the first decade of his recording career starting in the swing era and tracing his progress to the early years of bebop in the mid ‘40s. Bands featured include Lionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Kenny Clarke. [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - THE ROY ELDRIDGE  COLLECTION 1935-1945
£12.99

The Jazz Legends Series - THE ROY ELDRIDGE COLLECTION 1935-1945

CD / Product Number: FABCD353

devoted to the noted 'hot jazz' trumpeter of the swing and early bebop eras. It is an entertaining journey through a dynamic and exciting period of jazz jazz featuring Eldridge with such notables as Artie Shaw, Fletcher Henderson, Billie Holliday, Gene Krupa as well as his own bands. [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - CHARLIE CHRISTIAN 1939-1941
£12.99

The Jazz Legends Series - CHARLIE CHRISTIAN 1939-1941

CD / Product Number: FABCD352.

This CD showcases the prodigious talent of the highly influential pioneer of electric jazz guitar who died at only 25 years! There are 24 tracks largely devoted to recordings with the Benny Goodman sextet. [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - BENNY CARTER 1929-47
£12.99

The Jazz Legends Series - BENNY CARTER 1929-47

CD / Product Number: FABCD351

This CD showcases the artistry of the highly versatile Benny Carter – trumpeter, alto sax and clarinet player, composer and arranger. There are • 24 tracks cover his early career both as a bandleader and working with small groups and larger outfits. Details inside. [MORE]

THE FORTIES Volume 2 - Big Joe Turner
£12.99

THE FORTIES Volume 2 - Big Joe Turner

CD / Product Number: FABCD185

One of greatest Blues shouters of all time, Big Joe Turner began his career in the late 1930s as a singing waiter. Here are 18 classic recordings made between 1947 and 1949, many originally released without Joe’s name to the fore, featuring such Jazz and Boogie greats as Pete Johnson, Art Farmer, Maxwell Davis and Joe Houston. These are the foundations of Rock and Roll. Tracks include `Around The Clock Pts 1 and 2`, `Radar Blues`, `Wine-O-Baby Blues`, ... [MORE]

SWING OUT - Henry 'Red' Allen
£12.99

SWING OUT - Henry 'Red' Allen

CD / Product Number: FABCD167

Henry ‘Red’ Allen – trumpeter, singer and composer. Always thought of as a follower of Louis Armstrong he was anything but, being a player of great style and individuality. He made a number of visits to the UK during his career, the last just before his death in 1967. A fantastic player with a style all his own as this generous 25 track collection demonstrates! [MORE]

THE FORTIES Volume 1  1940-46 -  Big Joe Turner
£12.99

THE FORTIES Volume 1 1940-46 - Big Joe Turner

CD / Product Number: FABCD149

One of greatest Blues shouters of all time, Big Joe Turner began his career in the late 1930s as a singing waiter. Here are 18 classic recordings made between 1940 and 1946, many originally released without Joe’s name to the fore, featuring such Jazz and Boogie greats as Pete Johnson, Don Byas, Benny Carter, Freddie Slack, Joe Sullivan and Coleman Hawkins. These are the foundations of Rock and Roll. Tracks include `How Long, How Long Blues`, `Blues In The ... [MORE]

WRAPPIN' IT UP - Fletcher Henderson
£12.99

WRAPPIN' IT UP - Fletcher Henderson

CD / Product Number: FABCD110

One of the great pioneers of Jazz, Fletcher Henderson led an orchestra from the early 20’s until the 1940’s before becoming a full time arranger for Benny Goodman. Although the best seller charts for the 1920’s were usually compiled by combining sales figures from the record labels rather than the retailers, with sales of sheet music Henderson enjoyed a significant amount of hits, including 'Sugar Foot Stomp', `Henderson Stomp` and `King Porter Stomp`, ... [MORE]

BIG BILL BLUES - Big Bill Broonzy
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BIG BILL BLUES - Big Bill Broonzy

CD / Product Number: FABCD101

24 tracks from the long and varied career of one of the greatest Blues singers of all time. Until his discovery by European audiences in the 1950’s and his own reinvention of himself as a folk singer, Big Bill was one of the most prolific Urban Blues singers. These titles span the years 1927 to 1945 and although not hits in the traditional sense include some of his most popular recordings. [MORE]

JITTERBUG - Cab Calloway
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JITTERBUG - Cab Calloway

CD / Product Number: FABCD100

20 track compilation of one of the most popular showman of the 20th Century. Leader of the most popular Black Big Band in the world outside of Duke Ellington. Cab’s run at the top lasted from 1930 to 1948 and included here are versions of several of his greatest hits. [MORE]

36 Masterpieces of Jazz - Double CD
£17.99

36 Masterpieces of Jazz - Double CD

CD / Product Number: FA016

Collection which represents some of the best jazz recordings of the pre-war era.
36 tracks, full personnel details etc. [MORE]

GERALDO and his ORCHESTRA - ENSA Transcriptions 1944
£12.99

GERALDO and his ORCHESTRA - ENSA Transcriptions 1944

CD / Product Number: DYSO994

22 tracks from this popular band recorded in 1944 at ENSA concert parties. Vocalists include Dick James, Archie Lewis, Sally Douglas and Carole Carr. Full details inside. [MORE]

NEW ORLEANS MASTERS - Various
£12.99

NEW ORLEANS MASTERS - Various

CD / Product Number: DSYO644

Rare live performances from some of the great men of New Orleans Jazz – Sidney Bechet, Bunk Johnson, Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton and The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Recordings date from 1940-1948 [MORE]

JAZZ AT THE TOWN HALL - Various
£12.99

JAZZ AT THE TOWN HALL - Various

CD / Product Number: DSOY955

A historic concert which represented a glorious celebration of old-time jazz. Recorded at New York’s famed venue Town Hall in 1946, this album features two bands’ worth of fabulous jazz musicians, including Sidney Bechet, Baby D and Muggsy Spanier, who mixed themselves together on the night as the mood directed. [MORE]

Nat Gonella and his Georgians - How'm I Doin'?
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Nat Gonella and his Georgians - How'm I Doin'?

CD / Product Number: DSOY717

On April 31st 1935 at the Empire Theatre Newcastle Nat Gonella and His Georgians made their first appearance...they were an instant success. Nat was lucky in the fact that the complement of the band remained the same for so long... Bob Dryden on drums, Harold ‘Babe’ Hood - piano, Charlie winters on bass, Jimmy Messini - guitar, Pat Smuts on tenor sax and of course Nat on trumpet and vocals. This arguably was one of the most exciting outfits ever produced ... [MORE]

BOB WALLIS and his Storyville Jazzmen 1957
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BOB WALLIS and his Storyville Jazzmen 1957

CD / Product Number: BCD252

Complete May 1957 Session by Bob Wallis and his band for Doug Dobell's 77 label. Features Bob Wallis (trumpet and vocals), Les Wood (clarinet), John Mortimer (trombone), Pete Gresham (piano), Hugh Rainey (banjo), Stu Wimsey (string bass) and Ginger Baker (who would later play in Cream) on drums. [MORE]

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ - Various Artists
£12.99

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: ACRCD135

The Cradle of Jazz / The Birthplace of Jazz both these descriptions hold true for the city of New Orleans as the BBC TV series Jazz proved. This specially compiled primer of rare and lesser-known Jazz Bands workings and recording in New Orleans is the perfect companion to the works of the City’s greatest sons like George Lewis and Bunk Johnson and many others. For those looking to try something new and unusual. 25 tracks in total. Full ... [MORE]

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