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Arguably the greatest arranger in the history of American popular music, Nelson Riddle had a long and distinguished career. Following on from 'Lets Face the Music' - JASCD 495, 'The Joy of Living' features the many rare 45s: 'The Joy of Living', 'Birds of Paradise', 'Markham', 'Poor Jud is Daid', 'Midnight Blue', 'Deep Blue Sea', 'The Untouchables', and many more! Also included are rare collaborations with the great artist of the era: The Andrews Sisters, ... [MORE]
The Big Bopper famously perished in the same plane crash as Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens - 'The Day The Music Died'. This compilation features every known Big Bopper track including two earlier singles issued under his real name, 'Jape Richardson' - plus a number of related bonus tracks including 'Running Bear' and 'White Lightning'. The 1958 million seller 'Chantilly Lace' which is one of RR's acknowledged benchmark tracks is also included along with ... [MORE]
Following on from the success of our 2008 release - 'A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl' JASCD 485 comes the aptly named 'Miss Versatility' which features three of Teresa's finest albums: 'Teresa Brewer and The Dixieland Band', 'When Your Lover Has Gone' and 'Songs Everybody Knows' all in glorious stereo! Features the hits 'Hula Hoop Song', 'How Do You Know It's Love', 'Anymore', 'When Do You Love Me', 'Pickle Up A Doodle', and 'Venetian Sunset' to name a few. ... [MORE]
With the continued success of our previous Eydie Gormé releases, 'Sincerely Yours' - JASCD 450 and 'The Essence of Eydie' - JASCD 500 Jasmine are now proud to bring you 'Mem'ries and Souvenirs'. Featuring the best selling albums 'Love is a Season', 'On Stage' and 'Eydie in Dixieland' in glorious stereo, plus the remainder of her hit singles up to 1960 which are appearing on CD for the first time. This is a must have for fans of Eydie Gormé, one of the ... [MORE]
One of the most influential RnB artist of the 20th Century. This collection brings together all of his late 50s attempts to compete in the rock and roll era and features some of the earliest productions by Quincy Jones. Exciting rock and roll versions of many of his greatest recordings of the 1940s, including: 'Saturday Night Fish Fry', 'Caldonia' and 'Choo Choo Ch' Boogie'. Contains two complete original albums - 'Somebody Up There Digs Me' and 'Man, ... [MORE]
Winter Wonderland is a totally dynamic collection that presents the very best of Christmas, both sacred and secular, and features some of the best remembered performers of all time.
The first CD focuses on Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians who's Christmas albums were among the best sellers of the '50s and '60s. Included are delicate arrangements of 'I Wonder As I Wander', 'Toyland', 'Silent Night', as well as classic carols 'Caroling, Caroling', ... [MORE]
Successful on Film, Broadway and a favourite on American radio, Danny Kaye was a gifted mimic and peerless physical comedian who invented his own language of 'gibberish'. He once quipped 'I wasn't born a fool, it took work to get this way'. All this truly made Danny Kaye 'The Maladjusted Jester'. Many of these songs are taken from his film soundtracks including his famous song 'Lobby Number' taken from the movie 'Up In Arms' which when released in 1944 ... [MORE]
Arthur Godfrey was one of the most beloved television personalities of the 1950's showcasing the finest artists of the era. Including: The McGuire Sisters, Julius LaRosa, The Mariners and a whole lot more! As well as the material from a plethora of artists this set also has Godfrey's popular recordings: Count Your Blessings, Lazy Bones, The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine and Too Fat Polka. The second disc of this set contains all the selections from the ... [MORE]
This is the story of an exceptional man who entertained the world for most of a happily long life, indeed right up to his death. Borge was the youngest of five sons born to musicians Bernhard and Frederikke Rosenbaum. His father was First Violin with Copenhagen's Royal Theatre Symphony Orchestra but Borge choose his mother's instrument, the piano, tinkling the keys from the age of three. He was recognised as a child prodigy and ... [MORE]
If you're a newborn Eddie Cantor aficionado and wish to get a good sampling of his music, I would highly recommend starting right here. 'Whoopee' gives you a few of the hits Cantor is best known for ('Makin' Whoopee', 'Mandy', 'If You Knew Susie'), as well as a good dose of quality tunes that didn't make past compilation rounds that often. This is by no means a complete collection if you like Eddie Cantor, but I do consider this CD an ... [MORE]
By mid-1935, the time reached on the first volume of Bing Crosby's 'Going Hollywood' (JASCD 108), Bing had become one of the top stars of screen, radio and records. Crowds were flocking into cinemas across the nation to see 'Two For Tonight' and 'The Big Broadcast Of 1936'. Three records of songs from the former picture were in the best selling lists whilst his record of 'I Wished On The Moon' (from the latter film) was at the number two position, beaten ... [MORE]
For better or worse, the world has seen only a handful of truly successful all-harmonica ensembles. Arguably, the best of this bunch was Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals. From the late '20s through the '50s, Minevitch and a quintet of fellow harmonica powerhouses put Raymond Scott energy and Mickey Katz shtick into big band and pop tunes. It's hard not to feel blown away after hearing Borrah and his crew swing through 'Chinatown, ... [MORE]
In the 1930s two very talented young ladies helped save two of Hollywood's major film companies from the threat of bankruptcy. Universal Pictures were having a bad time when they took a gamble on Deanna Durbin in 1936 but after the success of her first film, 'Three Smart Girls', never looked back. A little earlier, Fox Films were also bouncing around 'in the red' when a cute little girl arrived at their front door. The year was 1934 and the ... [MORE]
There's a song in the air. What a wonderful title for a CD album of Allan Jones. 'Donkey Serenade' opens with that line and is synonymous with Allan Jones. The CD has some of the finest artists of our time. Jones had such a great Welsh tenor voice. Along with him can be heard such greats as Kitty Carlisle, Irene Dunne, Jeanette MacDonald, Judy Garland and Mary Martin. I think it would be hard to find another CD with so many big stars on it. ... [MORE]
Out on the West Coast of America, in Spokane, Washington, in 1925, two young men decided to 'up roots' and leave their home town. Of little significance except to the people involved, you might say there was nothing unusual about such an event. History was to prove otherwise. Outside of studying law and working afternoons in an attorney's office, Bing Crosby spent most of his time singing and playing drums in a local band called The Musicaladers. Soon ... [MORE]
Had it not been for the 20th Century-Fox film 'With A Song In My Heart', most people outside North America would have never heard of Jane Froman. In the hugely successful 1952 biopic starring Susan Hayward, it was Froman's voice that was heard on the sound-track, and it made her an international star overnight. Until then her career had been confined to American radio and night-clubs, with only occasional appearances on the Broadway stage and just two ... [MORE]
Blonde, cuddly, shapely, kind, she was not rated as one of the screen's great beauties. Detractors pointed to her forehead, saying it was rather high, that she had an upturned nose, her cheeks were prominent, almost plump and the chin was too long and jutted forward at an unflattering angle. She would often curl or twist her lip slightly whilst singing, which prompted a New York critic to write in 1938, 'We've had close-ups of Miss Faye whose inability to ... [MORE]
Thank God for modern technology. Here you have recordings that otherwise, you would only be able to listen to and view from screenings. What a gem she was , and through these sound recordings that capture her magic, an appreciation of her talent, beauty, and humor live on forever. Plus, it gives the listener a wonderful segment of musical history as the times encompassed the style of music presented here. A style, much forgotten but so much fun to listen ... [MORE]
'It's not what I do, but how I do it. It ain't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it'.
This was the very essence of the baddest, sexiest, flamboyant lady of all time, on and off the stage and screen. She was a man-teaser, a witty, larger-than-life personality who became a legend in her own life-time. No publicity agent, no movie mogul or theatrical impresario created this exotic image - it was achieved entirely by ... [MORE]
Due to popular demand Jasmine is proud to reissue the long forgotten 'I Love To Sing' by Al Jolson, who was arguably one of the biggest singers, comedians and actors of his era! This set focuses on his film soundtracks including 'Rose of Washington Square', 'Mammy' and the one for which he is best remembered 'The Jazz Singer', which was the first full length talking movie ever made. Al Jolson was in every sense of the word a true performer who influenced ... [MORE]
The Andrews Sisters came on the scene in 1938 with Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, and closed out their era (early fifties) with the dreamy balled, I Can Dream Can't I? and the monster smashes in between with Rum and Coca-Cola and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy to name just a few. Their blissful passion shines on through in this 4 disc collection of some of their most popular tunes. Disc One and Two are all their Top Ten hits in chronological order. Disc three and four ... [MORE]
Tracing the origins of the Four Ink Spots, one of the most distinctive of all vocal groups, is rather like compiling a family tree. It goes back to the early 1920s when dancer Orville 'Hoppy' Jones teamed up with 'Miff' Campbell to play in small time vaudeville. Joined in 1928 by Leonard Reed, they became The Peanut Boys. Elsewhere, Ivory 'Deacon' ( better known as 'Deek') Watson was playing in a 'coffee pot' band known as the Percolating Puppies whose ... [MORE]
BACK IN STOCK AT LAST!
96 Original tracks - including Kid Ory - turk Murphy - Louis Armstrong - Muggsy Spanier - Red Allen - Louis Prima and many more - Full Artist List and track listing inside
Jazz music is now a century old and any of the turbulent periods through which the art-form has passed could be accurately justified as having been a 'Golden Age'. The music's incubation in New Orleans, its travel up to Chicago, the Swing era, the ... [MORE]
'Some Sunny Day: The Songbook, The Energy and The Blend' is a one-of-a-kind box set from one of the most popular female vocal groups of the 20th Century! Bringing together studio recordings that have NEVER before been available, with five full early 1950s albums, never before collected in one set!
Included are collaborations with: Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, Russ Morgan, Bing Crosby, Gordon Jenkins, Alfred Apaka, Al Jolson, Dick Haymes, Danny Kaye, ... [MORE]
The Good Ol' Boys Club is the box set to end all box sets, with more than 120 tracks by some of America's greatest! Featured are a wide variety of groups from The Mills Brothers to The Everly Brothers The Ames Brothers to The Four Lads The Four Aces to The Drifters The Four Freshmen to The Four Knights.
Many rare sessions from: Nat King Cole and Dean Martin Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra Gordon MacRae and Ray Anthony Artie Shaw and Don Cherry Bob Hope ... [MORE]