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This CD is by the most successful organist of the 1950s, Ken Griffin. Featuring the three million seller 'Cuckoo Waltz' and the popular 'You, You, You Are The One'. Ken Griffin was a successful musician in skating rinks across the United States and recorded in excess of 20 albums. Together with his charting hits Ken composed many great tunes such as 'Bumble Bee On A Bender' and 'Lonesome'. This is a veritable feast of old favourites, novelties, hits, the ... [MORE]
Jackie Cain and Roy Kral joined forces in 1946 and they gained recognition through working with Charlie Ventura. They got married in 1949 and went on to perform together right up until 2002! Their musical intelligence together with their bright, clear and accurate voices, made them among the era's best jazz singers. They were also one of the first acts to sing in the vocalese style, using lyrics to fit improvisations. Featuring fascinating little tracks ... [MORE]
From 1927 to the mid Sixties Wayne King and his orchestra could be heard continuously in ballrooms across the US and on records and radio. Influenced by artists of the big band era such as Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Wayne King was Americas answer to the Strauss family and as the title suggests he was the 'King' of Waltz. Featuring the hits 'The Waltz You Saved For Me' and 'Goofus' which was a hit in 1931 and 1932. Favourites such as 'Josephine' ... [MORE]
It's the late 50's and there is a revolutionary new genre growing in the music industry known as 'Rock n' Roll' and Alan Freed was at the forefront of it with his pioneering radio and TV show! The popular rock n' roll classics 'Rock Around The Clock', 'See You Later Alligator' and 'Ooh Wee' are performed with great aplomb by Alan Freed's Rock n' Roll band. With the LP's 'Rock N' Roll Dance Party Volume 1' and 'Rock N' Roll Dance Party Volume 2' in their ... [MORE]
Sammy Kaye was one of the most popular band leaders between 1937-1970, having charted more than one hundred times on Billboard. 'Yearning' includes the major hits 'Harbor Lights', 'Roses', 'Walkin' to Missouri', and Great cover versions of '50s hits: 'No, Not Much', 'The Great Pretender', 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels', and Lisbon Antigua'. Majority of the tracks are debuting on CD including the entire best-selling LP, 'SERENADE OF THE BELLS'. [MORE]
Don Cornell was a popular singer in the 1940s and 1950s and here for the first time on CD are all of his charting hits! Featuring the million sellers: 'I'll Walk Alone', 'The Bible Tells Me So', It Isn't Fair' and 'Hold My Hand'. Also included are: 'Stranger In Paradise' and 'The Devils In Your Eyes' which were originally only issued in the UK. With Collaborations with Lawrence Welk, Sammy Kaye, Johnny Desmond and Alan Dale and wonderful orchestral ... [MORE]
One of the most popular and innovative piano stylists of the 20th century who worked with the likes of Gene Krupa, Jack Teagarden and Horace Heidt. Some fine Classics are lovingly represented here including 'Love Is Sweeping the Country' and 'Who Cares' alongside his major hits, 'Sunrise Serenade', 'Oh! What It Seemed to Be' and 'Beg Your Pardon'. Also appearing on this collection is his fine collaboration with The Satisfiers featuring: 'Lullaby Train', ... [MORE]
Another fantastic and fully re-mastered Turk Murphy collection highlighting what truly was a great jazz band. This set follows on from the success of our previous release 'Turks Delight' JASCD 439.
There are some real delights on this set including the elusive 'Smokey Mokes', and rare but nonetheless fine material such as 'Mack The Knife' and 'Maryland'.
Almost all the tracks have never been on CD before and a full discography is included with ... [MORE]
The Firehouse Five Plus Two were mostly comprised of cartoon animators from the Disney Studios and their spontaneous sessions were often injected with a good dose of humour. Stocking the Fire follows on from the success of the first volume Settin' the World on Fire JASCD 426 and is a great second helping, showing what a fun and lively jazz band the Firehouse Five were.
Also Included in this fantastic new set are rare recordings of the ... [MORE]
Jasmine is delighted to release this 2CD set of the famous Sauter-Finegan Orchestra containing three albums, none of which have previously been available on CD. This set really shows off the wealth of talent exhibited by the two leaders and the skill of the musicians performing the musical arrangements. Included is the whole of the innovative album 'Inside Sauter-Finegan' plus 'Sound of Sauter-Finegan' which features the early releases: 'Doodletown ... [MORE]
Gale 'Stormed' on to the scene in 1955 and this new set from Jasmine features the LP's 'Sentimental Me' and 'Gale Storm' in their entirety. Included are the hits 'Teenage Prayer' and 'Memories Are Made Of This' and her No. 1 'I Hear You Knockin'' which helped secure Gale Storm as a major star. Her versatility as an actress also has contributed in no small measure to her success on records, for Gale is a versatile singer capable of handling tunes of ... [MORE]
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 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]
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]