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THE FROG BLUES and JAZZ ANNUAL No2 - Musicians, Records, Music of the 78 Era
£19.99

THE FROG BLUES and JAZZ ANNUAL No2 - Musicians, Records, Music of the 78 Era

CD / Product Number: FrogA2

Frog Blues Annual No 2 is is jam packed with information and photos, and looks fantastic!
Its contents Include: New original research and articles by Mark Berresford, Paul Swinton, Bruce Bastin, Russ Shor, Alex Van Der Tuuk, Howard Rye, Chris Hillman and many others. 'Blues and Jazz Advertised' from the era of the 78 record plus reprints of many 'lost' interviews and articles from the artists themselves. And more stunning original portrait artwork by ... [MORE]

THE FROG BLUES and JAZZ ANNUAL No1 - Musicians, Records, Music of the 78 Era
£19.99

THE FROG BLUES and JAZZ ANNUAL No1 - Musicians, Records, Music of the 78 Era

CD / Product Number: FrogA1

This No1 collector edition is available a new and important book for all lovers of Blues and Jazz music from the era of the 78 record. Containing original research articles by renowned writers Chistopher Hillman, Paul Swinton, Terry Heath, John Collinson, Howard Rye, Richard Rains, Joe Moore, Max Haymes, John Wilby and many others. Reprints and updates on 'lost' articles by Fred Cox and Mac McCormick, plus original portrait artwork by Chris Powell.
... [MORE]

FROGSPAWN - The White Hot Batch
£9.99

FROGSPAWN - The White Hot Batch

CD / Product Number: DGF76

This third volume follows in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessors and contains red hot jazz rarities, alternate takes, sleepers and unissued masters, selected from 1920s recordings by US white bands. Most collectors will know some of these bands, but not many will have heard of them all, and fewer still will own more than a smattering of the recordings. As Max Easterman comments, in his excellent liner note, such recordings generally receive less ... [MORE]

EARL McDONALD and THE GREAT LOUISVILLE JUG BANDS
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EARL McDONALD and THE GREAT LOUISVILLE JUG BANDS

CD / Product Number: DGF72

Earl McDonald was an early pioneer jug blower, and is remembered as one of the first actively to promote the band around his native Louisville. Altough he is often called the 'King' of the Jug Bands, only these rare Columbia and Okeh recordings survive to bear witness to his colourful and talented performer.
Featuring Sara Martin's Jug Band, Old Southern Jug Band, Clifford's Louisville Jug Band, Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band, Jimmy ... [MORE]

Good Time Mamma - King Mutt and His Tennesse Thumpers
£9.99

Good Time Mamma - King Mutt and His Tennesse Thumpers

CD / Product Number: DGF70

King Mutt and His Tennesse Thumpers plus Frank Melrose, Thomas' Devils, Kansas City Tin Roof Stompers, Kansas City Stompers, Dixie Four, Midnight Rounders and Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band [MORE]

STOPPIN' THE TRAFFIC - The Misourians
£9.99

STOPPIN' THE TRAFFIC - The Misourians

CD / Product Number: DGF69

Composed of musicians largely from St Louis and Kansas City, the Missourians were one of the most exciting aggregatons on the New York scene. While in residence at The Cotton Club betweeb 1924-1927, the band changed its name to the Cotton Club Orchestra, recordings for both Columbia and Gennett. After leaving the Cotton Club on the death of bandleader Andy Preer, they toured extensively with the acclaimed singer Ethel Waters, finally returning to New York ... [MORE]

Memphis Jug Band Volume 4
£9.99

Memphis Jug Band Volume 4

CD / Product Number: DGF62

The latest in this popular collection from the legendary Memphis Jug Band contains the complete Vocalion and Okeh label recordings, plus unissued Victor test recordings. There are 25 tracks in all - full listing inside. [MORE]

Shake It and Break It - Lanin's Southern Serenaders 1921-1922
£9.99

Shake It and Break It - Lanin's Southern Serenaders 1921-1922

CD / Product Number: DGF61

When the Original Dixieland Jazz Band first burst recorded for Victor, they completely changed the face of popular music, and countless others tried to emulate them in the years that followed. Lanin's Southern Serenaders was one such band in the early 20s, recordings for a number of labels including Hy-Tone, Regal, Banner and Gennett. Here we feature 24 great tracks from sessions recorded in New York for these labels between 1921- 1922.
The band ... [MORE]

SUNSHINE SPECIAL - Various Artists
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SUNSHINE SPECIAL - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: DGF60

For a decade or so in the mid 1920s the vibrant music scene in Dallas, Texas earned it the reputation as one of the 'hottest' cities in the South. At the heart of this was Deep Ellum, the downtown area of clubs and theatres which became an essential destination for the major record companies. Columbia, Brunswick and QRS are all represented here. Artists featured are Lillian Ginn, Hattie Hudson, Leroy's Dallas Band, Hattie Burleson, Ben Norsingle, ... [MORE]

THE SWING SESSIONS Volume 3 - Django Reinhardt
£9.99

THE SWING SESSIONS Volume 3 - Django Reinhardt

CD / Product Number: DGF59

Volume 3 in this popular series of recordings of Django Reinhardt with some of the great bands of the age. The album contains no quartet sides at all, the small group sides being solos, duets or trios, but the Quintet's frequent bassist, Louis Vola turns up in the rhythm section of the bands led by Michael Warlop and Jack Hylton alumnis Philippe Brun. We also have the last session featuring Benny Carter before his return to the Satate.
Bands here are ... [MORE]

FIVE BIRMINGHAM BABIES - The California Ramblers - Heart Breakin' Baby
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FIVE BIRMINGHAM BABIES - The California Ramblers - Heart Breakin' Baby

CD / Product Number: DGF58

The California Ramblers was one of the most successful hot dance bands of the 1920 who made copious recordings under that name and a total of 17 pseudonyms! The Birmingham Babies was one such pseudonym and was used for recordings on the Pathe Actuelle label. Featuring Bill Moore, Adrian Rolini, Irving Brodsky, Ray Kitchingman, Stan King plus Red Nichols and Frank Crush on certain tracks. 26 tracks in all [MORE]

I AIN'T GONNA PLAY NO SECOND FIDDLE - Perry Bradford
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I AIN'T GONNA PLAY NO SECOND FIDDLE - Perry Bradford

CD / Product Number: DGF56

In the annals of Jazz, Perry Bradford is remembered as the man who started the 'Blues Craze' which swept the USA in 1920 following the release on Okeh of two compositions - Crazy Blues and It's Right Here For You sung by Mamie Smith - the first black songs performed by a black singer fronting a black band and recorded by a white company. All his other achievements as impressario, pianist, songwriter, publisher and musical director have ... [MORE]

HAVE YOU EVER FELT THAT WAY? - Earl Hines and his Orchestra 1929-1933
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HAVE YOU EVER FELT THAT WAY? - Earl Hines and his Orchestra 1929-1933

CD / Product Number: DGF55

25 tracks from 1929-1933 from Earl Hines and the boys! Earl Hines was so original that nobody could copy him! He had no need to assume a title like King, Duke or Count as he was born and names Earl Hines and immediately took to the piano. His originality was second to none, as these early sessions proove. Full details inside. [MORE]

THE  QRS RECORDINGS Volume 2 - CLARENCE WILLIAMS
£9.99

THE QRS RECORDINGS Volume 2 - CLARENCE WILLIAMS

CD / Product Number: DGF49


The QRS Recordings Volume 2 remastered by Ted Kendall
Featuring Katherine Henderson accompanied by Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
Sara Martin with Clarence Williams' Orchestra
Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
Laura Bryant with Clarence Williams' Orchestra
Barrell House Five [MORE]

QRS Recordings Volume 1 - CLARENCE WILLIAMS
£9.99

QRS Recordings Volume 1 - CLARENCE WILLIAMS

CD / Product Number: DGF48


The QRS Recordings Volume 1 remastered by Ted Kendall
Featuring Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
Anna Bell acc Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
Katherine Henderson with Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
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GO HARLEM - Various Artists - THE  NEW YORK COLUMBIA RECORDINGS VOL 2
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GO HARLEM - Various Artists - THE NEW YORK COLUMBIA RECORDINGS VOL 2

CD / Product Number: DGF38

In the early years of the twentieth century New York - the commercial centre for music and the arts - was a magnet to the black musicians who flocked there in their thousands. Nightclubs, theatres and ballrooms proliferated and in Harlem alone they numbered more than seventy! The abundance of great bands is reflected in this second release of Columbia recordings cut between 1927-1931. 25 tracks of superb thumping music that is second to none! ... [MORE]

BLACK GYPSY - EDDIE SOUTH
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BLACK GYPSY - EDDIE SOUTH

CD / Product Number: DGF36

These are the complete Victor, Gramophone and Arc Recordings of virtuoso jazz violinist Eddie South from the years 1927-1934. Band combinations featured are Eddie South and his Alabamians, Eddie South and his International Orchestra and Eddie South and his Orchestra. The recordings were made in Chicago, New York and Paris - 25 tracks in total. [MORE]

KANSAS CITY BREAKDOWN - BENNIE MOTEN 'S KANSAS CITY ORCHESTRA Volume 2
£9.99

KANSAS CITY BREAKDOWN - BENNIE MOTEN 'S KANSAS CITY ORCHESTRA Volume 2

CD / Product Number: DGF30

This is volume 2 of the Frog recordings of Bernie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra. Often called 'the heart of America', Kansas City lies in the centre of the USA where the Kansas and Missouri rivers meet. This volume contains all extant recordings of the band to 17th July 1929. They have a lot to recommend them - a distinctive band style, original tunes played with verve and at their best, a superb swinging ensemble. Not to be missed.
The band features ... [MORE]

HOT STUFF - BLACK CHICAGO BIG BANDS 1922-29 - Various Artists
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HOT STUFF - BLACK CHICAGO BIG BANDS 1922-29 - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: DGF28

Chicago, from the late 1920s onwards was home to many bands of 10 or more musicians, and these big bands were untouched for energy, drive and excitement, as this CD will testify. So just sit back and enjoy!
Bands featured here are:
Tracks 1-2 Sunset Band
Tracks 3-8 Elgar's Creole Orchestra
Tracks 9-10 Fess Williams and his Joy Boys
Tracks 11-12 Carroll Dickerson's Savoy Orchestra
Tracks 13-22 Walter Barnes and his Royal ... [MORE]

EVERYBODY STOMP - THE ORIGINAL INDIANA FIVE
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EVERYBODY STOMP - THE ORIGINAL INDIANA FIVE

CD / Product Number: DGF23

The Original Indiana Five was a working band and pioneers of radio broadcasts. They played mainly in New York and recordings appeared under their own name and a variety of pseudonyms and proved very popular. This issue contains all the titles recorded for the Harmony label between 1925-29 - Columbia's lower priced label. Their music is rooted in the Dixieland tradition, but also influenced by the New York school of Bix Beiderbeck and Miff Mole. Good and ... [MORE]

MIFF MOLE VOLUME 2- SLIPPIN' AROUND - AGAIN
£9.99

MIFF MOLE VOLUME 2- SLIPPIN' AROUND - AGAIN

CD / Product Number: DGF20

The achievements of trombonist Miff Mole were to become overshadowed by those of Jack Teagarden and others by the late 1920s so his recordings have been largely neglected in jazz histories. Yet his music has stood the test of time and Mole and Nichols are unsurpassed in their style. This CD brings together all the Victor recordings made by Miff and Red Nichols under the name of Red and Miff's Stompers, plus tracks from Miff Mole's Molers. The CD includes ... [MORE]

VARIOUS ARTISTS  - ALEXANDER, WHERE'S THAT BAND
£9.99

VARIOUS ARTISTS - ALEXANDER, WHERE'S THAT BAND

CD / Product Number: DGF13

Paramount Recordings from Chicago 1926-1928 with some rarely heard bands and tracks. This was an era of hot jazz sounds from Chicago, so this is a rare treat that's not to be missed!
The bands featured are Klien Tindull Paramount Serenaders, Preston Jackson's Uptown Band, Elzadie Robinson, Wilson's T.O.B.A. Band, Pickett-Parham Apollo Syncopators, Jenette James and her Synco Jazzers, John Williams' Synco Jazzers, DC Nelson's Paramount Serenaders, ... [MORE]

FROG HOP - CLIFFORD HAYES' LOUISVILLE STOMPERS
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FROG HOP - CLIFFORD HAYES' LOUISVILLE STOMPERS

CD / Product Number: DGF10

This is the first ever complete collection of all known Clifford hayes' Louisville Stompers sides, issued and unissued. Reflect on how much intuitive pioneers like these added to the spicy pot of the 20th centure - a revelation in black jazz appreciation! Listen and enjoy these 26 Recordings from 1927-1929.
Personnel here include Earl Hines, Clifford Hayes' Louisville Stompers and Sippie Thomas. [MORE]

HOT NOTES Volume 1 New York 1926-1929 - Various Artists
£9.99

HOT NOTES Volume 1 New York 1926-1929 - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: DGF08

The City of New York was - since before the turn of the 20th Century, the commercial centre for popular music. By the mid-20s the black popularion of the City had increased greatly and was largely concentrated in Harlem. Jazz was the popular music of the day and the city was full of theatres, night clubs and dance halls providing employment for musicians, and entertainment for the masses.
Bands here are SAVOY BEARCATS, EVELYN PREER ACCOMPANIED BY ... [MORE]

THAT'S MY STUFF - CHICAGO 1929 - 1930 - Various Artists
£9.99

THAT'S MY STUFF - CHICAGO 1929 - 1930 - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: DGF07

It was the migration of southern black to northern cities in the years 1916-19 which triggered Chicago's Jazz Age. The cabarets, theatres, dance halls clubs all provided employment for skilled musicians who could sight read and accompany performers such as dancers and comedians. The stock market crash of October 1929 marked the end of this Jazz Age and the beginning of the Great Depression. Recording activity virtually came to a standstill. So these are ... [MORE]

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