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The King of Chicago Blues is what he was by the time these cuts were recorded. And that's what he stayed for several decades. Here's the swaggering master, electrified and performing with like-minded buddies! 101 tracks remastered, annotated and with full discography. Volume 1 is on JSP7718 and volume 3 on JSP7767 [MORE]
4 CDs, 98 remastered tracks and sleeve notes from Memphis' two great jug bands of the 78 RPM era! Also includes rare solo sides from Will Shade, Minnie Wallace, Hattie Hart, 'Casey Bill' Weldon and Vol Stevens. Track listing inside. [MORE]
Country Blues Troubadors who took their music to the world. 125 sides over 5 CDs remastered with full notes and discography. Tracks inside [MORE]
The Hamfats combined blues and popular material. Trumpeter Herb Morand and clarinettist Odell Rand joined Joe and Charlie McCoy and Horace Malcolm on piano to play music both cultivated and down home. The result? Goodtime music, played with the skill and panache of experienced session men. Irresistible.
Remastered with a full discography. [MORE]
An important collection of British Skiffle that will, for the first time, allow modern listeners to hear that this era of British music was actually filled with high quality roots music from which the 1960's revolution flowed. Before the British Invasion, before the Beatles, before all that happened in the 1960's there were some roots and these are them. Skiffle was a marvellous amalgam of blues, jazz and swinging folk and some of the best and most ... [MORE]
At six foot two and 250 pounds they didn't come much bigger than BIG JOE TURNER. And he had a voice to match - like one of his most famous numbers, it could make everything within range Shake Rattle And Roll. Beloved by Jazz, Rock and Blues fans alike, he was equally at home accompanied by a single piano, a small group or a big band. And did he swing! Fans old and new will be playing this one over and over. Let's hope they're careful with the volume ... [MORE]
Definitive performances from a Blues master, featuring James Watkins, Eddie Kirkland and Curtis Fuller. 100 tracks digitally remastered with full notes and discography. Track listings inside. [MORE]
A dream reissue - all the Henry Allen New York Orchestra’s Victor recordings made between 1929 and 1930, as well as those featuring the Spivey sisters. Also here are four titles by the Luis Russell Orchestra, comprising largely the same musicians. The sidemen were handpicked by Allen and Russell and are regarded as among the finest of their era. Long before Ellington and Basie, this is where swing really started.
Remastered by John RT Davies with a ... [MORE]
Compiled by Opal Louis Nations this is a collection of Bay Area recordings from short lived, often store front labels which documented the emerging post war Blues scene. This material won't be found elsewhere.....this set will be an absolute must for blues collectors and will be `new' to most people. Fabulously rare originals: some famous names like Ivory Joe Hunter, Percy Mayfield and Jesse Fuller but also some delightfully obscure names like Little ... [MORE]
These remasters by John R T Davies were one of the first that put the JSP reissues of classic jazz as the forefront of the reissue scene. And this is an overdue reissue of this classic set This classic and influential set of recordings is legendary but so also is the John R T Davies remastering. This music has never sounded so full with so much depth. This is an essential set that belongs in every jazz collection. [MORE]
Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings of the 1920s announced to the world of Jazz - and music in general - that a new genius had arrived. His faultless technique was accompanied by a seemingly unlimited inventiveness. Such was the authority of his tone that he demanded to be heard. But by the time the last Hot Seven recordings were made, Armstrong must have been seeking new challenges, and these stunning Big Band sides are the result. It can ... [MORE]
New York Times Award ALBUM of the MILLENNIUM
Hot Fives and Sevens on 4 CDs. These 4 CDs contain what is undoubtedly one of the most important bodies of work in the entire history of jazz. The Gramophone Good CD Guide [MORE]