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THE BEN POLLOCK COLLECTION - Jazz Legends Series   2 CDs
£14.99

THE BEN POLLOCK COLLECTION - Jazz Legends Series 2 CDs

CD / Product Number: FADCD2056

Ben Pollack was a drummer and bandleader who was especially active and prolific during the 1920s and ‘30s, and whose primary contribution to jazz was not so much his own musical prowess or uniqueness, but his eye for new talent, which enabled him to assemble bands, orchestras and small groups which comprised some of the top emerging names of the era, notably the likes of Benny Goodman the Dorsey brothers, Glenn Miller, Jack Teagarden, Harry James and ... [MORE]

THE HOT LIPS PAGE COLLECTION - Jazz Legends Series  2 CDs
£14.99

THE HOT LIPS PAGE COLLECTION - Jazz Legends Series 2 CDs

CD / Product Number: FADCD2050

Oran Hot Lips Page was a jazz trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader whose extrovert and exciting style allied to his showmanship made him a popular performer with audiences and fellow musicians alike, equally at home as a sideman in other leaders ensembles or leading his own bands. He started playing professionally in his native Texas, where he worked with top blues performers during the 20s, before becoming a feature of the Kansas City scene with Walter ... [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Collection - LOUIS ARMSTRONG - Volume 1 1923-34 - Double CD
£14.99

The Jazz Legends Collection - LOUIS ARMSTRONG - Volume 1 1923-34 - Double CD

CD / Product Number: FADCD2049

2CD set focusing on the first decade of Louis Armstrong’s recording career, including tracks with the King Oliver Creole Jazz band, selected recordings with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra and Clarence Williams Blue Five and landmark sessions with his Hot Five and Hot Seven which became a key element of the entire jazz canon. [MORE]

ARTIE SHAW COLLECTION - 1932-1954 - Double CD
£14.99

ARTIE SHAW COLLECTION - 1932-1954 - Double CD

CD / Product Number: FADCD2048

Double CD covering the work of legendary clarinettist and bandleader Artie Shaw – one of the great personalities of the swing era. Including recordings with other big-name performers along with tracks by his own big band and small group and featuring landmark hits and groundbreaking compositions as well as lesser-known material. Full details inside. [MORE]

Jazz Legends Series - THE EDDIE CONDON COLLECTION 1927-1961 - Double CD
£14.99

Jazz Legends Series - THE EDDIE CONDON COLLECTION 1927-1961 - Double CD

CD / Product Number: FADCD2045

Eddie Condon was a guitarist, banjo player and bandleader and a leading figure in the 'Chicago school' of early jazz who successfully negotiated the musical vagaries of swing, big band and bebop until he was able to ride the wave of the Dixieland revival during the 1950s. This 2 CD collection encompasses a fascinating range of styles and repertoire and also features line-ups of major jazz names and really had radio and TV broadcasts. [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - COLEMAN HAWKINS - Double CD
£12.99

The Jazz Legends Series - COLEMAN HAWKINS - Double CD

CD / Product Number: FADCD2044

Great value double CD collection of the work of one of the great tenor saxophonist whose career spanned early jazz, swing and big-band eras, post-war bebop and cool jazz movements. A cross-section of his recording career featuring numerous other legendary jazz musicians. [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - JOE VENUTI and EDDIE LANG - Double CD
£12.99

The Jazz Legends Series - JOE VENUTI and EDDIE LANG - Double CD

CD / Product Number: FADCD2041

One of the great pairings of jazz string players, pre-dating the partnership of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Violinist Joe Venuti and guitarist Eddie Lang were renowned for hot duets and regularly featured by top dance bands of the day. A cross-section of their prolific recordings in small groups, as soloists with big-name contemporary orchestras and as accompanists to top vocalists. [MORE]

CHARLIE BARNET COLLECTION 1939-1947 - Double CD
£13.99

CHARLIE BARNET COLLECTION 1939-1947 - Double CD

CD / Product Number: FADCD2039

A great value double CD collection which follows the career of one of the swing era's most successful bandleaders. The line-ups include many top players of the time and the tracks are presented in chronological order with full musician and discographical info. An excellent introduction and showcase for an influential figure of the genre. [MORE]

Jazz Legends Series - THE BIX BIEDERBECKE COLLECTION 1924-1930 - Double CD
£14.99

Jazz Legends Series - THE BIX BIEDERBECKE COLLECTION 1924-1930 - Double CD

CD / Product Number: FADCD2038

50 track 2 CD collection from one of the most important figures in the early years of jazz –a trumpet and cornet player who influenced a host of contemporaries and later performers. Beiderbecke’s life was short but he recorded a substantial body of work and this selection, which ends with his final session with Hoagy Carmichael in 1930, includes many top names of the era such as the Dorsey Brothers, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, Benny Goodman, Peewee Russell ... [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - CLARENCE WILLIAMS - DOUBLE CD
£12.99

The Jazz Legends Series - CLARENCE WILLIAMS - DOUBLE CD

CD / Product Number: FADCD2037

Great value double CD collection devoted to one of the most influential figures in early jazz. Clarence Williams was born in 1893 and was already a veteran of minstrel shows and New Orleans Rampart Street and Storyville vaudeville at the time he started recording in early ‘20s. This selection draws on material from a variety of line-ups including his hot jazz ensembles and washboard bands featuring many of the great names e.g. Louis Armstrong, Sydney ... [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - DJANGO RHEINHARDT 1935-1946 - Double CD
£14.99

The Jazz Legends Series - DJANGO RHEINHARDT 1935-1946 - Double CD

CD / Product Number: FADCD2036

52 track introduction to the legendary guitarist, covering his most famous work with Stephane Grappelli and the Quintette Du Hot Club De France, solo recordings and various collaborations with American musicians. The discs are presented in chronological order with full musician and discographical information included. [MORE]

The Jazz Legends Series - LESTER YOUNG
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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]

THE FORTIES Volume 1  1940-46 -  Big Joe Turner
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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
£10.99

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` ... [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]

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]

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]

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