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Jazz Oracle is a CD label specializing in issuing jazz, hot dance, and personality recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. We pride ourselves on superb productions utilizing transfers from the best available copies of original records, remastered by John R.T. Davies, recognized as the premier vintage audio engineer in the world today. The full colour booklets feature extensive notes written by experts in their field, along with photographs of the featured musicians, often published for the first time. All booklets contain complete discographical information, personnels, and recording dates.

Since its inception in 1994, Jazz Oracle has built a comprehensive catalogue. This has been made possible through the cooperation of many record collectors throughout the world. This circle of collectors continues to grow, and allows us to continue to preserve these recordings. We welcome the involvement of fellow enthusiasts who can contribute access to source recordings, liner notes, and ephemera. If you'd like to help, click on Help Wanted, where details of some of the records we are looking for are listed.

NEW RELEASES!

Jazz Oracle BDW8070
The Complete Sam Wooding 1922-31

Recorded in New York, Berlin, Barcelona, and Paris. A contemporary of Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson, Sam Wooding left the US in the early 20s to bring jazz to Europe and the Soviet Union. In his eight years abroad he and his star-studded orchestra were pivotal in spreading and popularizing jazz all over Europe and Russia. During this time he paid repeated visits to recording studios in Germany, Spain and France. All of the European discs he recorded are now mythically rare collectorsí items. His recordings, including several previously unissued alternate takes, are now available for the first time in their entirety. Extensive liner notes in the 60-page booklet are by renowned researcher Rainer Lotz.

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We now sell Frog and Timeless historical CDs too!
We are now able to supply CDs by these two companies that produce CDs of the same type of material as you see on Jazz Oracle and have excellent sound transfers. You can view their catalogues on their webpages at www.frogrecords.co.uk and www.timeless-records.com. Price is exactly the same as Jazz Oracle CDs.
Order them as if they were Jazz Oracle CDs.

Please note: Frog and Timeless are also able to sell our product by mail order, too - contact them via their webpages.



We are always interested in purchasing collections of 78 RPM jazz, hot dance, and blues records. Please contact us by email at