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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 collectors’ 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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Jazz Oracle BDW8001
Halfway House Orch.

Recorded in New Orleans 1925-28. The complete output by this fine band.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8002
Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orch./ Sam Morgan's Jazz Band
Recorded in New Orleans 1925-28. The complete recordings including a recently discovered alternate of "Station Calls."

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Jazz Oracle BDW8003
Curtis Mosby and his Dixieland Blue Blowers 1924-29 / Henry Starr 1928-39
The complete output by Curtis Mosby including two previously unknown and unissued sides from 1924-25 as well as an unissued test of "Weary Blues". Rare recordings by pianist Henry Starr made for the incredibly rare Flexo label in 1928. Six sides by Ivan Browning and Henry Starr recorded in London, England in the mid 30s including an unissued HMV test.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8004
Dorsey Brothers Vol. 1, 1928
The complete output with all known alternates including five test pressings.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8005
Dorsey Brothers Vol. 2, 1929-30
The continuation of the complete chronological output of this important band including an unissued test of "Was it a Dream?".

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Jazz Oracle BDW8006
Dorsey Brothers Vol. 3, 1930-33
Including no less than five sides previously unissued in any form as well as all known alternate issues.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8007
Red Nichols on Edison 1924-27
Includes every known take by Red and Miff's Stompers for Edison including an unissued test of "Hurricane" from the Edison Historic Site in Orange, N.J. Other sides by the Charleston Seven, the Golden Gate Orch. and Don Voorhees and his Earl Carroll's "Vanities" Orch.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8008
Richmond Rarities 1927-31
Recorded on such labels as Electrobeam Gennett, Champion and Supertone, this CD presents the complete output, including all known alternate takes, of the following bands - Alex Jackson and his Plantation Orch., Alphonso Trent and his Orch., Zach Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels and Red Perkins and his Dixie Ramblers.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8009
Gennett Rarities 1927-29
Mythically rare recordings made by the Gennett company on field trips to Birmingham. This CD includes the complete recorded output of Syd Valentine's Patent Leather Kids, the Triangle Harmony Boys, the Black Birds of Paradise, Frank Bunch and his Fuzzy Wuzzies, Willie Jones and his Orch., Horace Smith with the best sides by two obscure bands, Eddie Miles and his Florentine Orch. and Dunk Rendleman and the Alabamians.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8010
Chicago Rhythm 1923-28
Complete output of Al Turk's Princess Orch. made fo rhe Olympic and Okeh labels plus the best of Charlie Straight's Orch. from Paramount, Brunswick and Vocalion.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8011
Florida Rhythm 1927-31
The story of Robert Cloud. A compilation of all known recordings by this obscure composer, arranger, and musician. Liner notes by noted Canadian jazz writer Mark Miller contain original research used to piece together a biography of this shadowy figure. Rare and unusual recordings by the Ross De Luxe Syncopaters, Jacksonville Harmony Trio, QRS Boys, Rollin Smith, Robert Cloud Orch., Georgia Jumpers and the Grand Central Red Cap Quartet.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8012
Douglas Williams 1928-30
Recorded in Memphis. Contains many rare items never before reissued. Williams' complete recordings, including those accompanying blues singers Alfoncy and Bethenea Harris. 24-page booklet includes liner notes by Dick Raichelson containing newly-discovered information and photographs.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8013
Roger Wolfe Kahn 1925-32
A selection of the most jazz-oriented recording by this fine dance orchestra made for Victor, Perfect, Brunswick and Columbia. Features Miff Mole, Arthur Schutt, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Artie Shaw, and Charlie Tegarden. Also includes a previously unissued performance of Rhythm of the Day.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8014
Bill Carlsen and Devine’s Wisconsin Roof Orchestra 1926-1931
Rarely heard sides by this Milwaukee based band, recorded in Chicago and Grafton, Wisconsin for Paramount's subsidary Broadway label.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8015
Ben Pollack, Volume 1 - Recorded in Chicago and New York 1926-1928

The first volume of the complete recorded output by Ben Pollack's Orchestra 1926-28. This star studded band includes some of the earliest recordings by Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden. There are many unissued takes reissued here for the first time. Notes are by noted Jack Teagarden expert Joe Showler.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8016
Ben Pollack, Volume 2 - Recorded in New York 1928-1929
The second volume of the complete recorded output by Ben Pollack's Orchestra 1926-30. This important band includes some of the earliest recordings by Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden. There are ten unissued takes reissued here for the first time. Notes are by noted Jack Teagarden expert Joe Showler.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8017
Ben Pollack, Volume 3 - Recorded in New York 1929

The third volume of the complete recorded output by Ben Pollack's Orchestra 1926-30 which will eventually comprise six CDs. These recordings, made in 1929, feature many of the best jazzmen of the era including Jimmy McPartland, Ray Bauduc and some of the earliest recordings by Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden. There are twelve unissued takes reissued here for the first time on CD. Notes are by noted Jack Teagarden expert Joe Showler.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8018
Jack Linx and Maurice Sigler - Recorded in Atlanta, 1924-1927
The complete recordings of Birmingham, Alabama bandleader Jack Linx, as well as the four sides by fellow Birmingham leader Maurice Sigler. Includes two unissued tests by Jack Linx.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8019
Original Indiana Five, Volume 1 - Recorded in New York 1923-1925
The first of four volumes by this prolific jazz band, this first volumes includes the rare Olympic recordings from 1923. Liner notes by Mike May, a dedicated OI5 researcher who has done extensive work in locating family of the band's members.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8020
Wilton Crawley, Showman, Composer and Clarinetist - Recorded in New York and Chicago 1927-1930
Almost all the recordings by this hot gaspipe style clarinetist (the balance are available on BDW8025) including four unissued test pressings, one of which is not even listed in "Rust". Personnel includes Jelly Roll Morton, Henry "Red" Allen, Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson and Johnny St. Cyr.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8021
Dallas Rhythm - Recorded in Dallas and St. Louis, 1924-1929
Includes the complete recordings of Dallas-based bandleader Jack Gardner, as well as selected recordings by Randolph McCurtain, Phil Baxter and Herman Waldman. The 32 page booklet includes extensive liner notes by researcher Dick Raichelson, as well as previously unpublished information and newly-found details of the activities of these territory bandleaders.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8022
George McClennon and Wilton Crawley
The complete output by the obscure George McClennon including two titles from the only known copy of one disc. Also includes the balance of the Wilton Crawley sides from BDW8020.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8023
Dime Store Hot Dance
A selection of hot dance recordings from 1927 to 1930 made for release on the Plaza and Compo stable of labels. Features hot solo work by Tommy Gott, Bob Effros, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Arthur Schutt and others.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8024
Louisiana Rhythm Kings
The complete recordings by this Red Nichols-led recording group, including all of the rare Vocalion sides and a previously unissued take of "Pretty Baby". Features many top sidemen including Miff Mole, Pee Wee Russell, Bud Freeman, Jimmy Dorsey, Fud Livingston and Jack Teagarden.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8025
Hot Springs, Arkansas 1937
The complete jazz and blues recordings made during an ARC field trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas in March 1937. Includes the complete recordings of The Range Riders, Ike Ragon, Three Fifteen and His Squares, Fats Smith, Original Yellow Jackets, Albert Gale and Tommy Settles.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8026
Ben Pollack Volume 4
The fourth volume of the complete recorded output by Ben Pollack's Orchestra from 1926 to 1933, which will eventually comprise six CDs. These recordings feature Pollack's hot soloists of the period, including Matty Matlock, Jack Teagarden and Charlie Teagarden. Notes are by noted Jack Teagarden expert Joe Showler.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8027
Arcadia Shuffle - Recorded in St. Louis and New Orleans 1924-1925
The complete recordings of the Arcadian Serenaders and the Original Crescent City Jazzers, and selected recordings by the Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis. Includes extensive notes by James K. Williams and many recently-discovered photographs.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8028
Sam Manning Vol. 1
The first CD devoted to the complete output by this important New York stage performer. Shows the fusion of West Indian calypso rhythms with hot jazz and even vaudeville influences. Includes some of the fantastically rare sides made for Okeh's short lived 65000 West Indian series. Jazz collectors note - this is HOT black jazz!

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Jazz Oracle BDW8029
Sam Manning Vol. 2
Finalises the complete output by this important New York stage performer up to 1930. Includes rare sides issued on Columbia's export "X" series. Jazz collectors note - this is HOT black jazz!

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Jazz Oracle BDW8030
Original Indiana 5, Volume 2
The second of four volumes by this prolific jazz band, including rare sides made for Gennett in 1925. Liner notes by Mike May include newly-found information on the band members.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8031
Original Indiana 5, Volume 3
The third of four volumes by this band, including the Pathe recordings by two related bands, the Black Diamond Serenaders and Tommy Morton's Grangers. The booklet includes notes by Mike May, as well as rare, newly-found photographs.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8032
Ben Pollack Volume 5
The fifth of six volumes devoted to the complete recordings of Ben Pollack’s Orchestra from 1926 to 1934. Includes related recordings released under the names of Gil Rodin, Jack Teagarden and the New Orleans Ramblers. The extensive liner notes were written by Joe Showler, a Toronto-based expert on Pollack and Jack Teagarden.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8033
New Orleans Jazz Band
The complete instrumental recordings by this obscure band, recorded in 1924 and 1925. These sides are of special interest as they include the first recordings by two important jazzmen - Sidney Arodin, who went on to participate in several classic sessions during the 1920s and 1930s, and Brad Gowans, who was a fixture of the New York Dixieland scene during the 1940s.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8034
Original Indiana 5, Volume 4
The final instalment of our survey of this band’s output. As with earlier volumes, the booklet includes notes by Mike May, as well as rare, newly-found photographs.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8035 (3 CD set)
Jack Purvis - 1928-35
Best known as a spectacular trumpeter who recorded but eight memorable sides under his own name in 1929 and 1930, this comprehensive survey of his music includes examples of his work as a sideman with Arnold Johnson, Smith Ballew, Hal Kemp and others. Comprehensive notes are by the noted collector and producer Michael Brooks, and the booklet includes many rare photographs. A must for enthusiasts of 1920s jazz as it reveals the exciting Purvis in a variety of musical settings.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8036
The Georgia Washboard Stompers
The complete recordings of this washboard band, which was assembled by Decca Records in 1934 and 1935. These exciting sides feature the fine trumpet work of Taft Jordan, and are important as examples of how the washboard band style evolved in the 1930s after first gaining popularity in the mid-1920s.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8037
Cliff Jackson
The complete recordings of Cliff Jackson’s Crazy Kats and the Sepia Serenaders, as well as selected solos and blues accompaniments from the Twenties and early Thirties. Booklet notes are by Reide Kaiser, a fine Toronto pianist, who provides an excellent summary of Jackson’s style and place among the great stride pianists.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8038
Grey Gull Rarities
A selection of hot sides released by Grey Gull from 1924-30, featuring Leroy Smith's Orchestra, Thomas Morris, Mike Mosiello and Andy Sannella. Includes the complete "Memphis Jazzers" session, the trumpet on which was once ascribed to King Oliver.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8039
Paramount Hot Dance Obscurities Volume 1
Rare sides recorded by the New York Recording Laboratories for issue on its Broadway and Paramount labels. Includes the best of the sides recorded by Bill Haid's Cubs and related bands such as the Midnight Serenaders, Castle Farms Serenaders and The Black Pirates. Extensive liner notes by Paramount researcher Alex van der Tuuk and 1920s jazz expert Joel O'Sickey.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8040
Edison Hot Dance Obscurities Volume 1
This release includes the hot recordings made in 1927 and 1928 by Frank Winegar's Penn. Boys and B.A. Rolfe's Orchestra for the Edison Company.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8041
Fess Williams, 1926-1930 (2 CD set)
The complete Victor recordings, including all known takes, as well as nine alternate takes from Williams' Vocalion/Brunswick sessions not included on Retrieval RTR 79032.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8042
Ben Pollack Volume 6
Rare sides recorded in 1928 and 1929 by the so-called "Whoopee Makers" for dime store labels. This band is a contingent from the Ben Pollack Orchestra, and features Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden and Jimmy McPartland. Mastered from the best available copies of the original discs, this set includes many sides never re-issued before. Extensive liner notes by Joe Showler.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8043
The Red Heads
A 3 CD set featuring the complete recordings of the Red Heads, including accompaniments to popular entertainers Cliff Edwards and J.C. Flippen. The set includes all known takes and insightful liner notes by noted Toronto pianist Reide Kaiser.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8044
Ben Pollack Volume 7
The last of our series of Pollack recordings, this one includes the remaining sides recorded in 1929 by the so-called "Whoopee Makers" for dime store labels, as well as Pollack's 1933 recordings. Mastered from the best available copies of the original discs, this set includes many sides never re-issued before. Extensive liner notes by Joe Showler.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8045
Lud Gluskin 1924-33 (2 CD Set)
A compilation of rare European recordings by Gluskin's band, featuring several American jazz musicians including Gene Prendergast, Spencer Clark and Paulie Freed. Gluskin specialist Andreas Schmauder has selected 48 of the band's best sides from among the over 400 recordings made by the band in Vienna, Paris and Berlin, and the booklet contains rare photographs and extensive notes by Andreas.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8046
Wilbur Sweatman 1916-35 (2 CD Set)
A compilation of pioneering recordings made by African-American clarinetist Wilbur Sweatman, a veteran of the vaudeville stage who made an important contribution to the popularization of jazz music in the late Teens and early Twenties. This set was compiled by Mark Berresford, an authority on Sweatman, and includes extensive liner notes written by Mark based on his research into Sweatman's life and music.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8047
A Gift From The President
This CD was the brainchild of our President, John R.T. Davies, and is offered as a gift with the purchase of any Jazz Oracle CD. It includes a selection of rare alternative takes and other previously-unissued material, including the legendary 1925 recording of Mother Me, Tennessee by Wingy Manone's San Sue Strutters. This is a limited edition, and in order to make it available to as many people as possible we have a limit of one per customer.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8048
Edison Hot Dance Obscurities Volume 2
This release includes the hot recordings made between 1926 and 1929 by Oreste (Migliaccio) and His Queensland Orchestra. Liner notes by researcher Joe Moore provide new information about this band and its activities.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8049
Paramount Hot Dance Obscurities Volume 2
Rare sides recorded by the New York Recording Laboratories for issue on the Broadway, Challenge and Paramount labels. Includes recordings by such obscure bands as the Wisconsin U Skyrockets, Billy Stennett's Carolina Stompers and Bud Spaight's Harmony Kings. Extensive liner notes by Paramount researcher Alex van der Tuuk and 1920s jazz expert Joel O'Sickey

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Jazz Oracle BDW8050
Adrian Rollini, 1929-34 (2 CD Set)

This set includes some of Rollini's obscure sides from 1929 and 1930, as well as all of his studio band recordings from 1933 to May 1934. Featured musicians include Bunny Berigan, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Arthur Rollini, Jimmy Dorsey, Max Kaminsky, Bud Freeman and others.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8051
Dorsey Brothers Volume 4, 1930-34

The final volume of our series on the Dorsey Brothers' early recordings, this compilation includes Jimmy Dorsey's solo recordings made in London in 1930, as well as rare sides by the Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra from 1934. Featured musicians, aside from the Dorseys, include Bunny Berigan and Glenn Miller.

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Edison Hot Dance Obscurities, Volume 3, 1927-29

This release includes the hot recordings made for the Edison Company by Joe Herlihy's Orchestra, the Piccadilly Players, and Mal Hallett, including eight rejected masters. Liner notes by researcher Joe Moore put Edison's recordings of jazz and hot dance artists into perspective, and provide new information about the featured bands.

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BDW8053
Jack Teagarden 1930 Studio Sessions

Rare performances featuring Jack Teagarden with bands led by Ben Selvin and Sam Lanin - including all known titles and takes - originally recorded for Columbia and Gennett. Other featured musicians include Jimmy Dorsey, Mannie Klein and Benny Goodman. The detailed liner notes are by Teagarden specialist Joe Showler.

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BDW8054
Eddie South Cheloni Broadcast Transcriptions, 1933 (3 CD set)

The complete Cheloni broadcasts, recorded by violinist South and his orchestra in Hollywood. This set provides a glimpse of South's broad repertoire, from popular songs of the day to tangos, rumbas and traditional folk songs. Extensive liner notes by are by South specialist Anthony Barnett.

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BDW8055
Stu Pletcher - The Story of Stewart Pletcher

A thorough review of trumpeter Stu Pletcher's career, with recordings by the Yale Collegians, Red Norvo, Ben Pollack, Smith Ballew, as well as two privately-recorded piano solos by Pletcher. The detailed liner notes are by Tom Pletcher, Stu's son and a jazz musician in his own right. The 40 page booklet features photographs from the Pletcher family's archives.

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BDW8056
The Three T's - "Live" from the Hickory House, New York, December 1936

Rare broadcast performances featuring Frank Trumbauer, Jack Teagarden and Charlie Teagarden. At the time, all three were part of the Paul Whiteman orchestra; these club recordings present them in a small group swing setting. The detailed liner notes are by Teagarden specialist Joe Showler.

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BDW8057
Joe Robichaux

Joe Robichaux was a New Orleans pianist who began his career in the late Teens and remained active until the early 1960s. During this time he played with many jazz greats, including Punch Miller, Oscar Celestin, Kid Rena, Lee Collins and George Lewis. This compilation covers the sides recorded by Joe Robichaux and His New Orleans Rhythm Boys for Vocalion in 1933, as well as two 1929 recordings by Christina Gray featuring Robichaux's piano accompaniment.ecordings by Christina

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BDW8058
Isham Jones, 1929-34

A selection of jazz-oriented titles made by the Isham Jones Orchestra, a fine dance band of the period. Included are rare sides by the Marigold Entertainers (a predecessor band) and a selection of titles recorded for World radio transcriptions in 1934. Extensive liner notes by Kurt Weisbecker are included in the 24 page booklet.

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BDW8059
Benny Goodman, 1930-33

The complete recordings issued under Benny Goodman's name and issued on the Melotone label in 1930 and 1931, as well as selected sides by Grace Johnston and Sid Garry accompanied by the same band. Also included are the four titles by Steve Washington from 1933 featuring Goodman. Liner notes are by Goodman researcher David Jessup.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8060
The Story of Joseph "Fud" Livingston

A compilation of important recordings by clarinettist Fud Livingston, a neglected jazzman of the 1920s and 1930s who recorded with Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Ben Pollack, Jimmy Dorsey and other luminaries. Extensive liner notes by Brad Kay tell the tragic but, at the same time, joyful story of Fud's life and music. Includes a previously-unreleased recording by Ben Pollack from 1924.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8061
Cambridge University Jazz

A compilation of recordings from 1927-36 by Cambridge jazz bands led by Fred Elizalde, George Monkhouse and others. Extensive liner notes by researcher Joe Moore.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8062
The Complete Brunswick Recordings of Red Nichols

BDW 8062 Red Nichols Complete Brunwick Sessions, 1926 - 1929 (3CD set) The first of three 3-CD sets containing all of Red Nichols' New York Brunswick recordings, including the Wabash Dance Orchestra titles released only in England. This series includes all known takes and was remastered by Ted Kendall. The 72-page booklet common to all three sets contains extensive liner notes by Richard Sudhalter and a complete discography. In addition to Nichols, the cream of the New York jazzmen are featured on these sides, including Miff Mole, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Fud Livingston and many others.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8063
The Complete Brunswick Recordings of Red Nichols

BDW 8063 Red Nichols Complete Brunwick Sessions, 1929 - 1930 (3CD set) The second of three 3-CD sets containing all of Red Nichols' New York Brunswick recordings. This series includes all known takes and was remastered by Ted Kendall. The 72-page booklet common to all three sets contains extensive liner notes by Richard Sudhalter and a complete discography. In addition to Nichols, the cream of the New York jazzmen are featured on these sides, including Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Charlie Teagarden, Babe Russin and many others.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8064
The Complete Brunswick Recordings of Red Nichols

BDW 8064 Red Nichols Complete Brunwick Sessions, 1927 - 1932 (3CD set) The third of three 3-CD sets containing all of Red Nichols' New York Brunswick recordings. This series includes all known takes and was remastered by Ted Kendall. Includes bonus tracks by Red Nichols' Stompers, Red and His Big Ten, and Irving Brodsky's Orchestra. The 72-page booklet common to all three sets contains extensive liner notes by Richard Sudhalter and a complete discography. In addition to Nichols, the cream of the New York jazzmen are featured on these sides, including Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Charlie Teagarden, Babe Russin and many others.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8065
‘Jelly Roll’ Morton Rarities

The Jelly Autographs transferred from original 78s for the first time since the 1960s, with sound restoration by Hans Eckhoff. Also includes all of Jelly's pre-Victor instrumental recordings for Paramount and Gennett, as well as blues recordings by Edmonia Henderson, Lizzie Miles and Billie Young, featuring Morton as accompanist. Includes duets with King Oliver and Voltaire de Faut. Detailed liner notes are by Reide Kaiser, a noted Toronto pianist and Morton expert.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8066
Merritt Brunies

The complete recordings of Merritt Brunies and His Friars Inn Orchestra, led by the New Orleans trumpeter and his brother, trombonist Henry Brunies. The compilation also includes several other rare New Orleans tracks by Johnny De Droit, Papalia & His Orchestra, Brownlee's Orchestra of New Orleans, Scranton Sirens Orchestra, New Orleans Owls and Ellis Stratakos & His Jung Hotel Orchestra. The extensive liner notes are by noted researcher Ate van Delden.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8067
Jimmie's Joys

The complete Golden and OKeh recordings by Jimmie (Maloney) Joy, a Texas clarinetist who led a college jazz band at the University of Texas in the early 1920s. After turning professional in 1923, the band became nationally known, recording for Golden in Los Angeles, OKeh in Dallas and Kansas City and, later, for Brunswick in Chicago. Extensive notes for this release were written by renowned researcher Dick Raichelson, and the booklet includes photographs from band members interviewed by him. Sound restoration is by noted audio engineer Hans Eekhoff.

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Jazz Oracle BDW8068
Americans in Europe

This important compilation includes the complete recordings of the New York Tanz Orchestra, led by George Carhart and featuring Danny Polo and Dave Tough, as well as the complete Swiss recordings by Frank Guarente's Georgians. These rare sides have never been reissued in their entirety before. The 44-page booklet includes extensive notes by renowned author and researcher Rainer Lotz, as well as rare photographs and ephemera. Sound restoration is by John R.T. Davies and Ted Kendall.

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Jimmy Lytell

The complete solo clarinet recordings of Jimmy Lytell, recorded between 1926 and 1928 for Pathé. Lytell, primarily a studio musician and a mainstay of the Original Memphis Five during the 1920s, is revealed here to be a fine soloist in his own right. This compilation contains all known takes of these recordings, which also feature such luminaries as Eddie Lang, Dick McDonough, Frank Signorelli and Rube Bloom. The fully-illustrated booklet includes notes by collector Phil Melick, and audio restoration is by Karl Machat.

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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 collectors’ 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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