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  1. The Lost Tapes: Charles Mingus Live In Detroit

    You ever notice how lost tapes are always found?
  2. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    The first two Bluebird RCA releases include several alternate tracks. I don't know if they were on the LPs or not. The Birth of Swing: Hunkadola Madhouse House Hop St. Louis Blues Love Me or Leave Me The Harry James Years Vol. 1: Camel Hop (Take 1) Camel Hop (Take 2) Life Goes To A Party (Take 1) Life Goes To a Party (Take 3) Don't Be That Way (Take 1) Don't Be That Way (Take 2) One O'Clock Jump (Take 1) One O'Clock Jump (Take 2) The 2007 Essential Benny Goodman claims to include "previously un-issued master takes of 'Sing, Sing, Sing' and 'Don't Be That Way'", though how that's possible I don't know. And you've discovered my dirty secret: I don't much care for Jimmy Rushing.
  3. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    Oh, nuts. I just realized that that's my playlist I posted, so I probably excluded songs I dislike, and most of those would be vocals. I see that I excluded "Popcorn Man", for instance. So it's not complete after all. Sorry. I used BG on the Record; A Bio-Discography of Benny Goodman to compile the list, so if the LPs follow my list roughly it's likely that they include most of his recordings.
  4. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I never looked into the LPs, but here is the complete RCA orchestral discography 1935-39 (as far as I know) assembled from CDs if that's any help: Hunkadola [tk 1] I'm Livin' in a Great Big Way Hooray for Love Japanese Sandman Always Get Rhythm in Your Feet Ballad in Blue Blue Skies Dear Old Southland Sometimes I'm Happy Hunkadola [tk 2] King Porter Stomp The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Jingle Bells Good-Bye Madhouse [tk 1] Madhouse [tk 2] Sandman No Other One Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Basin Street Blues If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight When Buddha Smiles It's Been So Long Stompin' at the Savoy Goody-Goody Breakin' in a Pair of Shoes Get Happy Christopher Columbus I Know That You Know House Hop [tk 3] There's a Small Hotel You Turned the Tables on Me Here's Love in Your Eyes Pick Yourself Up Down South Camp Meeting St. Louis Blues [tk 1] Love Me or Leave Me [tk 1] Bugle Call Rag (#1) Organ Grinder's Swing Star Dust You Can't Pull the Wool Over My Eyes The Glory of Love Remember Walk, Jennie, Walk House Hop [tk 2] Sing Me a Swing Song Anything for You In a Sentimental Mood I've Found a New Baby Swingtime in the Rockies St. Louis Blues [tk 2] Love Me or Leave Me [tk 2] Riffin' at the Ritz Alexander's Ragtime Band Somebody Loves Me 'Tain't No Use Bugle Call Rag Jam Session Goodnight, My Love Take Another Guess Did You Mean It When You and I Were Young, Maggie Smoke Dreams Swing Low, Sweet Chariot He Ain't Got Rhythm You Can Tell She Comes from Dixie Goodnight My Love I Want to Be Happy Chloe (Song of the Swamp) Rosetta Peckin' Can't We Be Friends Sing, Sing, Sing Roll 'em When It's Sleepy Time Down South Changes Bob White.mp3 Sugarfoot Stomp I Can't Give You Anything but Love Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day Camel Hop [take 1] Life Goes to a Party [take 2] I'm Like a Fish Out of Water Don't Be That Way [take 1] One O'Clock Jump [take 1] Ti-Pi-Tin Always and Always The Blue Room Lullaby in Rhythm I Never Knew Camel Hop [take 2] Life Goes to a Party [take 3] Don't Be That Way [take 2] One O'Clock Jump [take 2] Sweet Sue—Just You Feelin' High and Happy Big John Special My Melancholy Baby Wrappin' It Up The Flat Foot Floogee Margie Russian Lullaby Bumble Bee Stomp Ciribiribin Topsy Smoke House Rhythm My Honey's Lovin' Arms Farewell Blues It Had to Be You Louise Whispering Bach Goes to Town I'll Always Be in Love with You Undecided Blue Lou The Blues And the Angels Sing Sent for You Yesterday Estrellita The Kingdom of Swing Rose of Washington Square The Siren's Song Pick-A-Rib Who'll Buy My Bublitchki
  5. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I wasn't aware of The Indispensables, but I've always been under the impression that those Jazz Tribune titles were generally pretty poor audio quality. They used the vinyl masters didn't they? The Complete Small Groups set is quite nice, but I was only talking about the orchestral sides. I assume that if Mosaic were to release a box it wouldn't include the small groups. No, I don't have any vinyl nor even a turntable.
  6. How do I open .ra files on a Mac?

    Providing a free version in hopes you'll pay for an upgraded version is a common strategy. It's also just good advertising -- it brought you to their website, didn't it? Many other individual developers provide free software just for fun, I guess, or the satisfaction of creating something, or maybe the hope that it will become popular enough to be bought by Google.
  7. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    Aside from numerous half-assed best-of comps, RCA has released four quality compilations: The Birth of Swing (1935-6) The Harry James Years The Harry James Years, Vol 2 The Centennial Collection The Birth of Swing was complete, while the two Harry James Years were selective. The Birth of Swing was released in 1991 and while I don't think it sounds bad it could surely benefit from new mastering. The Harry James Years, Vol 2 on the other hand sounds truly awful. Those are the official releases. There are also three Hep discs which duplicate much of the material above but provide some additional good transfers: Plays Jimmy Mundy Plays Fletcher Henderson Plays Fletcher Henderson, Vol 2 If you have all of the above titles, you'll still be 31 sides short of the complete RCA discography, so you'll need these Chronological Classics to fill in the gaps: Chronological Classics 1936-37 Chronological Classics 1937 Chronological Classics 1937-8 Chronological Classics 1938 Chronological Classics 1938 Vol. 2 Chronological Classics 1938-9 Chronological Classics 1939 Granted, most of those 31 are vocals, but I think a Mosaic box is warranted just to pull all this stuff togehter. The last Lester Young box complied stuff that was easier than this to find on CD.
  8. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I still want --- nay, demand! -- a set of Benny Goodman's '30s sides. They've done every other major band leader -- Duke, Count, Artie, Jimmie Lunceford, three Woody Hermans, and Benny's Columbia sides -- but his best period remains neglected.
  9. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    Oh I know that. I mean I think Bear sells it as R&B, not jazz. I don't think they're interested in catering to the jazz market.
  10. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I'd consider those R&B in as much as I think they were intended for an R&B market, not a jazz market. That Louis Jordan box is a real exemplar: I wish every significant artist could get the same comprehensive treatment.
  11. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I didn't know Bear had a jazz reissue roster. Their homepage only lists Rock'n'Roll, Rock/Pop, R&B/Soul, Elvis, Country, and Blues.
  12. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    No, Bear Family has always licensed everything legitimately. At least that's what I've always heard; I have no firsthand knowledge.
  13. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I wonder how Bear Family can succeed selling expensive boxed sets of esoteric music where Mosaic is failing. Is it better sales and marketing? A bigger market? I can't imagine there are too many people interested in buying the complete Mercury recordings of Buddy and Ella Johnson 1953-1964.
  14. "Savoring The Savory Collection" on Night Lights

    Oh, I have On The Air. Funny: I don't see Savory's name anywhere in the credits. The back says "This double disc compliation is comprised of the original material from the double LP set 1937-38 Jazz Concert #2. The recordings presented here are intact and supplemented by 14 previously unissued numbers from the full band, trio, and quartet." That would suggest there were no subsequent LP releases in the 1950s, or they would have been included in the CD release rather than the previously unissued material.
  15. "Savoring The Savory Collection" on Night Lights

    >>For decades Savory kept the recordings, offering some of the Benny Goodman band to its leader, who liked them enough to have them released. What title was this released under?