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  1. Man, I love these kinds of threads! I rip all my CDs and share the audio files across my computers. The audio files are backed up, and my CDs are on full display. I know it's not the "Show yer collection" thread from the early 2000s, but here it is, minus the Mosaics and similarly sized box sets:

    I keep a master spreadsheet in Google Drive, with basic information - artist, title, label, label #, any additional notes that I find interesting (e.g. RVG series) and number of discs. I use Lord's Discography to record the CDs and individual tracks that I own. Selecting the tracks one by one made for a tedious summer, but it's easier to to add new purchases now that the bulk of the collection is already in there. Although Lord is not perfect, it's pretty good and an easy way for me to, say, look up a box set and see how much music I'd be duplicating. I can look up the Mosaic Boogie Woogie select and easily see that I have the majority of the music on Chronological or Collector's Classics discs and the Lionel Hampton Mosaic set.

  2. Thought-provoking question, and a tough one.

    Grant Green - Jean De Fleur (Idle Moments)

    Gerry Mulligan - Rocker (Original Gerry Mulligan Tentet)

    MJQ/Laurindo Almeida - One Note Samba (Collaboration)

    Bud Powell - Dance of the Infidels (Bud Powell Vol. 1)

    Art Blakey - Children of the Night (Mosaic)

    Cannonball Adderley - Somethin’ Else (Somethin’ Else)

    Fats Navarro - Casbah

    King Pleasure/Annie Ross - Moody’s Mood For Love (Golden Days)

  3. I didn't see this posted elsewhere.

    From their email (note that some Chronological Classics are back in production/for sale):

    Worlds Records is going out of business. In order to promote internet sales we are offering a 5% discount on all web orders. This discount will show up in the final invoice. After more than 40 years in business we will be closing when all inventory is gone.

    To this end we are inaugurating a new sale today. Every Tuesday we will be offering all product from one or more Artist Listings on sale with a 25% discount. For example, today we are offering all CDs by artists whose last name begins with C, such as Bob Chester, Carmen Cavallaro, Rosemary Clooney, Benny Carter, etc. This applies to Various Artist collections also. These various artist collections are listed by the first letter of the title, such as Cabaret Echoes, Columbia Dance Bands, Chart Toppers Of The Thirties, etc. These sales are limited to stock on hand. These sale items for the week of February 25. Once again, this week's sale items can be found here.

    All sale items included in orders from our website will receive a 30% discount, 25% from the sale product price and a 5% bonus discount on all items included in the order (even if they are not on sale), calculated on final invoice.

    We will continue offering New Releases as they appear. For instance we have recently begun offering the Crystal Stream label (from Australia). We had a problem with these CDs when they were first offered in 2002 and we discontinued selling them for ten years. The problem, it turned out, was that paper labels were used on the discs and an imbalance on some discs caused problems with many CD players. Now the discs have information applied with ink; the sound is as great as ever and for those who enjoy music of the 1920s and 1930s you will find these discs a wonderful addition to your library.

    Another label that we have not offered from many years, Classics Chronological Collections, are available once again. These CDs were first offered in batches of 5 per month over an incredible 15 year period. Over 765 titles were originally produced in France. Now an ambitious project has resurfaced with the intention to bring back as many of the original titles as sales warrant. The plan is to present all releases by an artist at one time (or in the case of an artist like Duke Ellington who had 45 CDs, in several batches). For instance the early artist reissues are by Ethel Waters (7 of the 8 CDs), James P. Johnson (8 titles), The Three Peppers (1 CD), etc.. These CDs are manufactured in the United States.

    Until next week...

    Ren Brown

    Worlds Records

  4. Got a set of pristine Chrono(lo)gical classics off of eBay. I'll be subsisting on tap water and Ramen for the foreseeable future, but at least I'll have something to listen to while I do so.

    Albert Ammons 1936-1939

    Albert Ammons 1939-1946

    Albert Ammons 1946-1948

    Art Tatum 1944

    Art Tatum 1932-1934

    Art Tatum 1934-1940

    Bix Beiderbecke 1924-1927

    Bix Beiderbecke 1927-1930

    Bix Beiderbecke/Paul Whiteman 1927-1928

    Bix Beiderbecke/Paul Whiteman 1928-1929

    Earl Hines 1928-1932

    Earl Hines 1932-1934

    Earl Hines 1934-1937

    Frankie Trumbauer 1927-1928

    Frankie Trumbauer 1928-1929

    Frankie Trumbauer 1929-1931

    Frankie Trumbauer 1932-1936

    Frankie Trumbauer 1936-1946

    George Wettling 1940-1944

    Harry James 1939

    Harry James 1937-1939

    Harry James 1939-1940

    Harry James 1940-1941

    James P. Johnson 1944

    James P. Johnson 1921-1928

    James P. Johnson 1928-1938

    James P. Johnson 1938-1942

    James P. Johnson 1943-1944

    James P. Johnson 1944-1945

    James P. Johnson 1945-1947

    Joe Sullivan 1933-1941

    Louis Prima 1934-1935

    Mary Lou Williams 1927-1940

    Meade Lux Lewis 1927-1939

    Meade Lux Lewis 1939-1941

    Meade Lux Lewis 1941-1944

    Mezz Mezzrow 1944-1945

    New Orleans Rhythm Kings 1925-1935

    Pat Flowers 1941-1945

    Pat Flowers 1945-1947

    Pete Johnson 1938-1939

    Pete Johnson 1939-1941

    Pete Johnson 1944-1946

    Pete Johnson 1947-1949

    Sam Price 1942-1945

    Willie "The Lion" Smith 1944-1949

    Woody Herman 1939

    Woody Herman 1940

    Woody Herman 1936-1937

    Woody Herman 1937-1938

    Woody Herman 1939-1940

    Woody Herman 1940-1941


    I didn't see this posted elsewhere, but I got an email from Worlds stating that they are having a 15% off sale, applicable to everything they sell. A couple dozen CDs are on sale with a combined 23% discount off the list price (; this latter offer is good through Friday. Many titles offered by Worlds can be had cheaper, even with the discount, but the discounted price for Jazz Oracle CDs ($12.75) is pretty competitive, at least for the single cd sets. sells Jazz Oracle titles for a buck or so less, but they charge a buck more per disc for shipping, and Worlds has timelier service. For multiple-disc Jazz Oracle titles, however, blowitoutahere is still better. You can get the Red Nichols 3-cd sets for 26 bucks plus a dollar shipping there, vs. 34 or so dollars at Worlds. Just letting everyone know - I have no ties to either of these sites.

    According to the email, the 15% off sale is not subject to an end date at this point.

  6. Just in case anyone's interested and unaware, J&R ( has a lot of OJCs and Blue Notes on sale for 6 bucks. Even with not inconsiderable shipping costs - the promo code did not work for me - a lot of these titles are still cheaper than can be found used on Amazon (with the $3 shipping/CD).

  7. Today at Amoeba picked up

    Dizzy Gillespie Vol.5 (Masters of Jazz)

    Dizzy Gillespie Vol.1 (Masters of Jazz)

    Joe Lutcher 1947 (R&B Classics)

    Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts, Vol.1

    Unfortunately, my database isn't up to date and II already have the Joe Lutcher, so that's a few buck wasted. The other three, however, are good finds at good prices.

  8. Walked into the Berkeley Amoeba and came out with

    Jelly Roll Morton - Masters of Jazz Vols One, Two, and Seven

    Charlie Christian - Masters of Jazz Vol. 1

    Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Mandel - I Want to Live!

    Stan Kenton - Live at the Patio Gardens Ballroom Vols. 1-3

    Stan Kenton - Live at the Macumba Club

    and some Rhythm and Blues Classics titles:

    Joe MOrris - 1950-1953

    Crown P. Waterford -1946-1950

    Jim Wynn - 1947-1959

    Walter Brown - 1947-1951

    Amos Milburn - 1947

    So, 14 titles for $73, which averages out to $5.2/disc.

  9. A whole bunch of Fantasy, etc. titles. Amazon merchants (namely Newbury Comics) has most of these for 2 or 3 bucks. Part of me wishes I was just getting into jazz now, because tons of OJCs that I paid 10 bucks or so for are available for bargain prices.

    Bennie Green With Strings

    Benny Carter Montreux 77

    Billy Butler Night Life

    Bob Brookmeyer Dual Role of Bob Brookmeyer

    Bobby Timmons Quartets and Orchestra: Do You Know The Wawy?/Got To Get It

    Dave Frishberg Live At Vine Street

    Dizzy Reece Asia Minor

    Gene Ammons Organ Combos

    Houston Person Trust In Me

    Jack McDuff Soulful Drums

    Jack McDuff Tough Duff

    Jaki Byard On The Spot

    James Moody Blues & Other Colors

    Jim Robinson The Living Legends: Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band

    Jimmy Forrest Most Much

    Lee Konitz Spirits

    Milt Jackson Big Bags

    Phil Woods Pairing Off

    Randy Weston Solo, Duo & Trio

    Randy Weston Jazz a La Bohemia

    Red Holloway Legends of Acid Jazz

    Red Rodney Quintets

    Sonny Criss Up Up & Away

    Teddy Edwards It's All Right

    Teri Thornton Devil May Care

    The Herdsman/Nat Pierce Play Paris

    Tiny Grimes Tiny In Swingville

    Zoot Sims The Innocent Years

    Arnett Cobb Smooth Sailing

  10. Just got a few Chronogical Classics in the mail:

    Mildred Bailey 1938

    Gene Krupa 1940, V3, and 1945

    Benny Goodman 1941-1942

    Charlie Ventura, 1951-1953 and 1946-1947

    Bunny Berigan 1935-1936

    Charlie Barnet 1940, V2

    Count Basie 1946-1947

    Cozy Cole 1944

    Red Nichols 1928-1929

    I kick myself for putting off buying this series back when existed and had them for reasonable prices, but even so, I got these off of Amazon marketplace for about $10 including shipping. About half of them were shrink-wrapped. I don't know why certain titles are so much cheaper than others, but I'll take 'em.

  11. A few Frog compilations from (best price I've seen for Frogs, $12.90 plus about a buck for shipping):

    Clifford Hayes

    Don't You Leave Me Here, New York Vol.3

    Clarence Williams - Shake Em Up

    Clarence Williams - Whoop It Up

    Clarence Williams - QRS Recordings Vols 1 and 2

    Bennie Moten, Victor Recordings V2

  12. This was a great thread, so I'm resuscitating it, if only for this one post. My girlfriend of 2.5 years generally listens to what I jokingly refer to as "bitch punk," even though most of it is underground punk/rock rather than the Blink 182/Good Charlotte stuff (which I don't mind on occasion). She's actually quite good about tolerating most of my music, and when we moved to the East Bay (her first choice) for grad school, she compromised by agreeing that we would rent a 2-bedroom so I could keep my music and listen to it in the spare. We only saw live jazz once together - a gypsy jazz combo in Minneapolis at a club that is now closed - but she frequently good-naturedly complains that I haven't burned her a copy of Django music. Her main issue is with horns and drums, particularly the hi-hat, but she seems to be okay with older music, where the quality of horns and drums are muted. Our main, petty, disagreements usually stem from me being cheap about something stupid - i.e. she wants to buy blueberries or rice milk and I think they're too expensive - to which she'll come back with, "Oh, you don't have a problem spending xxx dollars on jazz cds." She's got a point.

  13. I apologize if this type of topic has come up before (I tried searching and didn't find anything).

    My question is this:

    CDs are arguably on the way out. Maybe they'll still be the dominant form of music in 5 or 10 years, but I think the trend is clear. Much of the Fantasy catalog is OOP, and the recent Blue Note deletion thread bodes ill for that label's reissues. Obviously, used CDs will still be available but probably at increasingly inflated prices. My income is limited (although you'd never know based on my irresponsible purchases), so I'm currently debating on whether to snag up obscure Fantasy titles while they're still relatively cheap, deleted BN titles, cheap Classics, etc. The Andorran labels and their ilk will undoubtedly reissue some stuff, but even those may not be around forever.

    How do you prioritize your purchases? Do you just buy what you want to listen to most - probably the most "honorable" way of going about it - or do you buy more...strategically, for want of a better word?