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Allen Lowe's THAT DEVILIN' TUNE

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UNFAIR! UNFAIR! Just as I was settling down to complete a publishing deadline, this set of 9-CDs arrived in the mail! So far I have worked my way through four discs ... you have to follow the music with the notes, so it could not just be "background" music while I tried to compose thoughts.

Allen is to be heartily congratulated on this realization of this very important project. As a practicing social/cultural historian myself, I appreciate the enormous effort that has gone into the preparation of this material; the music sounds wonderful, considering the sources, and the meticulously researched and extensive notes (contained in a thick booklet) are almost worth the price alone. As I already have Allen's book, this makes the whole enterprise so much richer and complete. The packaging is superb ... if only more sets were this well put together, and it takes up a minimum of space considering the number of discs.

CONGRATULATIONS ALLEN! I cannot wait for the next installlment ... just sign me up for the series. When will it be available?

Garth,

Houston.

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thanks! I was told the next installment was at least a few months away - I worry a bit, as it took them about 5 years to get this one out - I will keep everyone informed -

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Let me echo garthsj's post (including the pesky deadline factor--I tried, but failed to write coherently about Johnny Hodges while listening to Voss' 1st Regiment Band). Knowing how time-consuming such research is, Allen has my admiration and awe--big time!

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thanks again - this was one of those projects that, after you finish it, you wonder "what the hell was I thinking?" It took about 5 years to write/collect/master, so I sure hope they get everything out -

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I received mine yesterday - thank you Allen!

Haven't listeend to it yet.

But I noticed in the booklet that Music & Arts has listed volumes 2, 3, and 4, with their track lists as "also available." So they must have good hopes of getting those done relatively soon.

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I received my copy last Friday and have only had time to listen to the first two discs.

Needless to say, I am really enjoying the musical selections and accompanying commentary. Looking forward to listening to the rest of set one as well as sets two, three, and four as they are released.

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Just got mine. Nice paackage. I'm really curious about this early stuff. BTW Is your earlier work about Pop Music also available?

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I got mine last week and also have listened to the first couple of discs. I enjoyed them immenseley. Looking forward to the next set.

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Are the notes supplemental to THAT DEVILIN' TUNE?

I'm going to have to break down and get this one. Loved the book, which Joe Milazzo hepped me to several years ago... looking forward to Allen's future publications as well.

Edited by ghost of miles

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sorry so slow to respond - I do have copies of American Pop - $20 shipped if anybody's interested - the notes for this new box set are directly drawn from the book -

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