EKE BBB

Mistakes in covers, booklets...

251 posts in this topic

Tell us mistakes/error you´ve found in your jazz-freak life, in CDs (or vinyl), regarding recording personnel, dates, et al... contained in covers, liner notes....

EDIT: ooops, I was going to start with one, but I´ve checked all the data.... and it was MY mistake and not theirs.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just about any Bobby Hutcherson Blue Note cd. "Booby Hutcherson?"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

d25494532rr.jpg

But there's only four players on the date: Hill, Jimmy Vass (alto, soprano, flute), Chris White (bass), and Leroy Williams (drums).

( I've seen an LP of this title recently, and it only says "quartet", so perhaps this is a problem only with the CD issue. )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We could start a sub-thread with Blue Note alone:

1. Lee Morgan's The Rajah has Billy Higgins listed on drums on the front, but on the back it says Gene Taylor (the bassist?)

2. Kenny Burrell's Midnight Blue has an incorrect year of recording

3. Woody Shaw's 'Boo Ann's Grand' is listed as 'Boo Ann's Grind' on Demon's Dance

4. Cal Massey's 'The Cry Of My People' is listed as 'The City Of My People' on The Sixth Sense

5. Hank Morley is listed on the actual label as the leader on my vinyl copy of High Voltage

6. And of course, there's my favorite, the blasphemous-sounding Finger Popin'

There are others, I'm sure.

Bertrand.

Edited by bertrand

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "The Inflated Tear"

Dick Griffin misspelled Griffith.

Hello discographers: if you're using misspelled names (for historical accuracy) - how about adding a footnote with the correct name?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Denon Japan Savoy CD re-issues from the early and mid-90's (purplish-blue inlay cards) are a veritable cornucopia of such gaffes and mis-translations, especially in the realm of composer credits. I wish I could think of some specific examples right off the top of my head, but, dang, it seems like every re-issue was screwed-up in some way, I can hardly pick JUST one...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how about the alternate cover to Kind of Blue with a photo of Miles from the wrong era that was also printed backwards (ie playing the trumpet with the wrong hand)

kind_of_blue.jpg

Edited by John B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just spotted one on the LRC Sonny Lester issue of the live Messengers date, Moanin', the oddball one with Hardman but also Billy Harper and Julian Priester.

On the back panel, the title track is credited to Horace Silver instead of Bobby Timmons. D'Oh!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grant Green is listed on the cover of Mobley, "Another Workout," though he does not participate in the session.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

British pianist Stan Tracey acknowledges Thelonious Monk as a big influence and often includes one or two Monk compositions on his albums. So, while I've lost count of the number of times I've seen Thelonious's name mis-spelt in the mainstream media, I was amused to see it given several times as Thelonius in the composer credits on Tracey's recentish Cadillac CD Solo/Trio.

Then there was the British edition of the book Jazz Greats, a series of biogs in high standard hardback format by David somebody. It had obviously gone through a computer spell checker at proof stage, but subsequently not past the author's eyes. At least that is the only way I can explain over two dozen text entries like: Miles Davies, Lester Yung (the well known Chinese tenorman, as Ronnie Scott would doubtless have had it), A Love Supreme by John Coltrane's Classic Quartet and of course..............Thelonius Monk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just about any Bobby Hutcherson Blue Note cd. "Booby Hutcherson?"

Hope it wasn't an aesthetic judgement. ;)

And you've got to marvel at that alternate Columbia cover for Kind of Blue. How did that corporate back room discussion go, I wonder---- "Hey guys, let's take possibly the most famous jazz album of all time, one that STILL sells well, and arbitrarily change the cover!" "Sounds good, but why not reverse the image as well?" "Good thinking! And don't forget to get the photo from a completely different era, say, the 70's." "Right you are. Ooo, I just can't wait!!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

B00001QGO3.01._PE_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

From T.T.T... Somebody doesn't know Jack

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was thinking of that one, White Lightning! Here's another one:

post-4-1059860842.jpg

There was also a Charlie Parker LP that had a picture of Johnny Hodges on the cover!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wait a minute...scroll back! Did he say "Finger Popin'"??? :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's what my Collector's Choice says!

But, out of respect for his holiness who is apparently on his last legs, I will refrain from posting further on this matter.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/fc?cid=34&tmpl...pe_John_Paul_II

What a yahoo this cardinal is! He's one of the candidates, so he's going around announcing to people that the person he may replace is in his final days? First Waldheim, then Arnold, now this jack-off. I'm embarrassed to be half-Austrian.

Bertrand.

Edited by bertrand

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One type of error that is very unfortunate is when tracks are programmed (or listed) out of order. One example of this is the OJC CD version of Art Farmer's EARLY ART. They really messed it up. I notified Fantasy about the problem years ago, and they told me it would be corrected, but I don't think it ever was.

Fantasy also screwed up big time on the first CD release of The Montgomery Brothers' twofer CD, GROOVE BROTHERS. They used the wrong master tape for one of the albums the CD was supposed to contain (half of the CD had the wrong music)! I bought it the day it was released, and alerted them to the problem immediately (along with a bunch of other people, evidently). To their credit, they had a new version of the CD out soon thereafter. I still can't believe the error CD made it all the way into production, though!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very minor and not really a mistake, but the sticker label that seals the top of an unopened CD of Bill Frisell's "Have A Little Faith" refers to him as Billy Frisell. In the album art and everywhere else he's Bill.

At least they didn't call him "Lefty."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen MANY photos that are mirror images, that is, the wrong way around. The Impulse digipacks do this a lot. As a sax player, I don't appreciate seeing people like Trane playing the top end of the tenor with their right hand. (George Braith, yes, but not regular sax players.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. The track listings for at least two Bobby Hutcherson BN CD reissues (SAN FRANCISCO and PATTERNS) are all messed up.

2. On Bob Brookmeyer's TRADITIONALISM REVISITED, in the short-lived West Coast Classics series, the first run had on the tray card no times listed for the songs, just placeholders that looked like this where the times should have been:

(xx:xx)

Edited by DrJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there's a mistake in the new mosaic cataolg.

page 50

picture

spelled "mocur", with jackie mac and the gigolo

next page 51

"moncur" select is featured

there quality control / "poof"-reading isn't very good.

aric might be working over there now.

ss2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Original, as new vinyl copy of Blakey/Indestructible! with the back cover upside down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bill Perkins is mispelled Parkins all over the 1978 LP 'Bill Parkins Plays Lester Young' on the Japanese label Yupiteru. And the bass player is listed as one Monty Budwing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.