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In a OJC reissue of a Bill Evans Riverside (I think it´s Portrait in jazz), the two bonus tracks´ time is listed 0'00'' !!!

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Clifford Brown BN Memorial Album ( late 80s CD) , all tracks are incorrectly titled on CD insert, CD tray..... ( essentially they mixed up the two sessions)

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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!

I too notified them about the error and was sent a corrected copy soon after. They had mistakenly used the master tape for the twofer Lp issue Groove Brothers.

The same batch of issues had a Mongo Santamaria twofer CD with two tracks omitted, don't know if this was corrected.

The recent CD issue of herbie Mann's Great Ideas of Western Mann had a wrong bonus track at first: instead of the one track from that session issued on the Blues ForTomorrow anthology they used the title track of that album; this has been corrected, and again I was sent a replacement copy without hesitation.

Terry Hinte of Fantasy assured me they take every possible precaution to avoid these errors, but they keep creepin' in at the most unexpected places.

Don't be pickin' on Fantasy alone, Blue ain't any better: Besides the mixed up credits on the Clifford Brown Memorial Album CD, they forgot to list one alternate take from the Howard McGhee - Fats Navarro session on the respective CD issue, and on the Connoisseur 10" series Frank Foster - George Wallington CD they forgot to list one alternate take from the Wallington session that was on the CD.

The first copy of the Three Sounds Lighthouse CD I bought had an entirely different pop album on the CD - the label showed Three Sounds etc.!!!

Don't know about Early Art. But I suspect this could be an error that was on the original LP; there was a discussion of this regarding the tune titlings on the Thad Jones United Artists LP when they prepared the Thad Jones Mosaic box set - this may have happened more often than we would like to think. One example:

When Monk recorded a new tune for a Riverside in San Francisco, the engineer (or Keepnews) asked him for a title, and he mumbled " ...worry later", which they wrote down as the title - it was San Francisco Holiday.

I always thought the titles on one of some pieces of Lucky Thompson's ABC LP 111, reissed on an Impulse CD, are incorrect. It includes two tunes, Deep Passion, but that melody was recorded by the Oscar Pettiford Orchestra on ABC as A Lady's Vanity - which also is on the Thompson, but as Deep Passion. The latter tune is a themeless improvisation on the chord changes of Body and Soul that would fit the title Deep Passion much better, this have been a reversal of tunes, but since both are track 4 on the LP sides, all titles for both sides could have been reversed or even mixed up ...

I have some more LPs were labels were mixed up, but am too lazy to pick them out... ;)

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The first copy of the Three Sounds Lighthouse CD I bought had an entirely different pop album on the CD - the label showed Three Sounds etc.!!!

Back before CDs I found an oddity. I picked up Starship's Red Octopus ("blame it on my youth"), got it home, and although side one was correct, side two was Harry Belafonte's Greatest Hits. At the time, I thought this was so cool, I kept it. If it happened today, I'd probably return it. For the Belafonte album.

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The 1956 Lou Levy 'Jazz in Four Colors' RCA LP had photos (by Dave Pell) of the four musicians featured: Levy, Larry Bunker, Leroy Vinnegar and Stan Levey but inverted the Vinnegar and Bunker photos. The vibraphone player was identified as Vinnegar, the bass player was identified as Bunker.

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On the new Water reissue of Eddie Gale's BLACK RHYTHM HAPPENING, there is a credit for one "Jamie Lyons -- Alto Sax". Is this really an error? Jimmy Lyons, perhaps? Is this how the credit reads on the original vinyl issue?

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Volume 1 of Dexter’s Nights At the Keysone features “Backstaris/LTD.”

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Wynton Marsalis - Black codes (from the underground)

Columbia CD --> CK 40009 (1985) doesn´t list a seventh track (5:22), listed simply as "Blues" on all sources checked.

Same on later reissues???

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My copy of Zoot Sims & Jimmy Rowles If I'm Lucky (OJC) reproduces the original LP liner notes... upside down and back-to-front

If you want to read them, you have to hold the booklet up to a mirror! :huh:

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Milt Jackson, "Plenty, Plenty Soul" (Atlantic US late 80s CD reissue) - the musician listing for what was originally side 2 does not include the pianist (Horace Silver, I think).

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well, there's that CD with notes by Stanley Crouch, with all the mistakes - wait, no, since he meant it to be that way - well, in that case, ANY CD with notes by Stanley Crouch, since he gets everything wrong -

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The blues on Black Codes is listed on the disc itself, isn't it? Not on the cover or booklet. It may have been on the LP label, I can't remember.

Mike

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Milt Jackson, "Plenty, Plenty Soul" (Atlantic US late 80s CD reissue) - the musician listing for what was originally side 2 does not include the pianist (Horace Silver, I think).

Horace Silver it is. He was listed on the Atlantic vinyl!

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That CD switches the recording dates too. The back cover is wrong but the booklet is correct.

Mike

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ah-ha! so this is where the anal-retentives are hanging out.

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only kidding guys! :P

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That CD switches the recording dates too. The back cover is wrong but the booklet is correct.

Mike

The Bags or the Wynton? If it's the Bags, thanks, I wasn't aware of that!

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Milt Jackson: Plenty Plenty Soul. The Atlantic Jazz CD issue 1269-2 from 1989. I'm pretty sure Black Codes doesn't specify which tunes are from which date, more's the pity.

My friend Noal Cohen is going mad trying to get ANY recording date for some recent issues - especially bad is the Mack Avenue label.

Mike

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it isn´t prez, but who is it? someone knows?

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it isn´t prez, but who is it? someone knows?

That's Paul Gonsalves!

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Thanks for specifying, Mike! :tup

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thank you - brownie and couw - for that quick clearing!!

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On the new Water reissue of Eddie Gale's BLACK RHYTHM HAPPENING, there is a credit for one "Jamie Lyons -- Alto Sax".  Is this really an error?  Jimmy Lyons, perhaps?  Is this how the credit reads on the original vinyl issue?

Nope. It reads "James Lyons".

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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)

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That's got to be one of the most egregious screw-ups in the history of jazz.

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My copy of Zoot Sims & Jimmy Rowles If I'm Lucky (OJC) reproduces the original LP liner notes... upside down and back-to-front

If you want to read them, you have to hold the booklet up to a mirror!  :huh:

Hmmm, maybe it got flipped in the fourth dimension.

It could happen! :rolleyes:

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