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Verve Originals, complete list

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Since the Verve website is useless (and BTW, if anyone can find any contact info on that site, please direct me to it), I've put together what I think is the complete list of CDs in the Verve Originals series. Thanks to king ubu for directing me to past discussion threads about this subject. If you see any errors, PLEASE feel free to let me know. This list was culled together from the aforementioned threads, as well as searches at CD Universe (mainly) and a few other sites whose names escape me. Google helped a lot, too.

September 18, 2007

*Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella in Hamburg

Ella Fitzgerald - Live at Mister Kelly's

*Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Porgy And Bess

*Gato Barbieri - Ruby Ruby

*George Benson - The Shape of Things to Come

*Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (some of this is available on the Oliver Nelson Mosaic)

*Miles Davis - Lift to the Scaffold (Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud)

*Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One

*Sarah Vaughan - Live at Mister Kelly's

*Stan Getz - Getz Au Go-Go (Live)

*Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out of My Head

October 9, 2007

*Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

*Gil Evans Orchestra - Out of the Cool

Johnny Hartman - I Just Dropped By To Say Hello

*Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth

*Quincy Jones - The Quintessence (all of this is available on the Quincy Jones Mosaic)

*RAMP - Come Into Knowledge

*Ramsey Lewis - The 'In' Crowd

*Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline

*Sonny Rollins - On Impulse!

*Stanley Clarke - Children Are Forever

February 9, 2008

Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

*John Coltrane - Africa/Brass

*John Coltrane - Ballads

*John Coltrane - Coltrane

*John Coltrane - Live at the Village Vanguard

March 18, 2008

Bill Evans - Plays the Theme from The V.I.P.S. and Other Songs

*George Benson - I Got a Woman and Some Blues

*Jimmy Smith - Live at the Village Gate

*Kenny Burrell - Night At the Vanguard

*Oliver Nelson - Fantabulous (all of this is available on the Oliver Nelson Mosaic)

*Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie

*Paul Desmond - Bridge Over Troubled Water

*Stan Getz - Jazz Giants '58

*Louis Armstrong - New Orleans Nights (thanks, Swinging Swede)

April 22, 2008

B.B. King - Live at the Apollo

Grover Washington Jr. - Inner City Blues

Ramsey Lewis Trio - Live at the Bohemian Caverns in Washington D.C.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Vibrations (Amazon lists this, CDU doesn't)

Terry Callier - Occasional

The Jazz Crusaders - Old Socks, New Shoes...New Socks, Old Shoes

June 3, 2008

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Rio Revisited

Antonio Carlos Jobim /Elis Regina - Ellis & Tom

Astrud Gilberto - Look to the Rainbow

Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album

Astrud Gilberto/Walter Wanderley - A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness

Luiz Bonfa - The Brazilian Scene

Luiz Bonfa/Maria Toledo - Braziliana

*Stan Getz - Getz/Gilberto #2

*Stan Getz w/Laurindo Almeida

June 10, 2008

*John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

*John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

*John Coltrane - Live at Birdland

*John Coltrane - Impressions

*John Coltrane - Crescent

July 1, 2008

George Duke - Faces in Reflection

*Norman Brown - Just Between Us

*Walter Beasley

*Will Downing - A Dream Fulfilled

July 29, 2008

*Return Of The Brecker Brothers

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World (all of this is available on the Dizzy Gillespie Mosaic)

*Dr. John - City Lights

*Hugh Masekela - Home Is Where The Music Is

*John Klemmer - Barefoot Ballet

*Maynard Ferguson - Octet

*Milt Jackson - Live At The Museum Of Modern Art

*Ramsey Lewis - Goin' Latin

*Stan Getz - Sweet Rain

*Willie Bobo - Bobo Motion

September 23, 2008

*Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil

*Crusaders - Pass The Plate

George Duke - Feel

*Grover Washington, Jr. - All The Kings's Horses

*Joe Sample - Swing Street Cafe

*Lalo Schifrin - Piano, Strings And Bossa Nova

*Luiz Bonfa Plays And Sings Bossa Nova

*Roy Ayers - You Send Me

*Stan Getz - Big Band Bossa Nova

*Terry Callier - What Color Is Love

October 21, 2008

*Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Goes Hollywood (all of this is available on the Dizzy Gillespie Mosaic)

George Benson - Tell It Like It Is

George Duke - I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry

Grover Washington, Jr. - Soul Box

*Jimmy Smith - Hobo Flats (Amazon lists this, CDU doesn't) (all of this is available on the Oliver Nelson Mosaic)

*John Klemmer - Arabesque

*Little Jimmy Scott - Everybody's Somebody's Fool

*Oscar Peterson with Strings - In a Romantic Mood

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Change Up the Groove

*Sonny Stitt Sits in with Oscar Peterson

*Stan Getz In Stockholm

*Walter Beasley - Intimacy

Walter Beasley - Just Kickin' It

Will Downing - Come Together as One

January 27, 2009

*Bud Powell - Blues in the Closet

*Gato Barbieri - Chapter One: Latin America

*Stan Getz - Dynasty

*Grover Washington, Jr. - Feels So Good

*Nina Simone - Let It Be Me

*Count Basie - On My Way and Shoutin' Again

*Louis Armstrong - Satchmo at Pasadena

*The Oscar Peterson Trio & Nelson Riddle

*Roy Ayers - Ubiquity

*Quincy Jones - You've Got It Bad, Girl

April 14, 2009

*Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Soul Finger

*Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy On The French Riviera (all of this is available on the Dizzy Gillespie Mosaic)

*Ella Fitzgerald - Ella In Hollywood

*Freddie Hubbard - The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard

*Roy Ayers - He's Coming

*Gato Barbieri - Chapter Two: Hasta Siempre

*Stan Getz - At the Shrine

*Terry Gibbs - Swing is Here

*Johnny Hodges - Used to be Duke

*Keith Jarrett - Treasure Island

John Coltrane - Ascension

John Coltrane - Kulu Se Mama

John Coltrane - The John Coltrane Quartet Plays

John Coltrane - A New Thing At Newport

John Coltrane - Meditations

June 9, 2009

*Gato Barbieri - Chapter Three: Viva Emiliano Zapata

*Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond - Blues in Time

Crusaders - Images

*Max Roach - As Quiet As It's Kept

*Grover Jr. Washington - A Secret Place

*Quincy Jones - Explores the Music of Henry Mancini

*Oscar Peterson - Plays The Jerome Kern Songbook

*Roy Ayers - Virgo Red

*Count Basie - Basie Land

*Wes Montgomery - Down Here on the Ground

August 11, 2009

Gerry Mulligan - Lonesome Boulevard

Grover Jr. Washington - Reed Seed

Oliver Nelson - Musical Tribute to JFK: The Kennedy Dream

Stan Getz - Apasionado

McCoy Tyner - Today and Tomorrow

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - A Tear to a Smile

Quincy Jones - Smackwater Jack

Joe Henderson - Porgy and Bess

Gato Barbieri - Tropico

Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - 1975: The Duets

*Available at yourmusic.com

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Thanks Al! I didn't realize there were so many.

Are they remastered? The two that I have don't indicate that they are.

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Are they remastered? The two that I have don't indicate that they are.

I take it back. I can see under the disc tray that both were "Mastered by Ellen Fitton at Universal Mastering Studios-East".

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There are at least two more:

March 18, 2008

Louis Armstrong - New Orleans Nights

October 21, 2008

Jimmy Smith - Hobo Flats

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There are at least two more:

March 18, 2008

Louis Armstrong - New Orleans Nights

October 21, 2008

Jimmy Smith - Hobo Flats

How's the Armstrong?

We might need an occasional reminder that some of these are still available elsewhere (I know I don't always check in time <_< ). For instance Dizzy Cool World and Dizzy Goes Hollywood are both on the recent Mosaic box set, and Hobo Flats is on the Nelson Mosaic set. (I'm pretty sure Hobo Flats is one where the entire album shows up and not halfsies.)

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Dizzy's "Cool World" and "Goes to Hollywood" were out on 1 cd back in the 90s.

All tunes from "Hobo Flats" are on the Nelson Mosaic. Btw, the only place I see "Hobo Flats" listed is on Amazon. I can't seem to find it on CD Universe's site.

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There are at least two more:

March 18, 2008

Louis Armstrong - New Orleans Nights

October 21, 2008

Jimmy Smith - Hobo Flats

How's the Armstrong?

We might need an occasional reminder that some of these are still available elsewhere (I know I don't always check in time <_< ). For instance Dizzy Cool World and Dizzy Goes Hollywood are both on the recent Mosaic box set, and Hobo Flats is on the Nelson Mosaic set. (I'm pretty sure Hobo Flats is one where the entire album shows up and not halfsies.)

Thanks for the list! The Armstrong is very fine, the original incarnation of the All Stars with Earl Hines and Teagarden. All the music is, I believe, on the oop Mosaic set.

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Thanks for the list Big Al. I had no idea how fast this reissue program is churning out cd's. Its a good sign that there are still buyers of cds out there....like myself ^_^

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And there's quite a few that can be found at Circuit City. These were at the Arlington Circuit City:

The Jazz Crusaders - Old Socks, New Shoes...New Socks, Old Shoes (well, not anymore since I bought it!)

Grover Washington Jr. - Inner City Blues

Ramsey Lewis Trio - Live at the Bohemian Caverns in Washington D.C.

Norman Brown - Just Between Us

Walter Beasley

Will Downing - A Dream Fulfilled

Dr. John - City Lights

Ramsey Lewis - Goin' Latin

Stan Getz - Sweet Rain

George Duke - Feel

George Benson - Tell It Like It Is*

Grover Washington, Jr. - Soul Box*

*These technically aren't out until 10/21, I don't know what kind of deal CC struck, but there you go.

Not the strongest list by any stretch, but I like it that CC even has ANY of these.

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And there's quite a few that can be found at Circuit City....

Not the strongest list by any stretch, but I like it that CC even has ANY of these.

Probably more than what Borders has in stock :rolleyes:

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And there's quite a few that can be found at Circuit City....

Not the strongest list by any stretch, but I like it that CC even has ANY of these.

Probably more than what Borders has in stock :rolleyes:

True statement. IIRC, the only ones the Borders in Arlington has are some of the Astrud Gilberto titles. :huh: Maybe a few Stan Getz bossa nova titles and the requisite Trane titles, but that's about it.

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Btw, the only place I see "Hobo Flats" listed is on Amazon. I can't seem to find it on CD Universe's site.

Same thing for Roy Ayers Ubiquity Vibrations

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We might need an occasional reminder that some of these are still available elsewhere (I know I don't always check in time <_< ). For instance Dizzy Cool World and Dizzy Goes Hollywood are both on the recent Mosaic box set, and Hobo Flats is on the Nelson Mosaic set. (I'm pretty sure Hobo Flats is one where the entire album shows up and not halfsies.)

Good idea. I've updated the list to reflect that. :tup

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thanks for the tip. I picked up Soul Box from my CC tonight. They have 1 copy of "Inner City Blues" but they couldn't find it. WTF is with the Walter Beasley and Norman Brown shit tho?

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Thanks for the list, Big Al! Hope my collected links helped a bit!

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In my understanding, this current Originals series is a successor to the LPR series (same no bonus tracks policy at least). I just looked for an older thread listing the LPRs. Now my question is: is there something missing from the following list? Something between LPRs and Originals (or in Europe: between jewel case Originals and digipack Originals)?

***** VERVE LPR SERIES *****

Available Until May 2005

Count Basie: King Of Swing

Willie Bobo: A New Dimension

Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond: 1975: The Duets

Rosemary Clooney: Swing Around Rosie

Alice Coltrane: Universal Consciousness

Ella Fitzgerald: Whisper Not

Stan Getz: Stan Getz And The Cool Sounds

Astrud Gilberto: The Shadow Of Your Smile

Dizzy Gillespie: Afro

Woody Herman: Woody Herman 1963

Stan Kenton: The Formative Years

Carmen McRae: Birds Of A Feather

Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66: Equinox

Wes Montgomery: Willow Weep For Me

Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band: At The Village Vanguard

Anita O'Day: Incomparable!

Oscar Peterson: Soul Español

Mel Tormé: Olé Tormé

Sarah Vaughan: It´s A Man's World

Margaret Whiting: Margaret Whiting Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook

Available Until September 2005

Ernestine Anderson: My Kinda Swing

Buddy De Franco: Mr. Clarinet

Slim Gaillard: Slim Gaillard Rides Again

Terry Gibbs: Plays Jewish Melodies In Jazztime

Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & The Cecil Taylor Quartet: At Newport

The Jazztet: The Jazztet At The Birdhouse

Sam Rivers: Crystals

Lalo Schifrin: Piano, Strings And Bossa Nova

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Gospel Train

Cal Tjader: Soul Bird: Whiffenproof

Available Until March 2006

Dorothy Ashby: Afro-Harping

Albert Ayler: Music Is The Healing Force of the Universe

Ray Brown: Jazz Cello

Buddie Emmons: Steel Guitar Jazz

Jim Hall: Live!

Earl Hines: Once Upon A Time

Steve Kuhn & Gary McFarland: The October Suite

Pee Wee Russell: Ask Me Now!

Archie Shepp: Attica Blues

Gabor Szabo: High Contrast

Available Until June 2006

Cannonball Adderley: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

Stan Getz: Reflections

Jimmy Giuffre: The Easy Way

John Klemmer: Involvement

Lee Konitz: Motion

Billy Mitchell: This Is Billy Mitchell

Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Hodges: Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges

Sonny Stitt: New York Jazz

Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine: At The Montreux Jazz Festival

Available Until September 2006

Brook Benton: Songs I Love To Sing

Kenny Burrell: Have Yourself A Soulful Little Christmas

Blossom Dearie: My Gentleman Friend

Frank D'Rone: After The Ball

Ella Fitzgerald: Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers

Al Grey: Snap Your Fingers

JJ Johnson: JJ's Broadway

Hugh Masekela: grrr

Buddy Rich & Harry “Sweets” Edison: Buddy And Sweets

Jack Teagarden: Mis'ry And The Blues

Mel Tormé: Tormé

Available Until March 2007 (IN EUROPE: SWITCH TO DIGIPACK WITH THIS BATCH)

Mel Brown: Chicken Fat

Gloria Coleman: Soul Sisters

John Frigo: I Love John Frigo...He Swings

Roger Kellaway: Cello Quartet

Yusef Lateef: The Golden Flute

Lyle Ritz: How About Uke?

Tony Scott: Tony Scott

Archie Shepp: The Cry Of My People

Stuff Smith: Cat On A Hot Fiddle

Clark Terry/Chico O'Farrill: Spanish Rice

Available Until June 2007

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: ‘S Make It

Candido Camero: Candido

Johnny Griffin: J G

Illinois Jacquet: Desert Winds

Roland Kirk: Kirk In Copenhagen

Machito: Vacation At The Concord

James Moody: James Moody

Dave Pike: Manhattan Latin

Patato & Totico: Patato & Totico

Sonny Stitt: Personal Appearance

Available Until September 2007

Lorez Alexandria: Alexandria The Great

Freddy Cole: Waiter, Ask The Man To Play The Blues

Blossom Dearie: Soubrette Sings Broadway Hit Songs

Bill Evans: California, Here I Come

Ella Fitzgerald: Hello Love

Ahmad Jamal: Chamber Music Of The New Jazz

Ramsey Lewis: Another Voyage

Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66: The Fool On The Hill

Oscar Peterson: A Jazz Portrait Of Frank Sinatra

Jimmy Smith: The Boss

Available Until March 2008

Al Cohn: Al Cohn Quintet Featuring Bob Brookmeyer

Xavier Cugat: Cugi's Cocktails

Harry Edison: Sweets

Dizzy Gillespie: Sittin' In

Gene Krupa: Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements

Joe Newman Quintet: At Count Basie's

Buddy Rich: Blues Caravan

Max Roach: Jazz In 3/4 Time

Available Until July 2008

Ernie Andrews: This is Ernie Andrews

Ella Fitzgerald: Hello, Dolly!

Milton Nascimento: Courage

Marlena Shaw: The Spice of Life

Jimmy Smith: Stay Loose

Sarah Vaughan: After Hours at the London House

Dinah Washington: I Wanna Be Loved

Jimmy Witherspoon & Brother Jack McDuff: The Blues is Now

Available Until September 2008 (IN EUROPE: VERVE ORIGINALS, SWITCH TO JEWEL CASE)

Albert Ayler: New Grass

Gato Barbieri: Chapter Four: Alive in New York

Yusef Lateef: Psychicemotus

Oliver Nelson: Live From Los Angeles

Freda Payne: After the Lights Go Down Low and Much More!!!

Pharaoh Sanders: Elevation

Gabor Szabo: Spellbinder

Michael White: The Land of Spirit and Light

IN BETWEEN (IN EUROPE: ORIGINALS IN JEWEL CASES)

January 2006

Herb Ellis: Ellis in Wonderland

Eddie Fisher: Eddie Fisher and The Next One

Jimmy Raney featuring Bob Brookmeyer

Howard Roberts: Good Pickin's

Jimmy Smith - Bluesmith (never saw/read about this one...)

what else? there seems to be a gap here - all help appreciated!

***** VERVE ORIGINALS (DIGIPACKS) *****

September 18, 2007

Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella in Hamburg

Ella Fitzgerald - Live at Mister Kelly's

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Porgy And Bess

Gato Barbieri - Ruby Ruby

George Benson - The Shape of Things to Come

Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (some of this is available on the Oliver Nelson Mosaic)

Miles Davis - Lift to the Scaffold (Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud)

Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One

Sarah Vaughan - Live at Mister Kelly's

Stan Getz - Getz Au Go-Go (Live)

Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out of My Head

October 9, 2007

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Gil Evans Orchestra - Out of the Cool

Johnny Hartman - I Just Dropped By To Say Hello

Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth

Quincy Jones - The Quintessence (all of this is available on the Quincy Jones Mosaic)

RAMP - Come Into Knowledge

Ramsey Lewis - The 'In' Crowd

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline

Sonny Rollins - On Impulse!

Stanley Clarke - Children Are Forever

February 9, 2008

Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

John Coltrane - Africa/Brass

John Coltrane - Ballads

John Coltrane - Coltrane

John Coltrane - Live at the Village Vanguard

March 18, 2008

Bill Evans - Plays the Theme from The V.I.P.S. and Other Songs

George Benson - I Got a Woman and Some Blues

Jimmy Smith - Live at the Village Gate

Kenny Burrell - Night At the Vanguard

Oliver Nelson - Fantabulous

Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie

Paul Desmond - Bridge Over Troubled Water

Stan Getz - Jazz Giants '58

Louis Armstrong - New Orleans Nights

April 22, 2008

B.B. King - Live at the Apollo

Grover Washington Jr. - Inner City Blues

Ramsey Lewis Trio - Live at the Bohemian Caverns in Washington D.C.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Vibrations

Terry Callier - Occasional

The Jazz Crusaders - Old Socks, New Shoes...New Socks, Old Shoes

June 3, 2008

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Rio Revisited

Antonio Carlos Jobim /Elis Regina - Ellis & Tom

Astrud Gilberto - Look to the Rainbow

Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album

Astrud Gilberto/Walter Wanderley - A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness

Luiz Bonfa - The Brazilian Scene

Luiz Bonfa/Maria Toledo - Braziliana

Stan Getz - Getz/Gilberto #2

Stan Getz w/Laurindo Almeida

July 1, 2008

George Duke - Faces in Reflection

Norman Brown - Just Between Us

Walter Beasley

Will Downing - A Dream Fulfilled

July 29, 2008

Return Of The Brecker Brothers

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World

Dr. John - City Lights

Hugh Masekela - Home Is Where The Music Is

John Klemmer - Barefoot Ballet

Maynard Ferguson - Octet

Milt Jackson - Live At The Museum Of Modern Art

Ramsey Lewis - Goin' Latin

Stan Getz - Sweet Rain

Willie Bobo - Bobo Motion

September 23, 2008

Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil

Crusaders - Pass The Plate

George Duke - Feel

Grover Washington, Jr. - All The Kings's Horses

Joe Sample - Swing Street Cafe

Lalo Schifrin - Piano, Strings And Bossa Nova

Luiz Bonfa Plays And Sings Bossa Nova

Roy Ayers - You Send Me

Stan Getz - Big Band Bossa Nova

Terry Callier - What Color Is Love

October 21, 2008

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Goes Hollywood

George Benson - Tell It Like It Is

George Duke - I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry

Grover Washington, Jr. - Soul Box

Jimmy Smith - Hobo Flats

John Klemmer - Arabesque

Little Jimmy Scott - Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Oscar Peterson with Strings - In a Romantic Mood

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Change Up the Groove

Sonny Stitt Sits in with Oscar Peterson

Stan Getz In Stockholm

Walter Beasley - Intimacy

Will Downing - Come Together as One

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In my understanding, this current Originals series is a successor to the LPR series (same no bonus tracks policy at least). I just looked for an older thread listing the LPRs. Now my question is: is there something missing from the following list? Something between LPRs and Originals (or in Europe: between jewel case Originals and digipack Originals)?

No, I think you covered it all. I never knew that the VO was the successor to the LPR, but I can see how that would be assumed. I believe there were some titles that were issued between the LPRs and the VOs that, although they weren't classified as any kind of "series," seem to be a link between the two. There were three that were released in January 2006: Herb Ellis' Ellis in Wonderland, Howard Roberts' Good Pickin's, and Jimmy Raney featuring Bob Brookmeyer. I only have the Ellis, and I'll look on the jewel case when I get home to see if it mentions any kind of "series" on it.

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In my understanding, this current Originals series is a successor to the LPR series (same no bonus tracks policy at least). I just looked for an older thread listing the LPRs. Now my question is: is there something missing from the following list? Something between LPRs and Originals (or in Europe: between jewel case Originals and digipack Originals)?

No, I think you covered it all. I never knew that the VO was the successor to the LPR, but I can see how that would be assumed. I believe there were some titles that were issued between the LPRs and the VOs that, although they weren't classified as any kind of "series," seem to be a link between the two. There were three that were released in January 2006: Herb Ellis' Ellis in Wonderland, Howard Roberts' Good Pickin's, and Jimmy Raney featuring Bob Brookmeyer. I only have the Ellis, and I'll look on the jewel case when I get home to see if it mentions any kind of "series" on it.

I have the Ellis and the Raney... those are indeed "Originals" (of the jewel case variant - identical packing as the Ayler/Barbieri/Nelson etc batch) over here in Europe. So there are still some things missing... and of course many I'd like to have are still missing from my collection!

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I have the Ellis and the Raney... those are indeed "Originals" (of the jewel case variant - identical packing as the Ayler/Barbieri/Nelson etc batch) over here in Europe.

Interesting, because here in the States that batch is still LPR (I've got the Szabo, and I've seen the Lateef).

I do remember some other titles being released between the end of the LPR and the beginning of the VO here in the States. I'll see if I can't track those down at some point.

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Added the guitars batch (there was also an Eddie Fisher disc in that batch it seems), plus that Jimmy Smith. Is there anything else that's missing between the LPRs and the Originals? Please help if you can!

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Yeah, wasn't there a whole slew of Nina Simone releases right before the guitar discs?

I also remember Bluesmith being slated for release, but I never saw it. Just as well, I s'pose; it isn't that great.

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I don't think the Simone were "Originals." Maybe.

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Yeah, I'm not sure either since I didn't get any of them. I did see them at Forever Young, and IIRC they had the same kind of blue side-spine as the "guitars" discs. Maybe worth another trip to FY at lunch to see if they still have them and if they are marked that way.

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