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Next batch (not out yet):

1450 Benny Goodman 1951-1952

1451 Illinois Jacquet 1953-1955

1452 Bud Powell 1953-1954

1453 Jess Stacy 1951-1955

1454 Oscar Pettiford 1954-1955

Other recent releases not mentioned in this thread:

1430 Thelonious Monk 1951-1952

1431 Sidney Bechet 1952 Vol. 2

1432 Duke Ellington 1953 Vol. 2

1433 Gene Krupa 1953-1954

1434 Joe Bushkin 1940-1946

1435 Stan Getz 1954

1436 Benny Goodman 1949-1951

1437 Slim Gaillard 1951-1953

1438 Benny Carter 1954

1439 Charlie Barnet 1940 Vol. 2

1440 Earl Hines 1953-1954

1441 Django Reinhardt 1951-1953

1442 Beryl Booker 1953-1954

1443 Eddie ”Lockjaw” Davis 1953-1955

1444 Gerald Wilson 1946-1954

And here are the recent Blues & Rhythm titles not mentioned previously in this thread. Since this series hasn't had the problems the jazz series has, there are quite a few of them.

5110 Jimmy McCracklin 1948-1951

5111 Sarah McLawler 1950-1953

5112 Bill Samuels 1945-1947

5113 Ivory Joe Hunter 1950-1951

5114 Percy Mayfield 1947-1951

5115 The Clovers 1950-1953

5116 Effie Smith 1945-1953

5117 Amos Milburn 1950-1951

5118 T-Bone Walker 1950-1952

5119 Julia Lee 1927-1946

5120 Billy Ward 1950-1953

5121 Charlie Singleton 1949-1953

5122 Lowell Fulson 1948-1949

5123 Martha Davis 1946-1951

5124 Big Bill Broonzy 1951-1952

5125 Joe Morris 1950-1953

5126 Lavern Baker 1949-1954

5127 Gatemouth Brown 1952-1954

5128 J.B. Lenoir 1951-1954

5129 King Perry 1950-1954

5130 Floyd Jones 1948-1953

5131 Lil Green 1947-1951

5132 Hank Ballard 1952-1954

5133 Lightnin’ Hopkins 1950-1951

5134 Ray Charles 1953-1954

5135 Willis Jackson 1950-1954

5136 Lula Reed 1950-1954

5137 Leroy Foster 1948-1952

5138 Johnny Ace 1951-1954

5139 Guitar Slim 1951-1954

5140 Otis Blackwell 1952-1954

5141 Faye Adams 1952-1954

5142 Clyde McPhatter 1953-1954

5143 ”Sugar Boy” Crawford 1953-1954

5144 Julia Lee 1947

5145 Larry Darnell 1949-1951

5146 Tiny Grimes 1951-1954

5147 Little Esther 1951-1954

5148 B.B. King 1952-1954

5149 Saunders King 1948-1954

5150 Percy Mayfield 1951-1954

5151 Titus Turner 1949-1954

5152 T-Bone Walker 1952-1954

5153 Lonnie Johnson 1949-1952

5154 Willie Mabon 1949-1954

5155 Joe Liggins 1950-1952

5156 Bull Moose Jackson 1950-1953

5157 J.T. Brown 1950-1954

5158 Amos Milburn 1952-1953

5159 Todd Rhodes 1952-1954

5160 Hawks/Bees 1953-1954

5161 Tommy Ridgley 1949-1955

5162 Johnny Otis 1951

5163 Johnny Sparrow 1949-1955

5164 Lowell Fulson 1949-1951

5165 Jimmy Witherspoon 1950-1951

5166 Smiley Lewis 1947-1952

5167 Little Junior Parker 1952-1955

5168 Sticks McGhee 1951-1955

5169 Dave Bartholomew 1952-1955

5170 Big Jay McNeely 1953-1955

5171 Sunnyland Slim 1952-1955

5172 Johnny ’Guitar’ Watson 1952-1955

5173 Viviane Greene 1947-1955

5174 Earl King 1953-1955

5175 Bill Doggett 1954

5176 Ike Turner 1951-1954

5177 Lonnie Johnson 1948-1949

5178 Billy Ward And His Dominoes 1953-1954

5179 Earl Bostic 1954-1955

5180 Jimmy McCracklin 1951-1954

5181 Ruth Brown 1954-1956

5182 Rusty Bryant 1952-1954

5183 Little Walter 1953-1955

5184 J.B. Lenoir 1955-1956

5185 Stomp Gordon 1952-1956

2 more in the Blues ¥ Rhythm Series, available in end January 2008:

5186 LaVern Baker 1955-1957

5187 Lloyd Glenn 1954-1957

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Regarding the 1946-1947 period I strongly recommend the 3-CD Hindsight set "Duke Ellington and his World Famous Orchestra 46-47". It contains 64 tracks recorded for radio broadcasts in state-of-the-art sound. The music, as you can assume, is superb.

That's the Capitol Transcriptions, right?

How about the Circle CDs, are those also "must haves"?

You are right, the Hindsight box collects the Capitol Transcriptions. Sorry for the belated reply.

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Great, another Gaillard!

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Another great one with Duke I just got:

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In the Penguin Guide, 8th edition, they list 42 Duke Chronological Classics titles, and that was a couple of years ago. How many are there totally?,

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Another great one with Duke I just got:

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In the Penguin Guide, 8th edition, they list 42 Duke Chronological Classics titles, and that was a couple of years ago. How many are there totally?,

There are 45 Ellington CDs in the Classics collection. Last three released were 1350, 1398 and 1432.

In toto, Classics has released 855 CDs since its inception in 1990.

Thanks, that's a series that befits a Duke!

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There are 45 Ellington CDs in the Classics collection. Last three released were 1350, 1398 and 1432.

In toto, Classics has released 855 CDs since its inception in 1990.

Is that 855 releases in the Jazz Chronological Classics series, or does it also include the Blues & Rhythm Series?

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There are 45 Ellington CDs in the Classics collection. Last three released were 1350, 1398 and 1432.

In toto, Classics has released 855 CDs since its inception in 1990.

Is that 855 releases in the Jazz Chronological Classics series, or does it also include the Blues & Rhythm Series?

The first batch of Classics-CDs (numbered 500-504) reached stores in December 1989.

If my math is correct we're getting close to the 1000th issue ! And that's without the Blues&Rhythm-series, of course.

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Anyone have an idea when we can expect the next Gene Ammons Classics disc?

It should cover the last tune from the Savoy "Red Top" album (Big Slam Pt 1+2)

and the complete 1954 and 1955 session for Prestige, thus filling the final blanks

in Jug's discography on CD (Fantasy still hasn't released some tracks from those

sessions on CD...) up until and possibly partially including "The Happy Blues".

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There are 45 Ellington CDs in the Classics collection. Last three released were 1350, 1398 and 1432.

In toto, Classics has released 855 CDs since its inception in 1990.

Is that 855 releases in the Jazz Chronological Classics series, or does it also include the Blues & Rhythm Series?

The first batch of Classics-CDs (numbered 500-504) reached stores in December 1989.

If my math is correct we're getting close to the 1000th issue ! And that's without the Blues&Rhythm-series, of course.

I did not include the R'n'B series in my figures. The latest issued CD being #1455, and including the "Complementary Tracks" 3 CD-set that I had overlooked, I was nearly right. They issued a staggering 856 titles in the jazz series. More than 1000 issues if we include the R'n'B batch (I do not know what figure that series has reached.)

Not that it matters much - but either you or me got that wrong: The first Classics was 500 - the latest 1454 (not 1455). That makes 955 issues in toto, doesn't it ?

Not counting all B&R-issues. Not counting the single Classics -Sampler and the 3CD-Box with complimentary tracks.

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Has the label corrected itself from "The Chronogical...." to "Chronological" on the covers? That's what has appeared on the ones that I recall.

Whoops! I see the Ellington example above has it right! On which CD did the changeover occur?

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Here is something like the complete list of Chronological Classics releases on CD up until now. It seems like it's now 960 releases in the series totally.

I have also included some totals for Ellington, Basie and more. Could have been nice to have something like this on a web site?

500 Ella Fitzgerald 1935-37

501 Jimmie Lunceford 1930-34

502 Chick Webb 1929-34

503 Count Basie 1936-38

504 Count Basie 1938-39

505 Jimmie Lunceford 1934-35

506 Ella Fitzgerald 1937-38

507 Art Tatum 1932-34

508 Teddy Wilson 1934-35

509 Louis Armstrong 1934-36

510 Jimmie Lunceford 1935-37

511 Teddy Wilson 1935-36

512 Louis Armstrong 1936-37

513 Count Basie 1939

514 Earl Hines 1932-34

515 Louis Armstrong 1937-38

516 Cab Calloway 1930-31

517 Chick Webb 1935-38

518 Ella Fitzgerald 1938-39

519 Fletcher Henderson 1937-38

520 Jimmie Lunceford 1937-39

521 Teddy Wilson 1936-37

522 Benny Carter 1929-33

523 Louis Armstrong 1938-39

524 Lionel Hampton 1937-38

525 Ella Fitzgerald 1939

526 Cab Calloway 1931-32

527 Fletcher Henderson 1934-37

528 Earl Hines 1934-1937

529 Louis Armstrong 1932-1933

530 Benny Carter 1933-36

531 Teddy Wilson 1937

532 Jimmie Lunceford 1939

533 Count Basie 1939

534 Lionel Hampton 1938-39

535 Fletcher Henderson 1932-34

536 Louis Armstrong 1931-32

537 Cab Calloway 1932

538 Earl Hines 1937-39

539 Duke Ellington 1924-27

540 Henry "Red" Allen 1929-33

541 Benny Carter 1936

542 Duke Ellington 1927-28

543 Don Redman 1931-33

544 Cab Calloway 1932-34

545 Earl Hines 1928-32

546 Fletcher Henderson 1931-32

547 Louis Armstrong 1930-31

548 Teddy Wilson 1937-38

549 Bennie Moten 1923-27

550 Duke Ellington 1928

551 Henry "Red" Allen 1933-35

552 Benny Carter 1937-39

553 Don Redman 1933-36

554 Cab Calloway 1934-37

555 Fletcher Henderson 1931

556 Teddy Wilson 1938

557 Louis Armstrong 1929-30

558 Bennie Moten 1927-29

559 Duke Ellington 1928-29

560 Art Tatum 1934-40

561 Hot Lips Page 1938-40

562 Lionel Hampton 1939-40

563 Count Basie 1939-40

564 Lil Hardin-Armstrong 1936-40

565 Jimmie Lunceford 1939-40

566 Ella Fitzgerald 1939-40

567 Earl Hines 1939-40

568 Cab Calloway 1937-38

569 Duke Ellington 1929

570 Louis Armstrong 1928-29

571 Teddy Wilson 1939

572 Fletcher Henderson 1927-31

573 Andy Kirk 1936-37

574 Don Redman 1936-39

575 Henry "Red" Allen 1935-36

576 Cab Calloway 1938-39

577 Duke Ellington 1929-30

578 Bennie Moten 1929-30

579 Benny Carter 1939-40

580 Fletcher Henderson 1927

581 Andy Kirk 1937-38

582 Billie Holiday 1933-37

583 Sidney Bechet 1923-36

584 Jelly-Roll Morton 1923-24

585 Louis Armstrong 1926-27

586 Duke Ellington 1930

587 Coleman Hawkins 1929-34

588 Luis Russell 1926-1929

589 Johnny Dodds 1926

590 Henry "Red" Allen 1936-37

591 Bennie Moten 1930-32

592 Billie Holiday 1937-39

593 Sidney Bechet 1937-38

594 King Oliver 1930-31

595 Cab Calloway 1939-40

596 Duke Ellington 1930 Vol. 2

597 Fletcher Henderson 1926-27

598 Andy Kirk 1938

599 Jelly-Roll Morton 1924-26

600 Louis Armstrong 1925-26

601 Billie Holiday 1939-40

602 Coleman Hawkins 1934-37

603 Johnny Dodds 1927

604 Jimmie Noone 1923-28

605 Duke Ellington 1930-31

606 Luis Russell 1930-31

607 King Oliver 1928-30

608 Sidney Bechet 1938-40

609 McKinney's Cotton Pickers 1928-29

610 Fletcher Henderson 1925-26

611 Jimmie Noone 1928-29

612 Jelly-Roll Morton 1926-28

613 Coleman Hawkins 1937-39

614 Cab Calloway 1940

615 Louis Armstrong 1939-40

616 Duke Ellington 1931-32

617 Johnny Dodds 1927-28

618 King Oliver 1926-28

619 Sidney Bechet 1940

620 Teddy Wilson 1939-41

621 Earl Hines 1941

622 Jimmie Lunceford 1940-41

623 Count Basie 1940-41

624 Lionel Hampton 1940-41

625 McKinney's Cotton Pickers 1929-30

626 Duke Ellington 1932-33

627 Jelly-Roll Morton 1928-29

628 Henry "Red" Allen 1937-41

629 Cab Calloway 1940-41

630 Mary Lou Williams 1927-40

631 Benny Carter 1940-41

632 Jimmie Noone 1929-30

633 Fletcher Henderson 1924-25

634 Coleman Hawkins 1939-40

635 Johnny Dodds 1928-40

636 Louis Jordan 1934-40

637 Duke Ellington 1933

638 Sidney Bechet 1940-41

639 King Oliver 1923

640 Andy Kirk 1939-40

641 Jimmie Noone 1930-34

642 Jelly-Roll Morton 1929-30

643 Frankie Newton 1937-39

644 Ella Fitzgerald 1940-41

645 Teddy Hill 1935-37

646 Duke Ellington 1933-35

647 Fletcher Henderson 1924 Vol. 3

648 Horace & Fletcher Henderson 1940-41

649 McKinney's Cotton Pickers-Don Redman 1930-40

650 King Oliver 1923

651 Jimmie Noone 1934-1940

652 Count Basie 1941

653 Erskine Hawkins 1936-39

654 Jelly-Roll Morton 1930-39

655 Andy Kirk 1929-31

656 Pete Johnson 1938-39

657 Fletcher Henderson 1924 Vol. 2

658 James P. Johnson 1921-28

659 Duke Ellington 1935-36

660 Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1931

661 Tiny Parham 1926-29

662 Willie "The Lion" Smith 1925-37

663 Louis Jordan 1940-41

664 Fats Waller 1922-26

665 Pete Johnson 1939-41

666 Duke Ellington 1936-37

667 Erskine Hawkins 1938-39

668 Jelly-Roll Morton 1939-40

669 Jabbo Smith 1929-38

670 Harlan Leonard 1940

671 James P. Johnson 1928-31

672 Ethel Waters 1925-26

673 Fletcher Henderson 1924

674 Fats Waller 1926-27

675 Duke Ellington 1937

676 Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1931-32

677 Willie "The Lion" Smith 1937-38

678 Erskine Hawkins 1939-40

679 Clarence Williams 1921-24

680 Billie Holiday 1940-42

681 Andy Kirk 1940-42

682 Cab Calloway 1941-42

683 Fletcher Henderson 1923-24

684 Count Basie 1942

685 Louis Armstrong 1940-42

686 Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1933-34

687 Duke Ellington 1937 Vol. 2

688 Ethel Waters 1926-29

689 Fats Waller 1927-29

690 Herman Chittison 1933-41

691 Tiny Parham 1929-40

692 Willie "The Lion" Smith 1938-40

693 Benny Goodman 1928-31

694 Mezz Mezzrow 1936-39

695 Clarence Williams 1924-26

696 Sammy Price 1929-41

697 Fletcher Henderson 1923

698 Jack Teagarden 1930-34

699 Claude Hopkins 1932-34

700 Duke Ellington 1937

701 Erskine Hawkins 1940-41

702 Fats Waller 1929

703 Django Reinhardt 1934-35

704 Blue Lu Barker 1938-39

705 Slim Gaillard 1937-38

706 Stuff Smith 1936-39

707 Eddie South 1923-37

708 Stéphane Grappelli 1935-40

709 Muggsy Spanier 1939-42

710 Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1934-36

711 James P. Johnson 1938-42

712 Lucky Millinder 1941-42

713 Mezz Mezzrow 1928-36

714 Alix Combelle 1935-40

715 Albert Ammons 1936-39

716 Claude Hopkins 1934-35

717 Duke Ellington 1938 Vol 2

718 Clarence Williams 1926-27

719 Benny Goodman 1931-33

720 Fats Waller 1929-34

721 Ethel Waters 1929-31

722 Meade Lux Lewis 1927-39

723 Boots And His Buddies 1935-37

724 Slim Gaillard 1939-40

725 Roy Eldridge 1935-40

726 Duke Ellington 1938 Vol. 3

727 Django Reinhardt 1935

728 Al Cooper 1938-41

729 Jack Teagarden 1934-39

730 Edgar Hayes 1937-38

731 Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1936-37

732 Fats Waller 1934-35

733 Claude Hopkins 1937-40

734 Bunny Berigan 1935-36

735 Ethel Waters 1931-34

736 Clarence Williams 1927

737 Eddie South 1937-41

738 Boots And His Buddies 1937-38

739 Django Reinhardt 1935-36

740 Jay McShann 1941-43

741 Louis Jordan & Tympany 5 1941-43

742 Eddie Condon 1927-38

743 Meade Lux Lewis 1939-41

744 Benny Goodman 1934-35

745 Midge Williams 1937-38

746 Fats Waller 1935

747 Duke Ellington 1938-39

748 Django Reinhardt 1937

749 Bunny Berigan 1936-37

750 John Kirby 1938-39

751 Alix Combelle 1940-41

752 Clarence Williams 1927-28

753 Slim Gaillard 1940-42

754 Gene Krupa 1935-38

755 Ethel Waters 1935-40

756 Lovie Austin 1924-26

757 Nat King Cole 1936-40

758 Jack Teagarden 1939-40

759 Eddie Condon 1938-40

760 Fats Waller 1935 Vol. 2

761 Bessie Smith 1923

762 Django Reinhardt 1937 Vol. 2

763 Joe Marsala 1936-43

764 Bill Coleman 1936-38

765 Duke Ellington 1939

766 Bunny Berigan 1937

767 Gene Krupa 1938

768 Willie Bryant 1935-36

769 Benny Goodman 1935

770 John Kirby 1939-41

771 Clarence Williams 1928-29

772 Eddie Condon 1942-43

773 Nat King Cole 1940-41

774 Wingy Manone 1927-34

775 Ethel Waters 1923-25

776 Fats Waller 1935-36

777 Django Reinhardt 1937-38

778 Bix Beiderbecke 1924-27

779 Stéphane Grappelli 1941-43

780 Duke Ellington 1939 Vol. 2

781 Bud Freeman 1928-39

782 Alix Combelle 1942-43

783 Blanche Calloway & her Boys 1925-35

784 Chu Berry 1937-41

785 Bunny Berigan 1937-38

786 Nat King Cole 1941-43

787 Bessie Smith 1923-24

788 Bix Beiderbecke 1927-30

789 Benny Goodman 1935-36

790 Duke Ellington 1939-40

791 Clarence Williams 1929

792 John Kirby 1941-43

793 Django Reinhardt 1938-39

794 Fletcher Henderson 1921-23

795 Jess Stacy 1935-39

796 Ethel Waters 1921-23

797 Fats Waller 1936

798 Wingy Manone 1939

799 Gene Krupa 1939

800 Art Tatum 1940-44

801 Count Basie 1943-45

802 Erroll Garner 1944

803 Lionel Hampton 1942-44

804 Nat King Cole 1943-44

805 Duke Ellington 1940

806 Billie Holiday 1944

807 Coleman Hawkins 1943-44

808 Garland Wilson 1931-38

809 Hot Lips Page 1940-44

810 Clarence Williams 1929-30

811 Bud Freeman 1939-40

812 Bessie Smith 1924-25

813 Django Reinhardt 1939-40

814 Mary Lou Williams 1944

815 Bunny Berigan 1938

816 Fats Waller 1936-37

817 Benny Goodman 1936

818 Erroll Garner 1944 Vol. 2

819 Cozy Cole 1944

820 Duke Ellington 1940 Vol. 2

821 Joe Sullivan 1933-41

822 Willie Lewis 1932-36

823 Thomas Morris 1923-27

824 James P. Johnson 1943-44

825 Art Tatum 1944

826 Richard M. Jones 1923-1927

827 Cootie Williams 1941-1944

828 Wingy Manone 1935-1936

829 Freddy Johnson 1933-1939

830 Edmond Hall 1937-44

831 Django Reinhardt 1940

832 Clarence Williams 1930-1931

833 Tommy Dorsey 1928-1935

834 Gene Krupa 1939-1940

835 James P. Johnson 1944

836 Benny Goodman 1936 Vol. 2

837 Duke Ellington 1940-1941

838 Fats Waller 1937

839 Jack Teagarden 1940-1941

840 Ella Fitzgerald 1941-44

841 Meade Lux Lewis 1941-44

842 Coleman Hawkins 1944

843 Bessie Smith 1925-27

844 Bunny Berigan 1938-42

845 Clarence Williams 1933

846 Putney Dandridge 1935-36

847 Willie Lewis 1936-38

848 Stan Kenton 1940-44

849 Wingy Manone 1936

850 Erroll Garner 1944 Vol. 3

851 Duke Ellington 1941

852 Django Reinhardt 1940-41

853 Richard M. Jones 1927-44

854 Tommy Dorsey 1935-36

855 Artie Shaw 1936

856 James P. Johnson 1944 Vol. 2

857 Fats Waller 1937 Vol. 3

858 Benny Goodman 1936-37

859 Gene Krupa 1940

860 Sidney Bechet 1941-44

861 Nat King Cole 1944-45

862 Jimmie Lunceford 1941-45

863 Coleman Hawkins 1944-45

864 Slim Gaillard 1945

865 Cozy Cole 1944-45

866 Louis Jordan & Tympany Five 1943-45

867 Duke Ellington 1942-44

868 Erskine Hawkins 1941-45

869 Putney Dandridge 1936

870 Bessie Smith 1927-28

871 Clarence Williams 1933-34

872 Edmond Hall 1944-45

873 Erroll Garner 1944-45

874 Jack Teagarden 1941-43

875 Fats Waller 1927-38

876 Earl Hines 1942-45

877 Django Reinhardt 1941-42

878 Tommy Dorsey 1936

879 Benny Goodman 1937

880 Willie Lewis 1941

881 Duke Ellington 1944-45

882 Don Byas 1944-45

883 Gene Krupa 1940 Vol. 2

884 Buddy Johnson 1939-1942

885 Wynonie Harris 1944-45

886 Artie Shaw 1936-37

887 Wingy Manone 1936-37

888 Dizzy Gillespie 1935

889 The Three Peppers 1937-40

890 Bobby Hackett 1938-40

891 Clarence Williams 1934

892 Helen Humes 1927-45

893 Nat King Cole 1945

894 Charles Brown 1944-45

895 Mound City Blue Blowers 1935-36

896 Barney Bigard Classics 1940

897 Bessie Smith 1928-29

898 Stan Kenton & his Orch. 1945

899 Benny Goodman 1937-38

900 Ziggy Elman 1938-39

901 Leonard Feather 1937-45

902 Joe Marsala 1944-45

903 Harry James 1937-39

904 Buster Bailey 1925-40

905 Django Reinhardt 1942-43

906 Benny Morton 1934-45

907 Muggsy Spanier 1944

908 Teddy Wilson 1942-45

909 George Wettling 1940-44

910 Don Byas 1945

911 Slim Gaillard 1945 Vol. 2

912 Kansas City 5,6 & 7 1938-44

913 Fats Waller 1938

914 Billy Eckstine 1944-45

915 Duke Ellington 1945

916 Tommy Dorsey 1936-37

917 Gene Krupa 1940 Vol. 3

918 Clarence Williams 1934-37

919 Billy Kyle 1937-38

920 Roy Eldridge 1943-46

921 Louis Jordan 1945-46

922 Lionel Hampton 1945-46

923 Benny Carter 1943-46

924 Erroll Garner 1945-46

925 Benny Goodman 1938

926 Coleman Hawkins 1945

927 Albert Ammons 1939-1946

928 Louis Armstrong 1944-46

929 Artie Shaw & his New Music 1937

930 Barney Bigard 1944-45

931 Rex Stewart 1934-36

932 Lester Young 1943-46

933 Pete Johnson 1944-46

934 Count Basie 1945-46

935 Dizzy Gillespie 1945-46

936 Harry James 1939

937 Dickie Wells 1927-43

938 Nat King Cole 1946

939 Slam Stewart 1945-46

940 Joe Turner 1941-46

941 Billy Kyle 1939-46

942 Bud Freeman 1945-46

943 Fats Waller 1938-39

944 Charlie Shavers 1944-45

945 Django Reinhardt 1944-46

946 Lionel Hampton 1946

947 Eddie Heywood 1944

948 Illinois Jacquet 1945-46

949 Stan Kenton 1946

950 Hot Lips Page 1944-45

951 Duke Ellington 1945 Vol. 2

952 Wingy Manone 1937-38

953 Clarence Williams 1937-41

954 Sidney Bechet 1945-46

955 Tommy Dorsey 1937

956 Johnny Guarneri 1944-46

957 Ike Quebec 1944-45

958 Sarah Vaughan 1944-46

959 Don Byas 1945 Vol. 2

960 Gene Krupa 1941

961 Benny Goodman 1938 Vol. 2

962 Slim Gaillard 1946

963 Maxine Sullivan 1937-38

964 John Kirby 1945-46

965 Artie Shaw 1938

966 Jay McShann 1944-46

967 Muggsy Spanier 1944-46

968 Buck Clayton 1945-47

969 Billy Banks/Jack Bland 1932

970 Harry James 1939-40

971 Charles Brown 1946 Vol. 2

972 Jonah Jones 1936-45

973 Fats Waller 1939

974 Sid Catlett 1944-46

975 Bud Freeman 1946

976 Gerald Wilson 1945-46

977 Bessie Smith 1929-33

978 Skeets Tolbert 1931-40

979 Cliff Jackson 1930-45

980 Charlie Parker 1945-47

981 Cootie Williams 1945-46

982 Art Tatum 1945-47

983 Roy Eldridge 1945-47

984 Coleman Hawkins 1946-47

985 Duke Ellington 1945-46

986 Dizzy Gillespie 1946-47

987 Lester Young 1946-47

988 Count Basie 1946-47

989 Sarah Vaughan 1946-47

990 Benny Goodman 1938-39

991 Maxine Sullivan 1938-41

992 Louis Armstrong 1946-47

993 Skeets Tolbert 1940-42

994 Lionel Hampton 1947

995 Tommy Dorsey 1937 Vol.2

996 Cab Calloway 1942-47

997 Teddy Wilson 1946

998 Ella Fitzgerald 1945-47

999 Dexter Gordon 1943-47

1000 Charlie Parker 1947

1001 Django Reinhardt 1947

1002 Fats Waller 1939-40

1003 Bud Powell 1945-47

1004 Erroll Garner 1946-47

1005 Nat King Cole 1946-47

1006 Gene Krupa 1941 Vol. 2

1007 Artie Shaw 1939

1008 Erskine Hawkins 1946-47

1009 Don Byas 1946

1010 Louis Jordan 1946-47

1011 Stan Kenton 1947

1012 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis 1946-47

1013 Wynonie Harris 1945-47

1014 Harry James 1940-41

1015 Duke Ellington 1946

1016 Rex Stewart 1946-47

1017 Ben Webster 1944-46

1018 Count Basie 1945-46

1019 Illionis Jacquet 1946-47

1020 Maxine Sullivan 1941-46

1021 Mary Lou Williams 1944-45

1022 Billy Eckstine 1946-47

1023 Wingy Manone 1939-40

1024 Herman Chittison 1944-45

1025 Benny Goodman 1939

1026 Lucky Millinder 1943-47

1027 James P. Johnson 1944-45

1028 Spirits Of Rhythm 1933-42

1029 Pete Brown 1942-45

1030 Fats Waller 1940-41

1031 Nat "King" Cole 1947

1032 Jack Teagarden 1944-47

1033 Eddie Condon 1944-46

1034 Joe Turner 1946-47

1035 Tommy Dorsey 1937 Vol. 3

1036 Helen Humes 1945-47

1037 Trummy Young 1944-46

1038 Eddie Heywood 1944-46

1039 Stan Kenton 1947 Vol. 2

1040 Billie Holiday 1945-48

1041 Earl Hines 1945-47

1042 Woody Herman 1936-37

1043 Benny Carter 1946-48

1044 Charlie Ventura 1945-46

1045 Artie Shaw 1939 Vol. 2

1046 Django Reinhardt 1947 Vol. 2

1047 Bobby Hackett 1943-47

1048 Louis Prima 1934-35

1049 Ella Fitzgerald 1947-48

1050 Mary Lou Williams 1945-47

1051 Duke Ellington 1946-47

1052 Harry James 1941

1053 Edgar Hayes 1938-48

1054 Stuff Smith 1939-44

1055 Bob Howard 1937-47

1056 Gene Krupa 1941-42

1057 Rex Stewart 1947-48

1058 Howard McGhee 1948

1059 James P. Johnson 1945-47

1060 Pat Flowers 1941-45

1061 Mildred Bailey 1929-32

1062 Nat King Cole 1947 Vol. 2

1063 Johnny Guarnieri 1946-47

1064 Benny Goodman 1939 Vol. 2

1065 Etta Jones 1944-47

1066 Luis Russell 1945-46

1067 Henry "Red" Allen 1944-47

1068 Fats Waller 1941

1069 Kid Ory 1922-1945

1070 Joe Sullivan 1944-45

1071 Arnett Cobb 1946-47

1072 Louis Armstrong 1947

1073 Don Byas 1947

1074 Mezz Mezzrow 1945-45

1075 Andy Kirk 1943-48

1076 Bob Howard 1936-37

1077 Louis Prima 1935-36

1078 Tommy Dorsey 1937-38

1079 Buddy Johnson 1942-47

1080 Mildred Bailey 1932-36

1081 Stuff Smith 1944-46

1082 Jimmie Lunceford 1944-47

1083 Sam Price 1942-45

1084 Oscar Peterson 1945-47

1085 Red Norvo 1933-36

1086 Duke Ellington 1947

1087 Artie Shaw 1939-40

1088 Charles Brown 1946-47

1089 Howard McGhee 1946-48

1090 Woody Herman 1937-38

1091 Wingy Manone 1940-44

1092 Harry James 1941 Vol. 2

1093 Pat Flowers 1945-47

1094 Joe Turner 1947-48

1095 Mezz Mezzrow 1947

1096 Gene Krupa 1942-45

1097 Fats Waller 1942-45

1098 Benny Goodman 1939-40

1099 Buddy Rich 1946-48

1100 Albert Ammons 1946-48

1101 Sarah Vaughan 1947-49

1102 Dizzy Gillespie 1947-49

1103 Charlie Parker 1948-49

1104 Art Tatum 1949

1105 Cootie Williams 1946-49

1106 Tadd Dameron 1947-49

1107 Count Basie 1947-49

1108 Fats Navarro 1947-49

1109 Erroll Garner 1947-49

1110 Pete Johnson 1947-49

1111 Charlie Ventura 1946-47

1112 Sidney Bechet 1947-49

1113 Lucky Thompson 1944-47

1114 Mildred Bailey 1937-38

1115 Buddy Johnson 1947-49

1116 James Moody 1948-49

1117 Tommy Dorsey 1938

1118 Thelonius Monk 1947-48

1119 Duke Ellington 1947-48

1120 Earl Hines 1947-48

1121 Bob Howard 1935-36

1122 Valaida Snow 1937-40

1123 Red Norvo 1936-37

1124 Babs Gonzales 1947-49

1125 Howard McGhee 1945-46

1126 Stan Getz 1946-49

1127 Artie Shaw 1940

1128 Woody Herman 1939

1129 New Orleans Rhythm Kings 1922-23

1130 Blue Lu Barker 1946-49

1131 Benny Goodman 1940

1132 Harry James 1941-42

1133 Charlie Barnet 1933-36

1134 Louis Jordan 1947-49

1135 Nat King Cole 1947 Vol. 3

1136 John Hardee 1946-48

1137 Billie Taylor 1945-49

1138 Erroll Garner 1949

1139 Wynonie Harris 1947-49

1140 Sidney Bechet 1949

1141 Three Keys 1932-33 Bon Bon & his Buddies

1142 Billy Eckstine 1945

1143 Gene Krupa 1945

1144 Louis Armstrong All Stars 1947 Vol. 2

1145 Russel Jacquet 1945-49

1146 Louis Prima 1937-39

1147 Charles Brown 1947-48

1148 Erskine Hawkins 1947-49

1149 Charlie Ventura 1947-49

1150 New Orleans Rhythm Kings 1925-35

1151 Jimmie Lunceford 1948-49

1152 Bob Howard 1932-35

1153 Ella Fitzgerald 1949

1154 Benny Goodman 1940-41

1155 Nat King Cole 1947-49

1156 Tommy Dorsey 1938 Vol. 3

1157 Red Norvo 1937-38

1158 Valaida Snow 1933-36

1159 Charlie Barnet 1936-37

1160 Mildred Bailey 1938

1161 Lionel Hampton 1949-50

1162 Coleman Hawkins 1947-50

1163 Woody Herman 1939-40

1164 Rex Stewart 1948-49

1165 Dodo Marmarosa 1945-50

1166 Sarah Vaughn 1949-50

1167 Artie Shaw 1940-41

1168 Dizzy Gillespie 1949-50

1169 James Moody 1949-50

1170 Bud Powell 1949-50

1171 Kenny Clarke 1946-48

1172 Stan Getz 1950

1173 Lucky Millinder 1947-50

1174 Sonny Stitt 1946-50

1175 Jess Stacy 1944-50

1176 J. J. Johnson 1946-49

1177 Eddie Condon 1947-50

1178 Harry James 1942

1179 Louis Armstrong 1949-50

1180 Joe Turner 1949-50

1181 Gene Sedric 1938-47

1182 Erroll Garner 1949 Vol. 2

1183 Kid Ory 1945-50

1184 Lennie Tristano 1946-47

1185 Stan Kenton 1950

1186 Sidney Bechet 1949 Vol. 2

1187 Mildred Bailey 1939

1188 Frankie Trumbauer 1927-28

1189 Johnny Hodges 1945-50

1190 Sy Oliver 1945-50

1191 Duke Ellington 1949-50

1192 Red Norvo 1938-39

1193 Lionel Hampton 1950

1194 Charlie Barnet 1937-39

1195 Ella Fitzgerald 1950

1196 Nat King Cole 1949

1197 Tommy Dorsey 1938-39

1198 Oscar Peterson 1949-50

1199 Hot Lips Page 1946-50

1200 Jimmy Mundy 1937-47

1201 Louis Prima 1940-44

1202 Benny Goodman 1941

1203 Leo Parker 1947-50

1204 Pee Wee Russell 1935-1946

1205 Erroll Garner 1949-50

1206 Artie Shaw 1941-42

1207 Buddy Tate 1945-50

1208 Bix Beiderbecke 1927-28

1209 Una Mae Carlisle 1938-41

1210 Charles Brown 1948-49

1211 Joe Venuti 1926-28

1212 Red Nichols 1925-27

1213 Pearl Bailey 1944-47

1214 Kenny Clarke 1948-50

1215 Charlie Ventura 1949

1216 Frankie Trumbauer 1928-29

1217 Duke Ellington 1950

1218 Gerald Wiggins 1950

1219 Eddie Heywood 1946-47

1220 Billie Holiday 1949-51

1221 Slim Gaillard 1947-51

1222 Charlie Parker 1950

1223 Sidney Bechet 1949 Vol. 3

1224 Teddy Wilson 1947-50

1225 Mildred Bailey 1939-40

1226 Charlie Barnet 1939

1227 Harry James 1942-44

1228 Count Basie 1950-51

1229 Willie The Lion Smith 1944-49

1230 Una Mae Carlisle 1941-49

1231 Gene Krupa 1945-46

1232 Red Norvo 1939-43

1233 Louis Armstrong 1950-51

1234 Al Hibbler 1946-48

1235 Bix Beiderbecke w. Paul Whiteman 1928-29

1236 Benny Goodman 1941 Vol. 2

1237 Tommy Dorsey 1939

1238 Louis Jordan & Tympany Five 1950-51

1239 Don Byas 1947-51

1240 Erroll Garner 1950

1241 Red Nichols 1927-28

1242 Artie Shaw 1942-45

1243 Woody Herman 1940

1244 Buddy Johnson 1950-51

1245 Frankie Trumbauer 1929-31

1246 Joe Venuti 1928-30

1247 Lester Young 1947-51

1248 Johnny Hodges 1950-51

1249 Ethel Waters 1946-47

1250 Oscar Peterson Trio 1950

1251 Gene Ammons 1947-49

1252 Cleo Brown 1935/6 + 1949/50

1253 Ben Webster 1946-51

1254 Illinois Jacquet 1947-51

1255 Stan Kenton 1950-51

1256 Bill Coleman 1940-49

1257 Erskine Hawkins 1950-51

1258 Duke Ellington 1950-51

1259 Roy Eldridge 1950-51

1260 Mary Lou Williams 1949-51

1261 Ella Fitzgerald 1951

1262 Lionel Hampton 1950-51

1263 James Moody 1950-51

1264 Wardell Gray 1946-50

1265 Una Mae Carlisle 1944-50

1266 Charlie Barnet 1939-40

1267 Red Heads 1925-27

1268 Harry James 1944-45

1269 Miff Mole 1927

1270 Red Nichols 1928-29

1271 Benny Goodman 1941 Vol. 3

1272 Charles Brown 1949-51

1273 Louis Prima 1944-45

1274 Anita O'Day 1945-50

1275 Frankie Trumbauer 1932-36

1276 Joe Venuti 1930-33

1277 Artie Shaw 1945

1278 Tommy Dorsey 1939 Vol. 2

1279 Mildred Bailey 1940-42

1280 Sidney Bechet 1950

1281 Count Basie 1952

1282 Duke Ellington 1951

1283 Louis Armstrong 1951-52

1284 Rex Stewart 1949

1285 Billie Holiday 1952

1286 Dizzy Gillespie 1951-52

1287 Cab Galloway 1949-52

1288 Earl Hines 1949-52

1289 Wynonie Harris 1950-52

1290 Lennie Tristano 1947-51

1291 Sonny Stitt 1950-51

1292 Stan Kenton 1951

1293 Pearl Bailey 1947-50

1294 Howard McGhee 1949-52

1295 Dexter Gordon 1947-1952

1296 Sarah Vaughn 1951-1952

1297 Benny Carter 1948-1952

1298 Miff Mole 1928-1937

1299 Stan Getz 1951

1300 Al Hibbler 1950-1952

1301 Jimmy Jones 1946-1947

1302 Mezz Mezzrow 1947-1951

1303 Benny Goodman 1941-1942

1304 Woody Herman 1940-1941

1305 Nat King Cole 1949-50

1306 Red Norvo 1943-44

1307 Buddy Johnson 1944-52

1308 Hazel Scott 1939-45

1309 Charlie Ventura 1949-51

1310 Erroll Garner 1950-51

1311 Roy Eldrige 1951

1312 Louisiana Rhythm Kings 1929-30

1313 Harry James 1945-46

1314 Charlie Parker 1951-52

1315 Don Byas 1951-52

1316 Mildred Bailey 1943-45

1317 Django Reinhardt 1947-51

1318 Charlie Barnet 1940

1319 Gene Krupa 1947-1949

1320 Duke Ellington 1952 Vol.2

1321 Dizzy Gillespie 1952

1322 Georgie Auld 1940-1945

1323 Oscar Peterson 1950-1952

1324 Benny Goodman 1942

1325 Lester Young 1951-52

1326 Sidney Bechet 1950-51

1327 Tommy Dorsey 1939 Vol. 3

1328 Ella Fitzgerald 1952

1329 Gene Ammons 1949-50

1330 Artie Shaw 1945-46

1331 Frankie Trumbauer 1936-46

1332 Red Nichols 1929

1333 Helen Humes 1948-50

1334 Herman Chittison 1945-50

1335 Benny Goodman 1942-44

1336 Anita O'Day 1950-52

1337 Mildred Bailey 1945-47

1338 Stan Getz 1951-52

1339 Bill Coleman 1951-52

1340 Coleman Hawkins 1950-53

1341 Erroll Garner 1951-52

1342 Hot Lips Page 1950-53

1343 Valaida Snow 1940-53

1344 Billy Taylor 1950-52

1345 Benny Goodman 1944-45

1346 Mary Lou Williams 1951-53

1347 Dizzy Gillespie 1952-53

1348 Joe Venuti 1933

1349 Willie "The Lion" Smith 1950

1350 Duke Ellington 1952-53

1351 Georgie Auld 1945-46

1352 Louis Armstrong 1952-53

1353 Joe Sullivan 1945-52

1354 Eddie Condon 1951-53

1355 Benny Goodman 1945

1356 Red Norvo 1944-45

1357 Eddie Lang 1927-32

1358 Sidney Bechet 1951-52

1359 Gene Krupa 1949-51

1360 Eddie Heywood 1950-51

1361 Oscar Peterson 1952

1362 Buck Clayton 1951-53

1363 Charlie Ventura 1951-53

1364 Teddy Wilson 1952-53

1365 Sy Oliver 1949-52

1366 Benny Goodman 1945 Vol. 2

1367 Gene Ammons 1950-51

1368 Artie Shaw 1946-50

1369 Red Nichols 1929-30

1370 Erroll Garner 1952-53

1371 Georgie Auld 1946-51

1372 Don Byas 1952

1373 Bud Powell 1951-53

1374 Louis Prima 1945

1375 Benny Goodman 1946

1376 Illinois Jacquet 1951-52

1377 Glenn Miller 1936-38

1378 Sonny Stitt 1951-53

1379 Stan Getz 1952-53

1380 Dizzy Gillespie 1953

1381 Bill Coleman 1952-53

1382 Eddie Lockjaw Davis 1948-1953

1383 Billy Taylor 1952-53

1384 Sidney Bechet 1952

1385 Benny Goodman 1946-1947

1386 Red Norvo 1945-1947

1387 Count Basie 1952-1953

1388 James Moody 1951

1389 Johnny Hodges 1951-1952

1390 Gene Krupa 1952-1953

1391 Erroll Garner 1953

1392 Willie The Lion Smith 1950-1953

1393 Mezz Mezzrow 1951-1953

1394 Buck Clayton 1953

1395 Stan Getz 1953

1396 Benny Goodman 1947

1397 Artie Shaw 1950

1398 Duke Ellington 1953

1399 Oscar Peterson 1952 Vol. 2

1400 Benny Carter 1952-1954

1401 Meade Lux Lewis 1946-1954

1402 Louis Armstrong 1954

1403 Bobby Hackett 1948-1954

1404 Ella Fitzgerald 1953-1954

1405 Muggsy Spanier 1949-54

1406 Gene Ammons '51-3

1407 Benny Goodman 1947 Vol. 2

1408 Charlie Parker 1952-54

1409 Oscar Pettiford '51-54

1410 James Moody 1951-54

1411 Art Tatum 1949-53

1412 Wingy Manone 1944-46

1413 Artie Shaw 1951-54

1414 Don Byas 1952-53

1415 Beryl Booker 1946-52

1416 Coleman Hawkins 1953-1954

1417 Mary Lou Williams 1953-1954

1418 Benny Goodman 1947-49

1419 Buddy Rich 1950-55

1420 Tyree Glenn 1947-1952

1421 Johnny Hodges 1952-1954

1422 Red Norvo 1950-51

1423 Erroll Garner 1953-54

1424 Dizzy Gillespie 1953-54

1425 Benny Goodman 1948-1949

1426 Oscar Peterson 1952 Vol.2

1427 Buck Clayton 1953 Vol.2

1428 Stan Kenton 1951-52

1429 Lionel Hampton 1951-53

1430 Thelonious Monk 1951-1952

1431 Sidney Bechet 1952 Vol.2

1432 Duke Ellington 1953 Vol. 2

1433 Gene Krupa 1953-1954

1434 Joe Bushkin 1940-1946

1435 Stan Getz 1954

1436 Benny Goodman 1949-1951

1437 Slim Gaillard 1951-1953

1438 Benny Carter 1954

1439 Charlie Barnet 1940 Vol. 2

1440 Earl Hines 1953-1954

1441 Django Reinhardt 1951-1953

1442 Beryl Booker 1953-1954

1443 Eddie Lockjaw Davis 1953-1955

1444 Gerald Wilson 1946-1954

1445 Buddy de Franco 1949-1952

1446 Count Basie 1953-1954

1447 Erroll Garner 1954

1448 Hazel Scott 1946-1947

1449 Mezz Mezzrow 1953-1954

1450 Benny Goodman 1951-1952

1451 Illinois Jacquet 1953-1955

1452 Bud Powell 1953-1954

1453 Jess Stacy 1951-1955

1454 Oscar Pettiford 1954-1955

1455 Harry James 1946-47

1456 Oscar Peterson 1952-53

1457 Ella Fitzgerald 1954-55

1458 Ben Webster 1953-54

1459 Joe Bushkin 1947-50

Totals:

Total CD Releases: 960

Total Ellington: 45

Total Basie: 17

Total Goodman: 35

Total Fitzgerald: 14

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Has the label corrected itself from "The Chronogical...." to "Chronological" on the covers? That's what has appeared on the ones that I recall.

Whoops! I see the Ellington example above has it right! On which CD did the changeover occur?

1379 was the last CD of the "old school"-Classics :winky:

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Jostber,

Thanks for the useful list !

Just to avoid confusion: 1455 to 1459 have not yet been issued but were announced in the booklets of the previous batch.

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Some more totals from the series here:

Total Teddy Wilson: 12

Total Fats Waller: 21

Total Charlie Parker: 6

Total Art Tatum: 7

Total Coleman Hawkins: 12

Total Artie Shaw: 16

Total Louis Armstrong: 23

Total Bessie Smith: 7

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10 Jimmie Luncefords

11 Benny Carters

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Anyone interested in the Louisiana Rhythm Kings would do better to purchase the Jazz Oracle cd, which probably has better sound, has an alternate, and has about 30 pages of excellent notes!

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I'd be pleased to (for a couple of other Jazz Oracle reissues too) but can ANYBODY tell me why their Dutch distributor, TIMELESS Records steadfastly refuses to acknowledge, let alone answer my mails inquiring about shipping costs? And this even after sending several mails? (They are closest to Germany among all non-US distributors, hence my inquiry with them)

Has anybody had any dealings with them?

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That's a good deal! About $9.50 per disc. From purely an investment standpoint, the buyer did well, me thinks.

The winner of that auction was green_380 who claims he is liquidating his jazz collection on ebay in order to move to Italy I think. He has been selling for about one year or so.Maybe longer. I wonder if he plans to sell these to his loyal customers? Appears that he may have found a new line of work! :rolleyes:

If green_380 resides in these parts no offense intended. I did have to chuckle though. He has sold quite a collection on ebay as many of you probably know. Guess he just can't leave it all behind. :g

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Things with Classics are complicated - to say the least.

It may be of interest that Abeille has an ongoing sale of older CDs at remarkably low prices:

http://jazz.abeillemusique.com/result.php?...1&label=337

In case you missed the one or other early Classics - now's the time to fill gaps !

Since Classics 1380, the distributor is Nocturne - therefore the latest Classics issues are not on sale.

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For years I've been wondering about what happened to the Classics label. When I finally reached the age and landed the kind of job that would allow me to start collecting the discs in a serious manner, the label suddenly seemed to have dropped off the face of the Earth. So I must say I was happy to find this thread when I trawled the net for info.

Still, the links I find here don't offer very many titles. Is there any info on what will happen with all the old out-of-print issues? (I'm still missing one single CD to make my Fats Waller series complete.)

Regards,

- Knut

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Okay...

So then what about the historical side of the matter:

Why did the label drop out for a time? Did something happen to the original owner (Gilles Petard)?

Anybody know?

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Hi Knutte, and welcome to the board.

Classics came out with a monthly batch of 5 titles from early 1990 to August 2004 (up to volume 1379) and all earlier releases remained in print during that time. After that Classics ran into problems that did not have to do with Petard himself. There were distribution problems (the original distributor may have gone out of business, I don't remember exactly). Also, a partner to Petard didn’t want to continue with the label and its future was seriously threatened.

After a long hiatus during which various problems had been sorted out, the label resumed releasing new titles in July 2005. In the meantime many older titles had gone OOP. An announcement was made that many OOP titles were going to be re-pressed (which also happened), and that all titles would be made available again eventually (which hasn’t happened).

Classics has however once again run into problems with several months between batches, and I think even some of the re-pressed titles going OOP again. A good part of the reason may be the generally dwindling CD sales. The late 80s to the early 00s were a golden era for jazz reissues, but it’s apparently a lot tougher financially now, and that affects Classics as well.

I’m going from memory of what I've read in the paragraphs above but hope I got it reasonably correct. Jaffa is the liner notes writer and has access to inside information. His latest post, as you can see says “Things with Classics are complicated - to say the least.”. I guess that’s where we are now. We don't know what will happen with forthcoming and OOP titles, and maybe even Petard doesn't.

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Hi Swinging Swede,

I can't add much to what you wrote. You put it all in a nutshell. Basically, it's very simple: How can you make ends meet when new issues of Classics (or any other CDs for that matter) pop up days (not weeks) after their release on notorious internet-sites where they can be downloaded for free ? With fully scanned booklets, of course...

And yes, to the best of my knowledge, not even Gilles Pétard knows exactly how to carry on. As I wrote here several times before, I'll let this forum know when there are NEWS not RUMOURS.

Keep swinging !

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I would love to see more sets of releases from this great label.

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