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7 minutes ago, JSngry said:

It's not the most consistently organized catalo, let's put it that way.

Would make a good box set then. Probably not Mosaic's scope these days but the sound and style did remind me of those Bee Hive albums. 

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12 minutes ago, jazzbo said:

R, I really like them all, but the Mel Powell and the Jimmy Rushing and the Vic Dickersons are standouts to me.

Thank you.

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44 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

Are there any that stand out to you? I don't know the material at all.

Thank you.

I like them all pretty much too and have tended to grab them unheard-untried whenever I came across one (with the inevitable result of ending up e.g. with a duplicate of the Vic Dickenson twofer - two UK reissues from two different periods with two totally diferent covers so I did nto realize I already had it - and it took me a long time to shift my duplicate at last) but I differ somewhat in my preferences from those that Jazzbo named.

My personal favorites that I tend to pull out most often are Buck Clayton, Sir Charles Thompson, Jimmy Rushing, and Urbie Green.
But you cannot go wrong with the "others" either. ;) And tastes differ anyway.

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I have been a fan of the terrific Vanguard mainstream series for a long time. Have more recently been listening quite a lot to the many very good Black & Blue recordings by a long list of mainstream musicians. Some examples of the latter are Arnett Cobb, Illinois Jacquet, Jay McShann, Milt Buckner, Guy Lafitte, Sir Charles Thompson, Ellis Larkins, Charlie Shavers,Johnny Lettman, Buddy Tate and many others.

 

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2 hours ago, Peter Friedman said:

I have been a fan of the terrific Vanguard mainstream series for a long time. Have more recently been listening quite a lot to the many very good Black & Blue recordings by a long list of mainstream musicians. Some examples of the latter are Arnett Cobb, Illinois Jacquet, Jay McShann, Milt Buckner, Guy Lafitte, Sir Charles Thompson, Ellis Larkins, Charlie Shavers,Johnny Lettman, Buddy Tate and many others.

 

Spending some time with these albums sounds like a great idea :tupThe Jacquet albums here were really enjoyable. 

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On 3/4/2022 at 11:55 AM, Rabshakeh said:

Does anyone have any ideas of how popular this music was in comparison to revival/Dixieland and bop influenced styles?

Just bumping this question. 

Does anyone know how these records compared in popularity to bop from the same era? 

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