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Warner Japan Count Basie Roulette Reissues

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Not seeing Fantail on there..have never heard it either, was it new material or jsut a compilation of previous Roulette releases?

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If it's in Spanish, will I still be able to understand it?

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I presume all this music is on the two Mosaic sets?

It is tempting though, the sound of the recent Warner reissues has been excellent and I do like to listen to complete albums rather than in recording order.

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If it's in Spanish, will I still be able to understand it?

"Splanky," translated into Spanish is ... Splanky. (Though auto-correct does suggest "spleeny.") Neal Hefti was an early supporter of Esperanto.

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I see that "String Along With Basie" is included in this series. That album wasn't part of the Mosaic sets, probably because it was not by the Basie band. It's a delightful record, though...

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Agreed. Nice rekkid!

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Joking about the Spanish Fantail, but serious as to what it was. That's one I'd see on all the Roulette inner sleeves of the 70s (the Echoes Of An Era series ran pretty good for pretty long, remember), that one & Sonny Stitt's Stardust.

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I see that "String Along With Basie" is included in this series. That album wasn't part of the Mosaic sets, probably because it was not by the Basie band. It's a delightful record, though...

That's the one I'd be interested in. I'm also interested in getting the Japanese issue of the Verve "Basie's Beat" on cd. Anyone know of a site in English where both of these could be ordered?

gregmo

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I presume all this music is on the two Mosaic sets?

Not quite - they left off the vocal albums with Billy Eckstine, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan (that one's on her Roulette Mosaic though, as is Vaughan/Williams/Basie, as far as Sassy is concerned, and I assume the rest is on the Basie Studio Roulette Mosaic) and Joe Williams with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - that last one is particularly fun, if you enjoy LH&R (I love them!).

Eckstine: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-16601

Vaughan: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-16604

Bennett: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-16605

Williams & LH&R: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/WPCR-16599

Also, this one, which sounds pretty interesting (Freddie Green solos!) is absent from the box, I understand - it's a small group album it seems - Memories Ad-Lib: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-16600

Guess I'll get me the Eckstine, Bennett and "Memories Ad-Lib" ones!

Edit: "No Count Sarah", the other album Sassy did with Basie's band but (again without the Count himself, or rather: already, since it is of an earlier date), is part of the "Divine" set from Hip-O-Select. It's not on Roulette anyways ... and neither on the Basie Clef/Verve box (but I assume the Verve/Mercury deal may have been why it could take place?)

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I see that "String Along With Basie" is included in this series. That album wasn't part of the Mosaic sets, probably because it was not by the Basie band. It's a delightful record, though...

That's the one I'd be interested in. I'm also interested in getting the Japanese issue of the Verve "Basie's Beat" on cd. Anyone know of a site in English where both of these could be ordered?

gregmo

CDJapan is a good source and nicely in English. But they don't show Basie's Beat available at the moment. You can pre-order "String Along with Basie."

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missed that in my list ... here's the link:

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/WPCR-16598

there's also a reissue of the Birdland All Stars set - pretty good music on that one:

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/WPCR-16606

the live portion of it was not on the Roulette Live Mosaic if I'm not mistaken (that one has three dates only, the "Breakfast Dance and Barbecue", "Basie at Birdland" and "Live in Sweden" ones).

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Forgot about that one, too ... went for the Freshsound eventually, just wanted to hear it!

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Thanks, both of you, for sorting that out. Looks like I need to get another pre-order in at CDJapan.

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:tup

Found that one as a cheap used LP a few months before my wedding, partially for the tune "Sweet Sue, Just You". I didn't use it on the tunes I tracked for the reception but I do remember really enjoying the LP. I need to revisit though, it's been quite a while ...

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Is there a way of telling if Japanese CDs are mini-LP sleeves or jewel case?

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Nobody recalls Fantail? Curious when it was released.

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I assume by the price these are jewel cases, mini LP covers usually run about 18-22 yen.

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Ordered a bunch of these for September delivery.

With shipping and discounts came out to $12.74 ea

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Nobody recalls Fantail? Curious when it was released.

Looks like it was a compilation of previous tracks from other Lp's issued after Basie returned to Verve.

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Thanks! That's what I was wondering, exactly. Kind of a "revenge" album for the marketplace.

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CD Japan delivered these this morning....ordered 17 of them; listening through headphones right now to the first one - "Not Now I'll Tell You Later"

Three are mono, "Basie" (Atomic), "Live At Carnegie Hall", "Eddie Davis Trio"

 I have an early Atomic CD in Stereo on French Vogue/Roulette from before EMi acquired the Roulette catalog, (now owned by WEA....)

Which is why we are getting all these Roulette re-issues....WEA Japan is doing a great job getting these titles out.

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My "String Along With Basie" arrived this morning, and has been played through twice.  Lovely!  Nice to hear Ben Webster with Basie for three tracks, and Illinois Jacquet on the other seven.

The only drawback is that (while I already know it) all the personnel / dates info is in Japanese only.  Tunes / composers in both Japanese and English, and the original liner notes are in English on the back, and I assume that's the same inside, in Japanese.

I have long liked this slightly-odd Basie release, and am happy to have it on CD in nice, honest stereo

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I got "String Along," "Ad-Lib" and the Lockjaw in yesterday; they sound excellent.

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