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Another superb vintage jazz label, owned by David French.

I have a bunch of them and they´re great!

If you´re into blues, don´t miss the Bessie Smith Complete series!!!

And the Bennie Moten´s are simply fantastic.

 

Here´s their web-site: https://www.frog-records.co.uk

 

And their catalogue:

DGF 1 Thomas Morris - When a 'Gator Hollers

DGF 2 Various - The Owls'HootHome

DGF 3 Johnny Dodds - Blue Clarinet Stomp

DGF 4 Tony Parenti - Strut yo' Stuff

DGF 5 New Orleans 1927-1929 - Sizzling the Blues

DGF 6 Dixieland Jug Blowers - Louisville Stomp

DGF 7 Chicago 1929 - 1930 - That's my Stuff

DGF 8 New York vol 1 - Hot Notes

DGF 9 Chicago 1928 - 1930 - Get Easy Blues

DGF 10 Clifford Hayes' Louisville Stompers - Frog Hop

DGF 11 New York vol 2 - Thumpin' and Bumpin'

DGF 12 New York vol 3 - Don't Leave Me Here

DGF 13 Various - Alexander, Where's That Band

DGF 14 Clarence Williams - Dreaming the Hours Away

DGF 15 Memphis Jug Bands - Vol 1

DGF 16 Memphis Jug Bands - Vol 2

DGF 17 Clarence Williams - Whoop it Up

DGF 18 Memphis Jug Bands - Vol 3

DGF 19 Miff Mole volume 1 - Slippin' Around

DGF 20 Miff Mole volume 2- Slippin' Around - Again

DGF 21 Memphis Blues Singers - Vol 1

DGF 22 Memphis Blues Singers - Vol 2

DGF 23 The Original Indiana Five - Everybody Stomp

DGF 24 The Victor Recordings, Memphis 1927-30

DGF 25 McKinney's Cotton Pickers vol 1

DGF 26 McKinney's Cotton Pickers vo 2

DGF 27 McKinney's Cotton Pickers vol 3

DGF 28 Black Chicago Big Bands 1922-29 - Hot Stuff

DGF 29 Bennie Moten vol 1

DGF 30 Bennie Moten vol 2

DGF 31 Territory Bands - What Kind of Rhythm is That?

DGF 32 New York Columbia Recordings vol 1

DGF 33 Johnny Dunn - Cornet Blues

DGF 34 King Oliver vol 1

DGF 35 King Oliver vol 2

DGF 36 Eddie South - Black Gypsy

DGF 37 Clarence Williams - Shake 'em up

DGF 38 New York Columbia Recordings vol 2

DGF 39 Johnny Dodds on Brunswick and Vocalion

DGF 40 Bessie Smith - Vol 1

DGF 41 Bessie Smith - Vol 2

DGF 42 Bessie Smith - Vol 3

DGF 43 Bessie Smith - Vol 4

DGF 44 Bessie Smith - Vol 5

DGF 45 Bessie Smith - Vol 6

DGF 46 Bessie Smith - Vol 7

DGF 47 Bessie Smith - Vol 8 - In production

DGF 48 Clarence Williams - QRS - Vol 1

DGF 49 Clarence Williams - QRS - Vol 2

DGF 50 Django Reinhardt - Vol 1

DGF 51 Jimmy O'Bryant - Mystery Man of Jazz

DGF 52 Django Reinhardt - Vol 2

DGF 53 Sonny Clay

DGF 54 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds of Joy

DGF 55 Earl Hines 1929-1933

DGF 56 Perry Bradford - I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle

DGF 57 Clarence Williams - Thriller blues: 1930-1941

DGF 58 Five Birmingham Babies - Heart breakin´ baby

DGF 59 Django Reinhardt - The swing sessions vol.3

DGF 60 Sunshine Special - Texas 1927-29

DGF 61 Lanin's Southern Serenaders

DGF 62 Memphis Jug Band - Volume 4

DGF 63 Richard M. Jones - Good Stuff

DGF 64 King Oliver - Call of the Freaks, The complete Victor recordings, vol.1

DGF 65 King Oliver - New Orleans shout, The complete Victor recordings, vol.2

DGF 66 Lem Fowler - Chitterin'Struts & Washboard Stomps

DGF 67 Django Reinhardt - The Swing sessions, Vol. 4

DGF 68 King Oliver Blues Singers & Orchestra

DGF 69 The Missourians

DGF 70 King Mutt & his Tennessee Thumpers

DGF 71 Frog Spawn First Batch

DGF 72 Earl McDonald

DGF 73 Frog Spawn Second Batch

DGF 74 Bernie Young

DGF 75 Clarence Williams

DGF 76 Frog Spawn White Hot Batch

DGF 77 Johnny Dodds on Paramount

DGF 78 The Washingtonians - Rare and early Duke Ellington sessions 1924-1928

DGF 79 Stop And Listen! Rare Black Band Recordings 1923 - 1930

DGF 80 Memphis Rounders Blues

DGF 81 Clarence Williams - Senegalese Stomp

DGF 82 Trumpets Farm Blues

DGF 83 East St. Louis Stomp: Hot Jazz Recorded in St. Louis 1924-1932

DGF 84 Shake It Down. Back to New Orleans 1925-29

DGF 85 Frog Spawn

DGF 86 Bobby Leecan. Guitar Maestro

DGF 87 Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra - Do That Thing

 

Plus:

Django Reinhardt - The Swing Sessions (four volumes)

The Five "The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual" sets

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Volume 3 of the Django series is about to go into production re-mastered by Ted Kendall, who recently received a Cedar award for the Eddie South - Black Gypsy CD (DGF36).

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I agree wholeh-heartedly, an excellent label in every way!

I just revisited the three New York Volumes. . .fantastic stuff.

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does the material on the Moten discs overlap with the excellent Hep 2CD set ?

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I'm operating from memory, but I think there is very little overlap, that the Hep takes up where the Frogs leave off (and there is an excellent Signet cd that has the Okeh sides that were recorded BEFORE those on the Frog cds in R. T. Davies remastering, so it is possible to get all the material in Davies transfers with liner notes, sounding considerably better than the Chronogical Classics cds and including alternates.)

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does the material on the Moten discs overlap with the excellent Hep 2CD set ?

No duplication at all.

The Frog vol.2 "Kansas city breakdown" ends on July 18, 1929 session and the Hep set begins with October 23, 1929 session.

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I just got the last one on the list, Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds of Joy, used for $5. Pretty good compilation; plenty of music on it. :tup

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According to their website,

Volume 3 of the Django Reinhardt series is about to go into production re-mastered by Ted Kendall, who recently received a Cedar award for the Eddie South - Black Gypsy CD (DGF36)...

Any news on this release?

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Updated catalogue on first post

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After David French´s sudden passing (October 24), his partner Dawn Leppard is going to maintain the label´s activity:

We are back!

There is much sadness over the loss of Dave, however Dawn Leppard his partner is going to carry on, to keep the Spirit of Frog very much alive. Please use the same email address for contact.

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Looks like another title has been added to the catalogue.

DGF56 - Perry Bradford (I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle)

See here.

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According to their website,

Volume 3 of the Django Reinhardt series is about to go into production re-mastered by Ted Kendall, who recently received a Cedar award for the Eddie South - Black Gypsy CD (DGF36)...

Any news on this release?

Frog website says "Django Vol.3 - is on its way - watch this space!"

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Warning:

I recently ordered Miff Mole volume 2- Slippin' Around - Again from Caiman.com through Amazon marketplace, and received a bloody CDR copy, complete with a photocopied and poorly cropped booklet!! :angry:

Anyone else have a similar experience with this seller?

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I have several titles, acquired as new, with poorly cropped booklets and which look like they were produced from a deskjet colour printer. The discs on both sides are in quite poor shape too but playable. These are their earlier releases though - the more recent ones that I have are top notch quality.

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I have several titles, acquired as new, with poorly cropped booklets and which look like they were produced from a deskjet colour printer. The discs on both sides are in quite poor shape too but playable. These are their earlier releases though - the more recent ones that I have are top notch quality.

I should explain.....I'm not at all claiming the disc I received to be an official Frog pressing (I DID receive Vol. 1 of the Miff Mole series, also an earlier release, in an actual pressed copy).... I think caiman.com either did the knockoff, or missed the fact that someone passed this off as legit who sold it to them. If anyone knows that Frog has actually done this kind of thing for releases that they have no stock from an earlier pressing run, that would be good to know. I have an email in to David French to see what he can tell me.

In any case, I might have felt differently knowing in advance that I was buying a cdr... and passed on it.

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Hmmm. . . I haven't heard about this, or encountered it with any Frog purchases.

Someone will hopefully answer your question at Frog. (It won't be David French as he passed away some months back, right?)

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D'oh! Forgot about that! The email reply at the Frog site still has his name in the email address!

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New management for Frog Records:

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT FROG MOVES TO A NEW HOME PLEASE READ ON

IN VIEW OF ONGOING FAMILY PROBLEMS, DAWN, WHO HAS BEEN “CARE-TAKING” FROG FOR THE PAST YEAR, IS HANDING OVER TO PAUL SWINTON PAUL HAS HIS OWN LABEL, TRUETONE. MANY OF YOU WILL ALREADY KNOW HIM. PAUL HAS EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF RECORD PRODUCTION, AND JAZZ & BLUES.

PLEASE SEND YOUR FUTURE ORDERS FOR FROG CDs TO PAUL AT:

1 FOXWOOD, FLEET, HAMPSHIRE, GU51 2TY

Tel: 01252 620 814 email: paul_truetone@yahoo.co.uk

...

http://www.frogrecords.co.uk/

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I actually have a US distibution source for Frog, and can probably place orders - if you are intersted email me and I'll make a call to find out -

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Not a plug but cdconnection.com has most of the Frog releases available (except Django Vol 3 and a few others).

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anyone care to comment on the Frog issues lead by

Eddie South

Andy Kirk

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I've had the Eddie South since it was released and have spun it about six times. If you like violin jazz, you'll like it!

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Upcoming release listed at Frog´s website:

DGF 61 Lanin's Southern Serenaders

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