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What should Parlophone (aka Roulette) reissue next?

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When Universal bought BN and other EMI masters, one of the conditions was they needed to sell some other labels to third parties; that's how the Roulette/Roost catalog came to be owned by Warner Music.  Warner is reissuing these under the Parlophone imprint.  What would we suggest they reissue next?

I suggest a remastering of "Stan Getz - The Complete Roost Recordings."  I've always disliked the sound quality of the 3-CD set issued under BN.  In the liner notes, Cuscuna stated that the Roost masters were non-existent.  Maybe so, although I wonder whether some have been subsequently found.  More to the point, today's technology would allow higher-quality transfers to be made from whatever source materials are around, with far less reliance on No-Noise.

So that's my vote; which do you suggest?

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Under the Roulette label Warner Japan released the Count Basie and most of the Jack Teagarden and Johnny Smith catalogues, as well as others. These sound FANTASTIC. I think I got them all and I'd like to see them continue to release Roulette titles, such as the rest of the Tyree Glenn. They've done these right.

I haven't seen these Parlophone reissues. I'd like to see them do any of the Roost or Roulette titles, these are good recordings.

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39 minutes ago, jazzbo said:

I haven't seen these Parlophone reissues.

Here's an example:

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John Handy.  Blakey's "Gypsy Folk Tales".  Bobby Watson.

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I would go for OAS boxes of the Mosaic boxes, such as the Basie live and the Maynard Ferguson.

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49 minutes ago, GA Russell said:

I would go for OAS boxes of the Mosaic boxes, such as the Basie live and the Maynard Ferguson.

Yeah, I missed the Basie Roulette sets. If this is their route rather than single-disc reissues, then definitely Basie, just get it right and get them all.

That Anne Phillips thing, though, that's a damn good record. Surprised the hell out of me how good it was.

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The Betty Carter stuff on Roulette is NECESSARY. Would be great to have that in print again.

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It's a good album, has been on cd in Japan.

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1 hour ago, jazzbo said:

The Betty Carter stuff on Roulette is NECESSARY. Would be great to have that in print again.

heartily agree.

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6 hours ago, JSngry said:

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Had ever heard of her, but this is some sultry stuff.  

 

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And the charts are a lot better than they had to have been.

Good song selection, too. Nothing really over-familiar.

 

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It looks like this is another product of Roulette now belonging to Warner - excellent sound.

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If they would reissue all of her albums in such audio quality with proper discographical documentation, I'd buy it all one more time.

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34 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

Johnny Richards - THE RITES OF DIABLO!

That one was included in the Mosaic Select  dedicated to Richards - I guess you would prefer a single dics reissue?

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4 minutes ago, mikeweil said:

That one was included in the Mosaic Select  dedicated to Richards - I guess you would prefer a single dics reissue?

The Mosaic did not include the original cover art, or did it?  

So, yes, I want Rites of Diablo restored to its original glory.  

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That cover really deserves LP size!

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3 minutes ago, mikeweil said:

That cover really deserves LP size!

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Absolutely.  For me,  the cover art is a key part of the musical experience.  Changing the cover art is like lopping off the opening track.  

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4 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

Absolutely.  For me,  the cover art is a key part of the musical experience.  Changing the cover art is like lopping off the opening track.  

It is reproduced in the Mosaic Select booklet, though not LP size!

 

 

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