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THE FROG BLUES and JAZZ ANNUAL No2 - Musicians, Records, Music of the 78 Era
£19.99

THE FROG BLUES and JAZZ ANNUAL No2 - Musicians, Records, Music of the 78 Era

CD / Product Number: FrogA2

Frog Blues Annual No 2 is is jam packed with information and photos, and looks fantastic!
Its contents Include: New original research and articles by Mark Berresford, Paul Swinton, Bruce Bastin, Russ Shor, Alex Van Der Tuuk, Howard Rye, Chris Hillman and many others. 'Blues and Jazz Advertised' from the era of the 78 record plus reprints of many 'lost' interviews and articles from the artists themselves. And more stunning original portrait artwork by ... [MORE]

THE FROG BLUES and JAZZ ANNUAL No1 - Musicians, Records, Music of the 78 Era
£19.99

THE FROG BLUES and JAZZ ANNUAL No1 - Musicians, Records, Music of the 78 Era

CD / Product Number: FrogA1

This No1 collector edition is available a new and important book for all lovers of Blues and Jazz music from the era of the 78 record. Containing original research articles by renowned writers Chistopher Hillman, Paul Swinton, Terry Heath, John Collinson, Howard Rye, Richard Rains, Joe Moore, Max Haymes, John Wilby and many others. Reprints and updates on 'lost' articles by Fred Cox and Mac McCormick, plus original portrait artwork by Chris Powell.
... [MORE]

SHAKE IT DOWN - Back to New Orleans 1925-1929
£12.99

SHAKE IT DOWN - Back to New Orleans 1925-1929

CD / Product Number: DGF84

Contained in this latest issue are 25 of the finest examples of Jazz, Hot dance and Blues vocals performed by residents and visitors to 1920s New Orleans. (This is the long awaited companion volume to Frog CD DGF 5 ‘Sizzling The Blues’) All to be heard in glorious sound and all originally recorded in the City that was the cradle of Jazz.

Simply stunning!.. - Chris Henderson – The Times.

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MEMPHIS ROUNDERS BLUES
£9.99

MEMPHIS ROUNDERS BLUES

CD / Product Number: DGF80

Classic Blues performances by Jim Jackson, Frank Stokes, Tommy Johnson, Charlie Kaye, Dan Sane, Will Shade, Hattie Hart and Minnie Wallace. Including alternate takes, rare tests and previously un-issued tracks. Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1928 and 1929.
25 Tracks remastered by Nick Dallow. [MORE]

STOP and LISTEN - Rare and Black Hot Bands 1923-1930
£9.99

STOP and LISTEN - Rare and Black Hot Bands 1923-1930

CD / Product Number: DGF79

This exciting release features many first time re-issues of alternative takes, test pressings and impossibly rare issues of 1920's black bands featuring both the legends and 'lost' musicians of classic hot jazz. Tracks and bands inside... [MORE]

FROGSPAWN - The White Hot Batch
£9.99

FROGSPAWN - The White Hot Batch

CD / Product Number: DGF76

This third volume follows in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessors and contains red hot jazz rarities, alternate takes, sleepers and unissued masters, selected from 1920s recordings by US white bands. Most collectors will know some of these bands, but not many will have heard of them all, and fewer still will own more than a smattering of the recordings. As Max Easterman comments, in his excellent liner note, such recordings generally receive less ... [MORE]

BERNIE YOUNG - Every Saturday Night
£9.99

BERNIE YOUNG - Every Saturday Night

CD / Product Number: DGF74

Oscar 'Bernie' Young was born in New Orleans but his big break came when he moved to Chicago where he made these rare Paramount and Okeh recordings in 1923 and 1926. These are complemented on this CD by three Okeh tracks, also from 1926.
These recordings feature the talents of Young's Creole Band, Ollie Powers, Viola Bartlette, Blyth's Sinful Five, Ozzie McPherson, Ida Cox, Ma Rainey and Arthur Sims and his Creole Orchestra. Full details inside. [MORE]

FROG SPAWN - The Second Batch
£9.99

FROG SPAWN - The Second Batch

CD / Product Number: DGF73

Red hot jazz rarities, alternate takes,sleepers and unissued masters. 14 great bands - 26 ace tracks. This second batch of Frog Spawn contains some remarkably good eggs from a wide variety of bands and groups! The notables here are James P> Johnson, Fats Waller, The Louisiana Sugar Babes, Walter Bennett and Fess Williams' trombone player David 'Jelly' James of the Royal Flush Orchestra. Full details inside. [MORE]

EARL McDONALD and THE GREAT LOUISVILLE JUG BANDS
£9.99

EARL McDONALD and THE GREAT LOUISVILLE JUG BANDS

CD / Product Number: DGF72

Earl McDonald was an early pioneer jug blower, and is remembered as one of the first actively to promote the band around his native Louisville. Altough he is often called the 'King' of the Jug Bands, only these rare Columbia and Okeh recordings survive to bear witness to his colourful and talented performer.
Featuring Sara Martin's Jug Band, Old Southern Jug Band, Clifford's Louisville Jug Band, Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band, Jimmy ... [MORE]

Frog Spawn - The First Batch
£9.99

Frog Spawn - The First Batch

CD / Product Number: DGF71

The First in a new Frog Series, FROG SPAWN. Red Hot Rarities, Alternate takes, unissued masters, one-off sides and sleepers!
They are the recordings that time forgot - but that collectors have called out for. A testament to the great music from King Oliver and his Orchestra, Earl Hines and his Orchestra, Thomas Morris and his Seven Hot Babies, Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra, Paul Davis and his Orchestra, Texas Blues Destroyers, Frankie ... [MORE]

Good Time Mamma - King Mutt and His Tennesse Thumpers
£9.99

Good Time Mamma - King Mutt and His Tennesse Thumpers

CD / Product Number: DGF70

King Mutt and His Tennesse Thumpers plus Frank Melrose, Thomas' Devils, Kansas City Tin Roof Stompers, Kansas City Stompers, Dixie Four, Midnight Rounders and Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band [MORE]

STOPPIN' THE TRAFFIC - The Misourians
£9.99

STOPPIN' THE TRAFFIC - The Misourians

CD / Product Number: DGF69

Composed of musicians largely from St Louis and Kansas City, the Missourians were one of the most exciting aggregatons on the New York scene. While in residence at The Cotton Club betweeb 1924-1927, the band changed its name to the Cotton Club Orchestra, recordings for both Columbia and Gennett. After leaving the Cotton Club on the death of bandleader Andy Preer, they toured extensively with the acclaimed singer Ethel Waters, finally returning to New York ... [MORE]

Memphis Jug Band Volume 4
£9.99

Memphis Jug Band Volume 4

CD / Product Number: DGF62

The latest in this popular collection from the legendary Memphis Jug Band contains the complete Vocalion and Okeh label recordings, plus unissued Victor test recordings. There are 25 tracks in all - full listing inside. [MORE]

Shake It and Break It - Lanin's Southern Serenaders 1921-1922
£9.99

Shake It and Break It - Lanin's Southern Serenaders 1921-1922

CD / Product Number: DGF61

When the Original Dixieland Jazz Band first burst recorded for Victor, they completely changed the face of popular music, and countless others tried to emulate them in the years that followed. Lanin's Southern Serenaders was one such band in the early 20s, recordings for a number of labels including Hy-Tone, Regal, Banner and Gennett. Here we feature 24 great tracks from sessions recorded in New York for these labels between 1921- 1922.
The band ... [MORE]

SUNSHINE SPECIAL - Various Artists
£9.99

SUNSHINE SPECIAL - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: DGF60

For a decade or so in the mid 1920s the vibrant music scene in Dallas, Texas earned it the reputation as one of the 'hottest' cities in the South. At the heart of this was Deep Ellum, the downtown area of clubs and theatres which became an essential destination for the major record companies. Columbia, Brunswick and QRS are all represented here. Artists featured are Lillian Ginn, Hattie Hudson, Leroy's Dallas Band, Hattie Burleson, Ben Norsingle, ... [MORE]

THE SWING SESSIONS Volume 3 - Django Reinhardt
£9.99

THE SWING SESSIONS Volume 3 - Django Reinhardt

CD / Product Number: DGF59

Volume 3 in this popular series of recordings of Django Reinhardt with some of the great bands of the age. The album contains no quartet sides at all, the small group sides being solos, duets or trios, but the Quintet's frequent bassist, Louis Vola turns up in the rhythm section of the bands led by Michael Warlop and Jack Hylton alumnis Philippe Brun. We also have the last session featuring Benny Carter before his return to the Satate.
Bands here are ... [MORE]

FIVE BIRMINGHAM BABIES - The California Ramblers - Heart Breakin' Baby
£9.99

FIVE BIRMINGHAM BABIES - The California Ramblers - Heart Breakin' Baby

CD / Product Number: DGF58

The California Ramblers was one of the most successful hot dance bands of the 1920 who made copious recordings under that name and a total of 17 pseudonyms! The Birmingham Babies was one such pseudonym and was used for recordings on the Pathe Actuelle label. Featuring Bill Moore, Adrian Rolini, Irving Brodsky, Ray Kitchingman, Stan King plus Red Nichols and Frank Crush on certain tracks. 26 tracks in all [MORE]

I AIN'T GONNA PLAY NO SECOND FIDDLE - Perry Bradford
£9.99

I AIN'T GONNA PLAY NO SECOND FIDDLE - Perry Bradford

CD / Product Number: DGF56

In the annals of Jazz, Perry Bradford is remembered as the man who started the 'Blues Craze' which swept the USA in 1920 following the release on Okeh of two compositions - Crazy Blues and It's Right Here For You sung by Mamie Smith - the first black songs performed by a black singer fronting a black band and recorded by a white company. All his other achievements as impressario, pianist, songwriter, publisher and musical director have ... [MORE]

HAVE YOU EVER FELT THAT WAY? - Earl Hines and his Orchestra 1929-1933
£9.99

HAVE YOU EVER FELT THAT WAY? - Earl Hines and his Orchestra 1929-1933

CD / Product Number: DGF55

25 tracks from 1929-1933 from Earl Hines and the boys! Earl Hines was so original that nobody could copy him! He had no need to assume a title like King, Duke or Count as he was born and names Earl Hines and immediately took to the piano. His originality was second to none, as these early sessions proove. Full details inside. [MORE]

LOTTA SAX APPEAL - Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy
£9.99

LOTTA SAX APPEAL - Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy

CD / Product Number: DGF54

24 tracks from 1929-1930 from this great Kansas City Jassman - with tracks featuring the piano of Mary Lou Williams, and some with a smaller ensemble taken from the band. The range and diversity of teh repertoire of the band is more than amply demonstrated on this CD. As well as 8 original compositions from Mary Lou Williams there is a selection of the popular tunes of the day. [MORE]

THE  QRS RECORDINGS Volume 2 - CLARENCE WILLIAMS
£9.99

THE QRS RECORDINGS Volume 2 - CLARENCE WILLIAMS

CD / Product Number: DGF49


The QRS Recordings Volume 2 remastered by Ted Kendall
Featuring Katherine Henderson accompanied by Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
Sara Martin with Clarence Williams' Orchestra
Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
Laura Bryant with Clarence Williams' Orchestra
Barrell House Five [MORE]

QRS Recordings Volume 1 - CLARENCE WILLIAMS
£9.99

QRS Recordings Volume 1 - CLARENCE WILLIAMS

CD / Product Number: DGF48


The QRS Recordings Volume 1 remastered by Ted Kendall
Featuring Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
Anna Bell acc Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
Katherine Henderson with Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
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GO HARLEM - Various Artists - THE  NEW YORK COLUMBIA RECORDINGS VOL 2
£9.99

GO HARLEM - Various Artists - THE NEW YORK COLUMBIA RECORDINGS VOL 2

CD / Product Number: DGF38

In the early years of the twentieth century New York - the commercial centre for music and the arts - was a magnet to the black musicians who flocked there in their thousands. Nightclubs, theatres and ballrooms proliferated and in Harlem alone they numbered more than seventy! The abundance of great bands is reflected in this second release of Columbia recordings cut between 1927-1931. 25 tracks of superb thumping music that is second to none! ... [MORE]

BLACK GYPSY - EDDIE SOUTH
£9.99

BLACK GYPSY - EDDIE SOUTH

CD / Product Number: DGF36

These are the complete Victor, Gramophone and Arc Recordings of virtuoso jazz violinist Eddie South from the years 1927-1934. Band combinations featured are Eddie South and his Alabamians, Eddie South and his International Orchestra and Eddie South and his Orchestra. The recordings were made in Chicago, New York and Paris - 25 tracks in total. [MORE]

WHAT KIND OF RHYTHM IS THAT? - Territory Bands 1927-1931- Various Artists
£9.99

WHAT KIND OF RHYTHM IS THAT? - Territory Bands 1927-1931- Various Artists

CD / Product Number: DGF31

George E Lee and his Novelty Singing Orchestra
Bill Brown and his Brownies
The Chicksaw Syncopators
Maynard Baird and his Southern Serenaders
George E Lee and his Orchestra
Julia Lee
Walter Page's Blue Devils
Hunter's Serenaders
Grant Moore and his New Orleans Black Devils [MORE]

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