[Dixielandjazz] Harry Reser CD

norrie.thomson norrie.thomson at btopenworld.com
Thu Feb 13 09:26:38 PST 2003

Hi listmates

I recently received a present of a Harry Reser CD issued on Yazoo L-1048.
The CD is entitled 'Harry Reser Banjo Crackerjax  1922 - 1930'.  The numbers
are basically all solos, not band numbers.


Norrie Thomson
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From: "David W. Littlefield" <dwlit at cpcug.org>
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Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 5:41 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Harry Reser CD

> Just letting everyone know that a CD has been compiled consisting of Harry
> Reser Cliquot Club and Syncopators 78rpm records from the compiler's
> collection. Not a comprehensive or systematic selection, just what happens
> to be in the collection of a discerning and knowledgeable collector.
> The compilation was made at my suggestion, since there's so little Reser
> out on CD. The most commonly available Cliquot Club record is "At
> it might be available to hear on http://www.redhotjazz.com. I just love
> this record, for being a good band playing a really good 1920s
> and the active presence of Reser on so much of it, sometimes filling in
> background, sometimes playing short breaks, sometimes short solos. My
> friend said that virtually all tracks have about as much Reser as "At
> sundown", and the music is of similar calibre.
> Note that the currently available "Cliquot Club" CD consists of radio
> tracks from the 1940s or 50s, NOT these original 1920s records.
> I really like the 20s stuff much more. (The 2 "Six Jumping Jacks" CDs on
> TOM are sort of hokum music, with virtually no Reser action.)
> About 26 tracks on an audio CD-R. These are not processed in any way and
> the sound is full and rich, so that one quickly gets used to the surface
> noise--I don't find it to be obtrucive on the other CDs he's made me.
> The cost will be $11.00-$12.00 postpaid. Note that it will be in a baggy,
> not a jewel box, and the only paper work will be a track list. Nothing
> fancy, but carefully done to make the music available.
> So start slobbering with anticipation. I'll get ordering information to
> after I get back from Allenberry Banjo Festival, where I hope to listen to
> the copy I'm picking up on the way there.
> If you're interested, let me know so he can get started on duplicating
> --Sheik
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