[Dixielandjazz] Naxos CDs [was: Octoroon]

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Wed Mar 31 08:51:55 PST 2004

I can vouch for the quality of Naxos CDs. They are compiled and transferred
by serious collectors/sound engineers. The King Oliver 1923 CD has most of
the good stuff, and the transfers are first class--I have the Retrieval
2-CD set transferred by JRTDavies, which I used for my transcriptions, but
David Lennick's Naxos transfers clarified some cornet notes I was
previously unsure of. 

Note that some Naxos items are not available in the USA. There are two
series of interest to us: 1. Jazz Legends 2. Nostalgia. The latter has 2
CDs of Bing Crosby's early records, for example. 

Jerry, why don't you post the complete catalog of those 2 series. They are
a terrific way for folks to jump into the music at very small expense.

And if you have a bunch of empty jewel boxes lying around, save on postage
costs by having Jerry send just the CDs and paperwork--those boxes are heavy.


At 01:53 AM 3/31/2004 -0500, Jazzjerry at aol.com wrote:
>>a NAXOS CD in their Jazz Legends series. The CD is titled Texas Tea Party 
>> 1933-1950, and we're not quite sure which is the record number of these
>> (ADD) or IC 05537 (GEMA).
>The correct catalogue number of this CD is simply Naxos 8.120585 and I can 
>supply it for £4.21 (ex-British VAT) or £4.95 with the tax plus postage and 
>packing. Can I bring to your attention this series which has some excellent 
>covering historical material - (not all OKOM) including Teagarden, Kid Ory, 
>Bix, Ellington, Bessie Smith and others. Super value as they are a budget 

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