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April 2009: From Sarah Vaughan to Little Richard

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After a short hiatus, The Vault has reopened to review the latest in jazz and blues reissues, DVDs, books and other irresistible items. This month, we have books on the jazz age and Atlantic Records, CDs from Sarah Vaughan and Buddy Guy, and DVDs of Little Richard and Muddy Waters. Hazen Schumacher and John Stevens have put together a two-CD music set and an accompanying book for this NPP Books/Voice Of Lyrics Records package. The CDs contain 49 tracks, sampling some of the best big band music recorded during its era of peak popularity. Included are recordings ...

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January 2006

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Welcome to a new year of great music!

It's time to whip out those gift cards or return credits that you have and start building up your music collection for 2006. Here's a great place to start and the line-ups for the subsequent months look to be quite bountiful.

Here are this month's new crop of reissues and special event records.

January 3, 2006 From Various Labels: Various Artists All Star Swing Festival. (RED) This DVD features Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington Various Artists ...

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The Vault Top Ten: 2005

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The Vault would like to highlight the ten releases we enjoyed in 2005. 1. Gillespie and Parker Town Hall New York City, June 22, 1945 (Uptown)

Despite the substandard sound quality and hiss in the beginning, I found myself blasting this recording in the car when I got it. The tone is set when Symphony Sid wonders aloud where Charlie Parker is and within 30 seconds of the band kicking into “Be Bop" a member of the audience shouts “Go Dizzy." Two greats, two innovators, together during their peak in a live setting ...

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November 1st Through The 29th

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Christmas is right around the corner and what better gift than super jazz from the past. Here is this month's new crop of reissues and special event records. Attention record labels! Please email me your reissue schedules so I can include them in future lists.

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November 1st: From Lonehill Jazz: Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery with the Billy Taylor Trio Miles Davis Quartet ...

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October 4th - 25th

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Leaves are changing and falling from the sky as record labels begin to drop reissues into the marketplace in time for the holiday season. Here are just a few of the top reissues for the month of October.Attention record labels! Please email me your reissue schedules so I can include them in future lists.

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October 4th From Blue Note Connoisseur: Don Cherry Where is Brooklyn?. ...

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Reissue Round-Up

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Quite a few new reissues hit the market in the past few months, here is a round up of a few we here at the vault feel deserve your attention.Shout! Factory's Bethlehem Reissue Series: Mel Torme, The Bethlehem Years. Continuing in their efforts to bring you the gems of the Bethlehem label, Shout Factory presents the transitional period of Torme's career from pop star to swinging jazz vocalist. Culminated from several of his 1950's releases, including It's a Blue World from 1956, Lulu's Back in Town from 1957, Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire from 1956 ...

May 2nd - June 28th 2005

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I would love feedback from the readers of this column about what you like or dislike about it and what you would like to see more or less of. Please e-mail me. Attention record labels! Please email me your reissue schedules so I can include them in future lists.

Visit our Upcoming Release Center to see all up to date release guide to recordings that are out and those that are on their way.

May 2nd From Shout! Factory: Soloman Burke Soul of the Blues. This is a reissue ...



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