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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 ...

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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 ...

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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" ...

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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:

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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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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, ...

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. ...

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March 1st - March 29th

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March is insane--it is the month of FIVE release dates. So without further adieu, here is your month of March reissues, compilations and special event recordings. Attention record labels! Please email me your reissue schedules so I can include them in future lists.

Please go to our Upcoming Release Center at All About Jazz to see all up to date release guide to recordings that are out and those that are on their way. ...

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February 8th - February 22nd

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Even though February is short on days (only three release day Tuesdays!), we here at The Vault are excited about the reissue, special package and collection line-up. Attention record labels! Please email me your reissue schedules so I can include them in future lists.

Please go to our Upcoming Release Center at All About Jazz to see all up to date release guide to recordings that are out and those that are on their way.

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New Orleans Style

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As the snow falls outside the windows at The Vault , there is one thing on our minds: New Orleans. In a matter of a few weeks, two great events occur, Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (aka JazzFest). With these two events on the horizon, new musical product begins to hit the shelves aimed at one of two groups of people; the first being those lucky enough to visit the Big Easy and want to ...

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Fall Edition

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In this edition of The Vault, we highlight the best reissues, special releases and collection from October through December. Be on the lookout for our year-end awards for best reissues in December. We hope both of these articles help you in your collection building efforts. Please go to our Upcoming Release page at All About Jazz to see all the releases that are out and those that are on their way. (See the Upcoming Release Center ). ...

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Bunch of New Blues

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It is time for the Vault to clear off its desk of some of the fine blues releases (both new and reissues) we have received. Lightning Hopkins Collector's Classics: Lightnin's Boogie Just a Memory 2004

Culminated from a live set at Montreal's The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club, this 1977 set works through much of Hopkins classic repertoire and with a capable backing band. The set opens with a straight-ahead blues ...


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