At 03:27 PM 10/17/2005, you wrote:
>I'm hoping someone here has the original LPs of Harry "Sweets" Edison's "The
>Swinger" and "Mr. Swing" and can tell me the original song sequences of
>these albums. Also, if someone has the 1999 briefly-available reissue CD of
>those records, can you tell me where the two extra songs are from, same
>sessions or different sessions/lineups?
I do not have the LPs, but do have the CD. It purports to present the
material as originally issued (and all evidence supports this), so:
[The Swinger - Verve MGVS 6037]
The Very Thought Of You
[Mr. Swing - Verve MGVS 6118]
Love Is Here To Stay
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?
The two unissued tunes were from the same session (September 15, 1958
at Nola Recording Studio). On the CD, they are at the ends of each
disc. How Am I To Know? follows Fair Ground and Blues In The Closet
follows Ill Wind.
>PS -- the usually somewhat helpful jazzdisco.org discography was not too
>helpful in this case.
Just in case there is any confusion, the above website has nothing to
do with me. My site is www.jazzdiscography.com - easily confused.
Afraid I can't recommend the other one. As far as I can tell, they
don't use the most up to date sources, perpetuate old errors,
introduce new ones, and don't add much of anything to the body of
knowledge in terms of original research.
>PPS -- any idea why that 2-CD set was in print such a short time? The only
>format this stuff is available in now is crappy iTunes AAC.
Verve Elite series CDs were marketed as limited edition from the
start. If you really needed to know I could find the little sticker
that said how many copies for this issue, but basically, as soon as
this series began, I made it a point to purchase everything. And I'm
glad I did.
Completely agree about the downloadable situation.
mike at JazzDiscography.com