Due to a lot of enquiries about them, here are the three double CD sets which
have been out of print for years.
A low starting bid and no reserve gives everyone a good chance to own these
historic recordings from award winning re-issue producer David Lennick.
Any questions, please email me privately off list.
This is the first and only notice... auction closes Sunday
This is the fabled performance of Duke Ellington at "The Forum" in Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada on February 8th 1954.
From the producers notes: This performance was not broadcast, and the very
existence was unknown until it's discovery in a private collection. It was
recorded without benefit of advance microphone set-up or balance, and there are
occasional moments of overmodulation or instruments being under-miked. You may
even notice the engineer snapping his fingers in rhythm as he runs necessary
mike tests during the performance. The concert was recorded on tape and then
transferred to high quality microgroove lacquer discs which appeared to have
never been played. Any faults you may hear were in the originals.
A rare and unique live concert event, with 26 tracks and over two hours of
music. Includes a 12 page descriptive booklet!
This is the famous Memorial Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, September 8th 1937
as a tribute to George Gershwin
The Gershwin Memorial concert was meant to reach as many people as possible,
either in attendance at the Hollywood Bowl or listening on the radio. There
was only one chance to hear it, being broadcast live beginning at 8:30 pm
Pacific Time, meaning that listeners in the Eastern time zone would have to
stay up until 2:00 am to hear the entire program, and there were to be no
repeat broadcasts. There was no tape, only 16 inch transcription discs to
capture this unique event for posterity and, except for excerpts that have
occasionally appeared on vinyl discs and tapes, this concert has been virtually
unknown for over six decades.
What you hear on this CD set is what the radio audience heard, late into the
night of September 8th 1937. A few pauses have been excised, but otherwise,
this is a broadcast that was carefully rehearsed. It is an amazing example of
balance and coordination, considering the logistics of miking speakers,
singers, soloists and a full orchestra with the broadcast equipment existing at
This is truly a rare and unique live concert event, with 27 tracks and nearly
three hours of music, including a 16 page descriptive booklet!
Here are the original 1921 through 1945 recordings, by Paul Whiteman's
Orchestra playing Gershwin's music... including the first complete recording of
"Rhapsody in Blue".
These are original recordings of the day, extracted from RCA Victor, Columbia
and Decca releases, with 27 tracks and over two hours of music. Includes an 8
page descriptive booklet!
... Graham Newton
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