The sound is very good - and there are around a dozen newly discovered
alternates included. Unfortunately, only the "jazz" vocals by Tony Pastor,
Hot Lips Page and Roy Eldridge are included; so no Helen Forrest, Pauline
Byrne, Martha Tilton, Anita Boyer, Fredda Gibson, Paula Kelly, or Imogene
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ward Duffield
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 7:41 AM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird And Victor Sessions
Happy New Year to all!
As another year passes, we can be thankful for all the work of recording
engineers, which provides access into the past.
If we don't like what over-compressed 2010 has to offer, we can retreat
for a time to another era.
And with the new year comes news of a new Artie Shaw issue on Mosaic;
Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird And Victor Sessions (#244).
Does anyone have any info on whether or not this collection, using "the
original metal parts and pristine vinyl test pressings from the Victor
and Bluebird vault" offers anything superior to what was already
available on CD?
I am a huge Artie Shaw fan, and need some rationalization to spend more
money on material, the majority of which I already own.
I was also intrigued by Mosaic's Chu Berry set.
Thanks for any insights.
Ward Duffield, NY