From the Record Shelves #232 - All Night Long ShagsFrom the Record Shelves #232 – All Night Long Shags – There are at least four things to mention regarding this trio recording under the name of the Chicago Hottentots. First Richard M. Jones, who, besides being, as he is here, an effective pianist, had his finger (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #218 - Ridin’ But Walking’From the Record Shelves #218 – Ridin’ But Walking’ – As often happens, there is an ugly yellow label glued to the LP sleeve that is impossible to take away. It says that you’re not allowed to exchange the record when the seal is broken. I didn’t because (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #53 - If You KnewFrom the Record Shelves #53 – If You Knew. In a time when the historical jazz recordings were not easily available I was lucky to find the rare Jelly Roll Morton Commodore sessions on an LP released in Buenos Aires (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #40 - Blue Blood BluesFrom the Record Shelves #40 – Blue Blood Blues. Volume 8 in a Jelly Roll Morton series contains what we could name “extra material” with several at the time unissued takes. One of them is this one recorded in 1930 (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #14 - Jersey LightningFrom the Record Shelves #14 – Jersey Lightning. We listen to an LP in the French ”aimez vous le Jazz” series. The recordings of Luis Russell’s orchestra are easy to identify, through its eccentric soloists (…) read more and listenread more and listen