From the Record Shelves #206 - Arabella’s Wedding DayFrom the Record Shelves #206 – Arabella’s Wedding Day – As when you look at silent movies, or as for today’s young people if they look at black and white films, listening to the pre-Armstrong jazz takes some adjustment. You have to accept that it’s partly (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #105 - Yellow Dog BluesFrom the Record Shelves #105 – Yellow Dog Blues. Number three in the Cotton Club series includes some oddities in the house bands book. W. C. Handy’s blues has been interpreted by many and here in 1928 it gets the early Duke Ellington treatment (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #100 - What Is This Thing Called Love?From the Record Shelves #100 – What Is This Thing Called Love?. This is a record in the RCA Vintage series which means good sound and a good compilation. I bought it in the autumn of 1969 when I started my studies in English at the university, and (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #91 - Move Over From the Record Shelves #91 – Move Over . When I saw this record in the shop, a department store, some day back in 1966 the price was over my budget. But I just had to have it, so I swapped etiquettes with a cheaper one. It was the only time, and I’m a bit shamed, but (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #82 - When the Jazz Band Starts to PlayFrom the Record Shelves #82 – When the Jazz Band Starts to Play. When I heard about and found records by Portena Jazz Band in the 70s I understood that there was a “hot spot” for early jazz in Buenos Aires, Argentina (…) read more and listenread more and listen