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It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

Our Bear Family shop offers a good start for the Jazz novice. We cater a small selection of quality releases of all major phases in Jazz: New Orleans, Swing, Be Bop, Latin, Cool, Hard Bop and Free Jazz. Get hip to the groove!

   
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Sarah Vaughan: 20 Jazz Classics (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD83276127
 

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(1995/EMI) 20 tracks

$13.99 *

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Various: Big Bands In Hi-Fi Vol.2 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD82781622
 

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(1995/Capitol) 47 tracks

$21.55 *

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Various: Swingin' Dick's - Shellac Shakers Vol. 1 & 2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG103
 

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(2017/Stag-O-Lee) 20 Tracks - Both 10inch vinyl volumes of Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz and Big Band Rhythm'n'Blues from original 78rpm shellac platters on this fabulous CD! Rocks and Swings!

$17.23 *

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Various: Big Bands In Hi-Fi (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD82781325
 

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(1995/Capitol) 46 tracks

$21.55 *

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Duke Ellington: Digital Duke (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGRD9548
 

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(1987/GRP) 12 tracks

$16.15 *

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Frank Sinatra: Thank You, Frank! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGAP033110
 

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(1997/Global Arts) 16 tracks

$10.75 *

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Joe Daniels: Swing Is The Thing (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRAJ853
 

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(1995/Empress) 24 tracks - Joe Daniels & His Hotshots

$16.15 *

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The Andrews Sisters: The Andrews Sisters' Best Of (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3299802
 

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(2014/Wagram) 100 Tracks - Big fat digipack! The music the Allies won the 2nd World War with!

$16.15 *

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New Jazz Group Hannover: European Jazz Sounds (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6130
 

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(2017/BE! Jazz) 21 Tracks - 1954-1956 - Deluxe Digipack - Unreleased radio sessions from original tapes! The few recordings made by the New Jazz Group from Hannover, Germany are scarcely documented. The NJGH was founded around 1954 by Bernd Rabe on alto sax and...

$16.15 *

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Michael Naura Quintett: European Jazz Sounds (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE619697
 

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(2017/Be-Bop) 27 Tracks - Digipack - Brunswick and Telefunken recordings, 1955-1964! From 1953 to 1964 the Michael Naura Quintett was one of the most successful German jazzbands of the time. The music of this eclectic quintet was strongly influenced by George...

$26.95 *

Clarence Daniels & His Orchestra: Hard Workin' - Featuring Young Jessie & Sandy Miller (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1504
 

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(2017/Ace) 20 Tracks - 12 page booklet - Original 1966 Affiliated and Kent recordings. Bandleader Clarence Daniels mixes Jazz and Blues to spectacular effect. Includes the cult collectable ‘Hard Working Girl’ with vocals by Obie 'Young' Jessie and nine...

$17.23 *

Los Mustang: Sus ultimos EP's para EMI Vol.3 (1965-1968)
Art-Nr.: CDRM53292
 

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(2006/Rama Lama) 25 tracks, original EMI recordings 1965-68, Spanish 'Liverpool'-Beat, 20-page booklet in Spanish language.

$19.39 *

Los Mustang: Sus Primeros EP's En Regal Y La Voz De Su Amo (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRO51482
 

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(2001/RamaLama) 48 tracks, 1962-1965

$23.71 *

Mundell Lowe: Blues For A Stripper (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH028
 

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(2017/Modern Harmonic) 10 Tracks - Digipack! Beyond Hip! From Cool Jazz to Hard Bop! This extraordinary soundtrack, featuring many of the finest jazz musicians this side of anywhere, is a collection of small ensemble and large band arrangements so perfectly...

$18.31 *

Freddie Brocksieper: Die Trommel und ihr Rhythmus (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD9858394
 

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(jazzclub/2007) 24 tracks

$10.75 *

BIG BEN BANJO BAND: Strummin' On The Old Banjo (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS2637
 

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(2017/Jasmine) 26 tracks Medley: Roll Out The Barrel, Paddlin' Madelin Home, Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me Medley: Who's Sorry Now, Tip Toe Thru' The Tulips, Painting The Clouds With Sunshine Medley: Moonlight Bay, My Sweetie Went Away, I'll String Along With You...

$16.15 *

Various: Exotica Classic (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACMEMD272
 

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(El Records) 45 tracks - Five original Exotica LPs on two CDs  African Lament - Aphrodisia - Polynesia - White Goddess - Macanudo

$10.75 *

Eartha Kitt: Live At The Cheltenham Jazz Festival (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSN6525
 

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(2008/SFE) 18 tracks, 78 minutes

$10.75 *

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Thunder Of The Gods (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH021
 

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(2017/Modern Harmonic) 3 tracks. Sun Ra is still trying to get our attention 50 years after dispatching this transmission. Humanity’s path since then makes his message even more urgent today. Years after Herman Poole 'LeSony’r Ra' Blount 'left the planet' he’s...

$18.31 *

Eddie Bo & Chris Barber: Eddie Bo & Chris Barber - The 1991 Sea-Saint Sessions (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLM203
 

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(2016/Last Music Company) 9 Tracks (61:57) - Digipack - Bluesman Eddie Bo met the Lord of the British Jazz in New Orleans, 1991! These recordings are the result!

$19.39 *

Various: La Havana (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFLD1012
 

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(1998/Fuel) 14 tracks

$10.75 *

Lonnie Donegan: The Best Of Lonnie Donegan (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCMA138
 

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(1991/Marble Arch) 14 Tracks - Re-recordings, live recordings, rarities!

$21.55 *

Lonnie Donegan: Lonnie Donegan Meets Leinemann (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMIG01762
 

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(2016/Made In Germany) 25 tracks 1974 und 1976 - digipac.  - The 1st national ragtime, rock & skiffle group LEINEMANN meets the english Elivis, the „King Of Skiffle“, Mr. LONNIE DONEGAN. This all happened in 1974 and 1976. Under the headline “Donegan...

$19.39 *

Jose Feliciano: Asolutely The Best (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0610612
 

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(2000/Fuel 2000) 12 Tracks - In 1968 José Feliciano burst upon the American music scene with such a force, he will be forever remembered for his intimate reworking of The Doors' classic 'Light My Fire' became a no.3 Pop hit. For 'Light My Fire' was more than just a...

$10.75 *

Various: Jazz am Rhein 1967-1968 (6-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE616267
 

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(2017/BE!Records) It was the summer of love in 1967, and more than 12 000 people found their way into the Rheinpark in Cologne – situated opposite the majestic cathedral and right at the bank of the Rhine river – for the first German open air jazz festival....

$107.95 *

James Moody: The World Is A Ghetto (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0614922
 

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(2005/Fuel 2000) 8 Tracks (39:42) - Reissue of the original 1973 Paula Records album 'Sax & Flute Man',  it's a Funky Soul Jazz Classic! sealed stock copy (Bear Family Records)

$16.15 *

Louis Armstrong & Jelly Roll Morton: Birth Of Jazz (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0613382
 

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(2003/Fuel 2000) 36 Tracks - Two giants of Jazz! Digitally remastered! With extended liner notes by Bill Dahl. Includes the complete 1959 sessions by Louis Armstrong, first time on CD!

$32.35 *

Various: Savage Rhythm (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG053
 

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(2017/Stag-O-Lee) 24 Tracks - Stunning 24 page booklet with track-by-track notes plus fantastic illustrations and photos! 1930s-1940s Cotton Club Jazz and GI Jivers! Perfect Compilation!

$18.31 *

Hans Koller Free Sound: Nome (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6260
 

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(2017/BE! Records) 5 tracks. Tenor saxophonist Hans Koller (1921 - 2003) formed his own quartet in 1951 with Jutta Hipp, Franz 'Shorty' Roeder and Karl Sanner. From 1975-80 he directed the 'International Brass Company' and the 'Super Brass' group, with musicians...

$16.15 *

Charlie Christian: Radioland 1939-1941 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0611672
 

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(2001/Fuel 2000) 16 Tracks - Columbia 1939-41. Electric guitar style innovator in the Jazz and Blues genres. This is swinging Jazz from the Americas in the pre-War era!

$10.75 *

Johnny Pacheco: Mi Musica Es Para Ti (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0612172
 

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(2002/Fuel 2000) 12 Tracks - Early 1960s Mambo, Rhumba and Salsa out of New York City!

$17.23 *

Ben Webster: Confluence (CD, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CD0613612
 

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(2003/Fuel 2000) 5 Tracks (45:08) - One of the last live shows of the late great master of Be-Bop saxophone! Luckily recorded during a performance in Paris, 1973! Cut-out inside barcode only!

$10.75 *

Various: Jazzactuel (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0613532
 

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(2003/Fuel 2000) 7 Tracks (70:45) - A collection of Avantgarde / Free Jazz from the BYG/Actuel catalogue of 1969-1971!

$10.75 *

Al Hirt: Most Requested Songs (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0615272X
 

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(2005/Fuel) 16 tracks (57:20) cut-out (small hole in barcode) sealed new stock. The New Orleans maestro with his most requested tracks - Top Sound quality US collection - rare now (Bear Family Records)

Instead of:$21.55 * $10.75 *

Buddy Morrow: Dance Date With The Golden Trombone (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS2629
 

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(2016/Jasmine) 24 Tracks - From Swing to Sweet, from Blues to Boogie - Let's dance to the fabulous 1950s sound!

$16.15 *

Tino Contreras: El Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJMAN043
 

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(Jazzman) 16 tracks (66:41) with 20 page booklet. During his far-reaching travels over the years, all kinds of weird and wonderful sounds have come to influence the music of the imaginative Mexican jazzman Tino Contreras. Hear latinesque ritual chants in Orfeo en los...

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Alexis Korner: The RIAS Session - Live in Berlin June 19, 1981 - Alexis Korner, Tony Sheridan, and Steve Baker (CD)
Art-Nr.: ACD12510
 

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1-CD digipac - 24-page booklet - 12 tracks - 61min. Though nobody knew it at the time, this was literally a once in a lifetime encounter: the father of British blues Alexis Korner, whose groundbreaking group Blues Incorporated laid the foundations for the emergence...

$17.23 *

Carl Drewo Quartet Quintet Septet: European Jazz Sounds (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6125
 

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(2017/BE! Records) 10 tracks. Carl Drewo started working at American NCO Clubs after World War II. From 1953 to 1958 he played with Theo Ferstl, Friedrich Gulda, Harald Banter (1954), Johannes Fehring (1955), Fatty George (1956-57), Kurt Edelhagen (1958-1971). The...

$16.15 *

Jack Costanzo: Mr.Bongo (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJMAN081
 

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(2015/Jazzman) 26 tracks with 16 page booklet. - The phrase 'living legend' is undoubtedly overused but there can be few people more deserving of such an accolade than Jack Costanzo. Born on the 24th September 1919, Costanzo is arguably the most significant...

$18.31 *

Judy Holliday: From Broadway To Hollywood (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS2620
 

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(2016/Jasmine) 23 Tracks - Judy Holliday was a beloved Hollywood and Broadway actress who came to fame portraying the epitome of the 'dumb blonde' in the classic movie 'Born Yesterday'. This new collection from Jasmine contains her two most famous recordings 'Trouble...

$16.15 *

Alice Babs & Duke Ellington: Serenade To Sweden (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0496
 

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(2017/Real Gone Music) 15 Tracks - Duke Ellington Is Widely Recognized as the Greatest Composer Jazz Has Produced! Alice Babs Had a Nationwide Hit in Her Home Country of Sweden at age 15, and went on to appear in 14 Swedish Films from 1938 to 1959! Together, These...

$18.31 *

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Live At Inter-Media Arts (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH022
 

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(2016/Modern Harmonic) 16 tracks. A stunning live Sun Ra event, recorded at the Inter-Media Arts Center in New York, April 20, 1991! A very special Sun Ra recording, issued here for the first time ever! This concert was just two years before Ra’s 'earthly...

$32.35 *

Gene Howard: Love Is A Drag (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH017
 

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(2016/Sundazed/Modern Harmonic) 12 tracks. For Adult Listeners Only - Recorded in 1962 - 'Black Friday Release' A once shocking 1962 LP of love songs… by men, for men. A long lost treasure featuring the cool & sophisticated vocals of Gene Howard and a cast of...

$18.31 *

Various: Jazz Antibes 1963 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6254
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 13 tracks. CD digipac incl.12-page booklet. Unreleased live recordings from the 4th Antibes Jazz Festival. Since 1960 a jazz festival is held in Juan-Les-Pins at the Côte d’Azur,which is regarded as one of the best summer festivals worldwide....

$16.15 *

Various: Die Deutschen Allstars (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6253
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 9 tracks. <br> CD digipac incl.20-page booklet. <br> Unreleased recordings from 1963 sessions! The 22 musicians presented on this album can be referred to as theleading names of jazz in Germany. In the “'German Jazz Poll 1963'...

$16.15 *

Various: From The German Jazz Festival 1964 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6250
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 18 tracks. CD digipac incl.24-page booklet. Unreleased live recordings from the 9th German Jazz Festival 1964in Frankfurt am Main! Apart from well-known bands such as the Jazzensemble des Hessischen Rundfunks and the Klaus Doldinger Quartet, the...

$16.15 *

Various: Free At The German Jazz Festival 1966 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE625152
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 11 tracks. Recorded April 30, 1966, at Jahrhunderthalle & May 1, 1966 at Volksbildungsheim, Frankfurt/Germany. Unreleased live recordings – featuring the pioneers from the Euro-pean New Jazz scene! This is the third in our series of...

$26.95 *

Dusko Goykovich: European Jazz Sounds (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6124
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 14 tracks. Digipac incl. 16-page booklet. Dusko Goykovich - tp, Derek Humble - as, Karl Drevo - ts, Francis Coppieters - p, Jonny Fischer - b, StuffCombe - dr, Kenny Clarke - dr. Previously unreleased radio sessions 1958-1961 in Cologne, West...

$16.15 *

Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart: Slim & Slam - Complete Columbia Master Takes (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDR11190
 

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(2001/Definitive Records) 56 Tracks - New sealed stock copy!

$43.15 *

Sun Ra & His Interplenantary Vocal Arkestra: The Space Age Is Here To Stay (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH011
 

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(2016/Modern Harmonic) 16 tracks. <br> The first-ever collection of Arkestra vocal tracks! Over 75 minutes of vocal performances - audible perfection! Featuring album art interpreted from the work of 'the father of modern space art,' Chesley Bonestell,...

$20.47 *

Ray Anthony: Let's Dance Series (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCP285908
 

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(1990/EMI Japan) 16 tracks

$53.95 *

Peggy Lee: The Entertainers - Peggy Lee In Concert (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSARA346
 

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(1996/Promo Sound) 23 Tracks - Live in concert at the Copacabana, New York City, 1968 and another live performance from a closing night on February 8, 1961 at the Basin Street East, New York City! Fantastic historical sound documents!

$16.15 *

Ruth Brown: Late Date With Ruth Brown (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDAMCY1055
 

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(1991/Atlantic-MMG Japan) 12 Tracks - Rare Japan CD reissue of the original easy listening Jazz album Atlantic SD 1308 from 1959! All in Stereo! With 14 page booklet containing original album notes, some liner notes in Japanese language plus all lyrics in...

$32.35 *

Various: Song That Got Us Through WWII (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRN70960
 

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(1990/Rhino) 18 Tracks - Brillant sound even that these recordings were made around 70 years ago! Music is the mirror of its time. This CD prooves it! 18 Songs from the 2nd World War period 1941-1945, when almost the whole world was burning! MM/Bear Family Records

$17.23 *

Slim Gaillard: Laughing In Rhythm - The Best Of The Verve Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVERVE521
 

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(1994/PolyGram) 20 Tracks - Original Verve and MGM recordings, 1946-1954! Including a previously unissued track and the 'Groove Juice Symphony' recorded live! 12-page booklet contains a funny Slim Gaillard comic strip!

$19.39 *

Nat 'King' Cole: Twin Best Now - Jazz Vocal (2-CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDTOCP7301
 

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(1992/EMI Japan) 40 Tracks - Original Capitol recordings, Japan compilation, real collector's item, still factory sealed!

$64.75 *

The Nat 'King' Cole Trio: After Midnight (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDCP325308
 

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(1988/EMI Japan) 17 Tracks - Original Capitol recordings, Japan compilation, real collector's item, still factory sealed!

$37.75 *

The Nat 'King' Cole Trio: Vocal Classics & Instrumental Classics (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDTOCJ5326
 

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(1991/Toshiba-EMI Japan) 24 Tracks - Original Capitol recordings, Japan compilation, real collector's item, still factory sealed!

$37.75 *

The Nat 'King' Cole Trio: Nat 'King' Cole - The Beginning (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CD25P22836
 

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(1989/MCA Japan) 16 Tracks - Japan compilation, real collector's item, still factory sealed!

$53.95 *

Glenn Miller & His Orchestra: Goldpack - Best (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDB23D47019
 

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(1989/BMG Japan) 20 Tracks - RCA recordings, Japan compilation, real collector's item, still factory sealed!

$43.15 *

Various: Burg Altena 1972-1973 (8-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE616774
 

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(2016/BE! Records) Box Set with 8 CDs of exciting and adventurous New Jazz recorded live at the Altena New Jazz Meetings from 1972 and 1973. More than 8 hours of music recorded live at the Altena Castle, West Germany. Two 28-page booklets with concert pictures,...

$140.35 *

Mungo Jerry: Mungo Jerry - Castle Masters Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCMCA019
 

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(1991/Castle) 19 Tracks - Fantastic sound quality!

$17.23 *

Martin Denny: Exotica Vol.3 - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREV105
 

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(2006/Rev-Ola) 24 Tracks - The original 1959 Liberty album plus bonus tracks! Rare digipack!

$16.15 *

Nina Simone: The Philips Years (7-CD-Slipcase)
Art-Nr.: CD5368511
 

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(2016/Universal) 74 tracks. All seven albums recorded 1964-1966 for the Philips label by singer, composer and pianist Nina Simone. With these classic recordings she managed the transformation of the American nightclub artist to a politically engaged star worldwide.

$37.75 *

Tomasz Stanko & Adam Makowicz Unit: Featuring Czeslaw Bartkowski (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6097
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 7 tracks. Tomasc Stanko, trumpet, Adam Makowicz, e-piano, Czeslaw Bartkowski, drums, percussion Recorded 1975. Tomasz Stanko was considered the first free-jazz trumpeter in Europe. He debuted at the end of the 1950s in Krakow and in the 1960s...

$16.15 *

Tomasz Stanko Quintet: Jazzmessage From Poland (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6098
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 2 tracks. Tomasc Stanko, trumpet, Zbigniew Seifert, violin, Janusz Muniak, flute, tenor, percussion,Bronislaw Suchanek, double bass, Janusz Stefanski, drums, percussion Recorded live: May 28, 1972 at Parktheater Iserlohn, West Germany. Tomasz...

$16.15 *

Sarah Vaughan: The Singles Sessions (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROU1022
 

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(1990/EMI) 14 Tracks - Original Roulette recordings, 1960-1962!

$15.07 *

   
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