Artie Shaw: 1938-45 RCA Sessions - JazzWax

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November 02, 2009


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John P. Cooper

Minus the Helen Forrest and Tony Pastor vocals? That's just short-sighted. Not to mention Lips page, Roy Eldridge, Billie Holiday.


I was hoping to totally replaced my double LP sets of chronological Shaw that were issued on Bluebird LPs. Can't do it now, it seems. Makes me think twice before I drop $120 dollars.

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