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    One of the premier conductors of the early 20th century, Pryor was second in reputation only to Sousa, and his band traveled the world spreading Pryor's fame for ragtime, classical adaptations, and masterful musical precision. Guided by trombonist and Pryor expert David Sager, we have assembled these 25 recordings into two simulated "concerts," presenting...

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    The Complete Hit of the Week Recordings, Volume 2 includes 48 tracks, spanning 1930 through 1931, by standout bands led by Vincent Lopez, Ted Fiorito, Harry Reser, Sam Lanin, and Don Voorhees. Plenty of rare gems are here too, including all five A-series Durium Juniors (featuring Eva Taylor, Frank Luther, and Carson Robison), an experimental 5-minute Hit...

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    Irving Kaufman, Anthology: The Last Recording Pioneer represents Irving's incredible 60-year span of activity, beginning from his first acoustic recordings in 1914 to the final cuts made in his home in August 1974. The booklet includes several rare photographs, some contributed by Irving's family, and features detailed liner notes by Kaufman expert Ryan...

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    Fifty-four tracks by 43 artists, and 60 pages of in-depth commentary and analysis: Lost Sounds is a monumental achievement that stretches back to the faint beginnings of commercial recordings and travels to the brink of the Jazz Age to trace the contributions of black artists on American records. Sometimes noisy and raucous, sometimes quiet and austere,...

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    The San Francisco Sound: Volume 2 compiles 25 selections from Hickman's 1920-1921 sessions together with extensive notes by Bruce Vermazen in a 24-page booklet. The follow-up to our first collection of Art Hickman's recordings, this second volume brings to a close the story of the influential band's dominance of dance floors on both U.S. coasts.

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    25 hits from the year that Woodrow Wilson won re-election to the U.S. presidency on the campaign, "He kept us out of war." Behind the scenes, however, Wilson was preparing the nation for entry into the conflict, which came in April 1917. At the same time, child-labor laws were passed, and Emma Goldman found herself convicted for breaking the Comstock law.

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    Now available in an improved second edition: a career-spanning retrospective, featuring 27 songs, recorded over 25 years by Henry Burr--the most popular ballad singer of the first 30 years of the recording industry. The collection begins in 1903, when disc technology was still in its primitive stages, and ends in 1928, during the early electrical...

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    The first double-CD set in an eventual four-volume series featuring all regular weekly issues of these cardboard records that were the best-selling records during the Depression, along with several advertising and uncommonly scarce promotional records from the Durium Company. The biggest names in 1930s music are here: Ben Pollack, Phil Spitalney, Vincent...

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    Vaudevillian Wilbur C. Sweatman impressed audiences by playing three clarinets at once, but he was more than just a novelty. A transitional figure in the move away from ragtime and into jazz, Sweatman and his band were the hottest and the best players of the Dixieland style of jazz that erupted onto the American music scene in the late 1910s. 25 tracks,...

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    With 51 songs on 2 CDs and running for over two and a half hours, Together and Alone is a landmark retrospective of two of Broadway's brightest stars ever, Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth. This ambitious collection boasts some of the most classic songs in American history, performed by the pair that brought them to the stage. In addition to a 32-page booklet...

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    The San Francisco Sound, Volume 1 compiles 25 selections from Hickman's 1919-1920 sessions together with extensive notes by Bruce Vermazen in a 24-page booklet. Hickman's sound influenced big band 20 years later, but you will be amazed at just how hot these guys could play!

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    The first volume of The Complete Bert Williams, featuring the legendary comedian's rarest records. 31 tracks from 1901-1909, including several with George Walker: 15 tracks from their 1901 sessions and a further 16 tracks from sessions in 1906 and following. Five selections are featured in both their 7- and 10-inch disc versions, and the collection...

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    26 hits from 1908, the year that Fred Merkle's boneheaded play cost the Giants a trip to the World Series but sent the Cubs to their last series championship. Included here is baseball's anthem, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" by the Haydn Quartet, along with 2 hits by the newly-christened Peerless Quartet and standards by the acoustic-era's great "teams":...

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    26 tracks, recorded between 1911 and 1927, spanning the entire career of this saxophone troupe that started the "saxophone craze" of the 1910s, and comprising roughly half of their recorded output. Beautiful 24-page, full-color booklet contains extensive notes by Brown Brothers expert Bruce Vermazen, and it includes uncommon illustrations from Vermazen's...

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    Complete releases from sessions between September 1920 and September 1921 in Camden and Chicago; 26 tracks and over 79 minutes total. A packed 28-page booklet reveals previously unknown details about the life and business of impresario Edgar A. Benson, the man who controlled the dance-band scene in Chicago for many years. This is the band that popularized...

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    27 songs from 1897-1925, 28-page booklet with historical notes, artist bios, and unusual graphics chronicling the rise of "hot" playing in American music over four decades. Rare tracks by banjo virtuosos Cullen and Collins, vocalist Silas Leachman, Jim Europe's Orchestra, and his proteges in the Versatile Four. The ultra-rare "Sunset Medley" by Haenschen...

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    28 songs from 1907-1910, recorded in Camden and New York, with a lavish 28-page booklet containing newly discovered biographical data and rare graphics. Includes all the early rare Victors and Columbias, as well as the Edison 4-minute cylinder of "A Singer Sang a Song," and the Indestructible cylinder of "In the Right Church, but in the Wrong Pew." The...

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    Complete releases from 1912-1914, with two bonus tracks from 1910 before the ensemble took the name of the Heidelberg Quintet; 26 total songs, including three Edison 4-minute cylinders. Lead vocals by Billy Murray and countertenor Will Oakland. Features a 24-page booklet with previously unpublished notes on the group and a complete reprinting of the...

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