My copy of "The Tennessee Tooters: The Complete 1924-26 Sessions"
1081) arrived today and I could not be more pleased. The songs are
wonderful and the sound quality of these Vocalions is outstanding
(restored by Hans Eeekhoff). Even 2 cuts from the fall of 1925 using
the infamous Brunswick "Light Ray" electrical recording technique
fine. It was especially enjoyable to hear "What-'Cha-Call-'Em Blues"
and "Milenberg Joys," which were recorded 80 years ago to the day.
Mark Berresford has an excellent review of this CD at VJM's Jazz &
Blues Mart <www.vjm.com> (there are also reviews there of the 2
Bradford compilations from Frog & Timeless, as well as the 2-CD set
Wilbur Sweatman from Jazz Oracle. Can't write anymore now -- I want
play more of the Tooters!