Aside from The Essential Jazz Records Vol 1 by Harrison, Thacker & Fox, may I suggest three additional books covering the music and recordings of 1920's jazz? I suspect all are out of print but may be available on line from eBay or Abes.
The Guide to Classic Recorded Jazz by Tom Piazza
The Best of Jazz, Basin Street to Harlem, 1917-1930 by Humphrey Lyttelton
Jazz Masters of the Twenties by Richard Hadlock
Only the first title is devoted exclusively to recordings. The others offer a good overview of the music and the musicians with references to recordings (mostly reissue lps in my editions)
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, warrington1@... wrote:
> I'm really enjoying this! Great advice: enjoy the journey; savour the bouquet (I think that must be what I have been doing!). Also, I have been lucky in that I purchased a second-hand copy of The Essential Jazz Records Vol 1 by Harrison, Thacker & Fox a couple of weeks ago and have been enjoying dipping into that. I will certainly investigate Lost Chordsalong with as many of the artists you have suggested as I can. Jug bands are a favourite of mine too so I was glad to see a mention for them: I bought an EP with 4 Gus Cannon tracks way back in the 1960s (it's in the loft, I'm sure) and that turned me on to them. Also, I enjoyed Fred E Cox's article on Carl Reid ("Jug Blower Non Pareil) in the first Frog Blues and Jazz Annual.
> A couple of questions:
> 1 Rules/guidelines for the group were mentioned. Could someone summarise them for me, please?
> 2 There are some very cheap compilations on iTunes (I have just downloaded "Jazz Pioneers of the 1920s" - 48 tracks for £1.79!) Are there any problems associated with buying vintage jazz like this? Is someone being ripped off, for instance?
> Thanks again.
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It needs revising, obviously, since today's Internet users are not the ones
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