Each box contains 25 slipcase CDs, a booklet (up to 186 pages) and an index. The booklets contain extensive notes (Eng/Fr) with recording dates and line-ups. 31 hours of music in each box, totalling 1677 tracks Each track has been restored and mastered from original sources. The only reason I can think of for there not yet being a review of these four boxed sets, is that those who own them are just too busy having one hell of a blast listening to them. Some people moan about the 50 year copyright law for audio recordings in Europe, but without it this highly entertaining, eye-opening and educational undertaking could never have taken place. These 100 discs (spread over four boxed sets of 25 discs) tell the story of jazz from 1898 to 1959.
Betty Boop Presents Electro Swing album was released Nov 06, 2012 on the Edel label. The legendary comic icon Betty Boop polished the dancing shoes, puts on her best dress and presents the highlights on this compilation of Electro Swing. Betty Boop Presents Electro Swing music CDs Classic Swing meets here haunting electro beats and unforgettable swing anthems are catapulted by international DJs to the present. Betty Boop Presents Electro Swing songs Get ready. For an unforgettable trip to the golden era of swing with the stars of the global electro-swing scene as Yolanda Be Cool, Parov Stelar, Miss Kookie, Tape Five or Bart & Baker Discovered intoxicating interpretations of hits of the 20s and 30s and with Betty Boop celebrates the wonderful world of Electro Swing.
The sixth of RKO's Fred Astaire -Ginger Rogers pairings of the 1930s, Swing Time starts off with bandleader Astaire getting cold feet on his wedding day. Astaire's bride-to-be Betty Furness will give him a second chance, providing he proves himself responsible enough to earn $25,000. Astaire naturally tries to avoid earning that amount once he falls in love with dance instructor Ginger Rogers. Numerous complications ensue, leading to the "second time's the charm" climax, with Ginger escaping her own wedding to wealthy Georges Metaxa in order to be reunited with Astaire. The film's most indelible image is that of Fred Astaire, immaculately attired in top hat and tails, hopping a freight car–a perfect encapsulation of the film's Depression-era cheekiness. The Jerome Kern-Dorothy Fields score includes such standards-to-be as "Pick Yourself Up," "A Fine Romance," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Never Gonna Dance" and "Bojangles of Harlem."