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.
This is the Reinhardt mother lode – a six-disc collection of the Gypsy legend's oeuvre stretching from just before to just after World War II. Disc one includes several infectious cuts with vocalist Freddy Taylor, beginning with Stuff Smith's "I'se a Muggin'." Disc six closes with one of Reinhardt and Grappelli's last recording sessions together, which included an unusually dark reading of "Oh Lady Be Good" and a revisitation of the obscure "Bricktop" (the first version appears on disc two). In between are well over 100 marvelous tracks, with sound quality up to Mosaic's (and Michael Cuscuna's) impeccable standards. The booklet contains a learned essay and annotation by Mike Peters, as well as an impressive gallery of photographs, concert posters, and news clippings. Extraordinary, and for Reinhardt's most devoted fans, entirely worth the investment.
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.