Over the last century, thousands of jazz recordings have assumed their rightful place as classics of the American musical canon. But just as many extraordinary sessions have fallen by the wayside. Gems of Jazz is dedicated to bringing some of those forgotten recordings to light, offering digital versions taken from the shellac and vinyl originals.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Order Your Aladdin Hits!
The greatest of them all, touted in an ad for his first post-Army releases. The "D.B." in "D.B. Blues" refers to detention barracks, a term that pretty much sums up Prez's military experience. As Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman said on an AFRS Jubilee show in 1946, "Lester, it's great to see you out of khaki!"Ad from August 1946 Downbeat magazine