Friday, July 28, 2017

Jazz From America On Disques Vogue [Part. II]

Vogue was a French record label founded in 1947 by Léon Kaba and Charles Delaunay, active in the field of jazz and popular music (n.b. John Lewis’ composition “Delaunay’s dilemma”). The label was based in Paris and later in Villetaneuse (Seine). In London, in the fifties, there was also a Vogue Records operation. I don’t know whether they were legally independent or whether the U.K. operation was an affiliate of the French organization. I think the latter. There were obvious links: the name, the label (logo), which was similar, although not 100% identical ; artists recorded by French Vogue were also issued by Vogue London and vice versa. However each followed a distinct commercial policy, their catalogues were different. And Vogue U.K. was not present on the Continent.
French Vogue, of course, was present in France, but also in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. (Later in the sixties Vogue Deutschland was created.) I suppose they were also represented in Spain, but not in Scandinavia.
One should know that in the fifties the West European markets were not open. If a manufacturer wanted to sell in another European country, he would create an affiliate to distribute his products or choose an exclusive independent importer (agent) responsible for that country. All sales needed to be channelled through the exclusive distributor or agent and no parallel imports were allowed. The retail prices were set by the manufacturer, importer or exclusive agent.
Hereunder I will limit myself to Disques Vogue, the Continental operation. Also, I will not discuss Traditional Jazz, although the New Orleans artist Sidney Bechet was one of the label’s major assets, a real cash cow. I will only discuss albums issued in the fifties and early sixties, not the later Mode and Jazz Legacy series.
The purpose of this study is not to add just another label discography in catalogue or alphabetical order, but to place the label in its historical context : Paris-based, founded just after WWII, American musicians starting to visit Paris for concerts, or to become residents, the development of a local Paris modern jazz scene (Martial Solal, Henri Renaud, Barney Wilen, Bobby Jaspar) and of a European modern jazz scene (Lars Gullin, Hans Koller, Jimmy Deuchar) and a growing appetite of the West European public for jazz recorded in the US, direct imports of the originals being (almost) non-existent.

Source : http://jazzcollector.com/jazz-vinyl/a-comprehensive-guide-to-french-vogue/

Jazz From America
On
Disques Vogue
[part. II]

Tracks

Cd. 6

1 My Old Flame (Coslow, Johnston)  3:10
2 Air Conditioning [Drifting On A Reed] (Parker)  2:53
3 Bongo Beep [Bird Feathers] (Parker)  2:59
4 Dewey Square [Prezology] (Parker)  3:31
5 Out Of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  4:03
6 Hot Blues [Cool Blues] ()  2:22
7 Schnourphology [Bird Feathers] (Parker)  2:51
8 Bongo Beep [Diggin' Diz] (Parker)  2:54
9 Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be ?) (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  3:19
10 Be-Bop (Parker, Harris)  2:54
11 Don't Blame Me (Fields, McHugh)  2:46
12 Scrapple From The Apple (Parker)  2:39
13 How Deep Is The Ocean ? (Berlin)  3:30
14 Blues [Bongo Bop] (Parker)  2:47
15 Dark Shadows (Coleman)  4:05
16 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:42

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[# 1, 5, 7, 11 & 12] Charlie Parker Quintet
Charlie Parker - as
Duke Jordan - p
Tommy Potter - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City ; November 4, 1947
[# 2, 3 & 13] Charlie Parker Sextet
Same as above, except
Miles Davis - tp
J. J. Johnson - tb, are added
Recorded same place as above ; December 17, 1947
[# 4, 14 & 16] Charlie Parker Quintet
Same as above, except
J. J. Johnson - tb, is out
Recorded same place as above ; October 28, 1947
[# 6 & 15] Charlie Parker Quartet
Charlie Parker - as
Erroll Garner - p
Red Callendr - b
Harold West - dr
Recorded at C.P. MacGregor Studios, Los Angeles, California ; February 19, 1947
[# 8] Dizzy Gillespie Jazmen
Dizzy Gillespie - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Lucky  Thompson - ts
George Handy - p
Arvin Garrison - g
Ray Brown - b
Stan Levey - dr
Recorded at Electro Broadcasting Studios, Glendale, California ; February 5, 1946
[# 9-10] Charlie Parker Quintet
Howard McGhee - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Jimy Bunn - p
Bob Kesterson - b
Roy Porter - dr
Recorded at C.P. MacGregor Studios, Los Angeles, California ; July 29, 1946 

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Cd. 7

1 Dynamo A [Dizzy Atmosphere] (Gillespie)  2:57
2 Dynamo B [Dizzy Atmosphere] (Gillespie)  2:59
3 Superman [The Hymn] (Parker)  2:27
4 Move (Best)  2:37
5 Bird Blues [Slam Slam Blues] (Norvo)  4:30
6 Night Music (McGhee)  3:27
7 Bird Of Paradise [All The Things You Are (Parker)  3:07
8 Trumpet At Tempo (McGhee)  2:48
9 Sleepwalker Boogie (McGhee)  3:24
10 Dorothy (McGhee)  3:04
11 Surrender (McGhee)  3:02
12 Stoptime Blues (McGhee)  2:44
13 Turnip Blood (McGhee)  2:45
14 Night Mist (McGhee)  2:49
15 Coolie-Rini (McGhee)  2:51
16 You (McGhee)  2:42
17 B.C. Blues [Melrose Blues] (Clayton)  4:29
18 Diga Diga Doo (Fields, McHugh)  4:02
19 Love Me Or Leave Me (Donaldson, Kahn)  4:01
20 We're In The Money [Song Of The Gold Digger] (Dubin, Warren)  3:51
21 Happy Medium [Catlett-Clysm] (Page)  3:10
22 Bloodhound (Page)  3:26
23 Al's Tune (McGhee)  3:02
24 Dimitar (McGhee)  2:39

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Featuring [collective personnel]
Dizzy Gillespie, Lucky Thompson, Milt Jackson, Stan Levey, Charlie Parker, Duke Jordan, Miles Davis, Tommy Potter, Fats Navarro, Max Roach, Red Norvo, Flip Philips, Teddy Wilson, Hank Jones, Howard McGhee, Jimmy Bunn, James Moody, Buck Clayton, Hot Lips Page, Jimmy Heath, Specs Wright, etc.

Recorded in different locations ; between June 6, 1945 & November 29, 1948 

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Cd. 8

1 Scatter-Brain (Bean, Burke, Keene, Masters)  2:32
2 Through A Long And Sleepless Night (Gordon, Newman)  2:59
3 Let A Song Go To My Heart (Ellington, Mills, Nemo, Redmond)  2:42
4 Jitterbug Waltz (Grean, Manners Waller)  2:56
5 Deep Purple (DeRose, Parish)   2:17
6 What Is This Thing Called Love (Porter)  2:59
7 Again (Cochran, Newman)   2:35
8 Goodbye (Jenkins)  2:56
9 Tippin' Out With Erroll (Garner)  2:57
10 Relaxin' At Sugar Ray's (Garner)  2:31
11 Minor With The Trio (Garner)  2:27
12 The Quaker (Garner)  2:53
13 Cologne (Garner)  2:36
14 No Moon (Garner)  2:50
15 Lazy River (Arodin, Carmichael)  2:32
16 Bonny Boy (Garner)  2:50
17 Early In Paris (Garner)  3:04
18 These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You (Maschwitz, Strachey)  3:14

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[#1-8] Erroll Garner Trio
Erroll Garner - p
Leonard Gaskin - b
Charlie Smith - dr
Recorded in New York ; September 8, 1949
[# 9-16] Erroll Garner Trio
Erroll Garner - p
John Simmons - b
Harold "Doc" West - dr
Recorded in New York ; April 12, 1950
[# 17-18] Erroll Garner
Erroll Garner - p
Recorded at Studio Technisonor, Paris ; May 15, 1948

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Cd. 9

1 Tell Your Story (Lewis)  4:12
2 Twos And Fews (Ammons, Lewis)   4:37
3 Chicago In Mind (Ammons)  4:05
4 Sunrise Boogie (Davis)  3:37
5 Suitcase Blues (Ammons, Thomas)   3:54
6 Rising Tide Blues (Lewis)  3:43
7 Bass Goin' Crazy (Ammons)  3:39
8 Rockin' In Boogie (Davis)  2:55
9 Boogie Woogie Stomp (Ammons)  3:37
10 Boogie Woogie Blues (Ammons)  3:42
11 Bass On Top (Lewis)  3:44
12 Six Wheel Chaser (Lewis)  4:01
13 Tell Your Story N° 2 (Lewis)  4:19
14 Chicago Flyer (Lewis)  4:00
15 Blues Whistle Boogie [Whistlin' Blues] (Lewis)  4:20
16 O Sole Mio (Capua)  3:19
17 Paris Boogie (Davis)  3:04
18 Davis Boogie (Davis)  2:49
19 Home Town Blues (Davis)  3:47
20 Everybody S Got The Blues (Davis)  3:10
21 How Long Blues (Shayne)  3:11

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[# 1]
Meade Lux Lewis - p
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studio, New York ; October 4, 1940
[# 2]
Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis - p
Recorded in New York City ; January 6, 1939
[# 3, 5 & 7]
Albert Ammons - p
Recorded same place & date as above
[# 4 & 8]
Blind John Davis - p
Recorded in Paris ; February 5, 1952
[# 6]
Meade Lux Lewis - p
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studio, New York ; April 9, 1941
[# 9 & 10]
Albert Ammons - p
Recorded in New York City ; January 6, 1939
[# 11 & 13]
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studio, New York ; October 4, 1940
[# 14 & 15]
Same as above, whistlin [# 15]
Recorded in New York City ; August 22, 1944
[# 16-21]
Blind John Lewis - p
Recorded in Paris ; August 22, 1944

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Cd. 10

1 Move On Up A Little Higher (Parts 1 & 2) (Jackson, Frye)  5:36
2 Amazing Grace (trad. arr. Jackson)  3:34
3 I Can Put My Trust In Jesus (Morris)  3:17
4 Get Away Jordan (trad.)  2:40
5 Go Tell It On The Mountain (trad.)  3:08
6 Since The Fire Started Burning In My Soul (trad.)  3:23
7 Silent Night (Gruber)  3:06
8 I'm Glad Salvation Is Free (Jackson, Smith)  2:54
9 Dig A Little Deeper In God S Love (Morris)  2:41
10 I Gave Up Everything To Follow Him (trad.)  3:16
11 Let The Power Of The Holy Ghost Fall On Me (trad.)  2:21
12 Shall I Meet You Over Yonder ? (trad.)  2:50
13 In My Home Over There (Ford)  3:23
14 I Do, Don't You (trad.)  2:12
15 The Last Mile Of The Way (Tindley)  2:34
16 In The Upper Room (Jackson, Smith)  5:59

*

[# 1]
Mahalia Jackson - vcl
Herbert James Francis - org
Mildred Falls or James Lee - p
Recorded in Chicago Illinois ; September 2, 1947
[# 2]
Mahalia Jackson - vcl
Herbert James Francis - org
Recorded same place as above ; December 10, 1947
[# 3 & 4]
Same as above, except
Mildred Falls - p
unknown - g, are added
Recorded in New York City ; July 21, 1949
[# 5]
Mahalia Jackson - vcl
Louise Overall - org
Mildred Falls - p
Recorded in New York City ; October 17, 1950
[# 6]
Same as [# 2], except
Mildred Falls - p
Samuel Patterson - g, are added
Recorded same place & date as [# 2]
[# 7]
Same as [# 5], except
Mildred Falls - p, is out
Recorded same place & date as [# 2]
[# 8]
Same as [# 3 & 4]
Recorded in New York City ; January 12, 1950
[# 9]
Same as [# 6]
Recorded same place & date as [# 2]
[# 10]
Same as [# 5]
Recorded in New York City ; September 11, 1950
[# 11]
Same as [# 2]
Recorded same place & date as [# 3 & 4]
[# 12 & 14]
Same as above, except
Mildred Falls - p, is added
Recorded same place & date as [# 8]
[# 13]
Same as [# 2]
Recorded same place & date as [# 2]
[# 15]
Same as above, except
unknown - choir, is added
Recorded same place & date as [# 8]
[# 16]
Mahalia Jackson - vcl
Herbert James Francis - org
Mildred Falls - p
unknwon - b
unknwon - dr
The Southern Harmonaires Eugene Mumford, Alden Bunn, Thermon Ruth, Raymond Barnes, David McMail - vcl
Recorded in New York City ; March 21, 1952

22 comments:

bongohito said...

make sure you understand *one* thing: how much we appreciate you taking the time to share *nothing* but the very best here. humble thanks for everything you do and the longevity of the site. cheers.

hepcat said...

Many thanks !

stringbender said...

Unreal - many thanks indeed!

lucky5 said...

Thank you very very much for the Vogues.
I hope there are more parts after part I and II :)

neil said...

Amazing stuff, mel; Many thanks - just hope that future Vogue posts will still have valid links when I get back from holiday on December 14!

francisco santos said...

BIG THX !...

Pepin said...

This really is a nice Christmas present. Thank you very much Mel

deGallo said...

Thank you for the continuation of this series!! Very nice.

WOODY said...

Big surprise on a Sunday afternoon, so I have to say: THANKS!
Again and again: Very much appreciated.
Woody

musician3 said...

AMAZING............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

zipper said...

I've downloaded the Vogue Erroll Garner Trio album but I can't open the file, it certainly isn't the usual Zippyshare file. Could anyone out there tell me how I can unlock the file. Many thanks.

woland said...

Thank you for this magnificent set.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you again, Mel!

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DEEP said...

I purchased this and its counterpart......but will download IT to put on an external drive
This one gets 41 CLASPS!!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much Mel!

hcb said...

So glad you're back. As ever, thanks.

Bill said...

thanks mel!

Anonymous said...

What a superb post. Many, many thanks.
Algy.

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!! I have this complete somewhere, but - as DEEP suggested above - another download on one of my many external HDs is always nice to have.