Thursday, 10 February 2011

The Changing Face of Harlem Volume 2 - Savoy Label ID. SJL 2224


The Changing Face of Harlem Volume 2 - Savoy Label ID. SJL 2224
An Anthology
 

Vinyl Condition VG 

Description from the Sleeve
 

Like the first volume in this series this diversified and diverting collection offers a cross-section of jazz from the 1940s—a time when the music was in transition from swing to bop.

While all the music was recorded in New York Harlem is its spiritual rather than exact geographic location taking in 52nd Street Greenwich Village and Brooklyn as well. There are famous and lesser known artists here but regardless of fame all of them made significant contributions to the music. A further point of interest is that nearly all these performances are new to LR and that a substantial number of them uncovered in Savoy's vaults by the diligent Bob Porter has never been issued before in any form. Among the latter are all but two of the Lem Davis tracks and all the Stuff Smiths.

ID. 100053 - The Changing Face of Harlem Volume 2 - Savoy Label ID. SJL 2224

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