|All Artists: Jan Garber|
Title: The Hot Years 1925-1930
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Old Masters
Release Date: 12/15/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
"Gimpy" Peach Johnson | 02/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before becoming a "second Guy Lombardo" sweet band in the 1930s, Jan Garber led a moderately hot dance band in the 1920s which recorded for Victor. This disc features a couple dozen of these "hot" sides, and even a selection or two from late 1920s "talkie" film soundtracks. If you need any proof that Jan Garber's Orchestra could play hot, just listen to the last minute of "Since My Best Girl Turned Me Down." All of the tunes on this disc are upbeat; some are well-known, others are not. I love 'em all! Despite being recorded 75 years ago, the sound quality is very good--thanks to Victor's excellent electrical recording equipment at the time, and thanks to the restortion engineer(s) responsible for cleaning up the hiss and crackle on the old 78s. I also appreciate the detailed liner notes and full discography in the booklet. It's a fantastic disc!"
Well remastered, and highly listenable
"Gimpy" Peach Johnson | 09/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Hot Years is a very good album of its genre, and Old Masters does a very nice job with remastering. I really enjoy this album, but be advised it is a CD-R, not a pressed CD."
Jan Garber Jams Hot!
Gregory P. May Jr. | San Diego, CA | 09/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love pre-swing American Popular music, you'll love this CD. This is an excellent example of popular music from those years. The restoration on all the cuts are excellent and you could hardly tell that these came from vintage 78rpm photograph records. This CD is a must have for anyone interested in Hot Jazz from the late 1920's and early 1930's.