Best re-recordings of original 78's I have ever run across!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We hear many re-recordings of swing era music which are taken from film sound tracks or radio outtakes, which are similar to the original 78RPM recordings. These tracks, however, had to come from original material. Every note is the same as I grew up with in the 30s and 40s, even the sour notes, which you will hear if you really listen.My hat's off to whomever recorded these tracks. All of the 78's hiss and scratch is gone, the screech of the brass is almost nonexistant and the bass has been brought up beautifully. You have to have listened to the original 78's to appreciate the job that has been done.If you like swing era big band jazz, you will not find a better place to spend $25."
I recommend this box set to anyone who craves to be a hepcat
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the most remarkable box set I have seen! It offers everything from the wailin' horn of Bunny Berigan, the sentimental serenade emitted from Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra and the popular hits like Sing, Sing, Sing. All of the numbers are original recordings, and you can even hear the subtle crackle of the old players. If you want to be a modern swing enthusiast, you should familiarize yourself with the grand daddies to appreciate the Cherry Poppin' Daddy. Personally, I don't think that you will find better music anywhere else from the originals. The music seems to speak for the times. Times of modern cities, and even leaving for war. Buy this set NOW!!"
Nice Compilation-Mini Box Set
Bryan Rosengarten | Seminole, FL | 09/14/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fairly decent mini-box set of some swing artists, but it is by no means a large collection or an indepth overview of the Swing Era. It is, however, a nice little collection of some of the main showman groups of the Swing Era. The crackle sounds from the original vinyls are a nice touch and the quality of the mastering is pretty good. There's some really nice highlights like Ellington's "Caravan" and Shaw's "Stardust". It's a great intro set to anyone who is just getting interested in Swing."