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News - BOBBIE LEECAN (DGF86) & FLETCHER HENDERSON (DGF87) CDs

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Dated 1st March 2018.  Updated 10th April WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING IMMINENT RELEASES FROM FROG RECORDS FROG CD DGF86.  BOBBIE LEECAN – ‘Suitcase Breakdown’ This is an issue long overdue. Guitar maestro Bobbie Leecan’s very best recordings with his own Need-More Band and South Street Trio. As accompanist & soloist, together with Robert Cooksey, Elizabeth Smith, Alberta Hunter and on classic band recordings with leaders Fats Waller, Thomas Morris, Eddie Edinborough and others. Plus his only known solo recordings (issued as Blind Bobby Baker) taken from one of the rarest known blues/jazz 78s. Remastered by Nick Dellow with...

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The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No 5

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Page Updated: 10 May 18 Annual No 5 was released in May 2017 to critical aclaim.  We will post some reviews here ( when we get a minute ;-) --ooOOoo-- What people are saying about: The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No 5 ‘The Musicians, the Records, and the Music of the 78 era’ Edited by Paul Swinton It's not been released yet, but Facebook is already reflecting that people love the cover artwork  (and so far that's all they have seen ;-)

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What People are already saying about The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No. 4

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JUST SOME OF THE THINGS PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SAYING ABOUT   The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No 4 ‘The Musicians, the Records, and the Music of the 78 era’ Edited by Paul Swinton   Erik Host (Denmark)"I was delighted to receive the beautiful Frog # 4 yesterday. The rather long waiting for the arrival is really peanuts, when the result is so great!The new McTell picture knocked me out! What a treasure, and finding Ed Rhodes still living is nothing more than a miracle! Your article “Bits And Missing Pieces” was very interesting, and followed by Bruce Bastin’s “The Atlanta...

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What people said about The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No 3

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JUST SOME OF THE MANY THINGS PEOPLE SAID ABOUT The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No 3 Christopher Henderson (Financial Times) As with previous volumes – there is rational balance of scholars and enthusiasts producing a plethora of detailed information from the golden recording era of pre-war Americana. A plentiful supply of Blues and Jazz, discography, period advertising, record labels and beautifully reproduced photographs fill the packed pages. Among the contents- are Marty Grosz remembering his times with hot trumpeter Lee Collins, Clarrie Henley looks at Louis & Jelly Roll, while enthusiast Richard Rains dissects the music of the legendary horn player...

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The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual #3

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Featuring new original research, discographies and articles by MIchael Hortig, Paul Swinton, Bruce Bastin, Gayle Dean Wardlow, Alex Van Der Tuuk, John Collinson, K.B. Rau,  Helge Thuygesen, Marshall Wyatt and many others. Reprints of many 'lost' interviews and articles from the artists themselves. 'Blues & Jazz Advertised' from the era of the 78 record plus  stunning original artwork by Nick Cowper, Chris Powell, Wally Fawkes and Robert Crumb.176 packed full colour A4 pages of text with over 200 photographs and illustrations, many previously unpublished.Individual artists 'covered' range from Fate Marable to Winston Holmes, George Lewis to Peetie Wheatstraw, Roberta Dudley to Thunder Smith, June Cark to Willie Brown and Freddie...

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