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The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No 3: Musicians, Records, Music of the 78 era


The Frog Blues & Jazz Annual No. 3 has 176 packed full colour A4 pages of text, with over 200 photographs and illustrations, many previously unpublished.

It features new original research, discographies and articles by MIchael Hortig, Paul Swinton, Bruce Bastin, Gayle Dean Wardlow, Alex Van Der Tuuk, , 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 Nic CowperChris Powell, Wally Fawkes and Robert Crumb.

Individual artists 'covered' range from Fate Marable to Winston HolmesGeorge Lewis to Peetie WheatstrawRoberta Dudley to Thunder Smith,  and Freddie Keppard to Cow Cow Davenport.

They're all here, and many more, in the eagerly awaited number three edition of this exciting publication.

Each copy comes with a complimentary 24 track CD that includes many classic recordings as well as previously unissued rarities, test pressings, vanity & field recordings plus alternative takes by some of the greatest (and obscure) Blues & Jazz artists of the 1920s and 1930s.

All remastered to perfection by several of the world's leading sound restorers.

ISBN:  978-0-9564717-2-7   Published 7th Oct. 2013


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