Part 1 of the LGF Sound Archives: French recordings from before 1914
The Label Gallery Française Sound Archive Part. 2: The 20’s
Part 2 of the LGF Sound Archives: French recordings from after WWI and the 20's.
“Notre blues à nous, c’est le musette” (Boris Vian)
"Our own Blues is Musette" (Boris Vian) Interview with Christian Van Den Broeck, Dominique Cravic and Robert Crumb to celebrate the release of their book about the history of musette.
~ June 2021 update ~
New songs added and historic details revealed.
~ June 2020 update: a little bit of everything ~
Details of the posts that have been updated, upgraded or revised this spring.
Early jazz recordings in Paris: Mitchell’s Jazz Kings
The Mitchell's Jazz Kings is, without any doubt, the most successful American band in Paris in the immediate post-WWI era.
Early jazz recordings in Paris: Bands you know nothing about.
A detective work was required to draw a (still incomplete) portrait of these bands for which history has been lost.
Dance ! Tonight ! …at the barn !
...or more acurately: dance tonight at home, just like at the barn parties ! Thanks to recorded fiddle tunes with calls and the WLS National Barn Dance artists.
Variations on a theme: Dipper Mouth Blues
As one of the most important song in Jazz history, Dipper Mouth Blues was played and recorded many times over the years. The versions slightly changed from one recording to another, so did the credits...[updated on June 26th 2020]
Forgotten gospel: C. & M.A. Gospel Quintette
A gospel group of the mid 20's that does not sound like what we expect nowadays.