Argentine Swing 1936-1948 CD
In 1989 the Harlequin label released a LP album in the serie of 'Jazz & Hot Dance'-issues devoted to Argentine jazz in the 20'ies, 30'ies and 40'ies. This LP is no longer available, but some of the material and previously unissued acetates have been re-issued on a CD in 2000, still available in the Harlequin catalouge (HQ CD 152). I bought the LP in 1989, but lost it, thus I recently have aquired the cd to fill out a gab in my collection. - The main part of the 22 tracks on the cd puts focus on recordings made by reed player Booker Pitman in various settings, but you'll also hear samples of recordings by Harold Mickey y su Orchesta, Santa Paula Serenaders, D'Hellemmes'Stompers a.o.- I think this well restored compilation of Argentine Swing from 1936-48 is worth a listen, especially to people outside Argentina and with little knowledge of the jazz scene of Oscar Alemán's hayday it's a must, if you are keen on learning about the context of our hero. - If you are interested in extending your knowledge of Argentine jazz recordings from the golden era, I suggest you to have a look at the website of Virgil's Jazz, that has specialised in re-issueing Argentine jazz recordings. You can reach Virgil's Jazz here.