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Welcome to the latest update of VJM's website! Trevor Benwell started Vintage Jazz Mart in 1953, which makes us the oldest continually-published jazz and blues magazine in the world!
The Autumn issue of VJM magazine has traditionally been a strong one, both for the quality of the articles and the quality of the records offered by international dealers of repute. This issue is no exception, with several articles, including Anthony Baldwin’s real-life jazz musician murder drama in 1920s Paris and the secons part of our major examination of the recordings made by ‘The Choo Choo Jazzers’, a name used on Ajax records only but useful to attach to the records made by a group of black musicians in the 1920s based around clarinettist Bob Fuller, pianist Louis Hooper and banjoist Elmer Snowden, the latter best known nowadays for his early association with Duke Ellington. Its detail surpasses any previous discographies, including A/B designations, composer credits, personnel identification and discussion and much more. In the hard copy there is further examination of the career of Roy Evans, a discographical article on the 1929 Hoagy Carmichael Victors and more, but you’ll need to subscribe to the magazine to read them!
In the 'hard copy' we've a truly fantastic selection of Jazz and Blues 78s on offer from some of the best-known and well-respected dealers and collectors around! Our proven track record of problem-free transactions forged over 60 years, together with unbeatable value advertising rates (that’s a fact - no fat cat shareholders or dotcom billionaires to pay dividends to here!) means we regularly offer the finest selection of records to be found anywhere - and this issue is particularly fine.
Whilst you'll find a great selection of Jazz and Blues 78 records and LPs for auction on the website, remember - there are many more record auctions and more articles in the 'hard copy' of the magazine - and you will only see them by subscribing to the magazine! What gems are you missing out on by not subscribing? It costs less than you think!
We've all the regular features, including our now-legendary CD and Book reviews, Ate van Delden's 'Discographical Ramblings' page and other articles not available here - you really don't know what you're missing if you don't subscribe. The world’s leading Jazz and Blues 78 and LP collectors subscribe to VJM - ask them why!
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