Bert Ralton and the New York Havana Band. From 'The Dancing Life' Magazine, January 1922
STOP PRESS! Due to a production problem Ken Swerilas' auction in the 'hard copy' of VJM does not include record grades - the copy here does - click here to see.
Welcome to a bumper update of VJM! We've great articles and a fantastic selection of Jazz and Blues 78s and vinyl on offer from some of the best-known dealers and collectors around! Our proven track record of problem-free transactions forged over over 60 years, together with ultra-competitive advertising rates means we regularly offer the finest selection of records to be found anywhere!
This latest digital update sees a thoroughly-researched article by Jack Mitchell and Nick Dellow on pioneering saxophonist Bert Ralton, whose career took him from Art Hickman's groundbreaking orchestra in the late 1910s to London's luxurious Savoy Hotel, pioneering 'hot' music in Australia and, ultimately, a tragic accidental death in South Africa in 1927. All this plus a great selection of selected auctions from the latest issue.
The 'hard copy' edition of VJM's Jazz and Blues Mart also has an article on Frank Driggs' legendary jazz photo archive, and its new home at Jazz At Lincoln Center, and is once again jam-packed with a mouthwatering selection of Vintage Jazz and Blues 78 Record Auctions and Set Price Sales - some of which you will not see again for a long time! This time we also have a terrific selection of Auction lists on the web update from some very well known collectors and dealers, but remember - there are still several thousand records in the 'hard copy' of the magazine that you will not find on our website - 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 usual features, including our now-legendary CD and Book reviews, our 'Discographical Ramblings' page and other articles not available on the website - you really don't know what you're missing if you don't subscribe to the magazine! Meanwhile enjoy the articles and the hundreds of fine records on offer - again, this is only a fraction of what the paper edition of the magazine actually contains!