SUMMER 2017 EDITION


VJM 178 Cover


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!

This issue sees the first part of Ralph Wondraschek’s colossal (and groundbreaking) examination of the career of the Original Memphis Five, one of the most important disseminators of jazz in the immediate post-WW1 period,especially when the moral backlash against jazz music was at its height in the early 1920s. The late John R. T. Davies decribed the OM5 as ‘the first essayists of jazz’ and, despite being the most-recorded jazz band of the 1920s, seldom made an uninteresting performance. The accompanying citations and footnotes to Ralph’s magnum opus are so extensive that we have not published them in the ‘hard copy’ of the magazine, but are reproduced in full here on the website. Also included are rare contemporary adverts and photographs (including some from the family of trombonist Moe Gappell) that space constraints meant that they were omitted from the magazine.

In the ‘hard copy’ we’re offering the  nost astounding selectionJazz and Blues 78s that have come to the market in several years! This is especially true of rare pre-war and post-war Blues 78s, but don;t forget that not all these listings are on the VJM website - to see them you’ll have to subscribe to the magazine - it’s great value and you can get your subscription HERE

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.

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 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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