Friday, May 14, 2021

Django Reinhardt – Djangologie 1928-1950 Vol. 01-Vol. 20 [2009] (20 x CD's)

 

DJANGO REINHARDT

Django Reinhardt – Djangologie 1928-1950 Vol. 01-Vol. 20 [2009] (20 x CD's)

Djangologie was the first, and best, thoughtful collection originally issued 40 years ago on Vinyl by EMI, who's studios rendered Django's best quality recordings. Django Reinhardt recorded prolifically in many different group settings over 4 decades. It's difficult to know where to start or where to go once you've gotten started collecting a few of his recordings. 

The 20 x CD Djangologie box set is the place to go once you've decided to take the plunge into Django's music. It covers all 4 decades chronologically, but rather than trying to comprehensively collect all of Django's recordings (including all of the ones where he is a sideman in dance bands etc) it largely concentrates on the Quintette and other small group recordings, which is what most people want to hear. The sound quality is very good and relatively consistent throughout the collection. There is a minimum of tape hiss, clicks and pops. The sound mastering hasn't overemphasized any portion of the audio spectrum and has instead gone for a balanced group sound.  Highly recommended if you want to get serious about listening to Django without all of the confusion that comes from piecing together smaller complilations. 

There are 277 tracks on 20 Cd's of Django Reinhardt, almost 14 hours of playing time, limited to 500 copies. It is a CD reissue of all original Django Reinhardt vinyl albums by the french label Pathé (Djangologie Vol.01-20). The layout of the box is quite basic, the discs are packed in simple cardboard sleeves, which are replicas of the original vinyl album covers. All relevant track information is listed on the backsides and the order of the tracks is strictly chronological. Fitting the basic approach, there is no booklet included. Technically it's top-notch, with 64 bit audio processing being used. (Amazon)

An exceptional reissue! 

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Track lists


Vol. 01

01 Griserie 2:45

02 Carinosa 2:55

03 Si J'aime Suzy 2:20

04 Presentation Stomp 3:04

05 Blue Moon 3:11

06 Avalon 2:59

07 What A Difference A Day Made 3:16

08 Stardust 2:32

09 Rosetta 2:39

10 Stardust 2:32

11 The Object Of My Affection 2:46

12 I'se Muggin' 3:06

13 I Can't Give You Anything But Love 3:21

14 Oriental Shuffle 2:36


Vol. 02

01 After You'gone 3:05

02 Are You In The Mood 2:48

03 Limehouse Blues 2:45

04 Nagasaki 2:48

05 Swin Guitars 2:24

06 Georgia On My Mind 3:13

07 Shine 2:55

08 In The Still Of The Night 3:04

09 Sweet Chorus 2:44

10 Exactly Like You 2:29

11 Charleston 2:51

12 You're Driving Me Crazy 2:54

13 Tears 2:37

14 Solitude 3:06


Vol. 03

01 Hot Lips 3:02

02 Ain't Misbehavin 2:51

03 Rose Room 2:42

04 Body And Soul 3:24

05 When Day Is Done 3:11

06 Runnin'wild 2:53

07 Chicago 3:23

08 Libestraum N°3 3:18

09 Miss Annabelle Lee 2:46

10 A Little Love, A Little Kiss 3:17

11 Mistery Pacific 2:18

12 In A Sentimental Mood 2:59

13 The Sheik Of Araby 3:03

14 Improvisation 2:52


Vol. 04

01 Parfum 2:57

02 Alabamy Bound 2:48

03 Honey Suckle Rose 2:44

04 Crazy Rhythm 3:00

05 Out Of Nowhere 3:16

06 Sweet Georgia Brown 3:00

07 Bugle Call Rag 2:40

08 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 2:55

09 I Got Rhythm 2:12

10 Sweet Sue 3:04

11 Hangin Around Boudon 2:53

12 Japanese Sandman 2:57

13 Pennies From Heaven 2:21

14 Tiger Rag 2:31


Vol. 05

01 Saint Louis Blues 2:41

02 Boucin'around 2:43

03 Eddie's Blues 3:06

04 Sweet Georgia Brown 2:46

05 Lady Be Good 3:16

06 Dinah 2:26

07 Daphne 3:00

08 You Took Advantage Of Me 2:53

09 I've Found A New Baby 2:34

10 I Ain't Got Nobody 2:59

11 Baby Won't You Please Come Home 2:57

12 Big Boy Blues 3:24

13 Swing Guitars 3:04

14 Bill Coleman Blues 2:43


Vol. 06

01 Somebody Loves Me 3:26

02 Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me 3:15

03 Minor Swing 3:13

04 Viper's Dream 3:13

05 Riddle's Blues 2:44

06 Interpretation Swing 2:25

07 Improvisation 3:19

08 Swingin' With Django 2:50

09 Paramount Stomp 2:35

10 Bolero 4:01

11 Mabel 4:08

12 My Serenade 3:00

13 Serenade For A Wealthy Widow 3:14

14 Taj Mahal 3:19


Vol. 07

01 Organ Grinder's Swing 2:35

02 You Rascal You 3:04

03 Tea For Two 3:13

04 Christmas Swing 2:49

05 Stephen's Blues 3:14

06 Sugar 3:01

07 Sweet Georgia Brown 3:13

08 Tea For Two 2:46

09 Blues 3:01

10 Easy Going 3:00

11 Harlem Swing 2:34

12 Sweet Sue 2:28

13 I'm Coming Virginia 3:02

14 Farewell Blues 3:12


Vol. 08

01 Blue Light Blues 3:04

02 Body And Soul 3:03

03 Lover Come Back To Me 2:31

04 My Melancoly Baby 3:13

05 Got Rhythm 2:52

06 Montmartre 2:24

07 Low Cotton 3:00

08 Finesse 2:19

09 I Know That You Know 2:31

10 Solid Old Man 3:01

11 Dream Ship 2:48

12 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me 2:18

13 Stockholm 2:45

14 Younger Generation 2:20


Vol. 09

01 I'll See You In My Dreams 2:29

02 Echoes Of Spain 3:04

03 Out Of Nowhere 3:14

04 Baby 2:37

05 Naguine 2:25

06 Scatterbrain 2:18

07 Jumpin' At The Woodside 2:55

08 Boogie Woogie Part 1 2:52

09 Boogie Woogie Part 2 2:32

10 Blue Skies 2:35

11 Stomp 2:17

12 Rosetta 2:25

13 Sugar 2:38

14 A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody 2:35


Vol. 10

01 Margie 2:12

02 Tears 2:45

03 Limehouse Blues 2:26

04 Daphne 2:48

05 Jimmy's Bar 2:48

06 Rhythm Futur 2:38

07 Begin The Beguine 2:50

08 Blues 3:07

09 Coucou 0:49

10 Indecision 3:01

11 Tiger Rag 2:43

12 Quatre Tickets 2:33

13 Le Sheik 2:16

14 Noel Blues 2:54


Vol. 11

01 Margie 2:19

02 Indecision 3:17

03 Oui, C'est Зa 2:37

04 Swing 41 3:07

05 Nuages 3:15

06 Pour Vous 3:06

70 Fantaisie Sur Une Danse Norvйgienne 2:31

08 Vendredi 13 3:02

09 Liebesfreud 2:38

10 Mabel 3:16

11 Petits Mensonges 3:15

12 Les Yeux Noirs 2:12

13 Sweet Sue 2:48

14 Swing De Paris 2:58


Vol. 12

01 Oiseaux Des Iles 2:49

02 All Of Me 2:46

03 Sur Les Bords De L'alamo 3:11

04 Pour Terminer 3:03

05 Petite Lili 3:24

06 Ninouche 3:20

07 Festival Swing 4:08

08 Stockholm 3:10

09 De Nulle Part 2:57

10 Hungaria 2:25

11 Dinette 2:48

12 Crepuscule 2:59

13 Swing 42 2:46

14 Festival Swing 1942 (Extrait) 1:13


Vol. 13

01 Premiere Idee D'eddie 3:19

02 Nympheas 4:12

03 Feerie 3:41

04 Belleville 2:30

05 Lentement Demoiselle 3:15

06 Douce Ambiance 2:18

07 Manoir De Mes Reves 3:18

08 Oui (Si Tu Me Dis Oui) 2:07

09 Cavalerie 2:34

10 Fleur D'ennui 2:31

11 Blues Clair 3:01

12 Improvisation N°3 - Part 1 3:01

13 Improvisation N°3 - Part 2 2:46

14 Belleville 2:39


Vol. 14

01 Oubli 2:41

02 Zuiderzee Blues 2:37

03 Abc 2:18

04 Gaiement 2:38

05 Melodie Au Crepuscule (Extrait) 0:38

06 Blues D'autrefois 2:32

07 Place De Brouckere 2:53

08 I Can't Give You Anything But Love 2:21

09 Artillerie Lourde 4:15

10 Djangology 2:34

11 Swing Guitars 2:22

12 Manoir De Mes Reves 3:13

13 Are You In The Mood ? 2:55

14 Swingtime In Springtime 2:49


Vol. 15

01 Coquette 3:01

02 Django's Tiger 2:36

03 Embraceable You 3:06

04 Echoes Of France 2:45

05 Yours And Mine 2:54

06 On The Sunny Side Of The Street 2:47

07 I Won't Dance 2:50

08 R-Vingt Six 2:29

09 How High The Moon 2:34

10 Lover Man 3:17

11 Blue Lou 2:21

12 Blues 2:36

13 What Is This Thing Called Love ? 2:07

14 Ol' Man River 2:35


Vol. 16

01 Si Tu Savais 2:43

02 Eveline 2:12

03 Diminushing 3:13

04 Mike 2:48

05 Lady Be Good 2:55

06 Festival 48 2:37

07 Fantaisie 2:52

08 Brick Top 3:04

09 Just For Fun 3:05

10 To Easch His Own - Symphonie 3:02

11 Over The Rainbow 2:41

12 Minor Blues 2:42

13 Vous Qui Passez Sans Me Voi 2:48

14 Nagasaki 2:48


Vol. 17

01 Swing 39 3:11

02 Clopin-Clopant 3:04

03 Liza 2:48

04 Sweet Georgia Brown 3:13

05 What Is This Thing Called Love ? 3:50

06 My Blue Heaven 3:30

07 My Melancholy Baby 3:30

08 Just A Gigolo 3:29

09 Troublant Bolero (Bolйro De Django) 3:38

10 Rosetta 2:59

11 Dream Of You 4:05

12 Begin The Beguine 3:44

13 How High The Moon 3:38

14 Nuages 3:24


Vol. 18

01 I Can't Get Started 3:51

02 I Can't Give You Anything But Love 3:38

03 Manoir De Mes Reves 3:25

04 Sweet Georgia Brown 3:51

05 Minor Swing 2:25

06 Double Scotch 2:51

07 Artillerie Lourde 3:42

08 Saint James Infirmary 2:32

09 « C » Jam Blues 3:32

10 Honeysuckle Rose 3:35

11 Belleville 5:25

12 Nuages 6:18


Vol. 19

01 Micro (Mike) 2:17

02 Stormy Weather 3:28

03 Blue Skies 4:10

04 The Man I Love 3:16

05 The Peanut Vendor 3:56

06 It Might As Well Be Spring 4:04

07 Micro (Mike)/Alternate Take 2:40

08 Danse Norvegienne 3:08

09 Dinette 2:57

10 Reverie 3:03

11 Place De Broukere 2:54

12 Black Night 3:33

13 Boogie Woogie 3:23


Vol. 20

01 Nature Boy 3:32

02 Blue Loue 3:13

03 I'll Never Be The Same 4:03

04 Brazil 2:52

05 For Sentimental Reasons 3:25

06 Webster 1:59

07 Improvisation N°4 2:08

08 Undecided 3:01

09 Time On My Hands 2:45

10 Night And Day 3:03

11 To Each His Own 3:44

12 Micro (Mike) Ii 2:20

13 What A Difference A Day Made 3:34

14 Pigalle 2:43

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18 comments:

  1. It is an incredible post on this genius of Gypsy Jazz Guitar, the great Django. Thank You so much.

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  2. Another artist who always manages to put me in a good mood when I listen to his songs, so thank you again for that!

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    1. Hi WOODY,
      There is a huge amount of listening on this set, but completely worth it.

      Cheers.

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  3. Oh, Butterboy, this is a true gift! Thank you so much!

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  4. Really impressive!!!
    No words to express my gratitude!!!
    What an amazing post!
    Thanks a lot Butterboy for all you share!!!
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you for you kind words, Il Commendatore.
      As you know, I do what I love doing.

      Cheers.

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  5. I came to Django via Tony Iommi's autobiography, where Tony (who was sulking post sheet-metal industrial accident damage to his hand) was played a Django record and commented "he's good but it's not my thing", and was then informed that Django was a couple of digits short on one of his hands......Tony found this inspiring, and the rest is history.

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    1. Hi Des,
      Its a really great story... and Tony Iommi is no slouch.
      Thanks for sharing.
      Cheers.

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  6. too bad this wonderful set is fake 320. most at 128. kinda used to your higher standards but ta anyway

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    1. Hi Z,
      I have this in both flac and MP3 and I am sure It is a 320KBPs file.
      Here is a Flac file of the first track and a comparison of the Flac and MP3 files I have.

      https://krakenfiles.com/view/d5a1b524a4/file.html

      Cheers.

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  7. Every one of your compilations has been great and a lot to listen to. Thank you for all your hard work.

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    1. Thank you Buzzcut9,
      That is nice of you to say so. Appreciated.

      Cheers.

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  8. hey there. sorry to bother you, but the links to this treasure no longer work and i was hoping i could get a reup.

    thanks!

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    1. Hi djpegleg
      New links established, tested and working.

      Cheers.

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  9. Amazing. What a collection! Thanks so much BB.

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    1. Thanks Phillip,
      Appreciated. The man has a gift, (and good timing).

      Cheers.

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