Reed Between the Lines
This articulate and original modern jazz CD offers the listener inspired performances from Memphis' highest quality jazzers along with compositions to satisfy the most discriminating musical palate.
The Nearness of You
A harmonica vituoso, Billy Gibson draws on his instrumental and vocal talents to inspire romance and passion.
In a Memphis Tone
Inside Sounds re-releases Billy Gibson's debut recording, "In a Memphis Tone."
The Instrumental Memphis Music Sampler
Including jazz, R&B, world and new age, The Instrumental Memphis Music Sampler is the first CD compilation to feature Memphis' greatest contemporary instrumentalists. From Beale Streat veterans to behind-the-scenes studio musicians.
The Instrumental Memphis Music Sampler Vol. 2
Mostly jazz, with some instrumental blues, and a lot of Memphis flavor.
The Memphis Belles Jazz Collection
Twelve contemporary and traditional tracks by twelve Memphis jazz singers--includes an 8-page booklet with photos and liner notes.
Mississippi steamboats are part of American legend; that legend was captured
in the songs heard in this collection. Fortunately, the music still survives.
Travel back with us to a more simple time when cotton was king and life on the
river was a neverending adventure. So sit back, have a mint julep and enjoy
this celebration of life on the Mighty Mississippi during the first half of the
Ted Weems (1901-1963) led one of the
more long-lived dance orchestras in
America. Weems showed an uncanny
ability to adapt his sound to fit the most popular trends. When vocal refrain
became a fashionable addition to big band music, Weems was ready with the
adept Parker Gibbs at the microphone. Marvelous includes Weems' most
popular and swinging numbers.
Ted Weems & His Orchestra
America's fascination with the Orient at the start of
the twentieth century fostered the beginning of "Chinamania." The average American knew
very little about the mysterious Far East, but that was about to change. Songwriters began
to pen songs about China and this continued well into the 1930s. This compilation contains
historical performances that show the influence China had on Western music.
Liet. James Europe's 369th U.S. Infantry
James Reese Europe was the world's most accomplished
African-American bandleader before 1920. He was
internationally famous as the founder of New York's Clef Club and as music director for
Vernon and Irene Castle. During World War I, he organized the all-black 369th U.S. Infantry
"Hell Fighters" Band. They fought in the trenches, introduced that new music "Jazz" to the
Continent, and were acclaimed in France and America as the greatest-ever regimental band.
In May, 1919, the "Hell Fighters" were on the last leg of their triumphal U.S. Victory Concert
Tour when Europe was murdered at age 39. All twenty-four recordings he made for Pathe in
the last two months of his life are collected on this CD as well as 44 pages of liner notes
and rare photographs.
James Reese Europe