[78-L] Misterioso label

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Mar 6 08:42:44 PST 2010

Geoffrey Wheeler wrote:
> Regarding the four albums issued on the Misterioso label, Julian Vein 
> comments: “I'm still surprised that their existence wasn't known
> to discographers. ...”
> I published the complete playlists of the four Misterioso albums in my 
> 1999 book Jazz By Mail: Record Clubs and Record Labels... I published 
> an expanded version of the playlists, along with additional commentary 
> in my 812-page book Dial Records: West Coast Jazz and the Be-Bop Era 
> published in August 2009. Since I had copies of the albums to refer to, 
> I did not bother to check whether Lord or any other discographer had 
> listed them. I am surprised to learn that Julian with all his 
> wide-ranging resources has been unable to find any such listings. I 
> would have thought Lord and others would have listed them. But then 
> Lord has never bought any of my books, which may explain the lacuna 
> where the contents of the four albums is concerned.
> _______________________________________________
Actually, Lord 10.0 does list the Misteriosos. Did I give the impression 
that he hadn't? My main interest is how they remained a secret for about 
30 years.

Lacuna Oroonee!

      Julian Vein

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