[78-L] Casa Loma "White Jazz"

Cary Ginell soundthink at live.com
Mon Aug 20 13:12:45 PDT 2012

I'm sure it was recorded loud. This is one of the mist exciting jazz records ever recorded. Great arrangement by Gene Gifford. 


On Aug 20, 2012, at 1:06 PM, "Malcolm Rockwell" <malcolm at 78data.com> wrote:

> I just bought  a V+ condition copy of the Casa Loma Orchestra doing 
> White Jazz b/w Blue Jazz (Br 6611). From the very beginning of the White 
> Jazz cut it sounds like the horns are distorting - breaking up at the 
> upper end of the range. Could it be that the master was cut too hot? But 
> the drums sound great throughout!
> I've also heard this kind of breakup on records that have been played 
> with worn steel needles.
> If it wasn't recorded as late as it was (1931) I'd have thought it was 
> made by their Light Ray process. Gah.
> What gives? Are other pressings just as bad?
> Mal
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