[78-L] Casa Loma "White Jazz"

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Aug 21 08:51:41 PDT 2012

On 20/08/12 21:06, Malcolm Rockwell 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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I have it on English Br 01144 and, yes, there is distortion, but it 
seems to me to be more general. There is some fuzziness throughout, not 
just on the brass. I'll see if I have it on an LP reissue--see how that 

      Julian Vein

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