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More Unheard Django with Duke Ellington, and more!

Svanis1337Svanis1337 ✭✭✭
edited March 2012 in History Posts: 450
The following audio clip is an excerpt from a 45-second preview of "Ride Red Ride" from the CD "Best of Django Reinhardt on Vogue", only released in Japan. Note how it not only includes what was on the Intégrale Vol. 20 version, but also some more! I don't own this CD, so it is possible that more omitted fragments are present in this version of the tune than is evident from this 45 second preview I grabbed from a japanese website.

Here is a side-by-side comparison with the Intégrale version. Note how the "new" one still seems to cut off or be damaged at the 00:06 mark.

"Best of Django Reinhardt on Vogue":

"Intégrale Django Reinhardt" Vol. 20 disc 2:

But there's more!

There is a "Django Reinhardt on Vogue - Complete Edition" 8 CD box set only released in Japan, and that includes this and other rare tunes like the 1949 "Night and Day" Radio Broadcast with Paul Baron's Orchestra from the "This is Paris" Maurice Chevalier Show. This box set might have a more complete version of the broadcast than what is found on the Intégrale set.

I've read that "Ride, Red, Ride" was edited quite heavily between LP's. I wonder if the original is still out there, and if that has even MORE music that was omitted.

I'm guessing the makers behind these Japan releases sourced their material from several rare LP's. Either Daniel Nevers had a different source for "Red, Ride, Red" on Intégrale Vol. 20 disc 2, or he removed these two seconds on purpose. Either way, It's a mystery. And it begs the question: What else is hiding on these rare Japan-only releases?

Does anyone have "Best of Django Reinhardt on Vogue" OR "Django Reinhardt on Vogue - Complete Edition"???

Here is the website I found this on:

This is just like the 1953 "Fine and Dandy" jam session with Tony Proteau's orchestra live on the radio. On the Intégrale it cuts to later in the tune at around 6:15. On "Django on the Radio" it continues for 5 seconds and fades out at 6:20. It's also issued on a rare LP: "Collectables CD 7139", but I don't know if it has the whole thing. It could exist in its entirety on the "Django Reinhardt on Vogue - Complete Edition" 8 CD box set, but I can't know for sure. All I want is the complete unaltered recording. :( There is also the issue of "Margie" from 1951 being damaged towards the end. Why hasn't it been restored? I also read in Paul Vernon's "Jean 'Django' Reinhardt: a contextual bio-discography 1910-1953" that two tunes with Django and Jacques Helian and his orchestra ("Double Whiskey" and "I Got Rhythm") were to appear on the Intégrale set, but they never did! Why?


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