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The Sampler - Intro To Music of the 1920s, 30s & 40s
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Product Code: PPCD78130
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The Sampler - Intro To Music of the 1920s, 30s & 40s

This album is a wonderful introduction to Past Perfect, featuring tracks from each of our first 25 albums. With more than an hour of quality recordings and at such a great price, how can you resist!

"Our first experience with your good company is really something we will recommend Past Perfect to our friends in Norway" Mr A.O, Norway

Track Listing

  1. Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra - I Never Knew
  2. Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - Doug The Jitterbug
  3. Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra - I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
  4. Bob Crosby & His Orchestra - King Porter Stomp
  5. George Formby - On The Wigan Boat Express
  6. Paul Whiteman (with Rosa Linda, piano) - Cuban Overture (Excerpt)
  7. Fats Waller - Carolina Shout
  8. Noel Coward - Just Let Me Look At You
  9. Beniamino Gigli - La Danza
  10. Reinhardt & Grappelli - Miss Annabelle Lee
  11. Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra - Muddy Water
  12. Ambrose & His Orchestra - I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
  13. Ginger Rogers - Let Yourself Go
  14. Ella Fitzgerald - Taking A Chance On Love
  15. Fred Astaire - Shall We Dance?
  16. Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - In The Mood
  17. Billie Holiday - Georgia On My Mind
  18. Fats Waller - Everybody Loves My Baby
  19. Roy Fox & His Orchestra - It's Got To Be Love
  20. The Charleston Chasers - Wabash Blues
  21. Al Bowlly - Say When
  22. Benny Carter & His Orchestra - Mighty Like The Blues
  23. The Andrews Sisters - Why Talk About Love?
  24. The Ink Spots - Keep Away From My Doorstep
  25. Frank Sinatra - Paradise


Why Not Give It A Go?

  • 1930s, 40s & 50s Hits
  • The Best of Past Perfect
  • Expertly Remastered
  • 25 Original Recordings
  • Over 1 Hour of Music

Cover Notes

From the first half of the twentieth century, the 78rpm record enabled millions to hear the greatest music of the day. From the Charleston craze in the Twenties, to the big band sound two decades later, people would wind up their gramophones, place a record on the turntable, put a steel needle into the prcious groove, and got carried away by Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and Glenn Miller. This was also the time of the birth of jazz, and many classic recordings soon followed, with the likes of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. Listening to these records today can be a frustrating experience.  No matter how 'nostalgic' 78rpm surface noise is, there can be no doubt that the crackles and hiss all combine to distract from the music and obscure the recording.

Past Perfect created a new standard in the transfer and remastering of 78rpm records.  Our aim is to stay true to the integrity of the original sound, while at the same time revealing the music as clearly as we can do.The result is a sound quality that finally does justice to this great music; pure, classic performances of the greatest popular music ever. More than fifty years later, it's like hearing it for the first time.

Our Sampler contains one track from every one of our first, top 25 CDs.  Go on, discover great music!

Customer Testimonials

  • "I enjoyed The Sampler so much, I immediately played it again." Mr E, Wirral

    "Thank you so much for dealing with my order so swiftly. I have had many disappointing experiences when dealing with other companies on-line. But I was thrilled with the service that you provided and since the CDs were a birthday present I cannot tell you how pleased the recipient was!"  Mr BF, Gloucestershire

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    UK Delivery

    Based in the United Kingdom, we aim to provide 'next day' delivery for all orders to the mainland UK. Orders received before 2.30pm are despatched the same day. Orders are generally sent by Royal Mail and we use first class post. A reasonable postage and packing charge of £2.75 will be added per UK order, no matter how many items you order. 

    International Delivery

    All international orders (anywhere outside of the UK) are generally sent by Royal Mail Airmail. We aim for delivery within 3/4 working days EU and 6/12 days elsewhere. Orders received before 2.30pm are despatched the same day. Where US dollars are chosen as payment currency a shipping charge of UK£8.75 (approx converted rate of $12.69) will be added per order. Orders shipped to EU countries incur a shipping cost of £4.75 (approx 5,40 euros)

    For a fast, secure and reliable service worldwide, we can also send your parcel by courier. Please email and we'll provide you with the most competitive price we can find.

    Please note: To pay with a converted currency you must provide a non-UK billing address.

    The price does not include customs fees, which are the responsibility of the consumer. We guarantee delivery of Priority shipments to the receiving country's Customs Office only; Past Perfect accepts no responsibility for the package after arrival at the Customs Office.

    Availability: Guaranteed In-Stock
    Product Code: PPCD78130
    Quantity: Now Only 10.00 ($14.08)