The Proper Introduction
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a great new series for the low price of only
or, buy four and get one free

Each of these swell CDs is packed to the limit -- 20 to 30 tracks & running 74 to 79 minutes -- comes packaged in a glossy tri-fold package plastered with photos of the artist and has an eight-page booklet tucked into the center panel that includes a thorough discography of the recordings on the disc as well as an insightful bio (in many cases by in-house jazz master, Joop Visser).  Yes, Proper has done it again! 

Just as with the other series from Proper records, this one features the finest in classic popular music from, roughly, 1920 - 1955.  While jazz is, rightly, in the forefront of the selections in this line, there is plenty more.  Most noteworthy is the special focus on classic blues and early R & B:  check it out, we're confident that you'll be duly impressed.  There's also a generous selection of male and (especially) female vocalists.   In addition there's plenty of fabulous early country and western, bluegrass, and more -- even classical! 

Here they are, check 'em out:

Gene Autry    Don't Fence Me In
Chet Baker   Young Chet  >out of stock<
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters   Sexy Ways

Clifford Brown    Brownie Speaks
Ruth Brown  
Teardrops from My Eyes
Maria Callas    Diva  >out of stock<
Cab Calloway    Zah, Zuh, Zaz
The Carter Family    Keep on the Sunny Side
Serge Chaloff   
The Baritone Sax Master
Rosemary Clooney    Tenderly
Arnett Cobb   
The Wild Man from Texas
Cowboy Copas    Signed, Sealed and Delivered  >out of stock<
Sonny Criss    Young Sonny
Bob Crosby    Big Noise from Winnetka
Celia Cruz    Havana Days
Xavier Cugat    Say "Si Si"
Miles Davis    Enigma
Billie Eckstine   
Ballds, Blues and Bebop
Duke Ellington    Skin Deep
Kathleen Ferrier  
Blow the Wind Southerly
Ella Fitzgerald    Smooth Sailing
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs    The Mercury Years
Tennessee Ernie Ford    Rock City Boogie
The Four Aces  
Heart and Soul
Lefty Frizzel    Shine Shave Shower (Its Saturday Night)
Lowell Fulson    Juke Box Shuffle
Stan Getz    The Wizard
Benny Goodman & His Orch.    Ridin' High
  >out of stock<
Woody Guthrie    This Land Is Your Land  >out of stock<
Johnny Hartman    There Goes My Heart
Billie Holiday    Yesterdays
  >out of stock<
John Lee Hooker    I'm In the Mood
Son House    Delta Blues
Howlin' Wolf    Memphis Days
  >out of stock<
Bull Moose Jackson    Bad Man Jackson
Mahalia Jackson    In the Uper Room
J.J. Johnson   
Robert Johnson    Cross Road Blues
Spike Jones & His City Slickers    Thank You Music Lovers
Wynton Kelly    First Sessions
B.B. King    Woke Up This Morning
Gene Krupa    Up an' Atom
Mario Lanza    Be My Love
Julia Lee    That's What I Like
Peggy Lee    I Get Ideas
Smiley Lewis    Gumbo Blues
  >out of stock<
Little Esther    I Paid My Dues    >out of stock<
Little Walter    Juke  >out of stock<
Professor Longhair    Mardi Gras in New Orleans  >out of stock<
Maddox Brothers & Rose    That'll Learn Ya Durn Ya
Dodo Marmarosa    Dodo's Dance (under-appreciated Pittsburgh bebopper)
Dean Martin    Aw C'mon
Billy May & His Orchestra    Billy's Best
Modern Jazz Quartet   
La Ronde
Thelonious Monk    Trinkle Tinkle  >out of stock<
Charlie Parker   Star Eyes
Charley Patton    Pony Blues  >out of stock<
Donald Peers    In a Shady Nook
Webb Pierce    Groovie Boogie Woogie Boy
Perez Prado    The Mambo King
Ike Quebec    Blue Harlem
  >out of stock<
Johnnie Ray    Cry     >out of stock<
Buddy Rich    Quiet Riot
Tex Ritter    Sing, Cowboy, Sing
Sonny Rollins    Young Rollins
George Shearing    Conception
Dinah Shore    For Sentimental Reasons
Horace Silver    Doodlin' 

Frank Sinatra    Young at Heart
Johnny Smith    Meets the Master Saxes (Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and others)
Hank Snow    I'm Movin' On
Billy Strayhorn    Passion Flower
Maxine Sullivan   
Moments Like This
Yma Sumac    Queen of Exotica
Hank Thompson     The Wild Side of Life
Big Mama Thornton   They Called Me Big Mama
The Treniers    Go! Go! Go!
Ike Turner & Jackie Brenston    Rocket 88
Sarah Vaughan   Shulie A Bop

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson    Kidney Stew Blues  
Muddy Waters    Mad Love

Johhny Guitar Watson    Space Guitar
Hank Williams    The Final Sessions

To learn more about these great releases, we encourage you to visit the Proper Records site.  Once there, simply enter in the search bar the name of the artist whose disc you're interested in learning more about, then click on the image once it comes up.  That will take you to a description along with links to the track listing and full discography.  Easy as pie!

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