The Proper Pairs


Copacetic customers of the Proper Box Set series have cause to celebrate as we add their pint-size partner, the Proper Pair.  Each Proper Pair contains 2 CDs containing up to 50 tracks and presenting over two hours playing time.  Each comes with an 8 - 16 page booklet which includes biographical notes, rare photos (including many in color), and-- most importantly-- complete track listing details: players’ names, recording dates, studio locations, original catalog numbers, and song writing credits are all here.  All for the very proper price of only $15.95! Perhaps a tad shy of the value offered by its elder sibling, the Proper Box, but still no room for complaints as the discerning selection accompanied by high-quality mastering remains the same, and, for the most part, the artists they have chosen for this series seem just right for this slimmed-down treatment.  Here’s what’s out so far:
PVCD100   Earl Bostic    Flamingo
PVCD101   Tiny Bradshaw    Breaking Up the House
PVCD102   Amos Milburn    The Chicken Shack Boogie Man
PVCD103   Doris Day    It’s Magic  SWELL!
PVCD104   Muddy Waters    Rollin’ Stone
PVCD105   Red Foley    Tennessee Saturday Night
PVCD106   Moon Mullican    I’ll Sail My Ship Alone
PVCD107   Les Paul & Mary Ford     Guitar Wizard
PVCD108   Peter Cook     Over At Rainbow’s
PVCD109   The Skatalites    Lucky Seven
PVCD110   Marvin Gaye    Live
PVCD111   Delroy Wilson    I’m In A Dancing Mood
PVCD112   June Christy     Cool Christy  SNAPPY!
PVCD113   Oscar Peterson    Genesis
PVCD114   Thelonious Monk    Criss Cross  RARE EARLY MONK + THE CLASSICS!
PVCD115   Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra    Apollo Jump
PVCD116   Ted Heath & His Music    Big Ben Bounce
PVCD117   Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers    The Shuffle Boogie King
PVCD118   Stuff Smith  Time and Again
PVCD119   Gerry Mulligan  Young Mulligan
PVCD120   Fats Domino  Rockin’ on Rampart
PVCD121   Kay Starr   For Real  AWESOME!!!
PVCD122   Willie Nelson   Broken Promises
PVCD123   Merle Travis  Hot Pickin’
PVCD124   Fred Astaire   Jazz Time
PVCD125   Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee  Sportin' Life Blues
PVCD126   The Ravens  Birds of a Feather
PVCD127   Spade Cooley  Swingin' the Devil's Dream
PVCD128   Frankie Lane  High Noon
PVCD129   Memphis Minnie  Me and My Chauffer OUCH!
PVCD130   Art Pepper  Young Art
PVCD131   Jay McShann and his Orchestra  Jumpin’ the Blues
PVCD132   Dave Brubeck  Early Concepts IT ALL STARTS HERE! 
PVCD133   Eddie Cochran  Forever Rockin’
PVCD134   Hank Penny  King of Hillbilly Bebop
PVCD135   George Jones  Jones By George!
PVCD136   Nat King Cole   Unforgettable
PVCD137   Ray Charles   Mess Around
PVCD138   Zoot Sims  Swing King!
PVCD139   Buck Clayton  Swingin' with Buck
PVCD140   Art Blakey   Hard Bop
PVCD141   Lee Wiley   S'Wonderful

We urge you to visit the Proper Records Site.  Once you're there, just click on "Proper Pairs" under "Proper Products" in the upper left-hand corner, and then once the new page loads scroll down until you find the box you're looking to learn more about.  As an alternative, just enter the name of the artist and/or title that you're looking for into the site's search bar.  Either way, once you've found the Pair you're looking for you will be able to access all the details about the tracks contained on it.  A real wealth of information is provided, and the details are terrific, especially when it comes to recording dates & track personnel.

Proper Pairs Series:
copacetic price - $15.95

ordering info

A Note on Availability: While every effort is being made to keep the entire Proper Pairs Series in stock at all times, the fact of the matter is that it is inevitable that from time to time temporary holes may appear in our stock.  Should it occur that you request a particular box which we are out of stock of at that moment, we would be more than happy to contact you when it is back in stock (which should be no more than two weeks, at any given time).

Actual Availability (we'll update this as often as possible) as of 1 November 2008:
ALL Proper Pairs are currently in stock, except129

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