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
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, except: 129
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