The other day I happend to find the very article that identifies the period when Norman Granz stopped distribution contract with Mercury label and started his own Clef label – I found this while I was looking for info on other research topics… I knew it was in 1953 after my past research, but I wanted to identify more precise period of when the Mercury-Clef transition was conducted.
(the rest part of this article is available only in Japanese…)
This double CD album, just released in this year, has very funny artwork here – take a look, it looks like a heavily worn-out 78rpm album binder! When I saw this artwork for the first time, I thought this copy is one of substandard products . . .
The Mercury New Orleans Sessions 1950 & 1953 (Bear Family [G] BCD-16804-BH)