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Offline dj

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2007, 10:39:39 AM »
Another heads up:  For anyone who's interested in the ?1.99 (US $4.00) sale currently going on at Document (document-records.com), it's set to expire on February 1st.  So if you haven't ordered already, you have less than 2 weeks to do so.  There's a lot of good stuff listed there.  From a country blues perspective, Memphis Blues and Rare Country Blues volumes 2, 3, and 4 are particularly interesting and apt to be overlooked. 

Note:  I have absolutely no involvement with Document other than as a consumer.   

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2007, 06:46:49 AM »
From the latest Document newsletter (January 25, 2007):

"Document have been working hard to get all of the back catalogue in stock and this should be completed by late Spring 2007."

And

"A reissue programe of the Document titles that were released on vinyl. The first of these releases will be DLP 519 which features Robert Johnson, Robert Lockwood and Otto Virgial. This will become Mississippi Blues Vol. 4. and will have 19 tracks."

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2007, 01:31:05 PM »
From the Document website. Those of you waiting for specific titles to come back in stock should check the website once in awhile -- you may be able to get your long-awaited CD at a lower price as well:

"Over the next 3 weeks Document will be bringing 50 re-issued titles from the DOCD-5000 series back into stock.
After this 'batch' we plan to bring another 50 or so titles from the same series back into stock.
The first 50 will be on offer for ?5.99 per CD for the duration of one month and customers will be notified of this in the next Document newsletter mailout. Keep checking back to the website for news on these titles."

(Unfortunately, Texas Alexander is in the MBCD-2000 series...)
« Last Edit: February 26, 2007, 01:37:34 PM by uncle bud »

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2007, 02:11:31 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, Uncle Bud.  :) Hopefully the Complete Blind Blake vol. 2 will be among the reissues, I've been waiting for it quite a long time :(

Pan

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2007, 06:32:37 PM »
Argh, no Texas Alexander, Volume 3!
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2007, 07:54:17 PM »
Buddy Boy Hawkins! Please, please, please, please!

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2007, 09:45:26 AM »
The Document newsletter is out and as promised there are a bunch of titles back in stock. Sorry, Wax, looks like you'll still have to wait for Buddy Boy Hawkins. Here's the list (comments are from Document):

The following CDs have just come back into stock and are priced at ?5.99 until 8th April:
   
Arizona Dranes
DOCD-5186
Blind pianist star of the sanctified churches. With 'new' cover image.
     
Backwoods Blues
DOCD-5036
Compilation of stars who shone briefly and then took the dirt road home to
obscurity.
   
Kokomo Arnold Volume 1
Volume 1 DOCD-5037
Probably the fastest ever bottleneck guitarist ever to record.

Kokomo Arnold Volume 2
Volume 2 DOCD-5038
More breakneck bottleneck guitar.
   
Ishman Bracey
DOCD-5049
A rare combination of braggart, entertainer, musician, showman and eventually an
ordained minister.
     
Montana Taylor
DOCD-5053
Midwestern piano blues and boogie, unsurpassed in strength and beauty.
     
Sinners & Saints
DOCD-5106
The musical traditions that preceded blues. A collection from sinful and saintly
songsters.
     
Jim Jackson Volume 1
DOCD-5114
One of the richest stores of traditional songs. Strummed guitar with some pretty
pattern picks.

Texas Slide Guitars
DOCD-5143
Bottleneck slide guitar from the deep south. Oscar Woods and Black Ace show you
how.

Texas Piano Volume 1
DOCD-5224
Piano and vocal selections from the Thomas family.

     
Peetie Wheatstraw Volume 1
DOCD-5241
The Devil's Son-In-Law was one of the most popular blues performers to appear on
record.
     
Frankie "Half-Pint" Jackson
DOCD-5259
Volume 2 from the vaudeville singer, comedian and female impersonator. Jaxon's
music is still a lot of fun to listen to. The almost always bawdy comedy is
still fresh and filled with sexual double entendre.

Bumble Bee Slim Volume 1
DOCD-5261
Vocals and guitar blues from the rough side of the tracks.
     
Ida Cox Volume 1
DOCD-5322
"The Uncrowned Queen
of the Blues"
     
Bertha "Chippie" Hill
DOCD-5330
Contains some of the most beautiful blues singing ever layed down on wax.

Ma Rainey
Volume 1
DOCD-5581
"Mother of the Blues"

Lightnin' Hopkins
DOCD-5609
His place in the scheme of things seems clear enough; he brought country blues
into the post-war world.

Black Fiddlers
DOCD-5631
Offers us a rare glimpse of African-American fiddling.

Sonny Terry Volume 2
Volume 2 DOCD-5657
Widely known for his energetic blues harmonica style which frequently included
vocal whoops and hollers, and imitations of trains and fox hunts.

Bukka White
DOCD-5679
Delta blues steel guitarist.
The vintage recordings 1930 ~ 1940.

Barbecue Bob Volume 1
DOCD-5046
Big booming sound of the 12 string accompanied by wry, original lyrics.


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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2007, 09:59:08 AM »
The Document newsletter is out and as promised there are a bunch of titles back in stock.

Thanks, Uncle Bud--you beat me to it. For those of you who don't subscribe, all the mentioned titles are listed on their main page:

http://www.document-records.com/

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #68 on: March 08, 2007, 10:26:48 AM »
For those interested, it should also be mentioned that most, if not all, of Document's "Essential" series (2 CD single artist compilations) are on sale for ?2.99 through April 8.

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« Reply #69 on: March 08, 2007, 10:37:52 AM »
Yes, good point, dj. Was looking at a number of those myself. There are also numerous CDs not recently out of stock that have returned as specials.

If anyone is wondering about ordering directly from Document, my experience with them has been very good.

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #70 on: March 08, 2007, 11:04:27 AM »
DJ -

Thanks for the information regarding the sale on Essential Cd's at Document.  I already have 6 and am ordering 5 more.  I think the quality of these collections is excellent.

Jan

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« Reply #71 on: March 11, 2007, 08:47:30 AM »
I Just Purchased The 3rd Volume Of Papa Charlie Jackson, But Unfortunately The First Two Volumes Are Out Of Print.

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« Reply #72 on: March 11, 2007, 09:48:27 AM »
Hi Calvin,

Vol 2 of Papa Charlie did come back into stock in October, so you might want to double-check. Possible it's out of stock again, but I'd check the Document website and maybe with someone like Malcolm at venerablemusic.com.

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #73 on: March 20, 2007, 03:47:57 AM »
Hello, Friends!

I'm very interested to buy from the Document site but I don't understand HOW to do it.
I emailed them 3 times in the last month, but no answer yet!
Another very important question: can I pay by paypal? (or how can I pay?)

Many thanks for the help.

Marco.

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Re: Document CDs--availability, sound quality, etc.
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2007, 07:52:34 AM »
Hi Marco,

It's a little less smooth than shopping at Amazon or something but still fairly straightforward once you get to the cart process.

Basically, just add whatever items you want to your cart. You'll see a total number of items and total cost in the upper left corner as you do this.

Once you've got everything you want, click View Cart, either from that corner or through one of the links at the top or bottom of the page. A page comes up to select your delivery zone. Choose it and submit.

This will take you to the cart where you can make any changes. Also shows your shipping charges (for which they used to give a discount when ordering more than a few items -- not so anymore?). Click Checkout and it takes you to a separate secure site they're using to process transactions. Enter contact and delivery info, card number, finish it off and you're done. Print off your order statement.

No Paypal as far as I know. Plastic only.

Perhaps your troubles are browser related?
« Last Edit: March 20, 2007, 07:54:13 AM by uncle bud »

 


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