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AC/DC - High Voltage Rock N Roll - 10 CD Box Set

This box collects most of the broadcast and concert recordings Django Reinhardt made in his last eight years. Reunions with Stephane Grappelli alternate with tryouts on the electric guitar and bebop. The post-war Django has lost none of his touch - the 1946 Duke Ellington concert was, on the evidence here, of a high standard. Django also emerges as a composer of stature, with a string of contemplative masterpieces. From the moment the Americans entered Paris during WW2, he was sought out. Visiting stars vied to play with him. He broadcast and recorded with the Air Transport Command big band - much of one disc is made up of radio transcripts with them. After the euphoria of the Liberation, however, work for Django was intermittent. One theme, though, was constant - a fortune awaited him in the US. He agreed to visit the US with Duke Ellington. Django just caught the last available US-bound boat with no baggage, no guitar. He believed that American guitar makers would compete to supply him with an instrument. They didn't. Eve so, everywhere the band went he was greeted as a hero. That can be detected in these live recordings. Django has got hold of an electric guitar, and is as skilful on it as he ever was. Ellington fields little more than a rhythm section - no more needed when the Frenchman is flying like this. When America tired of him, he took a ship back to France. Django quickly settled back into Parisian life. The material here sees him several times reunited with Grapelli and performing with a variety of European musicians. By 1953, engagements were again sporadic. Django was unwilling to perform for less than he thought he was worth. He had been raised to survive on next to nothing, so idleness was not the hardship that many would have found it. A somewhat raucous Tony Proteau session isn't a bad place to leave him. He was in his element with decent musicians and an appreciative audience.

    • Disc 1
    • 1AFN Title Sequence
    • 2Djangology
    • 3Honeysuckle Rose
    • 4Belleville
    • 5Uptown Blues
    • 6Moten Swing
    • 7AFN Closing
    • 8Sequence
    • 9Belleville
    • 10Moten Swing
    • 11Don't Be That Way
    • 12Improvisation No.6
    • 13Honeysuckle Rose
    • 14Uptown Blues
    • 15Djangology
    • 16Are You in the Mood?
    • 17Apple Honey
    • 18Ride Red Ride Blues Riff
    • 19Improvisation No.5
    • 20Honeysuckle Rose
    • Disc 2
    • 1Swing Guitars
    • 2Babik
    • 3Blues En Mineur
    • 4This Kind Of Friend
    • 5Nuages
    • 6Viper's Dream
    • 7Blues Chair
    • 8Minor Swing
    • 9Swing 41
    • 10Swing 39
    • 11Del Salle
    • 12Les Yuex Noirs
    • 13Louise
    • 14Reverie
    • 15Swingtime in the Springtime
    • 16Stockholm
    • 17Feerie
    • 18Vendredi 13
    • 19Sweet Chorus
    • 20Crepescule
    • 21Songe D'automne
    • 22I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
    • Disc 3
    • 1Just One of Those Things
    • 2Billets Doux
    • 3Porto Cabello
    • 4Swing Dynamique
    • 5Lover Man
    • 6Rythm Futur
    • 7Artillerie Lourde
    • 8Peche a La Mouche
    • 9Belleville
    • 10Douce Ambiance
    • 11Swing De Paris
    • 12I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    • 13It Had to Be You
    • 14September Song
    • 15Manoir De Mes Reves
    • 16Melodie Au Crepescule
    • 17Dinette
    • 18Folie a Amphion
    • 19Place De Brouckere
    • 20Symphonie
    • 21Improvisation Sur La Danse Norwegienne
    • 22St Louis Blue
    • Disc 4
    • 1Ol' Man River
    • 2R-vingt-six
    • 3How High the Moon (With Helen Forrest)
    • 4Swing Guitars
    • 5I Love You
    • 6Tiger Rag
    • 7Tears
    • 8Dinah
    • 9Them There Eyes
    • 10Daphne
    • 11How High the Moon (With Helen Forrest)
    • 12Manoir De Mes Reves
    • 13Danse Nuptiale
    • 14Crazy Rhythm
    • 15Improvisation No.5
    • 16Moppin' the Bride
    • 17Troublant Bolero
    • 18Cadillac Slim
    • 19Nuages
    • 20Improvisation Sur Un Theme Mineur
    • Disc 5
    • 1Improvisation Sur Une Danse Norwegienne
    • 2Festival 48
    • 3Minor Swing
    • 4Symphonie
    • 5Troublant Bolero
    • 6Lover
    • 7Nuages
    • 8Impromptu
    • 9Margie
    • 10Diminishing Blackness
    • 11Dream of You
    • 12Manoir De Mes Reves
    • 13Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
    • 14I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    • 15Yesterdays
    • 16Lover
    • 17Blues
    • 18Time After Time
    • 19Blues
    • 20Jam Session (Fine And Dandy)

This box collects most of the broadcast and concert recordings Django Reinhardt made in his last eight years. Reunions with Stephane Grappelli alternate with tryouts on the electric guitar and bebop. The post-war Django has lost none of his touch - the 1946 Duke Ellington concert was, on the evidence here, of a high standard. Django also emerges as a composer of stature, with a string of contemplative masterpieces. From the moment the Americans entered Paris during WW2, he was sought out. Visiting stars vied to play with him. He broadcast and recorded with the Air Transport Command big band - much of one disc is made up of radio transcripts with them. After the euphoria of the Liberation, however, work for Django was intermittent. One theme, though, was constant - a fortune awaited him in the US. He agreed to visit the US with Duke Ellington. Django just caught the last available US-bound boat with no baggage, no guitar. He believed that American guitar makers would compete to supply him with an instrument. They didn't. Eve so, everywhere the band went he was greeted as a hero. That can be detected in these live recordings. Django has got hold of an electric guitar, and is as skilful on it as he ever was. Ellington fields little more than a rhythm section - no more needed when the Frenchman is flying like this. When America tired of him, he took a ship back to France. Django quickly settled back into Parisian life. The material here sees him several times reunited with Grapelli and performing with a variety of European musicians. By 1953, engagements were again sporadic. Django was unwilling to perform for less than he thought he was worth. He had been raised to survive on next to nothing, so idleness was not the hardship that many would have found it. A somewhat raucous Tony Proteau session isn't a bad place to leave him. He was in his element with decent musicians and an appreciative audience.

    • Disc 1
    • 1AFN Title Sequence
    • 2Djangology
    • 3Honeysuckle Rose
    • 4Belleville
    • 5Uptown Blues
    • 6Moten Swing
    • 7AFN Closing
    • 8Sequence
    • 9Belleville
    • 10Moten Swing
    • 11Don't Be That Way
    • 12Improvisation No.6
    • 13Honeysuckle Rose
    • 14Uptown Blues
    • 15Djangology
    • 16Are You in the Mood?
    • 17Apple Honey
    • 18Ride Red Ride Blues Riff
    • 19Improvisation No.5
    • 20Honeysuckle Rose
    • Disc 2
    • 1Swing Guitars
    • 2Babik
    • 3Blues En Mineur
    • 4This Kind Of Friend
    • 5Nuages
    • 6Viper's Dream
    • 7Blues Chair
    • 8Minor Swing
    • 9Swing 41
    • 10Swing 39
    • 11Del Salle
    • 12Les Yuex Noirs
    • 13Louise
    • 14Reverie
    • 15Swingtime in the Springtime
    • 16Stockholm
    • 17Feerie
    • 18Vendredi 13
    • 19Sweet Chorus
    • 20Crepescule
    • 21Songe D'automne
    • 22I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
    • Disc 3
    • 1Just One of Those Things
    • 2Billets Doux
    • 3Porto Cabello
    • 4Swing Dynamique
    • 5Lover Man
    • 6Rythm Futur
    • 7Artillerie Lourde
    • 8Peche a La Mouche
    • 9Belleville
    • 10Douce Ambiance
    • 11Swing De Paris
    • 12I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    • 13It Had to Be You
    • 14September Song
    • 15Manoir De Mes Reves
    • 16Melodie Au Crepescule
    • 17Dinette
    • 18Folie a Amphion
    • 19Place De Brouckere
    • 20Symphonie
    • 21Improvisation Sur La Danse Norwegienne
    • 22St Louis Blue
    • Disc 4
    • 1Ol' Man River
    • 2R-vingt-six
    • 3How High the Moon (With Helen Forrest)
    • 4Swing Guitars
    • 5I Love You
    • 6Tiger Rag
    • 7Tears
    • 8Dinah
    • 9Them There Eyes
    • 10Daphne
    • 11How High the Moon (With Helen Forrest)
    • 12Manoir De Mes Reves
    • 13Danse Nuptiale
    • 14Crazy Rhythm
    • 15Improvisation No.5
    • 16Moppin' the Bride
    • 17Troublant Bolero
    • 18Cadillac Slim
    • 19Nuages
    • 20Improvisation Sur Un Theme Mineur
    • Disc 5
    • 1Improvisation Sur Une Danse Norwegienne
    • 2Festival 48
    • 3Minor Swing
    • 4Symphonie
    • 5Troublant Bolero
    • 6Lover
    • 7Nuages
    • 8Impromptu
    • 9Margie
    • 10Diminishing Blackness
    • 11Dream of You
    • 12Manoir De Mes Reves
    • 13Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
    • 14I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    • 15Yesterdays
    • 16Lover
    • 17Blues
    • 18Time After Time
    • 19Blues
    • 20Jam Session (Fine And Dandy)

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