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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


WORLD PACIFIC 12” LP – 1800 SERIES
PART FIVE – WPS-21881 / WPS-21904

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This fifth group of releases in 1800 series concludes use of that numerical series by World Pacific.  All of the releases were stereo or mono reprocessed to simulate stereo, all release numbers with a “2” prefix that had been used when mono releases in the series needed to be distinguished from stereo releases. Several numbers were not assigned or used in this group: WPS-21885, WPS-21901, and WPS-21902.

Artists represented on this group of releases include: J. P. Rags, Harper & Row, Billy Larkin & The Delegates, The Sandals, Shakey Jake, George Smith, Roy Harper, Lord Buckley, Sunnyland Slim, Billy Larkin, The Groundhogs, The Carnival, Peter Sarstedt, The Craig Hundley Trio, Big Joe Williams, Dr. K’s Blues band, The Fortunes, and The Rockin’ Berries.

Steve LaVere and Pete Welding produced a series of four albums in a series entitled “BLUESMAKERS”  that have not been reissued on CD.  Given the popularity of the blues market it would seem that the four albums would make a handsome 2 CD set complete with the original liner notes by Pete Welding.





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Monday, March 18, 2013



WORLD PACIFIC 45 RPM 77800 SERIES
PART THREE – 77841 / 77860

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The 77800 45 single series began when the release designation for the 400 45 single series was reassigned to a matrix series with the release of 77800 that carried matrix numbers WP-429-B and WP-430. The second release in the 77800 series, 77801, had matrix numbers WP-432 and WP-433.  The 77800 series would be the final 45 RPM single series for the World Pacific/Pacific Jazz/Aura line and would be a mixed bag of musical genres, drawing from the new Pacific Jazz PJ series, the World Pacific 1400 and 1800 LP series, the Aura LP series and random single releases not drawn from an LP release. 



The artists represented in this third group of releases include: Bud Shank & Chet Baker, Bob Florence, Tony Scotti, Billy Larkin and The Delegates, Joe Pass, Jackie deShannon, Raga and The Talas, The Mariachi Brass (Dennis Budimir, Al Casey, Don Peake, Bud Coleman, Jules Vogel, Lyle Ritz, Frank Capp, Julius Wechter, Gene Estes, Ollie Mitchell, Roy Caton, Virgil Evans, Lou Blackburn, Lew McCreary, George Tipton, Jack Nitzsche), Gil & Johnny (Gil Garfield, Johnny Cole), The Hardtimes, The Sandals, Rogers Kellaway, Roger Tillison, Chet Baker & Strings, Oliver Nelson, Bud Shank with Strings, Jack Millman and The Electric Tomorrow.




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