Monday 14 September 2020

Jazz Lexicon - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.8

Each week on Vinyl Joblottin’ we buy a bundle of vinyl at auction (or find one in a record shop, charity shop, car boot sale, etc). The records are a slice of a collection, giving us a glimpse into a collector’s past. Then we spin each joblot into a theme for you.

Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'

This week I bought a joblot of jazz vinyl from my local record fair and record shop in Twickenham. I’ve been lucky to be part of the London jazz community for the past ten years. I love the scene’s rituals and language. It made me look at some of the jazz languages that have developed in its history. These include Cab Calloway’s Hepster’s Dictionary, Slim Gaillard’s Vout-o-Reenee Jive language, Swinging Syllables the Beatnik pamphlet, and A Jazz Lexicon compiled by Robert S. Gold. 

This episode features records from a joblot of 5 records that cost £5.39. Alban Low is your joblotter for this 20 minute episode.

1 - Zah Zuh Zah - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
2 - Y'Know What I Mean - Marian McPartland
3 - Willow Weep For Me - Bud Powell
4 - Slippery - Milt Jackson & Ray Brown
5 - Hi'Ya Sophia - Benny Goodman And His Sextet

This radio programme is part of the A World In London Radio Series, more information at

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