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Swing Guitar Masterpieces : 1938-1957

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Disc 1 of 2
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Sweet Sue
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Limehouse Blues
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Nobody's Sweetheart
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Whispering
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Russian Lullaby
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Just A Little Swing
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Dear Old Southland
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Jeepers Creepers
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Sweet Georgia Brown
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In The Mood
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Hombre Mio (Man Of Mine)
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I've Got Rythm
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Begin The Beguine
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Bye Bye Blues
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Negra De Cabello Duro
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Besame Mucho
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Tico Tico No Fura
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Temptation
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I Never Knew
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Caminos Cruzados (Malaguena)
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Limehouse Blues (2)
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Scartunas
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You Made Me Love You
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Cherokee
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Stardust
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Honeysuckle Rose
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Lady Be Good
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Doin' The New Lowdown
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Improvisaciones Sobre Boogie Woogie
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Swingin' On A Star
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Melancolia
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Sentimental Journey
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Como Te Llamas
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Bugle Call Rag
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Darktown Strutter's Ball
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I'm Beginning To See The Light
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Blue Skies
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Twelfth Street Rag
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Diga Diga Do
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Swanee River
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Vieni Sul Mar
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Delicado
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Scartunas
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Mia Casita Pequenita
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Crazy Rythm
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Daphne
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Dolores
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April In Portugal
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You Belong To Me
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Who's Sorry Now?
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Tiger Rag
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Tea For Two
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Total Tracks: 52   Total Length: 144:36

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Oscar was an amazing performer too!

N8sartain

If you watch some videos online you would see this guy put on a great show. He sounds like Django because they spent a lot of time playing together in Paris, and I heard even lived with each other for a time.

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Branch Out from Django!

KGHE

If you like the Hot Club sound, this record is for you! Great playing all around, fun arrangements. Unsung hero of early guitar.

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Hot Guitar

BigD-Bluez

I was not that familiar with Oscar Aleman prior to finding this but he is great. He does remind me of Django but hey is that in any way bad? Favorite track - Tico Tico.

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Aleman is breathtaking

missytwoshoes

I urge all fans of Gypsy jazz & of Django to take this finely compiled and mastered album and play it often! Aleman's genius, passionate and sometimes playful grasp of the genre is remarkable and it is odd he is not better known. Highlites here are the "Russian Lullaby", "Tico Tico", "Besame Mucho" and others.

They Say All Music Guide

Oscar Alemán is one of the great unknown talents in jazz history. A brilliant guitarist who sounded very close to Django Reinhardt at times, Alemán was overshadowed in Europe by Reinhardt in the 1930s and spent much of the rest of his career in his native Argentina, remaining well known only in that country. This 1998 double CD from Dave Grisman’s Acoustic Disc label has highlights from Alemán’s career, including the eight selections he recorded during his three European sessions of 1938-1939, plus music from 1941-1947 and 1951-1954. Although the settings varied (including a sextet with violinist Svend Asmussen, a nonet, and two unaccompanied guitar solos), Alemán’s basic swing style stayed the same, retaining its enthusiasm and creativity and remaining unaffected by bop. Sticking throughout to acoustic guitar and taking an occasional good-time vocal, Alemán is heard in peak form. He deserves to be much better known. A definitive two-fer from a major talent. – Scott Yanow

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