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Best Blue Note RVG Collection 100

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This sampler from EMI/ Blue Note in Japan is simply out to lunch. It's two discs, and contains a total of a hundred tracks. How did they do it? Simple: they edited each cut down to just over a minute-and-a-half. No kidding. Can you imagine a 90-second version of John Coltrane's "Blue Train?" It's here. A minute-and-a-half "'Round Midnight," by Thelonious Monk? That too. How about a short edit of Lee Morgan's "Sidewinder," Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers' "Moanin'," or Miles Davis' "Dear Old Stockholm?" Yep. All here. So why would Blue Note do such a thing? Easy: they are (as they always have) catering to a market -- namely DJs. These cuts are far more ripe for finding sampled breaks than full versions and sound a little bit like a very badly put together mixtape, as the edits are extremely sloppy. This may be a budget release in Japan, but here in the United States it's outrageously priced. Avoid it unless you are particularly lazy DJ. Look for the albums instead.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:37
2 1:29
3 1:37
4 1:38
5 1:36
6 1:34
7
1:35
8 1:30
9
1:29
10 1:39
11 1:38
12
1:37
13
1:36
14 1:34
15 1:32
16 1:37
17 1:37
18
1:37
19 1:36
20 1:31
21 1:35
22 1:32
23 1:32
24
1:30
25 1:33
26
1:35
27 1:39
28 1:31
29 1:30
30 1:30
31 1:37
32 1:39
33
1:35
34 1:30
35 1:33
36 1:31
37 1:32
38 1:39
39 1:38
40 1:35
41
1:25
42
1:30
43 1:39
44 1:29
45
1:29
46
1:38
47
1:36
48 1:39
49
1:36
50
1:37

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:37
2 1:31
3 1:30
4 1:33
5
1:30
6 1:33
7 1:32
8 1:35
9 1:30
10 1:37
11 1:36
12 1:29
13 1:32
14 1:34
15
1:38
16 1:39
17 1:37
18 1:36
19
1:38
20 1:36
21 1:37
22 1:33
23 1:35
24 1:33
25
1:35
26 1:37
27 1:34
28
1:39
29 1:37
30 1:33
31 1:29
32
1:36
33 1:38
34 1:32
35 1:36
36
1:34
37 1:29
38 1:33
39
1:30
40 1:38
41
1:28
42
1:39
43 1:36
44 1:32
45
1:39
46 1:33
47
1:38
48 1:36
49 1:30
50 1:31
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