Southern Jazz

Vol. 4: 1946-1950

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The fourth of four LPs that reissue material from the excellent Australian trad jazz band the Southern Jazz Group is the weakest in the series. Of the 16 selections, five are taken from private acetates recorded live and the recording quality of those is quite erratic. Otherwise, a similar group under the title of Dusty Rhodes & His Jackeross leans more to the novelty side on four numbers, there are two combo selections from Lazy Ade & His Backroom Boys, and just five selections from the Southern Jazz Group in their prime (and these were also previously out on a Swaggie LP). So get the first three albums in this series first (if they can be found) before exploring these obscurities.