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Founded in May 1949, this label specialized in reissuing rare jazz classics from the 1920s. It was made for the Jazz Art Society of 65, Bramber Road, West Kensington, London. The catalogue numbers started at L-1 and ran up to nearly L-140. All were dubs taken from the originals and vary somewhat in quality. The records cost 7/6.

The early issues are labelled "Jazz Selection"; the label name was probably changed from this due to there already being a label with this name reissuing early jazz recordings.
Later pressings give the address as "Jazz Selection, 100, Charing Cross Road, London W.C.2".

 

Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in any gaps.

My thanks to the following for their help: Bill Dean-Myatt, Graham Farnell, Mike Jones

Page last updated on: April 01, 2018.

Cat No Master No Control No Title Artists Source
L-1 20667-
20668-
12264
12263
Traveling Blues
Deep Moaning Blues
Ma Rainey Pm 12706
L-2 16685-1
16688-2
O-107
O-108
Packin' Trunk Blues
Honey, I'm All Out And Down
Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter) Ban 33359
L-3 11387-A
11390-B
  Chimes Blues
Froggie Moore
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Gnt 5135
L-4 1623-2
11391
  The Southern Stomps
Snake Rag
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Pm 12088
Gnt 5184
L-5 11907-A
11910-A
  Tia Juana (Tee Wana)
Mamamita
Jell-Roll Morton (piano) Gnt 5632
L-6 20240-1
20241-2
O-104
O-103
Oriental Man
Sock That Thing
Dixie-Land Thumpers Pm 12594
L-7 535   London Blues Jell-Roll Morton (piano) Pm 14032
L-8 2651-1
2563-2
  Stock Yards Strut
Salty Dog
Freddie Keppard's Jazz Cardinals Pm 12399
L-9 267-A
268
O-157
O-158
Wildflower Rag
Midnight Stomp
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra QRS R-7033
L-10 1926-2
1927-
O-160
O-159
Jelly Bean Blues
Countin' The Blues
Ma Rainey & her Georgia Jazz Band Pm 12238
L-11 1434-2
1435-2
  Big Foot Ham
Muddy Water Blues
Jelly-Roll Morton & his Orchestra Pm 12050
L-12 11768
11769
  Really a Pain
Chicago Blues
The Bucktown Five Gnt 5419
Gnt 5418
L-13 2770-2
2771-2
O-189
O-190
Stop Time Blues
It Must Be The Blues
Jasper Taylor & his State street Boys Pm 12409
L-14 4762-3
4763-1
  There'll Come a Day
Weary Way Blues
Dixie-Land Thumpers Pm 12525
L-15 15445
15450
  Twenty-First Street Stomp
Henry Brown Blues
Henry Brown (piano) Pm 12825
L-16 4021-2
(408)
  Don't Fish In My Sea
Soon This Morning
Ma Rainey Pm 12438
L-17          
L-18 L-506-
L-509-
  She's Got Good Stuff
Big Fat Mama Blues
Charlie Spand Pm 13005
L-19 11096-2
11097-2
  Jackass Blues
Frog Tongue Stomp
Lovie Austin & her Serenaders Pm 12361
L-20 1924-
1925-
O-255
O-254
Jealous Hearted Blues
See See Rider Blues
Ma Rainey & her Georgia Jazz Band Pm 12252
L-21 1897-1-2
1905-1
O-247
O-246
Jelly Roll Blues
Lazy Daddy Blues
Edmonia Henderson with Tommy Ladnier & his Orchestra Pm 12239
L-22 1442
1443
  Graveyard Dream Blues
Weary Way Blues
Ida Cox Pm 12044
L-23 11766
11767
  Steady Roll Blues
Mobile Blues
The Bucktown Five Gnt 5419
Gnt 5405
L-24 330
331
  Endurance Stomp
Some Do And Some Don't
Barrel House Five Orchestra QRS R-7019
L-25 635
636
O-342
O-341
Fish Tail Blues
High Society
Jelly-Roll Morton's Kings Of Jazz Auto 606
L-26 20658-2
20660-2
O-244
O-245
Kentucky Stomp
St. Louis Man
Dixie Four Pm 12661
L-27 11354
11539
O-256
O-276
Shimmeshawabble [sic]
Angry
New Orleans Rhythm Kings Gnt 5106
Gnt 5219
L-28 2602-2
2603-1
  Messin Around
Adams Apple
Jimmy Blythe & his Ragamuffins Pm 12376
L-29 4413-1
4414-2
O-292
O-291
Loveless Love
19th Street Blues
Johnny Dodds & Tiny Parham Pm 12483
L-30 2326-2
2324-2
  In The Alley Blues
Merry Makers Twine
Lovie Austin & her Serenaders Pm 12391
L-31 L-178-2
L-179-1
O-310
O-309
Blues Stomp
Blind Boy Blues
Henry Brown (piano) Pm 12934
L-32 153
154-A
  Squeeze Me
New Down Home Blues
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra QRS R-7005
L-33   O-249
O-248
Ory's Creole Trombone
Society Blues
Ory's Sunshine Orchestra (= Spikes' Seven Pods Of Pepper Orchestra) Sunshine 3003
L-34 14978
14985
  Chimes Blues
Slow Drag
Cow Cow Davenport )piano) Gnt 6838
Gnt 6869
L-35 20228-3
20230-2
  Blues The World Forgot, parts 1 & 2 Ma Rainey Pm 12647
L-36 9177
9248-A
  Of All The Wrongs You Done To Me
Cake-Walking Babies From Home
Red Onion Jazz Babies Gnt 5627
L-37 11544
11545
  Grandpa's Spells
Kansas City Stomp
Jell-Roll Morton (piano) Gnt 5218
L-38 2619-3
2620-3
  East Coast Trot
Chicago Buzz
Junie Cobb's Hometown Band Pm 12382
L-39          
L-40 L-449-2
L-450-2
  3, 6 And 9
We Can Smell That Thing
Dobby Bragg (= Roosevelt Sykes) Pm 13004
L-41 10004-2
10005-2
  Steppin' Om The Blues
Traveling Blues
Lovie Austin & her Blues Serenaders Pm 12255
L-42 20233-1
20234-2
  New Bo-Weavil Blues
Moonshine Blues
Ma Rainey Pm 12603
L-43          
L-44 L-501-1
L-502-1
  No Special Rider Blues
Vicksburg Blues
Little Brother Montgomery Pm 13006
L-45     Hock Shop Blues
18th Century Strut
Cliff Jackson (piano roll)
Fats Waller (piano roll)
n/a
L-46 15649-A
15650
  Just Can't Stay Here
Pitchin' Boogie
Will Ezell (piano) Pm 12855
L-47 17621
17631
  Georgia Grind
Richmond Stomp
State Street Ramblers Ch 16279
Ch 16350
L-48 1598-2
1613-2
O-534
O-533
Barrel House Blues
Walking Blues
Ma Rainey Pm 12082
L-49          
L-50 11911-A
11912-A
  Jelly-Roll Blues
Big Foot Ham
Jell-Roll Morton (piano)` Gnt 5552
L-51 L-1404-2
L-1407-2
  Jab Blues
Pratt City Blues
Jabbo Williams Pm 13141
L-52 4707-1
4708-2
  Misery Blues
Dead Drunk Blues
Ma Rainey Pm 12508
L-53 A-247

  At The Jass Band Ball
Barnyard Blues
Original Dixieland Jazz Band AV 1205
L-54          
L-55 15446
15451
  It Hurts So Good
Screenin' The Blues
Ike Rogers (trombone) & Henry Brown (piano) Pm 12816
L-56 685
687
O-346
O-345
King Porter
Tom Cat
King Oliver (cornet) and Jelly Roll Morton (piano) Auto 617
L-57 (405)
(407)
O-517
O-518
Morning Hour Blues
Weepin' Woman Blues
Ma Rainey Pm 12455
L-58 C-3805-A
C-2966-A
O-353
O-354
Easy Rider Blues
Alki Blues
Tampa Red & his Hokum Band
Leroy Carr
Voc 1420
Voc unissued
L-59 3394-B
3744-A-B
O-383
O-388
Close Fit Blues
In Harlem's Araby
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra
Memphis Jazzers
GG 1718
GG 1804
L-60 P-151-1   The Harlem Strut James P. Johnson (piano) Pm 12144
L-61 2827-2
2828-2
O-387
O-386
Swamp Blues
Off To Buffalo
Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Pm 12486
L-62 9206
9207
  Terrible Blues
Santa Claus Blues
Red Onion Jazz Babies Gnt 5607
L-63 21143-1
21145-1
  Barrel House Woman
Heifer Dust
Will Ezell (piano) Pm 12753
L-64 2096-1
2098-2
O-620
O-621
Heebie Jeebies
Mojo Blues
Lovie Austin & her Blues Serenaders Pm 12283
L-65 791
792
  My Gal
Wolverine Blues
Jelly-Roll Morton's Jazz Trio Auto 623
L-66 1608-
1612-2
O-328
O-327
Moonshine Blues
Southern Blues
Ma Rainey Pm 12083
L-67 20657-1
20659-2
  Five O'Clock Stomp
South Side Stomp
Dixie Four Pm 12674
L-68          
L-69 269-A
272-A
  I'm Through
Longshoreman's Blues
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra QRS R-7040
L-70 L-180-1
L-181-1
  Deep Morgan Blues
Eastern Chimes Blues
Henry Brown (piano) Pm 12988
L-71 11913-A
11914
  Bucktown Blues
Tom Cat Blues
Jell-Roll Morton (piano) Gnt 5515
L-72 A-435

  Look At 'Em Doing It Now
Ostrich Walk
Original Dixieland Jazz Band AV 1242
AV 1206
L-73 2370-
2376-2
O-535
O-536
Yonder Come The Blues
Stack O' Lee Blues
Ma Rainey & her Georgia Jazz Band Pm 12357
L-74 15766
15767
  Chain 'Em Down
Louisiana Glide
Blind Leroy Garnett (piano) Pm 12879
L-75 20928-2
20929-2
O-523
O-524
Hot And Ready
It's A Low-Down Thing
Richard Jones & his Jazz Wizards Pm 12705
L-76 1594
1595
MMP-25
MMP-26
Mama Doo She Blues
Worried Mama Blues
Ida Cox Pm 12085
L-77          
L-78 1703-1
1704-2
MMP-19
MMP-20
Those Dogs Of Mine
Lucky Rock Blues
Ma Rainey Pm 12215
L-79          
L-80 11908-A
11915-A
O-929
O-928
Shreveport Stomp
Stratford Hunch
Jell-Roll Morton (piano) Gnt 5590
L-81          
L-82 1701-2
1759-2
MMP-22
MMP-21
Honey Where You Been So Long?
Ma Rainey's Mystery Record
Ma Rainey (with Lovie Austin's Serenaders) Pm 12200
L-83 17625
17627-A
  South African Blues
Sic 'Em Tige'
State Street Ramblers Ch 16279
Ch 16464
L-84 20823-1-2
20824-2
  Old Mill Blues
Mixed Up Rag
Will Ezell (piano) Pm 12688
L-85 11492
11493
O-2675
O-2676
Jazzin' Babies Blues
Twelfth Street Rag
Richard M. Jones (piano) Gnt 5174
L-86 1045
1046
O-2677
O-2678
Sing You Sinners
St. James' Infirmary
Harlem Hot Chocolates (= Duke Ellington & his Orchestra) HoW 1045
HoW 1046
L-87 2369-2
2374-1
MMP-23
MMP-24
Slave To The Blues
Oh My Babe Blues
Ma Rainey & her Georgia Jazz Band Pm 12332
L-88 17620
17623-A
  Barrel House Stomp
Kentucky Blues
State Street Ramblers Ch 16320
L-89          
L-90 15506-2
15508-2
  Sweet Man, Sweet Man
Down In Boogie Alley
Lucille Brown Ban 33149
L-91 3077-2
3089-1
  Shuckin' Sugar Blues
Rabbit Foot Blues
Blind Lemon jefferson Pm 12454
L-92 15633-2
15645-2
  Barrel House Woman No. 2
I Believe I'll Make a Change
Leroy Carr Voc 02820
L-93 20563-2
20564-2
  Friar's Point Shuffle
The Darktown Strutters' Ball
The Jungle Kings Pm 12564
L-94 9167
9176
MMP-1
A-A
Everybody Loves My Baby
Texas Moaner Blues
Alberta Hunter Gnt 5594
L-95 2541-1
2542-1
  Bohunkus Blues
Buddy Burton's Jazz
Johnny Dodds with Jimmy Blythe's Wasjhboard band Pm 12368
L-96 8065-2
8066-1
  Mr. Jelly Lord
Steady Roll
Jelly-Roll Morton's Steamboat Four
jelly-Roll Morton's Stomp Kings
Pm 20332
L-97 20521-3
20522-2
  Hot Potatoes
South Bound Rag
Blind Blake Pm 12673
Pm 12681
L-98 4683-2
4692-1
  Blues Oh Blues
Oh Papa Blues
Ma Rainey Pm 12566
L-99          
L-100 2621-1
2622-1
  Chicago Mess Around
Galion Stomp
Lovie Austin & her Serenaders Pm 12380
L-101 C-6179
C-6180
MMP-101
MMP-102
Somebody Stole My Gal
Golden Lily Blues
Frankie Franko & his Louisianians Mt M-12009
L-102 2063-2
2064-2
MMP-40
MMP-39
The World's Jazz Crazy And So Am I
Railroad Blues
Trixie Smith Pm 12262
L-103 2557-2
2558-2
  Jack O'Diamond Blues
Chock House Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson Pm 12373
L-104     Stratford Hunch
Shreveport Stomp
Jelly-Roll Morton (piano roll) n/a
L-105 278
306
MMP-51
MMP-52
Death Sting Me Blues
Mistreatin' Man Blues
Sara Martin QRS R-7042
L-106 12990
12991
  The Weary Way Blues
Cootie Stomp
State Street Ramblers Gnt 6232
L-107 1741-1
1758-
MMP-54
MMP-53
South Bound Blues
Lawd Send Me A Man Blues
Ma Rainey Pm 12227
L-108 16689-2
16691-2
  Four Day Worry Blues
New Black Snake Moan
Huddie Ledbetter Ban 33360
L-109 732
5712-1
  When You Do What You Do
One Of These Days
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra Voc 15030
Ban 1457
L-110 1025
1026
  Lovin's Been Here And Gone To The Mecca Flat
Mr. Freddie Blues
Jimmy Blythe (piano) Pm 12370
L-111          
L-112          
L-113 11541-C
11551-C
  Mr Jelly Lord
Milenberg Joys
New Orleans Rhythm Kings Gnt 5220
Gnt 5217
L-114          
L-115 11633-B
11638
  Alligator Hop
Krooked Blues
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Gnt 5274
L-116 308
309
  Beau-Koo-Jack
Sister Kate
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra QRS R-7044
L-117          
L-118 2094-1-2
2097-2
  Charleston Mad
Peepin' Blues
Lovie Austin & her Blues Serenaders Pm 12278
Pm 12277
L-119 2749-2
2750-2
  Ape Man
Your Folks
Blythe's Washboard Ragamuffins Pm 12428
L-120 4691-2
4709-1
MMP-48
MMP-50
Gone Daddy Blues
Slow Driving Moan
Ma Rainey & her Georgia Jazz Band
Ma Rainey (with Claude Hopkins, piano)
Pm 12526
L-121 11537
11546
  King Porter - A Stomp
Wolverine Blues
Jell-Roll Morton (piano) Gnt 5289
L-122 5728
5811
  How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me?
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra Ban 1445
Ban 1476
L-123          
L-124 16687-1
17181-1
  Becky Deem, She Was A Gamblin' Girl
Pig Meat Papa
Huddie Ledbetter ARC 6-04-55
L-125 270
271
  Bozo
Bimbo
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra QRS R-7034
L-126 20070-2
20075-2
  Gone Dead On You Blues
One Dime Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson Pm 12578
L-127          
L-128          
L-129 21040-1
21041-1
  Religion Is Something Within You
Mother's Love
Blind Joe Taggart Pm 12744
L-130          
L-131          
L-132 11538-A   New Orleans (Blues) Joys Jell-Roll Morton (piano) Gnt 5486
L-133          
L-134          
L-135          
L-136          
L-137 13687
13691
  Oriental Man
Tack It Down
State Street Ramblers Gnt 6692
Ch 40062
L-138          
L-139          
L-140          

Cat No Master No Control No Title Artists Source
N-1   O-349
O-350
High Society
Panama Rag
Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band