Classics (11)

Classics (11)

Profile:
French jazz label, founded by Gilles Pétard in 1989, specialized in thoroughly documented, chronological reissue compilations of major artists from Early Jazz to the Swing and Bop eras.

The label set out to systematically assemble comprehensive collections of jazz recording by hundreds of artists previously issued on 78 rpm records as the European mechanic copyright laws allowed (issued recordings are protected for 50 years) and issue them on compact disc. The series was issued with informative liner notes in colour-coordinated packaging.
The original series was published by subscription with five issues being released each month. The series started with number 500 in December 1989. The initial release was Ella Fitzgerald 1935-1937.

The Classics label regularly issued new collections until 2004, when its original distributor went bankrupt. The back catalog was then acquired by Abeille Musique which operated the label until July 2008. Five titles announced for an August 2008 release were never issued. In 2014 more releases came out on Warped Records (24).

An interesting historical note is that for years these CDs were issued with a huge typographical error. Instead of "Chronological", the typo at the top said "Chronogical".
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
779 Stéphane Grappelly 1941-1943  album cover Stéphane Grappelli Stéphane Grappelly 1941-1943(CD) Classics (11) 779 France 1994 Sell This Version
5104 Paula Watson (2) The Chronological Paula Watson 1948 - 1953(CD, Comp) Classics (11) 5104 Unknown Sell This Version
CLASSICS 24 CLASSICS Complimentary Tracks  album cover Various CLASSICS Complimentary Tracks(3xCD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 24 France 1999 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 61 Volume I: 1925-1932  album cover Louis Armstrong Volume I: 1925-1932(6xCD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 61 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 62 Volume II: 1932-1940  album cover Louis Armstrong Volume II: 1932-1940(6xCD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 62 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 500 1935-1937  album cover Ella Fitzgerald 1935-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 500 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 501 1930-1934  album cover Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 1930-1934(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 501 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 502 1929-1934  album cover Chick Webb And His Orchestra 1929-1934(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 502 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 503 1936-1938  album cover Count Basie And His Orchestra* 1936-1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 503 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 504 1938-1939  album cover Count Basie And His Orchestra* 1938-1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 504 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 505 1934-1935  album cover Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 1934-1935(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 505 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 505-4 1934-1935  album cover Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 1934-1935(Cass, Comp, Mono) Classics (11) CLASSICS 505-4 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 506 1937-1938  album cover Ella Fitzgerald 1937-1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 506 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 507 1932-1934  album cover Art Tatum 1932-1934(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 507 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 508 1934-1935  album cover Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1934-1935(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 508 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 509 1934-1936  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1934-1936(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 509 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 510 1935-1937  album cover Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 1935-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 510 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 511 1935-1936  album cover Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1935-1936(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 511 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 512 1936-1937  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1936-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 512 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 513 1939  album cover Count Basie And His Orchestra* 1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 513 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 514 1932-1934  album cover Earl Hines And His Orchestra 1932-1934(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 514 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 515 1937-1938  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1937-1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 515 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 516 Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1930-1931(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 516 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 517 1935-1938  album cover Chick Webb And His Orchestra 1935-1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 517 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 518 1938-1939  album cover Ella Fitzgerald 1938-1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 518 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 519 1937–1938  album cover Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra 1937–1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 519 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 521 1936-1937  album cover Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1936-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 521 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 522 1929-1933  album cover Benny Carter And His Orchestra 1929-1933(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 522 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 523 1938-1939  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1938-1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 523 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 524 1937-1938  album cover Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra 1937-1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 524 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 525 1939  album cover Ella Fitzgerald 1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 525 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 527 1934-1937  album cover Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra 1934-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 527 France Unknown Sell This Version
CLASSICS 528 1934-1937  album cover Earl Hines And His Orchestra 1934-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 528 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 529 1932-1933  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1932-1933(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 529 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 530 1933-1936  album cover Benny Carter And His Orchestra 1933-1936(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 530 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 531 1937  album cover Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 531 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 532 1939  album cover Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 532 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CLASSICS 533 1939 Vol. 2  album cover Count Basie And His Orchestra* 1939 Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 533 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 534 1938-1939  album cover Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra 1938-1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 534 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 535 Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra 1932–1934(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 535 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 536 1931-1932  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1931-1932(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 536 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 537 1932  album cover Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1932(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 537 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 538 1937–1939  album cover Earl Hines And His Orchestra 1937–1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 538 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 539 1924-1927  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1924-1927(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 539 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 540 1929-1933  album cover Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra 1929-1933(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 540 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 541 1936  album cover Benny Carter And His Orchestra 1936(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 541 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 542 1927-1928  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1927-1928(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 542 France Unknown Sell This Version
CLASSICS 543 1931-1933  album cover Don Redman And His Orchestra 1931-1933(CD, Comp, RP) Classics (11) CLASSICS 543 France Unknown Sell This Version
CLASSICS 544 1932-1934  album cover Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1932-1934(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 544 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 545 1928-1932  album cover Earl Hines And His Orchestra 1928-1932(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 545 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 546 1931-1932  album cover Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra 1931-1932(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 546 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 547 1930-1931  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1930-1931(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 547 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 548 1937-1938  album cover Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1937-1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 548 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 549 1923-1927  album cover Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra 1923-1927(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 549 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 550 1928  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1928(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 550 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 551 1933-1935  album cover Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra 1933-1935(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 551 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 552 1937-1939  album cover Benny Carter And His Orchestra 1937-1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 552 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 554 1934-1937  album cover Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1934-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 554 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 555 1931  album cover Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra 1931(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 555 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 556 1938  album cover Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 556 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 557 1929-1930  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1929-1930(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 557 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 558 1927-1929  album cover Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra 1927-1929(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 558 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 559 1928-1929  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1928-1929(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 559 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 560 1934-1940  album cover Art Tatum 1934-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 560 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 561 1938-1940  album cover Hot Lips Page And His Band 1938-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 561 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 562 1939-1940  album cover Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 562 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 563 1939-1940  album cover Count Basie And His Orchestra* 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 563 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 564 1936-1940  album cover Lil Hardin Armstrong And Her Swing Orchestra* 1936-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 564 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 565 1939-1940  album cover Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 565 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 566 1939-1940  album cover Ella Fitzgerald And Her Famous Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 566 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 568 1937-1938  album cover Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1937-1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 568 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 569 1929  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1929(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 569 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 570 1928-1929  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1928-1929(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 570 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 571 1939  album cover Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 571 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 572 1927-1931  album cover Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra 1927-1931(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 572 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 573 1936-1937  album cover Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy* 1936-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 573 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 575 1935-1936  album cover Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra 1935-1936(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 575 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 577 1929-1930  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1929-1930(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 577 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 578 1929-1930  album cover Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra 1929-1930(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 578 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 579 1939-1940  album cover Benny Carter And His Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 579 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 580 1927  album cover Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra 1927(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 580 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 581 1937-1938  album cover Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy* 1937-1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 581 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 582 1933-1937  album cover Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra 1933-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 582 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 583 1923-1936  album cover Sidney Bechet 1923-1936(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 583 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 584 1923-1924  album cover Jelly-Roll Morton* 1923-1924(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 584 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 585 1926-1927  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* And Hot Seven* Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* And Hot Seven* - 1926-1927(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 585 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 586 1930  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1930(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 586 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 587 1929-1934  album cover Coleman Hawkins 1929-1934(CD, Comp, RM) Classics (11) CLASSICS 587 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 589 1926  album cover Johnny Dodds 1926(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 589 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 590 1936-1937  album cover Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra 1936-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 590 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 591 1930-1932  album cover Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra 1930-1932(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 591 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 592 1937-1939  album cover Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra 1937-1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 592 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 594 1930-1931  album cover King Oliver And His Orchestra* 1930-1931(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 594 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 595 1939-1940  album cover Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 595 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 596 1930 Vol. 2  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1930 Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 596 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 597 Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra 1926-1927(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 597 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 598 1938  album cover Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy* 1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 598 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 599 1924-1926  album cover Jelly-Roll Morton* 1924-1926(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 599 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 600 1925-1926  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* 1925-1926(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 600 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 601 1939-1940  album cover Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 601 Europe 1991 Sell This Version