Over the past 25 years Beulah has
record label has always been one of the most idiosyncratic, and
therefore perhaps most interesting, of reissue marques. While the basic
character of Beulah remains the same as in its Compact Disc days, the
range of its present catalogue, driven now by the ease of downloading,
has been extended in remarkable fashion. Browsing the Beulah catalgue
is now rather like being in a 78rpm record shop: there are plenty of
recordings of short pieces available to whet your appetite for either
repertoire or artist, while at the same time there are numerous full
length works available if you wish to consolidate your collection with,
for instance, major symphonies. All of Beulah's transfers, as might be
expected of a distinguished reissue label, are of very high quality."
David Patmore writing in Classical
New for June
Many music lovers miss the sound
from vinyl pressings.
Many others have yet to discover how pleasant the sound can be.
Most of our albums are mastered from vinyl LP pressings and earlier
recordings (before 1953) from 78 rpm discs. It is our ability to
recreate, in the digital age, the sound from the disc era that many of
our customers find most enjoyable.
Unlike modern digital recordings
tracks in our
albums do contain some distortion, and the occasional surface noises,
but for many listeners these "defects" are soon forgotten.
Our albums are available from
recommend downloading from
Qobuz where you can download or stream in high quality, for
same price as iTunes medium quality.
What the Critics Say
"Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue opens a Beulah reissue
of music by Paul
Whiteman and his Orchestra.
Whiteman, of course, had a major input in Rhapsody, in that he helped
Gershwin to orchestrate the work, and I found this recording with the
unfortunately named Eugene (aka Buddy) Weed (piano) very enjoyable, as
did the rest of this programme of light music: Jeepers Creepers, Basin
Blues, It’s the Dreamer in me, Washboard Blues, The Night is Young, How
High the Moon, My Romance, Lazy River, Christmas Night in Harlem,
Lover, When Day is done, Ramona, It happened in Monterey, Autumn Leaves
and Limehouse Blues. Such luminaries as Johnny Mercer, Jack Teagarden,
Johnny and Tommy Dorsey and Hoagy Carmichael offer first-class
The recordings, from 1956, have been clearly and convincingly
" Electric Django is an album of radio recordings of
Django Reinhardt from November 1947. The 24 tracks include Blues en
mineur, Viper’s Dream, Nuages, Minor Swing, Del Salle, Les Yeux noirs,
Sweet Chorus, Crepuscule, Porto Cabelle, Dinette, Belleville, Swing de
Paris, September Song, Place de Broukere, Ol’ Man River and Swing
Guitars, with Stéphane Grappelli (violin) in the last two numbers. I
presume that the backing was provided by the Hot Club de France.
(BEULAH 2PS22 [77:07] – from Qobuz or stream from Spotify).
The new reissue takes us on from the earlier album of performances from
1935 to 1946 and the sound quality is very good for radio recordings.
Everything here is self-recommending but regular readers will not be
surprised if I single out the collaborations with Grappelli."
The Royal Air Force
was formed on 1 April 1918. By the
second world war it had massively expanded so in 1941 the Air Ministry
sent a set of records to every RAF station entitled Music