PSA: (Most of) the Black Jazz and (some of) the Ovation QS-Encoded Catalog is Available for Streaming/Hi-rez Download

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I noticed that 96/24 downloads few of the Black Jazz titles pop up recently for sale on HDTracks, with the rights holder listed as "43 North Broadway, LLC", so I did a bit of digging and found their website, which says this:

"43 North Broadway, LLC is a global rights management company focused on acquiring iconic heritage entertainment-based intellectual property (“IP”) assets including master recordings, music copyrights and songwriter royalties. 43 North has acquired over 100,000 copyrights since its founding, including but not limited to the labels: Metromedia Records, Private Stock Records, Roadshow Records, Everest Records, Tradition Records, Audio Fidelity, Sussex Records, Skye Records, Sierra Records, Jewel - Paula Records, Fire & Fury Records, Chief Records, Enjoy Records, Cash Records, Arvee Records…"

It appears that they've also bought up the rights to both the Black Jazz and Ovation back catalogs (or at least the majority of them) which were pretty much entirely single-inventory QS-encoded releases from 1972 through 1976, and started making them available via various streaming sites and download services. I'm going to include a table below of what I found on YouTube and HDTracks, but generally if these things go to one site, they go to others, so they're probably available for streaming via Spotify, Tidal, etc. and for download from Qobuz, and other similar sites.

I do have one of the 96/24 downloads, Gene Russell's Talk to My Lady, and the quality is excellent - DR in the 13 to 15 range and a much nicer tonality than the earlier CD version I've heard. I can't vouch for them all though - sampling some of the Ovation titles on YouTube, a few of them sounded like they were maybe needledrops, but the samples I listened to on HDTracks sounded better, so buyer beware. Perhaps they're upgrading things with good 96/24 transfers on a rolling basis.

You can find quad remix credits for many of these albums in the Quad Engineers section of the Surround Engineers tab at the top of the forum, but I find it interesting to note that several of these quad mixes were done by Tom Jung, who went on to form DMP Records, which was one of the first labels to release 5.1 DTS CDs sometime around 1996.

Obviously the quality you get from YouTube and other streaming sites isn't the same as uncompressed FLAC, but I figured for people with Surround Masters and other QS decoders that are looking for food for them, the streaming options would be useful because they'll at least give you an idea if the mixes are exciting enough to tickle your auditory ballsac before you spend any money on a download.

I'm pretty sure all of the Black Jazz catalog has been reissued on CD before, but I think that for the Ovation titles in the list below, a lot of them will probably represent the first digital release of any of this material.

Black Jazz

ArtistTitleYearCatalog #YouTube LinkHDTracks LinkNotes
Henry FranklinThe Skipper
1972​
BJQD-7
Doug CarnSpirit of the New Land
1972​
BJQD-8
The AwakeningHear, Sense and Feel
1972​
BJQD-9
Gene RussellTalk to My Lady
1973​
BJQD-10
Rudolph JohnsonThe Second Coming
1973​
BJQD-11
Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage
1973​
BJQD-12
Walter Bishop, Jr.Keeper of My Soul
1973​
BJQD-14
The AwakeningMirage
1973​
BJQD-15
Doug CarnRevelation
1973​
BJQD-16
Henry FranklinThe Skipper at Home
1974​
BJQD-17
Calvin KeysProceed with Caution !
1974​
BJQD-18
Roland Haynes2nd Wave
1975​
BJQD-19
Cleveland EatonPlenty Good Eaton
1975​
BJQD-20
Doug CarnAdam's Apple
1975​
BJQD-21


Ovation Records

ArtistTitleYearCatalog #YouTube LinkHDTracks LinkNotes
Various ArtistsExperience Ovation 4 Channel Quadraphonic Sound
1973​
OD-2Compilation
Tommy JonesTommy's Place
1972​
OVQD-1420
Bonnie KolocAfter All This Time
1972​
OVQD-1421
William Fisher Orchestra and ChorusMake Believe
1972​
OVQD-1422
Bonnie KolocHold on to Me
1972​
OVQD-1426
Laura YagerComin' Apart
1972​
OVQD-1427
Heaven & EarthRefuge
1973​
OVQD-1428
Bonnie KolocBonnie Koloc
1973​
OVQD-1429
William Fisher Orchestra and VoicesReflections
1973​
OVQD-1430
Geoffrey StonerWatch Out!
1973​
OVQD-1431
Willie DixonCatalyst
1973​
OVQD-1433(p) Tuff City Records
Johnson & DrakeCarry It On
1973​
OVQD-1434
Laura YagerPlay with Fire
1974​
OVQD-1436
Mighty Joe YoungChicken Heads
1974​
OVQD-1437
Bonnie KolocYou're Gonna Love Yourself in the Morning
1974​
OVQD-1438
Glenn DerringerLight 'n Easy
1975​
OVQD-1439
Dennis WeaverOne More Road
1975​
OVQD-1440
Glenn DerringerPlays Great American Music People
1976​
OVQD-1444
Franz BentelerContinental Pop Classics
1976​
OVQD-4001
Bonnie KolocAt Her Best
1976​
OV-1701Compilation
Doug & Jean CarnHigher Ground
1976​
OV-1702Compilation
Cleveland EatonInstant Hip
1976​
OV-1703
Bonnie FergusonI'll Be There
1976​
OV-1704
Willie DixonWhatever Happened to My Blues
1976​
OV-1705(p) Tuff City Records
Mighty Joe YoungMighty Joe Young
1976​
OV-1706(p) Blind Pig Records
Laura YagerEarly Morning Hush
1976​
OV-1708Compilation
Rich Mountain TowerCan't You Feel It?
1976​
OV-1709
Sid LinardJuke Box Angel
1976​
OV-1710
Various ArtistsCountry Cousins
1976​
OV-1711Compilation
Steve BirchallReality Gates
1976​
OV-1712
Tennessee Valley AuthorityKountry Kilowatts
1976​
OV-1713
Morello - Burton - ChristianPercussive Jazz
1976​
OV-1714
Dick SchoryResurrection - Live at Carnegie Hall
1976​
OV-1715
Hans WurmanComic Carmen
1976​
OV-1716
Ron SteeleEverybody's Baby
1976​
OV-1717
Hans WurmanElectric Nutcracker
1976​
OV-1718
The KendallsHeaven's Just a Sin Away
1976​
OV-1719
Mark GaddisCarousel Man
1976​
OV-1720
Geoffrey StonerAin't Nothin' Freaky
1976​
OV-1721
Harold SligerWe're Gonna Love
1976​
OV-1722
Various ArtistsCountry Friends
1976​
OV-1723
C. J.My Lady's Eyes
1976​
OV-1724
Don BarnettThey Call the Wind Maria
1976​
OV-1725
String BeanGoin' to the Grand Ole Opry
1976​
OV-1726
Band of ThievesBand of Thieves
1976​
OV-1727
Henry FranklinBlue Lights
1976​
OV-1801Compilation
The AwakeningBrand New Feeling
1976​
OV-1802Compilation
Gene RussellListen Here
1976​
OV-1803Compilation
Calvin KeysCriss Cross
1976​
OV-1804Compilation
Rudolph JohnsonTime & Space
1976​
OV-1805Compilation
(OV-1702 and OV-1801 through OV-1805 are compilations of material from previously-released Black Jazz albums)
 
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I noticed that 96/24 downloads few of the Black Jazz titles pop up recently for sale on HDTracks, with the rights holder listed as "43 North Broadway, LLC", so I did a bit of digging and found their website, which says this:

"43 North Broadway, LLC is a global rights management company focused on acquiring iconic heritage entertainment-based intellectual property (“IP”) assets including master recordings, music copyrights and songwriter royalties. 43 North has acquired over 100,000 copyrights since its founding, including but not limited to the labels: Metromedia Records, Private Stock Records, Roadshow Records, Everest Records, Tradition Records, Audio Fidelity, Sussex Records, Skye Records, Sierra Records, Jewel - Paula Records, Fire & Fury Records, Chief Records, Enjoy Records, Cash Records, Arvee Records…"

It appears that they've also bought up the rights to both the Black Jazz and Ovation back catalogs (or at least the majority of them) which were pretty much entirely single-inventory QS-encoded releases from 1972 through 1976, and started making them available via various streaming sites and download services. I'm going to include a table below of what I found on YouTube and HDTracks, but generally if these things go to one site, they go to others, so they're probably available for streaming via Spotify, Tidal, etc. and for download from Qobuz, and other similar sites.

I do have one of the 96/24 downloads, Gene Russell's Talk to My Lady, and the quality is excellent - DR in the 13 to 15 range and a much nicer tonality than the earlier CD version I've heard. I can't vouch for them all though - sampling some of the Ovation titles on YouTube, a few of them sounded like they were maybe needledrops, but the samples I listened to on HDTracks sounded better, so buyer beware. Perhaps they're upgrading things with good 96/24 transfers on a rolling basis.

You can find quad remix credits for many of these albums in the Quad Engineers section of the Surround Engineers tab at the top of the forum, but I find it interesting to note that several of these quad mixes were done by Tom Jung, who went on to form DMP Records, which was one of the first labels to release 5.1 DTS CDs sometime around 1996.

Obviously the quality you get from YouTube and other streaming sites isn't the same as uncompressed FLAC, but I figured for people with Surround Masters and other QS decoders that are looking for food for them, the streaming options would be useful because they'll at least give you an idea if the mixes are exciting enough to tickle your auditory ballsac before you spend any money on a download.

I'm pretty sure all of the Black Jazz catalog has been reissued on CD before, but I think that for the Ovation titles in the list below, a lot of them will probably represent the first digital release of any of this material.

Black Jazz

ArtistTitleYearCatalog #YouTube LinkHDTracks LinkNotes
Henry FranklinThe Skipper
1972​
BJQD-7
Doug CarnSpirit of the New Land
1972​
BJQD-8
The AwakeningHear, Sense and Feel
1972​
BJQD-9
Gene RussellTalk to My Lady
1973​
BJQD-10
Rudolph JohnsonThe Second Coming
1973​
BJQD-11
Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage
1973​
BJQD-12
Walter Bishop, Jr.Keeper of My Soul
1973​
BJQD-14
The AwakeningMirage
1973​
BJQD-15
Doug CarnRevelation
1973​
BJQD-16
Henry FranklinThe Skipper at Home
1974​
BJQD-17
Calvin KeysProceed with Caution !
1974​
BJQD-18
Roland Haynes2nd Wave
1975​
BJQD-19
Cleveland EatonPlenty Good Eaton
1975​
BJQD-20
Doug CarnAdam's Apple
1975​
BJQD-21


Ovation Records

ArtistTitleYearCatalog #YouTube LinkHDTracks LinkNotes
Various ArtistsExperience Ovation 4 Channel Quadraphonic Sound
1973​
OD-2Compilation
Tommy JonesTommy's Place
1972​
OVQD-1420
Bonnie KolocAfter All This Time
1972​
OVQD-1421
William Fisher Orchestra and ChorusMake Believe
1972​
OVQD-1422
Bonnie KolocHold on to Me
1972​
OVQD-1426
Laura YagerComin' Apart
1972​
OVQD-1427
Heaven & EarthRefuge
1973​
OVQD-1428
Bonnie KolocBonnie Koloc
1973​
OVQD-1429
William Fisher Orchestra and VoicesReflections
1973​
OVQD-1430
Geoffrey StonerWatch Out!
1973​
OVQD-1431
Willie DixonCatalyst
1973​
OVQD-1433(p) Tuff City Records
Johnson & DrakeCarry It On
1973​
OVQD-1434
Laura YagerPlay with Fire
1974​
OVQD-1436
Mighty Joe YoungChicken Heads
1974​
OVQD-1437
Bonnie KolocYou're Gonna Love Yourself in the Morning
1974​
OVQD-1438
Glenn DerringerLight 'n Easy
1975​
OVQD-1439
Dennis WeaverOne More Road
1975​
OVQD-1440
Glenn DerringerPlays Great American Music People
1976​
OVQD-1444
Franz BentelerContinental Pop Classics
1976​
OVQD-4001
Bonnie KolocAt Her Best
1976​
OV-1701Compilation
Doug & Jean CarnHigher Ground
1976​
OV-1702Compilation
Cleveland EatonInstant Hip
1976​
OV-1703
Bonnie FergusonI'll Be There
1976​
OV-1704
Willie DixonWhatever Happened to My Blues
1976​
OV-1705
Mighty Joe YoungMighty Joe Young
1976​
OV-1706(p) Blind Pig Records
Laura YagerEarly Morning Hush
1976​
OV-1708Compilation
Rich Mountain TowerCan't You Feel It?
1976​
OV-1709
Sid LinardJuke Box Angel
1976​
OV-1710
Various ArtistsCountry Cousins
1976​
OV-1711Compilation
Steve BirchallReality Gates
1976​
OV-1712
Tennessee Valley AuthorityKountry Kilowatts
1976​
OV-1713
Morello - Burton - ChristianPercussive Jazz
1976​
OV-1714
Dick SchoryResurrection - Live at Carnegie Hall
1976​
OV-1715
Hans WurmanComic Carmen
1976​
OV-1716
Ron SteeleEverybody's Baby
1976​
OV-1717
Hans WurmanElectric Nutcracker
1976​
OV-1718
The KendallsHeaven's Just a Sin Away
1976​
OV-1719
Mark GaddisCarousel Man
1976​
OV-1720
Geoffrey StonerAin't Nothin' Freaky
1976​
OV-1721
Harold SligerWe're Gonna Love
1976​
OV-1722
Various ArtistsCountry Friends
1976​
OV-1723
C. J.My Lady's Eyes
1976​
OV-1724
Don BarnettThey Call the Wind Maria
1976​
OV-1725
String BeanGoin' to the Grand Ole Opry
1976​
OV-1726
Band of ThievesBand of Thieves
1976​
OV-1727
Henry FranklinBlue Lights
1976​
OV-1801Compilation
The AwakeningBrand New Feeling
1976​
OV-1802Compilation
Gene RussellListen Here
1976​
OV-1803Compilation
Calvin KeysCriss Cross
1976​
OV-1804Compilation
Rudolph JohnsonTime & Space
1976​
OV-1805Compilation
(OV-1702 and OV-1801 through OV-1805 are compilations of material from previously-released Black Jazz albums)
Wow--this is really exciting, especially for the Ovation titles (most of which, as you say, have not been released in digital formats). Thanks for this and your many other public services!

I wonder how 43 North Broadway, LLC figures into the latest dispute over Black Jazz ownership and licensing?

Edit: I answered my own question by re-reading the original article. Dick Schory claims to have sold the label to 43 North Broadway, who cut a licensing deal with Real Gone Records for the latest CD reissues. But the son of Gene Russell (Black Jazz's co-founder) is disputing Schory's right to have done that. And he's not the only one with a claim to the company's title, which seems clouded at best.

Would love to know whether discrete quad masters still exist. The article claims that "the masters"--masters given by Erik Nuri, who claims to have purchased Black Jazz from Schory in the 90s, to James Hardge, another buyer who licensed the material to Snow Dog (and later died) before completing the purchase from Nuri--"remain missing." But which masters that refers to isn't clear. And it also calls into question what 43 North Broadway is using for these new streams & downloads.

(Further edit: waitaminnit--Dennis Weaver! That Dennis Weaver? Of Gunsmoke and McCloud fame?)
 
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I noticed that 96/24 downloads few of the Black Jazz titles pop up recently for sale on HDTracks, with the rights holder listed as "43 North Broadway, LLC", so I did a bit of digging and found their website, which says this:

"43 North Broadway, LLC is a global rights management company focused on acquiring iconic heritage entertainment-based intellectual property (“IP”) assets including master recordings, music copyrights and songwriter royalties. 43 North has acquired over 100,000 copyrights since its founding, including but not limited to the labels: Metromedia Records, Private Stock Records, Roadshow Records, Everest Records, Tradition Records, Audio Fidelity, Sussex Records, Skye Records, Sierra Records, Jewel - Paula Records, Fire & Fury Records, Chief Records, Enjoy Records, Cash Records, Arvee Records…"

It appears that they've also bought up the rights to both the Black Jazz and Ovation back catalogs (or at least the majority of them) which were pretty much entirely single-inventory QS-encoded releases from 1972 through 1976, and started making them available via various streaming sites and download services. I'm going to include a table below of what I found on YouTube and HDTracks, but generally if these things go to one site, they go to others, so they're probably available for streaming via Spotify, Tidal, etc. and for download from Qobuz, and other similar sites.

I do have one of the 96/24 downloads, Gene Russell's Talk to My Lady, and the quality is excellent - DR in the 13 to 15 range and a much nicer tonality than the earlier CD version I've heard. I can't vouch for them all though - sampling some of the Ovation titles on YouTube, a few of them sounded like they were maybe needledrops, but the samples I listened to on HDTracks sounded better, so buyer beware. Perhaps they're upgrading things with good 96/24 transfers on a rolling basis.

You can find quad remix credits for many of these albums in the Quad Engineers section of the Surround Engineers tab at the top of the forum, but I find it interesting to note that several of these quad mixes were done by Tom Jung, who went on to form DMP Records, which was one of the first labels to release 5.1 DTS CDs sometime around 1996.

Obviously the quality you get from YouTube and other streaming sites isn't the same as uncompressed FLAC, but I figured for people with Surround Masters and other QS decoders that are looking for food for them, the streaming options would be useful because they'll at least give you an idea if the mixes are exciting enough to tickle your auditory ballsac before you spend any money on a download.

I'm pretty sure all of the Black Jazz catalog has been reissued on CD before, but I think that for the Ovation titles in the list below, a lot of them will probably represent the first digital release of any of this material.

Black Jazz

ArtistTitleYearCatalog #YouTube LinkHDTracks LinkNotes
Henry FranklinThe Skipper
1972​
BJQD-7
Doug CarnSpirit of the New Land
1972​
BJQD-8
The AwakeningHear, Sense and Feel
1972​
BJQD-9
Gene RussellTalk to My Lady
1973​
BJQD-10
Rudolph JohnsonThe Second Coming
1973​
BJQD-11
Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage
1973​
BJQD-12
Walter Bishop, Jr.Keeper of My Soul
1973​
BJQD-14
The AwakeningMirage
1973​
BJQD-15
Doug CarnRevelation
1973​
BJQD-16
Henry FranklinThe Skipper at Home
1974​
BJQD-17
Calvin KeysProceed with Caution !
1974​
BJQD-18
Roland Haynes2nd Wave
1975​
BJQD-19
Cleveland EatonPlenty Good Eaton
1975​
BJQD-20
Doug CarnAdam's Apple
1975​
BJQD-21


Ovation Records

ArtistTitleYearCatalog #YouTube LinkHDTracks LinkNotes
Various ArtistsExperience Ovation 4 Channel Quadraphonic Sound
1973​
OD-2Compilation
Tommy JonesTommy's Place
1972​
OVQD-1420
Bonnie KolocAfter All This Time
1972​
OVQD-1421
William Fisher Orchestra and ChorusMake Believe
1972​
OVQD-1422
Bonnie KolocHold on to Me
1972​
OVQD-1426
Laura YagerComin' Apart
1972​
OVQD-1427
Heaven & EarthRefuge
1973​
OVQD-1428
Bonnie KolocBonnie Koloc
1973​
OVQD-1429
William Fisher Orchestra and VoicesReflections
1973​
OVQD-1430
Geoffrey StonerWatch Out!
1973​
OVQD-1431
Willie DixonCatalyst
1973​
OVQD-1433(p) Tuff City Records
Johnson & DrakeCarry It On
1973​
OVQD-1434
Laura YagerPlay with Fire
1974​
OVQD-1436
Mighty Joe YoungChicken Heads
1974​
OVQD-1437
Bonnie KolocYou're Gonna Love Yourself in the Morning
1974​
OVQD-1438
Glenn DerringerLight 'n Easy
1975​
OVQD-1439
Dennis WeaverOne More Road
1975​
OVQD-1440
Glenn DerringerPlays Great American Music People
1976​
OVQD-1444
Franz BentelerContinental Pop Classics
1976​
OVQD-4001
Bonnie KolocAt Her Best
1976​
OV-1701Compilation
Doug & Jean CarnHigher Ground
1976​
OV-1702Compilation
Cleveland EatonInstant Hip
1976​
OV-1703
Bonnie FergusonI'll Be There
1976​
OV-1704
Willie DixonWhatever Happened to My Blues
1976​
OV-1705
Mighty Joe YoungMighty Joe Young
1976​
OV-1706(p) Blind Pig Records
Laura YagerEarly Morning Hush
1976​
OV-1708Compilation
Rich Mountain TowerCan't You Feel It?
1976​
OV-1709
Sid LinardJuke Box Angel
1976​
OV-1710
Various ArtistsCountry Cousins
1976​
OV-1711Compilation
Steve BirchallReality Gates
1976​
OV-1712
Tennessee Valley AuthorityKountry Kilowatts
1976​
OV-1713
Morello - Burton - ChristianPercussive Jazz
1976​
OV-1714
Dick SchoryResurrection - Live at Carnegie Hall
1976​
OV-1715
Hans WurmanComic Carmen
1976​
OV-1716
Ron SteeleEverybody's Baby
1976​
OV-1717
Hans WurmanElectric Nutcracker
1976​
OV-1718
The KendallsHeaven's Just a Sin Away
1976​
OV-1719
Mark GaddisCarousel Man
1976​
OV-1720
Geoffrey StonerAin't Nothin' Freaky
1976​
OV-1721
Harold SligerWe're Gonna Love
1976​
OV-1722
Various ArtistsCountry Friends
1976​
OV-1723
C. J.My Lady's Eyes
1976​
OV-1724
Don BarnettThey Call the Wind Maria
1976​
OV-1725
String BeanGoin' to the Grand Ole Opry
1976​
OV-1726
Band of ThievesBand of Thieves
1976​
OV-1727
Henry FranklinBlue Lights
1976​
OV-1801Compilation
The AwakeningBrand New Feeling
1976​
OV-1802Compilation
Gene RussellListen Here
1976​
OV-1803Compilation
Calvin KeysCriss Cross
1976​
OV-1804Compilation
Rudolph JohnsonTime & Space
1976​
OV-1805Compilation
(OV-1702 and OV-1801 through OV-1805 are compilations of material from previously-released Black Jazz albums)
Awesome, thanks Dave, hopefully HDTracks will fill in some more of these.

I'd like to see HDTracks get this one:

And I tried this CD, didn't seem to decode well at all:
 

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Awesome, thanks Dave, hopefully HDTracks will fill in some more of these.

I'd like to see HDTracks get this one:

And I tried this CD, didn't seem to decode well at all:
I just found that album on YouTube with the phonographic copyright attributed to 'Tuff City Records' (the same goes for Dixon's other Ovation quad, Catalyst) so I'm guessing that 43 North don't own the rights to these two. I've added the link to the album to the table in the first post, but here's the link as well:


ETA: this link only seems to play the first track, no matter how I paste or format it - if you click the link in the chart above you'll get the full album playlist.
 

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I noticed that 96/24 downloads few of the Black Jazz titles pop up recently for sale on HDTracks, with the rights holder listed as "43 North Broadway, LLC", so I did a bit of digging and found their website, which says this:

"43 North Broadway, LLC is a global rights management company focused on acquiring iconic heritage entertainment-based intellectual property (“IP”) assets including master recordings, music copyrights and songwriter royalties. 43 North has acquired over 100,000 copyrights since its founding, including but not limited to the labels: Metromedia Records, Private Stock Records, Roadshow Records, Everest Records, Tradition Records, Audio Fidelity, Sussex Records, Skye Records, Sierra Records, Jewel - Paula Records, Fire & Fury Records, Chief Records, Enjoy Records, Cash Records, Arvee Records…"

It appears that they've also bought up the rights to both the Black Jazz and Ovation back catalogs (or at least the majority of them) which were pretty much entirely single-inventory QS-encoded releases from 1972 through 1976, and started making them available via various streaming sites and download services. I'm going to include a table below of what I found on YouTube and HDTracks, but generally if these things go to one site, they go to others, so they're probably available for streaming via Spotify, Tidal, etc. and for download from Qobuz, and other similar sites.

I do have one of the 96/24 downloads, Gene Russell's Talk to My Lady, and the quality is excellent - DR in the 13 to 15 range and a much nicer tonality than the earlier CD version I've heard. I can't vouch for them all though - sampling some of the Ovation titles on YouTube, a few of them sounded like they were maybe needledrops, but the samples I listened to on HDTracks sounded better, so buyer beware. Perhaps they're upgrading things with good 96/24 transfers on a rolling basis.

You can find quad remix credits for many of these albums in the Quad Engineers section of the Surround Engineers tab at the top of the forum, but I find it interesting to note that several of these quad mixes were done by Tom Jung, who went on to form DMP Records, which was one of the first labels to release 5.1 DTS CDs sometime around 1996.

Obviously the quality you get from YouTube and other streaming sites isn't the same as uncompressed FLAC, but I figured for people with Surround Masters and other QS decoders that are looking for food for them, the streaming options would be useful because they'll at least give you an idea if the mixes are exciting enough to tickle your auditory ballsac before you spend any money on a download.

I'm pretty sure all of the Black Jazz catalog has been reissued on CD before, but I think that for the Ovation titles in the list below, a lot of them will probably represent the first digital release of any of this material.

Black Jazz

ArtistTitleYearCatalog #YouTube LinkHDTracks LinkNotes
Henry FranklinThe Skipper
1972​
BJQD-7
Doug CarnSpirit of the New Land
1972​
BJQD-8
The AwakeningHear, Sense and Feel
1972​
BJQD-9
Gene RussellTalk to My Lady
1973​
BJQD-10
Rudolph JohnsonThe Second Coming
1973​
BJQD-11
Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage
1973​
BJQD-12
Walter Bishop, Jr.Keeper of My Soul
1973​
BJQD-14
The AwakeningMirage
1973​
BJQD-15
Doug CarnRevelation
1973​
BJQD-16
Henry FranklinThe Skipper at Home
1974​
BJQD-17
Calvin KeysProceed with Caution !
1974​
BJQD-18
Roland Haynes2nd Wave
1975​
BJQD-19
Cleveland EatonPlenty Good Eaton
1975​
BJQD-20
Doug CarnAdam's Apple
1975​
BJQD-21


Ovation Records

ArtistTitleYearCatalog #YouTube LinkHDTracks LinkNotes
Various ArtistsExperience Ovation 4 Channel Quadraphonic Sound
1973​
OD-2Compilation
Tommy JonesTommy's Place
1972​
OVQD-1420
Bonnie KolocAfter All This Time
1972​
OVQD-1421
William Fisher Orchestra and ChorusMake Believe
1972​
OVQD-1422
Bonnie KolocHold on to Me
1972​
OVQD-1426
Laura YagerComin' Apart
1972​
OVQD-1427
Heaven & EarthRefuge
1973​
OVQD-1428
Bonnie KolocBonnie Koloc
1973​
OVQD-1429
William Fisher Orchestra and VoicesReflections
1973​
OVQD-1430
Geoffrey StonerWatch Out!
1973​
OVQD-1431
Willie DixonCatalyst
1973​
OVQD-1433(p) Tuff City Records
Johnson & DrakeCarry It On
1973​
OVQD-1434
Laura YagerPlay with Fire
1974​
OVQD-1436
Mighty Joe YoungChicken Heads
1974​
OVQD-1437
Bonnie KolocYou're Gonna Love Yourself in the Morning
1974​
OVQD-1438
Glenn DerringerLight 'n Easy
1975​
OVQD-1439
Dennis WeaverOne More Road
1975​
OVQD-1440
Glenn DerringerPlays Great American Music People
1976​
OVQD-1444
Franz BentelerContinental Pop Classics
1976​
OVQD-4001
Bonnie KolocAt Her Best
1976​
OV-1701Compilation
Doug & Jean CarnHigher Ground
1976​
OV-1702Compilation
Cleveland EatonInstant Hip
1976​
OV-1703
Bonnie FergusonI'll Be There
1976​
OV-1704
Willie DixonWhatever Happened to My Blues
1976​
OV-1705(p) Tuff City Records
Mighty Joe YoungMighty Joe Young
1976​
OV-1706(p) Blind Pig Records
Laura YagerEarly Morning Hush
1976​
OV-1708Compilation
Rich Mountain TowerCan't You Feel It?
1976​
OV-1709
Sid LinardJuke Box Angel
1976​
OV-1710
Various ArtistsCountry Cousins
1976​
OV-1711Compilation
Steve BirchallReality Gates
1976​
OV-1712
Tennessee Valley AuthorityKountry Kilowatts
1976​
OV-1713
Morello - Burton - ChristianPercussive Jazz
1976​
OV-1714
Dick SchoryResurrection - Live at Carnegie Hall
1976​
OV-1715
Hans WurmanComic Carmen
1976​
OV-1716
Ron SteeleEverybody's Baby
1976​
OV-1717
Hans WurmanElectric Nutcracker
1976​
OV-1718
The KendallsHeaven's Just a Sin Away
1976​
OV-1719
Mark GaddisCarousel Man
1976​
OV-1720
Geoffrey StonerAin't Nothin' Freaky
1976​
OV-1721
Harold SligerWe're Gonna Love
1976​
OV-1722
Various ArtistsCountry Friends
1976​
OV-1723
C. J.My Lady's Eyes
1976​
OV-1724
Don BarnettThey Call the Wind Maria
1976​
OV-1725
String BeanGoin' to the Grand Ole Opry
1976​
OV-1726
Band of ThievesBand of Thieves
1976​
OV-1727
Henry FranklinBlue Lights
1976​
OV-1801Compilation
The AwakeningBrand New Feeling
1976​
OV-1802Compilation
Gene RussellListen Here
1976​
OV-1803Compilation
Calvin KeysCriss Cross
1976​
OV-1804Compilation
Rudolph JohnsonTime & Space
1976​
OV-1805Compilation
(OV-1702 and OV-1801 through OV-1805 are compilations of material from previously-released Black Jazz albums)
I checked the links on some of these from HD tracks and most come up as not available! Usually that means that someone else has the Canadian rights to them. I checked ProStudioMasters as well and nothing comes up. Always very frustrating!
 

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I checked the links on some of these from HD tracks and most come up as not available! Usually that means that someone else has the Canadian rights to them. I checked ProStudioMasters as well and nothing comes up. Always very frustrating!
Maybe they just are running late on the release; like this Bonnie Koloc.
* I'm not logged in to their site either right now. Why would they have it up there and deprive themselves of the income.
-small print at the bottom...
RELEASED 2020-11-11

℗ 1971 OVATION RECORDS

© 1971 OVATION RECORDS™ A DIVISION OF 43 NORTH BROADWAY, LLC
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This Calvin Keys is available with a 2020-01-16 release date.

 
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Thanks for the heads up @steelydave.
I found a couple of Walter Bishop, Jr. albums on Amazon Music HD in 96/24.


View attachment 59895
Ditto for Tidal. Here's Keeper of My Soul:

All the other Black Jazz albums for which Dave lists HD Tracks links seem to be on Tidal, too, but not the Ovation titles.
 

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I emailed HDTracks this morning about the lack of availability of the Ovation titles and got a very unfortunate response (I would have bought them ALL!!!) :mad:

"Hi,

Purchase Not Available means there is an issue with the files or a rights issue requiring that the album be taken down. The page should be removed soon.

Sincerely,
Josh"
 

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I emailed HDTracks this morning about the lack of availability of the Ovation titles and got a very unfortunate response (I would have bought them ALL!!!) :mad:

"Hi,

Purchase Not Available means there is an issue with the files or a rights issue requiring that the album be taken down. The page should be removed soon.

Sincerely,
Josh"
Well, there you go. I wonder if they'll disappear from the streaming services now, too.
 

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I noticed that 96/24 downloads few of the Black Jazz titles pop up recently for sale on HDTracks, with the rights holder listed as "43 North Broadway, LLC", so I did a bit of digging and found their website, which says this:

"43 North Broadway, LLC is a global rights management company focused on acquiring iconic heritage entertainment-based intellectual property (“IP”) assets including master recordings, music copyrights and songwriter royalties. 43 North has acquired over 100,000 copyrights since its founding, including but not limited to the labels: Metromedia Records, Private Stock Records, Roadshow Records, Everest Records, Tradition Records, Audio Fidelity, Sussex Records, Skye Records, Sierra Records, Jewel - Paula Records, Fire & Fury Records, Chief Records, Enjoy Records, Cash Records, Arvee Records…"

It appears that they've also bought up the rights to both the Black Jazz and Ovation back catalogs (or at least the majority of them) which were pretty much entirely single-inventory QS-encoded releases from 1972 through 1976, and started making them available via various streaming sites and download services. I'm going to include a table below of what I found on YouTube and HDTracks, but generally if these things go to one site, they go to others, so they're probably available for streaming via Spotify, Tidal, etc. and for download from Qobuz, and other similar sites.

I do have one of the 96/24 downloads, Gene Russell's Talk to My Lady, and the quality is excellent - DR in the 13 to 15 range and a much nicer tonality than the earlier CD version I've heard. I can't vouch for them all though - sampling some of the Ovation titles on YouTube, a few of them sounded like they were maybe needledrops, but the samples I listened to on HDTracks sounded better, so buyer beware. Perhaps they're upgrading things with good 96/24 transfers on a rolling basis.

You can find quad remix credits for many of these albums in the Quad Engineers section of the Surround Engineers tab at the top of the forum, but I find it interesting to note that several of these quad mixes were done by Tom Jung, who went on to form DMP Records, which was one of the first labels to release 5.1 DTS CDs sometime around 1996.

Obviously the quality you get from YouTube and other streaming sites isn't the same as uncompressed FLAC, but I figured for people with Surround Masters and other QS decoders that are looking for food for them, the streaming options would be useful because they'll at least give you an idea if the mixes are exciting enough to tickle your auditory ballsac before you spend any money on a download.

I'm pretty sure all of the Black Jazz catalog has been reissued on CD before, but I think that for the Ovation titles in the list below, a lot of them will probably represent the first digital release of any of this material.

Black Jazz

ArtistTitleYearCatalog #YouTube LinkHDTracks LinkNotes
Henry FranklinThe Skipper
1972​
BJQD-7
Doug CarnSpirit of the New Land
1972​
BJQD-8
The AwakeningHear, Sense and Feel
1972​
BJQD-9
Gene RussellTalk to My Lady
1973​
BJQD-10
Rudolph JohnsonThe Second Coming
1973​
BJQD-11
Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage
1973​
BJQD-12
Walter Bishop, Jr.Keeper of My Soul
1973​
BJQD-14
The AwakeningMirage
1973​
BJQD-15
Doug CarnRevelation
1973​
BJQD-16
Henry FranklinThe Skipper at Home
1974​
BJQD-17
Calvin KeysProceed with Caution !
1974​
BJQD-18
Roland Haynes2nd Wave
1975​
BJQD-19
Cleveland EatonPlenty Good Eaton
1975​
BJQD-20
Doug CarnAdam's Apple
1975​
BJQD-21


Ovation Records

ArtistTitleYearCatalog #YouTube LinkHDTracks LinkNotes
Various ArtistsExperience Ovation 4 Channel Quadraphonic Sound
1973​
OD-2Compilation
Tommy JonesTommy's Place
1972​
OVQD-1420
Bonnie KolocAfter All This Time
1972​
OVQD-1421
William Fisher Orchestra and ChorusMake Believe
1972​
OVQD-1422
Bonnie KolocHold on to Me
1972​
OVQD-1426
Laura YagerComin' Apart
1972​
OVQD-1427
Heaven & EarthRefuge
1973​
OVQD-1428
Bonnie KolocBonnie Koloc
1973​
OVQD-1429
William Fisher Orchestra and VoicesReflections
1973​
OVQD-1430
Geoffrey StonerWatch Out!
1973​
OVQD-1431
Willie DixonCatalyst
1973​
OVQD-1433(p) Tuff City Records
Johnson & DrakeCarry It On
1973​
OVQD-1434
Laura YagerPlay with Fire
1974​
OVQD-1436
Mighty Joe YoungChicken Heads
1974​
OVQD-1437
Bonnie KolocYou're Gonna Love Yourself in the Morning
1974​
OVQD-1438
Glenn DerringerLight 'n Easy
1975​
OVQD-1439
Dennis WeaverOne More Road
1975​
OVQD-1440
Glenn DerringerPlays Great American Music People
1976​
OVQD-1444
Franz BentelerContinental Pop Classics
1976​
OVQD-4001
Bonnie KolocAt Her Best
1976​
OV-1701Compilation
Doug & Jean CarnHigher Ground
1976​
OV-1702Compilation
Cleveland EatonInstant Hip
1976​
OV-1703
Bonnie FergusonI'll Be There
1976​
OV-1704
Willie DixonWhatever Happened to My Blues
1976​
OV-1705(p) Tuff City Records
Mighty Joe YoungMighty Joe Young
1976​
OV-1706(p) Blind Pig Records
Laura YagerEarly Morning Hush
1976​
OV-1708Compilation
Rich Mountain TowerCan't You Feel It?
1976​
OV-1709
Sid LinardJuke Box Angel
1976​
OV-1710
Various ArtistsCountry Cousins
1976​
OV-1711Compilation
Steve BirchallReality Gates
1976​
OV-1712
Tennessee Valley AuthorityKountry Kilowatts
1976​
OV-1713
Morello - Burton - ChristianPercussive Jazz
1976​
OV-1714
Dick SchoryResurrection - Live at Carnegie Hall
1976​
OV-1715
Hans WurmanComic Carmen
1976​
OV-1716
Ron SteeleEverybody's Baby
1976​
OV-1717
Hans WurmanElectric Nutcracker
1976​
OV-1718
The KendallsHeaven's Just a Sin Away
1976​
OV-1719
Mark GaddisCarousel Man
1976​
OV-1720
Geoffrey StonerAin't Nothin' Freaky
1976​
OV-1721
Harold SligerWe're Gonna Love
1976​
OV-1722
Various ArtistsCountry Friends
1976​
OV-1723
C. J.My Lady's Eyes
1976​
OV-1724
Don BarnettThey Call the Wind Maria
1976​
OV-1725
String BeanGoin' to the Grand Ole Opry
1976​
OV-1726
Band of ThievesBand of Thieves
1976​
OV-1727
Henry FranklinBlue Lights
1976​
OV-1801Compilation
The AwakeningBrand New Feeling
1976​
OV-1802Compilation
Gene RussellListen Here
1976​
OV-1803Compilation
Calvin KeysCriss Cross
1976​
OV-1804Compilation
Rudolph JohnsonTime & Space
1976​
OV-1805Compilation
(OV-1702 and OV-1801 through OV-1805 are compilations of material from previously-released Black Jazz albums)
I believe some of those HDTracks links/titles did get brought out!
 

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(Further edit: waitaminnit--Dennis Weaver! That Dennis Weaver? Of Gunsmoke and McCloud fame?)
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We had picked three pressing plants out of the phone books. The very first one we went to was Custom Fidelity on Santa Monica Blvd. in North Hollywood. I remember being really nervous when we walked through the front doors into an enormous foyer with a long intimidating front counter. There were huge windows at an extreme angle looking out to the street opposite the counter and I remember thinking "How do they clean these?". There was just one guy behind the big counter. He looked up at Larry and I and asked how he could help us. I swallowed hard and went into my rehearsed story about wanting to get our "garage band" record pressed. Before I could get half way through my explanation, the front doors suddenly flew open and the 'McCloud' actor Dennis Weaver literally stormed in. Talk about an entrance. He was wearing his full cowboy costume complete with ten gallon hat and ludicrous cowboy boots (bright red). He pushed in front of Larry and me, stomping on my toes in the process. He looks back at me and says "Excuse me sonny, I have important business here". Larry looked like he wanted to kill the son of a bitch. I was too flabbergasted to say anything. The guy behind the counter tries to explain to Mr. Weaver that he's working with us and he'll get help in just a moment. Dennis isn't having any of it. He demands to know, at the top of his lungs, in his fake cowboy accent, whether his album jackets have arrived and if they've been stuffed yet. Turns out Mr. Weaver considers himself a country singer and has made his very first album. At Custom Fidelity. Weaver turns around and faces me again, "I'm not just a movie star. I have my own record company!", he felt compelled to state. It was called Impressive Records. Ten minutes later, after Cowboy Dennis left, Larry and I finalized our own deal with Custom Fidelity and we had our own record company. It was called Wizardo Records. No phony cover story needed. No business license. No national television series. No adults. Just a set of stampers and a desire to join the most profitable and corrupt business in America. The music business! It welcomed us with open arms.
 
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