Frog Records

    • Frog has a very fine catalogue of jazz and blues from the classic era (1920s – 30s).

Jazz Crusade Records

    • Jazz Crusade Records – run by long time record producer, author, drummer and trombonist Bill Bissonnette, this is one of the few labels worldwide that is recording present day musicians playing in the original New Orleans style. The label also includes recordings from an earlier period by Wilbur De Paris, Kid Thomas, Big Jim Robinson, George Lewis etc.

Vintage Jazz Mart

    • The world’s number one magazine for buying rare jazz and blues 78 rpm and microgroove records. Also includes articles on the minutae of jazz record collecting. nts page at

Canadian Antique Phonograph Society (CAPS)

    • This friendly society is based in Toronto and meets once a month. The meeting consists of a talk or presentation followed by an auction where all things to do with recorded sound are sold – phonographs, gramophones, records, cylinders, literature etc.


      • The society have just released their first CD to celebrate their 30th anniversary – “Dance Bands From Canada 1922-30”. The 28 page full colour booklet includes extensive notes by Jazz Oracle co-owner Colin Bray and many unissued photographs. Highly recommended. To buy this CD see the CAPS webpage at