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  • #26
    Norway
    dvd chart, week 30

    10. (NY) 1 Miles Davis
    The Miles Davis Story
    Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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    • #27
      I thought I would revive this thread with the information I have found for a number of jazz artists. I decided to leave out smooth jazz as I don't consider it to be proper jazz so the likes of Kenny G, George Benson and Bob James are not featured here. I have also left out Herb Alpert for the same reason I have left out Frank Sinatra as they are more traditional pop artists than jazz. Some may also think that Norah Jones doesn't really belong here as her more recent material has moved away somewhat from her jazz roots but I've put her here anyway as I feel she has more of a place here than the other artists I've left out. I have also allowed allow fusion artists and groups.

      So, with that out of the way, here are RIAA awards for the following jazz artists:

      Louis Armstrong

      Hello, Dolly: Gold
      What A Wonderful World: Platinum
      All-Time Greatest Hits: Gold
      20th Century Masters Best Of: Gold

      Tom Browne

      Love Approach: Gold

      Dave Brubeck

      Time Out: Platinum
      Greatest Hits: Gold

      John Coltrane

      Blue Train: Gold
      A Love Supreme: Gold

      Miles Davis

      Kind Of Blue: 4xPlatinum
      Sketches Of Spain: Gold
      Bitches Brew: Platinum

      Al DiMeola

      Elegant Gypsy: Gold

      Ella Fitzgerald

      The Best Of The Songbooks: Gold

      Maynard Ferguson

      Conquistador: Gold

      Stan Getz

      Getz/Gilberto: Gold

      Benny Goodman

      Live At Carnegie Hall: Gold

      Herbie Hancock

      Head Hunters: Platinum
      Future Shock: Platinum

      Norah Jones

      Come Away With Me: 10xPlatinum
      Feels Like Home: 4xPlatinum
      Not Too Late: 2xPlatinum

      Stanley Jordan

      Magic Touch: Gold (US)

      Diana Krall

      All For You: Gold
      Love Scenes: Platinum
      When I Look In Your Eyes: Platinum
      The Look Of Love: Platinum
      Live In Paris: Gold
      The Girl In The Other Room: Gold
      Christmas Songs: Gold

      Ramsey Lewis

      Sun Goddess: Gold (US)

      John McLaughlin

      Love Devotion Surrender: Gold (US) *

      *Collaboration with Carlos Santana

      Mahavishnu Orchestra

      Birds Of Fire: Gold (US)

      Wynton Marsalis

      Hot House Flowers: Gold (US)
      Standard Time: Gold (US)

      Pat Metheny Group

      Still Life (Talking): Gold
      Letter From Home: Gold
      Secret Story: Gold *

      *Solo Pat Metheny album

      Glen Miller

      In The Digital Mood: Gold

      Return To Forever

      Romantic Warrior: Gold

      Weather Report

      Heavy Weather: Platinum

      US3

      Hand On The Torch: Platinum [/b]

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      • #28
        And here is the Soundscan info I have:

        Dave Brubeck

        Time Out: 1,117,000 (May 2008)

        John Coltrane

        A Love Supreme: 449,111 (Oct 2004) - A July 2007 Billboard article states that this has sold over 500,000 in the SS era)

        Miles Davis

        Career total: 9,500,000 (Sep 2005)

        Birth Of The Cool: 359,000 2006
        Kind Of Blue: 3,045,793 (13th June 2009)
        Sketches Of Spain: 720,000 2006
        In A Silent Way: 175,000 2006
        Bitches Brew: 350,000 2006

        Herbie Hancock

        Possibilities: 321,000 (March 2006)
        River - The Joni Letter: 257,000 (October 2008)

        Charles Mingus

        Mingus Ah Um: 166,000 (July 2007)

        Thelonious Monk

        Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall: 257,000 (2005 though sales were first reported in Billboard article from July 2007)

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        • #29
          Some observations I have over the info I have posted:

          The majority of these albums have been released by just 3 major label groups: Blue Note (EMI), Columbia (Sony) and Verve (Universal). In terms of total sales, Blue Note leads the way with 18m although its total is largely down to the extraordinary success they have achieved with Norah Jones, one of the biggest artists of the 2000s. Columbia has the most jazz artists going Gold and Platinum and its 14.5m tally is not far behind Blue Note's. Verve Music Group (comprising Verve, GRP and Impulse) is at 8m and also boast a decent amount of artists.

          What surprises me is that Warner is totally absent. Pat Metheny's albums were distributed by Warner when they were the distributing label for Geffen but are now under Universal's ownership. Coltrane recorded Giant Steps and My Favourite Things for Warner's Atlantic label but neither are certified although another thread shows that they are eligible for Platinum so its anyone's guess whether Atlantic will bother to certify these. They also released Ornette Coleman albums such as the classics The Shape Of Jazz To Come and Change Of The Century, which are also likely for awards. Herbie Hancock had a brief stint with Warner in the late 1960s/early 1970s and Miles Davis released his post-1985 output through them but none of these albums were big sellers so probably aren't eligible for any awards.

          The Soundscan data shows just how undercertified many of these artists are. Miles Davis alone should have several more Gold and Platinum awards than he currently does. The Charles Mingus album could also be eligible for Gold by now. As these are both Columbia artists, who knows if they can be bothered to certify these decades old but still selling albums?

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          • #30
            Thanks for the info Priestfan.
            Its gratifying that John Coltrane is still selling and getting awards-a true genius.

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            • #31
              (thanks oldbloke)

              U.S.A.
              Top Catalog Albums July 25 2010

              187 DAVIS*MILES KIND OF BLUE 1,172 7 1,097 3,133,783
              Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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              • #32
                Top Catalog Albums
                SOUNDSCAN Week Ending August 28, 2011

                2 - 160 120 DAVIS*MILES KIND OF BLUE 1504 8 1388 3207996
                Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                • #33
                  Billboard 200 Albums Chart
                  October 8
                  SoundScan Week Ending September 25, 2011

                  Wks On 2Wks LW TW Artist Name Album Title TW % CHG LW Total

                  1 - - 171 * DAVIS*MILES BEST OF MILES LIVE IN EUROPE 2951 999 150 3101
                  Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                  • #34
                    Korea
                    weekly shupments
                    october 1
                    international

                    # 4 The Perfect Miles Davis Collection - 2...
                    Miles Davis
                    Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                    • #35
                      CHART: LP VINYL ALBUMS
                      12/01


                      50 COL 11 26 13 DAVIS*MILES KIND OF BLUE 537 -34 810 20 574
                      Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                      • #36
                        CHART: LP VINYL ALBUMS
                        12/01


                        5 IMPL 28 30 27 COLTRANE*JOHN LOVE SUPREME 442 -39 726 37 619
                        Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                        • #37
                          Top Catalog Albums 19/01/2013: Week Ending January 6, 2013

                          No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                          107 Dave Brubeck Time Out 1,829 -27 2,509 1,271,980

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                          • #38
                            Top Catalog Albums 19/01/2013: Week Ending January 6, 2013

                            No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                            115 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 1,777 -20 2,229 3,294,366

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                            • #39
                              LP Vinyl Albums 19/01/2013: Week Ending January 6, 2013

                              No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                              10 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 439 -18 537 21,013

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                              • #40
                                LP Vinyl Albums 19/01/2013: Week Ending January 6, 2013

                                No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                45 John Coltrane Supreme 231 -48 442 37,850

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                                • #41
                                  Top Catalog Albums 26/01/2013: Week Ending January 13, 2013

                                  No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                  125 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 1,496 -16 1,777 3,295,862

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                                  • #42
                                    LP Vinyl Albums 26/01/2013: Week Ending January 13, 2013

                                    No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                    11 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 406 -8 439 21,419

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                                    • #43
                                      Top Catalog Albums 26/01/2013: Week Ending January 13, 2013

                                      No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                      107 Dave Brubeck Time Out 1,300 -29 1,829 1,273,280

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                                      • #44
                                        LP Vinyl Albums 26/01/2013: Week Ending January 13, 2013

                                        No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                        28 John Coltrane Supreme 274 19 231 38,124

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                                        • #45
                                          Top Catalog Albums 16/02/2013: Week Ending February 3, 2013

                                          No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                          89 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 1,811 -10 2,006 3,301,473

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                                          • #46
                                            LP Vinyl Albums 16/02/2013: Week Ending February 3, 2013

                                            No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                            36 John Coltrane A Love Supreme 219 60 137 38,774

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                                            • #47
                                              Top Current Albums 16/02/2013: Week Ending February 3, 2013

                                              No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                              194 Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1,995 999 69 2,064

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                                              • #48
                                                Top Catalog Albums 02/03/2013: Week Ending February 17, 2013

                                                No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                                175 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 1,754 12 1,572 3,304,799

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                                                • #49
                                                  LP Vinyl Albums 02/03/2013: Week Ending February 17, 2013

                                                  No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                                  36 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 284 16 245 22,767

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                                                  • #50
                                                    Top Catalog Albums 09/03/2013: Week Ending February 24, 2013

                                                    No | Artist | Title | TW | % | LW | RTD
                                                    150 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 1,675 -5 1,574 3,306,474

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