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Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 18, 2007, 03:52:56 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000005IS1.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Its time to "Kick Out The Jams !!!".......MC5 8)
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: ted_b on January 18, 2007, 05:11:26 PM
Don't mind if I do...thanks Chris!!  :D
(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000001FOH.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Tdangelo on January 18, 2007, 05:26:46 PM
(http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/Large/09/448009.jpg)
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: topround on January 18, 2007, 05:44:40 PM
http://www.martinsexton.com/images/albumcovers/blacksheepcover.jpg
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eric the red on January 18, 2007, 05:46:11 PM
I heard a cut off this upcoming release and it was fantastic:
(http://cover6.cduniverse.com/CDUCoverArt/Music/50/7267050.jpg)
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AliG on January 18, 2007, 05:52:37 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000JLQQ2G.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V36342468_.jpg)
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Tdangelo on January 18, 2007, 06:13:20 PM
Is Dreamgirls pretty good?  I just got it yesterday.  I loved Jennifier Hudson on American Idle - I love that show ;)
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AliG on January 18, 2007, 06:27:16 PM
Quote from: "Tdangelo"
Is Dreamgirls pretty good?  I just got it yesterday.  I loved Jennifier Hudson on American Idle - I love that show ;)

Oh man.. this Jennifer Hudson is really something...the movies is off the roof..almost everyone in the audience cried when Jennifer sang "And I am Telling You", and the all stood up and gave standing ovation when the scene ended. It's an extroadinary performance..

That movies is supposed to win an oscar for Beyonce.. but unfortunately, Jennifer just made Beyonce look so "deficient"..

Here's Jennifer at her best, the real singing start after 4 mins:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR1546t75VU

And here's Beyonce so-called "best performance"..yuck..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SktVgnzhSAo
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: launche on January 18, 2007, 10:45:43 PM
I agree this was Jennifer's party but Beyonce was fine.  Her character did not have nearly the depth etc... of Hudson's character.  Hudson has a better voice but Beyonce is a better all around talent.  They needed to market the movie thus the Beyonce hype and when people saw Hudson, you were so taken aback because it was unexpected.

As I posted before, I haven't seen a better performance in the last 12 months, ranks as one of my most memorable and she deserves every award she's nominated for.  She was born to play that role and it came very naturally to her.  Good movie, good time at the theater, my audience also clapped and cheered. It was not a passive experience.
Now I gotta pick up that soundtrack.

Eddie was also very good.
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AliG on January 19, 2007, 07:36:30 AM
Quote from: "launche"
but Beyonce is a better all around talent.

If you define "All around talent" = pretty face + bodilicious appeal

Then I don't disagree with you  :mrgreen:
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: launche on January 19, 2007, 07:01:22 PM
Quote from: "AliG"
Quote from: "launche"
but Beyonce is a better all around talent.

If you define "All around talent" = pretty face + bodilicious appeal

Then I don't disagree with you  :mrgreen:

Singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, actor, wonderful live performer, clothing designer... and yes beautiful and sexy (they can be mutually exclusive.)  This young lady is not just a pretty face, that would be Jessica Simpson.  I would also say that Beyonce can sing a wider range of material than Jennifer.  In a certain genre, yes Jennifer has a much more impactful voice.  I enjoy them both, it may be like a speaker comparision, Beyonce is a wonderful speaker top to bottom and plays a wide range of music equally good.  Hudson has deeper bass extension, with a midrange to die for.   :)

Now, Jennifer is just beginning her career so we'll see what she has to offer.  Beyonce has been a professional for nearly 10 yrs and proven she's more than a flavor of the month.

See the movie, buy the album
Good stuff.
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AliG on January 19, 2007, 07:59:59 PM
I guess we just have to disagree on the "talent" of Ms Knowles, because her voice simply does not appeal to me. There're hundreds more female vocals that're better than Beyonce. Her voice has no emotion for me, no matter how hard she tried.

One thing for sure, Beyonce will not become Beyonce today without her look & her body, that's what makes me oooooze after her for.. :D, but that's all I felt about her, lucky Jay-Z.

Still think that Beyonce is a good song writers? Apparently I'm not the only one who disagree:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,172552,00.html



Quote from: "launche"
Quote from: "AliG"
Quote from: "launche"
but Beyonce is a better all around talent.

If you define "All around talent" = pretty face + bodilicious appeal

Then I don't disagree with you  :mrgreen:

Singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, actor, wonderful live performer, clothing designer... and yes beautiful and sexy (they can be mutually exclusive.)  This young lady is not just a pretty face, that would be Jessica Simpson.  I would also say that Beyonce can sing a wider range of material than Jennifer.  In a certain genre, yes Jennifer has a much more impactful voice.  I enjoy them both, it may be like a speaker comparision, Beyonce is a wonderful speaker top to bottom and plays a wide range of music equally good.  Hudson has deeper bass extension, with a midrange to die for.   :)

Now, Jennifer is just beginning her career so we'll see what she has to offer.  Beyonce has been a professional for nearly 10 yrs and proven she's more than a flavor of the month.

See the movie, buy the album
Good stuff.
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: launche on January 19, 2007, 09:38:46 PM
Modern Pop music is producer driven.  With so many hands in the cookie jar, it's obvious there is going to be multiple input.  Everybody's wants co writing credit, it's called royalties.  This should be nothing new.  I say she's a songwriter because I remember watching some old footage with my wife of her and as a teenager and she had a book or two of material.  Of course once you get in the studio they have to craft it into a hit or workable song.  The producer brings his ideas to the table ($$$) and any pop artist is lucky to contribute 50% to the process.  This is no longer a personal endeavor, this is a business and there are millions at stake so things will be crafted, pre written, tweaked and previewed before release.  Just like your HT3's probably aren't 100% Jim Salk, there's a little D. Murphy in there and who knows what other concepts, ideas Salk borrowed or studied to bring the final product to your ears.

I can understand if her voice doesn't move you, that's personal, there's always a better singer.  Go to Hudson's church and you'll find 3 more singers just as good and 5 better.  I know that, that's a given to me, very few can sing better than those with the gospel/soul background IMO.

You have to give people credit for their talents and hard work, not everyone can be Beyonce or Hudson.  They've made it for a reason, all aspects of them considered.  To dismiss either due to their looks is "Entertainment Tonight"

Again, a better case would be Jessica Simpson or Britney Spears.  I think they fit your example better. Beyonce is much more talented than either of them.

What kinda discussion are we having here, Beyonce is living her dreams, has sold 100 million records, done world tours and now making movies.  There has to be talent there, if not then where do I sign up.  I simply have little critic for those lucky people as long as they are happy and not hurting anyone.  I am not a Jessca Simpson fan but she's doing her thing and as long as she doesn't lose too much integrity and plays fair in life, what can I say, I have my own life to worry about.

As The kids say: Stop Hatin'  :P  
You saw the movie and bought the album, Thumbs Up
Sit back and "Listen" to Beyonce and Jennifer, they both have something to offer.
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on January 20, 2007, 12:26:36 PM
(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000056OF7.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Global pop.

Ekova, Space lullabies and other Fantasmagore
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Freejazz on January 20, 2007, 03:27:53 PM
(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/s106044.jpg) (http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/benny_carter/further_definitions/)


Such a special album ... just beautiful music and a lovely "wall of sound" on the larger group numbers

Benny Carter - Further Definitions
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: pacifico on January 20, 2007, 07:30:21 PM
If you get over some the satan and other taboo crud asociated with their music, they make some good metal. Seasons in the Abyss is one of SLAYER's best.
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AliG on January 20, 2007, 08:00:35 PM
Quote from: "launche"
Just like your HT3's probably aren't 100% Jim Salk, there's a little D. Murphy in there and who knows what other concepts, ideas Salk borrowed or studied to bring the final product to your ears.

The different between Jim Salk and Beyonce is: Jim Salk never claimed that his speakers are 100% Salk. In fact, he put it in his webpage that the crossover is designed by the near-legendary Dennis Murphy.

Beyonce, on the other hand, try to take credit for writing the songs she never wrote.

By the way, Beyonce never sold 100milion albums on her own. Album sales has little to do with singing talents. Jessica Simpson has no talents whatsoever. Britney Spears - Oh my God - even sister can sing better than her. Yes, if you're comparing Beyonce with these two, certainly Beyonce has better singing skills.

I grew up in the church environment where I heard good singers everyday of my life. There's a "minimum standard" each singer has to meet before I can say that they know how to sing. Perhaps my standard is too high for Ms Knowles.

Anyway, I know you're a Beyonce fan. It's futile to debate with fans... I still remember last year you said about D-Wade alone was able to carry the whole Miami team to winning a ring... but unfortunately, this years results proves that Shaq is still very important.

Anyway, I lose.... :lol:  :lol:
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 20, 2007, 08:47:04 PM
Jazz....

(http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/h/harris_stef_grandunif_101b.jpg)

Stefon Harris - "Grand Unification Theory"....cd.....samples.... (http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Unification-Theory-Stefon-Harris/dp/B00007KWJP/sr=1-3/qid=1169353995/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-8798287-9811364?ie=UTF8&s=music)  
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: launche on January 21, 2007, 08:30:05 AM
AliG you are too funny,

I like Beyonce but not too much to defend her per se,  I just think one's bias can cloud the fact that she is successful for a number of different reasons including and excluding her beauty.  It's just not fair the way people discredit and rip people on trivial points.  When I hear of someone working their tale off and enjoying success, I have to give them credit.  My personal opinion aside.

I got on my wife last night too, because she said she respected J. Lo for her accomplishments but didn't like her much.  I simply said I'm glad you can give her credit but babe you don't even know this woman not to like her.
I am not an Entertainment tonight type person and could care less about celebs and their lives per se, I just want to enjoy their art, unless they are doing something else to help the world.  I just want people to stop being negative and appreciate what a person brings to the table, nobody's perfect.  I told my wife to stop hatin' too, and boy was she mad. But she knew she was hatin' (that's a fun concept, make me feel young and hip)

Beyonce and others are pop artists, I don't know in what context she doesn't fit that bill, what exactly is one expecting from her.  When I see her advertised and her saying she is the voice of our generation, then I will have critism.  I don't recall making those comments about Wade, no player can be the team.  If I did say that directly then I retract my comments.  Like this situation, I was saying give the man credit and not discount his achievements simply because of Shaq.  His numbers are the same with and without Shaq and I was saying that he has that "it" to be able to get it down when most needed.  The team is/was playing like crap mostly, even when Shaq was in the line up.  They are mostly old and not hungry anymore and believe they can turn it on when needed.  I watch almost every game and watch and read about them, that is the sentiment about this team.  But I fully expect them to be there in the end competing for a championship.  

Now Wade and Beyonce have enough accolades, that should speak for itself.

Now this is the album review section, so....

(http://i14.tinypic.com/29onxfk.jpg)

I found this one most enjoyable.
Wonderful vocals and players.
I've heard a little about this artist, finally picked up the CD and will be adding more of her stuff to my collection.[/img]
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AliG on January 22, 2007, 09:22:05 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000063ULX.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

This woman sings!!! :shock:
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 23, 2007, 10:06:58 PM
Classical...

(http://www.iclassics.com/content/assets/selection/20/19792E.jpg)

Concerto Koln & Vladimir Ivanoff of Sarband - " Dream of the Orient ".....cd.....Info Link.... (http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Orient-Wolfgang-Amadeus-Mozart/dp/B00007L9PT/sr=1-1/qid=1169618363/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-8798287-9811364?ie=UTF8&s=music)....  
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Inscrutable on January 24, 2007, 08:31:00 PM
launche,
Although this is album review, i'll merge with live shows and note madeleine peyroux is on tour ... will be in asheville at the orange peel soon.   not sure where else.
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 25, 2007, 08:25:16 PM
(http://www.woodstockcd.com/artists/levin-tony/pieces_of_the_sun/cover-300w-cx.jpg)

Tony Levin - "Pieces of the Sun"....cd....samples.... (http://www.amazon.com/Pieces-Sun-Tony-Levin/dp/B00005Y1JN/sr=1-3/qid=1169785212/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-8798287-9811364?ie=UTF8&s=music)  
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: ipy on April 07, 2007, 01:39:34 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0007YH4EO.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA240_.jpg)
Keith Jarrett - "Radiance-Live"..song samples.. (http://www.amazon.com/Radiance-Keith-Jarrett/dp/B0007YH4EO/ref=pd_bbs_5/002-8672708-1852862?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1175977766&sr=8-5)
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on April 10, 2007, 07:10:06 AM
Quote from: "lonewolfny42"
Tony Levin - "Pieces of the Sun"....cd....samples.... (http://www.amazon.com/Pieces-Sun-Tony-Levin/dp/B00005Y1JN/sr=1-3/qid=1169785212/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-8798287-9811364?ie=UTF8&s=music)  

LW, you might like this one (http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B00004VW3P/ref=s9_asin_image_3/104-5349302-6254355?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1E0D0Q4SFHJZ5CJW7N1K&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=279580301&pf_rd_i=507846) also... IIRC, it's recorded well.  

-C
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on April 10, 2007, 09:21:03 PM
Quote from: "Carlman"
Quote from: "lonewolfny42"
Tony Levin - "Pieces of the Sun"....cd....samples.... (http://www.amazon.com/Pieces-Sun-Tony-Levin/dp/B00005Y1JN/sr=1-3/qid=1169785212/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-8798287-9811364?ie=UTF8&s=music)  

LW, you might like this one (http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B00004VW3P/ref=s9_asin_image_3/104-5349302-6254355?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1E0D0Q4SFHJZ5CJW7N1K&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=279580301&pf_rd_i=507846) also... IIRC, it's recorded well.  

-C
I've got that one Carl...its a good one....as is this one... (http://www.amazon.com/Waters-Eden-Tony-Levin/dp/B00004S9OT/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_2_1/102-8798287-9811364).... :wink:

            Chris
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on April 11, 2007, 07:37:28 AM
Very nice, Mr. Wolf.  8)  Cool tunez.

I'm listening to this (http://www.amazon.com/Life-Aquatic-Steve-Zissou/dp/B0006JMLI4/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-5349302-6254355?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1176302168&sr=1-1) today...

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0006JMLI4.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA240_.jpg)
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: ipy on April 13, 2007, 01:05:03 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000L43OPI.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V46444905_AA240_.jpg)

Enrico Rava Quintet - "The Words And The Days" ...samples... (http://www.amazon.com/Words-Days-Enrico-Rava-Quintet/dp/B000L43OPI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-8672708-1852862?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1176494240&sr=1-1)
Title: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: WEEZ on April 13, 2007, 08:10:21 PM
"Living With The Animals"; Mother Earth.

The cd re-issue is as shitty as the lp as far as the recording goes...but I still like this album :)

WEEZ
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bunky on July 31, 2007, 04:25:24 PM
Frank Zappa - Joes Garage Acts I,II &III (http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/6900/16150762dg5.th.jpg) (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=16150762dg5.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rlmacklin on August 02, 2007, 08:27:48 AM
Dromedary (originally composed of Andrew Reissiger & Rob McMaken)
"World Music from Athens, Georgia" (, USA)

My favorite of their albums and favorite song on each of these albums

Live From the Make Believe (2003) - "Cassiopeia's Dance"

Quartet (2006) - "Childhood"

http://www.dromedarymusic.com/recordings.html
You can listen to short samples of some album songs here

or at
http://www.dromedarymusic.com/LiveRecordingsVault.html
you can listen to some complete songs from live performances

    Venue                   Location       Date        Number of Songs 
Eddie's Attic              Atlanta GA   9.17.06      7 songs - listen 

[Dromedary Quartet]
The Melting Point         Athens GA  8.11.06      2 songs - listen 

These folks are something special...
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on August 02, 2007, 08:59:14 AM
Lotsa new faces here, great to see you guys- Welcome!!

Tdangelo, that cannon record has got to be the best blue note album cover ever. I bet it sounds awesome. Is it on a CD?

Scott freejazz, glad you could join us! Thanks for the tip on BC album. Everything he did was great.

Rich
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: WEEZ on August 20, 2007, 02:56:02 PM
"Jazzin' The Blues", Edgar Winter.

What a gas! :D/

WEEZ
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: steve on August 25, 2007, 06:25:28 PM
Pete Fountain's "New Orleans" comes to mind. Could sound thin on the lower end,  depending on the system, but very open sounding and natural. Clarinet is scary accurate. Quite good on CD as well.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: WEEZ on September 06, 2007, 02:33:33 PM
"Heritage" (A Journey Into The Heart of America's Greatest Folk Songs);  Darol Anger
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: spudco on September 06, 2007, 04:01:22 PM
I just finished listening to "Ella in Berlin".  Ella Fitzgerald was never better!  This may be the best Jazz vocal concert ever recorded...  The scat in "How High The Moon" is unbelievable.  "Summertime" and "Misty" witll tear out your heart.  Not a minute of filler on the whole disk. 

My father saw Ella twice.  Once as a very young girl and once as the mature artist.  We listened to her often.  I wish he could have been here with me this afternoon.  The music brought tears of joy!

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rosconey on September 09, 2007, 11:32:59 AM
just picked up -the essential paul simon-

sounds just wonderful even though its upsampled-

i had another paul simon  non upsampled that i lost that sounded good,replaced it with the upsampled version and it sounded like garbage
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 09, 2007, 12:49:11 PM
Ella is/was awesome. I saw her 4 times starting in '70. She was great to the very end.  I haven't heard that whole record, but they play the how high the moon track on radio a lot.
Thanks
Rich
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rollo on October 22, 2007, 03:54:39 PM
Eva Cassidy- "Songbird". An angel taken to soon. Any style any song a voice to remember. Check out "Over The Rainbow" Your gonna melt. Then go to "Blues Alley" CD.

Shirley Horn- "You Won't Forget Me" Listen to this Woman play the piano. Soft, delicate, goosebump city. Some great musicians on this CD.

Dick Hyman- "From The Age Of Swing" Ref. Rec.  Classy swing at its best.



Happy listening,

                        rollo 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: spudco on October 23, 2007, 05:26:46 AM
I have recently listened to Robben Ford - "Truth" a couple of times and I'm impressed. 

He is a very musical blues based guitar player with a wide range of chops.  On the whole, the song writing is good.  The cover tracks are good as well.  The disk flows well from start to finish, but has several tracks that stand alone and could make it into a play list.  The recording/mix is good on most of the disk.  A couple of guests make suprise appearences and the basic band has rock solid, strong performances.

On the whole, I recommend this guy for those of you that like blues rock.  Loads of fun.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on October 23, 2007, 07:51:12 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JW46PN1TL._AA240_.jpg)
Return to Forever, return to the 7th galaxy Classic fusion.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: JBryan on October 23, 2007, 10:07:53 PM
I am listening to Neil Young at Massey Hall. Also listened to Concert for George and Sam McClain - must have hankering for live music tonight.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 24, 2007, 06:09:26 AM
Welcome to AN, JBryan!! Great to have you aboard!
Rich
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rollo on October 24, 2007, 07:28:46 AM
I am listening to Neil Young at Massey Hall. Also listened to Concert for George and Sam McClain - must have hankering for live music tonight.
 

Great LP. Neil at his best. Well recorded as well. A winner. Welcome aboard.

rollo
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: kallitype on February 07, 2008, 08:36:57 AM
   "Careless Love" by Madelaine Peyroux.  Terrific sound, very wide stage and superb transients. Drumkit seems a little wide, but the closely miked guitar is in the room!  We saw her at The Winery (Chateau Ste Michelle in Lynwood, WA) in August, an outdoor evening concert, and became  addicted to her creamy, unique singing.  SHe was a street musician in Paris for some years, the comparison to Billie Holiday is often made, but I think she has a better voice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on February 07, 2008, 06:48:36 PM
A little mellow music at the moment.....(at least mellow for me!)  :)

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/594/tpcdcover01asv3.jpg) (http://blacksandcable.ca)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on May 16, 2009, 04:53:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VF9F94Y6L._SS500_.jpg)

Supertramp - "Retrospectacle: The Supertramp Anthology"...2Cd's...Samples.. (http://www.amazon.com/Retrospectacle-Supertramp-Anthology/dp/B000B8I8J6/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1242517830&sr=1-8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on May 16, 2009, 06:46:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tehDEOc6L._SS500_.jpg)

Luther Allison - "Live In Chicago"....2Cds....Samples... (http://www.amazon.com/Live-In-Chicago/dp/B000RGFYIK/ref=pd_ts_dm_al_6?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic) (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/clap2.gif)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on May 16, 2009, 08:13:05 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/67/Pepper%27s.jpg)

Really!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on May 16, 2009, 08:15:12 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/67/Pepper%27s.jpg)

Really!

I wonder how those remasters will sound....???
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on May 16, 2009, 08:51:02 PM
Supposedly they are full remixes. The Love record was completely remixed and got such great acceptance Yoko is seeing green again. My wife saw the show in Vegas, said it was incredible. They are remixing and tweeking every track second by second. The jock on the classic rock station says they sound incredible.

More info (http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/04/07/the-beatles-remastered-albums-due-september-9-2009/)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 17, 2009, 04:12:43 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KB3A39FBL._SS500_.jpg)

Strings [EP] LP

Kristin Hersh
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on May 17, 2009, 06:21:58 AM
I don't have a fancy photo.. but imagine glowing tubes and a green faceplate with lots of chrome.. mmm Sunday morning classical on a 1965 'tuna' I bought from Doug S. (modified McIntosh MR-65 w/ MPX stereo)  It sounds better than I'd hoped so I'm very pleased..

It's a nice drizzly morning with some kind of choral/long-harmonized-note singing ('singing of mass'?) classical stuff on the radio.. whilst I sip some coffee and ease into the day.. 8)  Life is good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 17, 2009, 06:32:52 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ac3pDPoIL._SS500_.jpg)

Affection LP
Lisa Stansfield

A $3 find at the local record dtore
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Post by: Scott F. on May 17, 2009, 08:07:27 AM
GREAT album  :mrgreen: I'll have to dig that one out and give it a listen again.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tehDEOc6L._SS500_.jpg)

Luther Allison - "Live In Chicago"....2Cds....Samples... (http://www.amazon.com/Live-In-Chicago/dp/B000RGFYIK/ref=pd_ts_dm_al_6?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic) (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/clap2.gif)

Listening to Aslyn right now. Its a fun little pop release from a gal with unique voice who doesn't try to do the vocal gymnastics like so many pop stars now days.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618V3R7FHPL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on May 17, 2009, 10:45:50 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3nNkcQ1t7hM/SCA86pvpYTI/AAAAAAAAD2M/15rv1OzHAyM/s400/The_Wallflowers_-_Breach-front.jpg)

The Wallflowers - "Breach"....Cd.....Samples... (http://www.amazon.com/Breach-Wallflowers/dp/B00004YACO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1242582119&sr=1-4)
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Post by: richidoo on May 17, 2009, 11:26:30 AM
(http://i.imwx.com/images/maps/current/curwx_325x220.jpg)

The Weather channel, to see if we can have birthday party at Durham Bulls this afternoon....

Rainy day!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 17, 2009, 12:49:43 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PVBWM6BDL._SS500_.jpg)

That's Not What I Heard
Gossip
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Scott F. on May 17, 2009, 01:37:06 PM
Just got done cutting the grass, weed eating and blowing everything off. Came inside and this was spinning on the HT/2 channel rig in the living room.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31DAJ8T0EKL._SS500_.jpg)

Great little popish release from Shane Nicholson
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Post by: JerryM on May 17, 2009, 07:59:00 PM
(http://geordierussell.instone.net/Jukebox/Img/P/Pink%20Floyd%20-%20meddle.jpg)

Pink Floyd - One of These Days
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Post by: Ecramer on May 17, 2009, 08:15:27 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QR87N0TJL._SS400_.jpg)

Alone with Everybody
Richard Ashcroft
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Post by: Ecramer on May 18, 2009, 02:32:17 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4122SX04TGL._SS500_.jpg)

Sweet Revenge
Bangs

Grrl-punk
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 18, 2009, 03:26:44 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518e9qdYjpL._SS500_.jpg)

Hard, Sweet and Sticky
Bellrays



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Post by: bpape on May 18, 2009, 04:16:49 PM
The Tubes - Completion Backward Principle

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41x-4lPjtBL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)


For Dinner:

Billy Joel - 52nd Street

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rX4wAANhL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
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Post by: Ecramer on May 18, 2009, 07:09:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413E7AKHMGL._SS500_.jpg)


Girls Get Busy
Bratmobile

Ok so i spent a shT load of money on a 2 Chanel system  to listen to Riot Girrrl punk music what can i say i'm not your normal audio guy  :rofl:
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Post by: richidoo on May 18, 2009, 09:07:08 PM
Ok so i spent a shT load of money on a 2 Chanel system  to listen to Riot Girrrl punk music

Hey, we all get to pick how we wanna defile our own systems.   :lol:  Punk or opera, it still sounds better in hifi!
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 18, 2009, 09:56:31 PM
Orphan - Lonely At Night

(http://www.hardnheavy.it/sito/articoli/immagini/articolo9_TopAOR/orphan_lonely_at_night.jpg)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 18, 2009, 10:54:46 PM
Krokus - Hellraiser (Yes they are still around!)  :D

(http://hardrockheavymetal.files.wordpress.com/2006/12/krokus-hellraiser.jpg)
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Post by: Ecramer on May 19, 2009, 03:09:49 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EASBMS71L._SS500_.jpg)

Nearly God
Tricky

A little trip hop to start the day  :lol:
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Post by: Ecramer on May 19, 2009, 04:23:47 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61JxvhdWC5L._SS500_.jpg)


Country Club Lp
by John Doe and The Sadies

i always liked his voice. with  X or by himself he makes good albums.
 
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Post by: Ecramer on May 19, 2009, 07:16:26 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DdQNocPbL._SS500_.jpg)

Two Suns LP
by Bat For Lashes
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 19, 2009, 08:57:11 PM
Allen & Lande - The Revenge
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_q9nhKh8wPb8/SE2X_4PK2eI/AAAAAAAAAME/w3Ce_GwqlUQ/s320/front.jpg)
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Post by: Ecramer on May 20, 2009, 02:40:17 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wnaYpJ0qL._SS500_.jpg)

Three Fingers
Rogers Sisters
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Post by: Ecramer on May 20, 2009, 05:56:19 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/d6/f8/bb3681b0c8a0625208eab110.L.jpg)


Alone with Everybody
Richard Ashcroft

nice flow this album

ED
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on May 20, 2009, 07:45:03 PM
That Rogers Sisters cover has got to be the FREAKIEST
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on May 20, 2009, 08:28:01 PM
That Rogers Sisters cover has got to be the FREAKIEST

Trust me Rich.... Ed's got even "stranger" covers.... :rofl:

I never heard of half the stuff he listens too.... :duh

But....its music. :D/

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on May 20, 2009, 09:46:10 PM
My dad loves LPs for the covers. He says you can hold it and read it and look at the pics while you listen, total immersion and you feel closer to your musician hero. It's an artform in itself.

Or "modern art" in this case...   :D
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 20, 2009, 10:40:04 PM
Victory - Rock'n'roll Kids Forever  :D/

(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/3/0/1/33019.jpeg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct3h64DgA4U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct3h64DgA4U)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUzhyUgn61Q&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUzhyUgn61Q&feature=related) (Good tune...if you like Rock)
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Post by: Ecramer on May 21, 2009, 03:10:04 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617-ASqsKGL._SS500_.jpg)


Sackcloth 'n' Ashes
Sixteen Horsepower
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 21, 2009, 03:18:46 AM
That Rogers Sisters cover has got to be the FREAKIEST


Give me a chance i know i have better stuff then that.  :rofl: Lot of times i am going down a different musical path then the main stream. I like dark ambient music, goth, psyco billy.

http://www.projekt.com/ (http://www.projekt.com/)
 
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Post by: richidoo on May 21, 2009, 06:16:50 AM
Psychobilly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychobilly)

 :shock:  Reading that worked better than a cup of coffee...  Thanks Ed for opening my mind
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 21, 2009, 03:34:06 PM


Yea psycho-billy

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a5/44/cd97c0a398a0332e0277f110.L.jpg)

Who Put Grandma Under the Stairs?: Live [liVE] [IMPORT]
Demented Are Go


Psychobilly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychobilly)

 :shock:  Reading that worked better than a cup of coffee...  Thanks Ed for opening my mind

HorrorPops are pretty good to

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ef/HorrorPops_live_03.jpg/800px-HorrorPops_live_03.jpg)
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Post by: bpape on May 21, 2009, 03:57:44 PM
Winterpills - Winterpills

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/313DJD5RYVL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 21, 2009, 06:24:40 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/23/77/ce45124128a0f7755b4db010.L.jpg)


Immortal Memory
Lisa Gerrard (Artist), Patrick Cassidy (Artist)

in my book one of the best voices in the business and a talented composer
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Post by: richidoo on May 21, 2009, 06:33:26 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QDV4Y19PL._SS500_.jpg)

Hilary Hahn Mozart Violin Sonatas.

Saw her in person at UNC 2 months ago. PYT.... but no mozart on the live shows... NOOOO,  you gotta work for this eye candy. She played Ives, Janacek, Ysaye. AWESOME
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 21, 2009, 09:47:13 PM
XYZ - Hungry

(http://multimedia.fnac.com/multimedia/images_produits/ZoomPE/4/2/9/3596971513924.jpg)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 21, 2009, 10:42:03 PM
Within Temptation - The Heart of Everything

(http://barrydean.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/within-temptation_the-heart-of-everything.jpg)

Not something I would normally listen to but I felt like trying something new.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 21, 2009, 10:59:16 PM
Last disc wasn't cutting it so it was time to move on to something a little more familiar.....

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d7/Van_Halen_-_Fair_Warning.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 22, 2009, 03:12:34 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51q6X9Tzs2L._SS500_.jpg)

Letters from Sinners & Strangers
Eilen Jewell

Tough to pin this album down is it folk, country ,Bluegrass and Pop
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 22, 2009, 03:28:58 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZDB7DFMGL._SS500_.jpg)

Underworld [SOUNDTRACK]
Various Artists (Artist), The Damning Wel (Performer), David Bowie (Performer), Puscifer (Performer), Milla (Performer), Johnette Napolitano (Performer), A Perfect Circle (Performer), The Dillinger Escape Plan (Performer), Trust Company (Performer), Skinny Puppy (Performer)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 22, 2009, 06:46:24 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518CkGlrmoL._SS500_.jpg)

Sevas Tra [ENHANCED] [liMITED EDITION] [EXPLICIT LYRICS]
Otep

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on May 22, 2009, 07:46:38 PM
Are you sure you're old enough for that one Ed?
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 22, 2009, 07:58:02 PM
Well i was 51 on Wednesday Proabley to old for it

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VFXN7G20L._SS500_.jpg)


Let Love In
Nick Cave

Are you sure you're old enough for that one Ed?
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 23, 2009, 03:12:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FIapYxHJL._SS500_.jpg)

Un Dia
Juana Molina

Quickly growing on me,  its circles and flow , while it  ebbs and tides

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on May 23, 2009, 06:56:02 PM
Happy BD Ed. I'll be 44 in a month
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 23, 2009, 07:57:25 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EGYRJY1AL._SS500_.jpg)

By the Sweat of My Brow
Hazel Dickens
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 24, 2009, 05:54:46 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hS4iLPAxL._SS500_.jpg)

Trials And Errors
by Magnolia Electric Co.

Now come on some one post some thing so i can find some new music or i will torment you with my bad taste  :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on May 24, 2009, 11:33:31 AM
I'm almost always listening to a random mix of my own music or the classical station.. I have over a thousand albums and my wife has 2,k.  So, I'm not sure what I'm listening to half the time.. ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 24, 2009, 12:32:23 PM
I'm way to anal to use a random mix for me its a big compromise to only play one side of album and not the whole thing. Which most likely is one of the reason radio drives me nuts.




I'm almost always listening to a random mix of my own music or the classical station.. I have over a thousand albums and my wife has 2,k.  So, I'm not sure what I'm listening to half the time.. ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on May 24, 2009, 12:39:35 PM
haha.. you must get to actually listen in front of your system.. and not hear a cacauphony of colliding sounds in the next room... I'm still breaking-in a lot of stuff and my office is next to the sound room..
I only go in for uber-awesome music where I just can't pass up the experience of front and center. :)
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Post by: Ecramer on May 24, 2009, 07:17:08 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41N-IhKpPQL._SS500_.jpg)

Bubbapalooza, Vol. 1: Chronicle of the Redneck Underground

a combo of rock a billy surf garage music
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 27, 2009, 05:49:45 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6195J1AMz3L._SS500_.jpg)

How Strange, Innocence
by Explosions In The Sky

When i first heard this band i picked all dived in and quickley picked up all their cd's if you like  Godspeed You! Black Emperor, M83, a silver mountain zion this is your cup of tea.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 27, 2009, 07:55:57 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61P1ANBTDPL._SS500_.jpg)

Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts [ENHANCED]
M83
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Post by: richidoo on May 27, 2009, 08:00:24 PM
http://www.ibiblio.org/wcpe/wcpe.pls

The Classical Station -  playing in every streaming format -  But I get it in 100kW FM  :drool:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 27, 2009, 08:12:21 PM
I'm not sure thats going to work for me  :lol: Although what they are playing right now sounds good

http://www.ibiblio.org/wcpe/wcpe.pls

The Classical Station -  playing in every streaming format -  But I get it in 100kW FM  :drool:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 27, 2009, 09:33:47 PM
Soil - Redefine

(http://img.sharedmp3.net/files/pics/497/496669/img_1_pr.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-LsFav_gQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-LsFav_gQ)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on May 27, 2009, 09:41:08 PM
Some peaceful tunes.... 8)

(http://www.sugarbuzzmagazine.com/bands/bluecheer/bluecheer6.jpg)

Blue Cheer - "Vincebus Eruptum" ....Samples... (http://www.amazon.com/Vincebus-Eruptum-Blue-Cheer/dp/B000001DYA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1243485400&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 28, 2009, 11:24:16 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414XB3DFTCL._SS500_.jpg)

NOLA [EXPLICIT LYRICS]
Down

Down Temptations Wings NOLA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo2oXg2BsLw&feature=related)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 29, 2009, 08:04:15 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RXQ7QMFTL._SS500_.jpg)

Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore [liVE] LP
Humble Pie
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: dragan on May 30, 2009, 08:28:11 AM
The Blue Rider Trio (Ben Andrews, Jeff Sarli, Mark Wenner) - Harp, Steel and Guts

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Post by: Bill O'Connell on May 30, 2009, 08:51:37 AM
"Billy"  Pretty&Twisted
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Post by: Ecramer on May 30, 2009, 08:57:18 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BEV-IqSYL._SS500_.jpg)

Scarred
Johnette Napolitano


Simply an amazing artist who has one of the best voices in rock music today
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: timind on May 30, 2009, 09:06:24 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6119XVS7S8L._SS500_.jpg)

The Decemberists - The Tain
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Post by: richidoo on May 30, 2009, 12:37:02 PM
Hey welcome Timind!!!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on May 30, 2009, 08:25:11 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M-B8R4snL._SS400_.jpg)\

Revenge LP
Eurythmics
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 31, 2009, 04:36:51 PM
Bonfire - Very Best Of (Golden Bullets)

(http://i37.tinypic.com/i1kv28.jpg)

Features a very cool remake of Sweet Home Alabama!  :D
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Post by: stereofool on May 31, 2009, 05:23:54 PM
I just fired-up my new Audio Research PH-5...thus have been spinning some albums.

Oldies to be sure...just like me  :lol:

Loggins & Messina  Full Sail
Doobie Brothers   Living on the Fault Line
Blood, Sweat & Tears  New City
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 01, 2009, 10:38:00 PM
Vengeance - Back In The Ring

(http://multimedia.fnac.com/multimedia/images_produits/ZoomPE/3/2/1/4001617645123.jpg)

One of the best straight ahead rock albums you have probably never heard!

http://www.myspace.com/vengeancebackinthering (http://www.myspace.com/vengeancebackinthering)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 01, 2009, 11:32:51 PM
Gotthard - Lip Service

(http://www.bluevisions.ch/gotthard-cd-lippservice.jpg)

I love the lead singers voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XafGVomdWp8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XafGVomdWp8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on June 02, 2009, 04:06:35 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CeGdmGNfL._SS500_.jpg)

Geogaddi
Boards Of Canada
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on June 02, 2009, 04:16:25 PM
aZ :rofl: Man that brought a smile to my face that really is great straight up Rock & Roll, don't listen to much of t any more but that's the way its supposed to sound

Ed

This is an older one that falls into that category to bad its out of print. I had it on cassette then last week i found a copy on vinyl

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NCTKERBHL._SS500_.jpg)

Too Wild to Tame [IMPORT]
Boyzz



Vengeance - Back In The Ring

(http://multimedia.fnac.com/multimedia/images_produits/ZoomPE/3/2/1/4001617645123.jpg)

One of the best straight ahead rock albums you have probably never heard!

http://www.myspace.com/vengeancebackinthering (http://www.myspace.com/vengeancebackinthering)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 02, 2009, 10:09:29 PM
Crystal Ball - Secrets

(http://img3.nnm.ru/imagez/gallery/9/a/4/3/b/9a43bbb1eca6da0a79ed2b1b740c6a2f_full.jpg)

(If this cover is offensive to anybody, feel free to delete it.....I kinda like it but what do I know! :-P)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2FRUqmB-CQ
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rollo on June 04, 2009, 07:38:36 AM
Nice cover. Gee man how come my Sonny Rollins CDs don't have covers like that. Anyway cannot stop listening to Sonnys' 911 concert. Just nonstop brilliance . Very well recorded live CD. Miked properly IMO as the audience is set in front of the speakers putting me in the audience instead of with the group on stage. You will know this was recorded outside in the open air. If you can hear the siren in the beginning of track five about a minute and 20 in then my dear Nervosa heads you have one resolving system. Check it out Jazz fans.



charles 
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Post by: richidoo on June 04, 2009, 10:41:43 AM
I would buy a Sonny Rollins album with a cover like that.

Thanks for brightening my afternoon John!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 04, 2009, 02:34:38 PM
 :D
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Post by: Phil on June 04, 2009, 07:54:54 PM
Charles,

I completely agree with the Rollins selection (and that ALL covers should be like the one above  :lol:).  His mastery is astounding.  No other word for it.  Seeing him live was my greatest musical experience. 

Phil
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on June 05, 2009, 02:56:56 PM
Joss Stone "Soul Sessions".  :drool:

Very neat voice. A voice that's beyond her years in fact. One of those young gals that just "does it" vocally. 
(she's hot too).  ;)

------>  A sample of her tunes (http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Sessions-Joss-Stone/dp/B0000C0FKA). <-------


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5147%2BnG1akL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) 


(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/music/JossStairs.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on June 06, 2009, 04:33:44 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a0/04/5a19e03ae7a0db8a055b1210.L.jpg)

Black Tape for a Blue Girl - This Lush Garden Within 1993 | Projekt | PRO00038 CD

Dark, Melancholy, forlorn perfect way to start out a rainy day  :rofl:

ED
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on June 07, 2009, 01:07:25 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/f7/90/cc6d810ae7a017c4c4cb1210.L.jpg)

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/c2/d5/91df810ae7a027c4c4cb1210.L.jpg)


Can't Help It!
The 5.6.7.8's
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 07, 2009, 01:58:30 PM
The Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D.

(Truth be told, I'm being forced to listen to this as my kids are having some type of "dance off" at the moment. I honestly don't get this stuff at all.....)

(http://gyantunplugged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bep-the-end-475x475.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 07, 2009, 05:22:35 PM
Shit.....it's over! Now back to the "normal" stuff!  :D

Warmen - Beyond Abilities

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_eSbWUiQEdZI/RvPxaVNOt2I/AAAAAAAAAU0/oENS-Lzev7I/s400/untitled.bmp)

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 07, 2009, 08:38:37 PM
Trick Or Treat (Soundtrack) - Fastway

(http://hardrockhideout.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/trickortreatfastway.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 08, 2009, 09:36:41 PM
Kansas - The Best of

(http://www.noelshack.com/voir/130309/Kansas-Best_Of-front040280.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on June 09, 2009, 07:46:45 AM
Carry on.... my wayward son...  :rofl:

Is that Black Eyed Pea album new?  I'm listening to their big hit album now.. can't remember the name... has 'where is the love'..

Back to work. :(
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 09, 2009, 10:09:59 AM
Carry on.... my wayward son...  :rofl:

Is that Black Eyed Pea album new? 

Yep.....it's their newest. Not really my kind of stuff but some of it is catchy.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on June 09, 2009, 11:29:03 AM
... my boss drone on and on, on a conference call  :duh  ](*,)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on June 09, 2009, 01:08:03 PM
That's why God invented the mute button. Long live Nortel.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 09, 2009, 03:46:38 PM
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss

Truth be told, I really only like one song from this disc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=481ba-SO0Zc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=481ba-SO0Zc) CRANK IT! (I dare ya!)  :twisted:

(http://mindwalkerloja.com/images/products/p--t/cds/Slayer%20-%20Seasons%20in%20the%20Abyss.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: JerryM on June 11, 2009, 07:04:44 PM
(http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/4960/b6889dcdd4d9518c702d7c9tw1.jpg)

Robert Plant - Now and Zen
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 11, 2009, 08:04:08 PM
Vanize - High Proof

(http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/081126/dWF1WCRobt.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on June 11, 2009, 08:05:28 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/19/!BT9qsOgCGk~$(KGrHgoH-D0EjlLlt1SHBKLH1TBkjg~~_1.JPG)

Iron butterfly - Live

(http://i.ebayimg.com/13/!BT!gbCQ!Wk~$(KGrHgoOKjQEjlLmQu1cBKGMDNp(tw~~_1.JPG)

Humble Pie Performance Rockin' the Fillmore

(http://i.ebayimg.com/21/!BTLOzo!!2k~$(KGrHgoH-CMEjlLl)s+(BKHD1O(13w~~_1.JPG)

TEN YEARS AFTER - recorded live

JUst spinning vinyl nothing ground breaking just solid rock and roll
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on June 11, 2009, 08:15:01 PM
(http://i20.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/f6/51/0512_1.JPG)

Edie Brickell Shooting Rubber Bands At The Stars LP

Last spin of the night

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: satfrat on June 11, 2009, 09:35:42 PM
Andy Summers & Robert Fripp: I Advance Masked (1982)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61OiG0hB0QL._SS500_.jpg)

Duelin' guitarists, samples here. (http://www.amazon.com/I-Advance-Masked/dp/B000W07LZ0/ref=dm_cd_album_lnk?ie=UTF8&qid=1244781060&sr=1-1)

Cheers,
Robin
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: JerryM on June 11, 2009, 09:59:04 PM
(http://www.musicdirect.com/shared/images/products/large/ldc44418-2.jpg)

JJ Kale & Eric Clapton - The Road to Escondido
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on June 11, 2009, 10:12:30 PM
(http://imagecache.allposters.com/images/pic/ACTPOD/OBCCD-594-2~Scrapper-Blackwell-Mr-Scrapper-s-Blues-Posters.jpg)

Scrapper Blackwell - "Mr. Scrapper's Blues"...Cd....Samples... (http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Scrappers-Blues-Scrapper-Blackwell/dp/B00005N817/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1244783331&sr=1-1) 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: satfrat on June 11, 2009, 11:00:57 PM
Paolo Nutini: Sunny Side Up (2009)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61wSzYlYw4L._SS500_.jpg)

Samples here. (http://www.amazon.com/Sunny-Side-Up/dp/B002B2RY6I/ref=dm_cd_album_lnk?ie=UTF8&qid=1244786260&sr=1-1)

Cheers,
Robin
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on June 12, 2009, 11:22:59 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VE1YER7HL._SS500_.jpg)


Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun
Red Sparowes


intricate soundscapes. very nice
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: westcoastman on June 14, 2009, 12:39:35 PM
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Deja Vu

4 Way Steet

It's been a relaxing morning out here on the west coast.

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on June 14, 2009, 03:17:59 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-inzSKUtL._SS500_.jpg)

Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge
The Pierces
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on June 17, 2009, 06:45:02 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-inzSKUtL._SS500_.jpg)

Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge
The Pierces

 Secret Lyrics


Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you'll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won't tell what I said
Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead

Why do you smile
Like you have told a secret
Now you're telling lies
Cause you're the one to keep it
But no one keeps a secret
No one keeps a secret
Why when we do our darkest deeds
Do we tell?
They burn in our brains
Become a living hell
Cause everyone tells
Everyone tells

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you'll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won't tell what I said
Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead

Look into my eyes
Now you're getting sleepy
Are you hypnotized
By secrets that you're keeping?
I know what you're keeping
I know what you're keeping

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you'll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won't tell what I said
Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead

[spoken]
Alison?
Yes, Katherine.
I have something I want to tell you, but
you have to promise to never tell anyone.
I promise
Do you swear on your life?
I swear on my life
[end spoken]

You swore you'd never tell
You swore you'd never tell

You swore you'd never tell
You swore you'd never tell

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you'll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won't tell what I said
Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead
(chorus x 3)

Yes two can keep a secret
If one of us is... Dead.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on June 17, 2009, 07:28:24 PM
(http://www.cannonball-adderley.com/leadpic/387.jpg)

Cannonball Adderley "Sophisticated Swing"
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bacobits on June 18, 2009, 09:36:22 AM
anyone into Beach music??
This is recorded remixed excellent!

D



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413PDHWS86L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: mgalusha on June 18, 2009, 10:08:36 AM
John Prine - Fair & Square

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W9G7c9MUL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 18, 2009, 11:29:10 PM
CkY - Carver City

(http://transientwriting.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/cky-carver-city2.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on July 06, 2009, 03:45:40 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jmk%2BPoShL._SS500_.jpg)

Don't Do Anything
by Sam Phillips
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on July 12, 2009, 07:11:03 AM
(http://i15.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/c1/44/e56b_12.JPG)

BOB DYLAN "Modern Times" 180G 2LP W/STICKER

Liked this on cd even better on LP Nice mastering on this one. Good Sound

Like J Cash, Bob Dylan is putting out a series of albums in his later years that to me are better then a lot of his early work which is so widely respected. I like him electrified  :rofl: Don't care so much for the folk singer

ED
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on July 12, 2009, 08:31:53 AM
(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/full/02/29923.jpg)

Beethoven Piano Sonata 5 in C Minor - pianist John O'Conor

on WCPE (http://theclassicalstation.org/today.shtml)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shep on July 12, 2009, 10:44:15 AM
The sound of an empty malebox and a lot of flies.  :(
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on July 12, 2009, 03:03:23 PM
The sound of an empty malebox and a lot of flies.  :(

Time to make your own beautiful music!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BsumciBiSY
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on July 12, 2009, 06:50:49 PM
anyone into Beach music??
This is recorded remixed excellent!
D
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413PDHWS86L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Thanks for the recommendation.. picked this up for our trip to the beach! :)  It's been a big hit and sounds good on the boom box. ;)  Can't wait to hear it at home.

-C
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on July 13, 2009, 07:47:03 PM
The Poodles - Clash of the Elements

(http://www.rockpapas.de/images/ThePoodles_Clash.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on July 13, 2009, 08:29:19 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/d9/54/7e0de03ae7a0c68139fbb110.L.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on July 13, 2009, 08:49:28 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ERXBGM85L._SS400_.jpg)

Old school 'Mac
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on July 14, 2009, 12:25:29 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41W90E7JWGL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on July 14, 2009, 07:10:14 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C13d66feL._SS500_.jpg)


Horehound
The Dead Weather

I'm liking what I'm hearing A blues trip down some grungy alley from the back of the blood shot eye's  of Jack White, Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita, and Jack Lawrence. You know better then to be there but it's one trip you just have to make
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on July 15, 2009, 02:27:29 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/fb/ea/7bf1828fd7a0113c845ff010.L.jpg)

Zappa - Over-nite Sensation
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on July 16, 2009, 03:17:53 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4182ZB374QL._SS500_.jpg)

Henry's Dream
Nick Cave
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on July 16, 2009, 05:55:03 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RvK2kgcoL._SS500_.jpg)

John Coltrane Lush Life
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: westcoastman on July 25, 2009, 10:17:54 AM
Another to listen to LOUD. It's like 3 songs on the album 1-5,6-8, 9-13 as the songs from each group run into each other.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shep on July 25, 2009, 12:32:10 PM
There's an interesting sound coming from my malebox. Oops wasps!
Some of us have nothing to say! Who wants to hear about an amp on Tuley road in California? Well?
Thought so...me neither. The nice news is that he's enthusiastic and will return the creature as soon as.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on July 25, 2009, 09:28:07 PM
OK I like a little more info but i am not sure why  :rofl:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TNZ15MQSL._SS500_.jpg)

My Better Self
Dar Williams

There's an interesting sound coming from my malebox. Oops wasps!
Some of us have nothing to say! Who wants to hear about an amp on Tuley road in California? Well?
Thought so...me neither. The nice news is that he's enthusiastic and will return the creature as soon as.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shep on July 26, 2009, 05:52:43 AM
More will be revealed  :roll: Nothing earth-shattering but hopefully my little ICE amp, once re-fitted by Cullens (of Wayred fame) will make better music. This is not the right thread of course...I am taking my usual liberties which our tolerant mods. are used to by now.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on July 26, 2009, 06:04:25 AM


More will be revealed  :roll: Nothing earth-shattering but hopefully my little ICE amp, once re-fitted by Cullens (of Wayred fame) will make better music. This is not the right thread of course...I am taking my usual liberties which our tolerant mods. are used to by now.

Take all the liberties you want and now for good sunday morning start we will provide this for your enjoyment


(http://www.mindspring.com/~riparianw/coffinone.JPG)

COFFIN BREAK Psychosis 1989 SEATTLE PUNK Grunge C/Z LP

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on July 26, 2009, 06:44:47 AM
That's pretty intense for Sunday AM coffee....

Enjoy
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on July 26, 2009, 07:12:08 AM
I don't drink coffee it gets me to wired up in the morning  :rofl:

ED

That's pretty intense for Sunday AM coffee....

Enjoy
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on August 02, 2009, 07:32:27 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61YV5DP41ML._SS500_.jpg)

Cheap Thrills LP
Janis Joplin, Big Brother

Janis Joplin another great loss to rock and roll

Raining here again for a change need a little Janis to brighten my day

ED
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on August 02, 2009, 03:07:13 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31XXJ7KVAGL._SS500_.jpg)

Back in Black LP
AC/DC

First time i heard this on vinyl its a good recording better sonics then the cd anyway clasic rock in any case

Ed
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: westcoastman on August 06, 2009, 10:15:27 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a9/8a/4fc3228348a01329f7bae010.L.jpg)

Sound just as good as I remember it when I had the LP.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on August 06, 2009, 04:15:29 PM
I picked up a stellar copy of this on LP a couple of weeks ago Great Album


(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a9/8a/4fc3228348a01329f7bae010.L.jpg)

Sound just as good as I remember it when I had the LP.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on August 06, 2009, 04:18:35 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bmxenLCKL._SS500_.jpg)

Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! LP
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Artist)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on August 09, 2009, 07:09:42 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FY%2BbdcpZL._SS500_.jpg)

The Ascension [EXPLICIT LYRICS]
Otep

Got to start the day out right  :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on August 11, 2009, 11:55:41 PM
Seventh Power (Self Titled)
(http://images.payplay.fm/s/e/seventhpower/600/seventhpower.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on August 12, 2009, 06:22:52 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nYhXdkEhL._SS500_.jpg)

Luitenant Kije Suite - Sergei Prokofiev

on the Radio - WCPE
streaming at http://theclassicalstation.org
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rlmacklin on August 24, 2009, 01:49:33 PM

Vieux Farka Toure - "Fondo"

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on August 24, 2009, 01:53:37 PM
"Every Breath You Take," played on synth flute, as background music on some Wii game.   :duh
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shep on August 24, 2009, 02:26:29 PM
Some .Cal Tjader from the 70's. Wonderful.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on August 24, 2009, 03:44:16 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NjmynqgLL._SS500_.jpg)

Biamping with my new DIY 4 channel chip amp, using STMicro TDA7560 car stereo chip.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on August 24, 2009, 05:51:47 PM
"Every Breath You Take," played on synth flute, as background music on some Wii game.   :duh
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on August 24, 2009, 10:40:43 PM
Quote
What are you listening to right now?

I'm listening to the pounding in my head at the moment. I just spent the last two hours listening to AC/DC do their thing live.....and I swear I'm now partially deaf! I have been to a lot of concerts in my day's but it has been awhile since I have been to one that loud!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on August 29, 2009, 08:42:58 PM
A Reference Recording.....one I've had for years... :D (now out of print...grab "Jazz Hat")

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SFSSQ3TCL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Mike Garson - "The Oxnard Sessions, Vol. 2".....Cd.....Samples... (http://www.amazon.com/Oxnard-Sessions-Vol-2/dp/B00000159C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1251603320&sr=1-4)   
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rollo on September 28, 2009, 08:50:16 AM
For some odd reason Rock was on my mind. A rare thing theses days as Jazz ad Classical have taken over.
  First up The Who "Live at Leeds", Lead Zeppelin 2, Allman Brothers "Live at the Filmore", Tull " Aqualung", Moody Blues" Question of Balance", Doors  "Morrison Hotel" and the closer Rolling Stones " Get your Ya Ya's Out" live.
  Well brought back some memories. Actually enjoyed the trip down memory lane. Some albums were compressed sounding but the music came through. Maybe its time to check out the Classic Records catalog to see what they have reissued. I believe they have reissued some Tull and the Who.



charles   
 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rollo on October 01, 2009, 08:20:50 AM
Jack hammrs and heavy equipment. Oh and the gardeners blowers. Just wonderful.



charles
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: BobM on October 02, 2009, 07:00:55 AM
The gardeners have blowers (aka fluffers)? They must be doing real well in your neighborhood. Did the audio pimp branch out into gardening?

Ohh, those kind of blowers. Nevermind.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rollo on October 02, 2009, 07:53:17 AM
The gardeners have blowers (aka fluffers)? They must be doing real well in your neighborhood. Did the audio pimp branch out into gardening?

Ohh, those kind of blowers. Nevermind.


Always a happy ending at the Audio Pimp. Octoberfest is coming making any beer this year ?


charles
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: BobM on October 02, 2009, 08:41:46 AM
Not in the cards right now. Things are too busy. I just picked up a case of Spaten Octoberfest at Price Club. I also picked up a case of "Kirkland" beer. Yup, they're branding their own now. It's made in Utica, where Saranac comes from. I'll be trying it this weekend to see if it's any good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rollo on October 02, 2009, 12:14:02 PM
Not in the cards right now. Things are too busy. I just picked up a case of Spaten Octoberfest at Price Club. I also picked up a case of "Kirkland" beer. Yup, they're branding their own now. It's made in Utica, where Saranac comes from. I'll be trying it this weekend to see if it's any good.

cool. BTW do you listen to music ?  :rofl: Say hi to the wife. Maybe its time to grab Pete for some German food again.  Sorry back to the thread.
   In heavy rotation all week was rock. Hard to believe but its true . Even Johnny Winter made an appearance.



charles
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: BobM on October 02, 2009, 01:52:58 PM
Yup - was listening to this Wed night on 180g vinyl. Sweet.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LhqDzIQVL._SS500_.jpg)

Then this one on 20bit CD
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31FRR30V5KL._SS500_.jpg)

Then moved back to vinyl for an old Keith Jarret record (not too much background singing on that one), but I forget the title and don't see it on Amazon.

I'll be playing more Saturday during the rainstorm. Need to check out a new Burson buffer that I have on loan ... and of course that Kirkland beer.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rollo on October 02, 2009, 04:09:22 PM
Have them both nice stuff. Enjoy your beer. :beer:


charles
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on October 03, 2009, 06:24:32 AM
The Yes Album...

Groundbreaking Prog. Still fresh and clean after 38 years.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on October 03, 2009, 06:57:44 AM
Wife and kids are not at home...airing out the hifi.  First time in a while.

Rilo Kiley...More Adventurous.  Jenny Lewis and Company.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on October 03, 2009, 08:00:52 AM
Jazz Crusaders, before they truncated their name and funked it up.

The Festival Album.  Post bop, pre funk.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on October 03, 2009, 08:48:21 AM
Viktor Krauss Far from Enough

...Nod to LoneWolf for the CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: westcoastman on October 03, 2009, 09:33:06 PM
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks - Striking it Rich

If you haven't give Dan a listen, you should. Excellent harmony of vocals and instruments
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_v_AG0p70OXc/RlUnHrAa7CI/AAAAAAAAAAs/ywYIA4XsJC4/s320/dan.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: westcoastman on October 04, 2009, 02:17:49 PM
Black Sabbath VOL 4.  When I fist saw them on their Paranoid tour in Winnipeg 1971,Centennial Concert Hall, which seats about 2500 people, I was impressed. I had 6th row tickets and when you saw a wall of speakers on each side of the stage you didn't know what to expect until they played. It was so loud, but yet so clear it didn't hurt the ears.  These walls of speakers were about 30 feet hight and 20 feet wide. In front of each wall was a scaffold with about 4 or 5 walkways and a guy on each one.  They would keep walking back and forth during the concert listening to each speaker to see if it was blown and if it was it was immediately replaced. Going home on the bus that was when it really hit me on how loud it was.  My ears were ringing and I could hardly hear anybody talking at normal conversation levels. Luckily I was OK the next morning.

(http://c.ask.nate.com/imgs/knsi.tsp/1191345/1/1972vl4.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bacobits on October 06, 2009, 08:17:37 PM
(http://www.jazz.com/assets/2008/1/7/albumcoverTheCrusaders-SouthernComfort.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on October 07, 2009, 06:13:47 AM
Bacobits-

Did I inspire you to pull out your Crusaders albums?  Or was it just random and lucky?

My favorite stuff from them is from the early '70's.  "Unsung Heroes" and the live "Scratch" are big on my rotation.  Both came out after they started funkin' but before they got a corporate logo.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 12, 2009, 06:28:42 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/33/d5/5cd0024128a01747adb7e010.L.jpg)

Bachelor No. 2
Aimee Mann
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on October 14, 2009, 07:27:34 AM
150 songs from the the KBCO collection.  :drool:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Scott F. on October 14, 2009, 02:17:05 PM
Doin' a bit of country this afternoon

....my horse left me and my woman through a shoe...guess I better duck

Alan Jackson - A Lot  About Livin' (and a Little 'bout Love)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515K1HHPYSL._SS500_.jpg)

Toby Keith Dream Walkin'
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BKYMFK5GL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Hebrew Hammer on October 14, 2009, 02:20:12 PM
I have a few on tap that I'll toss up tomorrow.. always fun stuff...

and Scott... country?...
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Scott F. on October 14, 2009, 02:55:56 PM
I have a few on tap that I'll toss up tomorrow.. always fun stuff...

and Scott... country?...

Country....SURE! Hey, we're from the Patron State of Pinkin' Stuff. I listen to Blue Grass, New Grass, Country AND Western. Hell fire, its ALL good. I've even got some Rap in my collection if you dig deep enough  :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 14, 2009, 02:58:08 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61B6e-SkJ1L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on October 14, 2009, 03:12:14 PM
Nice classic, Rich. :)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 14, 2009, 03:38:13 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jSnhgP7lL._SS500_.jpg)

Six
Black Heart Procession

Dark and brooding music to ease the soul
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on October 14, 2009, 03:54:01 PM
Scott, have you ever heard "Like Red on a Rose" from Alan Jackson?
It's the best sound quality Mr. Jackson has (that I've heard). Very nice. Unlike most modern country, there is a distinct lack of "redneck". These are very tasteful tracks without all the twangy steel guitar stuff (I dislike so much).
Even somebody like Randy would understand and enjoy it.  :-P


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PUxISmqrL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on October 14, 2009, 05:00:27 PM
I saw Alan Jackson in concert as a warm up act for the Judds.  He was good.

Jones Beach Amphitheater on Lawn Guyland.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 14, 2009, 08:24:36 PM
Axel Rudi Pell

Kings & Queens

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_66P8ussx5-s/SKCC-rgdomI/AAAAAAAAD-E/qA92_5Rr-jg/s400/Axel_Rudi_Pell_-_Kings_and_Queens_-_Front.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 16, 2009, 01:12:37 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MVHCWVR5L._SS500_.jpg)

Diamonds in the Rough
John Prine
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on October 16, 2009, 06:25:23 PM
Nice hair. ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 16, 2009, 07:17:20 PM
Nice hair. ;)

Dig up a picture of yourself from 1972 and check what you were wearing for hair style  :lol: 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on October 17, 2009, 08:49:49 PM
I barely had hair at that age but 1982.. well, that's a whole 'nother story..  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Scott F. on October 18, 2009, 07:11:49 AM
Spinning lots of vinyl this fine, crisp Sunday morning..

...some Starker playing Brahms
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qFIB23xYL._SS500_.jpg)


...a little Amie Mann on MoFi
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411KNSE0QXL._SS500_.jpg)


...and next up the new Dave Matthews on vinyl
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61KDI8-ddSL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 18, 2009, 07:19:53 AM
I barely had hair at that age but 1982.. well, that's a whole 'nother story..  :lol:

 :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 18, 2009, 07:20:57 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/1e/22/26c6793509a0243024570110.L.jpg)

Country at War [SINGLE]
X (Artist)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 18, 2009, 07:22:37 AM
I barely had hair at that age but 1982.. well, that's a whole 'nother story..  :lol:

 :rofl:

I was just getting out of the military after an extended stay in Lebanon so i am pretty sure i had a crew cut

ED
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bunnyma357 on October 18, 2009, 10:06:28 AM
Ministry - ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/b9/4e/a8ae828fd7a0d1feb0531110.L.jpg)

Jim C

Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000002LR6/ref=pd_krex_dp_a?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on October 18, 2009, 10:10:53 AM
"Little Big Planet"..... :duh..... :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Scott F. on October 18, 2009, 11:09:13 AM
...still more and more vinyl

Holst
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41X3FEW39HL._SS500_.jpg)

and one of my all time favs, Dave Cousins (The Strawbs) Old School Songs
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41D6QbEd8ZL._SS500_.jpg)

and an extremely rare Czech 1962 import of Brahms Symfonie 1 under the direction of Karel Ancerl
(http://www.karel-ancerl.com/uploads/ba55_1.jpg)

and the Classic reissue of Graham Nash's Songs for Beginners...mmmm yummie
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZkSfnlGLL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bunnyma357 on October 18, 2009, 11:10:05 AM
Wire - 154

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41bZ2TggHBL._SS500_.jpg)

Jim C

Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000FVGKYO/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 18, 2009, 04:05:32 PM
(http://www.dionysusrecords.com/shop/images/uploads/dionysus/HELL31.jpg)

Hot Damn - High Heels Slut on the big black cd

Track List: High Heels Slut

   1. She's Sassy
   2. Sex House
   3. Spinning
   4. Bitch With An Attitude
   5. High Heel Slut
   6. On Top
   7. No!
   8. Gonna Whip It Out
   9. My Panties Are Too Tight
  10. Live In The Past
  11. The King Of Hearts (You're Gonna...
  12. This Is The Shit
  13. Poison In My Wine

What can i say pumk riot girl music  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: topround on October 18, 2009, 04:58:32 PM
Some of those Karel Ancerl recording are great!! and the performances...well!!!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 18, 2009, 05:58:45 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41X563EGBEL._SS500_.jpg)

Martinis & Bikinis
Sam Phillips

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on October 18, 2009, 08:40:41 PM
Nice record...before Sam went all Christian on us.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 19, 2009, 02:06:20 PM
I think she was christian then moved to pop no the other way around unless she's come full circle. Ive slowly  been building my collection of her works and they always seem to be a good listen.

ED

Nice record...before Sam went all Christian on us.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on October 20, 2009, 06:31:16 AM
I believe you are right. I never realized that "Leslie Ann" and "Sam" were the same person.  She used to be way more Christian.  Her later albums as "Sam" were more obviously religious than the earlier efforts. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 20, 2009, 05:40:24 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41H850CNAML._SS400_.jpg)

The Covers Record
Cat Power

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 20, 2009, 07:21:32 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/8a/81/ef9cb220dca0ad54fc7c2010.L.jpg)

Easter
Patti Smith

on the big black cd

Missy at the record store (MainStreet JukeBox in East Stroudsburg Pa).  :thumb: looked for a Month to find me a clean copy of this when i told her that i had never heard the album She was right it is a great album  :thumb:

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: westcoastman on October 25, 2009, 12:00:34 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/2561062391_a02fdcdb8c.jpg?v=0)

Savoy Brown - A Step Further (1969)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bunnyma357 on October 25, 2009, 01:12:14 PM
Bob Dylan - The Essential Bob Dylan

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/71/e2/0df6225b9da0e7ebd129c010.L.jpg)

Jim C
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: westcoastman on October 25, 2009, 02:55:58 PM
I had a free afternoon.
(http://www.psychprog.com/img/imag17277.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6LlGbjx-Avs/SYpYKJNZ0wI/AAAAAAAAALk/M2LPqG7g0LQ/s400/L.A.+Woman_+40th+Anniversary+Mixes+%5BBonus+Tracks%5D.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 25, 2009, 03:20:36 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Q5K15KWKL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

My favorite recording of Brahms Violin Concerto.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 25, 2009, 03:20:48 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61F0H6YP2BL._SS500_.jpg)

Age of Winters
The Sword

BIg fuzzy Guitars wall to wall Stoner metal

Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000E1NWUU/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 25, 2009, 03:21:30 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Q5K15KWKL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

My favorite recording of Brahms Violin Concerto.

 :rofl: I think were flying in different directons
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 25, 2009, 03:26:04 PM
Yup, maybe Ed...  but I bet I would like yours just as much

Now I'm playing this Prokofiev.... 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EE09HRQSL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 25, 2009, 04:14:43 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5165jgEgrbL._SS500_.jpg)

Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - Live at Newport Jazz Festival 1957

Awesome!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 25, 2009, 04:57:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61-Wb-LyoPL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 25, 2009, 05:00:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pRz4WyBfL._SS500_.jpg)

Coming up next....

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on October 25, 2009, 05:47:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pRz4WyBfL._SS500_.jpg)

Coming up next....



Nice record, Rich.. I picked that up in NJ on vinyl. :)
-C
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 25, 2009, 05:52:24 PM
That's right!!  We didn't have enough time to spin it last time, but it is a great side.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on October 25, 2009, 06:01:53 PM
Carl-

You got that at Princeton Record Exchange, right?  Was that the record in place of "Blue Spring?"  Good choice.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on October 25, 2009, 06:09:36 PM
Yes, that was my very special shopping trip.  I hope to go there again soon. :)
-C
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 25, 2009, 06:47:39 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41txsb1ovDL._SS500_.jpg)

March Forth
KaiserCartel
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 01, 2009, 07:20:08 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a2/cf/3a28124128a0379bcae43010.L.jpg)

Patience
Over the Rhine
Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000008J71/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on November 01, 2009, 08:33:17 PM
Ed,
    I like OTR, got a few of them.  GREAT!
Now if I could only get up to speed w/technology and actually post some pretty album covers of what I listened to tonight.  Where are you all getting the pictures and need some simple posting instructions.

Rob S.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 02, 2009, 02:41:42 AM
The pictures come mostly from amazon with me

*img]http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a2/cf/3a28124128a0379bcae43010.L.jpg[/img]

Patience
Over the Rhine
*url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000008J71/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img]Samples[/url]

*=[


(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a2/cf/3a28124128a0379bcae43010.L.jpg)

Patience
Over the Rhine
Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000008J71/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)

Ed,
    I like OTR, got a few of them.  GREAT!
Now if I could only get up to speed w/technology and actually post some pretty album covers of what I listened to tonight.  Where are you all getting the pictures and need some simple posting instructions.

Rob S.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on November 04, 2009, 05:35:09 AM
MSG
MSG (Mcauley Schenker Group) - Gimme Your Love. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ilZvSQL7gc)
Now you can be 'listening to it right now' too! :)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on November 08, 2009, 07:57:28 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NVKJ0V2ML._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 08, 2009, 08:09:05 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NW00DAHNL._SS500_.jpg)

The Road Goes on Forever [EXTRA TRACKS] [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]
The Allman Brothers Band (Artist)

Got myself a big ol Glass of wine my feet propped up and this is sounding great this morning going to sound even better a little latter on  :shock:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on November 08, 2009, 08:14:19 AM
Quote
Got myself a big ol Glass of wine my feet propped up and this is sounding great this morning going to sound even better a little latter on  Shocked

Ed:

Enjoy, it is 5 O:Clock somewhere! :thumb:

Ken
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 08, 2009, 12:43:36 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/9a/e5/8986820dd7a03176f188e010.L.jpg)

I See Good Spirits & I See Bad Spirits lp
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

I got myself nice and tuned and i am spinning this now
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 08, 2009, 07:14:23 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61HEWKY8LVL._SS500_.jpg)

Planet Drum
Mickey Hart, The World (Rykodisc/Mickey Hart Series)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Deton Nation on November 10, 2009, 12:46:31 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41dQpuVObNL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on November 10, 2009, 02:36:52 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PQ79p5CgL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 10, 2009, 03:36:48 PM
Man, I loved Shawn Colvin 20 years ago when she had that top 40 hit. She looks even younger now!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 10, 2009, 03:38:44 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61iIEmB8YcL._SS500_.jpg)

Great album if you like some good country TWANG
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on November 10, 2009, 03:53:01 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51a2ptjZQ-L._SS400_.jpg)

"Riding with the King"  Eric Clapton and BB King
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 10, 2009, 03:59:41 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61MEDHKPCFL._SS500_.jpg)

DINS
Psychic Ills

Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000E116EE/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)

myspace Psychic ills (http://www.myspace.com/psychicills)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on November 10, 2009, 09:50:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQls0Nu1HI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQls0Nu1HI)

(http://hardrockheavymetal.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/blackstonecherryfolklore.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rollo on November 11, 2009, 11:04:02 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PQ79p5CgL._SS500_.jpg)


 Great choice. She gets my blood going.


charles
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on November 12, 2009, 06:21:52 PM
You want to get your blood pumping?! Then no parking on the dance floor!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Uj1u86lrE
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 12, 2009, 06:57:51 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/9a/e5/8986820dd7a03176f188e010.L.jpg)

I See Good Spirits & I See Bad Spirits LP
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

original wax track pressing 1988 Yea that big black cd  :lol:

 :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 12, 2009, 07:05:12 PM
You want to get your blood pumping?! Then no parking on the dance floor!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Uj1u86lrE


I never seen that before  :rofl: and did peple actually dress like that

ED
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on November 13, 2009, 06:53:17 AM
You want to get your blood pumping?! Then no parking on the dance floor!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Uj1u86lrE


I never seen that before  :rofl: and did peple actually dress like that

ED

Yes, briefly.. I could never pull it off, though. ;)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on November 13, 2009, 07:10:36 AM
Here's some tips Ed......just think....polyester...  :rofl:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2829_dress-disco.html


(http://www.magicmakers.com/retail/shoes/shoozwhite.JPG)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: BobM on November 13, 2009, 07:38:04 AM
Chris - not working today (bad weather)?

These look like your old shoes Chris, but without the sparkles and glitz.  :-P
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on November 13, 2009, 07:45:21 AM
Chris - not working today (bad weather)?

These look like your old shoes Chris, but without the sparkles and glitz.  :-P

I have the glitter one's as well....
.....and the red satin pair....
......and the green suede pair....and...etc.... :rofl:

Lousy weather...for work.... :(

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 13, 2009, 12:22:00 PM
(http://www.ipunkrock.net/images/uploads/whatsinsideagirlsingleportada.jpg) (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b272/zamminc/records/IMG_2112.jpg)

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b272/zamminc/records/IMG_2113.jpg)

Guy traded it in why i was standing there. I  bought it lp  never lefty the counter  :rofl:

The Cramps What’s Inside A Girl” 7” on purple vinyl

A – What’s Inside A Girl

B – Give Me A Woman

Label: Big Beat
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 14, 2009, 03:23:17 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51h%2BvkoGYiL._SS500_.jpg)

DTS 5.1  :D/ :beer:

Megadeth: That one night- Live in Buenos Aires
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 14, 2009, 06:24:35 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41P34NB1R6L._SS500_.jpg)

I've Got My Own Hell to Raise lp
Bettye LaVette

On the big black cd
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 15, 2009, 06:52:57 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419EX9F8FHL._SS400_.jpg)

Julie Is Her Name

Julie London

Spinning a little vinyl this moring even chilling out with this but will have to find some nasty riot girl stuff shortly to get my blood pumping

Ed
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 15, 2009, 08:48:17 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61AsZ%2BnWbPL._SS500_.jpg)

Visitations
Clinic
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Scott F. on November 15, 2009, 09:02:46 AM
Spinnin'  some vinyl this morning..

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/8d/d8/5d53e03ae7a040d33493c110.L.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WEYNGNT9L._SS500_.jpg)

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/e5/08/d2e6225b9da0c440681ef010.L.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: ltr317 on November 15, 2009, 10:39:17 AM
Spinnin'  some vinyl this morning..

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/8d/d8/5d53e03ae7a040d33493c110.L.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WEYNGNT9L._SS500_.jpg)

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/e5/08/d2e6225b9da0c440681ef010.L.jpg)

Wow, Brewer and Shipley.  I haven't heard that in at least (edited) years.  Never mind, now I feel old. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: satfrat on November 15, 2009, 02:44:50 PM
Kronos Quartet: Floodplain (2009)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41xtwc9ePcL._SS500_.jpg)

Alternative classical with Middle East flavoring, very well recorded.

SAMPLES (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B001XJBDNA/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)

Cheers,
Robin
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: satfrat on November 15, 2009, 03:25:09 PM
Don Sebesky: Joyful Noise-A tribute To Duke Ellington (1999)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HBEvsZm7L._SS500_.jpg)

Orchestra jazz. Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B00001T3HS/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)

Cheers,
Robin
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: JerryM on November 15, 2009, 04:31:26 PM
(http://www.sangarecords.co.kr/shop/upload/mall/j4652_l.jpg)

* Jeff Lorber - By My Side - Flipside
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: satfrat on November 15, 2009, 05:29:51 PM
Ben Webster: For The Guv`nor (1969)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51s6gcZAPuL.jpg)

A dedication to Duke Ellington album. Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000000JK4/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)

Cheers,
Robin
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 15, 2009, 05:37:54 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31dCyZ46rzL._SS500_.jpg)

Shades of Ian Hunter: The Ballad of Ian Hunter & Mott the Hoople
Ian Hunter (Author), Matt the Hoople (Author)

On that big black cd

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: SlushPuppy on November 15, 2009, 07:27:48 PM
Little People - Mickey Mouse Operation

Samples (http://www.amazon.com/Mickey-Mouse-Operation/dp/B000S9AKUS/ref=dm_cd_album_lnk)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511NNY1E4GL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 15, 2009, 07:37:27 PM
(http://www.residentadvisor.net/images/reviews/2008/stefan-goldmann-the-transit.jpg)

Oh yeah...thump the thumper. uh huh. I really love disc 2, Voices of the dead.
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Stefan Goldmann finally unleashes his highly anticipated debut album "The Transitory State". The album features Stefan Goldmann's most significant works from 2005 til 2008 for the Innervisions, Perlon and Macro labels. The album includes the underground anthems "Sleepy Hollow" and "Lunatic Fringe" – both voted top 10 tracks of the year in the polls of Groove, Resident Advisor and De:Bug mags, seriously crossing boundaries with heavy DJ support all accross the board from Richie Hawtin to Carl Craig to Laurent Garnier to Gilles Peterson.
http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=5451 (http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=5451)

http://www.myspace.com/thetransitorystate (http://www.myspace.com/thetransitorystate)

Stefan Goldmann, The Transitory State
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on November 15, 2009, 08:10:47 PM
(http://jazzbluesclub.com/uploads/posts/thumbs/1248370698_a.jpg)

Robert Cray - "Heavy Picks: The Robert Cray Band Collection"....Cd.....Samples... (http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Picks-Robert-Cray-Collection/dp/B00003001Z/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1258343455&sr=1-9)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: SlushPuppy on November 15, 2009, 08:23:40 PM
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) - Artifact

Samples (http://www.amazon.com/Artifact/dp/B000YJHGKE/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I203D55Z5MND8E&colid=283KE6VQ5WTAR)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QjBdJPCSL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 15, 2009, 08:37:52 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WT5QbJYhL._SS400_.jpg)
German club mix....

http://www.amazon.com/Watergate-01-Onur-%C3%96zer/dp/B001A5UQJE (http://www.amazon.com/Watergate-01-Onur-%C3%96zer/dp/B001A5UQJE)

Watergate 01. Onur Ozer
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: SlushPuppy on November 15, 2009, 09:15:45 PM
Boney James - Shine

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oWpMtu2-L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 15, 2009, 09:23:57 PM
Ever wanted to shrink your enemy's head? Its fun, take a look...

(http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGC/StaticFiles/Images/Show/43xx/438x/4380_Search_For_the_Amazon_Head_Shrinkers-04_05320299.JPG)

Search for the Amazon Headshrinkers On National Geographic Channel
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 15, 2009, 10:09:04 PM
(http://www.majmua.museumfire.com/images/sonarchyfront.jpg)

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   In November of 1998, the trio of Carla Kihlstedt (violin), Gino Robair (percussion/piano) & Matthew Sperry (contrabass) recorded a session for Sonarchy Radio in Seattle. Coming up on a decade later, you now have the chance to listen to this incredible session - sounding as if it could have been recorded yesterday or forty years ago, existing on a plane of living music as it does....the musicians shared a great empathy on this date, this is everything you hope for in an improvised musical experience.
http://www.majmua.museumfire.com/sonarchy.htm (http://www.majmua.museumfire.com/sonarchy.htm)

Kihistedt/ Robair/ Sperry, Sonarchy 1998
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: SlushPuppy on November 15, 2009, 10:15:05 PM
Jeff Lorber - He Had A Hat

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51siUIkOTJL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: ltr317 on November 16, 2009, 10:48:31 AM
I can't seem to post photos here using the insert image link.  Is there a trick I don't know? 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on November 16, 2009, 06:50:59 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61McsadO1OL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 16, 2009, 07:50:47 PM
Paul, the insert image command is working OK for me on Chrome. Make sure your image link is good.

I get most of my album art from Amazon, just right click on it to copy the link.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: ltr317 on November 16, 2009, 08:30:12 PM
Paul, the insert image command is working OK for me on Chrome. Make sure your image link is good.

I get most of my album art from Amazon, just right click on it to copy the link.


Rich,

Oh, you need  an image link!  I was trying to insert from my photos folder.   :duh  Thanks.

Paul
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 16, 2009, 08:42:58 PM
Common mistake! It works in AC to right click on gallery image and insert it into a post, but not here. On AN you have to scroll down the gallery page to find the "direct link" field which can be copied and pasted into the Insert image HTML tag.

Linking to something elsewhere on the web you just get the remote link and insert image, just like on AC without the fancy popup helper app....
(http://www.audionervosa.com/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=448;type=avatar)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: ltr317 on November 16, 2009, 08:44:35 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61SAN3KJDVL._SS500_.jpg)

It worked!  Thanks Rich.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 16, 2009, 10:47:25 PM
(http://images.emusic.com/music/images/album/284/113/989/11398979/600x600.jpg)
Kind of a chill out psychedelic rock.

http://www.myspace.com/darktoothencounter (http://www.myspace.com/darktoothencounter)

Dark Tooth Encounter, soft monsters
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 17, 2009, 03:23:38 PM
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..this album is absent of any pop hooks, notable structure, or any beats to hold on to. ...“le vestibule-vestibule transitoire” is only two songs in 52 minutes, long ambient soundscapes...drone, ambient, avant-garde, experimental and space-rock music.

http://www.myspace.com/electricbirdnoise (http://www.myspace.com/electricbirdnoise)

Electric Bird Noise, Le Vestibule - Vestibule Transitoire
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 17, 2009, 07:56:20 PM
(http://www.textura.org/label/kublakhan/mainimage.jpg)
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In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
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Some may recognize Xanadu from Orson Welles' Citizen Kane  as the name of the immense estate that Charles Foster Kane built for his second wife Susan Alexander (who came to regard it as nothing more than a fortress of solitude from which she had to escape). Needless to say, we at textura were captivated by the poem when we first read it all those years ago—so much so that when we decided to establish a textura label we immediately thought of Coleridge's poem and its rich potential as an inspirational midwife for musical work. And so it came to pass that four stylistically-diverse artists—Alexander Turnquist, The Retail Sectors, orchestramaxfieldparrish, and Ryan Francesconi & Lili De La Mora—contributed their abundant artistry to textura's premiere release in the form of unique interpretive responses to the poem.

And so it was. 
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"Most people think of music journalism as merely passing judgement. Canadian print magazine textura, however, has taken a completely different route. Far more interested in providing information than doling out meaningless ratings and focusing on essential lines of artistic development instead of short-lived phenomena, the Ontario-based publication has established itself as a source of inspiration for anyone with an inclination for sound art and experimental electronica
http://www.textura.org/pages/archives.htm (http://www.textura.org/pages/archives.htm)

Kubla Khan, textura
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 18, 2009, 07:16:28 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/27/d5/8570c060ada094535848e110.L.jpg)

Bramble Rose
Tift Merritt
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 18, 2009, 07:18:53 PM
This souns like it will be right up my alley going tohave to check it out

Ed

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31oQXBvBdPL._SS500_.jpg)
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..this album is absent of any pop hooks, notable structure, or any beats to hold on to. ...“le vestibule-vestibule transitoire” is only two songs in 52 minutes, long ambient soundscapes...drone, ambient, avant-garde, experimental and space-rock music.

http://www.myspace.com/electricbirdnoise (http://www.myspace.com/electricbirdnoise)

Electric Bird Noise, Le Vestibule - Vestibule Transitoire
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Carlman on November 19, 2009, 07:12:11 PM
Common mistake! It works in AC to right click on gallery image and insert it into a post, but not here. On AN you have to scroll down the gallery page to find the "direct link" field which can be copied and pasted into the Insert image HTML tag.

Linking to something elsewhere on the web you just get the remote link and insert image, just like on AC without the fancy popup helper app....
(http://www.audionervosa.com/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=448;type=avatar)

Quick update, I just updated the gallery software and you can just copy and paste the field called 'BBC embed code' and it'll show your gallery image.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 19, 2009, 09:13:14 PM
(http://cover7.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/Large/17/849217.jpg)
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“We have landed in a musical world as diverse as the red planet itself. A syn/thesis of musical ideas & ideals presented in an almost U-topia-n way filtered thru strings & reeds, all the while being quietly supported by a backbone of stalwart percussion. Quiet fire. Harmonious disorder.
http://www.syntopia.net/SynQuartet_e.html (http://www.syntopia.net/SynQuartet_e.html)

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The tracks are named after various surfaces of the planet Mars and the players are pretty much trying to make an analogy between the planet's variety of landscapes and the variety of the album's music. It's lovely that the strings and the reeds are pushed up front, because it's a combo that's heard increasingly rarely in jazz (I guess that's why they go as far as talking about this as classical music at certain points). There are lots of harmonics in here, so this is third stream, fourth stream, fifth stream and beyond.

There are creepy microslides and various nifty points of subtlety when you just don't know where the music is supposed to go. They call it a nebula of sound, hah, but, please, forget about these things - these associations are loose and trying to visualize Mars while listening to this will only detract from it. It has nothing to do with "space music".

Improvisation and composition pro-create. Besides that, Mars is on the good side of "reserved", with some of the classiest (literally and figuratively) violin you'll hear in this approach.
:thumb:

Recommended.

Syntopia Quartet, Mars
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 20, 2009, 03:15:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61uc5R7cJ9L._SS500_.jpg)

Coup d'Etat LP
Plasmatics

Wendy Orlean Williams :thumb: Man its stuff like this that will ensure that no one ever calls me an audiophile  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 20, 2009, 10:29:41 PM
(http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp329/lloydrhysjames/RetardersEnquiries.jpg)
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Recorded largely during 2007 and 2008, “Enquiries” is the debut album of Lloyd James of Naevus recording under the name of Retarder. Essentially a collection of experimental pieces, some instrumental and some with vocals, “Enquiries” is at time challenging but always intriguing and interesting....
http://plaguehaus.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=254&Itemid=49 (http://plaguehaus.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=254&Itemid=49)

http://www.myspace.com/retarder (http://www.myspace.com/retarder)

Retarder's Enquiries
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on November 21, 2009, 10:53:07 AM
Bob Schneider in concert last Friday in Philadelphia

http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=120588192&m=120614882 (http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=120588192&m=120614882)

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 21, 2009, 11:51:19 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IK1cX0bbL._SS500_.jpg)

Quartet for Strings #2 "Intimate Letters" by Leos Janácek (http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Drilldown?name_id1=69827&name_role1=4&bcorder=4&name_id=5874&name_role=1)

Awesome record!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 22, 2009, 08:17:10 PM
(http://hardhatarea.com/images/stranger.jpg)
Sounds...manipulated and reprocessed, then in some instances mangled and synthesized. Do Robots dream of Electric Sheep in Technicolor? Blue Tone?

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Robert Van Heumen - who normally utilizes a laptop provided with LiSa and SuperCollider software (live sampling and real-time audio synthesis respectively) - concocted a string of soundscapes that leave no room for optimism, showing the nude crudity of past and present events without hinting for a minute to concepts like "respite" or "hope"...The title track (a composition reportedly influenced by Albert Camus, Philip K. Dick, Blade Runner and L.E.J. Brouwer) is presented in separate translations: the first and longest is a dynamically hyper-charged exploration of altered sounds deriving from a single source that gets abused, reprocessed and bastardized in every possible manner, the outcome akin to a brain-pulverizing chain of destructive calamities, misshapen ambiguity, extraterrestrial jargons and incisive irritations which leaves us disoriented, unable to accept its hard-to-fathom underlying logic. The "ambient" adaptation, which closes the program, is just slightly better edible yet, at the same time, describable as a quite dissimilar piece where the harsh tonalities of the original are, to some extent, rendered barely visible, even if the music is not the least disconcerting: desolation replacing devastation, the overall gloom lingering on, the impenetrability of the critical significance still a fact.
Amidst the two versions of "Stranger", Van Heumen presents the soundtrack to "No Man's Land", a film inspired by the tragic 1931-1939 era known as Dust Bowl, when American and Canadian prairies were plagued by storms transporting the sand into which wrongly cultivated lands had been reduced, many people's life in tatters as a consequence of the ensuing economic and ecologic damage.

http://hardhatarea.com/stranger/#reviews (http://hardhatarea.com/stranger/#reviews)

Robert Van Heumen, Stranger
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on November 23, 2009, 04:21:01 AM
Gee, Acid, that one sounds like fun!  Why haven't I heard it on FM radio?
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: rollo on November 23, 2009, 05:59:40 AM
Leonard Cohen " Ten New Songs" LP,


charles
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on November 24, 2009, 02:55:24 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513GEQRYKJL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 24, 2009, 03:20:51 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/2f/ec/241b81b0c8a00da60d669110.L.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on November 24, 2009, 03:40:12 PM
An Oscar-Milton Winner. (I wish I was an....)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 24, 2009, 05:19:04 PM
Awwwww ......     :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 24, 2009, 05:21:06 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ACv8GuiUL._SS500_.jpg)

Alcohol Tobacco Raygun [IMPORT]
Muleskinner Jones (Artist)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 24, 2009, 07:49:07 PM
Gee, Acid, that one sounds like fun!  Why haven't I heard it on FM radio?

 :rofl:
Only one FM station plays that stuff. As far as I know. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 24, 2009, 09:49:33 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41T2En0H-sL._SS500_.jpg)

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the second album from this Canadian composer follows his Periphery album. In Between Words is a collection of works that continue Christopher Bissonnette!'s explorations into orchestral and spatial acoustics. Cultivating an increasing interest in field recording and found sounds, Bissonnette has woven spatial ambience into these new compositions, while still concentrating on moments of near empty space between 'instruments'. Inspired by the continuous din, the constant low-level hum of urban background noise, interspersed with all manner of mechanically created sounds, Bissonnette finds in this a nearmelodic soundtrack to his daily life. Using orchestral sound sources as well as recording his own sounds to manipulate and process, Bissonnette has crafted a symphony of six movements, with melodies as ghostly apparitions that fade in and out of view. Recorded as spontaneous mixes, these compositions maintain a sense of organic fluidity while creating passages of escalating tension

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/11548-in-between-words/ (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/11548-in-between-words/)
http://www.myspace.com/christopherbissonnette (http://www.myspace.com/christopherbissonnette)

Christopher Bissonnette, in between words
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on November 25, 2009, 06:38:57 AM
Gee, Acid, that one sounds like fun!  Why haven't I heard it on FM radio?

 :rofl:
Only one FM station plays that stuff. As far as I know. 

WFMU, no doubt...?
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 25, 2009, 01:23:15 PM
Aye, no doubting.  :thumb:
Try the 128k MP3 stream.  http://wfmu.org/ (http://wfmu.org/)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on November 25, 2009, 01:29:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gx4NRbFbL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 25, 2009, 03:51:11 PM
(http://cover7.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/Large/35/681535.jpg)

Opus 132
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on November 25, 2009, 04:07:56 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519GGTgKFGL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 25, 2009, 04:52:16 PM
(http://cot.priceminister.com/photo/835851050_L.jpg)
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Two contemporary artists, each strong and distinct. Skempton’s expansive canons offset Kondo’s continuous hockets. Jo Kondo: “I am interested in words more than in sentences, in sentences more than in paragraphs, in paragraphs more than in a whole page. Thus, it could be said that in music I am more concerned with each sound than with the phrases they create.” Howard Skempton: “The power of music to inspire confidence is more than equalled by its ability to alleviate anxiety. Through music we are no longer manipulated by time… We can stem the tide of time through the practice of repetition; or through silence, the last refuge of the fastidious.”
http://www.quatuorbozzini.ca/cat.e/cqb_0704.php (http://www.quatuorbozzini.ca/cat.e/cqb_0704.php)

Quatuor Bozzini: Canons + Hoquets
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 25, 2009, 05:45:57 PM
(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/full/21/216356.JPG)

Symphony 3 "Liturgique"
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 25, 2009, 07:52:00 PM
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/83/l_783a88beda224645a83cd888adcc71a2.jpg) (http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/43/l_7a5aa061143e65349a7fa8a456d61dd2.jpg)

Light Time 2009 Painting: Erika Somogyi

Light Time  on pink vinyl
Lewis & Clarke

Local band starting to get a following
lewis & clarke (http://www.myspace.com/lewisclarke)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 27, 2009, 04:07:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417iMVoWTJL._SS500_.jpg)

ALAMODE
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 28, 2009, 04:27:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VyAFaCR4L._SS500_.jpg)

Eric Alexander

Nice album.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on November 29, 2009, 04:11:18 PM
(http://www.squidco.com/miva/graphics/products/misc4/twrfNeusCiglau.jpg)
Ernesto Rodrigues-viola

Rhodri Davies-harp, electronics, Stephane Rives-soprano saxophone, Guilherme Rodrigues-cello, Carlos Santos-electronics

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A single 34-minute improvisation with harp, soprano sax, viola, cello, and electronics, none of these instruments being used conventionally or producing instantaly-recorgnizable sounds. Restrained improv, where it is played and left unplayed are equally important, where sounds rarely clash, without actually falling down to complacency. Esthetical rapture. François Couture (Monsieur Délire)
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This quintet was captured on tape at 2008 at Lisbon's "Música Portuguesa Hoje" festival. The instrumentation comprises harp, soprano sax, viola, cello and electronics, the character of the performance definitely oriented towards "disquietingly acoustic" regions, all sounds tactfully positioned in barely ruptured reticence.

http://www.squidco.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=S&Product_Code=11796 (http://www.squidco.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=S&Product_Code=11796)

Twrf Neus Ciglau
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on November 29, 2009, 06:23:51 PM
(http://www.la-soc.com/images/dragon_turtle_almanac_wb.jpg)

Dragon Turtle - Almanac

Dragon Turtle Sampled (http://www.myspace.com/dragonturtle)    

On some really funky looking vinyl  :thumb:

Another local artist 

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Post by: richidoo on November 30, 2009, 03:36:34 PM
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Joe Henderson - Inner Urge
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Post by: Carlman on November 30, 2009, 03:57:30 PM
Dragon Turtle - Almanac

Dragon Turtle Sampled (http://www.myspace.com/dragonturtle)    

On some really funky looking vinyl  :thumb:

Another local artist  

Dragon Turtle.. very interesting.. I hear 'they draw more influence from Post-Punk, Krautrock and ambient/electronic music while refracting dark Americana aimed at contemplating natural dualities within the universe. '   yezz, yezz.. I seee... ;)

Cool concept and ideas.. not sure if I'm into it.. but could be if I were in the right mood.. Kind of reminds me of Iron and Wine...
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Post by: tmazz on December 01, 2009, 08:45:48 PM

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Not the slick studio productions we were used to hearing from them, but it sounds like a personal living room performance of their songs
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Post by: tmazz on December 01, 2009, 09:01:26 PM
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A fun crossover between the Jazz and Classical worlds. Also features Ray Brown and Herb Ellis
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Post by: allenzachary on December 02, 2009, 05:40:23 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Bolling-Suite-Flute-Jazz-Piano/dp/B00006329Y/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header (http://www.amazon.com/Bolling-Suite-Flute-Jazz-Piano/dp/B00006329Y/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header)

Have you listened to Claude Bolling with Jean Pierre Rampal? Bolling also has albums with Yo yo Ma and others.

It's similar to Peterson/Perlman

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Post by: tmazz on December 02, 2009, 06:24:53 AM
Claude Bolling was quite a prolific recording artist. (He currently has 129 CDs alone listed on Amazon.) This album was the first of many classical/jazz crossover albums he released over the last 35 years. I have quite a few of them, most of which are LPs purchased back when they were originally put out, which is probably one of the things that attracted be to the Perlman/Peterson disc in the first place.

 If you are so inclined this particular album was also released by CBS as part of their Half Speed Mastered series.

The following is an excerpt from Bolling's Amazon bio:

When the cheery opening bars of "Baroque and Blue" began emanating from radios and stereo phonographs throughout the U.S. in 1975, both Bolling and flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal quickly became household names among listeners who enjoyed both jazz and European chamber music as some of the melodies seemed to reflect the sunny influence of Jacques Ibert. The mingling of these currents worked nicely on the album Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, and the record sold well, not least for its clever cover illustration depicting an anthropomorphized piano and a substantially upsized flute relaxing together in a hotel bed. The fact that the flute was blowing smoke rings gave the entire picture a humorously post-coital twist.

Bolling returned to the jazz/classical format many times, teaming up with a series of star soloists including guitarist Alexander Lagoya, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, trumpeter Maurice Andre, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, flautist Elana Duran. and pianists Emanuel Ax and Jean-Bernard Pommier. Bolling's two-piano inventions were composed in sonata form, and a "Suite for Piano and Chamber Orchestra" also emerged from his fertile imagination. In later years Bolling collaborated with jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli and vocalist Guy Marchand, hosted numerous tributes to Duke Ellington and led a successful big band. His perseverance and longevity were rewarded with renewed interest in his many accomplishments, including of course Les Parisiennes, whose complete works were reissued shortly after the turn of the millennium in several eye-catching retrospective collections. ~ arwulf arwulf, All Music Guide
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 02, 2009, 01:48:04 PM
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Post by: richidoo on December 02, 2009, 02:05:17 PM
That's a $10k nose and a fake tattoo. What d'ya think?
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Post by: richidoo on December 02, 2009, 02:19:32 PM
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Lee Morgan (tp), Pepper Adams (bs), Bobby Timmons (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (ds), VGS-Hackensack, NJ, September 29, 1957

Considered one of his very best sessions. 52 years ago!
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 02, 2009, 02:29:19 PM
That's a $10k nose and a fake tattoo. What d'ya think?

Damn Cute if you ask me! :thumb:  This is one fantastic album.

Ken
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Post by: richidoo on December 02, 2009, 02:34:47 PM
Damn Cute if you ask me! :thumb:
Agreed!
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 02, 2009, 03:20:29 PM
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Post by: richidoo on December 02, 2009, 03:45:11 PM
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"Out of Nowhere"
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Post by: allenzachary on December 02, 2009, 05:34:08 PM
Tmazz-

I saw Bolling with guitarist Larry Coryell at the Bottom Line in NYC in 1984 or 1985.
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Post by: Ecramer on December 02, 2009, 07:20:02 PM
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xx LP
by Xx

Some Samples (http://www.myspace.com/thexx)
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Post by: Ecramer on December 02, 2009, 07:20:52 PM
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Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters

Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B0002IQI8I/ref=pd_krex_dp_a)
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Post by: AcidJazz on December 02, 2009, 08:51:57 PM
Wow...the Bottom Line. Been a while since I thought of that cabaret...was a great space for music, close and intimate.

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Tony Allen, former drummer and musical director for Afrobeat groundbreaker Fela Kuti, and Doctor L, renowned French producer, released Black Voices in 1999. While riding the big tour bus in support of that record, Allen and L jammed extensively, the Doctor programming his iBook and Allen percussing on whatever came to hand. They liked what they were hearing, and a few additions from other musicians later, a new album was ready: the half-disingenuously self-titled Psyco on da Bus. The resulting soundscape is quite a seductive place to spend some time: instruments unfamiliar to Western ears played with total authority, half-formed but seductive melodies and mantralike vocals, all driven by some of the most sinewy, deliberate, forceful bass you'll ever hear. With this bass beating you silly, the extra items in the kit, like the flute and oud dueting on "Many Questions" or the plucked grand piano on the first track of the "Time to Take a Rest Suite," etch themselves all the more sharply into your consciousness.

http://www.last.fm/music/Doctor+L,+Tony+Allen,+Jean+Phi/Psycho+On+Da+Bus (http://www.last.fm/music/Doctor+L,+Tony+Allen,+Jean+Phi/Psycho+On+Da+Bus)

Psycho on da Bus featuring Tony Allen
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Post by: AcidJazz on December 03, 2009, 09:00:00 PM
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 Composed for Sitar and Orchestra.
    *  Jerry Johansson, sitar
     Chamber Ensemble from Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra:
    * Kenneth Wihlborg, flute and alto flute
    * Mårten Larsson, oboe and oboe d’amore
    * Urban Claesson, clarinet
    * Arne Nilsson, bassoon
    * Pelle Appelin, violin
    * Thord Svedlund, violin
    * Per Högberg, viola
    * Paula Gustafsson, cello

All music are composed and arranged by Jerry Johansson.
Recorded live April 5, 2008 at Hagakyrkan, Göteborg, Sweden.

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Jerry Johansson works in his very own tradition, in where ancient Indian traditions of the classical raga music assimilates together with the Swedish heritage of folk music; but also incorporates the knowledge and understanding of contemporary classical music. Musical textures extends, re-shapes and changes places; in Jerry Johansson..s exquisite ways of thinking and blending our ancient musical heritage from both East and West, a totally new and unique music emerges. A music in where traces remembrances from then and now, Scandinavia and Asia assimilates together to a totally natural music that is all Jerry Johansson..s.
http://www.myspace.com/jerryjohansson (http://www.myspace.com/jerryjohansson)
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Jerry Johansson. Book of Dreams
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 04, 2009, 02:14:50 PM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 04, 2009, 02:51:30 PM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 04, 2009, 03:44:03 PM
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Post by: richidoo on December 06, 2009, 04:41:26 PM
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I never get tired of this record. Great sound, catchy tunes.
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 06, 2009, 06:12:35 PM
Rich:

That is an excellent oldie!

Ken
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Post by: richidoo on December 07, 2009, 04:28:41 PM
Thanks Ken!

So's this one, but a little older...
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Ben Webster with Roy Eldridge, very serious swing, great recording too.
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Post by: AcidJazz on December 09, 2009, 06:57:51 PM
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Evan Parker's annual Appleby Jazz Festival continues to be documented on Parker's psi label with this release of Free Zone Appleby 2006. As always, Parker has assembled an experienced, creative and compatible lineup of incredible improvisers, who are presented in various permutations of duos, trios and one quartet.

Free Zone Appleby 2006
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Post by: tmazz on December 09, 2009, 09:27:25 PM
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Ben Webster - Soulville
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Post by: richidoo on December 10, 2009, 02:39:56 PM
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Boom Boom Pow

...by kids' request 
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Post by: tmazz on December 10, 2009, 03:36:57 PM
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The String Quartet Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Post by: rollo on December 10, 2009, 04:04:02 PM
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The String Quartet Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young



 Great album.

charles
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Post by: tmazz on December 10, 2009, 04:10:49 PM


 Great album.

charles
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When I went to Amazon to grab the cover image I noticed that the same group also has tribute albums to Queen and the Beatles (which of course is rather prices, as is anything that has to do with the Fab 4.) Have you heard any of their other albums?
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Post by: richidoo on December 10, 2009, 04:44:41 PM
E.S.P. - Miles Davis Quintet
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Post by: tmazz on December 15, 2009, 09:47:01 PM
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Sonny Rollins' Finest Hour
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Post by: Ecramer on December 16, 2009, 06:19:48 PM
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Opheliac - The Deluxe Edition [ENHANCED]
Emilie Autumn
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Post by: Ecramer on December 18, 2009, 04:37:48 PM
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Trials & Errors by Magnolia Electric Co.


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Post by: tmazz on December 18, 2009, 07:44:13 PM

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Voices On the Dark Side - Dark Side of the Moon A Cappella


Great sound and just an out and out fun album to listen to. IMO a must have for DSOTM fans

www.darksidevoices.com

From the Vocamotion Web site:

"Dark Side of the Moon A Cappella" is an all-vocal version of Pink Floyd's magnum opus "Dark Side of the Moon." No instruments were used in the recording of this unique version of the album. Eight singers and one "vocal percussionist" (similar to a beatboxer) recreate the original work in its entirety.

The album was recorded in High Definition, without breaks between the tracks (as in the original), and is as close to the original in timing as possible, thus preserving its "Wizard of Oz Compatibility." Produced and mixed by the renowned a cappella Producer, Freddie Feldman, this recording breaks new ground in both the worlds of a cappella and rock.
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Post by: Ecramer on December 18, 2009, 08:22:34 PM
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PKD/Simulacra [ORIGINAL RECORDING REISSUED]
Bunnydrums
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Post by: ltr317 on December 19, 2009, 10:15:21 AM
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Opheliac - The Deluxe Edition [ENHANCED]
Emilie Autumn

Sexy cover.  :drool:
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Post by: Ecramer on December 19, 2009, 12:09:28 PM
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Opheliac - The Deluxe Edition [ENHANCED]
Emilie Autumn

Sexy cover.  :drool:

Some guys like blonds and some guys like brunettes me ill take a tattoed goth chick every time  :rofl:
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Post by: Ecramer on December 19, 2009, 08:47:03 PM
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The Empyrean
John Frusciante

This is going to make my top ten of 2009  You need this cd  :thumb:

Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B001MW0J2Y/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)
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Post by: tmazz on December 19, 2009, 09:10:44 PM
Adrian James Croce

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I found this at my local library. AJ is the son of the late pop icon Jim Croce. Interestingly, rather than sounding anything like his father, the music on this album sounds more like 1980s vintage John Lennon (the Double Fantasy era). Not bad, but not a top of the pile show stopper either. What the heck, I only paid 50 cents for it.
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Post by: Ecramer on December 20, 2009, 06:59:24 PM
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Pod
The Breeders

no audiofile music here tonight  :rofl:
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Post by: AcidJazz on December 20, 2009, 07:46:42 PM
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This debut album by the European Windsleepers ensemble delivers jolts of excitement within a rich, abstract tapestry of sound that's sculpted in large measure by Christine Clement's atmospheric contralto. Her voice, by turns piercing and pastoral, often is indistinguishable from the reeds as it weaves in and around Roby Glod's alto and soprano saxes, as on "Dance on a Cloud" (at twelve minutes, the longest piece on the album), and "Isetta Go," a grand march with waltz-time phrases.
http://www.myspace.com/windsleepers (http://www.myspace.com/windsleepers)

Windsleepers, La fiancee du pirate
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Post by: Ecramer on December 20, 2009, 08:16:59 PM
Bohren & der Club of Gore
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goth jazz best of both worlds
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Post by: AcidJazz on December 21, 2009, 07:58:09 PM
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A collection of some of his hits 70-80's.

Curtis Mayfield, of all time/ classic collection
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Post by: Ecramer on December 21, 2009, 08:09:17 PM
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Geneva
Russian Circles

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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 22, 2009, 06:29:59 PM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 22, 2009, 07:11:13 PM
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Post by: Ecramer on December 22, 2009, 09:36:15 PM
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Melvins - stonerwitch
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Post by: tmazz on December 22, 2009, 11:31:17 PM
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fourplay - Energy
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Post by: tmazz on December 22, 2009, 11:34:03 PM
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Alison Krauss - Forget About It
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 23, 2009, 08:51:08 AM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 23, 2009, 04:50:49 PM
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Post by: rollo on December 24, 2009, 11:35:34 AM
Perry Como Cristmas I know i'm old but cannot have Christmas without him or Nat King Cole.  Enjoy1


charles
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Post by: richidoo on December 24, 2009, 12:47:36 PM
I grew up with Nat Cole, Jimmy Smith and Stan Kenton Christmas albums. Good stuff. Now we have Ella, Nat,  and the classics on a Time Life Favorites compi    :D    My fav christmas song is "Let it snow" by Miami Sound Machine.

I just heard a track from this album on the radio. Absolutely dynamite! All male, Grammy winning choral group called Chanticleer (http://www.chanticleer.org/sing/).  This is their Christmas album. Highly recommended if you like renaissance choral music. Crank it up! 

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http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Playlist?source=WCPE&date=200912241531
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Post by: Ecramer on December 24, 2009, 01:56:18 PM
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Horehound
The Dead Weather

This is my style of Christmas music
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Post by: tmazz on December 25, 2009, 01:38:28 PM
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A Big Band twist on the classic ballet.
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Post by: richidoo on December 25, 2009, 04:42:31 PM
I bet that is cool. Jazz Celesta? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celesta)
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Post by: AcidJazz on December 29, 2009, 10:08:46 PM
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Some nice spacy jams.
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think stretched out Miles Davis jams composed by Ennio Morricone
http://www.amazon.com/Ceiling-Sky-Drift/dp/B000W7Y2KA (http://www.amazon.com/Ceiling-Sky-Drift/dp/B000W7Y2KA)

The Drift, ceiling sky
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Post by: tmazz on January 03, 2010, 08:19:22 PM
Roger Waters - Amused to Death

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I hadn't played this CD since I upgrade my DAC from a stock DIO to a Boulder Cable Mensa Mod version. This disc scared the cr#p out of me. the first cut threw a three demensional sound field like nothing I have ever before heard form a 2 channel system. My son & I both sat there and swore that we we listening to something being played in 5.1 surround.
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2010, 08:08:32 AM
Banjo Bonanza

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Just an old-fashioned banjo band. For those of you who grew up on Long Island, reminds me of Friday nights at the old Bourbon Barrel in Massapequa. Surprisingly good sonics for a local production. Can be found on amazon for under 2 bucks.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000M2A2VS/sr=1-1/qid=1262707146/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1262707146&sr=1-1&seller=
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Post by: allenzachary on January 06, 2010, 12:49:00 PM
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Borrowed a stack of CDs from a buddy...this was one of them.  Great fun!
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Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2010, 09:51:20 PM


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Check this one out - Diana Krall, watch your back!
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Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2010, 10:27:42 PM
Michael Shulman - Demos 2007

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A CD-R of demo tracks that my older son Bill picked up last night from a street musician playing an electric violin in Penn Station (NYC).
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Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2010, 10:54:23 AM
A Ben Webster station on Pandora.   :thumb:

Our Corp IT Dept. has put a block on most of the other popular internet radio sites, but somehow this one slid under the radar. I hope it stays that way.  [-o<
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Post by: StereoNut on January 07, 2010, 11:10:32 AM

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Check this one out - Diana Krall, watch your back!

I'd like to "check this one out" like I'd like to "check out" the UPS delivery "person" in the Group Buy forum that was :yay2:

(pardon the pun) bouncing around AN for a while! 

http://www.audionervosa.com/index.php?topic=1553.0

SN

:drool:
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Post by: tmazz on January 08, 2010, 09:35:43 PM

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Found this today on mint condition Verve Vinyl (a 2 LP set with even more music than the CD, isn't that a switch?) :D

I am a very happy camper   :beer:
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Post by: tmazz on January 08, 2010, 10:28:40 PM
David Benoit - Full Circle

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David's return to "contemporary jazz."
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Post by: Ecramer on January 10, 2010, 01:23:30 PM
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New Hope For The Wretched

Plasmatics

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Post by: richidoo on January 11, 2010, 04:05:17 PM
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Moanin'
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers

Great album to get started in hard bop, probably the biggest selling bop album of all time. Launched Lee Morgans career with stunning solos on Moanin and Are You Real. This record made Blakey from a great drummer and sideman into sitting at the head table of top ten greatest jazz bandleaders.

Very highly recommended for the jazz newbie and old boppers alike. This is one you listen to 1000s of times and it never stops giving. The Sgt peppers of small band modern jazz.
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Post by: BobM on January 12, 2010, 09:30:02 AM
I'm listening to Pandora right now, at work. For those of you who don't know, you can actually make your own set of web radio stations. As many as you want and in any genre. Just specify a group of artists you like and give it a name. Pandora will shuffle songs by those artists and by other artists of the same ilk.

A really nice way to hear some other artists like the ones you enjoy.
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Post by: allenzachary on January 12, 2010, 12:23:43 PM
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Grover Washington Then & Now.  Fabulous take on traditional jazz/hard bop.  Unique album in that it reflects what I believe was Grover's actual taste in music.  He was an amazingly talented saxophonist who unfortunately tended to record "soft jazz" as it was an easier sell and had a wider audience appeal.  His albums lean towards "schmaltz," but this one has no fat at all.  One of my all time faves.
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Post by: richidoo on January 13, 2010, 07:23:17 AM
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First time I heard this today on Pandora. Track called Wheatleigh Hall, awesome Dizzy Stitt Newk, all in tip top form. Dizzy takes it - merciless.
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Post by: allenzachary on January 13, 2010, 10:00:13 AM
I'm sure it smokes....

It's hard to tell what to expect when you get giants together.  Sometimes it's ineffable brilliance, other times insurmountable egos.

On the other hand I've never heard ego in anything Dizzy played.
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Post by: allenzachary on January 13, 2010, 10:01:37 AM
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The xx.  New band from London.  Rhythmic, moody, smoky, sexy. Kind of a latter day Cowboy Junkies, but with more energy and panache.
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Post by: richidoo on January 14, 2010, 04:14:43 PM
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Concierto - Jim Hall

Paul Desmond
Chet Baker
Jim Hall
Ron Carter
Steve Gadd
Roland Hanna

A Creed Taylor record, awesome sonics. Nice grooves, great vibe.
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Post by: Ecramer on January 14, 2010, 05:52:00 PM
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Born On Flag Day
Deer Tick

Samples (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B002736YLC/ref=pd_krex_listen_dp_img?ie=UTF8&refTagSuffix=dp_img)
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Post by: richidoo on January 21, 2010, 07:36:18 PM
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This is a less heard album from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. I have never heard a track from this album played on the radio. But it is my favorite Blakey album. Morgan, Shorter, Timmons, Merritt, Blakey, probably the most innovative and serious Messenger band ever, playing at their peak. It features the best solos of Shorter and Morgan during their Blakey chapters, upbeat and provocative original compositions by band members, as well as the often elusive total surrender power soloing from Blakey that he hints about, but rarely unleashes.  A lot of Morgan and Shorter originals. The emphasis here is on exploring the whole tone scale, or dominant sharp 11 scale, as Miles was doing with his moody dorian scales on Kind of Blue at the same time. This is harmonically sharper, angrier, intense, the tension is thick, then releases each chorus into a bluesy bridge or traditional bebop 2-5-1 sequence. Many of the tunes are built like that, so the album has a distinct vibe. The intensity is extreme, the musicians are clearly riding a spiritual vibe rarely heard on recorded bop, and similar to the vibration captured on other great blakey records like Moanin, Free for All, Birdland.

I was listening to this record a lot when Wynton joined Blakey. Blakey introduced me to Marsalis in 83 at a club gig in MA.  I thought all Messenger trumpeters should be at least as good as their predecessors, which made the job rather tough, but I wanted it, so I set high standards for myself, and practiced hard. I was woefully disappointed when Wynton would stop and buzz his lips looking at Blakey like he didn't know what to do while Blakey set up an atomic blast that Morgan, Brown or Hubbard would have surfed the shock wave in flaming glory. This is Blakey power at its peak, the young lions have no clue.
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Post by: ltr317 on January 21, 2010, 08:44:31 PM
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Concierto - Jim Hall

Paul Desmond
Chet Baker
Jim Hall
Ron Carter
Steve Gadd
Roland Hanna

A Creed Taylor record, awesome sonics. Nice grooves, great vibe.



Steve Gadd, great drummer.  He easily transitioned from Jazz to Rock/Pop. 

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Post by: tmazz on January 22, 2010, 01:36:10 PM
Joe Pass - My Song

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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 22, 2010, 01:37:49 PM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 22, 2010, 02:41:03 PM
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Post by: Ecramer on January 23, 2010, 07:06:17 AM
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Ace Of Clubs LP
by Dash Rip Rock

Found a sealed copy at the record store just broke it out going to fire it up

Ed
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Post by: Captain Humble on January 23, 2010, 01:42:59 PM
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Samples (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kpfuxzl5ldde)
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Post by: richidoo on January 23, 2010, 02:43:33 PM
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So beautiful.
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Post by: Bob in St. Louis on January 23, 2010, 08:12:22 PM
Yea.....  8)

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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 24, 2010, 07:03:34 AM
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Post by: richidoo on January 25, 2010, 09:42:20 AM
Maurice White "Can't Hide Love"  with Earth Wind and Fire.  Where are the new artists like this? Are they ALL checked out? Any new ones checking in? New music doesn't do this to me. Still got all my original EWF vinyl LPs!

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Post by: tmazz on January 26, 2010, 07:47:51 PM
Ben Webster - Gentle Ben & See You at the Fair

Two of his best.  :thumb:


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Post by: bpape on January 26, 2010, 08:03:03 PM
Yea.....  8)

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 :thumb:
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Post by: richidoo on January 27, 2010, 09:27:46 AM
Today is Mozarts BD. Radio is saturated. God help me. Will it ever end?!?!

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Post by: BobM on January 27, 2010, 09:57:32 AM
Who listens to radio anymore? Don't you have enough choices between your CD's, www.lala.com, www.pandora.com, and satellite?
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Post by: richidoo on January 27, 2010, 11:11:43 AM
Hey Bob! My radio station WCPE is 100kW with high quality compression and processing. They play only CDs, no mp3s. They play a lot of recorded classical concerts from around the country. I have a modded Sansui T717 with a dipole antenna up on the roof and Belden quad shield antenna wire. It sounds very, very nice. But when Mozart is in bloom I am on Pandora Bebop Station.  :thumb:
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Post by: Ecramer on January 28, 2010, 03:03:33 AM
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Title:     "FLESH, FANGS & FILIGREE"
Format:    3 x CD
Label:    DRESSED TO KILL
Catalogue No:    ....
Year:    1996
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Post by: tmazz on January 29, 2010, 10:09:19 AM
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Title:     "FLESH, FANGS & FILIGREE"
Format:    3 x CD
Label:    DRESSED TO KILL
Catalogue No:    ....
Year:    1996

Not sure what the music is like, but the cover sure grabs your attention (OR ELSE!)   :thumb:
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 29, 2010, 02:39:23 PM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 29, 2010, 03:09:45 PM
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Post by: Bill O'Connell on January 29, 2010, 05:44:35 PM
A little Ottmar Liebert.   I wish his stuff was available on vinyl though.

Since my wife is out of town for the weekend, I have the re-issue " Brothers In Arms" remastered by Stan Ricker on vinyl that my lovely sister gave me for a Christmas present. I will crack the seal this evening along with a little Highland Park 12 year old Scotch. :drool:

 Bill
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Post by: tmazz on January 30, 2010, 11:34:10 PM
Got both of these from my local library. Two very good recomendations. Looks like I may need to buy my own copies. Thanks guys  :thumb:

The Jack Johnson disc reminds me of some of the early David Wilcox albums.

Yea.....  8)

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Post by: richidoo on February 04, 2010, 03:06:19 PM
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Red Garland was Miles Davis' pianist in his first important band, with Coltrane, before Cannon.  He was a prize fighter and got Miles involved in boxing. This album is very laid back and sweet. Chambers bass solos are recorded excellently.  You will find your toes tapping to this one.
Rich
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Post by: Triode Pete on February 04, 2010, 05:23:03 PM
October 2009 Release... available on LP & CD (nice recording)... the song "Dreams" really has some punch & rockabilly!!!

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Post by: AcidJazz on February 05, 2010, 04:27:22 PM
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Quote
"The group is called Grosse Abfahrt. This is the name I gave the project on the occasion of its first recording. In German, it means 'great departure'. The project is to take a core group of Bay Area musicians and put them together with out of town guests, usually Europeans. Always free improvisation.
http://www.squidco.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9321 (http://www.squidco.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9321)

Grosse Abfahrt, everything that disappears
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Post by: Bigfish8 on February 05, 2010, 06:16:50 PM
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on February 05, 2010, 10:49:37 PM
Fear Factory - Mechanize

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Post by: Bigfish8 on February 06, 2010, 10:28:15 AM
I have several of Keith Urban's Albums and this one is by far the best.

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Post by: richidoo on February 09, 2010, 05:51:21 PM
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Nobody can play jazz blues slower or more soulfully than Phineas Newborn Jr.  He was from Memphis TN, and was the mentor of my mentor James Williams.  I never saw him in person, but James gushed about Phineas. Think of a ultra-sophisticated Bobby Timmons.

This trio record has nice clean sound, airy soundstage, great bass and drums recording, piano sound is a little compressed, but good enough, and always Haynes' fiery accompaniment simmering, even on the ballads and slow blues.
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Post by: richidoo on February 18, 2010, 12:00:43 PM
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He plays Body and Soul on this, some of the best Freddie Hubbard I have heard, from 1969
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Post by: AcidJazz on March 05, 2010, 03:18:49 PM
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Sun Ra & His Arkestra love in outer space.
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Post by: richidoo on March 08, 2010, 04:25:11 PM
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Nice groovy hip side from the trumpeter who replaced Miles Davis in Charlie Parker's band. "KD" Kenny Dorham was also the first trumpeter in the Jazz Messengers. He is a real trumpeters' trumpeter. The richest harmonies of any trumpet bopper, and some of the most intricate lines. With Joe Henderson.
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Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2010, 03:07:53 PM
Lynda Carter - At Last


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Wonder Woman sings jazz standards....surprisingly good
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Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2010, 03:09:56 PM
Wynton Marsalis - Marsalis Standard Time - Vol. 1 (On LP)

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Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2010, 03:18:00 PM
The WHo - WHo's Next (LP)

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One of the best sounding copies of this album that I have ever heard (including several "audiophile" reissues.)
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Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2010, 03:26:30 PM
Jack Johnson - En Concert

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Those of you that liked the Jack Johnson - On and On album that Bob in St. Louis posted here a while back will want to give this one a listen
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Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2010, 03:36:35 PM
Bill Crofut & Chris Brubeck - Unsquare Dance

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A little bit of folk, a little bit of jazz, a little bit of classical and a whole lot of fun - good sound as well.   :thumb:

I haven't been posting on this forum for a while because my corp IT dept pulled Firefox off of my computer and IE does not give me the "Copy Image Location" option that I use to post the graphic files here (my wife went out shopping this afternoon so I got a chance to steal her laptop and post these using her copy of Firefox) Can anybody give me a hint on how to post album cover graphics here using IE8? Thanks
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Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2010, 03:53:21 PM
Pink Floyd - The Alternate Side of the Moon

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A collection of work in progress mixes, out takes and acoustic demos from the original Dark Side of the Moon sessions, Supposedly from the original session tapes. Includes solos and sound effects that were pulled from the final mix and longer versions of some songs that were trimmed for the final release. Since these were in progress work mixes the sound is not as good as the finished versions, but they provide interesting historical insight into the creative process that produced this watershed rock album. For only $11 this is a must have for any DSOTM aficionado. It looks like some kind of bootleg CD and the only place I have ever seen it was at Mr. Cheapo's in Mineola, NY. Listed below is the URL for their web site:

http://www.mrcheapocds.com/
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Post by: tmazz on March 20, 2010, 08:32:39 PM
The WHo - WHo's Next (LP)

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One of the best sounding copies of this album that I have ever heard (including several "audiophile" reissues.)
Sorry guys, Half of this post got lost somewhere along the line. I have gotten a number of questions about which pressing this was, so here is the info that I somehow chopped off the end.

I picked up this copy at a local thrift shop for 50 cents, (that's half a dollar, not the rap artist) with full intentions of giving it to my son, who only has a CD copy of this album. Cleaned it on the VPI 16.5 and dropped it onto the TT to test it before I gave it away. Wow this one is a keeper (Sorry Bob - RHIP.) It is and American pressing on Decca records [Matrix  - W2X]. When I compared it to a recent 180g pressing I found that the 180 bested it in many categories when each one was listened to in a vacuum (Better bass, better high end, more detail etc.) Yet for some reason, the old Decca pressing just had a more natural relaxed sound when listened to as a whole. The 180g pressing while better at individual things just sounded more "forced" when you put it all together. Sometimes the sum of all the parts comes up to be less than the whole....
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Post by: allenzachary on March 21, 2010, 06:45:29 AM
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Horace Silver, piano; Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, Tenor; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

Recorded December '54 and February, '55.
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Post by: richidoo on March 21, 2010, 07:00:58 AM
One of the best jazz records ever made!!!! The first "Jazz Messengers" record before Silver left and Blakey became defacto leader.
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Post by: bmr3hc on March 21, 2010, 07:46:58 PM
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One of my favorites

Henry
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Post by: tmazz on March 24, 2010, 09:52:27 AM
It's a Beautiful Day - Live at Carnegie Hall

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A classic example of the San Francisco sound of the late 60s.
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Post by: tmazz on April 07, 2010, 10:20:29 PM
Found a still in the shrink wrap copy of the original Colgems LP of the Casino Royale soundtrack at a thrift shop for 35 cents!  :shock:

The shrink wrap was split but you could tell that the LP had never been out of the paper inner sleeve.  :thumb:

A long time resident of the Absolute Sound Super Disc List and an audiophile classic.


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Post by: richidoo on April 08, 2010, 01:12:46 PM
Good find Tom!
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Post by: tmazz on April 08, 2010, 07:18:30 PM
Good find Tom!

Made my day!   :drool:
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Post by: bmr3hc on April 13, 2010, 07:56:22 PM
some really good songs/lyrics.

Henry
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Post by: richidoo on April 14, 2010, 05:28:16 AM
Birdflight on WKCR, NY

"Koko"
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Post by: allenzachary on April 19, 2010, 01:22:53 PM
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On vinyl....

Robbie Robertson, late of The Band.

Produced by Daniel Lanois.  Features cameos by Peter Gabriel and U2.  Moody, sensual, brilliant.
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on April 20, 2010, 11:06:15 PM
It's like high school all over again.....but many, many, many years later!  :duh

Ratt came out with a new cd today and it's might fine!  :thumb:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeIfv8cOKp8&feature=related

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Post by: tmazz on April 21, 2010, 08:31:33 PM
Jack Johnson: Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George

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Even though this is essentially a kids album is is surprisingly good both from a sonic and a musical standpoint.
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Post by: tmazz on April 24, 2010, 09:30:28 PM
Jack Johnson - Sleep Through the Static

Do something green for Earth Month, listen to this album.

According to the rear cover it was recorded using 100% solar energy.

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Post by: richidoo on May 01, 2010, 03:46:14 PM
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Lee Morgan was my trumpet hero when I was starting to play professionally. This is one recorded at his peak.   Lively players, smart and difficult music, inspired solos. Wayne Shorter, Bob Cranshaw (my fav bass player,) Billy Higgins, Harold Mabern.

Listen to title track,"The Gigolo" (http://www.google.com/url?q=http://s0.ilike.com/play%23Lee%2BMorgan:The%2BGigolo:1625732:s34564983.9643245.3346760.0.2.142%252Cstd_9a38c3cba2a74a8ab61c29b4b0592d44&ei=ea3cS6DRMY-W8ASw2bGoBw&sa=X&oi=music_play_track&resnum=1&ct=result&cd=2&ved=0CAcQ0wQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNH7UtROSjIz_qP4q6_DQ8Vl1ZoyhQ)
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Post by: allenzachary on May 01, 2010, 09:41:34 PM
Mmm, tasty.

Artful"Lee" done.
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Post by: tmazz on May 03, 2010, 09:25:01 PM
Shelby Lynne - Identity Crisis

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Shelby made somewhat of a splash in audiophile circles with last years release "Just a Little Lovin".
This 2003 album is cut from the same cloth. A little bit of blues, a little bit of jazz, a little bit of country.
If you liked Just a Little Lovin, give this one a try.
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Post by: tmazz on May 03, 2010, 09:34:48 PM
The Journeymen

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A nice example of music from the early 60s folk scene.
The Journeymen were John Phillips (Later of the Mamas & the Poppas), Scott McKenzie (I know see who John Phillip's daughter was named after) and Dick Weissman
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Post by: tmazz on May 03, 2010, 09:45:52 PM
David Benoit - Waiting for Spring

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Nice Jazz collection from pianist David Benoit.

Typical GRP production and sound quality

Can be found on Amazon for as low as $1.25
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Post by: tmazz on May 03, 2010, 10:30:49 PM
The LA Four - Going Home

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A long time favorite. This album has great sound on CD and absolutely fantastic sound the original EastWind Direct to Disc Japanese LP. If you ever see one at a reasonable price don't think twice, just grab it. Amazon is now getting $160 for a used CD copy.
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Post by: tmazz on May 03, 2010, 10:41:34 PM
The LA Four - Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunete

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Sister album to "Going Home."

Just as good, but just as insanely priced as well.

Not worth what they are asking for it as a direct online purchase (I'm not sure any CD is worth $200, no matter what it is), but either would make a great garage sale or thrift store find. Put both of these albums on your treasure hunting radar screens. [-o<
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Post by: tmazz on May 09, 2010, 08:33:05 PM
Jimmy Buffett - Encores

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Just released 2 CD set. 22 tracks, each one an encore performance from one of the shows on the 2008 or 2009 tours.

A must for true Parrotheads.

Currently available only from WalMart. From what I understand general distribution will start later this month.
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 09, 2010, 08:42:57 PM
Phonix Rising - Crime Scene Cleaner

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eyl_MrIogJ4&feature=youtube_gdata (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eyl_MrIogJ4&feature=youtube_gdata)
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Post by: bacobits on May 11, 2010, 02:04:25 PM
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Skipper Wise maybe not too well known here east.
"Windows" is a great group from the 90's
Excellent recording.


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Post by: bacobits on May 11, 2010, 02:07:36 PM
Another.

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Post by: tmazz on May 20, 2010, 10:48:29 PM
George Benson: In Concert - Carnegie Hall (Vinyl)

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Classic Benson from the Creed Taylor years.
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Post by: tmazz on May 20, 2010, 10:54:21 PM
Pete Townshend - The Iron Man

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Music from the musical by Pete Townsend
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Post by: tmazz on May 20, 2010, 11:09:47 PM
Stanley Jordan - Stolen Moments

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Recorded live at Blue Note Tokyo
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Post by: tmazz on May 20, 2010, 11:14:47 PM
Benson & Farrell (Vinyl)

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Post by: allenzachary on May 21, 2010, 04:23:22 AM
TMazz-

How were the Benson albums?  I have both in my collection, but haven't given them a spin them in more than 25 years. 

I saw Benson several times.  I also saw Stanley Jordan at the Bottom Line in NYC in 1985.

az
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Post by: richidoo on May 21, 2010, 05:41:14 AM
George Benson had a swimming pool shaped like a piano.  :D
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Post by: tmazz on May 21, 2010, 05:48:27 AM
George Benson had a swimming pool shaped like a piano.  :D

Not a guitar? That's a surprise.
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Post by: tmazz on May 21, 2010, 07:03:47 AM
TMazz-

How were the Benson albums?  I have both in my collection, but haven't given them a spin them in more than 25 years.  

I saw Benson several times.  I also saw Stanley Jordan at the Bottom Line in NYC in 1985.

az

I liked both of the Benson albums, but hen I have been a Benson fan from way back and have seen him live several times as well (dating back to the Weekend in LA Tour in '78).  Both albums have the typical Creed Taylor clean sound, although the Benson and Farrell album does have a very "studio" sound to it. These albums represent a musical transition period for Benson when his music was moving form the pure jazz of his earlier career to the more "commercial" highly produced and arranged pop-jazz we saw starting with the Breezin album. (While many jazz aficionados considered Breezin a sell out of the art, it introduced Benson to a much wider audience and earned him the rock star type money & fame that few jazz artists ever attain.) These two albums actually sandwiched the release of Breezin and you can heard the pop influence creeping into his music, although with much smaller groups and simpler arrangements. (In the mid 70s Benson was recording for Warner Bros & CTI at the same time - I'm not sure how that worked contract wise.) Later in the decade Benson's music would push more and more towards pop instrumentals, with some sounding more like Disco than jazz, but these two albums remain squarely on the jazz side of pop-jazz.
The Stanley Jordan on the other hand is a traditional jazz trio recorded live at a club in Japan. It includes nice jazz interpretations of Stairway to Heaven and Over the Rainbow. Good music, good sound.
All three albums are recommended.  :thumb:

I made a big score on the garage sale front this week (28 mostly mint LPs and 16 CDs for $25  :drool: ), So watch for more posts as I sort through and listen to them.
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Post by: tmazz on May 21, 2010, 07:12:15 AM
This is the kind of discussion I would love to see more of on AN. I know I (and I hope all of you) spend much more time listening to music on my equipment than I do changing it out or working on it. Yet 95% of the discussions on this board relate to hardware and not software. While finding a new digital cable or power cord is great, neither would do us any good at all if we didn’t have some good music to play over them. And on a personal note I cannot afford to buy a new piece of hardware once a week, (or even once a month  :roll: ), but I can always find a way to scrape up a few sheckles to purchase a recommended album on Amazon or the like (or even better find it at one of the local libraries and borrow it.  8) ) I know I can say without reservation that I have made more actual purchases based on recommendations from this thread than all of the other AN threads combined. I also uncovered a number of gems that I already owned that I never realized were as good as they were because I bought them when I owned much lesser quality equipment and never heard them play to their full potential.  #-o

What do you say we all try to kick start this tread and share some more info on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of software (both new and vintage.)  [-o<  Even if you have nothing in particular to say about a selection that you are listening to just post up the Artist and title of the album (pictures are always nice.) It might spark a thought in somebody’s mind about having heard that album or something similar in the past and lead them to an enjoyable listening session.  :thumb:

 If we all do this, I guarantee that you will come away with more than you contribute.
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Post by: tmazz on May 21, 2010, 07:22:11 AM
Gordon Lightfoot: Endless Wire

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Generic Gordon Lightfoot, but contains nothing particularly noteworthy. If you are a big Lightfoot fan, by all means, check it out. Otherwise you can pass on this one.

While looking on Amazon for the jpg I noticed that this album is being re-released on CD on June 8th. If anyone is interested pre-orders are being taken now.
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Post by: tmazz on May 21, 2010, 07:36:10 AM
Tchaikovsky: Pathetique Symphony - Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Vinyl)
RCA Living Stereo LSC-2216

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This one kind of disappointed me. The performance was OK, but never really grabbed me emotionally. And the sound had more of a back of the hall or balcony perspective that an 5th row orchestra perspective.

Had this not been an original Shaded Dog pressing I might not be so hard on it. It's not that horrible in and of itself, It's just not up to the standards that I have come to expect from the Reiner Living Stereo series, musically or sonically.
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Post by: tmazz on May 21, 2010, 10:18:51 PM
Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain

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The third and final of the great Miles Davis-Gil Evans collaborations of 1957-59 was also their most ambitious. This set finds Davis in the forefront improvising on two numbers associated with Spanish music and three Evans compositions in that idiom. Much of the music is quite dramatic and emotional (notably Saeta) and plays at his best throughout, really stretching the boundaries of jazz.

The LP I picked up was an orginal Columbia "six eye" pressing off of the 1S stamper. Not only incredible music, but stunning sonics at well.  :drool:
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Post by: tmazz on May 21, 2010, 11:12:12 PM
Meatloaf: Hang Cool Teddy Bear

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New release from Meatloaf
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Post by: allenzachary on May 22, 2010, 05:39:34 AM
Sketches...

What is there to say? Critiquing it is akin to reviewing Michelangelo's Pieta. 

What is  a 'Columbia "six eye" pressing off of the 1S stamper?"  Clearly it sounds good, but what is it? How do you recognize it? Why is it better?

Meat...

Well?  Whatcha think? 

I'm afraid Meatloaf is caught in a conundrum.  If he makes another record that sounds like "Bat...," he's locked into his past glories.  If it sounds different, people won't like it.  Meat is no Miles, who could change styles and approaches like a chameleon...and was a genius.  Miles, however, never made anyone laugh or cry on screen. 
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Post by: tmazz on May 22, 2010, 04:32:49 PM
What is  a 'Columbia "six eye" pressing off of the 1S stamper?"  Clearly it sounds good, but what is it? How do you recognize it? Why is it better?

In 1955, Columbia introduced the "6 eye" label. There are six camera/eye logos on the label, and the "Lp" logo is at the bottom. This label continued on all (mono) pressings until 1962. Masterworks albums (ML series), including soundtrack albums (OL and KOL series), were placed onto a gray and black "6 eye" label. Mono mainstream numbers from about CL 600 through about CL 1800 were pressed on this label style originally.

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In 1958, stereo was introduced, and so a stereo version of the "6 eye" label was created. The prefix for standard stereo LP's was CS. A black and gray version was created for Masterworks and soundtrack albums (MS, KS, OS, and KOS series). Stereo mainstream numbers from CS 8000 to about CS 8579 were pressed on this label style originally.

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The significance of the Six-eye version is two fold. First off if an album was originally made in the late 50s -early 60s era the six-eye pressing would represent to earliest pressing of the album, which in theory would be the best quality because all of the tapes would be in the best condition with the least amount of wear on them. In the case of the six-eye pressing I think more important is the fact that if the album was pressed prior to 1962 there is a good chance that it was processed entirely using all vacuum tube equipment. IMO this is much more significant than any wear that may have happened on the mater tapes.

As for the 1S pressing, if you look on the inner grooves of an LP you will usually find a code etched in there. The first part of the code is usually either the LP number of something that is derived from that number. At the end of the number is usually some kind of suffix that identifies the stamper that was used to press that exact LP.n Lower numbers indicate an earlier stamper which again, in theory, might produce better sound because it came earlier in the production run. (However I have often wondered of something pressed at the very end of the usable life of stamper X would sound worse that something pressed from the very beginning of the production run from stamper (x+1). That is why I said "in theory"). However, to die hard collectors LPs from the first stamper are more valuable than LPs from later pressing, not because thy sound better, but because they are considered art of the "first edition"  (Not unlike collectors look to the initial printing of a book.)

The Meatloaf CD is OK, but nothing great. Kind of the story of his career. If it wasn't for Bat Out of Hell and Rocky Horror, people would be saying "Meat who?" I saw the disc in the new releases section of the library and gave it a try. It's not bad, but just not the kind of CD I can see myself playing over and over again.


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Post by: allenzachary on May 23, 2010, 01:39:51 AM
Wow, Mazz.  I've been collecting records my whole life and somehow managed to previously miss all of that information. 

I forgive myself for not knowing the "6 Eye" thing.  It wasn't until later, after I was married, that I began to really understand and appreciate hard bop, so I never really collected records from its seminal period.  Instead, I collected the music.  Of course, I have several different pressings of every Yes and Genesis record released...it makes me feel a little silly, almost.

The mysterious etchings on the inner rings have always been just that, mysterious. I never found anyone that could even begin to explain their significance.  I never even looked at the codes as having any meaning at all to anyone outside the record pressing plant.  No one I knew ever could even begin to explain anything about them. I've always known there were numbers and codes, and occasionally noticed silly things written on the inner grooves, but hadn't given them much thought beyond that.  Even at good record shops, I've never seen a record touted or identified by its markings on the in inner groove.
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Post by: richidoo on May 23, 2010, 12:28:00 PM
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Ezz-thetic

KD, Newt, Max, George Morrow, Ray Bryant. A great post-Clifford album of hard bop.
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Post by: tmazz on May 23, 2010, 09:51:19 PM
Miles Davis In Concert - My Funny Valentine

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Miles recorded live at Lincoln Center's Phiharmonic Hall in 1964
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Post by: tmazz on May 23, 2010, 10:34:19 PM
Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. - Shazam!

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As silly as it sounds.

Includes that great hit "You Can"t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Heard".

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Post by: richidoo on May 24, 2010, 07:15:54 AM
Miles Davis In Concert - My Funny Valentine

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Miles recorded live at Lincoln Center's Phiharmonic Hall in 1964

Same concert as 'Four and More.' Valentine contains the ballads, Four has the up tempo tunes. Tony Williams' first recording with Miles.
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Post by: tmazz on May 24, 2010, 08:27:48 AM
Miles Davis In Concert - My Funny Valentine

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Miles recorded live at Lincoln Center's Phiharmonic Hall in 1964

Same concert as 'Four and More.' Valentine contains the ballads, Four has the up tempo tunes. Tony Williams' first recording with Miles.

FYI - You can also get both albums combined on a single Columbia Jazz Masterpieces CD release.  :)


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Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 27, 2010, 11:58:22 PM
Silent Civilian - Ghost Stories

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Post by: tmazz on May 31, 2010, 02:27:31 PM
Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon

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I was surprised at just how good this stock Reprise LP sounded.
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Post by: richidoo on May 31, 2010, 03:14:43 PM
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I have heard this before but never on a good system until today. I was surprised how well it is recorded, one of the best from this post-bop era, despite hard panned instruments. Playing is great, not as indulgent as The Bridge.

Sonny was pretty pissed about the cover, he took some serious ribbing.
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Post by: tmazz on May 31, 2010, 03:23:58 PM
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I have heard this before but never on a good system until today. I was surprised how well it is recorded, one of the best from this post-bop era, despite hard panned instruments. Playing is great, not as indulgent as The Bridge.

Sonny was pretty pissed about the cover, he took some serious ribbing.

Definitely one of my favorite Rollins albums.  :thumb:
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on May 31, 2010, 11:39:57 PM
An old school rock band from the 80's is back in 2010!

Armored Saint - La Raza

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on June 01, 2010, 06:07:58 PM
Eric Clapton: Backtrackin

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I purchased this album as a 2 CD set in the mid 80s and it has long been one of the better Clapton collection I own both from a musical selection and a sonic basis.

So it was with great anticipation that I picked up this 2 LP British import of the same album. Well this one breaks all the molds. The sound is absolutely wretched. (Of course the LP was "Digitally Mastered for Sound Perfection" back in 1984, so that might explain it.)  #-o

I know a whole lot of people (including my self) who never thought they would heard these words come out of my mouth, but the CD version of this album sounds far better than the equivalent LP.  :shock:

I suggest that all of you run up to the attic and unpack your winter coats, because I think hell just froze over.   :twisted:

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Post by: tmazz on June 01, 2010, 06:18:09 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Brings back memories of college days gone by.

Come on... how many of you fellow New Yorkers can remember doing the Time Warp at the Friday Midnight showings of this film at the Mini-Cinema in Uniondale?
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Post by: etcarroll on June 02, 2010, 10:52:43 AM
"Somethin' Else" - Connonball Adderley  :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on June 04, 2010, 11:13:03 AM
James Taylor & Carole King - Live at the Troubadour

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Good music, good performance, good sound (put out by Hear Records, a division of Concord, which has a long history of producing live albums). Enough of each to make this an enjoyable album for Taylor & King fans, but not really enough to make this a must buy for people who weren't leaning that way in the first place.
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Post by: tmazz on June 04, 2010, 08:30:39 PM
Laurindo Almeida: Virtuoso Guitar

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A superb Direct-to-Disc LP of acoustic Guitar music.

Can be had on Amazon for less than $10
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Post by: tmazz on June 04, 2010, 08:48:58 PM
Steely Dan: Can't Buy a Thrill

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Have been picking up some thrift shop copies of vintage rock LPs for my son's collection and in the process getting the chance to revisit some great albums of days gone by.
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Post by: tmazz on June 04, 2010, 08:51:13 PM
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Deja Vu

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Post by: tmazz on June 05, 2010, 09:50:13 PM
Robin Williams: Live 2002

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Saw this on the shelf at the library today and decided to give it a whirl. I know this is not a music album (and most definitely not normal audiophile fare), but the man is definitely out of his mind.  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Post by: Triode Pete on June 06, 2010, 03:12:12 PM
Just came back from New Orleans & picked this up at the Louisiana Music Factory in the French Quarter. It's been their #1 seller for the past 3 months... Excellent, every track a little different... Dynamic as hell & makes you want to jump & shout!

http://www.tromboneshorty.com/ (http://www.tromboneshorty.com/)

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Post by: allenzachary on June 06, 2010, 07:53:50 PM
Heard an NPR interview with Trombone Shorty while in the car with my wife.  They intermixed his comments with cuts from the new album.  My wife and I rarely agree on music (she: country music and Broadway tunes, me: not those things, usually) but we both found every track on the record at least enjoyable, at best inspiring.  Great stuff.
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Post by: tmazz on June 06, 2010, 09:53:48 PM
Jeff Beck: Emotion & Commotion

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New studio album from Jeff Beck. Contains the brilliant guitar work one would expect, but there is something that is sonically just not right. While each of the instruments is well recoded in and of itself, there is no sense that they are playing in the same place. As a matter of fact, there is a disturbing lack of any spacial information at all. You get no impression of where the room boundaries were or even if the musicians were in the same room at the same time. Just left me with a strange feeling.
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Post by: tmazz on June 07, 2010, 05:22:18 PM
Easy Star All-Stars: Dub Side of the Moon

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A Reggae version of the Classic Pink Floyd album.

(Pass the ganja mon  8))
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Post by: richidoo on June 11, 2010, 02:45:35 PM
"One for the Woofer"

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from Brian Bromberg, "It's About Time - The Acoustic Project"

Bob In St. Louis turned me onto Brian Bromberg, acoustic jazz bass player. Muscular modern bebopish real jazz. Coming from my 4" single drivers in bass laded horns I couldn't believe the bass sound on this track, "One for the Woofer"  It does show off your lower regions, that's for sure. Excellent record!
Rich
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Post by: richidoo on June 11, 2010, 07:14:37 PM
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Jacknife - Jackie McLean

A rare record now, but a nice listen.
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Post by: tmazz on June 12, 2010, 09:09:20 PM
Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band

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This time the East Star Reggae artists take on Sgt. Pepper. The sound quality is not up to what they did on their Dark Side release (which was actually quite good), but it is still a fun and interesting interpretation of the Beatles classic album.
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Post by: tmazz on June 16, 2010, 03:04:43 PM
ERNEST ANSERMET  CONDUCTING L'ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE
BIZET: 'L'ARLESIENNE -SUITE' AND 'CARMEN'.

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Original London Blue Back pressing. A few more clicks & pops than I would like to hear, but a fantastic Ansermet performance and that beautiful London ffss sound, so I will just have to put up with the background noise until I can find a better copy. Does anyone know if this LP was ever released as an audiophile reissue?
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Post by: tmazz on June 16, 2010, 07:54:27 PM
Joan Baez - In Concert

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Original Vanguard vinyl. From the TAS Superdisc list.
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Post by: tmazz on June 16, 2010, 08:08:05 PM
"One for the Woofer"

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from Brian Bromberg, "It's About Time - The Acoustic Project"

Bob In St. Louis turned me onto Brian Bromberg, acoustic jazz bass player. Muscular modern bebopish real jazz. Coming from my 4" single drivers in bass laded horns I couldn't believe the bass sound on this track, "One for the Woofer"  It does show off your lower regions, that's for sure. Excellent record!
Rich

Rich & Bob,

Thanks for the heads up on Brian Bromberg. I have not been able to find "It's About Time" yet, but the library system has several other of his albums that I have requested  to be shipped to my home branch (you just gotta love the on-line catalog system - access to the entire collections of all 50+ libraries in the county, without ever leaving the mancave.  :thumb: )

The first to arrive was "Downright Upright"

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Great music Great Sound. I can't wait for the others to arrive. [-o<
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Post by: richidoo on June 17, 2010, 05:10:49 AM
Cool!!  Library is another good reason to live in a big city!
Rich
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Post by: tmazz on June 17, 2010, 05:24:26 PM
Record Store Days - Gary Calamar/Phil Gallo

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Not an album, but rather a book about the history and social significance of record stores. A good read for anyone who is interested enough to be following this thread.

From Amazon:

In this era of digital downloads, the small, indie record shop might sound like an anachronism. But, in fact, record stores served as community centers, information exchanges, clubs, art galleries, and launching pads for numerous bands and record labels. Record Store Days takes a long, loving look back at the retail refuges that enthralled at least three generations of music lovers, providing a glimpse into the special alchemy that makes a great record store. Written and compiled by two record store veterans, this lively and nostalgic anthology includes photographs and reminiscences from musicians, music industry executives, former record store clerks, and, of course, avid fans.


“There’s nothing as glamorous as a record store.”
– Paul McCartney
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on June 17, 2010, 06:44:36 PM
Thanks a lot Tom!  :clap:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on June 20, 2010, 07:56:41 PM
Peter, Paul & Mary: The Prague Sessions

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A set of symphonic accompaniments added to previously recoded PP&M live performances.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on June 20, 2010, 08:00:17 PM
Alan Broadbent: 'Round Midnight

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Well recorded, musically tight jazz trio also featuring Joe LaBarbera and Brian Bromberg
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Post by: tmazz on June 20, 2010, 08:03:43 PM
Julia Fischer/Daniel Muller-Schott: Brahms Violin Concerto/Double Concerto

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51N8-vYlniL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: shep on June 21, 2010, 01:09:35 AM
Superlative live recording...really! and a delightful and unusual performance. Jane birkin "Arabesque" on capitol. Even if Jane birkin or french isn't your thing. BIG sound. Wish they all sounded this way.
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Post by: richidoo on June 21, 2010, 02:29:17 AM
Tom, that Broadbent side looks hot. He is a hell of a player, and a really nice guy too, been around forever but always records with younger guys at their peak.

I have the Julia Fischer disc, she is always great. Her Brahms Concerto is big and powerful.
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Post by: tmazz on June 21, 2010, 05:38:05 PM
Tom, that Broadbent side looks hot. He is a hell of a player, and a really nice guy too, been around forever but always records with younger guys at their peak.

The Broadbent disc is first class. I didn't realize that he has been around for so long, but is makes sense considering how tight he has the trio playing. Age and experience combine with raw young talent. Makes a nice combination
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Post by: tmazz on June 21, 2010, 05:42:50 PM
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe

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Why does any group of names that ends with Howe make me think of The Three Stooges? (Remember the door signs for the law firm of Dewey, Cheatum and Howe?)  :lmc:
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Post by: allenzachary on June 21, 2010, 07:38:46 PM
Mazz, Yes is one of my absolute favorites, although I can't listen to anything they did after 1984 without cringing.  Any of the incarnations: ABWH, Squire and White with the Russian dudes, the eleven member combined effort of "Union" and anything else they've done in the last 25 years (!) has left me completely flat. 

Only Bruford's recent work had done anything for me.  His band Earthworks explores jazz from a prog rock angle, without going through the painful machinations of the "Canterbury Sound" (ie National Health, Hatfield and the North, Gong, Egg, and, later, Brand X) Check out Bruford performing with his eponymous band in this video of "Footloose"  http://www.billbruford.com/Video/footlooseinnyc.wmv (http://www.billbruford.com/Video/footlooseinnyc.wmv)

The Yes Album, Fragile and Close to the Edge are masterpieces that still spin on my table and CD player on a regular basis.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on June 21, 2010, 08:59:29 PM
Mazz, Yes is one of my absolute favorites,

Going to see the Yes/Peter Frampton show at Jones Beach this coming Sat. If you are in the NY Metro area there are still plenty of seats left. (They were selling them for $10 a piece at the Jethro Tull show two weeks ago.  :thumb: )
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on June 22, 2010, 08:38:41 PM
Peter Paul & Mary: 10 Years Together

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31sHtGEE2yL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Another thrift shop find - Imported German Teldec pressing LP for 69 cents.  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on June 22, 2010, 08:40:42 PM
Alan Broadbent: You and the Night and the Music

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on June 23, 2010, 05:52:19 AM
I got that one... nice side   :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on June 24, 2010, 08:26:10 PM
Ella Fitzgerald/Oscar Peterson: Ella and Oscar

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on June 24, 2010, 08:28:34 PM
Marian McPartland Trio: Personal Choice

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Post by: tmazz on June 24, 2010, 10:00:25 PM
Brett Milano: Vinyl Junkies

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Another book - This one more about people who collect records.

If we all read carefully I am sure we can find someone we know (or at least someone who behaves just like someone we know.  :lol: )
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Post by: tmazz on June 26, 2010, 10:17:39 PM
A Decade of Steely Dan

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on June 27, 2010, 11:55:07 AM
Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass: The Brass is Back

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Rob McConnell's Big Band Jazz on Umbrella records has been a long time audiophile standard, but this one left me cold. The horns were very shrill and in your face.  :(
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on June 27, 2010, 08:48:01 PM
Bob James: Three

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Bob James on CTI Records - before Columbia got their hands on him and "improved" his sound.
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Post by: tmazz on June 27, 2010, 09:25:47 PM
Lee Ritenour: First Course

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 27, 2010, 09:42:45 PM
Exodus - Exhibit B The Human Condition

May be a little over the top for me but I'm giving it a spin anyway.  :D

(http://hookinmouth.net/index/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/exodus_Exhibit_B.jpg)
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Post by: richidoo on June 29, 2010, 06:08:22 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31dly66dSCL._SS400_.jpg)

Rick Craig turned me onto this record. It is a large acoustic electric combo, all instrumental, very jazzy, but not really happy straight ahead jam. Sometimes trance-like, always very intelligent. Rich harmonically, but melodically kind of simple. Dynamic, punchy, masculine. Sometimes pretty far out, but never leaving you behind. Smarter than MMW, and MUCH better recorded. Not as showoffy as Bromberg, more experimental, deeper.  Iirc, Rick knows the recordist, it was done in Brooklyn. 

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Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 29, 2010, 06:45:16 PM
Winger - Karma

(http://www.silveradoamericanstore.it/shop/images/WINGER-Karma.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on June 29, 2010, 07:14:15 PM
The super-group you have probably never heard of!

The Mob - The Mob

Featuring members of Winger, Kings X, Night Ranger and Whitesnake this is worth a spin if you like any of the bands I just mentioned.
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000BEVEOG.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on June 30, 2010, 07:03:08 AM
Rich-

I'd never heard of Sickafoose and I can't believe I missed him.  He's played with some of my favorites.

The excerpts I listened to from Tiny Resistors (great title) remind me of Pat Metheny's work such as Still Life (Talking) and his later work.  It's melodic, lush and complex but not without reason.  Very nice.  I think that record has moved to the top of my want list.
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Post by: tmazz on July 01, 2010, 06:07:09 PM
C.W.McCall: Black Bear Road

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61aHNfJ24yL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Picked up this LP at the thrift shop not because of the music or the sound, but rather because of the history behind it.

C.W. McCall was not a sing but rather a fictional character from a series of TV ads for a Old Home Bread in Nebraska in the early 70s. McCall was a trucker that delivered the bread to stores in the ads. The character became so popular the one of the folks at the ad agency that came up with the campaign got the idea to try and produce an album based on this character. The recording sessions ended up turning out a run away top 40 hit in "Convoy" which sold over 10 million copies. The producer was a fellow by the name of Chip Davis. He took his share of the profits and used it to start his own record company, named American Gramophone. And the rest is audiophile history.
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Post by: tmazz on July 01, 2010, 06:28:37 PM
The Allman Brothers: At Fillmore East

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zpsuWC8YL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 01, 2010, 06:32:24 PM
Linda Ronstadt: Greatest Hits - Volume 2

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 01, 2010, 06:43:13 PM
John Klemmer: Barefoot Ballet

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The joy of sax.  :roll: (Sorry I couldn't resist)

Sounds better than any piece of mid 70s, bone stock, mass market ABC vinyl has the right to.
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Post by: tmazz on July 01, 2010, 09:35:04 PM
Earl Klugh: Heart String

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 03, 2010, 04:20:45 PM
Ry Cooder: Jazz

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One of the most sought after (read: expensive) of the Mobile Fidelity LP releases. Mine is just a plain stock Warner Bros pressing. Still a good sounding New Orleans type jazz album.
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Post by: tmazz on July 03, 2010, 04:23:24 PM
Jimmy Buffett: Live at Fenway Park

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Buffett on the boombox for a summer afternoon of cleaning out the garage.
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Post by: tmazz on July 04, 2010, 06:36:12 PM
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra)

(http://www.nelsonriddlemusic.com/nr_albums_fitzgeraldgerswin3.gif)

Got this 5 LP Verve Box set At the thrift shop Independence Day 1/2 off sale this afternoon. The box itself was beat to hell, but the 5 vintage 1959 LPs are in pristine condition. And the normal record price of $0.69 was knocked down to $0.35. That's only 7 cents a record!!!!!

God Bless America! (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/usa-flag-89.gif) (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/Free-Winking-Smileys/)


Great Verve sound although it is a little different hearing Ella with  an orchestra as opposed to a jazz or swing band. Not bad mind you, just different.
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Post by: tmazz on July 08, 2010, 09:46:26 PM
David Benoit: Earthglow

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Post by: tmazz on July 08, 2010, 10:05:46 PM
Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 08, 2010, 10:07:49 PM
Jackson Browne/David Lindley: Love is Strange

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on July 09, 2010, 05:23:03 AM
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra)




Great Verve sound although it is a little different hearing Ella with  an orchestra as opposed to a jazz or swing band. Not bad mind you, just different.

That's one of the few Nelson Riddle recordings that I like.  Usually I find his arrangements sappy.  Ella makes nearly anyone sound good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 12, 2010, 10:58:18 PM
Scored a bunch of vintage Vanguard folk LPs at the thrift shop.  :thumb:

My kids have nicknamed this thrift shop "The Crack House" because of my addictive compulsion to stop there several times a week just to see what might have come in.  :lol:

Joan Baez: Joan

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41061ES38WL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Joan Baez: Farewell Angelina

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Joan Baez: blessed are......

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Judy Collins: The Judy Collins Concert

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on July 13, 2010, 06:14:52 AM
My kids have nicknamed this thrift shop "The Crack House"
:rofl:
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Post by: bacobits on July 13, 2010, 03:54:46 PM
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I like these guys.


D
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Post by: richidoo on July 14, 2010, 03:10:56 PM
I just heard this track on Pandora  "There is No Greater Love" with a trumpet solo by what sounded like a 1950s Miles Davis. It is a modern recording, so I was curious. Wallace Roney maybe? no, too clean and authentic. Turns out it's this:
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Jimmy Bruno - "Like That"  1996

Joey DeFrancesco  - organ and trumpet!   I never knew he played trumpet! Pretty good too, sounded just like Miles. Not surprising since Miles had such an impact on his career.
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Post by: tmazz on July 14, 2010, 04:13:53 PM
Tom Petty: Mojo

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New release from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 14, 2010, 08:18:48 PM
My younger son Bobby brought a friend home tonight who was a) an avid Beatles fan and B) had never heard "a really good record player" before.  I quickly put 2 and 2 together and decided it was time to take out the Mobile Fidelity Sgt. Pepper UHQR and give it a whirl.

(http://www.friktech.com/btls/mfsl/uhqr.jpg)

Well we weren't 5 bars into the first song before Bobby was looking at me and mouthing  :wtf:?

He had often heard me talk about lousy summer electricity but this is the first time he had heard the effect for himself. I explained to him that his mother (and everybody else in the neighborhood )  had the air conditioners cranking at full blast and this was the sonic result of all that noise on the lines.  :(

Although his friend was blown away by it, we both know that it could have sounded much better.  :shock:

Another lesson for the youngin' from the audiophile school of hard knocks.  :roll:
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Post by: tmazz on July 15, 2010, 09:10:49 PM
Victory at Sea (German Teldec LP pressing)

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I already own the MoFi 3 LP set, but I couldn't resist picking this up. There is something just perversely ironic about a German pressing of music celebrating American battle successes in WWII.
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Post by: BobM on July 16, 2010, 12:22:45 PM
That Jimmy Bruno album is excellent. And if you love that you should also like this one ...

Wes Montgomery Trio
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bEbSDMTHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 16, 2010, 09:45:21 PM
Donald Fagen: Morph the Cat

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The title track will really give your woofers a workout.  8)
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Post by: tmazz on July 16, 2010, 09:49:38 PM
Monty Alexander, Ray Brown Herb Ellis : Triple Treat

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Features a jazz rendition of Meet the Flintstones
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Post by: tmazz on July 17, 2010, 09:47:55 PM
The Rippingtons: Modern Art

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 17, 2010, 09:52:26 PM
Miles Davis/Gil Evans:The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

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In addition to the original albums this 6 CD set is chock full of extras like rehearsals and alternate takes.
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Post by: tmazz on July 17, 2010, 10:26:59 PM
Diana Krall: Quiet Nights

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on July 18, 2010, 08:59:06 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411rh2EO68L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on July 18, 2010, 06:49:50 PM
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Always loved this album cover  :drool:

Bryan
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Post by: richidoo on July 18, 2010, 08:03:20 PM
And the title is perfect...   :D
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Post by: tmazz on July 21, 2010, 07:14:07 PM
Jimmy Bruno: Live at Birdland

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Rich - I couldn't find the "Like That CD", but the library had this Jimmy Bruno album instead, thanks for the tip!  :thumb:

Tom
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Post by: allenzachary on July 21, 2010, 07:28:08 PM
Bruford's Earthworks -Footloose and Fancy Free

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Bill Bruford, the extraordinary drummer late of Yes and King Crimson (please do not hold that against him, you will be doing yourself a disservice), leads his Earthworks band on a live journey through their four studio albums.  The music is jazz; quirky, odd, melodic, dissonant but very much jazz.  Pieces of hard bop, fusion, swing and new age appear and fade away in Earthworks' unusual style, but this music is jazz at its core. 

Bruford, as always, is stunning in his precision and timing; all the while never ever sounding mechanical.  He brings humanity and melody to his rhythms.  The members of Earthworks are all top notch musicians and the recording is crystalline.  Highly recommended.
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on July 21, 2010, 07:42:19 PM
Elysium "Master of the Rainforest"

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/cb/29/d97e7220eca0e52030c29010.L._AA300_.jpg) (http://"http://www.amazon.com/Master-Rainforest-Elysium/dp/B000026NAF/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_lnk")
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on July 21, 2010, 08:02:28 PM
The Strawberry Zotz, "Cars, Flowers, Telephones"

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61qDpVcop3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Cars-Flowers-Telephones-Strawberry-Zots/dp/B00008FMPU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1279767451&sr=1-1)
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Post by: BobM on July 22, 2010, 05:41:41 AM
Brand New prog band with the usual ties to Genesis, but with a songwriting flair and sound all their own. Very catchy hooks and melodies that stay in your head all day. Definitely recommend this one for those of you who like prog but are tired of prog-metal.

Moth Vellum (st)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2Bh6kae%2BNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 22, 2010, 09:33:16 PM
Pink Floyd: Obscured by Clouds

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MW804MPJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on July 23, 2010, 12:44:14 PM
Entangled Devotions: Russian Symphony Orchestra; Mark Gorenstein, Conductor; Naum Starkman, Piano

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/76/6a/666290b809a0786bf86b5110.L.jpg)


IMHO, the best of the classical recordings made by Gene Pope for his (soon to be) doomed record Company Popemusic

Contains two Beethoven pieces, Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor.and the Moonlight Sonata.

Can be found on Amazon for just stupid kinds of money (under a dollar.)

There were two pressings of this album, a standard aluminium disc (PM 1004-2 ) and a 24K gold disc (PM_2004-2)
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on July 23, 2010, 07:26:17 PM

New Order 'Power Corruption & Lies'

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51N017WYRNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Power-Corruption-Lies-New-Order/dp/B000002L82/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1279938092&sr=1-2)
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Post by: tmazz on July 23, 2010, 08:13:18 PM
Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna: Jazz/Concord

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412D02TJGZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on July 23, 2010, 08:15:23 PM
Howard Alden, Jimmy Bruno: Full Circle

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51r3VzcstNL._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on July 23, 2010, 09:32:51 PM
Good haul from the "Crack House" this week. 15 LPs including 4 RCA Living Stereos and 3 British import pressings from the London FFSS series. These will take me a while to get through, but I'll keep at it. (Looks Like overtime in the mancave this weekend. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.  :) )

First up is a vintage rock album called "Tarkio" from that one hit wonder group Brewer and Shipley. )Who could forget their (only) hit single "One Toke Over the Line" ?)  #-o

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MJeAGZt1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

You know you are dealing with an old album when the cover has a staement saying that thealbum is also viable on Ampex 8-track tape.  :duh
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Post by: bpape on July 25, 2010, 07:35:29 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41P3VNVWR0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 26, 2010, 08:24:54 PM
Cowboy Junkies: The Caution Horses

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Cm0tyRYML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 26, 2010, 08:26:51 PM
Diana Krall: The Look of Love

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41y66c9FS3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on July 27, 2010, 06:28:51 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51539HREPCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 27, 2010, 07:26:15 AM
Robert Cray: Strong Persuader

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Post by: richidoo on July 27, 2010, 03:59:52 PM
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I met Woody Shaw backstage at a gig he did in Somerville, MA when I was 17yo. It was a great moment. I later saw him a few times at other gigs. Each time was a miracle to this then young trumpeter. He was so gracious and real, while being a vicious and ballsy soloist. He was one of the greatest jazz trumpet soloists ever. Along with Satch, Diz and KD he was also one of the most innovative. He "owned pentatonic harmony," as he put it, and still to this day, no one dares to tread there except a few theory geek players. This is HARD CORE modern bop, boys. As lumpy as jazz gets while still harmonically and rhythmically significant. His untimely and sad death is one of the most tragic in jazz.
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Post by: tmazz on July 28, 2010, 04:15:49 PM
Arthur Feidler & The Boston Pops: Fiddle-Faddle

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The Boston Pops does Leroy Anderson. Not the best sounding of the Living Stereo LPs but a fun collection of music that is kind of what "the Pops" is all about.
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Post by: tmazz on July 29, 2010, 11:42:10 AM
Beethoven: Symphony N0.3, Erocia - Otmar Suitner/Staatskapelle Berlin

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An LP old an early (1980) digital recording. This one does not have that "early CD Digititis" and since it's recording predates CDs by several years I would think it was not recoded using the 44.1/16 digital standard. Sounds like it was done at a higher bitrate, but unfortunately other than stating that it is a PCM digital recording there are not technical details anywhere on the cover or in the liner notes. Decent sound (I can't give a definitive evaluation since right now my mancave has been turned into a temporary Boy Scout warehouse, holding all of the troop gear for next weeks trek to summer camp. So much for room acoustics!), but it doesn't sound bad in an early CD kind of way.
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Post by: tmazz on July 29, 2010, 11:47:06 AM
Stanley Turrentine: Inflation

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Commercial pop/jazz (in almost a muzak kind of way). Sound quality is only fair (kind of thin sounding) although side 2 seems to sound a bit better than side one.

Hey for 69 cents an LP they can't all be gems.  :D
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Post by: tmazz on July 29, 2010, 11:57:04 AM
Grofe:Grand Canyon Suite - Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler

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Now this is more like it. Although the pressing exhibit a bit of surface noise, that classic RCA Living Stereo sound shines right through. This one is a keeper.
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Post by: richidoo on July 29, 2010, 12:17:18 PM
An LP old an early (1980) digital recording. This one does not have that "early CD Digititis" and since it's recording predates CDs by several years I would think it was not recoded using the 44.1/16 digital standard. Sounds like it was done at a higher bitrate, but unfortunately other than stating that it is a PCM digital recording there are not technical details anywhere on the cover or in the liner notes. Decent sound (I can't give a definitive evaluation since right now my mancave has been turned into a temporary Boy Scout warehouse, holding all of the troop gear for next weeks trek to summer camp. So much for room acoustics!), but it doesn't sound bad in an early CD kind of way.

Most early digital recordings were less than CD's 16 bit resolution. One of the most popular early formats was Sony PCM-F1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCM_adaptor), which allowed saving the data to a betamax video cassette tape. The early units were 14 bit. Glenn Gould's 1981 Goldberg was recorded on this, in 14 bit audio.  But it actually sounded really good, and the old machines are are still prized and used on classical recordings today. I used F1 on 3 projects that went to vinyl. We used a prototype 16 bit Sony machine recorded to broadcast TV videotape in 1985. They needed the superior TV tape machine to eliminate wasting the last 2 bits on error correction needed with the smaller betamax tapes. Digital storage was not on the horizon. The original betamax tapes don't last though...  :x    So in 1980, your record was probably 14/44.1.  But good vinyl mastering with tubes could fix the digititis if there was any.

Sample rate is much more important than bit depth. 44.1 was the standard for a long time before higher sample rates appeared in the 90s with the DVD standard.

I hope you get your tunes back soon.
Rich
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Post by: evan1 on July 29, 2010, 01:57:53 PM
Samples

http://www.amazon.com/24-Tales-Alex-Machacek/dp/B00377V6GA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1280436753&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/24-Tales-Alex-Machacek/dp/B00377V6GA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1280436753&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 29, 2010, 09:11:30 PM
An LP old an early (1980) digital recording. This one does not have that "early CD Digititis" and since it's recording predates CDs by several years I would think it was not recoded using the 44.1/16 digital standard. Sounds like it was done at a higher bitrate, but unfortunately other than stating that it is a PCM digital recording there are not technical details anywhere on the cover or in the liner notes. Decent sound (I can't give a definitive evaluation since right now my mancave has been turned into a temporary Boy Scout warehouse, holding all of the troop gear for next weeks trek to summer camp. So much for room acoustics!), but it doesn't sound bad in an early CD kind of way.

Most early digital recordings were less than CD's 16 bit resolution. One of the most popular early formats was Sony PCM-F1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCM_adaptor), which allowed saving the data to a betamax video cassette tape. The early units were 14 bit. Glenn Gould's 1981 Goldberg was recorded on this, in 14 bit audio.  But it actually sounded really good, and the old machines are are still prized and used on classical recordings today. I used F1 on 3 projects that went to vinyl. We used a prototype 16 bit Sony machine recorded to broadcast TV videotape in 1985. They needed the superior TV tape machine to eliminate wasting the last 2 bits on error correction needed with the smaller betamax tapes. Digital storage was not on the horizon. The original betamax tapes don't last though...  :x    So in 1980, your record was probably 14/44.1.  But good vinyl mastering with tubes could fix the digititis if there was any.

Sample rate is much more important than bit depth. 44.1 was the standard for a long time before higher sample rates appeared in the 90s with the DVD standard.

I hope you get your tunes back soon.
Rich

Weren't some of the early Telarc recordings done using a Soundstream system that used a higher bitrate that CDs? I am going to have to pull out some old LPs and check the liner notes.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on July 29, 2010, 09:21:00 PM
An LP old an early (1980) digital recording. This one does not have that "early CD Digititis" and since it's recording predates CDs by several years I would think it was not recoded using the 44.1/16 digital standard. Sounds like it was done at a higher bitrate, but unfortunately other than stating that it is a PCM digital recording there are not technical details anywhere on the cover or in the liner notes. Decent sound (I can't give a definitive evaluation since right now my mancave has been turned into a temporary Boy Scout warehouse, holding all of the troop gear for next weeks trek to summer camp. So much for room acoustics!), but it doesn't sound bad in an early CD kind of way.

Most early digital recordings were less than CD's 16 bit resolution. One of the most popular early formats was Sony PCM-F1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCM_adaptor), which allowed saving the data to a betamax video cassette tape. The early units were 14 bit. Glenn Gould's 1981 Goldberg was recorded on this, in 14 bit audio.  But it actually sounded really good, and the old machines are are still prized and used on classical recordings today. I used F1 on 3 projects that went to vinyl. We used a prototype 16 bit Sony machine recorded to broadcast TV videotape in 1985. They needed the superior TV tape machine to eliminate wasting the last 2 bits on error correction needed with the smaller betamax tapes. Digital storage was not on the horizon. The original betamax tapes don't last though...  :x    So in 1980, your record was probably 14/44.1.  But good vinyl mastering with tubes could fix the digititis if there was any.

Sample rate is much more important than bit depth. 44.1 was the standard for a long time before higher sample rates appeared in the 90s with the DVD standard.

I hope you get your tunes back soon.
Rich

Weren't some of the early Telarc recordings done using a Soundstream system that used a higher bitrate that CDs? I am going to have to pull out some old LPs and check the liner notes.


Didn't have to leave the desk. Looked up Soundstream on Wikipedia. Their system used a 50k sample/sec bitrate with 16 bit word. Not tremendously higher than 44.1/16, but higher none the less. (My brain hasn't completely changes to porridge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soundstream
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Post by: tmazz on July 30, 2010, 06:03:47 AM
Blood, Sweat & Tears: Greatest Hits

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Post by: tmazz on July 30, 2010, 10:02:59 PM
Nat King Cole: Forever Yours

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Got this six LP set at the Crack House for only 52 cents. That's less than 9 cents per record.  :shock:

Amazing price and nice sounding LPs as well.

Also found two other 6 LP sets from Capitol at the same price (18 LPs for less than $2, including sales tax!!!) One by Jackie Gleason caled "The Sound of Romance For Lovers Only" and the third set wasby Guy Lombardo and was entitled "Happy Memories".

The Cole and Gleason LPs ar both marked "Stereo" but the Lombardo set is all marked "Duophonic". Does anyone have any ideas on how Duophinc differed from Stereo?

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Post by: tmazz on July 30, 2010, 10:10:11 PM
Simon & Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence

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Vintage 60s vinyl and timeless music that sound as fresh today as it did when the album was first released in 1966.
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Post by: bpape on July 31, 2010, 05:58:33 AM
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Needed a little more upbeat, retro feel this morning with coffee.

Zombies - Absolutely the Best
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Post by: richidoo on July 31, 2010, 06:03:56 AM
Nice haul on the old LPs tom. Duophonic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duophonic).  Hard to believe those old capitol records are worthless, but a lot of the people who prized them have passed away. I have my grandfather's prized Nat Cole "Love it the Thing" record.
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Post by: bpape on July 31, 2010, 08:43:31 AM
And now for something a little different.

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Post by: allenzachary on July 31, 2010, 05:13:25 PM
And now for something a little different.

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On of my all-time guilty pleasures.
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Post by: tmazz on August 01, 2010, 06:13:57 AM
S&G, ELP, The Zombies.... Looks like it's "Retro Weekend"!!!    :thumb:

OK guys, let's all go all the way to the back of the closets and see what other golden nuggets we can pull out.  :yay2:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on August 01, 2010, 06:22:14 AM
Nice haul on the old LPs tom. Duophonic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duophonic).  Hard to believe those old capitol records are worthless, but a lot of the people who prized them have passed away. I have my grandfather's prized Nat Cole "Love it the Thing" record.

Although if got them on the cheap (like everything in that store  :thumb:) there are some people that value them because when I looked the albums up on Amazon to try and get a cover picture they were all selling for $20 and up.

I was actually quite pleasantly surprised at just how good all three sets sounded. The music may or may not do anything for you, but the sound is quite credible.

As for the Duophonic thing, I looked it up on Wikipedia and it is nothing more than Capitol's marketing name for fake stereo.

Here is the Wiki write-up:

    * Duophonic is also a term used to refer to a sound process by which a monaural recording is turned into a kind of "fake stereo" by splitting the signal into two channels, delaying the left and the right channels by means of delay lines  and other circuits, desynchronizing the two channels by fractions of a second, and cutting the bass frequencies in one channel with a high-pass filter, then cutting the treble frequencies in the other channel with a low-pass filter. The end result was a synthesized stereo effect, without giving the listener the true directional sound characteristics of real stereo. In some cases, the effect was enhanced with reverb and other technical tricks, sometimes adding stereo echo to mono tracks in an attempt to fool the listener.

"Duophonic" was used as a trade name for the process by Capitol Records for re-releases of mono recordings from June of 1961 through the 1970s. Capitol employed this technique in order to increase their inventory of stereo LPs, to satisfy retailer demand for more stereo content (and help promote the sale of stereo receivers and turntables). For nearly ten years, Capitol used the banner "DUOPHONIC-For Stereo Phonographs Only" to differentiate their true stereo LPs from the Duophonic LPs.

The process was used for some of their biggest releases, including a variety of albums by The Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra. Over the years however, some Duophonic tapes were confused with true stereo recordings in Capitol Records' vaults, and wound up getting accidentally reissued on CD throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In recent years, Capitol reissued some of The Beatles' Duophonic mixes on The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 and The Capitol Albums, Volume 2, in 2004 and 2006, respectively.

Other record companies used similar processing of monophonic material to create a stereo effect, but referred to the process by other names. For example, Columbia Records used the logo, "Electronically Re-channeled for Stereo" on records issued with their particular process. As with Capitol, Columbia's fake stereo issues included albums by major artists, such as Miles Davis ('Round About Midnight-CL 949 mono, reissued in stereo as PC 8649).
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Post by: bpape on August 01, 2010, 06:53:15 AM
S&G, ELP, The Zombies.... Looks like it's "Retro Weekend"!!!    :thumb:

OK guys, let's all go all the way to the back of the closets and see what other golden nuggets we can pull out.  :yay2:

My closet goes pretty far back and pretty far to the left.  You sure you want to go there?  :twisted:

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Post by: richidoo on August 01, 2010, 08:09:36 AM
Columbia used the same fake stereo on some records too. Like Miles Davis "Milestones". New CDs of that recording have a much more tasteful fake stereo than my 70s LP with left right EQ and about .1 sec of delay.

I love that old 40s music. I have Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton and Anita O'Day stations on my Pandora.   :thumb:

I like the retro weekend! I'll dig some out
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Post by: richidoo on August 01, 2010, 11:39:48 AM
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on Vinyl...
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Post by: richidoo on August 01, 2010, 12:10:01 PM
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My son is learning Tea for Two on piano. I promised him I would find Bud Powell's recording of it to show him what's possible with a little practice ;)    I came across this gem LP while hunting.
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Post by: bpape on August 01, 2010, 12:28:58 PM
Child is Father To The Man - Blood Sweat and Tears

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Post by: lonewolfny42 on August 01, 2010, 12:43:04 PM
Quote
Looks like it's "Retro Weekend"!!!

...................... :rofl:

Spent yesterday at Lincoln Center....check out the artist list... :thumb:

(http://www.ponderosastomp.com/images/detroit_breakdown.gif)
http://www.ponderosastomp.com/lincoln-center_detroit-breakdown_2010.php

It was a good show..... :beer:

Now playing....

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Sly & The Family Stone - "Greatest Hits" (http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Hits-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B000GG4XI8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1280691602&sr=1-1)

Dance To The Music..... :yay2:

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Post by: lonewolfny42 on August 01, 2010, 01:00:43 PM
A little taste....I'm checking YouTube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUbCX0-sw8A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJU8lNUdvfQ


Now this.....is funny !!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctqnBqZVK1Q&feature=player_embedded
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Post by: tmazz on August 01, 2010, 11:59:52 PM
Columbia used the same fake stereo on some records too. Like Miles Davis "Milestones". New CDs of that recording have a much more tasteful fake stereo than my 70s LP with left right EQ and about .1 sec of delay.

I love that old 40s music. I have Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton and Anita O'Day stations on my Pandora.   :thumb:

I like the retro weekend! I'll dig some out

When I was in college I worked in a radio station that feature a big  band show hosted by a fellow named Bob Logan who played with a number of the big bands in the 40s. I also hung out at a local bar that was owned by a guys who spent time traveling with the Glenn Miller band. Spent a lot of hours not only listening to big band music, but also discussing it with folks that actually lived it. Fascinating stories.

One in particular that I loved was about a club in NYC that had two ballrooms but only enough money to play one band . So they miked each musician and fed the signal to a dedicated amp that drove a speaker that was placed on a chair in the other ballroom in the exact same spot that the musician would have been sitting had there been a real band in the room. So each musical instrument was reproduced by its own mic, amp and speaker. How's that for multi-channel audio?
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Post by: bpape on August 02, 2010, 05:02:36 AM
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Passport - Iguacu
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Post by: bpape on August 02, 2010, 10:04:49 AM
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Post by: tmazz on August 02, 2010, 10:45:37 AM
OK, better late than never. Here are my offerings for Retro Weekend

Fiddler on the Roof: Original Broadway Cast

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I saw this on Broadway when I was about 8 years old with Hershel Benardi as Tevye (OK who remembers the TV sitcom "Arnie"?) I heard this 100s ,of times on my parent's system as I was growing up and as I was listening to it last night I realized for the first time that Bea Arthur played Yenta in the original cast. Kind of ironic, Maude - Yenta, not too far apart are they?

The Who: Who are you

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Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5: Zubin Mehta conducting the LA Philharmonic

[Sorry guys, I couldn't find a picture for this one.]
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Post by: tmazz on August 02, 2010, 09:51:16 PM
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops: Concert in the Park

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Post by: bpape on August 03, 2010, 05:26:46 AM
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Yes.  Strange mood this morning.  Grouting a floor at 7:30 AM and need something to wake me up and get me moving.

Bryan
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Post by: tmazz on August 03, 2010, 06:03:21 AM
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Grouting a floor at 7:30 AM and need something to wake me up and get me moving.

That'll do it.  :shock:
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Post by: bpape on August 03, 2010, 07:54:05 AM
Yes, it did - so well in fact, we had to follow it up with this and make it an all-Tubes morning.

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Bryan
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Post by: tmazz on August 03, 2010, 10:12:30 AM
Yes, it did - so well in fact, we had to follow it up with this and make it an all-Tubes morning.

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Bryan

Hopefully you weren't playing all-Tubes on a SS rig.   :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Post by: tmazz on August 03, 2010, 10:14:12 AM
Mickey Hart: Rolling Thunder

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on August 03, 2010, 10:56:04 AM
Hopefully you weren't playing all-Tubes on a SS rig.   :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Um, kinda sorta...  My SB Boom is SS ;)

Bryan
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Post by: bpape on August 03, 2010, 12:09:44 PM
Brian Bromberg - Metal

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Post by: tmazz on August 03, 2010, 08:06:42 PM
Retro Weekend just doesn't want to quit.  8)

The Best of the Guess Who

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Classic rock form the frozen north
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Post by: tmazz on August 03, 2010, 08:34:21 PM
I love that old 40s music. I have Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton and Anita O'Day stations on my Pandora.   :thumb:

Rich,

If you like 40's music check this one out:

Guy Marks: Loving you has made me Bananas

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This album is a parody of the kind of vocals you used to hear on 1940s type variety shows.

It is kind of  Dr. Demento meets Tommy Dorsey. A fun listen.
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on August 03, 2010, 10:29:34 PM
Pretty Maids - Pandemonium

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcJJvRenq5w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcJJvRenq5w)

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Post by: bpape on August 05, 2010, 05:31:51 AM
Feeling a little less bizarre this morning.

Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy

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Bryan
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Post by: bpape on August 08, 2010, 09:38:54 AM
Grand Funk Railroad - Phoenix

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Yes - it's retro weekend again and more floor finishing...

Bryan
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Post by: allenzachary on August 08, 2010, 10:47:32 AM
Feeling a little less bizarre this morning.

Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy

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Bryan

I never thought I'd hear "Warren Zevon" and "less bizarre" in the same sentence.
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Post by: richidoo on August 10, 2010, 09:11:42 AM
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One of the best Kenny Dorham records. He is in top form musically, and excellent form on the horn. With Hank Jones, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins and Oscar Pettiford. Only a handful have reached the summit of Mount Bop, but here is KD standing proudly on the summit and among the greatest jazz players ever. This is from the mid 50s, after Brownie, so Sonny is at the peak of his powers and discipline. There is a very serious spiritual feel to this session. Recorded May 21, 1957 for Riverside in NYC.  Really nice on vinyl ;)
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Post by: bpape on August 10, 2010, 09:40:33 AM
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Haven't listened to this for a while. Quite enjoying it for background while working.

Bryan
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Post by: bpape on August 10, 2010, 10:30:20 AM
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on August 10, 2010, 12:32:16 PM
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Post by: richidoo on August 10, 2010, 06:13:13 PM
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Bud Powell Trio, Birdland 1956, w/Paul Chambers, Art Taylor. On a rare French vinyl, Musidisc 5167.

He plays "Tea for Two" at about 1000mph, modulating up a half step every 2 bars. Sick! Playing very strong in '56 at age 32. Great side. Mr. PC is much more adventuresome as soloist here than on later recordings with Miles.
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Post by: richidoo on August 10, 2010, 06:41:04 PM
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Coltrane's Sound - LP

Someday I want to learn to play Satellite which is How High The Moon with Coltrane changes.
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Post by: bpape on August 11, 2010, 12:27:21 PM
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on August 11, 2010, 09:51:25 PM
I'm getting my funk on tonight!  :rofl:
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Post by: bpape on August 12, 2010, 07:09:58 AM
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on August 12, 2010, 09:05:37 AM
Ya made me get MY funk on...

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on August 13, 2010, 12:45:40 PM
Retro Weekend Time!

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Post by: richidoo on August 14, 2010, 05:24:05 PM
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With my daughter Christina, her favorite record...   showed he how to use the TT. Fingers crossed!
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Post by: eleazar on August 15, 2010, 05:20:50 AM
The Days Of Wine And Roses by The Dream Syndicate
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Post by: bpape on August 15, 2010, 05:55:00 AM
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Joni Mitchell - Blue
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Post by: richidoo on August 15, 2010, 06:42:56 AM
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Post by: allenzachary on August 15, 2010, 08:39:37 AM


I want your record collection, Rich.
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Post by: tmazz on August 15, 2010, 09:49:47 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JFDnbm4ML._SS500_.jpg)

With my daughter Christina, her favorite record...   showed he how to use the TT. Fingers crossed!


You are a brave man my firend, a brave man.   [-o<
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Post by: richidoo on August 16, 2010, 05:27:46 AM
Benefits of a cheap TT....
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Post by: bpape on August 16, 2010, 07:58:19 AM
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Post by: tmazz on August 17, 2010, 08:57:28 AM
Some goodies from the GRP vaults.......

Kim Pensyl: 3 Day Weekend

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Eddie Daniels: Nepenthe

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Claus Ogerman

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Post by: tmazz on August 18, 2010, 10:06:20 PM
Chet Atkins/Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops: The "Pops" Goes Country

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Post by: tmazz on August 18, 2010, 10:08:41 PM
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: What Now My Love

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Post by: tmazz on August 18, 2010, 10:09:55 PM
Weather Report: Sweetnighter

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Post by: tmazz on August 18, 2010, 10:12:48 PM
Santana: Borboletta

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Post by: tmazz on August 18, 2010, 10:31:05 PM
Benefits of a cheap TT....

My two boys are 16 & 21. Each has their own system with their own turntable (one a Teksonor (an Italian high-end TT) and the other a Thorens) and while both feel very comfortable using their own and love listening to mine, neither of them has even laid a finger on the VPI. I guess the fear the wrath that would reign down on them in the one in a million chance that something happened to my table on their watch.  (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-evil-grin-smileys-111.gif)  (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/Free-Mad-Smileys/)  (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-mad-smileys-171.gif) (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/Free-Indifferent-Smileys/)  (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-evil-grin-smileys-111.gif) (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/Free-Mad-Smileys/)
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Post by: tmazz on August 20, 2010, 09:56:57 PM
Monty Alexander: Going Yard

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Post by: tmazz on August 20, 2010, 10:01:04 PM
Rene Toledo: The Dreamer

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One of the best GRP albums I have heard in a long time.
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Post by: bpape on August 21, 2010, 08:51:14 AM
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: What Now My Love

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 :thumb:  Haven't heard or seen that in ages.

Bryan
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Post by: richidoo on August 21, 2010, 10:56:22 AM
Me and Stereofool were digging some Tiajuana Brass last weekend. Fun music, decent recordings   :thumb:
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on August 21, 2010, 01:04:52 PM
Me and Stereofool were digging some Tiajuana Brass last weekend. Fun music, decent recordings   :thumb:

Try this one....it's finger lickin' good..... :rofl:

(http://www.regrettablemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/colonel-sanders-picnic.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Tijuana-Picnic-Colonel-Sanders/dp/B001J9W7RA
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Post by: richidoo on August 21, 2010, 01:43:41 PM
I'm just wondering what genre to put that in?

Music to eat fried chicken by?

-OR-

Cook KFC in your own kitchen while the colonel reads the recipe out loud?

$150 and you can find out for yourself!

Shit, I haven't had KFC in a loooong time. The one on flatbush next to Juniors kept me alive for 6 months. So gross.
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on August 21, 2010, 02:29:02 PM
I'm just wondering what genre to put that in?

Music to eat fried chicken by?

-OR-

Cook KFC in your own kitchen while the colonel reads the recipe out loud?

$150 and you can find out for yourself!

Shit, I haven't had KFC in a loooong time. The one on flatbush next to Juniors kept me alive for 6 months. So gross.

Looks like the Colonel may have been thinking of something different.... :shock:  :rofl:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Tijuana%20Picnic
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Post by: tmazz on August 21, 2010, 04:07:13 PM
Me and Stereofool were digging some Tiajuana Brass last weekend. Fun music, decent recordings   :thumb:

There seems to have been a run on Tiajuana Brass LPs at the Crack House in the past two months. Multiple copies of many titles so it have been pretty easy yo cull through them and find clean copies. And for half a buck a piece, who can resist?  =P~
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Post by: richidoo on August 21, 2010, 04:13:05 PM
Always educational Chris!  :yay2:
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Post by: tmazz on August 21, 2010, 04:15:03 PM
The Beatles: Love

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Post by: tmazz on August 21, 2010, 04:18:40 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Greatest Hits

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Post by: tmazz on August 21, 2010, 04:20:29 PM
REO Speedwagon: Wheels are Turnin'

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Post by: richidoo on August 21, 2010, 04:48:59 PM
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Liner notes: http://hardbop.tripod.com/prophets.html
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Post by: richidoo on August 22, 2010, 04:04:19 PM
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Four and More

With its sister recording 'My Funny Valentine,' 'Four and More' is the first recording of the "New Quintet" with Herbie, Ron and Tony. George Coleman is soon to be replaced with Wayne Shorter, but plays great on this record, although a bit outclassed, but only compared to later Shorter recordings with Miles which didn't exist yet.

Tony Williams is only 17yo on this recording. Just released from a short stint with Jackie McLean's band, he had only recently moved from Boston where he studied with the great drummer, teacher and my own mentor, Alan Dawson. All the big name bop drummers would come to see him play and dig the new sound of jazz drumming. Other drummers were playing like this too, like Joe Chambers, but Tony was the first to get it on record.

This is the last recording date on which Miles played anything but his own compositions. It is also arguably his finest playing, artistically and technically. Although his earliest west coast bebop trumpet recordings are technically better, this concert has him already established and comfortable being "The Miles Davis."

A reviewer on Amazon says this concert was a fund raising benefit for NAACP, CORE and SNCC months after MLK assassination and was unexpectedly pro bono.

I first heard this at the home of jazz pianist and Jazz Messenger James Williams. He couldn't believe that I had never heard it before and made a tape of it for me. He really dug it and thought miles was the shit. I just thought he was Bird's trumpeter and didn't have much use for him. as a trumpeter I still don't have much use for him, but this record and a couple others that it introduced to me by association opened my eyes to Miles the brand, and Miles the bandleader and music maker. So many younger trumpeters bought into the brand and didn't know the trumpet was BS. Eventually they figured it out, but hard to undo a jazz style once learned. A mixture of Woody Shaw licks with Miles attitude and inflection is the norm for young trumpeters today. They have all spent many many hours listening to this record. To many of them it is the genesis of modern jazz trumpet.

This is the best actual jazz blowing of "The Second Quintet" on record. They are pissed to play for free, they are all new in the band and want to impress Miles, they are recording live for Columbia Records for the 1st time, and they are young and at the peak of their technical power. There is a measure of humility, even in William's playing that adds to the magic. There's really nothing else like it.
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Post by: tmazz on August 24, 2010, 08:36:52 AM
Yo-Yo Ma/Bobby McFerrin: Hush

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The idea here was to put two masters together--one classical cellist, one improvisational singer/sound-effects performer--and voilà! instant amazing, unique, hip--and, hopefully, hit--record. The intriguing setup was to see what would happen when each led the other through the unfamiliar territory of his own specialty. The success of this recording lies not so much in the music or even in the overall performances, but in the fascinating and fun opportunity to sit in on the musicians' good-natured, respectful give-and-take, to witness an uncommon form of artistic chemistry that allows each performer to expand his vision and even his technique. On one hand we get Bobby McFerrin's impressionistic, improvisatory jazz/pop; on the other we enjoy Yo-Yo Ma's highly refined, formalized musicianship. Originally planned as a disc for children, Hush goes far beyond its initial premise, with each of the 13 tracks demonstrating these musicians' unique gifts and showing that, whether it's Vivaldi or jazz, it's all music and it's all a lot of fun. --David Vernier
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Post by: tmazz on August 24, 2010, 10:36:10 AM
Arthey Fiedler & The Boston Pops: Capriccio Italien/Capriccio Espagnol
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CD pressing of the Crystal Clear Direct to Disc LP (The CD was actually mastered from the original D2D lacquer.) Some of my favorties performances of both pieces. And while the sonics are not quite up to those of the D2D LP version, they are still very credible.

Definitely a keeper.

Can be found on Amazon to as little as 10 cents!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000001VND/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&qid=1282664742&sr=1-2&condition=used
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Post by: tmazz on August 25, 2010, 05:41:27 PM
John Williams & the Boston Pops: Unforgettable

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Typical of the John Williams/Boston Pops recordings. Nice program, decent sonics, but played in a very mechanical way. Played technically well from a musical perspective, but with no emotion. Sounds like a bunch of session players who were just paid scale to show up, play somehing off a score and go home (can you say movie soundtrack.) The Pops under Fiedler always sounded like they were all having fun and putting there all into each piece. These guys aregood musicians, I just always get the feeling that they are bored.Did anyone else get the same impression of the Pops during the Williams years? (Luckily they started to perk up again under the direction of Keith Lockhart. :D)
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Post by: tmazz on August 25, 2010, 05:45:55 PM
Al Hirt: All Time Greatest Hits

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Unlike the Boston Pops CD I just posted about these guys give you the imperssion that they are all having a ball and there is nothing else they would rather be doing. Contagious, toe tapping fun.
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Post by: tmazz on August 25, 2010, 05:50:35 PM
The Association: Greatest Hits

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A Crack House LP that I never got to during Retro Weekend. A trip down memory lane (Although I remember them from the CBS-FM Oldies shows, not from the original releases :lol:)
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Post by: tmazz on August 25, 2010, 05:53:22 PM


I want your record collection, Rich.


I'll take anybody's record collection, I'm not picky.  :rofl: :drool: :rofl:
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Post by: allenzachary on August 25, 2010, 09:23:14 PM


I want your record collection, Rich.


I'll take anybody's record collection, I'm not picky.  :rofl: :drool: :rofl:

I've seen most people's collections and, frankly, I'm too much of a snob to want them.  All too often, record "collections" are an amassing of of top forty radio classics like Journey, Huey Lewis, Chicago's two-hundred-eighty-seven records, and a variety of other undesirable drek. 

Rich's collection, on the other hand, is, well, "rich" in every sense of the word.
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Post by: richidoo on August 26, 2010, 01:30:37 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Toni_Basil_Mickey.jpg)

on 7" 45    :thumb:
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on August 26, 2010, 08:57:48 PM
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on 7" 45    :thumb:

You need the "full cheerleader effect" Rich.... from 1982...:rofl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4CyNvEfWoE
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Post by: tmazz on August 26, 2010, 09:15:37 PM
Jethro Tull: Songs From the Wood

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Post by: tmazz on August 26, 2010, 09:16:47 PM
Heart: Dreamboat Annie

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It's hard to believe that these girls are now pushing 60.  :shock: Dam! :roll:
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Post by: tmazz on August 26, 2010, 09:42:13 PM
Steely Dan: Can't Find a Thrill

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Looks like it is 70s rock night.
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Post by: AcidJazz on August 26, 2010, 09:46:52 PM
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I've seen most people's collections and, frankly, I'm too much of a snob to want them.  All too often, record "collections" are an amassing of of top forty radio classics like Journey, Huey Lewis, Chicago's two-hundred-eighty-seven records, and a variety of other undesirable drek.

Copy dat... :lol:
I have yet to bump into a personal collection I would drool over...sure there are some that contain many desirables, but overall most I have seen made me go...urgh.
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Post by: tmazz on August 26, 2010, 10:10:06 PM
Oh, I agree, most LP collections are 95% drek.  :roll:

Ahhhh, but that other 5%.  :drool:

It's all about the thrill of the hunt!  :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 06:16:54 AM
Jimmy Buffett: Live in Aubrn, WA

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Preparing for the High Holy Day of Summer.....the Jimmy Buffett concert @ Jones Beach

 :yay2:   :beer:   :bbq   :beer:   :yay2:

It's not just a concert.....it's an adventure.  :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 07:49:37 AM
Ray Charles: Genius Loves Company  8)

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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 08:09:16 AM
Giants of Jazz: Sampler

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Picked this up from a street vendor in NYC a few years back.  It is like a whose who collection from the world of Jazz. If you are into acoustic jazz this one is a must have. Great artists, great performances and getreat music. And it can be had on Amazon for as little as 51 cents on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00008G542/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&qid=1282915269&sr=1-1&condition=used
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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 09:09:37 AM
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Genisis - Hits and Ballads

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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 04:06:00 PM
Stravinsky: The Firebird, Charles Dutiot/Orchestre symphonique de Montreal

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Post by: allenzachary on August 27, 2010, 04:50:55 PM
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I've seen most people's collections and, frankly, I'm too much of a snob to want them.  All too often, record "collections" are an amassing of of top forty radio classics like Journey, Huey Lewis, Chicago's two-hundred-eighty-seven records, and a variety of other undesirable drek.

Copy dat... :lol:
I have yet to bump into a personal collection I would drool over...sure there are some that contain many desirables, but overall most I have seen made me go...urgh.


Except for Rich's...

Imagine if you had the wherewithal to buy and properly store any and all of the records you ever desired, and had the chops to pick the stuff that would make other collectors jealous.

I had the chance to walk amongst that collection.  The co-owner of the Asbury Park Press, the largest newspaper on the Jersey Shore (which sold for $65 million in '95), had a 25 x 20 room stacked to the ceiling with a meticulously accumulated and maintained collection of LPs.  Nearly all of them were hard bop, although there was music of all types and ilks.  Each record was poly bagged and stored firmly upright.  It was like a museum. 

I was at Mr Lass' home when I worked under the table at a TV repair shop while I was between jobs.  I was in my 20's at the time and dressed like a van driver.  Still, when Mr Lass saw my jaw drop, he led me into the room.  I think he relaxed a bit when I complimented him on the poly bags and organization.  When he realized that I knew about the artists, the labels and the records themselves, he lingered a bit to talk.  He was proud of the collection, as he should have been.  It was spectacular.
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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 06:52:32 PM
70s Rock LP Night continues.........

Billy Joel: 52nd Street

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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 06:53:43 PM
Bob Seeger: Stranger in Town

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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 06:58:28 PM
Cat Stevens: Teaser & the Firecat

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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 06:59:12 PM
Jackson Browne: Running on Empty

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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 07:16:22 PM
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Deja Vu

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Post by: bpape on August 27, 2010, 07:45:50 PM
Another retro-weekend?  Wish I could participate but on travel in Atlanta with a young pup who doesn't have the classics on his SB

Enjoy

Bryah
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Post by: richidoo on August 27, 2010, 08:35:12 PM
Have fun Bry!  Nice time of year to visit Atlanta.
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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 08:50:54 PM
Another retro-weekend?  Wish I could participate but on travel in Atlanta with a young pup who doesn't have the classics on his SB

Enjoy

Bryah

Found a few vintage 70s rock albums at the crack house over the last couple of weeks, cleaned 'em on the VPI and put them in the "to listen" pile. I've been doing a lot of work around the house over the past couple of days and they made their way onto the turntable. Well one lead to another and soon I was done with al the new finds and started dipping into the rest of my collection and the next thing you know I was on a 70s streak.  :D
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Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2010, 08:54:19 PM
Rolling Stones: Miss You

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Not with the collectible banned cover.  :(
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Post by: richidoo on August 28, 2010, 05:01:26 AM
Stones/Dead tour manager Sam Cutler was on Greta last night, has a new book out. He seems like a very bright bloke. http://www.amazon.com/You-Cant-Always-What-Want/dp/155022932X
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Post by: tmazz on August 28, 2010, 08:00:54 AM
Linda Ronstadt: Heart Like a Wheel

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Post by: tmazz on August 28, 2010, 08:03:21 AM
Paul Simon: Still Crazy After All These Years

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Post by: tmazz on August 28, 2010, 08:05:46 AM
Steppenwolf: Gold-Their Greatest Hits

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Post by: tmazz on August 28, 2010, 08:07:22 AM
Billy Joel: Turnstiles

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on August 28, 2010, 08:09:22 AM
Don McLean: American Pie

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Post by: tmazz on August 28, 2010, 08:30:48 AM
David Bowie: The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders fron Mars

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Post by: richidoo on August 28, 2010, 08:35:52 AM
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Post by: tmazz on August 28, 2010, 09:02:29 AM
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Rich,

Did you ever hear if she resolved her family problems and resumed touring or is she still on the sidelines?
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Post by: richidoo on August 28, 2010, 01:32:04 PM
Rumor said she was pregnant. She is gigging again now.
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Post by: allenzachary on August 28, 2010, 02:43:54 PM



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Scratch
The Crusaders

Brilliant live recording of the jazz-funk masters at their peak.  One of the last live recordings before the exodus of trombonist Wayne Henderson and the band's lane change into a pop groove.  Features guest appearances from Max Bennett on bass and Larry Carlton (in fine form) on guitar.

on vinyl...it's been too long.
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Post by: tmazz on August 28, 2010, 10:18:25 PM
OK, Thursday night's 70s Rock night has kind of morphed into a 70s Rock weekend. (it's amazing how much you get to listen to when you are working on the house for the whole weekend  8) )

It would be immoral to have a 70s rock weekend and not play the album that remained on the Billboard Charts for almost the entire decade of the 70s (and most of the 80s for that matter.)  :drool:

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This is also the first piece of music all weekend that wasn't source from vinyl - I am listening to the 30th Anniversary SACD on my computer. :shock:
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Post by: richidoo on August 29, 2010, 06:47:43 PM
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A gorgeous sounding album. Smart but easy and satisfying music by contemporary Israeli composer Avner Dorman (http://dormanavner.com/). Not often hear mandolin or piccolo get their own concerto. These both are beautiful and played to perfection. Typical Naxos audiophile quality sound.  Very dynamic and propulsive.

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=381193
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Post by: richidoo on August 29, 2010, 07:02:53 PM
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Another Naxos CD I recently got for $7 from ArkivMusik.com. Max Bruch is a great composer. I love Violin Concertos. Been slacking off lately without hifi speakers. But they still sound pretty good on these MDF horns. The horns' days are numbered tho...
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Post by: tmazz on August 29, 2010, 08:54:56 PM
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Another Naxos CD I recently got for $7 from ArkivMusik.com. Max Bruch is a great composer. I love Violin Concertos. Been slacking off lately without hifi speakers. But they still sound pretty good on these MDF horns. The horns' days are numbered tho...

You know, they are not Keith Johnson Reference Recordings, but I have never heard a bad sounding disc from Naxos. And for $7........ :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on August 29, 2010, 09:08:02 PM
Had a real busy day building a wheelchair ramp to get my wife into the house when she gets released form the hospital this week. Given that most of my listening for the day was done outdoors with CDs on a boombox. Not the best of sound, but good music made the workday go faster.  :)

So here is the remainder of the playlist from 70s Rock Weekend

The Alan Parsons Project: Pyramid

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I thought this would be a appropriate segue from DOSTM since Alan Parsons was the Abbey Road engineer assigned to the sessions that produced that legendary Pink Floyd album.
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Post by: tmazz on August 29, 2010, 09:11:12 PM
Carole King & James Taylor: Live at the Troubadour

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Technically not a 70s albums, but rather a recently recorded concert of mostly 70s music. I think that's close enough.
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Post by: tmazz on August 29, 2010, 09:16:41 PM
Jim Croce: Live-The Final Tour

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While this disc has marginal sonics, Croce had wonderful stage presence so this one can get a recommendation on performance alone.
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Post by: tmazz on August 29, 2010, 09:20:49 PM
Aztec Two-Step

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Nice early 70s folk-rock.  They were never a really big success commercially, but 2-Step always seemed to maintain a loyal following in the NYC area
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Post by: tmazz on August 29, 2010, 09:26:34 PM
Rick Wakeman: Journey to the Center of the Earth

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I can remember hearing this for the first time on the ABC TV show "In Concert" that ran at 11:30 PM on Friday nights during my high school years.

(My copy is the Mo-Fi CD pressing, but not the gold version pictured.  :( )
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Post by: tmazz on August 29, 2010, 09:38:07 PM
Eric Clapton: Just One Night

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2 CD set of a March, 1980 concert in Japan, but once again mostly 70s music.

(This one I do have the gold pressing.  :) )
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Post by: tmazz on August 29, 2010, 09:45:03 PM
Grateful Dead: American Beauty

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Without a doubt, my favorite Dead album.   :yay2:

This copy is the Rhino/Warner Bros. HDCD reissue. The best sound of all the CD versions I have heard and it also contains not only the 6 bonus tracks listed on the cover, but also 2 hidden bonus bonus tracks as well.  :drool:
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Post by: AcidJazz on August 29, 2010, 11:09:07 PM
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Friendly pressure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AaY2phOPe4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AaY2phOPe4)

Maysa, smooth sailing
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Post by: tmazz on August 30, 2010, 01:34:41 PM
Now that 70s Rock Weekend is over it's time to move on to something else.


Oscar Peterson/Michael Legrand: Trail of Dreams - A Canadian Suite

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And which one of them is the Canadian? If you picked Legrand you'd be wrong (He was born just outside of Paris) According to the liner notes from this CD Oscar Peterson was born and raised in Montreal. I never pictured him as a native of the frozen north.

Ya learn something new every day....whether you like it or not!

BTW - real nice music. I can't really vouch for the sound quality since I am listening on my computer, but its a TELARC release, how bad could it be?
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on August 30, 2010, 01:48:35 PM

And which one of them is the Canadian? If you picked Legrand you'd be wrong (He was born just outside of Paris) According to the liner notes from this CD Oscar Peterson was born and raised in Montreal. I never pictured him as a native of the frozen north.



Oscar is a very well known Canadian.....in Canada. You could ask almost any Canadian over the age of 30 and most would know it. You are right however in that not many outside of Canada seem to know it. Never understood why? Maybe it's a generation thing? Most seem to know that Rush, Nickelback, The Tragically Hip and so on are Canadian but some of the older guys not so much.
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Post by: tmazz on August 30, 2010, 01:51:32 PM
jimmy Cliff: In Concert - The Best of Jimmy Cliff

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Ya Mon!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on August 30, 2010, 02:34:51 PM
Maynard Ferguson too, lots of great canadian jazz musicians.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 01, 2010, 10:45:22 AM
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4: Marin Alsop/Colorado Symphony Orchestra

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Another nice Naxos selection. Marin Alsop was the Music Director of the Long Island Philharmonic for 5 years in the early 90s. She will be remembered for her youthful energy and her excellent pre-concert lectures.
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Post by: tmazz on September 01, 2010, 10:53:46 AM
Arehta Franklin: The Queen in Waiting, The Columbia Years 1960-1965

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 04, 2010, 08:40:40 AM
Tuck & Patto: Taking the Long Way Home

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Jazz Vocal with a single electric guitar. Simple but effective. Nice sound, enjoyable music.
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Post by: tmazz on September 04, 2010, 09:00:22 AM
George Benson: Songs & Stories

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This should be a how to manual for all aging rockers. When I first put this CD on, the vocals sounded like Benson from a style point of view but the voice was different. As I listened a bit more I realized what was going on.AS he has gotten older Benson has lost some of the range in his voice from both and amplitude and a frequency perspective. So rather than try to fight mother nature he has modified his vocals by singing in a slightly lower key and limiting the dynamic range that he uses. While this sounds different than the Benson we heard in the 1970s recordings, it still sounds good, and retains his distinctive style. (I was playing it in the car when i pick up my son last night and he immediately commented "Who is this, I want to say its Gorge Benson, but the voice sounds different." Unlike some of the aging rockers we saw on tour this summer (like Ian Anderson and Meatloaf) who tried to sing off the same charts in their 60s that they used in there 20s and just sounded horrible, Benson has reworded his style and arrangements so as to make the most of the vocal abilities he has left. This a) prevents any further damage to his voice from stretching it to a place that it just does not want to go and b)allows him to continue providing his fans with a quality musical product. Way to go George!  :thumb:

Oh, BTW, the album itself was very enjoyable as well. It is a Concord Records release and enjoys the typical Concord high quality jazz sound and from a musical perspective it is pure Benson. A keeper in my book.
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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:30:32 AM
Frederica von Stade Sings Brubeck - Accross your Dreams (with Chris Brubeck and Bill Crofut)

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Opera diva Frederica von Stade cross over intot he world of jazz vocals. I'm not a big opera fan, so some of the styling was not my cup of tea, although I did enjoy the cuts that included Chris Brubeck and Bill Crofut. Of particular note is a cut called "Blue Rondo - A Tribute to Dave" which is a vocal interprtation of the Brubeck classic.
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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:34:39 AM
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section

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One of the classic jazz albums. Great sound, great music, great performance. This one has it all
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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:48:31 AM
Neil Diamond: Hot August Night/NYC

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In spite of the rave reviews on Amazon, I thought this album was a horror show. Diamonds voice is not what it once was and unlike what I talked about in my Recent George Benson post Diamond does nothing to change his style. The most he as done was to liberally use background singers to try and cover up the parts that he is no longer able to do. It works marginally well, at best. Additionally the sound quality is rather on the poor side. the treble area is way over EQed making everything sound very strident and shrieky. It might sound OK on an ipod with $6 ear buds, but through my Thiels it was more like fingernails on a blackboard. If I want to listen to Neil Diamond I'll stick with the original 1973 Hot August Night.
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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:55:48 AM
The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Songs From Lonely Avenue

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Normally I enjoy Setzer's modern interpretations of big band swing jazz, but this album is an unfortunate victim of the ipod generation. The CD has about 3db of dynamic range and that goes from louder to super loud. Too bad, because musically it's too bad, but the sound quality does not lend itself to play on a high quality system.   :(

(I'm sure glad I borrowed this one, and the Neil Diamond CD, from the library)
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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:35:51 PM
Marion McPartland's Piano Jazz with guest Dave Brubeck

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One of a series of CDs of a radio show Marion McPartland did in which she interviews and plays with various jazz artists. This one features the show she did with Dave Brubeck. In addition to playing some great music they spend some time talking about the ins and outs of jazz. One of the better shows in the series.
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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:43:40 PM
Got a good haul of Vinyl from the Crack House this weekend.  :D

Leonard Bernstein Plays for Young People (New York Philharmonic)

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Night on Bald Mountain, The Incredible Flutist, William Tell Overture
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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:49:26 PM
Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops: Perter and the Wolf

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Narrated by Alec Guinness. The music is done well but the narration is kind of stiff and dry. Exactly the opposite of what I would have expected out of an actor of Guinness' caliber.
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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:51:10 PM
Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:52:35 PM
Steely Dan: The Royal Scam

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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:54:25 PM
Cream: Disraeli Gears

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Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2010, 09:57:36 PM
The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Original 1967 Capitol Mono pressing.  :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on September 07, 2010, 09:35:37 PM
Cat Stevens: Catch Bull at Four

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on September 07, 2010, 09:55:39 PM
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Sting - "Symphonicities" (http://www.amazon.com/Symphonicities-Sting/dp/B003LAH7MU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1283921532&sr=1-1)
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Post by: tmazz on September 07, 2010, 10:01:01 PM
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmos Factory

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Post by: tmazz on September 07, 2010, 10:05:36 PM
Bob Marley & the Wailers: Natty Dread

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Post by: tmazz on September 08, 2010, 05:31:17 AM
Robert Cray: Midnight Stroll

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Post by: tmazz on September 08, 2010, 06:19:57 AM
Mike Garson: The Oxnard Sessions

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Another tasty morsel from Keith Johnson and the Folks at Reference Recordings.
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Post by: etcarroll on September 08, 2010, 12:56:12 PM
Heroes Are Hard to Find
Fleetwood Mac | Format: Vinyl

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Post by: lonewolfny42 on September 08, 2010, 06:49:39 PM
Mike Garson: The Oxnard Sessions

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Another tasty morsel from Keith Johnson and the Folks at Reference Recordings.

Also check out Vol. Two....I think that's even better.... :thumb:

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http://www.stereophile.com/recordingofthemonth/693rotm/

Samples.... (http://www.amazon.com/Oxnard-Sessions-2-Mike-Garson/dp/B00000159C)

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Post by: tmazz on September 08, 2010, 08:58:39 PM
Mike Garson: The Oxnard Sessions

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Another tasty morsel from Keith Johnson and the Folks at Reference Recordings.

Also check out Vol. Two....I think that's even better.... :thumb:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OeNwlmlFL._SS400_.jpg)

http://www.stereophile.com/recordingofthemonth/693rotm/

Samples.... (http://www.amazon.com/Oxnard-Sessions-2-Mike-Garson/dp/B00000159C)



I agree that Vol 2 is the better album, but Vol 1 is no slouch either.

FYI - Most of the cuts from Vol 2 (along with some bonus material) have been reissued by RR under the title "Mike Garson's Jazz Hat". Not surprisingly Jazz Hat has received critical acclaim as well.

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Post by: lonewolfny42 on September 08, 2010, 09:01:38 PM
Best to own both....their "cheap" used.... :thumb:



A future release....Sept. 21

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Carlos Santana + guests - "Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time" (http://www.amazon.com/Santana/e/B000AP9M1I/ref=ac_dpt_sa_videos) < Full length samples - right corner>
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Post by: tmazz on September 08, 2010, 09:09:04 PM
Best to own both....their "cheap" used.... :thumb:

Go for all three. Jazz Hat includes a “take no prisoners” improvisation on Gershwin themes that was not part of Vol 2. 8)
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Post by: tmazz on September 09, 2010, 01:21:56 PM
Warning!

The music on the new Mike Garson CD on RR (Pied Piper) is a a high Resolution HDCD remastering of the 1985  original analog mater tapes used to make the 45 RPM audiophile LP "Reflections" (RR-18).

So this is a two prong warning. First; if you already have a copy of reflections, be aware that this is the same music, although in a higher quality digital pressing. And secondly, Reflections was a really nice album that has long been out of print, so if you don't own one of the original LP or CD copies, this might be a chance to add this one to your collection.

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Post by: tmazz on September 09, 2010, 01:27:09 PM
A future release....Sept. 21

(http://www.jcrmusicnews.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Guitar_Heaven__T_4c6c0cad54bb4.jpg)

Carlos Santana + guests - "Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time" (http://www.amazon.com/Santana/e/B000AP9M1I/ref=ac_dpt_sa_videos) < Full length samples - right corner>

Thanks for the heads-up. The library showed this in the web based catalog as having already been ordered so I put in a reserve request for it. If it ends up being as good as it sounds in the Amazon description, I'm sure I will end up buying my own copy.
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Post by: tmazz on September 10, 2010, 09:24:14 AM
Paquito D'Rivera: 100 Years of Latin Love Songs

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Post by: tmazz on September 10, 2010, 09:28:11 AM
Ella Fitzgerald: Compact Jazz

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Post by: tmazz on September 10, 2010, 09:33:55 AM
Mark Gorenstein conducting the Rusian Symphony Orchestra: Russian Pops

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24k Gold CD from PopeMusic
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Post by: tmazz on September 10, 2010, 05:46:32 PM
An Evening with Lena Horne - Live at The Supper Club

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A 1994 live recording at a small jazz club in NYC
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Post by: tmazz on September 10, 2010, 05:48:04 PM
Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues

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Post by: richidoo on September 10, 2010, 07:03:10 PM
Tom you are really diggin in today!  Some nice stuff.
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Post by: tmazz on September 10, 2010, 08:33:08 PM
Sting: Symphonicities

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Symphonicities; the companion CD to accompany Sting's highly-anticipated world tour, which begans June 2 in Vancouver, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio (Bocelli, Pavarotti). The new studio album, comprised of Sting's most celebrated songs re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, serves as the ultimate commemoration of the live concert experience. Created exclusively for the tour and correlating album, Sting's greatest hits have been reinterpreted with brand new orchestrations arranged by Jorge Calandrelli, David Hartley, Michel Legrand, Rob Mathes, Vince Mendoza, Steven Mercurio, Bill Ross, Robert Sadin, and Nicola Tescari.
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Post by: tmazz on September 10, 2010, 08:42:06 PM
Tom you are really diggin in today!  Some nice stuff.

And with the exception of the Gold PopeMusic disc which I have had for years everything less was something that I picked up over the last few days at the Crack House for less than $2 a disc! Finds like that make for a happy Tom,  :D

As Jim Croce wrote, "Sometimes they say that you eat the bear....."   :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on September 10, 2010, 08:48:11 PM
Heifetz: Three Great Violin Concertos

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2 LP Set featuring:

Tchaikovsky Concerto in D, Brahms Concerto in D
with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner Conductor

Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor
with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch Conductor
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Post by: tmazz on September 10, 2010, 09:00:56 PM
Shelby Lynne: Just a Little Lovin'

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I know, I know, I already have a vinyl copy of this album, but for $1.91 for both a pristine CD and the bonus DVD, how could I say no to this. aa
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Post by: richidoo on September 10, 2010, 09:42:48 PM
Hey, It's worth it just for the picture!  :thumb: 

How's Heifetz' Brahms? Good, I bet... ;) That's one of my favs.
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Post by: tmazz on September 11, 2010, 09:02:04 PM
Hey, It's worth it just for the picture!  :thumb: 

How's Heifetz' Brahms? Good, I bet... ;) That's one of my favs.

Brahms, Heifetz, Reiner, Chicago, need I say more?  Great music played by great musicians. The sound quality of the recording itself is first rate, but this is a 70s reissue, not an original Shaded Dog. Unfortunately my mancave looks more like a mini-store warehouse than a listening room as it is being used for turnaround space while we continue to make the house more wheelchair friendly for my wife.   :( Given that  most of my LP listening as of late has been from the living room on the first floor (the mancave is in the basement). It sounds great from the other room, but I can't really make a judgement on how this pressing would hold up under better listening conditions.

BTW, if you don't have a copy of that Shelby Lynne album, put it right at the top of your search list. It is top of the pile in all respects. I have heard a number of her other recordings and they are all only fair, but this on is exceptional. The Cd can be had for fairly cheap on Amazon, but the LP is the real bargin. It is a 180g pressing that has a full list price of only $12.98!  :shock:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 11, 2010, 09:08:07 PM
Thanks Tom
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 11, 2010, 10:04:56 PM
Tab Benoit: Wetlands

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61HBji0lH5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Some real kick-@ss Louisiana blues
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 11, 2010, 10:51:27 PM
Sergio Salvatore: Tune Up

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31%2BCqJemp7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

So I see this CD in the Crack House. A 13 year old kid playing jazz piano. Well, it's on GRP and I have yet to hear them put out a real clunker. And it's only $1.61. . SO I go for it, how bad can it be. Well not bad at all. This kid has some legitimate talent. He was 13 when this CD was made, which would put him in his late 20s now. Has anybody heard anything else that he has put out since then? I checked the library system and the only CD of his that they have is the one that I just bought.  :(

I would like to hear (or at least hear about) some of his later stuff.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 11, 2010, 10:53:34 PM
Robert Cray: Some Rainy Morning

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61q7nas8%2BML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Some more good solid Blues.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 12, 2010, 06:39:09 AM
"Great Sacred Music,"  streaming on WCPE

http://theclassicalstation.org/features_greatsacredmusic.shtml

Monks chanting, organs and choirs praising the lord for 3 hours every Sunday morning. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: AcidJazz on September 12, 2010, 08:45:42 AM
Quote
I would like to hear (or at least hear about) some of his later stuff....

He is pretty active...
Here is his latest...
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51w2A7zmxLL._SS500_.jpg)
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/salvatorerafalides (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/salvatorerafalides)

http://www.sergiosalvatore.com/recordings (http://www.sergiosalvatore.com/recordings)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 12, 2010, 04:49:41 PM
I like that album cover above...



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iAG0BtcXL._SS400_.jpg)
I just heard this on the classical radio show Preview, which highlights new releases.

Lang Lang, live concert in Vienna, plays Beethoven's Piano Sonata 23 "Appassionata"

Wow, this guy is the real deal. Some of the best classical piano I have ever heard. Power, confidence, passion, sensitivity, meaning. I'm ordering this one! This concert comes out on Blue Ray video in october too..
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2010, 09:30:28 PM
I just heard this on the classical radio show Preview, which highlights new releases.

Lang Lang, live concert in Vienna, plays Beethoven's Piano Sonata 23 "Appassionata"

Wow, this guy is the real deal. Some of the best classical piano I have ever heard. Power, confidence, passion, sensitivity, meaning. I'm ordering this one! This concert comes out on Blue Ray video in october too..

Thanks for the tip Rich. The Appassionata is one of my favorite Beethoven pieces. I am going to have to look for this one.  :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2010, 09:38:28 PM
Keith Lockhart/Utah Symphony: Symphonic Daces

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41IeViVnZgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2010, 09:45:15 PM
Great American Orchestras: The Boston Pops/Arthur Feidler

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/b2/d4/feabd250fca00e0555738010.L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

From the Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, but manufactured by RCA/BMG
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Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2010, 09:47:03 PM
Cher: Gypsies, Tramps & Theives

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ioXr3mh5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 12, 2010, 09:51:17 PM
Keith Lockhart/Utah Symphony: Symphonic Daces

Mr Lockhart was a guest conductor of the NC Symphony 3 years ago, when Kyoko Takezawa performed Bartok Violin Concerto 2, which blew me away. (http://www.audionervosa.com/index.php?topic=230.0) He is extremely talented.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2010, 09:54:02 PM
Michael Legrand: Summer of '42

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D8199KEYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I picked this up because I have several other nice albums by Michael Legrand. If you see this record in the store run, do not walk, away from there as fast as you can! :shock:

The strings on this album sound like fingernails on a blackboard. Hey, not every 69 cent Crack House LP can be a winner.  :(
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2010, 10:00:43 PM
Keith Lockhart/Utah Symphony: Symphonic Daces

Mr Lockhart was a guest conductor of the NC Symphony 3 years ago, when Kyoko Takezawa performed Bartok Violin Concerto 2, which blew me away. (http://www.audionervosa.com/index.php?topic=230.0) He is extremely talented.

I was very happy when Keith Lockhart took over the reigns of the Boston Pops from John Williams. While Williams is very talented as a film composer I always felt the performances he led were a bit to much on the mechanical side. Well done technically, but lacking in emotion (kind of like a movie soundtrack?   #-o)

Since coming to Boston Keith has, IMO,  put the sense of fun back into the Pops.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2010, 10:14:15 PM
Elton John's Greatest Hits

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/410RVTQV9EL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Elton's music is what it is, but the sound quality on this LP is fair at best. "Greatest Hits" albums are notorious for having sub-par sound because of the use of multiple generation tape (most greatest hits albums are at least second generation as the songs from the various albums are copied onto a single reel of tape for mastering purposes, and that assumes that they are starting with the original master tapes from the albums in the first place, many time they start with sub-masters. And given how popular this album was who knows how far down the stamper food chain this particular LP was.

That said I thought the sound quality of "Rocket Man" was much better on the CD layer of "Honky Chateau" SACD Hybrid.

OMG!   :shock: That is the second time this summer that I made a statement about liking a CD pressing over a vinyl copy.  :wtf:

Sometimes I scare myself.  :roll:
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Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2010, 10:21:14 PM
Linda Ronstadt: For Country Lovers

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41qfz%2Bit6CL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

A collection of Linda Ronstadt recording that lean more towards the Nashville side of things. I tend to like more of her Rock type recordings, but the wife likes Country music. So this is my contribution to world peace.  (My world anyhow. ;) )

Like Jeff Foxworthy says "When Momma ain't happy, Ain't nobody happy."  [-(
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2010, 10:46:44 PM
The Alternate Blues

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MW77MYQ6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Had a 'play date" with BobM this afternoon and he turned me on to this CD. An all-star cast of musicians in an improv jam session. Features 4 takes of the same song that somehow all com out different. Give you some nice insight into the creative process of making jazz.  8)
This one is on my short list.  :drool:

Thanks Bob!  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 12, 2010, 11:11:28 PM
I have an LP with the exact same band. Mine is called Trumpet Summit meets Oscar Peterson Big Four.  Nice vibe. Mine is released on Pablo Records in 1980, yours is released 1982. But I wouldn't be surprised if they are recorded the same date. I don't think Freddie would not do that gig twice.
(http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1612642-1232143736.jpeg)

I'll have to dig that one one tomorrow. It's been so long since I heard it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2010, 11:46:26 PM
I have an LP with the exact same band. Mine is called Trumpet Summit meets Oscar Peterson Big Four.  Nice vibe. Mine is released on Pablo Records in 1980, yours is released 1982. But I wouldn't be surprised if they are recorded the same date. I don't think Freddie would not do that gig twice.
(http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1612642-1232143736.jpeg)

I'll have to dig that one one tomorrow. It's been so long since I heard it.

That's what I love about this thread. It puts ideas into your head. Whether it's something new to look for or something you already have that you need to pull off the back wall. It gets some good music onto your system. Because in spite of all the time we put into perfecting our hardware in the end it's still all about the music......  8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on September 13, 2010, 04:53:33 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4zy9XFu1894/SGfM3UuZfYI/AAAAAAAABT4/o0LEGAZaY4g/s400/Badfinger+Magic+Christian.jpg)


Badfinger /  Magic Christian Music
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on September 13, 2010, 10:09:18 AM
(http://image1.altnet.com/images/61/081227002961/Blues_Image/Open/Blues_Image-Open_3.jpg)


Blues Image / Open
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Post by: AcidJazz on September 13, 2010, 09:28:10 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511W2yRcXzL.jpg)
http://www.amazon.com/Earthquake-Island/dp/B000R02NQW/ref=dm_cd_album_lnk_alt (http://www.amazon.com/Earthquake-Island/dp/B000R02NQW/ref=dm_cd_album_lnk_alt)

Jon Hassell—trumpet, Arpstrings,

Arp, Polymoog

Nana Vasconçelos—drums, tabla, percussion, voice, cuica, congas, berimbau, handclaps

Miroslav Vitous—bass

Claudio Faereira—guitars, bass, handclaps

Ricardo Silveira—guitar

Badal Roy—tabla

Dom Um Romao—percussion

Clarice Taylor—vocals

Erasto Vasconçelos, Haroldo Mauro Jr

—handclaps
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 14, 2010, 09:06:49 AM
Elton John: Greatest Hits, Volume II

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4165AXHJ8CL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Not reference quality, but much better sound than my copy of Volume I.
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Post by: tmazz on September 14, 2010, 09:11:28 AM
Barney Kessel with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown: The Poll Winners

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Y9FT0J3EL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Solid acoustic Jazz. Good sound, although my LP has a bit more surface noise than I would like to put up with.
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Post by: tmazz on September 14, 2010, 10:26:51 AM
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops: The Blue Danube

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61DgPOkaunL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

On London Phase 4 Records. I didn't remember Fiedler ever recording for London, but here it is.

Also includes Tales for the Vienna Woods, Voices of Spring, Artist's Life & Roses from the South
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Post by: tmazz on September 14, 2010, 10:30:01 AM
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: Warm

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4182gBKqloL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Typical Alpert Sound. If you enjoy him, you'll like this album. I did. :D
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Post by: bpape on September 14, 2010, 10:53:08 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51m7MvcaWBL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 15, 2010, 04:57:07 PM
Love Tijuana Brass!

Now on Pandora Stan Kenton station:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VM0wDw1eL._SS400_.jpg)

When I was a kid thinking about being a musician, I wanted to join Kenton's band as soloist like then soloist Tim Hagans. (http://timhagans.com/) A few years later after Kenton died, Hagans came to one of my gigs in Boston, said he enjoyed the show. That was a nice feeling. I Love Kenton!!
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on September 15, 2010, 05:25:39 PM
Gorillaz 'Plastic Beach'

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516GpFvpNOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Beach-CD-DVD-Gorillaz/dp/B0035G9ABG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1284596465&sr=8-2)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 15, 2010, 06:39:28 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rXZyq8lJL._SS500_.jpg)

Beethoven String Quartet No. 12, Opus 127

This one's on my heavy rotation this week. The Adagio is awesome. It is like a durge that moves but goes nowhere. It is a subtle blob of sound swirling aimlessly, seemingly lost, but occasionally a familiar landmark restores hope of finding the way. This LaSalle Quartet version isn't that great.  Mechanical, contrived, played soft and weak like like Haydn or Mozart, as if a very good college band. The Prazak Quartet's version is what I listen to in the car, edgier but full of sarcasm and humor like the real Beethoven, more flowing and alive. But it's not ripped to the NAS yet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 16, 2010, 05:03:58 PM
Jimmy Buffett: Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BQSVBJW9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Just picked up this CD on ebay. It is from the MCA Ultimate MasterDisc series. The CD case says it is a 24K Gold CD, the Disc itself has the Ultimate MasterDisc logo silk-screened on it, but the CD itself looks like an aluminum pressing.

Does anybody out there know if :
A) The Masterdisc series was produced in both Gold and Aluminum versions?

or

B) If MCA ever pressed any of these discs using white gold and it just looks like aluminum.

I have several other discs in this series and they all had a distinct (yellow) gold tone look to them.

Just wondering if anybody out there has any ideas about this before I send off a nastygram to the seller.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 16, 2010, 05:41:19 PM
Hi Tom,
White gold just means less gold in the alloy (usually nickel.) Gold CDs are always yellow.

It was probably re-shrinkwrapped with an aluminum disk instead of the gold.  When marketplace sellers of desirable vintage CDs say factory sealed it is rarely true. They reshrink them, or they buy them that way from another seller thinking they are new. It may not be your seller's fault, he could have been duped too. It has happened to me. If it was expensive due to being gold version and there are alum versions selling for much less then maybe he'll split the difference with you.
Rich
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 16, 2010, 09:34:43 PM
Hi Tom,
White gold just means less gold in the alloy (usually nickel.) Gold CDs are always yellow.

It was probably re-shrinkwrapped with an aluminum disk instead of the gold.  When marketplace sellers of desirable vintage CDs say factory sealed it is rarely true. They reshrink them, or they buy them that way from another seller thinking they are new. It may not be your seller's fault, he could have been duped too. It has happened to me. If it was expensive due to being gold version and there are alum versions selling for much less then maybe he'll split the difference with you.
Rich

That was silly of me. The label says "24K Gold CD" which would have to be "yellow" gold by definition.

It was not sold as new, and was not shrink wrapped when I got it. it is definitely a stamped manufactured CD. But here's the thing, the stock number on the case (MCD 10951) matches the number that is both printed on the disc and laser etched into the inner groove. And the case says "All Ultimate MasterDisc MCA Records 24kGold Discs are remastered from original sources by Glenn Meadows, Masterfonics, Nashville, Tennessee, using today's cutting edge technology."

I'm just wondering if MCA issued an aluminum pressing of this remastering and that is what I got.

Tried to upload a photo showing the Buffet CD that was shipped to me next to the gold "Who's Next" CD from the same series, but I keep getting an error message. Suffice it to say that difference is obvious.

I sent an e-mailto the seller describing the problem. We'll see what he has to say.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on September 16, 2010, 09:54:51 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5174P02RCNL.jpg)

John Kay - "Heretics & Privateers" (http://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Privateers-John-Kay/dp/B00005AU85/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1284699032&sr=1-3)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 17, 2010, 05:00:26 AM
But here's the thing, the stock number on the case (MCD 10951) matches the number that is both printed on the disc and laser etched into the inner groove.

Hmmmm...  that's strange. I wonder if it's just a snafu in the plant.

The standard aluminum disc is MCAD-31070 so if the disk is engraved 10951, then it looks like a solid gold fuck up to me.

More info:
http://www.24-karat.de/mca/mcad-10951.html
http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=211634
http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showpost.php?p=5308076&postcount=13
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/f9/a3/a21281b0c8a0ce8610ca9110.L.jpg

Maybe you can post on the stevehoffman.com thread to see if any of theirs are aluminum like yours. It is current, last post is from last week.
Rich
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 17, 2010, 03:45:14 PM

Maybe you can post on the stevehoffman.com thread to see if any of theirs are aluminum like yours. I

Thanks for the link. I posted a question and maybe someone from over there might know id MCA ever issued official aluminum releases of this series. So far no responses, but I'll let you know if I discover anything.

On the ebay from I sent a note to the seller and he got back to me within a couple of hours saying that he had already issued be a full refund (including shipping) and I should keep the disc for free. He was very apologetic about the mix-up and seemed genuinely concerned that I did not think he tried to fool anyone on purpose. He really did the right thing about the problem (I did not even mention any proposed resolution in my note and he just issued the refund before he even got back to me.  :thumb:  )

I feel a guy this honest deserves a plug. His ebay user name is per.korte (with the period in between the 2 names) and all he seems to sell is high end audiophile CDs. He is located in Denmark so his shipping rates are a little higher than most (although $9 for a CD is not that outrageous) but his prices are reasonable so on a total cash basis it is not that bad. You guys might want to check him out and see if he is selling anything that you might have been looking for.

Tom
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on September 17, 2010, 04:24:57 PM
Forever Blue
Chris Isaak

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 17, 2010, 05:35:54 PM
Thanks for the tip Tom. He obviously cares about his reputation.

Here's the link to items for sale by per.korte EBay seller (http://shop.ebay.com/per.korte/m.html?_adv=1&_dmd=1&_in_kw=1&_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1)

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 17, 2010, 06:08:05 PM
Glenn Miller Station on Pandora.

This music is timeless!!  Julie's father is from this vintage, a WW2 soldier, he loved jazz all of his life, but not modern jazz, the "real stuff," as he called it. Listening to it reminds us of him.

But the music is just so great, Fletcher Henderson, Ella, Benny, Dorsey all the hits one after another. Nothing swings like the original popular radio swing, those boys were swinging for profit, and they perfected it.

Here's the link for the "Glenn Miller Orchestra" station:
http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh270702185270711416
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 17, 2010, 09:17:32 PM
Glenn Miller Station on Pandora.

This music is timeless!!  Julie's father is from this vintage, a WW2 soldier, he loved jazz all of his life, but not modern jazz, the "real stuff," as he called it. Listening to it reminds us of him.

But the music is just so great, Fletcher Henderson, Ella, Benny, Dorsey all the hits one after another. Nothing swings like the original popular radio swing, those boys were swinging for profit, and they perfected it.

Here's the link for the "Glenn Miller Orchestra" station:
http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh270702185270711416
When I was in college I worked as an engineer at a local commercial radio station. One of our on-air personalities was a fellow by the name of Bob Logan, who played with the big bands back in the 40s. In addition to teaching me to love the music he also told some of the greatest first person stories of what went on with the bands back then. One of them involved a dance club in times square that had two dance floors split across two floors but could only afford to pay one band. what the ended up doing was putting the live band on the first floor and  setting up a mic in front of every one of the musicians. In the second floor dance hall chairs were set up on the stage in the exact position that they would be if the band was going to play there. On top of each chair the place a speaker which was driven by an amp connected to the mic in front of the musician in the corresponding chair on the first floor. This way the band could play to both rooms at once. Talk about multichannel stereo!!!! (maybe this should be a Strange.... but true thread)

But I have to agree with Rich, nothing swings like the original big bands. While there are some very talented musicians playing swing today, there is just some kind of magic in those original performances that I have yet to see duplicated in a modern recording. It is just a shame that some of the recording techniques that brought us some of the classical gems of the mid to late 50s (like the Living Stereo and Living Presence recordings) weren't available a dozen or so years earlier to capture these great bands at their peak.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 17, 2010, 09:26:31 PM
Masao Onitsuka with Paul Pieper: Duo in D.C.

I heard his guy playing at Penn Station in NYC on my way to work this morning & picked up this seld issued CD-R of some of his work with Paul Pieper.

The following quote from allaboutjazz.com describes him and the music pretty well:

The guitarist, Masao Onitsuka is a veteran who is a well-rounded and experienced performer for 30 years. He has been teaching himself jazz guitar by ear through listening to records since early 1970s. His guitar performance is strictly focusing melodies which comes up from his mind as his voice, and the obstinate and straight guitar style attracts many demanding jazz fans.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on September 18, 2010, 07:06:06 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iN%2ByVzUhL._SS500_.jpg)



MUNLY
Munly & The Lee Lewis Harlots
virus324 (2004) CD + DVD - $14.00

Samples (http://www.alternativetentacles.com/product.php?product=861)

Try it u will like it
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 18, 2010, 07:31:38 AM
Try it u will like it
I do!   :thumb: Thanks for the link Ed...
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 18, 2010, 10:32:33 PM
Jackson Browne: Solo Acoustic, Volumes 1 & 2

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61G7VW5F91L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51a1lwBEONL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 18, 2010, 10:33:44 PM
Ray Browne: Superbass

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51h65ztxBZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 19, 2010, 04:29:53 PM
My son and his girlfriend decided that this afternoon was time for a Beatlefest

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61EG3M-GipL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

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(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516d1jud2FL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 19, 2010, 04:39:07 PM
.....Nothing swings like the original popular radio swing, those boys were swinging for profit, and they perfected it.

Dick Hyman: From the Age of Swing

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hvAKhEyIL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Here is a perfect example. It is a Keith Johnson Reference Recordings release so you know the sonics are top shelf, the music is played very well, but it just doesn't have that "magic" they was in the original 40s big band recordings. Don't get me wrong, it's a good album and I enjoy listening to it, but it's just not the same.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 19, 2010, 04:46:29 PM
Dick Hyman: Swing is Here

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uz05Cd7yL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

A second Swing Band album  from Reference Recordings. Great lineup of musicians.
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Post by: richidoo on September 19, 2010, 05:50:45 PM
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Some good hard edge modern string quartet music. Dissonent, aggressive, moody. Sharp clear strings whining and screeching. Still on the plantation though, with real harmony, tempo, and playing together as a group... iow, real music.

Description and samples:
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=311588
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Post by: Rob S. on September 19, 2010, 07:14:54 PM
Joni Mitchell- Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
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Post by: richidoo on September 19, 2010, 07:52:35 PM
(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/full/20/200141.jpg)

Franz Schubert's  9th Symphony
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Post by: tmazz on September 19, 2010, 08:25:55 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen.... The Grateful Dead - Filmore East New York City, April 1971

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/615AVPM8CDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I am reading a book called "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by Sam Cutler who was the tour manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead in the early 70s, so I thought I would have to listen to one of the shows that they did during the timeframe that the book is discussing.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51a%2BO2uvhCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

One of the interesting thing that came out of the book is that the Dead did not take to the road because they loved to tour so much but rather because they were almost bankrupt and need to play that many concerts to get out of their financial hole.

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Post by: Rob S. on September 19, 2010, 08:49:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Iy4j-mE2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 20, 2010, 07:39:39 AM
Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops, Rober McDuffie - Violin: Viennese Violin

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SldNSEPIL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Music of Lehar, Kreisler & Strass

Full track listing:
http://www.amazon.com/Viennese-Violin-Romantic-Kreisler-Strauss/dp/B000003D15/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1284992883&sr=1-1
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Post by: tmazz on September 20, 2010, 10:31:36 AM
Keith Clark - Pacific Symphony Orchestrta: Menotti/Barber Violin Concertos

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412ehOa1SgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Ruggiero Ricci, Violin
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Post by: tmazz on September 20, 2010, 10:34:04 AM
Enya: The Memory of Trees

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41E0CJWWJDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Werd on September 20, 2010, 03:37:57 PM
Hendrix.... excellent jimi vibe here with lots of good ole fashion drum and bass recording. No flash in the pan recording here.

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/4406/200pxjimihendrixvalleys.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 21, 2010, 06:13:02 PM
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Bryan,

Could not find the album you posted but the library did have a copy of this other album of there's. Great tip. I really like it  :thumb:



California Guitar Trio: Rocks the West

(http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims4/MUSIC/4e05dc2/1333846737/resize/200x/quality/80/http://o.aolcdn.com/art/amgmusic/album/pop/cov200/dre100/e125/e12503ls8he.jpg)

Includes acoustic guitar performances of Beethoven's 9th, Bohemian Rhapsody, Pictures at an Exhibition and Duke Ellington's Caravan, among others.
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Post by: tmazz on September 21, 2010, 06:15:01 PM
The String Quartet Tribute to The Beatles

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411G65H2C9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2010, 05:57:37 AM
Linda Ronstadt: Lush Life

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BzdVLWT9L._AA300_.jpg)

The second of the trilogy of albums that Ronstadt did with Nelson Riddle.
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Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2010, 06:05:56 AM
Linda Ronstadt: Get Closer

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61r9sHokgzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Get Closer is the first pop album Ronstadt made after doing Pirates of Penzance--and it shows in her voice, full of more muscle and control than ever before. Runs the gamut of musical styles from ballads (The Moon's a Harsh Mistress) to flat out rockin' (Get Closer). Also contains a well done duet with James Taylor on the old Ike and Tina Turner hit "Think Its Gonna Work Out Fine".
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Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2010, 06:09:10 AM
Dire Straits: Love Over Gold

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418HMQ6A40L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Unfortunately the CD version. I understand a really nice 180g vinyl version was released earlier this month.

Great music none the less.
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Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2010, 08:15:51 AM
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass: Summertime

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/53/df/409ae03ae7a0766137330210.L._AA300_.jpg)

If I didn't listen to this today I would have has to wait until next June.  :lol:

(Note: I have a vinyl copy, but the only clean cover shot I could find on the web was from the reel-to-reel version.)
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Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2010, 08:19:18 AM
Sinatra & Strings

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41i6rpneGhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

This one is kind of a double edged sword. Franks voice is top shelf, but the strings get kind of shrill as the dynamics increase.
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Post by: bpape on September 22, 2010, 02:27:48 PM
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Your Love Over Gold post got me poking through my music library.  Hadn't played this for a while.

CGT is a very interesting group.  They do some really nice stuff.  The one I posted is pretty hard to find.

Bryan
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Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2010, 05:32:11 PM

Your Love Over Gold post got me poking through my music library.  Hadn't played this for a while.

CGT is a very interesting group.  They do some really nice stuff.  The one I posted is pretty hard to find.

Bryan,

I lucked out on this one. My local library has a copy of the Kill to Get Crimson CD. I put in an online hold for it and hopefully will be able to get over there tomorrow to pick it up.  :D

Your last post got me to poking around by Knopfler discs and I can across this one-

Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins: Neck and Neck

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41A69Y63TTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Nice sounding British vinyl.

Tag, you're it! ;)
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Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2010, 05:34:47 PM
Frank Sinatra: September of My Years

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41O7XLOYQJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Better SQ than what I reported on "Sinatra and Strings"
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Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2010, 11:00:05 PM
Moody Blues: The Other Side of Life

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414K6Z8VTSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2010, 11:03:34 PM
R. Strauss/Andre Previn/Wiener Philharmoniker: Also sprach Zarathustra

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BrqzlzgpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The entire piece, not just the "2001" section.
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Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2010, 11:28:31 PM
James Taylor: Classic Songs

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EB8V2N9XL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

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Post by: lonewolfny42 on September 22, 2010, 11:33:52 PM
Good album....and to think....he's 70 yrs old.... :thumb:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujEiojVwewg&feature=channel



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-v1AbOBnL._SS500_.jpg)

Tom Jones - "Praise & Blame" (http://www.amazon.com/Praise-Blame-Tom-Jones/dp/B003R4Z7EU/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1285223421&sr=1-1)

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Post by: tmazz on September 23, 2010, 03:37:05 AM
Good album....and to think....he's 70 yrs old.... :thumb:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujEiojVwewg&feature=channel



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-v1AbOBnL._SS500_.jpg)

Tom Jones - "Praise & Blame" (http://www.amazon.com/Praise-Blame-Tom-Jones/dp/B003R4Z7EU/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1285223421&sr=1-1)



Wow - Where did he learn to sing the blues like that?  :shock:

Check out the samples from the rest of the album:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003R4Z7EU/ref=s9_simh_bw_p15_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1MKK6ZQYS6G4BQ3WZ0D3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=507063831&pf_rd_i=5174
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Post by: bpape on September 23, 2010, 06:16:58 AM

Your Love Over Gold post got me poking through my music library.  Hadn't played this for a while.

CGT is a very interesting group.  They do some really nice stuff.  The one I posted is pretty hard to find.

Bryan,

I lucked out on this one. My local library has a copy of the Kill to Get Crimson CD. I put in an online hold for it and hopefully will be able to get over there tomorrow to pick it up.  :D

Your last post got me to poking around by Knopfler discs and I can across this one-

Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins: Neck and Neck

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41A69Y63TTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Nice sounding British vinyl.

Tag, you're it! ;)


Got that one too.  Gotta be in the right mood but good stuff.  Chet is a legend but Mark just blows him away playing.

Bryan
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Post by: bpape on September 23, 2010, 06:19:48 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PKN5BKPBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 23, 2010, 11:48:50 AM
The Ben Webster channel on Pandora
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Post by: tmazz on September 23, 2010, 09:21:21 PM
Sarah Brooks:What is My Heart For

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41S04QPQ51L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Soulful vocalist Sarah Brooks is accompanied by legendary jazz guitarist Joe Beck, and percussionist Woodrow Williams on her WCS debut "What is My Heart For." It features a wide range of songs from Sting's "Fragile", to Eden Ahbez' "Nature Boy", to "Blackbird" by Lennon & McCartney. Also included is "Love is the Way I Live" by Brooks & Beck.
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on September 23, 2010, 11:43:37 PM
Atom Smash - Love Is In The Missile

For those of you who like to bang your head every once in awhile, this is one hell of a disc!  :thumb:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY9cmDinMZY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY9cmDinMZY)

(http://s44.radikal.ru/i103/1008/a7/16a75eb90eb2.jpg)

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Post by: tmazz on September 24, 2010, 06:37:17 AM
Stan Getz & Antonio Carlos Jobim: Their Greatest Hits

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511O03LCTsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 24, 2010, 06:40:44 AM
David Benoit: Heroes

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OfQC6L6wL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

David Benoit pays homage to some of his favourite recording artists that have had a distinct influence on his creativity throughout the years. The music of Dave Grusin, Elton John, The Doors, Horace Silver, Miles Davis, The Beatles and Dave Brubeck are very diverse in style, but, similar in terms of impact on the legendary contemporary jazz pianist's career.
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Post by: tmazz on September 24, 2010, 06:44:29 AM
Dvorak Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 - Antal Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y2TGBV9HL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: bpape on September 24, 2010, 07:35:49 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41imkIoAYlL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream

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Post by: bpape on September 24, 2010, 08:57:44 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5102GP-k0hL._SS500_.jpg)

The James Gang - Bang!
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Post by: bpape on September 24, 2010, 10:47:38 AM
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Utopia - RA

Definitely a bit different...

Bryan
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Post by: tmazz on September 24, 2010, 11:05:55 AM
Frank Sinatra: Live at the Meadowlands

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417R9Ap-wyL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Here is just another example of an album that was released long after a performer's death in an effort to cash in on his reputation. This is a recently released recording of a 1986 show that Sinatra did at the Brendam Byrne arena in NJ. Now one would ask, if this recording was so good, why did they wait 23 years to put it out. You don't have to listen to it for too long to unravel that mystery. AS much as I enjoy listening to Sinatra, I have to say that Frank simply did not bring his "A-Game" to NJ that night. The  SQ is not bad, but the performance is just not up to the standards of technical excellence and showmanship that we are used to from Sinatra. He made many excellent records. Unfortunately this is not one of them.

I'm sure glad I previewed the library's copy before a laid down any cash on the counter for this one.
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Post by: bpape on September 24, 2010, 11:26:28 AM
That's too bad. 

Probably still like some old quarterbacks who shall remain nameless.  Not up to stuff but still better than most on most days.

Bryan
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Post by: bpape on September 24, 2010, 11:50:18 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/4e/db/3440d250fca016b2ee3b6010.L.jpg)
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Post by: richidoo on September 24, 2010, 11:52:18 AM
Frank Sinatra, Jr. sang on stage in some new "lawyers in vegas" TV series a couple nights ago. He was not his father, but he sounded damn good. Sings in tune and in time, with style and sincerity, all the important things. I just googled him and listened to a track from his 2008 recording That Face, it's good but not great.  The TV appearance was spot on. Maybe the TV producer is better music maker than the record producer.
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Post by: bpape on September 24, 2010, 12:15:11 PM
I watched that show Rich. I think it was called The Good Guys.  Sinatra looked a lot like his dad and did sound good - but nobody is Frank Sr.

Bryan
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Post by: tmazz on September 24, 2010, 10:45:53 PM
John Cougar Mellencamp:The Lonesome Jubilee

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jqiN64EqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Rob S. on September 25, 2010, 06:26:03 AM
Kings X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UMfY7o5pL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Rob S. on September 25, 2010, 07:07:11 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61PVQSn781L._AA115_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H1YRTuGEL._AA115_.jpg)
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Post by: Rob S. on September 25, 2010, 07:24:42 PM
John Butler Trio- Live at St.Gallen


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61J3QWY6R4L._AA115_.jpg)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on September 26, 2010, 12:26:07 AM
Kings X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UMfY7o5pL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Nice!  :D

Give The Mob a listen as Doug Pinnick. from Kings X is the lead singer.

http://www.rebbeach.com/mob/ (http://www.rebbeach.com/mob/)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on September 26, 2010, 12:29:21 AM
Halestorm - Halestorm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVYgoejO3ac (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVYgoejO3ac)

(http://oktoberpromotion.com/files/shared/CoverLoResHalestorm_0.jpg)
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Post by: bpape on September 27, 2010, 10:18:53 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61goD6LBgoL._SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 27, 2010, 10:56:15 AM
Big weekend on the software front. Picked up 20 LPs and about 1/2 dozens CDs at the Crack house. I also ended up having to drive my son to several "Social" functions and while I was out took the opportunity to visit some town libraries that I hadn't been in for quite some time and checked out about a dozen CDs from them as well. These are going to take a while to go through .  :D I'm going to start with the Library CDs, for two reasons, first, they have to go back and second I can take them to work and listen to them there. (Yes I know it's shocking, but I do not that a turntable in my cubicle.   :( )

The Oscar Peterson Trio: Night Train

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31HEZ3HV4KL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

A 1962 recording of Perterson with Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen. A classic in every sense of the word.
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Post by: tmazz on September 27, 2010, 11:14:42 AM
Brian Bromberg: Wood

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51X2JT9D0NL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Rich, this disc is everything you said about it and then some. A sinice tour de force. Library or no Library, I am definitely going to have to pick up and original copy of this for myself.

Has anybody seen and/or heard this on vinyl?

Also any feed back on the follow-up album Wood II?

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Post by: bpape on September 27, 2010, 11:16:00 AM
Not heard it on vinyl but love it none the less from CD.  Wood II is also an excellent choice.  I don't think I have anything from BB that I don't like and doesn't get played in a reasonable rotation.

Bryan
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Post by: bpape on September 27, 2010, 11:18:17 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZZEWQ8BYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 27, 2010, 11:49:43 AM
David Beniot: Shadows

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/b7/6b/fcd2124128a0fbcb2ccb6010.L.jpg)

OK, while the first two out of the box were outstanding, this one is not so great. I usually like Benoit's stuff, but in this case the music is kind of "commerical" and sounds a bit forced.  And on the SQ front the soundstage is kind of closed in and lacked that natural sound we have come to expect from GRP.  Not horrible, but just not as good as I anticipated. I guess with as many albums as both Beniot as an artist  and GRPas a label put put out, a less that stelalr effort will slip in everyonce in a while.
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Post by: tmazz on September 27, 2010, 12:00:02 PM
Tuck & Patti: Love Warriors:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6122SFGVVNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

This one was just flat out annoying. I don't know if it is some kind of phasing or flanging effect or just plain gain riding, but throughout the  whole CD the master volume keeps going up and down in a slow sinusoidal pattern. Skipped through a number of cuts for about five minute before I couldn't take it anymore and puled this disc from the player.  [-(

Back to the library with this one!
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Post by: richidoo on September 27, 2010, 12:01:10 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hul9VDScL._SS500_.jpg)

Solo Masterpieces Volume 6
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Post by: tmazz on September 27, 2010, 12:05:55 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4zy9XFu1894/SGfM3UuZfYI/AAAAAAAABT4/o0LEGAZaY4g/s400/Badfinger+Magic+Christian.jpg)


Badfinger /  Magic Christian Music

I just heard that the entire Apple catalog is being remastered on CD and will be release starting in a few weeks (including the Beatles Red & Blue albums.)
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on September 27, 2010, 12:19:27 PM
Another "Best Of" collection....good for those that might need a taste... :thumb:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jvAQ7SGML._SS500_.jpg)

Rory Gallagher - "Crest of a Wave: The Best of Rory Gallagher".....Samples... (http://www.amazon.com/Crest-Wave-Best-Rory-Gallagher/dp/B002HWUU6I/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1285614877&sr=1-13)
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Post by: richidoo on September 27, 2010, 01:37:08 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HKCmKKjzL._SS500_.jpg)

Solo Masterpieces Vol. 5    :D
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Post by: tmazz on September 27, 2010, 03:44:44 PM
Bobby McFerrin/Chick Corea/The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: The Mozart Sessions

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ac3ZMbcIL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Interesting twists on some old standards
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on September 27, 2010, 05:26:00 PM
UFO - The Best Of UFO

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000074NU.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on September 27, 2010, 06:23:49 PM
John you got the best album covers in this thread.  8)
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Post by: tmazz on September 27, 2010, 06:53:18 PM
John you got the best album covers in this thread.  8)

One cannot talk about good album covers without bringing up Italian sax player Fausto Papetti.

(1st of 3 images removed by admin, for the guys viewing at work.)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SX4uDOAjL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kdLnqxl3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


More covers on his Amazon page:

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1285638644/ref=sr_pg_1?ie=UTF8&rh=n%3A5174%2Cn%3A%21301668%2Cp_32%3AFausto%20Papetti&page=1
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Post by: Rob S. on September 27, 2010, 07:12:39 PM
Love it!

Is the music good?  better check it out!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on September 27, 2010, 09:05:45 PM
Outloud - We'll Rock You To Hell And Back Again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aifdQ6CfKL0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aifdQ6CfKL0&feature=related)

Straight ahead Rock & Roll!  :yay2:

(http://discotecaxaranga.com/images/Outloud%20-%20Well%20Rock%20You%20to%20Hell%20and%20Back%20Again.jpg)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on September 27, 2010, 10:12:24 PM
Armored Saint - La Raza

(http://images.cryhavok.org/d/14278-1/Armored+Saint+-+La+Raza.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on September 28, 2010, 01:17:32 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31fRwOkCbKL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on September 28, 2010, 04:13:58 PM
California Guitar Trio: Whitewater

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yj93lFL9L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 28, 2010, 04:16:28 PM
A Tribute to Oscar Peterson: Live at The Town Hall

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lAHJSbF0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 28, 2010, 07:43:30 PM
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture: Ravel Bolero: Boston Pops Orchestra: Arthur Fiedler

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UtkMHCcEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Last week I found a Fielder recording on London Phase 4, this week it is Deutsche Grammophon. Not sure if this is just a German release of one of the RCA recordings or something that the Boston Pops did directly for DG. Either way it still sounds good.

Of intersting note, because this was recorded indoors they did not want to use any kind of cannons, (it was felt that the high SPLs produced by the cannons would overload the recording equipment) so they used shotguns filled with blanks instead.
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Post by: tmazz on September 28, 2010, 08:36:09 PM
Bryan,

Your post about "Breaking Silence" reminded me that I had this LP in the pile of goodies I got from the Crack House this weekend.  :thumb:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513c2LE4KsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: bpape on September 29, 2010, 07:05:05 AM
That's a good one too though I don't have it.  Oh well, Christmas is coming...

Bryan
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Post by: tmazz on September 30, 2010, 06:56:25 AM
Tracy Chapman

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/36/2f/a605419328a0c47136c4e110.L._AA300_.jpg)

One of the most striking debut albums ever released, this disc instantly established Chapman as a musical force, and with good reason. Immediacy, integrity of purpose, and unqualified artistry are apparent in nearly every song. And while "Fast Cars" remains Chapman's best-known work, "Talkin' Bout a Revolution" is that rarest breed: a song which is both topical and timeless. Any exploration into Chapman's work should begin with this at times stunning effort; it's a disc of remarkable uniformity and clarity that Chapman has yet to improve on. --Wayne Pernu
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Post by: tmazz on September 30, 2010, 07:00:42 AM
Carole King: Fantasy

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XUCR-OVWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 30, 2010, 07:07:53 AM
Justin Haywood - John Lodge: Blue Jays

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QFdu31l%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Recorded in the mid 70s while the Moody Blues were "on sabadical" trying "to find themselves" as a group. Good SQ with a strong Moody Blues flavor to the music. All in all 69 cents well spent.

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Post by: tmazz on September 30, 2010, 07:13:55 AM
Ry Cooder: Boomer's Story

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EEUY6HWYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on September 30, 2010, 07:34:50 AM
Antonio Carlos Jobim: Urubu (Orchestra arranged on conducted by Claus Ogerman)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C78uV6VSL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

I picked this up because I like some of Jobim's earlier work with Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra. Wow, this is about as far from Bossa Nova as you can get. It is kind of a mix of Brazilian Jazz with Improvisational New Age. A lot of the reviews on Amazon hail this as one of Jobim's greatest masterpieces. I'm glad the enjoyed it, but it just didn't do anything for me. I'll pass on this one.

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Post by: tmazz on September 30, 2010, 08:05:54 AM
The Best from Buddah

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6115wP3co5L._AA300_.jpg)


While Buddah Records had many successful artists (Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Isley Brothers, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, Brewer & Shipley,Curtis Mayfield and Charlie Daniels just to name a few,) in their later years, the first thing that most people think of when their name comes up is there association with "Bubblegum" music in the late 60s.
 This LP is a collection of their most successful Bubblegum hits. Who can forget "Green Tambourine", "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy", "Chewy, Chewy" and "Simple Simon Says?"  (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-party-smileys-783.gif) (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/Free-Cold-Smileys/)  (I don't know they didn't seem so corny when I was 9 years old.  :roll:   Now my son on the other hand was collecting Beatles and Pink Floyd albums when he was 9. Just goes to show the positive effect of proper parenting.  :thumb:)

I thought it might be fun to revisit some of the AM radio songs of my grade school days. What I did not realize was that while these songs may have sounded OK on a 1960s vintage AM transistor radio, the SQ is bad enough to make your ears bleed when played on a 21st century high end system.  #-o

I don't know if it is the original tapes or the mastering of this particular album, but I am beginning to think that the phrase bubblegum music must mean that whoever produced this album must have had gum stuck in his ears at the time. I can't think of any other way that somebody could have listened to the test pressing for this album and said "yeah that's good, that's go with it."   :duh

Some things just aren't even worth the 69 cent asking price at the Crack House.  :(
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Post by: tmazz on September 30, 2010, 11:07:24 AM
The Eric Clapton Channel on Pandora
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on September 30, 2010, 11:22:06 AM
Accept - Death Row

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=TCuaL1yBOdI&feature=related (http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=TCuaL1yBOdI&feature=related)

(http://www.metallibrary.ru/bands/discographies/images/accept/pictures/94_death_row.jpg)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on September 30, 2010, 11:06:39 PM
Soil - Picture Perfect

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0hIZQsoEvA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0hIZQsoEvA)

(http://www.f3studios.com/wp-content/gallery/post-soilpictureperfect/soil-pictureperfect-cover.jpg)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on September 30, 2010, 11:33:27 PM
Winger - Karma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUWXWU6td_8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUWXWU6td_8)

(http://reddemonsmagazine.com/Fotos/Fotos%20review/winger-karma.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on October 01, 2010, 02:30:31 PM
Soil - Picture Perfect

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0hIZQsoEvA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0hIZQsoEvA)

(http://www.f3studios.com/wp-content/gallery/post-soilpictureperfect/soil-pictureperfect-cover.jpg)

I bet this is just like Fausto Papetti where almost as many people buy the album or the cover as for the music.  aa :yay2: aa
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Post by: tmazz on October 01, 2010, 02:32:31 PM
Michael Franks: The Art of Tea

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/315QCSQJS0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on October 01, 2010, 02:34:52 PM
Dan Fogelberg: The Innocent Age

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31%2B81N7TulL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: evan1 on October 01, 2010, 02:55:26 PM
 :thumb:

Brendan Perry-Ark
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Post by: Bill O'Connell on October 01, 2010, 07:33:02 PM
Van Morrison,,,,   Carrying A Torch
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on October 02, 2010, 06:24:43 PM
Arcade Fire, "The Suburbs"
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on October 02, 2010, 06:53:50 PM
King Missile III, "Royal Lunch"

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GfHVJ9SiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://"http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002S93Z8/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00000AFQ6&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0H8PECKFJ7K5M973VWHS")
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 03, 2010, 11:16:57 PM
Wig Wam - Non Stop Rock N Roll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BSXqHtGgnc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BSXqHtGgnc) The video is really, really bad.....but the band is actually pretty good.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__zlXO2QcyYw/S5Gpuxi6tgI/AAAAAAAAAU4/cvny2BARwKs/s400/WigWamNonStopRockRoll151538_f.jpg)
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Post by: bpape on October 04, 2010, 12:58:58 PM
(http://images.cdbaby.name/b/a/badlandstrio.jpg)

Badlands Trio - Self Titled

Something I found when doing a studio for a customer.  Very interesting.

Samples - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/badlandstrio


Bryan
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Post by: tmazz on October 04, 2010, 06:35:45 PM
David Benoit: Professional Dreamer

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61HfVaMDcQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Much more dynamic and forceful than I am used to hearing from Benoit. Sounds more like a recording from DMP than from GRP. Not that it's bad, I actally like it a lot, it's just not what I expected. Definitely worth a listen.

Samples:
http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Dreamer-David-Benoit/dp/B00000J7QH/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1286241979&sr=1-1
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 04, 2010, 11:32:21 PM
Bryan's Badlands Trio made me think of something just a wee bit different.....

Badlands - Voodoo Highway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePo0gtjBFNs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePo0gtjBFNs)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dqQ0UOGfoeo/SiQvVFtY6MI/AAAAAAAAASw/m_Nlcbv4jKM/s400/Badlands+-+Voodoo+Highway.jpg)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 05, 2010, 11:43:51 PM
Jaded Heart - Perfect Insanity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjHWKzT_AQU&feature=artist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjHWKzT_AQU&feature=artist)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6IxeL1PRYH4/SuUUTlsZYtI/AAAAAAAABRM/CPscLLoqP_w/s400/Jaded+Heart+-+Perfect+Insanity+by+Eneas.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on October 06, 2010, 05:40:38 AM
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Couldn't Stand the Weather (Legacy Edition)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gRQH9NEzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Legacy Edition contains 11 bonus tracks plus a second CD of live material from a Aug 1984 concert at the Spectrum in Montreal.
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Post by: bpape on October 06, 2010, 06:46:10 AM
Bryan's Badlands Trio made me think of something just a wee bit different.....

Badlands - Voodoo Highway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePo0gtjBFNs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePo0gtjBFNs)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dqQ0UOGfoeo/SiQvVFtY6MI/AAAAAAAAASw/m_Nlcbv4jKM/s400/Badlands+-+Voodoo+Highway.jpg)

That is a bit different from what I normally listen to.  Pretty good though.  Reminds me of another band but can't think who it is.

Bryan
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Post by: richidoo on October 06, 2010, 06:51:23 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CPQbCOWJL._SS500_.jpg)

Thanks to SteveB for this CD!  Edgar Meyer's bowed bass sounds great on the new speakers!
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Post by: Rob S. on October 06, 2010, 09:34:34 AM
I agree, I use that one as a reference for clarity of bass.  :)   Glad the speakers are sounding good.
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Post by: tmazz on October 06, 2010, 06:45:00 PM
Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd: Jazz Samba

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419bj%2BrZtyL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Rob S. on October 06, 2010, 10:43:09 PM
due to tmazz recommendation- new vinyl $12

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YC1CZkInL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on October 06, 2010, 10:54:36 PM
due to tmazz recommendation- new vinyl $12

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YC1CZkInL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Love to watch this tread at work.  :thumb: Spreading the good word.....

Hey Rob, who is the drummer in your new avatar? The piture is small and hard to see in detail, but it kind of looks like the main character from the 1970s sitcom "What's Happening".  :lol:
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Post by: Rob S. on October 06, 2010, 10:56:26 PM
$2 immaculate vinyl copy

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WsMR6FxEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Rob S. on October 06, 2010, 11:00:10 PM
What are you still doing awake, aren't you in NY or somewhere on East coast?   picture is Brian Blade who's touring with chic corea and christian mcbride.  he stole the show here last week.  was Fantastic!!!  team player, playing with finesse, emotion and explosive when called on.  :thumb:

Rob S.
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 06, 2010, 11:36:09 PM
Sun Red Sun - Sun Red Sun

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wCNzdiYIOtU/Sbl83YIur1I/AAAAAAAAAIM/l8DW5sH6U0g/s320/Front.JPG)

A band that nobody here has probably heard of but is full of members of past bands that you have heard of including Anthrax, Alice In Chains, Black Sabbath, Rainbow etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Red_Sun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Red_Sun)
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on October 06, 2010, 11:40:38 PM
Hey Rob....

What are you still doing awake..... :rofl:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Mr0ENZnSL._SS500_.jpg)

Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band - "Season of Changes" (http://www.amazon.com/Season-Changes-Brian-Blade-Fellowship/dp/B0015MS7DO)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 07, 2010, 12:04:46 AM
Gotthard - Dial Hard

R.I.P. Steve Lee http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/article/871870--freak-accident-kills-gotthard-s-frontman-steve-lee (http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/article/871870--freak-accident-kills-gotthard-s-frontman-steve-lee)

One of my favorite rock singers. Very sad to see him go...... :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqW8p5EnwEA&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqW8p5EnwEA&feature=related)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_I6MSNykUZjQ/SOfeHqsiPuI/AAAAAAAAAD0/yUcvGyQrEPg/s320/Gotthard_Dial_Hard-Front.jpg)
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Post by: richidoo on October 07, 2010, 06:22:30 AM
Sorry John. That's a real bummer
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Post by: tmazz on October 07, 2010, 07:02:26 AM
R.I.P. Steve Lee http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/article/871870--freak-accident-kills-gotthard-s-frontman-steve-lee (http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/article/871870--freak-accident-kills-gotthard-s-frontman-steve-lee)

Wow, that is freaky. It is not unusual to hear about someone being killed when they com flying off a motorcycle during an accident, but this is the first time I heard of someone dying when a motorcycle flew on to them. But like I tell my kids, 18 wheelers play for keeps, and the don't lose very often.  :(
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Post by: tmazz on October 07, 2010, 07:11:08 AM
What are you still doing awake, aren't you in NY or somewhere on East coast?   

Hey Rob....

What are you still doing awake..... :rofl:


Looks like we are just a bunch of audio vampires. (http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt84/SVT-GT500/smileys/vampire.gif)
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Post by: Rob S. on October 07, 2010, 08:38:48 AM
Yep,  I expect lonewolfie to be up- he's awake and posting 24/7, and I'm awake cuz I don't have a 9-5 job to be at in the morning.  tmazz- didn't think you could nap during the day, w/your suit and briefcase?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/Eva_Cassidy_-_Time_After_Time.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on October 07, 2010, 12:06:00 PM
Yep,  I expect lonewolfie to be up- he's awake and posting 24/7, and I'm awake cuz I don't have a 9-5 job to be at in the morning.  tmazz- didn't think you could nap during the day, w/your suit and briefcase?

And I was up that late just because I'm nut's. As for naps, that's what the Long Island Railroad is for.  :lol:

Rob, I see your Eva Cassidy and raise you a Diana Krall (lucky I had them in the office today)

Eva Cassidy: Songbird

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oCRfbFLGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Diana Krall: Only Trust Your Heart

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AiBbKLSSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

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Post by: richidoo on October 07, 2010, 04:46:47 PM
Sonny Rollins - "Way Out West"
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61FtCDj4ZxL._SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on October 07, 2010, 06:36:17 PM
The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Dominica: Chantmania

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PTJKY6BJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

This CD is a hoot. Songs such as the "Theme from the Monkees", "We Will Rock You" and "Do Ya think I'm Sexy" done in the style of Gregorian Chants.

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Post by: tmazz on October 08, 2010, 08:24:19 AM
Sammy Davis Jr.: What Kinf of Fool Am I

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51796XMtLVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on October 08, 2010, 08:26:52 AM
Wec Montgomery: Greatest Hits

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514b5u71DNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on October 08, 2010, 08:43:02 AM
The Charlie Parker Story #3

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/35a24ca9ace13dec8be7151a8cf1a8af/694303.jpg)

Saw this in the Crack House and was hesitant at first to pick it up because I am not usually a fan of simulated stereo release. But the 69 cent price took over and I said what the heck. Wow, am I sure glad I did! :thumb: Simulated stereo or not, the SQ on this LP is really nice. And the musicianship just blew me away. I was sitting in the mancave getting very impressed with the music when I pick up the cover and glanced at the liner notes. Holy cow! :shock: This album is a virtual who's who collection of jazz musicians!!!! In addition to Parker, this album features performances Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk,  Buddy Rich, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter, Oscar Perterson, Barney Kessel and Ray Brown.  8)

Each one of these guys was, or later became a legitimate jazz superstar in his own right and on this LP they were is backup musicians.  :drool:

No wonder I was so impressed. Check this one out if you can.  I know I am certainly going to be on the lookout for the rest of the series.  [-o<
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Post by: tmazz on October 08, 2010, 08:57:53 AM
AM Gold - 1970

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41cxP793OAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Where was this during "Retro Weekend"?  #-o

My kids are flipping out that 40 years later I still remember the words to almost everything on this disc.  ;)

1. Aint no mountain high enough - diana ross 2. green eyed lady - sugarloaf 3. make it with you - bread 4. your song - elton john 5. lay down (candles in the rain) - melanie 6. i think i love you - partridge family 7. o-o-h child - the 5 stairsteps 8. love grows (where my rosemary goes) - edison lighthouse 9. gypsy woman - brian hyland 10. hey there lonely girl - eddie holman 11. rainy night in georgia - brook benton 12. in the summertime - mungo jerry 13. share the land - guess who 14. candida - dawn 15. indiana wants me - r. dean taylor 16. ma belle amie - the tee set 17. one less bell to answer - the 5th dimension 18. everything is beautiful - ray stevens 19. snowbird - anne murray 20. patches - clarence carter 21. i'll never fall in love again - dionne warwick 22. i'll be there - jackson 5
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Post by: bpape on October 08, 2010, 09:32:10 AM
Must be time for another retro weekend!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W8fuWwI%2BL._SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on October 08, 2010, 12:40:55 PM
Must be time for another retro weekend!

I'm in! :thumb: How 'bout the rest of you? Let's take some time this weekend to go deep into our collections and pull out some of those albums from the past that have had out for ages.

The Grass Roots: More Golden Grass

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Xd4cQiQ0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: bpape on October 08, 2010, 01:03:52 PM
OK.  Going way back to the first album I ever bought.

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/d3/98/b269c0a398a02c3dd216f110.L._AA300_.jpg)

Don't have a turntable any more but have a CD that somebody gave me just so I had a copy.

5th Dimension - Age of Aquarius

Bryan
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Post by: bpape on October 08, 2010, 01:08:25 PM
Have to go get my grandson and take him for the evening so the kids can finish moving and have some time to themselves. We'll be playing this in the car.  He LOVES music - and he's just now 1.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4197Z4FBV1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Harry Chapin - The Gold Medal Collection

This is kind of fun - EVERY weekend is retro weekend at my place - guess I'm showing my age  :duh

Bryan
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Post by: allenzachary on October 08, 2010, 03:38:26 PM
My Dad took me to see Harry Chapin at Convention Hall in Asbury Park when I was 10 years old.  Pete Seeger was the warm up act.  Third row seats. What a great show.
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Post by: bpape on October 09, 2010, 06:42:22 AM
I bet that was a great show.  I've always liked Harry.

Bryan
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Post by: bpape on October 09, 2010, 07:06:54 AM
Saturday morning waking up with coffee...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516be3F8nwL._SS400_.jpg)

CSN - CSN
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Post by: mfsoa on October 09, 2010, 07:41:33 AM
Mozart Requiem, the latest download from B&W Society of Sound. Yum.

Overall pleased with the SoS tunes, although I thought all were available in hi-rez, but maybe half of the "Peter Gabriel" side of the club are std redbook.

Over the course of the first year the cost will be about 1$ per album.  (album? disc?  what's the proper term when you download?  Ahh, "file" I guess)
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Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 08:03:47 AM
Have to go get my grandson and take him for the evening so the kids can finish moving and have some time to themselves. We'll be playing this in the car.  He LOVES music - and he's just now 1.

Bryan,

Glad to see you are breaking them in young.  :D

If you like Harry Chapin you should really check out the line of children's CDs put out by his brother Tom. Children's based themes but musically something that we as adults can listen to and not lose our minds. I would start with the "Family Tree" album.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61P2OIzmZCL._AA300_.jpg)

more info at:
www.tomchapin.com

Tom Paxton also has a series of nice children’s albums.

www.tompaxton.com

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Post by: bpape on October 09, 2010, 08:23:01 AM
Thanks.  I'll definitely look into those.

He's actually pretty funny. If it's synthisized music, he couldn't care less.  But, when he hears real acoustic instruments, he just gets locked in a trance. 

Our whole family has a musical background so it's not surprising he has a taste for music. 

Bryan
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 08:25:25 AM
My Dad took me to see Harry Chapin at Convention Hall in Asbury Park when I was 10 years old.  Pete Seeger was the warm up act.  Third row seats. What a great show.

I was in my car backing out of the driveway on the way to a Harry Chapin concert at Eisenhower Park when they interupted the regular radio broadcast with a special news bulletin that Harry had just died in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway.

Harry was not only a great musician and showman, but a wonderful human being as well. He never let fame go to his head and was always concerned with making the world a better place. He was involved in many charitable endeavors and unbenounced to most people was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Long Island Philharmonic. His fellow Long Islanders truly miss him, in more ways than one.


If you have not heard it check out the live album issues in 1198 of a show he did at The Bottom Line in NYC. I think it is much more representative of Harry's concerts that the "Greatest Stories Live" album that I always felt had too much of a commercial feel to it and lost the personal nature of Harry's shows.

Harry Chapin: The Bottom Line Encore Collection

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 08:29:44 AM
OK, back to Retro Weekend......

My wife and son are running a garage sale this weekend so there will be plenty of time to listen (although on a boom box, but good music is good music).

The Doors: Alive She Cried

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 09, 2010, 09:53:52 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/dc/9d/cef5024128a062b1648f3010.L.jpg)

Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
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Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 11:26:43 AM
The Best of the Animals

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Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 11:30:13 AM
Creedenc Clearwater Revival: Chronicle

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rUwUptxKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 11:31:18 AM
Santana: Abraxas

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61iD1mqjVvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 11:39:20 AM
The Best of the Guess Who

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DY2MGQB0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I know that all of these greatest hits collections are not in the true spirit of Retro Weekend. I would rather be listening to the original albums, but most of my copies are on vinyl and with me being outside all weekend I have to limit myself to what I have on CD.  :(
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Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 11:45:47 AM
Grateful Dead: American Beauty

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61HW7HZ8SAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 11:48:25 AM
The Turtles, featuring Flo & Eddie: Captured Live

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/217N41D1B5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 11:51:54 AM
Rod Stewart: Sing it Again Rod

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/bf/94/1a2a729fd7a0df12341ec010.L._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: bpape on October 09, 2010, 12:07:17 PM
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Who's Next!   :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 12:49:46 PM
In remembrance of his 70th birthday...

John Lennon: Imagine

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 12:51:37 PM
Harry Nilsson: Everybody's Talkin'

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/52/3c/e030225b9da0aab6b0136110.L._AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 09, 2010, 12:58:04 PM
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 04:00:07 PM
David Bowie: Diamond Dogs

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/6d/57/310de03ae7a0d19582c62210.L._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 05:06:29 PM
Buzzy Linhardt: Pussycats Can Go Far

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JTNEzAIaL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Another one from '74.....
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Post by: etcarroll on October 09, 2010, 05:52:05 PM
Good wine with French semi-soft cheese, honey crisp apples and Ritz crackers while listening to 'The Pachelbel Canon', wife gone into the hospital to code for OT, and son upstairs playing CoD, if this is a dream then don't wake me.

Now I appreciate the struggle of getting these components together over last 8 months or so.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2010, 06:47:29 PM
Now I appreciate the struggle of getting these components together over last 8 months or so.

I love it when a plan comes together.....

(http://mos.totalfilm.com/images/6/6-original-casting-ideas-for-the-a-team.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 10, 2010, 08:24:26 AM
Good wine with French semi-soft cheese, honey crisp apples and Ritz crackers while listening to 'The Pachelbel Canon', wife gone into the hospital to code for OT, and son upstairs playing CoD, if this is a dream then don't wake me.

Now I appreciate the struggle of getting these components together over last 8 months or so.

 :thumb:  That's the way it's supposed to be.

Bryan
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 10, 2010, 08:29:25 AM
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MMM (Mellow Morning Music)

Jim Croce - I Got A Name
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 10, 2010, 09:29:43 AM
If you like Jim Croce you should give a listen to some of the stuff done by Terry Cashman and Tommy West, Who produces Croce's albums for ABC Records. My particular favortie is:

Cashman & West: Lifesong

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Mj2qxUehL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Contains a musical tribute to Croce backup guitatist Maury Muehleisen who dies along with Croce in a 1973 plane crash.
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Post by: tmazz on October 10, 2010, 09:32:44 AM
Jethro Tull: Aqualung

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5164BHQAM6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 10, 2010, 09:33:31 AM
Black Sabbath: Paranoid

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 10, 2010, 09:34:58 AM
Steppenwolf: Gold

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 10, 2010, 09:36:02 AM
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Pictures at an Exhibition

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 10, 2010, 01:21:13 PM
All the Best of the Lovin' Spoonful

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Post by: tmazz on October 10, 2010, 01:37:42 PM
Cream: Wheels of Fire

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 10, 2010, 04:35:50 PM
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Early Brubeck with Desmond and Joe Dodge, Eugene Wright.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 10, 2010, 05:03:32 PM
Jimmy Buffett: Live in Hawaii

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SBD8724JL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 11, 2010, 05:17:15 AM
If you like Jim Croce you should give a listen to some of the stuff done by Terry Cashman and Tommy West, Who produces Croce's albums for ABC Records. My particular favortie is:

Cashman & West: Lifesong

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Mj2qxUehL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Contains a musical tribute to Croce backup guitatist Maury Muehleisen who dies along with Croce in a 1973 plane crash.

Thanks.  I'll check that one out.

Bryan
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Post by: bpape on October 11, 2010, 05:57:37 AM
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Time to wake up! 

Tower of Power - Self Titled
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 11, 2010, 10:18:31 AM
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Time for some great music and humor.

Frank Zappa - Bongo Fury
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Post by: richidoo on October 11, 2010, 03:42:31 PM
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Rick Craig gave me this CD, it is really cool. It's weird like Carlman's music, jazzy in a modern way, innovative, proud, moody, smart. Incredible recording quality for a studio session.
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Post by: richidoo on October 11, 2010, 06:07:31 PM
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Rozsa Violin Concerto  Jascha Heifitz RCA Gold Seal

Samples #4-6
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BG0SOA/

This is a beautiful concerto. Melodic, exciting, 20th century modern harmonies. Heifitz is on fire. Recording is good, lots of lovely string ring, wood and air, and compression, but not offensive. Nobody has a sound like that.

It is playing on the radio tonight, WCPE. Just realized the compression is probably the radio station. They do squeeze it pretty hard.
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Post by: tmazz on October 11, 2010, 07:02:12 PM
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Rick Craig gave me this CD, it is really cool. It's weird like Carlman's music, jazzy in a modern way, innovative, proud, moody, smart. Incredible recording quality for a studio session.

I just picked this CD up at the library last week based on the recomendation of an earlier post on this thread. I agree with Rich, it is kind of hard to describe exactly what it is, but I like it.  :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 11, 2010, 07:11:23 PM
I feel like I kind of cheated on the tail end of Retro Weekend.  :^o

Q104.3 ws playing the Top 104 classic rock songs of all time yesterday afternoon and evening (based on a list compiled in a 2003 survey, they will be doing the 2010 list of the top 1043 song this coming Thanksgiving weekend) After pulling and swapping CDs for most of the weekend I decided why fight it and just listened to their choices for the rest of the day (which included a good amount of the things I would have played anyhow.)  8)

The station posted the list on their web site today, but unfortunately it gets blocked by the firewall here at work.  :(  I will post a link to the list as soon as I can get to it.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 11, 2010, 07:22:33 PM
50% off Columbus Day sale at the Crack House today. While this meant good prices, it also meant that everybody and his brother was there, so there was lots of competition and pickings were on the slim side and I was only able to find a few CDs. (No vinyl today :cry:)

The Essential Journey

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 11, 2010, 07:33:31 PM
The Very Best of Aretha Franklin, The 60s

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Post by: tmazz on October 11, 2010, 07:37:31 PM
Irish Beer Drinking Favorites

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Favorite songs, not favorite beers....  :rofl::beer: :rofl:
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Post by: tmazz on October 11, 2010, 07:41:06 PM
John Mayer: As Is

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 12, 2010, 08:40:03 AM
Retro just got extended

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Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 12, 2010, 08:51:33 AM
I feel like I kind of cheated on the tail end of Retro Weekend.  :^o

Q104.3 ws playing the Top 104 classic rock songs of all time yesterday afternoon and evening (based on a list compiled in a 2003 survey, they will be doing the 2010 list of the top 1043 song this coming Thanksgiving weekend) After pulling and swapping CDs for most of the weekend I decided why fight it and just listened to their choices for the rest of the day (which included a good amount of the things I would have played anyhow.)  8)

The station posted the list on their web site today, but unfortunately it gets blocked by the firewall here at work.  :(  I will post a link to the list as soon as I can get to it.

As promised here is the link:

http://www.q1043.com/pages/top1043/2003.html
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 12, 2010, 08:52:30 AM
Retro just got extended

Nothing wrong with that...... 8)
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Post by: tmazz on October 12, 2010, 09:01:57 AM
Vangelis: Mythodea

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Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey

I am listening to this now on my computer speakers. Even so it sounds very "big" in nature. Almost like a new Wagner epic.

I will be interested to hear this get the full treatment in the mancave.
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Post by: bpape on October 12, 2010, 10:06:42 AM
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Edgar baby...
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 13, 2010, 08:21:38 AM
Ray Brown: Walk On

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The final Ray Brown Trio recording.

Includes a second CD of previously unreleased Ray Brown material.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 13, 2010, 09:28:40 AM
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Dean Peer - UCross

Interesting style and a good recording.

Bryan
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 13, 2010, 01:44:54 PM
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Post by: richidoo on October 13, 2010, 02:26:28 PM
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 13, 2010, 03:57:59 PM
Dogpound - The Hellbum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSmFIGNjqD4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSmFIGNjqD4)

(http://img.maniadb.com/images/album/363/363040_1_f.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 13, 2010, 06:50:02 PM
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My hero is Clifford Brown.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 13, 2010, 07:27:17 PM
Saw this guy at a small church in Charleston, WV. He opened for Andy McKee who I went to see. This guy stole the show.  Fantastic!!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JP3BNW0NL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Rob S. on October 13, 2010, 09:04:49 PM
sides 1 & 3 vinyl, need a better copy of this one, this ones been loved.....

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Post by: Rob S. on October 13, 2010, 09:31:20 PM
vinyl copy
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 13, 2010, 09:35:27 PM
Where's the "R?"

:?
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 14, 2010, 11:24:42 AM
funny, Richie....   I thought I was listening to Ben Haper, who sounds very similar to Ben Harper.

Nice eye, Rich.  I award you a gold star.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 14, 2010, 01:41:02 PM
Oh good, then I'm not crazy?  :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Ecramer on October 14, 2010, 07:18:39 PM
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God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs

good stuff been spinning this a lot
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 14, 2010, 08:32:23 PM
Sara K is in my sound room right now, dam- I love my new tweeters.
(http://www.sarak.com/images/music.2.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 14, 2010, 10:00:21 PM
final CD of the night.....

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MjCxjfwbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 14, 2010, 11:43:30 PM
Corroded - Exit To Transfer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYnXZaROOzw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYnXZaROOzw)

Any band that runs with three guitar players who can all play is worth a listen in my book!

(http://www.ginza.se/Archive/Images/item_img_verylarge/691627.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 15, 2010, 07:52:06 AM
Nothing right now.  Marathon sessions yesterday and last night setting up the RMAF room.  More today, tomorrow, and Sunday.  Will try to post pics later.

Bryan
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shep on October 15, 2010, 09:27:23 AM
BBF.........Bloody Blackgates Forming; one of the worse albums ever made.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 15, 2010, 09:04:17 PM
The Chapin Family: Harry Chapin - A Celebration in Song

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This is a live recording of a concert given by Harry's family and friends that celebrated his life and music. The key word here is celebrate. I attended one of these concerts a few years back at the Tillies Center at C. W. Post and it was truly a joyful celebration. You really got the feeling that everyone on the stage couldn't think of a single thing they would rather be doing other than standing there singing Harry Chapin songs. The enthusiasm was infectious and it was a great show.  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 15, 2010, 09:06:55 PM
Ray Brown: Some of My Best Friends are... The Piano Players

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 15, 2010, 09:13:28 PM
The Ray Brown Trio: Live at Scullers

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cAzlnO8gL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

You guys may find this hard to believe, but I did not buy these last three Ray Brown CDs at the Crack House, I actually bought them at a record store. OK, they were $6 each in the cutout bin, but they were not 99 cents at the Crack House.

As for the discs, how can you not love Ray Brown. Being Telarcs the SQ is top shelf and the music... it's Ray Brown, that's all that needs to be said.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 16, 2010, 01:10:47 PM
Scullers, that brings back some memories.  I saw Roy Hargrove and Chris Conner there, some others too, can't remember. 

This is a nice recording:
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Some nice drum work by Clayton Cameron.

With: Kenny Burrell, guitar; Tivon Pennicott, tenor sax and flute; Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Clayton Cameron, drums
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 16, 2010, 06:31:28 PM
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 16, 2010, 06:45:50 PM
.99 vinyl copy

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kXqdMQOCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 16, 2010, 07:57:13 PM
Damn Rob, I didn't know you dig Bird
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 16, 2010, 08:00:15 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516ISFUfZtL._AA300_.jpg)

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/b6/f9/6f2ec0a398a0335d41f1c110.L._AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 16, 2010, 08:11:14 PM
.99 vinyl copy


Alright Rob, now you're talking my language. The only thing better than great music on vinyl, is a good bargin on great music on vinyl.  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 16, 2010, 09:19:20 PM
  and my local record store doubles as an alternative lifestyle  store(drug, marital aids, videos, etc.) no crack shack here, just where the crack/pot heads come for rolling papers, bongs, etc.  Every day that I spend more than 15 minutes in there, I overhear the store manager coaching some poor soul on which "system flush" kit they need to buy to beat their company drug test.    :(   Stupid idiots, the music is the best drug.

oh, had to drop 1.99 on this baby....  good condition, my 15yr old guitar playing son will dig the guitar work.    :thumb:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61cNcL6kAgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 16, 2010, 10:04:30 PM
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 17, 2010, 07:05:37 AM
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http://www.yang40degreesnorth.com/

Beautiful recording of a great guitar master playing Spanish standards. EMI recordings are top notch.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 07:31:12 AM
 and my local record store doubles as an alternative lifestyle  store(drug, marital aids, videos, etc.) no crack shack here, just where the crack/pot heads come for rolling papers, bongs, etc.  Every day that I spend more than 15 minutes in there, I overhear the store manager coaching some poor soul on which "system flush" kit they need to buy to beat their company drug test.    :(   Stupid idiots, the music is the best drug.

oh, had to drop 1.99 on this baby....  good condition, my 15yr old guitar playing son will dig the guitar work.    :thumb:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61cNcL6kAgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

If he liked that one you should definitely have him give this one a spin:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514umIR-vzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 07:32:59 AM
Wes Montgomery: Teqila

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61jEgsv21OL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 07:34:37 AM
Marcos Valle: Samba '68

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 07:36:57 AM
Ella Fitzgerald: Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 07:57:10 AM
Victoria's Secret: Winterscapes

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A collection of orignal winter themed compositions performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For those of you that don't know Victoria's Secret (yes tht Victoria's Secret  aa ) puts out a line of very nice sounding CDs. Most of the classical ones feature the London Symphony Orchestra, of which VS is a Diamond Patron. This particualr disc, in addition to being a nice sounding collection(bith musically and in terms of SQ), is a 24K gold CD pressing. Not many people realize what these Victoria's secret CDs are and as a result they can usually be found at extremely cheap prices through the usual used CD sources.

Additionally, shopping for new copies of the Victoria's Secret CDs provides two distinct advantages:

1) it gives you the opprotunity to wander through the store by yourself   :drool: - "Hey, I'm shoping for CDs." and

2) it gives you something to do while your wife is looking through the store for hours.  :duh
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 17, 2010, 08:27:23 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31J8g51NrML._SS400_.jpg)

This CD makes me miss my big speakers. Dramatic modern symphonic poems of similar transcendental theme.

Composer Arvo Part's website: http://www.arvopart.info
Samples (http://www.amazon.com/Principio-Arvo-Part/dp/B001O2BR5K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1287329209&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 07:56:25 PM
Chet Atkins Picks on The Beatles

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 08:16:56 PM
Prokofiev -Exerpts From The Ballet Romeo And Juliet, Erich Leinsdorf/The Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Full Orchestral D2D LP from the folks at Sheffiled Labs.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 08:48:16 PM
Freddie Morgan: Bunch-A-Banjos

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516GHIEXZzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 17, 2010, 09:01:25 PM
.99 on vinyl 
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 10:00:01 PM
Carole king: Tapestry

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41p%2BmxDlFIL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 10:01:10 PM
Melanie: Candles inthe Rain

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2010, 10:06:53 PM
Kenny Loggins: Return to Pooh Corner

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Bryan - Another good collection for a car ride with the little one.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 17, 2010, 10:24:14 PM
Jaded Heart - Helluva Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrnTla2ETN4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrnTla2ETN4)

(http://en.metalship.org/archives/albums/album1792.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on October 18, 2010, 08:15:10 AM
Blue Train
John Coltrane | Format: Vinyl

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 18, 2010, 08:39:50 AM
The Very Best of Artetha Franklin - Volume 2 (The 70s)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W6j8YFu9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 19, 2010, 02:16:18 PM
The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers and Sisters

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61anf7ngFrL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 19, 2010, 02:18:25 PM
Sailcat: Motorcycle Mama

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AYDvs1AiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 19, 2010, 02:19:38 PM
Cat Stevens: Teaser and the Firecat

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RP5TZZNWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 19, 2010, 02:24:12 PM
Arthur Fiedler: Sixties Classics - The Encore Collection

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 19, 2010, 03:49:45 PM
After listening to demo music all weekend at RMAF  :duh , I wanted something that I just liked no matter what it sounded like (not that this sounds bad...)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JE5E3406L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 19, 2010, 04:55:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41bjH7ZXGKL._SS500_.jpg)

Welcome back Bryan!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 19, 2010, 06:24:31 PM
$2 vinyl copy- condition, good
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KZCsSiJCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 19, 2010, 06:53:52 PM
got this one on her latest concert (Mtn stage), trying to get wrapped up in it, but it appears to be her worst recording yet.  maybe a few more listens and I'll like it.  :roll:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413iXaChDHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 19, 2010, 07:51:01 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515Rkk6ChFL._SS500_.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAhTt60W7qo

"Loca," live, on Dancing with the Stars

Yes I love Shakira     oolala
Real boobs, real nose, real voice, real hips, almost real latin grooves, fake blond...
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 19, 2010, 09:14:05 PM
thanks rich, me like the video.  got me thinking about a little R.James from my local record shop,  $1 vinyl

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BMND9WZQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 19, 2010, 09:50:54 PM
Peter, Paul & Mary: Around the Campfire

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 20, 2010, 07:00:20 PM
OK, a few of my posts from last night got lost in the server change  :( , so lets try them again.......

Byron Janis/Charles Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

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The cover pic is from the CD, but what I picked up was an original Shaded Dog LP (1S/2S pressing) of only the 3rd Concerto (and yes it was 69 cents   :drool:  )
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on October 20, 2010, 07:24:19 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/8e/c3/f147c6da8da024eb37822110.L.jpg)

Weekend Players - "Pursuit of Happiness" (http://www.amazon.com/Pursuit-Happiness-Weekend-Players/dp/B00008DKDC/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1287627731&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 20, 2010, 07:39:44 PM
Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass: Big Band Jazz

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51r%2BqbWsUNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

2 LP Direct-to-Disc set
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 21, 2010, 12:16:17 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Audience Par-Tic-I-Pation Album

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My son did not believe me when I told him about the "specticle" of going to see RHPS in a theater. So I pulled out this album, recorded during a Greenwich Village showing of the film to capture not only the audio track, but also the audience actions and reactions to it. He thought they were all crazy until I showed him the gatefold picture of the audience in all thier costumes..... then he knew they were crazy.  :duh

It is all part of my fatherly duty to oversee his cultural upbringing  :D

The book cover pictures below are the same ones that were in the gatefold. BTW, this was not for Halloween, it was just a regular Friday night in The Village.  :shock:

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/9a/24/b0fdb340dca0957826147010.L.jpg)(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/ec/11/6945b220dca0118b17147010.L.jpg)
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Post by: Rob S. on October 21, 2010, 07:19:12 PM
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Rob S. on October 21, 2010, 08:30:40 PM
more .99 vinyl
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Goyw6A9cL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Wow, this one is real clean....
(http://images.marketworks.com/hi/62/62476/dcp46440.jpg)

(http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/music/1205/classical/decca/gamba.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 21, 2010, 08:39:19 PM
more .99 vinyl

Way to go Rob. Looks like you found a Crack House down your way as well. :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 22, 2010, 08:07:33 AM
Ben Webster: King of the Tenors

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 22, 2010, 08:19:51 AM
Tom Paxton: Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 22, 2010, 08:21:42 AM
Ray Bown Trio: Seven Steps to Heaven

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 22, 2010, 08:24:07 AM
The Ray Brown Trio: Bass Face

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YiQRN3XvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 22, 2010, 08:26:44 AM
George Wintson: Summer

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/83/90/dd47c060ada0b179278f8110.L._AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 22, 2010, 08:47:19 AM
Starting retro early

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/59/69/2184224128a060c4b3dd7010.L.jpg)

Bryan
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 22, 2010, 08:58:23 AM
Pink Floyd: Building The Wall

(http://bp1.blogger.com/_KwLqyDtVKUA/RqEi4P6eGCI/AAAAAAAADqQ/E92uFXvXGeU/s400/PinkFloyd--BuildingTheWall-65o1.jpg)

A collection of home recorded demo tapes done by Roger Waters during the writing and development of The Wall. Not the greatest sound quality, but an interesting insight into the creative process that brought us this classic album.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 22, 2010, 09:07:40 AM
Dazed and Confused: The Film Soundtrack Everybody Will Be Talking About

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Hey Bryan, if you want to start Retro early check out this disc. It is a virtual treasure chest of retro.  :drool:

1. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer
2. Slow Ride - Foghat
3. School's Out - Alice Cooper
4. Jim Dandy - Black Oak Arkansas
5. Tush - ZZ Top
6. Love Hurts - Nazareth
7. Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
8. Cherry Bomb - The Runaways
9. Fox on the Run - Sweet
10. Low Rider - War
11. Tuesday's Gone - Lynard Skynard
12. Highway Star - Deep Purple
13. Rock and Roll All Nite - Kiss
14. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 22, 2010, 09:21:36 AM
Looks like a good disk.  Been in a Floyd kind of mood today.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jEU6b6g1L._SS500_.jpg)

Animals
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on October 22, 2010, 08:28:35 PM
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Freelance Whales - "Weathervanes"

Debut album from Freelance Whales. Eerie, melodic, multi-instrumental new music that could be mistaken for pop, but only if you aren't listening carefully.  

CD was a gift from my daughter.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 23, 2010, 09:51:12 PM
Hi-Fi with the Grenadier Guards

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/1/2/3/7/6/webimg/375578126_tp.jpg)

A London "Blue Back" Stereo LP (although the photo is of the Mono version.) Although the Mercury Living Presence and the RCA Shaded Dogs get most of the spotlight I think many of the London Bluebacks are just as good, both from a sonic and a performance basis.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 23, 2010, 10:01:24 PM
Antal Dorati/The Detroit Symphony: Rhapsody!

(http://i.ebayimg.com/24/!BSHYIlg!mk~$(KGrHgoOKj8EjlLmWyi9BKBjp3kChQ~~_12.JPG)

Although this is Dorati & Detroit it was not done as part of the Mercury Living Presence series but rather recorded for London in 1978 by the legendary Kenneth Wilkinson. Nice sounding LP.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 23, 2010, 10:03:19 PM
The Kingston Trio: Tom Dooley

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/9d/e4/d963228348a09a10f7d2d010.L._AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 09:40:48 AM
Neil Diamond: The Jazz Singer (MFSL Pressing)

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 09:42:00 AM
Ella Fitzgerald: These are the Blues

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BD%2BuUANKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 10:09:42 AM
Respighi: Pines of Rome

(http://www.audiophileusa.com/covers400water/34237.jpg)

I was very disappointed in this record. The sonics were not particularly good given the 45 RPM pressing, whichs goes to show you that techology alone is simply not enough.  But more disturbing was the fact that the performance was very mechanical and without any soul. I would pass ths one up.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 10:14:05 AM
Percy Faith: Clair

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I had long seen Percy Faith albums in the record stores but had never owned or even heard one. So when I saw this one, in good condition, in the Crack House I figure what the heck, let's check it out. The recording itself is not bad, but the content is pure elevator music. I guess it is OK if you are into that kind of stuff, but it is just not my cup of tea.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 12:37:34 PM
John Sebastian: Real Live

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513SAX1JGRL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 24, 2010, 12:44:58 PM
This is the Pines you want to hear. Won a grammy for best recording a few years back, and the music is just awesome.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PfNg2fD3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Respighi-Oue-cnd-Minnesota-Orchestra/dp/B00005OAD4
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 03:00:29 PM
I have always been kind of partial to the Reiner myself....

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XzNABJOIL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

......but I can't think of a single thing that Keith Johnson ever put out that I didn't like.  :thumb:

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 03:03:14 PM
Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops: Pops Roundup

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Original Shaded Dog LP
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 03:10:46 PM
New Christy Minstrels: Ramblin'

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I can't even tell you what t he music was like because the sound was so dreadful that I pulled it off the TT after listening to about 10 seconds of each of the first four cuts. Yuck!  [-(
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 03:14:37 PM
The Grass Roots: Their 16 Greatest Hits

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Found Vol. 1 at the Crack House about 2 weeks after I came across Volume 2.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 03:21:03 PM
Some friends of my wife's stopped over to visit this afternoon and she asked me if I could take them down to the mancave and "Wow" them. So I had to pull out "The Big Boys."  :drool:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZOkBfcNoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NEiUGsb3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 10:04:02 PM
Robert Stanton: Acoustic Storm

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21TKWZ5HXYL._SL160_AA160_.jpg)

Really nice acoustic gutiar album from the folks at Sheffield Labs.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 10:31:47 PM
Santana: Zebop!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41-Ff0LQ51L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 10:37:37 PM
Mantovani: Song Hits From Theaterland

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OK, all that glitters is not gold. While this is a London Blueback, the sound quality has a lot to be desired. Very strident and steely strings. Not the lush sound we have come to expect from the Blue Back series.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 11:01:15 PM
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E Minor - Andre Previn, London Symphony Orchestra

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VJNQvkJkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Picked up this LP at the Crack House over the weekend, although in the 33 1/3 RPM single LP edition. Not a world beater, but decent sonics and performance.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2010, 11:05:19 PM
John Williams & the Boston Pops: Aisle Seat

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61FMf%2BuEhpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

I am usually not a big fan of the John Williams era of the Boston Pops, but I guess an entire album of film music was right in his wheelhouse. Nice recording good performance and fun music. For those who like the Boston Pops, this is a nice addition to the collection.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 08:15:18 AM
Boston Pops / Arthur Fiedler:"CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS - THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA"

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D4Nj7XkJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Narated by Hugh Downs (back in the days when 20/20 was a measure of your eyesight and Hugh Downs fans were more worried about "Concentration"  :D)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 26, 2010, 08:20:37 AM
Need to wake up and coffee isn't enough this morning.  This should help

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qCrn8imoL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 08:36:42 AM
BobM - a Crack House find  just for you........ :thumb:

Dick Contino at the Fabulous Flamingo in Las Vegas

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Dick Contino - The King of the Accordion, recorded live in concert.

Mine is even the stereo version. I am going to see if I can find someone who can rip this LP to digital for me so you can have it included in the next RAVE demo CD.  (You can thank me later)  :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 08:39:55 AM
George Benson: Breezin'

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sHpBZCgoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 08:43:47 AM
Ella & Louis

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41fWqd--M7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Vintage Verve vinyl.   :drool:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 26, 2010, 09:09:18 AM
That worked pretty well.  Might as well stay with a theme.

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: bpape on October 26, 2010, 10:07:35 AM
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Guess I'm just horny today.  :duh
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 12:13:55 PM
Guess I'm just horny today.  :duh

Ba dum bum
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Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 12:16:50 PM
Gordon Lightfoot: Sit Down Young Stranger

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Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 12:18:11 PM
Tom Paxton: The Things I Notice Now

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Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 03:19:06 PM
Blues Traveler: Four

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Post by: bpape on October 26, 2010, 03:37:19 PM
Might as well finish the day off right.

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Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 09:46:42 PM
Diana Ross & the Supremes: Love Child

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 09:53:31 PM
The Honey Drippers: Volume One

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R&B band featuring Led Zepplin members Robert plant & Jimmy Page as well as Jeff Beck,  Brian Setzer, Paul Shaffer and others.
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Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 09:55:39 PM
Harry Chapin: Short Stories

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Post by: richidoo on October 26, 2010, 10:22:57 PM
I worked in a record store when Honeydrippers came out. It was on heavy rotation in store along with Julian Lennon and U2 Joshua Tree.    At Christmas time people would stand in line 20 deep with stacks of LPs under their arms to check out. If it was one record, I knew the price with tax by heart. If it was 2, 3, 8, whatever. I would call the price before the previous person even pick up his bag. I was such a punk then. But it was a fun gig. We had the top 40 7" 45s in racks behind the counter. Each month I had to update the discography book that listed every record ever made, what's that thing called? They don't do those anymore, needless to say. I was 20.

They hired me because I (would work for $3.35/hr) knew a lot about jazz, and they had old farts come in there during the day who wanted to buy jazz and classical but nobody knew about it. I don't ever remember anyone asking me what's a good jazz record. But I do remember this guy, he said "I just got a new stereo and I want a record that will really show it off." At the time I thought to myself what a putz! You buy records only for the sound quality?  I took pity on him and picked a record that had dazzling audio quality, ear candy, frequency extremes and dynamics, at the same time, gave him half a chance to get into heaven if he woke up his soul with a little music. He came in a couple weeks later to say thanks, and buy some more EWF! :)

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Not their best record, but they were trying to compete with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones' new sound and this was the last real EWF album with inspired songwriting, Maurice White singing well, and a real dance hit that made money on it's own. Some great ear candy on this one. I still have all the gold EWF records on vinyl. Rambling...
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Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 10:23:20 PM
Arthur Fielder/Boston Pops: Gershwin - Concerto in F
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Beautiful sound from this 1961 RCA Living Stereo recording.

I have had a CD copy of this for years and pretty much ignored it in favor of the Boston Pops/Rhapsody in Blue album. But I am really liking this vinyl copy(and it is a later Red Seal pressing, not even an original Shaded Dog.) Amazing what the black stuff will do for you. :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2010, 11:15:58 PM
I never worked in a record store, but in my college days I did work in a commercial radio station. Even though it was a Black Gospel station (complete with Reverend Ike and live remotes of tent revivals), we were on the distribution lists of most of the major record labels for new pop releases. I can remember sitting in the control room with the program director after we went off the air the day that Aja was released (the station with clear channel rights to our frequency was in Buffalo so we were only allowed to operate during daylight hours). We played the album non stop from end to end just sitting there in awe and saying "oh  boy, this is going to be big."   :shock:

Good music, good memories.  8)

Funny how we can mark time with musical events.

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I have the MoFi pressing of this album. Does anybody out there have any knowlege of how this compares quality wise to the recent 180 re-issue?

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Post by: richidoo on October 27, 2010, 08:22:19 PM
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A little far out, but it's my first Shoenberg record. I read that Shoenberg was Glenn Gould's fav composer, besides Bach, of course. When he also said Bartok was BS my interest in Shoenberg was piqued.

Another beautiful Naxos recording, and the music is wholesome, and harmonically and rhythmically linear, if not melodically so. It is going somewhere fun and strange, like a new corner of the galaxy. Very tight playing.  Lots of sinus resonance, and metallic string tone.  :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on October 27, 2010, 09:37:24 PM
Apocalyptica: Worlds Collide

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A Metal band from Finland consisting of three cellists and a drummer. Interesting twist on regular metal. I thought I read about it here, but I now can't seem to find the post. Whoever put it up, thanks for the recommendation.
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Post by: tmazz on October 27, 2010, 09:50:01 PM
Dusty Springfield: Dusty in London

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Post by: tmazz on October 28, 2010, 11:44:00 AM
Linda Ronstadt: We Ran

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 28, 2010, 11:46:30 AM
Kenny Burrell: The Concord Jazz Heritage Series

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on October 28, 2010, 11:56:57 AM
Tom, try the Kenny Burrell station on Pandora, it seems to suit all moods and fits into every situation. I listen to it all the time.

This is a good example of why Pandora is great. I never really listened to or cared much about jazz guitarists. Thoe that i played with and had records of never really did much for me. The instrument always sounded awkward to me, just to hard to make it sound smooth playing bop. Then I heard some soulful grooves by Burrell and created a new station from it, for cool party music, not for serious jazz listening. But the more I listened to the station, the more technically accomplished I learned Burrell really is. I finally heard his record with Trane last week, now he is one of my most interesting artists. If you use Pandora as intended, by creating new stations when you hear a new artist you like, and rating the tracks as much as you can, it really pays off in discovering new music.
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 28, 2010, 01:12:19 PM
Hellfueled - Emission of Sins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypxFQMmHu24 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypxFQMmHu24)

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Post by: tmazz on October 28, 2010, 06:30:40 PM
Busy day on the music front. It was customer appreciation day at the Crack House and I ended up grabbing 1/2 dozen 52 cent LPs. And then I had to stop at the library on the way home and they had just put out a bunch of new release, so i pick up a bunch of them as well. Will post them here as I get a chance to listen to them.

Heart: Red Velvet Car

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The newest from Ann & Nancy. New music, but still with that classic Heart flavor.
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Post by: tmazz on October 28, 2010, 06:33:44 PM
Eric Clapton: Clapton

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Hot off the presses
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Post by: tmazz on October 28, 2010, 06:37:49 PM
Santana: Guitar Heaven

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OK, so much for the press release, now for my impression. While musically, this is a good album, there was something about the sound that bothered me. It sounded kind of restricted. I turned on my cassette deck to check the output levels of the DAC. Sure as heck the dynamic range was virtually nil. The needles on the VU meters never fell outside of the range of -3 to +3 db. A 6db total dynamic range makes for a pretty poor souding recording. Looks like we have another victim of the ipod age.......

Samples:
http://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Heaven-Greatest-Classics-Time/dp/B003TML0VO/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1288316053&sr=1-1

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Post by: tmazz on October 28, 2010, 09:39:52 PM
The Essential Lena Horne

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Black Sand Cable on October 29, 2010, 12:03:02 AM


I turned on my cassette deck


Whats a cassette deck?  :lol:
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Post by: tmazz on October 29, 2010, 06:03:43 AM


I turned on my cassette deck


Whats a cassette deck?  :lol:

Isn't that scary? It wasn't too long ago that the cassette deck (a Tandberg TD-420A) was running like the hammers of hell cranking out tapes to play in the car. But now that all of my car audio systems are CD based I don't think I had even turned it on for 2 or 3 years. The only reason it is still around is that I have a few dozen tapes of live recordings made of friends bands that I still want to have access to. (And not only do I still keep the cassette player, but I also have the outboard dbx unit used to make those field recordings.) One of these days I will get up the energy and ambition to rip all of those recordings to digital files and then I will be able to retire the tape system. Hopefully the deck will not have dried up and/or seized up before then.  [-o<
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Post by: tmazz on October 29, 2010, 06:20:33 AM
Marian McPartland: At the Hickory House

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Nice from a performance stand point, but these are live club recordings from 1952 &53 so the sound quality is not that great. I enjoyed listening to this disc at work on my computer, but the SQ on the main system was kind of disappointing. Sounds kind of like an old time radio broadcast (which is most likely what it was recorded for.)
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Post by: Ecramer on October 29, 2010, 07:11:55 AM
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Live at Carnegie Hall
Bill Withers | Format: Audio CD

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Post by: tmazz on October 29, 2010, 08:35:13 AM
Marian McPartland with strings: Silent Pool

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Marian McPartland's mainstay was always small combo acoustic jazz. This "with strings" thing is a showstopper for me. The overproduces string arrangements make her sound more like Mantovani than Oscar Peterson. Reminds me of dentist office musak. If you are into that, you'll probably enjoy this album. It is just not my cup of tea.
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Post by: tmazz on October 29, 2010, 08:43:47 AM
Tom, try the Kenny Burrell station on Pandora, it seems to suit all moods and fits into every situation. I listen to it all the time.

This is a good example of why Pandora is great. I never really listened to or cared much about jazz guitarists. Thoe that i played with and had records of never really did much for me. The instrument always sounded awkward to me, just to hard to make it sound smooth playing bop. Then I heard some soulful grooves by Burrell and created a new station from it, for cool party music, not for serious jazz listening. But the more I listened to the station, the more technically accomplished I learned Burrell really is. I finally heard his record with Trane last week, now he is one of my most interesting artists. If you use Pandora as intended, by creating new stations when you hear a new artist you like, and rating the tracks as much as you can, it really pays off in discovering new music.

Rich,

I'll have to give that a try. I listen to Pandora a lot at work and you're right, it has lead me to a lot of good stuff I might have overlooked before. (If you like James Taylor search on his son , Ben Taylor. He has done some nice work with his Dad & Mom (Carly Simon).  Another nice Pandora find. :D )

I have had a George Benson station set up for quite some time now and it pulls in a lot of the same jazz guitar artists, but i will have to set one up around Kenny Burrell. While they are both talented jazz guitarists, they do seem to take their music in slightly different directions. Not better or worse, just different (variety is good.)
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Post by: richidoo on October 29, 2010, 11:09:43 AM
Yup!!  :D
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on October 30, 2010, 05:47:24 PM
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And then I had to stop at the library on the way home and they had just put out a bunch of new release, so i pick up a bunch of them as well.

The library is a good source for "mainstream" recordings...just need to get a hold of them before ...the mainstream...otherwise...a major "clean up" becomes necessary. I do wish "they" would handle them better.... :?
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Post by: tmazz on October 30, 2010, 06:02:43 PM
[Live at Carnegie Hall
Bill Withers | Format: Audio CD

Wow, I missed this one. Ordered it up from the library  8) and hopefully it will be here in a few days.  [-o<

Thanks for the tip. :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on October 30, 2010, 06:10:57 PM
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And then I had to stop at the library on the way home and they had just put out a bunch of new release, so i pick up a bunch of them as well.

The library is a good source for "mainstream" recordings...just need to get a hold of them before ...the mainstream...otherwise...a major "clean up" becomes necessary. I do wish "they" would handle them better.... :?

I know what you mean. I just wonder what it is that "they" keep doing that causes concentric circular scratches. Scratches that cross the track of the data pits can almost always be dealt with by the CD players error correction circuitry. But ones that scribe the same arc as the data often cause dropouts and in many case the disc to shut down and stop playing. (And DVD/SACDs are even more sensitive to this.) I still can't figure out what causes this kind of physical damage to the discs.  ](*,)

That said, the damage to the library CDs is still much less obtrusive that the damage that used to be done to library records. For the most part a Cd with scratches can still be played and enjoyed, but a mishandled library record was very often so full of clicks and pops that it was unusable.  :evil:
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on October 30, 2010, 08:28:08 PM
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That said, the damage to the library CD's is still much less obtrusive that the damage that used to be done to library records. For the most part a Cd with scratches can still be played and enjoyed, but a mishandled library record was very often so full of clicks and pops that it was unusable.

Agreed.....most LP's were in really in bad shape after only a few "loans".... :duh

As for DVD's...the wife picks those up....most need a nice soap and water bath before inserting into the player.
Must be dinner time when "they" watch....care for some tomato sauce... :duh :rofl:
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Post by: AcidJazz on October 31, 2010, 03:41:40 PM
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Excellent album, sonically and otherwise.
http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Point-Randy-Halberstadt/dp/B003UOM5SI (http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Point-Randy-Halberstadt/dp/B003UOM5SI)
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Pianist Randy Halberstadt is a major player in the Pacific Northwest Jazz Scene.  Flash Point is another fine presentation of post-bop jazz coming out of Seattle.  Randy recorded this album with his working trio of Jeff Johnson-bass and Mark Ivester – drums adding Mark Taylor – alto sax and Thomas Marriott - trumpet to make it a quintet.  Randy composed six of the nine songs recorded. 
..http://www.audaud.com/article.php?ArticleID=8118 (http://www.audaud.com/article.php?ArticleID=8118)

Randy Halberstadt, flash point
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Post by: tmazz on October 31, 2010, 05:32:08 PM
The Mamas & the Papas: People Like Us

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Post by: AcidJazz on October 31, 2010, 05:53:43 PM
ANother stunner...a live(?) recording, somewhere outdoors(?) in various location around Europe. Track 7, 'Ruby deck' ends with some fireworks (or canon fire), for a minute I thought le Revolution had begun.  :rofl:
Outstanding!
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   LE REX – LE CORSE
Four wind instruments and a drum – this is Le Rex, the ultimate mixture of groove, harmony and juicy melodies with an unmistakable addiction to the unexpected.
Last summer, the band, which has been founded in 2008 by the saxophone player Marc Stucki, who lives in Berne, Switzerland, retreated to Corsica to literally rehearse in the bushes, record a CD at the beach and busk spontaneously within a fortnight.
The music of Le Rex reveals a spectacular kaleidoscope of crispy popgrooves, balkanese horn riffs, intoxicating and frisky rhythm ’n’ blues parts and the sweet bitterness of leaden ballads. Even though the five musicians play without any electricity, they definitely are electrifying at all times...http://unitrecords.ch/page.php?pid=1000&fid=1175&lx=en (http://unitrecords.ch/page.php?pid=1000&fid=1175&lx=en)
http://www.cede.ch/de/music-cd/partner.cfm?pid=1028&aobj=823851 (http://www.cede.ch/de/music-cd/partner.cfm?pid=1028&aobj=823851)
Le Rex. [Le corse]


Track 10. Nothing compares to you...absolute killa! I'm dead.  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on October 31, 2010, 06:45:59 PM
George Benson: Tell It Like It Is

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I am a big Benson fan from way back and I have to say that this is the first Benson album I have heard that I really just didn't care for. There is just too much going on and not enough of it is related to Benson. I think George is at his best when doing straight forward simple jazz. But this album is just way overdone. When I looked at the liner notes there are 21 musicians on this album in addition to Benson!. I think this record should be featured on the next DVD release of "Producers Gone Wild!"
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Post by: tmazz on October 31, 2010, 07:14:06 PM
Charlie Parker: Bird with Strings

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Live at The Apollo, Carnegie Hall & Birdland.

Old transcription recordings from 1950, 51 & 52. Lousy SQ, but like with the original Glenn Miller and other Big Band recordings, there is some kind of magic in the performance that makes you forget the sound and get sucked into the music.
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Post by: tmazz on October 31, 2010, 07:18:17 PM
Firefall: Luna Sea

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Contains the top 40 hit "Just Remember I Love You", but other than that, decent, but but not particularly memorable mid-70s Pop/Rock
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Post by: richidoo on October 31, 2010, 07:43:10 PM
Charlie Parker: Bird with Strings

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Post by: tmazz on October 31, 2010, 10:20:22 PM
Pink Floyd: The Wall

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Japanese Vinyl  :drool:
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Post by: satfrat on November 01, 2010, 09:57:02 AM
Fistful of Mercy: As I Call You Down (2010)

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Latest Ben Harper band, good tune but weak lyrics.    Samples    (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045PV28A/sr=1-1/qid=1288630041/ref=sr_1_1_digr?ie=UTF8&qid=1288630041&sr=1-1)

Cheers,
Robin

Exclusively heard on Hard Drive
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on November 01, 2010, 10:07:56 AM
Believe it or not:  The Masterpiece Collection: Volume I -- Bach

Rich suggested Bach as a means of introducing myself to Classical Music!  I am trying! :rofl:
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Post by: richidoo on November 01, 2010, 10:52:46 AM
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Looks like some good selections. The quality of performance is very important part of enjoying Bach. Some musicians just do the motions, not feeling the connection, then it is pretty boring, same with Mozart. I am not familiar with any of those performers. So if it sounds a little boring, just try to focus on the melodies and counterpoint (how the different instruments interact together.)  I'll make a batch of bitchin bach for you.

Be careful about the St Matthews Passion at the end. That will put you in the grave with boredom, and some of the others are a little lightweight, but pleasant. The Brandenburg Concerto #3 is probably the coolest one on there and the Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

"Air out the G String"   :rofl:
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Post by: ltr317 on November 01, 2010, 02:03:40 PM
Fistful of Mercy: As I Call You Down (2010)

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Latest Ben Harper band, good tune but weak lyrics.    Samples    (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045PV28A/sr=1-1/qid=1288630041/ref=sr_1_1_digr?ie=UTF8&qid=1288630041&sr=1-1)

Cheers,
Robin

Exclusively heard on Hard Drive

Hi Robin.  George Harrison's son Dhani is also in the band, as well as indie musician Joseph Arthur. 
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Post by: etcarroll on November 01, 2010, 02:51:55 PM
Eric Clapton - 24 Nights.

Just got a '$99 special' Sherwood multi-format player for SACD duties. Can already tell it blows away the Samsung I was going to update as a Winter project, so the Samsung goes back on ebay.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on November 01, 2010, 02:55:02 PM
Believe it or not:  The Masterpiece Collection: Volume I -- Bach

Rich suggested Bach as a means of introducing myself to Classical Music!  I am trying! :rofl:

Pick up a copy of Vivaldi "The Four Seasons", trust me, you've already heard parts off it a million times, mostly car commercials at Xmas.

Beethovens 5th and 6th.

Handel "The Water Works" is both good and accessible, the Telarc cd has great sound to boot, Sir Charles Mackerras conducting.
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Post by: richidoo on November 01, 2010, 03:03:50 PM
Good suggestions Ed. I'll get those to you Ken. I have good versions of those.
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Post by: tmazz on November 01, 2010, 04:36:35 PM
Believe it or not:  The Masterpiece Collection: Volume I -- Bach

Rich suggested Bach as a means of introducing myself to Classical Music!  I am trying! :rofl:

Ken,

If you are looking for something yo jumpstart a classical collection try the Reference Recordings release of Tafelmusik: Popular Masterworks of the Baroque

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It is a really first class performance with that fantastic Keith Johnson Reference Recordings sound. Nice as a CD and really nice if you can get your hands on a copy of the 45 RPM vinyl.  :drool:

This one somehow always keeps working its way back up to the top of the pile.  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: satfrat on November 01, 2010, 04:44:10 PM
Buddy Guy: Living Proof (2010)

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Buddy Guy, 74 years young. SAMPLES (http://www.amazon.com/Living-Proof-Buddy-Guy/dp/B0047A72E6/ref=sr_1_1_digr?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1288654306&sr=1-1)

Cheers,
Robin

Exclusively heard on Hard Drive
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on November 01, 2010, 05:05:14 PM
Agree about Beethoven's 5th. 

Listen to the first movement.  Those familiar with Classical scoff at it as all-too-familiar, but it is a perfect piece of music. Find a good performance. There are so many: Bernstein,  Giulini, Osawa, Von Karajan to name a few. If you listen to the first movement (about 8 minutes, or so) and find yourself unmoved, then you will never be a fan of Classical music.   I think it's better to learn that from the outset than to torture yourself plodding through yet another Bach concerto.

If you like the first movement of the 5th, listen to the second and third and fourth movements.  Then listen to the fourth movement of Beethoven's ninth.  Still with us?  Try the whole ninth.  From there, the world of Classical is wide open to you. 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on November 01, 2010, 05:53:33 PM
Rosanne Cash
The List  on CD

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on November 01, 2010, 06:10:26 PM
I am sorry to get off topic but I would like to thank you guys for the Classical Recommendations.  When I attend a G2G and Rich puts on a classical cut I enjoy the detail of the music; however, since I am a stranger to classical music I don't have a real appreciation for the complexity. As my system and my I believe my ears have evolved I really want to make a serious effort to spend more time listening to classical.  Rich tells me that it is not compressed as are the popular rock and roll and jazz recordings.  Anyway, I look at this a a continued part of the audio journey.

Thanks again for the recommendations.

Ken
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on November 01, 2010, 07:14:20 PM
Richard and Linda Thompson
First Light        LP
(http://www.recordsale.org/cdpix/r/richard__and__linda_thompson-first_light(chrysalis).jpg)
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Post by: eleazar on November 01, 2010, 07:44:51 PM
Bobby Goldsboro 
I Can't Stop Loving You        LP


(http://www.chichibu.ne.jp/~keiki/Bobby-I-Can%27t-Stop-Loving-You.jpg)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on November 01, 2010, 07:54:13 PM
Treasure Land -Questions

(http://rockmaze.ru/uploads/zone/treasureland.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 01, 2010, 09:20:43 PM
The Ray Brown Trio:3 Dimensional

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KW7K7QVDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on November 01, 2010, 09:48:03 PM
Funny jacket.  8)
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Post by: tmazz on November 02, 2010, 08:18:56 PM
Synergy: Sequencer

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519PA9W10RL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Vintage 1970s Moog music.... brings back memories.
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on November 02, 2010, 10:58:16 PM
Downspirit - Point of Origin

For those of you who like straight ahead Rock N Roll.....you don't know what your missing! I know you rock fans will thank me for turning you on to these guys.....so, your welcome in advance!

Quote
Downspirit is a new band that was formed in 2009 by SYMPHORCE/Ex-FREEDOM CALL guitarist Cédric “Cede” Dupont. Dupont wanted to fulfill his dream to form a band dedicated to the combination of blues and metal music. With Point of Origin, Downspirit has somehow managed to blend 80′s hard rock, modern metal and blues to create a sound that is familiar, and yet refreshingly different from so many of the bands on the scene today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egm7x-Kzkk8&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egm7x-Kzkk8&feature=related)

(http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Point-of-Origin.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 05, 2010, 08:40:02 AM
Andre Previn/Mundell Lowe/Ray Brown: Old Friends

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kzjTxsfsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 05, 2010, 08:41:52 AM
Toots Thielman: For My Lady

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4165JQGDP5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 05, 2010, 08:43:39 AM
The Beatles: Let It Be... Naked

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RjDRAMh6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 05, 2010, 11:27:56 AM
Fantasia 2000: Original Soundtrack

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514QQ7E5T8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: allenzachary on November 05, 2010, 12:06:02 PM
Synergy: Sequencer

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519PA9W10RL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Vintage 1970s Moog music.... brings back memories.

Larry "Wires" Fast.  I didn't think anybody else except me and Larry knew about that record.
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Post by: tmazz on November 05, 2010, 12:08:54 PM
Ray Charles: Genius Loves Company

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/616E1SR9Q7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: etcarroll on November 05, 2010, 02:59:03 PM
I just heard that for the 1st time when Shadowlight brought it to my house to audition preamps.

The cuts with BB King and Bonnie Raitt are very good.
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Post by: etcarroll on November 05, 2010, 03:01:08 PM
Kind Of Blue [Dual Disc]
Miles Davis | Format: DVD-A

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Post by: tmazz on November 05, 2010, 09:56:17 PM
Synergy: Sequencer

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519PA9W10RL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Vintage 1970s Moog music.... brings back memories.

Larry "Wires" Fast.  I didn't think anybody else except me and Larry knew about that record.

Been listening to Synergy since my college days, along with other electronic artists of the time like Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre and Tomita.
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Post by: etcarroll on November 06, 2010, 05:46:38 AM
Torrent d-loads of Garcia;

Jerry Garcia Band
Keystone Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA 
January 23, 1981
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Post by: tmazz on November 06, 2010, 08:59:50 PM
David Sanborn: Taking Off

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/317RF3BqdSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 06, 2010, 09:01:33 PM
Tom Scott: Apple Juice

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nQ96EUQmL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on November 06, 2010, 11:34:49 PM
Reilly & Maloney: A Collection

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41X1TP6HSML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

A nice 1970s Folk duo
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on November 07, 2010, 03:01:18 PM
Found a vinyl copy of the Mercury Living Presence Stereo release of Dorati & the Minneapolis Symphony doing Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/611Rl4Sg-iL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

This led us to have an 1812 "shootout." (Appropriate term for this particular comparison, isn't it?)

Compared it to the Reiner/ Chicago RCA Shaded Dog (45RPM Classic Records reissue)

(http://www.classicrecords.com/covers/LSC2241-sm.jpg)

And the Telarc Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops CD with its legendary digital cannons.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/715T3gWFGvL._AA300_.jpg)

For starters all three were good performance musically, although if pushed I would have to give the edge to the Reiner performance (The differences were small and I just happen to be partial to Reiner's style and readings, but I could certainly live with any one of the three.)

As is often the case the Mercury pressing is a bit on the noisy side. It doesn't look bad from a visual inspection perspective, but when played exhibits quite a bit of surface noise. To the point of being quite noticeable and at times quite annoying.

I think the RCA had the best overall SQ. partially because it is a 200g 45 RPM pressing from Classic Records and partially because the RCA Living Stereo series, in general, tended to have a warmer and more lush sound that the Mercury Living Presence Stereo series. Unfortunately the RCA release contains no cannons or gunshots and therefor as good as it is musically, it does not have the excitement of the other releases. (In fact when the Dorati Mercury, with its real cannons was released a month or so after the Reiner, RCA pulled the Reiner from the shelves and deleted it from the catalog. I guess this is what happens when you let the marketing people run the show.  :duh )

The Telarc is, of course, the Granddaddy of all cannon recordings this CD was responsible for sending many speakers off to never-never land.  :shock: The LP is just as dangerous, but most people backed off the volume because the heard there cartridges mistrack the wide excursion grooves and tended to back off the volume more when playing the LP.But the CD never mistracked and probably burnt out more drives that any other recording in history. However on a system that can handle it the cannon shots sound really impressive. (My Thiel CS6s and the 250 wpc Classe Twenty-five really give this CD a run for its money.) The unfortunate side effect of this is that the cannon shots need so much dynamic headroom that the rest of the music is kind of compressed down into the lower sound level end of the range.

All good and each with their own sets of strengths and shortcoming, all three deserve a place in any serious classical music collection.
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Post by: tmazz on November 07, 2010, 03:10:01 PM
The Swingle Singers: 1812

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515wKAFbIzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

For those of you who are into the 1812 This is, I believe, the only group who has ever attempted to perform the entire 1812 Overture a Capella. 12 human voices doing all of the orchestral, and artillery parts.
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Post by: tmazz on November 07, 2010, 03:14:44 PM
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Dirt, Silver & Gold

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xl1RHAkqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

1976 compilation that features some of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's greatest moments up to that point in their career. 3 LP set contains 37 tracks representing the largest anthology ever done on NGDB.
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 09:33:29 AM
Buffalo Springfield: Retrospective

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510R8A8M05L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 09:36:34 AM
Eric Clapton: E.C.Was Here

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZKPMTF37L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

A 1975 live album that found Clapton at--if you'll pardon the expression--a crossroads, E.C. Was Here marks the line of demarcation between the guitar hero of the past and more song-oriented player he'd become for the second half of the '70s. Clapton breaks out on a couple of old Blind Faith numbers--"Presence of the Lord" and "Can't Find My Way Home"--that reflect his soulful, spiritual side, while "Further On Up the Road" rocks out and Charles Brown's "Drifting Blues," restored to its full eleven-and-a-half-minute length on the CD's newly remastered version, presents another instrumental showcase. There are only six tunes here, but E.C. leaves his indelible mark on each of them. --Daniel Durchholz
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 09:40:12 AM
The Best of Pete Fountain

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/53/da/b8009833e7a01d2750313110.L._AA300_.jpg)

A 2 LP set of toe tappin' New Orleans jazz
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 09:44:06 AM
Willie Nelson: Stardust

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zgCxtBGYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

A long time TAS Superdisc (although I was never quite sure why, it's good, but I don't think it rises to the level of other things on the list.)
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 09:49:07 AM
Arther Fiedler & the Boston Pops: Gotta Travel On

(http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/m9wnfTPqdbhf9zfW_N4x4rA/140.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 11:32:36 AM
Davis Sanborn: Promise ME the Moon

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JJJZ4381L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 11:33:36 AM
The Best of Return to Forever

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Y2F4N1YWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 01:16:55 PM
Dire Straits: Making Movies

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/312mNzuxAKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)\

Home all day while they replace my hot water heater so I am getting a chance to listen to a bunch of the LPs that I picked up at the Crack House over the last couple of weeks. No real theme or direction to what I am listening to, just whatever is in the new acquisition pile.  :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 01:24:41 PM
Mozart: Symphony # 41 / Haydn: Symphony # 88; Reiner- Chicago Symphony

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517HGVmYayL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Another great Reiner performance. I often regret that I was never able to see him live.

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Post by: allenzachary on November 09, 2010, 01:57:50 PM
Making Movies...one of my faves.

Skateaway: "toro, toro, taxi"
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Post by: Bigfish8 on November 09, 2010, 02:17:50 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Hq2ztxNBL._SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 02:53:12 PM
Hey that's a good idea, I have a Beethoven's 5th in my incoming pile too.

Beethoven: Fifth Symphony - Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic

(http://i.ebayimg.com/01/!Bk45g,QCGk~$(KGrHqIH-EIEs88FRNWZBLZcG4!iFg~~_12.JPG)
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 03:04:16 PM
Sibelius: Violin Concerto - Heifetz/Hendl/Chichago Symphony

(http://i.ebayimg.com/23/!BhedVQwB2k~$(KGrHqIH-E!EsLfG5-PWBLJUWDt,S!~~_12.JPG)
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Post by: allenzachary on November 09, 2010, 04:02:16 PM
Ken-

How did you like the 5th?  I'm not familiar with the Bruno Walter version, but the Bernstein posted by tmazz immediately after your Walter is part of my collection and one of the best versions I've heard.  The 5th's tempo should be slow, too often its pace is rushed.  The Bernstein is fabulous.

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Post by: Bigfish8 on November 09, 2010, 04:12:37 PM
Ken-

How did you like the 5th?  I'm not familiar with the Bruno Walter version, but the Bernstein posted by tmazz immediately after your Walter is part of my collection and one of the best versions I've heard.  The 5th's tempo should be slow, too often its pace is rushed.  The Bernstein is fabulous.



I really liked it and I am getting hooked on classical! 

I will have to try to find the Bernstein Version.

Ken
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Post by: richidoo on November 09, 2010, 04:16:51 PM
Yes!!!    :thumb:   :yay2:

Good call Allen!
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Post by: Bigfish8 on November 09, 2010, 04:23:18 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41T4DK2YZTL._SS500_.jpg)

I just downloaded this one from HD Tracks and have just started listening.  
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Post by: allenzachary on November 09, 2010, 05:50:40 PM
Jumping right in to Mahler.  Very brave. 
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Post by: Bigfish8 on November 09, 2010, 05:54:24 PM
Jumping right in to Mahler.  Very brave. 

It may well be some of the most intense and beautiful music I have ever heard!

I loved it and cannot wait to hear it again but it will probably be sometime on the weekend.  Have to hit the road!

Ken
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Post by: richidoo on November 09, 2010, 06:05:49 PM
Brave indeed! But when Ken gets into something he does not hold back.  :thumb:

There's a lot of great music in the Symphonic genre, and in Chamber music too (small band classical.) I find that it takes a few listenings to a new piece before I reach the peak of enjoyment. Same with any music really. So if you like it now, it only gets better!
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Post by: shadowlight on November 09, 2010, 06:23:53 PM
Holst: The Planets (1991)
Geoffrey Simon; London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Paganini, Niccollo
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MVEP76E9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 06:54:33 PM
Walter (Wendy) Carlos: Switched on Bach

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41pr%2B9WM89L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 06:55:51 PM
Linda Ronstadt: What's New

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5148QrM8C4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 08:40:55 PM
Linda Ronstadt: Lush Life

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Iyh3E6YhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The second of the trilogy
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 10:31:12 PM
Ravel: Boléro, La Valse, Pavane pour une infante défunte - Charles Munch/Boston Symphony

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61mVSEUc9JL._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 10:34:27 PM
Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops: Saturday Night Fiedler

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/613qPc4d4eL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 10:40:54 PM
TCHAIKOVSKY ROMEO & JULIET, FRANCESCA DA RIMINI - Munch, BSO

RCA Victrola '66 Reissue Of Late-50s Living Stereo release

Sorry, could not find a cover shot.  :(
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Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2010, 11:01:42 PM
Billy Joel: Cold Spring Harbor

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/fb/37/0be2e03ae7a0567fe0b13210.L._AA300_.jpg)

This LP gave me my first push towards an "audiophile turntable". I had a Garrard record changer when I was in high school and it was a copy of this album that got me to upgrade to a Thorens 115 which had a variable speed control so I could compensate for the fact that this LP was mastered at the wrong speed (And it has been downhill ever since.  :duh)
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Post by: tmazz on November 10, 2010, 05:55:23 AM
Modern Jazz Quartet: Live at the Lighthouse

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61PRJKKC56L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on November 10, 2010, 03:13:36 PM
Frederiksen - Denander / Baptism By Fire

(http://i40.tinypic.com/6jlhq9.jpg)

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Post by: Black Sand Cable on November 10, 2010, 10:06:37 PM
Not my normal music but I like this guy!

Aloe Blacc - Good Things

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6oYX1D-0w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6oYX1D-0w)


(http://www.rap-n-blues.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Aloe-Blacc-Good-Things-Tracklist-Cover.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2010, 03:21:36 PM
Diana Krall: Quiet Nights

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-%2BMKpwNSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2010, 03:51:49 PM
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510yXVOu%2BaL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Leonard Pennario - Piano
Andre Previn conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2010, 04:01:54 PM
Jack Johnson & Friends: Sing-a-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/82/e3/2f08224128a0c5c7df749010.L._AA300_.jpg)

Looks like a kiddie album but it is actually nice music and very good SQ
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Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2010, 10:01:07 PM
The Canadian Brass: Greatest Hits

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41A7XJYJ11L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2010, 10:03:24 PM
Leonard Bernstein Conducts Great Marches

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wmWqvCwtL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The New York Philharmonic
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Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2010, 10:08:43 PM
The Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra: The Immortal Victor Herbert

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nvhCzDERL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

In honor of Veteran's Day the Crack House was running a 50% off sale total. So this immaculate condition original Shaded Dog LP (7s/6s pressing) set me back a whole 35 cents!  :shock:   :D
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Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2010, 10:14:29 PM
Elton John: Empty Sky

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51j7QFfZziL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2010, 10:15:38 PM
Fleetwood Mac: Mirage

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/37/cf/209662e89da078d89f7e4110.L._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2010, 10:17:16 PM
Eva Cassidy: Live at Blues Alley

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/e1/00/73c4e03ae7a0903dbc17c110.L._AA300_.jpg)

A glimpse at the kind of entertainer she could have become if cancer had not taken her from us at such an early age.  :(
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Post by: richidoo on November 12, 2010, 01:20:17 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NouoXsLzL._SS500_.jpg)

I love the cover art of this one. A little schmaltzy, shades of later Michel LeGrand, but he was an awesome arranger.
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Post by: allenzachary on November 12, 2010, 02:05:48 PM
Funky Friday on WXPN from Philadelphia

www.xpn.org (http://www.xpn.org)


(http://www.xpn.org/images/programs/funky650x235.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 12, 2010, 06:09:33 PM
This is Tom Jones

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gfb30seHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Yuck, SQ is like I am listening to a 60s TV Special trough the speakers in the TV set. And considering that he had a TV show of the same name that very well may be the source of these recordings. This is one of those things I never would have touched if I didn't find it at the Crack House for 35 cents. And even at that I don't think I got my money's worth.  :duh
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Post by: tmazz on November 12, 2010, 06:12:15 PM
Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S - Live 2002

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412JRH43DKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

After listening to Tom Jones absolutely butcher "Hey Jude" I needed something to flush that image from my memory
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Post by: richidoo on November 12, 2010, 08:43:01 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ztdtgaw9L.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 14, 2010, 12:31:13 AM
Eric Clapton: Just One Night

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41IXkvR45oL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 14, 2010, 12:33:54 AM
Fleetwood Mac (Self Titled)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41vu8QG0RnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 14, 2010, 12:35:31 AM
The Doobie Brothers: Minute By Minute

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51s2gT01TtL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 14, 2010, 12:36:33 AM
Donovan's Greatest Hits

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HbOViqH4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: bpape on November 14, 2010, 08:49:16 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41a%2BTpAZZJL._SS500_.jpg)

Some sweet old school big band tunes.
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on November 14, 2010, 11:05:18 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AZ%2BH0lreL._SS400_.jpg)

Sheryl Crow - "100 Miles From Memphis"   Samples... (http://www.amazon.com/100-Miles-Memphis-Sheryl-Crow/dp/B003NWS5FO/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpp_1)
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Post by: tmazz on November 15, 2010, 10:06:24 AM
R.Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra - Bernstein/NY Philharmonic

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wsXVRe7-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 15, 2010, 10:14:24 AM
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique" - Pierre Monteux/Boston Symphony Orchestra

(http://www.shugarecords.com/images/records/67b1ea9d-3477-40b8-901b-e7b930ab3a3e-0.JPG)
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Post by: Bigfish8 on November 15, 2010, 12:48:11 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dyWOOvqYL._SS500_.jpg)

I downloaded this one from HD Tracks in 24/88 and it sounds fantastic!
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Post by: Bigfish8 on November 15, 2010, 03:32:57 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yqCh1o-0L._SS400_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 15, 2010, 03:41:50 PM
Tome Browne: Browne Sugar

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/311fWhCPq8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 15, 2010, 03:45:54 PM
Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite, Beethoven: Wellington's Victory - Morton Gould & his Orchestra


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61vlmeJgdTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 15, 2010, 03:48:46 PM
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 Van Cliburn/Erich Leinsdorf/Boston Symphony Orchestra

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Or1g6OKVL._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 15, 2010, 03:51:18 PM
Harry Belafonte: Calypso

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Tj9ZS7djL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Bigfish8 on November 15, 2010, 04:08:14 PM
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Post by: richidoo on November 15, 2010, 06:10:14 PM
That's a nice album Ken
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Post by: Ecramer on November 15, 2010, 06:23:33 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517L7tZtvwL._SS500_.jpg)


When We Fall In
Sean Hayes
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Post by: allenzachary on November 16, 2010, 01:54:39 AM
Ken-

What did you think of the Four Seasons? 

Osawa is one of my favorite conductors.  His pace is precise with excellent dynamics, big, but not bombastic.
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Post by: tmazz on November 16, 2010, 07:15:08 AM
Haydn: Surprise Symphony No. 94, Clock Symphony No. 101 - Monteux/Vienna Philharmonic

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61WxYAu9pKL._AA300_.jpg)

I was very disappointed with this LP. Very nice music, decent SQ, but there were so many clicks & pops that the album was unlistenable. On a more dynamic piece of music the clicks might have gotten "lost in the sauce", but both pieces on this album are quiet ones to the noise just gets right in your face.

Visually it does not look like it  is in bad shape, but once it hits the TT, pop city. Luckily it is a crack house disc so I didn't put out a lot on money for it. I just goes to show you that you can look at an LP all you want, but nothing replaces a play grading.
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Post by: evan1 on November 16, 2010, 12:04:10 PM
This is recorded very well
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Post by: evan1 on November 16, 2010, 12:06:05 PM
next up
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on November 16, 2010, 05:17:40 PM
Disc 1 from...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61beoBNoyvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Your-Honor-Foo-Fighters/dp/B0009HLDFU/ref=sr_1_8?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1289956459&sr=1-8)
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Post by: tmazz on November 17, 2010, 07:23:51 PM
Diana Krall: The Girl in the Other Room

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GSSLNlW0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 17, 2010, 07:25:07 PM
Neil Young & Pearl Jam: Mirror Ball

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61-Fn1K2y4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 17, 2010, 07:28:56 PM
Sha Na Na: Hot Sox

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5186Y7k9ljL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 17, 2010, 07:34:36 PM
Linda Ronstadt:Get Closer

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61r9sHokgzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I went to the concert from this album at Radio City Music Hall in 1982. As she bopped onto the stage in a high school cheerleader outfit every guy in the house nearly wet himself  :drool: and every wife in the house elbowed her husband in the ribs.  :lol:
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Post by: tmazz on November 17, 2010, 07:36:02 PM
The Benny Goodman Story

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51za7tYhkNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 17, 2010, 07:38:37 PM
Earl Hines: Hines Does Hoagy

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TMhrsvs8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 20, 2010, 07:43:07 PM
Laurence Juber: Pop goes Guitar

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Solo acoustic guitar versions of major Pop hits by this former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney & Wings.

Samples:
http://www.amazon.com/Pop-Goes-Guitar-Laurence-Juber/dp/B0019V7I8Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1290310443&sr=1-3

Very nice from both a musical and a performance standpoint, but kind of disappointing sonically. Sounded OK in the car and on the computer, but on the big system exhibited a disturbingly artificial sense of dynamics, probably cause by excessive signal processing  (compression?) in the recording chain. The dynamic changes just did not sound consistent with what one would expect to hear out of an acoustic guitar.

But I still enjoy this one in the car.  :)
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Post by: tmazz on November 20, 2010, 07:48:26 PM
I Got No Kick Against Modern Jazz

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/96/73/89b3228348a06d3e5ccef010.L._AA300_.jpg)

Various GRP Artist play jazz interpretations of Beatle hits.

Samples:
http://www.amazon.com/Got-Kick-Against-Modern-Jazz/dp/B0000001V7/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1290311091&sr=1-2-fkmr1
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Post by: tmazz on November 20, 2010, 07:51:04 PM
Louie Bellson's 7: Live at the Concord Summer Festival

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yVgQAIr4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: AcidJazz on November 20, 2010, 10:43:47 PM
careful, keep 'talking' to yourself, might go blind... :lol:
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Stravinsky: Firebird Suite & Borodin: Polovtsian Dances  [SACD]
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Post by: tmazz on November 21, 2010, 10:31:37 PM
The Greatest! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ClXu8LifL._AA300_.jpg)

I had the privilege of working on the stage crew for a Joe Williams concert back in the day. In addition to being extremely talented from a musical perspective, the man was a true gentleman.  :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on November 21, 2010, 10:35:12 PM
Stanley Turrentine: Don't Mess with Mister T.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XN7HYC3DL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 21, 2010, 11:07:22 PM
Stephan Stills: Live

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413S8XCG31L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

One side is an electric set and the other acoustic.
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Post by: richidoo on November 21, 2010, 11:17:04 PM
Hi Tom!  :D 

I'm listening to deafening silence
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Post by: tmazz on November 22, 2010, 06:51:36 AM
Hi Tom!  :D 

I'm listening to deafening silence

I hope not because of equipment failure.  :(
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Post by: tmazz on November 22, 2010, 06:55:15 AM
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass: The Brass Are Comin'

(http://i42.tinypic.com/288zjad.jpg)
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Post by: richidoo on November 22, 2010, 07:31:53 AM
Nah, just too late to play.
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Post by: tmazz on November 22, 2010, 07:51:04 AM
The Essential Steve Goodman

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xygtGsfTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 22, 2010, 07:52:18 AM
Nah, just too late to play.

That's why I like having the mancave in the basement and the bedroom's on the second floor - it's never too late to play.  8)
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Post by: Bigfish8 on November 22, 2010, 07:53:00 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oCRfbFLGL._SS400_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 22, 2010, 07:58:00 AM
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Ken,

If you like this one you definitely need to check out her live album (Live at Blues Alley).

Samples:

http://www.amazon.com/Live-Blues-Alley-Eva-Cassidy/dp/B000009PO2/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1290441387&sr=1-3
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Post by: Bigfish8 on November 22, 2010, 03:34:02 PM
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Ken,

If you like this one you definitely need to check out her live album (Live at Blues Alley).

Samples:

http://www.amazon.com/Live-Blues-Alley-Eva-Cassidy/dp/B000009PO2/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1290441387&sr=1-3

Thanks Tom:

I ordered it last week from Amazon but it has not arrived yet!

Ken
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Post by: richidoo on November 22, 2010, 04:52:09 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qAfoxnuHL._SS400_.jpg)

The "Symphony in Three Movements" on this is mind blowing. Rattle has always been one of my favorite conductors, but I didn't know he recorded so much Shostakovich, and much if it on EMI.  aa
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on November 22, 2010, 09:16:19 PM
CITA - Relapse of Reason ACT 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL6eCdDLiGk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL6eCdDLiGk)

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/78/a5/4a26828fd7a094bb84460110.L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Black Sand Cable on November 22, 2010, 11:09:59 PM
Endeverafter - Kiss or Kill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtMCE-8dXQ0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtMCE-8dXQ0)

(http://musicremedy.com/webfiles/artists/Endeverafter/Endeverafter-01-big.jpg)

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Post by: tmazz on November 23, 2010, 09:37:47 AM
Old And In The Way

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KANRK8PWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Jerry Garcia, Davis Grisman et.al.
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Post by: tmazz on November 23, 2010, 09:39:20 AM
Jimmy Buffett: Live in Auburn WA

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B79zG-1yL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 23, 2010, 09:44:53 AM
Nadirah Shakoor: Nod to the Storyteller

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YYTFUCamL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Long time Coral Reefer Band vocalist
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on November 23, 2010, 10:04:38 AM
In the office with cheap Coby headphones plugged directly into my laptop...

Nine Inch Nails: 'Year Zero'...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nFQZjm0zL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Year-Zero-Nine-Inch-Nails/dp/B000O178BY/ref=sr_1_8?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1290535247&sr=1-8)


Katy Perry: 'MTV Unplugged'...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OF%2BZG1bpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/MTV-Unplugged-DVD-Katy-Perry/dp/B002QEXNDO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290535325&sr=1-1)


Blind Melon: 'Soup'...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BFR5JN4PL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Soup-Blind-Melon/dp/B000002TPF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290535417&sr=1-1)
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 12:14:51 AM
Steve Turre: In the Spur of the Moment

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RAFcGRtsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

with Ray Charles, Stephen Scott& Chucho Valdes
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 12:15:52 AM
Dave Brubeck: Gone with the Wind

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xwcVmQQDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 12:17:27 AM
Donald Fagan: Morph the Cat

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51N-ybBFKEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

180g 2 LP set
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 12:18:49 AM
The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ouYEgKo6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 12:20:31 AM
Jacintha: Here's to Ben

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qjEOaS2ZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

45 RPM 180g 2 LP set
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 12:25:36 AM
Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne - Arthur Fe-idler & the Boston Pops

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HWoweORrL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

On (4) 200g single sided 45 RPM LPs
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 12:28:52 AM
Oscars Motettkor, Torsten Nilsson, Alf Linder, and Marianne Mellnas: Cantate Domino

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51F4XZCC9RL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 12:10:20 PM
Lady Sings the Blues

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CVYY8R17L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

We've called them torch singers, divas, chanteuses, and the First Ladies of American Song. And as the contemporary, Grammy-bedecked ascent of Norah Jones (who appears here with Charlie Hunter) attests, these ladies who sing the blues continue to reinterpret a tradition rooted in the blues, yet steeped in songcraft that spans jazz, pop, and even rock. This double-disc, 26-track collection spans a half-century-plus and offers up not only a tantalizing introduction to legends and pioneers (including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Della Reese, Etta James, Lena Horne) and an equally rich body of song standards, but also chronicles how an originally largely black heritage in effect became the pop mainstream in the '40s and '50s (and beyond) via the work of singers like Dinah Shore, Kay Starr, June Christy, Peggy Lee and Julie London. It's also a testament to how vital that legacy remains, with Jones' own Brazilian-inflected cover of Bryan Ferry's "More Than This" and Patricia Barber's spare, sultry '90s read of "The Thrill Is Gone" but two strong examples of the set's expansive scope. It's a compelling sampler and the best kind of musical appetizer: One that leaves you craving more. --Jerry McCulley

Samples:

http://www.amazon.com/Lady-Sings-Blues-Various-Artists/dp/B00008J2K1/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1290629330&sr=1-3
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 12:12:34 PM
Coleman Hawkins and Confreres

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51baCWPVZeL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 08:43:13 PM
Arlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/18/31/bdf7810ae7a0acc883450210.L._AA300_.jpg)

OK, I know, it's a day early. But I was prepping the turkey for the smoker tomorrow and felt I needed some Thanksgiving music to work by. And what says Thanksgiving more than shovels and rakes and implements of destruction in a red VW Microbus..... :D
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 08:44:59 PM
Billy Joel: Glass Houses

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/614iYX1S1JL._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 08:46:00 PM
The Great Benny Goodman

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61lsdyQdXdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 10:39:37 PM
Sonny & Cher's Greatest Hits

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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 10:42:38 PM
Sha Na Na: The Golden Age of Rock 'N' Roll

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418rvyOWL6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 24, 2010, 11:34:09 PM
The 5th Dimension: The Age of Aquarius

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414K8EAWQFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 04:57:13 PM
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe - Ernest Ansermet/L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

(http://www.itsrecords.com/media/catalog/product/cache/4/image/450x/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/d/s/dsc_0044_6.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 05:18:09 PM
Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne: Arthur Fielder/The Boston Pops

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41vSp0hPLPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

A second Living Stereo release of this popular piece (this being LSC-2267, the first one LSC 1817), Same music, different production team. This is the less touted one, but is none the less still an excellent recording and performance

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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 05:19:14 PM
Pete Fountain: Mr. Stick Man

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OdA3ved5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 05:23:01 PM
Leon Russell

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/14/aa/d8f2810ae7a0b097f2fda110.L._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 06:17:30 PM
The Best of Peter Nero

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Another artist that I did concert sound for back in my days at the Lakeside Theater. The day of the show he had a Concert Grand delivered direct from Steinway, and had one of the factory techs tune it right on the spot. He hen made what sounded like a strange request , but actually made a lot of sense. He asked is if we could get two 100 what drop lights from the auto shop and put them inside the piano until just before showtime. Lakeside is an outdoor venue and he was afraid that if it started to get humid towards sunset the humidity could cause the wood inside the piano to swell ever so slightly, but enough to shift the tuning that he just had done. The bulbs would generate enough heat to keep the inside of the piano dry even if the ambient humidity started to rise. Actually pretty smart. But as particular as he was about his instrument, he was always very appreciative of what we did for him and a real gentleman with the staff. Most of my stage crew was made up of high school kids, rather than union stagehands, and I think he actually enjoys hanging out with them during  the sound checks in the afternoon.

I have run across a number of albums at the crack house recently by artists that I worked with at the theater. It's really kind of fun to relive those times.
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 11:08:05 PM
The Best of Al Hirt

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/f8/09/57ddc060ada06684738ad110.L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 11:13:04 PM
The Zillertal Band: Beer Drinking Songs for Singing & Dancing

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61HIOqDBxhL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 11:14:42 PM
The Hits of Harry James

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ebpItLRjL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 11:17:37 PM
Blue Man Group: The Complex

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uwfSZbNtL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 11:30:49 PM
Carly Simon: Moonlight Serenade

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Z1AMC3BJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Another one of these flaky DualDiscs. Wouldn't play worth a dam on my CDP, (skipped all over the place.)  :(
But it did in my computer, so I burned a copy onto a CD-R and that plays fine in the CDP (a Denon 2910 Universal player.)   :-k

Unfortunately, the album really wasn't really worth the trouble. Some rather uninspired readings of older Big Band/Sinatra type standards.  And on top of that her voice isn't what it once was. I wouoldn't go out of my way for this one. (Hey, at least she still looks good.  :D )
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 11:36:20 PM
fourplay: Between the Sheets

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/9f/0b/f8f8225b9da06884b4c9f010.L._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 11:39:29 PM
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon 30th Anniversary Edtion

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414PNJK9CYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 11:43:34 PM
John Fogerty: Revival

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P64C86ksL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on November 25, 2010, 11:46:15 PM
Ringo Starr: VH1 Storytellers

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Post by: tmazz on November 26, 2010, 07:20:36 AM
The Essential Paul Anka

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You know the old saying "You get what you  pay for"? Well this 2 LP set was 53 cents at the Crack House and I still feel like I got ripped off. Yuck! (http://serve.mysmiley.net/sick/sick0020.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net/free-laughing-smileys.php)

That is the nice thing about shopping there. I never would have given a album like this a second look at full price but for half a buck I'd take a chance. This one turned out to be a clunker, but I have had many more that I took a flyer on and turned out to be very nice. Win some, you lose some.
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Post by: tmazz on November 26, 2010, 07:27:30 AM
Rossini Overtures: Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra

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It is such a shame that Toscanini passed away just before the start of stereo recordings. RCA Living Stereo recordings of his work would have been gems indeed.  :drool:
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Post by: tmazz on November 26, 2010, 09:42:16 AM
A Night On Bare Mountain and Other Russian Selections - Leopold Stokowski and His Orchestra

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Post by: tmazz on November 26, 2010, 10:14:44 AM
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

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Post by: tmazz on November 26, 2010, 10:21:24 AM
Cream: Disraeli Gears

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Post by: tmazz on November 26, 2010, 12:26:38 PM
Holly Cole: Don't Smoke in Bed

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Post by: tmazz on November 26, 2010, 12:28:03 PM
Henry Mancini: All-Time Greatest Hits

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Post by: tmazz on November 26, 2010, 12:29:49 PM
George Winston: Linus & Lucky Music of Vince Guarldi

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Post by: tmazz on November 27, 2010, 02:16:22 PM
OK, let's try it the right way.

George Winston: Linus & Lucky Music of Vince Guarldi

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Post by: tmazz on November 27, 2010, 02:17:04 PM
Virgil Fox: Encores

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Post by: richidoo on November 27, 2010, 03:15:51 PM
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On CD
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Post by: tmazz on November 27, 2010, 05:37:08 PM
Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

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2010 album from the Rock 'n' Roll legend. Pioneering musical genius Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, has teamed up with George Gershwin, in Wilson's latest album release, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin. Featuring timeless classics like "Rhapsody in Blue," "I Got Rhythm" and "Summertime," the album makes history with "The Like in I Love You" and "Nothing But Love" - two new songs Wilson crafted from never-before-published music by Gershwin. Produced by Brian Wilson, mixed by multi-Grammy winner Al Schmitt and joined by his longtime acclaimed band, the new album features the trademark stacked vocal harmonies and orchestrations that made Wilson a towering and revered figure in popular music.
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Post by: tmazz on November 28, 2010, 05:51:48 PM
Jethro Tull: Aqualung

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Classic Records 200g LP
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Post by: tmazz on November 28, 2010, 05:53:58 PM
Rod Stewart: Fly Me to the Moon...the Great American Songbook Volume V

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Post by: tmazz on November 28, 2010, 05:55:51 PM
Steely Dan: Can't Buy a Thrill

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Post by: richidoo on November 28, 2010, 06:22:34 PM
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Post by: tmazz on November 29, 2010, 12:08:22 AM
Harry Chapin: Dance Band on the Titanic

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Post by: tmazz on November 29, 2010, 12:11:22 AM
Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA

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Post by: tmazz on November 29, 2010, 12:15:48 AM
Dudley Moore: Songs Without Words

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Yes, that Dudley Moore. It seems in addition to being a talented comedian, the man who brought us "Arthur" was also a quite accomplished pianist and composer.
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Post by: richidoo on November 29, 2010, 06:30:51 AM
And grp makes nice sounding records!  He is a jazzer, right Tom?
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Post by: tmazz on November 29, 2010, 08:40:01 AM
His other albums are pretty much strait up jazz, but this one os more like light classical.

Check out the samples.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000008ILI/ref=pd_krex_dp_001_002?ie=UTF8&track=002&disc=001
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Post by: tmazz on November 29, 2010, 08:55:01 AM
I finally found something that is not on Pandora. I tried to make a Dudley Moore station and it tolds me no can do. So they have almost everything. Close, but not quite.
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Post by: tmazz on November 29, 2010, 08:57:19 AM
Windows: Windham Hill 25 Years of Piano

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Post by: richidoo on November 29, 2010, 09:57:15 AM
I finally found something that is not on Pandora. I tried to make a Dudley Moore station and it tolds me no can do. So they have almost everything. Close, but not quite.

That's funny.  I wonder what their music procurement policy is? How do they decide what new music to buy.
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Post by: tmazz on November 29, 2010, 09:32:27 PM
Do they actually buy the music upfront before they pass it out or do they have some kind of demand based payment system that pays royalites depending on how much a particular song gets played? (which is not unlike how regular commercial radio stations pay for music. I can remember many an hour spent filling out the Arbitron Spring book.  ](*,)
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Post by: richidoo on November 30, 2010, 06:49:40 AM
Based on the tendency to repeat the same songs over and over on a given station it seems like they have a finite selection of music available.

Don't know how or if they pay royalties on the plays. Considering how militant RIAA and publishing companies ASCAP and BMI are about collecting them I can't imagine the play is free, although non profit radio stations are often free or greatly reduced rates. Using Sonos I don't pay for Pandora at all, and don't look at the webpage ads either. But I guess someone does.
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Post by: tmazz on December 04, 2010, 11:19:38 PM
Touch-Windham Hill 25 Years of Guitar

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Post by: tmazz on December 05, 2010, 09:39:33 AM
Dan Folgeberg: An Innocent Age

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Post by: tmazz on December 05, 2010, 09:43:32 AM
Mendelssohn: Concerto in E Minor / Prokofieff: Concerto in G Minor
Jascha Heifetz/Charles Munch/Boston Symphony

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Post by: tmazz on December 05, 2010, 10:22:23 AM
Handel: Water Music Suite / Royal Fireworks Music
Pierre Boulez/New York Philharmonic

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Post by: tmazz on December 05, 2010, 10:48:53 AM
David Carroll:Percussion in Hi-Fi

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Post by: tmazz on December 05, 2010, 01:06:20 PM
Joan Armatrading: Track Record

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Post by: tmazz on December 05, 2010, 01:09:30 PM
Virgil Fox: Heavy Organ at Carnegie Hall

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Post by: tmazz on December 08, 2010, 06:39:40 AM

Ken,

If you like this one you definitely need to check out her live album (Live at Blues Alley).

Samples:

http://www.amazon.com/Live-Blues-Alley-Eva-Cassidy/dp/B000009PO2/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1290441387&sr=1-3

Thanks Tom:

I ordered it last week from Amazon but it has not arrived yet!

Ken

Ken,

Did it come yet, and if so, what do you think?

Tom
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Post by: tmazz on December 08, 2010, 06:43:48 AM
Windam Hill Artists: Winter Solstice On Ice

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Post by: tmazz on December 08, 2010, 07:51:35 AM
Pure Liz Story

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Post by: tmazz on December 08, 2010, 07:57:39 AM
Looks like I'm getting a jump on the Holiday Season today.  (http://www.christmas-corner.com/images/christmas-smileys/carols.gif)


Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas 25th Anniversary Collection

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Two CD holiday collection celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the very first Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album: the one that started the phenomenon! This double CD set features 25 tracks hand-picked by Chip Davis from the previous Christmas albums: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (1984), A Fresh Aire Christmas (1988), Christmas In The Aire (1995), Christmas Extraordinaire (2001), Christmas Song (2007) and Christmasville (2008).
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Post by: Rob S. on December 08, 2010, 08:03:44 PM
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Post by: tmazz on December 10, 2010, 10:59:30 PM
Harley-Davidson: Ride  (Various Artists)

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Post by: tmazz on December 10, 2010, 11:02:31 PM
Meatloaf: Couldn't Have Said It Better

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Post by: tmazz on December 11, 2010, 05:04:31 PM
Windham Hill Artists: A Winter's Solstice IV

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Post by: tmazz on December 11, 2010, 06:49:17 PM
America - History: Greatest Hits

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Post by: tmazz on December 12, 2010, 08:41:56 PM
Windham Hill Artists: A Winter's Solstice V

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Post by: tmazz on December 12, 2010, 08:43:54 PM
Rosemary Clooney: White Christmas

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Post by: tmazz on December 13, 2010, 11:10:39 PM
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow the Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins

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Post by: tmazz on December 13, 2010, 11:21:29 PM
NASCAR: Runnin Wide Open

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Hey, it was in the 3 for 99 cents bin.......
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on December 15, 2010, 08:30:25 PM
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Brendan Perry - "Ark" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0mfL2I9DJM)
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Post by: etcarroll on December 16, 2010, 07:15:20 AM
dena piano duo:
MOZART/GRIEG vol II

A 2L SACD, thanks to Jim.
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Post by: richidoo on December 16, 2010, 07:15:57 AM
Listening to my daughter practice Chipmunks Christmas Song on the piano.  :thumb:
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Post by: richidoo on December 16, 2010, 04:01:36 PM
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A fine Brubeck record, collection of various live, studio and rehearsal takes. I've loved Brubeck and Desmond since I was 15. This has the early quartet pizazz and innocence, and sound quality isn't bad.
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Post by: richidoo on December 16, 2010, 05:37:19 PM
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This is my favorite Beethoven cycle, Vanska / Minnesota on BIS.

BTW, Today is Beethoven's 240th birthday.
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Post by: tmazz on December 16, 2010, 09:40:52 PM
BTW, Today is Beethoven's 240th birthday.
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Gee, the smiley is even rolling over, how appropriate.  :lol:
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Post by: richidoo on December 17, 2010, 05:39:14 PM
Turns out yesterday was 237th anniversary of Boston Tea Party also - and Senate paid tribute.  :thumb:

Tonight is something more modern:
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I heard NC Symphony play this (the 3rd) in 2006, from the nosebleed seats way in the back. It was a life changing experience to hear this live, back when the (then new) conductor had something to prove. I  never knew a symphony could do this, and it cured my fear of venturing beyond safe Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich was right there waiting. This is more earthly, yet more complex than Shostakovich. Possibly the richest harmonies I've heard in any music. There are several instances of real peace here, which is rarely found in Shostakovich symphonies. And some angry fffs on occasion too. Overall a gigantic symphony.

I have only heard this Karajan version, but it feels as convincing as the live one I heard. I generally don't like Karajan recording if heard after I am already familiar with the work, so I'd like to hear other versions at some point. Pls recommend one if you know any that are good.

EDIT: I found some reviews for this album:

"This Honegger disc is one of Karajan's very finest efforts, featuring simply astounding playing from the Berlin Philharmonic. Although Herbert von Karajan probably would have wanted to be remembered as a great conductor in the central German repertoire, his best orchestral recordings often were in pieces that stood outside of his "Fach". This Honegger disc is certainly one of them. It seems like only yesterday that DG reissued it in its "Originals" series, but now thanks to Arkivmusic.com's on-demand program with Universal it hopefully will be available forever.

The Second Symphony, for strings and trumpet, features simply astounding playing from the Berlin Philharmonic, with an impact and sonority that the orchestra certainly can't equal today. The "Liturgique" also has an uncommon degree of bite and excitement; there's none of that excessive smoothness that made Karajan sometimes sound like the "snake oil salesman of music". Stravinsky's Concerto in D probably is his coldest, most sterile creation (leaving aside some of the very late pieces), and this gracefully immaculate performance suits its "pure" aesthetic to perfection. Very good sonics, again better than Karajan often got from the yellow label, complement one of his very finest efforts.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com"

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"Karajan lived through two world wars and the Cold War, and died only weeks before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Many of his greatest orchestral performances were of works that anticipated war or embodied a state of what he called “complete catastrophe” -- works such as Sibelius’ Symphony No. 4, Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, or Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony. But the Honegger Symphony No. 3, written in the immediate aftermath of WWII, drew from him performances of overwhelming intensity.

-- Richard Osborne, NPR.org"
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Post by: tmazz on December 19, 2010, 08:57:08 AM
Greig: Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2: Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops

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Big haul at the crack house this week. Ended up getting 11 RCA Living Stereo LPs for under $6, tax included.

Merry Christmas to me!
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Post by: tmazz on December 19, 2010, 08:59:04 AM
Pops Christmas Party: Arthur Fielder & The Boston Pops

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Post by: tmazz on December 19, 2010, 09:04:22 AM
Van Cliburn: My Favorite Chopin

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Post by: tmazz on December 19, 2010, 09:07:59 AM
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops: Fiddle-Faddle

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Post by: richidoo on December 19, 2010, 10:51:43 AM
Van Cliburn: My Favorite Chopin

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I put that one in my wish list. Thanks Tom!

The Rubenstein Chopins are great too, I've heard them on the radio. I don't have any Chopin. :(  yet...
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Post by: tmazz on December 19, 2010, 11:10:30 AM

The Rubenstein Chopins are great too, I've heard them on the radio. I don't have any Chopin. :(  yet...


Dear Santa........... [-o<
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 19, 2010, 12:19:30 PM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 19, 2010, 12:20:28 PM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 19, 2010, 12:21:33 PM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 19, 2010, 02:37:11 PM
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Post by: TooManyToys on December 19, 2010, 03:00:40 PM
Rebecca Pidgeon 'Behind the Velvet Curtain'

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Post by: tmazz on December 19, 2010, 09:36:26 PM
Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas

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Various Verve jazz artists performing Holiday favorites.

Track listing & samples:
http://www.amazon.com/Have-Yourself-Jazzy-Little-Christmas/dp/B00000479R/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1292823224&sr=1-1
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Post by: tmazz on December 19, 2010, 11:05:22 PM
Diahann Carroll With The Duke Ellington Orchestra: A Tribute to Ethel Waters

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I was really kind of disappointed in this album. Good music, good recording, Mercer Ellington really has the band swinging, but Diahann Carroll just seems to phone in the performance. It just seems that throughout the album she is holding back for some reason. The band is very dynamic, but the vocals take you 95% of the way there and just fall short. I always got the feeling that the vocal crescendos should have been going just a little bit further than they ever did. This actually surprised me because back in the day I did sound for a Diahann Carrol/Vic Dimone show at the Lakeside Theater and she really belted them out with reckless abandon, but on this album she just never lets it rip.
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 20, 2010, 01:29:57 PM
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Post by: richidoo on December 20, 2010, 01:49:41 PM
How is it Ken? That is the Mahler cycle I have been posting about for a long time.
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 20, 2010, 02:18:38 PM
How is it Ken? That is the Mahler cycle I have been posting about for a long time.

I downloaded Symphony No. 5 from HD Tracks several weeks ago and had not listened to it recently as it is a Hi-Rez File.  After Shane brought over the Zodiac+ I listened to it again on Saturday Evening and then purchased Symphony No. 9 from HD Tracks late yesterday.  

You know I am a neophyte when it comes to Classical Music but I have fallen in love with it.  It is beautiful, complex, full of transients and detail that push my system for every last bit of its capability.  My wife is not a convert yet but whenever I am here alone classical is all I listen to.  The quality of the Hi-Rez Mahler Symphonies is exceptional.  I look forward to continuing to expand my library.

Ken

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Post by: richidoo on December 20, 2010, 03:21:31 PM
Good classical really deserves a nice system, and visee versee ;)    
Looking forward to hearing those hi rez tracks Ken! 9th too? Going right for the heavy stuff.  :thumb:

I'm listening to Linn Radio on Sonos, thanks msfoa!
Carl you would like this station. It is 320kbps, sounds OK  :thumb:

http://radio.linnrecords.com/
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Post by: etcarroll on December 20, 2010, 03:52:25 PM
Good classical really deserves a nice system, and visee versee ;)    
Looking forward to hearing those hi rez tracks Ken! 9th too? Going right for the heavy stuff.  :thumb:

I'm listening to Linn Radio on Sonos, thanks msfoa!
Carl you would like this station. It is 320kbps, sounds OK  :thumb:

http://radio.linnrecords.com/
+1 on the Linn classical station, they have a Jazz station as well.

I started in on Classical the 1st of this year, have been tweaking my system to support Classical playback. Just replaced my passive pre with a tubed Purity One pre for better classical reproduction. The SACD version of Mahler's 5th is testing the tubes as I type this.  :thumb:
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Post by: richidoo on December 20, 2010, 04:22:43 PM
Interesting Gene. I am listening to the Linn classical station now, and I can hear the effects of the compression much more on the classical channel than I can on the rock channel at same compression. I think it's that we're more sensitive to tonal aberrations on classical music. Most sounds on popular music are adjusted and enhanced for max palatibility, while classical recordings get compression and maybe some tube warmth added in mastering, but not heavy handed EQ and effects.
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Post by: tmazz on December 20, 2010, 10:05:48 PM
Rich, I think the reason that we are more sensitive to compression and other alterations in classical music is that most of us, and especially those of who regularly attend classical concerts, have a good reference of what orchestral instruments are supposed to sound like. Therefore we know when that "proper sound is not being presented. In pop music there is so much electronic altering of sound in the recording process that the right sound of any given instrument is not an absolute standard, but rather whatever the production team for that recording decides it should be. Not that I am knocking that process for the altering of the instrumental sound has become an art form in and of itself, but no matter how artistic it is, music produced this way cannot provide us with any kind of sonic reference. If there is no real "right" sound, then it is hard to know when something in the mastering, distribution or playback chain is making it sound "wrong." We can know if something sounds better or worse to us, but not if the sound is right or wrong. It is easier to hear the aberrations in a classical recording simply because we have a reference to compare that sound to.
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Post by: tmazz on December 20, 2010, 10:21:24 PM
Doobie Brothers:World Gone Crazy

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Latest from the Doobies. Typical Doobies sound, but let's face it , the D Bros. are just not the D Bros. without Michael McDonald. (He does a guest appearance on one cut, which I think is the best of the bunch.)
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Post by: tmazz on December 22, 2010, 09:52:19 PM
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons:Societa Corell

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This is one of the scariest records that I have ever played on my system. Like most Living Stereos it have impeccable sound. However most of the recordings in this series were done in large concert hall settings so the sonic picture that they paint is one of sitting in a good orchestra seat of a large venue like Carnegie Hall. The best of these recordings transport you into the hall giving a nice "you are there" perspective. However this recording, being of a small chamber ensemble was recorded in a much smaller space. The acoustic cues that you get are very similar to what I would expect to here in a space not too different from the size of my mancave. As a result the usual "you are there" perspective  now becomes a very realistic "they are here" perspective. I have have the opportunity on several occasions to here all or parts of The Four Seasons performed in living room type spaces and I can tell you, the realism projected by the LP is spot on. Not only is the tonality and resolution top shelf, but the spatial ques are appropriate to the size of the room I am actually listening in. The effect is uncanny.  :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on December 22, 2010, 09:55:05 PM
Beethoven - Appassionata: Vladamir Horowitz

(http://www.gosupercool.com/ebay/Horowitz%20Beethoven%20Living%20Stereo.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on December 23, 2010, 12:21:38 PM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 23, 2010, 04:22:13 PM
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on December 23, 2010, 10:49:12 PM
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Ken,

Have you ever seen these guys in concert. They really put on quite a show, visually as well as musically. I highly recommend trying to catch them if they ever roll through your neck of the woods.
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Post by: tmazz on December 23, 2010, 10:50:24 PM
Van Cliburn: Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on December 23, 2010, 10:56:42 PM
Gershwin Rhapsody In Blue / An American In Paris
Arthur Fiedler and Boston Pops Orchestra

(http://pixhost.info/avaxhome/f4/d2/0018d2f4_medium.jpeg)
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Post by: tmazz on December 23, 2010, 11:01:42 PM
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture / Ravel: Bolero - Morton Gould Orchestra

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Not a bad, but not a great reading of the 1812
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Post by: tmazz on December 23, 2010, 11:06:13 PM
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
Leonard Bernstein & the NY Philharmonic

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/0f50810061d76264dc9774d5f244f18a/580565.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on December 23, 2010, 11:10:01 PM
Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/8a/aa/52bc8bacd7a0e35f9f828110.L._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on December 23, 2010, 11:10:54 PM
Christmas with the Rat Pack

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Post by: tmazz on December 23, 2010, 11:15:05 PM
Shelby Lynne: Merry Christmas

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Post by: tmazz on December 23, 2010, 11:25:34 PM
Diane Schuur Collection

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Post by: lonewolfny42 on December 23, 2010, 11:37:09 PM
Hmmmm...you must of taken that course....."speed listening"....
....or did you just play one song from each recording.... :rofl:
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 24, 2010, 06:16:38 AM
Chris and Tom:

I have to comment that you boys burn the midnight oil! :rofl:
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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 24, 2010, 08:25:46 AM
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Post by: richidoo on December 24, 2010, 08:29:22 AM
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This is Anita

Anita O'Day
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Post by: richidoo on December 24, 2010, 11:19:18 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/62/0e/c3477220eca05f94ca788010.L.jpg)

Here is an audiophile quality Christmas album. All acoustic recordings, all instrumental, minimal compression, great sense of space. Jazzy and modern, but hip and tasteful. Plucky, but satisfying sound. Instruments as pictured on the cover.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y59S2Q06L._SS400_.jpg)


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Post by: Bigfish8 on December 24, 2010, 12:00:33 PM
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Yes, an oldie!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on December 24, 2010, 12:06:42 PM
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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on December 24, 2010, 12:11:17 PM
Just got this for $1 when I went to Double Decker with Eleazar back a week or two. Had a copy in my hand, but the vinyl looked beat. Twenty minutes later found a cleaner copy and took it. Psyched!!!

Van Cliburn: Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3

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Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 12:51:09 PM
Hmmmm...you must of taken that course....."speed listening"....
....or did you just play one song from each recording.... :rofl:

Actually I was listening most of the day while working on things around the house and was just too busy to do posts as I went along so I just recapped the playlist at the end of the day.

But that might not be a bad idea ...Evelyn Wood Speed Listening courses.... Hmmmm. Wonder what we could charge for them (Of course the audiophile version would be 5x the regular price.  :rofl:)
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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 12:53:32 PM
Just got this for $1 when I went to Double Decker with Eleazar back a week or two. Had a copy in my hand, but the vinyl looked beat. Twenty minutes later found a cleaner copy and took it. Psyched!!!

Van Cliburn: Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3

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Cool! I love it when stuff like that happens. (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_dance.gif)
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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 01:00:51 PM
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham, BART., C.H.

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Nice reading.

Here's a question for the group - Does anyone know what the BART. and C.H designations mean?
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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 01:01:54 PM
Enya: And Winter Came


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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 01:02:53 PM
Jimmy Buffett: Christmas Island

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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 01:04:23 PM
The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album

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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 01:05:30 PM
Diana Krall: Christmas Songs

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Post by: richidoo on December 24, 2010, 01:06:19 PM
Nice one Gene.

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Wife is out of the listening room now, so out come the ancient christmas choirs. This is more my speed.
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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 01:06:56 PM
Harry Belefonte: To Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 01:08:44 PM
James Taylor at Christmas

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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 01:09:59 PM
Linda Ronstadt: A Merry Little Christmas

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Post by: etcarroll on December 24, 2010, 02:17:34 PM
.

Here's a question for the group - Does anyone know what the BART. and C.H designations mean?

Bart. = Baronet, he inherited his father's Baroncy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baronet

CH =  Order of the Companions of Honour
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Companions_of_Honour

I have to clean my vinyl copy of Beecham's "Messiah", and put it on while I have house to myself, I'm labeling whiteboxes for 12au7 tubes. Big Fun!  :roll:
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Post by: etcarroll on December 24, 2010, 04:59:20 PM
Handel - Messiah / Vyvyan · Sinclair · Vickers · Tozzi · Royal PO · Beecham
George Frideric Handel (Artist), Sir Thomas Beecham (Artist), Jennifer Vyvyan (Artist), Monica Sinclair (Artist), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Artist), Jon Vickers (Artist), Giorgio Tozzi (Artist) | Format: vinyl

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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 05:15:33 PM
.

Here's a question for the group - Does anyone know what the BART. and C.H designations mean?

Bart. = Baronet, he inherited his father's Baroncy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baronet

CH =  Order of the Companions of Honour
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Companions_of_Honour

I have to clean my vinyl copy of Beecham's "Messiah", and put it on while I have house to myself, I'm labeling whiteboxes for 12au7 tubes. Big Fun!  :roll:

Thanks for the info Gene. I picked up several Sir Thomas Beecham LPs at the Crack House this week. SO far I am very impressed at what I have listened to both from a musical and a sound quality standpoint.

Oh cr@p, another series of LPs to hunt down and collect.  :shock: 
Here we go again  8-[
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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 05:16:34 PM
Pete Seeger: Traditional Christmas Carols

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Post by: tmazz on December 24, 2010, 05:19:24 PM
Peter Paul & Mary: Holiday Celebration

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Post by: richidoo on December 24, 2010, 05:46:53 PM
(http://www.hollyraleighchristmas.org/images/othervolumeandfingers.jpg)

Each year, local Raleigh bands donate their recordings of their original compositions for a CD which is sold in local retail stores.  The CD raises money for various local charities. Since 2006. I'm listening to 2007, which has a song I helped to record.

http://www.hollyraleighchristmas.org
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on December 24, 2010, 09:39:24 PM
Chris and Tom:

I have to comment that you boys burn the midnight oil! :rofl:

Ken...I was watching for Santa....thought he might come early.... :rofl:

Merry X'mas.... :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on December 25, 2010, 07:20:11 AM
Elvis' Christmas Album

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Post by: tmazz on December 25, 2010, 07:21:26 AM
Mannheim Steamroller: A Fresh Aire Christmas

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Post by: tmazz on December 25, 2010, 07:22:27 AM
Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas in the Aire

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Post by: richidoo on December 25, 2010, 08:52:05 AM
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All day, over and over again...
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Post by: tmazz on December 25, 2010, 09:46:39 AM
Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas Live

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Post by: lonewolfny42 on December 25, 2010, 10:13:40 AM
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All day, over and over again...

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:....You have a daughter Rich....happy listening... :rofl:


And have a Merry Christmas... :beer:
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Post by: richidoo on December 25, 2010, 10:22:20 AM
Thanks Chris! Merry Christmas to you and the family too.

My daughter turned into a screaming jumping blur when she opened it. Everything stopped until the CD was ripped and playing. This is how audiophiles are born! I'm putting my last spare set of Infinity Entras and the Sonos amp unit into her room today so I can have my system back.
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Post by: richidoo on December 25, 2010, 05:36:57 PM
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Wifes fav...  What a great band, beautiful voices. Recommended!
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Post by: richidoo on December 25, 2010, 06:11:26 PM
Well, I was fortunate to get this CD from my daughter...
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Finally got the stereo back to myself now, just checking it out. Beethoven Piano Sonata 3. Very nice so far. Effortless, powerful, relaxed, confident. Amazing player.
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Post by: AcidJazz on December 26, 2010, 10:40:00 PM
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Quote
Muhal Richard Abrams (piano, synthesizer), Marty Ehrlich (alto sax), Patience Higgins (tenor sax), Eddie Allen (trumpet), Mark Feldman (violin), Tony Cedras (accordion), Anne LeBaron (harp), Lindsey Horner (bass), Reggie Nicholson (drums), and Bryan Carrott (vibraphones)

One Line, Two Views features seven compositions for nine-piece ensemble by Muhal Richard Abrams. Works range from the subtle textural and tonal explorations of “Textures,” “Hydepth,” and the title track to the hard bop revisitations of “11 over 4” and “The Prism 3.” The disc is rounded out by an ebullient, joyous, and celebratory “Tribute to Julius Hemphill and Don Pullen” and the blues-tinged “Ensemble Song.” Abrams opts for unique instrumentation including violin, harp, and accordion.  These unconventional additions to the standard jazz ensemble enhance the warm tones and full sound of this recording. ..http://www.newworldrecords.org/album.cgi?rm=view&album_id=80469 (http://www.newworldrecords.org/album.cgi?rm=view&album_id=80469)

Muhal Richard Abrams, one line, two views
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Post by: tmazz on December 26, 2010, 11:13:23 PM
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2*Swan Of Tuonela - Sir John Barbirolli/Halle Orchestra

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Post by: tmazz on December 26, 2010, 11:15:17 PM
Rossini Overtures: Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony

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Post by: tmazz on December 26, 2010, 11:17:52 PM
Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra - Herbert Von Karajan/Vienna Philharmonic

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Post by: tmazz on December 26, 2010, 11:20:33 PM
Carlos Montoya: Flamenco Concert

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Post by: tmazz on December 26, 2010, 11:21:44 PM
John Cougar Mellencamp: Uh-Huh

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Post by: tmazz on December 26, 2010, 11:52:55 PM
Spandau Ballet: True

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Kind of early 80s rock set to a mid 70s disco beat.

Not my cup of tea. Only a Crack House 53 cent special, so no great loss.
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Post by: tmazz on December 27, 2010, 12:00:40 AM
Puccini:Highlights From Turandot

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Not a big opera fan, but I saw this at the Crack House and it is a mint condition London Blue Back, so I thought I would give is a shot.

As one would expect from a Blue Back it is nice sounding with a big wide soundstage. (But I am still not a big opera fan.)
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Post by: tmazz on December 27, 2010, 12:03:25 AM
Beethoven: Les Adieux Sonata / Mozart Sonata in C - Van Cliburn

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Post by: etcarroll on December 27, 2010, 06:55:53 AM
Beethoven: Les Adieux Sonata / Mozart Sonata in C - Van Cliburn

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I've never heard this work by VC, do you like it?
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Post by: etcarroll on December 27, 2010, 06:59:45 AM
Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra Berliner Philharmoniker Dirigent: Karl Bohm, [vinyl]

Seeing your post of listening to Karajan's version reminded me I bought this version with Bohm conducting at DD for $1 and haven't listened to it yet, guess I'll have to correct that today.

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Post by: tmazz on December 27, 2010, 10:34:41 PM
Chip Davis: Sunday Morning Coffee

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Post by: bpape on December 28, 2010, 07:10:13 AM
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Peter Green - In The Skies

A nice CD that I picked up as a Christmas present to myself this year. 

Bryan
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Post by: etcarroll on December 28, 2010, 01:34:06 PM
Koln Concert
Keith Jarrett | Format: HiRez dload

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Post by: tmazz on December 28, 2010, 08:33:15 PM
Ramsey Lewis: Back to the Roots

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Post by: tmazz on December 29, 2010, 09:03:50 AM
Lionel Hampton: Vintage Hampton

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Post by: richidoo on December 29, 2010, 04:57:41 PM
We were watching the Glenn Gould TV show on American Masters on PBS last night. It is excellent show.  Anyway, today Julie asked to listen to both the 1955 and 1981 Goldbergs back to back... Oh yeah, I can do that..  :thumb:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e4/BachTheGoldbergVariations-GlennGould.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on December 29, 2010, 09:21:00 PM
Doug Smith: Labyrinth

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A Windham Hillish type album from the folks at American Gramaohone
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Post by: tmazz on December 29, 2010, 09:42:17 PM
Twin Peaks (Season One TV Soundtrack)

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The owls are not what they seem..... 8)
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Post by: tmazz on December 30, 2010, 09:52:25 PM
Lemonstone: Miles Away

(http://content.answcdn.com/main/content/img/amg/pop_albums/cov200/drh600/h667/h66763jsp1o.jpg)

The Crack House sells bags of loose CDs and this one was mixed in with something else I wanted. Turns out to be a nice disc. A folk-rock kind of thing similar in sound to Jack Johnson.
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Post by: tmazz on December 30, 2010, 09:53:57 PM
Judy Collins: Bread & Roses

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Post by: tmazz on December 30, 2010, 10:02:36 PM
Easy Star All-Stars: Dubber Side of the Moon

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A second cut at Reggae versions of Pink Floyd's legendary Dark Side of the Moon album. While the first CD (Dub Side of the Moon) basically replicated the original album with a reggae flavor, this disc is more a reggae interpretation of the music and as such departs from the original charts much more widely and is more Reggae with a hint of Pink Floyd than the other way around.
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Post by: tmazz on December 30, 2010, 11:10:16 PM
The Rocky Horror Glee Show

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Another one to add to my collection of Rocky Horror Albums
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Post by: tmazz on December 31, 2010, 11:25:51 PM
Chip Davis' Day Parts: Party

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Post by: tmazz on December 31, 2010, 11:28:53 PM
Beethoven: Quintet, Op. 29. Dvorak: Quintet, Op. 97. Budapest String Quartet with Walter Trampler

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Post by: tmazz on December 31, 2010, 11:39:25 PM
Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C for String Orchestra
Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky
Barbirolli/The London Symphony Orchestra

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Post by: etcarroll on January 01, 2011, 07:06:50 AM
Leeway [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]
Lee Morgan | Format: Audio CD
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 01, 2011, 07:22:03 AM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 01, 2011, 07:56:02 AM
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Post by: richidoo on January 01, 2011, 09:31:36 AM
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I was watching a show on Documentary channel about the 9th Symphony, called The Ninth (2004). Its history down through the years. Quite fascinating.

http://www.documentarychannel.com/movie.php?currID=2662&t=Ninth,%20The

While looking for the above link I also ran across this other film, called "Following the Ninth."
http://followingtheninth.com/

I've been using the 2nd movment to EQ my speakers. Good stuff!
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 01, 2011, 09:50:50 AM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 01, 2011, 10:34:01 AM
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Post by: richidoo on January 01, 2011, 10:45:14 AM
I got that one, nice record!! I like the Suite in D best.
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 01, 2011, 12:21:09 PM
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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 12:22:17 PM
Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony, Philadelphia Orch. Ormandy, Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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Saw this at the Crack House and thought "The Morman Tabernacle Choir doing Beethoven's 9th? This has potential...."  :-k

Well potential was all that is had. This has got to be one of the worst sounding classical recordings I have heard in a long time. It is closed in, dead sounding, , cluttered... think od a word that describes bad sound and it will probably somehow apply to this record.   ](*,) I only paid 53 cents for it and I still feel like I got taken (maybe I could use it for a coaster.... )  :roll:

Run, do not walk away from this one. (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-sick-smileys-1051.gif) (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/skype-emoticons.html)
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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 12:24:04 PM
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Oh boy, now you are playing in Rich's part of town.  :-({|=
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Post by: richidoo on January 01, 2011, 12:33:24 PM
That's a great one. Tchaikovski Violin Concerto is standard of all standards for violinists. It was thought to be unplayable when it was first published. Fischer plays it technically perfect and powerful, but not the most graceful version ever.

There are some chamber pieces (violin and piano) on that record that are awesome!!! Great demo pieces for the stereo.
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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 12:35:18 PM
Mozart Symphonies 39 & 40: Arturo Toscanini/NBS Symphony Orchestra

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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 01, 2011, 12:38:59 PM
That's a great one. Tchaikovski Violin Concerto is standard of all standards for violinists. It was thought to be unplayable when it was first published. Fischer plays it technically perfect and powerful, but not the most graceful version ever.

There are some chamber pieces (violin and piano) on that record that are awesome!!! Great demo pieces for the stereo.

I downloaded this one from HD Tracks this afternoon.  With mom here until Thursday (due to the snow) and having to go to Vera's Mom's yesterday the system has had no work since last Friday.  Nothing but Classical all day and all I can say is I feel like I have a whole new world of music to enjoy.  Thanks guys for starting me on this journey.
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Post by: richidoo on January 01, 2011, 01:06:44 PM
Pentatone is a great label too, with consistent audiophile quality and some great artists, mostly based in Eastern Europe.

Brahm Violin Concerto is another warhorse, I like it better than Tchaikovsky. Rachel Barton Pine is the best Brahms I've ever heard. In fact I think I'll play it right now....

http://www.amazon.com/Brahms-Joachim-Violin-Concertos-Joseph/dp/B00009KUAM
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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 01:15:30 PM
Marriner Conducts Albinoni, Handel,Bach & Others

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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 01:19:42 PM
Strauss Waltzes: Antal Dorati/London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 01:21:25 PM
Jacintha: The Girl From Bossa Nova

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Post by: richidoo on January 01, 2011, 02:29:31 PM
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This is a nice one from Reference Recordings. It won a grammy a few years back for best classical recording. Respighi is one of my fav composers.
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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 02:51:33 PM
Rich, if you liked that one you should really check out the Reference Recordings release of Respighi's "Church Windows". I have never heard the CD (I am sure it is no slouch), but I can tell you that the 45 RPM vinyl pressing is absolutely breathtaking. Keith Johnson was a man who was way ahead of his time. He was making 45 RPM LPs in the 1980s long before it was the "in" thing to do.

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OK, now you and Ken have thrown down the gauntlet. I am going to have to start combing through my Reference Recordings archives.  :idea:

That's one of the great things about this thread. It often either enlightens you to a new source of good music or ignites a spark tat brings you back to some of those gems of the past that you haven't visited in a long time.  :thumb:
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Post by: richidoo on January 01, 2011, 03:24:11 PM
Yes, the thread does keep us talking about music. Thanks to Lonewolf for starting this thread, he knows the music is the most important thing.

I love everything Respighi, so I will definitely check that out Tom, thanks. He and Prokofiev are the two composers that I would like to have everything they did.
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Post by: richidoo on January 01, 2011, 04:04:41 PM
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I like the last (title) track on this one best, it is modern. Much of it is ancient music. But it all sounds beautiful.
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Post by: AcidJazz on January 01, 2011, 04:10:04 PM
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Traditional chants of the Pygmees of the Congo.
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Co-production of the renowned Tshisungu Kalomba & Kassala with the
preisgekrönten Formation "Companie du Theatre Lokombe" aus Kinshasa award-winning band "Companie du Theatre Lokombe" from Kinshasa
http://music.napster.com/tshisungu-kalomba-music/tracks/12952417 (http://music.napster.com/tshisungu-kalomba-music/tracks/12952417)
Tshisungu Kalomba, Lokassa
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Post by: richidoo on January 01, 2011, 04:22:15 PM
Martin, I listened to the first track on napster. Very cool. Thanks

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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 04:26:27 PM
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Varujan Kojian/Utah Symphony Orchestra

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Of course the music, the sound and the performance are first rate, but there is an interesting story behind the packaging of this 45 RPM LP release. In order to get the kinds of dynamics that Keith Johnson wanted on this album the music had to be spread over 3 LP sides. Rather than leave the 4th side blank Johnson figured that most audiophiles would play the music on side 3 most often (March to the Scaffold and Dream of a Witches' Sabbath) so he pressed that music onto both side 3 & side 4. He also used this same technique on later RR LP releases.
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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 04:30:43 PM
Trittico - Frederick Fennell/ Dallas Wind Symphony

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Looks like this may end up being RR Weekend.  :clap:
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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 04:32:26 PM
Fennell Favorites!: Frederick Fennell/Dallas Wind Symphony

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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 04:33:34 PM
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I like the last (title) track on this one best, it is modern. Much of it is ancient music. But it all sounds beautiful.

I recently picked this one up from the library. Liked it a lot.
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Post by: richidoo on January 01, 2011, 04:47:35 PM
I love Fennell!! (Band and Marches) This one will annoy my wife...  

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But this one is very cool!! One of my fav records.

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Am I allowed to post two at once?  8-[   I swear they are in the queue...
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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 08:30:32 PM
Dick Hyman - Swing is here

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In addition to their first rate classical catalog RR has put out a number of top shelf jazz releases.
This one features an all-star group of musicians playing some real dynamite swing jazz.
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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 08:45:31 PM
I love Fennell!! (Band and Marches) This one will annoy my wife...  

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But this one is very cool!! One of my fav records.

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Am I allowed to post two at once?  8-[   I swear they are in the queue...

Wilson Audiophile records (Yes this is the same company that makes Wilson speakers) put out two albums with Lowell Graham and the National Symphonic Winds. Superb sonics (I think the super wide dynamics were designed to show off the capabilities of his speakers) and great performances Be careful the first time you listen because they start of with fairly soft passages that have lulled more than a few people to turn up the volume only to damage their equipment when the big peaks came along.

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But both are very cool albums to show off a high end system.
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Post by: tmazz on January 01, 2011, 08:51:54 PM
Strictly Sousa: Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony

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John Philip Sousa is a folk hero of sorts in these parts. He lived and did much of his writing in Port Washington , NY which is only a few miles from where I live now and is the town tat my wife grew up in.

This CD presents John Philip Sousa music given the Keith Johnson, Reference Recordings treatment. Need I say more?
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Post by: richidoo on January 01, 2011, 09:12:50 PM
Sousa is awesome. Our town band is run by a serious Sousa afficianado, Stuart Holomon.  The 4th of July concerts are always very stimulating, both musically and from all the great stories he tells about the history of the music.

http://www.carytownband.org
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Post by: tmazz on January 02, 2011, 02:42:17 PM
Mephisto & Co. : Eije Oue/Minnesota Orchestra

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Outstanding orchestral disc. Night on Bald Mountain and The Sorcerer's Apprentice are worth the price of admission on their own.  8)

Samples and a full playlist:

http://www.amazon.com/Mephisto-Co-Oue/dp/B0000060F2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1293943951&sr=1-1
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Post by: richidoo on January 02, 2011, 03:08:42 PM
Yes, that's a great album. I never ripped that CD so I forgot I had it - thanks for the reminder. I like to play it loudly on Halloween night.
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Post by: tmazz on January 02, 2011, 09:37:10 PM
Arnold Overtures: Malcolm Arnold/London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Post by: tmazz on January 02, 2011, 09:39:30 PM
Pomp & Pipes: Frederick Fennell/Dallas Wind Symphony - Paul Riedo, Organ

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Powerful Music for Organ, Brass & Percussion
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Post by: tmazz on January 02, 2011, 09:41:18 PM
Express: Clary Terry, Bob Lark and the DePaul University Big Band

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Post by: tmazz on January 02, 2011, 10:27:15 PM
Jim Brock: Letters From the Equator

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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 03, 2011, 10:51:05 AM
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Post by: tmazz on January 03, 2011, 10:59:04 AM
Wow Ken, you have really gotten pulled into this classical thing hook, line & sinker.  :thumb:

Now if we can only get our hands on that Bernstein set..... [-o<
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 03, 2011, 11:09:19 AM
Wow Ken, you have really gotten pulled into this classical thing hook, line & sinker.  :thumb:

Now if we can only get our hands on that Bernstein set..... [-o<

Tom:

I just placed orders on Amazon.com for all of the CDs listed here:  http://www.classicalcdguide.com/ 

I am enjoying Classical so very much I thought purchasing the above CDs would be a good way to experience some of the best composers.  What do you guys think?


Please keep me posted on the Bernstein Set as I will definitely jump on it when it becomes available again.

Ken
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Post by: richidoo on January 03, 2011, 11:24:20 AM
Uh-OH! Getting into quartets now. You're doomed!  :thumb:

Some good concerts coming up in Raleigh:

http://rcmg.org/preview.htm

We should have an AN field trip to go see the Julliard Quartet in March. The Beethoven Op. 132 (String Quartet #15) is essential listening, plus Bartok and the same Schubert that you are listening to now.
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 03, 2011, 11:34:28 AM
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Post by: tmazz on January 03, 2011, 12:02:33 PM
Wow Ken, you have really gotten pulled into this classical thing hook, line & sinker.  :thumb:

Now if we can only get our hands on that Bernstein set..... [-o<

Tom:

I just placed orders on Amazon.com for all of the CDs listed here:  http://www.classicalcdguide.com/ 

I am enjoying Classical so very much I thought purchasing the above CDs would be a good way to experience some of the best composers.  What do you guys think?


Please keep me posted on the Bernstein Set as I will definitely jump on it when it becomes available again.

Ken


Looks like a nice collection of music, although I am not familiar with any of the performances in particular.

I made an interesting discovery recently with regards to  the importance of SQ  and classical music. I my rummagings through the Crack House I cam across some albums that I remember from my parents classical collection when I was growing up. I never had too much appreciation for classical music back then and I think I am beginning to understand why. Almost every one of those albums that I picked up had fairly dreadful sound. (Not that the equipment we had in our home when I was a kid was any great shakes, but these albums were particularly bad. Even today, poorly recorded classical music just doesn't hold my interest. I have much more tolerance for poor sounding pop music, but if classical does not sound good it doesn't stay on for more than 1 or 2 minutes. I guess it may have to do with the fact that  I have a good acoustic reference of what unamplified classical is supposed to sound like. Pop on the other hand is supposed to sound like whatever was inside the producers brain that morning. Some people have suggested that I grew into my appreciation of classical music, but my soon Bobby developed a love of classical at age 14 (but he was used to hearing it on my rig.)

With this in mind I have the following suggestions for you. First keep an eye out for releases from the RCA Living Stereo, Mercury Living Presence and Reference Recordings series. I have never heard a bad sounding disc from any of them. Secondly, while you are in the discovery phase, make liberal use of your local library. Library records had a bad name because of how beat up they got and how bad the sounded after that. But CDs take much more abuse that records and still sound good. Check with your reference librarian and see if you guys have a web based catalog system. I have on-line access to the catalogs of all 54 local libraries in Nassau County and can order CD fro any of them from the comfort of my home at it will be delivered to my local branch. Great way to save a few bucks while to are trying to establish your preferences.

Finally another fun thing to do is once you find a particular piece of music that you like, start searching out multiple performances of that piece.It is interesting to hear how different conductors and orchestras put their own spin on a give piece. I must have 6 or more copies each of Scheherazade, Pictures at an Exhibition, Beethoven's 9th,  and Peter & the Wolf and each one has its own unique character.  (I have also gotten rid of several lousy copies of each.) This is another place where access to the library collection will com in handy. And if you find something from the library that you really like, you can always but a copy of that single disc (as opposed to the other couple of dozen that you listened to and didn't really care for.)
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Post by: tmazz on January 03, 2011, 12:08:02 PM
Uh-OH! Getting into quartets now. You're doomed!  :thumb:

Some good concerts coming up in Raleigh:

http://rcmg.org/preview.htm

We should have an AN field trip to go see the Julliard Quartet in March. The Beethoven Op. 132 (String Quartet #15) is essential listening, plus Bartok and the same Schubert that you are listening to now.

Rich has a good idea. If you are going to start seriously listening to classical music, attending a few live concerts would give you and acoustic reference to compare recordings to.

Although we did have a Syndrome member who told us he had to give up going to live concerts because they made his stereo sound bad.  :rofl:
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 03, 2011, 12:18:28 PM
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Post by: Bigfish8 on January 03, 2011, 12:21:00 PM
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Rich has a good idea. If you are going to start seriously listening to classical music, attending a few live concerts would give you and acoustic reference to compare recordings to.

Yes, definitely! :thumb:

Rich made a comment sometime back that I might need more bass if I really get into classical.  While I distinctly hear the kettle drums I don't feel their impact.  May have to consider integrating subs in the future. :rofl:
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Post by: richidoo on January 03, 2011, 12:24:40 PM
Also, make sure you play classical music loud enough to bring it to life. Big speakers find their value here, with their ability to maintain excellent tone at high volumes and frequency extremes and delivering huge dynamic swings.  

We gave up season symphony tickets because listening to the home stereo was vastly better in almost every way, except for the live feeling. We attend specific acts and specific compositions now instead of season tix where 1/2 were disappointment. If I lived in NY or Minneapolis it might be different story.    But there are great travelling acts that come to UNC.

Ken, that last one looks smokin.  :thumb:
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Post by: eleazar on January 03, 2011, 01:28:46 PM
Radiohead – OK Computer

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Post by: eleazar on January 03, 2011, 03:38:04 PM
U2 – Rattle And Hum

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Post by: eleazar on January 03, 2011, 04:27:09 PM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out


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Post by: richidoo on January 03, 2011, 04:41:07 PM
Love Brubeck... 3 to get ready is my fav on that one..
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Post by: eleazar on January 03, 2011, 05:06:30 PM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out




Not very original of me but I like Blue Rondo Ala Turk
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Post by: eleazar on January 03, 2011, 05:29:45 PM
The Firm - Mean Business

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Post by: etcarroll on January 03, 2011, 06:24:16 PM
Mingus Ah Um [Extra tracks]
Charles Mingus | Format: Audio CD

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Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 03, 2011, 07:03:58 PM

Thievery Corporation "Cosmic Game" CD

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P.S. Thanks Scotty!
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Post by: tmazz on January 03, 2011, 09:00:15 PM

Thievery Corporation "Cosmic Game" CD

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P.S. Thanks Scotty!

Just ordered this one from the library - thanks to Barry & Scotty
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Post by: tmazz on January 03, 2011, 09:01:08 PM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out


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Definitely a desert island disc.  8)
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Post by: tmazz on January 03, 2011, 10:45:08 PM
Beethoven Bicentenial Collection - Vol. II, Symphonies & Overtures Part Two

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5 LP Set
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Post by: eleazar on January 04, 2011, 03:58:57 AM
John Lee Hooker - Travelin'

(http://i024.radikal.ru/1003/67/8cdf65eb1050.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 04, 2011, 06:33:54 AM
Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet
Miles Davis Quintet, Miles Davis | Format: Audio CD
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Post by: Carlman on January 04, 2011, 10:43:20 AM
Doing some therapy today.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HGA03127L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

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Post by: rollo on January 04, 2011, 12:06:44 PM
                      Fox cable news.



charles
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Post by: etcarroll on January 04, 2011, 12:44:20 PM
Through the Beacon Two at least I hope?  :shock:
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Post by: etcarroll on January 04, 2011, 12:46:42 PM
Leeway
Lee Morgan | Format: Audio CD

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Post by: eleazar on January 04, 2011, 12:59:15 PM
Gary Brooker -  Echoes In The Night

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_N-2QLcuZbTI/S2xtuD1vuHI/AAAAAAAAETg/d3v1ljn_BPk/s400/fr.jpg)  LP 1985


Gary Brooker (born 29 May 1945) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist and founder of the rock band Procol Harum

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Post by: evan1 on January 04, 2011, 01:18:35 PM
Gary Brooker -  Echoes In The Night

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_N-2QLcuZbTI/S2xtuD1vuHI/AAAAAAAAETg/d3v1ljn_BPk/s400/fr.jpg)  LP 1985


Gary Brooker (born 29 May 1945) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist and founder of the rock band Procol Harum



Nice of you to drop in
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Post by: eleazar on January 04, 2011, 01:34:12 PM
Gary Brooker -  Echoes In The Night

  LP 1985


Gary Brooker (born 29 May 1945) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist and founder of the rock band Procol Harum



Nice of you to drop in


I'm sorry sir have we met ???   :-({|=
Lets not beat around the bush if you missed me just say so!!
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Post by: eleazar on January 04, 2011, 02:31:53 PM
Jimi Hendrix – Valleys of Neptune

(http://softporal.ucoz.ru/Music4/Jimi_Hendrix-Valleys_Of_Neptune.jpg)  CD
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Post by: etcarroll on January 04, 2011, 02:42:41 PM
Sidewinder
Lee Morgan | Format: Audio CD

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Post by: richidoo on January 04, 2011, 03:09:22 PM
Wow, Gene, you are really going for it!  I like your taste in music!!

Do you have Morgan's Take Twelve?
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41B9JWRD2NL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

There are some heroin induced fudges for sure, but it has some incredible playing. First track called "Raggedy Ann" is one of Morgan's best solos on record, but he really fucks up the title track, it has hard changes. It has Louis Hayes, a great side.
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Post by: eleazar on January 04, 2011, 03:44:01 PM
Lee Morgan - Candy
(http://img.maniadb.com/images/album/164/164003_1_f.jpg)  CD


I wish someone had told me that it's a Lee Morgan Tuesday
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Post by: tmazz on January 04, 2011, 03:54:15 PM
Doing some therapy today.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HGA03127L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)



Gee that cover looks familiar.........
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Post by: richidoo on January 04, 2011, 03:59:28 PM
I wish someone had told me that it's a Lee Morgan Tuesday

Excellent idea!
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Post by: etcarroll on January 04, 2011, 04:24:29 PM
On AC I had made it a Miles Tuesday.  8)

This is all the Lee Morgan I have, spent New Years in the ole hometown of Boston, while waiting for the fireworks stopped into Newbury Comics and grabbed the following CDs, many at discount;

Mingus - "AH UM"
Miles - "Milestones"
Miles - "Dig"
Miles - "Cookin'"
L. Morgan - "The Sidewinder"
L. Morgan - "Leeway"
B. Evans - "Riverside Profiles"

Running through it all to break in a replacement tube in my pre. Next will be the new KoL CD.

Gene
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Post by: eleazar on January 04, 2011, 04:47:38 PM
Gene I've purchased quite a few CDs from Newbury Comics thru Amazon
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Post by: richidoo on January 04, 2011, 05:05:19 PM
I remember visiting Newbury comics, nice place. Glad to know they are still kickin.  First time I ever saw a record cleaner was in that place. I used to go to another place up on Boylston near Mass Ave called Looney Tunes. They're gone now... I bought a lot of Blue Note import cutout LPs for $4 each back in the day, mid 80s.

I think you did pretty good on your shopping trip.  :thumb:
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Post by: etcarroll on January 04, 2011, 08:09:45 PM
Come Around Sundown
Kings of Leon | Format: Audio CD

Wasn't crazy about this one on 1st listen, but it's growing on me.

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Post by: tmazz on January 04, 2011, 09:44:16 PM
I remember visiting Newbury comics, nice place. Glad to know they are still kickin.  First time I ever saw a record cleaner was in that place. I used to go to another place up on Boylston near Mass Ave called Looney Tunes. They're gone now... I bought a lot of Blue Note import cutout LPs for $4 each back in the day, mid 80s.

I think you did pretty good on your shopping trip.  :thumb:

I remember buying a whole bunch of Blue Note and Verve Japanese cutouts from Disc-o-Mat in NYC at right about the same time.  :D
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Post by: tmazz on January 04, 2011, 10:02:14 PM
Diana Krall: The Girl in the Other Room

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GSSLNlW0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 04, 2011, 10:03:23 PM
Holly Cole: It Happened On Night

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JOtpP75ML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 04, 2011, 10:04:32 PM
The Best of Nat King Kole

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31AjyRysjRL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 04, 2011, 10:09:27 PM
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite, Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave, Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain - Stowkowski, London Symphony Orchestra

(http://img1.mlstatic.com/jm/img?s=MLB&f=154772234_846.jpg&v=O)
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Post by: richidoo on January 04, 2011, 10:26:45 PM
Hey that's PREZ not Stravinsky!
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 06:50:09 AM
Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51x2C5f-4OL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The Crack House had a bunch of loose CDs last night priced 2 for 69 cents. (Somebody must have donated a collection in some kind of CD wallets.) Scored about a dozen really nice jazz discs, mostly Verve and Telarc. This is the first of them.
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 06:55:24 AM
Hey that's PREZ not Stravinsky!

Wow, that was some brain fart.  :wtf:

I guess that's what I get for being on at 1AM.  :roll:

I put the right pic with the Stavinsky post and and put up the post with the should have gone with the Leater Young pic.

Now all is right with the world.  8)
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 07:02:13 AM
Stang Getz: Big Band Bossa Nova

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51a8GLQzAbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 07:12:22 AM
Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/e7/ed/d683e03ae7a08e4e9f21e110.L._AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 07:14:50 AM
Linoel Hamptom and the Golden Men of Jazz - Live at Blue Note

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KV83OcXML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: bpape on January 05, 2011, 08:50:04 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OnTCkv86L._SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: eleazar on January 05, 2011, 01:10:09 PM
The Absolute Trio
A Tropical Thirst

(http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=PR&Date=20101112&Category=LOCALENT&ArtNo=11120359&Ref=AR&maxH=230&maxW=370&border=0&Q=80)


A CD by a local jazz band
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Post by: BobM on January 05, 2011, 01:24:01 PM
Listened to these 2 at work today

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UUTxkikhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HMrO5mSbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: eleazar on January 05, 2011, 01:37:35 PM
Stang Getz: Big Band Bossa Nova

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51a8GLQzAbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Who is Stang  Getz   :rofl: :rofl: Sorry I couldn't help myself tmazz
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 05, 2011, 02:08:43 PM
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune

(http://softporal.ucoz.ru/Music4/Jimi_Hendrix-Valleys_Of_Neptune.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 05, 2011, 02:26:46 PM
Who is Stang  Getz   :rofl: :rofl: Sorry I couldn't help myself tmazz

He is "Linoel Hamptom's" long lost brother....

It is my opinion that left brain goofs are a sign of right brain transcendence. When I was a kid I noticed that when I was in a period of musical growth my communication skills lessened. Certainly you're getting your RDA for music listening, Tom...

Or it could be those 3AM posts when he should be napping?

Keep it up Tom!!   :thumb:
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Post by: eleazar on January 05, 2011, 04:18:59 PM
Who is Stang  Getz   :rofl: :rofl: Sorry I couldn't help myself tmazz

He is "Linoel Hamptom's" long lost brother....

It is my opinion that left brain goofs are a sign of right brain transcendence. When I was a kid I noticed that when I was in a period of musical growth my communication skills lessened. Certainly you're getting your RDA for music listening, Tom...

Or it could be those 3AM posts when he should be napping?

Keep it up Tom!!   :thumb:

I didn't catch that one tmazz is 0 for 2   #-o...........Bill
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Post by: etcarroll on January 05, 2011, 04:29:23 PM
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks; Water Music [Hybrid SACD - DSD]
George Frederick Handel (Composer), Boston Baroque (Orchestra) | Format: Audio CD

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 05, 2011, 05:51:09 PM
My post count indicates that my communication skills are fully recovered but my musical growth is permanently stunted.  :rofl:
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Post by: eleazar on January 05, 2011, 05:55:34 PM
My post count indicates that my communication skills are fully recovered but my musical growth is permanently stunted.  :rofl:

Well you're one up on me !!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 05, 2011, 07:09:21 PM

The The "Soul Mining" CD

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512M2AT5Z8L._SS500_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000025Z4/ref=dm_dp_cdp?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1294283114&sr=8-2)
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 09:21:18 PM
Stang Getz: Big Band Bossa Nova

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51a8GLQzAbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Who is Stang  Getz   :rofl: :rofl: Sorry I couldn't help myself tmazz

I think he is some guy whose typist has fat fingers.  :lol:
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 09:30:53 PM
Stan Getz - Apsionado

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412ZJKZ3E9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 09:32:21 PM
The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41bpkzcshIL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 09:34:18 PM
Les Paul Trio: The Jazz Collector Edition

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61db55LbjwL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 09:37:05 PM
Edie Brickell: Volcano

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IzLD2pWiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2011, 09:40:38 PM
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: Stranger Things

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513KYCADMSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Kind of Rickie Lee Jones-ish in nature.

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Post by: etcarroll on January 06, 2011, 01:01:32 PM
Dvorák Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104; Bruch Kol Nidrei; Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme / Dorati, Starker, London Symphony Orchestra  [Hybrid SACD - DSD]


Some tweaks to the pre, what's this I'm hearing..................

Why, it's sonic goodness.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 06, 2011, 04:36:36 PM
Techtronic "Pump Up The Jam" CD

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P1NM1G0TL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Pump-Up-Jam-Technotronic/dp/B000002UVV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1294360135&sr=1-1)
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Post by: etcarroll on January 06, 2011, 04:43:11 PM
Blue Train
John Coltrane | Format: Audio CD


This is the album that introduced me to Lee Morgan's playing.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 06, 2011, 04:45:40 PM
Techtronic "Pump Up The Jam" CD

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P1NM1G0TL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Pump-Up-Jam-Technotronic/dp/B000002UVV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1294360135&sr=1-1)
I got that on my mp3 player. The first big "hip hop" hit, from July 1987?
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Post by: eleazar on January 06, 2011, 05:16:14 PM
Caravan - Blind Dog at St. Dunstan's

(http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/C/caravan_dogf.jpg)  CD
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 06, 2011, 05:21:52 PM
Peter Gabriel "Up" CD

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41L-Or8s2jL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Up-Peter-Gabriel/dp/B003YOXIUS/ref=sr_1_22?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1294362986&sr=1-22)
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 06, 2011, 05:24:53 PM
Techtronic "Pump Up The Jam" CD (http://www.amazon.com/Pump-Up-Jam-Technotronic/dp/B000002UVV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1294360135&sr=1-1)
I got that on my mp3 player. The first big "hip hop" hit, from July 1987?

The album is copyright dated 1989

P.S. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technotronic
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shadowlight on January 06, 2011, 05:33:14 PM
Branford Marsalis - Trio Jeepy (1989)

Anyone else have the album.  I am listening to it for the first time and hear the drums just from right speakers, saxophone on the left and dead center is dead quite.  Is it recorded that way?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XZ3B6JV1L._SS500_.jpg)

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Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 06, 2011, 05:55:07 PM
KMFDM "Godlike" CD

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FDUcCdR0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Godlike-KMFDM/dp/B000N7Z6YU/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1294362459&sr=1-2)
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Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 06, 2011, 06:08:08 PM
Acid Horse "No Name, No Slogan" (Remixes) CD

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HQ1QQ8XYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/No-Name-Slogan-Remixes/dp/B000003RHW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294365342&sr=1-1)
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Post by: eleazar on January 06, 2011, 06:18:42 PM
Humble Pie - Town and Country

(http://991.com/newGallery/Humble-Pie-Town-And-Country-469352.jpg)  CD
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Post by: richidoo on January 06, 2011, 06:21:30 PM
The album is copyright dated 1989

Thanks Barry. Years just blend together... I was crewing on a yacht that summer. The "mature" guest wives of the owner were pretending they were young singin and dancin drinkin to that. Vivid memories of a wasted youth.  :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 06, 2011, 07:12:45 PM
The Small Faces ~ Ogden's Nut Gone Flake

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0lfnqzjYHYw/SpdtxOzYz_I/AAAAAAAAAdk/CDJtpDi1BmE/s400/small+faces+ogden%27s.jpg)  CD
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Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2011, 09:18:14 PM
Dvorák Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104; Bruch Kol Nidrei; Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme / Dorati, Starker, London Symphony Orchestra  [Hybrid SACD - DSD]


Some tweaks to the pre, what's this I'm hearing..................

Why, it's sonic goodness.



The Dvorak is my favorite piece from the Mercury CD Series.  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2011, 09:20:43 PM
The "mature" guest wives of the owner were pretending they were young singin and dancin drinkin to that. Vivid memories of a wasted youth.  :D

Oohh, can you say "Cougar"?  aa
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Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2011, 09:23:43 PM
Danny Wright: Autumn Dreams

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/80/09/a610e893e7a0fbf9a0307110.L._AA300_.jpg)

Really nice, relaxing piano music. :thumb:
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Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2011, 09:27:33 PM
John Lennon Power to the People - The Hits

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pKDHj3hxL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

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Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2011, 09:28:53 PM
Peter, Paul & Mary: Late Again

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41prnKtnTZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2011, 09:30:05 PM
Paul McCartney: Press to Play

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hNhTZVYQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2011, 10:05:34 PM
Late Night Sax

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21S5ZEPW71L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

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Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2011, 10:10:57 PM
Classical Connections: Peter Nero/Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/613fdPe-upL._SL160_AA160_.jpg)
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Post by: tmazz on January 06, 2011, 10:37:17 PM
Fiedler's Greatest Hits - A 50th Anniversary Celebration

(http://www.musicobsession.com/Pictures/a/r/arthurfiedler447011.jpg)
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Post by: eleazar on January 07, 2011, 06:17:16 AM
Dylan & The Dead

(http://images0.wax.fm/bob_dylan_dylan_dead-C45056-1258511578.jpeg)  CD
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Post by: etcarroll on January 07, 2011, 06:54:19 AM
Riverside Profiles (Bonus CD)
Bill Evans | Format: Audio CD

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 07, 2011, 07:09:45 AM
Johnny Rivers ~ Realization
(http://www.johnnyrivers.com/jr/album_covers/realization.jpeg)  LP
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2011, 02:50:28 PM
OK, it's snowing out. Enough to stay home, but not enough to require massive amounts of shoveling. We knew the storm was coming so I basically cleared my calendar for the weekend, just in case it was bad. The tubes are warmed up and I have a pile of 5 lps and 12 CDs from the Crack House. and 6 discs from the library.

Life is good....  8)

The Movie Lover's Beethoven: George Solti. Vladimir Ashkenazy

(http://i20.ebayimg.com/08/c/000/77/77/e6d3_8.JPG?set_id=89040003C1)

A nice collection of Beethoven excerpts that were used in various movies. Nice sound good performances. Normally I don't care for discs that don't play an entire piece from start to finish, but I think this collection will make nice listening in the car for short trips around town when I wouldn't have time to hear the whole thing anyway.

Play list and samples:

http://i20.ebayimg.com/08/c/000/77/77/e6d3_8.JPG?set_id=89040003C1
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Post by: Bunky on January 07, 2011, 04:45:28 PM
The Tubes-The Tubes  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 07, 2011, 04:59:27 PM
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd ~ Jazz Samba

(http://ukrmedia.biz/images/products/jazzsamba.jpg)


I was out today at my favorite record shop and I found this Japanese Lp without
an Obi strip for $3.00 HOORAY for me
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Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 07, 2011, 05:18:42 PM
Good find Bill.....great album....and best heard on vinyl.... :beer:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 07, 2011, 05:54:47 PM
Blind Melon "Soup" CD

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BFR5JN4PL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://www.amazon.com/Soup-Blind-Melon/dp/B000002TPF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294451545&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2011, 06:06:00 PM
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd ~ Jazz Samba

(http://ukrmedia.biz/images/products/jazzsamba.jpg)


I was out today at my favorite record shop and I found this Japanese Lp without
an Obi strip for $3.00 HOORAY for me


Nice find.  :thumb: At $3 for Japanese import LPs I can understand why it is your favorite record shop.   :drool:


I also have the cover version done by his brother Stang.  :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 07, 2011, 06:09:37 PM
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd ~ Jazz Samba

(http://ukrmedia.biz/images/products/jazzsamba.jpg)


I was out today at my favorite record shop and I found this Japanese Lp without
an Obi strip for $3.00 HOORAY for me


Nice find.  :thumb: At $3 for Japanese import LPs I can understand why it is your favorite record shop.   :drool:
I talked him down from $5   8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 07, 2011, 06:29:53 PM
I bought 17 CD's today at the same shop for $19
Here's one of them
Jack Bruce ~ Shadows In The Air

(http://img.sharedmusic.net/files/pics/3860/3859108/img_1_pr.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 07, 2011, 07:23:30 PM
Enigma "Platinum Collection" (disc2) CD
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zXptdRffL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://www.amazon.com/Platinum-Collection-Enigma/dp/B002S9DRA6/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1294456784&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2011, 08:14:04 PM
I bought 17 CD's today at the same shop for $19
Here's one of them
Jack Bruce ~ Shadows In The Air

(http://img.sharedmusic.net/files/pics/3860/3859108/img_1_pr.jpg)


You're a man after my own heart.  :D

Sounds like you found a "Crack House" of your own.  :yay2:

Happy Hunting!
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2011, 08:16:20 PM
Mannheim Steamroller: Saving the Wildlife

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517qeD%2BXu-L._AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2011, 08:25:17 PM
Peter, Bethany & Rufus: Puff & Other Family Classics

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/82/72/bc7b810ae7a0f3ff4b902210.L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Peter Yarrow, Bethany Yarrow and Cellist Rufus Cappadocia

From Amazon:

"It is nice to hear Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul & Mary, recording with his adult daughter. They have a good combination of voices and do a nice set of folk music. Always good to hear "Puff" again, but there is a lot of enjoyable music on this. If you like Peter Yarrow or folk music, this is a set for you."
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2011, 10:09:06 PM
Al Caiola & His Orchestra: Italian Street Songs

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61RZV7AatGL._AA300_.jpg)

This disc was mixed in with a bag of loose CDs I bought at the Crack House. I don't think I ever would have pick it up on its own , but there were several Verves in the bag that I wanted so this just came along with the rest of the bunch. I was actually surprised how much I ended up liking this disc. The sound is much better than I expected and the music reminds me of Sunday Dinner at my Grandparents house when I was 5 years old. Charlie & Bill, I think this one will bring back memories for youse guys as well.  :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2011, 10:11:06 PM
Joni Mitchell: Blue

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41i9FNplpZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Long time resident of the TAS Superdisc list.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2011, 10:49:15 PM
Glenn Miller: The Lost Recordings

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419JC4TAQYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Like we've said before, there is just some kind of magic in those old original big band recordings.  8-[
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2011, 10:53:15 PM
A Walk on the Moon - Motion Picture Soundtrack

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XYFMTMH1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

From Amazon:
"Original motion picture soundtrack for the 1999 film directed by Tony Goldwyn and starring Diane Lane & Liev Schreiber. Contains 16 tracks from the likes of The Youngbloods, Mandy Barnett, Dust Springfield, Joni Mitchell, The Grateful Dead, Mojave 3 and more."
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 07, 2011, 10:59:05 PM
Mozart for a New Age

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a0/eb/4f67e03ae7a0f9ee68ab0210.L._AA300_.jpg)

Wolfgang Amedeus gets a New Age "Makeover"

Tracks: 1. Midnight Magic [From Eine Kleine Nachtmusik]; 2. Ring Around the Cosmos [From Rondo KV. 485]; 3. Walk in the Woods [From Serenade KV. 361]; 4. Don's Glass is Full [The Champagne Aria from "Don Giovanni" KV. 527]; 5. Three Rail Shot [From Rondo K. 331]; 6. Living in Minor Time [From Syphony No. 40 KV. 467]; 7. Celluloid Summer (Elvira Madigan Theme) [From Plano Cecerto no. 21 KV. 467]; 8. Planetarium [From Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"]; 9. At the Post [From Serenade KV. 320]; 10. Nuptial Shuffle [From "The Marriage of Figaro"]
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 08, 2011, 12:14:07 AM
John Denver: Whose Garden Was This

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31vfZx54VtL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I picked this up because it contained a number of covers of late 60s folk/rock songs. I put it on the turntable and couldn't even listen to 30 seconds of any given song. This has got to be one of the poorest recording jobs I have ever heard. Every peak is driven right into distortion. I am shocked that a company as well respected as RCA could let a piece of sonic trash like this out the door. (I guess the sound engineers from the classical side of the house never worked on or listened to the Pop releases.) I can only hope that there is really nothing wrong with the recording and the person who donated it to the Crack House played the hell out of it and what I am hearing is physical groove wear and not the sound of the original recording. But the record does not visually appear to worn or played a lot , so I doubt it
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 08, 2011, 12:20:33 AM
John Denver: Aerie

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gn8rJiw3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Unfortunately the SQ on this one is not much better that what I talked about with "Whose Garden Was This?"  :wtf:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 08, 2011, 12:21:47 AM
SAINT-SAENS VIOLIN CONC.#1; PAGANINI VIOLIN CONC.#2 ("CAMPAGNELLA") - Rudolf Ricci,Cincinnati Sym.

(http://www.hiendclub.com/goods_image/mid/054-113_mdl.jpg)

Finally, a decent sounding record.   :clap:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 08, 2011, 05:35:11 AM
Joni Mitchell: Blue

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41i9FNplpZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Long time resident of the TAS Superdisc list.
Tmazz I have a few questions
1. What is a Crack House ?
2. A TAS superlist ?
3. With the hours that you are up are you a vampire ?
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 08, 2011, 05:41:09 AM
I know the first 2, but am also curious about #3.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on January 08, 2011, 07:41:28 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P3ANCX63L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 08, 2011, 08:31:34 AM
Joni Mitchell: Blue

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41i9FNplpZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Long time resident of the TAS Superdisc list.
Tmazz I have a few questions
1. What is a Crack House ?
2. A TAS superlist ?
3. With the hours that you are up are you a vampire ?

1) We have a thrift shop in town that sells LPs for 69 cents and CDs for $2 or less. My son nicknamed it "The Crack House"  because he says I get all twitchy if I don't get there every couple of days for a "fix".

2) The TAS Superdisc List is a list published periodically by Harry Pearson in The Absolute Sound magazine of what he considers CDs  an LPs of outstanding or reference quality. shown below  is a link to a copy of an old list on the Acoustic Sounds web site. I  know there are more current ists that have been published, but this should give you an idea of what it is all about. There are quite a few 180 reissues that are on the current list, but what ever is here still sounds good.

http://store.acousticsounds.com/index.cfm?get=TAS_Super_Vinyl_List

3) Vhy do you ask? (http://images.zaazu.com/img/Count-Dracula-dracula-vampire-blood-smiley-emoticon-000135-medium.gif)
Step into my parlor and we can discuss this further. Come after dark...........
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 08, 2011, 10:27:59 AM

Kingdom of Rust
Doves | Format: Audio CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 08, 2011, 10:32:01 AM
Linn Radio  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 08, 2011, 11:48:00 AM
Bryter Layter
Nick Drake | Format: streaming Radio Paradise via SB Duet

Nice background while I do the chores.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Bigfish8 on January 08, 2011, 01:08:40 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EBJ60V80L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 08, 2011, 01:24:40 PM
Joni Mitchell: Blue



3) Vhy do you ask? (http://images.zaazu.com/img/Count-Dracula-dracula-vampire-blood-smiley-emoticon-000135-medium.gif)
Step into my parlor and we can discuss this further. Come after dark...........

OoooooooK Let me get this right, a visit after dark.  No Thanks I'll pass
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 08, 2011, 02:14:06 PM
Front 242 "Headhunter" CD Single

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KMRQGRObL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

 (http://www.amazon.com/Headhunter-Front-242/dp/B0000076CT/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1294524674&sr=8-4)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 08, 2011, 02:36:24 PM
Free As The Wind
The Crusaders | Format: Vinyl


Listening to Crusaders, drinking wine, pretending its not snowing, and watching NFL on mute. Its all good.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 08, 2011, 02:41:35 PM
Led Zepplin "Physical Graffiti" Vinyl

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61HCzjDUxdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://www.amazon.com/Physical-Graffiti-Led-Zeppelin/dp/B000002JSN/ref=tmm_other_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1294526242&sr=1-1[/url)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 08, 2011, 03:28:26 PM
The Orb "The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld" (Original US single-disc version w/alternate mixes) CD

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/c2/aa/7920225b9da0d9a1a3f41110.L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Ultraworld-Original-single-disc-alternate/dp/B00000E5EW/ref=ntt_mus_ep_wlb_oe_audioCD)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 08, 2011, 03:56:02 PM
Trane Whistle
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis | Format: Vinyl

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 08, 2011, 05:21:32 PM
Quote
With the hours that you are up are you a vampire ?

You see....for Bill/eleazar....if it's past 10PM....it's very late.... :rofl:



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xIKQUEwrL._SS500_.jpg)

Pink Floyd - "Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live" (http://www.amazon.com/There-Anybody-Out-Wall-Live/dp/B00004SVID/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294535934&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 08, 2011, 06:31:23 PM
Quote
With the hours that you are up are you a vampire ?

You see....for Bill/eleazar....if it's past 10PM....it's very late.... :rofl:



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xIKQUEwrL._SS500_.jpg)

Pink Floyd - "Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live" (http://www.amazon.com/There-Anybody-Out-Wall-Live/dp/B00004SVID/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294535934&sr=8-1)

10 pm I not up that late Chris :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 08, 2011, 07:00:07 PM
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Sergey Rachmaninov (Artist), Kiril Kondrashin (Artist), Fritz Reiner (Artist), Van Cliburn (Artist) | Format: SACD

OK, with 100 hours on the replacement RCA blackplate, and at least 50+ on the Harvest II ICs, lets do some critical listening.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 08, 2011, 07:15:33 PM
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Sergey Rachmaninov (Artist), Kiril Kondrashin (Artist), Fritz Reiner (Artist), Van Cliburn (Artist) | Format: SACD

OK, with 100 hours on the replacement RCA blackplate, and at least 50+ on the Harvest II ICs, lets do some critical listening.



Critical listening I thought that's why I got married so I get all the Critical Listening I needed.....Bill
(I've been married to long)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 08, 2011, 07:20:47 PM
Patsy Cline ~ 12 Greatest Hits

(http://www.patsified.com/records/album/mca-12.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 08, 2011, 07:26:40 PM
That makes 2 of us brother.  :roll:

Recognize this album?

I don't think the ICs are ready, will let them autorepeat through the night, see if I can get to 75 hours and listen again.

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Sergey Rachmaninov (Artist), Kiril Kondrashin (Artist), Fritz Reiner (Artist), Van Cliburn (Artist) | Format: SACD

OK, with 100 hours on the replacement RCA blackplate, and at least 50+ on the Harvest II ICs, lets do some critical listening.



Critical listening I thought that's why I got married so I get all the Critical Listening I needed.....Bill
(I've been married to long)

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 08, 2011, 08:35:13 PM
Rocky Horror International

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/19/1d/d7de9833e7a0f6e77dfe2110.L._AA300_.jpg)

A collection of Songs from various Rocky Horror Show casts. In cludes songs from the movie and from stage casts in London, Mexico, Norway, Austrailia and New Zeland.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 08, 2011, 08:37:17 PM
The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band: Almost Acoustic

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WSNH353AL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 08, 2011, 08:38:53 PM
The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UgusC4%2BEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 09, 2011, 08:20:46 AM
Simple Minds ~ Life in a day

(http://www.tradebit.com/usr/mp3-album/pub/9002/375/375910/37591057.jpg)  LP
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on January 09, 2011, 09:18:10 AM
The last three hours of a 24-hour Prog Rock marathon on WXPN Philadelphia. 

http://xpn.org/music-artist/xpn-stream  (http://xpn.org/music-artist/xpn-stream)

Click the 88.5 logo on the left to join me in Prog Rock bliss, until 3PM today.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 09, 2011, 09:47:23 AM
Thanks, just pulled it up on SB Duet.  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on January 09, 2011, 10:00:58 AM
Should we post it under its own topic?
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 09, 2011, 10:15:33 AM
Albert Collins ~ Frostbite

(http://i25.tinypic.com/ayqzuq.jpg)  LP
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 09, 2011, 11:14:04 AM
The Soft Machine ~ Volume Two

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_P1pcRilYUjE/Snfxo_PL9AI/AAAAAAAAAWM/sF7UvpaO9bY/s400/The+soft+machine+volume+2.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 09, 2011, 02:16:19 PM
The Youngbloods ~ First Album

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/7cfab5012653e97ed0ab4abedeb5c294/11931.jpg)  LP
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 09, 2011, 03:14:28 PM
Keith Jarrett ~ Shades
(http://www.gokudo.co.jp/Record/12in4/lps%200034.jpg)  LP
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 09, 2011, 03:46:39 PM
Stephen Stills ~ Manassas

(http://www.goldminemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/StephenStills_Manassas2.jpg)  LP
Tmazz getting near my Bedtime time for you to take over    :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 09, 2011, 03:49:16 PM
(http://www.gokudo.co.jp/Record/12in4/lps%200034.jpg)

Looks kinda like Red Bull colors.
(http://f1colours.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/redbull09-2.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 09, 2011, 04:24:28 PM
(http://www.gokudo.co.jp/Record/12in4/lps%200034.jpg)

Looks kinda like Red Bull colors.
(http://f1colours.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/redbull09-2.jpg)


Your right ! But I just can't find the bull in mine
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 09, 2011, 05:05:32 PM

Your right ! But I just can't find the bull in mine
[/quote]

Oh - I can find the bull in you.   :rofl:

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 09, 2011, 05:09:51 PM
Getz/Gilberto
Stan Getz (Artist), Joao Gilberto (Artist), Antonio Carlos Jobim (Artist) | Format: Audio CD


24 more hours on Bill's Harvest IIs, they're getting there, I hear it in Astrud's voice, sounds more like a 'live' woman.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 09, 2011, 05:12:16 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B0HygExbL._SS400_.jpg)

Pacifica is my fav string quartet. I think they are the best in the world right now.  Technically and musically nobody can touch them. I heard them play Beethoven op 133 live (string quartet #16, the last thing he wrote) then walked to my car and put on my favorite op133 recording by Prazak Qt, it felt simple compared to their deep spiritual feeling. This CD won 2009 Grammy for "Best Chamber Music Performance." SQ on Naxos is always top notch.   Hearing Pacifica's Dvorak E-flat on the radio prompted me to get nice speakers to play them, which started my hifi quest.  I can't wait til they visit again. The Raleigh Chamber Music Guild has brought them in twice. About every 3-4 years they come back.

Carter is modern, but humble and meaningful. Their precise playing and feeling makes it come alive. A high school band playing this would be unbearable.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 09, 2011, 05:24:50 PM

Your right ! But I just can't find the bull in mine

Oh - I can find the bull in you.   :rofl:


[/quote]

You always were a peeping Gene
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 09, 2011, 05:40:11 PM
Crosby, Stills & Nash ~ Daylight Again

(http://image.kazaa.com/images/63/081227329563/Crosby_Stills_and_Nash/Daylight_Again_with_Bonus_Tracks/Crosby_Stills_and_Nash-Daylight_Again_wit_3.jpg)  LP
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 09, 2011, 06:29:43 PM
Marillion ~ Script For A Jester's Tear

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SYCOAULQL._SS400_.jpg)  LP
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on January 09, 2011, 06:53:37 PM
Marillion ~ Script For A Jester's Tear

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SYCOAULQL._SS400_.jpg)  LP

I had that on a Picture Disc...

az
(ProgHole)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 09, 2011, 10:44:52 PM
I'm really glad to see the traffic on this thread picking up. As I have said before, IMO this is one of the most valuable threads on all of AN. Talking about hardware is great, but in reality how many  of us buy hardware more than once or twice a year. I play music every day. and between used LPs and CDs (Yeah Crack House!   :yay2:) and borrowing from the library I can add to my music collection of a very regular basis. As a matter of fact I picked up three albums just this week based on recommendations from this thread. To everybody who posts here, thanks for sharing and keep the info coming.  :thumb:

On another note, I had a really cr@ppy day today. got to listen to two albums this morning and then all of a sudden mt ears clogged up solid. I've been fighting a sinus infection for almost two weeks and I guess it settled into my ears. It got so bad that I could barley hear my wife talk. Not that thin in and of itself is necessarily a bad thing,  :lol: but it really messed up my stereo listening.

If I am going to get rid of this thing I will need to get some extra sleep,  :shock:  so that's all for tonight. Will check in again tomorrow.

Tom
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 09, 2011, 10:54:27 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/44/e7/23dd124128a04457bc95c010.L.jpg)

Bryan Adams - "Waking Up the Neighbours" (http://www.amazon.com/Waking-Up-Neighbours-Bryan-Adams/dp/B000002GJS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294642196&sr=1-2)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 10, 2011, 04:29:17 AM
Barry Manilow ~ Greatest Songs Of The Fifties

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-music-2006/95-1.jpg)  CD


Gene I'll bring this next time I see you. You know you want to hear it   :lmc:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 10, 2011, 05:13:09 AM
Barry Manilow ~ Greatest Songs Of The Fifties
  CD


Gene I'll bring this next time I see you. You know you want to hear it   :lmc:

You're a sick and twisted man.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 10, 2011, 05:14:28 AM
On another note, I had a really cr@ppy day today. got to listen to two albums this morning and then all of a sudden mt ears clogged up solid. I've been fighting a sinus infection for almost two weeks and I guess it settled into my ears.

Tom - Chicken soup, shovel it down your craw, it works.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 10, 2011, 05:18:06 AM
Genius Loves Company [Enhanced]
Ray Charles, Ray Charles And the Count Basie Orchestra | Format: Audio CD

Shadowlight turned me onto this, and found it at PREX for me as well, lots of hits, a few misses. The duet with BB King is great.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 10, 2011, 01:59:33 PM
Bob Dylan ~ Love Sick

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Bk-wO-1564s/SeAG_tsSEdI/AAAAAAAABjg/lljSQa-oOBM/s400/Bob-Dylan-Lovesick-.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: evan1 on January 10, 2011, 02:07:03 PM
Bob Dylan ~ Love Sick

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Bk-wO-1564s/SeAG_tsSEdI/AAAAAAAABjg/lljSQa-oOBM/s400/Bob-Dylan-Lovesick-.jpg)  CD


First Barry now love sick :-k and its not even spring :wtf:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 10, 2011, 02:16:32 PM
Bob Dylan ~ Love Sick

 


First Barry now love sick :-k and its not even spring :wtf:

How the heck are you doing Chuckster

(http://www.grudge-match.com/Images/chucky.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: evan1 on January 10, 2011, 02:25:25 PM
Bob Dylan ~ Love Sick

 


First Barry now love sick :-k and its not even spring :wtf:

How the heck are you doing Chuckster

(http://www.grudge-match.com/Images/chucky.jpg)



are you humming Mandy
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 10, 2011, 02:48:59 PM
First Barry now love sick :-k and its not even spring :wtf:

Please refer to Mr. Manilow by his full or Sir name...

It's not a confusion I want to be associated with :)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 10, 2011, 05:20:30 PM
Gorillaz "Demon Days" CD

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51s5Ovc6jGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 (http://www.amazon.com/Demon-Days-Gorillaz/dp/B00082IJ08/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1294708649&sr=1-4)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 10, 2011, 05:47:55 PM
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills ~ Super Session

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eGcEABJ5L._SS500_.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 10, 2011, 06:35:03 PM
First Barry now love sick :-k and its not even spring :wtf:

Evan -

It's cold up there on Mt. Pocono, his brain is frosted. There may be a rabid racoon loose in his attic as well.  :-P
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 10, 2011, 06:40:47 PM
Aja
Steely Dan | Format: Audio CD

Per Obi Wan's direction, pulled out a favorite disk I've not heard in awhile, it's a very, very nice experience. Think the ICs need more time per Bill's instructions, but it's getting me there.

Nice. :clap:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 10, 2011, 09:14:04 PM
Aja
Steely Dan | Format: Audio CD

Per Obi Wan's direction, pulled out a favorite disk I've not heard in awhile, it's a very, very nice experience. Think the ICs need more time per Bill's instructions, but it's getting me there.

Nice. :clap:

I was working at WTHE on Long Island when this album was release I can remember the day our promo copy arrived I went into the studio with our program director after we had signed off the air for the day. We put Aja on one of the turntables and sat there with out mouths opened for the entire first side. When it was over all I could say to my boss was "This is going to be big.)

Great album.

The Classic Albums series of DVDs  has a good documentary about the making of Aja:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Classic-Albums-Steely-Dan-Aja-DVD-2006-/140493332489?pt=US_DVD_HD_DVD_Blu_ray&hash=item20b60e2009

Ears are still clogged so no listening for me. I'm turning in now. (at only a few minutes after Midnight  :shock: - now you know I'm really sick. (http://serve.mysmiley.net/sick/sick0018.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net))
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Post by: Rob S. on January 10, 2011, 09:57:00 PM
great condition vinyl copy $1
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31a6%2B0u4yiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Rob S. on January 10, 2011, 10:05:22 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lrDxu0BBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 11, 2011, 03:24:37 AM
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians ~ Ghost of a Dog

(http://991.com/newgallery/Edie-Brickell-Ghost-Of-A-Dog-441621.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 11, 2011, 09:10:53 AM
great condition vinyl copy $1
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31a6%2B0u4yiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Nice find.  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: evan1 on January 11, 2011, 01:33:47 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Round-Manu-Katche/dp/B003616M3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294781486&sr=8-1
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 11, 2011, 02:55:24 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Round-Manu-Katche/dp/B003616M3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294781486&sr=8-1




Hi Evan 1, Ed (eclien) turned me on to this disc I was pleasently surprised.....Bill
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: evan1 on January 11, 2011, 02:58:52 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Round-Manu-Katche/dp/B003616M3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294781486&sr=8-1




Hi Evan 1, Ed (eclien) turned me on to this disc I was pleasently surprised.....Bill


turned you on ??? your getting stranger
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on January 11, 2011, 03:13:44 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Round-Manu-Katche/dp/B003616M3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294781486&sr=8-1




Hi Evan 1, Ed (eclien) turned me on to this disc I was pleasently surprised.....Bill


turned you on ??? your getting stranger



Manu Katche played drums for Peter Gabriel for years.  Brilliant drummer.  How's this record?
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: evan1 on January 11, 2011, 03:15:03 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Round-Manu-Katche/dp/B003616M3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294781486&sr=8-1




Hi Evan 1, Ed (eclien) turned me on to this disc I was pleasently surprised.....Bill


turned you on ??? your getting stranger



Manu Katche played drums for Peter Gabriel for years.  Brilliant drummer.  How's this record?

One of my favorite recordings
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 11, 2011, 03:38:54 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Round-Manu-Katche/dp/B003616M3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294781486&sr=8-1




Hi Evan 1, Ed (eclien) turned me on to this disc I was pleasently surprised.....Bill


turned you on ??? your getting stranger



Manu Katche played drums for Peter Gabriel for years.  Brilliant drummer.  How's this record?
I went over to Ed's house Christmas evening to spend some time and listenen to a pair of JBL's he had just picked up. I liked it so much imeaditely that we played the disc  twice..........Bill
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 11, 2011, 04:11:43 PM
U2 ~ POP

(http://www.virginmedia.com/images/u2---pop.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 11, 2011, 04:51:44 PM
Somethin' Else [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]
Cannonball Adderley | Format: Audio CD

 :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 11, 2011, 04:54:40 PM
John Mayall ~ USA Union

(http://home.nordnet.fr/~gbally/mayall/images/disques/usa%20union.jpg)  LP
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: mac5u on January 11, 2011, 05:03:03 PM
Loreena McKennitt - The Book of Secrets

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MFW423PFL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 11, 2011, 05:52:56 PM
Wynton Marsalis ~ Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1

(http://www.geocities.jp/beyondthebluebird/_gl_images_/Standard_time_vol_1.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 11, 2011, 06:45:17 PM
David Bowie ~ Earthling

(http://necrophashion.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bowie-earthling.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 11, 2011, 08:25:36 PM
Elton John/Leon Russell: The Union

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dMhyy6WwL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

With guest appearances from both Neil Young & Brian Wilson.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 12, 2011, 01:40:11 PM
The Creatures "Boomerang" CD

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SCVZJPZ2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Boomerang-Creatures-Siouxsie/dp/B000000ORU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294868070&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 12, 2011, 01:45:13 PM
Eric Clapton ~ Unplugged

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LnLtk3_0E1Q/SFkLngGbKNI/AAAAAAAAD_s/ooRyV4Kb1VM/s400/eric-clapton-unplugged.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 12, 2011, 02:39:13 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Heh90ArDL._SS500_.jpg)

Decent sound, strong and extended blowing (8 choruses on now's the time,) and Bird introducing the songs.

The club is the "Hi Hat," which was in South Boston 1953. My friend Herb Pomeroy (rip) is on trumpet.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 12, 2011, 03:25:27 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61P7t9dI7rL._SS400_.jpg)

McCoy Tyner - "McCoy Tyner With Stanley Clarke & Al Foster" (http://www.amazon.com/McCoy-Tyner-Stanley-Clarke-Foster/dp/B000044TZB/ref=sr_1_35?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1294874578&sr=1-35)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 12, 2011, 03:47:10 PM
Thanks for the link Chris, samples sound nice...


(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/91/ef/b4ed225b9da07189b737e010.L.jpg)

Aimee Mann - Lost in Space

With "Master Set" (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=60819.0)    8)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 12, 2011, 04:29:26 PM
A gentle, relaxing album.... 8)


(http://img.maniadb.com/images/album/224/224115_1_f.jpg)

Gene Ammons - "The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug" (http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Ammons-Story-Gentle-Jug/dp/B000000ZDD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294878262&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 12, 2011, 04:56:37 PM
Lush "Spooky" CD

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CANGQDK1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://www.amazon.com/Spooky-Lush/dp/B000002LS4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294880018&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 12, 2011, 05:04:18 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513MlaFqK6L._SS500_.jpg)

The real record, not the Zanph Studios computer transcription, which I also have and would not call it music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 12, 2011, 05:12:01 PM
Bernstein Century - Copland: Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, etc / Bernstein, New York PO
Aaron Copland (Composer), Leonard Bernstein (Conductor), New York Philharmonic (Performer) | Format: flac

 
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 12, 2011, 05:34:32 PM
Jai Uttal & The Pagan Love Orchestra ~ Beggars and Saints

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qH6V1u3LL.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shadowlight on January 12, 2011, 05:37:40 PM
Jai Uttal & The Pagan Love Orchestra ~ Beggars and Saints

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qH6V1u3LL.jpg)  CD


Ok, Bill did you borrow your better half's cd  :rofl:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 12, 2011, 05:42:18 PM
Jai Uttal & The Pagan Love Orchestra ~ Beggars and Saints

  CD


Ok, Bill did you borrow your better half's cd  :rofl:

No it's actually mine Can you believe it   :clap:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 13, 2011, 05:39:54 AM
Dang, I thought I made rips of some of Shadowlight's CDs that I made for Mrs gourd, but I can't find them anywhere in my system.  :duh
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 13, 2011, 05:48:19 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519Tnl9xsVL._SS400_.jpg)

Khatchaturian Concerto
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 13, 2011, 07:16:01 AM
The Five Beethoven Piano Concertos: Rubinstein . Boston Symphony . Leinsdorf (Box Set)

Got this boxed set for $1 last time I met up with Eleazar, very clean.

Listening to 4th concerto.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 13, 2011, 12:51:45 PM
And the 5th Concerto.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 13, 2011, 02:23:09 PM
Dang, I thought I made rips of some of Shadowlight's CDs that I made for Mrs gourd, but I can't find them anywhere in my system.  :duh

Do you know which ones ???
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 13, 2011, 02:40:34 PM
Erich Kunzel & The Cincinnati Pops Perform the Music of the Beatles

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61JdPEZv6QL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 13, 2011, 02:55:25 PM
Music for Quiet Listening: Howard Hanson & The Eastman-Rochester Symphony

(http://991.com/newgallery/Howard-Hanson-Music-For-Quiet-L-481475.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 13, 2011, 03:07:20 PM
The Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/710KgsB1OCL._AA300_.jpg)

SACD Hybrid
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 13, 2011, 03:13:54 PM
I am Shelby Lynne

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51n1SkNQmTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: richidoo on January 13, 2011, 03:14:33 PM
Yes you are....  :drool:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 13, 2011, 05:11:21 PM
Moby "Everything Is Wrong"

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VY6KT9WHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Wrong-Moby/dp/B000002HGD/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpp_1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 13, 2011, 05:31:49 PM
Echo & The Bunnymen "Echo & The Bunnymen"

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41N8VK8T0TL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://www.amazon.com/Echo-Bunnymen/dp/B000002LC2/ref=sr_1_24?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1294968550&sr=1-24)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shadowlight on January 13, 2011, 06:22:56 PM
Pink Floyd - Aminals
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vDxB%2BjeBL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 13, 2011, 06:50:54 PM
Siouxsie & The Banshees "Peep Show" CD

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/b9/f3/6a05228348a0bf8360670110.L._AA300_.jpg)
(http://www.amazon.com/Peep-Show-Siouxsie-Banshees/dp/B000000OR3/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpt_1)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 13, 2011, 07:13:02 PM
Jane's Addiction ~ Ritual De Lo Habitual

(http://d21uwzfkfy2yiv.cloudfront.net/janes_addiction_ritual_de_lo_habitual-23(1031)00150-1273676168.jpeg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 13, 2011, 09:54:06 PM
John Pizzarelli:Rockin' in Rhythm

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sUGlh6BtL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

A Tribute to Duke Ellington.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 14, 2011, 01:08:56 PM
Lenny Kravitz ~ 5

(http://www.spacepigs.de/lenny-kravitz-5-cover-6280.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 14, 2011, 01:33:15 PM
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Original Version & Orchestration by Vladimir Ashkenazy

Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: TooManyToys on January 14, 2011, 04:07:24 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41G2XBJ0W8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 14, 2011, 06:51:45 PM
The Shadows Of Knight ~ Gloria

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_odwv-XUUPvQ/SRP1PD7v8PI/AAAAAAAAC2k/fybPpz32h24/s400/shadows+of+knight+it359.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 14, 2011, 07:13:05 PM
Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery: Further Adventures of Jimmy & Wes

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4123TBWAXTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: mac5u on January 14, 2011, 08:30:42 PM
Jacintha - Here's to Ben

(http://www.elusivedisc.com/images/GRV1001-45-Large.jpg)

One of the best late night listening albums I know...Smooth vocals, classic interpretation...Georgia...Somewhere Over the Rainbow...Stardust...Sweet...
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 14, 2011, 09:45:01 PM
Rise
Anoushka Shankar | Format: Audio CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 15, 2011, 07:40:54 AM
Sting ~ Symphonicities

(http://www.swearimnotpaul.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/sting-symphonicities.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 15, 2011, 08:22:12 AM
Jacintha - Here's to Ben

One of the best late night listening albums I know...Smooth vocals, classic interpretation...Georgia...Somewhere Over the Rainbow...Stardust...Sweet...

One of my top of the pile discs as well. Not only is it very enjoyable musically, but it is a great test disc as well. Danny boy is one of my go-to cuts when evaluating equipment. This one has it all. Good bass line , nice vocals, a sax solo that shine a light on tonality and resolution in their respective frequency bands. And it is a small combo with very well defined instrument placement that instantly shows changes in sound-staging when equipment is swapped, tweaks are made or speaker placement is moved. I also find it very useful to listen to the echo return on the vocals. As I made positive changes to the system the echo sounded more and more like it was coming from a specific point in space as opposed to just somewhere in the back. All this and good music too. This one is a winner.

BTW I Don't know what format you  were listening to this on. I originally got this album on and XRCD pressing and thought thought that was great sounding .... until I got my hands on the 45RPM 180g 2 LP set, which just blew away any of the CD pressings I have heard.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 15, 2011, 08:29:16 AM
Another great late night listening album.   8)

Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411PGXTXJ3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 15, 2011, 05:34:55 PM
Tubular Bells 2

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iRTj3YHEhNY/SgoOuTWYKfI/AAAAAAAAGZo/TM0b3SZ7930/s400/Mike+Oldfield+-+Tubular+Bells+II+-+Front.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 15, 2011, 07:40:24 PM
My Favorite Chopin
Frederic Chopin (Composer), Van Cliburn (Performer) | Format: vinyl

From the crack house, last thing I grabbed as leaving.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 15, 2011, 08:00:50 PM
The Definitive Vince Guaraldi

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tJ8sBEWXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Nice collection of Vince's best bits.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 15, 2011, 08:15:45 PM
My Favorite Chopin
Frederic Chopin (Composer), Van Cliburn (Performer) | Format: vinyl

From the crack house, last thing I grabbed as leaving.



Nice LP. I picked one up about 2 weeks ago.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 15, 2011, 08:37:45 PM
Tom Chapin:Let Me Back Into Your Life

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vrGtviYdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Picked up this and several more Promo LPs from Flying Fish Records at the Crack House this afternoon. Will post info on the rest as they hit the TT.  :D
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 16, 2011, 08:08:34 AM
Margaritaville Cafe Late Night Menu

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zMsLBwE0L._AA300_.jpg)

A Bar album from Jimmy Buffett's Key West Club feature some of the local bands that play there with a few tunes from the boss thrown in for good measure.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 16, 2011, 08:11:44 AM
Jimmy Buffett: Live at Fenway Park

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TLwVMcBYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Screw all this snow- "I want to go where it's warm" (if only in my mind for an hour or so  :D )
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 16, 2011, 08:14:36 AM
Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass Play the Jazz Classics

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R31gYbQzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 16, 2011, 08:30:16 AM
Duke Ellington: Live at the Blue Note

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PHE37MEAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Duke and his band captured live at the famous Blue Note club in Chicago on Aug 9th, 1959. Duke was a gret live performer, so from a content perspective this is a great album. The sound is OK with the exception of the ambient noise (glasses clinking, people talking a la "Jazz at the Pawnshop"). This gives you the perspective of sitting in the middle of the club as opposed to up front and close to the band. While this is a realistic portrayal of what it was like to see duke at one of these jazz clubs (where people came to eat drink and party while listening as opposed to sitting quietly in a concert hall during the performance) it can get a bit distracting to someone who is sitting in a mancave just listening to music.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: allenzachary on January 16, 2011, 04:26:49 PM
(http://www.rockalbumreviews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/tarkus.jpg)

ELP Tarkus

Courtesy of Pandora

Twenty glorious minutes of dissonance and impossible time signatures.
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 16, 2011, 05:05:44 PM
ART BLAKEY &THE JAZZ MESSENGERS-IMPULSE 7

Nice clean vinyl Eleazar pointed out to me the other night.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 16, 2011, 05:40:30 PM
The Cowboy Junkies ~ Trinity Sessions

(http://viddug.com/images/albumcovers/Cowboy_Junkies_The_Trinity_Session-B000002WCL.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 16, 2011, 09:16:35 PM
Aztec Two Step: "See it was like this..." - An Acoustic Retrospective

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Mig0Nzx-fN4/Rz7E7_y1eBI/AAAAAAAAAew/OsLTBORiaMg/s400/Aztec+Two-Step+-+See,+It+Was+Like+This.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 17, 2011, 04:38:53 AM
John Cale ~ Words For The Dying

(http://r.xaar.net/list/images/1121f.gif)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 17, 2011, 01:22:04 PM
Bryan Ferry ~ Mamouna

(http://i25.tinypic.com/ju75up.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shadowlight on January 17, 2011, 01:41:02 PM
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UVX5HKIiL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: evan1 on January 17, 2011, 01:43:51 PM
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UVX5HKIiL._SS500_.jpg)


CD or Vinyl ? A trip to the Crack House should of had you buy at least one LP and have an excuse to buy a turntable :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 17, 2011, 02:05:19 PM
Bruce Cockburn ~ Breakfast In New Orleans

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xZahGphXgyU/SE7WS0SM8lI/AAAAAAAAF8o/roU7WTqFEk0/s400/COCKBURN+Bruce+1999+BREAKFAST+IN+NEW+ORLEANS+DINNER+IN+TIMBUKTU.jpg)  CD
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 17, 2011, 05:31:52 PM
Dexter Gordon ~ The Other Side of Round Midnight

(http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/000/225/0000022524_350.jpg)  LP

This LP I picked up yesterday
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 17, 2011, 05:33:27 PM
Thelonious in Action
Thelonious Monk | Format: Vinyl

This is different from a lot of the '50s jazz I've been picking up, or maybe 'unique' versus different is the better word.

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shadowlight on January 17, 2011, 05:39:46 PM
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UVX5HKIiL._SS500_.jpg)


CD or Vinyl ? A trip to the Crack House should of had you buy at least one LP and have an excuse to buy a turntable :thumb:

Sorry no CD or vinyl here.  Everything is streamed Appleloss to Squeezebox Touch via wireless  :thumb:
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shadowlight on January 17, 2011, 06:09:56 PM
Belly of the Sun - Cassandra Wilson
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KJw2y2LgL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 17, 2011, 06:18:45 PM
'Round About Midnight [Original recording remastered, HiFi Sound]
Miles Davis Quintet (Author) | Format: Vinyl

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: shadowlight on January 17, 2011, 06:56:28 PM

Call of the Valley - Shiv Kumar Sharma on Santoor, Hariprasa Chaurasia on Flute
SAMPLES - http://www.amazon.com/Soundscapes-Valleys/dp/B003LLRIE6/ref=sr_1_cc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1295319076&sr=1-2-catcorr (http://SAMPLES - http://www.amazon.com/Soundscapes-Valleys/dp/B003LLRIE6/ref=sr_1_cc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1295319076&sr=1-2-catcorr)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OznGxpuwL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: eleazar on January 17, 2011, 07:00:59 PM
The Allman Brothers Band

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZwIv6zI4MWo/SldbSMb6fzI/AAAAAAAAC7s/KUdo5apTSCM/s400/5666.jpg)  LP
Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: etcarroll on January 17, 2011, 07:40:13 PM
Miles Davis: Volume 2
Miles Davis | Format: vinyl

Title: Re: What are you listening to right now?
Post by: tmazz on January 17, 2011, 10:23:50 PM
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UVX5HKIiL._SS500_.jpg)


CD or Vinyl ? A trip to the Crack House should of had you buy at least one LP and have an excuse to buy a turntable :thumb: