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Title: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 15, 2011, 05:27:41 PM
Met up with Shadowlight, Etcarroll and of course Mrs. P at DD's today a.k.a. Crack House
Tmazz they will be looking for you  (http://www.horseproblems.com.au/images/Smiley%20Faces/bowing%20smiley.gif) My Lp purchases are as follows


1. Feel The Sound Of Harvey Mandel
2. Roger Waters ~ The Pros And Cons of Hitch Hicking
3. David Bowie ~ Images 1966-1967  2 lps
4. Bobby Hackett ~ Creole Cookin'
5. Roy Wood ~ On The Road Again
6. Miles Davis ~ On The Corner
7. Sea Train ~ Selftitled
8. Steeleye Span ~ Rocket Cottage
9. Ian Matthews ~ If You Saw Thru My Eyes
10. Herbie Mann Gagaku & Beyond
11. Mike Metheny ~ Day In - Night Out
12. The Band ~ Anthology Volume 1
13. 1969 ~ (Movie Soundtrack)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on January 15, 2011, 06:33:44 PM
Thanks for introducing me to your crack house.  Thank god I do not own a turntable  :-k
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 15, 2011, 07:02:56 PM
Thank God!   :roll:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 15, 2011, 07:05:11 PM
Tmazz they will be looking for you  (http://www.horseproblems.com.au/images/Smiley%20Faces/bowing%20smiley.gif)

Dammit Bill, if he shows up with a trailer, make sure he gets no further than the .50 cent room.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 15, 2011, 07:51:09 PM
Bill, you guys are safe for now. I just check the social calendar with my wife and she has a family event planned for that weekend,   :nono: so unless I want to spent the month of Feb. sleeping in the garage I'm going to have to sit this one out.   :cry:
However, I do occasionally have to make business trips to Harrisburg, which takes me right through Allentown on 78, so next time I am coming that way I will have to leave time for a side trip.  aa

Oh boy, passing Cabelas and a good record store on the same trip, I could get myself into some real trouble. (Have you ever noticed that there are a whole bunch od jewelry stores right next to Cabelas? How many guys do you think have to make a stop there to make up for what they just bought in Cabelas?  :lol:)

Good luck at the show and find some good stuff so at least I can enjoy it vicareously.  ;)

Happy Hunting,
Tom
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 15, 2011, 07:56:08 PM
Thanks for introducing me to your crack house.  Thank god I do not own a turntable  :-k

Not yet anyhow..... (http://www.cool-smileys.com/images/fish12.gif) (http://www.cool-smileys.com/smiley-trying-to-escape-a-fish)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 15, 2011, 07:59:03 PM
Met up with Shadowlight, Etcarroll and of course Mrs. P at DD's today a.k.a. Crack House
Tmazz they will be looking for you  (http://www.horseproblems.com.au/images/Smiley%20Faces/bowing%20smiley.gif) My Lp purchases are as follows


1. Feel The Sound Of Harvey Mandel
2. Roger Waters ~ The Pros And Cons of Hitch Hicking
3. David Bowie ~ Images 1966-1967  2 lps
4. Bobby Hackett ~ Creole Cookin'
5. Roy Wood ~ On The Road Again
6. Miles Davis ~ On The Corner
7. Sea Train ~ Selftitled
8. Steeleye Span ~ Rocket Cottage
9. Ian Matthews ~ If You Saw Thru My Eyes
10. Herbie Mann Gagaku & Beyond
11. Mike Metheny ~ Day In - Night Out
12. The Band ~ Anthology Volume 1
13. 1969 ~ (Movie Soundtrack)


Nice haul. Hearing about somebody else making a nice score is alonst as good a making one yourself. (Oh, come on... I did say "almost".  :roll:)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 16, 2011, 05:36:11 PM
From yesterdays trip, the jazz portion;

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 16, 2011, 05:37:31 PM
And some 140 classical lps, many boxed sets, I still have to catalog them;

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on January 16, 2011, 11:08:53 PM
Thelonius in Action is my fav Monk side. Check out Rhythm'a'ning.  Round About Midnight is one of the best Miles records, when it was still "Fun" before cannon, said phillie-joe. On par with Kind of Blue musically. Good catch Gene

Oh, I just scrolled right and saw Speak No Evil. Joe Chambers is hot on that, and some pretty modern harmonic stuff for the time. Great spirit on that record.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 17, 2011, 10:41:29 AM
And some 140 classical lps, many boxed sets, I still have to catalog them;


Gene, you are just a vinyl animal!  (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_dance.gif)

I thought I was jonesin' buying a dozen at a time, but you put me to shame.  :shock:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 17, 2011, 11:25:30 AM
I can't take credit, Eleazar puts me up to it.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 17, 2011, 11:36:30 AM
I can't take credit, Eleazar puts me up to it.

Now you sound like me talking to my wife.  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 17, 2011, 01:15:29 PM
I can't take credit, Eleazar puts me up to it.

Tmazz, you know I put a tonearm to his head
and told if he doesn't buy I'll pull the trigger................Bill

(http://www.clsinc.net/bikepictures/emoticons/cowboy%20gun%20shooting%20smiley.gif) Clint Smilewood The Good The Bad and The Gene
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Rob S. on January 17, 2011, 08:02:50 PM
Nice haul.  I'm doing well at my local crackhouse to pull down 5-10 lps at a time.

Rob S.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 17, 2011, 10:17:42 PM
I can't take credit, Eleazar puts me up to it.

Tmazz, you know I put a tonearm to his head
and told if he doesn't buy I'll pull the trigger................Bill

(http://www.clsinc.net/bikepictures/emoticons/cowboy%20gun%20shooting%20smiley.gif) Clint Smilewood The Good The Bad and The Gene


Yeah, take him to the store and ask "Do you feel lucky punk?"
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 18, 2011, 02:05:59 PM
God save me, crack house just posted this on the FB page;

"‎8 boxes of fresh classical records $1 each"

Lordy, Lordy, what to do, what to do.  :duh
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on January 18, 2011, 02:32:53 PM
God save me, crack house just posted this on the FB page;

"‎8 boxes of fresh classical records $1 each"

Lordy, Lordy, what to do, what to do.  :duh

Just leave your credit card with them.  So when they get more classical records they will just hold it for you and not bother posting that they have new records  :-({|=
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 18, 2011, 03:03:35 PM
Thanks pal.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 18, 2011, 04:59:56 PM
God save me, crack house just posted this on the FB page;

"‎8 boxes of fresh classical records $1 each"

Lordy, Lordy, what to do, what to do.  :duh

Thursday,Friday or Saturday Gene which will it be let me know so I can meet you .......Eleazar
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on January 18, 2011, 06:52:24 PM
Thanks pal.

You are most welcome  :beer:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 20, 2011, 08:21:34 AM
God save me, crack house just posted this on the FB page;

"‎8 boxes of fresh classical records $1 each"

Lordy, Lordy, what to do, what to do.  :duh

You guys are killing me.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on January 20, 2011, 12:17:29 PM
NP for me. Now if it was jazz LP's I might be fighting Tom for a place near the boxes.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 20, 2011, 12:37:12 PM
NP for me. Now if it was jazz LP's I might be fighting Tom for a place near the boxes.


Unfortunately, no Allentown trips on the horizon for me. But I am kind of bummed about the weather tomorrow. Seeing as tomorrow is Fr. Chaminade day, Bobby is off from school and we had made plans several weeks ago to make out annual pilgrimage to Princeton Record Exchange. Much to my dismay, it looks like the impending storm will put the kibosh on those plans. As it is it is about a 2 hour drive from my house to PRX. Add snow to that and I am on the road for 6-8 hours round rip, which makes it a bit out of reach for a day trip. :cry:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 20, 2011, 01:03:34 PM
NP for me. Now if it was jazz LP's I might be fighting Tom for a place near the boxes.


Unfortunately, no Allentown trips on the horizon for me. But I am kind of bummed about the weather tomorrow. Seeing as tomorrow is Fr. Chaminade day, Bobby is off from school and we had made plans several weeks ago to make out annual pilgrimage to Princeton Record Exchange. Much to my dismay, it looks like the impending storm will put the kibosh on those plans. As it is it is about a 2 hour drive from my house to PRX. Add snow to that and I am on the road for 6-8 hours round rip, which makes it a bit out of reach for a day trip. :cry:
Tmazz the Mrs. and I made the trip last Sunday to PREX I only bought 1 LP but we spent
$100 on CDs :duh most were $1.99..............Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 20, 2011, 01:19:23 PM
NP for me. Now if it was jazz LP's I might be fighting Tom for a place near the boxes.


Unfortunately, no Allentown trips on the horizon for me. But I am kind of bummed about the weather tomorrow. Seeing as tomorrow is Fr. Chaminade day, Bobby is off from school and we had made plans several weeks ago to make out annual pilgrimage to Princeton Record Exchange. Much to my dismay, it looks like the impending storm will put the kibosh on those plans. As it is it is about a 2 hour drive from my house to PRX. Add snow to that and I am on the road for 6-8 hours round rip, which makes it a bit out of reach for a day trip. :cry:
Tmazz the Mrs. and I made the trip last Sunday to PREX I only bought 1 LP but we spent
$100 on CDs :duh most were $1.99..............Bill


As much as I prefer the LPs, good music is good music and when shopping in a used store you take it howover you find it. If it is something I like I would rather have a CD copy than no copy at all. And at $1.99 it is no big loss if I find an LP copy somewhere down the line.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 22, 2011, 02:22:23 PM
Meet up with today with Gene at the Crack House  and I came home with a few goodies

First batch at .50 each

1. Merle Haggard ~ My Farewell To Elvis
2. The Kingston Trio ~ Close-Up (mono) This is for my friend Bill In Maryland
3. Elvis Costello ~ Taking Liberties
4. Donovan ~ 7-Tease
5. Robert Palmer ~ Clues
6. Get The Knack
7. Carl Stevens ~ "Skin" And Bones
8. Abba ~ Voulez-Vous
9. Steely Dan ~ Aja
10. Symphonic Metamphorosis
11. Bananarama ~ True Confessions
12. Connie Francis ~ At The Copa

These 3 at $1
1. Siegel/Schwall ~ R.I.P.
2. Jean-Pierre Rampal & Claude Bolling ~ Suite For Flute And Jazz Piano
3. Soft Machine ~ 7

These 3 at $3
1. Stackridge
2. Deep Purple ~ Machine Head
3. Horice Silver ~ Silver 'n Wood

 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: evan1 on January 22, 2011, 04:08:59 PM
Meet up with today with Gene at the Crack House  and I came home with a few goodies

First batch at .50 each

1. Merle Haggard ~ My Farewell To Elvis
2. The Kingston Trio ~ Close-Up (mono) This is for my friend Bill In Maryland
3. Elvis Costello ~ Taking Liberties
4. Donovan ~ 7-Tease
5. Robert Palmer ~ Clues
6. Get The Knack
7. Carl Stevens ~ "Skin" And Bones
8. Abba ~ Voulez-Vous
9. Steely Dan ~ Aja
10. Symphonic Metamphorosis
11. Bananarama ~ True Confessions
12. Connie Francis ~ At The Copa

These 3 at $1
1. Siegel/Schwall ~ R.I.P.
2. Jean-Pierre Rampal & Claude Bolling ~ Suite For Flute And Jazz Piano
3. Soft Machine ~ 7

These 3 at $3
1. Stackridge
2. Deep Purple ~ Machine Head
3. Horice Silver ~ Silver 'n Wood

 

Hey , some guy on A/C bought the same records :wtf:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 22, 2011, 05:07:58 PM

 

Hey , some guy on A/C bought the same records :wtf:
Yeah but that was that awful Pumpkinman :shock:
As most know I'm also the Pumpkinman
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on January 22, 2011, 07:29:42 PM
(http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=4629;type=avatar)

Uh oh now I'm scared...     
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: evan1 on January 23, 2011, 01:50:01 AM

 

Hey , some guy on A/C bought the same records :wtf:
Yeah but that was that awful Pumpkinman :shock:
As most know I'm also the Pumpkinman


No S*** Sherlock

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 23, 2011, 06:43:07 AM
(http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=4629;type=avatar)

Uh oh now I'm scared...     

The Pumpkinman comes from The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton.
Jack Skellington is the Pumpkinking............Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 28, 2011, 04:14:35 PM
The Pumpkinman comes from The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton.
Jack Skellington is the Pumpkinking............Bill


There are few who'd deny, at what I do I am the best
For my talents are renowned far and wide
When it comes to surprises in the moonlit night
I excel without ever even trying
With the slightest little effort of my ghostlike charms
I have seen grown men give out a shriek
With the wave of my hand, and a well-placed moan
I have swept the very bravest off their feet

Yet year after year, it's the same routine
And I grow so weary of the sound of screams
And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King
Have grown so tired of the same old thing

Oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones
An emptiness began to grow
There's something out there, far from my home
A longing that I've never known

I'm a master of fright, and a demon of light
And I'll scare you right out of your pants
To a guy in Kentucky, I'm Mister Unlucky
And I'm known throughout England and France

And since I am dead, I can take off my head
To recite Shakespearean quotations
No animal nor man can scream like I can
With the fury of my recitations

But who here would ever understand
That the Pumpkin King with the skeleton grin
Would tire of his crown, if they only understood
He'd give it all up if he only could

Oh, there's an empty place in my bones
That calls out for something unknown
The fame and praise come year after year
Does nothing for these empty tears
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Barry (NJ) on January 28, 2011, 04:18:01 PM
No S*** Sherlock



Lighten up Francis...

:D
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: evan1 on January 28, 2011, 04:34:35 PM
No S*** Sherlock



Lighten up Francis...

:D

Yo , from a man that spends endless hrs on facebook :-({|=
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 28, 2011, 07:59:15 PM
Well, I'll never get to sleep tonight now! :shock:

The Pumpkinman comes from The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton.
Jack Skellington is the Pumpkinking............Bill


There are few who'd deny, at what I do I am the best
For my talents are renowned far and wide
.............................................................
Oh, there's an empty place in my bones
That calls out for something unknown
The fame and praise come year after year
Does nothing for these empty tears
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 29, 2011, 07:26:54 PM
Was at the House today here's what I found On Lp

1. Sly and The Family Stone ~ There's A Riot Goin' On   (Sundazed)
2. Miles Davis ~ Green Days
3. "Spider" John Koerner & Wiilie Murphy ~ Running Jumping Standing Still
4. Derek And The Dominos ~ Layla
5. Mark Farner Band ~ No Frills
6. The Kinks ~ Word Of Mouth
7. The Fortunes ~ Storm In A Teacup  (Still sealed)
8. Larry Graham And The Graham Central Station ~ My Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me
9.  Tom Cochran & Red Rider ~ Victory Day  (Still sealed)
10. Dweezil Zappa ~ My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama......
11. The Doobie Brothers ~ Selftitled
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 02, 2011, 06:10:52 PM
Today At Double Decker Records
Only $1 records today


1.Pete Townsend/Ronnie Lane ~ Rough Mix   UK lp
2. Gary Wright Spooky Tooth ~ That Was Only Yesterday   2LPs
3. The Best Of Jon And Vangelis
4. Tangerine Dream ~ Tangram
5. David Sanborn ~ Hideaway
6. Weather Report ~ procession
7. Lee Ritenour ~ RIT/2
8. Impluse Artists On Tour ~ Live Concert Preformances
9. Farquahr ~ self titled   (sealed) I don't know anything about this album
10. Concrete Blonde ~ self titled 
11. Clover ~ self titled
12. Chilliwack ~ Dreams,Dreams,Dreams  (sealed)
13. Blue Oyster Cult ~ The Revolution By Night
14. Bob Marley & The Wailers ~ Confrontation
15. 10,000 Maniacs ~ In My Tribe
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 05, 2011, 12:13:28 PM
Well we have rain and ice today so I went to my 2nd favorite record shop.
Main Street Jukebox less than a mile from home  
They have a deal, 15 LPs for $10 and that works out to 70.6 cents apiece w/ tax  
You are never going to find anything rare but it's still fun.



1. Mark Almond II
2. Dexter Gordon Quartet ~ Manhattan Symphonie
3. Scream For Help (soundtrack) ~ Featuring: John Paul Jones  Jon Anderson  Jimmy Page
4. Steppewolf ~ Live   2 LPs
5. Lee Ritenour ~ "RIT"
6. Chicago III
7. The Moody Blues ~ Octave   Possible double not sure if I have it on LP
8. Journey ~ Raised On Radio
9. Chicago ~ Greatest Hits Vol. 2
10.Jeff Beck ~ Wired          Double
11. Cheap Trick ~ Lap Of Luxury
12. The Police ~ Every Breath You Take  The Singles
13. Foreigner ~ Inside Information
14. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass ~ The Beat Of The Brass

15. Climax Blues Band ~ Gold Plated



 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 05, 2011, 12:36:55 PM
Well we have rain and ice today so I went to my 2nd favorite record shop.
Main Street Jukebox less than a mile from home  
They have a deal, 15 LPs for $10 and that works out to 70.6 cents apiece w/ tax  
You are never going to find anything rare but it's still fun.



1. Mark Almond II
2. Dexter Gordon Quartet ~ Manhattan Symphonie
3. Scream For Help (soundtrack) ~ Featuring: John Paul Jones  Jon Anderson  Jimmy Page
4. Steppewolf ~ Live   2 LPs
5. Lee Ritenour ~ "RIT"
6. Chicago III
7. The Moody Blues ~ Octave   Possible double not sure if I have it on LP
8. Journey ~ Raised On Radio
9. Chicago ~ Greatest Hits Vol. 2
10.Jeff Beck ~ Wired          Double
11. Cheap Trick ~ Lap Of Luxury
12. The Police ~ Every Breath You Take  The Singles
13. Foreigner ~ Inside Information
14. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass ~ The Beat Of The Brass

15. Climax Blues Band ~ Gold Plated


Bill,

I'll take good music over a rare record any day of the week. I don't understand these collectors who search all over for a rare record and then when they find it won't put it on the turntable because it's too valuable. To each his own.

But as far as I am concerned, if I am not going to listen to it I'm not going to own it.















 

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 06, 2011, 03:36:34 PM
Oh no, drove down to DC area today to pick up a VPI 16.5, and stopped by another crackhouse, this one is huge, not good! :duh

Got about equal measure Classical and Jazz, many Classical cleaner versions of things I had, but Jazz all new.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on February 06, 2011, 03:54:45 PM
you want to share the location of the crack house in dc/md area :-)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 06, 2011, 04:58:51 PM
Here you go Shadowlight

http://www.joesrecordparadise.com/
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 06, 2011, 05:48:49 PM
You're new pumpkin icon is scaring me.  :shock:

I had a box of records sitting out in the garage, the culls from 3 boxes P-man had given me of mostly classical a few months back. Couldn't bring myself to throw them in the trash, so brought them in to be recycled.

Good dudes there, reasonable prices, a little more than the Allentown PA crackhouse, but, I pointed out the surface of the Lockjaw LP 'Cookbook', which he had priced at $20, was a little banged up, so he gave it to me for $9.50.

I'll be going back.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 06, 2011, 05:55:57 PM
I'd say it's a real good likeness wouldn't you Gene.......Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 06, 2011, 06:07:38 PM
Oh no, drove down to DC area today to pick up a VPI 16.5, and stopped by another crackhouse, this one is huge, not good! :duh

Got about equal measure Classical and Jazz, many Classical cleaner versions of things I had, but Jazz all new.



Good move grabbing a 16.5. It's a must have for anyone who is is serious about searching through used record stores.

What kind of fluid do you plan on using?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 06, 2011, 08:28:35 PM
I posted a thread on AC asking folks if they have a 'magic elixir' for vacumn machines.

Right now using a Nitty Gritty - Nylon Bristle Brush ( black 1/2 " bristle) brush and Wayner's recipe of distilled water + 91% Iso Alch + dab of Dawn detergent.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on February 09, 2011, 08:27:00 AM
Disk Doctor - great stuff with either a hand brush or a machine.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on February 12, 2011, 01:10:57 PM
Hit the local crack house called the PREX with the kids today and my wallet is empty.  No more trips for another quarter or so  :duh
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: evan1 on February 12, 2011, 01:14:40 PM
Hit the local crack house called the PREX with the kids today and my wallet is empty.  No more trips for another quarter or so  :duh

You went there to a get a quarter ? I went for CD's
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 12, 2011, 05:47:44 PM
Hit the local crack house called the PREX with the kids today and my wallet is empty.  No more trips for another quarter or so  :duh

PREX is the high temple of Crack Houses. Never mind empty my wallet, I have to check my equity line of credit before I make a trip there.  :roll:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 12, 2011, 06:22:10 PM
Hit the local crack house called the PREX with the kids today and my wallet is empty.  No more trips for another quarter or so  :duh
Dammit D - what time where you there? I was there from 12:30 to 2, then drove to DD to meet Bill and spend even more money.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on February 12, 2011, 06:33:01 PM
Hit the local crack house called the PREX with the kids today and my wallet is empty.  No more trips for another quarter or so  :duh
Dammit D - what time where you there? I was there from 12:30 to 2, then drove to DD to meet Bill and spend even more money.

I guess you left and we arrived.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 12, 2011, 06:36:11 PM
That's a shame, I'd of liked to say hello. :duh
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 13, 2011, 08:24:40 AM
So I got to the crackhouse to meet Mr and Mrs Eleazar after hitting PREX, the demon owner had posted he had 8 more boxes of classical for me to peruse.

I walked in the door, and there was Eleazar holding a clean copy of Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder". This is noteworthy as the demon owner has a limited, deep groove issue of this lp on the wall with a $100 price tag, oh how I lust to own it. But $100??? I don't think so.

Anyway, on examining the $8 copy, a promo copy, all we saw was a faint scratch on 1st song, 2nd side, so I bought it.

Cleaned it this morning, the scratch is inaudible - yea!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 13, 2011, 08:46:31 AM
So I got to the crackhouse to meet Mr and Mrs Eleazar after hitting PREX, the demon owner had posted he had 8 more boxes of classical for me to peruse.

I walked in the door, and there was Eleazar holding a clean copy of Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder". This is noteworthy as the demon owner has a limited, deep groove issue of this lp on the wall with a $100 price tag, oh how I lust to own it. But $100??? I don't think so.

Anyway, on examining the $8 copy, a promo copy, all we saw was a faint scratch on 1st song, 2nd side, so I bought it.

Cleaned it this morning, the scratch is inaudible - yea!

That's great Gene...............Bill

(http://www.naioth.com/resources/smiley%20thumbs%20up.jpg?timestamp=1294254617474)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 15, 2011, 07:44:54 AM
Good haul at the Crack House yesterday. 12 LPs & 12 CDs - total cost (including tax): $11.01

Will post up detals on albums as I listen to them.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 15, 2011, 01:24:05 PM
What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 items for 11 bucks. You're killing me!

I spent $90 on aprox 20 50's era jazz CDs and $74 on aprox 50 LPs and thought I had scored.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 16, 2011, 08:07:07 AM
What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 items for 11 bucks. You're killing me!

I spent $90 on aprox 20 50's era jazz CDs and $74 on aprox 50 LPs and thought I had scored.

Hey some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant.  #-o

This was definitely a dog day.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 19, 2011, 03:50:21 PM
I did a drive by at the Crack House
$20.10 Total

1. Herbie Hancock ~ Man-Child      White Label Promo
2. Jan Ackerman & Thijs Van leer ~ Focus
3. Al Di Meola ~ Scenario
3. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
4. The Dream Academy
5. Chet Atkins ~ Class Guitar
6. Chet Atkins ~ More Of That Guitar Country
7. Jerry Goodman ~ It's Alive
8. Tracy Chapman ~ Crossroads
9. Bruford ~ Feels Good To Me
10. Ian Matthews ~ Stealin' Home
11. Percy Faith ~ Black Magic Woman         Quad LP
12. Pat Methany/Ornette Coleman ~ Song X
13. Jan Garbarek/Keith Jarrett ~ Belonging
14. Herrbie Hancock/Freddie Hubbard/Stanley Turrentine ~ In Concert Vol. Two
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 20, 2011, 11:53:24 PM
I did a drive by at the Crack House
$20.10 Total

1. Herbie Hancock ~ Man-Child      White Label Promo
2. Jan Ackerman & Thijs Van leer ~ Focus
3. Al Di Meola ~ Scenario
3. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
4. The Dream Academy
5. Chet Atkins ~ Class Guitar
6. Chet Atkins ~ More Of That Guitar Country
7. Jerry Goodman ~ It's Alive
8. Tracy Chapman ~ Crossroads
9. Bruford ~ Feels Good To Me
10. Ian Matthews ~ Stealin' Home
11. Percy Faith ~ Black Magic Woman         Quad LP
12. Pat Methany/Ornette Coleman ~ Song X
13. Jan Garbarek/Keith Jarrett ~ Belonging
14. Herrbie Hancock/Freddie Hubbard/Stanley Turrentine ~ In Concert Vol. Two


How is the pressing on the Percy Faith? The JVC Supervinyl that MoFi used in its early LPs (and all of the UHQRs) was originally developed to meet the needs of CD-4 quad records. So some of the quad records out there were pressed on some really first rate quiet vinyl. (I know the story of the supervinyl, but have never been able to find a comprehensive list of what record companies used it in their quad releases.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 21, 2011, 05:45:24 AM
I did a drive by at the Crack House
$20.10 Total



How is the pressing on the Percy Faith? The JVC Supervinyl that MoFi used in its early LPs (and all of the UHQRs) was originally developed to meet the needs of CD-4 quad records. So some of the quad records out there were pressed on some really first rate quiet vinyl. (I know the story of the supervinyl, but have never been able to find a comprehensive list of what record companies used it in their quad releases.

The vinyl is very quiet. The album looks like it hadn't been handled very much. I found at times some parts of the recording made me cringe a little. Even lowering the volume didn't help much. Then again my hearing as always comes into question   :(..............Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 26, 2011, 04:34:12 PM
Took my some for our annual prigrimage to PREX last Thurs.   :drool:

Between the two of us we walked out with 39 LPs and 24 CDs.  8)

Unfortunately, this was not the Crack House so I had to part with a wee bit more than $20.10.   :(

But we did come away withsome really nice stuff. I'll post details over on the "Waht are Oyu Listening to now thread as I get a chance to listen to them.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 26, 2011, 06:37:37 PM
^^^ Nice!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 27, 2011, 01:54:37 PM
Took my some for our annual prigrimage to PREX last Thurs.   :drool:

Between the two of us we walked out with 39 LPs and 24 CDs.  8)

Unfortunately, this was not the Crack House so I had to part with a wee bit more than $20.10.   :(

But we did come away withsome really nice stuff. I'll post details over on the "Waht are Oyu Listening to now thread as I get a chance to listen to them.



But I'm sure it made for a great day Tom
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 06, 2011, 07:43:24 AM
My various Crack House finds from Fri. thru Sat.    

     The Princeton Record Exchange
1. John Lennon ~ Imagine  MFSL New

     The next two are from Gene
2. The Siegel Schwall Band ~ 953 West
3. The Pachelbel Cannon

      Last but not least Double Decker Records
4. Best Of Traffic  German pressing
5. Taj Mahall ~ Satisfied'N' Tickled Too        White Label Promo
6. Sprit ~ The Family That Plays Together
7. Johnny Rivers ~ New Lovers And Old Friends       White Label Promo
8. Leslie West ~ Theme
9. The Modern Jazz Quartet ~ Reunion At Budokan 1981        Promo
10. Rainbow ~ Finyl Vinyl
11. Shakti with John Mclaughlin        White Label Promo
12. Phillip Gass ~ North Star
13. Ian Matthews ~ Valley Hi
14. The Vouges ~ Till
15. The Call ~ Morden Romans
16. Rick Wakeman ~ Journey To The Center Of The Earth
17. Rick Wakeman ~ No Earthly Connection
18. Oscar Peterson ~ BLues ETude
19. Alex Di Grassi ~ Clockwork
20. Lydia ~ Cold Blood
21. Mark-Almond
22. The Kinks ~ Live The Road
23. The Kinks ~ Word of mouth
24. Gary puckett & The Union Gap ~ Fillin' The Gap
25. Carole King ~ Pearls The songs of Goffin and King
26. The Best Of The Guess Who ~ Volume II



Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Barry (NJ) on March 09, 2011, 06:11:42 AM
My various Crack House finds from Fri. thru Sat
   

Nice haul! :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 09, 2011, 06:48:08 AM
My various Crack House finds from Fri. thru Sat.    

     The Princeton Record Exchange
1. John Lennon ~ Imagine  MFSL New



I only have one question. How on earth do youwalk into PREX and walk out with only 1 record under your arm.   :shock: (I consider myself lucky if I can get out of therre with only one shopping bag.   :roll: )

BTW, Nice haul on the rest of the stuff.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 10, 2011, 05:46:55 PM
My various Crack House finds from Fri. thru Sat.    

     The Princeton Record Exchange
1. John Lennon ~ Imagine  MFSL New



I only have one question. How on earth do youwalk into PREX and walk out with only 1 record under your arm.   :shock: (I consider myself lucky if I can get out of therre with only one shopping bag.   :roll: )

BTW, Nice haul on the rest of the stuff.

My wife asked me the same question till she saw the rest :shock:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 10, 2011, 05:56:11 PM
Here I go again these are all Euorpean LP's from the Crack House

1. Eric Clapton ~ No Reason To Cry
2. Chicago ~ II
3. Chicago ~ III
4. The Best Of The Dave Clark Five
5. Yes ~ Tales From Tropographic Oceans
6. Crosby Nash ~ Whistling Down The Wire
7. ELP ~ Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends
8. Manassas ~ Dowm The Road
9. Manassas
10. Stephen Stills ~ Stills
11. Stephen Stills ~ Illegal Stills

I was short of cash so I had to put 5 more on lawaway   :duh

Plus 7 of his world famous $1 LPs
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 11, 2011, 02:08:14 PM
I was short of cash so I had to put 5 more on lawaway   :duh

Plus 7 of his world famous $1 LPs

You should just get a Home Equity line of credit wired right over to them so you can just tap into it whenever you come across a big find.  :lol:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 11, 2011, 04:29:26 PM
I was short of cash so I had to put 5 more on lawaway   :duh

Plus 7 of his world famous $1 LPs

You should just get a Home Equity line of credit wired right over to them so you can just tap into it whenever you come across a big find.  :lol:

I didn't even finish looking at all the LPs. I Just Left
I went a span of 2 1/2 weeks without going asked him if he missed me 
I got a big affrimative    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 02, 2011, 02:54:18 AM
Went to DDs (Crack House) last night for the 1st time in weeks

1. Radiohead ~ Kid A     2-10" LPs
2. Radiohead ~ There there      3 song EP
3. Coleman Hawkins ~ Wrapped Tight
4. Tangerine Dream ~ Green Desert
5. Tangerine Dream ~  Exit
6. George Benson ~ In Flight
7. Mike Oldfield ~ Exposed       2 Live Albums   UK LP
8. Split Enz ~ Best Of   History Never Repeats Itself
9. The B52's ~ Mesopotamia
10. Antonio Carlos jobim ~ Terra Brasillis
11. Mighty Baby ~ A Jug Of Love       This is A 180g UK reissue limited to 1000 pressings mine is # 458     
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 02, 2011, 08:59:31 AM
Went to DDs (Crack House) last night for the 1st time in weeks

1. Radiohead ~ Kid A     2-10" LPs
2. Radiohead ~ There there      3 song EP
3. Coleman Hawkins ~ Wrapped Tight
4. Tangerine Dream ~ Green Desert
5. Tangerine Dream ~  Exit
6. George Benson ~ In Flight
7. Mike Oldfield ~ Exposed       2 Live Albums   UK LP
8. Split Enz ~ Best Of   History Never Repeats Itself
9. The B52's ~ Mesopotamia
10. Antonio Carlos jobim ~ Terra Brasillis
11. Mighty Baby ~ A Jug Of Love       This is A 180g UK reissue limited to 1000 pressings mine is # 458     


Tangerine Dream, especially the Exit album provided the soundtrack to a whole lot of my college studying.

If you look at back cover and turn it 90 degrees counter-clockwise (the opening will be at the bottom, be careful not to let the record fall out) the photo is of the entrance to the building that my wife worked in at her first job out of college.  where the face is at the end of the hallway is actually a big number 32. Right before the number you turned left to of into the building .
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 02, 2011, 06:59:04 PM
Tonight at the Main Street Jukebox

1. Steelers Wheel ~ Right Or Wrong      German
2. Barclay James Harvest ~ XII           White Label promo
3. Annie Haslam ~ Annie In Wonderland
4. Herbie Hancock ~ Future Shock
5. Radiohead ~  The King Of Limbs
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 02, 2011, 07:00:05 PM
Went to DDs (Crack House) last night for the 1st time in weeks

1. Radiohead ~ Kid A     2-10" LPs
2. Radiohead ~ There there      3 song EP
3. Coleman Hawkins ~ Wrapped Tight
4. Tangerine Dream ~ Green Desert
5. Tangerine Dream ~  Exit
6. George Benson ~ In Flight
7. Mike Oldfield ~ Exposed       2 Live Albums   UK LP
8. Split Enz ~ Best Of   History Never Repeats Itself
9. The B52's ~ Mesopotamia
10. Antonio Carlos jobim ~ Terra Brasillis
11. Mighty Baby ~ A Jug Of Love       This is A 180g UK reissue limited to 1000 pressings mine is # 458     


Tangerine Dream, especially the Exit album provided the soundtrack to a whole lot of my college studying.

If you look at back cover and turn it 90 degrees counter-clockwise (the opening will be at the bottom, be careful not to let the record fall out) the photo is of the entrance to the building that my wife worked in at her first job out of college.  where the face is at the end of the hallway is actually a big number 32. Right before the number you turned left to of into the building .

The back of this LP only has a pic. of the band
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 02, 2011, 07:07:26 PM
Went to DDs (Crack House) last night for the 1st time in weeks

1. Radiohead ~ Kid A     2-10" LPs
2. Radiohead ~ There there      3 song EP
3. Coleman Hawkins ~ Wrapped Tight
4. Tangerine Dream ~ Green Desert
5. Tangerine Dream ~  Exit
6. George Benson ~ In Flight
7. Mike Oldfield ~ Exposed       2 Live Albums   UK LP
8. Split Enz ~ Best Of   History Never Repeats Itself
9. The B52's ~ Mesopotamia
10. Antonio Carlos jobim ~ Terra Brasillis
11. Mighty Baby ~ A Jug Of Love       This is A 180g UK reissue limited to 1000 pressings mine is # 458     


Tangerine Dream, especially the Exit album provided the soundtrack to a whole lot of my college studying.

If you look at back cover and turn it 90 degrees counter-clockwise (the opening will be at the bottom, be careful not to let the record fall out) the photo is of the entrance to the building that my wife worked in at her first job out of college.  where the face is at the end of the hallway is actually a big number 32. Right before the number you turned left to of into the building .

The back of this LP only has a pic. of the band

One of us may have an import. I'll have to look at mine when I get home tonight.

Anyway, this is the back cover that I was talking about:

(http://pixhost.info/avaxhome/f8/7d/00127df8_medium.jpeg)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 02, 2011, 07:19:43 PM
Went to DDs (Crack House) last night for the 1st time in weeks

1. Radiohead ~ Kid A     2-10" LPs
2. Radiohead ~ There there      3 song EP
3. Coleman Hawkins ~ Wrapped Tight
4. Tangerine Dream ~ Green Desert
5. Tangerine Dream ~  Exit
6. George Benson ~ In Flight
7. Mike Oldfield ~ Exposed       2 Live Albums   UK LP
8. Split Enz ~ Best Of   History Never Repeats Itself
9. The B52's ~ Mesopotamia
10. Antonio Carlos jobim ~ Terra Brasillis
11. Mighty Baby ~ A Jug Of Love       This is A 180g UK reissue limited to 1000 pressings mine is # 458    


Tangerine Dream, especially the Exit album provided the soundtrack to a whole lot of my college studying.

If you look at back cover and turn it 90 degrees counter-clockwise (the opening will be at the bottom, be careful not to let the record fall out) the photo is of the entrance to the building that my wife worked in at her first job out of college.  where the face is at the end of the hallway is actually a big number 32. Right before the number you turned left to of into the building .

The back of this LP only has a pic. of the band

One of us may have an import. I'll have to look at mine when I get home tonight.

Anyway, this is the back cover that I was talking about:

(http://pixhost.info/avaxhome/f8/7d/00127df8_medium.jpeg)

That's the front cover   :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 02, 2011, 11:10:59 PM
OK, I checked it and I am the one with the import (a British pressing from Virgin records). This is the front cover from mine:

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1295/cover_2256173182009.jpg)

Regardless, the photo that you have on your front cover is the one I was talking about originally.

After all this talk about covers now I am going to have to go down to the mancave and actually listen to the album.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: allenzachary on April 03, 2011, 07:32:16 AM
Does one actually listen to a Tangerine Dream album?  I've always thought they were background music for doing other things...studying (see above), cleaning (usually slowly in a dreamlike state) and smoking pot (so I've heard).

 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 03, 2011, 07:40:54 AM
Does one actually listen to a Tangerine Dream album?  I've always thought they were background music for doing other things...studying (see above), cleaning (usually slowly in a dreamlike state) and smoking pot (so I've heard).

 

True, you usually don't listen to Tangerine Dream, you just absorb it.   8)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 03, 2011, 02:50:22 PM
Last night at the Main Street Jukebox (local record shop)

1. Steelers Wheel ~ Right Or Wrong      German
2. Barclay James Harvest ~ XII           White Label promo
3. Annie Haslam ~ Annie In Wonderland
4. Herbie Hancock ~ Future Shock
5. Radiohead ~  The King Of Limbs
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 04, 2011, 10:12:54 AM
Here's a sweet stash of original Command Classics gold label pressings from the late 1950s and early 1960s.

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/Command_Classics.jpg)

I bought them from a dealer in PA that I trust and have been buying records from for years.

--Jerome

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 11, 2011, 02:49:02 PM
It's time I posted Saturday's Vinyl Fix


1. Smithereens ~ Green Thoughts
2. Pink Floyd ~ DSOTM                          30th Anniversary Edition
3. Th Beatles ~ Anthology 1  (I still need vol. 3)
4. Best Of Family                    UK LP
5. Delbert McClinton ~ Playin' From Th e Heart
6. Sappphire Thinkers ~ From Within    New 180 gram
7. Canned Heat ~ self titled 1st           Sundazed Mono 180 gram
8. The Flock ~ self titled                        Columbia 360
9. Full Moon  featuring Neil Larsen & Buzz Feiten    Any help I have no idea  :rofl:
10. Allman Brothers ~ Eat A Peach
11. Gandalf 2                                   new vinyl Sundazed LP                         
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 14, 2011, 07:21:11 AM
I just made a nice haul of 90 vintage Deutsche Grammophone, Columbia 6 Eye, and RCA Red Seal records (among others).  Here are some of the highlights.

1. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 / Eschebach / Osawa - BSO / Deutsche Grammophone
2. Beethoven Cello Sonatas / Pablo Casals / EMI Dacapo
3. Beethoven Symphony No. 5 / Wilhelm Furtwδngler - VPO / His Master's Voice
4. Beethoven Symphony No. 5 / George Szell - Cleveland Orchestra / Epic
5. Beethoven Symphony No. 5 / Arturo Toscanini - NBC Symphony / RCA Victor Red Seal 78s
6. Brahms Symphony No. 1 / Bruno Walter - Columbia Symphony / Columbia 6 Eye
7. Franck Symphony in D Minor / Leonard Bernstein - NPO / Columbia 6 Eye
8. Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Cello / Sviatoslav Richter and Mstislav Rostropovich / Philips
9. Lizst Hungarian Rhapsody Nos. 1 and 2 / Eugene Ormandy - Philadelphia Orchestra / Columbia 6 Eye
10. Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 / Shmuel Ashkenasi - Berlin Philharmonic / Deutsche Grammophone
11. Beethoven Piano Concerto Nos. 2 & 4 / Kemph - Berlin Philmarmonic /  Deutsche Grammophone
12. Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite / Ansermet - Suisse Romande / London ffss
13. Brahms Double Concerto / Milstein - Piatigorsky - Reiner / RCA Shaded Dog
14. Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor / Oistrakh - Ormandy / Columbia 6 Eye
15. Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor / Ferras - Karajan /  Deutsche Grammophone
16. Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 / Curzon - Van Beinum / London ffrr
17. Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 / Golschmann - St. Louis Symphony / Capitol
18. Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 / Katchen - Fistoulari / Decca LXT
19. Borodin Symphony No. 2 / Mitropoulos / Columbia 6 Eye
20. Haydn Symphony Nos. 88 & 104 / George Szell - Cleveland Orchestra / Epic
21. Wagner Die Gφtterdδmmerung / Flagstad - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra / London ffrr
22. De Falla The Three Cornered Hat / Ansermet - Suisse Romande / London ffrr
23. Brahms Symphony No. 2 / Arturo Toscanini - NBC Symphony / His Master's Voice
24. Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 / Eugene Ormandy - Philadelphia Orchestra / Columbia 6 Eye
25. Beethoven Symphony No. 3 / Ansermet - Suisse Romande / London ffss
26. Beethoven Violin Concerto / Isaac Stern - Leonard Bernstein - NPO / Columbia 6 Eye
27. Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 / Serkin - Ormandy - Philadelphia Orchestra / Columbia 6 Eye
28. Mahler Symphony No. 2 / Bruno Walter - Columbia Symphony - Columbia 6 Eye
29. Dvorak Cello Concerto / Rostropovich - Karajan - BPO / Deutsche Grammophone
30. Wagner Tannhauser / Otto Gerdes - Berlin Opera Chior & Orchestra / Deutsche Grammophone

--Jerome



Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 14, 2011, 11:04:37 PM
I just made a nice haul of 90 vintage Deutsche Grammophone, Columbia 6 Eye, and RCA Red Seal records (among others). 
 

Wow, nice haul is surely an understatement. The listed LPs alone make it a great find and I'm sure there is a lot more good stuff in the other 2/3s that you didn't itemize. Way to go! :thumb:

Did you grab these at a local store or was this an online find?

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 14, 2011, 11:23:32 PM
I didn't hit a gold strike like Jerome, but I had a rather good day  at the Crack House today. Kind of light on LPs, but I did come way with 29 CDs.

Heres a sampling of what I found:

Solti Chicago Showcase / London ffss LP
Beethoven Bicentennial Collection - Symphonies & Overtures Part One/DG 5 LP Set

All the rest were CDs:

Dvorak String Quartets 12 & 13/ Kocian Qaurtet/ Denon
Cesar Frank - Quintette for Piano & Strings/Quatour Athenaeum-Enesco String Quartet/ Pierre Vernay
Rouse - Symphony No.1/Baltimore SO/Eleektra/Nonesuch
Theodor Kirchner - Works for Piano/Trefor Smith - Piano/ Koch
Africa; The Piano Music of William Grant Still/Denver Oldham - Piano/ Koch
Frank - Complete Works for Organ, Vol. 1/ Anthony Newman, Piano/ Newport Classics
Ives - Symphing No. 1/ London SO/ Chandos
Joni Mitchell - Hits/ Reprise HDCD
Joni Mitchell - Both Sdes Now/ Reprise HDCD
Animal House - Original Soundtrack/MCA

More listings to come.......
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 15, 2011, 05:04:13 AM
You 2 are making me jealous. Nice classical score J.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 15, 2011, 06:26:14 AM
You know Gene that's the thing about the Crack House. It's a thrift shop not a record store. So they get in records and CDs whenever somebody decides to unload some for the tax write off along with the boxes of old clothes, the no longer needed baby furniture etc. you never know when a bunch of decent condition music will show up, but when it does it is usually in a big batch (somebody downsizing before they move to Florida dumping a whole collection and things like that) and when a good collection does come in it usually gets bought up  pretty quickly and in large chunks (hey I resemble that remark.) Thus my compulsion to check in several times a week, just to make sure they didn't just put out a new batch. For example it has been about 3 or 4 weeks since I have walked out of there with more than one or two pieces and yesterday I walk in and, boom, I have a cart filled with 20+ CDs (Slow day for records  :( ) That's just the way it happens there. (I also found some on the used  book rack in the library. It was a good day for music.) And now I'll probably go through another drought at the Crack House, but it will take me a while to go through all that I grabbed yesterday, so that will hopefully hold me over until I can find some more.  8-[
There are certainly better places to go if your objective is to just go out and buy a record (PREX and several record stores on LI), but the Crack House is certainly a fun place to engage your hunter-gatherer instincts.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 15, 2011, 07:54:38 AM
Wow, nice haul is surely an understatement. The listed LPs alone make it a great find and I'm sure there is a lot more good stuff in the other 2/3s that you didn't itemize. Way to go! :thumb:

Did you grab these at a local store or was this an online find?


I bought them from a couple of sellers on eBay that I have come to trust.  They usually give me a heads up if they are listing classical or jazz that might be of interest to me.  It's hard for me to find the time to drive to record stores.  There are several good ones in the Hartford area, but I only hit them once or twice a year.  I wish I could get out there more often.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 15, 2011, 09:56:31 AM
Wow, nice haul is surely an understatement. The listed LPs alone make it a great find and I'm sure there is a lot more good stuff in the other 2/3s that you didn't itemize. Way to go! :thumb:

Did you grab these at a local store or was this an online find?


I bought them from a couple of sellers on eBay that I have come to trust.  They usually give me a heads up if they are listing classical or jazz that might be of interest to me.  It's hard for me to find the time to drive to record stores.  There are several good ones in the Hartford area, but I only hit them once or twice a year.  I wish I could get out there more often.

--Jerome


It's nice to have a relationship with guys like that.

Just remember you have to drive to a store tomorrow. It's National Record Store Day!  :D
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 15, 2011, 11:46:54 AM
It's nice to have a relationship with guys like that.

It really is, especially when you consider how most dealers list records on eBay.  I'm used to reading BS like "this record is absolutely pristine and near mint except for the 1" scratch on side 2 that makes an audible pop for about a minute.  I also like sellers who use their own grading scales instead of Goldmine.  You know, the scale that says records that are really VG get listed as VG+, and VG+ get listed as VG++ (or EX) and VG++ as NM, and NM...well, those are the records that they try to reseal and sell as new old stock.

Quote
Just remember you have to drive to a store tomorrow. It's National Record Store Day!  :D

I only wish I could.  Tomorrow also happens to be the "Jerome Gets to Spend His Weekend Working" celebration.  Fortunately I will be working from home, but I will be chained to the desk in my home office all weekend.  :(

On the bright side, I get to listen to music while I work.  8)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 15, 2011, 03:11:57 PM

I only wish I could.  Tomorrow also happens to be the "Jerome Gets to Spend His Weekend Working" celebration.  Fortunately I will be working from home, but I will be chained to the desk in my home office all weekend.  :(

On the bright side, I get to listen to music while I work.  8)

--Jerome


Well I guess I am just going to have to buy twice as much to make up for you.   :D

Hey don't mention it, what are friends for?  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 16, 2011, 08:00:42 AM
I's was just nuts at The Crack House so I didn't stay long

New Vinyl
1. Pretty Things ~ Parachute
2. Nirvana ~ Nevermind
3. December's Children
4. Muddy Waters ~ Electric Mud
5. Here Comes Shuggie Otis
6. Alice Cooper ~ Easy Action
7. Alice Cooper ~ Pretties For You
8. The Lollipop Shoppe
9. The Red Crayola ~ The Parable of Arable Land

The Lone $1 Album
10. Sandy Nelson ~ Let There Be Drums
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 16, 2011, 10:53:29 AM
Thanks Bill, at least one of us is holding up our moral obligation to support National Record Store Day!  :thumb:

I had a whole trip laid out making a loop trough all of the local record stores and then my wife's home health aid didn't show up. She told us last week that she was going to be in the West Indies this weekend for her son's wedding and evidently forgot to tell the agency so they never assigned a replacement... or so they say. But regardless of why, I am now stuck at home all day on nursing duty.  (http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/angry/15.gif)

The best laid plans of mice and men..........](*,)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 16, 2011, 02:11:49 PM
Thanks Bill, at least one of us is holding up our moral obligation to support National Record Store Day!  :thumb:

I had a whole trip laid out making a loop trough all of the local record stores and then my wife's home health aid didn't show up. She told us last week that she was going to be in the West Indies this weekend for her son's wedding and evidently forgot to tell the agency so they never assigned a replacement... or so they say. But regardless of why, I am now stuck at home all day on nursing duty.  (http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/angry/15.gif)

The best laid plans of mice and men..........](*,)

You are a very good soldier my friend that comes with it's own rewards........Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 16, 2011, 03:25:00 PM
Thanks Bill, at least one of us is holding up our moral obligation to support National Record Store Day!  :thumb:

I had a whole trip laid out making a loop trough all of the local record stores and then my wife's home health aid didn't show up. She told us last week that she was going to be in the West Indies this weekend for her son's wedding and evidently forgot to tell the agency so they never assigned a replacement... or so they say. But regardless of why, I am now stuck at home all day on nursing duty.  (http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/angry/15.gif)

The best laid plans of mice and men..........](*,)

You are a very good soldier my friend that comes with it's own rewards........Bill

Hey, one day at a time. You just do what you have to do.

Maybe I'll just have to make up for my lack of mobility today by doing some online shopping tonight.  (Any excuse is better than none.  8-[ )
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 16, 2011, 04:12:47 PM
Tmazz my wife went into New York City this evening soooooooooooo
I'll went to another record shop because it's raining and I'm bored

1. 10cc ~ Deceptive Bends
2. 10cc ~ How Dare You
3. 10cc ~10 Out Of Ten
4. Tommy James ~ Three Times In Love
5. B.T.O. ~ Street Action
6. Steely Dan ~ Can't Buy A Trill   (Black Label)
7. Abba ~ The Singles The First Ten Years

I was talking to DaveyW in the UK on Skype and he suggested the 10cc
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 16, 2011, 04:50:03 PM
Tmazz my wife went into New York City this evening soooooooooooo
I'll went to another record shop because it's raining and I'm bored


Makes perfect sense to me.  8)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 16, 2011, 05:31:59 PM
All that 10cc reminded me of...............
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 16, 2011, 06:10:29 PM
You need to go back and look for "The Original Soundtrack", it has 'I'm Not In Love', their biggest hit.

Tmazz my wife went into New York City this evening soooooooooooo
I'll went to another record shop because it's raining and I'm bored

1. 10cc ~ Deceptive Bends
2. 10cc ~ How Dare You
3. 10cc ~10 Out Of Ten
4. Tommy James ~ Three Times In Love
5. B.T.O. ~ Street Action
6. Steely Dan ~ Can't Buy A Trill   (Black Label)
7. Abba ~ The Singles The First Ten Years

I was talking to DaveyW in the UK on Skype and he suggested the 10cc

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 17, 2011, 10:41:59 AM
You need to go back and look for "The Original Soundtrack", it has 'I'm Not In Love', their biggest hit.

If you can put up with a CD, Better records has a great deal on copies of the gold CD of "The Original Soundtrack".

This CD was never released because of licensing issues. But before they ran into problems DCC started pressing the discs and Better Records got their hands on whatever stock they produced before the release was canceled.  Nice deal at only $19.99 for a DCC Gold CD (just the CD, no booklets or other artwork was ever printed.)

http://www.dccblowout.com/product.aspx?pf_id=71083
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 17, 2011, 10:54:56 AM
I didn't hit a gold strike like Jerome, but I had a rather good day  at the Crack House today. Kind of light on LPs, but I did come way with 29 CDs.

Heres a sampling of what I found:

Solti Chicago Showcase / London ffss LP
Beethoven Bicentennial Collection - Symphonies & Overtures Part One/DG 5 LP Set

All the rest were CDs:

Dvorak String Quartets 12 & 13/ Kocian Qaurtet/ Denon
Cesar Frank - Quintette for Piano & Strings/Quatour Athenaeum-Enesco String Quartet/ Pierre Vernay
Rouse - Symphony No.1/Baltimore SO/Eleektra/Nonesuch
Theodor Kirchner - Works for Piano/Trefor Smith - Piano/ Koch
Africa; The Piano Music of William Grant Still/Denver Oldham - Piano/ Koch
Frank - Complete Works for Organ, Vol. 1/ Anthony Newman, Piano/ Newport Classics
Ives - Symphing No. 1/ London SO/ Chandos
Joni Mitchell - Hits/ Reprise HDCD
Joni Mitchell - Both Sdes Now/ Reprise HDCD
Animal House - Original Soundtrack/MCA

More listings to come.......


OK, here are some more of the CDs from last weeks Crack House Run:

Mahler, Symphony No. 5/ Zander- Philharmonia Orchestra/Telarc
Liz Story/Speechless/RCA
Harry Connick Jr./Columbia
Branford Marsalis Quartet/Crazy People Music/Columbia
Russell Malone/Sweet Georgia Peach/Impulse
Danilo Perez/Central Avenue/Impulse
Archie Shepp/Live in San Fransisco/Impulse
David Sanborn/Closeup/Reprise

And six discs from Time-Life:
One from the AM Gold series called "Mellow Hits of the 70s"
And five discs from the Guitar Rock series:
     1966-1967
     The Early 70s
     The Mid 70s, Take Two
     The Late 70s
     The Late 70s, Take Two
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Triode Pete on April 17, 2011, 12:50:35 PM
I didn't hit a gold strike like Jerome, but I had a rather good day  at the Crack House today. Kind of light on LPs, but I did come way with 29 CDs.

Heres a sampling of what I found:

Solti Chicago Showcase / London ffss LP
Beethoven Bicentennial Collection - Symphonies & Overtures Part One/DG 5 LP Set

All the rest were CDs:

Dvorak String Quartets 12 & 13/ Kocian Qaurtet/ Denon
Cesar Frank - Quintette for Piano & Strings/Quatour Athenaeum-Enesco String Quartet/ Pierre Vernay
Rouse - Symphony No.1/Baltimore SO/Eleektra/Nonesuch
Theodor Kirchner - Works for Piano/Trefor Smith - Piano/ Koch
Africa; The Piano Music of William Grant Still/Denver Oldham - Piano/ Koch
Frank - Complete Works for Organ, Vol. 1/ Anthony Newman, Piano/ Newport Classics
Ives - Symphing No. 1/ London SO/ Chandos
Joni Mitchell - Hits/ Reprise HDCD
Joni Mitchell - Both Sdes Now/ Reprise HDCD
Animal House - Original Soundtrack/MCA

More listings to come.......


OK, here are some more of the CDs from last weeks Crack House Run:

Mahler, Symphony No. 5/ Zander- Philharmonia Orchestra/Telarc
Liz Story/Speechless/RCA
Harry Connick Jr./Columbia
Branford Marsalis Quartet/Crazy People Music/Columbia
Russell Malone/Sweet Georgia Peach/Impulse
Danilo Perez/Central Avenue/Impulse
Archie Shepp/Live in San Fransisco/Impulse
David Sanborn/Closeup/Reprise

And six discs from Time-Life:
One from the AM Gold series called "Mellow Hits of the 70s"
And five discs from the Guitar Rock series:
     1966-1967
     The Early 70s
     The Mid 70s, Take Two
     The Late 70s
     The Late 70s, Take Two


Tom,
Please take me with you to the "House" next time! I need a fix... BTW, on your recommendation, I picked up the Shelby Lynne, Just a Little Lovin LP... and picked up The Concert Sinatra LP on MoFi... just had to... a Nervosa fer sure...

Pete
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 17, 2011, 12:59:58 PM
So I drove up to a record store today, a different crack house, thinking I could score some deals because yesterday's national record day was a bit of a washout due to torrential downpours here in Pennsylvania. But that was not to be. Eleazar and his wife met me, and when we saw the prices of things I just thought I'd grab two or three items and call it a day. Instead I walked out over $200 poorer, but I think I got some good items, certainly a few things I've been looking for to wit:

Miles Davis-the Man with a Horn
- Miles Davis and the lighthouse All-Stars
-blue haze
- Walkin
-steamin'
-relaxin'
-and horns
Shirley Scott-soul-searching
-Shirley's sounds
- girl talk
John Coletrane-lush life
- traneing in
- coltrane's sound, 180g
Thelonius Monk-with John Coltrane
- its monks time, 180g
-plays Duke Ellington
Maher Vishnu Orchestra-Apocalypse
Sonny Rollins-on impulse
Ella Fitzgerald-like someone in love
-the Duke Ellington songbook volume 2
Al Di Meola-land of the midnight Sun
Chet Baker-sings and plays Billie holiday 1965
Jazz at the Philharmonic-at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
the Charlie Parker story-number 2
Montreux Summit-v1

I'm sure Bill will be along to post his prize.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 17, 2011, 02:03:44 PM
Just call me Crazy one more time as Gene said we met up at the Record Connection
down near Lancaster Pa. I spent more on 1 LP than ever before.


1. The Beatles ~ Magical Mystery Tour    (MFSL)
2. The Rain parade ~ Crashing dream
3. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Vol. 3 ~ A Childs Guide To Good And Evil  (New Vinyl)
4. Jade Warrior ~ Kites
5. Jade Warrior ~ Waves
 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 17, 2011, 03:46:47 PM
Just call me Crazy one more time as Gene said we met up at the Record Connection
down near Lancaster Pa. I spent more on 1 LP than ever before.


1. The Beatles ~ Magical Mystery Tour    (MFSL)
2. The Rain parade ~ Crashing dream
3. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Vol. 3 ~ A Childs Guide To Good And Evil  (New Vinyl)
4. Jade Warrior ~ Kites
5. Jade Warrior ~ Waves
 

My brother-in-law lived in Zanesville OH and while he was still alive we used to meet several times a year somewhere around the Harrisburg/Lancaster area for weekend visits. Of course I would always try to hit the local record stores (as I do whenever I travel) and I have been to the Record Connection on several occasions and always came away with the same impression that you guys did. Although he has a nice selection the bargins there are few and far between. I always came away with something , but also ended up spending more that I had planned to on the way in (and not because I was walking out with boxes of cheap things from the dollar bins either.)

Congrats on the MMT album. That is a nice find. (Although I've never met a Beatles album that I didn't like.) As good as the CD remasters are, they still don't compare to a good condition LP.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 18, 2011, 03:44:10 PM
Just call me Crazy one more time as Gene said we met up at the Record Connection
down near Lancaster Pa. I spent more on 1 LP than ever before.


1. The Beatles ~ Magical Mystery Tour    (MFSL)
2. The Rain parade ~ Crashing dream
3. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Vol. 3 ~ A Childs Guide To Good And Evil  (New Vinyl)
4. Jade Warrior ~ Kites
5. Jade Warrior ~ Waves
 

My brother-in-law lived in Zanesville OH and while he was still alive we used to meet several times a year somewhere around the Harrisburg/Lancaster area for weekend visits. Of course I would always try to hit the local record stores (as I do whenever I travel) and I have been to the Record Connection on several occasions and always came away with the same impression that you guys did. Although he has a nice selection the bargins there are few and far between. I always came away with something , but also ended up spending more that I had planned to on the way in (and not because I was walking out with boxes of cheap things from the dollar bins either.)

Congrats on the MMT album. That is a nice find. (Although I've never met a Beatles album that I didn't like.) As good as the CD remasters are, they still don't compare to a good condition LP.

I did a quick run thru the $1 boxes and from what I saw they were nothing but dumpster fodder
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 18, 2011, 07:29:53 PM
Just call me Crazy one more time as Gene said we met up at the Record Connection
down near Lancaster Pa. I spent more on 1 LP than ever before.


I did a quick run thru the $1 boxes and from what I saw they were nothing but dumpster fodder

Yup, that exactly how I remember it.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 18, 2011, 07:55:55 PM
Hey, big disaster at the Crack House this weekend. They more than doubled the price on LPs.   :shock:  :shock: :shock:They used to be 69 cents per album accross he board. Now the records are all individuallly priced satrting at $1.41 with others at $1.91 and $2.42. And there seems tro be no rhyme or reason as to what gets which  price.  :duh

This may end up craming my style a bit.... (well, maybe not.....)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 19, 2011, 04:09:20 AM
Well that's not good, maybe prices got bumped up due to increased floor traffic with RSD?

Just finished my weekend by ordering 2 Lee Morgans online, Candy and 180g version of Tomcat - I'm done.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 19, 2011, 12:56:36 PM
Well that's not good, maybe prices got bumped up due to increased floor traffic with RSD?

I doubt it. This is not a record store per se, just a general trift shop. They have been there about a year and a half now and over the last month or so I have seen all of their prices start to creep up across the board.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on April 19, 2011, 01:34:57 PM
To All:

I will be attending the Spring 2011 Carlisle, PA classic car show next week with two other buddies. (We've had this planned since their Fall show in October 2010!)

Unfortunately, the forecast calls for rain for the next gazillion years in Carlisle (according to weather.com) and the Carlisle Fairgrounds will most likely become one big mud puddle!  :(

We may need to switch to "Plan B"... Do any of you know any audio and/or record shops near Carlisle or Boiling Springs, PA?  :)

Thanks!
SN
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 19, 2011, 02:17:43 PM
Goggle maps says 1 hour 20 min. to the  Record Connection  (http://www.recordconnectionpa.com/directions.php) from Carlisle
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 19, 2011, 02:27:44 PM
Hey, big disaster at the Crack House this weekend. They more than doubled the price on LPs.   :shock:  :shock: :shock:They used to be 69 cents per album accross he board. Now the records are all individuallly priced satrting at $1.41 with others at $1.91 and $2.42. And there seems tro be no rhyme or reason as to what gets which  price.  :duh

This may end up craming my style a bit.... (well, maybe not.....)

I saw a Badfinger "Straight up" Lp at the Record Connection the cover was a VG at best and they wanted 15 big ones so even at their maxed out price of $2.42 your still doing great. BTW great find Tmazz..........Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 19, 2011, 03:56:36 PM
Goggle maps says 1 hour 20 min. to the  Record Connection  (http://www.recordconnectionpa.com/directions.php) from Carlisle

Record Connection pushed off their sidewalk sale till this coming, or the following weekend. Still, you might find something closer at;

RecordSmith of Pennsylvania
VISIT WEBSITE @ http://www.recordsmithpa.com/

New and Pre-Owned CDs and Vinyl of many genres, including Indie & Classic Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz & Blues, Country & Americana, Dance, Disco, Club, Traditional Christian and Christian Rock, Mainstream Pop, Standards & Easy Listening, & Classical.
Address:
13 East Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, United States of America
Phone: 717-448-3991 (mobile)
Email: myrecordsmith@aol.com

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 19, 2011, 05:41:55 PM
To All:

I will be attending the Spring 2011 Carlisle, PA classic car show next week with two other buddies. (We've had this planned since their Fall show in October 2010!)

Unfortunately, the forecast calls for rain for the next gazillion years in Carlisle (according to weather.com) and the Carlisle Fairgrounds will most likely become one big mud puddle!  :(

We may need to switch to "Plan B"... Do any of you know any audio and/or record shops near Carlisle or Boiling Springs, PA?  :)

Thanks!
SN

And if the weather turns cr@ppy you could always adjust your route back to Long Island to take you home via Princeton.  aa
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on April 19, 2011, 06:25:41 PM
Thanks, everyone.  If my memory serves me correctly, Mechanicsberg is about 20-25 minutes East of Carlisle.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 19, 2011, 09:44:08 PM
Thanks, everyone.  If my memory serves me correctly, Mechanicsberg is about 20-25 minutes East of Carlisle.


Hey Bill, if the weather is rotten on Friday there is a nice used record store in York and while you are there you can take the plant tour at the Harley factory. But check out the tour hours on the web. If I remember correctly they are closed on the weekends and I am not sure what time the last tour kicks off.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on April 20, 2011, 05:41:00 AM
Thanks, everyone.  If my memory serves me correctly, Mechanicsberg is about 20-25 minutes East of Carlisle.


Hey Bill, if the weather is rotten on Friday there is a nice used record store in York and while you are there you can take the plant tour at the Harley factory. But check out the tour hours on the web. If I remember correctly they are closed on the weekends and I am not sure what time the last tour kicks off.

I just looked York up on Google maps.  It's about 50 minutes South-East of Carlisle.  A little off the "beaten path" compared to Mechanicsberg, which is closer and more of a direct route on the way home.  I guess we'll just see how this all plays out. 

Here's where I really need the damned weather(wo)man to be wrong on his/her forecasts for next week! 

Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 20, 2011, 07:39:08 AM
I took a few chances recently and bought some records on eBay from sellers that I didn't know.

These Wagner opera sets are are completely worn out.  The vinyl is dull and has no luster whatsoever, and all the records in the London set have so many spindle marks that parts of the labels are worn off.  These records belong in a landfill; not on a turntable.  I get the impression that the seller owned them for years and played them until they were no longer listenable, and then sold them on eBay.  I'm going to send a note to the seller today and give him hell.

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/loosers.jpg)


But this 78 shellac set of Beethoven's 5th by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra was a big win.  This set was issued on 4 12" 78 rpm records (10" records were far more common in the 78 era).  How does it sound?  In a word...excellent.  This recording has been reissued on vinyl several times.  I have a number of them and none sound as good as these 78s.  This set is easily worth the $20 I paid for it.

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/winner.jpg)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on April 20, 2011, 09:25:28 AM
Wow, not bad catch for $20. Do you use a mono stylus for the old records?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 20, 2011, 09:47:05 AM
I use a dedicated Miracord Elac 50H German-made turntable and 78 stylus mounted on a Stanton cartridge.  

All 78 rpm records are monophonic and have much wider grooves than microgroove vinyl.  You need to use a stylus made for 78 rpm playback.  Some music was recorded and mastered in stereo beginning in 1954, but did not show up on consumer media until about 1957.  By that time we were well into the vinyl era and 78s were on their way out.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 20, 2011, 12:28:42 PM
That Toscanini must sound sweet. He was such a great conductor. It is really a shame that he passed away just before the golden age of classical recordings started. What I ouldn't give for some London Blue Back or RCA Living stereo recordings of Toscanini's work.  :drool:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on April 20, 2011, 12:49:35 PM
Hence the old flippable stylus for LP and 78s.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 20, 2011, 01:07:20 PM
Hence the old flippable stylus for LP and 78s.

Never seen one of those. Were they primarily sold in the 50s and 60s?  I bought my first turntable in 1974 and very few decks on the market back then even supported 78 rpm.  My Sansui didn't, nor did the Kenwood and Technics that followed it.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 20, 2011, 01:48:35 PM
Hence the old flippable stylus for LP and 78s.

Never seen one of those. Were they primarily sold in the 50s and 60s?  I bought my first turntable in 1974 and very few decks on the market back then even supported 78 rpm.  My Sansui didn't, nor did the Kenwood and Technics that followed it.

Yes my first TT had it that's if you could call it a TT. A hand me down from my dad. You know the kind drop down TT
swing out speakers and a spindle for stacking LP's. My next TT was a semi auto Hitachi.......Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on April 20, 2011, 02:25:02 PM
I guess you would call them "record players"   :rofl:

(http://www.kenselectronics.com/picture4/sc7m2d.jpg)

Two styli per cantilever, one on each side. Flip the lever to get the other stylus. One is for 78s and one is for LP. 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 20, 2011, 03:50:12 PM
Yup - had it. :roll:

I guess you would call them "record players"   :rofl:

(http://www.kenselectronics.com/picture4/sc7m2d.jpg)

Two styli per cantilever, one on each side. Flip the lever to get the other stylus. One is for 78s and one is for LP. 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 20, 2011, 05:43:09 PM
Did both styli track at the same VTF?  Or did you adjust it whenever you switched?  78s generally require a much higher VTF than vinyl.  My 78 setup tracks at 4.5g and my vinyl rig at 2.2g.  If I tried to adjust the 78 down to 2.2 it would not track at that VTF...the stylus would skip right across the record.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 20, 2011, 08:20:22 PM
You know the kind drop down TT swing out speakers and a spindle for stacking LP's. My next TT was a semi auto Hitachi.......Bill

I had one of those too. Made by RCA.

Found pics of the exact model on Google

(http://images.craigslist.org/3n93p33le5Y35Q65S5b49fc8df3d5a8871bac.jpg) Opened

(http://images.craigslist.org/3k13o93l15O65V25Z4b49bbcbde1dea171e87.jpg) Closed

Although I didn't have the stand.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 20, 2011, 08:28:20 PM
Did both styli track at the same VTF?  Or did you adjust it whenever you switched?  78s generally require a much higher VTF than vinyl.  My 78 setup tracks at 4.5g and my vinyl rig at 2.2g.  If I tried to adjust the 78 down to 2.2 it would not track at that VTF...the stylus would skip right across the record.

--Jerome

The arms of that vintage didn't have any adjustments on them at all as far as I remember.

Just a plastic arm and if you had to replace the Cartridge you got the matching one from the factory. Of course given the materials they used back then the stylus (they called them needles back them) needed replacement quite often, but it was user replaceable and available at most electronics shops.

(http://images.craigslist.org/3nd3o83l55Z05W55X6b4927b133d6aa9d1d63.jpg)

I don't even want to think about what the tracking weight was (I'm sure it was n excess of even the  4.5g you are using. And whenever you have trouble tracking a record (usually due to scratches) the common fix was to balance a quarter on top of the headshell (and carve your initials into the vinyl  :duh)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 20, 2011, 08:49:30 PM
OK guys, things are back to normal at the Crack House and all is right with the world.  8)

I don't know who was there over the weekend pricing out the records individually, but for whatever reason they are back the single 69 cent price for all LPs.  :yay2:

Stopped in today and found5 really nice condition Shaded Dogs and oh, by the way they were running a one sate storewide 50% off sale so I got them for only 35 cents each :beer:

What can I say, some days you're the statue and some days you're the pigeon.  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 21, 2011, 03:49:23 AM
Did both styli track at the same VTF?  Or did you adjust it whenever you switched?  78s generally require a much higher VTF than vinyl.  My 78 setup tracks at 4.5g and my vinyl rig at 2.2g.  If I tried to adjust the 78 down to 2.2 it would not track at that VTF...the stylus would skip right across the record.

--Jerome

The arms of that vintage didn't have any adjustments on them at all as far as I remember.

Just a plastic arm and if you had to replace the Cartridge you got the matching one from the factory. Of course given the materials they used back then the stylus (they called them needles back them) needed replacement quite often, but it was user replaceable and available at most electronics shops.

(http://images.craigslist.org/3nd3o83l55Z05W55X6b4927b133d6aa9d1d63.jpg)

I don't even want to think about what the tracking weight was (I'm sure it was n excess of even the  4.5g you are using. And whenever you have trouble tracking a record (usually due to scratches) the common fix was to balance a quarter on top of the headshell (and carve your initials into the vinyl  :duh)

I did the quarter thing many times  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 21, 2011, 04:19:31 AM
I don't even want to think about what the tracking weight was (I'm sure it was n excess of even the  4.5g you are using. And whenever you have trouble tracking a record (usually due to scratches) the common fix was to balance a quarter on top of the headshell (and carve your initials into the vinyl  :duh)

Now that you mention it I remember that too, and we would start with a dime, then a penny, nickle, and finally a quarter.  Thank god we never needed to use a half-dollar. (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy090.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 21, 2011, 05:32:25 AM
I don't even want to think about what the tracking weight was (I'm sure it was n excess of even the  4.5g you are using. And whenever you have trouble tracking a record (usually due to scratches) the common fix was to balance a quarter on top of the headshell (and carve your initials into the vinyl  :duh)

Now that you mention it I remember that too, and we would start with a dime, then a penny, nickle, and finally a quarter.  Thank god we never needed to use a half-dollar. (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy090.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

--Jerome

Ah, the good old days. I bet  that's what happened to those opera sets you posted about yesterday.  #-o
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 21, 2011, 08:06:57 AM
Nahh.  I think a brick was put on the headshell and not a quarter.  :(

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 21, 2011, 09:46:09 AM
You know, this discussion just brought back a memory from when I was about 12. The arm on that record player (I can't even call it a turntable) had a flat plastic piece in front of the cartridge. T think it was part of the mounting system. Anyway, with the arm sitting unaltered this plastic piece hovered over the record. But when you started to ad coins the extra weight would flex the cantilever such that the plastic piece would ride on the record. I remember being concerned that this could damage the LP so I took a small piece of felt and glued it onto that plastic piece so if it touched the record at least it would be a soft surface.

Holy cow, I was tweaking equipment back in Jr. HS and I didn't even know it.  :shock:

Do you think that maybe there is a tweaking gene embedded into the DNA of all audiophiles?  :roll:   :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 22, 2011, 01:53:42 PM
Do you think that maybe there is a tweaking gene embedded into the DNA of all audiophiles?  :roll:   :rofl:

Mabye.  But I am fairly certain that there's a gene in audiophiles that makes the money fly out of our wallets for records, CD, gear, and other audio related nick-nacks.

I was just chatting with Bill on the phone and buying a few records on eBay...and next thing you know I spent over $100 and I thought to myself, "What just happened?"  :shock:

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 22, 2011, 02:09:57 PM
Do you think that maybe there is a tweaking gene embedded into the DNA of all audiophiles?  :roll:   :rofl:

Mabye.  But I am fairly certain that there's a gene in audiophiles that makes the money fly out of our wallets for records, CD, gear, and other audio related nick-nacks.

I was just chatting with Bill on the phone and buying a few records on eBay...and next thing you know I spent over $100 and I thought to myself, "What just happened?"  :shock:

--Jerome

Maybe I should have kept you talking a little longer   :lmc:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 22, 2011, 02:26:55 PM
Do you think that maybe there is a tweaking gene embedded into the DNA of all audiophiles?  :roll:   :rofl:

Mabye.  But I am fairly certain that there's a gene in audiophiles that makes the money fly out of our wallets for records, CD, gear, and other audio related nick-nacks.

I was just chatting with Bill on the phone and buying a few records on eBay...and next thing you know I spent over $100 and I thought to myself, "What just happened?"  :shock:

--Jerome

Remind be to limit my communications with Bill to E-mails. His phone calls sound too expensive.  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 22, 2011, 02:29:27 PM

Remind be to limit my communications with Bill to E-mails. His phone calls sound too expensive.  :rofl:

That wont do it brother, I met Bill at Record Connection, was only going to buy '1 or 2', and walked out over $200 poorer, I think he sends out a subliminal measure that encourages others to buy stuff.

It's all Bill's fault.  :duh
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 22, 2011, 02:47:26 PM

Remind be to limit my communications with Bill to E-mails. His phone calls sound too expensive.  :rofl:

That wont do it brother, I met Bill at Record Connection, was only going to buy '1 or 2', and walked out over $200 poorer, I think he sends out a subliminal measure that encourages others to buy stuff.

It's all Bill's fault.  :duh

If I were to send subliminal messages Gene Boy it would be to buy LP's and then ship directly to me, do not pass go do not collect $200  aa   
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 22, 2011, 03:03:19 PM
Damn!  I went to the post office today and had no idea why.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 22, 2011, 03:48:08 PM
Damn!  I went to the post office today and had no idea why.

--Jerome
Jerome you are getting sleepy, sleepy now put the LPs in the mail   :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 22, 2011, 03:52:11 PM
Must......resist.....attempts.....at.....mind.....control......arrrrgh!

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 22, 2011, 07:12:07 PM
Damn!  I went to the post office today and had no idea why.

--Jerome
Jerome you are getting sleepy, sleepy now put the LPs in the mail   :rofl: :rofl:

What is this, the Vulcan Vinyl Meld? (http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTRj8RKlhuOVI7AZhSijYL9PC5utZe19YbeTcfL2S6J-PfOxLv6sw)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 22, 2011, 07:21:36 PM
We had to settle for Romulans.  Couldn't afford the Vulcans.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 23, 2011, 06:51:14 PM
Couldn't afford the Vulcans.

Did you check on ebay? The sell anything.  :lol:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 25, 2011, 08:46:25 AM
I took #2 son to some record stores for a little hunting and gathering last Saturday and he scored a Mercury Living Presence Stereo LP out of the dollar bin.   8)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/611Rl4Sg-iL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

He has several Mercury LPs in his collection that either I had doubles of or found for him, but this was the first time he found one on his own (let alone in the dollar bin, in really nice shape and of a piece of music that he was familiar with.) Needless to say, he was a happy camper.  :D

When we got home, all my wife had to say was "You finally got him to drink the KoolAid......"    :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 25, 2011, 01:08:13 PM
You're a good dad.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 25, 2011, 04:45:16 PM
You're a good dad.

Og course the downside is just like having a running partner helps you get out on the road on a more consistant basis, with two of us in the house we tend to egg reach other on when it comes to both software and hardware acquasitions.  8)  Good for the hobby  :D, bad for the budget.  :roll:

On the other hand it is always good to have someone else to help absorb the rath of "she who must be obeyed."  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 30, 2011, 07:43:07 AM
Brought in another haul of vintage classical LPs.

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 - Solti/Chicago Symphony - Decca SXL ffss wideband 1st UK Pressing
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 - Kertesz/London Symphony - Decca SXL ffss wideband 1st UK Pressing
Dvorak Serenade for Strings - Kubelik/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - London ffss UK pressing
Beethoven Symphonies 1-9 - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/Vienna Philharmonic - Decca UK Narrowband Pressings
Carl Orff Carmina Burana - Eugen Jochum/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir - 1963 1st DGG German Pressing
Hanson Symphony No. 2 - Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra - Mercury Living Presence
Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet - Karajan/Vienna Philharmonic - London ffss UK Pressing
Ketelbey In a Monastery Garden - Sharpels/New Symphony Orchestra of London - London ffss UK Pressing
Handel Messiah - Adrian Boult/London Symphony Orchestra - London ffss UK Pressing
Britten War Requiem - Benjamin Britten/London Symphony Orchestra - Decca Holland Pressing
Brahms Symphony No. 1 - Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra - Columbia 6 Eye
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 - Bohm/Berlin Philharmoniker - DGG German Pressing
Complete Brahms String Quartets - Budapest String Quartet - Columbia 6 Eye
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 - Rodzinski/Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London - Westminster Hi-Fi
Brahms Violin Concerto - Reiner/Heifetz/Chicago Symphony - RCA Shaded Dog
Beethoven Triple Concerto - Karajan/Oistrakh/Rostropovich/Richter/BPO - EMI German Pressing
Bruckner Symphony No. 4 - Mehta/Los Angeles Philharmonic - London ffrr UK Pressing
Poulenc and Stravinsky Wind Works - Wind Quintet and Brass Octet of the Leningrad Philharmonic - Westminster Hi-Fi
Mozart Requiem Mass - Bruno Walter/Philadelphia Symphonic Orchestra/Westminster Choir - Columbia 6 Eye
Sibelius Violin Concerto - Beecham/Stern/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Columbia 6 Eye

--Jerome



Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 30, 2011, 08:02:29 AM
Have to wake my son, do an errand for my ex, then I may be off to meet Eleazar at the crack house, Crackie the vinyl dealer has posted he's gotten 15 cartons of classical vinyl in.

The heartless bastard, has he no shame?!? :(
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 30, 2011, 08:35:06 AM
Have to wake my son, do an errand for my ex, then I may be off to meet Eleazar at the crack house, Crackie the vinyl dealer has posted he's gotten 15 cartons of classical vinyl in.

The heartless bastard, has he no shame?!? :(

Why should he when he has the two of you.   :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 30, 2011, 08:37:14 AM
Brought in another haul of vintage classical LPs.

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 - Solti/Chicago Symphony - Decca SXL ffss wideband 1st UK Pressing
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 - Kertesz/London Symphony - Decca SXL ffss wideband 1st UK Pressing
Dvorak Serenade for Strings - Kubelik/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - London ffss UK pressing
Beethoven Symphonies 1-9 - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/Vienna Philharmonic - Decca UK Narrowband Pressings
Carl Orff Carmina Burana - Eugen Jochum/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir - 1963 1st DGG German Pressing
Hanson Symphony No. 2 - Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra - Mercury Living Presence
Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet - Karajan/Vienna Philharmonic - London ffss UK Pressing
Ketelbey In a Monastery Garden - Sharpels/New Symphony Orchestra of London - London ffss UK Pressing
Handel Messiah - Adrian Boult/London Symphony Orchestra - London ffss UK Pressing
Britten War Requiem - Benjamin Britten/London Symphony Orchestra - Decca Holland Pressing
Brahms Symphony No. 1 - Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra - Columbia 6 Eye
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 - Bohm/Berlin Philharmoniker - DGG German Pressing
Complete Brahms String Quartets - Budapest String Quartet - Columbia 6 Eye
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 - Rodzinski/Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of London - Westminster Hi-Fi
Brahms Violin Concerto - Reiner/Heifetz/Chicago Symphony - RCA Shaded Dog
Beethoven Triple Concerto - Karajan/Oistrakh/Rostropovich/Richter/BPO - EMI German Pressing
Bruckner Symphony No. 4 - Mehta/Los Angeles Philharmonic - London ffrr UK Pressing
Poulenc and Stravinsky Wind Works - Wind Quintet and Brass Octet of the Leningrad Philharmonic - Westminster Hi-Fi
Mozart Requiem Mass - Bruno Walter/Philadelphia Symphonic Orchestra/Westminster Choir - Columbia 6 Eye
Sibelius Violin Concerto - Beecham/Stern/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Columbia 6 Eye

--Jerome





Nice stuff. I know what you'll be doing this weekend.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 30, 2011, 09:39:17 AM
Probably a little later next week since I have several other titles to listen to ahead of these.  Fortunately I am taking the week off next week.  My only plans are to relax and listen to music.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 30, 2011, 09:41:38 AM
Probably a little later next week since I have several other titles to listen to ahead of these.  Fortunately I am taking the week off next week.  My only plans are to relax and listen to music.

--Jerome

Cool!  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 01, 2011, 08:40:11 AM
Got my 1st full check at new job Friday, yea :D/, so drove up to crack house yesterday to meet Eleazar. Just want a clean Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours', and 2 jazz albums with Tina Brooks on them. Well, couldn't find either, and they wanted $25 for a shrinkwrapped Rumours, it was in the RSD releases, so I passed. Then, I spent 6 hours there, that's never good.

Plowed through 15 boxes of $1 classical, took about 150 lps/box sets, then 6 of the 8 Lee Morgans that Bill had set aside for me. And some more stuff. Urg! I really should have left sooner.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 01, 2011, 05:20:28 PM
OK guys, here is my Crack House find of the week.

I was browsing through the record pile and came across this box set of Dorati and The Philharmonia Orchestra doing Haydn Symphonies 93 - 104.

(http://www.classicalnotes.net/classics3/military-dorati2.jpg)

It is a 6 LP set if British pressings from the London Stereo Treasury Series. The records themselves are pressed on heavy vinyl (It may not be 180g, but I would be willing to bet that it is at least 150.) The LPs are in beautiful shape and don't even show any spindle marks. I didn't see a price on it so I brought it up to the cashier who said if it wasn't individually marked she would  have to charge me the default record price of 69 cents.  :shock:  Not per LP but for the whole set.  :shock:  :drool:  :shock:

Needless to say, I bought it.  8)

Now maybe you guys can see why I feel the need to stop in 3 or 4 time a week just to check what's new.  :roll:

You gotta love this place.  :yay2:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on May 01, 2011, 05:27:53 PM
You gotta love this place.  :yay2:

Does jealousy count?  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 04, 2011, 03:07:18 PM
OK guys, time for me to pick your brains. I picked up the LP at the Crack House over the weekend. Vladimir Ashenazy playing Chopin. Angel Records S 35648. The cover is a nice linen paper and the spine has a piece of red cloth wrapped around it (it is probably paper, buy it has a cloth texture and feel to it. The noted on the back of the cover are (C) 1959, so I would assume it is a late 50s recording, but I have no idea if the LP itself is the original release or a later reissue. Does anybody recognize the cover or label graphics and have any idea what vintage this LP is?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 04, 2011, 03:09:47 PM
Have to wake my son, do an errand for my ex, then I may be off to meet Eleazar at the crack house, Crackie the vinyl dealer has posted he's gotten 15 cartons of classical vinyl in.

The heartless bastard, has he no shame?!? :(

So, the suspense is killing me, how did you make out?  :-&
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 04, 2011, 04:59:27 PM
Read my last post, $320 poorer today.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 04, 2011, 05:01:08 PM
TMAZZ -
I've collected a bunch of those Angels, I always assumed they were original, guess I'll have to pull some and check.

Edit: http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Angel_Records

Edit2: A clue, though the images of the labels are missing, at;
http://www.absolutemusik.com/portal/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45&Itemid=32
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on May 04, 2011, 05:04:36 PM
Read my last post, $320 poorer today.

I was long gone before he hit the register. Thank God I wasn't there.
I would have had to bitch slap him  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 04, 2011, 06:04:53 PM
I thought they were all red labels, but pulled some at random, mostly blue.
They all say either recorded in Europe or recorded in England - but all read 'made in USA'. Based on the links I posted, from '53 - '57 Angels were imported from Europe, then after that made in USA.

I'll have to go through the boxes in the garage for some of the copper colored labels the 2nd link I posted speak of, I think I may have some.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 04, 2011, 07:16:12 PM
Read my last post, $320 poorer today.

What a brain fart. How the heck did I miss that.

Anyway, except for the $320 part it sounded like a good day.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 04, 2011, 07:20:39 PM
TMAZZ -
I've collected a bunch of those Angels, I always assumed they were original, guess I'll have to pull some and check.

Edit: http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Angel_Records

Edit2: A clue, though the images of the labels are missing, at;
http://www.absolutemusik.com/portal/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45&Itemid=32

The second link comes up on my Firefox browser as all Chinese characters. Do you have some kind of plug-in that does an English translation?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 04, 2011, 07:43:44 PM
Look at top right, above the search box, there's a drop down, click it -  it toggles Chinese-English.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 04, 2011, 08:31:20 PM
Look at top right, above the search box, there's a drop down, click it -  it toggles Chinese-English.

Thanks. Since the box was at the time in Chinese I never would have figured out what it was.  ](*,)

Too bad none of the pictures are showing up. This would be a very valuable reference if they did.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: evan1 on May 08, 2011, 01:26:32 AM
Here is a collection worth hitting

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-library-congress-packard-20110508,0,3320526.story?page=1&utm_medium=feed&track=rss&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20latimes%2Fentertainment%20%28Entertainment%20News%29&utm_source=feedburner
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on May 08, 2011, 04:29:14 AM
A few new classical acquisitions...

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake - Ansermet/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  - Decca SXL Wb
Mahler Symphony No. 2 - Georg Solti/London Symphony Orchestra - Decca SXL
Liszt Piano Concertos 1 & 2 - Sviataslov Richter/Kyril Kondrashin - Philips
Strauss Death & Transfiguration - William Steinberg/Pittsburgh Symphony - Capitol
Boito Mefistofele - Tullio Serafin/Chorus And Orchestra Of The Academia Di Santa Cecilia - London ffss
Brahms Violin Concerto - Francescatti/Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra - Columbia 6 Eye
Bruckner Symphony Nos. 4 & 5 - Jochum/Berliner Philharmoniker - Deutsche Grammophon
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 - Bernstein/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Deutsche Grammophon
Mendelssohn Symphony Nos. 4 & 5 - Bernstein/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Deutsche Grammophon
Brahms Symphonies 1 through 4 - George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra - Columbia 2 Eye
Mozart Haffner and Jupiter Symphonies - George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra - Columbia 2 Eye
Rossini Overtures - George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra - Columbia 2 Eye
The Great Symphonies of Dvorak - George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra - Epic
Rimsky-Korsakov Le Coq d'Or - Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra - Columbia 6 Eye
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 - Zubin Mehta/Los Angeles Philharmonic - Decca SXL Wb

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 08, 2011, 07:56:25 AM
Here is a collection worth hitting

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-library-congress-packard-20110508,0,3320526.story?page=1&utm_medium=feed&track=rss&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20latimes%2Fentertainment%20%28Entertainment%20News%29&utm_source=feedburner

 :drool:    :drool:    :drool:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on May 12, 2011, 04:17:17 AM
I just put in a sizable order at Acoustic Sounds...

45 RPM 180g Audiophile Vinyl

The Horace Silver Quintet - Blowin' the Blues Away (Analogue Productions)
McCoy Tyner - Inception (Analogue Productions)
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (Analogue Productions)
Joe Henderson - Inner Urge (Music Matters)
Lee Morgan - Indeed! (Music Matters)
Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley (Music Matters)
Sam Rivers - Fuchsia Swing Song (Music Matters)
Ernest Ansermet - De Falla: The Three Cornered Hat (Original Recordings Group)
Peter Maag - Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream (Original Recordings Group)
Donald Johanos - Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances & Vocalise (Analogue Productions)

33 RPM 180g Audiophile Vinyl

Fritz Reiner - Brahms: Hungarian Dances/Dvorak: Slavonic Dances (Speakers Corner)
Ernest Ansermet - Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3/ Prince Igor Overture (Speakers Corner)
Howard Hanson - Fiesta in Hi-Fi (Speakers Corner)
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski - Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (Speakers Corner)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 12, 2011, 08:30:09 AM
I see some jazz sneaking in there. Could this be an indication of a shift in the time-space music continuum?  I see some jazz sneaking in there. Could this be an indication of a shift in the time-space music continuum?  (http://images.zaazu.com/img/einstein-albert-einstein-genius-smiley-emoticon-000718-medium.gif)

That really is a nice selection of LPs, both from the jazz and the classical perspective. I’m getting all excited just reading the list. I know you are going to have a ball when that box arrives. (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_dance.gif)

Chad is really a great guy. I have been buying records from him since Acoustic sounds was a one man operation running out of his mother’s garage. Now he not only has a huge warehouse but production facilities and a record pressing plant. I just got an e-mail announcement that the first release from his new plant will be a 200g remastering of Cat Stevens’ Tea for the Tillerman. I have the MoFi UHQR and will be very interested to see how the new pressing stacks up.   :drool:

They also started taking pre-orders on 33 1/3 and 45 RPM pressings of Ben Webster’s Gentle Ben, another great album, although I’m not sure if this will be coming out of Chad’s plant.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 12, 2011, 10:34:23 AM
Oh, I think Jerome has always had the jazz bug, but recent conversation has brought it more to the forefront for him.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on May 12, 2011, 10:52:45 AM
Jazz is without a doubt my first love in music and is never far from the forefront of my thoughts.  But as I have said before, I get into listening modes where I intensely focus on a certain kind of music and will block out everthing else.  I am in the midst of a classical music run at the moment that has lasted nearly 4 months, and there's no telling when it will end.   It's a very fine place to be as far as musical choice is concerned.  :D

I definitely miss my jazz, but I haven't yet quenched my thirst for classical and until I do it will probably remain in exclusive rotation.  I have been exploring a lot of choral works lately, mostly in the form of requiem mass and other spiritual works, and have a bunch on tap to hear.  This has been music that I deliberately avoided in the past, but I find it particularly appealing today.  I'm also expanding my collection of operas (in addition to Wagner, of whom I have always been a big fan).

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 13, 2011, 07:45:28 AM
Jerome -

Been in a classical mind set for past 15 months, adding Jazz to it when I come up for air, and the stray rock title that I remember from my youth, rather than crosspost pics, look here;

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=72684.msg943441#msg943441

And this is with me ignoring Westminster label so far, though Crackie the vinyl dealer has plenty of them, plus some Ergo which I've grabbed about a dozen or so.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on May 15, 2011, 10:22:49 AM
Ordered a bunch of Sundazed reissues from Acoustic Sounds that I have been meaning to get around to...

Jimmy Thackery - Guitar
The Byrds - Fifth Dimension
The Byrds - Turn, Turn, Turn
Booker T & The MG's - Green Onions
Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East - West
Link Wray - The Swan Singles Collection 1963-1967
Jerry Lee Lewis - The Original Sun Singles 56-60
Link Wray - Jack the Ripper
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Singles Collection '61-65
Chocolate Watch Band - No Way Out
Chocolate Watch Band - The Inner Mystique
Freddy King - Let's Hide Away And Dance Away With Freddie King

And this Cisco 180g pressing before they are all gone...

The Guess Who - American Woman

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 19, 2011, 05:12:05 AM
Eleazar's 2nd home - the Crack House and Crackie the vinyl dealer.

I see all the boxes on the floor in the aisle are gone, those boxes are called 'Classical display area', so Crackie cleaned house before the video was shot.

http://www.lvmirror.com/Lehigh_Valley_Mirror/Music.html
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on May 21, 2011, 01:37:18 PM
Went to DD's today for the 1st time in a month


1. Kieth Jarrett ~ Arbour Zena
2. Fleetwood Mac ~ Rumours         This one goes to etcarroll
3. Sagittarius ~ Signs Of The Zodiac
4. Status Quo ~ Now Hear This
5. Level 42 ~ Running In The Family
6. Shadow Fax ~ The Dreams Of Children
7. Gerry Rafferty ~ Can I Have My Money Back       This one goes to Orthobiz
8. Mc Donald and Giles             This one is for me a much better copy than my current LP


Now for CD's
1. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass ~ Lost Treasures
2. Ramones ~ Acid Eaters
3. Bob Dylan ~ Desire
4. The Who ~ Endless Wire
5. Yes ~ Going For The One              remastered & expanded edition                                   
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 26, 2011, 07:01:04 AM
Just back from biz trip to Chicago where I looked for, but at first couldn't find Reckless Records, but stumbled into Jazz Record Mart;

http://jazzrecordmart.com/

Found what i wanted the most Stanley Turrentine with his wife Shirley Scott - "Never Let You Go", plus;
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - "Duke Ellington & John Coltrane"
Bill Evans Trio - Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Bill Evans - "Waltz for Debby"
Bill Evans & Jim Hall - "Undercurrents"
Eddie - 'lockjaw' Davis - Afro-Jaws

Also, ordered 3 CDs with Tina Brooks on sax, 1st arrived - "back to the tracks".
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on May 28, 2011, 05:29:49 PM
A few Lp's I picked up in Baltimore today

1. Five Man Electrical Band ~ Good Byes & Butterflies
2. Lee Morgan ~ The Rumproller     New Vinyl
3. Jennifer Warnes ~ Famous Blue Raincoat
4. Milt Jackson Sextet ~ Invitation
5. The Steve Howe Album
6. Al DiMeola ~ Slendido Hotel
7. Alan Holdsworth ~ Atavachron
8. Chad Sturat & Jeremy Clyde ~ The Ark
9. Moby Grape ~ 20 Granite Creek         White Label Promo
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 28, 2011, 09:13:25 PM
I had about 15 minutes to kill before work today so I figured I would do a quick run through at the Crack House. I ended up having one of the best days I have had there in a while:

1. Al DiMeola: Elegant Gypsy
2. Arthur Feilder/Boston Pops: Feilder's Favorite Ovetures
3. The Crusaders: Those Southern Knights
4. The Rhino Borthers: Circus Royale
5. Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record
6. Emerson Lake & Palmer: Pictures at an Exhibition
7. Fusion is...Barry Miles - Century Records; Direct to Disc (Limited Edition s/n 0193)
8. Laurindo Almeida: Virtuoso Guitar - Crystal Clear Recors; Direct to Disc
9. Peter Appleyard Presents - Salisbury Laboratories; Direct to Disc

These all look like they came from the same collection and are all in mint shape, several of them don't even have any spindle marks.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on May 29, 2011, 08:28:44 PM
All used; but all seem to be in really nice shape, visually at least. (I haven't listened to anything yet.)  In no particular order...

  1 - Weather Report - Black Market
  2 - Jackson Browne - Running On Empty
  3 - Chuck Mangione - Main Squeeze
  4 - Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
  5 - Brecker Bros. & Guests - Blue Montreux II
  6 - Chuck Mangione - Chase the Clouds Away
  7 - Les Dudek - Say No More
  8 - John Klemmer - Waterfalls
  9 - Charlie Daniels - Looks Back
10 - Dave Edmunds - Subtle as a Flying Wallet
11 - Joe Walsh - But Seriously, Folks!
12 - Kansas - Point of No Return (Picture Disk)
13 - Donald Byrd - And 125th. St., NYC
14 - Dave Brubeck (The New Brubeck Quartet) - A Cut Above - 2 LP's

Total: $10.50  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on May 30, 2011, 03:39:32 PM
Went today with the wife to PREX

1. The Beatles  ~ White Album      MFSL
2. Roy Wood ~ On The Road Again
3. Bruford ~ One Of A kind      Promo
4. The Best Of The Electric Flag
5. British Blues Acchive Series Vol. 1         I had volumes 2 thru 4
6. McGuinn, Clark & Hillman

CDs
1. The best Of The Steve Miller Band
2. Velvet Underground & Nico


 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 30, 2011, 04:04:13 PM
In celebration of Memorial Day that Crack House ran one of its 50% off sales. I usually do n ot do well at these sales because there are so many people picking through everything. Not unexpectedly I got completely sunked at the vinyl bins (well, StereoNut and I got them for about 25 albums on Sat afternoon (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_whistle.gif) ) I went over to the CD racks and picked out 5 CDs only to find that all five of them had been shoplifted out of the cases.  :evil:

I was just about ready to call it a day and leave empty handed when I sawe an entire grocery cart full of CDs being wheeled out of the back room. BINGO! I ended up getting 39 CDs, 1 SACD Hybrid and 2 DVD movies for under $36, including tax.  (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_dance.gif)

Nothing really rare or valuable, but lots of good music none the less.

Will post up details as I listen to them.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on May 30, 2011, 04:30:16 PM
In celebration of Memorial Day that Crack House ran one of its 50% off sales. I usually do n ot do well at these sales because there are so many people picking through everything. Not unexpectedly I got completely sunked at the vinyl bins (well, StereoNut and I got them for about 25 albums on Sat afternoon (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_whistle.gif) ) I went over to the CD racks and picked out 5 CDs only to find that all five of them had been shoplifted out of the cases.  :evil:

I was just about ready to call it a day and leave empty handed when I sawe an entire grocery cart full of CDs being wheeled out of the back room. BINGO! I ended up getting 39 CDs, 1 SACD Hybrid and 2 DVD movies for under $36, including tax.  (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_dance.gif)

Nothing really rare or valuable, but lots of good music none the less.

Will post up details as I listen to them.




42 items for $36. I'd call that just plain terrific Tom
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 30, 2011, 05:25:59 PM
Went today with the wife to PREX

1. The Beatles  ~ White Album      MFSL
2. Roy Wood ~ On The Road Again
3. Bruford ~ One Of A kind      Promo
4. The Best Of The Electric Flag
5. British Blues Acchive Series Vol. 1         I had volumes 2 thru 4
6. McGuinn, Clark & Hillman

CDs
1. The best Of The Steve Miller Band
2. Velvet Underground & Nico


 


Wow, are you saying that your wife actually went to PREX with you? My wife has put up with a lot of stuff related to my audio hobby, but she draws the line at actually going into record stores with me. I might have been able to get her to go along for the ride to Princeton, but once we hit the main drag she would have been out of the car saying "I'll just check out these boutiques, call me when you are done in the record store."
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 30, 2011, 05:43:01 PM
You finally got the MFSL version of the White album, nice  :thumb:

Went today with the wife to PREX

1. The Beatles  ~ White Album      MFSL


 

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 30, 2011, 05:43:54 PM
Tom -

I've met Mrs Pman numerous times record shopping, she's building quite the collection of her own.

+1 for "42 items for $36. I'd call that just plain terrific Tom"

Went today with the wife to PREX

1. The Beatles  ~ White Album      MFSL
2. Roy Wood ~ On The Road Again
3. Bruford ~ One Of A kind      Promo
4. The Best Of The Electric Flag
5. British Blues Acchive Series Vol. 1         I had volumes 2 thru 4
6. McGuinn, Clark & Hillman

CDs
1. The best Of The Steve Miller Band
2. Velvet Underground & Nico


 


Wow, are you saying that your wife actually went to PREX with you? My wife has put up with a lot of stuff related to my audio hobby, but she draws the line at actually going into record stores with me. I might have been able to get her to go along for the ride to Princeton, but once we hit the main drag she would have been out of the car saying "I'll just check out these boutiques, call me when you are done in the record store."
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on May 30, 2011, 05:44:37 PM
Bill's wife has her own system...bet she picked up a few things herself.... :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 30, 2011, 08:41:00 PM
Bill's wife has her own system...bet she picked up a few things herself.... :thumb:

My wife never had the urge to have her own system. I am just thankful that she tolerates mine.  :roll:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 30, 2011, 09:08:28 PM
In celebration of Memorial Day that Crack House ran one of its 50% off sales. I usually do n ot do well at these sales because there are so many people picking through everything. Not unexpectedly I got completely sunked at the vinyl bins (well, StereoNut and I got them for about 25 albums on Sat afternoon (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_whistle.gif) ) I went over to the CD racks and picked out 5 CDs only to find that all five of them had been shoplifted out of the cases.  :evil:

I was just about ready to call it a day and leave empty handed when I sawe an entire grocery cart full of CDs being wheeled out of the back room. BINGO! I ended up getting 39 CDs, 1 SACD Hybrid and 2 DVD movies for under $36, including tax.  (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_dance.gif)


Nothing really rare or valuable, but lots of good music none the less.

Will post up details as I listen to them.




42 items for $36. I'd call that just plain terrific Tom

Indeed  :D
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 30, 2011, 10:18:45 PM
You know guys something just hit me. Gene, the two Bill's (eleazar & StereoNut) and myself all had a really good week for software foraging. Do you think it was coincidental that this was the same week that Jerome was too busy building his new computer to do any music shpping?  :-k Maybe we should all take up a collection and once a year buy Jerome some computer parts so he takes a break from shopping for a while and leaves some good stuff behind for us?  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

All kidding aside, I really like reading about Jerome's conquests (as well as everybody else's). Hearing about somebody else's good fortune in music hunting is almost as much fun as finding things yourself.  aa (Hey, I did say almost.   #-o)

Sometimes you just have to laugh at how crazy we all are in this hobby.   :lol:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on May 31, 2011, 02:11:22 PM
Quote
You know guys something just hit me. Gene, the two Bill's (eleazar & StereoNut) and myself all had a really good week for software foraging. Do you think it was coincidental that this was the same week that Jerome was too busy building his new computer to do any music shpping?   Maybe we should all take up a collection and once a year buy Jerome some computer parts so he takes a break from shopping for a while and leaves some good stuff behind for us?     

All kidding aside, I really like reading about Jerome's conquests (as well as everybody else's). Hearing about somebody else's good fortune in music hunting is almost as much fun as finding things yourself.   (Hey, I did say almost.   )

Sometimes you just have to laugh at how crazy we all are in this hobby.   

You're right Tmazz sometimes it is just crazy, but if wasn't for this what the hell would I do. I've said before I'm a dull boy. This is my only hobby.

Don't drink don't smoke - what do you do?
Don't drink don't smoke - what do you do?
Goody two, Goody two, Goody Goody two shoes
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on May 31, 2011, 05:16:10 PM
You know guys something just hit me. Gene, the two Bill's (eleazar & StereoNut) and myself all had a really good week for software foraging. Do you think it was coincidental that this was the same week that Jerome was too busy building his new computer to do any music shpping?  :-k Maybe we should all take up a collection and once a year buy Jerome some computer parts so he takes a break from shopping for a while and leaves some good stuff behind for us?  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

All kidding aside, I really like reading about Jerome's conquests (as well as everybody else's). Hearing about somebody else's good fortune in music hunting is almost as much fun as finding things yourself.  aa (Hey, I did say almost.   #-o)

Sometimes you just have to laugh at how crazy we all are in this hobby.   :lol:

Not really so busy with the new computer as I am busy with projects for clients.  I don't think you guys have anything to worry about from me.  8)  If anything, I probably overpay for much of my vinyl because I can't get out to the local shops to snag the really good deals.  You guys buy records for less than $1 that I would be embarassed to say how much I paid.  I'm not complaining though.  I get some good deals too, but nothing like what you, Gene, and Bill get on a regular basis.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 02, 2011, 02:34:03 PM
Purchased locally

1. Pink Floyd ~ Dark Side Of The Moon    MFSL
2. The Beatles ~ Abbey Road                  MFSL
3. The Allman Brothers Band ~ Live At The Fillmore      Nautilus Super Disc
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on June 02, 2011, 04:48:21 PM
Bill - you are loading up on the MFSLs like a champ!

No more 50 cent room specials for you!

So tell me, when you go to pay for those do moths fly out of your wallet?  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 02, 2011, 04:51:12 PM
Bill - you are loading up on the MFSLs like a champ!

No more 50 cent room specials for you!

So tell me, when you go to pay for those do moths fly out of your wallet?  :rofl:

No Gene I checked them out yesterday then I sent Cathy to do a  pay and pick-up  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on June 02, 2011, 04:52:30 PM
Enabler!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 02, 2011, 05:06:38 PM
Enabler!
What you talkin' bout Willis
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on June 02, 2011, 05:25:58 PM
When I get the new tt you'll have to bring some of them down to test it. Especially DSOTM.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 02, 2011, 05:28:31 PM
When I get the new tt you'll have to bring some of them down to test it. Especially DSOTM.

You got it Kemo Sabe  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 05, 2011, 10:36:29 PM
Anther big clearance sale at the Crack House this weekend. All CDs and LPs were being blown out at 2 for 99 cents. I ended up getting 30 CDs and 5 LPs for $14.50. Before you say it, I know the math doesn't work out. and when I tried to explain this to the cashier she just kept saying "No, I count." After 3 tries, I just gave up and handed her the $14.50.

That makes 75 CDs this week alone.  :D  Now I am really behind on my listening and posting. :roll:

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 05, 2011, 11:24:46 PM
Anther big clearance sale at the Crack House this weekend. All CDs and LPs were being blown out at 2 for 99 cents. I ended up getting 30 CDs and 5 LPs for $14.50. Before you say it, I know the math doesn't work out. and when I tried to explain this to the cashier she just kept saying "No, I count." After 3 tries, I just gave up and handed her the $14.50.

That makes 75 CDs this week alone.  :D  Now I am really behind on my listening and posting. :roll:



Maybe to catch up you could listen while you sleep 300 cd players are still available. :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 05, 2011, 11:32:45 PM
Anther big clearance sale at the Crack House this weekend. All CDs and LPs were being blown out at 2 for 99 cents. I ended up getting 30 CDs and 5 LPs for $14.50. Before you say it, I know the math doesn't work out. and when I tried to explain this to the cashier she just kept saying "No, I count." After 3 tries, I just gave up and handed her the $14.50.

That makes 75 CDs this week alone.  :D  Now I am really behind on my listening and posting. :roll:



Maybe to catch up you could listen while you sleep 300 cd players are still available. :rofl:

Sleep? I still have discs left!  :roll:

....and I get to take advantage of that clean overnight AC power.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 06, 2011, 04:02:09 AM
Anther big clearance sale at the Crack House this weekend. All CDs and LPs were being blown out at 2 for 99 cents. I ended up getting 30 CDs and 5 LPs for $14.50. Before you say it, I know the math doesn't work out. and when I tried to explain this to the cashier she just kept saying "No, I count." After 3 tries, I just gave up and handed her the $14.50.

That makes 75 CDs this week alone.  :D  Now I am really behind on my listening and posting. :roll:



Tom is seems to me that you have the one and only true Crack House. Again $14.50 for 35 items, the rest of have go to cheap rip-off crack houses  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on June 06, 2011, 04:17:26 AM
14.50???????

Sounds like immigrant math. :shock:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 06, 2011, 06:17:35 AM
14.50???????

Sounds like immigrant math. :shock:

Nah, there are plenty of immigrants that know how to count. This was just idiot math.  :roll:

I was in a store not too long ago and bought something that cost $7 and change. I went to hand the cashier $12 and she refused to take the two single because I was giving her too much money. I tried to explain that if I gave her 12 it would make the change easier because she could give me back a $5 bill and that went right over her head. So I told her to just put $12 cash tendered into the register and it would tell her how much change to give. She then told me that she couldn't do that because there was not a $12 key on her screen. SO not only are we hiring people to work as cashiers who cant do simple math, we are now hiring people who are too dumb to even push the buttons on the register to have the machine do the math for them.

And the person involved spoke clear English without a trace of any foreign accent, so it wasn't a language or recent immigrant thing, just another stellar example of the NYC Public Schools "social promotion" policy.

Sad  :(

As Ron White says you can get face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and boob jobs, but with all they can do, medical science still can't fix stupid.  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on June 06, 2011, 06:55:43 AM
"Give Darwin a chance!"   Works everytime, for billions of years.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 06, 2011, 11:03:17 AM
"Give Darwin a chance!"   Works everytime, for billions of years.

Along those line, for those who are not already familiar:

http://www.darwinawards.com/

The Darwin Awards are given to honor those who do their best to ensure that the next generation is smarter by creatively removing themselves from the gene pool. These heroes sacrifice their very lives to give our children a better future...   :duh
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on June 06, 2011, 11:20:26 AM
Well said Tom!!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 11, 2011, 12:20:40 PM
Believe it or not I went to the Crack House this morning to get a haircut (yes, they now have a barber!) Of course while I was waiting my turn I took the time to peruse the vinyl section found a bunch of the Deutsche Grammmophon Beethoven Bicentennial Collection sets. These sets each contain 6 LPs and a booklet about the music contained in that volume. The price for all the box sets on the shelf had just been dropped to 99 cents.  :shock:

Needless to say I grabbed every one they had.  8-[

I end up getting:

Vol 2 - Symphonies and Overtures Part Two
Vol 5 - Music for the Stage
Vol 6 - Choral Music
Vol 7 - String Quartets
Vol 8 - Music for Piano
Vol 9 - Chamber Music


36 LPs for $5.94 - Another Crack House Score.   8)

WARNING - I have to make a business trip to Harrisburg this week and plan to stop in Allentown on the way home to visit Double Decker Records. Hide the Women, Children and Vinyl!

Bill - PM Sent

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 12, 2011, 10:36:54 AM
I just got back from the local crack house  :rofl:
They have a section 15 lps for $10

1. Abba ~ Waterloo
2. Cat Stevens ~ Cat's Cradle
3. Oscar Peterson ~ Motions & Emotions
4. Pat Travers ~ Black Pearl
5. Pat Travers Band ~ Crash And Burn
6. Kansas ~ Drastic Measures
7. Chilliwack ~ Opus X
8. Carly Simon ~ Spoiled Girl
9. Ian Matthews ~ If You Saw Thro' My eyes
10. Renaisance ~ Scheherazade And Other Stories
11. Stanley Jordan ~ Magic Touch
12. Carpenders ~ The Singles 1969 - 1973
13. John Klemmer ~ Arabesque   (Sealed)
14. Earl Klugh ~ Crazy For You
15. America ~ Hat Trick
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on June 12, 2011, 10:46:51 AM
(http://www.heymiller.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Bela-Lugosi.jpg)
Nice haircut Tom!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 16, 2011, 01:00:20 PM
Meet a Vinyl Vampire yesterday thank goodness it was still daylight.
Of course you know where  Why it was DD's

1. Phase 4 Stereo ~Winds Of Change / The Olive Branch (Sealed) $1
2. Family ~ Entertainment    (See For Miles Records reissue)        $8
3. Bellson-Brown & Smith ~ Intensive Care  (recommened by Vampires everywhere)   $10
4. The Best Of Barclay James  Harvest      (Uk import)                    $5
5. Fluff      (self titled)    (1972 Roulette I have no idea looked interesting)          $5
6. Crack The Sky ~ Classic   $3
7. Crack The Sky ~ Raw   $3       
8. Crack The Sky ~ Live   (sealed)   $1
9. The Beat Farmers ~ Tales Of The New West  (Rhino) $3
10. Keith Jarrett ~ Treasure Island  $3
11. Suite For Flute And Jazz Piano       (Half Speed Mastered)  $3
12. Kitaro ~ Silk Road   $1
13. Kitaro ~ Silk Road II $1
14. John Klemmer ~ Saxophone II - Life   $1
15. INXS ~ Shabooh Shabooh    $1
16. T Bone Burnett ~ The Talking Animals    $1
17. Jump In The Saddle Band (sealed)   $1
18. Lee Ritenour ~ On The Line   $1

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 17, 2011, 09:52:54 PM
I had a good time meeting up with Bill at DDs on Wed. It is always nice when you can squeeze a little fun into a business trip.

On the  way home from DDs I got a call from the inpatient Hospice facility that my wife was staying in while I was out of town. Based on her condition while she was their they were recommending that she have a feeding tube put in and wanted me to come out to the Hospice early Thursday AM to meet with the doctors and set it up. (She had the surgery today and everything went very well.) I just barley had enough time to unpack the car and catch a few hours sleep before I came out to the Hospice where I am staying overnight. (I amd sending this from the Hospice "Cyber Lounge".)

I picked up some nice stuff at DD's, but once again, my posts are backed up. I'll fill you guys in when I get back home and get a few free minutes.

I feel very strange. It is almost 1 AM and I have no music to listen to. :roll: (I didn't plan on staying out here so I don't even have an ipod with me.  :( )

I might actually have to go to sleep at an almost human hour.  :shock:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on June 18, 2011, 03:46:44 AM
Sorry I missed you at DDs Tom, good luck at the hospice. Hope your wife feels better post-op.

Curious to see what you grabbed at DDs.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 18, 2011, 08:41:10 PM
OK Gene, here the rundown of what I picked up at DDs (All LPs):

Hank Mobley (Self Titled)
Hank Mobley: Roll Call - both new stock reissues

Pink Floyd - The Wall (This made #2 son a very happy camper - He has been trying to find a clean copy of The Wall for quite some time.)
Mannheim Steamroller: Spring Break
Alice's Restaurant: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Disney's Fantasia: Stowkowski/The Philadelphia Orchestra (3 LP Set)
Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1: Arthur Rubinstein/Erich Leinsdorf/Boston Symphony Orchestra - RCA LSC
Bach - Preludes and Fugues: Marcel Dupre - Mercury Golden Imports
George Benson: Blue Benson
John Klemmer: Hush
Oscar Pertson (Self Titled) - Metro Records
Modern Jazz Quartet: Concorde - Prestige Original Jazz Classics
David Benoit: Waves of Raves
Artie Traum: Cayenne
Kevin Eubanks: Face to Face
Toyota Jazz Parade
Yellowjackets: Four Corners
Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass: Atras da Porta - MCA impulse (pressed on Premium Virgin Vinyl)
Arlo Guthrie: Amigo
Blues Brothers (Self Titled)

All in all it was well worth the little side trip on my way home from Harrisburg.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 18, 2011, 09:02:56 PM
Well, I had to come home from the Hospice to work at the Park tonight and seeing as I hadn't been to the Crack house in over a week I felt morally obligated to make a stop while I was in the neighborhood.  :roll:

Found a few LPs and a whole bunch of things in the loose CD bags.

LPs
Americana Volume II: Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra - Turnabout
Beethoven Sonatas for Violin & Piano (Nos. 8 & 3): Itzhak Perlman/Vladimir Ashkenazy - London UK (Dutch Pressing)
Elgar - Cello Concerto/Sea Pictures - Sir Jonh Barbirolli/London Symphony Orchestra, Jacquline Du Pre' & Janet Baker, Cellos - Britsh EMI
Music from Lerner and Loewe's "Camalot": Andre Previn and his Trio - Columbia

CDs
Bob Dylan: Love and Theft
Bob Dylan: Pat Garret & Billy the Kid - Original Soundtrack Recording
Chet Baker: Grey December
Chet Baker Quartet:On the Road-Live in LA & Boston '54
Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix
Jerry Garcia Band: After Midnight (3 CD Set)
Van Halen: 1984
Pink Floyd: Atom Heart Mother
Django Reinhardt: Jazz Masters 38 - Verve
The Charles Mingus Duo & Trio: Debut Rarities, Vol. 2
Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite - Howard Hanson/ Eastmans Rochester Orchestra - Mercury Living Presence

I have to head back to the Hospice once my shift is over hear so it will most likely be a while before I get to listen to most of these, but this is what I picked up today.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on June 24, 2011, 03:16:35 PM
Some new acqusitions....

Miles Davis - Milestones (minty Columbia 6 Eye mono pressing)
Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess (minty Columbia 6 Eye mono pressing)
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (minty Columbia 6 Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Blues in Orbit (minty Columbia 6 Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Such Sweet Thunder (minty Columbia 6 Eye mono pressing)
Ahmad Jamal - Count 'Em 88 (minty Argo mono pressing)
Ahmad Jamal - At the Penthouse (minty Argo mono pressing)
Ahmad Jamal - All of You (minty Argo Stereo pressing)
Oscar Peterson - Plays the George Gershwin Song Book (minty Verve pressing)
Oscar Peterson - Plays the Jerome Kern Song Book (minty Verve pressing)
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (minty Columbia 6 Eye pressing)

A nice little haul of some wonderful records in amazing shape.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 24, 2011, 04:13:43 PM
Some new acqusitions....

Miles Davis - Milestones (minty Columbia 6 Eye mono pressing)
Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess (minty Columbia 6 Eye mono pressing)
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (minty Columbia 6 Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Blues in Orbit (minty Columbia 6 Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Such Sweet Thunder (minty Columbia 6 Eye mono pressing)
Ahmad Jamal - Count 'Em 88 (minty Argo mono pressing)
Ahmad Jamal - At the Penthouse (minty Argo mono pressing)
Ahmad Jamal - All of You (minty Argo Stereo pressing)
Oscar Peterson - Plays the George Gershwin Song Book (minty Verve pressing)
Oscar Peterson - Plays the Jerome Kern Song Book (minty Verve pressing)
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (minty Columbia 6 Eye pressing)

A nice little haul of some wonderful records in amazing shape.

--Jerome

The only 6 Eye Sketches Of Spain I've seen in stereo or mono have been hammered.  "Good For You Jerome"
along with all the other nice finds.........Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on June 24, 2011, 05:35:46 PM
The Milestones LP I grew up with was split to stereo, with a cool (obnoxious) echo effect added to make it sound like it was recorded outdoors. I need to get another copy of Milestones.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 25, 2011, 03:35:27 PM
Saturday at DD's

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9bEUn0DlMd8/SIi7RZOPCgI/AAAAAAAAAP8/tXdzz6iYJU0/s400/john_lennon_imagine-FrontBlog.jpg)

I know what everybody is going to say "not another copy"
This is a South Arfican EMI Parlophone LP and the nut in me just had to have it

2. Simple Minds ~ Street Fighting Years
3. Rod Stewart ~ An Old Raincoat Will Never Let You Down
4. The Lemon Pipers ~ Greem Tambourine
5. Herbie Mann ~ Super Mann             Promo Lp

Just forget the CD's I've filed most away already, about 15 in all..........Bill
 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 25, 2011, 03:47:26 PM
Saturday at DD's

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9bEUn0DlMd8/SIi7RZOPCgI/AAAAAAAAAP8/tXdzz6iYJU0/s400/john_lennon_imagine-FrontBlog.jpg)

I know what everybody is going to say "not another copy"
This is a South Arfican EMI Parlophone LP and the nut in me just had to have it

2. Simple Minds ~ Street Fighting Years
3. Rod Stewart ~ An Old Raincoat Will Never Let You Down
4. The Lemon Pipers ~ Greem Tambourine
5. Herbie Mann ~ Super Mann             Promo Lp

Just forget the CD's I've filed most away already, about 15 in all..........Bill
 


I saw the way you were looking at tha copy last Wed.  :drool:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 27, 2011, 07:22:53 PM
Saturday at DD's

I know what everybody is going to say "not another copy"
This is a South Arfican EMI Parlophone LP and the nut in me just had to have it

2. Simple Minds ~ Street Fighting Years
3. Rod Stewart ~ An Old Raincoat Will Never Let You Down
4. The Lemon Pipers ~ Greem Tambourine
5. Herbie Mann ~ Super Mann             Promo Lp

Just forget the CD's I've filed most away already, about 15 in all..........Bill
 


I saw the way you were looking at tha copy last Wed.  :drool:

Turned out to be a dud and it's going back
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 28, 2011, 12:20:25 PM
Music I picked up today
1st the LP's

1. Mick Jagger ~ Primitive Cool
2. David Bowie ~ Diamond Dogs
3. Bob Dylan ~ Infidels
4. Herbie Mann At The Village Gate

Now The CD's
1. Van Der Graaf Generator ~ The Aerosol Grey Machine
2. The Alan parsons Project ~ Gaudi
3. Pink Floyd ~ Obscured By Clouds

I returned the South Arfican EMI Parlophone Jonh Lennon LP it had a ton of surface noise
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on June 30, 2011, 05:39:38 PM
I made a few new acquisitions...

The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle (Original 1968 Date pressing)
The Zombies - Early Days (London UK Pressing that issues all of the Zombies early recordings on Decca)
The Beau Brummels - Introducing the Beau Brummels (Original 1965 Autumn Records pressing)
The Spencer Davis Group - Best of the Spencer Davis Group (Toshiba Japan Pressing)
Rush - Moving Pictures (don't know why but this album is getting hard to find in anything approaching decent.  There seems to be plenty of beat up copies around, however.)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 30, 2011, 06:14:54 PM
I made a few new acquisitions...

The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle (Original 1968 Date pressing)
The Zombies - Early Days (London UK Pressing that issues all of the Zombies early recordings on Decca)
The Beau Brummels - Introducing the Beau Brummels (Original 1965 Autumn Records pressing)
The Spencer Davis Group - Best of the Spencer Davis Group (Toshiba Japan Pressing)
Rush - Moving Pictures (don't know why but this album is getting hard to find in anything approaching decent.  There seems to be plenty of beat up copies around, however.)

--Jerome

My copy on Date Records is well worn I'm jealous   :mrgreen:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 30, 2011, 07:12:01 PM
I made a few new acquisitions...

The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle (Original 1968 Date pressing)
The Zombies - Early Days (London UK Pressing that issues all of the Zombies early recordings on Decca)
The Beau Brummels - Introducing the Beau Brummels (Original 1965 Autumn Records pressing)
The Spencer Davis Group - Best of the Spencer Davis Group (Toshiba Japan Pressing)
Rush - Moving Pictures (don't know why but this album is getting hard to find in anything approaching decent.  There seems to be plenty of beat up copies around, however.)

--Jerome

I'll be interested in hearing what you think about the SQ on the Spencer Davis LP. Back in the 80s I picked up a Japanese import pressing of Dark Side of the Moon from the Toshiba Pro-Use series. I was ver excited about finding this since I had two Japanese Toshiba Pro- Use CDs (DSOTM and Abbey Road) that I thought had excellent SQ. Well to my surprise the SQ of that LP was among the worst DSOTM pressing I had ever heard. Never mind it was not as good as other Japanese LPs it was no good period. So I will be interested so see how Spencer Davis holds up.

In all fairness to Toshiba, I do have a number of D2D LPs that they did that sound wonderful, so I would hope that my DSOTM pressing was just and aberration and not indicative of what Toshiba couls and did do with other re-issue LPs.

Tom
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 01, 2011, 04:22:54 PM
Well, good news and bad news at the Crack House today. They changed their pricing policy and now all LPs and CDs are $1.41. While this is bad from the point of view of the LPs, which used to be 69 cents, the CDs were $1.91 and $2.42 before the change so how the price change effects you on any given day will depend on what mix of media you find.

And while I was a bit bummed out for a while that disappointment soon disappeared when I went through the rack and pulled out 5 mint Mercury Golden Import LPs. While many folks think that these are now up to the sonic standards set by the original releases, they are still damn good music with much better than average SQ. And even at the new $1.41 price , they were a steal.

I grabbed the following:

1) Wagner for Band - Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble **
2) Grainger: Licolnshire Posy- Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble **
3) Grainger: Country Gardens - Fennell/Eastman -Rochester Pops Orchestra **
4) Sousa: Sound Off - Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble
5) Respighi: Feste Romane/Church Windows - Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

** - These recordings are on the TAS Superdisc list, although not in this pressing

I also picked up A few other misc albums:

6) Pete Fountain - Stick Man
7) Aurthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops play the Carpenters Songbook (On Polydor)
8) A two disc set of Suites from Victory at Sea (1970 RCA Red Seal reissue, not the original Shaded Dog)

This last set is interesting  in that the two LPs contain all the music from the originally issued 3 LPs. The LP that contains sides 1 & 4 is a 4s/4s pressing and looks like it is a standard vinyl weight while the LP with sides 2 & 3 is a 2s/7s pressing on very flimsy vinyl reminiscent of the Dynaflex pressings.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on July 01, 2011, 04:48:58 PM
Nice haul Tom!! I love Fennell, Grainger and Respighi.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on July 02, 2011, 07:15:53 AM
I've been listening to a bit of garage rock and psychedelia on the few occasions where I have some time to listen to music.  I have a considerable selection on CD but I felt it was time to put more vinyl into the mix.  So I recently bought...

The Kingsmen - In Person (minty original 1964 Wand mono pressing)
The Standels - The Hot Ones! (minty original 1966 Tower Records stereo pressing)
The Turtles - Happy Together (Original 1967 London mono pressing)

And then a fistfull of Sundazed reissues and compilations

The Sonics - Introducing the Sonics
Kings Versus - Kings Versus
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Insense and Peppermints
The Remains - Remains
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
Various Artists - We're Gonna Change the World! The 60's Chicago Garage Sound of Quill Productions
Various Artists - 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60's Garage And Psychedelia
Don & the Goodtimes - The Original Northwest Sound of Don & the Goodtimes
Mitch Ryder - Sock it to me!
The Pretty Things - Pretty Things

--Jerome

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on July 02, 2011, 01:49:05 PM
Today I was at DD's when he sold a both stereo and a mono copy of
the Beatles Butcher LP the stereo sold for $1000.00 because he says
that lp in stereo is more of a rarity than the mono. Plus it was in just
beautiful shape. The mono went for $200.00 and wasn't quite as nice
They were sold to a 31 year old who is a avid Beatles collector.

Here is my $14.00  :lol:
1. Jerome Richardson ~ Midnight Oil
2. Oregan ~ Out Of The Woods
3. Scott Jarrett ~ Without Rhyme Or Reason
4. Russ Ballard ~ self titled    Promo
5. The George Shearing Quintet ~ Black Satin
6. Red Rider ~ Neruda                    Promo
7. Larry Carlton ~ Alone/ But Never Alone
8. The Stranglers ~ Dreamtime
9. 2010 ~ Movie Soundtrack
 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on July 02, 2011, 02:33:38 PM
You're buying jazz and I'm buying rock.  What's up with that?  :rofl:

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on July 02, 2011, 03:05:14 PM
You're buying jazz and I'm buying rock.  What's up with that?  :rofl:

--Jerome
              Role reversal it happens when the planets don't align just right  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on July 09, 2011, 04:09:50 PM
Got Shirley Scott at CAF, rest on way home at Joe's Record Express.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on July 14, 2011, 08:08:06 AM
I haven't had much time for music or AN lately.  I miss both.

But that hasn't kept me from buying vinyl.  Here are my latest acquisitions:

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Porgy and Bess (minty original Verve pressing)
Sarah Vaughan - Sassy (minty original EmArcy pressing)
Chico Hamilton Quintet - Chico Hamilton Quintet (minty original Pacific Jazz pressing)
Roy Haynes - We Three (minty original Prestige pressing)
Kenny Dorham - The Swingers (minty original Jazzland pressing)
Ahmad Jamal Quintet - Listen (minty original Argo pressing)
Ahmad Jamal - Naked City (minty original Argo pressing)
Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana (minty original Argo pressing)
Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball's Sharpshooters (minty original Mercury pressing)

Hopefully I'll get around to listening to them...soon.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 19, 2011, 09:26:06 AM
Like Like Jerome I have been rather busy lately and haven't been able to keep up with my AN postings. But while Jerome has been buying but not listening, I have been listening (although  more causally while working around the house) but not buying. Well this weekend I saw that Jerome started listening again, so I felt it was my moral obligation to go record shopping again.  :thumb:
I have a whole stack of things that I picked up and another of my listening over the past two weeks that I have to post up when I get some free time. (Maybe tonight?)

This morning I took a walk over to J&R Music Worldand picked up a few LPs. I know Jerome has had a lot of good things to say about Sundazed Records so I picked up their repressing of Kenny Burrell's A night at  the Vangaurd. I also grabbed an Abbey Road LP for my son and the new McCartney II double LP reissue set (They were sold out of the first McCartney solo album :( )


I also saw a 180g copy of Sonny Rolloins' Way Out West reissued by a company called Wax Time. Do any of you guys have any experience with Wax Time. I was really looking for the Analogue Productions release since I have a good track record with them, but I figured I would give this a try since they also had a number of other releases by them.

So I was wondering if anybody could give me a heads up on Wax Time before I opened the record If they are not that good I could always return it and order the AP version from Chad.

One last question, have any of you ever had any bad experiences shipping records at this time of year. I get very nervous thinking about records sitting in the back of a hot truck in this weather and worry about them arriving all warped from the heat. Is this a real concern or am I just being over protective?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Tom
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on July 19, 2011, 10:11:19 AM
Wax Time Records is mfg in Hong Kong by Shun Cheong Record Company, distributed in Europe. It looks like they also print records for Blue Note, ECM, Linn, etc. 

http://www.shuncheongrec.com/home/shuncheong.html
http://www.shuncheongrec.com/lp/lp.html

New Wax time releases.. http://www.shuncheongrec.com/newreleases/nl/110706/waxtime/index.htm

According to these guys http://www.review33.com/m/forum_msg.php?db=1&topic=92091012152835&number=20&sort=1   It could be unlicensed chinese ripoff, copied from CD. But the list of pressing clients, if true would suggest they are legit.

They have several other Rollins sides on Spekers Corner, Pure Pleasure, Jazz Track labels. All 180 virgin vinyl, but do I think they are from original master tape? Nope.  I have an asian Clifford Brown boxed set that was copied from Vinyl! Fortunately there are only very minor clues to that fact.

I couldn't find anything specific about that Way out west.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on July 19, 2011, 10:13:27 AM
If the record is protected from bending with a piece of 1/8 hardboard it will be fine. Most record mailers have enough stiffness to protect it. It's only the odd time that it gets something heavy on top bending it and also too warm, not likely. The trucks are supposed to be AC. yeah right.  If it's warped send it back.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on July 19, 2011, 01:48:16 PM
I don't follow CD releases like I used to.  Buying a lot of vintage vinyl will do that to you.  It is for that reason that I have lost track of the Kinks reissues in two-CD Deluxe Edition packaging.  In 2008 we saw the release of The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society.  I bought that set and did not know that all of the Kinks pre-1970 albums have been given Deluxe Edition treatment.  So today I ordered the Deluxe Editions of the following Kinks albums:

The Kinks
Kinda of Kinks
The Kink Kontroversy
Face to Face
Something Else by the Kinks
Arthur

I feel that the Kinks only real problem is that they were making records at the same time the Beatles were.  Now that we have that out of the way I can say that the Kinks are no less vital, and Ray Davies is every bit the musical and song writing genius that Lenon and McCartney were.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on July 19, 2011, 02:14:45 PM
If the record is protected from bending with a piece of 1/8 hardboard  it will be fine. Most record mailers have enough stiffness to protect it. It's only the odd time that it gets something heavy on top bending it and also too warm, not likely. The trucks are supposed to be AC. yeah right.  If it's warped send it back.

I just mailed an LP last week to a friend in Mich. and had a concern due to the fact it is an album I don't come across all that often. So I cut 2 pieces 1/8 Masonite just slightly larger than the cover. Hopefully this will and it did prevent a damaged corner or worse. So we will use this over and over mailing LP's back and forth.......Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on July 19, 2011, 02:45:30 PM
Yeah, that's it Bill, masonite. It is very tough, and relatively cheap.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 19, 2011, 08:26:59 PM
OK guys, hang onto your hats.  :shock:

I made a big score at the Crack House about a week and a half before my wife passed (which I never had time to post up in light of what was going on at the time) and then again this past weekend, (I also made a stop at Infinity recorsds last Thursday night  :D ), so here it goes:

Classical LPs:

Mercury Golden Imports:
Frederick Fennell/Eaestman Wind Ensemble: Spirit of '76 - Music for Fifes and Drums
Frederick Fennell/Eaestman Wind Ensemble: Screamers - Circus Marches

RCA:
Brahms: Sympnony No. 2 - Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra, Mono Shaded Dog
Brahms: Sympnony No. 4 - Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra, Mono Shaded Dog
Dvorak: New World Symphony - Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra, Mono Shaded Dog
Elgar: Enigma Variations - Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra, Mono Shaded Dog
Berlioz: Harold in Italy - Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra, Mono Shaded Dog
Berlioz: Symphony Fantasique -Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra, Mono Shaded Dog
Mendelssohn: Scotch Symphony - Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra, LSC Red Seal
The Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts, LSC Red Seal
The Pachelbel Canon - Jean-Francoic Paillard Chamber Orchestra, RCA Gold Seal
Anderson: Fiddle Faddle - Fiedler/Boston Pops, LSC Red Seal
Chopin: Les Syplhides - Fiedler/Boston Pops, Shaded Dog Mono
Fiedler/Boston Pops - Fabulous Fiedler, Pair Records (RCA Special Products)
Fiedler/Boston Pops - Forgotten Dreams, Polydor

Argo
Evensong for Ash Wednesday -= The Chior of King's College, Cambridge (TAS Superdisc List)

London Treasury Series:
Lalo: Nanouna - Ansermet/L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet - Members of the Vienna Octet

DG
Gloria in excelsis Deo, Famous Choruses by Handel, Bach, Mozart & Beethoven/Various Artists


Jazz LPs:

Hank Mobley: Hi Voltage - Sealed Blue Note 150g reissue
Hank Mobley: Drippin' - Sealed Blue Note 150g reissue
John Coltrane : Blue Train - Sealed Blue Note  DMM reissue
Hank Mobley/Al Cohn/John Coltrane/Zoot Sims: Tenor Conclave - Sealed Prestige OJC Series
Jimmy Smith: A New Star, A New Sound - Blue Note
Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder - Pacific Jazz reissue (1981)
The  Bud Shank Quartet: At Jazz Alley - Sealed Contemporary
Bob James: Grand POiano Canyon - Sealed WB
Larry Carlton: Alone/ But Never Alone - MCA Master Series (Pressed on MoFi Vinyl)
Cal Tjader: Good Vibes - Concord
Sarah Vaughan: The Lonely Hours - Roulette

Pop LPs:

Eagles Live - Asylum (1980 - Not Hell Freezes Over)
Linda Ronstadt: Mad Love - Asylum
Linda Ronstadt: Simple Dreams - Asylum
Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: MCA
Janis Ian: Stars - Columbia
The J. Geils Band: Freeze Frame - EMI America
Peter Paul & Mary: Album 1700 - Original WB Stereo pressing
The Allman Brothers Bands: Beginnings - Polydor
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood - Epic

CDs to be con tinued on the next post.  ;)

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 19, 2011, 08:45:04 PM
Here come the CDs:

Ben Webster: Big Ben Time - Philips
Oscar Peterson: Standards - Sealed Verve
Oscar Peterson & Benny Green: Oscar and Benny - Telarc
Bobby Short: Songs of New York - Telarc
Kenny Burrell: Ode to 52nd Street - Chessmates
Cassandra Wilson: Blue Light 'til Dawn - Blue Note
Holly Cole: Temptation - Metro Blue
Rosemary Clooney: Mothers and Daughters - Concord
Peter Cincotti (self titled): Concord
Various Artists: Jazz for the Open Road - 32 Jazz
Elisabeth Fontgonanou: Waiting for Spring - Nocturne
Trisha Yearwood: Songbook, A Collection of Hits - MCA HDCD
The Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble: Music for Productivity - ABT Music
Godspell:Orignal Braodway Cast Recording - Arista
Movie Night: A collection of Cinamatic Classics - Pottery Barn/Rock River
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on July 19, 2011, 09:09:17 PM
Wow....score...all that for $5.00....nice Tom !!!! :thumb:         :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 19, 2011, 09:56:51 PM
Wow....score...all that for $5.00....nice Tom !!!! :thumb:         :rofl:

I wish Chris. This time I actually had to pay real money for for the ones I bought at Infinity. (Not a large amount, but not Crack House prices either. I can't complain too much about) $75 for 8 LPs (5 of them sealed) and 7 CDs (1 sealed) is a great buy even thoug it is 3X more what I paid for all the rest of the music from the Crack House.

Hey, you can't expect to win them all.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on July 20, 2011, 02:10:29 PM
My thanks go to out to my friend Paul for my Crack House post today
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 23, 2011, 12:14:09 AM
I'm listening to mthe radio this afternoon and a special report comes on warning people about the dangers of being exposed to the 100+ degree heat.  :shock: They wqere advising people to stay indoors and seek air conditioning. So I ask myself "Self, what can we do to keep cool this afternoon." And then it hits me, I know several local record styores thatg are all air conditioned.  8)

Hey, it's a health issue, I had to go.  8-[

So I went out looking for cool air and cool music and did rather well on both counts

LPs:

RCA LSC Series -

Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1, Rubinstein/Leinsdorf/Boston Symphony
Rimsky-Korsakoff: Symphony No.2, Gould/Chicago Symphony
Stan Getz & Arthur Fiedler at Tangelwood (with the Boston Pops)
Respighi: Feste Romane, Zubin Mehta/LA Philharmonic
Fiedler/Boston Pops: Music from the Million Dallar Movies

Mercury Living Presence
Tchaikovsky: 1812, Dorati/ Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Screamers! (No, not what you think  [-X ) Circus MArchers played by Fredericj Fennell & the Eastman Wind Ensemble

Blue Note
Hank Mobly. The Flip (150 gram Reissue)
Lee Morgan: The RumpRoller (150 gram Reissue)
Lee Morgan: Cornbread (150 gram Reissue)
Bobby MdCFerrin: Stontaneous Interventions

Verve
Ella Swings Softly with Nelson  (Fitgerald and Riddle)

Misc.
The Phil Woods Quintet: Songs for Sisiphus  (Century Records Direct to Disc)
Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits (Monument)
David Crosby: If I could Onlt\y Remember My Name (TAS List)
Yes: Cose to the Edge
The Who Meaty, Beatry, Big & Bouncy
Eric Weisberg & Steve Mandel: Dueling Banjos and other music frp "Deliverence"


CDs:
Jon Jarvis: Purfe Contours - MCA Masrer Series
Kim Pensyl: Eyes of Wonder - GRP
GRP& FM98 KiFM Present Jazz San Diego Style - Voilume III
Still Strung Out on U2 - A String Quartet Tribute (Vitamin Records)
The String Quartet Tribute to Creed (Vitamin Records)
Tribute to Linkin Park's Minutes to Midnight (Vitamin Records)
Ain't that America: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Mellencamp
The Steve Miller BAnd: Greatest Hits 1974 - 78
Ben Webster: Big Ben Time (Philips)
Dick Hyman: In Rectial (Reference Recordings)
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter  Songbook - Vol II (Verve)
Sting: The Dream of trhe Blue Turtles
Sting: Nothing Like the Sun

Wow, I'm out of shape with regards to this vampire stuff. I still have a whole pile of CDas left to post and I'm falling asleep. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 23, 2011, 08:41:49 PM
OK, back to the list of my recent CD aquisitions:

Fourplay: Elixir
Ben Webster (with strings):Music for Loving
Madeline Peyroux: Bare Bones
Al Jarreau: Hevean and Earth
The Police: Every Breath You Take - The Singles
Now This is What We Cal Blues (Telarc)
32 Jems From 32 Jazz

And I found the following discs at the library:

Blue Note:
Blue Beat - Blue Note Plays the Music of Lennon & McCartney
Blue Porter - Blue Note Plays the Music of Cole Porter
Blue Big Bands - A Swingin' Affair
Blue Ballads
Cassandra Wilson: Lovely
Cassandra Wilson: Silver Pony

32 Jazz
Jazz for When You're Alone
Jazz for When You're Not Alone
Jazz for Those Peaceful Moments
Jazz for a Lazy Day
Jazz for the Open Road

Misc

David Benoit: Jazz for Peanuts - A Retrospective of the Charlie Brown TV Themes
Jim Brickman: Beautiful World
Jim Brickman: Greatest Hits
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on July 31, 2011, 07:24:23 AM
Yerterdays acquisitions at PREX on vinyl


 Jimi Hendrix on 180 gram vinyl
1. The Jimi Hendrix Expierence
2. Axis: Bold As Love
3. Electric Ladyland

4. Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
5. Gary Burton Chick Corea ~ Crystal Silence
6. Dave Crusin Lee Ritenour ~ Harlequin  

plus 26 CD's 14 for me and 12 for the wife I think she should stay home next trip   :roll:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on July 31, 2011, 08:07:16 AM
Yerterdays acquisitions at PREX on vinyl

plus 26 CD's 14 for me and 12 for the wife I think she should stay next trip   :roll:

Oh c'mon, she's a good girl and deserves to get out of the house and buy stuff to!

You didn't get the Getz/Gilberto #2 I mentioned I saw?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on July 31, 2011, 08:11:37 AM
Stopped in at PREX prior to dropping Shadowlights speakers off and found some things on my 'must buy' list, both Lee Morgans & Blue Mitchell & Mulligan/Baker, and some other things that looked interesting. The Miles album was a replacement for a beat copy I had. Thought if I got into PREX early I could shop in peace and keep within budget, well budget part worked, but 2 NYAR members popped up and abused me. Damn New Yorkers!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: evan1 on July 31, 2011, 08:19:20 AM
Stopped in at PREX prior to dropping Shadowlights speakers off and found some things on my 'must buy' list, both Lee Morgans & Blue Mitchell & Mulligan/Baker, and some other things that looked interesting. The Miles album was a replacement for a beat copy I had. Thought if I got into PREX early I could shop in peace and keep within budget, well budget part worked, but 2 NYAR members popped up and abused me. Damn New Yorkers!

You never know who you will meet :D/
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 15, 2011, 01:08:54 PM
Been working some crazy hours over the last couple of weeks so I haven't really had any time for shopping (or posting, or even listening  :( ) But Friday night I had to stop at the library on my way home from work to drop something off and just before I got there they put out a whole shelf full of (mostly) jazz CDs in the discard sale area for 50 cents each. :drool:  

Needless to say is wasn't a full shelf for long!  :D

Eva Cassidy: Songbird - Blixstreet
Everybody Digs Bill Evans - Riverside
Johnny Lee Hooker: My Story - Riverside
Karrin Allyson: Ballads, Remembering John Coltrane – Concord
Karrin Allyson: In Blue – Concord Jazz
Dave Brubeck: The Crossing - Telarc
The Braxton Brothers: Now & Forever - Windham Hill Jazz
Ray Charles: Strong Love Affair - Quest/WB
Ray Charles: Ultimate Hits Collection – Rhino (2 CD Set)
Buddy Guy: Skin Deep - Silverline (Sony)
John Coltrane: The Last Trane - Prestige
Ron Carter Trio: So What – Blue Note
The Blues 2 Sampler – Adventures in Music
Ann Hampton Callaway/Liz Callaway: Sibling Revelry – DRG
Ann Hampton Callaway: Bring Back Romance – DRG
John Lee Hooker Jr.: Cold as Ice – Telarc
Caribbean Jazz Project: The Gathering – Concord
Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy – Columbia
Various Aritists: A Tribute to Grant Green – Evidence
The Art Farmer Qunitet – Blame it on My Youth – Contemporary
Etta James: All the Way – RCA
Chris Botti: In Boston – Columbia
Kenny Barron Quintet: Quickstep – Enja
George Howard: Dancing in the Sun – tb4
Harry Connick Jr.: Songs I Heard – Columbia
Shemekia Copeland: Talking to Strangers – Alligator
Keb’ Mo’: Suitcase – Epic
The Collectables Blues Collection Vol. 3 – Collectable
Etta Jones Sings the Songs of Buddy Johnson: My Buddy – High Note
Regina Carter: Paganini, After a Dream – Verve
Shirley Jones: May the Music Never End – Verve
Ruth Cameron: Roadhouse – Verve
Diana Krall: The Girl in the Other Room - Verve
Norah Jones: Not Too Late – Blue Note
Walter Davis: Please Remember Me, 1930 – 1947 – EPM (French Import)
Richard Galliano Septet: Piazzolla Forver – Dreyfus Jazz
Tommy Dorset: Sentimental – MCA
Harry James and his Orchestra, featuring Frank Sinatra –Columbia Legacy
Jesse Cook: Tempest – Narda
Billboard’s Top Hits of 1979 – Rhino
Jackson Browne: Running on Empty- Electra
John Georgiadis/London Symphony Orchestra: An Evening in Vienna – MCA
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No 2: Zinman/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – Telarc
Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops: Classics of the Silver Screen – Telarc
Essential Guitar, 33 Guitar Masterpieces – Decca (2 CD Set)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on August 18, 2011, 11:36:49 AM
Some new vinyl buys...

The Jazztet - Meet the Jazztet (Original Stereo Argo pressing)
The Jazztet - The Jazztet at Birdhouse (Original Stereo Argo pressing)
Max Roach + Four at Newport (Original EmArcy pressing)
Duke Ellington - The Cosmic Scene (Original Columbia 6-Eye pressing)

Johnny Hartman - I Just Dropped By to Say Hello (ORG 180g 45RPM Impulse reissue)
Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights Vol. 1 (Classic Records 200g reissue)
Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights Vol. 2 (Classic Records 200g reissue)
Kenny Burrell - On View at the Five Spot Cafe (Analogue Productions 180g 45RPM Blue Note reissue)
Johnny Griffin - A Blowin' Session (Music Matters 180g 45RPM Blue Note reissue)
Johnny Griffin - The Congregation (Music Matters 180g 45RPM Blue Note reissue)
Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib (Music Matters 180g 45RPM Blue Note reissue)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 18, 2011, 11:43:20 AM
Some new vinyl buys...

The Jazztet - Meet the Jazztet (Original Stereo Argo pressing)
The Jazztet - The Jazztet at Birdhouse (Original Stereo Argo pressing)
Max Roach + Four at Newport (Original EmArcy pressing)
Duke Ellington - The Cosmic Scene (Original Columbia 6-Eye pressing)

Johnny Hartman - I Just Dropped By to Say Hello (ORG 180g 45RPM Impulse reissue)
Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights Vol. 1 (Classic Records 200g reissue)
Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights Vol. 2 (Classic Records 200g reissue)
Kenny Burrell - On View at the Five Spot Cafe (Analogue Productions 180g 45RPM Blue Note reissue)
Johnny Griffin - A Blowin' Session (Music Matters 180g 45RPM Blue Note reissue)
Johnny Griffin - The Congregation (Music Matters 180g 45RPM Blue Note reissue)
Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib (Music Matters 180g 45RPM Blue Note reissue)

--Jerome

Nice stuff  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on August 18, 2011, 01:44:24 PM
Nice stuff  :thumb:

Thanks.  And I almost forgot....

Kenny Burrell - K.B. Blues

This is an interesting one because it was never officially released in the US by Blue Note -- it was only issued in Japan.  The album is of particular interest to me because it features a great recording of The D.B. Blues, by Lester Young.  D.B. is short for detention barracks.

Here's the Young version...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMAvTR0Vmrc

And here's the Burrell version...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rkUZd1ksLA

You just can't have a meaningul discussion about tenor sax players without Lester Young dominating the topic.  I prefer Young's original version, but Burrell does a damn fine job of honoring him.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on August 18, 2011, 02:42:45 PM
Dammit - I don't think I have any of Lester's work.  :duh

Back to the crackhouse.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 18, 2011, 02:47:51 PM
Dammit - I don't think I have any of Lester's work.  :duh

Back to the crackhouse.


 :rofl: I was thinking the exact same thing.  :rofl:

Don't you just love this place?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on August 18, 2011, 04:05:33 PM
Lester Young is the pinnacle of jazz sax, Bird's idol, in fact it was prez who named Parker yardbird for hanging around him all the time, like a yardbird pecking at your feet.  One of my mentors, drummer Alan Dawson, one of the greatest ever, listened to Prez heavy in his later years, and he had played with everyone. Prez is a mature style not easy to 'get' when you're young. But now we're all old enough here!   Some of his best playing is early years with Basie.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on August 18, 2011, 04:09:23 PM
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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on August 18, 2011, 04:39:03 PM
I am so frustrated with trying to post with this crappy forum software that AN is using that I am about to quit posting here.  I've had it.

Jerome - then shut the gawddamn computer down and go do something else, like, oh I don't know, listen to music.

Or put your new PC through some gaming tests.

Just get off AN for the evening.

Maybe a glass of wine might help.

"Wine did he say? Why, don't mind if I sample a little myself!"
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on August 18, 2011, 04:44:46 PM
Good suggestions, maybe I'll go watch some internet porn.

Later.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on August 18, 2011, 04:49:09 PM
What browser are you using?

Since I went to IE 9 a few months back have had a multitude of problems, but I've blamed the browser not the boards, maybe it's a shared problem. hmmm???
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on August 18, 2011, 05:32:09 PM
May I suggest some favorites then?

Fat chicks in skinny jeans.com

Fun things to do with dry spaghetti.com

Planes trains and transexuals.com

And my fav -

Hey! You can't put that there.com

Good suggestions, maybe I'll go watch some internet porn.

Later.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 18, 2011, 08:10:15 PM
Good suggestions, maybe I'll go watch some internet porn.

Later.

Will the mutliple GPUs get you 3D internet porn?  :lol:

That would be a sight.  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on August 19, 2011, 07:24:57 AM
Let's try this again.  Last night all I wanted to do was post some Lester Young suggestions for Tom and Gene.  I fought the forum software for about 15 minutes trying to get that done and then said to hell with it.  It was taking more of my time than it was worth.

There are five CD packages that I can strongly recommend and another worth checking out if you are on a budget.  These will net you most of Young's recordings with Count Basie (on Decca and Columbia) and then some small group sessions for Aladdin, Savoy, and Verve.  This is some of the most important music in my jazz library.


(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/CountBasie_TheCompleteDecca.jpg)

This 3 CD set collects everything that Count Basie recorded for Decca from 1937 to 1939 with Lester Young as the featured Tenor soloist.  Some of best tenor solos Young ever played are on this set and it should be considered required listening for any jazz fan.


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Somewhat less important is this 4 CD boxed set of Count Basie's Columbia sides.  Lester Young left the Basie band in 1940 so his playing is featured on the first of the four discs.  The set is still worthwhile because the music is great throughout.


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This 2 CD set issued by Blue Note collects everything that Young recorded for Aladdin.  This set features some of Young's best recordings in a small group setting, in sessions between 1945 and 1947.  I consider this a must own set.


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This 2 CD package features Young's recordings for Savoy, mostly in 1944 (big bands), and from 1948 to 1949 in small groups  Also required listening, though by the late 1940s Young was different kind of tenor player.  Still great in my opinion, but not the same man that he was when he played in the Basie band.  You can read his bios on Wikipedia and Allmusic for some perspective on changes to his playing in the post-Basie years.


(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/LesterYoungTheCompleteVerve.jpg)

Much has been said about how Young's tenor playing had gone into decline after his horrible experience in the Army.  I don't agree with it.  Young's playing in his later years was tempered and shaped by some rough times.  His later playing was more emotionally dark.  But I find it brilliant music none the less.  This 8 CD box set containing all of Young's recordings for Norman Granz is now out of print, but if you manage to find a copy at a reasonable price I would recommend that you buy it.  The recordings that Young did with Teddy Wilson and Harry Edison alone make the set worthwhile.  On disc 8 there are some interviews of Young in the early 1940s and in the mid 1950s a few years before he died.  The contrast is striking, from exuberance to bitterness.


(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/TheLesterYoungStory.jpg)

If you are on a shoestring budget and want to get a taste of Young's brilliance in a variety of settings then give this 4 CD Proper Box a try.  You can usually find it on Amazon for about $15.  The sound quality is mostly pretty good for such a budget priced set.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on August 19, 2011, 07:28:19 AM
Awesome post Jerome. Thanks for trying again. I will be grabbing some of these.
Rich
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on August 19, 2011, 08:06:42 AM
Have to track some of those down - thx J.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 19, 2011, 11:10:03 AM
Last night all I wanted to do was post some Lester Young suggestions for Tom and Gene.

And the hunt begins....... [-o<

Thanks Jerome.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on August 19, 2011, 04:05:21 PM
I ordered 3 more 45RPM 180g Impulse reissues from Acoustic Sounds today:

Sonny Stitt and Paul Gonsalves - Salt and Pepper
McCoy Tyner - Night of Blues and Ballads
Johnny Hartman - The Voice that Is

And I also found an original Aladdin 78 of Lester Young performing D.B. Blues on eBay today for a reasonable price.  If the seller's description holds up it should be a nice one.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on August 19, 2011, 09:14:47 PM
Another Lester Young "single Cd" that is excellent....with the Oscar Peterson Trio... :thumb:

(http://images.bizrate.com/resize?sq=450&uid=1128644)

http://www.amazon.com/Lester-Young-Oscar-Peterson-Trio/dp/B0000047D9/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1313813412&sr=1-1
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on August 20, 2011, 04:32:43 PM
Found 2 of Jerome's suggestions today;

The Complete Verve series  and the Complete Savoy series.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on August 21, 2011, 03:37:09 PM
Meet a friend at the Rock and Roll HOF this week, we also made 5 vinyl stops
here's what I came home with.



1. Best of Wishbone Ash         German
2. Roxy Music ~ Country Music
3. Talking Heads ~ Little Creatures
4. Robert Fripp And The League Of Crafty Guitarists ~ Live
5. Maggie Bell ~ Queen Of The Night         For Paul
6. Al Kooper ~ Naked Songs
7. The New Searchers LP ~ Chris John Mike Frank
8. SRC
9. Van Der Graaf Generator ~ The Areosal Grey Machine  (New Vinyl)
10. The Bobby Fuller Four ~ I Fought The Law                  (New Vinyl)
11. The Bee Gees' 1st
12. Illusion ~ Out Of The Mist
13. Quicksilver ~ Self Titled
14. Ray Manzarek ~ The Golden Scarab
15. The Rolling Stones        1976 Japanese Pressing of 1st LP
16. The Buckinghams ~ In One Ear And Gone Tomorrow
17. The Magnificent Men ~ The World Of Soul
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on August 24, 2011, 05:06:25 AM
New vinyl buys...

Ben Webster - Gentle Ben (200g AP Quality Record Pressings)
Sonny Rollins Plus 4 (Analogue Productions 180g 45 RPM Prestige reissue)
Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time (Music Matters 180g 45 RPM Blue Note reissue)
Clifford Jordan - Cliff Craft (Music Matters 180g 45 RPM Blue Note reissue)

I was hoping to find an original pressing of Sonny Rollins Plus 4 but then I remembered that Analogue Productions had a 45 RPM reissue on 180g vinyl that is out of print and in limited supply so I bought that instead.

And finally...

Mosaic Records - The Complete Commodore Records Jazz Recordings (3 boxed sets on 66 vinyl LPs)

I have seen this collection sell for as much as $500 per boxed set when they do come up for sale.  I got all three sets for $750.  A lot of this music has not been issued on CD, and the only way other than this to get it all is to buy 78s (good luck trying to find them).

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on August 24, 2011, 05:07:45 AM
"Mosaic Records - The Complete Commodore Records Jazz Recordings (3 boxed sets on 66 vinyl LPs)"

66 records?!?

How you doing for storage space?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on August 24, 2011, 06:28:08 AM
I have plenty of room in my basement.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on August 27, 2011, 01:51:51 PM
Someone needs to take my drivers license away

First the imports
1. Don Mclean ~ Alle Hits                 Dutch
2. Sweet ~ It's It's....Sweets Hits      UK
3. The Kinks ~ Live At Kelvin Hall     UK
4. John & Yoko/ Plastic Ono Band/ Elephants Memory ~ Some Time In New York         Japanese

Promo LP's
1. Stanley Turnentine ~ Inflation
2. Paul winter ~ Earth Dance
3. McKendree Spring ~ Too Young To Feel This Old          
4. Jimi Hendrix ~ Band Of Gypsys 2

Colored Vinyl
1. Cal Tjader ~ Tjader Plays Mambo     Red vinyl
2. Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen           Red Vinyl

Now the rest
1. Cheap Trick ~ Standing On The Edge
2. The Youngbloods ~ Elephant Mountain    For my friend Bill in Maryland
3. Al Stewart ~ The Early Years
4. Mouth & McNeal ~ How Do You Do        Thought this might be fun
5. Horslips ~ The Book Of Invasions A Celtic Symphony
6. Yehudi Menuhin  Ravi Shankar ~ East Meets West
7. Best Of Keith Jarrett
8. Niles Lofgren
9. Stevie Nicks ~ The Other Side Of The Mirror
10. Sergio Mendes ~ Brazil 86
11. Little Feat ~ The Last Record Album
12. The Moody Blues ~ Caught Live + 5
13. Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia ~ Friday Night In San Francisco
14. Be-Bop Delxe ~ Sunburst Finish
15. Earl Grant ~ Spotlight on Earl Grant
16. Creedence Clearwater Revival ~ Creedence Gold
17. Paul Winter ~ Rio
18. The Paul Winter Sextet ~ Jazz Meets The Bosa Nova
19.  Chicago ~ Tronto Rock'N'Roll Revival 1969, Volume 1
20. Jimi Hendrix ~ Crash Landing

Now I'm not going to tell you all what I spent because I don't anyone getting up to kick the dog
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 05, 2011, 04:49:51 AM
A few audiophile vinyl buys...

Blue Mitchell - Blue's Moods (45RPM 180g Analogue Productions reissue)
Stanley Turrentine - Up at Mintons Vol. 1 (45RPM 180g Analogue Productions reissue)
Jutta Hipp - Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims (Classic Records 200g reissue)
Dizzy Reece - Star Bright (Classic Records 200g reissue)

and a few vintage records...

Stan Kenton - New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm
Stan Kenton - Cuban Fire!
Stan Kenton - Kenton's West Side Story

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 05, 2011, 07:00:37 AM
Nice selections with Blue and Stan T.

Now, who is Stan Kenton?

Edit: I found his wiki entry, looks like an interesting figure.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2011, 07:37:14 PM
Nice selections with Blue and Stan T.

Now, who is Stan Kenton?

Edit: I found his wiki entry, looks like an interesting figure.

Gene, where would be be without Jerome to help us figure out all these new and exciting ways to spend our money?  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

(Hey I lucked out on this one, I already knew who Stan Kenton was and had a few of his recordings, so I don't have to rush out and search for new records - well, this time anyway.  ;) )
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 06, 2011, 05:31:11 AM
I have a pretty extensive library of Stan Kenton recordings.  For the 1940s stuff I have the Mosaic 10 LP boxed set.  I also have about 30 or so Kenton 78s from that period, including two of my favorite sides: Intermission Riff and Minor Riff.

Kenton's band was all about the arrangements and the overall sound of the music, not on instrumental soloists.  So few musicians distinguished themselves during their tenure with Kenton, though a lot of them went on to very distinguished careers as solo artists or leading a small group.  Stan Getz, Kai Winding, Shelly Manne, Art Pepper, Anita O'Day, and June Christy are just a few alumni of Kenton's orchestra that are pretty well known by most jazz aficionados.

Many, myself included, consider Stan Kenton the father of progressive jazz.  Woody Herman's Second Herd of the 1950s, recorded on Capitol, would be nearly as adventurous and daring as Kenton, and is also very much worth checking out.

As trailblazing as Kenton was, especially during the 1950s, not all of his experiments worked, however, and some of it can come off as pretentious and aimless jazz noodling with no real musical statement being made.  The stuff that does work, to be sure, is really top shelf and it's easy to see that Kenton was a little before his time.

What has been missing in my Kenton library were his 1950s recordings for Capitol.  I have most of them on CD but found a number of them on original minty Capitol vinyl so I snapped them up.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 06, 2011, 09:37:32 AM
Jerome, once again you are a fountain of knowledge. Thanks for filling us in on "the rest of the story......"  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 07, 2011, 05:09:50 AM
New 45 RPM 180g vinyl buys...

Dexter Gordon - A Swingin' Affair (Music Matters)
Dexter Gordon - Gettin' Around (Music Matters)
Paul Chambers - Whims of Chambers (Analogue Productions)
Dizzy Reece - Soundin' Off (Analogue Productions)
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage (Analogue Productions)
Hank Mobley - Workout (Analogue Productions)
Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag (Analogue Productions)
Duke Jordan - Flight to Jordan (Analogue Productions)
Lee Morgan - Lee-way (Analogue Productions)
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto (Analogue Productions)


33RPM 180g vinyl buys...


Art Blakey - The Jazz Messengers (originally issued on Columbia in 1956)
Charles Mingus - Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus


Vintage Vinyl Buys...

Nat King Cole - The King Cole Trio with Lester Young and Red Callender (This is on the Score label and was released in 1957, and collects music that was originally issued in 1942 by Aladdin on 78s)
Norman Granz Presents Jazz at the Philharmonic Volume 9 (Minty original Clef pressing)
Norman Granz Presents Jazz at the Philharmonic Volume 3 (Minty original Clef pressing
Max Roach - Max Roach + 4 (Minty original EmArcy pressing)
Pete Rugolo - Music for Hi-Fi Bugs (Minty original EmArcy pressing)
Pete Rugolo - Rugolo Plays Kenton (Minty original Mercury Pressing)
Pete Rugolo - Adventures in Rhythm (Minty original Columbia pressing)
Johnny Lytle Trio - Blue Vibes (Minty original Jazzland pressing)

For anyone curious about Pete Rugolo, he was Stan Kenton's principal arranger in the 1940s and 50s.

--Jerome



Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 08, 2011, 06:38:04 AM
J. -

Do you do all your shopping via mail, or is there a record store hidden out there where the buffalo roam.

I wouldn't mind getting a 45rpm copy of Jackie's Bag and Lee-Way.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 08, 2011, 06:49:12 AM
J. -

Do you do all your shopping via mail, or is there a record store hidden out there where the buffalo roam.

I wouldn't mind getting a 45rpm copy of Jackie's Bag and Lee-Way.

Right from the source:

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/41675/Lee_Morgan-Lee-way-45_RPM_Vinyl_Record

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/41677/Jackie_McLean-Jackies_Bag-45_RPM_Vinyl_Record
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 08, 2011, 06:58:30 AM
Thanks brother!

Keeping your tubes dry I hope!  :)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 08, 2011, 06:59:40 AM
J. -

Do you do all your shopping via mail, or is there a record store hidden out there where the buffalo roam.

There are a few decent vinyl shops in the Hartford and Boston areas but I don't visit them more than a couple of times per year.

I buy my audiophile vinyl reissues primarily from Acoustic Sounds and secondarily from Elusive Disc.

For vintage vinyl I buy mostly from five sellers on eBay that I have come to trust.  One of those grades his vinyl a little aggressively but he has told me that he will take back anything I am not happy with.  I have probably had to send back two LPs out of the several dozen I bought from him...so his track record is pretty good.

I probably pay a little more for my vintage vinyl than someone would pay in a local shop.  But usually when I buy vintage jazz records on eBay I am looking for a specific title or artist rather than making random impulse buys where I might be able to find a deal.

Quote
I wouldn't mind getting a 45rpm copy of Jackie's Bag and Lee-Way.

Acoustic Sounds has both of those in stock right now.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 08, 2011, 07:34:10 AM
"For vintage vinyl I buy mostly from five sellers on eBay that I have come to trust."

That's what I was wondering about, guess I'll have to try.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 08, 2011, 07:41:58 AM
Thanks brother!

Keeping your tubes dry I hope!  :)

Don't worry, they throw off enough heat to boil away any moisture that comes their way.   :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 08, 2011, 04:45:01 PM
"For vintage vinyl I buy mostly from five sellers on eBay that I have come to trust."

That's what I was wondering about, guess I'll have to try.

I'm sure you know this but it bears saying anyway.  Be careful. 

Ebay can be a great place to buy vinyl but it also has a lot of dishonest sellers who pretty much grade every piece of junk they sell as VG++ or better.  I have found that for some shady dealers, eBay is where all the beat up records that they can't sell in their retail store end up. 

Sometimes being a repeat customer doesn't really get you very far.  I had one seller who I bought from several times send me a supposedly NM record that was all scratched up.  When I complained and said I wanted to return it he said that I would have to include $20 with the record.  If he agreed with my complaint he said I would get a refund plus the $20 back.  If he did not he would keep the $20 and send the record back to me media mail.  I filed an eBay buyer protection claim against the guy and reported him because demanding money outside of eBay violates their policy.  Ebay refunded my money (including the original shipping cost).  They didn't suspend the seller's account, but they did revoke his power and preferred seller status.

I suggest you know who you are dealing with before buying a single record.  Contact the seller before you buy and ask about their customer satisfaction and return policies.  If they dance around your questions or don't give you complete and honest answers then don't buy from them.

While I am doing very well with the five eBay dealers I buy from now it wasn't always that way.  I endured more than a few headaches dealing with internet jerks that had me questioning whether or not shopping for vinyl on eBay was worthwhile.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 15, 2011, 04:16:39 AM
Just bought a bunch of original vintage 1st pressings...

Mose Allison - Creek Bank (Prestige)
Etta Jones - Don't Go to Strangers (Prestige)
Etta Jones - From the Heart (Prestige)
Kai Winding and J.J. Johnson - The Great Kai & J.J. (Impulse!)
J.J. Johnson - Proof Positive (Impulse!)
Johnny Hartman - I Just Dropped By to Say Hello (Impulse!)
Ralph & Joachim Quartet - Impressions of New York (Impulse!)
Pee Wee Russel & Oliver Nelson - Spirit of '67 (Impulse!)
Clark Terry - The Happy Horns (Impulse!)
Gary McFarland - Profiles (Impulse!)
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - A Jazz Message (Impulse!)
Archie Shepp - On This Night (Impulse!)
Gerry Mulligan - Presenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet (EmArcy)
Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors (Verve)
Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet - Big City Sounds (Argo)
Shelly Manne & His Men - Peter Gunn (Contemporary)
Clifford Brown & Max Roach (EmArcy)
Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Brown and Roach Incorporated (EmArcy)
Andre Previn Trio - King Size! (Contemporary)
Andre Previn & Russ Freeman - Double Play! (Contemporary)
Sonny Rollins Trio - Sonny Rollins Brass (Verve)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 16, 2011, 08:59:08 AM
Ordered some jazz vinyl reissues from Soundstage Direct

Sonny Rollins - The Bridge (Classic Records 200g)
Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins and The Contemporary Leaders (Contemporary)
Roy Haynes with Booker Ervin - Cracklin' (New Jazz)
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - Volume 3 (OJC)
Cliff Jordan - Cliff Jordan (Blue Note)
John Jenkins, Cliff Jordan and Bobby Timmons - Jenkins, Jordan & Timmons (OJC)
Serge Chaloff - Blue Serge (Capitol)
Lee Morgan - Cornbread (Blue Note)
Jackie McLean - A Fickle Sonance (Blue Note)
Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata (Blue Note)
Kenny Dorham - Jazz Contrasts (Riverside)
Hank Mobley - Hank (Blue Note)
Hank Mobley - Mobley's Message (Prestige)
Hank Mobley - Mobley's Second Message (Prestige)
Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh - Atlantic
Blue Mitchell - The Thing to Do (Blue Note)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 18, 2011, 04:47:51 AM
I've been on something of a vinyl buying tear.  Here's a few more vintage LPs I just picked up.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - MJQ (Prestige)
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (Prestige)
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Fontessa (Atlantic)
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Blues at Carnegie Hall (Atlantic)
The Modern Jazz Quartet - European Concert (Atlantic)

I had the MJQ's Prestige recordings on CD but an opportunity presented itself to grab a number of nice vintage vinyl albums so I took advantage of it.

--Jerome

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 18, 2011, 11:32:47 PM
Ordered some jazz vinyl reissues from Soundstage Direct


I placed and order with them for the first time last week and was very impressed. They have a very user friendly web site, the online ordering went very smooth and the order I placed at 11AM was shipped out by 3 PM the same day.

Mdeia Mail shipping was free and because LI is so close to PA the order that shipped out 3PM  Monday afternoon was in my hands by noon on Wed.

All in all a very positive experience.

Were the Lee Morgan and Hank Mobley reissues nyou picked up "audiophile" reissues (180g etc) or just the stock $10-15 reissues that Blue Note has been putting out? I have pick up quite a few from that series and have been very happy with them. I'm sure they are not the sonic equal of a 200g 45 RPM pressing, but IM0 they are a great value for the money. Was wondering if you bought from that same series and if so, what your opinion was of them from a SQ basis. (Not a long specific analysis, just a general opinion.)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 19, 2011, 04:31:41 AM
I have ordered a lot from Soundstage Direct in the past through not so much over the last year or so.

I ended up cancelling the order I placed above Tom.  Seth Frank asked me to call him about the order because there were a number of cheap Blue Note reissues in it.  Three or so years ago I was buying a lot of those because I wasn't happy with the CD versions and thought that even a $10 record would probably sound better.

The problem was that a number of those records had some very bad pressing defects.  Seth took those records back and issued a refund.  When I spoke to him about the order above he made it pretty clear that he did not want to take more records back, so he said that if I went forward with the purchase that any bargain priced Blue Note reissues would be non-returnable.  That wasn't acceptable to me, so I cancelled the entire order.

I like Seth and think he's a great guy to deal with.  But I also expect people I do business with to stand behind the sale.  I appreciate that he wanted to talk to me about it before sending the records and leaving me stuck with anything that was problematic.  My expectations are much lower with budget records than they are with audiophile vinyl.  I am more forgiving of pressing defects but that forgiveness is not infinite.

As far as SQ, I still have a lot of budget Blue Note records and I think they are all quite decent.  They do have a higher incidence of pressing defects but that said, I also have a large number of them that have no defects.  The vinyl is not as quiet as a good 180g or 200g audiophile pressing...but for an average price of $12 it doesn't have to be.  I also have a lot of Prestige and Riverside budget reissues from OJC and their quality is comparable.  I have had fewer pressing defect issues with those than with the Blue Notes, but I have also bought more Blue Notes than OJCs.

At some point, whenever I can find the time,  I plan to start a shootout thread comparing some of my original vintage jazz pressings to reissues.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 19, 2011, 05:48:08 AM
"At some point, whenever I can find the time,  I plan to start a shootout thread comparing some of my original vintage jazz pressings to reissues"

That would be interesting.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 20, 2011, 11:35:15 AM
"At some point, whenever I can find the time,  I plan to start a shootout thread comparing some of my original vintage jazz pressings to reissues"

That would be interesting.

And any comparisons between different reissues would be interesting as well as newer is not always better.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 20, 2011, 12:41:20 PM
Picked up quite a bit of software over the past week or so from various sources (J&R, the Crack House, mail order, not to mention a trip to PREX last Sunday  :drool:)

New Vinyl:

Miles Davis: Blue Haze (Prestige/OJC)
Relaxing with the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige/OJC)
Working with the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige/OJC)
John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio: Traneing In (Prestige/OJC)
Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet (Prestige/OJC)
Hank Mobley: A Caddy for Daddy (Blue Note)
Hank Mobley: Thinking of Home (Blue Note)
Lee Morgan: Indeed! (Blue Note)
Lee Morgan: Expoodent (Vee Jay)
Bill Evans Trio: Waltz for Debby (Riverside)
Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Smith: Blue Bash! (Sundazed)
Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits (Columbia 180g)
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue (Columbia Legacy 180g)
Bob James: Grand Canyon Piano (Warner Bros)

Vintage Vinyl:
Brahms Symphony No.3: Maazel/The Cleveland Orchestra (London, British pressing)
Sousa Marches: Band of the Grenadier Guards (London Phase 4)
Peter and the Wolf and the Incredible Jimmy Smith (Verve)
Mannheim Steamroller: Fresh Aire (American Gramaphone 150g)
Ron Cooley: Rainbows (American Gramaphone)
Fresh Aire Interludes (American Gramaphone)
The George Shearing Trio with Ray Brown and Marvin "Smitty" Smith: Breakin' Out (Concord)
Bob James: The Genie - Themes and Variations from the TV Series Taxi (Columbia)
Kevin Eubanks: Opening Night (GRP)
Billy May and his Orchestra: I Believe in You (Bainbridge, dbx encoded disc)
Bon Jovi: 7800 Farenheit (Polygram)
Joe Jackson: Jumpin' Jive (A&M)
Wings Over America (Capitol, 3 LP Set)
Graham Nash/David Crosby (Atlantic)
James Taylor: Never Die Young (Columbia)
Gordon Lightfoot: Summertime Dream (Warner Bros)
Rickie Lee Jones (Warner Bros)
Jimmy Buffett: Son of a Son of a Sailor (ABC)
Lori Lieberman: Letting Go (Millenium)

CDs
BeatleJazz: All You Need (Lightyear)
BeatleJazz:Another Bte of the Apple (Lightyear, HDCD)
BeatleJazz: With a Little Help From Our Friends Lightyear, HDCD)
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Couldn't Stand the Weather (MoFi SACD Hybrid)
BMW Audiophile Demonstration Disc (Chesky)
Miles Davis: Volume 1 (Blue Note)
Miles Davis: Volume 2 (Blue Note)
Kenny Burrell: Prestige Profiles (Prestige)
Kenny Burrell with Coleman Hawkins: Bluesy Burrell (Moodsville)
Kenny Burrell: Ballad Essentials (Concord)
Ruby Braff: The Concord Jazz Heritage Series (Concord)
Getz/Gilbeto #2 - Recorded Live at Carnegie Hall (Verve)
John Klemmer: Nexus One (For Trane) (Bluebird)
Sadao Watanabe: Birds of Passage (Electra)
The Quincey Jones-Jammy Nestico Orchestra: Basie & Beyond (Qwest)
Kin Pensyl: Eyes of Wonder (GRP)
MCA Master Series: Sampler '89 (MCA)
MCA Master Series: The Premier Collection Volume I (MCA)
Andreas Vollenweider: Eolian Minstrel (SBK)
The Very Best of Rod Stewart (Warner Bros)
Southern Rock Gold (HIP-O, 2 CD Set)
Aerosmith: Just Push Play (Columbia)
Jimmy Buffett: License to Chill (Mailboat)\
Tuck and Patti: A Gift of Love (T&P)
Tangerine Dream: White Eagle (Virgin)
Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to Linkin Park's Minutes to Midnight (Vitamin)
Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to Creed (Vitamin)
Vitamin String Quartet:Still Strung Out on U2 (Vitamin)
Vitamin String Quartet: per Versions (Vitamin)
Fiedler/Boston Pops: Pops Stoppers (RCA Living Stereo)
Ida Haenddel/Vladamir Ashkenazy: Works for Violin & Piano (Decca)
Greig/Schumann Piano Concertos: Andre Previn/London Symphony Orchestra (Decca)
The Most Favorite Chinese Concertos (RCA, Hong Kong Import)
Percy Grainger in a Nutshell: Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Orchestra (EMI)



Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on September 20, 2011, 01:14:29 PM
Picked up quite a bit of software over the past week or so from various sources (J&R, the Crack House, mail order, not to mention a trip to PREX last Sunday  :drool:)


After all that is your home leaning a little Tom  :shock:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 20, 2011, 02:32:30 PM
Tom -

Let me know if you like the 2 Mobley's after you hear them once or twice. I'm thinking of putting them on the shopping list.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Putz on September 20, 2011, 04:09:46 PM
Picked up quite a bit of software over the past week or so from various sources (J&R, the Crack House, mail order, not to mention a trip to PREX last Sunday  :drool:)


Tom,

Thanx for boosting the economy here in Jersey.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 20, 2011, 07:09:45 PM
Picked up quite a bit of software over the past week or so from various sources (J&R, the Crack House, mail order, not to mention a trip to PREX last Sunday  :drool:)


After all that is your home leaning a little Tom  :shock:
Nah, that's why I have record and CD racks on both sides of the basement.  :lol:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 20, 2011, 07:11:42 PM
Picked up quite a bit of software over the past week or so from various sources (J&R, the Crack House, mail order, not to mention a trip to PREX last Sunday  :drool:)


Tom,

Thanx for boosting the economy here in Jersey.

Just doing my part to ward off a possible recession.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 21, 2011, 03:51:58 AM
And for that, the nation turns it's lonely eyes towards you and says, "thanks".
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 22, 2011, 11:42:46 AM
So yesterday afternoon I needed to go out and pick up some things for my son's Boy Scout uniform. The only parking spot I could find was down the block right in front of the Salvation Army Thrift Shop. As I'm getting out of the car I looked through the window and what do I see but a large bookcase full of CDs. Hmmmm, the scout uniform can wait a little while...........   :roll:

Well like most thrift shops, 98% of the CDs were junk, but stuffed in the back of one of the shelves I spotted a mint condition copy of the DCC 24K Gold CD pressing of the Beach Boys Endless Summer. Prices for this disc on Amazon start at $90 for a used copy. And I grabbed it for the righteous price of....... 2 bucks!    :beer:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/BEACH-BOYS-ENDLESS-SUMMER-DCC-GOLD-CD-SEALED-/08/!B-Ujl!g!mk~$(KGrHqIOKpIEy+jC)oKTBM8(civC!Q~~_35.JPG)

Sometimes its just not about the money but rather the thrill of the hunt. (http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smiley_faces/hunter-smiley-face.gif)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 23, 2011, 03:12:46 PM
Another batch of vintage jazz records...

Pete Rugolo - An Adventure in Sound - Reeds (Mercury)
Pete Rugolo - Music from Richard Diamond (Mercury)
Pete Rugolo - Rhythm Meets Rugolo (Mercury)
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Sing a Song of Basie (ABC Paramount)
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -  Hottest New Group in Jazz (Columbia 6 Eye)
Charlie Parker - The Immortal Plays New Masters (Savoy)
Charlie Parker - Newly Discovered Sides (Savoy)
The 3 Sounds - Black Orchid (Blue Note)
Stanley Turrentine - Chip Off the Old Block (Blue Note)
Sonny Stitt - Stittsville (Royal Roost)
Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (Atlantic)
Lennie Niehaus  Octet - Vol 3 (Contemporary)
Julie London - Julie is Her Name (Liberty)
Julie London - About the Blues (Liberty)
Julie London - Your Number Please (Liberty)
Bud Shank & Shorty Rogers - Compositions of Shorty Rogers & Bill Perkins (Pacific Jazz)
Cannonball Adderley - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Plus (Riverside)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on September 24, 2011, 01:00:42 PM
Well guys today was GOOD day the rest to follow later

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 24, 2011, 01:58:58 PM
Tell them what you paid for that title!  :shock:

That's not the Bill I used to go through used records with.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on September 24, 2011, 02:26:22 PM
Tell them what you paid for that title!  :shock:

That's not the Bill I used to go through used records with.

Jerome would be proud of me it cost more than a $1
but less than $41


Later I thought I should explain. Not because of price but because I bought something very special to me
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on September 25, 2011, 02:34:47 AM
More Stuff from Yesterday

These are sealed LP's for a $1 a piece

First "Baby Boomer Classics" series
1. Love Seventies
2. Surfin' Sixties
3. British Sixties
4. Pop Sixties

More sealed $1 LP's

1. Todd Rundgren ~ Faithful
2. Bob Weich ~ self titled
3. Peter Framton ~ Premonition
4. REO Speedwagon ~ Life As We Know It
5. Night Ranger ~ Greatest Hits
6. Outlaws ~ Playing To Win
7. Paul Winter ~ Winter Song
8. Pablo Cruise ~ Reflector
9. The Call ~ Scene Beyond Dreams
10. Triumph ~ Rogressions Of Power
11. Mick Jones ~ self titled

Not Sealed $1 LP's

1. The Modern Jazz Quartet ~ Blues On Bach
2. Kate Wolf ~ Give Yourself To Love

$2 LP's
1.Procol Harum ~ Something Magic
2. The Individualism Of Pee Wee Russel
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 28, 2011, 10:34:27 AM
Another batch of vintage jazz records...

Pete Rugolo - An Adventure in Sound - Reeds (Mercury)
Pete Rugolo - Music from Richard Diamond (Mercury)
Pete Rugolo - Rhythm Meets Rugolo (Mercury)

Went shopping last night, added Rugolo and Kenton to my list. Got some Kenton, couldn't find any of the above Rugolo works. The Silver Spring Crack house had 3 titles, I think they were;

10 Saxophones and 2 Basses, Mercury PPS 2023
Rugolomania, Columbia CL-689
Adventures in Rhythm, Columbia CL-604

I didn't take any as I had a good haul, but wonder if they might have been worth grabbing.

Jerome?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 28, 2011, 11:07:16 AM
Drove son and friends to a concert in Baltimore last night, as I had to wait 5 hours, I swung down to Joe's Record Express in Silver Spring to do some jazz shopping, I had my ongoing list, but had added some things from Jerome's recent posts, wound up with;

Standards In Silhouette - Capitol #1394 (1959)
West Side Story The Comprehensive Kenton- Capitol #1609 (1961)
The Comprehensive Kenton - Capitol STB-12016
Stan Kenton - Capitol Jazz Classics Vol.2 - Capitol M11027
Lester Young - Pres and Teddy (1956) Verve Records
Lester Young - The Complete Savoy Recordings (1944–50)
Lester Young - The Lester Young Story vol 1, Columbia rerelease of a 5 volume, each 2 lps, UK release
Lester Young - Pres Lives, The savoy Sessions
Gil Evans - Out of the Cool , a minty Impulse promo release on something they call 'KC 569 blend premium virgin vinyl'
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Further Out, good, clean Columbia lp
Metheny, Coleman - Song X
Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2, a good and clean Blue Note release
DEXTER GORDON THE LONG TALL DEXTER - but only the 2nd disk of a 2lp volume.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on September 28, 2011, 12:50:38 PM
Another batch of vintage jazz records...

Pete Rugolo - An Adventure in Sound - Reeds (Mercury)
Pete Rugolo - Music from Richard Diamond (Mercury)
Pete Rugolo - Rhythm Meets Rugolo (Mercury)

Went shopping last night, added Rugolo and Kenton to my list. Got some Kenton, couldn't find any of the above Rugolo works. The Silver Spring Crack house had 3 titles, I think they were;

10 Saxophones and 2 Basses, Mercury PPS 2023
Rugolomania, Columbia CL-689
Adventures in Rhythm, Columbia CL-604

I didn't take any as I had a good haul, but wonder if they might have been worth grabbing.

Jerome?

A great deal of Pete Rugolo's recordings are available on CD.  You should go to Amazon and listen to the samples.  I happen to like Rugolo a lot but as I said before most of his writing and arranging fall into the realm of progressive jazz.  It won't be to everyone's liking.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on September 28, 2011, 05:37:29 PM
Quote
Gil Evans - Out of the Cool , a minty Impulse promo release on something they call 'KC 569 blend premium virgin vinyl'

Great album !! :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 29, 2011, 04:56:48 AM
Quote
Gil Evans - Out of the Cool , a minty Impulse promo release on something they call 'KC 569 blend premium virgin vinyl'

Great album !! :thumb:

Tru Dat!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on October 01, 2011, 05:08:24 AM
New 45 RPM audiophile vinyl...

Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (Analogue Productions 180g Prestige reissue)
J. R. Monterose - J. R. Monterose (Music Matters 180g Blue Note reissue)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Like Someone in Love (Music Matters 180g Blue Note reissue)
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto (Analogue Productions Quality Record Pressings 200g Verve reissue)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on October 01, 2011, 06:15:05 AM
Just read Monterose's entry in Wiki, I'd never heard of him.

4 good albums there. :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on October 11, 2011, 03:37:12 AM
Finally geting around to Saturdays finds

1. Les Paul ~ Gitarren Hits      German Decca
2. Tony Mottola ~ Spanish Guitar      German
3. Tony Mottola ~ Guitar.....Paris      German
4. Tony Mottola ~ Guitae U.S.A.        German
5. Mitch Ryder ~ Naked But not Dead
6. The Holleyridge Strings Play The Hits Of Simon & Garfunkel    Sealed
7. Al Stewart ~ Live Indian Summer 2 LPs
8. Roger Daltry ~ Parting Should Be Painless
9. The Pretenders ~ Get Closer
10. The Stranglers ~ The Collection 1977-1982     U.K.
11. Cal Tjader ~ Gozame! Pero Ya...
12.The Seigal Schwall Band ~ self titled
13. XTC ~ Black Sea
14. Pink Martini ~ Hey Eugene      180 Gram LP
15. The Strawberry Alarm Clock ~ Incense And Peppermints       Sundazed reissue
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 11, 2011, 08:20:36 AM
Had a productive weekend in the record mines.  :drool:

Had some business to do on the south shore Sat. afternoon so since I was in the neighborhood I just had to stop in at Infinity.  8-[
And then on Sunday the Crack House ran a 50% off sale for Columbus Day.  :yay2:

Vinyl:

Kenny Burrell: Ellington is Forever (2 LP Set) - Fantasy
Ben Webster: Giants of Jazz (3 LP Set with 56 page Book) - Time/Life
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Buhaina - The Continuing Message - Affinity (British Import)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (self titled) - Columbia
Stan Kenton: Kenton's West Side Story - Capitol
Stan Kenton: Standards in Silhouette - Capitol
The Greatest of Stan Getz - Roost
The Ramsey Lewis Trio: Hang on Ramsey! - Cadet
Dave Grusin: Discovered Again! - Sheffield Labs Direct to Disc
Julie London: Julie is her Name - Liberty
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Gershwin Song Book Vol. 2 - Verve Mono
Frank Sinatra: Strangers in the Night - Reprise
Bing Crosby/Rosemary Clooney: Fancy Meeting You Here - RCA Living Stereo (Sealed - can't tell what vintage)
The Kingston Trio: New Frontier - Capitol
The Kingston Trio: The Folk Era (3 LP Set) - Capitol
Gordon Lightfoot: Don Quixote
Joan Baez: Vol. 2 - Vanguard
Mark O'Connor: Stone From Which the Arch was Made - WB (Promo)
David Grisman:  Dawg Jazz - WB
John Lennon: Shaved Fish - Apple
Jack Bruce: At His Best (2 LP Set) - Polydor
Steely Dan: The Royal Scam: MCA
The Alan Parson's Project: The Turn of a Friendly Card - Arista
Santana: Abraxas - Columbia
Toscanini & the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of NY: The Sorcerer's Apprentice - RCA Camden
Music from Walt Disney's Fantasia - London Phase 4
Bernstein/NY Philharmonic: Schehaerazade - Columbia
Bernstein/NY Philharmonic: Also Sprach - Columbia (SQ Quad pressing)
Piotr Paleczny, Solo Piano: Pictures at an Exhibition, - Stolat
Paray/Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius, Symphony No. 2 - Mercury Wing

CDs:

Oscar Peterson Trio: With respect to Nat - Verve
The Complete Lester Young - Mercury
Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton: Play the Blues, Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center - Reprise
Rockabye Baby: Lullabye Renditions of Pink Floyd





Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on October 13, 2011, 04:57:35 AM
Vintage Vinyl

Buck Clayton - Huckle Buck/Robbin's Nest (Columbia 6 Eye)
Barney Kessel - Plays Standards (Contemporary)
Julie London - Whatever Julie Wants (Liberty)
Andre Previn/Gerry Mulligan/Carmen McRae - The Subterraneans (Original Soundtrack) (MGM)
Sonny Stitt - The Matadors Meet The Bull (Roulette)
Sonny Stitt - Keep Comin' Back (Roulette)
Sonny Stitt - What's New? (Roulette)
Sonny Stitt - Deuces Wild! (Atlantic)
Sonny Stitt - The Top Brass (Atlantic)
Johnny Griffin and Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Tough Tenor Favorites (Prestige)
Herb Jeffries - Say It Isn't So! (Bethlehem)
Art Farmer - Perception (Argo)
Art Farmer and Benny Golson Jazztet - Here and Now (Mercury)
Oscar Peterson Trio - Oscar Peterson at Newport (Verve)
Ray Brown and Milt Jackson - Much in Common (Verve)
Cal Tjader - The Prophet (Verve)
Jack Kerouac and Steve Allen - Poetry for The Beat Generation (Hanover)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on October 14, 2011, 07:11:22 AM
New 45 RPM 180g Audiophile Vinyl

Dexter Gordon - Doin' Alright (Music Matters Blue Note reissue)
Freddie Hubbard - Hub Tones (Analogue Productions Blue Note reissue)
Freddie Hubbard - Goin' Up (Music Matters Blue Note reissue)
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 - Peter Maag / London Symphony Orchestra (ORG London reissue)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on October 14, 2011, 01:03:17 PM
I just ordered the complete recorded works of Fats Waller.  This music is spread across 6 Boxed sets, each containing 4 CDs except for the last volume, which has 5.  This is from the UK label JSP Records, and it's been on the market for years.  

I decided to do it now before they all go out of print.  I almost missed out on the must-own Charlie Parker set because I procrastinated on it for too long.  It was dropped from their catalog two weeks after I bought it.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on October 15, 2011, 05:41:06 PM
All vinyl from PREX

Know What I Mean - Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley
Clark Terry Live 1964 - Clark Terry
Memories of Duke - Clark Terry
Roll Call - Hank Mobley
Peckin Time - Hank Mobley
A Caddy for Daddy -Hank Mobley
Dippin - Hank Mobley: (pricey as a 45rpm AcousTech remaster, but I spent the morning moving my furniture with my ex, and drove to Princeton to complete sale of my Scout, and dammit I deserved something!)

And 1 other thing, what was it, what was it...................?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on October 15, 2011, 05:50:47 PM
Oh ya..................
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on October 16, 2011, 04:11:29 AM
Isn't that the record you just sent to me????

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on October 16, 2011, 07:47:38 AM
Yup.  :shock:

Funny thing, listened to it once, hated it and posted same, which started our conversation.

Listened a second time to be sure no major defects before I sent it to you, found side 2 bearable.

Cleaned and steamed then vacumned it before shipping to you, listened a 3rd time to be sure I didn't screw it up with steam, realized I kinda liked side 2, and side 1 was growing on me. But I'd made a committment to you so off it went. 

Then saw a clean copy for $5 yesterday so took it.   :roll:

The very first song still sounds like someone beating a bag of cats with a stick, but who knows what will happen over time.  ](*,)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: allenzachary on October 16, 2011, 08:46:45 AM
I love Metheny, but his attempts at traditional/bop/hard bop all fall flat for me. 

He created an entirely new genre of music, of which he is the reigning overlord, but I'm afraid he doesn't much care for it much himself.  He makes the music to satisfy his fans and pad his wallet. Still, somehow, when he works in the genre he created, he makes magic.

His obvious true love is hard bop, but it is a lover which he can never possess.  Any of his recordings that attempt it, sound to me either like someone beating a bag of cats with a stick or sleep-inducing muted guitar noodlings.  It's a little sad, really.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2011, 04:51:50 AM

Dippin - Hank Mobley: (pricey as a 45rpm AcousTech remaster, but I spent the morning moving my furniture with my ex, and drove to Princeton to complete sale of my Scout, and dammit I deserved something!)


Gene, I like the way you think!  :thumb:

And 1 other thing, what was it, what was it...................?

You know what they say, memory is the second thing to go.....   #-o
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2011, 04:57:06 AM
In a little while I'll be heading out to pick up StereoNut and another one of the AudioSyndrome guys for a pilgrimage down to PREX. Hide the women, children and vinyl.  :shock:

If anybody is in the neighborhood, stop and say hello. I'll be wearing my AN  tee shirt for good luck.  [-o<
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on October 17, 2011, 05:04:49 AM
There's a few boxed sets that looked interesting, 2 different Stan Kenton collections, 1 at $60 and 1 at $80.

And the Sinatra I wanted was there as a MoFi release, but I didn't want to spend the money.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 17, 2011, 07:47:04 PM
There's a few boxed sets that looked interesting, 2 different Stan Kenton collections, 1 at $60 and 1 at $80.

And the Sinatra I wanted was there as a MoFi release, but I didn't want to spend the money.
I saw the Sinatra set too.The price they were asking only worked out to $25 a record which is not that bad of a price but it still adds up to good hunk of change when you figure you have to buy 16 albums at once.  :roll:
I'm sure glad I got mine when I did.  8)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: allenzachary on October 18, 2011, 09:08:37 AM
After watching this thread with intense jealousy, I am glad to announce that I found my own Crack House here in SC.  The thrift store for an animal shelter apparently gets fed with the long standing inventory from one of the local record shops.  They have bins full of CDs and more records than I have in my collection, and everything is 4 for a dollar.

I came away with 40+ CDs and half a dozen LPs for under $20.  highlights include:

CD's:

Allen Toussant- Collection
Holly Cole-Temptation
Jellyfish- Bellybutton
Conferate Fagg- Rock n Roll Hall of Flame
Sam Phillips- Fan Dance
Liz Story- Speechless
Squeeze- Some Fantastic Place
Alison Moyet- Hoodoo
Ross Trout/Steve Rodby- The Duo Life
David Byrne- Uh Oh
Andy Summers- Charming Snakes
Rosanne Cash- The Wheel
Bonnie Raitt- Silver Lining
Toni Childs- House of Hope
                 Union
Marlene Dietrich- Best of
T-Bone Burnett- The Criminal Under My Own Hat
Deanna Carter- The Story of my Life
SmashMouth- Fush Yu Mang
Peter Gabriel- Live in DC

LP's:

Dinah Shore- Dinah, yes indeed
Mahler: Symphonie Nr 1- Boston Symphony - Ozawa
Chopin: Klavierkonzert Nr 3- LA Philharmonic- Giulini
Hancok/Hubbard/Turrentine- In Concert Volume Two
GTR- Gtr (Steve Howe/Steve Hackett)
Bobby Short- Loves Cole Porter
Doris Day- Wonderful Day
BeBop Deluxe- Drastic Plastic
The Jazz Crusaders- Best of
Jim Croce- I Got a Name
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue/American in Paris- NY Philharmonic-Bernstein

I didn't even go through everything they had...I got tired.  I'm so happy.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 18, 2011, 09:23:34 AM
Had a big day at Prex yesterday with StereoNut and Jim M. from the AudioSyndrome. In all my trips there UI have never seen so much good stuff in the dollar bins. We each got dozens of dollar LPs that looked like they had never seen daylight before. I've often found one or two like that  and the rest were in good shape considering they were dollar records . But yesterday 3 out 4 dollar records that I pulled out were in mint or like new condition. There what I picked up, stating with the vinyl:

New 180g Vinyl:

The Eagles: Greatest Hits - Asylum HQ-180
Rob Wasserman: Duets - GRP German 180g Import
Led Zepplin: Mothership - (4) 1/2 Speed Mastered HQ-180 LPs

Vintage Vinyl
The Modern Jazz Quartet: More From the Last Concert - Atlantic
The Modern Jazz Quartet with Laurindo Almeida - Atlantic
Ben Webster/Coleman Hawkins: Tenor Giants - Verve
Kenny Burrell: Generations - Blue Note
Barney Kessel w/ The Monty Alexander Trio: Spontaneous Combustion - Contemporary
Erroll Garner/Art Tatum/Mike Di Napoli: Piano Greats - Guest Star
Sonny Rollins: Don't Ask - Milestone
Buddy Rich: A Different Drummer - RCA
Larry Carlton: On Solid Ground - MCA
Larry Carlton: Alone/But Never Gone - MCA Master Series
Diane Schurr & the Count Basie Orchestra - GRP
GRP Various Artists: Happy Anniversary Charlie Brown - GRP
Grover Washington Jr. - Time Out of My Mind - Columbia
Full Swing: In Full Swing - Cypress
Harry Belafonte: Calypso
Cashman & West: Lifesong - Lifesong
James Taylor: In My Pocket - WB
James Taylor: Gorilla - WB
James Taylor: Flag - Columbia
Crosby, Stills & Nash: CSN - Atlanic
David Crosby/Graham Nash:Whistling Down the Wire - ABC
David Crosby/Graham Nash: Live - ABC
Stephen Stills: Stills
Gordon Lightfoot: Endless Wire - WB
Quardrophenia - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Polydor
Oscar Brand: Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads - Audio Fidelity
John Williams/Boston Pops: Pops in Space - Philips (Japanese Import)

CDs to follow...........



Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 18, 2011, 09:26:16 AM
After watching this thread with intense jealousy, I am glad to announce that I found my own Crack House here in SC.  The thrift store for an animal shelter apparently gets fed with the long standing inventory from one of the local record shops.  They have bins full of CDs and more records than I have in my collection, and everything is 4 for a dollar.

I came away with 40+ CDs and half a dozen LPs for under $20.  highlights include:


Way to go Allen!  :thumb:

It's great to be joined by another addict......I mean member of the club.  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 18, 2011, 10:09:58 AM
OK, here are the CDs from yesterday's PREX outing:

Hank Mobley: No Room for Squares - Blue Note
John Coltrane: My Favorite Things - Atlantic
John Coltrane: Timeless - Savoy (20 Bit)
Miles Davis: Love Songs - Columbia
Count Basie Big Bans: Farmer's Market Barbecue
The Count Basie Orchestra: Basie's Bag - Telarc Jazz
The Best of McCoy Tyner - Blue Note
Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli: The Gold Collection - Fine Tune (Gold CD)
Ella Fitzgerald: Standards - Verve
Niki Yanofsky: Niki - Decca
Barry Manilow: Manilow Sings Sinatra - Arista
Too Marvelous, A Collection of Jazz Classics - Hear
The London Muddy Waters Sessions - Chess
Jim Croce: 50th Anniversary Collection - Saja
Paul Simon's Concert in the Park - WB (2 CD Set)
Dusty Springfield: Dusty in Memphis (Deluxe Edition) - Rhino
The Chapin Sister's: Two - Lake Bottom
John Fogerty: Premonition - Reprise
Jimmy Buffett: Songs You Should Know by Heart - MCA
Jimmy Buffett: Last Mango in Paris
Herman's Hermits: Greatest Hits - Highland Music
The Turtles: Love Songs - Rhino
Blue Man Group: The Complex
Alan Jackson: Under the Influence
Rubinstein/Wallentsein/Symphony of the Air: Saint-Saens, Concerto No.2 - RCA Living Stereo SACD
Morton Gould: Copland, Billly the Kid/Rodeo - RCA Living Stereo SACD
William F. Buckley, Narrator: Peter and the Wolf - Pro Arte

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on October 18, 2011, 11:40:16 AM
Four for a buck?!?

I'm jelly.

  They have bins full of CDs and more records than I have in my collection, and everything is 4 for a dollar.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on October 18, 2011, 11:42:43 AM
You're lucky I was too tired after moving furniture back and forth from my ex' to look at digital Saturday or you never would have gotten the 2 below.  :duh

OK, here are the CDs from yesterday's PREX outing:

Hank Mobley: No Room for Squares - Blue Note Rubinstein/Wallentsein/Symphony of the Air: Saint-Saens, Concerto No.2 - RCA Living Stereo SACD

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 19, 2011, 04:33:47 PM
Another nice batch of mint condition records from the 69 cent bin at the Crack House:

Mozart Clarinet and  and Horn Concertos - London ffss (Dutch Import)
The Heifetz- Piatigorsky Concerts - RCA Red Seal
Itzhak Perlman:Encores - Angel
Igor Kipnis: Capriccio, Program for Harpsichord - Angel
Pinchas Zukerman: Mendelssohn/Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos - Columbia
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture: Bernstein/NY Philharmonic - Columbia
Isaac Stern: 60th Anniversary Celebration - CBS Mastersound
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on October 19, 2011, 04:51:29 PM
Dammit - left work early and drove to the Allentown crack house as he had posted he had gotten in some Porcupine Tree vinyl.

What he didn't post was that they went from $100 to $300.

As Geof Peterson would say - Balls!

Needless to say, no PT for me.

But since I was there............
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 19, 2011, 09:27:59 PM
Dammit - left work early and drove to the Allentown crack house as he had posted he had gotten in some Porcupine Tree vinyl.

What he didn't post was that they went from $100 to $300.

As Geof Peterson would say - Balls!

Needless to say, no PT for me.

But since I was there............


Well........... what'd you find???
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on October 20, 2011, 08:55:20 AM
Had to go to bed last night, too much driving.

All Vinyl

Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson Trio
Clifford Brown With Strings 1955
Red Garland's Piano
Montreux '77 [Live] - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
3 Blind Mice - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey
Africaine - Art Blakey
Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe - Chet Baker
Chet - Chet Baker With Bill Evans
Street of Dreams - Stan Kenton
Stan Kenton Today (Recorded Live in London) - Stan Kenton
Journey To Capricorn - Stan Kenton
Innovations in Modern Music Vol. 1 - Stan Kenton

And from the $1 bins

Arc of a Diver by Steve Winwood
Notorious by Duran Duran
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits by Simon & Garfunkel
Greenhouse by Leo Kottke
Mad Love by Linda Ronstadt
Living In The Usa by Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like a Wheel by Linda Ronstadt
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 21, 2011, 07:14:19 AM
Had to go to bed last night, too much driving.

All Vinyl

Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson Trio
Clifford Brown With Strings 1955
Red Garland's Piano
Montreux '77 [Live] - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
3 Blind Mice - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey
Africaine - Art Blakey
Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe - Chet Baker
Chet - Chet Baker With Bill Evans
Street of Dreams - Stan Kenton
Stan Kenton Today (Recorded Live in London) - Stan Kenton
Journey To Capricorn - Stan Kenton
Innovations in Modern Music Vol. 1 - Stan Kenton

And from the $1 bins

Arc of a Diver by Steve Winwood
Notorious by Duran Duran
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits by Simon & Garfunkel
Greenhouse by Leo Kottke
Mad Love by Linda Ronstadt
Living In The Usa by Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like a Wheel by Linda Ronstadt

Gene,

Now I know you are an addict. You just got that gorgeous 45 RPM pressing of Rumors, but you couldn't resist pulling another copy out of the dollar bin could you???  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Welcome to the club.  :roll:  :thumb:


(Now all I need to do is get him to start playing them at 3AM and I'll have captured another one. (http://www.iseesmileys.com/smileys/h2g2_Supernatural/f_vampire.gif) (http://www.iseesmileys.com) )
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on October 21, 2011, 12:00:11 PM
Actually, it's the 2nd one I've pulled out of the bin, and I think Bill gave me a copy, and THEN there's the 45rpm.

I'm sick.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on October 23, 2011, 11:10:59 AM
I just got home from having a splendid time visiting with Gene. On my way home
I stopped by the The Record Connection. The Steve Vai is courtesy of Gene
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 24, 2011, 05:57:35 AM
Stopped by the library yesterday afternoon to return a book and they had put out some more CDs in the 50 cent discard rack.

Picked up a bunch of things that I know nothing about but looked interesting and at that price I can afford to take a chance:

Jazz

Medeski Martin & Wood: Tonic - Telarc
Jeff Lang: Prepare me Well - Blue Note
Steve Tyrell: This Guy's in Love - Columbia
Ramsey Lewis: Tequila Mockingbird - Columbia
Jimmy Lewis: Golden Classics - Collectables

Classical

Britten - Spring Symphony: Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - London
Poulenc: Aubade - Concerto for Piano and 18 Instruments - EMI Classics
Yoshimatsu- Kamui-Chikap Symphony: BBC Philharmonic/Sachio Fujioka

Any good/bad thoughts about any of these?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 25, 2011, 10:11:05 PM
Only a small batch from the Crack House yesterday. (hey it was 25% off day - I had to buy something...  :roll: )

Vintage LPs

Grieg: Music from Peer Gynt. Fiedler/Boston Pops - RCA Living Stereo (A Shaded Dog for 53 cents.  :drool:)
Arthur Rubinstein: The Chopin of Love, Volume 3 - RCA Red Seal
Judy Collins: Wildflowers - Elektra
Judy Collins: So Early in the Spring - Elektra
The Best of The Alan Parsons Project - Arista
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: The Jukes -  Mercury
The Best of Bread - Elektra
Sha Na Na (Self Titled) - Kama Sutra
Listen to the Movies with Ferrante and Teicher- United Artists

CDs

Jim Croce: Bad Bad Leroy Brown, The Definitive Collection - Recall 2CD (German Imported 2 CD Set)
Bobby Watson and Horizon: The Inventor - Blue Note
Carole King: The Living Room Tour - Concord (2 CD Set)

Wow, these are starting to pile up a lot faster than I can listen to them. I am going to have to stay out of the Crack House and stop buying for a while....... NOT!  aa
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on October 26, 2011, 03:35:54 AM
Only a small batch from the Crack House yesterday. (hey it was 25% off day - I had to buy something...  :roll: )

Vintage LPs

Grieg: Music from Peer Gynt. Fiedler/Boston Pops - RCA Living Stereo (A Shaded Dog for 53 cents.  :drool:)
Arthur Rubinstein: The Chopin of Love, Volume 3 - RCA Red Seal
Judy Collins: Wildflowers - Elektra
Judy Collins: So Early in the Spring - Elektra
The Best of The Alan Parsons Project - Arista
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: The Jukes -  Mercury
The Best of Bread - Elektra
Sha Na Na (Self Titled) - Kama Sutra
Listen to the Movies with Ferrante and Teicher- United Artists

CDs

Jim Croce: Bad Bad Leroy Brown, The Definitive Collection - Recall 2CD (German Imported 2 CD Set)
Bobby Watson and Horizon: The Inventor - Blue Note
Carole King: The Living Room Tour - Concord (2 CD Set)

Wow, these are starting to pile up a lot faster than I can listen to them. I am going to have to stay out of the Crack House and stop buying for a while....... NOT!  aa


Tom see if Old And Wise is on there. The track is sung by the lead singer of the Zombies "Colin Blunstone"
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 26, 2011, 02:06:57 PM
Only a small batch from the Crack House yesterday. (hey it was 25% off day - I had to buy something...  :roll: )

Vintage LPs

Grieg: Music from Peer Gynt. Fiedler/Boston Pops - RCA Living Stereo (A Shaded Dog for 53 cents.  :drool:)
Arthur Rubinstein: The Chopin of Love, Volume 3 - RCA Red Seal
Judy Collins: Wildflowers - Elektra
Judy Collins: So Early in the Spring - Elektra
The Best of The Alan Parsons Project - Arista
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: The Jukes -  Mercury
The Best of Bread - Elektra
Sha Na Na (Self Titled) - Kama Sutra
Listen to the Movies with Ferrante and Teicher- United Artists

CDs

Jim Croce: Bad Bad Leroy Brown, The Definitive Collection - Recall 2CD (German Imported 2 CD Set)
Bobby Watson and Horizon: The Inventor - Blue Note
Carole King: The Living Room Tour - Concord (2 CD Set)

Wow, these are starting to pile up a lot faster than I can listen to them. I am going to have to stay out of the Crack House and stop buying for a while....... NOT!  aa


Tom see if Old And Wise is on there. The track is sung by the lead singer of the Zombies "Colin Blunstone"

Track 6 on the B Side.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 29, 2011, 11:57:01 PM
Picked up a nice batch from the Crack House yesterday:

Vinyl

Percy Grainger: Counrty Gardens - Mercury Living Presence Stereo
Ella Fitzgerald: Ella in Berlin - Verve Stereo Deep Groove
Tony Bennett's All Time Greatest - Hits Columbia 2 LP Set
Jim Croce: Photographs and Memories, His Greatest Hits - ABC
Linda Ronstadt: Living in the USA - Asylum
Christine McVie (Self Titled) - WB
Ray Charles: Wish You Were Here Tonight - Columbia
Ray Charles (Self Titled) - Coronet
Boz Scaggs: Other Roads - Columbia
Boz Scaggs: Middle Man - Columbia
George Benson/Earle Klugh: Collaboration - WB
Neil Diamond: Gold  - UNI
Harry Belafonte: The Midnight Special - RCA
Eric Clapton:Timepieces, The Best of Eric Clapton - RSO
Frankie Valli: The Very Best of Frankie Valli - MCA
Louie Bellson and his Jazz Orchestra - MHS
Waldo's Ragtime Orchestra - Ragtime Classics, Volume 1 - MHS
Bernard Herrmann: Music from Great Film Classics - MHS
Orchestral Eorks by Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgshy, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky: MHS
Classical Marches: Slatkin/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra - RCA Red Seal
Beethoven Symphony No. 9: The London Classical Players/Roger  Norrington
The Academy - By Rescue: Academy of St Martin -in-the-Fields - Angel/EMI
 
CDs

Van Morrison: MoonDance - WB
The Jerry Garcia Band: Cats Under the Sky
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on October 30, 2011, 05:08:56 AM
Yesterday at DD's

1. Tim Moore ~ Self Titled
2. Def Leppard ~ On Through The Night
3. The Beatles ~ Yellow Submarine      UK Apple
4. The Yardsbirds featuring Eric Clapton    Japanese
5. Tomorrow ~ Self Titled      UK New vinyl
6. It's A Beautiful Day ~ A ThousandsAnd One Nights UK
7. Salt Water Taffy ~ Finders Keepers
8. 10,000 Maniacs ~ Blind Man*s Zoo
9. McKendree Spring ~ Second Thoughts
10. The 5th Dimension ~ Up Up and Away  Sealed
11. The Who ~ Quadrophenia     
12. Brian Auger's Oblivion Express ~ Self Titled
13. Roger Daltrey ~ Best Bits       Promo
14. Def Leppard ~ High'n'Dry
15. Micheal Hedges ~ Aerial Boundaries
16. Classic Rock Vol. 2         
17. The Grass Roots ` Lovin' Things
18. George Shearing ~ That Fresh Feeling
19. The Jazz Compositions Of Stan Kenton
20. The George Shearing Quintet ~ Latin Escapade
21. The George Shearing Quintet ~ Mood Latino
22. Ocean ~ Put Your Hand In The Hand
23. Stereo Review Model 211 Test Record
24. Santa Esmeralda ~ House Of The Rising Sun

Two LP's that were purchased for others
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on November 06, 2011, 07:38:30 AM
I bought more CDs yesterday than LPs. I went looking for some Chris Isaak and found 7 at $1.99 each

First the CDs
1. Chris Issak ~ self titled
2. Chris Issak ~ Always Got Tonight
3. Chris Issak ~ Baja Sessions
4. Chris Issak ~ "Mr. Lucky''
5. Chris Issak ~ Forever Blue
6. Chris Issak ~ San Francisco Days
7. Chris Issak ~ Speak Of The Devil
8. Dusty Springfield ~ Dusty In Memphis
9. Sonny Terry with Johnny Winter & Willie Dixon ~ Whoppin'
10. Mark Knophler ~ Sailing to Philadelphia
11. Peter Grabriel ~ Plays Live
12. Peter Grabriel ~ Up
13. PJ Harvey ~ Rid Of Me
14. PJ Harvey ~ Dry
15. Neil Young ~ Prairie Wind
16. Robert Fripp ~ Exsposure
17. Bruce Cockburn ~ You've Never
18. Bruce Cockburn ~ Nothing But A Burning Light
19. Symphonic Pink Floyd ~ Us And Them
20. Symphonic Rock ~ The British  Invasion Vol. 2
21. Edgar Winter ~ White Trash
22. Rolling Stones ~ Steel Wheels
23. Paul Simon ~ There Goes Rhymin' Simon
24. INXS ~ Shine Like It Does The Anthology (1979-1997)
25. U2 ~ How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
26. The Best Of The Spinners
27. Diana Krall ~ The Look Of Love
28. Sting ~ Songs From The Labyrinth

One LP
Robert Fripp ~ The League Of Gentlemen


Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: evan1 on November 07, 2011, 01:41:02 PM
Found 2 LP's today. Mint condition all around, 4 bucks each

Chick Corea -Again and Again

Carole King - Speeding Time
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on November 07, 2011, 02:16:55 PM
Found 2 LP's today. Mint condition all around, 4 bucks each

Chick Corea -Again and Again

Carole King - Speeding Time

Which crack house were you visiting?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: evan1 on November 07, 2011, 02:29:42 PM
Found 2 LP's today. Mint condition all around, 4 bucks each

Chick Corea -Again and Again

Carole King - Speeding Time

Which crack house were you visiting?

Just a Yuppie thrift shop near my job.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on November 11, 2011, 10:56:15 AM
Today I spent a few bucks (a lot more than few bucks, actually) on some vintage jazz vinyl....

Nat Adderly - Work Song (Riverside deep groove mono pressing)
Dizzy Gillespie - Diz Big Band (Norgran mono deep groove pressing)
Dizzy Gillespie - World Statesman (Norgran deep groove mono pressing)
Flip Phillips - Rock with Flip (Clef deep groove mono pressing)
Art Farmer - Art (Argo deep groove mono pressing)
Coleman Hawkins - Night Hawk (Swingville deep groove mono pressing)
Billie Holiday - All or Nothing at All (Verve deep groove mono pressing)
Billie Holiday - Body and Soul (Verve deep groove mono pressing)
Hampton Hawes - All Night Session, Volume 1 (Contemporary deep groove mono pressing)
Hampton Hawes - All Night Session, Volume 2 (Contemporary deep groove mono pressing)
Hampton Hawes - All Night Session, Volume 3 (Contemporary deep groove mono pressing)
Howard Rumsey - Lighthouse All-Stars Volume 4 (Contemporary deep groove mono pressing)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: evan1 on November 12, 2011, 10:27:40 AM
Just got back from PREX and my venture was strictly vinyl.Nothing special in mind , here is what I came away with


Leo Kotke- 6 and 12 string guitar
Weather Report-Procession
Return to Forever - The Best Of
Jean - Luc- Ponty - Cosmic Messenger
Eagles- Greatest Hits
Stan Getz- Greatest Hits
Pat Metheny/ Hayden- Song X
McGlaughlin/DiMeola/DeLucia-Passion Grace and Fire
Dire Straits- Brothers in Arms


Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 12, 2011, 03:34:29 PM
Was on the way to Lancaster to the mall to buy some dress shoes, as I passed the Goodwill, thoughts of TMAZZ popped into my head, so I pulled in to see what vinyl gems may lurk there.

Not much.

But for .50 cents each I took a chance on 4 classical offerings, the most promising what appears to be a very clean 6 eye columbia of;

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. 35
The Philadelphia Orchestra (Orchestra), Eugene Ormandy (Conductor), Rimsky-Korsakov (Composer)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on November 12, 2011, 05:35:48 PM
Just got back from PREX and my venture was strictly vinyl.Nothing special in mind , here is what I came away with


Leo Kotke- 6 and 12 string guitar
Weather Report-Procession
Return to Forever - The Best Of
Jean - Luc- Ponty - Cosmic Messenger
Eagles- Greatest Hits
Stan Getz- Greatest Hits
Pat Metheny/ Hayden- Song X
McGlaughlin/DiMeola/DeLucia-Passion Grace and Fire
Dire Straits- Brothers in Arms




Oh No not you too ?????
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 12, 2011, 05:42:26 PM
Been a lot of copies of Song X surfacing of late.  :wtf:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: evan1 on November 13, 2011, 06:26:25 AM
Been a lot of copies of Song X surfacing of late.  :wtf:

Must be back room duplication going on  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 13, 2011, 03:06:04 PM
I'm going to be stuck in a training class for work next week about a 1/2 hour drive from Princeton. Five nights in a hotel with nothing to do but............... (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_whistle.gif)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 13, 2011, 04:27:24 PM
Who's that stalking the streets of Princeton..............

"The Midnight Vinyl Vampire" - that's who. 8-[
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 14, 2011, 09:38:10 PM
It was a slow day at PREX. I could fit everything I got into one bag.  :roll:  :lol:

New Vinyl:

Eric Clapton: Unplugged – 2 180g LP Set
John Coltrane: Coltrane Jazz – Atlantic/Rhino 180g LP

Vintage Vinyl:

The Preservation Jazz Band: When the Saints Come Marching In, New Orleans Vol.III – CBS
Earl Klugh: Whispers & Promises – WB
Larry Carlton: Friends – WB
Ella Fitzgerald: The Johnny Mercer Songbook - Verve
Jimmy Buffett: Somewhere Over China – MCA
Buffett: One Particular Harbour - MCA
Jimmy Buffett: Riddles in the Sand - MCA
Jimmy Buffett: Hot Water - MCA
Jimmy Buffett: Off to See the Lizard - MCA

CDs:

Hank Mobley: Workout – Blue Note
Jimmy Smith: The Sermon – Blue Note
Lou Donaldson: Blues Walk – Blue Note
Various: Blue Ballads – Blue Note
Various: Blue Note Salutes Motown
Bob Belden Presents Strawberry Fields – Blue Note
Prestige Profiles: Eric Dolphy – Prestige
The Best of Earl Kluigh - Blue Note
The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Vavoom – Interscope
Peter Cincotti: On the Moon – Concord
AM Gold: 1975 – Time/Life
AM Gold: 1976 – Time/Life
AM Gold: 1978 – Time/Life
The Best of the Nylons – Open Air
Sigfried & Roy: Dreams & Illusions – edel
The Blues Brothers: The Definative Collection – Atlantic
CSNY: Looking Forward – Reprise
Paul Shaffer & The Party Boys of  Rock ‘n’ Roll – SBK (2 CD Set)
Kiss: Unplugged – Mercury
John Cougar: The Collection – Castle Communications (British Import)
George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Haircut – emi
George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Ride ‘Til I Die – Eagle Records
Bon Jovi: Crossroad – Mercury
Bon Jovi: One Wild Night, 1985 – 2001 – Island
Bon Jovi: This Left Feels Right - Island
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on November 15, 2011, 03:58:55 AM
That's quite a mix Tom always good to keep'em guessing  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 15, 2011, 01:45:21 PM
Hey, I don't pick them, they pick me.  8)

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 16, 2011, 04:45:25 PM
Lionel Hampton - Golden Vibes with Reeds and Rhythm (6 eyes red label)
Lionel Hampton (Artist) | Format: Vinyl

From Radio-Active Records in Fort Lauderdale.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on November 19, 2011, 01:06:42 PM
Well after about 3 weeks I went today to Double Decker's
Jamie asked me if I'd forgotten him. It couldn't have anything
to do with him closing 2 hours earlier than always, making Sat.
the only day that I can go there. Now wouldn't have anything
to with it would right ??

1st the Import Lp's
1. Traffic ~ Traffic    UK
2. Traffic ~ Last Exit  UK
3. Denny Laine ~  Ahh...Laine!     UK
4. C.C.R. ~ Green River   Spanish

Now the rest of the LP's
5. Atlanta Rhythm Section ~ A Rock And Roll Alternative
6. Cat Stevens ~ Buddha And The Chocolate Box
7. All The Heavy Hits Of Mitch Ryder
8. Barclay James Harvest ~ Time Honoured Guests
9. Black Sabbath ~ Paraniod  Green Warner Brothers Label
10. Argent ~ Ring Of Hands
11. Journey ~ Escape
12. Journey ~ Departure
13. Ron Wood ~ Gimme Some Neck
14. The Rolling Stones ~ Some Girls
15. Traffic ~ John Barleycorn Must Die
16. Medicine Ball Caravan ~ Soundtrack
17. Dr. John ~ In A Sentimental Mood
18. Bananarama ~ The Greatest Hits Collection
19. Jan Hammer Group ~ Melodies

One CD   The Beach Boys ~ Christmas Album
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on November 26, 2011, 03:25:29 PM
Vinyl I picked up today  

1. King Crimson ~ In The Court Of The Crimson King    200 Gram Lp
2. The B-52's        MFSL
3. Shiva's Headband ~ Take Me To The Mountains         180 Gram Lp
4. The Poppy Family ~ Which Way You Going Billy
5. Gene Parsons ~ Melodies
6. Turiya Alice Coltrane / Devidip Carlos Santana ~ Illuminations
7. Crystal Gayle ~ When I Dream               Nautlis Super Disc
8. Pinkiny Canandy
9. Denny Laine ~ Holly Days
10. Hamersmith ~ Self titled
11. Steve Hillage ~ L
12. Brian Auger's Oblivion Express ~ Recorded Live At The Whiskey,Hollywood
13. Kitaro ~ Asia
14. Kitaro ~ Oasis
15. Herbie Mann ~ Brazil Once Again
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 28, 2011, 06:58:07 PM
I haven't been for a week and since it was 25% off day at the Crack house.......  :roll:


CDs

Tower of Power: Back to Oakland - WB
Chuck Mangione: Everything for Love - Chesky
Cirque Du Soleil: Mystere - RCA
Ann Hampton Callaway: Signature - After 9
Tangerine Dream: Melrose - :Private  Music
The Best of Three Dog Night - MCA
The Newbury Consort: Music for a Medieval Banquet - Harmonia Mundi (Stereophile Recommended)

Vinyl

The Eagles: Desperado - Asylum
 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 01, 2011, 09:19:01 PM
(http://audiokarma.org/forums/image.php?u=47039&dateline=1310926727)   :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on December 02, 2011, 04:33:56 AM
Vintage Vinyl - Rock

R.E.M - Reckoning
Simon and Garfunkel - Wednesday Morning, 3AM
David Bowie - Young Americans
George Harrison - George Harrison
Bachman Turner Overdrive - BTO II
Sanford and Townsend - Smoke from a Distant Fire
James Gang - Thirds

Vintage Vinyl - Jazz

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (Columbia 6-Eye Mono Pressing)
Ralph Towner and Glen Moore - Trios Solos (ECM)
Ralph Towner - Matchbook (ECM)
Howard Rumsey Lighthouse Allstars - Volume 4 (Contemporary deep groove mono pressing)

Vinyl reissues

Miles Davis - Bags Groove (OJC)
Miles Davis - Blue Haze (OJC)
Hank Mobley - Mobley's Message (OJC)
Blue Mitchell - Step Lighthly (Blue Note)
Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay (CTI)
Roy Haynes - Cracklin' (OJC)


CD

Kenny Burrell - Soul Call (OJC)
Lee Morgan - Take Twelve (OJC)
Kenny Dorham - Blue Spring (OJC)
Herbie Man - Just Wailin' (OJC)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: allenzachary on December 03, 2011, 01:04:33 PM
Estate sale: 

Willie Nelson and Family Live
Willie Nelson Somewhere Over the Rainbow
John Denver Rocky- Rocky Mountain Christmas
Jerry Reed sings Jim Croce

All sealed.  $1.50 each.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on December 03, 2011, 03:07:35 PM
Today at my Crack House all LPs


1.The Nice featuring Davey O'List 20th Anniversary
2. The Best Of Jennifer Warnes
3. The Sandpipers ~ Softly
4. Rare Earth ~ Willie Remembers
5. The New Seekers ~ Circles
6. The Best Of Manfred Mann
7. Future Sounds Of Jazz-Vol. 6  3 LPs ?????
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on December 04, 2011, 07:41:19 AM
Spent a day with Eleazar and his better half at the crackhouse, then went to "THE LAIR OF THE PUMKINMAN" to audition his Vandersteen 3As, he has a very cozy and intimate setup, I could have stayed all day, (possibly napping), but had to roll out after a bit as it was a drive home. Still, played a few albums I know well, I think I may become a Vandy convert. He also had collected a few albums for me I'd been looking for, which added to what I bought, made for a productive day.

From Pman, on vinyl;

Only the Lonely by Frank Sinatra , both a domestic and import copy
Watertown by Frank Sinatra
Teaser And The Firecat by Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four by Cat Stevens
Footsteps in the Dark by Cat Stevens
Numbers by Cat Stevens
Izitso by Cat Stevens
B.L.T. by Robin Trower

Purchased some Gerry Mulligan vinyl

What Is There to Say by Gerry Mulligan
Jeru by Gerry Mulligan
Compadres (Recorded Live in Mexico) by Dave Brubeck Trio and Gerry Mulligan
Blues Roots LP by Dave Brubeck Trio and Gerry Mulligan

And also on vinyl,

Adventures in Time by Dave Brubeck
Roll With It by Steve Winwood
Jazz Ultimate by BOBBY HACKETT & JACK TEAGARDEN
Suicide Sal by Maggie Bell

And on CD

Ballads by Stanley Turrentine
Reflections by Stan Getz
Stan Meets Chet by Stan Getz and Chet Baker
Best of Chet Baker  by Chet Baker
Jimmy & Wes: Dynamic Duo by Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery
Quiet Now: Dreamsville by Sarah Vaughan
Essential - Great Songs by Sarah Vaughan
The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard by Freddie Hubbard
Page One by Joe Henderson
In a New Setting by Milt Jackson
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on December 04, 2011, 04:39:36 PM
Nice haul Gene!!   Sounds like a really fun day!!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on December 04, 2011, 04:58:38 PM
Nice haul Gene!!   Sounds like a really fun day!!  

Not if your spending it with me Rich  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on December 04, 2011, 05:21:54 PM
As long as your better half is there, Bill - she must be a real saint!    :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on December 04, 2011, 06:17:50 PM
Don't let him kid you, he has his main listening area with a pair of amber hurricane lamp type bulbs, and he cut some amber glass to go over the window, nice mood. Oh, and a pumpkin orange phone.

Outside that is another 'hanging' area with some audio equipment, tv and the funkiest lighting, about 6 strands of small Xmass lights running back and forth every which way on ceiling, and every bulb is orange. And an orange phone.

Beyond that walls and walls of lp's, and another wall of CDs, I never got a chance to go through them  :duh, but considering how often he posts what he's bought, you wouldn't be surprised by how extensive the collection is.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on December 04, 2011, 10:19:21 PM
No not surprised at the records. If you're gonna listen to vinyl and not get bored, you need a nice pile of records.  But I did think the pumpkinman was just his online alter ego. Now I know he really is THE PUMPKIN MAN!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 08, 2011, 08:18:13 PM
Not actually from the from the Crack House, but I picked up a great deal on some 200g Classic Records reissues from TheMusic.com

These are new LPs. They are surplus stock in plain white jackets, but the LPs themselves are in perfect condition. Some are the full albums and some are single LPs from a multi disc set. But the goos part is they were only $5 each.

33 1/3 RPM Discs:

Stephen Stills  (Self Titled) - Whole album
The Reiner Sound - Whole album
Harry Belafonte Returns to Carniegie Hall (Disc 1 Only)
John Coltrane Live at the Half Note: One up, One Down (Disc 2 Only)

45 RPM Discs

John Coltrane: Blue Train (Side B2)
Cannonball Adderley: Something Else (Side A1)
John Lee Hooker: Chameleon (Side B1)
Willie Nelson: Stardust (Side 3)
Bizet: Carman (LSC-2449 Side 4)
Strass: Also Sprach (LSC-1806 Disc 3)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on December 09, 2011, 07:05:54 AM
Oh! , 45rpm at $5, count me in. Even if only one side, I just ordered Sarah Vaugh and Cannonball Adderly.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Triode Pete on December 10, 2011, 06:02:11 PM
Another "Non-Crack House" find, but I'm pretty happy with the deal I just received from Elusive Disc on the following Audiophile LP vinyl discs (all HQ 180 gram or higher brand new vinyl);

1) Cat Stevens, Tea for the Tillerman - 200 gram Analogue Productions.
2) Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
3) The Genius of Ray Charles
4) Inglourious Basterds Soundtrack
5) The Doors - Absolutely Live - Double LP!
6) The Great Ray Charles

Received all new 7 LPs, delivered to my home for < $100... a deal!!!

I felt like sharing... the Cat Stevens LP sonics are the best I've ever heard... so quiet & dynamic!!!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 10, 2011, 09:09:09 PM
Another "Non-Crack House" find, but I'm pretty happy with the deal I just received from Elusive Disc on the following Audiophile LP vinyl discs (all HQ 180 gram or higher brand new vinyl);

1) Cat Stevens, Tea for the Tillerman - 200 gram Analogue Productions.
2) Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
3) The Genius of Ray Charles
4) Inglourious Basterds Soundtrack
5) The Doors - Absolutely Live - Double LP!
6) The Great Ray Charles

Received all new 7 LPs, delivered to my home for < $100... a deal!!!

I felt like sharing... the Cat Stevens LP sonics are the best I've ever heard... so quiet & dynamic!!!

Nice!  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on December 11, 2011, 12:13:38 PM
Since you guys have been on a "Non-Crack House" run...

I just scored 10 Herbie Mann LP's on an Audiogon auction.

1. "JASIL BRAZZ" RBI 1987 PRESS NM/NM

2. "CONCERTO GROSSO IN D BLUES" ATLANTIC 1969 VG++/NM-

3. "SUPER MANN" ATLANTIC 1978 VG++/NM

4. "SURPRISES" WITH CISSY HOUSTON, ATLANTIC 1976 PRESS, VG++/NM

5. "PUSH PUSH" EMBRYO 532, 1971, VG++/NM

6. "HOLD ON, I'M COMIN" ATLANTIC 1973, VG++/NM- DIE CUT COVER

7. "TURTLE BAY" ATLANTIC 1973, VG++/NM-

8. "LONDON UNDERGROUND" ATLANTIC 1974, NM/NM IN SHRINK

9. "WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW" PORTRAIT MASTERS 1988, VG++/M-

10. "THE FAMILY OF MANN" ATLANTIC 1371, MONO, 1961, VG++/VG+

ALL RECORDS HAVE BEAUTIFUL SHINNY LUSTER, COVERS GOOD, NO SPLITS.

WINNING BID..... $1.00  :shock:

Total with shipping..... $8.00 :thumb:

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 11, 2011, 12:17:14 PM
Since you guys have been on a "Non-Crack House" run...

I just scored 10 Herbie Mann LP's on an Audiogon auction.

1. "JASIL BRAZZ" RBI 1987 PRESS NM/NM

2. "CONCERTO GROSSO IN D BLUES" ATLANTIC 1969 VG++/NM-

3. "SUPER MANN" ATLANTIC 1978 VG++/NM

4. "SURPRISES" WITH CISSY HOUSTON, ATLANTIC 1976 PRESS, VG++/NM

5. "PUSH PUSH" EMBRYO 532, 1971, VG++/NM

6. "HOLD ON, I'M COMIN" ATLANTIC 1973, VG++/NM- DIE CUT COVER

7. "TURTLE BAY" ATLANTIC 1973, VG++/NM-

8. "LONDON UNDERGROUND" ATLANTIC 1974, NM/NM IN SHRINK

9. "WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW" PORTRAIT MASTERS 1988, VG++/M-

10. "THE FAMILY OF MANN" ATLANTIC 1371, MONO, 1961, VG++/VG+

ALL RECORDS HAVE BEAUTIFUL SHINNY LUSTER, COVERS GOOD, NO SPLITS.

WINNING BID..... $1.00  :shock:

Total with shipping..... $8.00 :thumb:



Score!  :yay2:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 12, 2011, 07:43:15 PM
Did a quick run trough at the Crack House today on my way to the ice rink. (Hey, it was 25% off day.  8) )

Vintage Vinyl:

Uriah Heep: The Magician's Birthday - Mercury
Renaissance: Scheherazade - Sire
The Marshall Tucker Band: Running Like the Wind - WB
Sha Na Na: The Night is Still Young - Kama Sutra
Carly Simon: Spy
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on December 14, 2011, 01:10:29 PM
Some new vintage jazz vinyl

Dizzy Gillespie - Have Trumpet Will Excite (Verve deep groove mono pressing)
Don Elliott and Rusty Dedrick - Counterpoint for Six Valves (Riverside deep groove mono pressing)
Quincy Jones - Birth of a Band (Mercury deep groove mono pressing)
Harry "Sweets" Edison and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Jawbreakers (Riverside deep groove mono pressing)
Harry "Sweets" Edison - Sweetenings (Roulette deep groove mono pressing)
Ella Fitzgerald - Hello Love (Verve deep groove mono pressing)
Ella Fitzgerald - Whisper Not (Verve stereo pressing)
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers (Verve deep groove mono pressing)
Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone in Love (Verve deep groove mono pressing)
Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! (Verve deep groove mono pressing)
McCoy Tyner - Enlightenment (Milestone stereo 2LP pressing)
McCoy Tyner - Focal Point (Milestone stereo pressing)
Teri Thornton - Sings Somewhere in the Night (Dauntless Mono Pressing)

--Jerrome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 14, 2011, 01:18:55 PM
I have the Classic Records gold CD pressing of Ella's Clap hands album. Great music, great SQ. A nice vinyl copy has been on my search list for a while now. Some day.......  [-o<

(Hey, if I found them all right away it would take all the fun out of the hunt.)

Heading over to the Crack House right after work. I got an e-mail this morning saying that they are having a special 50% off sale today for all customers with a VIP card (pretty soon they should be upgrading mine from gold to platinum status.  :rofl: )
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on December 14, 2011, 01:39:35 PM
I have the Classic Records gold CD pressing of Ella's Clap hands album. Great music, great SQ. A nice vinyl copy has been on my search list for a while now. Some day.......  [-o<

I also have the Classic Records 200g vinyl reissue of this one Tom.  I bought the mono deep groove pressing as part of a lot of other Ella records and the price was right.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on December 14, 2011, 03:24:47 PM
When I visited an AC member to audition the Jasmine phono pre this was one of the records he played, the 200g version. What sound! I bought a generic copy at the crackhouse in Silver Spring, but it's really too banged up to put on the good tt. Then I got it on CD.

But I can still hear the 200g version in my head  nice.

I have the Classic Records gold CD pressing of Ella's Clap hands album. Great music, great SQ. A nice vinyl copy has been on my search list for a while now. Some day.......  [-o<

I also have the Classic Records 200g vinyl reissue of this one Tom.  I bought the mono deep groove pressing as part of a lot of other Ella records and the price was right.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on December 20, 2011, 07:25:24 PM
Shopping in Fort Lauderdale and found these clean, 6 eye, Columbia releases;

Time Further Out - Dave Brubeck
Countdown: Time in Outer Space - Dave Brubeck
Silver Vibes With Trombones And Rhythm - Lionel Hampton

And a clean, Japanese Verve mono import;

Bud Powell '57 - Bud Powell
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 31, 2011, 10:56:47 PM
I figured I'd usher out 2011 out with a bang so spent the afternoon visiting the Crack House and Infinity. Ended up with 33 LPs for $60 and change. Can't argue with that.  :D

New Vinyl:

Hank Mobley: Soul Station - Blue Note 150g Reissue

Vintage Vinyl:

Casino Royale: Original Soundtrack Recording - Colgems (HP Superdisc List)
Ben Webster and Associates: Verve
Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out - Columbia Six Eye  Pressing
Phill Woods Quartet: Song for Sisyphus - Century Records Direct to Disc
Charlie Byrd/Barbey Kessel/Herb Ellis: Great Guitars at the Winery - Concord
Stan Getz & Albert Dailey: Poetry - Elektra Musician
Lou Donaldson: Color as a Way of Life - Cotillion
George Benson: Weekend in LA - Warner Bros 2 LP set
Wendy Carlos: Secrets of Synthesis -CBS
Itzhak Perlman/Andre Previn: It's a Breeze - Angel
Lena Horne/Harry Belafonte: Porgy and Bess - RCA Living Stereo
Beethoven: Pastoral Symphony, Monteux/Vienna Philharmonic - RCA Living Stereo (Shaded Dog)
Tchaikovsky: Pathetique Symphony, Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra - RCA Living Stereo (Shaded Dog)
Verdi: La Taviata (Hioghlights) - - RCA Living Stereo (Shaded Dog)
Beethoven: Violin Voncerto in D, Heifetz/Munch/Boston Symphony Orch - - RCA Red Seal (Shaded Dog)
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Munch Boston Symphony Orch - RCA Living Stereo
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, Van Cliburn/Reiner/Chcago Symphony - RCA Living Stereo
Tchaikovsky Pianoi Concerto No. 1, Van Cliburn/Kondrashin - RCA Living Stereo
Fiedler and his Friends, Boston Pops - RCA Read Seal
Robert MErrill: A Tribute to His Metropolitan Opera Anniversary - RCA Red Seal
Mozart: Piano Concertos 15 & 16, Ashkenazy/Philharmonia Orchestra - London
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Solti/Chicago Symphony - London
Prokofiev: Peter & the Wolf, Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops, Carl Channing, Narrator - Caedmon
Fiddler on the Roof: Original Broadway Cast - RCA
Buzzy Linhart: Puusycats Can Go Far - ATCO
Michael McDonald: No Lookin' Back - Warner Bros
Styx: Paradise Theater - A&M
Santana;: Freedom - Columbia
Steely Dan: Greatest Hits - MCA 2 LP Set
Good Rats: From Rats to Riches - Radar Records (British Import)
Gordon Lightfoot: Salute - Warner Bros (Promo Copy)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 02, 2012, 04:36:51 PM
Today's acquisitions
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 07, 2012, 04:29:21 PM
ebay - not crackhouse, it's a Sinatra kinda swinging day - a ring a ding ding!

Sellers swear these are all near mint - we shall see.

Most from the late '50s/early 60's period of his career.

FRANK SINATRA No One Cares CAPITOL U.K. Pressing
FRANK SINATRA My Way
FRANK SINATRA "moonlight sinatra" OG Reprise
FRANK SINATRA "Where Are You?"
Frank Sinatra Strangers in Night
Frank Sinatra "Nice 'N' Easy"
FRANK SINATRA  "I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU"
Frank Sinatra – Sinatra At The Sands
FRANK SINATRA Capitol Box Set (6LP's) 1968
FRANK SINATRA SEPTEMBER OF MY YEARS
FRANK SINATRA "A SWINGIN' AFFAIR!"
Frank Sinatra My Way
FRANK SINATRA Tell Her That You Love Her 1963 CAPITOL MONO
Frank Sinatra Swinging Session!!! Original 1961 LP Capitol

Got these two Kentons on ebay, both advertised as near mint, both crap-o-la! Pity, I really wanted A in R, the other was a 'throw-in'.

Waiting for guy to refund my money, we shall see.
  
Stan Kenton Artistry in Rythm
Stan Kenton Popular Favorites
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 11, 2012, 07:19:42 PM
Stopped in at Radio-Active records in Ft. Lauderdale, found somemore 6 eye Columbias, but they were all beat.

Found a bunch of John Coltrane, some nice Impulse jackets, but again they were beat.

In the end, grabbed Weather Reports "Heavy Weather", and left.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 12, 2012, 12:49:15 PM
....found somemore 6 eye Columbias, but they were all beat.

Found a bunch of John Coltrane, some nice Impulse jackets, but again they were beat.

That hurts more than not finding anything at all.  :(
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on January 13, 2012, 08:10:47 AM
New Vinyl

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Warner 180g pressing)
Question Mark & The Mysterians - 96 Tears
Van Morrison - Blowin' Your Mind
Van Morisson - Astral Weeks (Warner 180g pressing)
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (Quality Records pressing)

Vintage Vinyl

Andy Summers and Robert Fripp - Bewitched
Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gold & Platinum (2LP set)
Gerry Rafferty - Can I Have My Money Back
Blue Oyster Cult - Cultosaurus Erectus

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 13, 2012, 01:51:16 PM
New Vinyl

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Warner 180g pressing)
Question Mark & The Mysterians - 96 Tears
Van Morrison - Blowin' Your Mind
Van Morisson - Astral Weeks (Warner 180g pressing)
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (Quality Records pressing)

Vintage Vinyl

Andy Summers and Robert Fripp - Bewitched
Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gold & Platinum (2LP set)
Gerry Rafferty - Can I Have My Money Back
Blue Oyster Cult - Cultosaurus Erectus

--Jerome

Not your usual fodder Jerome   :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on January 13, 2012, 02:36:30 PM
Not your usual fodder Jerome   :thumb:

Just for that I also ordered:

She and Him - She and Him, Vol 1 (180g vinyl)
She and Him - She and Him, Vol 2 (180g vinyl)
Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

So there!  :rofl:

-Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 13, 2012, 03:15:04 PM
Not your usual fodder Jerome   :thumb:

Just for that I also ordered:

She and Him - She and Him, Vol 1 (180g vinyl)
She and Him - She and Him, Vol 2 (180g vinyl)
Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

So there!  :rofl:

-Jerome

Yeah, he fixed you.  :D
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 13, 2012, 03:15:45 PM
Not your usual fodder Jerome   :thumb:

Just for that I also ordered:

She and Him - She and Him, Vol 1 (180g vinyl)
She and Him - She and Him, Vol 2 (180g vinyl)
Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

So there!  :rofl:

-Jerome

I guess I've been put in my place.  ;)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 13, 2012, 03:16:30 PM
This thread has taken a bad turn.  :cry:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on January 13, 2012, 03:27:00 PM
I also took a trip to the local Salvation Army Thrift Store.  This used to be a great source for vintage LPs years ago, and I would make a weekly pilgrimage there to snag my usual haul of black gold.

The quality of records you find there has declined in recent years.  You might have to sift through 100 or so Jerry Vale or Lawrence Welk LPs to find one keeper.  A lot of records too scratched up to be salvaged.

However, today I did pretty good.

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/SalArmy_Vinyl1.jpg)

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/SalArmy_Vinyl2.jpg)

These were 99 cents each (boxed sets are also 99 cents).  There are a few nice RCA Victor, Columbia 6 Eye, and Decca pressings here.  Some of them do not have inner sleeves but are otherwise unscratched and nice looking.  I'll pay a buck for that and take my chances.  :thumb:

--Jerome

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on January 13, 2012, 03:48:58 PM
This thread has taken a bad turn.  :cry:

Really?  I thought we were just kidding around.  Honestly.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 13, 2012, 05:47:31 PM
This thread has taken a bad turn.  :cry:

Really?  I thought we were just kidding around.  Honestly.

--Jerome

 Busting chops is fun keep'em coming boys  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 13, 2012, 06:11:49 PM
I'm just tired 'n cranky.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 13, 2012, 06:25:09 PM
I'm just tired 'n cranky.

I'll deal with you later  :rofl: :rofl:

Tired & cranky I know that only to well Gene  :roll:

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 13, 2012, 08:09:55 PM
This thread has taken a bad turn.  :cry:

Really?  I thought we were just kidding around.  Honestly.

--Jerome

Me too......
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 13, 2012, 08:10:43 PM
I'm just tired 'n cranky.

He's just cranky because there was no good vinyl to be found in FLA this week.  ;)

I think somebody needs a trip to Princeton this weekend.  aa
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 13, 2012, 08:17:48 PM
I also took a trip to the local Salvation Army Thrift Store.  This used to be a great source for vintage LPs years ago, and I would make a weekly pilgrimage there to snag my usual haul of black gold.

The quality of records you find there has declined in recent years.  You might have to sift through 100 or so Jerry Vale or Lawrence Welk LPs to find one keeper.  A lot of records too scratched up to be salvaged.


Yup, that's the way it goes at the thrift shops. Many a time I have gone a month at the Crack House seeing nothing but records that look like their previous owners gave them to the cat to use as a scratching post and then all of a sudden I come across a whole collection that was donated by someone who took meticulous care of them and come away with 20 or 30 mint records.  :D 

That one day makes all the rest worth while. Sometimes it's the thrill of the hunt as much as anything else.   [-o<
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 14, 2012, 02:34:30 PM
I couldn't make it to DDs today so I went to the Main Street Jukebox (close to home)
These all came from the $3 section

1. Traffic ~ John Barleycorn Must Die     U.K. Pink Island label
2. Hollies Live Hits                                U.K.
3. Crystal Odssey    A Classical Fantasy
4. 1968 The Beat Goes On     2LPs
5. Noel Harrison ~ The Great Electric Experiment Is Over      White Label Promo

These were for Cathy
6. The Tannahill Weavers ~ Are Ye Sleeping Maggie
7. The Tannahill Weavers  ~ Passage
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 14, 2012, 02:58:53 PM
I couldn't make it to DDs today so I went to the Main Street Jukebox (close to home)
These all came from the $3 section

3. Crystal Odssey    A Classical Fantasy


Is this a Direct to Disc LP from Crystal Clear Records?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 14, 2012, 03:12:24 PM
I couldn't make it to DDs today so I went to the Main Street Jukebox (close to home)
These all came from the $3 section

3. Crystal Odssey    A Classical Fantasy


Is this a Direct to Disc LP from Crystal Clear Records?

No it's not Tom the LP is a CBS #37214

(http://www.breakdownrecordsnyc.com/media/ff/00/a20792a12b876f7e10df77_m.JPG)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Putz on January 14, 2012, 06:30:23 PM
I couldn't make it to DDs today so I went to the Main Street Jukebox (close to home)
These all came from the $3 section

5. Noel Harrison ~ The Great Electric Experiment Is Over      White Label Promo





Noel sure loves his Bobby Dylan. On one of my Hullabaloo DVDs, he does a killer version of It's All Over Now Baby Blue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHOlD8RNOQI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHOlD8RNOQI)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 14, 2012, 06:41:00 PM
I couldn't make it to DDs today so I went to the Main Street Jukebox (close to home)
These all came from the $3 section

5. Noel Harrison ~ The Great Electric Experiment Is Over      White Label Promo





Noel sure loves his Bobby Dylan. On one of my Hullabaloo DVDs, he does a killer version of It's All Over Now Baby Blue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHOlD8RNOQI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHOlD8RNOQI)

Thanks I really enjoyed that  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Putz on January 14, 2012, 07:02:02 PM
I couldn't make it to DDs today so I went to the Main Street Jukebox (close to home)
These all came from the $3 section

5. Noel Harrison ~ The Great Electric Experiment Is Over      White Label Promo





Noel sure loves his Bobby Dylan. On one of my Hullabaloo DVDs, he does a killer version of It's All Over Now Baby Blue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHOlD8RNOQI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHOlD8RNOQI)

Thanks I really enjoyed that  :thumb:

That's what she said  :-P

Anyone who loves mid 60s Rock and Pop, find the Hullabaloo DVDs. There's 3 of them out there. Long out of print and not cheap but worth it if you can find em at a decent price.

Here's a link to one of them on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Hullabaloo-Vols-1-4-Patrick-Adiarte/dp/0788602144/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1326595832&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Hullabaloo-Vols-1-4-Patrick-Adiarte/dp/0788602144/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1326595832&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 19, 2012, 06:22:02 PM
RadioActive in Fort Lauderdale;

2 more Sinatra;
All the Way
Come Swing With Me!

Wrapped Impulse reissue;
A Loved Supreme - John Coltrane

Wrapped Prestige reissue;
Mobleys Message - Hank Mobley

Wrapped Prestige, prob'y a reissue;
The Best of Shirley Scott with Stanley Turrentine

The Sugar Man - Stanley Turrentine
Sonny Rollins on Impulse - Sonny Rollins
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 21, 2012, 03:43:31 PM
Well I went to you know who's and purchased a bunch of you know what
I'm really pleased with the 1st 4 LPs after those the rest where $1 LPs


1. The Beatles ~ Let it be Naked
2. The Rolling Stones ~ Collector's Only     German Mono
3. Climax Blues Band ~ 1969 / 1972          UK
4. Traffic Sound ~ Virgin                           180 gram reissue
5. Bruce Cockburn ~ Call It Democracy
6. Grand Canyon Suite ~ Phase 4 LP
7. Oscar Peterson & Jon Faddis
8. Stan Kenton Today ~ Phase 4 LP
9. Classic Rock ~ Volume One                  I have Volume two
10. A Vision Shared ~ A Tribute to Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly
11.  Dexter Gordon ~ American Classic
12. Gary Lewis And The Playboys ~ Everybody Loves A Clown 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 21, 2012, 04:05:07 PM
Never heard of that Beatles lp Bill.

Wish the weather had been better as I'd of joined you, DD posted a ton of jazz titles as coming in today around noon time.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 21, 2012, 04:45:31 PM
Never heard of that Beatles lp Bill.

Wish the weather had been better as I'd of joined you, DD posted a ton of jazz titles as coming in today around noon time.

Gene I was knee deep in $8 jazz titles. I told Jamie they where in my GD way. :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 21, 2012, 04:48:10 PM
Now you're just being plain mean.  :cry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on January 21, 2012, 04:53:18 PM
Now you're just being plain mean.  :cry: :cry: :cry:
Weather was not an issue at 3pm the roads were clear that's why I waited you should have made the trip  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 21, 2012, 06:50:16 PM
Never heard of that Beatles lp Bill.

The Let It Be....Naked project went back to the original studio tapes remixed the songs without the orchestral overdubs and embellishments which were added by Phil Spector in the production of the final Let It Be album. It is raw Beatles without the "Wall of Sound" flavor.

Full story here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_it_be_naked
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 28, 2012, 05:52:17 PM
Not a Crack House purchase per se, but a great  eal none the less.

A while back Chris put up a post about s couple of Sony jazz box sets called the Perfect Jazz Collection 1 & 2. In looking for them on Amazon I also came across another set in that series completely dedicated to the music of Miles Davis. The Perfect Miles Davis Collection contains 20 Miles CDs in mini LP covers along with a booklet talking about and a nice box to store them all in. All for under $35. How can you go wrong for $1.75 a disc?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51szWdx2WTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Details here:

http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Miles-Davis-Collection/dp/B005ELZNH0/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1327801421&sr=1-4
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 29, 2012, 01:34:06 PM
Quote
In looking for them on Amazon I also came across another set in that series completely dedicated to the music of Miles Davis.

Pays to "poke around"....you do find bargains... :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on January 29, 2012, 03:04:24 PM
Stopped at the crack house today with the wife. Tom, you dodn;t leave me ANYTHING!!!!!
  Walked out empty handed. :wtf:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 29, 2012, 10:31:20 PM
Stopped at the crack house today with the wife. Tom, you dodn;t leave me ANYTHING!!!!!
  Walked out empty handed. :wtf:

Unfortunately that is the way of the Crack House. Although I do pick up good amount of stuff I also walk out empty handed at least 50% of the time. I drive past it every day on my way home from the train station so I stop in 2 or 3 times a week. But more times than not it is just a 5 minute drive by and I come away with nothing. But then all of a sudden I walk in just as they put out a whole collection of great condition LPs that just came in and I get an arm full. But those days seem to be getting further and further apart. Last week I walked in and there was a guy standing there that had just pulled out about 30 RCA classical LPs.... if only the trains were running on time that day and I got there 5 minutes earlier...  :duh

Ah, it's all part of the hunt.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 30, 2012, 10:56:36 PM
Crack house alert..... :rofl:

A carryover from AC....some good deals (cheap) on box sets....don't own any of these sets...but do have the individual cds for some of them..

http://www.cduniverse.com/sresult.asp?style=music&HT_Search=xlabel&HT_Search_Info=Real+Gone+Jazz
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on January 30, 2012, 11:07:43 PM
Found this on Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Recent-Jazz-Re-Issues-Bargains-Rarities/lm/R3SCU476E0JL3B



And here's the Jazz Loft....

http://www.jazzloft.com/d-5248-real-gone-jazz.aspx


And another site..... :shock:

http://www.grooves-inc.com/real-gone-jazz-mZZa1-388543.html
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 31, 2012, 12:15:37 PM
Chris it's funny you should post about these Real Gone Jazz sets today, as I just got a shipment of four more sets, Hank Mobley, Stan Getz, The Modern Jazz Quartet and Dave Brubeck Vol. 2.

These sets are a great value, but have to be looked at with the following caveats. These sets came about when a bunch of the 50s jazz albums went Public Domain because of their age. This made them cheap to produce but it also means that some of the material is from questionable sources from a SQ basis. I have read that most of them were mastered from copies of other CDs. But I can tell you that atleast some of them were mastered form vintage LPs with all of the LP defects coming through loud and clear. Not that the defects sound horrible, but you are just not used to hearing record whooshes and pops on a CD. But as I said in my post about the Julie London set, if you found a vintage LP copy of one of these albums for under two dollars that had that amount of surface noise on it you would be thrilled. The SQ is also no up to the the standard that can be found on other CDs. For example I have an OJC CD of Coltrane's "The Last Trane" album and when compared head to head to the Real Gone pressing it is clearly better from an SQ perspective. But keep in mind that this is only better from an audiophile perspective, the Real Gone does not sound bad by a long shot, just not as good as it could. However, a new copy of the single OJC disc would have cost me more than the 8 album set from Real Gone. The SQ on the RG sets while not optimal is at least acceptable for play on an audiophile system and is more than adequate for play in the car or on an ipod.

The bottom line is this. You can get better sounding copies of these albums, but for the price, you cant beat these sets for getting you exposure to a wide range of classic jazz music at a bargin basement price. The way I figure it, If I find something on these sets that I really like that much I can always go out and search for a higher SQ pressing of that particular title.

Also, it would be a good idea to check the reader reveiws on these sets before buying one (I usually look on Amazon.) There are a couple of the sets (Dave Brubeck Vol 1 comes to mind) that got really poor write-ups from an SQ basis and I have avoided them. But all in all I think it is a nice series and a great way to build your jazz library without spending big bucks for collectable type albums.

The Groove Inc site that Chris mentioned seems to have some of the best prices on these sets (and free shipping for orders over $27  :D ) but their site does not tell you which albums are included in each set, but that info can be found on Amazon. I haven't ordered from them ( yet...  aa), but the prices look good.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on January 31, 2012, 06:46:40 PM
From RadioActive Records;

John Barleycorn Must Die - Traffic
On The Road - Traffic
<both with STERLING in the dead wax>
So - Peter Gabriel
CSN&Y - 4 Way Street
My Favorite Chopin - Van Cliburn
Prokofiev Sonatas for Violin and Piano - Perlman/Ashkenazy
Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 - Van Cliburn
<3rd or 4th copy of this I've bought, but this one incredibly clean>
Shostakovich Sym No. 11 (1905) - Stokowski/Houston Symphony Orchestra

A lot more clean classical, much of it appears treated with LAST, but it will have to wait till my next trip.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 01, 2012, 07:04:39 AM
Since we have been on the subject of box sets,I was on amazon this morning and noticed a pre-order listing for a Mercury Livung Pressence box set which will be released on March 6th.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YsZjrDkPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

50 music CDs and one disc containg an interveiw with Wilma Cozart Fine all for $132. Not a small sum of money to drop at one time, but on the other hand it comes to just a little over two and a half dollars a disc.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005XBA9Y8/ref=s9_newr_bw_g15_ir02?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0837TRJ8MM711FH9T3K3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1247290242&pf_rd_i=5174
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 07, 2012, 07:30:07 PM
At RadioActive again;

Mingus Ah Um Stereo - Charles Mingus
Africa/Brass - The John Coltrane Quartet
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
Dark Side of the Mooon - Pink Floyd
Certified Live - Dave Mason

Immaculate copy of DSOTM, EU edition import, gatefold cover with all the goodies still stuffed in it. A reissue, I called Bill and the colors he said the original EMI-Harvest label had not the same as this, but I'm still excited to have found it. According to stevehoffman.com, I have an A2/B3 copy per dead wax markings, supposed to a better pressing, plus DOUG scratched in the dead wax.

The Kob is also near mint, I have a few of these, but you can't have enough clean copies. This is a 6 eye reissue.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 07, 2012, 09:45:02 PM
At RadioActive again;

Mingus Ah Um Stereo - Charles Mingus
Africa/Brass - The John Coltrane Quartet
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
Dark Side of the Mooon - Pink Floyd
Certified Live - Dave Mason

Immaculate copy of DSOTM, EU edition import, gatefold cover with all the goodies still stuffed in it. A reissue, I called Bill and the colors he said the original EMI-Harvest label had not the same as this, but I'm still excited to have found it. According to stevehoffman.com, I have an A2/B3 copy per dead wax markings, supposed to a better pressing, plus DOUG scratched in the dead wax.

The Kob is also near mint, I have a few of these, but you can't have enough clean copies. This is a 6 eye reissue.

Nice finds.

Damn, now you've got one up on me. I have a British DSOTM, but not one marked as from the EU.

Oh well, you can't have them all (not that this ever stopped me from trying.)  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 08, 2012, 06:58:49 PM
Last ones for awhile, I'm done with phase 1 in FL for a bit, so looks like I'm getting reassigned to Altoona, PA.

Altoona???????

What kinda name is that?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 08, 2012, 08:16:49 PM
Big score at the Crack House today. I got 13 box sets from the Time Life Series "Arthur Fiedler's Favorites". Each box contains three Boston Pops LPs, pressed for Time life by RCA Records, and a 16 page book. Of the 39 total LPs all but 3 of them look like they have never seen a TT. Not even any spindle marks. The Sets are as follows:

-Guests of the Pops
-The American Spirit
-Classics, Carols & Cinema
-Latin Rhythms
-The Good Old Days
-Love Songs
-Fun with Fiedler
-The Ballet
-Concertos
-Classical Treasures
-Light Classics
-Marching in Review
-National Classics

So it was 13 sets with a total of 39 records and the whole thing cost me $9.78 (including sales tax!). I have one or two other sets from this series and while they are not reference grade from a SQ basis they did have more than credible sound making them a fantastic buy to the money.  :thumb:

Now the last dozen or so times I went to the Crack House I walked out empty handed, but as I have said before when you do hit you usually end up hitting in spades. :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 10, 2012, 07:42:55 AM
At RadioActive again;

Mingus Ah Um Stereo - Charles Mingus
Africa/Brass - The John Coltrane Quartet
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
Dark Side of the Mooon - Pink Floyd
Certified Live - Dave Mason

Immaculate copy of DSOTM, EU edition import, gatefold cover with all the goodies still stuffed in it. A reissue, I called Bill and the colors he said the original EMI-Harvest label had not the same as this, but I'm still excited to have found it. According to stevehoffman.com, I have an A2/B3 copy per dead wax markings, supposed to a better pressing, plus DOUG scratched in the dead wax.

The Kob is also near mint, I have a few of these, but you can't have enough clean copies. This is a 6 eye reissue.

Nice finds.

Damn, now you've got one up on me. I have a British DSOTM, but not one marked as from the EU.

Oh well, you can't have them all (not that this ever stopped me from trying.)  :rofl:

OK, based on the pic you posted in the Just home thread it looks like the EU DOSTM pressing that you picked up is in fact one of the 30th Anniversary pressings. Not only do I have that one , I also have a couple of spare copies in case something happens to mine. (I told my kids to considered them life insurance for them - if they did anything to damage  my copy I wouldn't have to kill them.  :lol:)

I feel vindicated.  :D

The good news is that it is a great find for you. IMO the 30th Anniversary edition is far and away the best sounding Dark Side LP ever produced. Enjoy! :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 10, 2012, 08:11:15 AM
At RadioActive again;

Mingus Ah Um Stereo - Charles Mingus
Africa/Brass - The John Coltrane Quartet
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
Dark Side of the Mooon - Pink Floyd
Certified Live - Dave Mason

Immaculate copy of DSOTM, EU edition import, gatefold cover with all the goodies still stuffed in it. A reissue, I called Bill and the colors he said the original EMI-Harvest label had not the same as this, but I'm still excited to have found it. According to stevehoffman.com, I have an A2/B3 copy per dead wax markings, supposed to a better pressing, plus DOUG scratched in the dead wax.

The Kob is also near mint, I have a few of these, but you can't have enough clean copies. This is a 6 eye reissue.

Nice finds.

Damn, now you've got one up on me. I have a British DSOTM, but not one marked as from the EU.

Oh well, you can't have them all (not that this ever stopped me from trying.)  :rofl:

OK, based on the pic you posted in the Just home thread it looks like the EU DOSTM pressing that you picked up is in fact one of the 30th Anniversary pressings. Not only do I have that one , I also have a couple of spare copies in case something happens to mine. (I told my kids to considered them life insurance for them - if they did anything to damage  my copy I wouldn't have to kill them.  :lol:)

I feel vindicated.  :D

The good news is that it is a great find for you. IMO the 30th Anniversary edition is far and away the best sounding Dark Side LP ever produced. Enjoy! :thumb:


I purchased that one because Tom told me to. If I didn't I would be most definately be ostracised.    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 18, 2012, 10:44:08 AM
$3 each downtown

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 19, 2012, 10:56:07 PM
President's day sale at the Crack House.  :yay2:

Picked up a 14 CD set of live music from the shows that The Dead did in Morrison CO between June 15th and 20th of 2004 and it cost me the grand total of........96 cents.  (http://www.audionervosa.com/Smileys/default/eusa_dance.gif)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on February 20, 2012, 07:45:43 AM
I just got a VPI 16.5 record cleaner so I can now attack the 2 boxes of old LP's that a friend dropped off last year sometime. They were his fathers and are old and moldy and in generally not so great shape. But now I can clean them properly and assess what to keep and what to give away.

I'll be posting what I like on the other thread.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 21, 2012, 08:58:37 PM
Last Sunday was my son Bobby's 18th birthday, so today we took our traditional birthday trip to PREX.   :D

I tried to be good and control myself. I failed abysmally, but I tried.  8-[

CDs:
George Benson: Forever Gold - St. Clair
Earl Klugh: Midmight in San Juan - Warner Bros
Earl Klugh: Live Stories - Warner Bros
Elaine Elias: The Three Americas - Blue Note
Jacky Terrasson: A Paris... - Blue Note
Various: Blue Note Plays Jobim - Blue Note
Spice it Up, The Best of Paquito D'Rivera - Chesky
Cody Moffett: Evidence - Telarc
The Modern Jazz Quartet: Blues on Bach - Atlantic
The Best of Tuck & Patti - Windham Hill
The Who: Quadrophenia - MCA
Thunderfingers, The Best of John Entwistle
AM Gold: 1968 - Time Life
AM Gold: #1 Hits of '70-'74 - Time Life
George Thorogood & the Destroyers: Rockin' My Life Away - EMI

SACD:
Linn Records SUper Audio CD Sampler - Linn

Vinyl:
Frederick Fennell: March Time - Mercury Living Presence Stereo
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture - Mercury Living Presence Stereo
Stan Getz & Arthur Fiedler at Tanglewood - RCA Living Stereo
An Evening with Harry Belafonte - RCA
The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herman - London Phase 4
Henry Mancini and his Orchestra: Hatari! - RCA Living Stereo
Nat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays - Capitol (Canadian Import)
Tom Paxton: 6 - Elektra
Tomita: Pictures at an Exhibition - RCA
Tomita: Firebird - RCA
Lester Young: Giants of Jazz -m Time Life (3 LP Set)
Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter - Atlantic (2 LP Set)
Larry Carlton: Discovery - MCA Master Series
Woody Herman: Road Father - Century (Direct to Disc), Promo
Wynton Marsalis - Columbia
Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass: Big Band Jazz, Volume 2 - PA USA
Mel Torme'/Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass - Concord (Promo)
The David Chesky Band: Rush Hour - Columbia
Duke Ellington/Countg Basie: First Time, The Count Meerts the Duke - Columbia
Ella Fitzgerald and Andre Previd Do Gershwin - Pablo
Oscar Peterson: Royal Wedding Suite - Pablo
Oscar Peterson: The Personal Touch - Pablo
Oscar Peterson in Russia - Pablo
Oscar Peterson et Joe Pass A Salle Pleyel - Pablo
Michael Hedges: Live on Double Planet - Windham Hill
The Guitar Album - Columbia
Blue Note Live at the Roxy - Blue Note
Herb Ellis at Montreux - Concord
Adam Makowicz: From My Window - Choice
Randy Brecker & Elaine Elias: Amanda - Passport
The Marshall Tucker Band: Greatest Hits
Pete Townsend: Empty Glass - Atco
Pete Townsend White City - Atco
Heart: Little Queen - Portrait
James Taylor: Dad Loves His Work - Columbia
Billy Joel: Songs in the Attic - Columbia
Mannheim Steamroller: Fresh Aire V - American Gramaphone

Look like it's time to mix up another batch of VPI Fluid.  :roll:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on February 22, 2012, 05:10:28 AM
You'll find this to be an excellent release Tom...performance and sound quality.... :thumb:

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/f60a55c7532c7a522d64e394fbb62ae7/146166.jpg)

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 22, 2012, 05:21:24 AM
Tom - congrats to Bobby on hitting the milestone.

And control yourself at PREX - puh-lease, what's that nonsense!

Heading to FL next week, and looking to hit RadioActive as they posted a bunch of Jazz in, though some folks at AC have also discovered them, so there's competition now.

I never see Mercury Living Presence vinyl though I always look for it.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on February 22, 2012, 05:52:34 AM
New 45RPM audiophile LPs...

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/New_45s_2212012.jpg)


New Speakers Corner 180g LPs...

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/New_SpeakersCorner_2212012.jpg)


New vintage vinyl buys...

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/New_Vintage_2212012.jpg)

I would have bought more vinyl but Gene has been spending some of my money on scotch. (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/smile.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 22, 2012, 05:55:08 AM
Tom - congrats to Bobby on hitting the milestone.

And control yourself at PREX - puh-lease, what's that nonsense!

Heading to FL next week, and looking to hit RadioActive as they posted a bunch of Jazz in, though some folks at AC have also discovered them, so there's competition now.

I never see Mercury Living Presence vinyl though I always look for it.

Mercury Living Presence and RCA Living Stereo LPs are getting harder and harder to find. But interestingly enough when you do see them they have come way down in price. I think there are a couple it things in play with this. As to availability, I think most of the available old stock has already been swept up by collectors. The low hang fruit of stuff sitting in Grandma's attic is basically gone. People have also come to realize that not every release on these two labels was an audiophile golden nugget. Yes for the most part they are all at least very good, but not everyone is something that you would hock the family jewels to get a copy of. And of the dozen or so in each series that are truly exceptional, they have all been reissued on CD and high quality vinyl (and in most cases SACD as well) so unlike in the 90s the vintage LPs are not the only way to hear the material anymore.This has driven the prices for most titles down to the sub $10 range, with the rarer and more desirable titles price appropriately higher due to market demand. But this price drop has also negatively affected the supply of these LPs as dealers are no longer going out of their way to unearth them because they are no longer big ticket high margin items.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 22, 2012, 05:59:53 AM

I would have bought more vinyl but Gene has been spending some of my money on scotch. (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/smile.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

--Jerome

Buying less, but enjoying more, sounds like a good tradeoff to me.  :D

I never really though of Scotch as an audiophile tweak before.  :-k

You might be onto something Jerome.  8)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 22, 2012, 06:59:39 AM
"I  never really though of Scotch as an audiophile tweak before."

Works for me.

Though in fairness, I've just bought my 2nd bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin in 3 weeks as J. has me on a martini kick.

It made a nice combo last night, Sinatra on the tt and 2 'tini's.

Couldn't post what I was listening to as it gets difficult real quick to type after the 1st 'tini.  ;)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on February 22, 2012, 07:25:06 AM
"tini's" on a Tuesday night? Hardcore!
 :beer:

(all in the pursuit of better sound)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 22, 2012, 08:50:13 AM
Couldn't post what I was listening to as it gets difficult real quick to type after the 1st 'tini.  ;)

After the second 'tini you better switch to CDs. Safety first.  :lol:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Triode Pete on February 22, 2012, 09:02:49 AM
"I  never really though of Scotch as an audiophile tweak before."

Works for me.

Though in fairness, I've just bought my 2nd bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin in 3 weeks as J. has me on a martini kick.

It made a nice combo last night, Sinatra on the tt and 2 'tini's.

Couldn't post what I was listening to as it gets difficult real quick to type after the 1st 'tini.  ;)
I was once told, "Martini's are just like breasts... All you need is two..."
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 22, 2012, 09:09:17 AM
"I  never really though of Scotch as an audiophile tweak before."

Works for me.

Though in fairness, I've just bought my 2nd bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin in 3 weeks as J. has me on a martini kick.

It made a nice combo last night, Sinatra on the tt and 2 'tini's.

Couldn't post what I was listening to as it gets difficult real quick to type after the 1st 'tini.  ;)
I was once told, "Martini's are just like breasts... All you need is two..."

And the bigger the better?  :yay2:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on February 24, 2012, 04:38:49 PM
"I  never really though of Scotch as an audiophile tweak before."

Works for me.

Though in fairness, I've just bought my 2nd bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin in 3 weeks as J. has me on a martini kick.

I've become quite fond of Manhattans.  Since it's Friday night I decided to treat myself to one...

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/manhattan.jpg)

--Jerome

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on February 24, 2012, 04:41:12 PM
Here's some new music that arrived today.  Some of you might be a little surprised by these purchases.

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewArrivals_02242012.jpg)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 25, 2012, 05:11:24 PM
From Friday and Saturday
CDs
1. Sergio Mendes ~ Oceano
2. PJ Harvey ~ Uh Huh Her
3. Chuck Berry ~ The Great Twenty Eight
4. Micheal Hedges ~ Beyond Boundaries

LPs
Double Decker Records
1. B.B. King ~ ''Now Appearing'' at Ole Miss 2LPs
2. Jefferson Airplane ~ 2400 Fulton Street 2 LPs
3. T. Rextasy ~ The Best Of T. Rex, 1970-1973
4. E.L.O. ~ Showdown    EMI Holland
5. The Stranglers ~IV
6. Shades Of Deep Purple  reissue
7. Stan Kenton ~ The Romantic Approach
8. The Very Best Of Sandy Nelson
9. Brian Auger's Oblivion Express ~ Closer To It
10. Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush (Soundtrack) Traffic & Spencer Davis
11. Red Rider ~ Breaking Curfew   

Infinity Records
1. Roy Buchanan ~ Professional Color Service  UK Polydor
2. Caravan ~ The Album     Kingdom Records UK
3. Phase4Stereo ~ The Return Of James Bond  2 LPs
4. Traffic ~ Last Exit    UK Island
5. Ralph Towner ~ Soltice
6. The Flying Burrito Brothers ~ ''Live From Tokyo" 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 25, 2012, 07:53:13 PM
Here's some new music that arrived today.  Some of you might be a little surprised by these purchases.

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewArrivals_02242012.jpg)

--Jerome

Jerome, no musical direction you take surprises me any more. I have learned to expect the unexpected.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 25, 2012, 08:30:47 PM
Made a trip to Infinity Records with BobM & the Pumpkinman this afternoon.  :D

Vintage LPs

Beethoven: Sym Nos. 1 & 8 - Ansermet/Suisse Romande, London (UK)
Beethoven: Sym No. 2 - Ansermet/Suisse Romande, London (UK)
Beethoven: Sym No. 5 - Ansermet/Suisse Romande, London
Beethoven: Sym No. 9 - Ansermet/Suisse Romande, London (UK)
Weber: Overtures - Ansermet/Suisse Romande, London (UK)
The Complete Symphonies of Haydn, Appendices - Dorati/The Philharmonia Hungarica, London 2 LP Set (UK)
Cleveland Overtures - Maazel/The Cleveland Orchestra, London (UK)
Stokowski's Finest Moments - London Phase 4
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 - Steinberg/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Command Classics
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 - Steinberg/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Command Classics
Virgil Fox...Organist at Symphony Hall, Boston, Command Classics
Musical Diplomats USA - Hanson/The Eastman Philharmonia, Mercury Mono
Dvorak: Cello Concerto - Piatigorsky/Munch/Boston Symphony, RCA Shaded Dog Mono
Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos - Rubenstein/Krips/Symphony of the Air, RCA Shaded Dog Mono 5 LP Set
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel - Reiner/Vienna Philharmonic, RCA Shaded Dog Mono
Mozart: Concerto No. 20 - Rubenstein/Wallenstein, RCA Shaded Dog Mono
Stokowski: Rhapsodies - RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, RCA White Dog
Brahms: Piano Quintet - Runebstein/Guarneri Quartet, RCA Red Seal
Williams: Pastoral Symphony/Tuba Concerto - Previn/London Symphony, RCA Red Seal
Scharwenka: Concerto No. 1 - Wild/Leinsdorf/Boston Symphony, RCA Red Seal
The Jazz Messengers at the Cafe Bohemia Volume 1, Blue Note
Lou Donaldson:Mr. Shing-a-ling, Blue Note
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Keystone 3, Concord
Frank Sinatra: Point of No Return, Capitol (UK)
Dire Straits: Love over Gold, Vertigo (West Germany)
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live Alive, Epic
The Good Rats: Ratcity in Blue, Ratcity Records
The Beatles:Magical Mystery Tour, Capitol
Derek and the Dominos: Layla, Polydor 2 LP Set
The Turtles: Greatest Hits, Flash (Holland)
Elton John: The Red Piano, 3 180g LP Set
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on February 26, 2012, 04:32:58 AM
Here's my list from Infinity

The Persuasuve Trombone of Urbie Green
Be Bop Deluxe - Drastic Plastic
Renaissance - Live at Carnegie Hall
Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live
Beatles - Abbey Road
Tomita - The Firebird
Doobie Brothers - The Captain and Me
Fleetwood Mac - Runours
Kansas - Vinyl Confessions
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
Santana - Abraxas
The Who - Tommy

Many of these are duplicates of ones I (and almost everyone else) has in their collection already. I'll clean them and check them out vs the copies I already own, keep the best ones for myself and give the dupes to my daughter for her newly growing collection.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on February 27, 2012, 07:06:48 PM
Saw the Blakey album posted on the RadioActive Records FB page Thursday, doubted it would last till Monday night, but it did - psyched! Found some other good things, a microgroove Riverside offering and a Sinatra collection of his Reprise stuff to go with the Columbia collection I got last month.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – The Big Beat
Beyond the Blue Horizon by GEORGE BENSON
The Quota - Jimmy Heath (deep groove Riverside lp)
Nice and Easy - Frank Sinatra
Sinatra: The Reprise Years - (4 lp collection)
Hotel California - The Eagles
Flying Cowboys - Rickie Lee Jones
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 03, 2012, 01:15:51 PM
Today at DDs
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: allenzachary on March 03, 2012, 01:58:13 PM
I'll clean them and check them out vs the copies I already own, keep the best ones for myself and give the dupes to my daughter for her newly growing collection.



It's amazing to me how may girls are interested in "classic" rock, especially prog, and record collecting.  When we were kids, it was really rare to see a girl digging through the stacks at a record store.  Now it seems commonplace (amongst the kids who actually visit record stores, that is).
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on March 03, 2012, 03:22:59 PM
I was getting jealous about all this talk about the "crack house" so I decided to check it out myself. Got a few LPs today, nothing great though. maybe neext time will be a better find. 8)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 03, 2012, 04:08:16 PM
I was getting jealous about all this talk about the "crack house" so I decided to check it out myself. Got a few LPs today, nothing great though. maybe neext time will be a better find. 8)

It's definately 'hit or miss', but when it's a hit, it can't be beat.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: allenzachary on March 06, 2012, 08:07:25 PM
Fun little jaunt to one of the local thrift stores...

All CDs:

White Stripes- Icky Thump
Franz Ferdinand-Franz Ferdinand
Kings Of Leon-Aha Shake Heartbreak
Robert Randolph & The Family Band- Unclassified (Really excited about this one)
Iron and Wine-Woman King
Coheed and Cambria- In Keeping Secrets of the Silent Earth:3 (Latter-day prog/metal/sci-fi...looked interesting)

Jeff Buckley-Grace (Icky Christian stuff, but it is the remastered version with a "bonus" DVD in perfect condition that I could easily sell on ebay for $10)

Total cost: $7

Less $10 for selling the icky Jeff Buckley album, I'll make three bucks for getting 6 keeper CDs.  Go me!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 06, 2012, 08:17:37 PM
Fun little jaunt to one of the local thrift stores...

......Total cost: $7

Less $10 for selling the icky Jeff Buckley album, I'll make three bucks for getting 6 keeper CDs.  Go me!


 :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 14, 2012, 12:12:53 PM
No work today damn it's been so slow

So dad picked me up and off to Allentown we went.
Which you all know what that means. Yes, Double Decker Records.

1. Billy Presents...Psychedelic Unknows Vol. 9      $5
2. Thijs Van Leer/Introspection 2                        $5   Dutch LP
3. Denny Laine ~ Japanese Tears                       $3
4. Herman's Hermits ~ Hold On   2 copies sealed @$1 each one is spoken for
5. The Motors ~ Self Titled                                 $1 sealed
6. Ironhorse ~ Everything Is Grey                      $1 sealed
7. Hurricane Smith ~ Self Titled                          $1
8. Every Mothers' son ~ Self Titled                      $1   This one is spoken for
9. Pete Towmsend / Ronnie Laine ~ Rough Mix UK$1 This replaces the UK copy I mailed away
10.Neil Young & Crazy Horse ~ Reactor               $1 sealed
11. Babe Ruth ~ Stealin' Home                           $1
12. Micheal Nesmith ~ From A Radio To The Photon Wing     $1

Yes this is posted on that OTHER web site
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: mfsoa on March 14, 2012, 12:31:34 PM
Hi Bill-

Dumb question maybe but are you talking Double Decker Records?

I've been meaning to get out there but the last few Saturdays have been busy.

Maybe we can meet there someday (or at some other shop you might know)

-Mike

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 14, 2012, 07:11:55 PM
He knows a couple of others, but DD is the one you have to hit.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 14, 2012, 07:26:41 PM
Hi Bill-

Dumb question maybe but are you talking Double Decker Records?

I've been meaning to get out there but the last few Saturdays have been busy.

Maybe we can meet there someday (or at some other shop you might know)

-Mike


Yes Mike that's it Double Decker's. 808 St. John St. Allentown
That would be great to meet up. How about the 24th I'm always ready to hit the store any time LOL.............Bill

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 16, 2012, 06:05:12 AM
Hi Bill-

Dumb question maybe but are you talking Double Decker Records?

I've been meaning to get out there but the last few Saturdays have been busy.

Maybe we can meet there someday (or at some other shop you might know)

-Mike



Yeah, like you'll really have to twist his arm to make that happen..  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 16, 2012, 01:01:21 PM
Hi Bill-

Dumb question maybe but are you talking Double Decker Records?

I've been meaning to get out there but the last few Saturdays have been busy.

Maybe we can meet there someday (or at some other shop you might know)

-Mike



Yeah, like you'll really have to twist his arm to make that happen..  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I'll have to ask Jamie if he possibly has a room to rent. So I can cut back on my traveling expenses.   :D
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on March 16, 2012, 02:20:03 PM
I bought a mess of vintage vinyl:

Maynard Ferguson - Hollywood Party (Mercury mono pressing)
Maynard Ferguson - Octet (EmArcy mono pressing)
James Blood Ulmer - Odyssey (Columbia)
The Modern Jazz Quartet with Oscar Peterson at the Opera House (Verve mono pressing)
The Oscar Peterson Trio at JATP (Verve mono pressing)
JATP - How High the Moon (Cleff mono pressing)
Michel Petrucciani - 100 Hearts (Concord LP)
Duke Ellington - A Drum Is A Woman (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Jazz Party (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - All American In Jazz (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Bal Masque (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Ellington Uptown (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Nutcracker Suite (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Swinging Suites (Columbia 6-Eye stereo pressing)
Duke Ellington with Mahalia Jackson - Black, Brown & Beige (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Newport '58 (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Midnight in Paris (Columbia 6-Eye stereo pressing)
Duke Ellington - Indigos (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Festival Session (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington and Buck Clayton at Newport (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Duke Ellington - Up In Duke's Workshop (Pablo stereo LP)
Duke Ellington - This One's for Blanton (Pablo stereo LP)
Stan Kenton - Portraits on Standards (Capitol mono LP)


--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 20, 2012, 05:51:37 PM
Hit The Record Connection on my way to Altoona;

LPs,

Frank Sinatra -

Softly, as I Leave You
All the Way
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
In the Wee Small Hours
That's Life
Days of Wine and Roses

also,

Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter
Blue Mitchell - African Violet
Bill Evans - The Paris Concert, edition two
John Coltrane - Plays for Lovers
Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Harry Edison, Louis Bellson and Oscar Peterson Trio - Jazz Giants '58
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time In (import)
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Further Out (import)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 20, 2012, 09:18:10 PM
Hit The Record Connection on my way to Altoona;

LPs,

Frank Sinatra -

Softly, as I Leave You
All the Way
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
In the Wee Small Hours
That's Life
Days of Wine and Roses

also,

Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter
Blue Mitchell - African Violet
Bill Evans - The Paris Concert, edition two
John Coltrane - Plays for Lovers
Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Harry Edison, Louis Bellson and Oscar Peterson Trio - Jazz Giants '58
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time In (import)
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Further Out (import)

Nice grab Gene.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 24, 2012, 03:56:52 PM
Today at DDs
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on April 01, 2012, 08:19:24 AM
Want to pickup some records for the Zu Audio tour day.  Any tips on how to select and what to look for?  Planning to hit PREX next weekend.

Want to pick something that I already have a CD for so I can compare  :rofl:
Thanks
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: 2two on April 01, 2012, 10:07:59 AM
Want to pickup some records for the Zu Audio tour day.  Any tips on how to select and what to look for?  Planning to hit PREX next weekend.

Want to pick something that I already have a CD for so I can compare  :rofl:
Thanks

Most people just post pics here with no explanantion as to why they like it or which recording is good or not. Good luck on the hunt.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 01, 2012, 10:16:38 AM
Scored some vintage jazz vinyl...

Les McCann Ltd - In New York (Stereo Pacific Jazz pressing)
Les McCann Ltd - Plays the Shout (Mono Pacific Jazz pressing)
Les McCann Ltd - In San Francisco (Stereo Pacific Jazz pressing)
Les McCann Ltd - The Truth (Stereo Pacific Jazz pressing)
Les McCann - Live at Bohemian Caverns (Stereo Limelight pressing)
Al Hibbler - Torchy and Blue (Decca mono pressing)
Al Hibbler - Remembers the Big Songs of the Big Bands (Decca mono pressing)
Al Hibbler - Sings Love Songs (Verve Stereo pressing)
The 3 Sounds - Moods (Blue Note deep groove mono pressing)
Fats Navarro - Nostalgia (Savoy deep groove mono pressing)
Billy Eckstine - Blues for Sale (EmArcy deep groove mono pressing)
Art Farmer and Jim Hall - Interaction (Atlantic stereo pressing)
Hampton Hawes Trio - The Hampton Hawes Trio Volume 1 (Contemporary deep groove mono pressing)
Don Elliott - Mellophone (Bethlehem deep groove mono pressing)
Art Tatum/Benny Carter/Louis Bellson - Three Giants (Verve deep groove mono pressing)
Lee Konitz and Gerry Mulligan - Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (World Pacific deep groove mono pressing)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 01, 2012, 12:31:14 PM
D -

W/o knowing what you have on CD already it's kinda hard to say.

Steely Dan on vinyl, clean, usually good.

Or, post some CDs you have, maybe folks have the vinyl and can save you the expense. Between Bill and I we should have a few things you might have.

G.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 01, 2012, 12:34:11 PM
Whether the recording is good or not ought to show up in the post when they listen to it, though often nothing is said.

I was often guilty of that, but have been trying of late to comment on SQ and post links to samples.

As to why folks buy things, good luck. That's a very personal thing that may not translate. Hell, I've been record shopping with Bill for 2 years now, I still don't understand a thing he buys.  :rofl:

Thanks

Most people just post pics here with no explanantion as to why they like it or which recording is good or not. Good luck on the hunt.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on April 01, 2012, 12:55:04 PM
Want to pickup some records for the Zu Audio tour day.  Any tips on how to select and what to look for?  Planning to hit PREX next weekend.

Want to pick something that I already have a CD for so I can compare  :rofl:
Thanks

Maybe this on Deepak...

http://www.discogs.com/Cassandra-Wilson-Glamoured/release/1669490 (http://www.discogs.com/Cassandra-Wilson-Glamoured/release/1669490)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 01, 2012, 01:26:41 PM
Want to pickup some records for the Zu Audio tour day.  Any tips on how to select and what to look for?  Planning to hit PREX next weekend.

Want to pick something that I already have a CD for so I can compare  :rofl:
Thanks

I don't usually buy on what others comment or think. Gene is a prince of a guy but as he stated  when it comes to our musical choices we are on diff. highways. I need to hear for myself to decide wether or not I like it. If something peaks my curiosity I'll investigate it on my own. Now that's not to say if I'm offered a suggeation followed by a CD-R that I won't try it.......Bill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 01, 2012, 01:54:05 PM
I buy records mostly because:


I also buy the occasional guilty pleasure.

In general, I don't buy records that fail to fit into either of the above categories.  Perhaps I am missing something here, but what more reason does one need?  As for an explanation of why I like an artist or a recording...don't hold your breath.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, search is your friend.  If you want to learn something about an album I bought then do your own homework or ask me a question.  Don't expect me to write an exposition about my purchases when the only person who might give a damn about it is me.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on April 01, 2012, 02:24:54 PM
Sorry I was not clear on my request.  If I am looking to purchase a record what do I look for and stay away from:

Look for artist and stay away from dust, scratches, condition of the outside cover etc?

I am all over the place on the musical taste from jazz, vocals, classical and electronica.

Jerome, for me right now the only thing that counts is do I like the artist or not or I am trying to listen to a new artist.  That is where having the Princeton Record Exchange close by is both good and bad.  Good in sense that it is cheap to pickup cd's but bad that you kind of go overboard when you start thinking about oh it is only $1.99 what the hell let me try it state  :rofl:

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: allenzachary on April 01, 2012, 02:32:55 PM
Records should be clean and shiny, without obvious cuts and scratches.  Sometimes a record can be dirty and still sound wonderful; and clean shiny records can still have noise.

Usually a clean cover indicates a record received good care, but always examine the record itself to be as sure as you can be.

Here's a guide to record quality grading:

http://www.goldminemag.com/collector-resources/record-grading-101 (http://www.goldminemag.com/collector-resources/record-grading-101)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on April 01, 2012, 02:42:41 PM
Records should be clean and shiny, without obvious cuts and scratches.  Sometimes a record can be dirty and still sound wonderful; and clean shiny records can still have noise.

Usually a clean cover indicates a record received good care, but always examine the record itself to be as sure as you can be.

Here's a guide to record quality grading:

http://www.goldminemag.com/collector-resources/record-grading-101 (http://www.goldminemag.com/collector-resources/record-grading-101)

Thank you.  Will read through the post.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 01, 2012, 07:01:20 PM
D -

Look in the deadwax, the area from the last groove of sound to the label. 

Everyone knows, (or should), the artist has some say in how the music is recorded, but that the recording engineer has the final say.

What I've learned as I re-explore vinyl is that where the vinyl is pressed, and who presses it, plays a role as well. This is usually found in the deadwax.

Spend some time in the Steve Hoffman forums searching on 'deadwax' to get a feel on this topic. Here's one to get started.

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=257561&highlight=kendun (http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=257561&highlight=kendun)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 10, 2012, 06:51:20 PM
More vintage jazz vinyl buys...

Dizzy Gillespie - Birks Works (Verve deep groove mono pressing)
Ben Webster - King of the Tenors (verve deep groove mono pressing...very rare)
Jimmy Heath - On the Trail (Riverside deep groove mono pressing)
Count Basie - Kansas City 6 (Pablo stereo LP)
Woody Herman - Jackpot (Capitol mono pressing)
Woody Herman - The 3 Herds (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Woody Herman - Swing Low Sweet Clarinet (Philips stereo pressing)
Buddy Bregman - Swingin' Standards (World Pacific deep groove mono pressing)
Count Basie/Oscar Peterson - Timekeepers (Pablo stereo LP)
Tony Bennett and Count Basie - Strike Up the Band (Roulette mono pressing)
Betty Carter - Finally! (Roulette mono pressing)
Mark Murphy - That's How I Love the Blues (Riverside mono pressing)
Benny Goodman - Arrangements by Fletcher Henderson (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Plas Johnson - Mood for the Blues (Capitol stereo pressing)
Benny Goodman - The King of Swing Vol 1 (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)
Clark Terry Quartet with Thelonious Monk (Jazzland deep groove mono pressing)
Art Farmer - Listen to (Mercury deep groove mono pressing)
Louis Armstrong - Ambassador Satch (Columbia 6-Eye mono pressing)

--Jerome

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: allenzachary on April 15, 2012, 07:05:35 AM
Today is the 5th Annual Record Fair held at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Each year dealers from all over descend on our tiny city to display and sell their wares and share stories of music and the hunt for the elusive album.

The highlight for me is picking through WUSC's culls.  They usually sell promo CD's by the bag for a token amount, say five bucks. I pick through a bunch of stuff I've never heard of and grab anything that looks interesting.  Each year I bring home about 50 discs, half of which are awful, a third of which are good for someone else and about a quarter are absolute magic.  The real fun is talking to the kids who work at the radio stations and discovering what the music sounds like at home.

Very excited.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 17, 2012, 12:24:14 PM
Been out of the game for a while, so I felt a trip to PREX was in order to get things back on track. Surprisingly the stock there was raather thin. One of the guiys behind the cointer said it was because a number of their staff members were on vacation ans there was a bunch of stuff that still need to be put out. But I was still able to put together a decent haul:

Vintage LPs:

Ansermet/Suisse Romande: Scheherazade - Mint London Blue Back
Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops Play the Music of Paul Simon - Polydor
Grieg Piano Concerto/ Rubenstein - RCA Shaded Dog Mono
Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony: Scheherazade - Mercury Wing
Cat Stevens: Izitso - A&M
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap's Greatest Hits - Columbia

CDs

The Beatles: Love - Apple 5.1 Surround DVD-A
Cannonball Adderley (with Bill Evans): Know What I Mean? - JVC XRCD2
Sonny Rollins Quintet: Sonny Plays for Bird - JVC XRCD
Lee Morgan: The Gigalo - Blue Note
Warren Bernhadrt: Reflections - DMP
John Pizzarelli: Knowing You - Telarc
John Pizzarelli: Bossa Nova - Telarc
Buiccky Pizzarelli: Hot Club of 52nd St.
Special EFX: Global Village - GRP
Jazz for Romantic Moments - Savoy 2 CD Set
John Williams Greatest Hits 1969 - 1999 - Sony 2 CD set (Austrian Import)
Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson: Thick as a Brick 2 - Chrysalis
James Taylor's Greatest Hits - WB
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Covers the Classics - Fantasy
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River  - Fantasy 20 Bit K2 Super Coded
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Pendulum - Fantasy 20 Bit K2 Super Coded
The Best of MTV Unplugged - Helicon/Universal
Texas Unplugged, Vol. 2 - Palo Duro
Manassas: Pieces - Rhino
AM Gold: 1963 - Time/Life
AM Gold: 1965 - Time/Life
AM Gold: #1 Hits of the 70s,  '75-'79 - Time/Life
Willaim Ackerson: Imaginary Road - Windham Hill
Frank Sinatra: Strangers in the Night - Reprise
Steve Miller Band: Wide River - Sailor
Mark Wills: Greatest Hits - Mercury

The following CDs are Jazziz Magazine Samplers:
Guitars, Vol 1 - The Bridge
Guityars, Vol 5
The Key Players, Vol 2
The Key Players, Vol 4
Cool Summer, Vol 2
Cool Summer, Vol 4
Cool Summer, Vol 5
Women, Vol 5
Traces of Love
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 19, 2012, 06:34:36 PM
I may not be able to get out for Record Store Day, so I accumulated some new vinyl in other ways;

From Joe's Record Paradise;

Stanley Turrentine-Sugar
Stan Kenton-the comprehensive Kenton
the Dave Brubeck Quartet-time changes
Jaco Pastorius-Jaco Pastorius
Steely Dan-gaucho
Steely Dan-Katy lied

From another member cleaning out his vinyl;

Joni Mitchell-Court and Spark
Little feat-waiting for Columbus
traffic-the low Spark of high heeled boys
Neil Young and crazy horse-Rust never sleeps
Amadeus string Quartet with Hephzibah Menuhin - Schubert's Trout Quintet
the Beatles-revolver
the Beatles-anthology 3
Lorin Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra- Shostakovich: Symphony number five
RCA living stereo shaded dog version of Brahms Trio in E. flat and Beethoven sonata for horn and piano
RCA living stereo shaded dog version of Beethoven Concerto number four-Rubenstein, Krips, Symphony of the air
RCA living stereo shaded dog version of Rimskey Korsakoff- Scheherazade, Reiner and the Chicago Symphony
John Klemmer-touch-original master recording
Philharmonia virtuosi - Bach, Brandenburg concertos
Lorin Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra-Tchaikovsky, Symphony number four:Telarc Digital
Sibelius, the seven symphonies - Boston symphony orchestra with Colin Davis
Ben Webster-ballads; a two record set on Verve
Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins-tenor giants:a two record set on Verve
Jazz at the Philharmonic-Bird and Pres: the '46 concerts: a two record set on Verve
Coleman Hawkins-body and soul
Earl Hines-once upon a time
the Bix Beiderbecke story - Bix and tram, vol 2
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane - Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner
John Coltrane-the Stardust session
and another:  Steely Dan-Katy lied
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 20, 2012, 12:55:15 PM
Gene, what is this a per-emptive strike for Record Store Day? :lol:


I may not be able to get out for Record Store Day, so I accumulated some new vinyl in other ways;

From Joe's Record Paradise;

Stanley Turrentine-Sugar
Stan Kenton-the comprehensive Kenton
the Dave Brubeck Quartet-time changes
Jaco Pastorius-Jaco Pastorius
Steely Dan-gaucho
Steely Dan-Katy lied

From another member cleaning out his vinyl;

Joni Mitchell-Court and Spark
Little feat-waiting for Columbus
traffic-the low Spark of high heeled boys
Neil Young and crazy horse-Rust never sleeps
Amadeus string Quartet with Hephzibah Menuhin - Schubert's Trout Quintet
the Beatles-revolver
the Beatles-anthology 3
Lorin Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra- Shostakovich: Symphony number five
RCA living stereo shaded dog version of Brahms Trio in E. flat and Beethoven sonata for horn and piano
RCA living stereo shaded dog version of Beethoven Concerto number four-Rubenstein, Krips, Symphony of the air
RCA living stereo shaded dog version of Rimskey Korsakoff- Scheherazade, Reiner and the Chicago Symphony
John Klemmer-touch-original master recording
Philharmonia virtuosi - Bach, Brandenburg concertos
Lorin Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra-Tchaikovsky, Symphony number four:Telarc Digital
Sibelius, the seven symphonies - Boston symphony orchestra with Colin Davis
Ben Webster-ballads; a two record set on Verve
Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins-tenor giants:a two record set on Verve
Jazz at the Philharmonic-Bird and Pres: the '46 concerts: a two record set on Verve
Coleman Hawkins-body and soul
Earl Hines-once upon a time
the Bix Beiderbecke story - Bix and tram, vol 2
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane - Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner
John Coltrane-the Stardust session
and another:  Steely Dan-Katy lied
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 21, 2012, 03:26:08 PM
Guess so as I spent day getting new skins on car after a late morning blowout. Thought I was going to 2 stores in Philly for RSD, but not now.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 22, 2012, 05:37:36 PM
Vinyl buys (from here on out they are all vinyl buys)

Aerosmith - Get Your Wings (Columbia stereo LP)
Aerosmith - Rocks (Columbia stereo LP)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Ultravox - Vienna
The Kinks - You Really Got Me (Reprise mono LP)
The Kinks - Kinks-Size (Reprise mono LP)
Buffalo Springfield - Self Titled (Atco stereo LP)
Three Dog Night - It Ain't Easy (ABC Dunhill stereo LP)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (Capitol stereo LP)
The Bevis Frond - Any Gas Faster (Restless Records stereo LP)

--Jerome



Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 22, 2012, 06:10:41 PM
Vinyl buys (from here on out they are all vinyl buys)

Aerosmith - Get Your Wings (Columbia stereo LP)
Aerosmith - Rocks (Columbia stereo LP)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Ultravox - Vienna
The Kinks - You Really Got Me (Reprise mono LP)
The Kinks - Kinks-Size (Reprise mono LP)
Buffalo Springfield - Self Titled (Atco stereo LP)
Three Dog Night - It Ain't Easy (ABC Dunhill stereo LP)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (Capitol stereo LP)
The Bevis Frond - Any Gas Faster (Restless Records stereo LP)

--Jerome

Nice Jerome ~ Buffalo Springfield - Self Titled (Atco stereo LP)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 22, 2012, 06:53:40 PM
That album has been on my get list for a while.  Most of the copies I have come across in recent years were beat.

But to me the real finds from that list are the two Kinks LPs.  These are US releases on Reprise, but I am really happy to have them since The Kinks are one of my favorite bands.

The Kinks - Tired of Waiting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz64hWng2vM#)

the kinks all day and all of the night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4DV-5d6a5g#)

the kinks- you really got me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvyDWGF290M#)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Putz on April 22, 2012, 08:26:09 PM
Being a total cynic myself, how could you not love The Kinks. Hope Dave gets well enough that they can have one more go around as a Live band.

Here's one of my favorites

The Kinks-Mr. Pleasant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mH9Mdlua0#)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 28, 2012, 02:38:00 PM
Made a trip to DDs today
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 09, 2012, 04:30:05 PM
Hit Joe's Record Paradise on way home from DC this afternoon;

Grace for Drowning - Steve Wilson
Sophisticated Giant - Dexter Gordon

The Gordon offering is a white label promo from Columbia.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on May 25, 2012, 02:18:51 PM
So I get to the crack house nice and early on "Members day" I make a bee line straight to the CD's and Vinyl and another fellow "crackhead" beat me to it as he was scampering out with a few LP's in hand he glanced at me quickly and made off with the goods. Damn... :duh
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on May 27, 2012, 02:36:45 AM
Saturday At DDs
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 27, 2012, 08:21:11 AM
Bill texted me last weekend that he'd 'bird-dogged' some Porcupine Tree vinyl at Record Connection, so yesterday I drove up there.

From Record Connection;

Porcupine Tree CDs,

Signify
Stars Die
The Sky Moves Sideways
In Absentia
Metanoia

PT vinyl,

Up The Downstair
Voyager 34

Gen'l jazz vinyl,

We're All together Again For the First Time - Brubeck, Mulligan, Desmond, Dawson, Six
American Classic - Dexter Gordon
bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith - Jimmy Smith
The Dynamic Duo - Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery

I have the jimmy and Wes on CD and really like it, so had to grab the vinyl, a NM import from Germany.

And Bill brought me something I've been looking for;

Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra, a mint EMI100 reissue on 180g vinyl.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on May 27, 2012, 09:00:58 AM
Bill texted me last weekend that he'd 'bird-dogged' some Porcupine Tree vinyl at Record Connection, so yesterday I drove up there.

From Record Connection;

Porcupine Tree CDs,

Signify
Stars Die
The Sky Moves Sideways
In Absentia
Metanoia

PT vinyl,

Up The Downstair
Voyager 34

Gen'l jazz vinyl,

We're All together Again For the First Time - Brubeck, Mulligan, Desmond, Dawson, Six
American Classic - Dexter Gordon
bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith - Jimmy Smith
The Dynamic Duo - Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery

I have the jimmy and Wes on CD and really like it, so had to grab the vinyl, a NM import from Germany.

And Bill brought me something I've been looking for;

Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra, a mint EMI100 reissue on 180g vinyl.


Gene glad to see the Porcupine Tree LPs were still there and you didn't miss out on them.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 27, 2012, 11:47:24 AM
You pulled out my Fleetwood Mac albums, did we ever listen to them?

I am now.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on May 27, 2012, 01:25:59 PM
You pulled out my Fleetwood Mac albums, did we ever listen to them?

I am now.

No We didn't enjoy !!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Ecramer on June 04, 2012, 09:47:33 AM
cramps
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Ecramer on June 04, 2012, 09:56:21 AM
Main Street juke box in Stroudsburg bought out a storage locker with 3k lps never seen so much great vinyl in beautiful condition
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on June 17, 2012, 07:50:04 AM
Yesterday At DDs
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on July 08, 2012, 06:46:28 AM
Shopping with Pman at PREX yesterday before the Zu GTG:

The prize, a 6-eye  clean copy of Miles Davis - "Jazz Track".

This has the album "L'Ascenseur pour l'echafaud" on it, I love this CD and wanted it on vinyl for the longest time.

Freddie Hubbard Blue Note Re-issue "Here To Stay" with 2 albums, one being "Hub Cap" which I've wanted on vinyl for some time.

Bunch of  Dexter Gordon issues, starting with one I've wanted - "Gettin' Around'. Still a few early BN releases from the 60's I want, but also grabbed;

Great Encounters - promo copy
Tangerine
Manhattan Symphonie - promo copy
The Tower of Power

A Richydoo rec;

Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan - "Two of a Mind"
Pauld Desmond - "From the Hot Afternoon" (this title made me laugh as it rose to 101 degrees outside)

New release from Silversun Pickups - "Neck of the Woods"

And Bill gave me copies of 3 Yes classics;

Close to the Edge
Tales From Topographic Oceans
Fragile.

Good people that Bill is.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on July 10, 2012, 06:36:21 AM
I haven't been buying much of anything lately but I picked up the following vintage vinyl titles:

The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces (Pablo mono 13 LP set)
The Art Tatum Group Masterpieces (Pablo mono 8 LP set)
Ella Fitzgerald - The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books (Verve Deep Groove mono 5 LP set -- very rare to find one complete like this one with the booklet, artwork, and 7" bonus EP)
Lester Young - It Don't Mean a Thing (Verve Deep Groove Mono LP)
Django Reinhardt - The Best Of (Capitol deep groove mono 2 LP set)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on July 16, 2012, 08:58:28 AM
Here's some new arrivals.

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl07162012.jpg)

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl2_07162012.jpg)

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl3_07162012.jpg)

I would have preferred original deep groove Bud Powell Verve pressings but decent ones are very scarce, so I'm happy to have these minty LPs from Japan.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on July 18, 2012, 04:34:57 PM
(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl07182012.jpg)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on July 19, 2012, 06:57:44 AM
I've been looking for a clean copy of Ready for Freddie, how's the playing in your opinion?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on July 19, 2012, 03:25:42 PM
I've been looking for a clean copy of Ready for Freddie, how's the playing in your opinion?

Terrific.  IMO this is Freddie Hubbard's best album on Blue Note.  Wayne Shorter and McCoy Tyner as sidemen are icing on the cake.

The album in the photo is a Music Matters 45RPM 180g reissue.

--Jerome



Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on August 11, 2012, 02:28:51 PM
Today at DD's
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on August 25, 2012, 04:56:22 PM
1. Darol Anger/Barbara Higbie ~ Tideline
2. McKendree Spring ~ self titled
3. Thomas Dolby ~ Aliens Ate My Buick
4. Bamboo
5. Man ~ Rhinos,Winos + Lunitics
6. Man ~ Slow Motion
7. The Stills Young Band ~ Long May You Run    (UK)
8. Stephen Stills Live    (UK)
9.  Rolling Stones ~ Between The Buttons    (UK Decca)
10. Barclay James Harvest ~ Victims Of Circumstance
11. Barclay James Harvest ~ The Best of vol. 3   (UK)
12. Rolling Stones ~ Beggars Banquet    (UK Decca)
13. The Best Of Manfred Mann    (German)
14. Spooky Tooth ~ The Mirror

My Day At DD's
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on September 09, 2012, 07:45:44 AM
The Dire Straits LP is UK and I might have passed
it over but for the £2.50 price sticker still on it.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on September 15, 2012, 01:44:14 PM
Feeding The Addiction
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on September 15, 2012, 01:45:56 PM
Feeding The Addiction Cont.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on November 01, 2012, 03:14:51 AM
Just a few LPs from Acoustic Sounds....

Counting Crows - August and Everything After (200g 45RPM QRP Vinyl)
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis Again (200g 45RPM QRP Vinyl)
Ten Years After - A Space in Time (200g QRP Vinyl)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on November 01, 2012, 09:29:52 AM
Some vintage vinyl new arrivals....

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewArrivals_11012012.jpg)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on November 02, 2012, 06:47:51 AM
Another Acoustic Sounds order...

Stanley Turrentine - Look Out! (Music Matters 45RPM 180g vinyl reissue)
Dexter Gordon - A Swingin' Affair (Music Matters 45RPM 180g vinyl reissue)
Jackie McLean - Lights Out! (200g QRP Prestige reissue)
Jackie McLean - 4, 5, and 6 (200g QRP Prestige reissue)
Hank Mobley - Mobley's Message (200g QRP Prestige reissue)
Elmo Hope - Informal Jazz (200g QRP Prestige Reissue)
The Prestige All Stars - All Night Long (200g QRP Prestifge reissue)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 10, 2012, 10:16:59 AM
Back from 2 days in Albany and found a few record stores, picked up;

Kenton - 'New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm' (a better work of his)
Getz/Gilberto - 'Getz/Gilberto' (have it on SACD and wanted vinyl as well)
Dexter Gordon - 'Doin' Alright'
Dave Brubeck Quartet - 'The Great Concerts'.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on November 10, 2012, 02:08:14 PM
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5613/0cf15db7f4b2711cef2ea9d.jpg)



No Gene the George Micheal LP isn't mine it was purchased for a friend who loves pop music
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 10, 2012, 03:33:03 PM
Ya, and who did you buy the Monkees for?


And the Kenton as well?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on November 10, 2012, 04:09:51 PM
Ya, and who did you buy the Monkees for?


And the Kenton as well?

The Kenton is for Deepak
And I love the Monkees
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 10, 2012, 04:48:41 PM
Good - when D stopped by to pick up the pre today I showed him the things I bought in Albany, including a Kenton, so he already knows the name.

Ya, and who did you buy the Monkees for?


And the Kenton as well?

The Kenton is for Deepak
And I love the Monkees
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on November 17, 2012, 05:38:06 PM
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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on December 21, 2012, 04:54:46 PM
(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl_12212012.jpg)

Some new vintage vinyl.  Bill Evans on Fantasy, Vince Guaraldi, and a Count Basie LP with Tony Bennett on Roulette.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on December 22, 2012, 06:54:55 PM
Enroute to Shadowlight's 'Melody GTG' last week stopped at PREX and picked up;

Vinyl

The Beatles - White Album and Magical Mystery Tour, both remastered 180g ed.
Milt Jackson - Invitation
Jackie McLean - Vertigo
Stan Kenton - The Stage Door Swings and Stan Kenton Today, (Phase 4 ver)
Blue Mitchell - Step Lightly
Maynard Ferguson - Live at Jimmy's

cd

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather
Jackie McLean - Destination
Bill Evans Trio - at Shelly's Manne-Hole
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight and The Freedom Rider
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on December 31, 2012, 04:14:59 AM
(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/5973/c65542d030bb70be8c26499.jpg)
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2277/3f319567c27499c44025707.jpg)
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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on February 08, 2013, 05:17:17 PM
Today at DD's

Malo ~ Ascencion
Philip Glass ~ Glass Works
Herbie Mann ~ turtle Bay
Good Rats ~ 'From Rats To Riches'
The Rascals ~ Freedom Suite
The American Breed ~ Pumpkin, Powder, Scarlet & Green
Good Rats ~ Birth Comes To Us All
Status Quo ~ self titled.
Mott The Hoople ~ The Hopple
Mott The Hoople ~ Mott
Passport ~ Looking Thru
Bo Hansson ~ Magician's Hat
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on February 08, 2013, 05:42:32 PM
I love that Stanley Clarke cover picture
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on February 16, 2013, 04:50:07 PM
We were dropping off my daughter at a birthday party today downtown Raleigh. My wife suggests we stop in to that new record store I told her about. (Wha? Who are you and what have you done with my wife?? Nevermind I don't want to know.)  I said sure dear, that sounds fine. It was only one block from where we were.

In The Groove Records (http://inthegrooverecords.wordpress.com/) is a real hole in the wall, he has a room in an artist colony building, each with their tiny little cubby room. One bin out of about 20 bins was jazz, but it was all good, and a wide selection. The hole was jam crowded with 2 other couples in there. There were some real tasty treats in the jazz bin, like "Mulligan plays Mulligan" for $40, some nice old Basie sides too, some Freddie, a VSOP, a nice Dizzy record. Under the jazz bin there were some slide out drawers for of classical stuff, and more in cubbies on the floor, more classical I think. Obviously I'll have to go back. Lots of rock bins by alphabetical. NCers looking for vinyl will enjoy this place. On Glenwood, one door north of Hillsborough.

I sold my copy of Jonah Jones 'Jumpin with Jonah' 25 years ago to raise cash. So I was thrilled to find it and 2 other Jonah Jones all $3 ea. They have seen plenty of action with scratches on the edges from sliding around without the covers, but they cleaned up nice and sound great. It is awesome to hear Jumpin again.  Night Train was a huge hit. My father partied to this record in early teens, early 50s. Jonah Jones was a swing trumpet player, but could blow the socks off some of the bop players.   

Also grabbed Lennie Neihaus "Vol 3, The Octet #2" with Shelley Manne, Bill Holman (playing tenor!) Stu Williamson, Jimmy Guiffre, Monte Budwig. It sounds nice and is in perfect shape. $20. John Wilson, NYT jazz columnist, wrote the liner notes. It is very cool to hear Niehaus and Holman playing lines together, two of Stan Kenton's best arrangers, and a  master arranger with the perfect band.

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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 02, 2013, 01:13:07 PM
Finally got back to Radioactive Records in Ft. Lauderdale, and scored some good stuff.

Seems a former A&R rep for Sony had come in 2 days before and sold off his collection. All the CBS Masterpiece reissues pictured are in pristine shape, all have the gold NOT FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC stamp on them. All shiny, glossy black vinyl, little surface noise from what I sampled. The Take Five alone made the purchase worth it.

The rock titles were a throw-in, many I once had on cassette, long since gone. Also, all fairly clean.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on March 02, 2013, 03:54:27 PM
Finally got back to Radioactive Records in Ft. Lauderdale, and scored some good stuff.

Seems a former A&R rep for Sony had come in 2 days before and sold off his collection. All the CBS Masterpiece reissues pictured are in pristine shape, all have the gold NOT FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC stamp on them. All shiny, glossy black vinyl, little surface noise from what I sampled. The Take Five alone made the purchase worth it.

The rock titles were a throw-in, many I once had on cassette, long since gone. Also, all fairly clean.


nice haul Gene.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 02, 2013, 04:40:26 PM
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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 09, 2013, 05:13:47 AM
Finally got back to Radioactive Records in Ft. Lauderdale, and scored some good stuff.

Seems a former A&R rep for Sony had come in 2 days before and sold off his collection. All the CBS Masterpiece reissues pictured are in pristine shape, all have the gold NOT FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC stamp on them. All shiny, glossy black vinyl, little surface noise from what I sampled. The Take Five alone made the purchase worth it.

The rock titles were a throw-in, many I once had on cassette, long since gone. Also, all fairly clean.


Just heard the Acoustic Sounds  45 RPM pressing of Take Five at Triode Pete's two nights ago. All I can say is "Holy Crap!"

Another one added to my "must have" list.  :roll:

Thanks a lot Pete. I'll try to return the favor someday.  :lol:

BTW, I just got an email saying that MoFi will be coming out with a two disc 45 RPM pressing of "Kind of Blue" in the near future.
Save those pennies boys.  8)

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/87682/Miles_Davis-Kind_Of_Blue-45_RPM_Vinyl_Record (http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/87682/Miles_Davis-Kind_Of_Blue-45_RPM_Vinyl_Record)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 09, 2013, 06:55:40 AM
It's only money after all.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 12, 2013, 08:29:11 AM
Second trip to Radioactive Records in Ft. Lauderdale in as many weeks, a little more restrained this time.

Have been looking for the Alabama Shakes for awhile, the Byrds is a NM copy to replace a VG- one I have, and I've been trying to start a Bob Mould/Husker Du collection for awhile, wish I could find a copy of Workbook.

A few more Jazz titles from the collection I pulled about 17 albums out of last week, not sure how I missed Milestones, a fav, it will replace the 3 copies I have all kinda beat, this is NM.

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 12, 2013, 08:35:46 AM
A tip of the hat to TMAZZ for the coupon code, I used it to get;

LOUIS SMITH - SMITHVILLE (180G 45RPM 2LP)

From Music Direct.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on March 12, 2013, 08:41:22 AM

Quote
..wish I could find a copy of Workbook

http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?release_id=1865616&ev=rb (http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?release_id=1865616&ev=rb)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 12, 2013, 09:42:26 PM
A tip of the hat to TMAZZ for the coupon code, I used it to get;

LOUIS SMITH - SMITHVILLE (180G 45RPM 2LP)

From Music Direct.

 :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on March 13, 2013, 03:39:15 PM
Three new 45RPM 180g Blue Note reissues from Music Matters:

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl_03132013_A.jpg)

And pair of 45RPM 180g Blue Note reissues from Analogue Productions:

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl_03132013_B.jpg)

--Jerome

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on March 15, 2013, 05:38:56 AM
I just placed the following order with Acoustic Sounds...

Speakers Corner 180g Decca Reissues

Ernest Ansermet - Bizet: Carmen Suite, L'Arlesienne Suite
Ernest Ansermet - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Ernest Ansermet - Music of Rimsky-Korsakov
Ernest Ansermet - Albeniz: Iberia/Turina: Danzas Fantasticas
Ernest Ansermet - Ravel: Sheherazade/Berlioz: Les Nuits d'ete
Pierino Gamba - Bizet-Sarasate: Carmen Fantaisie Op.25/ Ruggiero Ricci, violin

Speakers Corner 180g Mercury Living Presence Reissues

Antal Dorati - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies 2 & 3/Enesco: Roumanian Rhapsodies 1 & 2


Speakers Corner 180g Philips Reissues

Igor Markevitch - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4


Classic Records 200g RCA Living Stereo Reissues

Pierre Monteux - Dvorak: Symphony No. 2


Classic Records 200g Vanguard Reissues

Maurice Abravanel - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'


Classic Records 200g Everest 35mm Series Reissues

Hugo Rignold - Khachaturian: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Anatole Fistoulari - Khachaturian: Gayne Ballet Suite

The Classic Records titles were an especially good value, as they were reduced in price to $25, down from the original $34.95 list.  Not all of them are marked down at Acoustic Sounds, and to be sure I have been a vocal critic of the quality of RTI's pressings, but at this price I felt it was worth taking a chance.  I have always been quite fond of Classic Records QUIEX SV-P 200g pressings when there are no pressing defects.  At any rate, they are worth checking out as Chad is trying to clear out some Classic Records reissue titles that were not especially good sellers.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 16, 2013, 01:04:37 PM
Looks like Jerome is back on the classical bandwagon.  8)

Gotta love those Ansermets   :drool:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on March 16, 2013, 04:08:54 PM
Gotta love those Ansermets   :drool:

Do I ever.  Unfortunately minty vintage Decca Ansermets have gotten insanely expensive.  I have several of them and remain convinced that those original Decca SXL pressings are some of the best sounding records ever pressed. 

But Speaker's Corner has done a remarkable job with its Decca reissue series.  Their 180g vinyl LPs are pressed at Pallas, which in my view is pressing the highest quality vinyl on the planet today.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on March 17, 2013, 11:09:43 AM
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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on March 24, 2013, 07:30:10 PM
Just got back from my roadtrip to Albany, NY.  While my wife attended classes all weekend, I had the unfortunate task of checking out every used record/CD store in the area that I could find.  :rofl: 

I only lucked out in two of four stores (the two others absolutely sucked) but I think I did pretty damned good and other than one or two $1.00 bin exceptions; I took only really, really clean vinyl. :thumb:

Here's the rundown...

From Last Vestige Records (Albany, NY)
 • Blues Brothers - Blues Brothers (Atlantic SD19217)
 • Special EFX - Slice of Life (GRP/GRP-A-1025)
 • Auracle - Glider (Chrysalis CHR 1172) * I went to High School with the keyboard player!
 • Dave Brubeck - Time Out (Columbia CS 8192)
 • Stanley Clarke - If this bass could only talk (CBS/OR 40923)
 • Coryell/Catherine - Twin House (Elektra 6E-123)
 • Grappelli/Catherine/Coryell/Pedersen - Young Django (Verve/MPS 815 672-4)
 • Roomful of Blues - Live at Lupo's (Varrick/Rounder VR-024)
 • Individuals - 2 LP Promo/18 Artists (CBS/CG36213)
 • Illusion - Out of the Mist (Island ILPS 9489)
 • Kevin Eubanks - Guitarist (Elektra 60213-1)
 • Jeff Beck Group - Jeff Beck Group "Orange" (CBS/KE31331)
 • Moody Blues - Days of Future Past (London DES 18012)
 • Wilding/Bonus - Pleasure Signals (Visa/IMP 7003)
 • Sonny Rollins & Thad Jones - "Untitled" (UpFront/UPF-185)
 • Special EFX - ModernManners (GRP/GRP-A-1014)

Subtotal: 16 LP's (One double)   $32.00
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From River Street Beat Shop (Troy, NY)
 • David Crosby - If I could only remember my name (Atlantic)
 • Doc Severinsen (sealed) - London Sessions (FirstLine/FDLP 5001)
 • The Nylons - Happy Together (Open Air/OA-0306)
 • The Nylons - Seamless (Open Air/OA-0304)
 • The Nylons - One Size Fits All (Open Air/OA-0301)
 • Moody Blues - Every good boy deserves favour (Threshold/THS5)
 • Cat Stevens - Teaser & the Firecat (Island/A&M SP4313)
 • Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates (WB 23432-1)
 • Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills (Atlantic/SD 7202)
 • Wishbone Ash - Live Dates Double LP (MCA/MCA2-8006)
 • Jeff Beck - Truth & Beck-Ola - 2 LP Combo (Epic/BG 33779)
 • Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective (ATCO/SD 38-105)
 • Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (Columbia/KCS 9825)
 • Robbin Ford - Talk to your daughter (WB 25647-1)
 • Jon Anderson - Song of Seven (Atlantic SD16021)
 • Kitaro - Millennia (Geffen/GHS 4084?)
 • Shadowfax - Folksongs for a Nuclear Village (Capitol/EMI C1-46924-1)
 • Shadowfax - We used to laugh/The Firewalker Promo EP (Capitol/SPRO-79298/79299)
 • Tom Scott - Desire (Elektra 60162-1)
 • Larry Carlton - Friends (WB 23834-1)
 • Allman Brothers Band - Beginnings 2 LP's (ATCO/SD2-805)

Subtotal: 21 LP's (Three doubles)   $49.00

GRAND TOTAL (2 DAYS) 37 LP'S (4 DOUBLES)   $81.00
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 24, 2013, 07:59:19 PM
SN - Nice score. I  missed both those stores when I went to Albany.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on March 25, 2013, 05:39:37 AM
SN - Nice score. I  missed both those stores when I went to Albany.

One was Albany, the other in Troy.  They were both excellent. :thumb: 

The other two places I stopped at in Albany (which will go un-named, unless someone PM's me) pitched a complete "shut-out" to me. :(

Now I have to get a VPI 16.5 to clean everything!

SN
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 25, 2013, 05:50:56 AM
Those must be the 2 I went to,  :(

EDIT: Actually, I did pick up 4 titles from Last Vestige back in Nov when I was in Alb. Had to go back thru the 'what you bought' thread to refresh my memory. Getting old really bites it!

For $475, you wont do much better, I bought a 'scratch and dent' one for $500 and thought that was a good price.

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-vpi-16-5-cleaning-machine-vpi-16-5-cleaning-machine-sterophile-product-of-the-year-2013-03-13-analog-10019 (http://app.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-vpi-16-5-cleaning-machine-vpi-16-5-cleaning-machine-sterophile-product-of-the-year-2013-03-13-analog-10019)

Or have Pumpkinman teach you how to make one out of bits of string, tubing, conch shells and squirrel feces.  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 25, 2013, 10:05:24 PM
SN - Nice score. I  missed both those stores when I went to Albany.

Good thing, there would have been nothing left for Bill.  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 01, 2013, 06:45:00 AM
At Then and Now records in Miami, had some nice 6-eye releases by Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck and Chet Baker, but all $30+ and 'iffy' condition. Did find a clean 6-eye Mulligan.

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet -What is There to Say?
Stanley Turrentine - Jubilee Shouts

The latter a clean, Blue Note double album reissue.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 01, 2013, 09:12:45 AM
At Then and Now records in Miami, had some nice 6-eye releases by Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck and Chet Baker, but all $30+ and 'iffy' condition. Did find a clean 6-eye Mulligan.


You should be able to get most minty Columbia 6-Eye jazz pressings for between $15 and $25 unless it is something exceptionally rare.  Most Dave Brubeck LPs I own on near mint Columbia 6-Eye mono pressings cost me about $20.

Gerry Mulligan did much of his best work on Pacific Jazz Records (including recordings with Chet Baker).  I have a bunch of them.  But he also did some nice recordings for EmArcy, Verve, and Columbia.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 01, 2013, 10:08:41 AM
Thanks Jerome.

It's Miami - everything is extra pricey, even used vinyl it seems. :(
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 13, 2013, 05:42:13 AM
After a long time away from digital music I have decided to come back.  When I decided to dump digital I did not take into consideration the fairly large collection of classical music recordings I have that were transcribed from 4 track tape to 24bit/192KHz digital audio from High Definition Tape Transfers.  Some of these recordings are impossible to find on vinyl, and are even quite rare as used open reel tapes.  I have about 70 of them.  So I ordered an Oppo BDP-105 this morning.

To usher in my return to digital music I bought a download of Ricard Wagner's Die Walkόre, Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic from Decca.  My favorite Wagner Ring cycle is Solti's, and I haven't heard another that can match the power of his, especially in Act III of Die Walkόre.

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/Wagner_DieWalkure_Solti.jpg)

A Super Deluxe Edition was recently released on 18 CDs, and it also included the the entire cycle at 24bit/48KHz on one Blu Ray audio disc.  The price is about $240 on Amazon.com.  That seemed rather expensive to me, but I was interested in it because finding the Solti Ring Cycle on vintage minty Decca or London LP pressings has become an exercise in frustration.  A reviewer on Amazon mentioned that the 24bit files were available for download from HD Tracks so I decided to buy my favorite opera from The Ring and give it a try.  If I am happy with the sound quality then I will buy the remaining operas to complete the cycle.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 14, 2013, 06:11:32 AM
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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 17, 2013, 10:12:57 AM
(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewBrubeck.jpg)

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Added a quite a few Dave Brubeck LPs to an already considerable collection.  My goal is to have every LP that Dave Brubeck recorded with Paul Desmond.  Still have four more to go.

I've always been a fan of Benny Golson, both in and out of the Jazztet.  The Ella Fitzgerald LP completes my collection on minty Verve vinyl of the Ella Fitzgerald song book recordings.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on April 19, 2013, 01:37:08 PM
Today's "Pre Record Day" catch!

New LP's

Used CD

Used LP's

Total: $28.18

All in really clean shape too!  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: eleazar on April 19, 2013, 02:23:12 PM
Today's "Pre Record Day" catch!

New LP's
  • Steve Winwood (2 LP's) - "Nine Lives" (180G)
  • Nenad Bach - "Greatest Hits" (Don't ask me, 'cause I don't know who he is either!  Bargain Bin find for 20’)

Used CD
  • Joshua Redman - "Wish"

Used LP's
  • Bonnie Koloc - "Hold on to me" Stereo/Quad (Beat's me, but what the hell do you want for another 20’...!?!)

Total: $28.18

All in really clean shape too!  :thumb:

You need to find "You're Gonna love Yourself In The Morning" by Bonnie Koloc

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/b08120be4711f5dd34d7e46d3a093c3a/29662.jpg)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 19, 2013, 03:30:39 PM
Yesterday Afternoon's Pre- Record Store Day catch from the 5/$1 bins at Looney Tunes in West Babylon:


• Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Fiedler/Boston Pops (Shaded Dog)
• Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Ansermet/Suisse Romande (London Treasury)
• Neil Diamond: Gold
• David Crosby/Graham Nash: Wind on the Water
• Jimmy Buffett: Changes in Lattitudes, Changes in Attitudes
• Jimmy Buffett: Son of a Son of a Sailor
• Jimmy Buffett: A1A
• Blood Sweat & Tears: 3
• The Best of the Lovin Spoonful
• Golden Hits of the Smothers Brothers Volume 2
• Bobby Darin: "Darin" 1936 - 1973
• The Mason Williams Phonograph Record
• Chicago II
• Lucy & Carly - The Simon Sisters Sing for Children
• The Steve Miller Band: Book of Dreams
• Gordon Lightfoot: Don Quixote
• The Peter Paul and Mary Album
• Peter Paul and Mary: Late Again (German Import)
• Peter Paul and Mary: A Song Will Rise
• John Lennon/Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy
• Aztec Two Step: Second Step


SN tells me that they put out a whoole bunch more since I was there so I may have to go back tonight.    8)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on April 19, 2013, 05:35:14 PM
Today's "Pre Record Day" catch!

New LP's
  • Steve Winwood (2 LP's) - "Nine Lives" (180G)
  • Nenad Bach - "Greatest Hits" (Don't ask me, 'cause I don't know who he is either!  Bargain Bin find for 20’)

Used CD
  • Joshua Redman - "Wish"

Used LP's
  • Bonnie Koloc - "Hold on to me" Stereo/Quad (Beat's me, but what the hell do you want for another 20’...!?!)

Total: $28.18

All in really clean shape too!  :thumb:

You need to find "You're Gonna love Yourself In The Morning" by Bonnie Koloc

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/b08120be4711f5dd34d7e46d3a093c3a/29662.jpg)

I'll look for it, Bill.   I never heard of her before.  Tmazz told me to go to this place (Looney Tunes) the other day.  I had never been there.  At 5/$!.00 Bargain Bin prices, how can you go wrong!?!

SN

P.S. - Thanks, Tom. :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on April 19, 2013, 05:39:19 PM
We had a Looney Tunes in Boston back in the day, most of my collection is from there, Jap reissue jazz cutouts. They opened around 1980 iirc. I walked past it last summer, it was recently shuttered. I wonder if they are related?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 20, 2013, 06:16:12 AM
Looney Tunes Record Store Day 5/$1 bin – Trip 2

•   Steve Morse Band : The Introduction
•   America: Harbor
•   America: Hide Away
•   America: Live
•   Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die
•   Glenn Frey: No Fun Aloud
•   Peter Paul And Mary: 10 Years Together
•   Peter Paul And Mary: Moving
•   Judy Collins: In My Life
•   Jane Olivor: The Best Side of Goodbye
•   Jane Olivor: Chasing Eainbows
•   Jane Olivor: Stay the Night
•   Janis Ian: Between the Lines
•   Janis Ian (Self Titled)
•   Gordon Lightfoot: Endless Wire
•   Gordon Lightfoot: East of Midnight
•   The Best of the Chad Mitchell Trio
•   The Kingston Trio: Scarlet Ribbons
•   The Kingston Trio: #16
•   The Kingston Trio: Sold Out
•   The Kingston Trio: Tom Dooley
•   The Lettermen: Goin’ Out of My Head
•   The Lettermen: …and Live!
•   Nat King Cole: Dear Lonely Hearts
•   Tony Bennett Sings His All-time Hall of Fame Hits
•   Ted Heath: Big Band Themes Remembered

A lot it is stuff that I may not have otherwise given a second thought, but at 5 for a buck, what the heck!  :thumb:

Whatever I don't like I can always donate to the Crack House.  :lol:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: allenzachary on April 20, 2013, 06:29:11 AM


A lot it is stuff that I may not have otherwise given a second thought, but at 5 for a buck, what the heck!  :thumb:




I love 5 for a buck!

Columbia, SC has an annual record show and the University radio station brings a dozen bins of music, promos, culls etc.  Usually the price is either 5 for a buck or fill a bag for $X.  I'll buy 50-100 albums for pennies, most of which I've never heard of, then I get to go home and play.  Usually about 50% is terrible, 30% is good for someone else and about 20% I enjoy.  Inevitably, there are one or two records that make my permanent regular rotation.  It's so much fun finding those gems.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on April 20, 2013, 07:15:03 AM
Looney Tunes Record Store Day 5/$1 bin – Trip 2

•   Steve Morse Band : The Introduction
•   America: Harbor
•   America: Hide Away
•   America: Live
•   Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die
•   Glenn Frey: No Fun Aloud
•   Peter Paul And Mary: 10 Years Together
•   Peter Paul And Mary: Moving
•   Judy Collins: In My Life
•   Jane Olivor: The Best Side of Goodbye
•   Jane Olivor: Chasing Eainbows
•   Jane Olivor: Stay the Night
•   Janis Ian: Between the Lines
•   Janis Ian (Self Titled)
•   Gordon Lightfoot: Endless Wire
•   Gordon Lightfoot: East of Midnight
•   The Best of the Chad Mitchell Trio
•   The Kingston Trio: Scarlet Ribbons
•   The Kingston Trio: #16
•   The Kingston Trio: Sold Out
•   The Kingston Trio: Tom Dooley
•   The Lettermen: Goin’ Out of My Head
•   The Lettermen: …and Live!
•   Nat King Cole: Dear Lonely Hearts
•   Tony Bennett Sings His All-time Hall of Fame Hits
•   Ted Heath: Big Band Themes Remembered

A lot it is stuff that I may not have otherwise given a second thought, but at 5 for a buck, what the heck!  :thumb:

Whatever I don't like I can always donate to the Crack House.  :lol:


Hmmmnnn... I seem to recall a conversation with you just yesterday afternoon about being selective.  Selective, not due to price (obviously) but to economize on storage space!

Your short term memory must be going, Tom!  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

SN
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 20, 2013, 07:41:26 AM
Your short term memory must be going, Tom!  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Bill there's nothing wrong with my short term memory..... now my will power, that may be another story.  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on April 21, 2013, 08:29:17 AM
Your short term memory must be going, Tom!  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Bill there's nothing wrong with my short term memory..... now my will power, that may be another story.  :rofl:

True dat!  True dat!  :lol:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on April 22, 2013, 10:00:25 AM
(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/VintageMilesDavis.jpg)

A few Miles Davis LPs on minty vintage vinyl.  The one LP on a vintage Columbia 6-Eye pressing I still don't own is Milestones.  I'll have to see what I can do about that.

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on May 19, 2013, 12:47:48 AM
(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl_05172013_A.jpg)

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl_05172013_B.jpg)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on May 20, 2013, 08:26:55 AM
(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl_05172013_A.jpg)

(http://www.indierockfan.net/pics/NewVinyl_05172013_B.jpg)

--Jerome
Nice haul Jerome. The Starker performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto is one of my all time favs.

(Hey, what's with the time stamp on that post? You're horning in on my territory.  :rofl:)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jsaliga on May 21, 2013, 05:02:55 PM
(Hey, what's with the time stamp on that post? You're horning in on my territory.  :rofl:)

It wasn't intentional.  I have been dealing with a serious bout of diverticulitis and haven't been sleeping well with my stomach tied up in knots.  :(

My doctor has me on two antibiotics and I'm hoping to be feeling better in two or three days.  Once this passes you can pretty much rest assured that you won't see me on the vinyl vampire's turf anytime soon.  8)

--Jerome
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: sleepyguy24 on July 05, 2013, 09:47:04 AM
Well I finally got lucky at the Unique section of the Tri-County Bazaar on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown.

I was able to score the following for under $5 due to a promotion they had in the store yesterday.

Duran Duran Rio
Phil Collins No Jacket Required
Thompson Twins Into The Gap
Time Life Music Giants Of Jazz James P. Johnson 3LP set un-opened
Brazilian Guitar Classics

There were lots of other classical music there where the vinyl is in good condition but the jackets were beat up. I have enough classical music that I can't buy anymore until I start selling/donating the vinyl I don't want. I'm running out of space.

The Unique Thrift store on Old Country Road used to be good but the vinyl section has been picked pretty clean as of late.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 15, 2013, 07:08:00 AM
SG, I agree, pickin's at the Crack House have been pretty slim as of late, especially the vinyl rack. I have a felling that this may have something to do with Hurricane Sandy where either peoples collections got destryeed int the storm or people figured they had better get the stuff out of the basement before it does get destryed by a future storm. Tere seemed to be a rush of things turned into both the cracjk house and the local used record storms not too log after both Sandy and Irene the year before. But since we are dealing with a case of finite supply (there are just so many vintage LPs out there) it is usually the case that a surge ofturn ins is followed by a periosd of drought as, for example, people who would have sold or donated LPs in the fall got rid of those albums during  the panic sell off in the ealy part of the year. But over timethe supply levels out again and things go back closer to normal.

Seen it before and I am sure I will see it again. Just part of the ups and downs of record collecting.

That said, after a pretty long dry spell, I was able to come up with the following CDs over the weekend:


Stanley Jordan: Stolen Moments - Blue Note
Richard Elliot: After Dark - Blue Note
David Benoiy/Russ Freeman: The Benoit/Freeman Project - GRP
Nelson Rangell:Truest Heart - GRP
Najee: Tokyo Blues - EMI
Paul Hardcastle?Jazzmasters: The Greatest Hits - Hardcastle Records
Braveheart: Original motion Picture Soundtrack - London
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on July 15, 2013, 11:59:47 AM
Good theory Tom. I wonder how many LPs went to trash instead of to new collectors this year up in NY/NJ. Sad to think about it.

Our local goodwill has had no LPs for a long time, but magically a couple bins were there this weekend. Nothing for me, though.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 15, 2013, 10:26:38 AM
Finally had a good day at the Crack House.

LPs have bee very thinn, but I found a number of CDs

Richard Elliot: After Dark, Blue Note
Stanley Jordon: Stolen Moments, Blue Note
Nelson Rnagell: Truest Heart, GRP
The Benoit/Freeman Project, GRP
Najee: Tokyo Blue, EMI
Paul HArdcastle/Jazzmasters: The Greatest Hits, Hardcastle
Brandon Fields: Fields & Strings, PARAS
Andreas Vollenweider: Magic Harp, SLG
Schubert, Symphonies 8&9, von Dohnanyi/Cleveland Orchestra, Telarc
Dvorak Violin Concerto, Midori, Mehta, NY Philharmonic, Sony Classical
Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited, Columbia
The Ultimate Otis Redding, Warner Special Products
Journey: Greatest Hits, Columbia
Braveheart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on September 04, 2013, 01:59:55 PM
Found a few nice classical sides at the Good Will store today:

(http://www.elusivedisc.com/images/ORGLP0122-45-Large.jpg)
Holst Planets - LA Phil/Mehta - original 1971 London Records (Nice Review of the new 45rpm elusivedisc reissue of this recording) (http://audaud.com/2013/08/holst-the-planets-the-los-angeles-philharmonic-orch-zubin-mehta-london-1971original-recordings-group-45rpm-vinyl-2-discs/)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Bb6EAwQxL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Mozart/Brahms/Liszt Organ Music - Karl Richter - DG

(http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-3419513-1357692736-5430.jpeg)
Heroic Music for Organ, Brass, Percussion, arr. E. Power Biggs - N.E. Brass/Burgin - Columbia (Armando Ghitalla principle trumpet!  He was my best friend's brother's trumpet teacher in early 80s. The brother is now principle trumpet Cincinati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, Robert Sullivan)

(http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-2998293-1364863553-6312.jpeg)
"World's Fav Piano Music" - Van Cliburn 1972 - (New still sealed!) RCA Red Seal

(http://www.bh2000.net/files/musicbbsdetails35410.jpg)
Schubert Trout Quintet - Budapest String Quartet - Columbia 6eye from 1950. It always amazes me that vinyl like this could be found at a Good Will store next to the supermarket, in Holly Springs, NC 63 years after release. It goes to show that good music reaches all corners of the Earth, and lives forever.

$6 for 6 discs.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on September 29, 2013, 07:23:46 AM
Alert the media... I actually found stuff at the Crack House this past Friday before Tmazz got to it!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

CD's
John Lennon: Imagine (soundtrack)
Paul Weller: 22 Dreams
Norah Jones: Feels like home
Jayhawks: Rainy Day Music (2 discs)
Jayhawks: Settled down like rain
Jayhawks: A break in the clouds
Jayhawks: Smile
Jayhawks: Hollywood Town Hall
Jayhawks: Music from the North country (4 discs)
Jayhawks: Tomorrow the green grass
Al di Meola / Paco de Lucνa / John McLaughlin: Friday Night in San Francisco

LP's
Bruce Springsteen: Born to run
Bruce Springsteen: Darkness on the edge of town
Loggins & Messina: Full sail
Richie Furay: Dance a little light

also on vinyl from a "drive by" Garage Sale (for a buck a piece)
Neil Young: After the gold rush
Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA

Total: 11 CD's (15 discs) and 6 LP's >>> $19.00 + odd ’ :thumb:

SN
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 30, 2013, 05:50:12 AM
Alert the media... I actually found stuff at the Crack House this past Friday before Tmazz got to it!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Damn, and I went on Sat morning......   :roll:   :duh
I guess I can't get 'em all. But I can try.  :lol:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on September 30, 2013, 07:24:32 AM
I used to go there often. But what i realized is that I was spending $$ on stuff that didn't appeal to me (musically) or sounded like crap. :duh


Now i go on Amazon and sample the music before I buy. I have a much higher rate of sucess for not much more money (and time).  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on October 09, 2013, 05:59:32 AM
Tom, what in the world are you going to do when you move to Brightwaters and are not loacted near the Crack House anymore?

Vinyl shopping withdrawal?
Spend time actually listening to your back-load?
Find another Salvation Army store near the new house?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2013, 07:37:52 AM
Tom, what in the world are you going to do when you move to Brightwaters and are not loacted near the Crack House anymore?

Vinyl shopping withdrawal?
Spend time actually listening to your back-load?
Find another Salvation Army store near the new house?


The Salvation Army store in Babylon is only ten minutes away.  8)

Do you really think I didn't scope this out before looking in that neighborhood in the first place?   :lol:

And there are always road trips to Princeton......



Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on October 09, 2013, 08:54:59 AM
You better stop. Your not supposed to be in "collection" mode any more. You must liquidate! :rofl:

Tom, what in the world are you going to do when you move to Brightwaters and are not loacted near the Crack House anymore?

Vinyl shopping withdrawal?
Spend time actually listening to your back-load?
Find another Salvation Army store near the new house?


The Salvation Army store in Babylon is only ten minutes away.  8)

Do you really think I didn't scope this out before looking in that neighborhood in the first place?   :lol:

And there are always road trips to Princeton......




Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on October 09, 2013, 11:32:17 AM
Can't wait to see this posting from Tom ...

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2oWPf_fa126KfwnPDoMcfuv2j772rAG3XEmg9_qT-Ddg_hVelEw)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 09, 2013, 12:24:44 PM
I was out on the road this morning and I pulled up next to one of those mobile shredding trucks. Now I don't have any problem with the concept of tearing up old paper documents, but the name of the company made my blood run cold.

In big 2 foot letters across the truck was emblazoned
Record Destruction Corporation

Now if that is not the kind of thing nightmares are made of.........
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on October 09, 2013, 10:44:01 PM
Tom...

What are you loading your records into to move them ?

I need some ideas.... :duh
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 10, 2013, 06:45:26 AM
Tom...

What are you loading your records into to move them ?

I need some ideas.... :duh

Chris we will be living out of both house for a few months before this whole thing is complete so I was thinking of just moving them a little at a time every time i got between the two houses (I have about a dozen milk crates I can use and just  take a few each trip. I'm not sure how practical that is, but we will see how it goes and then maybe move to some kind of plan B.

But one of the things I have realized is in addition to thinking about how to load the records I am probably going to have to think about how to unload a good amount of the records. (Hence the posts from jimbones and BobM.)

So, there just maybe be a Vinyl Vampire garage sale in the not so distant future.

I will of course have a special preview day for all of my audiobuds, so that they can have first crack at things before I offer anything to the general public. (Tent sites will be available and I will be handing out wristbands starting at midnight the night before.  :rofl:)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on October 10, 2013, 12:50:48 PM
I like Crack  :drool:!! kinda like Breaking Bad and your Heisenberg!

Tom...

What are you loading your records into to move them ?

I need some ideas.... :duh

Chris we will be living out of both house for a few months before this whole thing is complete so I was thinking of just moving them a little at a time every time i got between the two houses (I have about a dozen milk crates I can use and just  take a few each trip. I'm not sure how practical that is, but we will see how it goes and then maybe move to some kind of plan B.

But one of the things I have realized is in addition to thinking about how to load the records I am probably going to have to think about how to unload a good amount of the records. (Hence the posts from jimbones and BobM.)

So, there just maybe be a Vinyl Vampire garage sale in the not so distant future.

I will of course have a special preview day for all of my audiobuds, so that they can have first crack at things before I offer anything to the general public. (Tent sites will be available and I will be handing out wristbands starting at midnight the night before.  :rofl:)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: lonewolfny42 on October 30, 2013, 02:53:41 AM
Tom...

What are you loading your records into to move them ?

I need some ideas.... :duh

Picked up 25 of these....working out well but HEAVY...

http://www.packagingsupplydepot.com/13x13x13-13cubebox-200test.aspx (http://www.packagingsupplydepot.com/13x13x13-13cubebox-200test.aspx)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on October 30, 2013, 07:37:39 AM
Tom, 

I'll hold some crates for you for safe keeping  :rofl:


Tom...

What are you loading your records into to move them ?

I need some ideas.... :duh

Chris we will be living out of both house for a few months before this whole thing is complete so I was thinking of just moving them a little at a time every time i got between the two houses (I have about a dozen milk crates I can use and just  take a few each trip. I'm not sure how practical that is, but we will see how it goes and then maybe move to some kind of plan B.

But one of the things I have realized is in addition to thinking about how to load the records I am probably going to have to think about how to unload a good amount of the records. (Hence the posts from jimbones and BobM.)

So, there just maybe be a Vinyl Vampire garage sale in the not so distant future.

I will of course have a special preview day for all of my audiobuds, so that they can have first crack at things before I offer anything to the general public. (Tent sites will be available and I will be handing out wristbands starting at midnight the night before.  :rofl:)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 01, 2013, 10:41:04 AM
Tom -

When do you expect to be moved in and/or have system functional? I'll be starting a project on north shore of LI in next month or two and would love to come by one evening and hear your system.

Gene
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: mfsoa on November 02, 2013, 09:42:18 AM
From PREx last week:
Yes - Relayer
Dafos
Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory
Oscar Peterson Trio - Live at the Blue Note
Steely Dan - Katy Lied
Woody Shaw - Rosewood  (one for you, Richidoo  :thumb:)
Deva Premal - Embrace
Zappa - Just Another Band from LA
Sheila Chandra - Nada Brahma

A well-spent $30 IMO
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on November 04, 2013, 05:41:06 AM
From PREx last week:
Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory
A well-spent $30 IMO

This is available on vinyl? What a great album.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: rollo on November 04, 2013, 12:13:49 PM
Hey Gene if your going to be in LI come on over for a home cooked meal and some music.


charles
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 04, 2013, 03:29:04 PM
Thanks Charles. Still waiting for my manager to give me some dates - I owe TMAZZ a return call but don't have any info/specifics yet. As I rule I am onsite for 1 to 3 weeks, M-TH, and have evening to myself.

I'll let you guys know when I know more.

G
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 04, 2013, 09:35:23 PM
Picked up a couple of really nice condition vintage LPs at the Crack House  last week.

Marches in Hi-Fi - Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops (original Shaded Dog)

(http://mobile.collectorsfrenzy.com/gallery/150890898763.jpg)

and

Prokofiev Love For Three Oranges/Scythian Suite - Antal Dorati/London Symphony Orchestra (Original Mercury Living Presence Stereo LP)
At one point Harry Pearson had this LP included in the elite baker's dozen of the recordings on his Super Disc list.

(http://mobile.collectorsfrenzy.com/gallery/161011851776.jpg)

Both for 69 cents each.  :yay2:

Typical of the Crack House, I went through about three months of seeing nothing but cr@p in the record bins and the BAM, I find both of these on the same day.  8)

That's just the way it is there. Feast or famine.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: mfsoa on November 05, 2013, 04:14:42 PM
Sorry, Bob - These were all CDs.

But yeah the SQ on the Ritenour disc is superb, like indispensable demo material superb

-Mike
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on November 12, 2013, 06:09:35 PM
I had an appointment in Massapequa Park this afternoon and somehow on the way home I got lost in Infinity Records! :rofl:  Not the usual "crack house" pricing, but some nice finds for not a lot of cash.

Used:
 • Clifford Brown - In Paris DOUBLE LP (Prestige 24020)
 • Duane & Gregg Allman - Self Titled LP (Springboard SPB-4046)
 • Dan Fogelberg - Nether Lands LP (Epic 34185)
 • Jean-Luc Ponty - LIVE LP (Atlantic SD 19229)

New:
 • Maynard Ferguson - Echoes of an Era DOUBLE LP (Roulette RE122)

Total: $17.11  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on November 17, 2013, 07:35:19 PM
I had the chance to check out the Music Lover's Club CD & Record sale today in Massapequa.   Not the usual "crack house" pricing, but it was damned close!

Used LP's:
 • Santana - Marathon (CBS 86098)
 • Santana/McLaughlin - Love, Devotion, Surrender (Columbia - KC32034)
 • Commander Cody & His L.P.A. - Self Titled (Warner Bros.)
 • Elton John - Madman Across the Water (MCA-2016)
 • Keely Smith - I Wish You Love (Capitol T914)
 • Dion - Best of (CBS/Pair PDL2-1142) 2 LP's
 • Roger McGuinn - Roger McGuinn & Band (Columbia PC 33541)
 • Roger McGuinn - Peace On You (Columbia KC 32956)
 • Janis Joplin & Full Tilt Boogie - Pearl (Columbia 30322)
 • Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Re•ac•tor (Reprise HS 2304)
 • Jack Bruce - A Question of Time (Epic FE 45279)
 • Dire Straits - Communique' (Warner Bros. HS 3330)
 • Steve Hackett - Spectral Mornings (Chrysalis CHR 1223)
 • Tom Scott - Blow It Out (Ode 34966)
 • Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (Columbia PC 33540)
 • C, S, N & Y - 4 Way Street (Atlantic) 2 LP's
 • One Night With Blue Note - Preserved (Blue Note BTDK 85117) 4 LP Set
 • The Big Three - Hawkins, Young & Webster (Dr. Jazz FW40950)
 • Triumverat - Old Love Dies Hard (EMI ST-11551)
 • Metheny, Coleman, Haden, DeJohnette & Coleman - Song X (Geffen 24096)

New LP's:
 • Climax Blues band - Lucky For Some (WB 3623)
 • Poco - Under the Gun (MCA-5132)
 • Branford Marsalis - Random Abstract (Columbia/CBS OC 44055)
 • Clarke, Coryell, DaCosta,Farrel, McLaughlin, Foster, Ndugu, White & Williams - Fuse One (CTI)

24 Titles/29 LP's - Total: $32.00 

SN
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on November 22, 2013, 09:45:11 PM
My haul from the crack house called PREX last Sunday. The bottom 2 on the left side are SACD.   Part of the haul included Timeout ($4), Deluxe edition of A Love Supreme (10), Birth of the Cool (2).  That was one expensive trip  :rofl:

(http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s428/dvaidya/20131123_003217_zps9eb00bd4.jpg) (http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/dvaidya/media/20131123_003217_zps9eb00bd4.jpg.html)

By the way if folks on the board are looking to get rid of any sacd keep me in mind  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: sleepyguy24 on January 02, 2014, 07:01:53 PM
This wasn't a Crack House find but actually a TJ Maxx find.

(http://www.discoramaoverstock.com/images/products/detail/kindofblueLPfullset.jpg)

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=31837#.UsYmudJDtfE (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=31837#.UsYmudJDtfE)

Yes you are reading right a TJ Maxx find. The TJ Maxx on Woodbury Road in Hicksville Long Island has some vinyl in the men's section. Mostly new releases. Train, Justin Timberlake, Adele were the records there. I never thought post holiday returns would yield a Miles Davis box set. So the next time the wife wants to drag you out to TJ Maxx or Homegoods maybe you should tag along. Who knows what you may find. Homegoods has been great for turntable isolation butcher blocks for me.

Pricing is close to what you would pay from Amazon without the wait for delivery.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 12, 2014, 11:15:12 PM
1/2 price day today at the Crack House.  Woo Hoo!!!   :drool:

LP pickins were slim, but I did score a bunch of CDs

Fiedler/Boston Pops - Capriccio Italien/Espagnol (Arthur Fieldler's last recording, Originlly released as a Direct to Disc LP)

Michael Tilson Thomas/New World Symphony - New  World Jazz

The Best of John Coltrane

Glenn Frey - Soul Searchin'

Ella Fitzgerald/Duke Ellington - Comact Jazz

Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto

Wynton Marsalis - The Majesty of the Blues

Blood, Sweat and Tears - Greatest Hits

Michael Hedges - Beyond Boundaries, Guitar Solos

Micheal Flatley's Lord of the Dance - Original Music

Michael Feinstein - Pure Gershwin
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on March 13, 2014, 05:24:11 AM
I thought you were supposed to be getting rid of things Tom! Or are you just getting in those last licks before you move to the new house?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2014, 05:28:53 AM
I thought you were supposed to be getting rid of things Tom! Or are you just getting in those last licks before you move to the new house?


Shhhhhhhhh!  :-$
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on March 13, 2014, 05:29:18 AM
Baaaaaaaaad Tom! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2014, 05:31:30 AM
Baaaaaaaaad Tom! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I need music to pack by.  :roll:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on March 13, 2014, 08:58:40 AM
WTF?!! :shock: I don't understand you are still collecting?? I thought you were liquidating?! :duh :duh :duh
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on March 13, 2014, 09:25:31 AM
He's funding his mortgage.

Buy a bunch of 25 cent CD's at the crack house ... sell them for only a dollar to you my friend.  8-[
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2014, 09:26:35 AM
WTF?!! :shock: I don't understand you are still collecting?? I thought you were liquidating?! :duh :duh :duh

I liquidated some, so now I have room again.   :shock:

I'm an addict, that's why my kids named it the crack house.   :rofl:

But let's be real, I'm getting rid of over 3000 LPs, I only bought less than a dozen CDs (this time.)  :roll:

No need to panic (yet) :D
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2014, 09:29:43 AM
He's funding his mortgage.

Buy a bunch of 25 cent CD's at the crack house ... sell them for only a dollar to you my friend.  8-[

Not true, I've only sold records..... so far.

But now that I think about it, you might be onto something....... :-k

You know Bob, there's a reason you're in that consulting gig.  8)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 14, 2014, 07:49:22 PM
"Micheal Flatley's Lord of the Dance - Original Music"

How are you going to pack while dancing around the house with your arms stiff at your side. :shock:

Baaaaaaaaad Tom! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I need music to pack by.  :roll:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 16, 2014, 11:11:25 PM
"Micheal Flatley's Lord of the Dance - Original Music"

How are you going to pack while dancing around the house with your arms stiff at your side. :shock:

Baaaaaaaaad Tom! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I need music to pack by.  :roll:

That one was for the Mrs.

Already out at the new house, so it won't interfere with packing up here.

Now if I could just get some more people to come and buy records to clear out some working room for me......
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on March 17, 2014, 06:30:40 AM
That one was for the Mrs.

Already out at the new house, so it won't interfere with packing up here.

Now if I could just get some more people to come and buy records to clear out some working room for me......

Hey, I've been doing my share.  BTW - Does what I bought at Tom's qualify to be listed under this thread now for me as "Crack House" finds!?! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 17, 2014, 06:57:53 AM
That one was for the Mrs.

Already out at the new house, so it won't interfere with packing up here.

Now if I could just get some more people to come and buy records to clear out some working room for me......

The Crack House Annex......  :thumb:

Hey, I've been doing my share.  BTW - Does what I bought at Tom's qualify to be listed under this thread now for me as "Crack House" finds!?! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 10, 2014, 09:23:57 PM
Was back in the old neighborhood last weekend, so of course I just had to make a stop at the Crack House.  O:)

Believe it or not I walked out empty handed, could not find a single thing!  [-(

I feel shame......
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on November 11, 2014, 06:27:42 AM
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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2014, 07:38:20 AM
Hey P-man, welcome home. :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on November 11, 2014, 08:19:20 AM
Welcome Bill!

The music listening thread has been looking up lately, now even more!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 11, 2014, 12:50:26 PM
I hit Mr Cheapos on Jericho Turnpike, came away with nothing.  Mr Cheapo is anything but.........

Was back in the old neighborhood last weekend, so of course I just had to make a stop at the Crack House.  O:)

Believe it or not I walked out empty handed, could not find a single thing!  [-(

I feel shame......
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2014, 01:05:47 PM
I hit Mr Cheapos on Jericho Turnpike, came away with nothing.  Mr Cheapo is anything but.........


They are hit and miss. They usually have a good selection of bootlegs for people who are into that, but you are right , they are not cheap, just local.

Give Infinty Records in Massapequa a try.  I have more constsiant luck there. They certainly aren't PREX, but they are a better than average local store.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on November 24, 2014, 01:46:21 PM
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Look what was in the mail when I got home.  8)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on November 26, 2014, 07:38:13 PM
I just ordered two SACD's
BS&T ~ a Child Is The Father To Man
Bloomfield, Kooper and Stills ~ Supper Session
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on November 27, 2014, 08:56:41 AM
Coming up next week, I'll try to hit Infinity.

I hit Mr Cheapos on Jericho Turnpike, came away with nothing.  Mr Cheapo is anything but.........


They are hit and miss. They usually have a good selection of bootlegs for people who are into that, but you are right , they are not cheap, just local.

Give Infinty Records in Massapequa a try.  I have more constsiant luck there. They certainly aren't PREX, but they are a better than average local store.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on November 30, 2014, 04:33:48 AM
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1. Jan Hammer ~ Black Sheep
2. Earth Opera ~ Great American Eagle Tragedy.....New 180 gram
3. The David ~ Another Day, Another Lifetime......New 180 gram
4. The Missing Links ~ self titled......New 180 gram
5. Stray Dog ~ While You're Down There.....Promo
6. Sweathog ~ Hallelujah......Promo
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Triode Pete on November 30, 2014, 01:37:09 PM
Coming up next week, I'll try to hit Infinity.

I hit Mr Cheapos on Jericho Turnpike, came away with nothing.  Mr Cheapo is anything but.........


They are hit and miss. They usually have a good selection of bootlegs for people who are into that, but you are right , they are not cheap, just local.

Give Infinty Records in Massapequa a try.  I have more constsiant luck there. They certainly aren't PREX, but they are a better than average local store.

Gene - I'm only < 1 mile from Infinity... Give me a call & come over for a listen...

Pete
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on December 03, 2014, 12:39:50 PM
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CD $0.49 at Goodwill

 :D
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 03, 2014, 01:01:41 PM
Rich is catching the crack house bug.  :D

Way to go.

Nice find BTW.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on December 03, 2014, 01:03:16 PM
Thanks Tom, following in the footsteps of the masters.  :thumb:

And it ripped perfectly.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 03, 2014, 01:07:02 PM
Somtimes the thrill of the hunt is almost as good as listening to the music itself. :drool:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on December 04, 2014, 05:24:13 AM
Geez I only just saw this, thanks Pete. Never made it to Infinity anyway. Think I'll be back on LI after the 1st and will let you and others know.

Gene - I'm only < 1 mile from Infinity... Give me a call & come over for a listen...

Pete
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 04, 2014, 09:15:55 AM
Geez I only just saw this, thanks Pete. Never made it to Infinity anyway. Think I'll be back on LI after the 1st and will let you and others know.

Gene - I'm only < 1 mile from Infinity... Give me a call & come over for a listen...

Pete

Unfortunately, the weekday hours at Infinity are not very friendly to the working man. The only weeknight they are open pasr 5:30 is Thurs and then only until 7:00.
I never really noticed this before since I do most all of my shopping there on the weekend.

http://www.infinityrecords.net/

Of course this doesn't mean that a bunch of us cannot get together for a playdate.  8)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 05, 2014, 09:14:50 PM
OK, I had a doctor's appointment back in the old neighborhood, so after about a three month absence, I stopped in at the Crack House today. And of course I did not come away empty handed  :roll: :

LPs

Beethoven: Emperor Concerto - Van Cliburn/Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony

Tosacnini Conducts Light Classics

CDs

The Best of James Taylor

Tina Turner - All the Best

The Best of Peggy Lee

The Essential Barbara Streisand

Barbara Streisand - Timeless, Live in Concert

The Best of Davis Benoit, 1987 - 1995

Elvis Presley - The Number One Hits

The Sunday Brunch Album (CBS Dinner Classics)

The Osbourne Family Album

Tibetan Buddhism - Tantras of Gyuto
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on December 10, 2014, 03:57:25 AM
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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 10, 2014, 06:53:27 AM
OOOOOh, looks like somebody made a pilgrimage to PREX.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on December 10, 2014, 01:34:50 PM
OOOOOh, looks like somebody made a pilgrimage to PREX.  :mrgreen:

Yeah,
I was disappointed that was all I could find yesterday.  :(
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 13, 2014, 05:11:29 PM
Had to drop off some donations at the Crack House today (household things, not music) and of course while there I felt morally obligated to peruse the music section. Not a bad haul today, even if it was all digital and no vinyl.

Mozart for Your Morning Workout - Philips CD
Bach for Breakfast - Philips CD
Wynton Marsalis: Baroque Music for Trumpet - CBS Masterworks CD
The Canadian Brass: Fireworks! - Baroque Brass Favorites - RCA Red Seal CD
The Canadian Brass: Two Centuries of Hits - Sony CD
The Canadian Brass: Seen and Heard - Philips CD
Scheherazade, Cappriocio Italien, 1812 Overture: Von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic - Deutche Grammophon CD
Strauss Family Waltzes: Fiedler/Boston Pops - RCA Living Stereo CD
Celtic Thunder: It's Entertainment - Decca CD
Russel Watson: The Voice, The Ultimate Collection - Decca CD
Bing Crosby: Merry Christmas - MCD CD
The Phil Collins Big Band: A Hot Night in Paris - Atlantic CD
The Very Best of Billy Ray Cyrus, Cover to Cover - Mercury CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on December 13, 2014, 05:36:26 PM
Led Zeppelin ‎– Led Zeppelin IV
Label: Atlantic ‎– R1-535340
Format: Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram
Country: USA & Canada
Released: 27 Oct 2014

Picked this up today at my first visit to Trax On Wax in Baltimore, MD. It goes with the releases of I, II & III I recently bought. The LZ IV from 1987 I bought with I thru III just couldn't hold it's own so todays purchase takes it place.

I almost bought the 1987 release of Physical Graffiti cut by Sam Feldman at Atlantic Studios, but it was priced at $43. Since my '87 LZ IV was just ok sounding I saw no reason to spend so much on PG.

Note: Rats, seems the 87 PG with sf's initials in the deadwax is a keeper, maybe I'll go back this week.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 14, 2014, 07:50:35 PM
Led Zeppelin ‎– Led Zeppelin IV
Label: Atlantic ‎– R1-535340
Format: Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram
Country: USA & Canada
Released: 27 Oct 2014

Gene, did you get the single LP or the deluxe version, which contains a second disc with the complete album except each track is some kind of alternate take?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on December 15, 2014, 03:24:09 PM
Single.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 17, 2014, 05:55:41 PM
Stopped by the Crack House on my way home from work tonight and they were running a 50% off sale in all Christmas items, so I couldn't help but pick up a couple of Christmas CDs:

Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops: Christmas Favorites - BMG Special Products CD

Tony Bennett/Charlotte Church/Placido Domingo/Vanessa Williams: Our Favorite Things - Sony Classical CD

.... and a few others, just for good measure (hey, I was already there, wasn't I?  :) ) :

Charlotte Church: Enchantment - Columbia CD

The Canadian Brass: Ragtime - RCA Victor CD

The Canadian Brass: More Greatest Hits - RCA Victor CD

The Essential Canadian Brass - Philips CD

The Very Best of Sting & The Police - A&M CD

Tchaikovsky 1812: Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops (The 1998 DSD Recording) - Telarc CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 18, 2014, 07:32:26 AM
FYI, I think I found another "Crack House".  :shock:

I stopped in to the West Islip Library last weekend to pick up a disc that I saw online that they had on the shelf. When I got there I was very impressed with the collection they have available for circulation. Excellent selection of jazz CDs and large amounts of classical and popular discs as well (although I did not have the time to carefully looks at what these two sections contained.) In addition to have a lot to choose from the section is also very well organized, well lit and very well laid out from and ergonomic basis such that it is very easy to browse the collection.

And they allow you to take out up to 30 CDs at a time!!!! (I was driving up to MA to visit my mother the next day so I took 15.  8) ) I find the library a great way to explore new music. I can take them out for free and if there is anything that I really like that much, I just buy those. With no money on the line it is a lot easier to try new artists, albums or music types. For example out of the 15 I took out last weekend pretty much all of them were OK to listen to, but I will most likely end up only buying one or two of them. Had I been required to lay out cash to get that first listen I think I would have ended up passing pretty much all of them by.

For those of us that have borrowing privileges in the Suffolk County Library system this one is a nice find.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on December 18, 2014, 07:02:52 PM
its not the kill its the chase.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 04, 2015, 11:31:47 AM
This week's haul from the Crack House:
1) The Firemen:  Electric Arguments (Produced by Paul McCartney) - MPL CD
2) Nirvana: Unplugged - Geffen CD
3) Elvis Costello/The Brodsky Quartet: The Juliet Letters - Warner  Bros CD
4) The Best of Bossa Nova: Verve Compact Jazz Series CD
5) Diana Krall - The Girl in the Other Room - Verve CD
6) The Great Ladies Sing Gershwin: Rebound CD
7) Meatloaf: Bat Out of Hell III, The Monster is Loose - Virgin CD/DVD Set
8 ) Brainwave Symphony, Theta - The Relaxation Company CD
9) From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: The Concert for New Orleans - 2 DVD set
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 04, 2015, 06:45:31 PM
And from the library.....

1) Jim Croce: The Lost Recordings - Sony CD
2) Paul McCartney: New - MPL/Concord CD
3)Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium, The Concert - Columbia 2 CD/1 DVD set
4) Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appriciation of JJ Cale - Surfdog CD
5) Porcupine Tree: In Absentia - Lava CD
6) Tony Bennett Sings Rodgers & Hart Songs - Rhino CD
7) Tony Bennett: Duets, An American Classic - Sony CD
8 ) Johnny Winter: Roots - Megaforce CD
9) Monty Alexander: Uplift - Jazz Legacy CD
10) Chet Baker: Chet in Chicago - Enja CD
11) The Oscar Peterson Trio: The London House Sessions Volumes 1-5 - Verve 5 CD set
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on January 05, 2015, 04:12:58 PM
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Respighi Feste Romane and Fountains of Rome
Fernando Previtali conducts
The Orchestra of the Accademia de Santa Cecelia, Rome

LP on Westminster Recordings

Goodwill .49   :thumb:
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Post by: pumpkinman on January 10, 2015, 06:27:24 PM
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L to R and Top to Bottom

Front Page Review ~ Mystic Soldiers.....new vinyl
Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come ~  Journey
Scorpions ~ Journey To The rainbow.....I purchased this recently but this one was a German pressing and it was only a $1
Clarence Gatemouth Brown~ Real Life
Synergy ~ Sequence
Doug Sahm ~ Groovers Paradise.....purchase inspired by jlappy on another forum
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 01, 2015, 06:04:19 PM
Made my first trip to the Crack House in a while. Not a big, but not a bad haul.

Arthur Fiedler's Greatest Hits - RCA CD
Bob James/Earl Klugh: Cool - WB CD
Jack Johnson: On and On - The Moonshine Conspiracy Records CD
Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev - Concord CD

But this one made the trip worthwhile -

Harry Belafonte: Jump Up Calypso - Mint condition RCA Living Stereo LP, 1s pressing
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on March 08, 2015, 05:21:28 PM
Made a trip to Plan 9 in Richmond, VA this week, could have sworn I had 2 Nighthawks lps in hand, but only 1 when I got home, and only got charged for one, oh well.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 23, 2015, 09:01:40 AM
I got a gift card to Looney Tunes in West Babylon for Christmas last year and I finally got over there this past Friday.

They had just gotten in a whole bunch of Time/Life CDs featuring Arthur Fielder and the Boston Pops. Most of the Time/Life CDs & LPs that I have picked up over the years have had very nice SQ and the classical ones in particular are usually made for them by RCA. These weren't Crack House prices, but at only $1.99 each, they were darn close.

Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops:

    - Memories from the Musicals
    - Pop Favorites
    - Marches
    - Light Classical Jewels
    - Orchestral Showpieces
    - For Children of All Ages
    - American Cavelcade
    - Fiedler Favorites
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 26, 2015, 12:17:30 PM
Had a Dr appointment in Mineola last night , so while I was there I just had to make a stop at Mr. Cheapo. ended up coming our with a bunch of audiophile CDs for 2 or 3 bucks apiece.  8)


From Reference Recordings:

Mozart: Concertos #21 and 24 -, Istomin/Schwarz/Seattle Symphony

Stravinsky Firebird/Nightingale/Rite of Spring - Oue/Minnesota Orchestra

Beachcomber - Frederick Fennell/Dallas Wind Symphony

Dick Hyman - Swing is Here

From Telarc:


Ray Brown/John Clayton/Christian McBride - SuperBass 2

Lerner & Loewe Songbook for Orchestra - Erich Kunzel/Cininnati Pops

Handel: Messiah Highlights - Boston Baroque Orchestra & Chorus
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on April 08, 2015, 05:18:33 PM
Been on a project in San Antonio this week and last, finally made the 70 mile drive to Austin, always wanted to go but never made it till now. Great town, great music scene, great BBQ, and great Record Shopping. Bought 7 things at Waterloo, great store but a little pricy. But the 'snag', a used 1st pressing of HARVEST. Guy wanted $22 for it, at Breakaway Records, couldn't talk him down any, and so bought it. Later, at Waterloo, saw a HARVEST re-release, shrinkwrapped, for $60. So $22 for a NM used copy didn't hurt so much. Everything else was new at Waterloo.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 08, 2015, 05:25:17 PM
Nice stuff Gene.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: tmazz on April 11, 2015, 07:50:52 PM
Met up with the P-man for a visit to PREX on the way to Deepak's Rave today. Unfortunately we didn't have a whole lot of time to shop (by my standards at least  :roll:) and the place as a bit crowded so I ended up going where the crowds weren't, which this morning was the Jazz CD section. Because of our tight schedule that was pretty much al that I got to go through, hence my purchases were a bit lopsided towards the digital side. (I picked up 20 CDs and only one piece of vinyl  :shock: - I know, I feel shame.  :( )

Lee Morgan: The Procrastinator - Blue Note CD  (I found this one last time I was there as well, but put it back figuring I could always pick it up another day.  :lol:)
Kenny Burrell: The Blue Note Years
Ben Webster: The Verve Years - Verve Compact Jazz CD
Herb Ellis: The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - Concord CD
Charlie Byrd: The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - Concord CD
Classic Jazz, The Sixties - Time Life CD
The Great Jazz Trio: Chapter II - East Wind CD
Lee Rittenour: 6 String Theory - Concord CD
George Benson: Te Early Years - Ultimate Entertainment Distribution CD
Edward Simon Group: Beauty Within - Audioquest CD
Joey Calderazzo: Secrets - Audioquest CD
Rebecca Pidgeon: The Raven - Chesky CD
Ray Brown: SuperBass - Telarc CD
Ray Brown: Some of My Best Friends are.... Singers - Telarc CD
Ray Brown: Some of My Best Friends are...The Trumpet Players - Telarc CD
Pickin' on Jimmy Buffett, A Bluegrass Tribute - CMH  CD
Jimmy Buffett: Before the Beach - MCA CD
Dusty Springfield: Dusty in Memphis (Deluxe Edition) - Rhino CD
Paul McCartney's Ocean Kingdom - Concord CD
The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers EMI CD (Thanks P-man  :thumb:)

And the Lone LP of the day:

Chet Atkins/Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops: the "Pops" Goes Country - RCA LP
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on April 11, 2015, 08:50:08 PM
Blasphemy! !!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on April 15, 2015, 05:08:38 PM
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I meet Tmazz at PREX before heading over to Deepak's on Sat.


L to R and Down

1. If ~ Tea-Break Over-Back On Your 'Eads
2. Lucifer's Friend ~ Banquet
3. Stack ~ Above All
4. Edwin Starr ~ War & Peace
5. The Pretty Things ~ Get The picture.......2nd album reissue
6. The Pretty Things ~ self titled......1st album reissue
7. Rory Gallagher ~ Live
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on April 28, 2015, 12:15:49 PM
Not from the Crack House per se, But I have found this series of jazz CD sets on Amazon that happen to be very good. The sets are from a label called Real Gone Jazz and they are putting out multi CD sets of artist based collections of classic jazz albums for dirt cheap. For example I picked up this week three Ella Fizgerald sets , each 4 CD and containing either six or seven complete albums each. And none of them cost more than $8 on Amazon. The liner notes are a bit sparse, but the albums are complete and the SQ is pretty darn nice. Can't beat it for 8 bucks. And in addition to vocalists like Ella, they also have sets covering other 50s jazz artists  like Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley and many more.

Definitely work checking out.

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These three sets total 12 CDs and the following complete albums:

Vol. 1
Get Happy
Ella Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers
Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas
Hello Love
Mack the Knife: Ella in Berlin
19 complete albums, all foLet No Man Write My Epitaph
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie

Vol. 2
Like Someone in Love
Porgy & Bess (With Louis Armstrong)
Ella Swings Lightly
Rhythm is My Business
Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson
Ella Swings Gently with Nelson

Vol. 3
Lullabies of Birdland
Ella and Louis
Ella and Louis Again
At the Opera House
Ella Fitzgerald at Newport
Ella in Hollywood
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 07, 2015, 08:14:06 PM
Nothing but beat up vinyl at the Crack House today, but I did do well at the CD rack:

The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
The Best of Van Morrison
The Eurythmics Greatest Hits
Various Artists: Motor City Gold
Whitney Houston: Live - Her Greatest Performances
This is Acid Jazz - Volume Two
Sammy Davis Jr.: That's All!
The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
A Classic Case _ The London Symphony Orchestra Plays the Music of Jethro Tull
Barry Manilow: Singin' With The Big Bands
Shostoakovich: Symphony No. 10 - Paavo Jarvi/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Walt Disney World Resort: The Official Album
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on June 26, 2015, 06:35:19 AM
PREX, not "crack house", but here's most of the haul.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on June 26, 2015, 08:11:52 AM
Nice Haul! I didn't know you were a jazzer Bill.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on June 26, 2015, 02:59:25 PM
PREX, not "crack house", but here's most of the haul.

Did you end up taking a wrong turn Bill  :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on June 26, 2015, 06:09:51 PM
Well...............


EVERYONE needs a copy of KoB, whether a jazz fan or not. Plus that looks like a better version, maybe 180g on silent vinyl?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on June 27, 2015, 06:28:21 AM
Nice Haul! I didn't know you were a jazzer Bill.

Most definitely, Rich. :)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on June 27, 2015, 06:29:59 AM
PREX, not "crack house", but here's most of the haul.

Did you end up taking a wrong turn Bill  :rofl:

Princeton would be one hell of a wrong turn, Deepak. :duh This was a planned trip.
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Post by: pumpkinman on June 28, 2015, 05:11:59 AM
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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on June 28, 2015, 08:31:38 AM
Well...............


EVERYONE needs a copy of KoB, whether a jazz fan or not. Plus that looks like a better version, maybe 180g on silent vinyl?

Yes, 180gram pressing.  One of the NEW albums from that days spree. (Most were used.)

SN
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 29, 2015, 07:13:28 AM
Yesterday was 1/2 off day at the real Crack House!!!   :drool

Pretty much all of the LPs were in garbage condition, but I did well in the CD section.

LP:
Oscar Peterson: Night Train

CDs:
Bela Fleck: Ten from Little Words
Mark Isham: Castalia
Arthur Prysock:Late Night Ballads and Blues
Windham Hill Various: The Romantics
Aztec Two Step: See it was like this......
The Robert Cray Band: Midnight Stroll
The Rippingtons: Sahara
Various Artists: Williams-Sonoma, The Withching Hour
Baroque at Bathtime
Fausto Papetti: i successi di Raccolta 1
Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full
Various Artists: Get Down Tonight - Dance Party
The Sopranos - Peppers & Eggs, Music from the HBO Original Series
Mason Williams: Music 1968-1971
Rod Stewart: Still the Same.... Great Rock Classics of Our Time
Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Grant Green: Street Funk and Jazz Grooves (The Best Of Grant Green)
Grant Green: His Majesty King Funk
Donald Byrd: Up with Byrd
Miles Davis: Miles in the Sky
The Metropolitan Opera Brass: Waltzes, Songs and Festive Scenes
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: New York New York, Voices in Song
Jewel: Pieces of You

DVD:
Toy Story 3

So a grand total of 23 CDs, 1 LP & 1 DVD , bottom line price....... $17.00.  :shock:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on June 29, 2015, 07:24:39 AM
Was that the Westbury or Levittown crack house? I stopped at the LCH on Saturday
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 29, 2015, 11:27:26 AM
Was that the Westbury or Levittown crack house? I stopped at the LCH on Saturday

Levittown
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 11, 2015, 09:14:21 PM
Made a quick stop at the Crack House today and picked up a few things:

Grant Green: The Latin Bit - Blue Note CD
Lou Donaldson: The Scorpion - Live at the Cadillac Club - Blue Note CD
Altantic Jazz Keyboards - Atlantic CD
Tuck & Patti: Dream - Windham Hill CD
fourplay: 4 - Warner Bros CD
Norah Jones: Come Away with Me - Blue Note CD
Norah Jones: Feels Like Home - Blue Note CD
Norah Jones: The Fall - Blue Note CD
Summer Singles: Original Hits by the Original Artists - Universal Music Special Markets CD
The Classic Rhythm  + Blues Collection: 1960 - 1963: Time/Life 2 CD Set
Quiet Moods: Classics for Relaxation - Time/Life 3 CD Set
More Quiet Moods: Classics for Relaxation - Time/Life 3 CD Set

I saw several interesting LPs, but they were all beat to hell.  :cry:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 13, 2015, 06:58:36 AM
My wife wanted to go to Joann's Craft Store yesterday , which happens to be right across the street from Looney Tunes, so I just felt morally obligated to drive her.  O:)

Not a big score, but I picked up two audiophile CDs for only $1.99 each.  8)

Reiner/Chicago Symphony: Also Sprach Zarathustra / Ein Heldenleben - RCA Living Stereo Hybrid SACD

Felix Hell: Organ Sensation - Reference Recordings CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on July 13, 2015, 07:47:02 AM
That Felix Hell CD is pretty fun.  Their is a Listz tune called B.A.C.H. Something.. That's the subwoofer track you're looking for. A musical album despite the marketing.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on July 14, 2015, 01:50:36 PM
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Sorry about the fuzzy pic.

L to R

 1. Rainbow Ffolly ~ Sallies Ffolly...1968.........2015 Parlophone re-issue rainbow vinyl
 2. Steamhammer ~ self titled.........original Epic
 3. Rory Gallagher ~ The Story So Far........Polydor
 4. Atomic Rooster ~ Death Walks Behind You......finally a real clean copy. Late 70's press I'm thinking
 5. The Great Metropolitan Steam Band ~ self titled......Original Decca
 6. Blues Brothers
 7. Micheal Schenker Group ~ Self titled ??  Davey ?? you would know
 8. Toto ~ The Seventh One
 9. Jefferson Starship ~ Red Octopus
10. John Phillips  aka John The Wolfking Of L.A. ........Nice find for me for $1
11. Felix Pappalardi ~ Don't Worry Ma......Promo album


All these LP's were exceptionally clean   
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on July 23, 2015, 05:50:09 PM
So TMAZZ and Pete G told me to try Infinity Records, so I did.

Bought the 2 Masekelas as heard a 3 title, Hope, at Pete's and enjoyed it. Another hole in the FM collection filled, and the 2 BN reissues I had but on CD. And the Neil Young was cheapest thing at $10, I found Infinity a tad pricey.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on August 04, 2015, 07:09:37 PM
Back on LI, this time hit Record Reserve on North side. A small place but good prices. Finally found a Peter Green title, plus he plays on the Mick Fleetwood title as Peter Greenbaum. 4 titles for $28.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 05, 2015, 07:55:00 AM
Back on LI, this time hit Record Reserve on North side. A small place but good prices. Finally found a Peter Green title, plus he plays on the Mick Fleetwood title as Peter Greenbaum. 4 titles for $28.

You and the P-Man are like Hope and Crosby. I think you guys should make one of those "Road To" movies.

I can see it now............ Coming soon to a theater near you - "Gene & Bill - On the Road to the Record Store."   :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on August 05, 2015, 12:33:24 PM
Back to Cali next week, will try to get into Amoeba and MadPlatter again, Bill NOT going with me.

Back on LI, this time hit Record Reserve on North side. A small place but good prices. Finally found a Peter Green title, plus he plays on the Mick Fleetwood title as Peter Greenbaum. 4 titles for $28.

You and the P-Man are like Hope and Crosby. I think you guys should make one of those "Road To" movies.

I can see it now............ Coming soon to a theater near you - "Gene & Bill - On the Road to the Record Store."   :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 10, 2015, 02:02:43 PM
Picked up quite a few things from several different sources this past weekend, nothing really at Crack House prices, but good music none the less:

Lee Ritenour: Fusion - JVC/Nautilus 45 RPM LP
Roger Waters: Amused to Death: Analogue Productions 200g, 2 LP Set
Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant - 429 Records 180g, 2 LP Set

David Peel and the Apple Band: Brig Back the Beatles - Orange Records CD
Rolling Stones: Through the Past  Darkly - abkco SACD Hyprid
Derek and the Dominos: Layla and Other Love Songs - Polydor SACD Hybrid
Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach: Painted from Memory - Mercury CD
Earl Klugh: The Journey - Warner Bros CD
Rick Wakeman: Return to the Centre of the Earth EMI CD (EU Import)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on August 23, 2015, 03:16:33 PM
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All these CD's were $1.99 each.  :2thumb
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 23, 2015, 06:20:27 PM
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All these CD's were $1.99 each.  :2thumb

Trip to PREX?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on August 24, 2015, 03:33:47 PM
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All these CD's were $1.99 each.  :2thumb

Trip to PREX?

Yes yes yes :-)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 25, 2015, 06:39:35 AM
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All these CD's were $1.99 each.  :2thumb

Trip to PREX?

Yes yes yes :-)

Scary that I can spot those price stickers even with the small amountbof detail in those pictures.  :roll:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on August 25, 2015, 11:24:44 AM
Just received this vinyl today from Amazon:

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Used in nice condition, $5 plus $4 ship  :D
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 06, 2015, 09:39:13 PM
Big Labor Day sale at the Crack House today!  50% off everything in the store. :yay2:

Picked up 18 CD for the whopping price of $8.88 (including tax).  :shock:

Buddy Guy: Damn Right I have the Blues - Silvertone CD

Bobby Darin: Ultralounge, Wild Cool & Swingin' - Capitol CD

The Best of Barbershop, 1990 - 1992 - Intersound CD

Nelson Rangel (Self Titled) - GRP CD

Tuck & Patti: Tears of Joy - Windham Hill CD

Classical Thunder - Time/Life (Telarc) CD

Elton John: Tumbleweed Connection - Polydor CD

Merl Saunders and Friends (Jerry Garcia, Michael Bloomfield, David Grisman, Tom Fogerty, John Kahn, Kenneth Nash & Sheila Escovedo):  Keeper - Fantasy CD

Billboard Top  Hits, 1983 - Rhino CD

Fields of Gold, The Best of Sting 1984 - 1994 - A&M CD

Eric Clapton: Blues - Polydor CD

Nirvana: Nervemind - UNI CD

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Live Rust - Reprise CD

Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder CD

John Mayer Trio: Try! - Aware CD

The Doors: LA Woman - Elektra CD

Grease: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Polydor CD
Hey, I had to get something for my wife (makes it easier to get in the door with all the rest.  8) )

A number of things that I wouldn't have given a second thought to at normal prices, but for some as low as 25 cents a disc, what the heck, I can take a chance.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 10, 2015, 07:54:13 PM
For the first time in quire a while I had a really good day at the Crack House. For a change I was able to find some mint condition vinyl in addition to CDs.   8)

LPs:

Mary Martin as Peter Pan, An Original Cast Recording -  RCA LP
Stravinsky: The Firebird - Ansermet/L'Orchestre del la Suisse Romande - London LP (British pressing)
The Best of the Worst of Henny Youngman - Certron LP (I know this is not HiFI, but I couldn't resist.  :Dunno )

CDs

Louis Armstrong: The Gold Collection - Fine Tune 24k Gold CD
Glenn Miller: The Gold Collection - Fine Tune 24k Gold CD
Benny Goodman, The King of Swing: The Gold Collection - Fine Tune 24k Gold CD
The Cole Porter Songbook: The Gold Collection - Fine Tune 24k Gold CD
The George Gershwin Songbook: The Gold Collection - Fine Tune 24k Gold CD
The Best of Dinah Washington - Roulette CD
The Best of George Shearing, His Original Capitol Recordimngs - Curb CD
George Shearing: Favorite things - Telarc CD
The Best of Burt Bacharach: 20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection - A&M CD
Michael Feinstein: Michael and George, Feinstein Sings Gershwin - Concord Jazz CD
Blue Smoke: Williams-Sonoma CD
Masterworks Dinner Classics: Just Desserts - Sony Masterworks CD
TV Classics - RCA CD
Crystal Visions....the very best of Stevie Nicks - Reprise CD
Carol King: Tapestry - Ode 2 CD Legacy Edition

And this came in the mail:
Mussogsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Oue/Minnesota Orchestra - Reference Recordings HDCD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 29, 2015, 12:16:32 PM
I had a doctor's appointment yesterday afternoon and by the time I got out it was the middle of rush hour. So rather than waste time sitting in traffic I figured it would be a much better use of time to make a stop at the record store down the road from the doctor's office.  8-[

Unfortunately they stocked mostly CDs , but they were running a big clearance sale with a big selection of CDs reduced to just 49 cents. While I did not score any rare finds what I did do was pick up a bunch of CDs on from artists or albums I was not really familiar with but were labels that I knew had reputations for good sound and performances (and many of them had band members that I did know and like.)

Most of this stuff I would have passed up at full price, but for half a buck I can afford to take a chance on some lesser known performers.

Jim Brock: Tropic Affair - Reference Recordings CD
Stereophile Editors Choice Sampler & Test CD
Oscar Peterson/Ray Brown/Benny Carter/Clark Terry: The More I See You - Telarc Jazz CD (This was not one of the acts I had not heard of! :lol: )
Janis Siegel: Sketches of Broadway - Telarc CD
Janis Siegel: I Wish You Love - Telarc CD
Tony DeSare: Last First Kiss - Telarc CD
Tony DeSare: Want You - Telarc CD
Rosemary Clooney Sings the Songs of Harold Allen - Concord CD
Scott Hamilton Plays Ballads - Concord CD
Lew Tabackin: Tenority - Concord CD
Alex De Grassi: The World's Getting Loud - Windham Hill CD
Sinatra: Love Songs - Sony CD
Tony Bennett with Count Basie: Some Pair - Pair Records CD
Tony Bennett: Here's to the Ladies - Columbia CD
Jane Oliver: In Concert - Columbia CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 08, 2015, 07:04:07 PM
So when is a trip to PREX not a trip to PREX?

About two years ago when I was getting ready to move I needed to attend a business meeting in New Jersey that ended up being not to far from Princeton Record Exchange. Of you since I was almost in the neighborhood I felt morally obligated to make a stop on my way home and left with my usual multiple bags of vinyl goodies. Well somehow when I got home in all the hustle and bustle of packing up the house one of those bags got packed into a box before I had a chance to listen to any of the albums within. Fast forward to this morning and I was in the basement rearranging tidying up a bit and I stumbled upon the same bag. So today I got a dozen PREX albums to listen to and I never even left by house.  :thumb:

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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on November 09, 2015, 05:58:10 AM
So today I got a dozen PREX albums to listen to and I never even left by house.  :thumb:

Hurry, run out and buy Lotto tix!!! :D

SN
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 09, 2015, 07:30:50 AM
So today I got a dozen PREX albums to listen to and I never even left by house.  :thumb:

Hurry, run out and buy Lotto tix!!! :D

SN

Already did.  :D

The Mega Millions is up to  $180M. Imagine the buying tear I would go on if I hit that. Hide the women, children and the vinyl.  8)
 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 08, 2015, 12:36:51 PM
OK it was time for another trip to the Crack House.

And this time I even came up with an LP!  :yay2:

LP

Mozart, Symphony No. 40/haydn, Symphony No. 45: Dorati/ London Symphony Orchestra - Mercury Living Presence Stereo

CDs

Peter Cincotti - Concord
Jim Brickman: By Heart|Piano Solos - Windham Hill
Boz Scaggs: Hits - Columbia
Poulenc: Mass in G Major: Robert Shaw Festival Singers - Telarc
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue/An American in Paris: Kunzel/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Telarc
Pachebel: Kanon - Slatkin?St Louis Symphony Orchestra
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8: Previn/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Tony Bennett: Here's to the Ladies - Columbia
Holly Cole: Dear Dark Heart - Blue Note
Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Bernstein/NY Philharmonic - Golden Records
Passion and Pleasures Vol. 7: London Symphony Orchestra performs Franz Schubert - Victoria's Secret 24k Gold CD
The Best of Scottish Pipes and Drums - Reflections
Traditional Airs for Harp and Flute, A Celtic Christmas: Fine Tune 24k Gold CD
Vince Guaraldi Trio:A Charlie Brown Christmas - Monster Music High Definition CD

Tidal is fun, but sometimes a guy just has to crawl around on the floor and get dirty at the dollar bins.  :thumb:


Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 17, 2015, 09:43:16 PM
I had to go pick up my wife's daughter from school in Philadelphia today. She will be crossing the pond to do the Spring Semester at Cambridge so not only did we have to get her, but we had to empty her dorm room and take everything home with us. Since all of us now have small cars it took two of us to carry all her stuff. She rode home with her father and I stuffed my car and started to travel back solo. Well by the time we hit the road it was raining pretty hard and getting close to rush hour and the traffic was backing up fast. So faced with an extra long ride home in bumper to bumper traffic I came up with a plan....... Take some side roads and travel from Philadelphia to long Island via Princeton. What better thing for a tired road warrior to do than wait out the traffic by taking a break from driving at PREX?  :rock  (Yeah, like I really need an excuse.  :roll: )

Vinyl picking are starting to get thin, even at Princeton Record Exchange, As Blu-ray discs are starting to squeeze out a lot of floor space that used to house LPs. But I guess if it helps pay the rent and keep the record shop open (even if they do keep less stock than they used to)  I can't complain all too much.

Even though I only found 1 LP (I probably would have found more if I had crawled around on the floor looking in the dollar bins, but that area was pretty crowded and I did not have all that much time. I had to be on the road in two hours and a full out assault on the entire PREX inventory can take 6 - 8, and yes I have done that many times.   :thumb:
Anyway, here is a list of what I came away with:

Gould: West Point Symphony - Fennel/Eastman Wind Ensemble, Mercury Golden Imports LP

John Pizzarelli with The George Shearing Quintet: The Rare Delight of You, Telarc CD
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Erich Kunzel/ Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Telarc CD
Mighty Sam McClain: Blues for the Soul, Telarc CD
Mahler: Symphony No. 4: Reiner/Chicago Symphony, RCA Living Stereo CD
Leonard Bernstein, Total Embrace: The Composer, Sony Legacy 3 CD  Set
The Turtle Creek Chorale: Postcards, Reference Recordings HDCD
Bernstein: Candide Suite Etc: Oue/Minnesota Orchestra, Reference Recordings HDCD
Clark Terry: Express, Lark/Depaul University Big Band, Reference Recordings HDCD
Ella Fitzgerald: Sunshine of Your Love, Verve CD
Ella Fitzgerald: The Very Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook, Verve CD
Ella Fitzgerald: Music & Music, Songbook Selections 1956-1959, Hear Music CD
Peter Cincotti: East of Angel Town,  Concord CD
Ray Brown Trio: Live from New York to Tokyo, Concord CD
A Sheffield Christmas Collection, Sheffield Labs CD
Nancy Bryan: Neon Angel, Analogue Productions Originals CD
California Guitar Trio: Pathways, Discipline Global Mobile CD
Charlotte Church: Enchantment, Columbia CD

And guess what, by the time I finished shopping the traffic had dissipated enough that I did not hit one slowdown all the way home.  8)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on December 20, 2015, 11:49:56 AM
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Today's finds
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 26, 2015, 08:27:05 PM
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Bill, FYI, as far as I know AC will not allow you to forward images from them to another site. This image is just showing up as a blank when I view your post.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on December 26, 2015, 09:02:16 PM
Thanks Tom It shows up on my computer,  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on December 26, 2015, 09:03:00 PM


Bill, FYI, as far as I know AC will not allow you to forward images from them to another site. This image is just showing up as a blank when I view your post.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 05, 2016, 11:30:46 AM
I was in the neighborhood last night, so I made a quick run through the Crack House and picked up a handful of CDs:


Night and Day - John Williams and the Boston Pops Celebrate Sinatra
Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops: The Great Fantasy Adventure Album
Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops w/AZUSA Pacific University Choir & Central State University Chorus: AMEN!, A Gospel Celebration
The Essential Bob Dylan
Lou Reed: Walk on the Wild Side & Other Hits
Led Zeppelin I
Pearl Jam: Vs.
Welcome to the Ultra-Lounge
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 21, 2016, 09:21:04 PM
I got a birthday gift from the Crack House, they sent me a coupon good for 50% off on my next purchase, so I just had to make a trip over there.  :roll:

All CDs again today (The vinyl picking have been very slim as of late).

The Lemonheads: It's a Shame about Ray
The Lemonheads: Come on Feel
Andy Statman/David Grisman: Songs of Our Fathers
Alexis Cole: A Kiss in the Dark
The Ray Bryant Trio: Ray's Tribute to his Jazz Piano Friends
Beethoven: Symphonies 1&2 - Solti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Dvorak: New World Symphony, Carnival Overture - Andre Previn/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Field: Piano Concertos 2&3 - John O'Connor, Piano, Charles Mackerras/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
The Very Best of Elvis Costello

All for less than $6.  :yay2:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 28, 2016, 07:27:56 AM
After a long drought I was finally able so score some decent condition vinyl at the Crack House yesterday!!!!

The Boston Pops: Fiedler in Rags
Hugh Masekela: Waiting for the Rain
The Weavers: Reunion at Carnegie Hall, Part Two
Great Songs of Christmas By the Great Artists of Our Time - I jumped all over this because for as long as I can remember it was in my father's record rack. When My mother sold the house it was one of the records that got tossed because it was so beat up. I never actually remember hearing it, but I can picture it sitting there in the rack as clear as day. I guess it was just a small part of my childhood. This is a mint like new copy, so I will actually get to listen to it.  :nodding

And of course, I found a few CDs as well

Stanley Jordan: Cornucopia
Eddie Money: Greatest Hits
Michael Bolton: Timeless, The Classics
The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over  I have no idea what happened to my copy of this CD, one of my kids probably has it and I am sure it will show up, , but at 99 cents for a mint copy I figured what the heck, it's not even worth looking for anymore.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on January 29, 2016, 09:23:00 PM
So I came up with a decent sized haul at the Crack House today.    :clap:

All digital, but lots of good music

Fantasy Band: Sweet Dreams - DMP CD
Grover Washington Jr.: Soulful Strut - Columbia CD
Rosemary Clooney: Demi-Centennial  Concord CD
Toni Tennile: More than You Know - Varese Sarabande CD
Madeleine Peyroux: Half the Perfect World - Rounder CD
Tuck & Patti: Love Warriors - Windham Hill CD
The Very Best of Dusty Springfield - Mercury CD
Classics Volume 8, Joan Baez - A&M CD
Edie Brickel: Picture Perfect Morning - Geffen CD
Mariah Carey: #1's - Columbia CD
The Roaches: Speak - MCA CD
The Best of Earth Wind & Fire, Volume 1 - Columbia CD
Bugs Bunny & Friends Sing Songs Recorded by The Beatles and Elvis - Rhino CD
Frat Rock!, The Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Party Tunes if All Time - Rhino CD
Ferrante & Teicher: All Time Great Movie Themes - EMI CD
The Viennese Album - CBS Masterworks Dinner Classics CD
Breakfast in Bed - CBS Masterworks Dinner Classics CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 14, 2016, 07:27:33 AM
My wife still has very limited mobility after her foot surgery, so I get to do most (OK, all) of the shopping for the time being. Yesterday she asked to to go to a store that was only a block away from Looney Tunes, so I just had to stop in.  :Dunno

Only found 1 CD, but I picked up a great tee shirt.

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Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 19, 2016, 01:56:37 PM
Big score last night in of all places, the library. I walk in to get a movie for my wife and right by the counter were two boxes of CDs that somebody had donated that they were selling for a buck a piece. Of course being a good citizen I felt it was my civic duty to support the library's fundraising efforts......... (Yeah, my wife didn't buy that one either.  :Dunno )

The Dave Brubeck Quartet: So What's New? - Telarc CD
Dave Brubeck: Once When I Was Very Young - Music Masters Jazz CD
Branford Marsalis Trio: The Dark Keys - Columbia CD
Craig Chaquico: Acoustic Planet - Higher Octave Music CD
Craig Chaquico: Acoustic Highway - Higher Octave Music CD
Sounds of Wood and Steel - Windham Hill CD
Sounds of Wood and Steel 2 - Windham Hill CD
Mark Isham: Tibet - Windham Hill
Nightnoise: Shadow of Time - Windham Hill
Nightnoise: A Different Shore - Windham Hill
David Benoit: American Landscape - GRP CD
David Benoit: Letter to Evan - GRP CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 24, 2016, 06:17:35 AM
Another trip to the Library for the wife, Another score of jazz CDs for the Vampire.   |:D|

Miles Davis: Amandla - Warner Bros CD
Chick Corea Akoustic Band: Alive - GRP CD
Acoustic Alchemy: Positive Thinking - GRP CD
David Sanborn: Songs from the Night Before - Elektra CD
Richard Elliot: On the Town - Manhattan CD
Joshua Redman Quartet - Warner Bros CD
Mark Isham: Film Music - Windham Hill
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 13, 2016, 09:50:53 AM
I have been very busy with work over the past two weeks and have not had much time to devote to music. But yesterday my wife asked me to run a few errands that took me right past Mr. Cheapo's and The Crack House.... so I just HAD TO stop in both places. Not vinyl, but I was able to pick up a nice stack of CDs.

Santana: Supernatural - Arista CD
Genesis: Turn It On Again, The Hits (The Tour Edition) - Atlantic/Rhino 2 CD Set
Foreigner: Live in '05 - Trigger Productions Cd
Cream: Goodbye - Polydor CD
The Figgs: HiFi Dropouts - Imago CD
Paint the Sky, the Very Best of Enya: Reprise CD
Rhapsody in Blue- Blue Note Plays the Music of George and Ira Gershwin
Jacintha: Lush Life - Groove Note CD
Dave Brubeck: Nightshift - Telarc CD
Mark Isham: Miles Remembered, The Silent Way Project - Columbia CD
Tom Grant: Take Me to Your Dream - Pausa CD
Oystein Sevag: Global House - Windham Hill CD
Jim Brickman: Destiny - Windham Hill CD
Morgan Fisher: Echoes of Lennon - Global Pacific CD
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Turtle Island String Quartet: A Night in Tunisia, a Week in Detroit - Chandos CD
The Nature of America, A Musical Impression - Telarc Sampler CD
Mario Lanza: At His Best - RCA Living Stereo CD
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben - Eije Oue/Minnesota Orchestra - Reference Recordings HDCD
John Rutter/The Cambridge Singers: Brother Sun, Sister Moon - American Gramaphone CD
CBS Masterworks Donner Classics: A Taste of Spain - CBS CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: BobM on March 14, 2016, 12:51:37 PM
Hey tom, keep an eye out for an audio rack for my daughter. You know, the typical black one with a glass door, or something similar.

I was at the crack House this weekend but they didn't have anything I could use.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 14, 2016, 07:39:24 PM
Hey tom, keep an eye out for an audio rack for my daughter. You know, the typical black one with a glass door, or something similar.

I was at the crack House this weekend but they didn't have anything I could use.


I have been looking ever since I saw your post. I will let you know if I see anything.

The crack house is funny like that, you just have to be lucky enough to find one on the floor when you need it. Of course after you find one there will be three of them there on your next visit.  :roll:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 14, 2016, 08:02:12 PM
I stopped by the Other Mr. Cheapo's store on my way to the ice rink tonight and came out with three nice discs.  :D

Monty Alexander: The Good Life - Chesky Hybrid SACD
Kenny Burrell: The Gold Collection - Fine Tune Gold CD
Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops: An American Salute RCA CD
    (This is not a Living Stereo or any other special pressing, but what the heck, it was only 49 cents.)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 25, 2016, 09:17:25 PM
Yesterday's planned pilgrimage to PREX had to be put off because one of the guys going with us ended up having a last minute work conflict. So I figured just because I'm not going to New Jersey doesn't mean I can't do a little local hunting. I hit three local stores after work today and ended up bringing home quite a bit of nice stuff.

Analog:

Piston: The Incredible Flutist, Moore: Pagent of P.T Barum - Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra -  Mercury Living Presence LP
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture - Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra -  Mercury Living Presence LP
Fiedler/Boston Pops: Tenderly - RCA Living Stereo LP
Mario Lanza Sings Caruso Favorites - RCA Living Stereo LP
Feidler/Boston Pops: Marches in Hi-Fi - RCA Living Stereo LP
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors - The NBC Opera Company - RCA Living Stereo LP
Feidler, Reiner et al: Music to Have Fun By - RCA Living Stereo LP
Holst: The Planets - Mehta/The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra - London LP
Stanley Black/London Festival Orchestra: Spectacular Dances for Orchestra - London Phase 4 LP
We Know What We Like, The Music of Genisis: Palmer/The London Symphony Orchestra - RCA Red Seal LP
The Horowitz Collection - RCA Victor 2 LP Box set (Mono)
Tony Bennett's Greatest Hits, Volume 4 - Columbia LP
Linda Ronstadt's Greatest Hits - Asylum LP
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass: Whipped Cream and Other Delights A&M LP (The vinyl is trash, but I need a good condition cover for my new reissue)

Digital:
Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited - Columbia Hybrid SACD
Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde - Columbia Hybrid SACD
Ray Brown Trio: Don't Get Sassy - Telarc CD
Oscar Peterson/Benny Green: Oscar and Benny - Telarc CD
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 - Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Telarc CD
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 5 - Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Telarc CD
Chopin: Jon Kimura Parker - Telarc CD
Williams/Boston Pops : Music of the Night - Sony CD
Breakfast in Bed - CBS Masterworks Dinner Classics CD
A Cocktail Party - CBS Masterworks Dinner Classics CD
Chris Botti: To Love Again - Columbia DualDisc
The Very Best of Diana Krall - Verve CD
Leon Russell - Shelter Records/The Right Stuff CD
The Best of John Denver Live - Sony Legacy CD
Barry Manilow: Here at the Mayflower - Concord CD
Don Randi and Quest: Don't Look Back - Headfirst CD
Let It Be Jazz - Connie Evingson Sings The Beatles
Bob James: Obsession - Warner Bros CD
Little Feat: Representing the Mambo - Warner Bros CD
Neil Young and The Bluenotes: This Note's For You - Reprise CD
The Traveling Wilburys - Volume 3 - Warner Bros CD

Not a bad haul for a few hours of shopping in local stores (and there are three more that I would like to hit before the end of the weekend)  :cool:

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 27, 2016, 05:29:13 PM
Yesterday I went up to Massachusetts to visit my mother for Easter. Got there around lunch time and by 3:30  she was all tired out and it was time to leave and let her take a nap (She is 87 and in an assisted living facility so a three hour visit is a big deal for her.) Seeing as we were done a bit earlier than I had anticipated and I am flying solo this weekend and had no need to rush home I figured it would be a good chance to check out some of the used record stores in the Amherst area. Amherst is a big college town, I think there are 5 colleges within a 15 minute drive of the down town area, And I figure that with a lot of college students should come a lot of trade ins. Well boy was I wrong. After spending 90 minutes in the two biggest record stores in town I came away with zip, zero, nada, nothing.   :cry:

I only saw two or three things that even grabbed my interest and they were price two or three times higher than I could have gotten them for at home. After making such a good haul on Friday, I got completely skunked on Saturday.   :-k
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 27, 2016, 05:30:35 PM
Not being one to give up easily, after getting skunked yesterday, I figured it was time to take the bull by the horns and try again today. I had not been to the Mr. Cheapo store in Commack in a while so when I got done with church at 11:00, I gave them a call to see if they were open given the Easter Holiday. The guy who answered the phone said not really but he would be there until about 1 PM. Well I was only 20 minutes away, so off I went. Because of his commitment to be out of the store and heading home by 1:00 I did not have time to dig too deeply, but I did come away with a dozen CDs. (They had just gotten in a big load of classical LPs, but I did not have time to wade through them... there's always next time.)

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne and Ray Brown: The Poll Winners - JVC XRCD
The Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Digital Mood - GRP 24k Gold CD
Kenny Burrell: 75th Birthday Bash Live! - Blue Note CD
Blue Note Plays Rodgers&Hart - Blue Note CD
George Winston: Love Will Come, The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Volume 2 - Dancing Cat CD
Danny Wright - Black and White - Moulin D'Or CD
David Foster: The Symphony Sessions - Atlantic CD
Deborah Henson-Conant: Caught in the Act - GRP CD
Dave Grusin: Havana, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - GRP CD
Billy Mays/Ray Drummond: One to One - DMP CD
The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge - Virgin CD
Dvorak: Violin Concerto - Midori/Mehta/New York Philharmonic - CBS Masterworks CD


I feel redeemed for yesterday.  |:D|
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 30, 2016, 04:51:47 AM
So I get home from work last night and my wife wants to know if I wanted to take a ride with her over to Joanne's Craft store. :roll:

Now normally I avoid craft stores like the plague.... but this particular one is two doors away from Looney Tunes.  8)

After twenty minutes in the store I had come up with absolutely nothing. I was heading for the door rather bummed out when I saw a rack of CDs with a sign over them reading "Clearance - 25 cents each or 6 for a dollar.: YAHOO!!!!!!!  :yay2:

Picked up the following:

Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Arthur Rubinstein - RCA Living Stereo Hybrid SACD
Mendelssohn/Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos: Nishizaki/Jean/Slovak Philharmonic - Naxos CD
Bassoon Concertos - Stefano Canuti/Symphonica Toscanini Solo Players - Velut Luna CD
Elgar: Symphony No. 1 - Barbirolli/Philharmonia Orchestra - EMI Classics CD
Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti: In Concert - London CD
George Winston: Linus & Lucy, The Music of Vince Guaraldi - Windham Hill CD
Count Basie Orchestra: The Jazz Collector Edition - Laserlight CD
Jimmy Dorsey: The Jazz Collector Edition - Laserlight CD
The Small Groups: The Jazz Collector Edition - Laserlight CD
Women in Jazz - Essential Music CD
Spyro Gyra: Dreams Beyond Control - GRP CD
Dave Grusin: Homage to Duke - GRP CD
The Best of Fold Music: Contemporary Folk - Putumayo World Music CD
The Best of the Isley Brothers - Laserlight CD
Bryan Wilson: Imagination - Giant/WB CD
Edie Brickell: Picture Perfect Morning

16 CDs, all in great condition for under $3.  :drool:

The SACD alone was worth more than that.  :roll:

.... And I got brownie points for driving my wife to the store.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 15, 2016, 06:36:07 PM
Last Sat I headed out to Princeton to attend Deepak's Rave GTG. Of course I would have not been able to live with myself with out making a stop you know where....

So I met up with the 2 Bills (StereoNut & Pumpkinman) and we  headed over to PREX hit the racks before going to D's.

It was a slow day for the big black ones (pretty much everything good that I found I already had. (http://daveyw.freeforums.org/images/smilies/dunno.gif) ), but I made up for it with a bumper crop of the little shinny ones. :grin:

Analog:
Brahms: Symphony No.1 - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London Treasury LP
The Cardas Sweep Record

Digital:
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D - Heifetz/Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra - RCA Living Stereo Hybrid SACD
Frank: Symphony - Monteux/Chicago Symphony - RCA Living Stereo Hybrid SACD
Diana Krall: The Look of Love - Verve Hybrid SACD
Mel Torme and the Marty Paich Dek-tette: In the Studio and In Concert - Concord 2 CD set
Ben Webster at The Renaissance - Contemporary CD
Savoy on Central Ave. - Savoy 2 CD set
Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Preservation - Preservation Hall Recordings CD
Monty Alexander: Steamin' - Concord CD
Monty Alexander: Echoes of Jilly's - Concord CD
Earl Klugh: Midnight in San Juan - Warner Bros. CD
Gerry Mulligan Quartet: Dragonfly - Telarc CD
Jon Hendricks and the All-Stars: Boppin' at the Blue Note - Telarc CD
Doc Severinsen/Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops: Unforgettably Doc - Telarc CD
Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops: Hollywoods Greatest Hits Volume II - Telarc CD
Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops: Irish Night at the Pops - RCA Victor Cd
John Williams/Boston Pops: The Green Album - Sony CD
John Williams/Boston Pops: Pops in Space - Philips CD
The Piano Guys: Uncharted - Portrait CD
Marilyn Monroe - The Entertainers CD
Woody Herman and his Orchestra: Antibes, July 28, 1965 - Giants of Jazz CD
Billy Joel: Kohuept - Columbia CD
Iron Butterfly: In-A-Gadda_Da-Vida - Rhino CD
Terry Cashman: Passin' It On, America's Baseball Heritage in Song - Sony Legacy CD
A Very Special Charlie Brown Holiday Collection - Concord CD (US Postal Service Promo album)
Korniev/St. Petersburg Chamber Chior: Russian Christmas -- Philips CD

And for Mrs Vampire....
Ballet Masterpieces - Decca 35 CD Box Set

Good thing we only had two hours to shop before we had to leave for Deepak's...... :roll:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on May 27, 2017, 06:44:39 PM
One last post for old times sake - RIP Gregg

One Way Out - Allman Brothers
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on June 17, 2017, 04:56:48 PM
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Another Saturday afternoon at DD's
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 08, 2017, 11:36:16 AM
Look what I found online. A sealed NOS copy. Should be here around the end of next week.

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Could it be?????????  :-k
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on July 08, 2017, 02:01:16 PM
Could it be?????????  :-k

Ooooh! Nice find. I heard him play once, incredible chops. And such a nice guy too, and very good looking.

17yo, February 1983. There was 1000 copies printed at that plant in Phoenix before it close. Now reopened as Chad's plant iirc? Half of those went to Japan, and a good amount were promos gone to US radio stations and reviewers. The album hit #6 on jazz radio airplay chart and got 4 stars in Downbeat magazine from Boston based reviewer Fred Bouchard.

There is another album cut in 1985 with John Medeski and my brother. I'll send you one of those. I only have 3 sealed copies left of the 1st one.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Nick B on July 08, 2017, 03:36:54 PM
I did a search on Tidal, but it wasn't there. Too bad...I was ready to listen tonight 😢
There is also more on Google
https://archives.berklee.edu/richard-hollyday-quintet/32736

I'm assuming, Rich, that you still play? If so, how much time do you have to devote to it?
Nick

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: bpape on July 08, 2017, 07:47:12 PM
Sweet.  I'd take a digital copy if the artist isn't going to get upset....
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on July 08, 2017, 08:05:04 PM
Look what I found online. A sealed NOS copy. Should be here around the end of next week.

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Could it be?????????  :-k

Oh damn one more to add to me want list.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on July 08, 2017, 09:34:09 PM
I did a search on Tidal, but it wasn't there. Too bad...I was ready to listen tonight 😢
There is also more on Google
https://archives.berklee.edu/richard-hollyday-quintet/32736

I'm assuming, Rich, that you still play? If so, how much time do you have to devote to it?
Nick

Thanks for the link, I hadn't seen that.
Haven't touched it in 10 years.
There is no digital copy!  :D
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Nick B on July 09, 2017, 07:36:43 AM
Tom,
You could make a few $$ making a black market copy 💰Btw, on what site did you find it??
Nick
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Putz on July 09, 2017, 12:14:51 PM
Found this on ebay a couple of weeks ago for a decent price. Saturday night auction and I was the only bidder. Great record.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Nick B on July 09, 2017, 02:31:01 PM
Thanks, Paul. I forget about using eBay sometimes.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 09, 2017, 06:45:33 PM
Tom,
You could make a few $$ making a black market copy 💰Btw, on what site did you find it??
Nick

Found it on Discogs. There are several other copies offered there and there was also one on eBay.

As for black market, I wouldn't do that to the artist, especially when he is good looking and a hell of a nice guy.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Nick B on July 09, 2017, 07:33:27 PM
Thanks, Tom. First time I've used Discogs and just bought a copy  :thumb:
Nick
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on July 09, 2017, 08:25:24 PM
Thanks, Tom. First time I've used Discogs and just bought a copy  :thumb:
Nick

I have had a lot of good luck on Discogs. They have damn near anything you can think of and their prices tend to be much more reasonable than you would end up paying on eBay (I suspect because they avoid that bidding mania syndrome and people think with cooler heads and therefore end up paying a price that is more inline with what an album is like as a whole, not a benchmark based on what one single crazed buyer who just will not let go of the thought of not winning an auction ends up paying.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on September 09, 2017, 06:59:46 PM
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Today's haul
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on October 01, 2017, 01:31:57 PM
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CD's purchased yesterday :)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 06, 2017, 07:47:49 PM
Stopped by Looney Tunes today and pick up a few of the shiny silver ones:

Mighty Sam McClain: Give it Up to Love - Audioquest CD
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf - Abbado/The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Narrated by Sting - DG CD
Louis Armstrong and His Friends - Bluebird CD
Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra: Used to be Duke - Verve CD
Danny Wright: Shadows - WH Sound Studios CD
Danny Wright: Back and White II - Moulin D'Or CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 19, 2018, 02:24:26 PM
Arrived in today's mail:



Witches Brew: Gibson/New Symphony Orchestra of London - Classic Records 200g Clarity Vinyl, 33 RPM, single sided flay profile, 2 LP Set  (That's sure a mouthful)


Took a ride over to Mr. Cheapo's this afternoon and among the goodies I picked up were a whole bunch of Pablo LPs that were marked down from $6.99 and $8.99 to $1.99.

LPs:

Stephane Grappelli + Joe Pass+Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen: Tivoli Gardens - Pablo Live LP
The Tommy Flanagan Tokyo Recital - Pablo LP (Promo Copy)
Louie Bellson Big Band: The London Gig - Pablo LP
Milt Jackson: Night Mist - Pablo LP
The Best of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Pablo LP
Ray Brown: Something for Lester - Contemporary/OJC LP
Illinois Jaquet: Genius art Work - Black Lion LP
Harry James and his Big Band: Still Harry After All These Years - Sheffield Labs Direct to Disc LP (I have had this gem since it first came out in the 80s, but picked up this copy for a friend)
Earl Klugh: Dream Come True - United Aritists LP
Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor - James Boyk, Piano - Performance Recordings LP

Digital:

Bucky Pizzarelli: Swing Live - Chesky SACD Hybrid
Bach-Malloch: The Art of Fuguing - Lucas Foss/The Sheffield Ensemble - Sheffield Labs 24k Gold CD
Benny Carter: New York Lights - Music Masters CD
2018 New Years Concert - Muti/Vienna Philharmonic - Sony Classical 2 CD Set
Beethoven: Mass in C Major - Shaw/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Telarc CD
The Best of Louie Bellson - Pablo CD
Nightnoise: A Windham Hill Retrospective - Windham Hill CD
Earl Klugh: Move - Warner Bros CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: richidoo on March 19, 2018, 04:23:55 PM
2018 New Years Concert - Muti/Vienna Philharmonic - Sony Classical 2 CD Set

Boy that one got issued quickly! And already in the discount bin after only 3 months since the performance!  :thumb:

Nice haul Tom!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 19, 2018, 10:13:57 PM
2018 New Years Concert - Muti/Vienna Philharmonic - Sony Classical 2 CD Set

Boy that one got issued quickly! And already in the discount bin after only 3 months since the performance!  :thumb:

Nice haul Tom!

I was a sealed copy with a drilled case. It was not marked as such, but given the timing I would think it was a promo copy that just got traded without ever being listened to.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on June 02, 2018, 08:25:21 PM
30% off sale at Mr. Cheapo's today.


Made some nice finds.


LPs:


Count Basie and Oscar Peterson: The Timekeepers - Pablo/Analogue Productions 45 RPM, 180g, 2 LP Set

Joe Turner:In the Evening - Pablo LP

Ben Webster at the Renaissance - Contemporary LP

Ben Webster: Rare Live Performance, 1962: Musidisc LP (French Import)

The Concert Sinatra - Reprise LP

David Benoit: Digits - AVI Records LP


CDs


Jimmy Buffett: Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads - 4 CD Box Set

Dave's True Story: Sex without Bodies - Chesky CD

Herb Ellis & Ray Brown: Soft Shoe - Concord CD
Maxine Sullivan with the Scott Hamilton Quintet: Swingin' Sweet - Concord CD

Benny Carter: In the Mood for Swing - MHS CD

Duke Ellington: Such Sweet Thunder - Columbia/Legacy CD

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Live in Swing City - Columbia CD

The Ellis Marsalis Trio: Twelve's It - Columbia CD

Sarah Vaughan: Copacabana - Pablo CD

Doc Severinsen: Unforgettably Doc - Telarc Jazz CD

Michael Camilo: Rhapsody in Blue - Telarc Jazz CD

Masterwoks Dinner Classics: Romance - Sony Masterworks CD

The Wizard of Oz: In Concert -  Rhino CD

John Williams/Boston Pops: That's Entertainment - Philips CD

John Williams/Boston Pops: Over the Rainbow - Songs from the Movies - Philips CD

Tchaikovsky: 1812 - Solti/Chicago Symphony - London CD


Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on July 02, 2018, 03:32:02 PM
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CD’s I picked up in the last two weekends at PREX and The Record Revival
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 10, 2018, 09:08:58 AM


Mr. Cheapo's is running a 35% off sale on all jazz this week. OPver the past few days I made stpos in both of their locations and came away with some pretty nice stuff.
Did not come away with a large volume today, but what I did find was some pretty nice stuff.

LPs:

The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World - Pablo  4 LP Set
The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Volume 1, Art Tatum, Benny Carter, Louis Bellson - Pablo LP
The Intimate Ellington - Pablo LP
Monty Alexander Quartet: Friday Night - Limetree LP
CTI Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, Live One - CTI LP

CDs:

Joe Pass: Virtuoso - Pablo K2 Encoded CD
Ella Fitzgerald with the Tommy Flanagan Trio: Montruex '77 - Pablo CD
Joe Pass: Virtuoso #2 - Pablo CD
Joe Pass : Virtuoso Live - Pablo CD
Herb Ellis/Joe Pass: Seven, Come Eleven - Concord CD
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk - Atlantic CD
The Coryells - Chesky CD
Sarah McLachlan:  The Freedom Session - Arista CD
Sarah McLachlan:Fumbling Towards Ecstacy - Arista CD
Madeleine Peyroux: Dreamland - Atlantic HDCD
Diane Schurr: Love Walked In - GRP CD
Diane Schurr: Talkin' 'Bout You - GRP CD
Bette Midler: Some People's Lives
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on August 12, 2018, 08:56:44 AM
Was going to go to beach yesterday, but forecast was for T-storms all day.

For past week, Pumpkinman's crackhouse had been showing some great, audiophile jazz pressings online, not the norm.

So I drove up to get Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue, as its one I've been looking for.

Well, it was a Music Matters release as most of the others I'd watched all week were. And he wanted $75, too rich for my blood.

But I did grab 2 MoFi releases from Miles 2nd great quintet;

Miles in the Sky
Filles de Kilimanjaro

At checkout, behind the register, was the MoFi boxed set of;

Kind of Blue

So that came home with me as well, even though it wasn't on my 'want' list.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 12, 2018, 09:54:12 AM
Was going to go to beach yesterday, but forecast was for T-storms all day.

For past week, Pumpkinman's crackhouse had been showing some great, audiophile jazz pressings online, not the norm.

So I drove up to get Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue, as its one I've been looking for.

Well, it was a Music Matters release as most of the others I'd watched all week were. And he wanted $75, too rich for my blood.

But I did grab 2 MoFi releases from Miles 2nd great quintet;

Miles in the Sky
Filles de Kilimanjaro

At checkout, behind the register, was the MoFi boxed set of;

Kind of Blue

So that came home with me as well, even though it wasn't on my 'want' list.

The MoFI 45 RPM box set of Kind of Blue is just outstanding. It may not have been on your want list, but it should have been.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 22, 2018, 10:40:52 AM
Big Tag Sale score today. All LPs


Duke Ellington: Jazz Party in Stereo - Columbia LP

Duke Ellington/Rat Brown: This One's for Blanton - Pablo LP

The Tatum Group Masterpieces : Art Tatum/Ben Webster - Pablo LP

Bill Coleman/Ben Webster: Swingin' in Loveland - Black Lion LP

Dexter Gordon: Blues Walk! - Black Lion LP

Cannonball Adderley: Know What I Mean? - Riverside OJC LP

Oscar Peterson: Trio in Transition - Mercury/EmArcy Jazz Series 2 LP Set

The New Stan Getz Quartet: Getz Au Go Go - Verve LP (Japanese pressing)

The LA 4 - Concord LP

The LA 4: Just Friends - Concord Direct to Disc LP

The Red Hot Ray Brown Trio - Concord LP (Promo)

Sinatra Sings... of Love and Things - Capitol LP

Paul Desmond: Bridge over Troubled Water - A&M LP


Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe - Ansermet/Suisse Romande London/King Records (Japanese Import)

Bizet: Carmen - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London "Blue Back" LP

Ravel Bolero - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London "White Back" LP

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London Treasury Series LP

Fiedler/Boston Pops: Music from Million Dollar Movies - RCA Living Stereo LP

Fiedler/Boston Pops: Fiedler's All-time Favorites - RCA Living Stereo LP

Fiedler/Boston Pops: Pops Caviar - RCA Living Stereo LP

Fiedler/Boston Pops: Fiedlers Choice - RCA Red Seal LP

Fiedler/Boston Pops: Fiedler's Fiends - RCA Red Seal LP

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Fiedler/Boston Pops - RCA Red Seal LP

Offenback: Orpheus in Hades - Fiedler/Boston Pops - RCA Victrola LP

Lorin Maazel/Cleveland Orchestra: Direct from Cleveland - Telarc Direct to Disc LP

Prokofeiv: Peter and the Wolf - Sargent/London Symphony Orchestra - London Treasury Series LP

Stokowski Conducts Scheherazade -  RCA Red Seal LP

Stravinsky: Firebird Suiye - Stokowski/London Symphony Orchestra - London Phase 4 LP

Sreavinsky Conducts Firebird, Petrushka & The Rite of Spring - Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Columbia   3 LP Set

David Montgomery: Piano Pieces by Schumann, Liszt and Chopin - Sonic Arts Direct to Disk Binaural LP


Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman - Island Records LP (British import)

Pete Seeger: Circles and Seasons -Warner  Bros LP

Art Garfunkel: Fate for Breakfast - CBS Records LP (English Pressing)

Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Sessions - RCA LP

Blood Sweat and Tears - Columbia SQ Quad LP

Dire Straits - Warner Bros LP

Jimmy Buffett - Changes In Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes - ABC LP

Alice's Restaurant, Original Motion Picture Score - United Artists LP
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Triode Pete on August 22, 2018, 11:01:11 AM
Big Tag Sale score today. All LPs


Duke Ellington: Jazz Party in Stereo - Columbia LP

Duke Ellington/Rat Brown: This One's for Blanton - Pablo LP

The Tatum Group Masterpieces : Art Tatum/Ben Webster - Pablo LP

Bill Coleman/Ben Webster: Swingin' in Loveland - Black Lion LP

Dexter Gordon: Blues Walk! - Black Lion LP

Cannonball Adderley: Know What I Mean? - Riverside OJC LP

Oscar Peterson: Trio in Transition - Mercury/EmArcy Jazz Series 2 LP Set

The New Stan Getz Quartet: Getz Au Go Go - Verve LP (Japanese pressing)

The LA 4 - Concord LP

The LA 4: Just Friends - Concord Direct to Disc LP

The Red Hot Ray Brown Trio - Concord LP (Promo)

Sinatra Sings... of Love and Things - Capitol LP

Paul Desmond: Bridge over Troubled Water - A&M LP


Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe - Ansermet/Suisse Romande London/King Records (Japanese Import)

Bizet: Carmen - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London "Blue Back" LP

Ravel Bolero - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London "White Back" LP

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London Treasury Series LP

Fiedler/Boston Pops: Music from Million Dollar Movies - RCA Living Stereo LP

Fiedler/Boston Pops: Fiedler's All-time Favorites - RCA Living Stereo LP

Fiedler/Boston Pops: Pops Caviar - RCA Living Stereo LP

Fiedler/Boston Pops: Fiedlers Choice - RCA Red Seal LP

Fiedler/Boston Pops: Fiedler's Fiends - RCA Red Seal LP

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Fiedler/Boston Pops - RCA Red Seal LP

Offenback: Orpheus in Hades - Fiedler/Boston Pops - RCA Victrola LP

Lorin Maazel/Cleveland Orchestra: Direct from Cleveland - Telarc Direct to Disc LP

Prokofeiv: Peter and the Wolf - Sargent/London Symphony Orchestra - London Treasury Series LP

Stokowski Conducts Scheherazade -  RCA Red Seal LP

Stravinsky: Firebird Suiye - Stokowski/London Symphony Orchestra - London Phase 4 LP

Sreavinsky Conducts Firebird, Petrushka & The Rite of Spring - Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Columbia   3 LP Set

David Montgomery: Piano Pieces by Schumann, Liszt and Chopin - Sonic Arts Direct to Disk Binaural LP


Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman - Island Records LP (British import)

Pete Seeger: Circles and Seasons -Warner  Bros LP

Art Garfunkel: Fate for Breakfast - CBS Records LP (English Pressing)

Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Sessions - RCA LP

Blood Sweat and Tears - Columbia SQ Quad LP

Dire Straits - Warner Bros LP

Jimmy Buffett - Changes In Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes - ABC LP

Alice's Restaurant, Original Motion Picture Score - United Artists LP

Nice score, Tom!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 22, 2018, 04:07:37 PM
......but wait, there's more.

I was not able to look at everything this morning as I had to drive my daughter to a doctor's appointment. So after we got back I headed back to peruse through the rest and came up with these:


Mussorgsky: Night on Bare Mountian - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London LP (English Pressing)
Respighi: Fountains of Rome, Pines of Rome - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London LP (English Pressing)
Prokofiev: Cinderella Suites - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London Treasury Series
Bordin: Symphony 2 & 3 - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London Treasury Series
Rossini: La Boutique Fantasque - Solti/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - London "Blue Back" LP (English Pressing)
Holst: The Planets - Previn/London Symphony Orchestra - EMI LP (British Pressing)
Debussy: La Mer - Reiner/Chicago Symphony - RCA Living Stereo "Shaded Dog" LP
Fiedler/Boston Pops: Liebestraum - RCA Living Stereo "Shaded Dog" LP
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23, "Appassionata" - RCA Direct to Disk 45 RPM LP (Japanese Import)
The Romeros: The Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar - Mercury Golden Imports LP
The Joy of Mozart - Sonic Arts Direct to Disk LP
A Clockwork Orange: Music from the Soundtrack - Warner Bros LP
Everybody Digs Bill Evans - Riverside OJC LP
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Triode Pete on August 22, 2018, 06:49:03 PM
Tom - Wow! Great score... You have issues, btw...
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 22, 2018, 07:05:42 PM
... You have issues, btw...

You're just figuring this out?   :rofl:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on August 22, 2018, 07:26:00 PM
I can suggest a good therapist helped me with my nervosa
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 26, 2018, 09:25:23 AM
My daughter starts grad school at Harvard next week so yesterday we drove her up to Boston to get her settled in the dorm. And while looking around the neighborhood what did I come across but a record store called Stereo Jack's. Well this afternoon I thought it would be a good idea to get out of the way while the ladies worked on decorating her room. hey, any excuse is better than none. 😉

Not really a top shelf store, but the did have a decent amount of stuff for one to three dollars.

Brahms: Symphony No 1 - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London Treasury LP
The Choir of Kings College Cambridge: Evensong for Ash Wednesday - Argo LP (TAS List)
The Don Ewell Quartette: Yellow Dog Blues - Audiophile Mono LP
Count Basie: Basie Land - Verve LP
Count Basie: Basie's Beatle Bag - Verve LP
Oscar Peterson: History of an Artist, Vol. 2 - Pablo LP
Johnny Hodges at the Sportpalst, Berlin - Pablo  2 LP Set
Metronome All-Stars 1956 - Verve LP (Japanese Pressing)
Herb Ellis & Red Mitchell: Doggin Around - Concord LP

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Jacques Loussier Trio - Telarc Jazz CD
Dick Hyman - Thinking about Bix - Reference Recordings CD
Mozart:Serenade No 10 - Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble - Mercury Living Presence CD
Eric Bibb & Needed Time: Good Stuff Earth Beat CD

I also found a place not too far from her called Cheapo records, but I did not have time to make it there before we headed home.Not Mr. Cheapo, but close enough that I will need to check them out on my next trip up there.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 26, 2018, 01:01:10 PM
As a result of my buying spree over the past week I currently have piles of over 50 LPs and a dozen CDs that are awaiting their first spins.  :roll:

So what did I do today..... bought more records.  :duh

Hey, it wasn't my fault. I got an email this morning about a 55% off sale on everything in stock at insound.com.

I ended up getting 3 single LPs and one 2 LP Set, all 180g discs for a total of less than $50.

How could I walk away from a deal like that.

55% off all LPs & CDs and free shipping on all orders over $25.

Sale ends at 11:59 PM EDT tonight.

Check it out
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Triode Pete on August 26, 2018, 03:52:41 PM
As a result of my buying spree over the past week I currently have piles of over 50 LPs and a dozen CDs that are awaiting their first spins.  :roll:

So what did I do today..... bought more records.  :duh

Hey, it wasn't my fault. I got an email this morning about a 55% off sale on everything in stock at insound.com.

I ended up getting 3 single LPs and one 2 LP Set, all 180g discs for a total of less than $50.

How could I walk away from a deal like that.

55% off all LPs & CDs and free shipping on all orders over $25.

Sale ends at 11:59 PM EDT tonight.

Check it out

Thanks, Tom! You're a bad influence! Placed my order before midnight! Looks like InSound is owned by Warner Elektra Atlantic records... most vinyl is 180 gram audiophile quality...
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Putz on August 27, 2018, 09:27:31 PM
I also was all over the Insound sale:

Living In The Past (180 Gram Vinyl 2 LP)   1   $15.74
First Light (180 Gram Vinyl 1 LP)   1   $13.49
Swiss Movement (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival) (180g, Vinyl - 1LP)   1   $11.24
Criss-Cross LP   1   $13.49
This Is Our Music (180 Gram 45 RPM 2 LP)   1   $22.49
Subtotal   $76.45
Shipping & Handling   $0.00
Tax   $5.05
Grand Total   $81.50
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Putz on August 27, 2018, 09:39:47 PM
The Music Direct crackhouse is making a special delivery tomorrow. MFSL one step of Bridge Over Troubled Water.  Never had a good copy of this album, so I should be set now.

(https://www.mofi.com/v/vspfiles/photos/MFSL45US1S-004-2.jpg)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on August 27, 2018, 09:55:40 PM
The Music Direct crackhouse is making a special delivery tomorrow. MFSL one step of Bridge Over Troubled Water.  Never had a good copy of this album, so I should be set now.

(https://www.mofi.com/v/vspfiles/photos/MFSL45US1S-004-2.jpg)

Nice!  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 02, 2018, 06:47:58 PM
Went North yesterday to meet Pumpkinman and hit 2 stores, then to the Pumpkin Lair to see what's changed since I was last there.

Record Revival

lp
Jeff Beck - There and Back
Jeff Beck - Wired
Graham Nash, David Crosby - Graham Nash, David Crosby
Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Robert Plant - The Principle Of Movement
Alan Parsons Project - Pyramid
Jim Hall - Live
Wes Montgomery - Road Song
Windham Hill Sampler '81
Dave Mason - Certified Live
Little Feat - Down On The Farm
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Scenes From The Southside
ZZTop - Afterburner

CD
Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions
The Beatles -  Past Masters - Vol Two
The Beatles - The Beatles, (White Album)
Radiohead - Kid A
(All CDs picked for me by Bill)

DoubleDecker

lp
Alan Parsons Project - Vulture Culture
Alan Parsons Project - Eve
Horace Silver - Blowin' The Blues Away
Horace Silver - Silver's Blue
Los Lobos - How Will The Wolf Survive
Little Feat - The Last Record Album

From Bill

lp - (more than I can list, but a few by name...)
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy
Camel - Breathless
Jethro Tull - Crest Of A Knave
Three George Harrison LPs
Two INXS LPs
And a handful of classical

CD

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on September 02, 2018, 07:44:09 PM
Gene,
Are you hitting the record store in Allentown or some other store?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 03, 2018, 01:34:24 PM
DoubleDecker is the Allentown place. His prices have gone up since Bill introduced me to it in 2010.

Record Revival is in a sprawling flea market in Quakertown, just South of Allentown, good prices but you have to pick through everything.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 03, 2018, 06:31:15 PM
DoubleDecker is the Allentown place. His prices have gone up since Bill introduced me to it in 2010.


I wouldn't pin that on DD. The used record prices for the most part have gone up quite a bit over the past 8 years.

I think it is a supply and demand thing. There are just so many old records out there. And the more people that sell off there collections, the smaller the supply out there to restock the used record stores.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 04, 2018, 10:51:39 AM
Your points are all true Tom, but he's also opened up the right side of his place to a small audio shop, and I think he has a financial interest in that. Another reason to juice the prices. I don't begrudge him it, everyone has to make a living. But I need to find new places to spend my vinyl money, that's why I bring home so much vinyl from the road, there are deals to be had, albeit at a distance.

Right now my favorite places are in Richmond, VA and Riverside, CA. And I just learned of a place in Herndon, VA I need to check out.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Nick B on September 04, 2018, 11:48:24 AM
Your points are all true Tom, but he's also opened up the right side of his place to a small audio shop, and I think he has a financial interest in that. Another reason to juice the prices. I don't begrudge him it, everyone has to make a living. But I need to find new places to spend my vinyl money, that's why I bring home so much vinyl from the road, there are deals to be had, albeit at a distance.

Right now my favorite places are in Richmond, VA and Riverside, CA. And I just learned of a place in Herndon, VA I need to check out.

What’s the name of the place in Riverside? Thx
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on September 04, 2018, 02:15:33 PM
DoubleDecker is the Allentown place. His prices have gone up since Bill introduced me to it in 2010.

Record Revival is in a sprawling flea market in Quakertown, just South of Allentown, good prices but you have to pick through everything.

Let me know couple of days in advance the next time you head over and I will join you guys.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 04, 2018, 04:52:23 PM

What’s the name of the place in Riverside? Thx

Nick - that's Riverside, California.

If still interested, it's MadPlatter on the edge of the UC Riverside campus. There's a sister store called Rhino in Claremont, CA. I have clients in Riverside and Pomona so bounce between the 2 stores. Rhino is a little pricier, probably because Claremont more upscale. Luckily not there last week as they had a 4.4 earthquake. I've been through a 3.4 and wasn't thrilled about the experience, so glad I missed the 4.4.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/mad-platter-riverside
http://www.rhinorecords.cc/about2.php
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: etcarroll on September 04, 2018, 04:53:32 PM

Let me know couple of days in advance the next time you head over and I will join you guys.

Dee, I thought you gave up on vinyl?

G.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 04, 2018, 05:23:48 PM
Arrived today from InSound

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Nick B on September 04, 2018, 07:08:23 PM

What’s the name of the place in Riverside? Thx

Nick - that's Riverside, California.

If still interested, it's MadPlatter on the edge of the UC Riverside campus. There's a sister store called Rhino in Claremont, CA. I have clients in Riverside and Pomona so bounce between the 2 stores. Rhino is a little pricier, probably because Claremont more upscale. Luckily not there last week as they had a 4.4 earthquake. I've been through a 3.4 and wasn't thrilled about the experience, so glad I missed the 4.4.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/mad-platter-riverside
http://www.rhinorecords.cc/about2.php

Yes, Riverside CA, hot and smoggy. I’m a former So Cal guy. Didn’t know rhino was still around. Thx for the info
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on September 05, 2018, 08:40:17 AM

Let me know couple of days in advance the next time you head over and I will join you guys.

Dee, I thought you gave up on vinyl?

G.

I still have a low end Technics player, that I am thinking about putting to use with brand new unused Denon 110 or 103r cartridge.  I am still not convinced about the ritual of cleaning and getting up every 20 minutes to fill the side  :rofl:.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 05, 2018, 09:36:35 AM

Let me know couple of days in advance the next time you head over and I will join you guys.

Dee, I thought you gave up on vinyl?

G.

I still have a low end Technics player, that I am thinking about putting to use with brand new unused Denon 110 or 103r cartridge.  I am still not convinced about the ritual of cleaning and getting up every 20 minutes to fill the side  :rofl:.

20 minutes? That's a gift.

I just finished listening to the latest Clapton album mastered at 45 RPM.  I was up every 10 -12.  :duh

But it did sound great......
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 06, 2018, 10:29:05 AM
The Music Direct crackhouse is making a special delivery tomorrow. MFSL one step of Bridge Over Troubled Water.  Never had a good copy of this album, so I should be set now.

(https://www.mofi.com/v/vspfiles/photos/MFSL45US1S-004-2.jpg)

Wow Paul it looks like you lucked out and snagged one of the last remaining copies. The picture youo posted changed to show the sold out  label a few days after you put it up.

So have you had a chance to listen to it yet and what are your thoughts?
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 07, 2018, 06:45:04 AM
After a rather long spell of not much new on Tidal (outside of hip hop/urban music from Jay-Z's friends) this morning brought a wealth of new music. New albums from Paul McCartney, Yes, Paul Simon and The Grateful Dead (They found more Dead concert tapes to release, what are the odds of that?  :lol:)  These are all new releases that I'm sure can be found in other places as well.

Tidal also added an MQA version of Zepplin's This Song Remains the Same.

They also put up single song previews from soon to be released albums from Tony Bennett and Diana Krall ((9/14), Rod Stewart ((/28) and a remixed version of John Lennon's Imagine album (10/5).

Fire up those streamers boys!
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 08, 2018, 02:39:58 PM
Another productive day of vinyl hunting........


The Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts - RCA Living Stereo Soria Series 3 LP Set

Edward Auer: Chopin - RCA Direct Master Series LP (TAS List)

Bizet-Shchedrin: The Carmen Ballet - Fiedler/Boston Pops - RCA Red Seal LP

Benjamin Britten: Noye's Fludde - Argo LP (TAS List)

Radka Toneff/Steve Dobrogosz: Fairy Tales - Odin LP

Linda Ronstadt - What's New - Asylum 45 RPM 12" Single (Promo)

Andre Previn/Shelly Mann/Red Mitchel: West Side Story - MoFi Half Speed Mastered LP (Sealed)

Ian & Sylvia: Northern Journey - Cisco 180g LP (TAS List, Sealed)

John Williams: The Missouri Breaks, Original Motion Picture Score - United Artists  LP (TAS List, Sealed)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 12, 2018, 06:34:29 AM
My wife sent me off to the Crack House today with some donations to drop of and low and behold, they were running  50% off sale. 😀

It was late afternoon, so the place was pretty much picked clean by the time I got there, but I score some nice condition LPs (only 2) , which I have not done there for quite a while.

Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony: Vienna - RCA Living Stereo "Shaded Dog" LP
Frederick Fennel Conducts Carousel Waltz - London Pops Orchestra -  Mercury Living Presence Stereo LP

Crosby Stills Nash and Young: Looking Forward - Reprise CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on September 12, 2018, 09:05:35 AM
Tom,

Whens your next liquidation sale lol!  :X
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on September 27, 2018, 01:35:21 PM
I had an appointment for my semi annual dental check up this morning and my dentist is only two blocks away from Infinity Records..........

(No, that is not how I picked him, but it is a nice perk.   8-[  )


LP:

Mozart: Symphony in G Minor - Von Karajan/Vienna Philharmonic - RCA Victor Soria Series LP


CDs:

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced -  Sony Legacy CD/DVD Set
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Axis: Bold as Love -  Sony Legacy CD/DVD Set
Wynton Marsalis: Standard Time Vol. 3, The Resolution of Romance 0 Columbia CD
Classics from the Crypt - RCA Victor CD

All for 99 cents each!   |:D|
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: shadowlight on September 27, 2018, 01:38:28 PM

(No, that is not how I picked him, but it is a nice perk.   8-[  )


Keep saying that and one day you might believe it  :-P
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 28, 2018, 06:06:01 PM
My wife sent me out to pick something up this afternoon and I chose to go to a store that is right next to Looney Tunes.  :-"

Usually I only look at CDs there because 3/4 of their LPs look like somebody's cat used them for a scratching post. But as I looked around I noticed that their usual two rows of jazz LPs had expanded to eight rows and many of the records were in plastic sleeves. It turns out that they just took in a lagre collection of really nice condition jazz records. The guy at the counter said they had taken in more jazz LPs in the last week that he had seen come into the store in the entire six years he had worked there.

Much of the things they took in I already had, but I was able to plug a few holes in my collection.....

Ella Fitzgerald: Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie - Classic Records 180g LP
Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington: The Stockholm Concert, 1966 - Pablo Live LP
Hank Mobley: Strait No Filter - Blue Note LP (Promo Copy)
Hank Mobley: Mobley's 2nd Message - Prestige LP
The Incredible Guitar of Wes Montgomery - Riverside LP
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: jimbones on October 29, 2018, 07:21:39 AM
Only you Tom, only you...
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 30, 2018, 08:08:42 PM
Went back to Looney Tunes this afternoon and found a couple more:

Kenny Dorham: Quiet Kenny - New Jazz/OJC Sealed LP
Milt Jackson Quintet: "Live" at the Village Gate - Riverside/OJC Sealed LP
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 10, 2018, 07:22:35 AM
I had not been in to High Fidelity Records since they moved down the block to a bigger store a few months ago.

The new place is much roomier and I no longer have to climb over piles of records on the floor to get to the browsers. 👍

They also now have room to put out the records that were in all of those piles.whe store is well lit and well organized which make hunting a pleasant experience. 👍👍

One thing that hasn't changed is that all of his used records are in excellent condition, with the exception of a small section that is clearly marked and priced accordingly. 👍👍👍

Of all the things I pulled out to check, I did not put back a single one because I did not like its condition.

Picked up quite a few nice albums:

LPs

Grainger: Country Gardens -Fennell/Eastman Rochester Pops - Mercury Living Presence Stereo LP (TAS List)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor" - Ozawa/Boston Symphony Orchestra - Telarc LP
Duke Ellington Quartet: Dukes Big 4 - Pablo Sealed LP (TAS List)
Joe Pass: Portraits of Duke Ellington - Pablo LP
Joe Pass: Ira, George and Joe, Joe Pass Loves Gershwin - Pablo LP
Milt Jackson: Memories of Thelonious Shere Monk - Pablo LP
Milt Jackson/Ray Brown Jam - Pablo LP
Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie - Pablo LP
Ella Fitzgerald at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 - Pablo LP
Benny Carter: Additions to Further Definitions - MCA Impulse LP

CDs

Benny Carter: Jazz Giant - Contemporary K2 CD
Barney Kessel/Shelly Manne/Ray Brown: The Poll Winners - Contemporary K2 CD
Herb Ellis/Ray Brown: Hot Tracks - Concord CD
Bob Seeger: Smokin OPs/Seven - Classic Remasters (2 LPs on 1CD)


And I picked this up from Chad Kassem at the NY Audio Show:

Dean Martin: Dream with Dean - Analogue Productions SACD Hybrid
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: S Clark on November 10, 2018, 07:54:30 AM
Nice pick ups there.   I'm curious, what was an average price for LP's in your area? 
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2018, 08:32:20 PM
Slow day, I only found two more....


Bill Evans: Quintessence - Fantasy LP

Joe Pass: Montreux '77 - Pablo Live LP


But even better than finding records, while I was at the store I ran into Steve, the guy who owned Audio Visions, my high end brick and mortar store of choice for many years. Over the 2+ decades that I dealt with him Steve became more of a family friend than a vendor.  He retired and closed the store about 10 years ago and I don't think I have seen him for at least 6. We decided to get lunch in the restaurant that was built on the site of his store, which was kind of ironic.


As much fun as it was to find some new LPs it was much more satisfying to have the opportunity to catch up with an old friend.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 11, 2018, 08:38:18 PM
Nice pick ups there.   I'm curious, what was an average price for LP's in your area?

That's a really tough question, because used record prices are all over the map depending on what you are looking at. For example, the Pablo LPs I picked up this weekend were mostly $3.99 with a few of them going for $5.99. But at the same time original Blue Note albums often sell in the area of $20 but certain titles go for many multiples of that.

Unfortunately the prices on used LPs is often driven by the collector's market, which can get very strange very quickly.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: pumpkinman on December 02, 2018, 02:34:32 PM
(https://us.v-cdn.net/5021930/uploads/editor/jz/ls988r1ei5h4.jpeg)

This weekends finds from 3 stops
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 29, 2018, 06:06:18 PM
Both the P-Man and I have birthdays coming up in the next couple of weeks, so we figured we would get a head sttart on celebrating by meeting up at PREX this morning.  :drool:


LPs

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 1 - Janis/Reiner/Chicago Symphony - Classic Records/RCA Living Stereo 180g LP
Phillips and Renzulli: Gershwin Fantasia - Crystal Clear Direct to Disc LP
Ella Fitzgerald/Count Basie: A Classy Pair - Pablo LP
Count Basie: The Pablo Years - Pablo 2 LP Set
The Intimate Ellington - Pablo LP
Count Basie 6: Kansas City - Pablo LP
Benny Carter: In the Mood for Swing - MHS LP
Buck Clayton/Joe Turner: Feel So Fine! - Black Lion LP (English Import)
Coleman Hawkins/Bud Powell: Hawk in Germany - Black Lion LP
Coleman Hawkins (S/T) - Commodore LP
Portrait of Coleman Hawkins - Phoenix 10 LP
Coleman Hawkins: Masters of Jazz 4 - EMI Electrola LP (German Import)
Duke Ellington: Black Beauty - CBS LP (Dutch Import)
Lou Donaldson: Lush Life - Applause LP

CDs

Santana: Abraxas - MoFi SACD Hybrid
Jimmy Buffett: Son of a Son of a Sailor - MoFi 24k Gold CD
Dexter Gordon: A Swingin Affair - Blue Note/JVC XRCD
The Bucky Pizzarelli Trio: Three for All - Chesky CD
Jazz for a litterary mind - Chesky CD
Joe Pass: Blues for Fred - Pablo K2 CD
Joe Pass: Passionate - Pablo Cd
The Benny Carter Group: Wonderland - Pablo CD
Zoot Sims: The Swinger - Pablo/OJC CD
Zoot Sims: For Lady Day - Pablo CD
Count Basie & The Kansas City 8: Get Together - Pablo CD
Count Basie and his Orchestra: Me and You - Pablo/OJC CD
Count Basie: Kansas City 6 - Pablo/OJC CD
Count Basie: Kansas City Shout - Pablo CD (Japanese Import)
Count Basie: The Complete Atomic Basie - Roulette CD
Ben Webster: Gentle Ben - enSayo CD (Dutch Import)
Ben Webster: There is No Greater Love - 1201 Music CD
Ultimate Ben Webster - Verve CD
Ultimate Jimmy Smith - Verve CD
Ultimate Coleman Hawkins - Verve CD
Ultimate Bill Evans - Verve CD
Bill Evans: Jazz Masters 5 - Verve CD
Johnny Hodges: Jazz Masters 35
Sonny Stitt: Jazz Masters 50
Jimmy Smith's Finest Hour - Verve CD
Art Tatum's Finest Hour - Verve CD
Quincey Jones's Finest Hour - Verve CD
Johnny Hodges/Wild Bill Davis: Compact Jazz - Verve CD
The Best of Bill Evans Live - Verve CD
Benny Carter: Cosmopolite - Verve Cd
Ella Fitzgerald: Ella in Rome, The Birthday Concert - Verve CD
Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie: Bird and Diz - Verve CD
Ray Brown: Jazz Cello - Verve CD
The Ray Brown All Stars: Don't Forget the Blues - Concord CD (Japanese Import)
The Gene Harris Quartet: Listen Here! - Concord CD
Gerry Mulligan Meets Scott Hamilton, Soft Lights and Sweet Music - Concord CD
Brazilian Romance - Concord Jazz Moods CD
Nat King Cole and his Trio: After Midnight, The Complete Session - Capitol Jazz CD
The Best of The Nat King Cole Trio,  The Instrumental Classics - Capitol Jazz CD
Benny Carter: Jazz Profile No. 17 - Blue Note CD
Blue Valentines - Blue Note CD
Monty Alexander: Live from the Iridium - Telarc Jazz CD
Oscar Peterson: Oscar's Ballads - Telarc Jazz CD
Kenny Burrell: Ellington is Forever, Vol. 1 - Fantasy CD
Kenny Burrell: Laid Back - Savoy Jazz CD
The Modern Jazz Quartet: Lonely Woman - Atlantic Jazz CD
Stan Getz: My Foolish Heart, Live at the Left Bank - Label M CD
Essential Jazz, Cool and Blue - Time/Life CD
Essential Jazz, Smooth and Cool - Time/Life CD
Lean Michel Jarre - En anttendant Cousteau - Dreyfus CD (French Import)
Bela Fleck: Tales from the Acoustic Planet - Warner Bros Promo CD
The Allman Brothers Band: A Decade of Hits 1969 - 1979 - Polydor CD
Billy Joel: Songs in the Attic - Columbia CD
Jim Brickman: Valentine - SLG CD


I think I would call this a  rather successful trip.   (https://groups.tapatalk-cdn.com/smilies/1733/1534579950.4316-smiley.gif)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Nick B on December 29, 2018, 10:24:25 PM
Both the P-Man and I have birthdays coming up in the next couple of weeks, so we figured we would get a head sttart on celebrating by meeting up at PREX this morning.  :drool:


LPs

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 1 - Janis/Reiner/Chicago Symphony - Classic Records/RCA Living Stereo 180g LP
Phillips and Renzulli: Gershwin Fantasia - Crystal Clear Direct to Disc LP
Ella Fitzgerald/Count Basie: A Classy Pair - Pablo LP
Count Basie: The Pablo Years - Pablo 2 LP Set
The Intimate Ellington - Pablo LP
Count Basie 6: Kansas City - Pablo LP
Benny Carter: In the Mood for Swing - MHS LP
Buck Clayton/Joe Turner: Feel So Fine! - Black Lion LP (English Import)
Coleman Hawkins/Bud Powell: Hawk in Germany - Black Lion LP
Coleman Hawkins (S/T) - Commodore LP
Portrait of Coleman Hawkins - Phoenix 10 LP
Coleman Hawkins: Masters of Jazz 4 - EMI Electrola LP (German Import)
Duke Ellington: Black Beauty - CBS LP (Dutch Import)
Lou Donaldson: Lush Life - Applause LP

CDs

Santana: Abraxas - MoFi SACD Hybrid
Jimmy Buffett: Son of a Son of a Sailor - MoFi 24k Gold CD
Dexter Gordon: A Swingin Affair - Blue Note/JVC XRCD
The Bucky Pizzarelli Trio: Three for All - Chesky CD
Jazz for a litterary mind - Chesky CD
Joe Pass: Blues for Fred - Pablo K2 CD
Joe Pass: Passionate - Pablo Cd
The Benny Carter Group: Wonderland - Pablo CD
Zoot Sims: The Swinger - Pablo/OJC CD
Zoot Sims: For Lady Day - Pablo CD
Count Basie & The Kansas City 8: Get Together - Pablo CD
Count Basie and his Orchestra: Me and You - Pablo/OJC CD
Count Basie: Kansas City 6 - Pablo/OJC CD
Count Basie: Kansas City Shout - Pablo CD (Japanese Import)
Count Basie: The Complete Atomic Basie - Roulette CD
Ben Webster: Gentle Ben - enSayo CD (Dutch Import)
Ben Webster: There is No Greater Love - 1201 Music CD
Ultimate Ben Webster - Verve CD
Ultimate Jimmy Smith - Verve CD
Ultimate Coleman Hawkins - Verve CD
Ultimate Bill Evans - Verve CD
Bill Evans: Jazz Masters 5 - Verve CD
Johnny Hodges: Jazz Masters 35
Sonny Stitt: Jazz Masters 50
Jimmy Smith's Finest Hour - Verve CD
Art Tatum's Finest Hour - Verve CD
Quincey Jones's Finest Hour - Verve CD
Johnny Hodges/Wild Bill Davis: Compact Jazz - Verve CD
The Best of Bill Evans Live - Verve CD
Benny Carter: Cosmopolite - Verve Cd
Ella Fitzgerald: Ella in Rome, The Birthday Concert - Verve CD
Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie: Bird and Diz - Verve CD
Ray Brown: Jazz Cello - Verve CD
The Ray Brown All Stars: Don't Forget the Blues - Concord CD (Japanese Import)
The Gene Harris Quartet: Listen Here! - Concord CD
Gerry Mulligan Meets Scott Hamilton, Soft Lights and Sweet Music - Concord CD
Brazilian Romance - Concord Jazz Moods CD
Nat King Cole and his Trio: After Midnight, The Complete Session - Capitol Jazz CD
The Best of The Nat King Cole Trio,  The Instrumental Classics - Capitol Jazz CD
Benny Carter: Jazz Profile No. 17 - Blue Note CD
Blue Valentines - Blue Note CD
Monty Alexander: Live from the Iridium - Telarc Jazz CD
Oscar Peterson: Oscar's Ballads - Telarc Jazz CD
Kenny Burrell: Ellington is Forever, Vol. 1 - Fantasy CD
Kenny Burrell: Laid Back - Savoy Jazz CD
The Modern Jazz Quartet: Lonely Woman - Atlantic Jazz CD
Stan Getz: My Foolish Heart, Live at the Left Bank - Label M CD
Essential Jazz, Cool and Blue - Time/Life CD
Essential Jazz, Smooth and Cool - Time/Life CD
Lean Michel Jarre - En anttendant Cousteau - Dreyfus CD (French Import)
Bela Fleck: Tales from the Acoustic Planet - Warner Bros Promo CD
The Allman Brothers Band: A Decade of Hits 1969 - 1979 - Polydor CD
Billy Joel: Songs in the Attic - Columbia CD
Jim Brickman: Valentine - SLG CD


I think I would call this a  rather successful trip.   (https://groups.tapatalk-cdn.com/smilies/1733/1534579950.4316-smiley.gif)

Ummm, I think that might be an understatement 😄 Do you or 🎃man use a record cleaning machine?
Nick
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on December 30, 2018, 05:39:30 AM
I have a VPI 16.5 that has provided me with uninterrupted and faithful service since 1988. (I think at this point it should qualify for combat pay!.  :lol:)

Not a single record, new or used hits my TT without at least one pass on the RCM.

I also have a hand steamer which get used on an occasional basis for stubbornly dirty records.

I believe Bill has a 16.5 as well.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: StereoNut on January 04, 2019, 07:52:27 AM
I am SO "jelly" that I didn't make last Saturday's trip to PREX with Tmazz & Pumpkinman  :(

SN
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 23, 2019, 07:26:10 PM
Mr. Cheapo's sent me an email with a coupon for 30% off my entire purchase. Well you don't have to tell me twice to get on over there.  8)

Not a bad day. No real monster finds, but a lot of nice stuff none the less.

Vinyl

Supersax Plays Bird - MoFi Half Speed Mastered LP
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson: I Want a Little Girl - Pablo LP
Harry Edison: Edison's Lights - Pablo LP
Count Basie Jam Session at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 - Pablo LP
Earl "Fatha" Hines: A Monday Date - Riverside/OJC LP
Cal Collins/Herb Ellis: Interplay - Concord LP


Digital

Miles Davis All Stars: Walkin', 50th Anniversary Edition - Prestige K2 Super Coded CD
Miles Davis: Chronicle, The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951-1956 - Prestige 8 CD Set
Joe Pass: Whitestone - Pablo CD (German Import)
Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy's Party - Pablo CD
Michael Hedges: Oracle - Windham Hill CD
Erroll Garner: That's My Kick & Gemini - 2 original albums on 1 Telarc CD
Doc Severinsen & His Big Band: Swingin' the Blues - Azica CD
Pops Stoppers, The Greatest Hits of John Williams and the Boston Pops - Philips CD

And the rest of these were in an 8 for $2 bin, and I still got 30% off on top of that!  |:D|

Jim Tolzer: Solo Guitar - Solid Air CD
Valerie Joyce: New York Blue - Chesky CD
Firehouse Five plus Two: At Disneyland - Good Time Jazz CD
Leo Konitz: Chicago'n All That Jazz - Denon/LRC CD
New York Trio: Begin the Bigine - Venus CD
Sounsarri/Perdersen/Lan Dorky Play the Music of Tom Harrel - The Jazz Alliance CD
Classic Columbia and Oken Benny Goodman Sessions (1939-1958), Disc 1 - Mosaic CD
Somethin' Blue: A Blues Collection - MC CD
Kiri te Kanawa/Andre Previn: Kiri Sidetracks, The Jazz Album - Philips CD
Dapp Theory: "Y'all Just Don't Know - Concord CD
Bob Evans: Caffeinated Coffee - Acoustic Tonic CD
Jim Brickman: Simple Things - Windham Hill CD
Andreas Vollenweider: Eolian Minstrel - SBK CD
James Galway & The Galway Pops Orchestra: The Wind Beneath My Wings - RCA Victor CD
Hillary James & Bob James: Flesh and Blood - Warner Bros CD
Regis & Joy: Just You. Just Me. - Big Dot CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 06, 2019, 07:42:13 PM
I got a coupon from Mr. Cheapo's for 20% of my entire order and put it to very good use.  8)


LP

The Beatles: Abbey Road, 2019 Remix - Apple  180g LP Pressed at QRP


CDs

Roger Waters: US & Them, Hyde Park London July 6, 2018 - Columbia 2 CD Set
Lee Morgan: Live at the Lighthouse '70 - Fresh Sound 2 CD Set
Stan Getz with Arthur Fiedler at Tanglewood: A Song After Sundown - RCA Bluebird CD
The Boston Pops: An Arthur Fiedler Valentine - RCA CD
Beethoven: Moonlight, Waldstein and Op.110 Sonatas- Eugene Istomin - Reference Recordings CD
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Digs Disney - Columbia CD
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Paper Moon - Concord CD
The Dave Brubeck Trio: Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals - Jazz Heritage CD
Art Pepper + Eleven: A Treasury of Modern Jazz Classics - Contemporary/OJC CD

Lionel Hampton: In Paris - RCA CD (Disques Voque series)
The Benny Carter All-Star  Sax Ensemble: Over the Rainbow - Jazz Heritage Society K2 CD
Benny Carter: All that Jazz - Jazz Heritage Society K2 CD
Benny Carter: Songbook - Music Masters CD
Clark Terry: Metropole Orchestra - Mons CD
Clark Terry & George Robert: The Good Things in Life - Mons CD
Christian McBride: Number Two Express - Verve CD
Kenny Werner: At Maybeck - Concord CD
Larry Coryell: Live from Bahia - CTI CD
Earl Klugh: Sudden Burst of Energy - Warner Bros CD
Allison Brown Quartet: Replay - Compass CD
Tower Records Jazz Super Hits - Blue Note CD
Jazz at the Movies Band: A Man and a Woman, Sax at the Movies - Discovery CD
This is Acid Jazz, New Voices 3 - Instinct CD
George Gee and his Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra: Swingin' Live - Swing CD
The Fabulous Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra: Dorsey, The and Now - Atlantic CD
Ken Burns Jazz, Benny Goodman - Columbia CD
Henry Mancini - Instrumental Favorites - Time Life CD
Turtle Island String Quartet: On the Town - Windham Hill Jazz CD
An Evening with Windham Hill Live - Windham Hill CD
Thanksgiving, A Windham Hill Collection - Windham Hill CD
Bose Acoustic Wave Music System Demonstration Compact Disc- Telarc CD
Lisa Marie Presley: To Whom it May Concern - Capitol CD
Barry Manilow - Live on Broadway - Arista CD
Greatest Hits of Eddie Rabbit - RCA CD
The Ultimate St. Patrick's Day Celebration - Columbia CD
You Must Remember this, Million Selling Memories of the '40s &'50s - Reader's Digest 4 CD Set
Great Romantic Memories of the War Years - Reader's Digest 4 CD Set

So, a new 180g LP. 33 CDs. (2) 2 CD Sets and (2) 4 CD sets all for a grand total of $76.34. (https://groups.tapatalk-cdn.com/smilies/1733/1537961632.7699-smilie.gif)
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 19, 2019, 11:39:25 PM
Another Saturday, another trip to Mr. Cheapo.  :thumb:


LPs:

Oscar Peterson/Louis Bellson/John Heard: The London Concert - Royal Festival Hall, 1978 - Pablo Live 2 LP Set
Oscar Peterson/Joe Pass/Niels Pederen: The Paris Concert - Salle Pleyel, 1978 - Pablo Live  2 LP Set
Oscar Peterson and the bassists Ray Brown and Neils Pedersen: Montreux '77 - Pablo Live LP

CDs:

Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore - Telarc CD
Buckey Pizzarelli: Oh Lady Be Good - Moonboat CD
Buddy Guy and Junior Wells: Live in MontreuxEvidence CD
Eric Bibb: Livin', Lovin' & Doin' - Hatman CD
Jim Brickman: Love Songs & Lullabies - Windham Hill CD

And another big bunch from the quarter bin:

Stan Rdgeway: Mosquitos - Geffen CD
Stan Ridgeway: Partyball - Geffen CDThw String Cheese Incident: Believe - SciFi CD
Quincy Jones: Classics, Volume 3: A&M CD
Dinah Washingtom Sings the Blues: Mecury Compact Jazz Series CD
Davis Benoit: Fuzzy Logic - GRP CD
Bob James/Earl Klugh: Cool - Warner Bros CD
Bob James/David Sanborn: Double Vision - Warner Bros CD
Davis Sanborn: Inside - Elektra CD
David Sanborn: Close Up - Reprise CD
Tony Bennet with the Count Basie Orchestra - Special Music CD
Rod Stewart: It Had to be You, The Great American Songbook - J Records CD
Zumanity, Another Side of Cirque du Soleil - Cirque du Soleil Musique CD
Sister Act, Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Hollywood CD
A Gala Christmas in Vienna - Sony Classical CD
Barry Manilow: The Greatest Songs of the Sixties - Arista CD
Barry Manilow: Summer of '78 - Arista CD

And before you guy start breaking my b@lls over buying Barry Manilow CDs, they were only 25 cents each,  and I have a guy at work whose wife if head over heels  crazy about Manilow, so if the albums are not to my liking I will just give them to him.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on October 27, 2019, 04:56:30 PM
30% off all used records and CDs this weekend at Looney Tunes.... oh crap.

LP:
Coleman Hawkins: Sirius - Pablo LP
Coleman Hawkins: Wrapped Tight - Impulse LP (BritishPressing)
Ben Webster and Joe Zawinul: Travelin' Light - Milestone 2 LP Set
Mozart: Concertos 21 & 23 - Rubinstein/Wallenstein/ RCA Victor Symphony - RCA Living Stereo LP
Haydn: Symphonies 94 & 103 - Dorati/Philharmonia Hungarica - Mercury Living Presence Stereo LP

CDs:
Jimmy Buffett: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - Mailboat CD
B.B. King: Live at San Quentin - MCA CD
Keb Mo - Big Wide Grin - Sony Wonder CD
Tuck & Patti: Pure - Windham Hill CD
Enya: Amarantine - Reprise CD
The Sting - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - MCA CD
John McLaughlin/Jaco Pastorius/Tony Williams: Trio of Doom - Columbia CD
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Carnegie Hall - Epic CD
Bill Evans Trio: Portrait in Jazz - Riverside CD
Chris Botti: Impressions - Columbia CD
Christopher Hollyday - Novus CD
Joe Pass: Six String Santa - Laserlight CD (Yes I know I am pushing the season, but you have to grab 'em when you find 'em.)

Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 05, 2019, 02:49:46 PM
Made a trip down to Capital Audio Fest last weekend with the Pumpkinman and etcarroll.
I felt the available selection from the music vendors was much better this year than it was in the past.  Didn't find much in the way of vinyl, but scored a ton of CDs.

LPs:
Dexter Gordon: Clubhouse - Blue Note Tone Poems series 180g LP
Milt Jackson: Bag's Bag - Pablo LP

Digital:
Lyn Stanley: London Calling, A Toast to Julie London - AT Music SACD Hybrid
Lyn Stanley's Favorite Takes, London with a Twist Live at Bernie's - AT Music SACD Hybrid
Jacintha: Here's to Ben - Groove Note SACD Hybrid
Jay Leonhart: Salamander Pie - DMP SACD Hybrid
Warren Bernhardt: Amelia's Song - DMP SACD Hybrid
Dave Brubeck: The 40th Anniversary Tour of the U.K. - Telarc Jazz SACD Hybrid
Dave Brubeck: Late Night Brubeck, Live at the Blue Note - Telarc Jazz CD
Dave Brubeck: Indian Summer - Telarc Jazz CD
Dave Brubeck: Moscow Night - Concord CD
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: In Concert - Fantasy CD
Dave Brubeck Octet - Fantasy CD
Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan: Live at Berlin Philharmonie - Columbia 2 CD Set
The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Gerry Mulligan: The LAst Set at Newport - Atlantic Jazz/OJC CD
50 years of Dave Brubeck: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958 - 2007 - Monterey Jazz Festival Records CD
Trio Brubeck - Jazz Heritage CD
Benny Carter: More Cookin' - Jazz Heritage CD
Benny Carter/Phil Woods: My Man Benny, My Man Phil - Music Masters CD
Benny Carter: My Kind of Trouble - Pablo CD
Dexter Gordon Quartet: Cheese Cake - SteepleChase CD
Clark Terry Quintet: Top and Bottom Brass - Riverside/OJC CD
Clark Terry Quintete: Serenade to a Bus Seat - Riverside OJC CD
Vince Guaraldi: Vince Gauraldi Trio/A Flower is a Lovesome Thing - 2 albums on one Poll Winners CD
Barney Kessel: Kessel Plays Standards - Contemporary/OJC CD
Barney Kessell: Autum Leaves - Jazz Heritage/Black Lion  CD
Joe Pass: I Remember Charlie Parker - Jazz Heritage/Pablo CD
Hank Mobley: Another Workoout - Blue Note CD
Lee Morgan Quintet: Take Twelve - Jazzland/OJC CD
Chet Baker: Big Band - Pacific Jazz CD
Patricia Barber: A Distortion of love - Antilles CD
The Rolling Stones: Forty Licks - Abkco/Virgin 2 CD Set
Jethro Tull: Rock Island - Crysalis CD
Rockapella: In Concert - J-Bird CD
Son of Frat Rock - Rhino CD
The Official 2019 Capital AudioFest MA Recordings "Beyond Audiophile" Sampler
Blue Coast Collection 2 - Blue Cost CD
Legacy Music Sampler, Volume IV
Chasing the Dragon II: Audiophile Recordings - Chasing the Dragon CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Nick B on November 05, 2019, 06:36:52 PM
Made a trip down to Capital Audio Fest last weekend with the Pumpkinman and etcarroll.
I felt the available selection from the music vendors was much better this year than it was in the past.  Didn't find much in the way of vinyl, but scored a ton of CDs.

LPs:
Dexter Gordon: Clubhouse - Blue Note Tone Poems series 180g LP
Milt Jackson: Bag's Bag - Pablo LP

Digital:
Lyn Stanley: London Calling, A Toast to Julie London - AT Music SACD Hybrid
Lyn Stanley's Favorite Takes, London with a Twist Live at Bernie's - AT Music SACD Hybrid
Jacintha: Here's to Ben - Groove Note SACD Hybrid
Jay Leonhart: Salamander Pie - DMP SACD Hybrid
Warren Bernhardt: Amelia's Song - DMP SACD Hybrid
Dave Brubeck: The 40th Anniversary Tour of the U.K. - Telarc Jazz SACD Hybrid
Dave Brubeck: Late Night Brubeck, Live at the Blue Note - Telarc Jazz CD
Dave Brubeck: Indian Summer - Telarc Jazz CD
Dave Brubeck: Moscow Night - Concord CD
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: In Concert - Fantasy CD
Dave Brubeck Octet - Fantasy CD
Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan: Live at Berlin Philharmonie - Columbia 2 CD Set
The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Gerry Mulligan: The LAst Set at Newport - Atlantic Jazz/OJC CD
50 years of Dave Brubeck: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958 - 2007 - Monterey Jazz Festival Records CD
Trio Brubeck - Jazz Heritage CD
Benny Carter: More Cookin' - Jazz Heritage CD
Benny Carter/Phil Woods: My Man Benny, My Man Phil - Music Masters CD
Benny Carter: My Kind of Trouble - Pablo CD
Dexter Gordon Quartet: Cheese Cake - SteepleChase CD
Clark Terry Quintet: Top and Bottom Brass - Riverside/OJC CD
Clark Terry Quintete: Serenade to a Bus Seat - Riverside OJC CD
Vince Guaraldi: Vince Gauraldi Trio/A Flower is a Lovesome Thing - 2 albums on one Poll Winners CD
Barney Kessel: Kessel Plays Standards - Contemporary/OJC CD
Barney Kessell: Autum Leaves - Jazz Heritage/Black Lion  CD
Joe Pass: I Remember Charlie Parker - Jazz Heritage/Pablo CD
Hank Mobley: Another Workoout - Blue Note CD
Lee Morgan Quintet: Take Twelve - Jazzland/OJC CD
Chet Baker: Big Band - Pacific Jazz CD
Patricia Barber: A Distortion of love - Antilles CD
The Rolling Stones: Forty Licks - Abkco/Virgin 2 CD Set
Jethro Tull: Rock Island - Crysalis CD
Rockapella: In Concert - J-Bird CD
Son of Frat Rock - Rhino CD
The Official 2019 Capital AudioFest MA Recordings "Beyond Audiophile" Sampler
Blue Coast Collection 2 - Blue Cost CD
Legacy Music Sampler, Volume IV
Chasing the Dragon II: Audiophile Recordings - Chasing the Dragon CD

Tom,
Congrats...That’s quite a haul. If you have time, are you up to tell us what rooms/companies were noteworthy?
Nick
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 05, 2019, 07:10:09 PM
Nick, my son's wedding is coming up this Thursday, so things are very hectic right now. But once that is over and all of the out of town relatives head home I will try to sit down and post some of my insights on the show.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Nick B on November 05, 2019, 07:58:50 PM
Nick, my son's wedding is coming up this Thursday, so things are very hectic right now. But once that is over and all of the out of town relatives head home I will try to sit down and post some of my insights on the show.

Thanks, Tom and congratulations 🎉🍾
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 06, 2020, 05:32:15 PM
Got an email coupon from Mr. Cheapo for 20% off my entire order, so of course I felt morally obligated to check it out.

Found some nice Jazz CDs, most of them in the quarter bin. (https://groups.tapatalk-cdn.com/smilies/1733/1537961632.7699-smilie.gif)

Luqman Mamza: With This Voice - Groove Note CD
Mary Stallings: Manhattan Moods - Concord CD
Illinois Jaquet Quartet: Live at Schaffhausen, Switzerland - Storyville CD (German Import)
Illinois Jaquet: Bottoms Up, The Definite Black & Blue Sessions - -Black & Blue CD
Jeanie Bryson: I Love Being Here With You - Telarc CD
Jeanie Bryson: Tonight I Need You So - Telarc CD
Jeanie Bryson: Some Cats Know, Songs of Peggy Lee - Telarc CD
Rickie Lee Jones: Traffic From Paradise - Geffen CD
Rickie Lee Jones: Pop Pop: -Geffen CD
Rickie Lee Jones: GHoSTYHead Geffen CD
Jimmy Buffett: American Storyteller - Laserlight CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on February 07, 2020, 09:05:34 PM
Since the 20% off sale was still on I figured I should check out the other Mr. Cheapo location and ended up doing even better there.

LPs

The Montreux '77 Collection - Pablo Live 8 LP Box Set

CDs
Modern Jazz Quartet: The Coplet MJQ Prestige and Pablo Recordings - Prestige/Pablo 4 CD Box Set w/ 38 page Book
Joe Pass: University of Akron Concert - Pablo CD
Count Basie Orchestra: Count Plays Duke - MAMA CD
John Pizzarelli - Rockin' in Rhythm, A Tribute to Duke Ellington - Telarc CD
Bucky Pizzarelli Meets Slam Stewart & Red Norvo - Stash CD

And these were from the Quarter bin.......
Fleetwood Mac: The Dance - Reprise CD
Sonny Rollins: Sunny Days, Starry Nights
The Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet: Right Turn on Blue - Telarc Jazz CD
Tierney Sutton: Dancing in the Dark - Telarc Jazz CD
Tierney Sutton Band: Desire - Telarc Jazz CD
Joe Williams: Ballad and Blues Master - Verve CD
Dianne Schuur: In Tribute - GRP CD
Williams - Sonoma, An American Barbecue - Universal Special Markets CD

The whole lot cost me $38 and $17.50 of that was for the MJQ set. Gotta love Mr. Cheapos.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on March 01, 2020, 08:23:29 AM
Made a trip to Prex yesterday with the Pumpkinman to celebrate his retirement. We also met up with Shadowlight who after shopping invited us over to his home for some delicious lunch and a bit of musical enjoyment. (If I live as close to PREX as he does I would be in a whole lot of trouble.  :roll:)

Unfortunately I did not find much in the way of vinyl, but I did have a good day on the digital side.

LPs:
 
The Tatum Group Masterpieces – Pablo LP
ZZ Top: Eliminator – Warner Bros LP
 
SACDs:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe’ – Levine/Boston Symphony Orchestra – BSO Classics SACD
J. S. Bach: The Complete Orchestral Suite – Martin Pearlman/Boston Baroque – Telarc SACD
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks/Water Muisc – Martin Pearlman/Boston Baroque – Telarc SACD
 
CDs:
Oscar Peterson in Russia – Pablo 2 CD set
Oscar Peterson: Live at the Northsea Jazz Festival – Pablo CD
Oscar Peterson/Buddy DeFranco: Hark – Pablo CD
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra – Up in Duke’s Workshop – Pablo CD
Ella Fitz Gerald and Joe Pass: …. Again – Pablo CD
Roy Eldridge: Little Jazz and the Jimmy Ryan All-Stars – Pablo CD
Milt Jackson + Count Basie + The Big Band, Volume 1 – Pablo CD
Milt Jackson: Mostly Duke – Pablo CD
Harry “Sweets” Edison /Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: Simply Sweets – Pablo CD
Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Volume 8 – Pablo CD
Ben Webster: For the Guv’nor – Charly CD (UK Import)
Bill Evans Trio: Waltz for Debby – Riverside K2 CD
Kenny Burrell: Unlimited 1 -  High Note CD
Benny Carter: Songbook, Volume 2 – Music Masters Jazz CD
Benny Carter: Harlem Renaissance – Music Masters Jazz 2 CD Set
Illinois Jacquet: Flying Home, The Best of the Verve Years – Verve CD
Sonny Rollins: Silver City, A Celebration of 25 Years on Milestone – Milestone 2 CD Set
Johnny Hodges: This Jeep is Jumpin’ – Proper 4 CD Set (English Import)
Scott Hamilton& Bucky Pizzarelli: The Red Door – Concord CD
Laurind Almeida/Carlos Barbosa-Lima/Charlie Byrd: Music of the Brazilian Masyers – Concord Picante CD
Casy Abrams: Jazz – Chesky CD
Tony Bennet: The Complete Improv Recordings – Concord 4 CD Set
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love is Here to Stay – Verve CD
Diana Krall: Quiet Nights – Verve CD
Mel Torme: The Best of the Concord Years – Concord 2 CD Set
An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri - DRG CD
The King’s Singers: The Beatles Connection – EMI CD (German Import)
Tangerine Dream: Tyger – Relativity CD
Eric Clapton: Chronicles, The Best of Eric Clapton – Reprise CD
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends: Solos, Sessions & Encores – Epic CD
The Vaughan Brothers: Family Style – Epic CD
Keb Mo: Just Like You – Okeh/Epic CD
Alan Parsons: On Air - River North CD
Cowboy Junkies: Black Eyed Man – RCA CD
Rickie Lee Jones: The Evening of My Best Day – V2 CD
Rickie Lee Jones: It’s Like This – Artemis CD
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Legend – Tuff Going CD
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: S Clark on March 01, 2020, 10:38:42 AM
Wow.  That's one heck of a haul you made.  Lots of great stuff there.  :thumb:
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: Nick B on March 01, 2020, 12:22:26 PM
Made a trip to Prex yesterday with the Pumpkinman to celebrate his retirement. We also met up with Shadowlight who after shopping invited us over to his home for some delicious lunch and a bit of musical enjoyment. (If I live as close to PREX as he does I would be in a whole lot of trouble.  :roll:)

Unfortunately I did not find much in the way of vinyl, but I did have a good day on the digital side.

LPs:
 
The Tatum Group Masterpieces – Pablo LP
ZZ Top: Eliminator – Warner Bros LP
 
SACDs:
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe’ – Levine/Boston Symphony Orchestra – BSO Classics SACD
J. S. Bach: The Complete Orchestral Suite – Martin Pearlman/Boston Baroque – Telarc SACD
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks/Water Muisc – Martin Pearlman/Boston Baroque – Telarc SACD
 
CDs:
Oscar Peterson in Russia – Pablo 2 CD set
Oscar Peterson: Live at the Northsea Jazz Festival – Pablo CD
Oscar Peterson/Buddy DeFranco: Hark – Pablo CD
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra – Up in Duke’s Workshop – Pablo CD
Ella Fitz Gerald and Joe Pass: …. Again – Pablo CD
Roy Eldridge: Little Jazz and the Jimmy Ryan All-Stars – Pablo CD
Milt Jackson + Count Basie + The Big Band, Volume 1 – Pablo CD
Milt Jackson: Mostly Duke – Pablo CD
Harry “Sweets” Edison /Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: Simply Sweets – Pablo CD
Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Volume 8 – Pablo CD
Ben Webster: For the Guv’nor – Charly CD (UK Import)
Bill Evans Trio: Waltz for Debby – Riverside K2 CD
Kenny Burrell: Unlimited 1 -  High Note CD
Benny Carter: Songbook, Volume 2 – Music Masters Jazz CD
Benny Carter: Harlem Renaissance – Music Masters Jazz 2 CD Set
Illinois Jacquet: Flying Home, The Best of the Verve Years – Verve CD
Sonny Rollins: Silver City, A Celebration of 25 Years on Milestone – Milestone 2 CD Set
Johnny Hodges: This Jeep is Jumpin’ – Proper 4 CD Set (English Import)
Scott Hamilton& Bucky Pizzarelli: The Red Door – Concord CD
Laurind Almeida/Carlos Barbosa-Lima/Charlie Byrd: Music of the Brazilian Masyers – Concord Picante CD
Casy Abrams: Jazz – Chesky CD
Tony Bennet: The Complete Improv Recordings – Concord 4 CD Set
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall – Love is Here to Stay – Verve CD
Diana Krall: Quiet Nights – Verve CD
Mel Torme: The Best of the Concord Years – Concord 2 CD Set
An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri - DRG CD
The King’s Singers: The Beatles Connection – EMI CD (German Import)
Tangerine Dream: Tyger – Relativity CD
Eric Clapton: Chronicles, The Best of Eric Clapton – Reprise CD
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends: Solos, Sessions & Encores – Epic CD
The Vaughan Brothers: Family Style – Epic CD
Keb Mo: Just Like You – Okeh/Epic CD
Alan Parsons: On Air - River North CD
Cowboy Junkies: Black Eyed Man – RCA CD
Rickie Lee Jones: The Evening of My Best Day – V2 CD
Rickie Lee Jones: It’s Like This – Artemis CD
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Legend – Tuff Going CD

Nice you mentioned Shadowlight. Haven’t seen him in quite a while. Hope he’s doing well.
Title: Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
Post by: tmazz on November 26, 2020, 07:29:25 PM
I had an old filling shatter earlier this week so Tuesday morning it was off to the dentist.

Well, as I have mentioned here previously, my dentist is located a block away from Infinity Records, so...........

LPs

Count Basie's Big Band: Farmers Market Barbecue - Alalong Productions 45 RPM, 180g, 2 LP Set (TAS List)
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Ansermet/Suisse Romande - London 2 LP Box Set (British Pressing)
Beethoven: Violin Concerto - Heifetz/Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra - RCA Red Seal LP
Fiedler/Boston Pops : Greatest Hits of the 70s - RCA Gold Seal LP
Jean-Pierre Rampal/Rene Bartoli: Music for Flute and Guitar (An 18th Century Serenade) - Columbia Odyssey LP

Hey, if Congress cannot get a Covid Stimulus package passed I just feel it is my civic duty to help prop up the local economy.