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Anyone ever encounter EBReggae on Amazon Marketplace? I found them to be a fantastic source of Ace Records releases at way below Amazon rates. And they had lots of other blues/R&B labels. Then late last year I started getting crazy email promotions that went from "$50 off $200 order" to, right before the end, $10 for $100. That's one way to liquidate. But it was worthless because by then they'd stopped stocking any of the good stuff.
All that is just to say that www.millionsofrecords.com is Ernie's new venture, and rather than being a music distribution company selling direct to end-users, he's offering out of print CDs at cut-rate prices, usually $1.99 - $3.49 for single disc sets. Mostly Reggae up there but all genres including jazz and blues are represented.
Very reasonable domestic shipping, my first order was 13 CDs and it came to less than $36, and good fast service.
Here's the jazz page:
and the blues:
There are some definite gems in both and for people who missed things when they were new a nice opportunity to nab them now.
Jerry McCain, Blues Singing Man
Tried to find a youtube version; I'm sure someone else knows this. A tale of a blues singing man, his new girl, and her mama who don't like him. Perfect lyrics and music - when he promises the mama he'll sing her a "sweet church song" if she don't pull the trigger on her shotgun, everybody drops out for a piano interlude, then back to a very infectious bass line and another verse with a new girl. But he's still got a problem with the mama. I just giggle the whole way thru.
Very glad to have discovered this guy recently.
Surprised this hasn't come up after the other discussion. For you musicians are their any songs that get requested that you actually welcome?
Many years ago in Tallahassee there was a monthly farmer's market/crafts/flea market downtown with, get this, jazz accompaniment. I can't remember what I asked for, some hard bop standard, probably a Golson composition but the group came back from their break and played it.