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  1. Well, now I'm annoyed, because this made me kind of curious about one of the books advertised on this goofball's site! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791874533 I don't suppose anyone here has read it?
  2. Coco Schumann, who played guitar in the Theresienstadt band with Vogel, wrote an autobiography that's well worth reading. Here's the English translation: https://smile.amazon.com/Ghetto-Swinger-Berlin-Jazz-Legend-Remembers-ebook/dp/B01HX2UAZM/
  3. Total agreement with both statements. So I dug up my copy of the Henderson CD, and the liner notes explicitly say air check (as you already implied), but who knows how careful Leif Anderson was with his words when he wrote these notes. I also looked through Walter Allen's wonderful "Hendersonia". The 1973 book predates the discovery of these recordings by 20 years (in fact, on page 356, he mentions there are rumours of existing air checks, but that only one has turned up so far), but it does confirm that Henderson was on the wire (NBC Red Wed & Sat at midnight, and the other days at 12:30 AM, and NBC Blue at 11:30 PM every night but Wed & Sat). I will adduce this for my claim that they're likely off-the-wire, but it proves absolutely nothing, of course, except perhaps that we're jazz nerds and can be obsessive about this stuff!
  4. I suppose you could have live transcription recordings... Most (all?) of the ones I've seen explicitly labelled "transcription" don't have an audience or anything else apart from a rare announcement, and that usually from the band leader. They're made in a studio. I honestly never considered that someone might plonk a recorder in a live club to make recordings for later radio play. It seems like an exercise in extreme frustration in the pre-tape era, but what do I know? You're right that it's certainly possible! (Also I'm anything but an expert in this area, so don't take anything I say as gospel.)
  5. There are also some wonderful sides of Ella Fitzgerald, with Chick Webb's band, from the Grand Terrace from September of '39, three months after Chick's death. They've been released on two CDs (with, magically, no overlap!): "In the Groove" (Buddha) and "Live at the Savoy 1939-1940 (HEP). Both also contain airshots from the Savoy and from the Roseland in NYC, and both are very much worth having. The Henderson sides are real airshots, off the wire, rather than transcriptions, I believe, but I'm going off memory here. I seem to recall you can hear the audience in some of them, albeit it faintly.
  6. Alan Lomax’s Music Archive

    Thank you for pointing this out! I'm currently enjoying the interviews with Big Bill Broonzy.
  7. Checked your hearing lately?

    http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm The original source is interactive and has some clarifying text.
  8. Awesome! I have a copy of the commercial CD with some of the 1999 material, also worth picking up if you're into this stuff (but Bubba is not on there). You caused me to listen to it again yesterday. Now I'm tempted to go looking for that other CD, too! https://www.allmusic.com/album/the-sidney-bechet-society-jam-session-concert-mw0000016359/credits
  9. I assume you've found this already, but just in case: http://www.sidneybechet.org/past-concerts/musicians-list/ Edit to add: the video you linked is an excerpt from this documentary on the recording of the society's first (and only) CD in 1999. Excerpt starts at 7:00.
  10. Like I said, they have done business on Amazon under different names without mentioning the country of origin (edit: and in fact having a Florida address as their US front—I wish I'd kept notes on which one!). Reading the fine print did not and could not help. (I only realized what they were up to when my package arrived and had the same originating address as the Momox ones. I think they have since cut this $&#* out, likely because pissed-off customers like me reported them to Dark Lord Bezos.) Shady AF, y'all. I'm glad you've had good experiences with them, though.
  11. Caveat emptor: I have had terrible experiences with Momox several times and now avoid them. No communication or response to inquiries about missing and damaged orders, and I had to file claims with Amazon directly twice. They also had (or perhaps still have) the incredibly skeevy habit of posting the same item several times on amazon.com, using different seller names, and many of them *not* stating they were shipping from Germany (which would be fine if I didn't live an ocean + a continent away, perhaps). (Maybe they're less awful for European shipments?)
  12. West Coast Revivalists

    If we're throwing out names of people who have performed at Disneyland we'll be going for a while. Anyway, here's Kid Ory, and Johnny St. Cyr and some guy on trumpet playing on the riverboat at Disneyland:
  13. West Coast Revivalists

    Some history no one asked for: Walt Disney picked Dixieland/New Orleans/West Coast Revival/whatevs music for (part of) DIsneyland. New Orleans Square (with the Blue Bayou and the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean) had trad bands from the very beginning in the mid-fifties, and still has some form of early jazz playing over speakers most of the time. The trad bands have mostly moved to Disney California's Adventure or to Downtown Disney—I know The Reynolds Brothers play there. And Fantasy makes sense. Good Time Jazz eventually ended up in the Fantasy catalogue, and GTJ was founded to issue music by the Firehouse Five Plus Two, which was a trad band made up of Disney Animators. The Stanford archive has some really cool things; one of the curators is a friend and he's waxed poetic. I have the impression that the choice of materials presented on the site isn't entirely up to the curators (oh irony), though.
  14. Hard drive partition--C and D

    It is still a thing. Laptops, for instance, usually have one drive slot. If you want to run two operating systems natively (that is, not in a virtual machine like VMware) you will need two partitions. If you want to run Linux or BSD on your laptop, you will also need two partitions, since they use a separate swap partition. (Windows, for historical reasons, does not. It uses a file. There are drawbacks to this, which is why Linux doesn't do it that way.) This is a different (early) use of SSD, when the drives were expensive. This should not be the way things work on any modern machine.