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  • Birthday 03/09/1954

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  1. Dame Diana Rigg, R.I.P.

    Oh, no! Time to find the Avengers theme...
  2. There were conversations about a Lucky Thompson box with the ABC-Paramount and other material. Ultimately, these did not come to fruition.

    And it just arrived here in Massachusetts. In less than a week from Amazon UK. After Amazon couldn't fulfill the order in over 2 months before cancelling the order. Strange times!

    Thanks. I just ordered it from the Amazon UK site.

    Amazon has just cancelled my order from June.
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Probably. I recently aired "Canadian Capers." Nice solos by Bud, Johnny Mince, Pee Wee Erwin, and the leader. Good Davey Tough as well.
  7. Unless Sony agents remove it from your mailbox!

    Interesting. I think I ordered at about the same time. It hasn’t shipped and shows up as arriving between August 12 and September 16.
  9. Good tunes with racist titles/lyrics

    Mississippi Mud: >>> "Just happy as a cow chewin' on a cud When the darkies beat their feet on the Mississippi Mud" >>> If you check most sites with lyrics online, "darkies" has been changed to "people." On the other hand, the lyrics to "It's the Same Old South" (see the Count Basie recording with Jimmy Rushing singing) paint a very different version of the south. Does anyone know of any other vocal versions? Ruby Braff recorded it several times as an instrumental.
  10. Digitally restoring 78 records?

    Thanks for the suggestion Allen. I may look into this.
  11. Digitally restoring 78 records?

    I've only recently started to do this for 78s and for LPs in order to get material into WAV files suitable for broadcast. I've generally been doing straight transfers, although my 78 pre-amp has some built-in noise limiting that I can use or not use as I choose. On some occasions, I've grabbed a file from Internet Archive if it's something that I don't have in my own collection. I've done some limited manual removal of clicks and scratches using either GarageBand or Audacity. I've used a free program called VLC to do FLAC to WAV conversions of the Internet Archive files. I've become accustomed to listening to 78s and ignoring or listening through the "noise" that you refer to. I find that filtering of the high end, which has often been used in LP and CD reissues, reduces the "presence" inherent in the recording and can leave the result sounding somewhat lifeless. I know some others here (AllenLowe, e.g.) may be able to weigh in on this.
  12. Ennio Morricone (1928 - 2020)

    This is a really nice album. There's a second volume as well.
  13. Happy Birthday Stereojack!

    Happy Birthday Jack! 🎂🦍🌈
  14. Mosaic Records Brochures

    Thanks, Dave. Yes, I think that's what I was thinking of. I'll take a look. I was hoping that some of the liner notes might be there. Over the years, I've obtained a small number of sets w/o the box or booklets and was hoping to get access to the notes.
  15. Jazz taxonomy

    Been there, done that!