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  1. I am seriously tempted to buy this.

    If you look closely to the left, you will see a green placard that says JAZZ. That’s the jazz section in this store, which is part of the local chain, Newbury Comics. This section was 10 feet long 10 years ago. I bet there are about as many cds in the Black Sabbath boxed set as there are in the whole jazz section. Go, Kenny!
  2. This may become an amazing family passtime, when my kids put me in the nursing home. Won't be long now.
  3. RIP Chick Corea

    I demand a personal retort to my post! None of that drive-by crap. Thank you.
  4. RIP Chick Corea

    The greatest living jazz musician of today has died. Think about this - there's no-one else who started playing and recording in the 1960s and is still alive today, and can compare his bona fides with Chick. He knew and heard the people who were there in the 1920s, 100 years ago. He hung and played with the best musicians and the greatest creators who played in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s. In the 1970s he employed (and in instances created careers of) musicians that are considered the masters today. With him leaves irreplaceable evidence of what was essential about this music, creativity and originality.
  5. New to the world of Online Vinyl Shopping

    I've had mis-graded records sold to me enough times to stop buying on-line. The used vinyl I'd feel safe buying on-line are the Mint-described Mosaic sets. People who bought those new, generally didn't listen to more than one or two records out a multi-record set, in my experience. I've stashed away probably about 1,000 used records , so I'm not buying much these days, anyway.
  6. New to the world of Online Vinyl Shopping

    I by 'new records' you mean NEW records... But if you mean new USED records, I have not had great luck. Over the last 2 decades, I bought maybe, at most, 2 dozen used records on-line. Most of them were not the way they were described. I don't buy any more used records sight-unseen.
  7. Phil Spector Dead at 81

    Why, with all the technology, with all the advanced production tools, THIS IS NOT EVEN CLOSE - [For Christ's sake, look how many people are on the stage, playing and singing, must be over 30.] - to THIS in energy, objective beauty, and just emotion. A masterpiece.
  8. This has to be a Penus Records release.
  9. Phil Spector Dead at 81

    It's probably all flat country, so the signal does travel, especially at night, when there are not as many electrical interferences. True story - I was setting up a new cartridge on my turntable about 15 years ago, when I caught a radio station broadcasting from Birmingham, Alabama. I don't have a tuner; somehow the wiring of the cartridge and the tonearm acted as an antenna for a station broadcasting over 1000 miles away. The signal was not very good, but I could listen to DJ's announcements and the music they were playing. It was far out....and only happened once. I couldn't reproduce this phenomenon afterwards.
  10. Phil Spector Dead at 81

    Excellent post, thanks a lot! This is brilliant stuff. So before FM radio became mega-corporate, aside from some college stations and a handful of indies, a DJ could mess with things if he/she wanted to. I'm sure they were still revenue-driven, and played the hits, but as you say, they were the ones creating the radio play - no hit. I wonder if that sword swung both ways - could a producer or an artist end DJ's career? After Spector's death, and when this thread started, I watched a 2-hour long interview with him, done by a BBC affiliate during his first trial. Jim, you would really get a lot of insight from it. I can't find it on YouTube any more. It's described here - There are only snippets of it available this. In all his craziness, he was still a brilliant, unique-minded music man in his later years. One of the things he said, and I'll never forget (this was during the time of Obama's first presidential run), something to the effect that he supported, but at the same time was suspect of it, because every organically-occurring political movement is a complex that has music associated and created along with it...but that one did not. Regarding the stereo - I suppose a portable suitcase player, with a 10 gm. tracking weight tonearm is the preferred mode. Or a mono radio, in a back seat of a whale-sized 1960s Detroit car. Playing this material on my stereo IS somewhat of a WTF experience; my current speakers cost more than my first car, a P.O.S. 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera I bought very used, when I was very young. The only thing that didn't break in it WAS the radio.
  11. Phil Spector Dead at 81

    Regarding the SQ of the original Be My Baby 45 vs. the BTM would be foolhardy to rely just on one song for any kind of verdict, but the sound between them is not 'night and day' different. They are pretty darn close sonically...lo-fi...probably sounded all right on single-speaker car radios. Why bother with the stereo mixes, when you only play it on a mono machine...
  12. Phil Spector Dead at 81

    Tedesco and Pitman ...I didn't know Phil wrote soul jazz tunes. I did NOT expect this. It's getting more interesting. The title is implying Tommy Tedesco and Bill Pitman...some kind of an inside joke, probably. Why would Spector put this on the flip side of a massive hit?