The Magnificent Goldberg

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  • Birthday 10/06/1943

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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Yeah. And Rufus is pretty photogenic; not handsome, but photographs well. It's personality that does it. MG
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    You sure been playing a lot of great albums in the last few days. MG
  3. King Komp

    It's not that I don't like them. I DO like those early recordings very much. But they were doing something different. The Kenny Clarke band was four jazz musicians with four palettes to play with. Connie had about seventy-four palettes just by himself. John Lewis' concept for the MJQ could only work with someone painting with such a variety of sounds. MG
  4. King Komp

    YES! But even MORE yes to Connie Kay. The MJQ couldn't (and didn't) work with a different drummer. The MJQ was just a jazz band with Kenny Clarke. With Connie, who was the one pushing pictures into your brain, it became something there's never otherwise been. The greatest R&B drummer ever. MG
  5. Owning multiple copies?

    I've got loads of multiple copies. K7 and LP issues I haven't sold when I've upgraded to CD for decades. And lately I've been getting downloads of lots of material I've already got on K7 and LP to save me the trouble of ripping them. Ripping CDs is no trouble, of course. 93.8% of my collection is on my hard drive now. I only listen to physical copies when I'm ripping them. My laptop's tinny sound is the best I've ever heard for music. MG
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    LURVELY!!!! Another R&B breakfast this morning - my own compilation of all the Stax singles of Rufus Thomas MG
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Solomon Burke - The King of Rock n Soul; The Atlantic recordings 1959-1968 - SoulMusic Records comp I know it sez 1962-68, but the first recordings in the package were done in December 1959. MG
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Breakfast with Ben E King - Complete Atco/Atlantic singles 1960-1966 - Rhino Not so much a soul singer as a singer. MG
  9. Willis Jackson sidemen

    That was Gator's greatest band. Pat Martino was the other member. Between them, they had a great big sound. No bad records were made. MG
  10. What music did you buy today?

    First physical album I've bought in quite a while, but you can't get it as a DL Osdalgia Lesmes - Sones y pasiones - Mimisma Productions I got her previous live album off a blog and she was so great, I spent 19 quid (including postage) to get this. And it's as brilliant as Osdalgia Contigo Live. This is live, too, in Yerba Buena, Puerto Rico. And my GOD!!!! The price has risen to 47.18 GBP + post since I ordered it! Damn lucky hit that was. MG
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Breakfast with Orchestre Septentrional - Nouvelle vague: La folie - Cosept 1979 Earl Grant - A closer walk with thee - Decca (US) 1966 Milt Buckner - Boogie woogie USA - Black & Blue 1977 Now Mango Santamania - Espiritu libre - Tropical Budda Records 1984 MG
  12. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Bought mine new in '68 (licks thumb & wipes on shirt). MG I thought it was unwontedly artificial. Its redeeming feature, for me, is that Roland Prince wasn't obeying the photographer's orders. MG
  13. Post a pic

    I found this with them and STILL laughed
  14. Post a pic

    Looking through our photos for one of our dog, I found three I took in Namibia in 2002. MG
  15. Our beloved dog Scout

    I'm really sorry to hear about your, Larry, and others' losses. We've had two cats and three dogs. Henry, the present one, is coming up to eleven. I've been lucky about all our animals' deaths so far. Muff, our second cat, died soon after her kittens were born. She was a stray who just arrived and stayed, got on well with our first, Golly, a super-intelligent and occasionally sarcastic black cat. But Muff was thick as two short planks and got run over crossing the road outside, when I was at work. Golly lived until she was nineteen! That was in 1991 and again, I was at work, so Sarah buried her in the grounds by the flats. We had our first, and second dogs by then. The first was Toby, a fawn pug. The second was Blossom, a Peke, whose aged owner had died. Toby, being a pug, would pugarun like crazy around the flat, often provoked by Golly, who'd jump on the phone table in the hall and bop him every time he passed. Toby was thirteen when he died, in January 1993. I was in the Gambia at the time. Blossom died on 31 Aug 1997, and we don't know how old she was. But I was at home for that. Here's a pic of Henry a few years ago. MG