The Magnificent Goldberg

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  • Birthday 10/06/1943

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  1. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    Locally? Mass must be a good place for 78s. MG
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Been ripping my new LP - L'archange du Manding, by Kade Diawara Pretty nice - a bit noisy but not so bad it spoils the pleasure of listening to very traditional Djeliya. Followed it up with something completely different - Lionel Hampton - Flying home. This is the 1954 version, recorded for Clef. The LP I have is a compilation of tracks that were issued on two earlier Clef LPs which were imaginatively called 'The Lionel Hampton Quintet' and 'The Lionel Hampton Quartet/Quintet' MG
  3. What music did you buy today?

    Arrived fifteen minutes ago Kade Diawara - L'archange du Manding - Syliphone SLP62 I noticed this in Graeme Counsel's Syliphone discography a few days ago. I've three more recent K7s than this LP (1977), and didn't know about it. Looked on Discogs and found one not prohibitively expensive. A present to ME from myself. MG
  4. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    Cataloguing prompts me to ask if that's all stuff you've got recently? MG
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Finished writing my Christmas cards listening to Herman Foster - The one and only Ike Quebec - With a song in my heart Sonny Stitt - Just the way it was live at the Left Bank Probably the greatest live album ever made. MG
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Breakfast music Empire Bakuba - Lassissi presente Sam Cooke - Night beat Gladstone Anderson - It may sound silly The Gladstone Anderson is one for TTK - Lounge Reggae MG
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    My favourite Hamp Hawes. MG
  8. BFT 176 The Reveal

    Get all the Charles Williams', without hesitation. If you like 'Trees & grass & things' you'll like the other two. Oh, I've got the Kora Jazz trio #2 but didn't recognise it. I didn't realise there were two further albums. Have to pick them up. Actually, I got 'em for Djali Moussa Diawara, not Diabate,and his sitting out on this one put me off my guessing the track. I naturally assumed it was something of Diabate's own. Lots of surprises in this. I have a few Weston albums, but he's not one of my favourites. I think perhaps I ought to get that Riverside album, though. MG
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Breakfast with Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Cherry red blues Red Garland - The Politically Correct blues Dinah Washington - Dinah jams MG
  10. I think that was a little while before I started buying Mosaics and maybe I had a bit too much of it on LP already. Ah well... MG
  11. Oh, whoops, I didn't get it. Was it one of those LP only sets? MG
  12. I agree, Steve. I have 14 Mosaic boxes lined up on top of a bookcase, with Grover Washington Jr's 'Soul box' next to them and they make a black block about 15 inches wide. But I can see what was driving that design; Francis Woolf's b&w photos. Can't put those on the front of a yellow, orange, green or any other coloured box. And - for the early Mosaics at lease, those photos were truly demanded for the fronts. Of course, Francis DID take coloured photos, but not in the early days, which is where the early Mosaics came from. They didn't have the same rationale for material from other labels, however, but they stuck to it as if it were a trademark, whereas it was only a trademark for a period in one label's issues. I think that was regrettable, but there you are. I do like the Mosaic concept of pulling everything from a period together. One has to hear the rubbish along with the magnificent stuff to get a true feel for what a player was like at that period. Trouble is, Mosaic missed too much stuff because of the rubbish. Where's the Lionel Hampton Decca box? Or the Erskine Hawkins one? Or Lucky Millinder? Or Buddy Johnson? Or Illinois Jacquet? Or Mills Blue Rhythm Band? Or Fats Waller? Others have done some of this stuff - usually pretty unsatisfactorily. Oh well, take what you can get. MG
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    V nice. MG
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Breakfast with Franco & TPOK Jazz - Ekaba-kaba Mbilia Bel - Boya ye Milt Buckner - Block chords parade MG
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Duke Ellington was at #1 on the R&B charts the day I was born MG