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About jcam_44

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  1. Unauthorized YouTube postings of my titles

    Blindly buying an album in a record store is one of my favorite things to do.

    Full album is also on apple music

    Kenny Dorham - Swedish Sessions 1964 sample: I Had The Craziest Dream Amazon: KD Swedish Sessions
  4. Cleaning Records

    Okay. I got my Studebaker today and cleaned 5 records. First up was a copy of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Midnight Band. This is one of my most recent vinyl purchases and I've spun it quite a few times so i'm most familiar with it. It had moderate surface noise at its worst but was never totally clear. After cleaning it it was left with a few pops but the surface noise was gone. I was impressed. Next up was Blue Mitchell - African Violet. I bought this for $1 and only listed to it once because it was so noisy. I actually thought I threw it out. After a cleaning it sounded new. It had a couple pops but all of side one it maybe totaled half a dozen. Very impressed. Third was my copy of Donald Bailey - So In Love. This is his harmonica album. When I won this on eBay maybe 10 years ago was listed as VG and arrived with a split and stained jacket and was unlistenable. Literally, I tried listening to it and put it away before the first song So In Love was halfway over. I only kept it because it is kinda rare and I have a rip someone gave me to listen to. Anyway, this has the most noise after cleaning but it is nothing like before. Its unbelievable how well it sounds compared to what it was. After playing both sides it was quiet with small surface noise mainly in the quieter passages and some click and pops through out. I think if I give it another spin in the Studebaker it may clean it the rest of the way. A really fun record. I've also cleaned Louis Armstrong - Satchmo Plays King Oliver and Vinny Golia - Solo which was so bad I tried to clean it with wood glue to some very limited success (I spent more on wood glue than the record by a lot). Will try to give those a spin tonight. But my initial opinion is for $30 this is impressive. Simple to use, fairly quick and an easy clean up. I dumped the water after cleaning these records into a clean bowl and there was noticeable tan coloration in the bowl. My vinyl collection is fairly limited (maybe 50 total records) and buy second hand almost exclusively. For the time being this appears to be the ideal cleaning set up for my space/needs.
  5. Cleaning Records

    Based on what i've seen it is the same as a spin clean. I'm getting this and a record label saver. Hopefully to use in conjunction with one another. I'd get a VPI but I don't currently have to room needed.
  6. Cleaning Records

    I ordered a Studebaker just waiting for it to be delivered. I'll report back once I have a chance to try it.
  7. Doug Duke - The Jazz Organist a random purchase years ago, nothing spectacular but enjoyable none the less.
  8. Christopher Hollyday - Reverence followed it with: Christopher Hollyday - Treaty
  9. Patrick Shiroishi solo Baritone and Alto Saxophone, Tashi Dorji solo electric guitar and Makoto Kawashima solo alto saxophone. I left before they played as a trio since I had to working the next morning but Makoto was worth the sleep deprivation and trip alone. What an incredible artist he is.
  10. Gary Clark Jr - This Land
  11. Thanks for the heads up! I try to catch Bobby any time I can. The 29th date conflicts with the Makoto Kawashima concert I'm going to but I should be able to catch another date or two.
  12. Erroll Garner Remastered Series

    Fascinating. Thanks for the link to this process I had not been aware of.
  13. Concord Records / CDR's ???

    It all depends on how many you make. The more you make the cheaper. Back when I was looking into starting a label the smallest quantity they would do via glass master was 1000 and it was around a dollar a disc. I think my memory is correct. This was about 12-15 years ago and it’s probably all changed now. I don’t think labels or amazon are doing the CD-R thing for profits. I think it’s because then you don’t have to store the cds and the assume no one cares. I personally return CD-Rs as well unless it’s the only way it was available. I’ve got a few that fave failed.
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Teddy Edwards - Feelin's Nice spin for a Sunday morning.