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About gmonahan

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  • Birthday 10/23/1953

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  1. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    Yes, I like Bechet's work with Noble Sissle from the mid-30s. I finally got it on cd by getting a 4-cd JSP set remastered by Ted Kendall. That Don Byas record looks particularly obscure! I don't think I'm familiar with "Jamboree" Records. Has that one been issued on cd? gregmo
  2. Sidney Bechet - Blue Note Mosaic

    The Bechet represents the only time I ever ordered a Mosaic set twice. It came out on LP and I ordered that, then it later came out on cd, and I decided to order that. Gave the LP set to my college library and took a tax deduction on it. Still have (and treasure!) it!
  3. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    Yes, that was an odd one--the first time I've ever pre-ordered a set before its release and received a notice that it was on backorder! I assume it's just the way they're doing the accounting, but it was pretty goofy! gregmo
  4. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I believe that's Preston Tucker, Jim. Forrest Tucker was the actor on F-Troop! gregmo
  5. Aretha Franklin, RIP

    Aretha was also a class act. I remember her showing up at the March on Cancer in 1998 to offer support and a song or two. What a great, great artist she was. A foundational voice in American--world--music. gregmo
  6. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    You guys laugh, but Elon Musk is actually working on a way to put a chip into the brain to access the Cloud, and I recently read an article about people who have chips inserted into their hands so they can enter their apartments without keys. Me, I'll stick with keys, thanks very much. And cds. gregmo
  7. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I found it used at the Paris Jazz Corner on one of my trips there. Always loved that store!! gregmo
  8. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    Damn, you're right. I stand corrected!! Guess I'll have to hang on to that Decca GRP cd after all! gregmo
  9. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    The discography for this set shows all the Deccas from the late 30s on. Responding to other questions, there are definitely reissue holes. The Japanese did reissue the fairly rare "New Swingin' Herman Herd" recorded in 1960 for Crown, but that one is not exactly popping off the shelves, and others have mentioned some Columbia stuff left out of various boxes. Mosaic issued a cd single of "Woody's Winners" from the mid-60s that also included some of "East-West," but one has to scramble to find some of Woody's mid-60s Columbias on cd. And French CBS did issue the post-war Ellington Columbias on 5 cds as "The Complete Duke Ellington, 1947-52." That set included all the singles as well as the first Ellington LPs for the label. gregmo
  10. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    Well, I'm in. I've always loved Woody. Verve did issue a number of the MGM things in its 2-cd "Woody Herman at Carnegie Hall" set, but it will be nice to have all the Deccas and the Mars stuff. Back in my younger days, I loved "The Turning Point" on Decca's old Jazz Heritage series (still have it), but the sound was so awful, I couldn't listen to it anymore. Almost *any* version will sound better! gregmo
  11. Last Chance at buying the Nessa home

    That would make it easier for Roscoe.... Nice house, Chuck. Hope you get a good price for it! gregmo
  12. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    I.e., you're a lot like the rest of us on this board (well, the "insane" part, anyway!). Thanks for the detailed reply! gregmo
  13. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    Forgive me for being a bit lazy in not looking through this (great!) thread to find out, but I'm wondering what turntable/cartridge/stylus you use to play your 78s. Some of these--like this one!--are so valuable, I'd almost be scared to play them at all! gregmo
  14. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    Nice to see you back Jeff!! gregmo
  15. Jazz Moose years ago when we lived in the same small town. gregmo