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Everything posted by gmonahan

  1. Louis Armstrong (Harmony)

    You know, I think that may have been the first record by Satch I ever bought as well. And around the same time! Always loved that version of "Tiger Rag." gregmo
  2. Johnny Hodges Mosaics

    You're right, my mistake. Didn't have the bucks to double that one at the time! And like Ghost, I also regret Mosaic never did a post-'61 Hodges Verve set. All but two are available from "Phono" and "Solar," which I'm pretty sure are Andorran. To my knowledge, "Rippin' and Runnin'" and "Don't Sleep in the Subway" have never been released on cd by anybody. gregmo
  3. Busby Berkeley really was a genius, and his eye for how to use B&W--really silver--was absolutely dazzling! gregmo
  4. Johnny Hodges Mosaics

    I think that's part of it. A few sets were "reissued" on cd not long after they came out on LP. I got the Bechet Blue Note set that way. Bought it first on LP, then when the cd set came available, I got that and gave the LP set to a library, but that's the only time I ever did that. The first sets were all LP only--Monk, Art Pepper, Clifford Brown, Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker, Tina Brooks, and Budde DeFranco/Sonny Clark. gregmo
  5. I think Scott "defaults" to the 30s and 40s. Fine by me. I love those sets! gregmo
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Can't get enough of the Basie sides on this set!
  7. looking for: 30's jazz recommendations

    Not sure I'd recommend old Decca Jazz Heritage LPs, Chewy. The "reprocessed for stereo" sound on those is awful even if the covers are kind of cool. gregmo
  8. Magisterial performance by the great Bette Davis
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Partly: It's a Lonehill CD (yeah, yeah, I know...) that reissues that album along side "Coup de Graas." gregmo
  10. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Agreed! I bugged them about it for years, but when the Andorrans did it, that screwed the pooch. And they haven't reissued the last two! gregmo
  11. Very cool. I enjoyed listening to a couple of "rags" on the UCSB site! gregmo
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Courtesy of Michael, from whom I ordered it--delivered quickly and intact! It was the last Ella Verve I didn't have. Nice concert by the great gregmo
  13. I keep vinyl from various older "series" that I collected back in the day. And some of them just have cool titles, like this one:
  14. "Jack-Armstrong Blues" V-Disc 1944

    Interesting! Thanks for posting that! Here's the original RCA version, which is about 37 seconds shorter than the "shorter" V-Disc version! RCA Version: Jack-Armstrong Blues One liner-note writer (I forget which) commented that he thought Satch had been listening to Charlie Parker when he played that solo. I'm not sure I agree with that, but it's an interesting thought. gregmo
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I don't believe that Newport album has ever been reissued on cd, has it? I have it on LP. gregmo
  16. "Jack-Armstrong Blues" V-Disc 1944

    Don't knock Hello Dolly--Satch's version of "Moon River" on that record is to die for! But, getting back to Jack-Armstrong, that has always been my favorite of the things they did together in the studio for RCA in the mid-40s and my favorite Satch from the whole decade. Listen to him wail on that thing! Is this version also the one on Jasmine's 4-cd Swinging on a V-Disc set? gregmo
  17. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    There can't BE enough Big T!! gregmo
  18. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The thread on Tina caused me to get this one out and give it a spin
  19. Johnny Hodges Mosaic.

    She writes well. gregmo