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  1. I think Scott "defaults" to the 30s and 40s. Fine by me. I love those sets! gregmo
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Can't get enough of the Basie sides on this set!
  3. 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
  4. Magisterial performance by the great Bette Davis
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Very cool. I enjoyed listening to a couple of "rags" on the UCSB site! gregmo
  8. 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
  9. 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:
  10. "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
  11. 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
  12. "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
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

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

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

    She writes well. gregmo
  16. Now reading...

    Reading through the last in this fine series, though this one is huge!
  17. R.I.P. Alex Trebek

    Intelligent and articulate. RIP. I'm a fan of the show. I wonder if Ken Jennings will replace him.
  18. Trying to see all of AFI's "Ten Top Ten." Only one to go after this one:
  19. what are you drinking right now?

    Some very fine Bourbon celebrate!
  20. So I'm listening to this delightful session in which the great dancer sings very well. It was recorded in Paris for Fontana (882101) sometime in 1959 and reissued by Verve Gitanes in its wonderful Jazz in Paris series along with sessions by June Richmond and Andy Bey. Alas, there is no personnel for the "orchestra" that accompanies Nicholas (and Lord, which shows the session, simply labels the personnel as "unkn"). Anybody have any notion who was on this session? There's very good flute--maybe Barney Wilen??--as well as some fine trombone, trumpet, and piano. Here is the cover of the reissue:
  21. Harold Nicholas and his orchestra 1959--personnel?

    Steve, the 882 101 number is indeed from the Jazz in Paris booklet which reads, in toto: "Reissue of the Fontana 10" LP 882 101." Lord lists the title of the session as "Chanteurs/Chanteuses" which title that site also credits to an Emarcy cd with the same catalog number as the Jazz in Paris disc. Odder yet, that is *not* the title of the Jazz in Paris disc! And I too was surprised to see "Blue Moon" as a track on an EP because, as you said, the Jazz in Paris series was usually pretty thorough. I looked up the tune on Lord, and while it was recorded many times during that period, I couldn't find any recordings on Fontana! I appreciate your interest in this! I couldn't find any more info on-line. gregmo