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  1. 19 hours ago, ghost of miles said:

    In my early/mid 1970s childhood memories "Kurt Russell IS Disney comedy!!"  pretty much.  Thanks for the flashback on this.  

    Next on my DVDs-I-bought-ages-ago-and-am-finally-going-to-watch list:  The Man With The Golden Arm.

    Whoa--that is a *serious* movie. I think it is far and away Sinatra's greatest film performance, and he had some good ones.




  2. On 12/3/2020 at 3:59 PM, danasgoodstuff said:

    BN wanted to record more Coltrane, but he signed with Prestige so they couldn't.  They made several attempts at another Charlie rouse album but they weren't up to Afred's standards.  This was often the case with those who had only one album issued, there was more than one session recorded but they either weren't up to snuff or the sales of the first issued were too disappointing.  Some of these subsequent attempts at a follow-up album have either been issued on their own or as bonus tracks - for instance 5 tracks from Sonny Red's Jan 23, 1960 session were added to the CD of Out of the Blue.  I don't think one-offs were often or ever part of the plan, but things happen.

    I wonder about that. "Blue Trane" was recorded right in the middle of Trane's Prestige sessions.




  3. On 12/1/2020 at 11:22 AM, mjzee said:

    I'd sometimes go to the Sam Goody in Kings Plaza.  I really disliked how they defaced the back cover by doing what you said.  I once asked a cashier not to do it, but she said if she didn't, I couldn't return it.

    It was a great time for albums.  There were record stores throughout Brooklyn, and cutout racks in the weirdest places: Woolworth's, drug stores, clothing stores, you name it.  My favorite record store was a place on Flatbush Avenue named (IIRC) Jamie's.  I rarely had to venture outside Brooklyn to buy albums.  One notable exception was for my 15th birthday, I went to King Karol on 42nd St. and 10th Ave. in Manhattan to buy Trout Mask Replica and Uncle Meat, because no place in Brooklyn stocked them.

    The Harmony records were not mixed in with the full-priced LPs, or even with the cutouts.  They had their own little stand - record bins made of cardboard.  15 to 20 copies of each title, probably 30 different titles, mostly MOR (Percy Faith, Doris Day, old country singers and the like).  But I did find these two gems.  Super super cheap, probably $1.49 each.

    I often found them grouped with other budget labels like RCA's Camden or Decca's Vocalion.




  4. 45 minutes ago, mjzee said:

    Around 15 or so.  Discogs shows the release date for both as 1969, but who know when during the year.  I probably bought them around 1970.  I do remember where I bought them: Korvettes in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.  I either rode my bike there or took the bus.  And even back then, I was pissed that they didn't come with inner sleeves.

    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."




  5. 21 hours ago, J.A.W. said:

    Several years ago I asked someone at Mosaic (I think it was Scott) about this and he told me they weren't allowed to release a CD-version of the first Hodges Mosaic, they could only get a license for the LP-version; it was Verve's decision, not Mosaic's.

    The Buddy DeFranco/Sonny Clark Mosaic was also released on CD by Mosaic, 4MD-117.

    OOP Mosaic sets

    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.




  6. 21 hours ago, medjuck said:

    I recently watched as many musicals from the era as I could find.  The 3 WBs from 1933 with mostly the same cast are all great. 42nd St., Gold Diggers of  1933 and Footlight Parade (which may be my favorite). 

    Busby Berkeley really was a genius, and his eye for how to use B&W--really silver--was absolutely dazzling!



  7. 44 minutes ago, bresna said:

    The Commodore sets only came out on LP in 1989 as well. I always assumed that it was just Mosaic being slow on converting over to CDs.

    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.