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  1. Now reading...

    Very magic realist/supernatural but within that genre ties things up at the end though not happily. I liked it a lot more than Paul did.
  2. Now reading...

    I loved the first couple of chapters but it got too depressing for me by the end. However it did nail the fetishism of us collectors. Also name checked several good Paramount blues sides. Shortly after finishing it I did spend a couple of days listening to a friend's 78 jazz collection played on his special equipment. I felt like one of the misfits in the book.
  3. Happy birthday EKE BBB!

    And Duke loves you madly!
  4. Paul Simon

    They also toured with Simon as, I believe, did several other of the musicians from the album. However they were already playing Lady Smith on KCRW in LA long before Graceland came out. (BTW The only time I ever saw Toots Thielemans was when he toured with Simon. And didn't Phil Woods play on one of his records?)
  5. Paul Simon

    On five of the songs South African musicians got co-writing credits. My guess is they made more money from that than we'll ever make on a project. And do you believe that Kathleen Battle should stick to singing spirituals and stop colonizing German composers?
  6. Coltrane: Both Directions At Once (lost album)

    Well if one is to believe the liner notes they were all recorded on the same days. Also, I don't think these were "rehearsal tapes". Why would the musicians travel so far to rehearse when they had a gig that night? And (again) according to the notes, Impulse was pissed at Thiele for spending so much money recording Trane. They wouldn't have been happy paying to record rehearsals. My guess is that they went into the studio not to make a thematic album but to lay down some tracks that would be released on perhaps more than one Lp. (Even Ballads was recorded over three different sessions, on two of which other things were recorded. ) In a 1968 interview in Coda Thiele said: " The material that is unreleased is from the period of 1963..... This unreleased material is not inferior, it is just that he became quite busy in the studio. " (He also talks about material from California. Anyone know what that might be?) OTOH, there are two cuts where Trane seems to go slightly off mike at the end of his solo as if he were turning to Tyner to indicate it was the pianist's turn to solo-- not something you would expect in a recording session.
  7. Now reading...

    About collectors of blues 78s.
  8. Ricky Riccardi has posted an announcement of 2 JATP releases that feature Prez. Blues in Chicago 1955 and Carnegie Blues. They're available as Lps, streaming and downloads. I guess that's the future. (I'd post his fb announcement but I can't figure out how.) BTW They're cheaper on iTunes than on Amazon.
  9. Thanks. I've DVR'd a bunch of old Hitchcocks that were on TCM. Time to start watching them.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Good thing I didn't know about the 3 cd set.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I thought so but I'm a Van fanatic.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    It's sort of a Bill Frissell record with Charles and Lucinda Williams as guest artists.
  13. The Bill Savory Collection

    Did you find out how much Ellington there was?