Dan Gould

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  • Birthday 09/14/1965

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  1. What music did you buy today?

    Very excited to find out about this one, and score a US-located copy in short order: Eddie Swanston, Treasures Most important member of the group is Bubba Brooks, but Al Casey is on guitar, drummer is Kalil Mahdi who replaced Bill Dowdy in the Three Sounds, and does anyone recognize the leader? He played organ on one of the Ike Quebec 45s sessions, as well as records with Armstrong and Eddie Jefferson too. Hopefully this lives up to the reputations of the band members. Also scored what seems to be a very rare Hal Singer recording from around 1970. Curious enough to go for a cassette copy, seems to be limited more or less to African distribution and never on CD.
  2. Slowness of Mail Order

    No question, delays getting thru Chicago pre-date anything the pandemic may have caused. In fact, the impetus for me to post the "USPS SUCKS" thread was a DG order that spent 11 days at the distribution center in Chicago - and it was Priority, not Media.
  3. BFT196 Link & Discussion

    Who is the most adept mid-period Trane imitator? Because that's the vibe I get on #8. Definitely a mixed bag for me, beginning and most of the last cuts were tough to stick with but middle tracks were way better. Please someone put me (and perhaps Bill) out of our misery and remind us the name of track 4.
  4. BFT196 Link & Discussion

    Wish I could identify #4 too. I will say its someone for whom bop isn't there usual jazz language. I am guessing BillF didn't let track 5 go long enough for him to get to "Lush Life"?
  5. 1. Is there an LP transfer on youtube to demonstrate this difference? 2. By your definition, it seems to me that you could attain the same result by digitizing and boosting across the board, so that, if its really at 75% of max db's you could bring it to 98%. Or does 45 crackle play a critical role in this difference? I am presuming that when you say "pop" you don't mean vinyl pops that most people find distracting or annoying in old vinyl. (And, to be sure, if you had an LP transfer of Listen Here you'd need to get rid of those pops before maximization as the boost is across the spectrum and prominent pops will constrain the maximum boostage. (For the record, my digital transfers often include substantial boosting of the signal, after pop removal. I like my music loud, or louder than it was sometimes recorded.)
  6. Sexiest album covers

    J Lamotta seems right for the name.
  7. 2020 MLB Season Poll

    How silly. Its just a guess about the future, ranging from extremely pessimistic to pessimistic, kinda pessimistic and bright and shiny optimism.
  8. What do you think?
  9. America unleashed

    Had no idea his background or the fact that Hal is still around. And unfortunately for me at least, his autobiography is in French.
  10. America unleashed

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/06/19/tulsa-race-massacre-survivor-hal-singer-trump-rally/?fbclid=IwAR0TJs57EACIJADCWWhgvJ4_YAW28msPzAYhW2mumJh5FJCGaJJcW4TlrZE
  11. MLB Season 2020

    Have they said who serves as runner? In slow-pitch softball when someone can hit but not run past 1B its usually last hitter to make an out ... I would think it would have to be some rule like that because you are otherwise burning a bench player, right?
  12. America unleashed

    I love hearing "slippery slope" when it took about a day and a half to go from Confederate statues to statues of George Washington. In the absence of the pandemic and the economic damage it has done - in other words, if the only important thing to happen was the horrific murder of George Floyd, and the economy was where it was in February, the only question would be the margin of Trump's re-election. The insanity of the left is the only thing that can keep him from being blown out under the current circumstances. Can it be tamped down a little bit? Time will tell.
  13. MLB Season 2020

    Absolutely hate the idea of runner on 2nd base to start extra innings. Cubs pretty well situated for DH with Schwarber. Others would be San Francisco (Pence) and Washington (Kendrick). https://www.mlb.com/news/national-league-teams-with-best-dh-options
  14. Unexpected Sidemen

    Looking thru the NYT archives found that Ruth Brown made at least two stops in NYC in 1972, where she was backed by the Williams-Brooks-Pullen combo. https://www.nytimes.com/1972/07/01/archives/ruth-brown-singing-blues-at-jazz-city-usually-folk-city.html?searchResultPosition=4 Mr. Williams, an alto saxophonist with a classically rich, warm tone, teams with Bubba Brooks, tenor saxophone, and Don Pullen, organ, supported by Buddy Kay on drums, to develop colorful ensemble passages in which the two saxo phones and the organ find a fascinating variety of ways of complementing and combining with each other harmonically and rhythmically.
  15. America unleashed

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/06/24/madison-protesters-pull-down-forward-hans-christian-heg-statues-attack-senator-sculptures-in-lake/3247948001/ So now protesters in Wisconsin: Pulled down the progressive "Forward" statue, beheaded and tossed into a lake a statue of a Union abolitionist who fought and died in the Civil War, and assaulted an openly gay, progressive state legislator when he took a picture. So much for the summer of love.