Bill Nelson

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  1. Do you wear a watch?

    Only for instances of job interviews and airline flights, otherwise never in 66 years. I'm heavily right-hemispheric. Good topic, BTW.
  2. In the original edition from 1988, Keepnews held his cards close and refrained from naming names. Since he still had one foot in the biz, Keepnews was careful not to disparage anyone who might hire him for future projects and deals. The book is basically a reprise of Keepnews' liner notes rather than an insider's tell-all of the record industry.
  3. Duke Pearson - when did he leave Blue Note?

    The DownBeat article of 4/12/73 cited above, 'Duke Pearson's Back In Town', is confined to the re-emergence of his big band on Sundays at the Half Note in December 1972. Blue Note records are mentioned just once in reference to Pearson's previous big band LPs for the label. The only hint of future activity is that his Sunday night band might, once established, complement the Jones-Lewis band on Mondays at the Vanguard.
  4. Joe Castro Box Set on Sunnyside

    Joe Biden heard earlier today: "Listen, I've taken enough shit from Castro and I sure don't need a box set of it! Joe Biden may well have thought that. I couldn't possibly comment." :-)
  5. BN Collectors Edition

    'Culture Factory' appears to be a French label -- located a mere stone's throw north of Andorra. Their chutzpah in using the tag 'Blue Note Collectors Edition' is perfect for pulling punters.
  6. Andy Williams Sings MacArthur Park Live

    Stan Kenton did this electrifying version (after 3:34) on his 'Live at Redlands' album, August, 1970. The band goes wild at 3:34 after a lame attempt singing the basic lyric -- waving their arms in circles at the point of "looking at the sun". I had the pleasure of sitting front row center when they did this at Boise State in 1972 and it was indeed a thrill.
  7. Anton Webern's genitals

    A quote from a 'Seinfeld' episode might apply: "Yes, they're real... and they're spectacular!"
  8. Anton Webern's genitals

    The Master of Ceremonies interrupted the program with, "Paging Mr. Johnson... Paging Mr. Johnson." During the intermission, the MC announced, "Our guest conductor needs no introduction." Afterwards, the performance received a standing ovation.
  9. Booker Ervin

    Two days ago marks the 5th Anniversary of Lauren Bacall's passing. Y'all must be feeling some lingering 'tugs' from the great beyond. Or visit your nearest Tuesday Morning and say, "Miss Bacall sent me. You'll need to apply a 25% memorial discount."
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Two years after Stafford's 'New Orleans', husband Paul Weston did an all-instrumental LP, Crescent City', (Columbia CL-977, 1956) which serves as his quasi-jazz NOLA tribute.
  11. Yes, please send me your list.  Sad to hear of (yet) another station folding their jazz library.

    Bill Nelson

    Athens, GA

  12. What Mosaic is the outfit to do: tidy projects literally handed to them with all necessary clearances provided. At this point, it's a delusion they'll be busting ass to secure a myriad of permissions and rights from record labels and estates.
  13. Brubeck "Jackpot" CL 2712 mono- does it actually exist?

    My copy was a mono white label promo from the collection of the (then) general manager of WSB-AM in Atlanta (along with 150 more LPs at $3 each, my biggest score).
  14. Brubeck "Jackpot" CL 2712 mono- does it actually exist?

    Recorded live in Vegas, half of the songs are gambling-related and it seemed they were 'playing to the audience'. For Brubeck completists only. My copy was a mono promo with pasted-on timing strip and yes, I sold it to a completist..
  15. Greg Allman - RIP

    Gregg presented a lasting gift to the Univ. of Georgia about two years before he passed.