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  1. My own Hitler Reacts

    The Eagles and crepe-themed captions matched the video superbly, esp. when you riffed from the sounds of the German words. Given that the video sequences and audio dialog are beyond alteration, you went nicely with the hand as dealt.
  2. Record Store Day - Black Friday 2019

    As HutchFan and Dan Gould noted above, the ordering of RSD items by each store varies, as does the certainty of shipment. (These are limited edition goodies, after all.) At 8:45 this morning (they opened at 8), I got the last copy of Tamba 4. (It could well be the only one they ordered -- I had to wade through vast duplicates of meat-and-potato rock items.)
  3. Record Store Day - Black Friday 2019

    Picked up 'California Soul' today and it's a sublime successor to 'Samba Blim'. It was $29 at my local indie Record Store Day. Mastering is by Kevin Gray at Cohearant and the vinyl is a solid black 180-gram. The jacket comes with a very informative insert sheet with details of finding the original tapes (as posted above) and why it never saw release until today-- 50 years later.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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." :-)
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Anton Webern's genitals

    A quote from a 'Seinfeld' episode might apply: "Yes, they're real... and they're spectacular!"
  11. 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.
  12. 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."
  13. 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.
  14. Yes, please send me your list.  Sad to hear of (yet) another station folding their jazz library.

    Bill Nelson

    Athens, GA

  15. 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.
  16. 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).
  17. 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..
  18. Greg Allman - RIP

    Gregg presented a lasting gift to the Univ. of Georgia about two years before he passed.
  19. At the end of the line, "Everybody's happy... that's the way she stands... just as long as the money changes hands." from B'way musical 'Tenderloin'
  20. WTB: Mosaic Earl Hines Sessions, discs 1 + 2

    Mosaic Hines sets missing #1 and #2 seems to be an epidemic. eBay seller bluenotesound has got one with the same predicament. As my mother-in-law often said, "It could be worse."
  21. The return of the Keystone Korner.

    "So maybe it is across from the cop shop -- you got a problem wit' that?"
  22. Herbie Mann

    Since Herbie Mann gave William Fischer a shot with his own LP for Embryo in 1970, check this out: specifically, 'Green Forever' running up to 4:35 (shades of Tony Williams' Lifetime w/McLaughlin) Guitar and drums courtesy of Hugh McCracken and Billy Cobham. Electronic noodling after 4:36 by Fischer.
  23. Herbie Mann

    Glad you mentioned 'Stone Flute' (1970), which has to be inspired by Miles' 'In A Silent Way'. 'SF' s overall sound is unhurried and very inside. With the help of Roy Ayers, Ron Carter, Sonny Sharrock, and Miroslav Vitous, it's completely atypical of anything else Mann has done. The string arranging by William Fischer and Selwart Clarke take the music out even further. Atlantic entrusted Mann with his own label, Embryo, and gave him full creative control on this.
  24. There's no need to underestimate the demand and hold back. Just give us all 17 CDs of BUNNY BERIGAN!
  25. What's the tune in this clip?

    A frenetic take on 'Cottontail' by Ellington