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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I also listened to this and a Howard McGhee sextet that also featured Kenny Drew the other night. Or the one before.
  2. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    My first Select as it was #1. The first. And McLean's One Step Beyond, the session I'm with now and which opens the box, is superb.
  3. Forum Secure?

    Very well said. I'm from inside the EU, so my expericence might differ from those outside the EU. I also have repeatedly seen that list with "hundreds" of partners, for some of which there is no way of opting out.
  4. Forum Secure?

    I always thought that was purely a Firefox thing, but maybe it's not.
  5. Forum Secure?

    I use a PC and Firefox and since the last Firefox update always get a similar message whenever I am to introduce a password as "the site is insecure". I always ignore it and assumed, long time ago, that that happened because it's not an https address, but maybe it's something else.
  6. Alan Lomax’s Music Archive

    Great contribution. I'm with the Parchman prison recordings, about which I read in Ted Gioia's Delta Blues.
  7. Any *early* Pink Floyd fans? (67-72 era)

    IIRC there was a movie about this gig. It was not a concert as there was no audience.
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Continuing with my romp through the 5000 BN series from the last days this came up today. I'm going through what I have of this material on CD. Which is something but not all. This has Blakey and Chano Pozo on one session, and they play havoc.
  9. Now reading...

    Ah, thanks.
  10. Any *early* Pink Floyd fans? (67-72 era)

    I'm a big fan of their first three albums from 67 to 69. But not at the time (which was too early for me), but now. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets and the soundtrack to the movie More by Barbet Schroeder, which I saw recently again after 40 years. This soundtrack is brutal. There are pastoral tracks where Pink Floyd sound more beatiful than ever (Green is the colour) and others in which they sound like a hard rock band. After that I like them only until Wish you were here. No The Wall. No sir, thank you.
  11. Now reading...

    Is Joseph Roth a German? I always held him for an American. But then I'm lucky because I do read German.
  12. Verve Originals, complete list

    That record's quite good. It is in a organ soul jazz vein. I have it. A mini-LP edition, by the way.
  13. Now reading...

    Do you mean his autobiography (Life)? Yes, I've read that and enjoyed it a lot. And about what I said in my former post, I'm only repeating what the book says, though it sounds reasonable to me. But it might be a bit overstated, that's true.
  14. It's just the master takes, but these are enough for me.
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I have that one and still listen to it from time to time.
  16. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    or The 1956 reissue in the 1500 series has more tracks than the ten-incher.
  17. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Certainly true. A McGhee session together with a Tal Farlow Quartet session. It's things like these I'd like to see reissued for the 80th anniversary. Or the even rarer 7000 series. Thankfully I've got this in a Conn 10" series reissue.
  18. That sounds like the problem I have with the Armstrong Hot Fives and Hot Sevens from Sony Legacy longbox I got around 2000. I have the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens duplicated in another boxset from Sony, but I keep the longbox because it's a beauty in terms of layout and historical pictures. I still haven't figured out how to solve the problem, but I will try your angle. The problem I have is that the glue residues make the discs skip.
  19. BLUE NOTE - The 80 Works Japanese Reissue Series

    Yes, they could have gone for the unissued gems. Series 7000 and 5000. But no it's the 100th time reissued titles they go for.
  20. Thanks. That sounds very interesting. I only have a little Cole, so a career overview might be of interest. And the booklet makes it even more so.
  21. Now reading...

    Actually rereading it, because it was written in 1998 and published in 1999. I particularly enjoyed the part about Mary Quant and the start of the Swinging London at the beginning of the 60s. And the first days of Ronny Scotts. Oldham, the Stones first manager, was actually quite fashion conscious before managing the Stones. But it was he who invented that bad boy image for the Stones, as they were middle class or upper middle class made to look like thugs. Whereas the Beatles were thugs from the council estates made into nice boys by Brian Epstein, their higher class manager.