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What vinyl are you spinning right now??

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Okay, apparently I wasn't quite ready to go to bed, since I played three more blues 45s:

Taildragger: So Ezee/My Head is Bald (Leric)

Baby Tate - So What You Done Done/Late In the Evening (Trix) - with the great Peg Leg Sam on harp on side one.

Hop Wilson - Broke & Hungry/Always Be In Love With You (Goldband)

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I like Lol. Once saw him play a solo concert in a student cafeteria filled with dozens of candles. I think there were about six of us in the audience.

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Missed this tour though:

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I remember when the skip tour 'hit' Malton in N. Yorks, not far from relatives of mine. Would that be one of the Derwent reservoirs in the background of that photo? Cool.

Saw Lol at 'Jazz Britannia' - where like Andy Sheppard he did some great 'interaction' with the blackbirds singing in the Conservatory !

Just about to spin Tubby Hayes 'After Lights Out..' (Japanese Tempo, mono). new Sawano reissue.

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Jimmy Rushing 'If This Ain't The Blues' (Vanguard, mono, red label)

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What a beautiful album! What a beautiful cover (photo by Burt Owen)!

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Before finally going to bed, one more single by each of the above blues guys:

Robert Pete Williams - Goodbye Slim Harpo/Viet Nam Blues (Ahura Mazda)

Johnny Littlejohn - Kitty O/Johnny's Jive (Margaret)

Tabby Thomas - How Many More Years/Goin' to New Orleans (Maison de Soul)

Have the Robert Pete Williams and may still have the John Littlejohn - there's a box of 45's waiting to be cleaned sitting in my garage. Didn't think that anyone else here would have or even know about those.

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Saw Lol at 'Jazz Britannia' - where like Andy Sheppard he did some great 'interaction' with the blackbirds singing in the Conservatory !

I was at that one too. Lots of breaking off mid-way, if I recall.

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I like Lol. Once saw him play a solo concert in a student cafeteria filled with dozens of candles. I think there were about six of us in the audience.

LOL

Gives the lie to the idea that student audiences were much more open to experimental music in them days. I suspect everyone else was having a really good time bopping to The Sweet and Mud in another building.

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Lol Coxhill: DIVERSE. Ogun LP.

Any other fans of Lol?

I like Lol. Once saw him play a solo concert in a student cafeteria filled with dozens of candles. I think there were about six of us in the audience. Another time with a band playing straight bebop (much better attended!).

One of the least commercial musicians I've come across. Frequrntly just stops mid performance because he's run out of ideas or got bored and just starts something else.

Missed this tour though:

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http://www.theshed.co.uk/guardian-skip

This is a great survey of his music from 1954-99:

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Amazing! Sometimes you do wonder if Lol really does stand for "laugh out loud." What I love about his playing is its humaneness. Its always engaging on a personal level.

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The New Wave in Jazz (Impulse, red and black)

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Before finally going to bed, one more single by each of the above blues guys:

Robert Pete Williams - Goodbye Slim Harpo/Viet Nam Blues (Ahura Mazda)

Johnny Littlejohn - Kitty O/Johnny's Jive (Margaret)

Tabby Thomas - How Many More Years/Goin' to New Orleans (Maison de Soul)

Have the Robert Pete Williams and may still have the John Littlejohn - there's a box of 45's waiting to be cleaned sitting in my garage. Didn't think that anyone else here would have or even know about those.

I got the Robert Pete Williams record at the Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans, where they had a bunch of them in a box - they probably still have some. Don't remember where I got the "Johnny Little John," as the label says. But I have three boxes of 45s - one, which is packed to the gills, is all blues. Another is all jazz, and it's almost as full. The third is a variety of stuff, but mostly R & B.

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Thad Jones- Pepper Adams Quintet, with Duke Pearson, Ron Carter, Mel Lewis. Very hip.

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Earlier today: Muggsy Spanier's two Decca big band sessions, on a British Ace of Hearts LP.

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Muggsy Spanier - Rare Custom 45s (IAJRC). 1956 sessions for Seeburg jukeboxes, with George Brunies and Peanuts Hucko, among others. According to Spanier's biographer Bert Whyatt, these were extremely relaxed, casual sessions, since the records weren't intended for regular distribution, just for jukeboxes. Nobody even cared when Brunies sang that he wanted to "sister like his shimmy Kate," which I had never noticed until tonight. In any case, this is really nice stuff.

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Bobby Timmons--Little Barefoot Soul (Prestige, blue label)

Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Johnny Griffin--The Midnight Show (Prestige, blue label)

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Muggsy Spanier - Rare Custom 45s (IAJRC). 1956 sessions for Seeburg jukeboxes, with George Brunies and Peanuts Hucko, among others. According to Spanier's biographer Bert Whyatt, these were extremely relaxed, casual sessions, since the records weren't intended for regular distribution, just for jukeboxes. Nobody even cared when Brunies sang that he wanted to "sister like his shimmy Kate," which I had never noticed until tonight. In any case, this is really nice stuff.

Haven't heard any Spanier after the classic 1939 tracks, but I saw Hucko the year after your disc in a touring show jointly led by Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines and also including Cozy Cole, Jack Lesberg and Max Kaminsky. Looks like they were recorded when they got to Paris:

http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6774442/a/At+The+Olympia+Theatre,+Paris,+France+-+Nov.+6,+1957.htm

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George Handy 'By George! ("X", mono)

with Dick Sherman, Frank Rehak, Dave Schildkraut, etc...

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Muggsy Spanier - Rare Custom 45s (IAJRC). 1956 sessions for Seeburg jukeboxes, with George Brunies and Peanuts Hucko, among others. According to Spanier's biographer Bert Whyatt, these were extremely relaxed, casual sessions, since the records weren't intended for regular distribution, just for jukeboxes. Nobody even cared when Brunies sang that he wanted to "sister like his shimmy Kate," which I had never noticed until tonight. In any case, this is really nice stuff.

Haven't heard any Spanier after the classic 1939 tracks, but I saw Hucko the year after your disc in a touring show jointly led by Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines and also including Cozy Cole, Jack Lesberg and Max Kaminsky.

Well, you've heard what Muggsy sounded like - his style never changed. And Hucko sounds really good on this LP.

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THE STARTING GATE: Stan Getz. BYG. Performances from 1946 and 1949. A couple of the bassists are unknown to me: Iggy Shevak (gotta love that name), and Mert Oliver. Anyone know anything about these guys?

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Muggsy Spanier - Hot Horn (Decca 10" LP). A really nice 1954 date. I see to my surprise that this is now available as a download from Amazon and iTunes.

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Sonny Rollins - Jazz in 3/4 Time (Emarcy mono)

Edit: Max Roach, of course! Although Sonny sounds great here.

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Ahmed Abdul-Malik 'East Meets West' (RCA, Living Stereo!)

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A very moving listen. Great writing, great playing from all but Cyrille is the foundation

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