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I keep meaning to ask;

Who is it in your avatar, who's standing out of the way in the corner, watching a giant harmonica fall through the floorboards?

MG

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I keep meaning to ask;

Who is it in your avatar, who's standing out of the way in the corner, watching a giant harmonica fall through the floorboards?

MG

A guy from Naim ! (its a NAP 250)

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how trashed?

VG, side 2 has a little light surface scratching, side 1 VG+, cover is one w/ glossy plastic over it, it was comming up a little and i took 90% of it off and the cover looks much better, cover looks VG+++

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I'm going to hire chewy as my record scout.

Marion Brown/Leo Smith Duo

All near mint--$25 total :)

Original UK?

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Serge Chaloff - Boston Blow-Up (Capitol original)

Art Blakey - Three Blind Mice (UA original)

- both a little scratchy but for $1 each at an estate sale, can't go wrong. Hopefully my Nitty Gritty record cleaner will help. Listening to the Chaloff now and it's pretty good with just a quick wipe with the felt cleaner and solution - few pops/clicks here and there but still enjoyable...

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I remember buying Boston Blow-Up soon after it came out in 1955. Pretty sure I didn't even know who Serge Chaloff was; thank heavens for record-store listening booths.

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I could kick myself, I have exchanged 200 original BN, about a 100 Presige and about 5o Riverside, only for getting the CD's of the same. Never realised they would be worth a fortune. I have only 3 original BN's left, look at them once a while. I miss LP's, but too late now.

Vic

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I'm going to hire chewy as my record scout.

Marion Brown/Leo Smith Duo

All near mint--$25 total :)

Original UK?

Ah, the collector. Not how does it sound.

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I found an LP by Emil Barnes with Doc Paulin's NOLA band for $2. The cover says Icon Records, but the LP label says Jazology. It looks to be from the early 60s and is in a Folkways-type cover, with a great photo. I haven't been a big new orleans listener over the years, but this music is so full of fun and life. It's infectious. Watching Treme' re-opened my ears to this stuff.

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I found an LP by Emil Barnes with Doc Paulin's NOLA band for $2. The cover says Icon Records, but the LP label says Jazology. It looks to be from the early 60s and is in a Folkways-type cover, with a great photo. I haven't been a big new orleans listener over the years, but this music is so full of fun and life. It's infectious. Watching Treme' re-opened my ears to this stuff.

That's a great, raw record. It's got one of the only versions of "When the Saints" that I actually like listening to. Jazzology bought the session from Icon and used up all the leftover covers before printing their own. The Icon covers were really beautiful.

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Horace Silver, "That Healin' Feelin'" (Blue Note). Mint condition, $6, vintage cothing/emphemera store, Royal Oak, MI (suburban Detroit).

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Gary McFarland Sextet POINT OF DEPARTURE (Impulse A-46)

I love finding records that I didn't know existed, and the lineup sounds as good as one might expect from the a lineup of this calibre:

McFarland: vibes

Willie Dennis: trombone

Richie Kamuca: tenor sax/oboe

Jimmy Raney: guitar

Steve Swallow: bass

Mel Lewis: drums

Let's see: ya got east coast, west coast, avant garde, Ellingtonia... sounds like a jam session train wreck potential right? WRONG!!! They sound like they've been playing forever! Glad I stumbled onto this one!

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Haven't heard that in YEARS. A friend had it and I remember liking it.

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Beethoven, 32 Piano Sonatas (complete). Claudio Arrau, piano. Philips, 14 LPs. Mint condition. $8 (57 cents per LP!). Dearborn Music, Dearborn, MI (suburban Detroit).

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Gary McFarland Sextet POINT OF DEPARTURE (Impulse A-46)

I love finding records that I didn't know existed, and the lineup sounds as good as one might expect from the a lineup of this calibre:

McFarland: vibes

Willie Dennis: trombone

Richie Kamuca: tenor sax/oboe

Jimmy Raney: guitar

Steve Swallow: bass

Mel Lewis: drums

Let's see: ya got east coast, west coast, avant garde, Ellingtonia... sounds like a jam session train wreck potential right? WRONG!!! They sound like they've been playing forever! Glad I stumbled onto this one!

I agree, fine album, great line up.

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Cannonball Adderley--Somethin' Else (BN Deep groove, RVG stamp, ear, 47 West 63rd)

$7.99

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You need to tell us which version of Jamal's 'Tranquility' you got:

the 1968 LP single-jacket with the close-up head shot of Ahmad on the cover (ABCS-660) --

or the easier-to-find reissue with a gatefold jacket on ABC/Impulse which came out in 1972.

In 1968, Jamal left Cadet and signed with ABC, who released 'Tranquility' (ABCS-660) as a POP ALBUM --

even though it was produced by Bob Thiele. It was four years later that ABC re-released 'Tranquility' as an Impluse jazz album with a gatefold (AS-9238). Back in '68, ABC execs thought they had a happening soul music roster featuring The Tams and The Impressions. (Really cool, dudes!)

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Very rare jazz find in a charity shop:

George Shearing and the Montgomery Brother (Jazzland)

Pee Wee Russell - Swingin' with Pee Wee (Transatlantic, appears to be an imprint of Prestige)

£1 each

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Cannonball Adderley--Somethin' Else (BN Deep groove, RVG stamp, ear, 47 West 63rd)

$7.99

Nice - I think I paid close to $20 for mine!

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Another rare jazz find - Ramsey Lewis 7" "A Hard Days Night"

50p for this one!

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Another rare jazz find - Ramsey Lewis 7" "A Hard Days Night"

50p for this one!

Find that somewhere round here, Richard? :)

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Yes! Sue Ryder charity shop in Edgeley.

Sounds like you know something - I'm intrigued.....

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Buck Clayton - The Hucklebuck/Robbin's Nest original Columbia LP, $2

The Columbia Library of Classic Jazz box, $6

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Gary McFarland Sextet POINT OF DEPARTURE (Impulse A-46)

I love finding records that I didn't know existed, and the lineup sounds as good as one might expect from the a lineup of this calibre:

McFarland: vibes

Willie Dennis: trombone

Richie Kamuca: tenor sax/oboe

Jimmy Raney: guitar

Steve Swallow: bass

Mel Lewis: drums

Let's see: ya got east coast, west coast, avant garde, Ellingtonia... sounds like a jam session train wreck potential right? WRONG!!! They sound like they've been playing forever! Glad I stumbled onto this one!

I agree, fine album, great line up.

As a big Gary McFarland fan, I believe that this album overall does the best job of combining the jazz and pop aspects of McFarland's musical personality.

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