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On ‎2‎/‎14‎/‎2021 at 5:10 PM, Rooster_Ties said:

I see that I've weighed in on this thread before, but never followed up.  This is the same one as the Dial LP I have, and as I said back in April 2019, the vinyl -- despite being a 33 & 1/3rd, its as thick (and heavy) as almost any 78.

NOTE:  The cover really is orange, despite the "gray and white"-looking cover depicted in the first (main) image in this Discogs listing...

https://www.discogs.com/Arnold-Schoenberg-Kammersymphonie/release/6890731

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Item arrived yesterday (Dial 4, green cover), and as you say, heavy as a rock, not just the vinyl, but the cardboard too. Really, the package felt like an order of 5-6 LPS, I was wondering what order I had forgotten, and then open it up, and it's JUST ONE RECORD!!!!!

 

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On 2/22/2021 at 8:46 AM, JSngry said:

Item arrived yesterday (Dial 4, green cover), and as you say, heavy as a rock, not just the vinyl, but the cardboard too. Really, the package felt like an order of 5-6 LPS, I was wondering what order I had forgotten, and then open it up, and it's JUST ONE RECORD!!!!!

Yup, it's shockingly heavy!! -- almost like it was pressed in some process (or equipment) more akin to 78's than 33 &1/3rd's.  I know practically nothing about the differences, but all I do know is that this Dial 2 (orangish-red cover) from my uncle seems in every way imaginable like a 78 -- other than it plays at 33.  Never seen anything like it, though admittedly my experience with vinyl isn't vast.

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I have a Bartok Records LP that is pretty thick, but not THIS thick (it's also the quietest vinyl I've ever gotten, including the OG German ECMs). Maybe a few early Columbia classical LPs (both 10" and 12") that are pretty thick but again, not THIS thick. That Ross Russell was a maniac!

I wonder if the thickness of these first LPs was designed to bolster the "non-breakable" claims. If I had a backup of this thing, I'd wager that it would be the one doing the breaking, not the other way around!

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First car boot sale of 2021 yesterday, found a couple of decent (great might be a stretch) things:

Benny Carter - Jazz Giant (Vogue issue) for 50p (!)

Chet Baker - Swings Pretty, and George Wallington - Live at the Cafe Bohemia for £2 each 

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"Great", I don't know about, but certainly unexpected finds today.

First, the weirdest one:

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Teo Macero? Marty Manning? Do I smell a spoof? or a goof? Or just a write-off? Time will tell...

And then, some pre-fusion Jean Luc Ponty records, none of which have made it over to CD yet?

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Oh, Gerald Wilson!

 

 

 

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OOPS! This one has been on CD, and in expanded form. I wasn't paying attention then.

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MPS/BASF version with Unipak jacket. Made CD but once, and then only as a German release.

Definitely not a Pony fan over the long haul, but those earlier records with Humair & Louiss are TOTALLY badass, and of course there's King Kong (whatever...). So, at a few bucks a pop, worth a chance, I hope.

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2 hours ago, JSngry said:

And then, some pre-fusion Jean Luc Ponty records, none of which have made it over to CD yet?

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Oh, Gerald Wilson!

I’ve got that Ponty/Gerald-Wilson date on CD, used from Euclid Records in STL (if the price sticker on the case ain’t lyin’ to me) — $8.99, fwiw — found it maybe 15 years ago.

Mine is a “One Way Records” deal, also says “Cema, Special Markets” — from 1993, made in Canada.

Edit: the miniaturized repro of the original liners makes the text look like it’s about in a 2.5 point font size.

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Ok, on One Way. Again, I wasn't paying attention to that.

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Some of the Trio HLP music from this LP was not included on the Dreyfus 2 CD set. I bought a copy during a visit to London in 1983.

Neither "Cantaloupe Island" nor "3+2=1" from this LP appear on the Dreyfus release.

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I wonder if "Garters" Grady is a pseudonym for Dick Hyman? He made similar records as Knuckles O'Toole.

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Oh, I forgot, I got this one too:

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What sold me (such as it was), was the personnel:

 

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On 7/5/2021 at 11:48 PM, Rooster_Ties said:

I’ve got that Ponty/Gerald-Wilson date on CD, used from Euclid Records in STL (if the price sticker on the case ain’t lyin’ to me) — $8.99, fwiw — found it maybe 15 years ago.

Mine is a “One Way Records” deal, also says “Cema, Special Markets” — from 1993, made in Canada.

Edit: the miniaturized repro of the original liners makes the text look like it’s about in a 2.5 point font size.

My good friend Frank worked at One Way Records for several years. They were a legit reissue label when he was there.

Michael Cuscuna once told me that someone at Blue Note screwed up when they licensed Wayne Shorter's "Moto Grosso Feio" to One Way. I think they even tried to pull that back.

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I was in half-price books yesterday. I rarely find anything special. This was different.
I found an original pressing of Fantastic Frank Strozier, his first leader date (Veejay)

w/ Booker Little, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. In very good condition. A steal @ $9.95

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