GA Russell

Are there any box bargains currently available?

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On 12/18/2019 at 10:41 PM, Justin V said:

The HRS Mosaic is on Discogs for $40.  I paid $30 for a copy without a box or giant book last year, which was a steal.  $40 for a complete set is also a bargain.  The set is a charmer. :wub:

And now someone is selling a boxless set for less than $40 after shipping on eBay.  The book is probably great, but anyone interested should take advantage of that price (and that is not my auction, BTW). 

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On 02/12/2019 at 7:59 AM, GA Russell said:

The "used - very good" set of The Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet With Chet Baker (2 CDs) is down to $3.84 + $3.99.

This set is superb.

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Woody Herman Columbia 1945-47 Mosaic sealed copy for $109 on eBay. (Don’t know the seller, just came across the listing while searching for another Herman release.) Don’t know if that’s considered a bargain, but seems like a decent price for a brand-new OOP 7-CD set. 

EDIT: Maybe not such a bargain.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, given all of the evidence presented in the falling-Mosaic-market thread, but still a surprise to see that level of pricing for an OOP 7-CD set. Glad if it makes it more affordable for those who want to hear and acquire these collections, though. Loren Schoenberg’s notes for the Herman Columbia Mosaic are outstanding.

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Ellington Centennial Edition on eBay, new and Buy It Now at $125 with $14 shipping. That's as cheap as I've seen it.

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1 hour ago, TheMusicalMarine said:

Ellington Centennial Edition on eBay, new and Buy It Now at $125 with $14 shipping. That's as cheap as I've seen it.

Way cheaper than I've seen it. 

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On 12/22/2019 at 9:58 PM, TheMusicalMarine said:

Ellington Centennial Edition on eBay, new and Buy It Now at $125 with $14 shipping. That's as cheap as I've seen it.

I managed to grab this after seeing your post. It arrived today packaged well and in really nice condition. Thank you for the heads up!

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Found another one for $175, been wanting this one since it was released. Have "copies" of discs and book alike, but something like this, I want an original, just because. If there's a little wear, oh well.

Here's one for $199.99: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Duke-Ellington-The-Centennial-Edition-Complete-RCA-Victor-Recordings/153772761855?epid=3313123&hash=item23cd9222ff:g:IuIAAOSwFZNeAUQK

It may well be that prices will continue to drop as the perceived market for anything CD-related continues to drop, but I'll take mine now, thank you.

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I don't think they could fill an lp I would buy.

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49 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

I don't think they could fill an lp I would buy.

To each his own.  I think 'Every One of Us' is spectacular, and greatly look forward to the full box.

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1 hour ago, Chuck Nessa said:

I don't think they could fill an lp I would buy.

Depends on the period you’re talking about. They were great and trailblazers between 1962-65 until Alan Price left.  Many memorable songs, classics. After that, not as good in my opinion. I’ve heard Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted, recorded in 1977 with Alan Price, is very good, although I’ve yet to sample it. 

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38 minutes ago, Brad said:

Depends on the period you’re talking about. They were great and trailblazers between 1962-65 until Alan Price left.  Many memorable songs, classics. After that, not as good in my opinion. I’ve heard Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted, recorded in 1977 with Alan Price, is very good, although I’ve yet to sample it. 

Brad, I love "Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted."
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Before-We-Were-Rudely-Interrupted/dp/B07G1YZ9VJ/

All of the pre-1966 Alan Price masters are on "The Complete Animals."
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Animals/dp/B000006SGT/

 

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8 hours ago, GA Russell said:

Brad, I love "Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted."
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Before-We-Were-Rudely-Interrupted/dp/B07G1YZ9VJ/

All of the pre-1966 Alan Price masters are on "The Complete Animals."
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Animals/dp/B000006SGT/

 

Thanks GA. I recently saw the first one in a vinyl store and think I may pick that one up.  As to the Complete Animals I may pick it up although it dates back to 1990. There was a box set issued in 2013 called the Mickie Most Years and More but it’s OOP and the one copy I’ve seen on Amazon is $249; no Discogs sellers have it. 

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40 minutes ago, Brad said:

Thanks GA. I recently saw the first one in a vinyl store and think I may pick that one up.  As to the Complete Animals I may pick it up although it dates back to 1990. There was a box set issued in 2013 called the Mickie Most Years and More but it’s OOP and the one copy I’ve seen on Amazon is $249; no Discogs sellers have it. 

I'm actually not a fan of "...Rudely Interrupted", but am in the minority there.  By all means, pick up The Complete Animals.  Dirt cheap, and the only reasonable place to get all of that material.  There is a middle Animals period around 1966ish which is not well represented on CD.  'Animalism'/'Animalisms' and related tracks.

 

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29 minutes ago, felser said:

I'm actually not a fan of "...Rudely Interrupted", but am in the minority there.  By all means, pick up The Complete Animals.  Dirt cheap, and the only reasonable place to get all of that material.  There is a middle Animals period around 1966ish which is not well represented on CD.  'Animalism'/'Animalisms' and related tracks.

 

Thanks. Yes, it’s dirt cheap. This group doesn’t seem well appreciated to me.

Do you have any Blues Incorporated? Thoughts?

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2 minutes ago, Brad said:

Do you have any Blues Incorporated? Thoughts?

Complicated, forerunners who did not progress.  This is the undisputed early masterpiece and only must-have, also available very cheaply.  The group I found much more convincing for this sort of thing was the Graham Bond Organisation, who had Dick Heckstall-Smith (also on this Blues Inc. album), Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.  Zoot Money also did some interesting work in this vein, as did Georgie Fame, but the Bond group is the one I favor, along with John Mayall's groups from that period, of course.  And from Bond and Mayall's personnel, you shortly afterward got Cream, Fleetwood Mac, and the magnificent Colosseum.

https://www.allmusic.com/album/r-b-from-the-marquee-mw0000180954

R&B from the Marquee (album) 1962.jpg

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2 minutes ago, felser said:

Complicated, forerunners who did not progress.  This is the undisputed early masterpiece and only must-have, also available very cheaply.  The group I found much more convincing for this sort of thing was the Graham Bond Organisation, who had Dick Heckstall-Smith (also on this Blues Inc. album), Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.  Zoot Money also did some interesting work in this vein, as did Georgie Fame, but the Bond group is the one I favor, along with John Mayall's groups from that period, of course.  And from Bond and Mayall's personnel, you shortly afterward got Cream, Fleetwood Mac, and the magnificent Colosseum.

https://www.allmusic.com/album/r-b-from-the-marquee-mw0000180954

R&B from the Marquee (album) 1962.jpg

Thanks. I listened to a couple of cuts yesterday and while I recognize their influence, they seemed to be lacking feeling. Allmusic calls them a little stiff. Maybe that’s the right word. I haven’t heard much Graham Bond so may check them out. 

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7 minutes ago, Brad said:

Thanks. I listened to a couple of cuts yesterday and while I recognize their influence, they seemed to be lacking feeling. Allmusic calls them a little stiff. Maybe that’s the right word. I haven’t heard much Graham Bond so may check them out. 

At this point, their importance is much more historical than musical, and they were quickly obsolete.  As you well know, music progressed at a staggering pace in the 60's.  

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Indeed. Probably no progress like that today. 

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