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Can't vouch for the BGO but the two Vocalion Cds were nicely done and are recommended.

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2 hours ago, sidewinder said:

Can't vouch for the BGO but the two Vocalion Cds were nicely done and are recommended.

I don't have these, but have dozens of BGO sets, and they consistently have outstanding sound.

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the Annie Ross arrived today with the Maupin, Featherstonehaugh and Rendell's 'Playtime'. 

 

The Ross is more cabaret than jazz but it's very enjoyable. Recorded with studio audience ( or overdubbed). Plenty of songs are just played for laughs 'I've got it hidden' and 'Cat food' for example. There's an underlying light funk feel to plenty of the songs and some excellently cheesy electric piano.

Excellent value for 99 pence!

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6 hours ago, Clunky said:

The Ross is more cabaret than jazz but it's very enjoyable. Recorded with studio audience ( or overdubbed). Plenty of songs are just played for laughs 'I've got it hidden' and 'Cat food' for example. There's an underlying light funk feel to plenty of the songs and some excellently cheesy electric piano.

Excellent value for 99 pence!

My thoughts exactly!

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What else can you get for 99p these day? half a Brexit loaf... 

Those two BBC Jazz Club Transcriptions are worth picking up. The one with Tony Crombie on it has some arrangements and solo work by Stan Tracey.

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Missed out on the Ross ... but this time, delivery was reasonably fast.

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They added singles as bonus tracks to these two - then why didn't they add the Baker Street single to their Maupin reissue which was recorded at the same time for the same label? 

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It took me damn near all 21 to get these, but here ya' go:

John Dankworth
THE ZODIAC VARIATIONS & THE $1,000,000 COLLECTION

Excellent writing and solos to match. I am not a Dankworth fan at all, but these are good records.

Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman in Moscow

Hey, tour was a nightmare, record's a dream.

Robert Farnon
SYMPHONY NO.2 & CAPTAIN HORATIO HORNBLOWER SUITE

Farnon!

Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra
THE TORCH WITH THE BLUE FLAME

Where there would usually be Bobby Hackett, here there is Lawrence Brown showing that Johnyyu Hodges wasn't the only one who could make a record like this and have it work for everybody. Everybody.

Harry Carney/Harold Ashby & Paul Gonsalves
Rock Me Gently & Two from Duke

They all came to play.

Joe Harriott & Amancio D'Silva
Hum Dono

No bullshit music.

 

 

 

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There’s also the KPM Library Music compilations, for anyone who is into that stuff.

’The Zodiac Variations’ is one of the best things the Dankworth Orchestra ever did. ‘Full Circle’ and ‘Lifeline’ are no slouches either.

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I'd definitely recommend Michael Garrick's Cold Mountain. On sale for £2.99. For this listener, that's a no-brainer. 

Unfortunately, my other favorite Garrick records -- The Heart Is a Lotus and Troppo -- are not on sale. But they're superb records!  If you've ever considered digging into his discography...

I'm not quite as keen on Garrick's Home Stretch Blues and Mr. Smith's Apocalypse. But they are on sale.

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Hum Dono is great. I bought it last time it was reissued!!

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‘Cold Mountain’ is really excellent - a total bargain at £2.99.

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37 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

‘Cold Mountain’ is really excellent - a total bargain at £2.99.

Another :tup ....

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On 18/02/2019 at 6:29 AM, crisp said:

Thanks for the heads up

Just ordered Cold Mountain, Home Stretch Blues & Hum Dono (CD vers)

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I saw all of those, but other than the Farnon...a person would have to have pretty specialized tastes to go for those. The Mancini Latin things, yeah ok, those too, maybe. Past that, you're getting into the specialized area of people who spent high school on the Easy Listening stations rather than the album rock stations, and that's maybe me, you, and who else? :g

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