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Roland Kirk on LIMELIGHT

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can anyone recommend this one, or is really watered down. thats what limelight does, it waters down talent. i LOVE pop jazz lps, dont get me wrong, but limelight like, just did it wrong. did they use various producers, or the same one always? i have never been happy, and always disapointed by limelight sessions

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Rip, Rig and Panic, and I Talk With Sprits are on Limelight, and those are two of his best albums.

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'Slightly Latin' is great (and a bit insane) too !

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I Talk with the Spirits is definitely one of my favorite Kirks. Try it Aric.

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Rip Rig and Panic = Jaki Byard Experience minus Alan Dawson plus Elvin Jones.

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Another watered-down Limelight LP is Eric Dolphy's "Last Date." :blink:

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Some real milquetoast Mingus on there, too. And that cheeseball Fifty Foot Hose record. Well, actually, that LP is kind of goofy, but I like it.

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Some real milquetoast Mingus on there, too. And that cheeseball Fifty Foot Hose record. Well, actually, that LP is kind of goofy, but I like it.

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For the record, the Mingus album was originally on Mercury.

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Limelight also put out a number of the Philips 21e Siecle LPs in the US.

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Let's not forget this surprise easy-listening hit!

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Another watered-down Limelight LP is Eric Dolphy's "Last Date." :blink:

:tup

My very favorite Dolphy album of all. I would not be willing to pay the going rate ($150-$200) for the Kirk box (I sold mine for about that much 10-12 years ago, and it still goes for that on Amazon Marketplace), but it's worth picking up the individual sessions, almost all of which are available at better prices.

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When I caught Kirk (with Horace Parlan) in a club in Cleveland in the mid-60's, he was plugging his upcoming flute album on Mercury. ("Cannonball & Coltrane" - like the Mingus title - was also a reissue of a Mercury album.)

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For the record, the Mingus album was originally on Mercury.

Wow Wow Wow

That's JA• 's job

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'Slightly Latin' is great (and a bit insane) too !

Would really like to get a hold of this one. :tup

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'Slightly Latin' is great (and a bit insane) too !

Would really like to get a hold of this one. :tup

Not a lot of reasons for getting hold of this one though. Unfortunately.

They opened the floodgates.

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'Slightly Latin' is great (and a bit insane) too !

Would really like to get a hold of this one. :tup

Just been spinning the UK Mercury 'Limelight Series' LP of this. Bonkers !

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Let's not forget this surprise easy-listening hit!

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Oh yeah, that is a good one.

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THANKS U GUYS, I PICKED UP THE KIRK. man this is the lp w/ SERENADE TO A COOKOO! i was wrong, limelight has some cool stuff. but man i thought it was fluff over substance with them, i mean all that artwork. oh but the gerry mulligan limelights, man those are still horrible. omg.

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LOL! My favorite post-Baker Mulligan album is the Limelight Something Borrowed, Something Blue with Zoot Sims.

Let's not forget this surprise easy-listening hit!

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Oh yeah, that is a good one.

This album was my introduction to Paul Bley, and also the song Mr. Joy. I'd love to hear it again.

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