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  1. bresna

    Herbie Mann

    It does exist! Although I've heard about it here, I never did find a picture of it. From a recent eBay sale:
  2. It's not pointless for George though. It comes with a $25,000 check that I'm sure he would appreciate.
  3. Thanks. Great sound there. I'll have to try and get my hands on it. Does anyone know where I can buy this? I'd even pay for a good download at this point. I'd actually prefer a download since there were only 300 CDs made so a physical copy would probably cost more than I'm willing to pay. The Cellar Door label is defunct now, isn't it?
  4. Never heard of this one. Looks to be long gone too. How's the sound?
  5. bresna

    RIP Tina Turner

    But doesn't your feeling about "What's Love Got To Do With It" somewhat validate what I said? She left Ike in 1976, right when R&B was being subsumed by disco - in fact, her first two solo efforts were basically disco LPs ("Rough" & "Love Explosion"). It took her 8 years to finally break out with the LP "Private Dancer", which not only gave her her first #1 hit, it also garnered her 3 Grammys that year (1984). I just have to wonder if she had been able to break away from Ike years earlier, maybe she would have done this much sooner. I mean, think about it... she was 55 in 1984 and she was able to pump out 3 hit singles. Not a lot of rockers her age were still charting in the mid-80's. And FWIW, I can hear why some people don't like her singing. She definitely adds a lot of grit, particularly her held notes. On some songs it works, on others, it doesn't. I don't get why Frank Zappa gets so much critical acclaim. I've never been a fan. I get that he's trying to have fun and make a point, but the nonsensical lyrics often just rubbed me the wrong way. When I was a teenager, I had a couple of friends who would crank up "Dinah-Moe Humm" and I thought the lyrics sounded like something a stoner might write to Penthouse Letters.
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    RIP Tina Turner

    I've always been a big fan of Tina Turner's singing. Her cover of "Proud Mary" was one for the ages and her "What's Love Got To Do With It" is a blast to crank up. I never did get a chance to hear her live. It's too bad her early career was so messed up by Ike. You have to wonder how much bigger she would have been if she had been able to do what she did in the 80s, twenty years sooner.
  7. Was this ever issued under a different title? The discogs listing only shows a German LP from 1961 and 2 CD releases from 1999.
  8. Are you talking about "The Scene is Clean" on Milestone or "N.Y. Cats" on Steeplechase? There is not any added Latin percussion on "N.Y. Cats", not even on the one Latin tune.
  9. I'm feeling rather low as I prepare to head back to my hometown out in Western Massachusetts for my mom's funeral so I decided to put some Jazz on the turntable. As I looked at the racks, Frank Kimbrough's "Meantime" jumped out at me. These Newvelle LPs are oversized and the spines really stand out in the LP rack so they're tough to miss. But just like I miss Frank, I'm really going to miss my mom. Appropriate selection.
  10. This is my favorite Gonsalves recording & this OJC CD sounds really good. It's too bad it has an ugly "tab crunch". I hate when one of those jewel case tabs gets in front of the booklet and you close the jewel case before you realize it. They never come out. At least it's only one here.
  11. The Cars - Greatest Hits (Elektra). I need some workout music. 😀
  12. Contains George Benson's "The New Boss Guitar of George Benson" & McDuff's "Hot Barbeque"
  13. I assume you've heard that Mars Williams is going through some tough times right now? There's a Go Fund Me page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/marswilliams
  14. A hot cup of Gold Star Coffee's "Gourmet Blend". This blend of Colombian, Brazilian, Guatemalan & Kenyan coffees is really smooth. Gold Star Coffee out of Toronto is still the best place for whole bean coffee at a good price.
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