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#1 Post by caruso » Tue Feb 11, 2003 11:16 pm

I have recently began exploring the wide world of vinyl and was wondering what experience others have in this arena. I just ordered Jay McShann's "Big Apple Bash" and Snooky Young's "Horn of Plenty". There is obviously a lot more music available on LP, so what are the coolest LPs you have in your collection?

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#2 Post by Kyle » Wed Feb 12, 2003 12:14 am

mine so far has to be "Swing Into Spring" by Benny Goodman

from AMG:

Released to tie in with a television show (Swing into Spring) in the late '50s, this LP features some exciting highlights from Benny Goodman's career including "Slipped Disc," "The Earl," a hot "Undecided" with vibraphonist Terry Gibbs, and Helen Ward's rendition of "I'll Never Say 'Never Again' Again." It may be hard to find but buy this if you see it. — Scott Yanow

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#3 Post by main_stem » Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:13 am

Oh that's easy, and I just got it last week. International Sweethearts of Rhythm. It's 16 cuts of the Sweethearts from live broadcast for the Jubilee Radio Show and the only four studio sides they ever recorded. These women were bad ass.

My other favorite is a Count Basie and Joe Williams LP of nothing but blues.

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#4 Post by KevinSchaper » Wed Feb 12, 2003 3:01 pm

Fletcher Henderson Big Reunion, 1957, I don't have it with me, but the personel listing is incredible, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster sitting next to each other on tenor, JC Higganbotham, Bennie Morton and Dickie Wells on trombones, Taft Jordan and Rex Stewart.. Jimmie Crawford on drums.. total jam session, yellin in the background and just blowin the doors off.. and from what I can find, it's not available on CD.

Buck Clayton Jam Session, How Hi the Fi - kind of a similar vibe, 4 12-14 minute songs, and it's this heavy ass shellac LP that just sounds amazing.

(and actually, that ones available on a CD box set.. )

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#5 Post by CafeSavoy » Wed Feb 12, 2003 4:20 pm

KevinSchaper wrote:Fletcher Henderson Big Reunion, 1957, I don't have it with me, but the personel listing is incredible, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster sitting next to each other on tenor, JC Higganbotham, Bennie Morton and Dickie Wells on trombones, Taft Jordan and Rex Stewart.. Jimmie Crawford on drums.. total jam session, yellin in the background and just blowin the doors off.. and from what I can find, it's not available on CD.
i think i saw that in rochester.

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#6 Post by Swifty » Thu Feb 13, 2003 8:08 am

Maybe I'll retrace our steps and grab it, Rayned. I'll make Mike rip it to CD...

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#7 Post by CafeSavoy » Thu Feb 13, 2003 8:52 am

Swifty wrote:Maybe I'll retrace our steps and grab it, Rayned. I'll make Mike rip it to CD...
haha...too late. he already has it.

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#8 Post by Mike » Thu Feb 13, 2003 8:56 am

The Big Reunion is available on CD, but it's rather rare... I had to pay $25 for it when I got it. I'll post more info about it when I get home.

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#9 Post by Swifty » Thu Feb 13, 2003 10:10 am

Guess I know where to find one then. :wink:

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#11 Post by Mike » Mon Feb 24, 2003 7:51 am

Sorry I forgot to get back... The full title is The Big Reunion: Fletcher Henderson All-Stars in Hi-Fi Under the Direction of Rex Stewart. Jazztone FSR-CD 44, released by Fresh Sound Records. I got it from CDNow when they were still around, you may be able to pick it up from Amazon now, but I think the only thing they list is "The Big Reunion" with no details whatsoever. Definitely worth getting, IMO, even for $25.

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#12 Post by Mike » Mon Feb 24, 2003 7:57 am

BTW, is there any recording date information on the LP? All they say in the CD liners is "summer of 1957"

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#13 Post by CafeSavoy » Tue May 20, 2003 10:06 pm

Mike wrote:Sorry I forgot to get back... The full title is The Big Reunion: Fletcher Henderson All-Stars in Hi-Fi Under the Direction of Rex Stewart. Jazztone FSR-CD 44, released by Fresh Sound Records.
Found a copy of the cd at Jazz Record Mart. I just found two Widespread
Depression Orchestra records, _Paris Blues_ and _Downtown Uproar_.
Now i guess i've have to hook up my record player and see if it still works.

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#14 Post by Swifty » Wed May 21, 2003 8:50 am

I had Downtown Uproar and Barnyard Boogie 2LP-on-1CD but it got broken. :(

Just whining.

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#15 Post by Lindy Bomb » Thu May 29, 2003 5:48 am

We have one local DJ, who's also the band leader of one of our local big bands, that only spins vinyl. He's got quite a collection of big band 78s, mostly late 30's and early to mid-40's. He says that he's found them in thrift stores, antique shops, garage sales, estate sales and even in the garbage. He and another local man have quite a comprehensive collection of big band 78s and we're trying to get him to dj regularly only, vinyl only.

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