Blue Note’s Transition from Mono to Stereo – Updated Guest Post


DGmono has updated his excellent, authoritative and now greatly condensed story of Blue Note’s transition from mono to stereo, which I am delighted to publish on the permanent pages at LJC:

How They Heard It (Second Edition)

My thanks to Rich Capeless.

Note to budding authors: guest posts are especially welcome at LJC, as they allow me more time to goof off and listen to some music. If you have a burning topic on the theme of jazz/vinyl/audio you would like to write about, just drop me a line with your ideas.

LJC-HipHop-DJ-siPut your hands together and thank Richard Capeless, writing as DGMono, for his scholarly efforts to nail down definitively what this stereo thing was all about, how it happened, why it happened, and who it was that happened it..

To play you out, a little comparison, to theme:

A needledrop of Blue Note van Gelder mono, Little Johnny Coles, from DGmono

And now from DJ-LJC the stereo needle drop, Blue Note original vinyl BNST 84144

Different, you may prefer one over the other, but I recommend holding back on the much over-used word “better”.


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