Adventures in collecting "modern jazz": the classical music of America from the Fifties and Sixties, on original vinyl, on a budget, from England. And writing about it, since 2011. 100% coronavirus-free content.
Van Gelder fakes fake stereo: it’s all good! Selection: Kerplunk (Byrd) . . . Selection chosen for the scarce recording presence of Elmo Hope, and the young Byrd and McLean strutting their stuff backwards and forwards running the changes double … Continue reading →
LJC Hitchhiker’s Guide to Early Stereo continues, with further insight into the murky world of 60’s fake stereo This time, an example of a genuine fake. Selection: Slightly Hep pseudo stereo Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Kenny Rodgers (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor … Continue reading →
Blue Note Fake Stereo ’70s reissues: a public-interest post. For the Blue Note collector with a limited budget, and that is most of us I guess, reissues are an inevitable fact of life. It is also inevitable they will come across reissues which claim … Continue reading →