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.
HOTTEST COVERS More late entries! I’ve caved in under pressure, 18 late entries join the foot of the post and added to the Poll. It’s only a bit of Christmas fun isn’t it? No LJC, covers is serious. Nice blog. Shame if anything … Continue reading →
Many Blue Note covers are iconic, a few, more colonic. Restricting to selection from the 150 covers I own (some admittedly as reissue) – no point in torturing myself with records I don’t own, or are glad I don’t own, LJC … Continue reading →
‘Round about the same time as many versions of Monk’s classic composition ‘Round About Midnight were being recorded, in 1957, the wildly eccentric singer Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded I Put a Spell on You. A while back I recall coming across a … Continue reading →