Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Chocolate: Monsieur Chocolate Prefiero El Son (1980)

SAR Records SLP 1009
This was part of a haul of 38 records from the thrift shop. I sometimes research records on my phone before buying them, but I bought this on sight because it looked interesting. $1.99, in very good shape. It is not on CD.

Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros was a Cuban trumpeter.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Eric Schoenberg: Acoustic Guitar (1977)

Rounder Records ‎– 3017

I picked this up at a stoop sale along with Schoenberg's other solo album, Steel Strings. Both were in very good condition. Neither are on CD.

Steel Strings is a solo acoustic guitar album, while this album has both solo tracks as well as duets with various bass players. "Lady Madonna" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" have been posted on youtube:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

KVIL Christmas Vol. II


It's not my intention to turn this into a Christmas music blog. It's just that this LP has been sitting by my desk with a Post-it on it that says "Not on CD" for a long time, and I want to tidy up.

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in excellent condition. The singing style on most of the tracks is not to my taste, however, "White Christmas," the only track performed by The Texas Girls Choir, is a standout. It is not on CD.

White Christmas

Grado ZF2/Gold, Technics SL-7, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Eastman Frənch Horn and Trombone Choírs: Music For Christmas

Sto1at Records SZM 0120 

Christmas is over, but here's a record that can be part of your Christmas Mix 2017. I was going through my overstock, and I found this LP, which I've never posted here. It has a nice version of Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, one of my favorite Christmas songs. It is not on CD. 

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in very good condition. 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Grado Blue/Paratrace, Technics SL-7, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas At Garden State Plaza

Blake Productions ‎ LPM/S 669

I love Christmas music performed by brass bands, and this quintet is very good, so I'm posting it again for 2016. This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in great shape. Unfortunately, the pressing is noisy.

Side 1 features The Festival Brass Quintet, ‎and Side 2, The Riverside Church Carillon.

Presumably this record was sold at the Garden State Plaza shopping center, or perhaps it was given away with a purchase. It is undated, but if I had to guess, I'd say 1972 ±5 years.

Technics SL-7, Sonus SPM-4, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2.

Christmas At Garden State Plaza: The Festival Brass Quintet (excerpt)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Pete King Chorale: Christmas Time

Kapp Records KL-1214 
Here's 2016's first Christmas LP. This was a thrift shop find, in good shape. It is not on CD. The mp3 album is available on Amazon UK, but according to wikipedia "Amazon.com sells music only to US customers while Amazon.co.uk sells music only to UK customers."

The album has been digitized and posted on youtube.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Godfrey Hirsch: At Pete's Place, New Orleans

Coral CRL 757475

This was a thrift shop find ($1.99), in excellent shape, part of a haul of three Pete Fountain-related LPs. It is not on CD.

The cover is a tad deceptive: Pete Fountain appears (out of focus) in the background but does not play on the record. Pete's band, however, does, including Eddie Miller on tenor sax on several tracks. It has been digitized and posted on youtube.

Bass – Oliver Felix
Drums – Nick Fatool, Paul Edwards
Guitar – Paul Guma
Piano – Earl Vuiovich
Tenor Saxophone – Eddie Miller
Vibraphone – Godfrey Hirsch

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

After You've Gone (1975)

Concord CJ-6 

A recent find in an Oxfam shop in England for 2£, in very good shape. The Internet reveals that there was a CD release in 2000, but it is out of print. Features Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Jake Hanna, Plas Johnson, and George Duke.

A YouTuber has digitized a track from the LP.