The Now Spinning/Recent Purchases Thread

JOv2

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Two Intrada releases -- Tiffany was just re-released. Hatari! is OOP, but I was able to find a reasonably priced SS copy.

Still need these three to finish up Hank. (To my knowledge Daddy was never re-issued by any of the s/t specialty labels while Charade and Maguires are expensive OOP issues.)
  • Charade (Intrada)
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
  • The Molly Maguires (Kritzerland)
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Tiffany's is probably my favorite. It's not like I've watched the movie several dozen times, but I'd watched it enough that I can immediately picture the scenes that all the music and cues were used in. I'd probably listened to the record from the age of four or five, but the movie rarely ever played on local TV, and it wasn't until I bought a Laserdisc player in the early 80s that I bought it as one of my first titles.

One stroke of genius on Mancini's part was the two versions of "Loose Caboose." As I recall, the party at Holly's apartment was already in full swing, just as the police were showing up. Paul and José meet in the bathroom to plot José's escape ("this I cannot have"), and as Paul makes his way back through the party to leave the apartment, that is when the more frantic and off-the-rails second version of "Loose Caboose" (faster tempo, taken up a minor third in key) is playing, an indicator that the party is careening even further out of control.

And on top of it, "Caboose" is a darn good song in any of its three versions. 😁
 

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Tiffany's is probably my favorite. It's not like I've watched the movie several dozen times, but I'd watched it enough that I can immediately picture the scenes that all the music and cues were used in. I'd probably listened to the record from the age of four or five, but the movie rarely ever played on local TV, and it wasn't until I bought a Laserdisc player in the early 80s that I bought it as one of my first titles.

One stroke of genius on Mancini's part was the two versions of "Loose Caboose." As I recall, the party at Holly's apartment was already in full swing, just as the police were showing up. Paul and José meet in the bathroom to plot José's escape ("this I cannot have"), and as Paul makes his way back through the party to leave the apartment, that is when the more frantic and off-the-rails second version of "Loose Caboose" (faster tempo, taken up a minor third in key) is playing, an indicator that the party is careening even further out of control.

And on top of it, "Caboose" is a darn good song in any of its three versions. 😁
I remember the movie too and in addition to the great music that party at Holly's scene was at times Hilarious Mickey Rooney was Funny as The Frustrated Mr Yunioshi "Miss Golily I must Protest". it was a fun movie to watch and even more fun The Soundtrack music One of Mancini's very best
 

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On a tear with the good Doctor lately...

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Great groovin' tune to start the proceedings, "A Matterapat":

 

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That happens a lot with me lately. I'll get sidetracked by an album or even a single song, then I'm off on a tangent listening to a bunch in a row.

This evening I sat down with Doin' The Thing queued up, and ended up adding Song For My Father and The Cape Verdean Blues. And I had to replay "Filthy McNasty" one more time, since Silver's solo on that just cooks...and I really get into how Roy Brooks changed from a swing rhythm in the head arrangement to a chugging straightahead beat through the solos.

Roy Brooks....there's an interesting fellow. I'd heard him at the jazz festival locally, probably back in the 80s. This was with his Artistic Truth band and the Aboriginal Percussion Choir. My buddy and I had walked in on the latter part of his set. I honestly can't say I remember any specific tune he played--it seemed to run on into one long piece. The band was haphazard and when they would finally get locked into a groove, he would start swinging his arms wildly behind the drum kit and they would all halt. Then he'd tentatilve tap on a drum or two, which was being mic'ed through a smaller Fender amp with the echo turned way up. So he'd hit the snare....BRAP BRap Brap brap brap...hit two toms, tap one or two other things, then somehow the band would come back in.

Rinse, and repeat. At least two more times. It'd just start getting good and he'd shut down the band once again for some noodling on the drum kit. Thankfully we weren't there to see Roy Brooks.

Only last year I got curious and looked up his bio. Then it made sense. He had a history of bizarre behavior going back to the mid 70s, and through the 80s was taking lithium to help with his mental condition. In the 90s it got worse when he quit taking the medication, and he had a few threatening run-ins with his neighbors, which finally led to his imprisonment in 2000. He was released in 2004 and placed a nursing home, and passed in 2005.
 

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In an Astrud Gilberto mood this morning. I've listened to THE ASTUD GILBERTO ALBUM from a Japanese SHM-CD reissue from 2016. This album's had a lot of reissues. This exact version isn't on Discogs - maybe I'll add it if I feel like scanning and stuff.

Next we're into I HAVEN"T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO. This is like the Brazilian cousin to Herb's WARM album with two tracks in common, plus "Wailing Of The Willow" which was on LOST TREASURES.

Maybe THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE after that - or maybe on to something else.

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Rudy

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I like Astrud's album with Stanley Turrentine. I may have to spin that one this afternoon.
 

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Listening to Starbuck "Moonlight Feels Right" (original album) (1976) & "Rock And Roll Rocket" (1977) which I downloaded on Apple iTunes!! Their 3rd & final album "Searching For A Thrill" (1978 on United Artists) as well as Bruce Blackman's other group Korona (1980 on United Artists) is NOT available on Apple iTunes.
 

Rudy

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This is one of about three albums where John Klemmer was in the sax section, and his "Excursion II" is featured on this record:

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Besides, how can anyone resist an album with a song entitled "The Magic Bus Ate My Doughnut"? 😁
 

JOv2

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The Cape Verdean Blues
That's my Horace go-to LP. Every selection is a winner. The African Queen, Pretty Eyes, Nutville, Mo'Joe... With Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson and JJ Johnson!
I've listened to THE ASTUD GILBERTO ALBUM from a Japanese SHM-CD reissue from 2016. This album's had a lot of reissues
Harry, do you hear any distortion on that issue? I tried 2 different CDs of her debute -- both had distortion so I gave up and found an old VAN GALDER-stamped Verve LP (VG++ which sounds fine).
Next we're into I HAVEN"T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO.
That's always been my personal favourite of the Verve cycle.
 

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Yes, the distortion is there on my 2 cds as well. I first bought a "Silver" compilation from Germany that included both of her first two albums and heard the distortion.

Then I ordered an SHM-CD from Japan and it sounded the same, so I've sort of accepted the distortion as inherent in the master recording.

Finding a clean LP is too difficult for something I don't listen too all that often.
 
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