Paris was obsessed with Jazz the moment it hit in the 1920's and by the
40's there were many Jazz clubs. In my top 10 places to visit in a time
machine is the cellar club Tabou and of course the other Parisian Jazz clubs. These clubs were rowdy and loud so they
tended to be short lived.The clubs and clientele were migratory. These clubs were where the Jazz
inspired artists of the time gathered. The American Jazz artists loved
Paris and Europe because they were treated so much better than in the
US. This must have been a welcomed culture shock. It is amazing any Jazz
artist came back to the US all. I know I wouldn't have looked back.
I have annoying friends who tell me about seeing Hendrix 2 or 5 times but hey at least I have these video clips.... Nope doesn't cut it I'm still jealous as hell. Anyway the version of Red House below is superb.
Another killer release from Secret Stash Records. This time on pink vinyl with bonus 45. These guys know how to reel us in quickly. Osadebe is my favorite Highlife artist so when I heard his band had a split in London in 73 I knew the musicians were high quality. I didn't even question if this record was going to be good I knew it was going to be special. Around noon today I chilled out and gave this record a spin and it is superb. Thank you Secret Stash Records.
I ordered as soon as I got the email notice. I'm 123 of 350. If there are any available you should place an order.
My LED lighting makes it look orange instead of pink. I never tire of turntable porn so check out these two 5 second exposures.
Interesting speaker enclosure design for the Olsen speaker LC-1A. I have to get my hands on one of these some day. Although I think the Bill Woods post regarding a cabinet design by Olsen would be best but only one way to find out which is to build both.
Just noticed there was a trailer for the Moondog movie in the works. This is exciting.
Janice Wong does a great version of Birds Lament. Birds Lament was written by Moondog after the passing of Charlie Parker aka Bird. According to Moondog Bird dropped by his doorway often and they talked music and even talked of collaborating on a record. This was not to be as Bird passed after that conversation. Could you imagine a Charlie Parker Moondog record? Almost as cool as my dream of a long lost Moondog And Sun Ra collaboration recording.
I have been researching these Baltik electrostatics from I suppose Russia correction Latvia but can't find very much info on them. If you recognize these or have additional information please comment on this post. These are very cool looking speakers. They look like they were made in the late 70's or early 80's but that is another guess.
“I like big horns and I cannot lie, those little horns make me cry” Tom Danley "Simple. A horn is just a reasonably rigid boundary for an air column. Now all you have to do is figure what shape to make it." PWK