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posted a comment on The Aquatones - Sing. about 1 month ago
Recorded or released? Curious. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
posted a comment on The Pogues - BBC Sessions 1984-1985. about 1 month ago
The CD sounds better and has more songs. Nine. Ten.
posted a comment on Meade Lux Lewis* / Charlie Spand - Honky Tonk Train Blues / Hastings Street. 2 months ago
Guitar and vocal on "Hastings Street" is by Blind Blake.
posted a comment on Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On. 3 months ago
Notes claim this was originally on Atlantic. It was on Dot. UK issue was on London. i guess Atlantic has more cachet.
Typical grey market label, pretty cheesy. Spend a few bucks and get Arthur's "The Greatest" on Ace. Or the o.p. comp on Razor and Tie.
posted a comment on Sun Ra - Egypt 1971. 3 months ago
Super rare hype stickers. I'm not going there. nine ten.
posted a comment on Sun Ra - Egypt 1971. 3 months ago
Or any exorbitant ones either. six seven eight nine ten.
posted a comment on Various - Bad Music For Bad People - Songs The Cramps Taught Us. 5 months ago
I also have all the "Born Bad" LPs and a bunch of these "Righteous" cash-ins. My faves are the three volume "Songs the Cramps taught us" boot CDs.
posted a comment on Brenda & The Tabulations - Dry Your Eyes. 7 months ago
I wish Ace records would put out a high quality Brenda and the Tabulations comp. These "Jamie/Guyden Dist. Corp." releases are apparently legit but they look like cheesy boots. And they're over twenty years old. And the current YouTube vids that... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground. 7 months ago
If you think you have enough girl group comps in your collection you're wrong. This set is one of the best things Numero has put out.
It's all obscurities and all good to great. I heard only two or three vaguely familiar tunes. A few of the cuts are... See full review
posted a comment on John Lee Hooker - Don't Turn Me From Your Door: John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues. 8 months ago
Enhanced? In what way? 5 6 7 8 9 10.
posted a comment on Various - For Dancers Forever: 25 Storming 60's Soul Sounds. 8 months ago
One of the earliest of Ace/Kent's many CD reissues of Modern material. Mostly Motown influenced tunes. Sound is ok but not as good as it would be on later Ace CDs.
posted a comment on Bettye Lavette. 9 months ago
I just went on YouTube and listened to her first record "witchcraft in the air" recorded when she was 16. Amazing!
posted a comment on The Drifters - The Drifters' 30 Greatest Hits. 9 months ago
"Soul Jam" is one of the better European p.d. labels with nice packaging and generally very good sound. But this one is compressed.
It's very LOUD.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Various - Vee Jay Doo Wop Volume 1. 9 months ago
Better than average bootleg sound on this series. Sound is full with decent dynamics.
posted a comment on Irma Thomas - Wish Someone Would Care. 10 months ago
Don't like how they messed with the cover art. Ten
posted a comment on Various - Pittsburgh's Favorite Oldies "At The Hop XI" West View Dance Land Revisted. 11 months ago
My copy is definitely a pressed CD. Not a CDr.
posted a comment on Public Image Ltd.* - Second Edition. 11 months ago
Also their affiliate "Plain Recordings." Shit reissues. Eight, nine, ten.
posted a comment on Sonny Boy Williamson (2) - Eyesight To The Blind. 12 months ago
Another reissue of Sonny Boy's early 50s pre Chess Trumpet sides. Great performances but definitely not hi fi.
posted a comment on Ray Charles - Let's Have A Ball. 12 months ago
These are early 50s Downbeat-Swing Time sides. Eight, nine, ten.
posted a comment on T-Bone Walker - The Original Source. 12 months ago
Most public domain labels are garbage but these Proper boxes are not bad, especially with the Mosaic LP box going for $400 and up.
posted a comment on Sonny Boy Williamson - Shotgun Blues. about 1 year ago
Pretty good sound on this one except the last three songs which are mastered from completely destroyed 78s.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on John Hartford. about 1 year ago
It's on YouTube. Supposedly uploaded from a mint VHS tape.
posted a comment on Various - Follow Me To The Popcorn: The Untold History Of The Belgium Popcorn Scene. about 1 year ago
Hello KidFrosbite, gritty.groovy.funky., williamsewardb
Hey guys I think that maybe Jazzman is paying tribute to the era of the record changer. Many two LP sets came like this in the 60s. Modern record collectors will cringe but you would stack up... See full review
posted a comment on PiL* - Metal Box. about 1 year ago
toothpick. toothpick. toothpick. toothpick. yeah! title slip plus bubble wrap.
posted a comment on Melvins - Melvins. about 1 year ago
My copy, which I bought new, had "lysol" covered not in tape but black magic marker which came off easily with light rubbing alcohol.
"Lysol" on the spine was not covered up. I still listed it in my collection as an "expurgated" copy but it looks original. See full review
posted a comment on Various - Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly. about 1 year ago
Would some kind soul burn me a copy of disc 4? I managed to snap mine in half removing it fro the case.
posted a comment on Various - Bass Culture Volume Four: Mash You Down - The Birth Of Dancehall 1978-1985. about 1 year ago
No Shit. And the claim that they were never available is wrong. I got mine from Ernie B. a few years ago.
posted a comment on Stag-O-Lee. about 1 year ago
Best to get Stag-O-Lee stuff through Crypt mailorder...or Import CDs if they're not sold out.
posted a comment on Bob Marley And The Wailers* With Peter Tosh - Bob Marley And The Wailers With Peter Tosh. about 1 year ago
Avoid "Hallmark" label at all costs. seven, eight, nine, ten.
posted a comment on Johnny Clarke - A Ruffer Version - Johnny Clarke At King Tubby's 1974-78. about 1 year ago
Late reply. There is a new 2CD set on VP/17 North Parade that is pretty awesome.
posted a comment on Lloyd Parks - Officially. about 1 year ago
Dub Store has been reissuing stuff from Federal. Nice if they would do this.
posted a comment on Dub Store Records. about 1 year ago
"Audiophile" and "Reggae" should not be mentioned in the same sentence. Considering the source material Dub Store does a fantastic job. I love this label.
posted a comment on Cultural Roots / Sammy Dread Feat. Danny Dread - Hell A Pop / Follow Fashion. about 1 year ago
Got my copy from Ernie B. a few years ago.
posted a comment on The Legendary Marvin Pontiac* - Greatest Hits. about 1 year ago
Nah. It's fake outsider music. I fell for the con and bought this CD. Mali? Get outta here.
posted a comment on Little Ann - Deep Shadows. about 1 year ago
All of these tunes are on the "Dave Hamilton's Detroit Dancers" CD series on Ace records. Ace is coming out with their own LP version which has some alternate takes and two early sides which are not on this "Timmion" LP.
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posted a comment on Skip James - The Complete 1931 Session. about 1 year ago
Yazoo's 2005 release "Hard Time Killin' Floor" is a great improvement.
posted a comment on Cornbread Records (2). about 1 year ago
I bought a couple Sun Ra reissues. About equal to the Scorpio reissues of years ago. Not so hot but not horrible.
posted a comment on Various - Reaching Out (Chess Records at FAME Studios). about 1 year ago
Anybody know why they changed the cover on this comp after only a year?
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies). about 1 year ago
Tons of CDs pressed at Phillips DuPont Optical (PDO) are no longer playable. There is much info online. Google PDO disc rot.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on The Yardbirds - Live Yardbirds (Featuring Jimmy Page). over 2 years ago
No matter which pressing you own it's a mess, even the Epic original...with atrocious audio and fake crowd sound from a bullfight dubbed in.
posted a comment on Blind Willie McTell - No One Sings The Blues Like... Vol.2. over 2 years ago
These are the "last sessions" recorded in the 50s. Same material as the early 60s Prestige issue.
posted a comment on Blind Willie McTell - No One Sings The Blues Like... Vol.1. over 2 years ago
These are the Library of Congress recordings recorded by John Lomax in 1940. Same as the mid 60s "Biograph" issue.
posted a comment on Johnny Guitar Watson. over 2 years ago
I love his 50s stuff. The 70s stuff is unlistenable.
posted a comment on Nella Dodds. over 2 years ago
Picture above is Barbara Lewis. Six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
posted a comment on Various - The Golden Age Of American Rock 'N' Roll - Special "Bubbling Under" Edition. over 2 years ago
Yeah. I thought ACE was meticulous about paying proper royalties.
posted a comment on Various - The Complete Satellite Recordings. over 2 years ago
The garbage Hallmark label must be avoided. eight nine ten.