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posted a comment on Lloyd Parks - Officially. 2 days ago
Dub Store has been reissuing stuff from Federal. Nice if they would do this.
posted a comment on Dub Store Records. 4 days 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. 17 days ago
Got my copy from Ernie B. a few years ago.
posted a comment on The Legendary Marvin Pontiac* - Greatest Hits. 19 days 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. 23 days 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. 24 days ago
Yazoo's 2005 release "Hard Time Killin' Floor" is a great improvement.
posted a comment on Cornbread Records (2). about 1 month 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). 2 months 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). 2 months 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 on Various - Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 4 "Hippie In A Blunder". 3 months ago
Late reply. I bought the first 8 volumes from Norton records and they are as you describe, very cheap. I was gonna send them back but Norton got hit hard by hurricane Sandy so I let it slide.
posted a comment on The Yardbirds - Live Yardbirds (Featuring Jimmy Page). 6 months 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. 6 months 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. 6 months 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. 8 months ago
I love his 50s stuff. The 70s stuff is unlistenable.
posted a comment on Nella Dodds. 9 months 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. 9 months ago
Yeah. I thought ACE was meticulous about paying proper royalties.
posted a comment on Various - The Complete Satellite Recordings. 10 months ago
The garbage Hallmark label must be avoided. eight nine ten.
posted a comment on That'll Flat ... Git It!. 10 months ago
First 26 vols. came in jewel cases. Beginning with vol. 27 Bear switched to digipaks.
posted a comment on Neil Young - Decade. about 1 year ago
Great sounding reissue. Neil's note are impossible to read, even with a magnifying glass.
posted a comment on Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Outtakes. about 1 year ago
Great CD! I always wondered why "Ramblin" Gamblin" Willie" isn't on it.
posted a comment on Wire - 154. about 1 year ago
It's difficult to remove the discs without leaving marks. Especially disc 3 of the "Chairs Missing" and "154" sets which is packed very tightly to the back cover of the book. I removed them VERY carefully and still managed to get a couple small marks on ... See full review
posted a comment on Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory. about 1 year ago
Before paying between $100-$200 for a clean copy of the original LP keep in mind that there is over 34 minutes of music on side A and over 28 minutes on side B. Dynamics are poor. This is one of those cases where the CD sounds better.
posted a comment on Sun Ra - Astro Black. about 1 year ago
Total agreement plus I didn't get the poster of the original cover.
posted a comment on The Dead C - Load. about 1 year ago
Edition of 4 and 3 people have it. There's one copy floating around out there.
posted a comment on The Sun Ra Arkestra - Black Utopia: Sun Ra Lectures & Rehearsals. about 1 year ago
There were apparently three different versions of this release. The edition of 40 listed above plus two others. My copy, which I bought mail-order from Dusty Groove in Chicago lacks the DVD and the printing on the "rehearsal" LP jacket is black instead ... See full review
posted a comment on Freddie Hubbard - Here To Stay. about 1 year ago
Yeah DOL is to be avoided. I recently picked up a Sun Ra reissue on this label which is unlistenable.
posted a comment on Elmore James - The Blues In My Heart The Rhythm In My Soul. about 1 year ago
An 8 track tape from 1960? I searched for "Music Trends" which is what it says on the back of the box in one of the images above. All their releases seem to be from 1973.
posted a comment on Chuck Berry. about 1 year ago
"Chuck Berry's Golden Decade", or more succinctly the new Sundazed comp.
posted a comment on Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. about 1 year ago
Avoid Charlie. It's a bootleg label . Three more words.
posted a comment on Joe Houston - Rockin' At The Drive In. about 1 year ago
A collection of singles that came out as early as '52. Pretty sure the LP was released in '56.
posted a comment on The Teddy Bears / Jody Reynolds - To Know Him Is To Love Him / Endless Sleep. about 1 year ago
A 7 inch picture disc from 1958. I doubt it.
posted a comment on Jody Reynolds. about 1 year ago
Sounds about right. And his early 45s were on "Demon" records.
posted a comment on Various - The Godfathers Of Psychobilly. about 1 year ago
I found this one and it's companion volume "Roots of..." at half-priced books for 4.99 each. Good cheap ones for the car.
posted a comment on Various - Nasty Rockabilly. about 1 year ago
Also, the vinyl series had notes on each song which are missing in the CD box.
posted a comment on The Doors - Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine. over 2 years ago
A fairly common practice in the days when record changers were common. Side 1 woulds finish then the other record would drop and side 2 would play, then flip both records over and side 3 then 4 would play. My copy of "Electric Ladyland" is like this.
posted a comment on Sun Ra And His Arkestra* - Thunder Of The Gods. over 2 years ago
Sundazed vinyl has always been hit or miss. nine ten.
posted a comment on Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* - I Roam The Cosmos. over 2 years ago
Just got my copy. It sounds fine... no sign of "groove cramming" that I can hear. It's "mastered by Peter Beckmann at technology works". A search for his name here on Discogs informs that he's the guy who's done all of the Art Yard Sun Ra reissues.
posted a comment on The Scientists (2) - A Place Called Bad. over 2 years ago
Bought mine directly from Numero. Single was included in shipping box but didn't seem to be part of the package. Guess the 7" is mail-order only.