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  • #31
    The year so far....

    For a number of reasons I've not been buying much this year but so far i have had 2 big blow outs. King bee for my birthday the other week and the Manchester record fair on Saturday. So here are my finds of the year so far:


    1st up, form King bee, Sifters and the general Chorlton area...

    Cockney Rebel / The Psychomodo - Not really my bag, got it for the drum break
    The Association / ST - Not really listened to this yet, seemed OK form a quick needle drop
    Todd Rundgren / Back To The Bars - Again, I've not listened to this properly yet
    Robert Goulet / Both Sides Now - Erm.... cant remember but i think it was a bit pants.
    Mandingo / Tigers In The Night - This is the first Mandingo LP I've got/heard and i actually paid proper money for it. Think I'm beginning to give up on the idea of finding some records in charity shops for pence..
    Herb Larson / Sax Appeal - Some nice uptempo cover versions.
    Charles Groves / Overture Spectacular! - Another S2S for the collection
    Howard Blake / Hammond In Percussion - More S2S but this time a half decent one
    Franck Pourcel / The Franck Pourcel Sound - S2S
    Geoff Love / Puccini - S2S
    Manuel / The Sun The Sea & The Sky - S2S
    Robert Delgado / 20 South American Dancing Hits - A comp of some of the not so good Robert Delgado tracks


    Chorlton part 2 (apologies for the filthy rug)

    Johnny Hammond / Wild Horses Rock Steady - Some nice funky Hammond
    Fredde Hubbard / Sky Dive - One of the better more jazz CTI releases, before they got all smooth Jazz and disco. Which leads nicely into:
    Lalo Schifrin / Black Widow - Bit of a disco tainted let down..
    Gene Harris / In A Special Way - Not too bad....
    Carmel / The Drum Is Everything - 80s jazz but tracks of my tears is OK
    Bo$$ / Born Gangstaz - This LP showcases everything which was bad about early 90s hip hop. Bit of a gimmick, unnecessary bad language, slick production and spelling things with a "z" instead of a "s". having said that i really like it and it brought back memories of my paper round..
    Digital Underground / Same Song - Another blast from the past.


    Manchester Record Fair

    Ramsey Lewis / Them Changes - Some great live performances (which also appear on his Tobacco Road LP).
    Billy Cobham / Life & Times - Not really listened to this yet
    The Equinox / Hard Rock - Seemed OK on first listen
    Marvin Welsh & Farrar / ST - The shadows trying to get down with the kids, didn't do a lot for me.
    Redbone / Beaded Dreams Through Turquoise Eyes - Got an early Redbone LP that i quite like but this is a bit bland.
    Nigel Bates / Chappell AV Series - 80s Lib
    Dave Anthony / Popsie - Think this is fairly well known and the second one I've had my hands on. Do they all skip at the beginning of the 1st track?
    David Fanshawe / African Sanctus - Another well known LP that I've only just got hold of. Nice if a bit scary in places...
    Guitar Workshop / Pop go the Classics - Collaboration between Johnny Harris and Tony Hatch doing pop guitar covers of classical music. Couple of nice tracks.
    Keith Mansfield / All You Need Is - I must admit i cant see why this LP commands a high price. Yes, the break is nice as is the rest of the song and a few other bits, but it didn't blow me away.
    Premier Mundial / 2:001 - A foreign TOTP style LP with a nice version of Also Sprach Zarathustra.
    Cepenada coahe.... (i don't have the required letters on my keyboard but it looks Russian) - I had no idea what this would be as i cant read any of it. Turns out its pretty standard swing jazz. Its on green vinyl though.

    And Finally...........


    Vero Nori / A Rainbow Of Hits - A £1.00 punt that i nearly put back as the vinyl is pretty trashed but glad i didn't. Some real nice cover versions of "Too Young", "Whats Going On" and "Iron Side" all in that sort of big band/easy/funk style. Pretty much every track is enjoyable and there are even a couple of drum breaks for those of us of that persuasion. I have no idea who Vere Nori is but this sounds a bit like a cross between the best bits of fausto papeti and Max Greiger.. Anyone have this LP, know anything about it? A google search through up a complete blank... So far this is my find of the year..
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    • #32
      Saturday started with a very very small recordfair in The Hague, all records one euro...



      Johnny & Orquestra Hey Mal Yo ... Dutch rare groove, hard to find and a longtime want, one tracker which does not live up to my expectation, one afro song called "African Woman"
      Dutch Treat Tranquility ... Dutch jazz, never saw or heard it before, smooth Fender Rhodes jazz record
      Joe Simon better than ever
      Chris Barber Drat That Frattle Rat ... Second copy in one week, spare
      J.A.L.N. Band Live ... 12"Inch, spare
      Os Batuquiros Patola o Siri ... Nice Bossa Nova Album



      Tania Maria Taurus ... Two great jazzdance tracks, "Que Vengan Los Toros" & "Eruption"
      Brenda Patterson Keep on Keepin' on ... Groovy female vocals

      After the recordfair I bought some food that made me ill, food poisoning almost made me not go to Utrecht. I only went in the sunday afternoon for 4 hours, so a bit dissapointing, I didn't dig all the crates, only bought some good records which I knew where good.



      Lonnie Liston Drive ... Long long time want, classic, organ at his best
      Reuben Wilson Blue mode ... Another funky organ Blue Note
      Randy Weston African Cookbook ... Just finished listening, killer album of African-tinged jazz
      Thad Jones Total Eclipse ... From 1980, but so funky, listen!!!

      http://www.demonfuzz.com/ebayaudiocl...s_mellewis.mp3

      Bobby Bryant Hair ... Nice souljazz album, together with Stan Kenton/James Last the best "Hair" efforts I heard
      Jaques Loussier Pulsion ... Piano and Drum, groovy and sampled by Eminem



      Johnny Mbizo Dyani Witchdoctor's Son Together ... Great South African Jazz, tipped by L*x, thanks
      The Peppers ST ... Songs that give you a smile
      Assagai Afrorock ... Minted up my copy, great Afrorock songs
      Eddie Harris E.H. in the UK
      Opa Magic Time ... Moreira's produced album
      Various Artist Afro Rock Festival ... Raw and Funky
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      • #33
        Keith Mansfield / All You Need Is - I must admit i cant see why this LP commands a high price. Yes, the break is nice as is the rest of the song and a few other bits, but it didn't blow me away.

        forget the break and just listen to the tunes - i rate this album big time - solid production and killer playing throughout - listen again is my advice to you !!
        Rockwell
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        • #34
          Originally posted by flytipper View Post
          Keith Mansfield / All You Need Is - I must admit i cant see why this LP commands a high price. Yes, the break is nice as is the rest of the song and a few other bits, but it didn't blow me away.

          forget the break and just listen to the tunes - i rate this album big time - solid production and killer playing throughout - listen again is my advice to you !!
          thumbs up from me too. One of those albums that I heard first on CD (RPM reissue) and 'had to' seek out the original.
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          • #35
            Originally posted by Mr Muench View Post
            Cepenada coahe.... (i don't have the required letters on my keyboard but it looks Russian) - I had no idea what this would be as i cant read any of it. Turns out its pretty standard swing jazz. Its on green vinyl though.
            I can't quite read it, but it looks like it's by Orkestr Omega Pundstrema (or Lundstrema), or something along those lines.

            That Vero Nori looks extremely interesting - what's the full tracklisting? Any original compositions?

            EDIT - Vero Nori appears to be an Italian clarinettist/saxophonist who played in the Hot Club De Palermo with Nino Rota in the 1950s.
            Last edited by Lord Thames; 20-04-2009, 12:33 AM.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Kratgraver View Post
              Johnny Mbizo Dyani Witchdoctor's Son Together ... Great South African Jazz, tipped by L*x, thanks
              Classic album! Will have to dig that out and give it another spin. Love the cover art, too.

              Crossed two long time wants off my list on Saturday.


              This is stunningly good. Ray Russell on top form and some great blowing from Skidmore and Surman. Don't know the piano player but enjoying his contribution muchly.



              'nuff said. Once you've heard the theme you never get it out of your head.

              Also picked up a Japanese 60s/70s leather bound album containing three flexidiscs and 48 erotic cards (ukiyoe prints, Arabian Nights/Perfumed Garden, cheesecake nudes). Might scan some of those over the next few days.
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              • #37
                Originally posted by Mr Muench View Post
                Dave Anthony / Popsie - Think this is fairly well known and the second one I've had my hands on. Do they all skip at the beginning of the 1st track?
                Very envious of this! Sie Vulture played me this LP years ago and I've been on the lookout for a copy ever since - I don't hold out much hope of finding one up here Give me a shout if it ever becomes a trade
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by d7bohs View Post
                  There was a record fair in Naas?!

                  Actually, couldn't have gone, so perhaps better I didn't know.....

                  Nice haul.
                  Some punter in Freebird mentioned it. Said the guy organising it has no idea of advertising/marketing. Doing others in similarly odd locations.

                  http://soundzpromising.com/dates.html

                  They're not showing much love to us Dubs....
                  Last edited by emperor tomato ketchup; 20-04-2009, 12:32 PM.
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by emperor tomato ketchup View Post
                    Some punter in Freebird mentioned it. Said the guy organising it has no idea of advertising/marketing. Doing others in similarly odd locations.

                    http://soundzpromising.com/dates.html

                    They're not showing much love to us Dubs....
                    the organiser was very disappointed with Tipperary. 20 punters and just one CD sold - for a tenner.
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Plainstone View Post



                      'nuff said.
                      Too Right - - just scorched the old briefs when I saw the pic of the "Conversations" - if the film poster match this cover I'm in for one of those too..!

                      Top job Sir..!

                      Originally posted by Plainstone View Post
                      Also picked up a Japanese 60s/70s leather bound album containing three flexidiscs and 48 erotic cards (ukiyoe prints, Arabian Nights/Perfumed Garden, cheesecake nudes). Might scan some of those over the next few days.
                      These - nudge, nudge wink, wink.. eh... I'd be keen to see... as many VG-plus-ers would be too... say no more Gov...
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                      • #41
                        Decent ones from a charity for a change:

                        Roy Head - Same People (nice white funk with country leanings, Neighbour Neighbour and versions of I was Born A Free Man and She's About a Mover are good)
                        Led Zeppelin II (us copy, didn't have it)
                        Small Faces - First Hits Album (nice cheapo comp from 72, lots of early stuff I didn't have)
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                        • #42
                          whilst building my Expedit at the weekend, I listened to the following very recent arrivals.

                          Beach Boys: Holland
                          Angelo Bond: Bondage
                          Richie Havens: The Great Blind Degree

                          they are all very nice indeed and not very jazzy, D.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by alanmck View Post
                            whilst building my Expedit at the weekend
                            First, second or third
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                            • #44

                              Top left, MACK c1975 Canadian hard rock
                              Top right, THE CORRIES were an institution where I grew up, couldn't resist this quasi psychedelic cover art
                              Bottom left, INGA RUMPF from 1980. I do like Atlantis, but I reckon this is going to be too far into her new wave stuff to be interesting
                              Bottom right, RALPH McTELL comp. Superb condition, tucked away in the wilds of Alfreton.Cool.



                              Top left, BROOK BENTON great 1970 LP, not fan of his earlier stuff, but this is nice condition.
                              Top right, AL HAIG MEETS THE MASTER SAXES Volume One - Coleman Hawkins, Wardell Gray, John Hardee. I know nothing about Jazz and see very little around, so I'm hoping this is gonna be good!
                              Bottom left, SIMON PHILLIPS solo LP, didn't know this existed!
                              Bottom right, RUSS BALLARD, another guilty pleasure!



                              ROUGH DIAMOND, 70's funky hard rock, saw them live in another life, not very good really. Realised I no longer had the vinyl and never seen the CD version...
                              POLYPHEMUS Cool new Psych sounds. Vinyl limited to 500 copies apparently.
                              A few good charity shop finds, and a couple from Robs Records. I had gone to a new local record fair in the morning and found less than zero. £45 for a reissue of a Black Sabbath album?????
                              Last edited by Harvey Mettle; 20-04-2009, 02:31 PM.

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                              • #45
                                Some Eastern European jazz bizness, incl. covers of Moanin', Night in Tunisia etc.
                                Gotta love the title "The Jazz in the socialist countriues"

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