Have been meaning to comment on several posts here. Feels like I'm back in 1970. Not a bad thing. That year, I got further and further into jazz. I began buying jazz records in 1965 (5th grade) and classical albums in '70. Bitches Brew, Don Ellis at Fillmore, Ballin'jack, Chicago II, Dreams, Sardonicus, BS&T 3, Tumbleweed, Stan Getz, Abraxas, Tom Scott, Sergio Mendes, Herbie Mann, Flock, Sarah Vaughn, Laura Nyro, Brian Auger, Grant Green and much more...
Heart Magazine: Baggy, I love this album. The first mixes/takes released were without Wilson sisters' consent. They had been on Mushroom records. They moved to CBS/Portrait. Wilsons took Mushroom to court asking for a cease & desist order against Mushroom. Judge refused, but gave Wilsons permission to rerecord and/or remix tracks so that the album would be to their liking. Their redone album has been in print on vinyl, CD and SACD 2ch since then. I've got a mint LP of the original mix. Highly doubt you'll ever see that version in print again. Also bought the redone album on LP, CD & SACD. Both Magazine and Dreamboat Annie are now owned by Capitol (now Universal.) IMHO, Dreamboat, Little Queen and s/t Capitol album are the only Heart albums that are better. SACD (redone) is best Magazine. dbx encoded LP is best Dreamboat Annie (requires dbx decoder.) Otherwise, Nautilus 1/2 speed LP is best analog Dreamboat Annie.
Louis Armstrong plays WC Handy is a great album. I bought this on CD (different cover) and single-layer SACD. One of my most played 2ch SACD's. Many of Armstrong's late 50's & 60's albums have stunning fidelity for their time. This one is no exception. Great music & fidelity! Great find! Looks like an early/1st mono pressing, Baggy.
Ballin'Jack - big fan of this band. Have all 4 of their albums. Friends of Hendrix from Seattle. This is the first LP and possibly their best. All have their moments. Met drummer Ronnie Hammon in the late '90's when he was with War. Hammon was floored that I knew of this band. Got to hang, shoot pool and a few shots with Lonnie Jordan and War in between sets at Shades (RIP), Aptakisic, IL. Also, caught War live at Chicago Theater on New Year's Eve '13/'14 w/Cheech y Chong. Hammon was not on drums then, however. Lead singer/bassist Luther Rabb (RIP) was also a member of late '70's/early 80's War lineup. This LP is the only one that has come out on CD. It was on a UK CD and a Japanese one. There was also a German counterfeit CD featuring the first 2 LP's. Waiting for Sony & Universal to release the other 3 LP's officially on CD. Until then, it's the LP's..
Dreams - One of my most played LP's & CD's. If you like BS&T, you'll love this disc. Brecker Brothers (RIP Mike), Billy Cobham, John Abercrombie (RIP) & Barry Rodgers (RIP) were part of this band. Rodgers was best known for salsa horn arrangements. No, this isn't a salsa album. With the tens of thousands of discs in my collection, this gets played once or twice a year. I can't give a better recommendation than that.
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