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I've slowly been pawn shopping for components around my phonograph... receiver... and today the speakers.

1st spin? The Pretenders first album. Damn that's a great bunch of tunes.

1st tune? Kid. What a great solo.

What phonograph and speakers do you have, and what are you looking for in a receiver?

And today I spun:

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This album wastes no time getting underway. First song on side 1 is "Keep Your Hands to Yourself." This is a great rocker and the recording quality is something else, being an EMI and all. Loved it.

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Sounds like a good night at the MD Matthes!

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i do believe this guy is just about the damnedest guitarist I ever heard...

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I've slowly been pawn shopping for components around my phonograph... receiver... and today the speakers.

1st spin? The Pretenders first album. Damn that's a great bunch of tunes.

1st tune? Kid. What a great solo.

What phonograph and speakers do you have, and what are you looking for in a receiver?

And today I spun:

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This album wastes no time getting underway. First song on side 1 is "Keep Your Hands to Yourself." This is a great rocker and the recording quality is something else, being an EMI and all. Loved it.

If you like this album, you will just LOVE Dan Baird's solo album 'Love Songs For The Hearing Impaired.' It rocks every bit as hard with fantastic songs. I actually like it better. One of my favorite albums.

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Killer album. The ultimate version of Season of the Witch.

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Yesterday, Frankie's 1st volume of greatest hits on Reprise. These are the ones that charted in the '60s such as My Way, That's Life, The Summer Wind, etc. I'm not a fan of the production of My Way (1st track) so I skip right to The Summer Wind. I love that song.

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Followed it with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Great album all around; tight ensemble, killer songs, devlishly clever lyrics, and some of the best sound quality you'll hear on a pop album.

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Today the wife's at home, so while we were surfing and playing Sudoku, it was this one. Great songs and sonics on a pristine, great sounding LP I plucked from a $1.50 bin. I really like her slide work.

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Yesterday, Frankie's 1st volume of greatest hits on Reprise. These are the ones that charted in the '60s such as My Way, That's Life, The Summer Wind, etc. I'm not a fan of the production of My Way (1st track) so I skip right to The Summer Wind. I love that song.

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Followed it with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Great album all around; tight ensemble, killer songs, devlishly clever lyrics, and some of the best sound quality you'll hear on a pop album.

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Today the wife's at home, so while we were surfing and playing Sudoku, it was this one. Great songs and sonics on a pristine, great sounding LP I plucked from a $1.50 bin. I really like her slide work.

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Nice choices.

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Though Steve Miller had many hits later in the seventies and some, in the eighties that eclipsed his earlier music, the earlier albums are my favorites; the second incarnation of the band with Boz Scaggs just smokes.

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just watched this documentary this week, made me download some tunes i lisrtened to in college.

newbies should get "truth & soul", it is their finest hour;

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I had a bunch of housework to do and nothing gets me going like some good drummer-driven Big Band. This was recorded about 55 years ago and featured Anita O'Day on vocals and his killer trumpeter, Roy Eldridge.

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Next I moved on to Count Basie. I picked up this record at a record fair/meet. It was recorded by Metro/Verve, but this edition was mastered and pressed by Deutsche Grammophon and it sounds like they're in the room. Great clarity and dynamics from one of the tightest big bands ever.

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I finished off the workday with Schubert's symphony no. 9 in this box set. I see these box sets go for anything from $18 to $90 on eBay. I picked up 16 of them at a Goodwill for $1 each. Four records per set. And in general I've found that box sets usually haven't been played. Schubert's No. 9 is named "The Great," aptly I might add. That recording is Charles Munch conducting the Boston Symphony, originally on RCA's Living Stereo series; the originals can be a lot more expensive. The Time/Life reissue collection ain't too shabby sounding either. Mozart gets most of the press for being a brilliant composer who died too young at 35. Schubert died at 31 and left a similarly large body or very high quality work. In his own time he was a short pudgy guy, les than 5' tall with the nickname of "Schwammerl", variously translated as "Tubby" or "Little Mushroom." Even so, he may have died of syphilis.

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I didn't technically spin this; it came on the radio:

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I have some CDs and LPs by Narciso Yepes and Goran Sollscher. The Yepes recordings blew me away; the Sollschers from 30 years ago, not so much, but that could have been the recording quality and/or before he mastered the extended range classical guitar, invented by Yepes.

Today I heard a movement from a Bach cello suite, transcribed and played by Sollscher. It was obviously an extended range guitar; the bass lines were rich, full, and deep. So was everything else about this recording and performance. Sollscher has followed in Yepes' footsteps and then some. I recommend you chasing down some of his extended range guitar recordings. They are significant in musical performance, development of a genre, and have drop-dead gorgeous sonics. I may have to get off my high horse and buy some of these CDs.

I believe Sollscher's playing an 11-string guitar here and I think Yepes mainly played a 10-string. Not only do these guitars have more range, they make the standard guitar range sound better too because it sits squarely in the sweet spot of the guitar's overall range. You also get the benefit of more sympathetic overtones from all those strings.

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I didn't technically spin this; it came on the radio:

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I have some CDs and LPs by Narciso Yepes and Goran Sollscher. The Yepes recordings blew me away; the Sollschers from 30 years ago, not so much, but that could have been the recording quality and/or before he mastered the extended range classical guitar, invented by Yepes.

A killer player. My best friend took a lot of photographs of him ten years ago for a big exhibition. Apparently he was a great guy. They kept contact for some years after that.

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Fantastic album:

Great one - have it in the car for a week now.

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Early Gallagher with Taste - not all good but the remastered versions of the studio albums are great.

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^^^

Appearing tomorrow in beautiful Wauconda, Illinois & tickets available at the door!

www.enuffznuf.com

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early Dave Edmunds

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Yup! Gifted to me by a customer. Lucked out there! The speed is just a tad off, doesn't bother me when listening but it does if I play along.

DP-45F?

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Does the speed adjustment dial still work?

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