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19 hours ago, Toadroller said:

I give up.

Derek Trucks is 40; Jonny Lang is 39. Some young'un had to step in and continue to demoralize us.

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On 5/5/2020 at 6:08 PM, Toadroller said:

Some great jazzy pop and audiophile-grade sonics here.  You’ll recognize Breakout.

I'll have to check that out. I'm a junkie for LPs with audiophile-grade sonics. In the meantime, I was sifting through my present collection so I could stand in the sweet spot and and listen while I sort the mail. I happened upon -- and played this to my delight: Nothing like grooving to a legend with a great rhythm section.

This album was released in 1966, and it still had the original price sticker on it--$5.79, which in today's money comes out to $45.82. There's a personal tie-in for me because I'm a Metheny fan, and when he saw The Beatles on Ed Sullivan on Feb.9, 1964, he picked up a guitar and started playing records. But in his case, he got a beater ES-175 from a pawn shop and started playing along with records in his dad's collection, in which some were by Wes Montgomery. Nothing like starting at the top.

And in case you're interested, here's the full album I listened to:

 

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Spun George Benson's 1972 album, "White Rabbit" on CTI, not his first album, but my first encounter with George Benson's music. It became a staple of my playlist through college. Here's the whole album. I love the Brazilian touches throughout this album, from the opening title track which makes great use of Brazilian percussionist, Airto Moiera, who plays shakers and other instruments he designed, and contributes well-placed wordless vocals. Rounding out the Brazilian connection, Benson plays a number titled, "Little Train," an improvisation of a signature Heitor Villa-Lobos composition, "The Little Train of the Capira."

I followed it up with another Benson album that came along a couple of years later, "Bad Benson." It opens with a unique approach to "Take Five as reimagined by Phil Upchurch and George Benson:

... and if you want to hear the whole album (which is what I listened to) ...

 

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For Memorial Day, I love spinning this LP of Sousa Marches. I got it from a used bin for $1.99 in great shape:

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... and Side 2:

This brings back fond memories. I was drum major in my senior year, and we played a Sousa march at every halftime at football games on weekends from September through November. It was a great feeling that I still experience whenever I hear any of these marches.

And July 4th isn't too far away either.

 

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