Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Esso Steel Band: Steel Band In Bermuda (1967)

 Edmar ELPS-1104

This was a thrift shop find. I picked it up many years ago with another Esso Steel Band LP (signed by all the band members!).

There's not a lot of info online about ESB. I assume the ESSO company (ExxonMobil) sponsored them, but how and why I don't know. The music was aimed at tourists,* but their steel drum playing is quite nice, and I like their laid-back singing style on songs like "Yesterday."

The only instruments credited are steel drums, congas and percussion, and the recording has an "authentic" aura. My other ESB LP is overproduced by comparison.

*from the back cover: "Here's a collection of tunes specially chosen because of their popularity in the hotels and night spots of Bermuda."

Wings Of A Dove

Yesterday

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Four Tops: Catfish (1976)

ABC Records ABCD-968

This was a thrift shop find (99¢). It was part of a batch of 70s soul, funk & disco that appeared to be from one collection. They were all in excellent condition and looked barely played. They didn't even need a cleaning. The title song "Catfish" is available as an mp3. The rest of this LP is not (yet) on CD.

At Not on CD, our goal is to post only tracks that are not available on CD or as mp3s. We hope to raise interest in these out-of-print LPs without taking away a single cent of revenue from those who profit from the sale of music. If you find any of these tracks available digitally, please contact us and they will be promptly removed.

Look at My Baby

I Know You Like It

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

McKendree Spring: Too Young To Feel This Old (1976)


 Pye 12124
This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in excellent condition inside and out, and still in the shrink wrap.

McKendree Spring recently reunited after thirty years and released a new 5-song EP.

Oh, What a Feeling
Too Young To Feel This Old

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick: These n'That n'Those (1986)

Rounder 3091

This was a thrift shop find (99 cents), new and sealed. 

At Not on CD, our goal is to post only tracks that are not available on CD or as mp3s. We hope to raise interest in these out-of-print LPs without taking away a single cent of revenue from those who profit from the sale of music. If you find any of these tracks available digitally, please contact us and they will be promptly removed.

I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling

Georgia Cabin

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pee Wee Russell and Oliver Nelson: Spirit of '67 (1972)

Impulse A-9147 

This was a junk shop find ($2). The shop had several shelves of used jazz LPs for $2 each. I was told that collectors had already been through them, but I found a few titles in good shape, several of which are not on CD.

Scott Yanow wrote of this LP "the charts are colorful and complement Russell well during what would be his swansong [sic]."

Ja-Da

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

I'm Coming Virginia

Friday, August 23, 2013

Joan Morris and William Morris: Lime Jello, An American Cabaret (1986)

RCA AML1-5830
Allmusic wrote of this album, "[Bolcom & Morris] have made many memorable recordings during their long partnership, but this live album may be their greatest triumph."

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in good condition, though with some crackle on the first track on each side. It is not on CD.

"A true masterpiece of cabaret." - Allmusic

Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise

Tamara, Queen of the Nile

Did You Ever Cross Over to Sneden's

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pee Wee Russell And Henry Red Allen: The College Concert (1967)

Impulse A-9137
This was a junk shop find ($2). The shop had several shelves of used jazz LPs. I was told that collectors had already been through them.

This LP is in good shape, with some mild surface noise. It is not on CD.

From the back cover:
"Henry Red Allen: trumpet
Pee Wee Russell: clarinet
Steve Kuhn: piano
Charlie Haden: bass
Marty Morell: drums" 

Pee Wee's Blues

2° East, 3° West

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge: Full Moon (1973)

A&M SP-4403
This was a junk shop find ($1). In addition to the rack of $1 LPs, the shop had several shelves of used jazz LPs for $2 each. I was told that collectors had already been through them, but I still found a few titles in good shape, several of which are not on CD. I'll post some of those next.

This LP was still in shrink wrap, so the original owner either didn't know or didn't care that it was a gatefold jacket, with a photo spread inside. There was no inner sleeve, which usually means the LP is pretty beat up, but this one survived in good shape, though there are some pops. "Loving Arms" appears on the CD The Millennium Collection: Best Of Rita Coolidge. The rest of the tracks are not on CD.

Hard to Be Friends

I Never Had It So Good

After the Fact