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]."


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

The Same Thing
[Technics SL-7, Grado Blue, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2]

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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Floyd Cramer: Detours (1972)

RCA LSP-4676

This was a thrift shop find, in excellent shape inside and out. Cramer, backed by a rhythm section, runs through a series of classic and contemporary hits, as well as four original tunes.

"Spanish Eyes" appears on the Floyd Cramer compilation CD Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer. "Your Last Goodbye" appears on multiple compilation CDs. "Corn Crib Symphony" is available as an mp3. The rest of this LP is not on CD.

Associated equipment: Technics SL-7, Audio Technica AT-132EP, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2.

Honky Tonk (Part 2)


Together Forever (Cramer)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Andrés Segovia: The Guitar and I, Vol. II (1972)

Decca DL 7-10182
Side 1 of this album features Segovia talking about his history with the guitar, while side 2 is a studio recording of 15 studies for the guitar. This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in very good condition.

There are many Andrés Segovia compilation CDs, so I cannot be certain that some tracks from this LP are not on CD, however, they do not appear on The American Decca Recordings I, and I did not find any mp3s of these sample tracks. Please alert me if these tracks are available digitally, and they will be promptly removed. 

Associated equipment: Technics SL-7, Ortofon X1-MCP, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2. 

Giuliani: Larghetto in G Major

Giuliani: Allegretto in C Major
Sor: Con Calma in D Minor

Tárrega: Study in the form of a Minuet
My first exposure to classic and romantic music (Segovia speaking)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Staple Singers (1985)

Epic 26537
This album isn't listed on allmusic nor on the Staple Singers' wikipedia page. This copy appears to be a European pressing, but discogs lists an American version (Private I Records BFZ 40109), which was reviewed in People magazine. It contains The Staple Singers' cover of The Talking He@ds' Life During W@rtime. D@vid Byrne plays guitar on Back to the War.

Life During W@rtime

Back to the War

Monday, January 28, 2013

Antonio Barbosa: Chopin Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 & No. 3, Op. 58 (1970)

Connoisseur Society CS-2026

I always pick up any LP I see on the Connoisseur Society label. Their recordings were state of the art in their day, and some prefer them to modern recordings. This LP was a thrift shop find (99¢), and not especially well cared-for, but the recording quality makes up for the somewhat noisy surface.

From the American Record Guide (1971):
Some months ago I was moved to acclaim Barbosa's first recording (of the Chopin Op. 35 and 58 Sonatas) as the disc debut of an important new talent

From Records in Review (1972):
Barbosa finds something new and immensely stimulating to say about this music without resorting to time-worn cliches...

Note: The Ortofon X1-MCP cartridge is back from the shop. It was retipped with a nude elliptical stylus (it originally came with a bonded elliptical stylus). Starting with this post, all sample tracks will be digitized with the Ortofon again.

Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, Largo