Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dan J. Smith (1968)

Real Records R102 

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in excellent condition, still in the shrink wrap. It is not on CD.

Dan J. Smith recorded two more LPs as "Reverend Dan Smith" that are available on CD. The track "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" has been digitized and posted on Youtube, and I've embedded it below as the sample track.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Earl Grant: Fly Me to the Moon (1963)

Decca DL-74454

This was a thrift shop find (99¢). The cover is in good shape, but the LP is worn, and it gets noisier closer to the label. I tried to chose quieter tracks for the sample tracks.

I don't love the organ in this context, but the band as a whole sounds good. According to wikipedia, Earl Grant had a top ten hit in 1958 with "The End," and this LP charted at #139, on what chart it doesn't specify. This LP is not on CD.

Associated equipment: Technics SL-7, Sonus SPM-4, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR 2.

Fly Me to the Moon

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