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thejab
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2002-10-10 11:49 am   Permalink

One of the most listenable Jackie Gleason records is "Riff Jazz" (great cover too). The lush string ones, though they have great covers, are sometimes a bit too syrupy.

The best 101 strings records are from the late 60s and into the 70s. The erotic one (the name escapes me) is amazing - it has moaning women throughout!

For dinner music (and make-out music!) I like George Shearing's albums "Velvet Carpet", "Black Velvet", Black Satin", "White Satin", etc. They're now on CD but I haven't had much trouble finding the records at flea markets, thrift stores, and garage sales.
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bigbadtikidaddy
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Posted: 2002-10-10 11:55 am   Permalink

I think my favorite latest album score is a Nina Simone album from the early 70's with covers of "Here comes the sun", "O-O-H Child" & "Mr Bojangles"
Chilling stuff!

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Kailuageoff
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2002-10-10 1:53 pm   Permalink

Herb Alpert is numero uno in Florida thrift bins as well, with Mitch Miller a close second & agreed the Mancini soundtrack for Peter Gunn is tremendous, but I haven't heard much else by him and need to do so. Thanks for the CD offer of the Dali album, but I'll not trouble you now since I hope to stumble across the lp. Gleason shows up fairly frequently down here (must be our proximity to Miami). The suggestion to check out George Shearing is great. I was just looking at his stuff in the local Borders book store two weeks ago. I remember hearing a wonderful album he did with Peggy Lee called The Beauty & the Beat. I'm still loking for that one. Some of Peggy Lee's solo stuff is good too. I just picked up an album of hers called "While a Cigarette was Burning". It's pretty gutsy for a white girl.

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thejab
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Posted: 2002-10-10 2:13 pm   Permalink

Peggy Lee's "Is That All There Is?" is one of the strangest, and best, songs she ever did. The whole album is great.
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Swanky
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Posted: 2002-10-10 2:38 pm   Permalink

I just found "Ole Ala Lee" for $1 at an antique store. I have not heard one of these songs before and they are great. Some lyrics that are slightly racey. I added it to my broadcast immediately. And she's easy on the eyes too.

I still don't understand how she got Mexicans to calm down about Manana.
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tikifish
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Posted: 2002-10-10 7:17 pm   Permalink

Yeah, Corey Hart... he blew chunks!
A lot of 80's stuff is hitting the thrift bins right now. And staying there, ahah!

I see an awful lot of Howard Jones too, come to think of it.



 
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Futura Girl
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Posted: 2002-10-11 12:26 am   Permalink

Inspired by this thread, I hit my local Sal's (Salvation Army) and Goodwill and bought a new bunch of records tonight. The big score was Van de Kamp's presents Les Baxter "Music of the Sixties" featuring a cover of Quiet Village of course! And I'm listening to my new Bert Kaempfert "Blue Midnight" album. Also picked up a couple of good Gleasons, The Latin Sound of Mancini, a 3 Hawaiiana discs, Sonny and Cher Live in Vegas! and more...

I am also into those kooky ones like "A Record of Quality brought to you by your Sanitone Drycleaner" This is a Columbia Records compilation... The cover just kills me - this guy standing in a grey flannel suit next to a chess board. What this has to do with Rosemary Clooney singing "Tenderly" I never guess?


 
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SugarCaddyDaddy
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Posted: 2002-10-11 01:30 am   Permalink

Personally, even though some of these smoooooth albums "are/have been/will be" released on CD, nothing gives me that cool feeling when I find them on vinyl. Seeing those cover pictures really does it for me...oh, and then sliding out that record and finding that the vinyl is unscratched! I can live with "Martini Scratches" (you know, the unsteady hand that removed the needle after a couple of good Martinis).

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Futura Girl
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Posted: 2002-10-11 03:49 am   Permalink

yah, i'm with you on that sugarcaddydaddy. there is nothing in the world like analog sound. please we have those cool record album frames from Restoration Hardware and we rotate our display of records in them each season! This time of year it's fall colors and stuff like "Music to Study by"

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2002-10-11 05:33 am   Permalink

Those "Adventures in Stereo" and the like can have some great extras like Ken Nordine giving examples of stereo and non-stereo. As long as they are cheap, I get them. You never know.

 
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tikifish
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Posted: 2002-10-11 05:37 am   Permalink

Oh, I do the 'theme' rotation in my restoration hardware frames too. Past themes have been:

-Vixens petting animals
-Women with martini glasses
-Percussive anything
-Women peeking from behind foliage
-Pastel colours
-Things with 'Polynesian' in the title

I love thinking up new perameters for the four frames. It helps to have a lot of crappy old records to choose from too.


 
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Kailuageoff
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Posted: 2002-10-11 07:16 am   Permalink

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I can live with "Martini Scratches" (you know, the unsteady hand that removed the needle after a couple of good Martinis).



Martini scratches: Thanks for the great phrasing, SugarCaddyDaddy. Just thinking about the term makes the albums sound better, and provides a cool rationale when someone obnoxiously asks why you want to listen to old records.

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tiki_kiliki
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Posted: 2002-10-11 12:52 pm   Permalink

Hey, just saw a preview last night of a made for TV movie about Jackie Gleason to be shown on Sunday Oct. 13th! I think it was on CBS? Looked good actually.



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thejab
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Posted: 2002-10-11 1:24 pm   Permalink

I read Jackie Gleason's biography and it was fascinating. Did you know he never rehearsed the Jackie Gleason Show ("The Honeymooners")? He just knew what the general story was going to be and ad libbed his lines!
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vintagegirl
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Posted: 2002-10-11 1:37 pm   Permalink

Swanky, I have one of those "Adventures In Stereo" albums. I have one of it's nutty intros on my answering machine.

And on another note, Enoch Light kicks ass!


 
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