Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Here's what prompted to me post the Stan Getz recordings. My refurbished 45 player still runs GREAT! We had the single Desafinado on a 45. We played it often on the RCA 45 machine as seen here. I hope this short video clip brings back many fond memories when you used to put a stack of 45's (even better EP's) on the 45 machine and partied the night away!
Today, we dig into the jazz section. Not just jazz. BOSSA NOVA jazz! This is a box set released in 1984. I purchased it new at J&R Music World in NYC with great excitment in 1987. The box set contains five albums Getz recorded in popular 'latin flair' of the 60's. These albums were released betwen 1962 - 1964. The first one featured here is the ablum, "Jazz Samba' with guitarist, Charlie Byrd. The pop hit Desafinado hit #15 on the chart on 9/29/62. So grab a cocktail or two with some friends. This is great 'gathering' background music for any relaxing social occassion.
Friday, April 25, 2008
4/26/07: Audio Update
It dawned on me after posting, this MP3 format was a transfer that I did many years ago when I first got a CD burner. Similar to a tape recorder, it just recorded exactly what was pumped into it. No options for cleaning or equilization. So, here's an update of cleaning and equilization. I'm leaving the original just in case someone wants to compare. Click 'Audio Update' for the link.
Additional information that I found while reading the back cover, the album was recorded in 1957. Further investigation found it is available in stereo. Sorry that dad purchased the monoral version. It's still great sound! Enjoy!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Here it is!!! The first available download from EasyStackin'. It took some time to figure out how to get it posted with one file through RapidShare. After about an hour and half, it came to me. You have to ZIP!
The album was purchased in a used record store shortly after the original release in the mid-70's. Many of the cuts were broadcast favorites on easy-listening stations even up through the declining years of easy-listening radio in the 90's.
The album was actually in excellent shape as if I purchased it new. Some technical cleaning and equalization was used in the transfer process. The outcome, a very clean and improved audio spectacular.
Enjoy the memories and Moments with Mantovani!