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General music chat / Marc Bolan
« on: January 11, 2020, 01:21:15 PM »
Another interesting (and surprisingly cheap) comp that gathers the pre-TRex Bolan stuff (including his John's Children's output) on a handy package. There's also a book/CD on the pipeline that will gather some long lost manuscripts, poems and drawings of Bolan with this same CD, maybe that's why this 1st edition is cheap.

The ancient, dusty music lover strikes again (evil laughter)!

General music chat / Mitch Ryder boxset
« on: January 08, 2020, 10:01:09 AM »
Due next month, this boxset is essential for blue-eyed soul lovers. Ryder's Detroit Wheels' phase has been well served by reissues (Sundazed did an outstanding job), but this is a handy way to own almost everything the band recorded PLUS the first solo LPs by the rasp-throated Detroiter (hey, Mike!) in a lush package. Garage-soul at its best courtesy of the ever reliable Cherry Red Records fellas:

Books and other printed media / 100 Best Jazz Albums
« on: January 05, 2020, 11:43:51 AM »
A heads-up for those who want to dip their toes in the wonderful world of modern jazz but aren't sure of where to start. You can't do wrong with this humble volume:

Published in Spain for a change (keep calm, folks, it's in English), it costs peanuts (with the added bonus of an extra CD sampler) and compiles a true golden list of "100 top" jazz LPs that formed the backbone of bebop, cool jazz and hard-bop/soul-jazz across the 50s and early 60s. You can disagree with some of the choices (there's some mainstream stuff that hardly qualifies as "modern jazz") but everything here belongs squarely to the canon and it's as good a starting point as any to begin building a jazz collection.

The reviews are basic but informative, and there are ratings and quotes from knowledgeable critical sources as Downbeat magazine, All Music Guide and the Penguin Guide to Jazz. I'm aware the book is mainly a promotional tool for the reissues/book publisher label Jazz Images (in fact, all the records reviewed have been reissued in CD/LP by the label, hence the alternative covers pictured, that you might or might not prefer to the original covers), but even with that in mind it's an excellent entry point for the newcomer and also interesting for a seasoned jazz buff (I tread a midway path between both, I guess  ;D). Recommended.

General music chat / Miles for Christmas
« on: December 07, 2019, 11:18:06 AM »
I reckon this could be the ideal Christmas gift for your jazz buff pal:

Books and other printed media / Black Friday RAP
« on: November 28, 2019, 07:03:01 PM »
The best BF offer I've seen so far has nothing to do with clobber but with books, namely some RAP volumes (among them the French Nouvelle Vage posters' one and the new Ronnie Scott's photography book), that are 50% reduced during the weekend. Use code BLACK at checkout (hope it works, maybe it's just for subscribers)

General music chat / Gerald Wilson offer
« on: November 23, 2019, 10:41:15 AM »
If you like your modern jazz, you shouldn't pass on this Jazz Messengers' webstore offer. Two of the best big band LPs ever recorded for less than 10 :

Books and other printed media / Nouvelle Vague
« on: November 19, 2019, 07:45:52 PM »
Heads up, Londoners, a quite nice evening this could be:

My eagerly awaited copy is expected next thursday, fingers crossed!

Mod fashion and style / Motown x Carthartt
« on: November 14, 2019, 10:15:06 AM »
Not for me, but maybe some Motown buff here will find something of interest in this new collab of the fabled label with Carthartt. The Varsity jackets look half decent, but overpriced, IMO:

Mod fashion and style / winter jackets
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:08:26 AM »
Heavy jackets and coats' season again. These 3 come from the high end of the spectrum, three Todd Snyder numbers with nose-bleeding prices:

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