Re: Welcome to the group (was: Thanks)
- --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Bob Smith <robert.smith@...> wrote:
>Not sure what happened to the topic â" the replies seem to have got divorced from my original post but thanks everyone for the links/suggestions â" I will certainly investigate.
> Dear Ian,
> Welcome to the group. The most important thing is listening to and enjoying this kind of music. I've been listening to and collecting this kind of music ever since I was captivated by going to a George Webb Dixielanders' concert in 1947.
> My collection is on 78's, cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, LP's, EP's, SP's, MiniDiscs, CD's, DVD's, and I've even got one 8" LP, and one 10" EP on shellac.
> Kind Regards
> Bob Smith
I can't compete with that.
As a student in London (England, that is - just in case :p ) I discovered Brian Rust's Capital Radio show which I taped periodically. Being young and stupid - I then edited these down, kept the tracks I liked, anthologised the major names as single volumes and made cassettes of the others as 'various artists' in (roughly) chronological order. I now have no idea of the quality of what I discarded and no record of Mr Rust's comfortable, informative delivery. What I do have is a lot of music, from source records of varying quality, which were about 4th generation copies by the time Iâd finished with them.
I still have a badly spliced copy of The Blue Lyres (aka Ambroseâ Orchestra) âYou Rascal Youâ where they faded it out and back in for a news bulletin reporting the storming of the Iranian embassy in London. They were a Brit dance band of course but I think itâs a decent version â" not entirely divorced from itâs jazz origins: you can find it here if you donât know it; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Td-i66j4Is
By the way, before I logged on here I discovered that I had once again failed to win an auction for a 1978 copy of Rustâs âJazz Recordsâ on ebay â" there always seems to be just one bidder who knows the real value of the thing.