that Ramsey Lewis Golden Hits is nice - it's not a comp iirc, it's them doing a session of greatest hits.
I haven't listened to that one yet. I picked up the lot mainly because of the Donald Byrd Street Lady, plus things like the two Stan Getz that I always pass on just because they're not at the top of my want list, but I figured everything in the lot would be good. The two Ron Carter LPs are pretty good, and the Betty Carter - Finally is pretty nice too.
The lot included a Medeski Martin & Wood LP without the cover too. I wasn't that into them when they got big back in the late 90s, but listening to it now I feel like they've aged pretty well.
yeah, I got the Fela from the Mono Records dude. He said he closed the store, so only on instagram now. He was super nice, I think he's getting one box a month from a lady out in Nigeria, and he's trying to be reasonable with the prices. Obviously it's not always cheap, but still better than discogs or ebay.
For Nigerian heat, follow livingstonestudio on IG - I have known Temi and his family for about 30 years.
Slipping Into Darkness is the jam.
klezmer electro-thug beats said:
How's Truman Thomas? I only know him from the insane live version of Memphis Soul Stew getting a shoutout from King Curtis.
I'd say it is worth the 16 bucks I spent but at the same time you are bound to be disappointed. I mean it's like this.... you look at the track list: Ode To Billy Joe, Respect, Funky Broadway, and goddam Cold Sweat?? How could your hands not tremble at the surefire organ funk BANGERs that you are holding in your hand? right? And yet.... it doesn't quite live up. Which isn't to say it's bad, but I can't but wish it were better. You can listen to a few cuts on discogs, but Funky Broadway was pulled due to copywrite i guess. So I went on youtube to see if it was there -in the store, mind you, as youtube/discogs is the listening station of the modern era (headphones of course, bluetooth naturally) - and it wasn't there. But it's funky broadway, dammit, i had to hear it. 16 dollars to satisfy my curiosity. Again that's not to say that is bad. It's serviceable. Sticker on it says i have the "Holland Press" (whatever that means. Holland isn't a country).
EDIT: On the back it says "Manufactured by ARTONE HOLLAND", so there you go.
Here's the notes on the back:
"TRUMAN THOMAS is only eighteen years old. Yet, he plays some of the most exciting organ you'll ever here. This gifted lad really wails and is a lead-pipe cinch to on the scene for a long time. Just one listening to TRUMAN THOMAS in his debut for VEEP will prove this statement beyond a doubt. I mean, he is "GROOVIN''"!