g.a.b. l@bs

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CD | Electronic - Ambient
CD | Electronic - Ambient

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Artist Song
Thelonious Monk  Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea
(Monk Straight, No Chaser, 1967)  
Kirk Lightsey  Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
(Lightsey 1, 1982) 
Dexter Gordon  Ruby My Dear
(Great Encounters, 1979) 
Lester Bowie  Think
(I Only Have Eyes for You, 1985) 
Count Basie  The Second Time Around
(More Hits of the 50's & 60's, 1963) 
Miles Davis  Round Midnight
(Greatest Hits, 1969) 
Earl Hines Trio  The Girl From Ipanema
(Fatha, 1965) 
The Benny Goodman Quartet  Memories of You
(Made in Japan, 1965) 
Lionel Hampton  Lady Be Good
(Ambassador at Large, 1984) 
Louis Armstrong  The Faithful Hussar
(Ambassador Satch, 1956) 
Harry James  Sweet Georgia Brown
(The King James Version, 1976) 
Duke Ellington  Take the "A" Train
(Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown, 1953) 
Wynton Marsalis  Knozz Moe-King
(Think of One, 1983) 
Sphere  Flight Path
(Flight Path, 1984) 
Phil Napoleon & his Memphis Five  Limehouse Blues
(Phil Napoleon & his Memphis Five, 1960) 
Al Hirt  South
(Swingin' Dixie, Vol. 4, 1959) 


An All-Vinyl 'elements' edition that starts off slowly with a few solo piano numbers, then branches out into trios, quartets, big bands and a few Dixieland ditties to close out the mix. The 3 live numbers (Goodman, Hamp, & Satchmo) are spliced together to sound as if the same crowd. This was two-thirds ripped using albums from my father's old collection (kept in protective V.R.P. sleeves all these years), as well as a few off my own shelf. But it's all LP (wink: stereophonic!) from the first tink of the piano to the abrupt ending of `South'. The Hampton track alone is worth the download, and the Louis Armstrong number will make you smile...never mind the nostalgic snap, crackle & pop. Ah, vinyl!

(a tip o' the hat to Retro Joe, who made me remember my Harry James LP...sweet).


Date: 9/23/2007
This looks very well put together. Benny Goodman/Lionel Hampton especially, but really every single track is a quite worthy selection.
Date: 9/23/2007
Love this stuff!
Date: 9/23/2007
Yeah, the classic stuff.
Date: 9/23/2007
Great to see you back in the groove again, Gene. And happy to lap up the downloads. This looks great. Did a similar mix myself recently but I'm too tired/tipsy to include an html link!
g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 9/23/2007
Glad you're taking advantage of the bandwidth, Sam. Thought I`d bounce back with a quick array of genres (Ambient/Pop/Jazz). Most of these mixes came to fruition @ the end of the summer...then I just had to schedule some time in front of the burner. Next up is some faster paced `electronic music/techno' - great for burning off calories (stray beers, random decadent desserts, bags of Cheetos, pizza-fests, etc).
Date: 9/23/2007
That is a lot of work ripping all this material from vinyl. Must have been late nights in the l@bs. And well worth it.
Date: 9/24/2007
Fantastic, Gene.
Date: 9/24/2007
Great choices! The Harry James version of Sweet Georgia Brown is particularly sweet (it is kind of short too by Jazz standards). Thanks for the work involved to share this with us all!
Date: 9/25/2007
The gift of g.a.b. has gone all retro on us! Fab cover too. Now explain to me one more time what an LP is?
g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 9/26/2007
"Laser Precision"? "Lathe Production"? "' Loves' Perdido"?."l@bs Proprietor"?

Let's pause, looking precisely at likable play-lists, longingly, please.
Uhm... lupins, perchance?