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  1. cosmicjazz, love your Sun Ra avatar. My one piece...

    cosmicjazz, love your Sun Ra avatar. My one piece of advice is to not take any single thing about this too seriously and to have fun. While I long ago figured out that listening to music instead of...
  2. ... and Bob Weston, and Bob Welch. For both my...

    ... and Bob Weston, and Bob Welch.

    For both my sister and I, we knew the passing of Danny Kirwan would be our Rubicon crossing event. End of an era, a painful loss and feeling old. And it was. We...
  3. My memory just kicked out a couple of more bytes....

    My memory just kicked out a couple of more bytes. Were there not a lot more 4350s than the 4355s? That might explain the 250 pair number for the 4355. I also recall the 100 pair number for 4345s...
  4. My memory (that's another subject...) of the...

    My memory (that's another subject...) of the matter as discussed here is several to numerous mentions of the complete destruction of JBL's production records when the Northridge earthquake triggered...
  5. That surprises me as they were quite popular with...

    That surprises me as they were quite popular with Discos. 4345s were used mostly in studios and a few radio stations.
  6. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-487456...

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48745638#_=_
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    This was my favorite music for at least ten years.

    This was my favorite music for at least ten years.
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    Acoustic Guitar Wizards

    Two YouTube compilations by "Guitar Got Talent" that are giving me a lot of artists to check out. It is nice to see many picking up on what Kaki King has created and is creating. While some have...
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    Mixing up my threads

    It occurs to me that several references I made in recent comments here were about music I featured not here but in my twin thread Music That Expands Our Horizons....
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    That makes you ahead of nearly the entire Baby...

    That makes you ahead of nearly the entire Baby Boomer generation (my generation), who still listen to Classic Rock endlessly. Don't feel the need to ban yourself; do you have a streaming service? Try...
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    No, Heather (hjames) is right. This thread...

    No, Heather (hjames) is right. This thread managed to be about musicians who did/do what they do better than anyone else has. Until recently. Robert Pete Williams and Son House did this so much...
  12. The July 1997 Billboard article

    Digging deeper into the links, Billboard July 12, 1997, pages 3, 88 and 89. Past transgressions pre-fire are described. Just an example, an entire warehouse, including four floors of RCA "catalog...
  13. Master recordings archive disaster finally revealed

    Dismissed at the time as involving nothing important, now we find this worst-case scenario. "The biggest disaster in the history of the music business."

    The fire and the coverup, it ends up, are...
  14. Thread: Dr John

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    Lost none of his trippiness as time went on. BTW...

    Lost none of his trippiness as time went on. BTW my favorite version of this song, ever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fluNM__tqOg
  15. Thread: Dr John

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    Dr John

    Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., has passed away at the age of seventy-seven years. To understate the state of things, he will be missed. A talent and legacy that is as special as it is unique.
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    Your English is better than my French could ever...

    Your English is better than my French could ever be. Music of outstanding merit should be close to the best you have ever heard. I also encourage telling us about music we have probably not heard...
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    Sticky: Bravo! :bouncy::bouncy::bouncy:

    Bravo! :bouncy::bouncy::bouncy:
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    You're fine. What is derailing this thread is not...

    You're fine. What is derailing this thread is not what is being recommended, it is the thread being turned into a discussion group, which it was never intended to be. No one wants rules about what...
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    I appreciate the support, Jim. While it is nice...

    I appreciate the support, Jim. While it is nice to see the thread not being dominated by posts by myself, I do think it would be a positive development if the admiration/discussion of various...
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    Ralph Towner: Solstice ECM 1060

    This is a CD, not a single song. Solstice, recorded in December 1974. Ralph Towner leading a quartet filled out by Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, and Jon Christensen. They worked so well together and...
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    I remember stumbling across this man's work years...

    I remember stumbling across this man's work years ago. I couldn't agree more, a great treatment. I took away a great deal from this offering from (I think) the same team:
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    Harry Nyquist indeed

    It all does come back to Harry Nyquist. As no one has so far ever proved him wrong about anything, though long deceased he is the number one dispeller of audiophile nonsense/myths/horsecrap. Neither...
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    From the Gaeltacht of Ireland

    I know, many of us proudly think we listen to all kinds of music. But I can tell from our boards that if someone tossed us a rope to pull us out of a musical rut, we should grab hold. At the other...
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    Season Of The Witch

    The version that completely blows me away is by Dr John (Mac Rebennack) and the Blues Brothers Band on the Blues Brothers 2000 soundtrack. It is a "play it loud" piece. I do realize Dr John is not...
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    Source vs reproduction technologies

    It occurs to me that I should have said the Kii 3's technology is the biggest leap in audio reproduction in my lifetime. The greatest leap in recording technology and source software is definitely...
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