Black Jazz Signature - Theo Parrish curated comp.
Jim, I need your guidance here. I love all of these tracks, some are the best instrumental jazz-stylings I've ever heard. (I haven't lived that much in this terrain, you see). Who are these guys? Calvin Keys (I presume he's the fire and mercury guitar player on these tracks), Walter Bishop Jr, The Awakening, Rudolph Johnson et al. All artists on Black Jazz Record label, for sure, but could you recommend any LPs by these people?
Another Side Of Bob Dylan (mono)
My first ever Bob album bought when I was 15. I loved the comical, satirical songs then and struggled with the love and politics. Now, it's slightly different.
Love & Theft
Time Out Of Mind
For me, the very best two of the last quintet of studio LPs.
Looking forward to the official release of the much bootlegged "complete" Basement Tapes, although I was disappointed it wasn't the definitive edition of Blood On The Tracks in all it's mulitple takes glory.
Jim, as for Hard Rain, yes it's a pretty poor capture of the RT tour, easily trumped by 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue Official Booleg Series vol. 5. I love that gypsy-chic.
School on Monday!!!
So in preparation for that and in celebration/commemoration/commiseration of my 50th birhday I'm heading to London for three days of beer, vinyl-hunting and Old Vic theatre with a select cadre of friends.