Category Archives: Lost Classics

Lost Classic — Ira Stein & Russel Walder: Elements

For a brief while in the 1980s, I was sampling some of the Windham Hill recordings.  I admit that some of what I’d heard wasn’t all that exciting to me (some of it could be too “new-agey” or precious), but … Continue reading

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Lost Classic — Basia: Time and Tide

Have you ever put on an LP or CD you haven’t heard in several years, and it was like rediscovering that album?  I’m sure you have, but if the gap is long enough, it is almost like rewinding to that … Continue reading

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Lost Classics, Rediscovered

As part of my media server project, I’m securely ripping a good portion of my CD collection all over again, and combining it with the previously ripped and downloaded files.  In the process, I’m going through my entire collection, one … Continue reading

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Bobby Troup and His Stars of Jazz: a swinging romp through the past!

I took a chance on this one. About 15 or so years ago, I had to pad out an order for some BMG Spain import titles. Along with some assorted other west coast jazz CDs, I grabbed this one. I … Continue reading

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A Lost Classic: Junior’s “Ji”

Criminally overlooked.  That is how I would describe Norman “Junior” Giscombe.  A pioneer of the UK R&B invasion of the 80s (which would include Sade, Loose Ends, Billy Ocean, Soul II Soul and others), Junior landed at #2 on the … Continue reading

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