Goodies coming soon…
Happy Record Store Day
Stanley Turrentine - Up at Minton’s with Grant Green, Horace Parlan, George Tucker and Al Harewood.
Today is Turrentine’s birthday btw.
Coming soon from Soundway Records: Kenya Special - Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s and 80s.
Spending time with my niece, the tiniest John Coltrane fan and record lover I know. Here’s how it went down.
Pic 1 - She pulls out a record. (A Love Supreme by John Coltrane)
Pic 2 - She studies the cover.
Pic 3 - She smiles.
Pic 4 - She glances over at other records.
Pic 5 - She looks at the back cover.
Pic 6 - She looks at the front cover again smiling.
Pic 7 - She realizes the front and back have identical images. She gets excited.
Pic 8 - She glances at snacks. (She chose the record over the snacks btw)
Kids are awesome.
Jennifer, Washington, DC, 2013
An original pressing of Miriam Makeba’s 1960 eponymous album. Today is her birthday.
Today is my ultimate favorite holiday, 4 The Record. Mississippi’s largest record swap, held right here in Jafrica. The organizer is one of my best friends and also happens to be my DJ, DJ Young Venom. Vendors from Dallas, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Pensacola, Fl, Hattiesburg, Ms, and elsewhere meet up in Midtown with tons of vinyl, posters, CDs, portraits, etc. Jafrica is also represented well with Morningbell Records. My budget was tighter for the 7th edition so I could only come out with these. Still, I’d say it was a win. Not a landslide like most times. But a win nonetheless. Shouts to liseninmono
Cannonball Adderley Quintet At the Lighthouse
Nancy Wilson Welcome to My Love
Ramsey Lewis Trio Barefoot Sunday Blues (I may listen to this tomorrow with no shoes on)
The Wiz Soundtrack (Top 3 favorite movies. Never owned it on vinyl)