Tuesday, March 24, 2015

John Williams, Maria Farandouri: Theodorakis ‎– Songs Of Freedom (1974)

Columbia M 32686

I am constantly surprised by what records are not on CD. Freddy Fender's Before the Next Teardrop Falls had two #1 hits on the US country charts, the title track and "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," yet it was not on CD until 2012, and even then, one has to search eBay for the two-fer CD from Australia's Raven Records. Raven also released a CD of Jerry Jeff Walker, an early Not on CD find. If the Australians are able to turn a profit re-releasing American music, why can't American record companies?

John Williams is (I'm presuming) one of the most popular classical guitarists of all time, yet this LP of songs and solo guitar is not on CD. Go figure.

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in good shape, though crackly. Apply your favorite de-clicker, if that's how that works.

I Pandermi

Xamos Apo Agapi

Technics SL-7, Sonus SPM-4, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Art Farmer with Joe Henderson: Yama (1979)

CTI 9000
This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in excellent condition. It is not on CD.

The track "Young and Fine" has been digitized and posted on Youtube, and I've embedded it below as a sample track.