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Flat Foot Floogie (with a Floy-Floy)

My six-years-old daughter, whose best favourite tune so far is “That’s A Plenty”, recently found another favourite tune of her own – it’s “Flat Foot Floogie” – maybe I’m not a good daddy to her…

That’s A Plenty」に続き、よりによって娘の愛聴曲となってしまったのが「Flat Foot Floogie」。ここ数日は常に鼻歌で歌っている始末です。。。きっと私は悪い親なんでしょう(笑)

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78rpms Pick-ups: Oct. 31, 2009

土曜日、奇跡的に自宅で一人の時間が少し生じたので、ハカイダーの心配をすることなく (笑) SP 盤を久し振りに聴くことが出来ました。きもちえがったー。

Saturday – I could have a precious time to be alone at home – without ‘the destroyer’ – my two-years-old daughter – so I could enjoy listening to several 78rpm records this afternoon. It was just fun indeed!

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Satchelmouth Baby / Four Jumps of Jive

いろいろ事情がありまして、ここ1年以上、自分でもびっくりする程にめっきり購入ペースが落ち込んでいますが、これが今年1枚目の SP となりました (CD や LP を入れても今年 4枚目?)。1945年、マーキュリー・レコード が最初にリリースした記念すべき盤を、やっとこさ入手しました。

Nowadays I don’t buy many vinyls, CDs and 78rpms like I used to do – which is very surprising for myself actually. Anyway here is the very first 78rpm I bought this year (the fourth one I got this year even including CDs and LPs?). Yes, this is the very first 78rpm release by Mercury Records way back in 1945.

 
[Mercury 2001 Side-A]      [Mercury 2001 Side-B]

Satchelmouth Baby c/w It’s Just The Blues / Four Jumps of Jive
(Mercury 2001)
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Groovin’ High / Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker

( . . . きちんと音楽を聴ける時間がやっととれた . . . )

This afternoon mother-in-law went long way back to Kobe. She stayed with us for about a month to help us with the baby. Thank you so much anyway.

The only regret with her was, for me, that she didn’t like listening to music much, and that she didn’t understand how much (and how often) I love listening to music as a daily basis. So while she was staying with us at home, the loud speaker on the right side had to stay away from the speaker-stand, because the speaker is always located in front of the window to the veranda, and she always complained that the speaker stood in her way out to the veranda with laundry . . . yes she’s right.


[Speaker, get away from the stand!]

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My Best 5 Acquisitions in 2005

あっという間に2005年は過ぎ、2006年を迎えました。今年も宜しくお願いします。

The year 2005 passed so fast, and here comes the next year 2006 already. I sincerely hope you’ll have another nice year as vinyl/music collectors.

昨年1年間は、コレクターとしてはあまり成果があった年とはいえませんでしたが、またまたいろんな音楽に出会うことができました。振り返って個人的ベスト 5 (プラス、番外編) を列挙してみましょう。

Speaking of myself, the year 2005 was not the best one as a collector, but there are several “great” acquisitions as well as finding a great music. Here is my own “best five” (plus an extra title) …

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