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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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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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Your choice? LP with cover, or 78rpms without cover?

In some way, and for some people with huge love for records, it should be an ultimate choice –
which do you prefer, an LP with a cover, or 78rpms without a cover, if both have the same contents and if both were released in (roughly) similar period?

ある人種 (笑) にとっては、究極の選択かも知れません。
同一内容、ほぼ同時期のリリースのアルバムだとして、 ジャケット付の LP をとるか、 ジャケなしの SP をとるか。

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Various V.A. LPs, Pt.3 – Special College Jazz Album

V.A. 特集 第2回 に続き今回紹介する 3枚目は、Verve レーベルの Various ものです。 ClefNorgran、そしてこの Verve と通じて、 Norman Granz が立ち上げたレーベルにおいて いわゆるサンプラー的なアルバムというのはどうもなさそうなのですが (実際にはあるかも知れません。 もしご存じでしたらご教授下さい)、 コンピレーション盤、いわゆる Various ものはカタログ内に大量に存在しています。 これもそんな 1枚なのですが…

Here is the third V.A. LP, from the Verve label (previous entries can be reached from here: Pt. 1 and Pt. 2). As far as I know, there is no “Sampler LPs” of Clef / Norgran / Verve labels (all supervised by Norman Granz) – but if you happen to know the existence of Clef / Norgran / Verve sampler LPs, please let me know. On the other hand, these labels had so many Various Artists LPs (or what is called “compilations”) in the catalogue. This LP is one of them, but there is an interesting fact…

[Verve MG V-8341 Front Cover]    [Verve MG V-8341 Back Cover]

Special College Jazz Album
(Verve MG V-8341)
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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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Flip, Flop and Fly / Tibby Edwards

2005年 5月、 私が生まれて初めて自宅で SP 盤を再生した 時 (こちら も参照) に最初にターンテーブルに載せたのは Charlie Parker“Visa c/w Passport” でしたが、ここで紹介するのはそれより若干遡って 最初に購入した SP です。 たまたま立ち寄った ディスクユニオン 新宿ソウル/ブルース館 で、SP 盤半額大放出をやっていた時に購入した 1枚です。

The very first 78rpm I played on my turntable (in May 2005) was Charlie Parker’s “Visa c/w Passport”. On the other hand, this was the very first 78rpm I bought. I found this 78rpm at Disk Union Shinjuku Soul/Blues Shop I happened to drop by a while ago.

[70591 Side-A]    [70591 Side-B]

Flip, Flop and Fly c/w There Ain’t No Better Time / Tibby Edwards
(Mercury 70591)
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The Jazz Scene

苦節うん年。夢にまで見たアルバムをやっと入手しました。

Finally, I have acquired the famous 78rpm album which I’d been dreaming of for several years.

[The Jazz Scene Front Cover]
The Jazz Scene
(Mercury no number)

中身の詳しい情報は、画像をクリックしたページでどうぞ。しかし巨大な梱包で届いた時はマジで手が震えたぞ。

Click the above image for detailed information. Anyway it’s an awesome album.