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The Record Parlour

Hooray for Hollywood Record Stores

DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD by Jim Kaplan ~ When did Hollywood become hipster haven? A dozen years ago I was employed by the LA Weekly, its offices at the time were on Sunset Blvd. near Highland Ave. We didn’t go out to our cars alon...
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Pearl Jam Record Shopping

Seattle’s Music Mecca

GEORGETOWN RECORDS IS AT THE CENTER OF THE NORTHWEST’S MUSIC AND COMIC SCENE by John Ohannesian Georgetown, Seattle, Washington. A small business and residential area in a vast sea of industrial buildings and trucks, rail...
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Captain Payne

The Cable Guy

Meet Audio Envy’s Captain Payne By David Thomson Move over Jim Carrey, there’s a new audio cable guy out there who will happily hook you up at a value so affordable that it would be sacrilegious to your music, never min...
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Oscar Pettiford

Oscar Pettiford in Germany

KEEPING TIME WITH OSCAR PETTIFORD by Armand Lewis ~ During the swing era, the bass was rarely prominent in either performance or recording. Used almost exclusively to “keep time” and to maintain the rhythmic foundation behi...
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Ugly Things Magazine

“Ugly Things” Turns 30

Celebrating The Magazine’s Birthday Bash At San Diego’s Casbah With Love Revisited by Jason Tryp t’s an early Saturday, late May (25th) morning. I’m starting my shift half asleep at work, it’s 4am folks and the only t...
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Ray-Brown

Soular Energy: Better Than Ever!

THIS REISSUE OF A CLASSIC RECORDING IS SOMETHING TO GET JAZZED ABOUT By Michael Fremer The late Carl E. Jefferson’s Concord Records, (now owned by Concord Music Group, which owns Fantasy, Prestige, Riverside, Stax, Specialty,...
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Leto Preamp

Zesto Audio

Congratulations to our friends George and Carolyn at Zesto Audio have received the “2013 Editors Choice Awards” in the March issue of The Absolute Sound for both the Leto Preamp and the Andros Phonostage!!!   Zes...
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F report Card

Record Grading Gets an F

SUBJECTIVE GRADING OF USED LPs IS IN NEED OF A MAJOR REVISION by David Lancon All the records are in very good condition,” says the yard sale seller before telling me the price of the LPs. As I pull my possible purchases from...
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The Band

The Band

THE BAND LIVE AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC 1971, RELEASED BY CAPITOL/UME PRESENTS THE BEST OF THE BAND’S FOUR, LEGENDARY, YEAR-END CONCERTS By Harvey Kubernik During the final week of 1971, the Band played four legendary conce...
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