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Count Basie Live at the Sands (before Frank)        (7 of 9 found this review helpful)
  September 8, 2013

Recorded between January 26~29 & February 1, 1966 in the Copa Room, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, Count Basie Live collects fourteen time honored jazz standards which served as warm~up sessions before the entrance of the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Frank Sinatra. Lovingly recorded by engineer Lowell ... more
Sly & The Family Stone: There's a Riot Goin' On        (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
  September 8, 2013

Towards the end of the sixties, I had the pleasure, before graduation, of seeing two iconic bands sharing the same bill: Blood, Sweat and Tears (featuring David Clayton~Thomas) and Sly and the Family Stone. The Spinning Wheels were turning that night.....a quite memorable evening! ORG's stereo ... more
Suitcase Pimps: Love is Grand        (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
  October 15, 2011

Perhaps one of the greatest POP/Rock albums you've never heard of. 14 cuts and nearly 50 minutes of incredibly well played rock, uncompressed, in which raucous sound effects segue into melodic ditties by some amazingly well~ accomplished musicians. It's hard to pick a favorite cut because, in ... more
Mighty Sam McClain: Blues for the Soul          (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  May 25, 2011

I was NOT prepared to like this album (which later turned to TRUE LOVE) but 12 cuts later, I was absolutely blown away by this blues extravaganza, stupendously recorded in pure DSD. The Mighty Horns which back Mighty Sam create a wall of sound which envelops the listener and with shades of the ... more
The Phantom of the Opera - OST        (1 of 4 found this review helpful)
  May 23, 2011

Another outstanding multi~channel SACD from SONY. I am NOT a huge fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber but on occasion he delivers and for the most part Phantom of the Opera is a contemporary masterpiece (grand opera in abbreviated form, if you will). Amazon US is charging under $10 for this disc (new) and it ... more

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