Dick Buckley's Record Collection

Posted by: admin on February 15, 2011 @ 8:19 am
Filed under: Chicago News, Culture, Events, Listening

For those who don’t know Mr. Buckley, he was a Chicago radio DJ for the better part of last century up until July 2008. His 3-hr show would accompany the weekend afternoon for me and my old roommate. We’d sip our coffee, and he would spin some of the best jazz we’d ever heard—rarely anything we knew. We always joked that there was no one in the world who knew more about early jazz than he did—“That was from 1943 with Jimmy Bognerfeld on trombone… Hmmm… I didn’t know Jimmy played trombone. He’s a drummer!”

There is still a pretty big void on the weekend since his final show. Still hoping that someone will start releasing them as podcasts—if they got recorded at all.

Dick Buckley's Record Collection

But now, via Chicago Sun Times, I find out that…

His collection of more than 8,000 jazz LPs, 45s, 78s, CDs, EPs and homemade mix tapes will be auctioned off Thursday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1338 W. Lake. A party with background music is open to the public at 5 tonight. (RSVP by calling 312-280-1212.) Beer and cognac, Buckley’s favorite drinks, will be served.

The collection will be offered in 92 box lots of approximately 100 items each, grouped by style (Dixieland, Kansas City, etc.), artist (“Women of Jazz,” lots of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald), instrument (trombones, trumpet, guitar heavy on Wes Montgomery) and format.

Reading that made my 7AM-eyes open up right quick.

Along with the record collection, there is also, “reel-to-reels of Buckley interviews and bootleg Duke Ellington recordings that are hand-scrawled; “Jan. 20, 1946 — Civic Opera House, Program No. 33; ‘Caravan’, etc.” —thought DD might dig on that.

For those in Chicago that are interested, the auction is at 5PM on Thursday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1338 W. Lake.

Thanks to Matt Priest for hipping me to this story.

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Dick Buckley’s Record Collection

Posted by: admin on @ 8:19 am
Filed under: Chicago News, Culture, Events, Listening

For those who don’t know Mr. Buckley, he was a Chicago radio DJ for the better part of last century up until July 2008. His 3-hr show would accompany the weekend afternoon for me and my old roommate. We’d sip our coffee, and he would spin some of the best jazz we’d ever heard—rarely anything we knew. We always joked that there was no one in the world who knew more about early jazz than he did—“That was from 1943 with Jimmy Bognerfeld on trombone… Hmmm… I didn’t know Jimmy played trombone. He’s a drummer!”

There is still a pretty big void on the weekend since his final show. Still hoping that someone will start releasing them as podcasts—if they got recorded at all.

Dick Buckley's Record Collection

But now, via Chicago Sun Times, I find out that…

His collection of more than 8,000 jazz LPs, 45s, 78s, CDs, EPs and homemade mix tapes will be auctioned off Thursday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1338 W. Lake. A party with background music is open to the public at 5 tonight. (RSVP by calling 312-280-1212.) Beer and cognac, Buckley’s favorite drinks, will be served.

The collection will be offered in 92 box lots of approximately 100 items each, grouped by style (Dixieland, Kansas City, etc.), artist (“Women of Jazz,” lots of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald), instrument (trombones, trumpet, guitar heavy on Wes Montgomery) and format.

Reading that made my 7AM-eyes open up right quick.

Along with the record collection, there is also, “reel-to-reels of Buckley interviews and bootleg Duke Ellington recordings that are hand-scrawled; “Jan. 20, 1946 — Civic Opera House, Program No. 33; ‘Caravan’, etc.” —thought DD might dig on that.

For those in Chicago that are interested, the auction is at 5PM on Thursday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1338 W. Lake.

Thanks to Matt Priest for hipping me to this story.

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Record Of The Day 2010

Posted by: admin on November 29, 2010 @ 8:35 am
Filed under: Greenleaf Music News
Greenleaf Record of the Day

Today, we launch the first Record Of The Day. A different deeply discounted album from our catalog will post every day for the next few weeks. Click over to the store each morning to see what new deal we have for you. $8 for physical product, $7 for FLAC, $6 for MP3. Can’t get much lower than that!

Spark Of Being Expand

Buy the LP of Expand for only $8 and receive the Spark Of Being Soundtrack MP3 album free! Also included is the Expand MP3 album.

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Finylly some vinyl ~ Spark Of Being: Expand

Posted by: admin on September 10, 2010 @ 8:19 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Spark Of Being
Dave Douglas, Spark Of Being Expand LP

This hand-numbered limited pressing on 160 grams of virgin vinyl is now in our office ready to ship. Instead of shrinkwrap, we’ve included a resealable 3 mil PolyPro sleeve to protect your wax. Your needle will thank us later. Happy spinning of the first ever Dave Douglas LP!

All of you who have preordered and purchased the Spark Of Being: Expand LP saw a shipping notification earlier this week. We were happy to finally get those out the door — being our first foray into wax, we found out vinyl production takes a bit longer than CDs. Again apologies for the delay.

Spark Of Being: Expand is the centerpiece of the trilogy. Clocking in just over 40 minutes, the record is as concise of a record as Greenleaf has released. Using this one as the launching point, you can go back and check out the Soundtrack and all it’s textures and soundscapes, and then go forward to Burst for the alternate themes penned for the project. All is full of funk and electronica elements. Check out tracks from each at the links to the GLM store above. And preorder the 3CD Box here.

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Sitting Back Easy with Patto

Posted by: admin on August 30, 2010 @ 11:23 am
Filed under: Listening, Music

A few weeks ago, I had a brief tweeting with @billforman. He did an interview with Nels Cline — no secret we’re fans of Nels around here — in which Nels mentions his and Jeff Tweedy’s mutual admiration for the band Patto. You can read a lot about Patto over at Wiki. Ollie Halsall is one of my favorite guitarists. My band also covered this tune from the unfinished record Monkey’s Bum once (great horn chart).

But anyway, their self-title debut has been at the top of my lists of records I’ve wanted on wax for awhile. So after that conversation, I checked out eBay. Two years ago, they were going for $50-75. Now, it’s hard to find one under $200. Ridiculous that a record would cost that much, in my opinion. But, one chilled-out Sunday morning, I put in a bid on an auction just as it was ending, and to my surprise… I won. $22.43 later, it just arrived. I have to nominate for Steal of the Year.

Patto on desk

If you haven’t heard these guys, you should. Seriously. Highest recommendation.

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Conan does Frankenstein

Posted by: admin on August 18, 2010 @ 2:21 pm
Filed under: Culture, Humor, Spark Of Being

Apparently it’s the “IN” thing this year to do a project involving the Frankenstein story. We’re rolling out Dave and Bill Morrison’s reinterpretation of it, and now Conan O’Brien is releasing a 7″ with his.

via TwentyFourBit: We knew that a live album wasn’t the only recording Jack White and Conan O’Brien put to tape back in June, and now the latest release from Team Coco-White has been unveiled: “And They Call Me Mad?,” an “improvised take on the Frankenstein legend” by the former Tonight Show/Late Night host, is now available for pre-order at Third Man Records and will ship out next week.

Seems vinyl is the preferred release method for a lot of folks too. Good thing we pressed a few.

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