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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Prestige Records: An Alternative Top 20 Albums

Read "Prestige Records: An Alternative Top 20 Albums" reviewed by Chris May


Along with Alfred Lion's Blue Note and Orrin Keepnews' Riverside, Bob Weinstock's Prestige was at the top table of independent New York City-based jazz labels from the early 1950s until the mid 1960s. Like those other two labels, Prestige built up a profuse catalogue packed with enduring treasures. Originally a record retailer, Weinstock ...

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Article: My Blue Note Obsession

Jimmy Smith: A New Sound, A New Star, Vol. 1 and 2 – Blue Note 1512 and 1514

Read "Jimmy Smith: A New Sound, A New Star, Vol. 1 and 2 – Blue Note 1512 and 1514" reviewed by Marc Davis


Listening to Jimmy Smith's early recordings is like listening to Chuck Berry play “Johnny B. Goode." Today, every rock guitarist from junior high school on knows the riff and can play it by heart. But Chuck Berry did it first, and arguably best. There were no great rock guitar licks before Chuck Berry. He created the ...

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Article: Interview

Muhammad Ali: From a Family of Percussionists

Read "Muhammad Ali: From a Family of Percussionists" reviewed by Clifford Allen


Though not as well known as his brother, drummer Rashied Ali (1935-2009), Muhammad Ali spent the 1970s as one of the busiest drummers in free jazz, primarily working in a cooperative Paris-based quartet with saxophonist Frank Wright, pianist Bobby Few and bassist Alan Silva, and known as the Center of the World Quartet. Born in Philadelphia ...

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Let's Stay Together

Label: Groove Merchant
Released: 1997
Track listing: "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Al Jackson Jr.) – 2:45; "Tiki" (Jimmy McGriff) – 4:20; "Theme from Shaft" (Isaac Hayes) – 4:00; "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland) – 4:33; "Old Grand Dad" (McGriff, Thornel Schwartz) – 5:04; "Georgia on My Mind" (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) – 6:42; "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) – 5:03.

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Soul Cookin'

Label: Unknown label
Released: 1962


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