King Oliver 10/26/23
Duke Ellington Small Groups, Vol.1 10/26/37
George Lewis "Jazz Funeral In NOLA" 10/26/53
Miles Davis "Relaxin'" & "Cookin'" 10/26/56
Jackie McLean "A Fickle Sonance" 10/26/61
Bob Dylan "Carnegie Hall" 10/26/63 (One of those Record Store finds)
Derek & the Dominos @ Fillmore East 10/23 & 24/70
Grateful Dead Rochester 10/26/71
Sound Dimension "Jamaica Soul Shake, Vol. 1" (only the duppy knows!)
Joe Higgs "Unity is Power" 1979 (brand spankin' new!)
Merle Haggard "The Way I Am" 1980
Not sure how many of us here on Dead.net are fans of the Legendary Pink Dots, but their "surprise album" that was released yesterday--The Curse of Marie Antoinette--is some of their finest work I've had the pleasure of listening to. I coughed up the big bucks and sprung for the limited-edition picture disc LP (1 of 299 copies pressed), which comes with a 6-track download of the album. Chances are the LPs are all sold out, but the download is still available on the band's Bandcamp page.
I think what I like most about the LPDs is how they don't make music insofar as they make emotional soundscapes. I can only imagine how amazing a movie score would be if it were written and performed by the LPDs....
Tom Waits's first record, which is a FAR cry from his work in the '80s and on. I find it funny how much the music of Waits parallels that of Capt. Beefheart, though without out all the whimsy and humor.