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Steve AllenMusic For Tonight ... LP
Coral, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
The famous author/disc jockey/comedian/talk show host lays down an album of moody jazzy piano, with light tinkling ivories over a lush large orchestra. The music's mostly standards, but there's a couple Steve Allen originals: "Tonight", "Candlelight" and "Stay Just a Little While". 12 tracks in all, the set also includes "I'm Glad There Is You", "For The Very First Time", "The Man With A Horn", "Imagination" and "I Fall In love Too Easily". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has seam splitting.)

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Dick GregoryDick Gregory: The Light Side/The Dark Side ... LP
Poppy, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
2LP set of material that was recorded in 1969, and which features Dick Gregory in the prime of his shift from hip comedian to political activist. The set includes pieces like "Black Rioters", "The Concerned Honky Law", "Moral Gap", "Drafter Resisters", and "Assasinations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear.)

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Dick GregoryTalks Turkey ... LP
Vee Jay, 1962. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of Dick Gregory's standout records from the early years – a set that has him talking turkey about a number of subjects that other comedians of the time wouldn't dare touch! Gregory's still quite funny at this point in his career, but also is showing plenty of the politics that would make him a key activist in years to come – and in a way, the album really paves the way for future generations of progressive African-American comedians, but is almost even more amazing for the way it keeps things on the "inside" – and wins over a whole new audience to his ideas in the process. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has wear and some splitting.)

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. New Copy 2CDs ... $9.99 24.99
A wonderful record from this important string quartet – a group who strike a fine balance between being playful and playing powerfully, and who have a really tremendous ear for unusual repertoire too! The cover and title might seem a bit gimmicky, but Spektral Quartet are far from that – as they really grab us right away with their unusual sense of string textures, and the greater sonic possibilities of the quartet – working here on some material commissioned especially for the group, and other compositions that they really transform in their performance. The set begins with the captivating "Many Many Cadences" – a piece that's exactly as the title describes – then moves into the "Ancestral Mousetrap", a suite of tracks that also features some text from Russell Edson performed by the group as they play. The album then makes an abrupt shift to Haydn's "String Quartet Op 33 No 2 – The Joke" – which is handled by the group with a style that's faithful to the writing, but also very individual as well – especially as it's followed by "Hack" – a long suite of very short tracks, which follows the "joke" thematically, as each section is titled after a comedian – "Sarah Silverman", "Lenny Bruce", "Dick Gregory", and so on – but all with individual performances that extrapolate the ideas of those performers through a modern string quartet interpretation. CD
(Features the album on CD, with bonus blu-ray audio.)
Also available Serious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD 6.99

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Macklay/Reminick/Haydn/Fisher-LochheadSerious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD
Sono Luminus, 2016. Used 2CD ... $6.99
A wonderful record from this important string quartet – a group who strike a fine balance between being playful and playing powerfully, and who have a really tremendous ear for unusual repertoire too! The cover and title might seem a bit gimmicky, but Spektral Quartet are far from that – as they really grab us right away with their unusual sense of string textures, and the greater sonic possibilities of the quartet – working here on some material commissioned especially for the group, and other compositions that they really transform in their performance. The set begins with the captivating "Many Many Cadences" – a piece that's exactly as the title describes – then moves into the "Ancestral Mousetrap", a suite of tracks that also features some text from Russell Edson performed by the group as they play. The album then makes an abrupt shift to Haydn's "String Quartet Op 33 No 2 – The Joke" – which is handled by the group with a style that's faithful to the writing, but also very individual as well – especially as it's followed by "Hack" – a long suite of very short tracks, which follows the "joke" thematically, as each section is titled after a comedian – "Sarah Silverman", "Lenny Bruce", "Dick Gregory", and so on – but all with individual performances that extrapolate the ideas of those performers through a modern string quartet interpretation. CD
Also available Serious Business – Spektral Quartet (CD/blu-ray) ... CD 9.99

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Mort SahlMort Sahl At Sunset ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Amazing work from one of the hippest comedians of the postwar years – not only filled with razor-sharp wit about politics and society of the period, but delivered in a long stream, without any "bits" – a real revolution that made Sahl a huge influence on standup for years to come! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing. Cover has a small bit of tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ Patton OswaltSilver Screen Fiend – Learning About Life From An Addiction To Film (hardcover) ... Book
Simon & Schuster, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Most folks know Patton Oswalt as a comedian and actor, but he's also a hell of a film fanatic too – and charges cinema as the main influence for everything he's created on his own! In fact, Oswalt was so dedicated to film at one point, that he was a "silver screen fiend" – often seeing as many as four films in a day, often in a theatrical setting – feeding heavily on the liveliest of arts, and keeping a diary in the process! The book has Patton going back over his most fanatical film years, recounting not just the movies themselves, but his own obsession with them – all at a level that's as smart and witty as his standup work, and maybe a fair bit more intellectual, too. The whole thing's a very surprising read, and quite rewarding to both fans of films, and Oswalt's other work – and there's a fair bit here that might well apply to the music and record-obsessed too. 222 pages, hardcover. Book
(Small remainder mark on spine.)
 
 
 



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