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After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-1965
After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-1965
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £13.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!, 6 Sep 2014
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Picked up on Rene (pronounced Reen apparently) on a Dave Godin's compilation. If you are a deep soul fan you should hear this cd, it's great! She uses the full range of her alto voice to deliver plaintive mid tempo songs about the highs and lows of teen years. Backed by the same Stax musicians behind Otis - you get the picture!
Chart success is a crass measure of quality, and this marvellous cd rather proves the point.


Plays Eddie Sauter
Plays Eddie Sauter
Price: £8.36

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Goodman, great arrangements, 4 Sep 2014
This review is from: Plays Eddie Sauter (Audio CD)
A really good album, the band really tight and Goodman's solos top draw. Eddie Sauter's arrangements are so inventive, up there with Ellington and Strayhorn. The vocals take some getting used to, but nevertheless one of my favourite Goodman CDs.


Genius + Soul = Jazz
Genius + Soul = Jazz
Price: £4.16

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy!, 4 Sep 2014
This review is from: Genius + Soul = Jazz (Audio CD)
Lovely album with Charles mostly on Hammond, with the Basie Orchestra and arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. BUT as another review points out, the transfer is dreadful, Hallmark should be ashamed! Muffled, distant and compressed, just awful.
I binned it and bought the DCC version which is excellent.


Eureka
Eureka
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A great modern movie, 10 Aug 2014
This review is from: Eureka (DVD)
A brilliant film, which has restored my faith in contemporary cinema. It is highly original in style and technique, and superbly acted. A film that can truly be said to haunt the viewer's imagination.


The "Penrose" Guide to Oxford and the University
The "Penrose" Guide to Oxford and the University
by Charles A. Palmer
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars 1920s guide, 18 May 2014
A very nicely illustrated guide with many sepia photos. Brief but useful comments on the colleges, arranged as a perambulation. Small pocket size.


The Best of Jimmy and Estelle 'mama' Yancey
The Best of Jimmy and Estelle 'mama' Yancey

5.0 out of 5 stars Minimalist Boogie, 5 Feb 2014
Yancey at his most laid back where less becomes more. Beautifully constructed solos with every note perfectly judged. Mama turns in fine performances throughout. Main session from Chicago in 1951 with a few tracks from '39 & '43, totalling 18 sides.
I used to have this on LP and it's such a pleasure to find now in cd format. Highly recommended.


I'm a Loser
I'm a Loser
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £10.71

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly great album., 16 Jan 2014
This review is from: I'm a Loser (Audio CD)
I so agree with the other review, this is my 'desert island' deep soul album. Having listened to it for close to forty years, it just gets better and better. Heartbreaking lyrics, beautiful voice and superb instrumentation. Can't be beaten, brilliant!


The Rumbling Guitar Sound Of Link Wray
The Rumbling Guitar Sound Of Link Wray
Price: £5.05

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy take on 50's teenage culture., 28 Oct 2013
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A very satisfying cd. What Link lacked in virtuosity he made up for in sear atmosphere. It is little wonder that so many recent films use his music, as it evokes an edgy, dangerous take on 50's teenage culture. And this compilation is very good value compared with the competition.


I Pity The Fool: Duke Records Story 1952 - 1962
I Pity The Fool: Duke Records Story 1952 - 1962
Price: £5.42

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Throughout, 28 Oct 2013
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I'm usually wary of this kind of compilation as they often contain duff stuff mixed in with a few interesting tracks. Have no fear - this is excellent throughout. Good 1950s, early 60s R&B, driving horn arrangements and great singers. Maybe because it was a small label selling mostly to an African American audience, the music has an integrity which is lacking in more popular music of the period.


ANSMANN AES-1 Zero Watt Energy Saving Timer Plug
ANSMANN AES-1 Zero Watt Energy Saving Timer Plug
Price: £8.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the extra, 21 Oct 2013
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Worth the extra few bob - very reliable, one press and it's set. No more leaving the coffee machine on all night!


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