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Weekly Vinyl – Jean-Luc Ponty

26 May

Live
Jean-Luc Ponty
(1979)

I bought this album used back in the early 1980s when I was trying to make sense out of the years I was studying violin.
I never really wanted to play the violin – I wanted to play guitar. But as a child I was overruled.
This album introduced me to the fact that the violin can be more than an instrument for classical music or folk dirges. It can be quite cool. It also introduced me to the world of jazz and improvisational music.
I like this album. The violin playing by Mr. Ponty is quite incredible. The band is rock solid in backing this violin virtuoso.
I have not heard this album for many years and I’m glad I pulled it out and gave it a good listen.
I should pull my violin out and start playing that as well.

Weekly Vinyl – Babylon

15 Feb

Babylon by Bus
Bob Marley & The Wailers
(1978)
SONY DSC
I was so happy when I pulled this album from my collection. It had been a few years since I listened to Babylon by Bus and I was really looking forward to putting these two disks on the turntable and listening to the music. I was going to worry about what to write later.
But the horror. The album had somehow warped. It was not warped the last time I had this album out. I franticly tore apart the area where this album was located to see if there was a reason for this album to be warped. Were other albums warped.

No.

Only this album is so affected. What a damn shame. This is an excellent album. I could listen to the inner tracks – and the music is wondrous. I love live albums. This is (was) a fantastic album.
I will now have to search for a replacement which will no doubt be a financial hit.

P.S. Do not think that this is an example of why Vinyl has fallen out of favour versus CD and digital downloads. I have CDs which have stopped playing and skip like the dickens.