Thursday, November 17, 2011

Arthur Prysock & Count Basie(Vinyl)

This marks the first time I've heard Mr. Prysock sing. I can't help but feel that he would've made a mountain of money if he did nothing but run around singing "Old Man River."

As I peruse the "jazz shelf" it occurs to me there's a great deal of culture, industry and history that I'm unaware of when it comes to recorded jazz in the 50's and 60's.

Different labels (Blue Note, Verve) sported different legendary artists and their recorded history will be regarded amongst the most important musical output of the early 20th century and I know startlingly little about it.

I shall try and rectify this.

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