One of Charles Mingus’ rare, non-essential LPs.
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“Close to You” is Frank Sinatra at his funniest.
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‘Round About Midnight began Davis’ rapid ascent to the jazz throne.
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Ray Charles’ 1957 debut was one of the first great R&B records.
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The debut LP of George Russell is a timeless classic that has aged like a fine wine.
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An intriguing double-LP focused completely on percussion.
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A few blurbs about three Julie London LPs from 1957. Continue reading Julie London LPs from 1957
Artist: Elvis Presley Year: 1956 Genre: Rock and Roll Grade: A+ On the heels of his landmark debut and supporting singles, Elvis Presley shot to international superstardom the likes of which had never been seen before or since. And while some may … Continue reading Elvis Presley’s Debut: Over 60 Years Later
One of the most important jazz releases of the decade.
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Cecil Taylor’s remarkable debut opened the floodgates of free jazz
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This is rockabilly at its most raw.
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One of the most famous live albums in jazz history, featuring one of the greatest solos of all time.
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