[JPL] Album Foozle

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Sat Oct 28 21:42:49 EDT 2006


On Saturday 28 October 2006 20:23, Bobby Jackson wrote:

> I know collectors that would pay good money for those recordings.  I own
> several thousand albums still and have received offers from many to take
> them off my hands.  I just can't bring myself to give them up.  Even the
> ones I have CD's of.
>
> Bobby Jackson

I find it awful that they would just throw those lps away. They could have 
attempted to donate them to the town or city library, perhaps a university or 
another radio station would have used them. The idea that they just threw 
them away makes wonder, "What were they thinking?"

I have a very large lp collection. Someone estimated it to be about 20,000 
albums a few years ago. I have lots of different kinds of music, especially 
from the 70s when I worked at WBCN in Boston. Lots of jazz, r&b, funk, 
gospel, disco, etc. An old friend of mine sent me a handwritten list. Both 
sides of a piece of notebook paper were filled with  lps he was looking for. 
I assume he was looking for samples. I didn't sell him any. I told him that 
the fact that he was asking about them would make me not want to sell them to 
him. They became more valuable musically. 

I'm with you, Brother Jackson! I don't want to give up any of my lps and I 
know I have lots of stuff on lp that have never been reissued or especially 
with the non-jazz stuff, it's not a CD buying priority for me so I'll just 
live happily with my lps.

Eric Jackson
8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
WGBH Boston
89.7 FM
www.wgbh.org/jazz


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jae Sinnett" <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
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> Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2006 2:13 PM
> Subject: [JPL] Album Foozle
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> > I just had to share this story.....it reminded me of a thread we had a
> > few years back about library space but this one is unbelievable......
> >
> >  For years our music library contained both the classical, jazz and folk
> > music recordings. Several years ago I weeded out a few thousand albums
> > and CD's that either we would never play or had been re-issued on CD to
> > make more room for new releases. Eventually we moved all the CD's out
> > into my office space and left the remaining jazz albums in the library. A
> > week ago they decided to do the same for the classical albums......clear
> > out the ones they don't want to make more space. There are several
> > thousand jazz albums that are still in the library.....at least 10,000.
> >
> >  I was told about this and I sent emails out reminding folk not to touch
> > the jazz LP's. They had students and volunteers come in to do the work.
> > Last Sunday...during our fundraiser I might add.....I came in to do my
> > show. I had planned to play about 10 albums on that show. I walked into
> > the library and every single jazz album in the library......GONE. I can't
> > remember how long I looked at those shelves wondering if I had walked
> > into a parallel universe.
> >
> >  To make a longer story short.....I found out later that afternoon that
> > the albums were in the dumbsters behind the building. THOUSANDS of jazz
> > classics in the garbage! The garbage trucks come first thing Monday
> > morning to empty them. To say I was shocked would be the understatement.
> > Without question the most stupid thing I have ever seen in my life. I was
> > on the phone to management and shortly after the person responsible for
> > this was out back with their buddies in the dumpsters bringing back in
> > those albums on that Sunday afternoon. There are stories of some walking
> > away with several unfortunately and we won't know which ones until we get
> > them back in order. That individual is no longer employed at the station.
> >
> >  Jae Sinnett
> >
> >
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