FW: [JPL] Highly recommended new book

Paul Combs pcomb at comcast.net
Thu Apr 1 12:05:05 EDT 2010

I remember, growing up in Philadelphia, being about the same age 13-14 
and buying my first jazz records in similar stores. Some like a couple  
up on Market Street, would play a track for you on the house system, 
others like Sam Goody on 15th Street hat the booths like those Steve 
remembers. What nice memories this thread brings up.



Steve Schwartz wrote:
> I started buying jazz LPs wile a teenager in Southern California in the late 1950s.
> One of my favorites places to do so was Wallach's Music City at the corner of
> Sunset and Vine.
> They actually had a row of small listening booths where you could take a few LPs
> into and listen in privacy. This is before shrink wrapping.
> The booths had huge glass windows so you could see out onto the street.
> One occasion stands out to this day. I don't remember the album I was listening to,
> but as I looked out the window while listening, walking by me on Sunset was
> Gerry Mulligan. I knocked on the glass to get his attention, held up the album cover,
> indicating that I was a jazz fan. Gerry waved and gave me a big smile and continued
> walking past me.
> I'm 15 or 16 years old.
> What a thrill!
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