[JPL] Highly recommended new book

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Thu Apr 1 14:42:35 EDT 2010


We used to make pilgrimages to Third Street Jazz for the Sun Ra El Saturn
LPs...And I remember that wall of Coltrane LPs too...That place was a vinyl
shrine...
 
> I have to get this book. Growing up outside of Philadelphia, Third
> Street Jazz was like a mecca for me. It got soooo much of my $$$, and
> I wouldn't have it ANY differently. In it's heyday, this store (along
> with WRTI) was the best course of jazz (and music) history that a
> younger person could get.  Those two things influenced so much of who
> I am as a working musician today. If there is anyone on this list
> that was a part of either of those, THANK YOU!!!!
> 
> Mark Griffith
> 
> 
> On Apr 1, 2010, at 12:05 PM, Paul Combs wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Paul
>> 
>> 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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> Riverside Hotel in Rochester, N.Y., June 17-19.
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> or double-occupancy. We hope that by making the event  affordable, we can draw
> a greater number of participants. Hotel reservations are now open as well,
> with information at http://summit.jazzweek.com/
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