Month: February 2017

To Swing Or Not To Swing in 1955 with Barney Kessel

1955 turned out to be a great year for recorded music.

Click HERE to see the records currently on the site that were recorded or released in 1955.


  • Not only the first copy to hit the site in many years but also the BEST, with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++)
  • As Good As It Gets — bigger, richer, fuller, more spacious and with more Tubey Magic than every other copy we played
  • Definitely one of the best early Contemporary LPs we’ve ever played – this is why audiophiles love mono!
  • “Guitarist Barney Kessel’s string of recordings for Contemporary in the 1950s included some of the finest work of his career … highly recommended to fans of straight-ahead jazz.” – All Music

This Early Contemporary Yellow Label Mono LP sure has AMAZING SOUND! (more…)