By far the best sound we have ever heard for The Ames Brothers
1960 Webster Hall vocals in RCA Living Stereo sound at its best
Huge, rich, smooth and natural, the Tubey Magic is off the charts
Esquivel and His Orchestra bring some fun Exotica flourishes to these Latin tunes
This copy is super spacious, sweet and positively dripping with ambience. This is vintage analog at its best, so rich and relaxed you’ll wonder how it ever came to be that anyone seriously contemplated trying to “improve” upon it.
This recording is the very definition of The Sound of Tubey Magic. No recordings will ever be made like this again, nor will any CD ever be able to capture what is in the grooves of this pressing.
For the audiophile of wide ranging taste, both the sound and the music should be lots of fun. If you want to demonstrate just how good 1960 All Tube Analog sound can be, I’d be hard pressed to think of another record that could do the job better than this one.
Perfect for demo-ing your stereo to anyone who thinks audio recording technology has improved in the last forty years.(more…)
When you’ve played as many Living Stereo titles as we have (250+ and counting), you’re bound to run into this kind of Demo Disc sound from time to time – it’s what makes record collecting fun
Ed Begley is the engineer here and he knocked this one out of the park. What an amazing sounding Living Stereo recording.
Need a refresher course in tubey magic after playing too many modern recordings or remasterings? This record is overflowing with it. Rich, clear, natural, sweet, overflowing with space and ambience, absolutely correct tonality — it’s all here.
The Rhythm Accompaniment is made up of three top players from New York. Sally Montoya noted at the time: “Carlos just recorded the first Flamenco jazz record for Victor, with Osie Johnson and Milt Hinton and Barry Galbraith on electric guitar. A most relaxed and informal session. The other musicians said it was unique in their experience.”
It’s certainly a unique record in my experience, with mind-blowingly good sound and engaging music.(more…)
A DAZZLING TOUR OF THE BROADWAY SHOW SCENE… courtesy of Mickey Crofford’s engineering in NYC’s legendary Webster Hall. If we could only find more vintage pressings with this kind of fidelity and musical invention our job would be a lot easier. We have to play a huge stack of titles to find even one that can do what this copy is doing, and how many of those will be this quiet? One out of a hundred? Two hundred? The whole enterprise boggles the mind.
Huge, rich, and Tubey Magical as all get out, the instruments will positively come jumping out of your speakers like few records you have ever heard.
Huge bass and richness helps keep the brass from getting too blary.(more…)
Paul Desmond’s phenomenal 1962 release finally arrives on the site, boasting outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
This is vintage Sixties Living Stereo sound at its best – big, rich and Tubey Magical like you will not believe
A “highly innovative and meticulously crafted work,” this collection is brimming with delightful jazz classics, including “My Funny Valentine,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “Body and Soul”
4 stars: “… lush, reflective, thought-provoking, and soul-stirring. This work is quite a plus for any listener and especially those who consider themselves avid fans of Paul Desmond.”
Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many modern recordings or remasterings? These original Living Stereo pressings are overflowing with it. Rich, smooth, sweet, full of ambience, dead-on correct tonality — everything that we listen for in a great record is here.(more…)