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Beethoven's Nine Symphonies in Nagano's hands

Imagine if your favourite team always made the playoffs and often won the championship.

Fans of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal enjoyed such a luxury 20 years ago and more, when a new recording on Decca could be relied on to place high in the critical standings and in many cases (The Planets, Les Troyens) enjoy acclaim by a plurality as the best version available. 1,006 more words


Dec. 19th in Gennett History, 1935: Harry "Freddie" Shayne recorded "Original Mr. Freddie Blues"

Dec. 19th in Gennett History, 1935: Harry “Freddie” Shayne recorded “Original Mr. Freddie Blues” in Chicago. Shayne’s vocal/piano performance appeared on Champion 50061 and Decca 7663.


Northern Soul record is world's rarest

A copy of “Open the Door to my Heart” by Darrell Banks is up for sale.

Northern Soul fans have spent 50 years looking for this single 45 rpm record. 215 more words


Twin Limb packs Decca's cellar

I decided to do a bit of solo adventuring again since Aubrey wasn’t back in town yet from Thanksgiving. With Do502’s advice in mind, I ventured to… 210 more words


Post Writer's Block meets Jesse James

If you’re like me, and took in as much Writer’s Block goodness as you had time for, you may still be drunk on language Or enjoying a slight verbiage hangover. 617 more words

Writer's Block this Weekend and Joy Priest on the radio hour [11.13.14]

It’s the weekend you’ve been anticipating here in the Literary Arts Community of Louisville, Ky. The weekend of the Writer’s Block curated by the Louisville Literary Arts  1,136 more words

7 November: All on the Decca Label

Paul Whittle gave us a programme of twelve items consisting of some of the best recordings made from 1958 to 1997, including one popular piece from 1938. 17 more words

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