Saturday, 13 September 2014

Ring Dobell's

Gone are the days when Saturday mornings might be spent browsing the local record shop. (Picture above, the famous Dobell's Record Shop in London).

The death knell was sounded, I suppose, by the internet and rummaging around recently on Spotify, it's not difficult to see why. 

There must be every album imaginable by every major artist available : everything the casual listener could want.

Scratch the surface, though - particularly for any music recorded fifty years or more ago, and one is confronted with a plethora of 'grey area', mis-labelled mis-catalogued recordings, the provenance of much of which is unknown. 

And for the listener whose attitude is less than casual, the catalogue does not run particularly deep. 

However, posts here are occasionally illustrated by tracks embedded from the Spotify service.

Do browse the racks. If you haven't joined Spotify, you'll be prompted to do so by clicking on the links and you will have to download the Spotify gizmo. There's always a price to pay, of course: the music is interrupted by 'a word from our sponsor' between tracks, unless you choose to pay for an 'upgrade'. It gets the music out there - and legitimately so - that's the main thing. 

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