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The week in mandersmedia

Hello and hope you’ve had a good week…

Two especially big announcements this week to tell you about.

We now accept bitcoin If you wish to pay by bitcoin, contact by message over at Discogs/Bookogs/Filmogs and the payment will be arranged. We are using the same payment system as some major companies and brands around the world. We believe this to be a great addition to the other payment options already offered. We are very interested to hear what you think about bitcoin.

We will be listing DVD and VHS on filmogs filmogs launched its Marketplace yesterday and we have some DVD and VHS titles ready to be listed! You will find them trickling on over the next handful of weeks. You’ll find the link to us in the Profile and Shipping Information on Discogs or go here.

More CDs, Cassettes and Vinyl will be listed this week, keep your eyes peeled, these will be across all sorts of genres and styles, we believe in stocking a wide variety of genres and formats for a wide choice.

Play grading focus This week we focus on the Akai 4000DS that’s used for Reel to Reel play grading, xagu on HiFi engine gives this 5 stars and says ‘Great little reel to reel. Amazing sound.’ Don’t forget, we are always able to play grade anything you wish to buy.

Podcast and/or YouTube? Would you like to see/hear podcasts and/or YouTube videos from us? We’d like to know.

Did you know? Ozzy Osbourne came a cropper when a catapult malfunctioned during his 1981 Diary Of A Madman tour. A catapult was supposed to throw meat into the audience but due to a fault when Ozzy put his foot on a lever, several pounds of offal hit the singer on the back of his head. (thanks to thisdayinmusic for this).

That’s it for this week, thanks as always for supporting us and to our customers, past, present and future.

Speak soon, John from mandersmedia


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The week in mandersmedia

Hello and I hope you’ve had a good week…

We are 100! We have had over 100 feedbacks for items purchased on Discogs, we always value feedback from customers and always interested in your ideas.

Play grading equipment focus. This week, we will focus on the amplifier, the Pioneer SA-1000. This is a Class A Amplifier from the early 1970s and has a beautiful sound, great features like a ‘mode’ selector which allows you to listen in mono or just left and right channels or even reverse the channels! Take a look at more information.

PledgeMusic. As you know, we are very interested in supporting music here at mandersmedia, we are supporters and donators to Help Musicians UK, a fantastic musicans’ related cause so, you’ll start seeing posts from PledgeMusic. If you haven’t already heard of it, It’s a great way to connect artists and fans and for crowdfunding.

We’re moving to sensible pricing! Tired of seeing £3.84, £4.82, £0.87? We’re moving to more sensible pricing ending with a ‘9’, we hope you find this easier and less silly!

Price reductions You’ll find the regular weekly Price Reductions have been completed as we always aim to remain competitive in our pricing.

Adding more releases! As always, we will adding more releases, especially over this Bank Holiday (UK), keep your eyes peeled!

Did you know? ‘In 2009, Shina Twain was rated as having the Perfect Face, by scientists. The study, led by the University of Toronto and the University of California suggested her face has a perfect set of geometric measurements, based on the Golden Ratio.’ (thanks to

That’s all this week, have a great week ahead! John from mandersmedia


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JazzWax Morgana King: 1930-2018


Morgana King, a jazz singer with an unusual voice that seemed more in sync with classical than swing and who is perhaps best known as playing Marlon Brando’s wife in the first two Godfather films, died earlier this year on March 22. She was 87.

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The only reason we know about her passing is that Matt Schudel in yesterday’s Washington Post wrote her belated obit (go here). I was never a huge fan of King’s voice or her recordings. I found her approach a bit belabored, the way a classical singer might take on jazz.

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With that said, I’ve always adored her second album For You, For Me, For Evermore. Recorded for EmArcy in March 1956, the album was arranged and conducted by Dick Hyman. The different tracks featured a small group, brass and strings. The personnel included Chauncey Welsch (tb); Hank Jones (p) and Al Caiola and Mundell Lowe (g). Others are unlisted.


Deeply influenced by Sarah Vaughan, King sang For You, For Me, Forever More, Here I’ll Stay, There’s a Lull in My Life, It’s Delovely, Down in the Depths, The Song Is You, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, Everything I Love, If You Could See Me Now, I’ll String Along With You, Everything I’ve Got and You’re Not So Easy to Forget.

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In reading the Washington Post’s obit, I wasn’t aware she had been married to Tony Fruscella. More on the scarcely recorded trumpet player on another day.


JazzWax tracks:
You’ll find Morgana King’s For You, For Me, Forever More (EmArcy) here. If you download, be aware that the tracks are in reverse order.

The album also is available at Spotify.

JazzWax clip: Here’s the album’s title track…

And here’s I’ll String Along With You

Here’s King singing briefly in the Godfather


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JazzWax Morgana King: 1930-2018

On this day in music On this Day August 16, 2007

A fan of the 1980s pop band Wham! was silenced after becoming the first noise nuisance to be prosecuted by Newcastle city council’s night watch team. Brian Turner had tormented neighbours by playing their hit song ‘Last Christmas’ all night at full volume from 1am onwards. Magistrates fined Turner, of Sandyford, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, £200 and ordered him to pay £215 costs.

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JazzWax Erroll Garner: Nightconcert

JazzWax Erroll Garner: Nightconcert


When Erroll Garner died in 1977, his business partner and manager Martha Glaser became executor of his estate. The position gave her full control over Garner’s unissued recordings, which she kept under lock and key. When Glaser died in December 2014, the Garner estate passed to the University of Pittsburgh, and material once salted away began to emerge: Concert by the Sea and Ready Take One were the first two. Recently, the third—Nightconcert—was released by Mack Avenue Records. I review the album in today’s Wall Street Journal (go here). [Photo above of Erroll Garner and Martha Glaser]

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First some background. In the 1950s and ’60s, Glaser steered Garner through some tough times. A year after Columbia’s release of Garner’s enormously successful Concert By the Sea in 1955, Garner signed a five-year contract with the label. But as sales of Concert by the Sea surged, Glaser demanded that Columbia pay her client higher fees. Columbia balked, and in 1958, the label released early Garner recordings that Glaser and Garner felt were sub-par. Claiming that Columbia’s move breached the contract, Garner stopped recording for the label. From August 1958 to June 1961, Garner made no new recordings.

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Finally, in August 1962, two years after the parties sued each other, Columbia and Garner settled out of court. By then, Garner’s contract with Columbia had expired and he formed his Octave Records, which would be distributed by MGM.


To make up the lost income from his recording standoff with Columbia between 1958 and ’61, Garner had embarked on a relentless touring schedule that often took him to Europe, where he built a huge fan base. In November 1964, he performed at midnight at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw.

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Now, Mack Avenue, in cooperation with the custodians of the Garner estate at the University of Pittsburgh, have released the concert’s 16 tracks (1 hour and 20 minutes of music) on  Nightconcert.


Years ago, an edited version of the material appeared on vinyl in Europe. The new release is complete has been remastered. The sound is spectacular, which is saying something since so many jazz recordings from the Concertgebouw tend to sound uneven due to poor miking.


The songs are Where or When, Easy to Love, On Greet Dolphin Street, Night and Day, Cheek to Cheek, My Funny Valentine, Gypsy in My Soul, That Amsterdam Swing, Over the Rainbow, What Is This Thing Called Love, Laura, When Your Lover Has Gone, No More Shadows, ‘S Wonderful, and Thanks for the Memory. Not that you’d recognize any of these songs from Garner’s mischievous solo introductions. As always, they leave everyone guessing—including bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin—until the melody emerges from Garner’s opening fog. [Photo above of Erroll Garner at the Concertgebouw in November 1964 courtesy of Octave/Mack Avenue Records]


The high point on the album is Garner’s All Yours, a theme he wrote for the movie, A New Kind of Love, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward . It’s on par with Misty.


What’s especially gratifying is how prudently the Universality of Pittsburgh is moving on new Garner releases and the high standards Mack Avenue is setting while readying the material for release. Listening to the music, you can almost hear Martha Glaser smiling.

JazzWax tracks: You’ll find Erroll Garner: Nightconcert (Mack Avenue) here.

The album also is available at Spotify.

JazzWax clip: Here’s All Yours, the theme from the film A New Kind of Love

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