Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
I recently helped a family friend move a large collection of records he just recently purchased. The man whose collection it was until his death, spent the majority of his life collection tons and tons of records, he ended up with 60,000. Helping move and looking through the collection you can see how he progressed through buying records. He started with 50's and 60's soul and gospel music. He owned a lot of records from the "King" record label which was a major african american label in the country and was located in Cincinnati. You could see he started with James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and Johnnie Taylor, then branched out to Jazz with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Stan Getz, then to rock n roll with Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd. The final phase for this man was 80's and 90's rap complete with Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre. We judged from the condition of the records that they couldnt have been played much. Anyways this was one of the records I picked out to keep. I really love Stan Getz and especially his records dealing with Latin Jazz. This is a great record and contains one of the most famous songs ever, The Girl From Ipanema. Whether its heard on your stereo or a hotel elevator the song can bring old memories back. Enjoy here.