Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I have a great many 33 1/3 LP records For Sale...

Email me if you should want more details or to make an offer.

Louis Armstrong – The Authentic Sound of Louis Armstrong in the 30s (RCA Victor) decent

Ray Anthony – Dream Dancing Medley (Capitol) scratched

Count Basie - One o’clock Jump (Columbia) fair

Ray Charles – Greatest Hits (ABC) poor

Ray Charles & Cleo Laine – Porgy & Bess (RCA) 2 records, mint BOX

Buddy Clark - For You Alone – Orchestra under the direction of Mitchell Ayres (Columbia) decent

Nat King Cole – At The Sands (Capitol) excellent

Bing Crosby – Der Bingle (Columbia) decent

Bing Crosby Songs from “Mississippi” Decca scratchy, no cover

Bing Crosby – Bing : A Musical Autobiography with Buddy Cole (Decca) excellent

Bing Crosby – A Legendary Performer (RCA) excellent

Bob Crosby - The Best Of (MCA) 2 record set, good

Bob Florence Big Band – Live at Concerts By The Sea (Trend) fair

Eddie Condon’s Treasury of Jazz (Columbia) good

Erroll Garner Popular Piano Classics Set 3 (Quality) decent

Jimmy Dorsey – Dixie by Dorsey – (Columbia) scratchy, no cover

Dorsey Orchestra – A Toast to Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey (Crown) poor

Tommy Dorsey – That Sentimental Gentleman (RCA) 2 records, excellent

Benny Goodman Orchestra – The Golden Age of Benny Goodman (RCA Victor) excellent

Benny Goodman – Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Vol. 3 (Columbia) poor

Benny Goodman – King of Swing, Vol. 1 (Columbia), very good

The Glenn Miller Story – (Decca) decent/very scratched

This is Glenn Miller (RCA Victor) good

Glenn Miller and his Orchestra – For the Very First Time 50 Never Before Released Original Performnces (RCA Victor) booklet and 3 records; good BOX

Norman Granz’ Jazz at the Philharmonic voume 8 and10? scratchy

Robert Stolz - Viennese Memories – (Decca) good

Richard Strauss Stadium Concerts Symphony Orchestra of New York (Decca) decent

Paul Smith – Liquid Sounds (Capitol) good

Billy Daniels – Torch Hour (Mercury) poor condition

June Christy – Something Cool (Capitol) good

June Christy – Fair and Warmer (Capitol) fair

Ramsey Lewis – Back to The Roots (Cadet) excellent

Stan Kenton – The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton (Capitol) poor

Dinah Washington – Dinah ’62 (Roulette) good

Vienenese Zithers (Capitol) fair; no cover

The 5th Dimension – Stoned Soul Picnic (Liberty) good

101 Strings - Camelot (Somerset) good

Jackie Gleason – Gigot (Capitol) like new

Jackie Gleason – Music to Remember Her (Capitol) decent

Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra – Fiesta! (Capitol) good

Horst Kudritzki – Berlin bei Natch (Capitol) good; one scratch

Tiroler Ensemble - Tiroler Abend (Bellaphon)good

Moody Blues – On The Threshold of a Dream book

Das Orchester Karl Loube – Das ist Zunftig (Polydor) good

Longines Symphonette – The Memory Years (Gold Mdal) excellent; sleeve only, no cover

The Bickersons – The Bickersons Rematch (Columbia) 2 discs; good condition

Sandler & Young – More & More of Sandler & Young (Capitol) poor

Learn a Language: German (Lessons 1-10) no cover; poor

Carl Millocker – Der Bettelstudent (Electrola) excellent

Lee Oskar (UA) good

RCA Broadway Strings and Velvet Voices – No, No, Nanette (RCA Victor) good

The World of Your Hundred Best Tunes Vol. 8 (London) excellent

Art Van Damme – Music for Lovers (Harmony) good

Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra - Symphony for Tommy: A Tribute to Tommy Dorsey (Somerset) fair

Johnny Desmond – Blue Smoke (Columbia) fair

Vic Damone – On The South Side of Chicago (RCA Victor) good

The Kingston Trio – Sold Out (Capitol); 3 copies, good condition

Abbey Lincoln – People in Me (Inner City) good

Herbie Mann – Brazil Once Again (Atlantic) good

Chuck Mangione – Chase the Clouds Away (A&M) good

Chuck Mangione – Feels So Good (A&M) good

Erroll Garner – music from “A New Kind of Love” (Mercury) good

The JATP ALL Stars - Perdido (VSP-Verve) good

The Fats Waller Legacy (Olympic) very good

Sammy Davis Jr. – Starring Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca) poor

Vince Guaraldi and the Conte Condoli All Stars (Crown) good

MFSB - End of Phase 1 (CBS) good

The Sound of Christmas, Vol 2. (Capitol) fair

George Shearing Quintet – Touch of Genius (MGM) poor

George Shearing with Billy May strings – The Shearing Touch (Capitol) excellent

George Shearing and Nancy Wilson – The Swingin’s Mutual (Capitol) excellent

Jack Jones – Wives and Lovers (Kapp) fair

Jack Jones - The Impossible Dream (Kapp) 2 copies; fair

Jack Jones – For The “In” Crowd (Kapp) fair

Jack Jones – Lady (Kapp) good

Jack Jones and Billy May – Shall We Dance? (Kapp) good

Matt Monro – This Is The Life! (Capitol) good

Matt Monro – Close to You (Capitol) good

Matt Monro – These Years (Capitol) good

Dick Haymes – The Best Of Dick Haymes (MCA) fair

Roy Hamilton – Soft N’ Warm (Epic) good

Cleo Laine- Born on a Friday (RCA) good

Cleo Laine – Live at Carnegie Hall (RCA) good

Cleo Laine & James Galway – Sometimes When We Touch (RCA) good

Cleo Laine – Gonna Get Through (RCA) good

Funky Finger sex records: Midnight Cowpoke, Humpingville, USA, The Dirtiest Sluts in Plainsville, Hired Stud Will Travel

Peter Nero – If Ever I Would Leave You (RCA Camden) scratchy

The Mills Brothers – Sixteen Great Performances (ABC) fair

The Ink Spots – America’s Most Popular Quartet, Vol. 2 (Colortone) poor

Ella Fitzgerald – The Cole Porter Songbook (Verve) 2 records; good

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Sings Gershwin (Decca) fair

Ella Fitzgerald – The First Lady of Song (Decca) scratched

Ella Fitzgerald – The Rodgers and Hart Song Book (Verve); 2 records, fair

Ella Fitzgerald – Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers (Verve) good

Ella Fitzgerald – Sings the Gershwin Song Book Vol. 2 (Verve) excellent

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella in London (Pablo) good

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – Masterpieces by Ellington (Columbia) good

Dexter Gordon – A Swingin’ Affair (Blue Note) good

Oscar Peterson Trio – At the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Holland (Verve) scratched

Oscar Peterson Trio & One Clark Terry (Mercury) excellent

The Best of Arthur Prysock Number 2 (Verve) excellent

Red Norvo Jazz Trio (Allegro) excellent

An American in Paris soundtrack (MGM) poor

Original Soundtracks and Music from the Great Motion Pictures [1962] (UA) very good

Orchestral, Etc

Andre Previn piano and orchestra – Like Love (Columbia) good

Andre Previn – With Voices (RCA Victor) excellent

Vienna Festival Orchestra - Grieg, Richard Strauss, Debussy (?) fair

Berlin Philharmonic, Andre Cluytens conducting – Beethoven The Nine Symphonies, Coriolan and Egmont Overtures (Seraphim) 7 records, excellent BOX

New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting – Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36; Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 (Columbia) excellent

Philadelphia Orchestra with Rudolf Serkin, piano and Eugene Ormandy, conductor – Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 73 (“Emperor”) (Columbia) good

Vienna State Opera/Austrian Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (Remington) poor

Johann Strauss Operettas (Die Fledermaus; A Night in Vencice; Der Zigeunerbaron; Waldmeister Overture (Capitol) scratchy

Vienna Philharmonic – Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra (London) excellent

Der Zigeunerbaron (Electrola) excellent

Arthur Rother Orchestra of the Nerlin Municipal Opera – Johann Strauss Overtures (Telefunken) scratchy

The Best of Charles Aznavour (Polydor) excellent

Morton Gould Orchestra and Band – Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture (RCA Victor) good

Austrian Symphony Orchestra – Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy (Remington) poor

Eileen Farrell – Puccini Arias (Columbia) decent

Ted Heath - at the London Palladium (London) fair

Ted Heath - Shall We Dance? (Decca) excellent

Der Orchester der Hamburgischen Staatsoper – Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (Somerset) good

The Longines Symponette – The Memory Years 1925-1960 (MGM) 5 records, mint BOX

Vienna Tonkuestler Symphony Orchestra – Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto in C minor, op. 18 (Plymouth) fair

NBC Symphony Orchestra with Arthur Rubenstein, pianist and Vladimir Golschmann conducting – Rachmaninoff Conerto No. 2 on C minor, Op. 18 (RCA Victor) poor

Arthur Rubenstein – Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2; Liszt Concerto No. 1 (RCA Victor) excellent

Arthur Rubenstein and Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra – Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 (LM) good

Accademia di Santa Cecilia – Puccini La Boheme (London) fair

Viennese Symphonic Orchestra, Felicitas Karrer, pianist – Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 16 (Masterseal) excellent

Toscanini Plays Light Classics (RCA Victor) 2 records, good

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Strauss (RCA Victor) poor; sleeve only, no cover

Monday, September 18, 2006


'An inner life, cultivated, nourished, is a well of strength, the inner structure we need to resist out catastrophes and errors and injustices.'-Anais Nin; Every area of your life benefits when you take time to reflect and listen to your inner voice. You don't have to be an accomplished or aspiring write to benefit from journal writing. In this workshop, particpants are invited to begin or deepen their experience of journal writing. Use of the journal as keepsake book, memoir, problem-solving tool, safe space, and starting place for creative writing will be discussed. In-class writing and homework assignments will be given and some sessions may feature use of artistic materials. NOTE: This is not a group-therapy session in any sense. Students will not be required to share the contents of journals. Monday, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; 6 sessions starting October 16, 2006, ending November 20, 2006
Cost $41 - Available Discounts Instructor: Celia White Location: Williamsville - Williamsville North High School

Interested? Go here.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thursday's Thrills

I made up a song about Goldie Gardener and Frank Lloyd Wright to stop the baby crying tonight while babysitting. (That's right, it's Pledge Week on Ch. 17!) I might also note that Norah's world has trees, catalogs, shoes, walks, kitties, books, friends, yogurt, and country songs (all sung to the tune "Elmo's World").

Bought some fabric remnants, French barette clips, and notions today. Need some project, besides re-typing the novel.

Summer Pierre has finished 30 days of one-word writing/drawing prompts: a great inspiration.

Not so thrilling:

Quite sad about the Montreal shootings, and the general state of attitudes in the world. (Mine not excluded.)

Saturday, September 09, 2006


(Me and the Kreepy Dolls at Buffalo Arts Studio)

This is the art I saw tonight: Kreepy Doll Factory, work by Jeff Vincent and Thu Tran and Dan Baxter.

Been resting.

And I went to see Redheaded Stepchild the other night; pictures here.

Friday, September 08, 2006


I am extremely happy to announce the launch of my new website, Professional Research Services. As some of you know, I've been running my own home-based research business since 2002, specifically serving the tobacco control/public health community. I've decided to expand my services to include answering the research, writing, archival needs of organizations and individuals.

Do you know anyone who needs assistance organizing a collection, writing a history, fact-checking, or in-depth research?

I hope you'll think of me.

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Monday, September 04, 2006

Tech-Cred Screed

I'm a little afraid to admit it: I'm thinking about letting my domain expire.

Celiathepoet.org was a gift (thank you, Sean) and a perfect one for 1999 San Francisco. I'd had webpages of sorts before that, though I was as happy as anyone to see hand-coding go its way in favor of blogging and templates. I was also happy to support the ultra-cool Eskimo.com. (As you can see by their page, they're about as interested in updating a web site as I am.)

But, as you've probably noticed, if I write at all, it is via my blogs. Also, there is the expense, considerable as I cut all corners. And the fun of FTPing. This, perhaps, I shall recover from.

I guess I am just wondering...am I less of a "person" online without a domain behind me? In what way should I care? Who shall mourn if I sink into blogging obscurity? It is no more or less shallow than CTP.org allows now.

I feel vaguely Shakespearean (tragic? comic? O, I am slain?) about it all.