The Man with no Friends

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MY TEMPO BRITISH JAZZ RECORDS- 1

Here are some of my British Tempo Records that I have in my collection.

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ORB HIGH END STABILIZER HP SSR

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I purchased this today and tried it out on a Ist press. Lee Morgan on Blue Note . Mono. It dampened down , anchored the sound which is just what you need to get good mono sound quality. I paid just over 400 euros ( £325) and it is worth the money. I have played a couple of vintage Blue Note Mono pressings and they sound wonderful. Tomorrow I will be listening to my Tempo UK jazz albums and am really looking forward to it.

It is now tomorrow and I played a couple of Tempo LP’s this afternoon and the sounded great. To be quite honest I did not notice any huge dramatic difference when I first tried this record clamp. Some people make outrageous claims about record weight and I have no intention of getting in to all that nonsense but there is no doubt that depending on you system this clamp can make a difference. I have a very basic mono set up.  Rega Planar 2 ( with wood trim)  , the trim does help to damp down the sound , Rega RB 300 tonearm with Tecnoweight and extra heavy weight , metal subplatter , Denon DL 102 Mono cartridge and leather mat. The combination of these modest upgrades help to produce a very natural , flat ( blue note sound) damped down tone.

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STAN TRACEY IN MONO

Today I posted a video on Youtube of a Stan Tracey album , “Stan Tracey in person”. It is a mono LP and I played it using a Denon dl 102 mono cartridge. Why not follow this link and check it out. I rarely get the chance to make a Youtube video as there is always a dog barking just outside my door  all day – today was a bank holiday so the complex was quiet but I will have to wait for the Christmas holiday before I get another opportunity…..The dog has a very loud rasping bark and it literally barks all day long and there is nothing I can do about it.

NOEL KELEHAN DUBLIN BLUES IRISH JAZZ

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“Emerald 45 rpm record pressed 1966. This is actually the B side , a Brubeck style jazz/blues number. The A side is a pleasant orchestral piece probably written for television. To the best of my knowledge this is the only jazz 45 Kelehan issued.  A nice item and the only Irish  jazz 45 that I have ever come across.  If anyone has any information about this record or Kelehan’s jazz output on vinyl or cd please feel free to leave a comment. I also have a cd called  “Noel Kelehan – a celebration”  It was issued by RTE ( Irish state broadcasting co. ). It is a private pressing and was not released commercially. The music was recorded  live  in Vicar Street on 12/12/00. Lineup: Noel Kelehan  Michael Buckley  Peter Ainscough  Michael Coady. It is a four track EP and would have had a very small print run.

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