With the holiday season already descending upon America, what better way to initiate this blog than under the name of a personal favorite Christmas song. In fact, the composer of the tune was a friend of my family, Noel Regney. He actually co wrote the song, Do You Hear What I Hear, with his wife and lived in Connecticut during his later life when my parents befriended him. He played piano and sang at the Ridgefield Inn as I recall. I remember him as a very nice gentleman. And so, there is the inspiration for the blog name. My own ID is inspired from quite a different source, none other than the great Herman "Sonny" Blount. I was fortunate enough to have seen Sun Ra with his Arkestra a couple of times and only wish I had made the effort to see him more often. But what I did experience certainly was special as are all his recordings from my experience. So from traditional Christmas tunes to the supremely bizarre and wonderful jazz from timeless space, I christen this blog in the name of peace and the joy of the listeners everywhere. Thanks for stopping in. I will be documenting some of my music collection, mostly LP's and hope to post some of the interesting OOP's.
....all music posted on this blog is recorded from vinyl, mostly at relatively low quality results, and is offered purely as a means to enlighten my fellow music lovers. I make every effort to ensure that each recording is OOP and not in conflict with commercial recording sales. I do not accept donations or any considerations in return for my efforts on this blog other than welcoming individual comments. I will immediately remove any content that is reported to me as conflicting with copyright claims and do not want to violate any such restrictions. I have invested a great portion of my hard earned money in purchasing music by many different artists over the years and this blog hopes to only add to encouraging everyone else to do the same. Sharing otherwise unavailable material, I believe, will only help proliferate the value of quality music and the success of the respective artists.