Wow, this is really cool. Thanks Kevin.
I wouldn't have expected so much classical music. He had a varied taste and his collecting spanned
decades. Note the very first Mercury classical title, the late 40s Russian recording of Oistrakh,
two copies. He also had an EMI Oistrakh recording from the 70s. A lot of classic "golden era" RCA
and Columbia classical records, and a great jazz collection. People wanting to get acquainted with
classical or jazz music can use the 12" LP listing as a starting and deep-diving point.
Speaking of artists' record collections, was a list ever made of Jackson Pollock's record
collection? He supposedly would play jazz records at high SPLs while dripping, splattering and
otherwise applying paint to huge canvases on the floor of his studio.
-- Tom Fine
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Ralph Ellison's Record Collection
> Pardon if this has already been posted: part of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem's current
> exhibit on the novelist is Ralph Ellison's record collection, listed online here:
> No big surprises if you know Ellison's writings, except for the Ramones first record and the Jimmy
> Durante "How To Speak Jive."