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"The sound quality is astonishing!  The presence of the percussion, the
focus of the brass, etc. etc.  These sound better than many big band
recordings from the '50s."

Yes. What's up with that? One possibility is that those great live
performances distract us from any imperfection in the sound. Another, even
more likely, is that we have not yet been given equally excellent transfers
of '50s and '40s masters for proper comparison.

clark

On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 8:16 PM, DAVID BURNHAM <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> There are 3 CD sets of Glenn Miller which present the band with a sound
> quality like I've never heard on any other G. M. release.  They are "The
> Secret Broadcasts", (The Army Air Forces Training Command Band), "The Lost
> Recordings", (The American Band of the Allied Expeditionary Force), and
> "The Army Air Force Band".  This last set contains all of the material on
> the LP set of the same name plus 20 previously unreleased tracks.  The
> sound quality is astonishing!  The presence of the percussion, the focus of
> the brass, etc. etc.  These sound better than many big band recordings from
> the '50s.
>
> db
>
>
>
> >________________________________
> > From: Milan P Milovanovic <[log in to unmask]>
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 7:17:01 PM
> >Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who needs vinyl?
> >
> >May I add that those broadcast recordings (issued on RCA 2 CD set "Artie
> Shaw At The Blue Room/Cafe Rouge") - sound far more superior in terms of
> clarity, overall balance, and, playing (of course) then official studio
> sessions issued on Bluebird? Especially, I always thought they did
> something quite wrong in microphone placement and in mixing technique
> during studio sessions - dull, muddy and lifeless recording samples of one
> of the greatest swing band.
> >
> >Milan
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message ----- From: "David Diehl" <
> [log in to unmask]>
> >To: <[log in to unmask]>
> >Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 5:35 AM
> >Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who needs vinyl?
> >
> >
> >I think Shaw was of like mind- he used several airchecks on his "self
> Portrait" CD
> >David
> >Visit the Blue Pages: the Encyclopedic Guide to 78 RPM Party Records
> >http://www.hensteeth.com
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Michael Ridderbusch [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> >Sent: Monday, June 4, 2012 11:20 AM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who needs vinyl?
> >
> >I would say the same for live recordings of Artie Shaw's band of 1939
> --better than the studio work.
> >
> >
>