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Sanford and Son: The Complete Series (Slim Packaging)
Sanford and Son: The Complete Series (Slim Packaging)
DVD ~ Redd Foxx
Price: $31.99
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1.0 out of 5 stars A stack of discs on a cheap plastic spindle, September 23, 2014
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This is one of the greatest TV shows of all time, and watching episodes always lifts my spirits and calms my soul, but the cheapo packaging of this set makes this one to avoid. It is basically a single stack of discs with no sleeves stacked on a single spindle in a very cheap and flimsy extruded plastic tray. The whole is then slipped into a flimsy box. No liner notes or info about casts or original air dates. Just the shows to speak for themselves. Spend a little more for the season sets with better packaging.


Big "T"
Big "T"
11 used & new from $24.27

3.0 out of 5 stars Like jewelry, it's expensive and non-essential, September 23, 2014
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This review is from: Big "T" (Audio CD)
This box set charms by making one feel like such a completist nerd for owning it. But the reality is that precious few of these tracks, spread over four CDs, can really be called classic - like Knockin' a Jug with Louis or Jack's definitively beautiful version of Stars Fell on Alabama - while a lot are downright trivial. I mean, that late-30s big band Jack led was pretty piss-poor in an era with so many great bands. Listening to all this has caused me to move Jack way up on my list of all-time favourite vocalists, but it also has had me wondering why I spent so much to own this. It's very obscurity is already causing this out-of-print box to fetch high prices on Amazon Marketplace and eBay, making this one investment you really don't need to make unless you are desperately seeking admission to the very exclusive Teagarden club.


Essential Sides 1929-1939
Essential Sides 1929-1939
Price: $24.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-own for even the most casual of jazz fans, September 23, 2014
Four discs of utter genius and a box set that has a rare distinction of being playable straight through in a single day without once becoming tedious. The sides with Benny Goodman and Mildred Bailey are a particular highlight, and the recording with the Dutch unit called the Ramblers never fail to put a smile on my face. Much has been written about JSP's remastering work, and I will only add that, while these remain 75-year-old recordings, they sound in these masters utterly balanced and transparent and musical. A pure, transcendent joy.


Jazz Tribune No. 6
Jazz Tribune No. 6
22 used & new from $2.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Instant mood enhancement, September 23, 2014
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This review is from: Jazz Tribune No. 6 (Audio CD)
Fantastic set of early jazz in astoundingly good sound quality. This recording of "You Were Only Passing Time With Me" is one of my all-time favourite songs. And I got it from an Amazon Marketplace Seller and it was PRISTINE. Press the Buy button.


Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers with 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter, Black
Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers with 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter, Black

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2.0 out of 5 stars Just good enough. Just., September 23, 2014
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These speakers have a nice forward push that make them seem bigger than they are, but high-end hi-fi they are not. Recommended in lieu of an all-in-one-box mini-stereo, but if what you really want is a high-end system on the cheap, these are not the droids you are looking for.
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Angels & Demons / Nubians of Plutonia
Angels & Demons / Nubians of Plutonia
Price: $13.99
14 used & new from $9.49

5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all-time faves, September 23, 2014
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A must-own for Sun Ra fans, if only for the studio recording of Watusa alone. Marshall Allen is featured heavily on this one and shines.


4 Classic Albums - Sun Ra
4 Classic Albums - Sun Ra
Price: $11.99
33 used & new from $7.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Ra Ra Ra!, September 23, 2014
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Can't quibble with four classic early Sun Ra albums at this price. Sound quality is bearable on this "Four Classic Albums" release (and that's not always the case). Or maybe the junkshop quality of some of the original recordings makes the bad
modern remaster less noticeable.


7 Classic Albums - Cecil Taylor
7 Classic Albums - Cecil Taylor
Price: $9.99
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor remastering, September 23, 2014
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Mastering results in drums that sound like high-hats and not much else. Muffled and indistinct. Spend a little more and buy the albums for real. They're great.


The Midnight Library
The Midnight Library
by Kazuno Kohara
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $12.75
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2.0 out of 5 stars Underachiever, September 23, 2014
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Not this author's greatest title. Get "Ghosts in the House", which has become a bedtime classic in my house.


Case Logic QNS-111 11.6-Inch EVA Molded Chromebook/Netbook Sleeve (Black)
Case Logic QNS-111 11.6-Inch EVA Molded Chromebook/Netbook Sleeve (Black)
Price: $19.58
50 used & new from $14.49

3.0 out of 5 stars I end up carrying my case inside a bigger case, September 23, 2014
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No place for power cord or other peripherals or paperwork: it is NOT a briefcase or even a traditional laptop case. It is a high-quality clamshell that fits a Chromebook to a 'T' - although the computer has to be removed from the case completely in order for one to use it. Lots of drop or damage opportunities there! I end up carrying the Chromebook in the case and the case inside a larger briefcase or bookbag. Keeps the Chromebook free of damage or scuffs or lint, I suppose, but ultimately a non-essential purchase.


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