A great example of how many different things are going on and always changing over time. Equipment, materials, technique and a whole lotta skill goes into a record. Would love to know a backstory like this for one of my favorites, Sinatra-Basie. But I am not up to your historical-archeological skill level! Well done. Thanks!
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The Command label is good sounding stuff if you like the genres. Most of the offerings are background music for a period movie.
I have several LP’s. For me, they are more kitsch or to play for another audiophool to appreciate.
I have some of the Classical pieces, and a few other things. I don’t think there are many fans left to appreciate " The Doc Severinsen Sextet(Johnny Carson) or pre wrecking crew guitarist Tony Mottola.
Now, if some of my Zeppelin,Stones and Who were done this way, that’s another thread.
Since you're a drummer, you might want to be on the lookout for Audio Fidelity label LP's. Another early audiophile press company.
I buy obscure stuff and a recent find is this
Everest was well known for their 35mm recordings issued on LP, many engineered by Audio Magazine writer/reviewer Bert Whyte. I started buying every copy I found in my crate-digging days (1970's-90's), available for peanuts unlike the more-famous RCA Living Stereo (particularly the "shaded dog" pressings) and Mercury Living Presence LP's (which became rather expensive after Harry Pearson started mentioning them in his TAS reviews).