nsp, it seems we are both curious about Alex's collection; he has records so unique that it seems only a native of the South Side of Chicago in the late 50's would own them.
South Side Soul is just such a record, it captures the spirit and feel of neighborhoods in that part of Chicago so distinctly, that the music takes you back in time, and you can visualize being there, here is an example; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViAsMZhJX1E
Ahmad Jamal was the house band on 64 and Cottage Grove where he recorded his famous album at the "Pershing Lounge", and I lived one block from there with my older cousin. One day I saw Dinah Washington coming out of the lounge and getting into her brand new continental with the spare on the trunk; it was that kind of place.
South Siders who were there at that time have a day that they honor this musician every year.
How did a record so unique come into Alex's possession?
"South Side Soul" (Esmond Edwards) – 5:02
"47th and Calumet" (John Wright) – 3:57
"La Salle St After Hours" (Armond Jackson) – 5:21
"63rd and Cottage Grove" (Wright) – 4:06
"35th St Blues" (Wendell Roberts) – 7:00
"Sin Corner" (Jackson) – 5:30
"Amen Corner" (Roberts) – 5:30