Saturday, September 26, 2009


This is what a record looks like after it's been very gently cleaned of what you might call, generalized ambient mold.....mold born of 'generalized flooding'.

In other words, it's a Katrina record which never suffered direct contact with water, but still looked like a forgotten three week old pizza after the water receded.

In case you can't read the label, the record is The Word Game, by Benny Spellman, on Alon Records....written and produced by Allen Toussaint.

Good thing water doesn't affect vinyl.



  1. What a brilliant blog, thankyou so much, I've just spent a while going back over your various postings and these fantastic tunes are playing in the background as I write this. American music is better than anything else, no idea what we'd be listening to otherwize, thanks for bringing these easily overlooked and forgotten recordings to the rest of the world.

  2. Thanks Desmond, that's probably a nicer comment than i deserve...

    But, I'll take it...

    Hope ya stick around, there's a lot more to come.