HP’s PERFECT VINYL COLLECTION #011: Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – ‘Anthology’

Out of my thousands of vinyl pressings the thought struck me that it might be interest, for me and perhaps for some of you to try and list my favourite 100. A big task, but not an unpleasant one. But for sanity’s sake I have to set a few limits. First, an era restriction. So, […]

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THE FUNK FIRM: Houdini Cartridge Decoupler

It is as if The Funk Firm Houdini helps your cartridge escape the intrusion of the tonearm, then. Granted, some might have selected their current arm/cartridge combination precisely because of how they sound together. Yet for those considering upgrading either or both items, I suggest you try the Houdini first because it will improve the sound of […]

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FREE: Mr. Big (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT1F0AN9-PE 214,814 views so far “1000% more soul here – guitar playing very simple but impossible to emulate – so much emotion without trickery. Awesome Free were around in the seventies and were a fantastic blues/rock band with great vocals and guitar solos.  Andy Fraser’s bass guitar playing on this track sounds like another lead […]

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