Hello!

Hi, I'm Jesse. and I've been collecting records since I was around 18 years old.  I currently work for Fern & Roby as an Art Director and Product Developer.  We build turntables, speakers, preamps and vinyl related accessories by hand in Richmond, Virginia.

This is my vinyl log.  

Cal Tjader ‎– The Best Of Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader ‎– The Best Of Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader entered the United States Army in 1943 and served as a medic until 1946. Upon his return he enrolled at San Jose State College under the G.I. Bill, majoring in education. Later he transferred to San Francisco State College, still intending to teach. It was there he took timpani lessons, his only formal music training.

At San Francisco State he met Dave Brubeck, a young pianist also fresh from a stint in the Army. Brubeck introduced Tjader to Paul Desmond. The three connected with more players and formed the Dave Brubeck Octet with Tjader on drums. Although the group only recorded one album (and had an abysmal time finding work), the recording is regarded as important due to its early glimpse at these soon-to-be-legendary jazz greats. After the octet disbanded, Tjader and Brubeck formed a trio, performing jazz standards in the hope of finding more work. The Dave Brubeck Trio succeeded and became a fixture in the San Francisco jazz scene. Tjader taught himself the vibraphone during this period, alternating between it and the drums depending on the song.

Track List : 

1. Soul Sauce
2. China Nights
3. The Whiffenpoof Song
4. The Way You Look Tonight
5. The Fakir
6. Cuchy Frito Man
7. Hip Walk
8. Triste
9. Sonny Boy
10. Sake And Greens

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters ‎– The 1963 Sound

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters ‎– The 1963 Sound

The Coasters ‎– The Coasters

The Coasters ‎– The Coasters