192-320 VBR mp3 Cassette reconstruction from multiple sources
Reconstructed these two mixtapes from many sources, digital and analogue, ripped and downloaded. All I can tell you about the tapes is I picked them up in Camden Market on a September Sunday in 1992 while visiting London. The kiosk had dozens of different comps by him at 5 quid apiece but these were the only two I picked up. Cor! Looking back, it's easy to see now that this person was definitely a connoisseur of jazzdance and I kick myself for not picking up a few more back then. The selections are fantastic and there is nary a duff track to be found. Something else that can't be found is any info on this "Radio & Club DJ" named "A Person Called Gerald" or Jazz Liberation Productions, which is one of the reasons I chose to put this up.
So, keeping true to the title of the blog, I couldn't get anyone to cough up any info on this selector of refined taste. Yeah, it was over a decade-and-a-half ago and this was just some guy with a record collection in a stall years before the intertubes. My guess, considering the time and place would be "Jazzman" Gerald Short. But surely someone out there will one day wonder what ever happened to 'A Person Called Gerald' who DJ'd on the radio and in clubs and sold mixtapes at Camden Market then type it into Google. We'll be waiting here. We're patient. Lazy, too. Keeping true to the title of the blog, we don't take this all that seriously.
With these two tapes in hand, my jazz digging began in earnest. Once I found the first few LPs, I followed the threads through labels, liner notes, players and producers - still doing it today! I've tried my best to pass the torch by supplying loads o' links so you can conduct your own investimigations and hopefully expand your musical horizons. Follow the arrows---> for links to the files. I hope you enjoy this cookin' slice of Acid Jazz history half as much as I have for these last 15 years.