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    Quote Originally Posted by mcintosh View Post
    Speaking of the BB`s, their best cd to me is, "This is a Recording" I believe is the title. A friend of mine turned me on to it. Excellent music, hardly no air or radio time. And, on DMP`s website, it is not listed.

    Anyone know what`s up?
    It was released on the Warner label, no longer in production. There are used copies on Amazon, and I'm sure they're available elsewhere.
     
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    sleepysurf,

    Thanks for the heads up. That is sad. All the great music always seems hard to get. I have never bought a used cd. I guess I`m skeptical of the quality.

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    "I've oftened wondered what became of them. They worked mainly as session musicians, and, as I recall, one of them was also an animator at Disney"

    The only one I still see is Jimmy "Flim" Johnson who serves as the touring bassist with James Taylor.

    After the DMP days I sort of lost interest, but there was great song with Michael Ruff on lead vocals called "New Snow" that came off of the This is a Recording disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorToad View Post
    # Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
    # Original Release Date: November 1982
    # Number of Discs: 1
    # Label: Digital Music Products, Inc.
    # ASIN: B000003DCJ

    Billy Barber; Piano, Fender Rhodes, Prophet and Moog Synthesizers
    Bill Berg; Drums an d Percussion
    Flim Johnson; 5-String Alembic Basses & Oberheim on “Lunch Hour Wedding March”
    Dick Oatts; Alto, Soprano & Tenor Saxophones, Flute and Clarinet

    "This original 1982 recording was made direct to a Mitsubishi X-80 2 track digital recorder at a sampling frequency of 50.4kHz. Transfer to DSD was made using the original session master tape played on a Mitsubishi recorder connected directly to an EMM Labs DSD A/D converter feeding a Sony DSD recorder. No EQ or processing whatsoever was used in the transfer."

    All that above was from google. This is one of my favorite recordings of all time. Tricycle is such a fun song to listen to, huge dynamic range (please FF to the meat of the song before you set the volume level, it goes loud after 45 seconds or so), crisp and very musical. Lunch Hour Wedding March has some awesome electronic organ bass and will really let you know whether your system has a flat response on the low end. I love this album so much that I've bought three or four other works by them just looking to match the magic.

    Big Notes is close (Funhouse on Big Notes was written and performed entirely on a 80286 in '84 or '85!), and New Pants is cool, but none of their other stuff really reaches the immature entertainment of Tricycle. This one CD, though, is a must-have.


    Heh, some more stuff I found googling them. I'll let someone else's words do the work for me:
    "Back in 1985, a friend showed me his newest toy; this dad-blamed contraption he called a CD player. The first disc he slid in was this jazz piece by an unknown band called Flim & The BBs. The song he played was called "Tricycle" and it was off the album with the same name. I had to check my shorts afterward, as many GIs in Vietnam had to do when they were startled by an explosion. Well, it's not THAT bad, but this tune will certainly test the limits of both your amplifier and your speakers! The dynamic range is simply spectacular, and the musicianship is flawless. I wouldn't recommend cranking this piece on a pair of aging woofer cones, as you may be sending the drivers to be re-coned. However, if your speakers are in fine fettle, and you are looking for a slightly overproduced, but still satisfying piece of power jazz from a fiercely tight trio (I think it's a trio), then go out and have a listen. You won't be disappointed."


    Yes, This cd is nice. however, the one that I want and am looking for is "This is a Recording." When I first heard it, I loved it. Very hard to find this cd. Amazon does not have it. There is no more Tower records here in NY to buy it from, have you heard this cd? better yet, do you know where i can get it?

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