A few recent aquisitions

 

Cecil Teylor - Dark to themselves- Inner City Records

Cecil Taylor – Dark to themselves- Inner City Records 1977

Cecil Taylor- Segments II/Orchestra of two continents- Soul Note Records-1985

Cecil Taylor- Segments II/Orchestra of two continents- Soul Note Records-1985

Cecil Taylor-Air above mountains (buildings within) Inner City Records 1978

Cecil Taylor-Air above mountains (buildings within) Inner City Records 1978

Revolutionary Ensemble - Enja Records 1977

Revolutionary Ensemble – Enja Records 1977

Z'ev-Bust this- Dossier records- 1988

Z’ev-Bust this- Dossier Records- 1988

Billie Joe Becoat-Reflections from a cracked mirror- Fantasy records 1969

Billie Joe Becoat-Reflections from a cracked mirror- Fantasy Records 1969

Groove with perfection

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I wouldn’t consider myself much of a record advocate if I didn’t voice listening with a  new stylus as frequently as possible. This is just something I pick up at a local store. Certainly not trying to appear like a commercial or something as much as just to note products like this keep my collection in the best possible condition.

What’s in a name

I’ve had my share of aliases over the years; Guido and Sweetbottom to name a couple. The name Strangeblood was actually given to me by the drummer in Venus Flytrap circa 1991. We were at band practice and were messing around and the late Chris Whitson (guitarist and songwriter) would say “That Curtis just isn’t normal, he doesn’t do normal things and doesn’t listen to normal music”. One time Tom (our drummer) said, “I think I’m going to start calling you Curtis Srange”, and then he asked “have you heard of that golf player Curtis Strange?”  The name Curtis Strange followed me around for a few days and then it somehow turned into Curtis Strangeblood. Back then Tom used to always accent the A’s a bit and so it always came out as Curtis Straaangeblood. That used to follow me around quite a lot back then. Chris would always be saying “Curtis just isn’t normal” and Tom would follow that with “Curtis Straaangeblood”.

The rest is history I suppose. I only ever DJ’d three or four times, so leaving out the Curtis and inserting DJ is just a sort of novelty to give everyone the impression that you’d be lucky to have me blast a set at you’re latest gathering, but as some of those reputations precede me, you might be unlucky depending on how obscure the mix is. Just a warning for those of you thinking of hiring me