Rifftides readers following the discussion about this week’s Monday Recommendation, Bengt Hallberg’s Dinah, may be interested in the information that Ivan Sundberg sent from Sweden. He wrote:
Hallberg´s album did reach the shores of the US. Already a year after the original Phillips release in Sweden an American label affiliated to Columbia issued it on a 12 inch vinyl on EPIC LN 3375. Leonard Feather contributed with deep insight liner notes of Hallberg and his music on it.This particular album might be more easy to find in the special vinyl stores.
Mr. Sundberg sent an illustration of the Epic version’s cover that should make it easy for prospective buyers to recognize it as they browse through the bins of those special stores.
While we’re thinking of Bengt Hallberg, let’s see and hear him play “Tea For Two” and “But Not For Me.” This 2011 performance was at Fasching, a club in Central Stockholm. Between numbers, he speaks to the audience.
Have a good weekend.