In the final installment of Listeners’ Choices, Sam Stephenson mentioned Two Jims and Zoot and I mentioned indignation over that great 1964 album remaining out of print. It was guitarist Jimmy Raney’s date, with Jim Hall also on guitar; Zoot Sims, tenor saxophone; Steve Swallow, bass and Osie Johnson, drums. Devra Hall reports on two sources for the album.
This album included the first recording of dad’s tune “All Across the City”; he wrote it for that record date. It was on Mainstream Records and they released a CD as well as an LP. (I have the CD.) The LP was also reissued under the title Otra Vez. Then in October 1990 Mobile Fidelity reissued it on CD.
Outrageous! On ebay someone in Germany is selling the Mobile Fidelity CD for $91 (plus shipping, I imagine).
Or you can buy the LP (Otra Vez) for $4.95 plus 2.60 shipping.
Ms. Hall, aka Devra DoWrite, blogs here.