Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I Like to Rock 'n' Roll Slowly

Lynn Marshall
with Dale Fitzsimmons' Orch.

I Like to Rock 'n' Roll Slowly

Mitchell Tableporter, Choice Music ASCAP

Crest 1046


Her last record (of four) on Crest Records. Lynn Marshall was the daughter of Hollywood arranger Jack Marshall, best known for scoring the Peggy Lee classic 'Fever'.

She warbled in and around Hollywood since the early fifties (Lancer's Quartette, "Tears in My Heart", Serenade Records, 1952). She had also a record on Neely Plumb's Star Records.

If you have see her name before that's probably because Eddie Cochran played on one of her Crest sessions. Not sure if Eddie is on this, but unmistakenly I can hear Buddy Holly playing with something in the background...

Speaking of death (Eddie & Buddy are dead, that's the transition!) , I'm just learning today that music lovers can now be immortalised when they die by having their ashes baked into vinyl records to leave behind for loved ones.

A UK company called And Vinyly is offering people the chance to press their ashes in a vinyl recording of their own voice, their favourite tunes or their last will and testament. Minimalist audiophiles might want to go for the simple option of having no tunes or voiceover, and simply pressing the ashes into the vinyl to result in pops and crackles. We live in a such great time!

Here how it works :

1. Confirm with us your location and the viability of these services in your area
2. Identify a family member or a chosen representative who will accompany you (your ashes) to the pressing of your records
3. Establish audio and cover art content
4. Attend the mastering of your record
5. Receive playable proof sample of your record and cover
6. Die
7. Get cremated
8. Your family member or chosen representative books and attends the sprinkling and pressing of your records
9. Your chosen recipients will be sent details of where to collect their copy of your personal record
10. Live on from beyond the groove
That's so easy (with the possible exception of point #6). Interested ? Then go to their site HERE


1 comment:

  1. Is that "" a joke?
    I looked through the site and I can't figure out if it's serious or not.