[78-L] RIP Michael Brooks

David Weiner djwein at earthlink.net.invalid
Sun Nov 29 09:26:02 PST 2020

I headed for the CD box of the Bing Columbia CROONER set last night and have been enjoying revisiting it and Michael's sassy notes.  He certainly had a way with words! He pissed me off with his notes to the Glenn Miller Ace Of Hearts LP (Glenn's 1937 Decca session), referring the band as a "bunch of bland, soporific Trilbys," but it was a memorable turn of phrase!

Dave Weiner

On 11/29/20, 3:11 AM, "Michael Biel" <78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com on behalf of mbiel at mbiel.com.invalid> wrote:

    The liner notes on the identical inner sleeves on those three Columbia Bing albums were also my first introduction to Michael Brooks. The graphics of all those colorful labels on the Unipac jackets were what grabbed you to a set featuring Bing Columbia’s that had never been reissued on lp before, but his notes explained why you should care. What was most striking was his telling of his unsatisfactory meeting with Bing — a story he could tell now that Bing was gone.

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