Trane, Good Bait, YouTube: What Do You Think?

I was doing a search of John Coltrane jazz vinyl on Google and came across this video. If you’re going to do a video on YouTube, this looks like a pretty good way to go.

John Coltrane Jazz Vinyl

Notice that this has been viewed about 2,500 times. Not bad. This, of course, is from Soultrane, Prestige 7142.


  • It’s been awhile since I’ve seen it, but there used to be several Miff Mole 78’s being played on Edison machines on Youtube. Probably viewed 2 and a half times, but memorable early jazz.

  • Rudolf A. Flinterman

    I really don’t know what to think. Maybe I don’t grasp the question.
    “Good Bait”, of course, is a monumental piece of music, by an assertive musician, who had just liberated himself from the shackles of addiction.

  • Instead of just having the ‘frozen’ image of the turntable setup,using images of Trane and some of the accompanying musicians would have made for a memorable video clip. As it stands the image(such as it is)gives the viewer nothing for your time,except the music. Which may be the ‘point’. Although the idea of someone logging onto YouTube to hear what vinyl “sounds” like is a bit strange,if not bizarre. You know?

  • Rudolf A. Flinterman

    ceedee: you made the point, that is exactly what I felt. I was waiting for images to pop up, in vain.

  • I put it up because I found it interesting, just listening to the vinyl and staring at the turntable, as one may do in one’s own home — assuming one had a turntable and an original pressing of Soultrane. I also thought the sound quality was excellent — to my surprise. I have my computer hooked up through my good audio equipment and it sounded almost as if I were playing the vinyl here. I didn’t expect that, assuming the file would be compressed for video. I liked the concept of just filming a record playing, particularly for YouTube, where vinyl may be new to some people. I may try it myself one of these days: Perhaps with a 78.

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