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  • #595560
    mamashtakah
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    There was a frum band back in the 70s called “The Stanley Miller Band.” They put out a few albums* at the time. Does anyone remember them, and more importantly, did any of their albums ever make it to CD? I would love to listen to the music again, if it’s around somewhere.

    *album – a round plastic disc with a hole in the middle. One would place it on something called a “record player,” drop a needle on it, and it would make beautiful music.

    #750026
    AinOhdMilvado
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    I don’t know if they made any albums, or if they did, where they are available, but…

    That name brought back memories.

    He played at my wedding in the mid-’70s.

    #750027
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    I don’t think it’s available anywhere. I have “The Stanley Miller Band American Simcha” as an mp3 file. If the mods allow, I can email it to you, or post a link to a temporary “you send it” file.

    #750029
    cherrybim
    Participant

    Stanley Miller also played at my wedding and is a music talent.

    Dr. Stanley I. Miller has been practicing holistic chiropractic in Brooklyn and Rockland for the past 25 years. I assume that he will answer your questions at:

    http://www.drstanleyimiller.com

    #750030
    mamashtakah
    Member

    That would be awesome.

    I would greatly appreciate it!

    Mods? Mods? Never around when you need them . . .

    #750031
    bezalel
    Participant

    It would probably be a good idea to contact the copyright holder first.

    #750032
    csr1
    Participant

    Is this the same Stanley Miller as the chiropractor? His website is: http://www.drstanleyimiller.com/

    #750033

    why don’t you contact the copyholder first? Great idea! Why don’t you check with Dr. Stanley Miller, chiropractor, in Monsey. He is the same Stanley Miller of the Stanley Miller band.

    #750034
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    They didn’t post the link I set up for download (totally understandable).

    re: copying in halacha

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    Copyright Issues

    A CD or tape which is no longer sold in stores and is not possible to buy may be copied from a friend.

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/weekly_torah.php?id=398

    #750035
    tzippi
    Member

    Daas Yochid, thanks for the info. Apparently it’s as easy as clicking on a link to try to contact Dr. Miller. (And that’s cool, I was wondering if it was the same person. I remember him from NCSY [open to the public] concerts in the seventies.)

    #750036
    guy-ocho
    Member

    In gal-paz in Israel, for 100 Shekel ($28) they will fill up your iPod with the latest jewish music. How is this permitted? they are copying it numerous times and making money off of it.

    #750037
    bezalel
    Participant

    Is this the same Stanley Miller as the chiropractor? His website is: http://www.drstanleyimiller.com/

    I believe they are the same. I just wasn’t sure enough to post it.

    #750038
    mamashtakah
    Member

    Well, I did it – emailed Dr. Miller about the albums. I will post the reply when I receive one. Thanks for all your help.

    #750039
    cherrybim
    Participant

    “In gal-paz in Israel, for 100 Shekel ($28) they will fill up your iPod with the latest jewish music. How is this permitted? they are copying it numerous times and making money off of it.”

    Ho’cheach To’chiach… It’s an old story with them (and worse). What they do is absolutely assur. Stay away!

    #750040
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Well, I did it – emailed Dr. Miller about the albums. I will post the reply when I receive one.

    Anything yet?

    #750041
    ad kan
    Participant

    i have an LP of the “stanley miller band live” circa 1975. i’m trying to get hold of an LP turntable so I can transfer it to my computer and make mp3 out of it. all pposkim ive asked have said it mutar to copy an album or book no longer in circulation. id b happy to share it once i get it transferred.

    #750042
    mamashtakah
    Member

    No, I have not heard anything.

    ad kan, that’s one of the two Stanley Miller Band albums or CDs I’mm looking for.

    #750043

    In gal-paz in Israel, for 100 Shekel ($28) they will fill up your iPod with the latest jewish music.

    BS”D

    WHAT? If it is music they have the copyright and the full rights to then they can sell it at any price they want. To do that is very dumb on their part, and I am quite suspicious to put it mildly.

    However, Reb Moshe Goldman’s son sells his father AH’s albums for bulk download at a very low price, far lower than the stores, and as he is the copyright holder or at least the holder of the electronic music rights, he can do so (and it is probably his father’s ratzon that he do this as he did it before his father was niftar as well). Reb Moshe AH had other parnosso and I do not think he ever set out to make money on any of his albums; I think he really did it because it was his avoidas Hashem to compose as he did.

    However, if that Gal-Paz deal includes any music from Noam Hafakot or Moishe Laufer, to name just two, then it is ossur and illegal.

    Also, is this Gal-Paz doing it or their employees? I always felt that their employees were given free rein to do what they want (like changing money, and all kinds of little shtick deals) in both the NY and EY stores.

    #1549443
    Lefty Levy
    Participant

    Yes, the Stanley Miller Band did indeed issue 3 albums during their career.
    The band consisted of 6 musicians, 5 of them playing for 13 years together. That’s one reason there was a bit of magic in their music….they could literally (and actually did) play in their sleep…but, rarely played the music they did the same. They would constantly improvise on stage…but, that said, their main purpose was to be misameach the chosson and the kallah, and, I will bet most if not all will say they did.
    Stanley (Simcha) would play his flute while jumping rope for the new couples….I saw that on numerous occasions. He was (and still IS) a superb flautist and is one of the best saxophone players I’ve ever hear.
    The band would gyrate in step with the people on the dance floor.
    There were many good chassunah bands during these years, but, there was only one Stanley Miller band.

    They released 3 albums on vinyl, none of which were ever released any other way…which is a bit ironic as two members of the band were professional mastering engineers with thousand of CDs mastered. Hopefully, sometime in the future, this will be remedied.

    Much more to say…maybe later.

    Have a great Shabbos everyone!

    #1549935

    That’s a record, not an album (those terms were used interchangeably at the time, of course).

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