Like so many others, hearing Dick & Kiz
Harp again will be wonderful. We have to time travel to
find good music these days - and these two great artists
are captains of the machine that takes us to The 90th Floor
- one of the all time lyrical places to be.
Thanks for booking my ticket to a better
time and place. I can't wait to go.
Words cannot express my deep thoughts...for
the two Dick and Kiz Harp CDs. It has been a dream of
mine, since I knew of the duo, to have such a premium production
"I want to tell you how I heard about
Dick and Kiz Harp: A very long time ago, perhaps 35 or
40 years, when I lived in New York, I listened to an after
midnight radio jazz show hosted by Mort Fega...a moderately
well-known DJ...well, one cold winter's night, it was his
last program on his station...he decided to play what he
wanted...he announced that he was going to play the 2 Dick
and Kiz Harp LPs and that they were something special..."
"Thanks...as one of the lounge lizards
who hung out at the 90th and the 8th Day (remember?)...I
can't tell you how excited I am to be able to order these.
My originals were lost in a fire oh 35 years ago...so I'm
so pumped!!! Look forward to them!"
"My mother lived in Dallas in the 50's
and 60's and worked for Charlie Meeker with the Dallas
Summer Musicals, so she went to the 90th Floor with her
boss as well as the celebrities who were in town for the
shows. My dad also went there either because of my mother
or on his own and loved Dick and Kiz..."
"I am delighted you are issuing these
CDs --so will my brother and a friend be. We all so loved
Dick and Kiz and the 90th Floor!"
"Thanks for your work on this project.
I spent numerous hours for several years trying to find
a copy of "Dick and Kiz at the 90th Floor". Enjoyed seeing
them around 1959 when attending NTSC!"
"Joe Loved the (AGAIN!) CD. "Again" will
be our Disc of the Day on Monday. That means 1 cut per
daypart will be featured...6 to 9, 3 - 6, 6 - 9, 9 - mid..."
Mark DeBoskey, KSDS - Jazz 88, San Diego
"...my mother used to tell us about meeting
the Harp's at the 90th Floor Club...she met Tony Bennett
too. When Kiz died she was really torn up. I came across
your website, you can imagine how excited my mother is..."
Dear 90th Floor Records,
Unbelievable! Just as I finish re-mastering
my two wonderful Harp albums, I find this webpage. Too
bad you didn't exist when I was doing all my research.
And, that your remasters aren't available yet after I've
spent hundreds of hours with these two masterpieces. Truly
a labor of love for me.
Are your pending re-masters from the original
session tapes? I worked from LPs, but my 90th Floor Again
album was a "Demonstrator Not for Resale" copy. It was
quickly snatched by the store proprietor in Dallas for
use his personal collection of perhaps 20,000 albums. It's
in great shape. I'd be happy to send you what I have created.
And no, I won't compete and release these commercially.
They're just for me. In all modesty, they're damn near
perfect. Certainly better than my original LPs. Artwork
and liner notes too.
Please let me know when your re-masters
will be available, as I'm anxious to compare our efforts.
My friend Becky (Rebecca) Kilgore is currently
performing Dearest, Darest I as part of her tour. She'd
never have known this gem existed were it not for Dick
and Kiz Harp.
Thank you for re-kindling the dying embers
of this once remarkable flame. Could you possibly supply
me with bio information on the Harps? There's scarcely
anything available on the web. And the two albums in the
University of Kansas archive haven't been entered into
their vast database yet. They were clueless when I contacted
them some months ago.
Texas Monthly gave the Runner-up spot for
its "Best Watering Hole of the 20th Century" to the 90th
Peter W. Athens
More notes to come...