I was paging through a May, 1972, issue of DownBeat (we have archives going back to 1955 here at work), when I came across this ad for Music Minus One, a precursor to the Aebersold series: Bass virtuoso Kenny Smith has grooved on 21 different bass oriented songs, playing them with trios, quartets and quintets. They're all here, with and without bass for you to play. Complete music enclosed plus charts showing Kenny's exact solos on each. Album covers depict a dapper young man playing a Fender Precision (For Bassists Only!) and a real bass (The Beat Goes On). 12" LP $5.95 ppd. Could young Kenny have gone on to become master BG luthier and TB's own Ken Smith?