❀❀ I'M SELLIN SOME RECORDS ❀❀ ➥ folkways, rounder, country, jazz, rock, singer-songwriters, folk, world, classical, whatever

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hi folks. i desperately need to clear some space in my crowded apartment and so am very regretfully selling a chunk of my vinyl collection.

i want this stuff to go to good homes. none of the few record stores around here are likely to give me much or anything for these, and even if they do the records will just sit forever in the bins.

i tried to keep prices pretty low. but they are negotiable, especially if you want to buy a lot of records. make me an offer. please order at least $40, otherwise it's not really worth my time/trip to the post office. free media rate shipping in USA. contact me if you want me to ship to another country.

email [mumble mumble] if you're interested and we can sort out details.

i'm not gonna individually grade every record because it takes too much time but most are in pretty good condition. if you have any questions about vinyl or sleeve grading let me know and i can inspect the items in question.

i'll probably add more stuff in days/weeks to come.


- music of india - traditional and classical - part of the folkways ethnic folkways library. original 1950s issue. original issues of this series all had the same illustration on the cover; later issues had a different cover for each volume. super-thick jacket, also crazy-thick vinyl in customary early-folkways fashion. now dig this: it didn't come with a booklet BUT there is a vintage mid-1950s folkways "Business Reply Card" that is prepaid and says basically "if you didn't get a booklet mail in this card and we'll send you one." it won't work anymore but boy howdy wouldn't this card look good on your wall. or something. anyway, $16.
- folk music of india, recorded by all-india radio. another volume in the ethnic folkways library, again a 1950s pressing with all the goodness that entails. again, no booklet. whoever owned these originally must have kept his booklets in a separate place. oh well. $16.
- folk music of pakistan. once again, ladies and gentleman, a volume of ethnic folkways library, original 1950s issue. also no booklet.
...btw all these volumes the vinyl is in VG or better condition. also you can sample parts of tracks on the smithsonian folkways website if you just google around.

NB: ramsey's the dude who recorded the last recordings by lead belly and the first recordings by michael hurley. these are collections of old (pre-WWII) jazz tracks.
- jazz: chicago no. 2 - beautiful folkways tip-on sleeve, but no booklet $7
- jazz volume 5: chicago no. 1. this is an old radio station copy. has some typed notes from music programmer pasted to back of tip-on sleeve. vinyl is still solid VG, surprisingly. this one includes original booklet. $7
- jazz volume 4: jazz singers. folks like louis armstrong, jelly roll morton, cab callow… all the greats. another radio copy but despite a few stickers sleeve is pretty tight, with some edge wear. vinyl is VG. includes booklet. $7
- jazz volume 3: new orleans. vinyl is VG+ w/ a quick dusting, sleeve is NM (still in shrink-wrap, but obviously it's been opened). includes booklet, though booklet is creased a bit. $10

- music of new orleans: music of the eureka brass band (folkways, recorded/compiled by sam charters, typically lengthy folkways booklet) $12
- red allen & the kentuckians - live & let live. bluegrass from 1979. everything's NM, i don't think i ever played this one. in fact although shrink-wrap was opened, it's still on the sleeve. $8

- brother oswald and charlie collins - that's country. rounder 0041. early '70s recordings of country music's great dobro-ist and guitar accompanier (sp?). liner notes by douglas green of the country music foundation. good stuff. $4
- fred mcdowell and johnny woods. george mitchell recordings live at some backwoods juke joint. insanely hot music. more recently issued by fat possum, but i think this was these tracks' first proper appearance on LP. $20


- tom t. hall - for all the people in the last hard town (one of his very best records, honest. ian can testify. has the devastating tune "pay no attention to alice") $4
- tom t. hall - the storyteller. from '72. vinyl in good shape, sleeve has little cut outing upper right corner. $4
- roger miller - the return of roger miller. on smash. in glorious mono. this was the big breakthrough for miller. includes kings of the road, do-wacka-do, you can't roller skate in a buffalo herd, and other fine classics. in great shape. $5
- porter wagoner - the carroll county accident. this is the LP with the insane cover portrait of porter dripping with sweat. on RCA/victor. $4
- tammy wynette - tammy's touch. great condition. a bunch of tear-inducing heartbreak ballads. on epic. $4
- waylon jennings - honky tonk heroes (one of the best LPs of all time, straight up. i have two copies so off this one goes) $4
- - jeannie c. riley - the generation gap - nutty LP on plantation - NM, never been played - $6
- willie nelson - to lefty from willie - lefty frizzell tribute - awesome - DJ copy, but looks nice - $4
- ralph stanley - something old-something new. REALLY early rebel records LP, looks almost homemade. this was probably cut not long after carter stanley died. apparently this is rather rare. i paid $15 for it a while ago, how does $12 sound?
- uncle dave macon - the gayest old dude in town. this is from a short-lived subsidiary of bear family , "folk variety records" out of austria, i believe. cover is awesome/terrifying negative image of uncle dave. back cover is a picture of a log cabin with a barrel of "hard cider" outside. a lot of the tracks are little recitations by dave, where he switches from music to talking and back. booklet w/ complete lyrics is enclosed. $13
- david allan cow - spectrum vii. this is actually one of his best LPs. from 1979, when he was integrating a little "island" flavor into his country stylings. in a good way. cover shows coe shirtless with some white bell-bottoms and badass tattoos. back cover is totally weird in a way i don't think i can describe pithily. anyway, $6.

- chocolate dandies (1920s-30s jazz supergroup recordings w/benny carter, don redman, coleman hawkins, lonnie johnson, teddy wilson etc etc etc. on DRG label) $7
- hill and dale rarities. this is one of those jazz/early pop bootlegs that you can find in abundance at the jazz record mart in chicago. on the secretive and celebrated International Association of Jazz Record Collectors label. generic white sleeve with printed-out cover taped on. a bunch of transfers of edition 78s, lots of fox trots with names like "Rhapsody in Rhythm" or "Undertaker's Blues." $5

- michel polnareff - crazy looking 2-LP compilation of his hit tunes. - $6
- clash - london calling - you know this one, i have a dupe - $3
- shoes - present tense - awesome power pop naturally - $5
- dr. buzzard's original savannah band s/t LP - yeah the one that has cherchez la femme etc. - $4
- neil diamond - classics: the early years - all the big bang hits like cherry cherry etc. - $3

- kate wolf - close to you $5
- kate wolf and wildwood flower - lines on the paper $5
- thomas jefferson kaye -first grade - obscure major-label (ABC/dunhill) singer-songwriter stuff that robert christgau apparently really really likes - $4

- ragtime charlie & sister kate - messin' around. private-press ragtime banjo LP out of ann arbor (i bought it in ann arbor, actually). sister kate plays the banjer and she looks to be about 60. ragtime charlie plays piano and on the cover he's holding up a prized sennett 78 RPM record in original sleeve, with a big shit-eating grin on his face. recorded by john teachout who google tells me donated his record collection to the university of michigan and actually sat on ann arbor city council at one point. but i digress. $8
- richard & linda thompson - i want to see the bright lights tonight. 1983 reissue on carthage (joe boyd's label IIRC). sounds great. $8

- king jammy's the rhythm king - 18 dancehall classics! - what it says. on maximum pressure, pressure sound's imprint for digital-era dancehall stuff. fucking awesome. i have two copies. this one has only been played once or twice. - 2 thick LPs. $13

- amalia rodrigues - uma casa portuguesa - classic fado singer - odeon issue, i think maybe from the netherlands - $4
- astrud gilberto - shadow of your smile - verve canadian printing with little montreal record shop sticker - $2

- moondog and suncat suites by kenny graham and his satellites - interesting british jazz arrangements of (on one side at least) moondog tracks - unplayed but one corner of cover has a little crease - not original (those go for $1000s) but fairly recent reish - $6
- boulez conducts varies: amériques/arcana/ionisation. w/ new york philharmonic. on columbia masterworks. difficult listening. but amazing. VG+ vinyl. $5

- d'orly carte opera company - the mikado --- selections from the gilbert & sullivan musical
- harold melvin and the blue notes - wake up everybody - kind of dusty dull copy but sounds good in a "street vinyl" kind of way
- handel - nine german arias sung by elisabeth speiser, soprano

…and more shall be added later...

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 08:45 (nine years ago) link

a few more...

- Jacques Labrecque - Folk Songs of France and French Canada. Vinyl NM, sleeve in great shape. $9
- Dances of the World's Peoples Vol. 1: Greece, Rumania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia. Jacket EX, vinyl VG+. $9
- Field Trip: England. Field recordings of British ballad singers, etc. recorded by Jean Ritchie. Sleeve NM (opened but still in shrink), vinyl VG+++. Includes booklet written by Ritchie. $9

- Balfa Brothers - J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette. Great cajun music on Rounder. Vinyl + sleeve VG+. $6
- Rich Man, Poor Man: AMerican Country Songs of Protest. Still sealed, brand new. $15

- Traditional Fiddle Music of Mississipi Vol. 1: Mississippi Breakdown. w/Ray Brothers; Narmour & Smith; Ming's Pep Steppers; Carter Brothers & son and Mississippi Possum Hunters. Sleeve NM, vinyl VG. $10
- Traditional Fiddle Music of Mississipi Vol. 2: Don't You Remember the Time? same goodness. Sleeve VG++, vinyl VG. $10
- Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters. Brand new, still in shrink. County 524, Richard Nevins liners. $13

- Allen Brothers - The Chattanooga Boys. Recent reissue (now OOP I think) of Old Timey release of great, um, old-time country. Sealed, brand new. Old Timey was Arhoolie's imprint for reissuing old country records BTW. $10

- Blues 'n' Trouble - compilation of blues recordings on Arhoolie. w/ Big Joe Williams, Lil' Son Jackson, Lowell Fulson, Mance Lipscomb, Jasper Love, Butch Cage w/Willie Thomas, Sam Chatman, Whistling Alex Moore, Black Ace, Robert Curtis Smith, Mercy Dee. vinyl NM. $7
- Johnie Lewis (not a misspelling) - Alabama Slide Guitar. Awesome stuff, on Arhoolie label. Great cover. VInyl VG, cover VG++. $12

Michael Hurley - Parsnip Snips - Mississippi Reissue, out of print. $20
Cecil Barfield - South Georgia Blues - brand new. I ended up w/ two copies of this because I forgot I bought it already. That's what happens on vacation. Anyway, this is out of print. $16

Charalambides - Joy Shapes. 2 LPs. VG++ all around, some sides look NM. Vinyl of this record is out of print, I think. $20

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 10:03 (nine years ago) link

btw i'm pretty open to offers as long as they aren't ridic.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 10:04 (nine years ago) link

:D i definitely see some stuff i want on here, i will email you once i look more thoroughly.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 13:26 (nine years ago) link

Hi vinyl people. I need some advice.

What are the chances that someone would come to my pad, take approx. 2000 records (mostly canon fodder [complete vinyl-era Springsteen, say] and 12" dance singles, all in alphabetical and discographical order), and give me some sort of $ for it all (I'll even throw in my Spin magazines)? Should I call a record store or Craigslist it? Should I keep the 12" dance singles separate? Do I need to make a list of everything?

JacobSanders, I texted you because you're near me (I think) and might have some tips. But I'm not sure the number I have still works (or can receive texts).

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 18:14 (nine years ago) link

the chances are very good that someone would come to your pad and take your records and give you money for them.

scott seward, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 19:01 (nine years ago) link

yeah, list or no list, id say!

69, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 19:47 (nine years ago) link

1) for the folkways LP w/o booklets, you can download all folkways booklets in PDF on the smithsonian website.

2) textedit did some fucked up things w/ autocorrect ("david allan COW"??!!) for which i apologize.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:40 (nine years ago) link

for example that should be BOULEZ CONDUCTS VARESE (not "varies"!!!)

fuck a spell check.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:42 (nine years ago) link

Ok thanx 69 and Scott!

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 7 June 2012 03:39 (nine years ago) link

xp Don't have a Coe, man.

strictly shitty piano rock underground (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 7 June 2012 03:41 (nine years ago) link

Hey, KJB, I know some guys opening a record store in Missouri that would be interested in your collection.
you can write me at tripmaker6 at yahoo dot com if you are interested, I could connect you.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 7 June 2012 04:12 (nine years ago) link

Sorry Kevin my phone is sitting uncharged in my jeep. But you aren't still in Austin are you? I'll be in Austin Tomorrow or friday and I'll come look at your records, but my wife might get a little upset if I take 2000 records off your hands. Every time I'm with my wife and I see a load of records and start talking about how much I could get for them she reminds me I'm not a record dealer. I dunno. Springsteen can sometimes be $$, I think. The guys at Friends of Sound in Austin are nice guys too who you might want to give a call. I think backspin and Friends of Sound are teamed up now, same store now.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 7 June 2012 04:28 (nine years ago) link

Trip, I just emailed you.

Jacob, not in Austin but still in TX (closest to Dallas). If you know anyone in the area that might want them, let me know.

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 7 June 2012 08:21 (nine years ago) link

- uncle dave macon - the gayest old dude in town.
- richard & linda thompson - i want to see the bright lights tonight.
- king jammy's the rhythm king -
- Michael Hurley - Parsnip Snips -

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 8 June 2012 00:59 (nine years ago) link


flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 11 June 2012 06:45 (nine years ago) link

oh yes, yes, i want some records. i keep meaning to email oyu. i will do it now.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 11 June 2012 15:04 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

dudes wants somes records?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 29 June 2012 06:51 (nine years ago) link

hey am! if you still want to send me NOTHER LIST i may find stuff to add to what i already emailed ya about ;)

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 29 June 2012 17:56 (nine years ago) link

("david allan COW"??!!)

Love this, I'm borrowing it.

David Allan Cow (Dan Peterson), Monday, 9 July 2012 13:57 (nine years ago) link

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