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My radio station, which has been dying a slow death the past two years and is just about to vacate the building, had a community sale yesterday to get rid of all its vinyl. Thousands and thousand of albums, the majority of them from a window covering the late '80s. Scraping Foetus off the Wheel, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Microdisney, Dos, Death of Samantha, Greater Than One...it really felt like wandering around some creaky old museum for college radio circa 1987. Nothing was organized, of course, so the whole time I was there they were still bringing down huge bins of albums from upstairs. I'm more particular about shape than such a sale warrants, so I ended up putting back about 20% of what I grabbed.

1) Stuff I'm embarrassed to be buying at my age (and may or may not ever play):

Laughing Hyenas -- Merry Go Round
Divine Horseman -- Middle of the Night
Das Damen -- Triskaidekaphobe
Keith LeBlanc -- Stranger Than Fiction (what we called "Chris Twomey music" at the monthly I used to write for in the mid-'80s)

2) Album I bought even though I know I already hate it: Van Dyke Parks -- Song Cycle (Dutch resissue)

3) Album I bought just because it's a little rare: Kensington Market -- Aardvark

4) I like the '70s:

Kevin Ayers -- Yes We Have No Mananas
Grin -- All Out
Laura Nyro -- Nested
Audience -- Lunch
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel -- The Psychomodo
Sweet -- It's It's...Sweet's Hits

5) Ancient:

Mildred Bailey -- The Paul Whiteman Years
Fletch Henderson's Orchestra
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band -- Hoodoo Man Blues (thank you, first Rolling Stone guide)
Herbie Nichols Trio (one of the guys in A.B. Spellman's Four Lives in the Bebop Business--I already have it, but couldn't resist)

6) Stuff I'm pretty happy about:

Pastels -- Sittin' Pretty
Guadalcanal Diary -- 2 x 4
Colin Newman -- It Seems
Reducers -- Let's Go! (I remember Marcus raving about the title song in an old "Real Life")
Dramarama -- Stuck in Wonderamaland
Joe•Pop•O•Pie -- Joe's Third Record
Rain Parade -- Beyond the Sunset
Van Morrison & the Chieftans -- Irish Heartbeat
Chieftans -- Celtic Wedding
Go-Betweens -- Tallulah
Voice of the Beehive -- Let It Bee
Let's Active -- Afoot
Let's Active -- Every Dog Has His Day (oops--already had this)

Also a bunch of 7-inches from a series called "A Fiftieth Anniversary Project" put out by Capac--20th-century-type stuff, I think. They charged me $55 for everything, and I got a $30 credit for turning in my access card. Typical collector mindset: all I could think of as I left were the three albums other people just beat me to (one of the Bo Diddley Chess reissues, the Neil Young cover album The Bridge, and Nico's The End).

clemenza, Sunday, 28 August 2011 14:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

Fletcher Henderson and I were good friends, so I just call him Fletch.

clemenza, Sunday, 28 August 2011 14:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

opening track on that keith leblanc album = amazing

one of the best leblanc tracks ever.

mark e, Sunday, 28 August 2011 19:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

A story about the sale I mentioned above--I get quoted right at the end.


Of course, they never quote you in full; the next thing I said was something like, "But I wish them all the luck in the world." The way it's rendered, it sounds like I'm really down on the station. And it's Aardvark by Kensington Market--in a bizarre coincidence, I made the exact same mistake in my italicization above (accidentally, as I do know which is which).

clemenza, Monday, 29 August 2011 19:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Haven't quite re-caught the bug yet--I just don't have the patience to wade through piles of junk like I used to--but I've found a couple of places I'm periodically browsing.

Barry Lyndon O.S.T.
Roy Clark's Greatest Hits
Faron Young -- Pen & Paper
Tom Jones -- Tom

$1.50 each. The Roy Clark was sealed, the other three in very good shape. I basically bought the Tom Jones for the cover.

On a related note, I was browsing through all the ridiculously overpriced new vinyl at a mall store last week (actually situated right near the entrance now), seeing albums I bought 35 years ago and others I should have bought 35 years ago, and one question seemed obvious to me: who's going to buy this stuff? Maybe I'm way wrong, but my guess is no one--I'm looking forward to five years from now, when the bottom drops out a second time and all those records can be picked up for next to nothing.


clemenza, Saturday, 3 September 2011 17:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Some street festival in mid-Toronto; excellent shape, $1 each, folkie-centric.

Peter (solo Peter Yarrow, '72, with a "register to vote" reminder on the inside gatefold; apparently either sold few copies or was purchased in great quantity by Nixon lovers)
Mud Slide Slim -- James Taylor (never owned a copy)
Circles in the Stream -- Bruce Cockburn (double-live, Massey Hall '77; nothing from Goin' Down the Road, unfortunately)
Ten Man Mop -- Steeleye Span (actual title three times as long)
Summer Solstice -- Maddy Prior & Tim Hart

Also Elvis Costello's Spike, which may or may not be folkie, I don't know.

clemenza, Monday, 19 September 2011 02:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

CDs for 50ç - $1 each, past few weeks...

v/a - The Golden Apples of the Sun
Digable Planets - Reachin (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
Janet Jackson - Janet
Ministry - In Case You Didn't Feel like Showing Up (Live)
Mobb Deep - The Infamous...
Massive Attack - Massive Attack EP
Philosopher's Stone - Preparation
Valet - Blood Is Clean
Wir - The First Letter

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 03:07 (seven years ago) Permalink


joe cuba sextet - bailadores
above the law - time will reveal
pete rock & c.l. smooth - they reminisce over you (cover a little ragged)
malcolm x speaks
art blakey with the original jazz messengers - jazz odyssey
max roach + 4 (trip re-issue)
leaders of the new school - sobb story + international zone coaster
zhigge - toss it up
george benson - good king bad
billy cobham - shabazz
fonda rae - last train to clarksville
the evasions - all wrapped up
raw silk - do it to the music
first choice - love thing (tee scott remix)

san lazaro, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

found this

for a single dollur... came on pink vinyl and features a pretty catchy cover of miaow's (?) "when it all comes down" which actually probably ranks amongst my top favorite unrest songs as of now. it's surprisingly how easily they translate into songs more dynamic than their usual affair

Hullo, I'm Jon Moss (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 16:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

zhigge - toss it up

This song still makes me inordinately happy.

Prostetnic Vogon Limbaugh (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 16:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

for a single dollur... came on pink vinyl and features a pretty catchy cover of miaow's (?) "when it all comes down" which actually probably ranks amongst my top favorite unrest songs as of now. it's surprisingly how easily they translate into songs more dynamic than their usual affair

― Hullo, I'm Jon Moss (kelpolaris), Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:17 PM (44 minutes ago) Bookmark

man i love that cover so much!

69, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 17:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's so great and so different - whereas unrest always seemed to thrive in singular melodies done continuously, "when it all comes down" jumps from one to another just totally fluid. it feels crammed - but less like an office elevator, and more so like dorm-room shower.

i wish they did more stuff like it.

Hullo, I'm Jon Moss (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 18:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

have you heard "bavarian mods" or "capezio b"?

69, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 18:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

no, never - do you have any links?

Hullo, I'm Jon Moss (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 18:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

joe cuba sextet - bailadores

re ^^^ would love to know more !
i picked up a fania reissue of the 'dead of alive' album by this lot.
absolutely fantastic stuff.
this never fails to put a smile on my face


mark e, Thursday, 22 September 2011 14:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

joe cuba sextet - bailadores

re ^^^ would love to know more !
i picked up a fania reissue of the 'dead of alive' album by this lot.
absolutely fantastic stuff.
this never fails to put a smile on my face

really great record. there's apparently a 2010 fania re-issue. can't really go wrong with cuba, or most anything on tico records.

san lazaro, Thursday, 22 September 2011 15:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

its now on my never ending wish list

mark e, Thursday, 22 September 2011 19:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

charity shop dig for first time in ages the other day, some very satisfying £1 buys ...

picked up another copy of this to sell on or give away http://www.discogs.com/Various-Pure-Classics-Volume-Two/release/6564

lovely unplayed copy of this ... http://www.discogs.com/Yazoo-You-And-Me-Both/release/31607

and most satisfyingly of all took a blind punt on this great little post punk / synthy diy thing which i really like http://www.discogs.com/Mud-Hutters-Factory-Farming/release/2021932

out comes stanley, Thursday, 22 September 2011 20:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

this excellent comp of frank tovey "hits" ... £1 - cancer research up morningside


out comes stanley, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 19:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

prince's hits + b-sides 3CD set for $1 at a book fair woo

anorange (abanana), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 22:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^^^ nice!

difficult to adjust to ilxor being a low frequency poster (ilxor), Friday, 7 October 2011 01:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just got a sealed 180gram copy of Smash Your Head Against The Wall for $3 @ Half-Price.

The Man With The Flavored Toothpick (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 9 October 2011 23:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

dollar disco vinyl:

Double Exposure - 'My Love is Free' / Salsoul Orchestra - 'It Don't Have to Be Funky (to be a Groove)'
Grace Jones - 'On Your Knees' / 'Don't Mess with the Messer'
Voyage - s/t

geeta, Friday, 14 October 2011 21:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

About $25 total including $5 entrance fee (lots of 50-centers, a few $1s, two $2s), Austin Record Convention today

Bobby Bland – Two Steps From The Blues (Duke 1961)
Rory Block – Intoxication (Chrysalis 1977)
Bloodrock – 3 (Capitol 1971)
Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids – There’s No Face Like Chrome (Epic 1974)
Dazz Band – Greatest Hits (Motown 1986)
Rick Dees – The Original Disco Duck (RSO 1977)
Dr. Feelgood – As It Happens (United Artists 1979)
Faith Hope & Charity – s/t (RCA 1975)
4 Out Of 5 Doctors – s/t (Nemperor 1980)
Eddie Jefferson – The Main Man (Inner City 1977)
Bobby Jimmy and the Critters – Ugly Knuckle Butt (Rapsur 1985)
Krokus – One Vice At A Time (Arista 1982)
Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish – Male Stripper (Bolts 12-iinch c. 1987)
Nick Mason – Fictitious Sports (Columbia 1981)
Mel McDaniel – Gentle To Your Senses (Capitol 1977)
Motorhead – Another Perfect Day (Bronze Mexico 1983)
Tracy Nelson – Sweet Soul Music (MCA 1975)
One Way – Shine On Me (MCA 1983)
Paper Lace – Paper Lace (Mercury 1974)
Chris Rea – Chris Rea (Columbia 1982)
The Rings – The Rings (MCA 1981)
Tom Robinson – Sector 27 (IRS 1980)
Phil Seymour – 2 (Boardwalk 1982)
Sweet – Identity Crisis (Polydor Mexico 1982)
Pat Terry – Humanity Gangsters (Myrrh 1982)
2 Live Crew – Is What We Are (Luke Skyywalker 1986)
West Street Mob – Let Your Mind Be Free/Breakdance – Electric Boogie (Sugar Hill 12-inch 1983)
White Wolf – Standing Alone (RCA 1984)
Y&T – Open Fire (A&M 1985)
(Various) – Le Mejor Del Rock En Espanol (WEA Mexico 1985)
(Various) – Sylvester (Curb 1985 – what a weird format: a movie soundtrack *EP*, just six songs, by Cruzados, Los Lobos, Textones, Gail Davies, Rank & File)

xhuxk, Sunday, 23 October 2011 02:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

That Nick Mason album is pretty great, but you probably know that... Still not on CD, I don't think, which is kinda weird.

dlp9001, Sunday, 23 October 2011 02:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh, no, I was wrong. Just out of print and expensive...

dlp9001, Sunday, 23 October 2011 02:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

i just heard that album for the first time last month. i had no idea i would like it so much. such a great cast of characters too.

scott seward, Sunday, 23 October 2011 10:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Was in Krakow the past two weekends, and made a great haul -- some Polish new wave, couple of synth-prog records, and then maybe a hundred sound postcards, which was a popular format for distributing western music in Poland in the '60s and '70s. Woke up this morning with the inconsolable urge to buy more postcards. Then, at my local flea market here in Neukölln, I actually did score one: a German one, with an image of the Berlin Kongreßhalle; the song is "The River Kwai March," whistles and all. Sometimes, the record gods smile upon us.

(I also got some Bummi flexidiscs, starring the adventures of a cartoon bear. Score!)

pshrbrn, Sunday, 23 October 2011 14:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Where's a good place to look for music in Krakow?

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Sunday, 23 October 2011 17:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow, what is the Polish new wave like. I wonder if YouTube has videos....

โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Don Nots (Mount Cleaners), Sunday, 23 October 2011 20:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The New Pornographers - "Mass Romantic"
Spiritualized - "Let It Come Down"
Air - "Talkie Walkie"
Underworld - "Dubnobasswithmyheadman"
Cibo Matto - "Stereo * Type A"
The Juan Maclean - "Less Than Human"
The Juan Maclean - "The Future Will Come"
Leftfield - "Rhythm and Stealth"
Black Box - "Dreamland"
S'Express - "Intercourse"
Inner City - "Paradise"

Total cost: $10.72

Sally Field hysterically shrieking "Gloria fucking SWANSON!!!" (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 12 November 2011 00:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

If I want I can go back and get New Order's "Get Ready" and "Waitinf Or The Siren's Call" and/or also Massive Attack's "100th Window". Also the first Herc & Love Affair album and Simian Mobile Disco's "Attack Decay Sustain Release" or whatever it's called

Sally Field hysterically shrieking "Gloria fucking SWANSON!!!" (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 12 November 2011 00:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

END OF AN EAR, JAN 14 - $1 each except one free one
A Split Second – A Split Second (Wax Trax 1988)
Boxer – Absolutely (Epic 1977)
Breaking Circus – The Ice Machine (Homestead 1986)
Dark Heart – Shadows Of The Night (Roadrunner 1984)
Detroit – Detroit (Paramount 1972)
Keith Leblanc – Stranger Than Fiction (Nettwerk 1989)
Liaisons Dangereuses – Los Ninos Del Parque (Mute 12-inch 1990)
Roy Loney and the Phantom Movers – Contents Under Pressure (War Bride/Solid Smoke 1981)
Scorpions – Taken By Force (RCA 1978)
Swa - Your Future If You Have One (SST 1985)
Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention – One Size Fits All (Discreet 1975)

FRIENDS OF SOUND, Jan 21 - 25 cents each
John Eddie – s/t (Columbia 1986)
Euro-K – s/t (Profile 1990)
Ferron – Testimony (Lucy 1980)
Hunters & Collectors – s/t (A&M 1982)
New Marines – Diving For Pearls (American 1985)
Tommy Shaw – Girls With Guns (A&M 1984)
Gino Vanelli – Black Cars (Dreyfus 1984)

The Deele – Material Thangz (Solar 1985)
Runrig – The Cutter & The Clan (Chrysalis 1987)

HALF PRICE BOOKS PARMER, today, 5 @ $1 each; 3 @ 25 cents each
Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 (New World), Hamburg Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra (Funk & Wagnalls Library Of Great Music, 1985)
805 – Stand In Line (RCA 1982)
Digney Fignus – Digney Fignus (Columbia EP 1985)
The Olympics – Golden Greats (Everest ???)
Ricky Van Shelton – Wild Eyed Dream (Columbia 1987)
War – Deliver The Word (United Artists 1973)
Betty Wright – Back At You (Epic 1983)
Yates Brothers & Sisters – Electricity (MCA 1982)

BREAKAWAY, today, $1 each
Daddy Dewdrop – Meet The Beat (Inphasion 1979)
Hues Corporation – Freedom For The Stallion (RCA 1973)
Loose Ends – A Little Spice (MCA 1983)
The Sweet – Level Headed (Capitol 1978, with a no-cover copy of their 1977 Off The Record also inside the sleeve)
Judie Tzukie – Shoot The Moon (Chrysalis 1982)

RECYCLED READS today, 50 cents each
Brick – After 5 (Bang 1982)
Roy Clark / Gatemouth Brown – Makin’ Music (MCA 1979)
Herbie Mann – Memphis Underground (Atlantic 1969, w/ Sonny Sharrock on guitar)
Gunther Schuller – Footlifters: A Century Of American Marches In Authentic Versions (Columbia 1975)

xhuxk, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

I just picked up the Rhino Brit Box for $2 bcz it was missing disc 1

I have one thing to say: "Roxanne Shanté" (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

very nice vinyl copy of guess who's coming home: black fighting men recorded live in vietnam (motown, '72) for a buck

and a few more for the same price, all in great shape:

sparks - angst in my pants
leo kottke - mudlark
leo kottke - leo kottke: 1971–1976
sly and the family stone - there's a riot going on
elton john - goodbye yellow brick road
count carnette - count carnette plays psychic piano music from the masters (oddball private press thing)

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

PIRAHNA’S in ROUNDROCK, Feb 25, $1 each
Jay Boy Adams – Jay Boy Adams (Atlantic 1977)
T Bone Burnett - Trap Door (Warner Bros EP 1982)
Nils Lofgren - Night Fades Away (Backstreet 1981)
Melanie – Melanie (Buddah Canada 1975)
Pentagle – Basket Of Light (Reprise 1969)
Roches – Another World (Warner Bros 1985)
War – War (United Artists 1971)

WATERLOO, March 10, $1 each
China Crisis – Flaunt The Imperfection (Virgin 1985)
Isaac Hayes Movement – Disco Connection (ABC 1975)
Garland Jeffreys – American Boy & Girl (A&M 1979)
Joy Of Cooking – Joy Of Cooking (Capitol 1971)
Major Lance – Now Arriving (Soul/Motown 1978)
Q- Dancin’ Man (Epic/Sweet City 1977 – sealed)
The Rave-Ups – Town + Country (Fun Stuff 1985)
The Stairsteps – Step By Step By Step (Buddah 1970)
Talk Talk – The Colour Of Spring (EMI America 1986)

xhuxk, Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

SUNDANCE, SAN MARCOS, today, 50 cents each

Deborah Allen – Cheat The Night (RCA EP 1983)
Bachman Turner Overdrive – Bachman Turner Overdrive (Mercury 1973)
Razzy Bailey – The Midnight Hour (RCA 1984)
Rosanne Cash – (Columbia 1979)
Tommy Cash – Six White Horses (Epic 1970)
John Conlee – Fellow Travelers (16th Avenue 1979)
The Family – The Family (Warner Bros./Paisley Park 1985)
Steve Harley - Hobo With A Grin (Capitol 1978)
Heaven 17 – The Luxury Gap (Virgin 1983)
Woody Herman and his First Herd – Vol. II: The Old Gold Radio Shows 1944 (Hindsight 1979)
Honeymoon Suite – Racing After Midnight (Warner Bros. 1988)
C.W. McCall – Rubber Duck (Polydor 1976)’
Mel McDaniel – Let It Roll (Capitol 1984)
The Pasadenas – The Pasadenas (Columbia 1989)
Skyy – Skyyjammer (Salsoul 1982)
Starland Vocal Band - Rear View Mirror (Windsong 1977)
John Stewart - The Phoenix Concerts Live (RCA 2-LP 1974)
Southern Pacific - Hillybilly Hill (Warner Bros 1986)
Sweethearts Of The Rodeo – One Time One Night (Columbia 1988)
Gene Watson and his Farewell Party Band – Little By Little (MCA 1984)

xhuxk, Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

oops...Rosanne Cash LP is Right Or Wrong. And the Family one has the original version of "Nothing Compares 2 U."

xhuxk, Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Toronto's twice-yearly show today. I always head straight for this guy who sells everything for $2 (cheating the thread title a bit), all of it in very good shape:

Hot Rocks (original pressing, first copy I've owned in almost 40 years--best thing I got today)
Tom Rush (w/"These Days")
Blue Oyster Cult: Spectres
Atlantic Rhythm Section: A Rock and Roll Alternative (one of Marcus's bete noires, I believe)
Three Dog Night: Seven Separate Fools (mostly for the elaborate cover, which I want to show to my students)
Three Dog Night: Harmony (okay, okay--I'm a fan)
Partridge Family: Up to Date
Jazz in the Thirties (double, British EMI)
Jazz in Britain: The '20s
Fletcher Henderson & the Dixie Stompers: 1925-26 (British)
Fletcher Henderson & the Dixie Stompers: 1927-28 (British)
Alix Combelle, 1937-1940 (French)

Also three from something called the "Yale Series of Recorded Poets," all sealed: Allen Tate, Conrad Aiken, Robert Penn Warren. There were others, but they were the only names I recognized.

clemenza, Sunday, 15 April 2012 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Minor correction: I have no idea how Marcus feels about the Atlanta Rhythm Section (or the "Atlantic" Rhythm Section, for that matter). It's Ace's "How Long" he's on record as hating.

clemenza, Sunday, 15 April 2012 23:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

$1, Estate sale, a few Saturdays ago:

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith with his Crackerjacks - Foolish Questions (MGM 10-inch EP, c. early '50s probably

$1 each, Breakaway Records, today:

Axe - Nemesis (Atco 1983)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile (Mercury 1974)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Four Wheel Drive (Mercury 1975)
Johnny Bristol - Bristol's Creme (Atlantic 1976)
Fiends - Gynecölögy (PVC 1986)
L.A. Jets - L.A. Jets (RCA 1976)
Olive Lake - Jump Up (Gramavision 1982)
Nazareth - Sound Elixer (MCA 1973)
Peer Günt - Backseat (Euros Finland 1986)
Quincy -Quincy (Columbia 1980)
Streetwalkers - Red Card (Mercury 1976)

xhuxk, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Uh, that'd be Oliver Lake -- not Olive.

xhuxk, Saturday, 28 April 2012 21:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

jesus, that fiends album...so goofy.

scott seward, Saturday, 28 April 2012 22:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've mentioned this flea market before on this thread, a guy who alternates (arbitrarily, I'd say) between over-charging and giving stuff away. Today he had about 20-25 sealed albums sitting on top of his 5/$10 bins. Almost all of them were MOR from the '60s. I asked him where they came from (an estate sale), and if they were also $2 each (yes). I bought 15:

The Unsinkable Molly Brown O.S.T.
Robert Goulet: My Love Forgive Me
Ann-Margaret: Bachelors' Paradise (serendipity squared: there's a birthday thread that just went up for her on ILX)
Sergio Franchi: Our Man from Italy (never heard of him)
The Jane Morgan Album
Jane Morgan in Gold
Engelbert Humperdinck: Engelbert
Barbara Streisand: My Name Is Barbara, Two...
Marty Robbins: R.E.D.
Jerry Vale: It's Magic
Jerry Vale: Have You Looked Into Your Heart
Roger Williams Plays the Hits
John Gary: Choice
Kate Smith: A Touch of Magic
Vic Dana: Red Roses for a Blue Lady

There's a temptation not to open them, but a) I open everything, and don't resell anything, and b) except for maybe the Streisand, Ann-Margaret, and Marty Robbins, they're worthless anyway. (Nine still have their original price tags--they were all bought at Simpson's for $3.33.) I left a few Goulets and Vales behind, also a Mike Douglas and Merv Griffin; I felt stupid buying so much stuff I really have no interest in. (Translation: I'll be back next week to see if they're still there.)

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clemenza, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

Those are great--I've got the first, third, and fourth, plus the New York volume. (You actually got them on vinyl?)

clemenza, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

i got in-real-life rickrolled on vinyl for 25cents, but the 25cent frank yankovic record with a sticker saying "rare! $75" crossed out on the front made up for it.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 30 April 2012 00:24 (seven years ago) Permalink


Nah, all CD, but they're well out of print and generally fetch pretty high prices (assuming the people selling them know what they're selling). And understandably. The UK comps in particular are fantastic.

O Aquaman (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 30 April 2012 00:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've been working my way through all those sealed MOR albums I listed just above, and, halfway through, I've been surprised that not one of them thus far has had an inner sleeve. Probably 99% of the '60s albums I've ever bought have been used, so by the time they reached me someone had included a sleeve. I'd never really given this any thought: when did the inner sleeve become standard practice? Late '60s?

clemenza, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 00:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Do you mean any sleeve, or a custom (band or just label) sleeve? I can't remember ever seeing a new LP without a sleeve unless it was a kid's record, or a very low-budget local label type thing. And my older brother was buying LPs in the mid 60s, though I didn't start until 1972.

nickn, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 01:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

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