Odd stuff you find in the record racks

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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by Tinkaroo » 18 Oct 2018 08:13

vinyl master wrote:
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I'm not sure about that, but when finding albums like this, one wonders WHO the target audience was for these exactly... :-k
I think in some cases they would have been companion pieces to illustrations, pamphlets or books since it was prior to the days of VHS. I believe that Yoga record came with a foldout of yoga poses for example.

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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by vinyl master » 02 Nov 2018 10:31

I found this odd little note while searching the 45's the other day...

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I sincerely hope Jeff did the right thing and remembered to buy Fredrica a proper MJ record...

Of course, on the back, it read...

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...so I would hate to have been Jeff!! :lol:

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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by pogo » 03 Nov 2018 02:03

This was one of my first finds:
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I was a rebellious 21 year old in 1967 when I found this in a sidewalk sale at the TG&Y store in Miami Oklahoma.
The store manager would have been mortified if he knew the smut he was peddling. I paid $1 for it as I recall.

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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by vinyl master » 08 Jan 2019 20:42

OK, dear VE'ers...Here's another interesting advertising record I found in the thrift stacks the other day...Oh, what a relief it was to find this amidst the Wayne King and Ed Ames records...

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I also found three of these little "shorthand dictation" 45's...

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More interesting stuff, and in case, any of you want to hear Sammy shill some Alka-Seltzer, take a listen...


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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by vinyl master » 08 Jan 2019 20:45

I still like Speedy's old version, though... 8-[


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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by Tinkaroo » 09 Jan 2019 11:04

That Alka Seltzer guy looks like a rip-off of Howdy Doody!

Are there any other songs of note on the Sammy Davis Jr. record of note?

I have an Al Hirt album put out by an airline.

https://www.discogs.com/Al-Hirt-The-Hig ... se/3729831

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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by vinyl master » 09 Jan 2019 11:43

Tinkaroo wrote:
09 Jan 2019 11:04
That Alka Seltzer guy looks like a rip-off of Howdy Doody!

Are there any other songs of note on the Sammy Davis Jr. record of note?

I have an Al Hirt album put out by an airline.

https://www.discogs.com/Al-Hirt-The-Hig ... se/3729831
Well, the Sammy album features a lot of his biggest hits like "The Candy Man", "I've Gotta Be Me", "Mr. Bojangles" and "As Long As She Needs Me", one of my first 45's...There are two versions of the "Plop Plop Fizz Fizz" theme...You heard the rock version...Here's the big band version...


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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by vinyl master » 09 Jan 2019 11:46

Here's the TV advert he did for it back in the day, too...


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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by Tinkaroo » 09 Jan 2019 12:10

Sammy was a great singer and entertainer too, better than a lot of people gave him credit for.


I picked up a good copy of this recently for a buck and really enjoy it! =D>
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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by MammothRider » 15 Jan 2019 01:00

Found this in Edmonton a few weeks back. Belgian bootleg from 1986, incomplete track listing, spelling mistakes on the back cover, blank LP labels, this thing has it all. It's gotta be my favourite record store find ever.
https://i.imgur.com/N0hg2Mxl.jpg

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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by vinyl master » 15 Jan 2019 06:03

Wow! That's an odd one to find in a thrift store, MammothRider... :shock: Ever find any similar oddities out there in Thrift-Land? :-k

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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by MammothRider » 29 Jan 2019 00:04

vinyl master wrote:
15 Jan 2019 06:03
Wow! That's an odd one to find in a thrift store, MammothRider... :shock: Ever find any similar oddities out there in Thrift-Land? :-k
Oh, I think misread the initial post! This one was found in a straight up record shop, not a thrift store. My apologies!

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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by vinyl master » 29 Jan 2019 03:25

That's OK...We could include that one, MammothRider, although finding it in a THRIFT STORE would really make some guys' eyes bug out, as you don't NORMALLY find that kind of thing in a thrift store...And if you do? Then, I wanna KNOW about your thrift store! :wink:

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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by vinyl master » 08 Mar 2019 07:23

OK, guys...Aside from mentioning some record store finds and some standard thrift store finds, these are just odd and I didn't know where else to put them, so here...Take a look at some of the latest oddities in my collection now...

First, some children's records...

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It is a small world! :)

And then, I remember this movie from my younger days...I don't remember the story record, though...

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I also found this interesting 78' on the "Hep" label...Looks like some covers of The Everlys and Elvis... :-k

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIsgfklX60s

Maybe love songs on the Wurlitzer organ are more your speed...

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Oh, it gets weirder...Yodeling, anyone? :-k

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Those alphorns are in hi-fi, too, baby! :lol:

Well, if those aren't your speed, how about an album that shows you how to avoid dealing with probate court??? :-k

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If the nightmare of that subject doesn't get you revved up, maybe the sounds of race cars will, so here are two more interesting entries in the genre I like to call "automobiliana"...

First, the sounds of racing through the Salt Flats of Bonneville...

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And then, how about the sounds of beautiful Porsches, Maseratis, Ferraris and Jaguars? :)

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My new friends at Weirdsville like to collect "drag race" albums, so I wonder if those would be their speed... :-k

Finally, here's one from Dora Hall...If you don't know HER weird story, read this!

http://historysdumpster.blogspot.com/20 ... -hall.html

And if you can tell me what that turntable is on the cover, I'd REALLY be impressed...

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And uh...



Sorry...I was day dreaming there for a minute... :lol:

I must be crazy... :crazy:



...but then again, the weirdness never ends, my friends...At least, in my case... 8-[ :lol:

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Re: Odd stuff you find in the record racks

Post by Tinkaroo » 08 Mar 2019 08:39

Some more interesting finds VM!

The Dora Hall story is very interesting.

I watched a couple of the clips in the link you provided and her TV show looked like it at least provided some entertainment value even if it seems dated today. She does at least seem comfortable in front of a camera which is more than you can say for many in show business. She was doing something she loved and having fun, so good for her! =D>

As an aside from one of those show clips:
When I was young watching an old film with my dad in the 60s he pointed out an old time actor whom I hadn't heard of named Ben Blue. It was interesting to see him in that Dora Hall film clip along with the other singers and entertainers. It's great nostalgia to see some of them again.