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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 08 Oct 2018 15:36

Tinkaroo wrote:Those look like some interesting finds VM, and it was nice to find a couple of singles other than Red Rubber Ball from The Cyrkle! 8)
The Cyrkle is a great group...I have an EP that Sundazed put out of them singing the 7-Up Theme ("The Uncola")...By the way, did you know that they were managed by Beatle manager Brian Epstein and even got their band name from none other than John Lennon?! :D
Tinkaroo wrote:You must have cringed a bit being in the same vicinity as a crosley though! :cry:
Yes, I did...And there were plenty of "faux" antiques mixed in with the real thing...Personally, I like those places that have more of a curated selection of unique and vintage items, and maybe I'll document some of those in the future...Anyway, I had some fun and I'll keep looking...One never knows what they might find out in the wild! :wink:

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by Tinkaroo » 08 Oct 2018 15:53

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Tinkaroo wrote:Those look like some interesting finds VM, and it was nice to find a couple of singles other than Red Rubber Ball from The Cyrkle! 8)
The Cyrkle is a great group...I have an EP that Sundazed put out of them singing the 7-Up Theme ("The Uncola")...By the way, did you know that they were managed by Beatle manager Brian Epstein and even got their band name from none other than John Lennon?! :D
Tinkaroo wrote:You must have cringed a bit being in the same vicinity as a crosley though! :cry:
Yes, I did...And there were plenty of "faux" antiques mixed in with the real thing...Personally, I like those places that have more of a curated selection of unique and vintage items, and maybe I'll document some of those in the future...Anyway, I had some fun and I'll keep looking...One never knows what they might find out in the wild! :wink:
I didn't know that about Epstein and Lennon!

Turn Down Day was also a good song. It's too bad they didn't make more music together before disbanding.

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 14 Oct 2018 00:04

Well, I had a chance to check out another local antique shop...Picked up a old copy of Warman's Record Guide...I don't know what it is, but I like thumbing through these old record guides for fun...Sometimes, I'm alerted to records I don't own yet...

In any case, I also picked these up cheap...This LP...

1. BUD SHANK/CLARE FISCHER Bossa Nova Jazz Samba LP

and these 45's...

2. THE MILLS BROTHERS Singin' And Swingin' EP
3. TONY BENNETT The Good Life b/w Springtime In Manhattan
4. BOB CREWE Let's Pretend b/w The Whiffenpoof Song
5. THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night b/w I Should Have Known Better (on the original Apple label)

I still keep looking... :D

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 11 Nov 2018 03:50

And look I do...and buy, too, sometimes! :wink:

I went back to the same thrift shop that I found this at and passed on...

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Looks like it sold, but there was an MCS cassette deck there this time...I passed on that one, too...But, I found the following records at 50 cents each...Another interesting bag of strange oddities and goodies, pop, jazz, R&B, exotica and more...

1. HONEY CONE Soulful Tapestry (You might remember this big hit from the album... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ndBMp_ZyE0 , but the whole album is full of gems like this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dknp2NXmY50 )
2. STAN FREBERG Presents The United States Of America (I love Stan's stuff, and this is just a better copy of one I already have...)
3. THE MIKE CURB CONGREGATION Sweet Gingerbread Man (I know the Sammy Davis, Jr. version of the title song...This one ain't too bad, if you like classic vintage Christmas fare... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI-awg97pVY )
4. WILBUR DE PARIS On The Riviera (Some dixieland jazz from N'Awlins, but I mainly bought it for the cheesecake cover...)
5. JONATHAN AND DARLENE EDWARDS In Paris (In case you don't know, this is Jo Stafford and her husband, Paul Weston, in disguise, deliberately performing off-key...Oy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_VJ6dRCoq4 )
6. DAYTON ALLEN Why Not! (A rare comedy LP of Dayton Allen from "The Steve Allen Show"... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG-fGZEsqvk )
7. AQUA STRING BAND Best Of The Mummers (Another one bought for the MCM cover...)
8. ANTOBAL'S CUBAN ALL STARS Dia De Reyes (Some sprightly jazz worth mamboing to... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNRlPj8OeTo )
9. LES BAXTER The Sacred Idol (More interesting exotica... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N9aQGLWpcI )
10. LES BAXTER Wild Guitars! (Les is known for crazy exotica like this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5FRc4cTUSg ...but here he tackles some Khachaturian... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4dn0e5Hwr8 )

and back to vintage Christmas albums, I had to get these...Favorites of my dad...

11. PATTI PAGE Christmas With Patti Page ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITB2klWQ8TE )
12. JIM REEVES Twelve Songs Of Christmas ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8GC6PTK7iY )

Of course, I dig just about everything and I am naturally inquisitive and curious...and a little weird at times, which is why the unusual thrift store finds always beckon to me somehow! :-k

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by Tinkaroo » 11 Nov 2018 09:44

Those great finds and a great price too vinyl master!

It was great that you could find some favorites of your dad too. I too was thinking of my dad just yesterday even though he's been gone for 45 years now.

I found a couple of LPs in great shape for a buck each, although the other stuff I had to look through was not the best. Both the covers and records were in great shape.

I got the following:

-The Entertainer- Marvin Hamlisch- Ragtime piano ala Scott Joplin and others.

-Oklahoma-Soundtrack album with gatefold.

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 13 Nov 2018 05:26

Tinkaroo wrote:
11 Nov 2018 09:44
Those great finds and a great price too vinyl master!

It was great that you could find some favorites of your dad too. I too was thinking of my dad just yesterday even though he's been gone for 45 years now.

I found a couple of LPs in great shape for a buck each, although the other stuff I had to look through was not the best. Both the covers and records were in great shape.

I got the following:

-The Entertainer- Marvin Hamlisch- Ragtime piano ala Scott Joplin and others.

-Oklahoma-Soundtrack album with gatefold.
Hey Tink...Not bad! Although, if you have "The Entertainer" in our collection now, you probably have this, too, no?



I'm willing to bet you do, since I've always acquainted the two songs with each other! :wink:

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by Tinkaroo » 13 Nov 2018 11:59

Yes I do, plus he does a good version of Poor Little Fool too. =D>



Plus a bit more cancon:


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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 13 Nov 2018 15:55

Nice ones, Tink...I have the Hagood Hardy album but I'll have to check out more of Frank Mills' stuff...I've also liked much of David Rose's TV music, but can't find a lot of those on vinyl...I have many earlier David Rose albums, but he scored a lot of TV in the 70's and 80's, too...

What many may not know is that composer David Rose's granddaughter is singer-songwriter Samantha James, who I mentioned on the "New Discovery" thread...


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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 13 Nov 2018 16:04

Speaking of Frank Mills, I'll bet you didn't know that he was a former pianist for The Bells of "Stay Awhile" fame...These guys are two more good ones! Perry Botkin, Jr. and Barry De Vorzon are two more names you might remember...

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by Tinkaroo » 13 Nov 2018 16:45

Thanks for the info! It's always nice to learn some new trivia. =D>

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 13 Nov 2018 17:00

vinyl master wrote:
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Perry Botkin, Jr. and Barry De Vorzon are two more names you might remember...
You would probably most know those guys for this, originally titled "Cotton's Dream" in "Bless The Beasts & The Children", it later became "Nadia's Theme" and the theme to the soap opera "The Young & The Restless"...


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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 26 Dec 2018 07:23

OK, back to the same shop that was selling the Pioneer...All the audio goodies were moved as they are renovating that section of the thrift store...But, what did I find??? At least, 20 boxes of records on the floor, on a table and under the regular record bins...I must have picked almost 50 albums out of the pile a couple days back! I call it an early Christmas present to myself! In any case, these are some of what I found...50 cents each again!

1. TERRY KNIGHT & THE PACK Terry Knight & The Pack (Lucky Eleven) (You may know these guys as an early incarnation of Grand Funk Railroad!)
2. DICK CLARK Dick Clark In Hollywood (Radio Show) (United Stations Radio Networks) (This looks like a series of interviews from 1989 that Dick Clark did with Paul Linke, Robert Englund, Yakov Smirnoff, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, impressionist Fred Travalena, Brandon Tartikoff and Bobcat Goldthwait...The record includes all commercials and the cue sheet!)
3. "Conversa-Phone's Vocabulary Builder" LP (Conversa-Phone) (As the album says "Word Power Is Your Passport To Earning Power, Social Power and Creative Power")
4. JOE SOUTH Don't It Make You Want To Go Home (Capitol) (This one still has the K-Mart sticker and features his hits "Children" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes"...)
5. SANTO AND JOHNNY Off Shore With Santo & Johnny (Canadian-American)
6. SANTO AND JOHNNY Encore (Canadian-American)
7. DAVID JONES David Jones (Colpix) (This was the Monkees frontman's solo album from the 60's featuring his versions of "It Ain't Me Babe" and "My Dad"...)
8. LIVING STRINGS, LIVING MARIMBAS, LIVING VOICES, LIVING JAZZ, LIVING GUITARS, ETC. Super Hits Of The 70's (RCA) (Compilation of 70's tunes with a spaced-out cover!)
9. NANCY WILSON The Nancy Wilson Show! (Capitol) (I didn't have this live one from the Cocoanut Grove and in honor of her recent passing, it's a good one!)
10. SOUNDS ORCHESTRAL Cast Your Fate To The Wind (Parkway) (A better copy!)
11. PAM RUSSO A Girl Like Me (4th & B'Way) (I took a chance on this one...Maybe decent 80's pop? It looks like some freestyle in the Lisa Lisa-Sweet Sensation-Seduction vein)
12. GIL TRYTHALL Switched On Nashville: Country Moog (Athena) (I have the album cover, but this time I have the album and I love unusual Moog stuff...)
13. VARIOUS ARTISTS Down A Country Road (Columbia House) (Collection of classic country)
14. LORNE GREENE Young At Heart (RCA Victor) (The star of "Bonanza" sings Frank Sinatra!)
15. MINNIE PEARL America's Beloved Minnie Pearl (Starday) (I bought this in honor of my dad who loved Minnie Pearl's comedy...She was (and is) after all, Grand Ole Opry's "Giddy-Up Go Girl"!)
16. VARIOUS ARTISTS Stay Awake: Various Interpretations Of Music From Vintage Disney Films (A&M) (This 1988 compilation features Suzanne Vega singing the title track from "Mary Poppins", Sinead O'Connor doing "Someday My Prince Will Come", Harry Nilsson doing "Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah" and Ringo Starr performing...what else..."When You Wish Upon A Star", for starters!)
17. THE FUNKY WORMS The Funky Worm (Atlantic) (Another album I took a chance on...Some 80's house music... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6qBh6pij3Y )
18. THE FATBACK BAND Keep On Steppin' (Event) (I know them for the great funky tune "I Found Lovin'" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F13DA0h5EQ4), but this one looks pretty good, too!...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFR5_u17K1c )
19. LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS The Best Of The Best Of "Little" Jimmy Dickens (Gusto) (Well, it's worth it for this one alone... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkgkWpyVLfg )
20. VARIOUS ARTISTS Up Tight On Fifth Ave. (Columbia Special Products) (Compilation featuring Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, The Cyrkle, Percy Sledge, Ramsey Lewis and more!)
21. WILLIAM STEINBERG AND THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Pickwick 33) Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik & Handel: Water Music Suite
22. THE BANGLES The Real World EP (I.R.S.) (5-song EP of good stuff... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sXNBvnmtu0 )
23. VARIOUS ARTISTS Stauffer Chemical Co. compilation "You And Stauffer Making Good Things Grow" (Stauffer)(Country comp featuring classics from Johnny Cash, Don Gibson, Skeeter Davis, Eddy Arnold, Hank Snow and more!)
24. BILLY MURE Billy Mure's Supersonic Guitars (MGM) (I have the album cover again, but I didn't have the album, so now I do... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mYh0oZvinM )
25. VARIOUS ARTISTS American Hot Wax Soundtrack (A&M) (How many remember this early film with Jay Leno? :-k The soundtrack is a better copy than the one I have!)
26. ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN Heaven Up Here (Sire) (I haven't been much a fan of them, but if all else fails, I know someone who is!)
27. THE WHO Odds And Sods (MCA) (A better copy of this record!)
28. GEORGE JONES & TAMMY WYNETTE Golden Ring (Epic) (I saw a few of their records, but only picked up ones I needed in better condition... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9KniULwvjE )
29. ROY CLARK The Incredible Roy Clark (Dot) (I bought this one, too, in honor of Roy, who we lost this year...We'll remember the good times indeed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSDYBTJ6oDE )
30. ROY CLARK The Everlovin' Soul Of Roy Clark (Dot) (Another good'un! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_qAXgz7s_w )
31. VARIOUS ARTISTS Vol. 1: 20 Chartstoppers (Salem Select Distributors) (Compilation featuring James Brown, The Joe Jeffrey Group, The Glass Bottle, Jim Stover, Lobo, Morning Mist and more rarities... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTOL2tE9pEQ )
32. SANTO AND JOHNNY Come On In (Canadian-American)
33. SANTO AND JOHNNY Hawaii (Canadian-American)
34. THE WONDERBALL DISCO ORCHESTRA Spaced Out Disco Fever (Wonderland) (A lot of space film themes and other 70's tracks...)
35. VARIOUS ARTISTS The Roots Of Rock N' Roll (Fairway) (2-LP Compilation of early R&B tunes from Ruth Brown, Big Mama Thornton, The Midnighters, Flamingos, Orioles, John Lee Hooker and more!)
36. GORDON LIGHTFOOT The Best Of Gordon Lightfoot (United Artists) (I bought this one for "Black Day In July", which I didn't have on vinyl...The song is about the 60's Detroit riots... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPXL3iEVnCM )
37. SYLVIA Drifter (RCA) (I have an old cassette tape of this, but it's nice to have on vinyl...My parents loved her music, but dad was more into the country side of her, while mom loved "Nobody"... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_a3gSyAk5A )
38. VARIOUS ARTISTS Big John (RCA Special Products) (Dad also loved snowmobiles (He had a Ski-Doo), so I was stoked to find this country promotional compilation for John Deere snowmobiles...)
39. VARIOUS ARTISTS Dimension '77 (Kimbo Educational Records)
40. GALLERY Gallery Featuring Jim Gold (Sussex) (Thought I'd take a chance on this...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnctn_-q5pw ...I know "I Believe In Music" and "It's So Nice To Be With You"...Detroit group, too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cFm2a5vykc )
41. GALLERY Nice To Be With You (Sussex) (Same as above...Still has the K-Mart sticker on it!)
42. THE OSMONDS Crazy Horses (Polydor) (You guys need to hear this one, if you haven't! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXcj8dFOd1E )
43. THE COWSILLS The Best Of The Cowsills (MGM) (I have their studio LP's, but it's nice to have a best-of compilation!)
44. RAY STEVENS The Feeling's Not Right Again (Warner Bros.) (He had a "streak" of hits in the 70's and this one is another interesting one from him... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw8Eu1Wa7yM )
45. GEORGE JONES All Time Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Epic) (My very FIRST cassette tape, and one I never pass up on vinyl when I see it! I am also reminded of my dad, who loved George's music! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEj0juZshVI )

There were a few more odd albums that will be going to friends who I think will appreciate them, but those are just some more of the ones I'd found on the cheap! :D

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by DasherF » 26 Dec 2018 13:01

Tinkaroo wrote:
08 Oct 2018 15:53
vinyl master wrote:
Tinkaroo wrote:Those look like some interesting finds VM, and it was nice to find a couple of singles other than Red Rubber Ball from The Cyrkle! 8)
The Cyrkle is a great group...I have an EP that Sundazed put out of them singing the 7-Up Theme ("The Uncola")...By the way, did you know that they were managed by Beatle manager Brian Epstein and even got their band name from none other than John Lennon?! :D
Tinkaroo wrote:You must have cringed a bit being in the same vicinity as a crosley though! :cry:
Yes, I did...And there were plenty of "faux" antiques mixed in with the real thing...Personally, I like those places that have more of a curated selection of unique and vintage items, and maybe I'll document some of those in the future...Anyway, I had some fun and I'll keep looking...One never knows what they might find out in the wild! :wink:
I didn't know that about Epstein and Lennon!

Turn Down Day was also a good song. It's too bad they didn't make more music together before disbanding.
The Lennon connection... "I saw a man on a flaming pie who said 'you will be Cyrcle with a Y'"?...
That's a new one to me, too... fascinating!
Hope everyone's holidays were great for you!

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 08 Jan 2019 21:22

Well, I went back to the same thrift store as the last haul and picked up these...

1. BUCK OWENS Bridge Over Troubled Water (Capitol)
2. SKEETER DAVIS I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (RCA Camden)
3. VARIOUS ARTISTS TLC (Tender Lovin' Country) (Warner Special Products compilation LP)
4. HUGO MONTENEGRO Process 70 Series 2000 (Time label comp)
5. ROGER MILLER Engine Engine No. 9 (Pickwick 33)
6. MERLE HAGGARD 20 Greatest Hits (Tee Vee International)
7. TAMMY WYNETTE Bedtime Story (Epic)
8. SKEETER DAVIS My Heart's In The Country (RCA Victor)
9. SANTO & JOHNNY The Brilliant Guitar Sounds Of Santo & Johnny (Imperial)
10. GENE WATSON The Best Of Gene Watson (Capitol EMI)
11. RONNIE MILSAP Love Will Never Pass Us By (Buckboard)
12. THE LIVING STRINGS Mellow Magic Of The 70's (RCA) (Another one bought for the cover...or should I say "covers"??? :-k)
13. BOOKER T. & THE MG'S In The Christmas Spirit (Stax)
14. MIRROR IMAGE Sounds Like The Eagles (Pickwick)
15. VARIOUS ARTISTS Good Guy Jack Spector Presents 22 Original Winners (Roulette) (Looks like a radio station comp)
16. VARIOUS ARTISTS WLYV Solid Gold '71 (Another radio station comp feat. The Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, The Who, Aretha Franklin, etc.)
17. RAY STEVENS Shriner's Convention (RCA)
18. LEO SAYER Leo Sayer (Warner Bros.)
19. BUCK OWENS The Kansas City Song (Capitol)

I bought those and a few others I will be giving away...

At another thrift store where I found a Sammy Davis, Jr. advertising record mentioned here...

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...I found these...

20. CARROLL BAKER All For The Love Of A Song (RCA) (Sounds like a Canadian country singer here?)
21. SAMMI SMITH Sings Her Best (2-LP set) (Springboard)
22. EDDY GRANT Romancing The Stone (12") (Portrait)
23. VARIOUS ARTISTS The Idolmaker Soundtrack (United Artists)
24. HUDSON & LANDRY Right Off! (Dore)
and "out of the blue"...
25. DEBBIE GIBSON Out Of The Blue (Atlantic)

I don't argue with 50 cents apiece...

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by Tinkaroo » 08 Jan 2019 21:45

That was quite a haul of records vinyl master, and quite a bit of country too! =D>

Yes, Carroll Baker was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was called Canada's First Lady of Country and is a multiple Juno and Order of Canada winner. She was on tour this past fall doing a gospel and hits tour. Her father was a fiddler.

Bridgewater is not far from the birthplace of Hank Snow in Liverpool.

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