Well, I went into another local store today, a musical instrument store I've visited in the past and came away with a few more records I didn't have before, except for a couple...For $30, I came away with the following 12 LP's...
1. DIONNE WARWICK Finder Of Lost Loves (As a Stevie Wonder fan, she duets with him twice on this album, like on this one... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGdAyiUupfQ
2. ATLANTIC STARR Brilliance
3. THE 5TH DIMENSION Soul & Inspiration (I have a great copy of this, but I never pass up a decent copy, esp. if it's only $2.00!)
4. LEROY HUTSON Paradise
5. DAVID RUFFIN Who I Am (This features one of my favorite David Ruffin tunes... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmneugiD7Ig
...It's great, but have you heard the rocksteady version? :-k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqSz1ddkZvY
6. LABELLE Nightbirds
7. KATALENIC-KWEK BAND Morning Sun (Taking a chance on this local band...Sounds like it's right up my fusion alley, too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk9r7F-1oVI&t=52s
8. TOM LEHRER An Evening With Tom Lehrer
9. TUBES The Complete Backward Principle
10. BILLY PRESTON A Whole New Thing (Good funky stuff from the man once known in certain circles as "The 5th Beatle"... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzkYJ-XfcOc
...He is actually (aside from Tony Sheridan) the only artist to receive joint credit on a Beatles single (for playing on "Get Back")...)
11. NANCY WILSON Yesterday's Love Songs - Today's Blues
12. HARPERS BIZARRE Feelin' Groovy
Not a bad haul for the cost and some more good soul and jazz to dig, with a little pop and comedy thrown in for good measure!
Then, I hopped into the nearby thrift shop I go to (where I saw that Pioneer and those Magnepan speakers) and picked up these for 50 cents apiece...
13. VARIOUS ARTISTS The Gang's All Here Soundtrack
14. VARIOUS ARTISTS The Glenn Miller Story
15. SANDY NELSON Groovy (Bought it for the cover again...)
16. THE JOHNNY MANN SINGERS Don't Look Back (The title track is a Temptations cover...)
17. VARIOUS ARTISTS (JIMMY MCGRIFF, THAD JONES, MEL LEWIS, ETC.) Solid State: You've Got To Hear It To Believe IT!!
and then, two that looked 80's, but I know nothing about them...If all else fails, they were 50 cents and I can pass them on to someone who can appreciate them more...
18. THE GODFATHERS Birth School Work Death
19. GUADALCANAL DIARY Jamboree (These guys sound similar to R.E.M... :-k)
I also bought a CD of early Paul Simon music...Take a listen to this...Sounds like a hit to me! :D
I also picked up some cherry original Cadence label 45's for The Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream"...10 cents each, as well and they'll clean up good! I never know what I'm gonna find and I can't really complain at the prices I find these things...As I like to say often, if it's fun, cheap and you're learning something new, why not? If you're not hurting anyone, a little happiness in this sad world can sometimes be a good thing to lift your spirits...My personal thought is...If it's not fun and/or enjoyable, why do it??? :-k