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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by DasherF » 25 Sep 2019 12:04

... and don't forget the 101 Strings... #-o

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by DasherF » 26 Oct 2019 05:35

Took a ride to my brother's...he said he had my birthday present...as usual, he always gets records by the box ("I want the whole box! How much for the whole box?")...so? I got the box...out of all of them, these are the most interesting:

Hummm and Strum Along, Chet Atkins on RCA Living Stereo (gatefold, w/booklet)

The Fabulous Johnny Cash on Columbia (early '60s red label, white name at top).

Original Golden Hits, Volume 1, Johnny Cash on Sun/Singleton.

Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume 1, Columbia (same red label, white name on top.

The Christmas Spirit, Johnny Cash, Columbia, same label as others.

Perry At His Best, Mr. Como on RCA Victor, black label, silver print

Merry Christmas, Bing Crosby on Decca (original '50s black label.

The Sea, Rod McKuen on Warner Brothers-7 Arts.

All of these are in great shape and cleaned up nicely.
They were the most interesting of a milk crate-sized box full of antique store (that one's, anyway...or the ones they let my brother have for the money he'd pay).
Want to know the whole box? Let me know.

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 26 Oct 2019 08:29

Sure, I'd love to hear what was in the box, Dasher! :D

In the meantime, I stopped at a couple of thrift stores myself and I picked up cheaply...

1. LORETTA LYNN Hymns (Decca)
2. JOHNNY CASH The Gospel Road (Columbia)
3. PHIL COLLINS No Jacket Required (Atlantic)
4. CHER Bittersweet White Light (MCA)
5. JERMAINE JACKSON Jermaine Jackson (Arista)
6. CHERYL PEPSII RILEY Me Myself And I (Columbia)
7. VARIOUS ARTISTS Golden Goodies Vol. 5 (Roulette) (Doo wop compilation)
8. "Rock On '74" (T.E.J. knock-off compilation)
9. DORIS DAY & ROBERT GOULET "Annie Get Your Gun" soundtrack (Columbia)

I also picked up a couple 78's...

10. JOHNNIE RAY Cry/The Little White Cloud That Cried (Okeh)
11. JO STAFFORD & FRANKIE LAINE Hambone/Let's Have A Party (Columbia)

and these 45's...

12. MERI WILSON Telephone Man/Itinerary (GRT)
13. DINAH WASHINGTON September In The Rain/Wake The Town And Tell The People (Mercury)

Finally, I picked up another copy of Sade's "Promise"...I have the 45's and the LP and the cassette, but having the CD now is a little more convenient and I never refuse a good copy of this one, whenever I see it, as it is a longtime favorite! :D

Again, one never knows what they'll find in the thrift stores...I also saw some speakers, four Fisher XP-55's, but I passed them up at $39.99...I'm pretty good on speakers at the moment, but maybe something will catch my eye when the electronics expo rolls around in January... :-k

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 04 Nov 2019 21:50

Oh, and I went back to the thrift shop where I'd picked up a stash of 45's (mentioned on the 45' thread) and found a copy of Bobby Darin's "Clementine" album...

I ALMOST picked up my 34th turntable, too, but decided against it...

47439
47438
47437

I saw these JBL's, too (Not sure of the model) for $39.99...

47440
47441

I just couldn't do it, though... 8-[

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by DasherF » 04 Nov 2019 22:17

Yup...gets that way, doe'n't it? When I was out to my brother's house, I saw a whole lotta things he addef, a few that were there, etc...."take 'em! They're outta here!", he said.
Couldn't, tho...too many of mine to work with.
Sumpin' on speakers next door, maybe...

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by spensar » 05 Nov 2019 00:21

Went a public school book sale and there were $1 LPs. Picked up Best of Miles Davis and a 2 LP Modern Jazz Quartet.

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by wblynch » 05 Nov 2019 02:53

vinyl master wrote:
29 Jul 2018 07:55
You oughta hear Joni's original take, too! Quite different! :)

Just going through this thread and found this. I saw Joni Mitchell in Berkeley, Ca back around 1970 when I was 18. She did this song almost exactly as here in the video. I remember I cried when I heard it.

I cried again, just now.

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by DasherF » 05 Nov 2019 20:50

Croz always said he loved Joni's chords...being a musician miself, I added to the Court and Spark I already havd. Sat up with my aquired Joni-brary...Heijira <(sp?), Mingus, For the Roses, and others...what an ethereal evening...
Yes, I welled up on break at work...

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 06 Nov 2019 04:50

Well, another visit to another thrift shop and more cheap records...Some better copies of popular ones I had, too...

1. STYX Cornerstone (A&M)
2. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia)
3. FOREIGNER 4 (Atlantic)
4. BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND Stranger In Town (Capitol)
5. JUDY GARLAND Miss Show Business (Applause) (That "Judy" film looks interesting, even to just a casual fan as I...)
6. PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION Purple Rain (Warner Bros.)
7. BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND Beautiful Loser (Capitol)
8. FLEETWOOD MAC Tusk (Warner Bros.)

I know many of you have some of these records...I was just elated to find them in nice shape for 50 cents apiece! :D

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by Tinkaroo » 06 Nov 2019 11:14

vinyl master wrote:
06 Nov 2019 04:50
Well, another visit to another thrift shop and more cheap records...Some better copies of popular ones I had, too...

1. STYX Cornerstone (A&M)
2. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia)
3. FOREIGNER 4 (Atlantic)
4. BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND Stranger In Town (Capitol)
5. JUDY GARLAND Miss Show Business (Applause) (That "Judy" film looks interesting, even to just a casual fan as I...)
6. PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION Purple Rain (Warner Bros.)
7. BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND Beautiful Loser (Capitol)
8. FLEETWOOD MAC Tusk (Warner Bros.)

I know many of you have some of these records...I was just elated to find them in nice shape for 50 cents apiece! :D
You can't argue with those albums or the bargain price either. As Smokey liked to say "you better shop around" to get those great deals.

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 18 Nov 2019 02:59

OK, so I did a little shopping at my local antique mall and another thrift store...Came away with some good buys, too...

At the antique mall...

1. HARVEY MANDEL Shangrenade (Janus)
2. L.A. CONNECTION The Carpenters Songbook (Springboard) (I find these knock-off albums to be interesting, to say the least...)
3. TIM HARDIN The Best Of Tim Hardin (Verve Forecast)
4. EASTERHOUSE Contenders (Columbia)
5. PERRY COMO So It Goes (RCA)
6. WOODY HERMAN Heavy Exposure (Cadet)
7. ROY ORBISON Orbiting With Roy Orbison (Design)

A mixed bag of genres, to be sure, but other than the Roy Orbison at $7.00, all the others $1.00 each! :D

At the thrift shop, all of this for just under $5.00 total...

1. CONNIE FRANCIS Jealous Heart (MGM)
2. HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Forest Of The Amazon (United Artists)
3. THE PHIL MOODY QUINTET Intimate Jazz (Somerset)
4. FRANK SINATRA That Old Feeling (Columbia)
5. V/A The Silver Years: Commemorating Capitol's 25 Years (compilation) (Capitol)

These 78's...

6. AL GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA RCA Victor Sample Pressing (Excerpts From The "Red Mill" Album) (RCA Victor white label promo) (with a cool Victor sleeve)
7. FRANK SINATRA Sunflower/Once In Love With Amy (Columbia) (In a "Magic Brain RCA Victrola" sleeve)
8. NAT KING COLE The Best Man/I Love You For Sentimental Reasons (Capitol) (Big B sent me a 78' of this, but I love the song and never refuse any of Nat's 78's!)
9. PATRICK J. SCANLON Father O'Flynn and Haste To The Wedding b/w Keel-Row and Money Musk (Columbia) (I was interested in this, because of the old Columbia label...Turns out it's from 1917 (102 years old! :shock:), which may be one of my oldest disks yet, next to Bessie Smith, the Edison discs and the cylinder I have of The Metropolitan Quartette! :D )

And a bunch of jazz 45's, with a little pop, country and R&B thrown in...

10. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET On The Alamo b/w Here Lies Love (Columbia)
11. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET On The Alamo b/w Don't Worry 'Bout Me (Columbia)
12. THE GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET FEAT. CHET BAKER Makin' Whoopee & Motel b/w Cherry & Carson City Stage (Pacific Jazz EP)
13. THE COMPTON BROTHERS Everybody Needs Somebody b/w Loneliness Was Made By Man (Dot)
14. THE CLOVERS Crawlin' b/w Yes It's You (Atlantic)
15. AHMAD JAMAL TRIO Ahmad's Blues b/w Let's Fall In Love (Argo)
16. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET I'll Never Smile Again b/w Lullaby In Rhythm (Fantasy)
17. THE GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET FEAT. CHET BAKER Lullaby Of The Leaves & Bernie's Tune b/w Nights at The Turntable & Frenesi (Pacific Jazz EP)
18. HOWARD RUMSEY'S LIGHTHOUSE ALL-STARS Big Girl b/w Swing Shift (Lighthouse)
19. PAUL SMITH The Lady Is A Tramp & Hookup b/w Spring Is Here & Mountain Greenery (Capitol "Liquid Sounds" EP)
20. & 21. FRANK SINATRA EP records (I have the picture sleeves for his 4-EP set for "Songs For Swingin' Lovers" and the records for Vols. 1 & 2...Now, I have the records for Vols. 3 & 4 to complete the set! Ain't it nice when that happens???! :mrgreen:)

Finally...

A cover to frame of "Rich Versus Roach" on Mercury, featuring MAX ROACH and BUDDY RICH

A red colored gospel LP that may make for another project someday...

Again, another mixed bag...One never knows what they might find, but it's always interesting to check out these places anyway... :wink:

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 01 Dec 2019 20:43

I see good ol' Frank is talking about the dollar bins now...



And I have to say...You can get some good deals if a.) you're open to many different types of music, b.) your timing is right and/or know when and where to find the good sales, c.) you're not too hung up on one condition or another, esp. if it's something you might not ever see again, d.) you do your homework and know what to look for on the labels or liner notes and e.) aren't afraid to take chances on those unknowns...As this thread proves, I'm always finding interesting things in the dollar bins, thrift shops and bargain basements... :wink:

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by spensar » 01 Dec 2019 21:28

vinyl master wrote:
18 Nov 2019 02:59

.... And a bunch of jazz 45's, with a little pop, country and R&B thrown in...

10. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET On The Alamo b/w Here Lies Love (Columbia)
11. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET On The Alamo b/w Don't Worry 'Bout Me (Columbia)
12. THE GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET FEAT. CHET BAKER Makin' Whoopee & Motel b/w Cherry & Carson City Stage (Pacific Jazz EP)
13. THE COMPTON BROTHERS Everybody Needs Somebody b/w Loneliness Was Made By Man (Dot)
14. THE CLOVERS Crawlin' b/w Yes It's You (Atlantic)
15. AHMAD JAMAL TRIO Ahmad's Blues b/w Let's Fall In Love (Argo)
16. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET I'll Never Smile Again b/w Lullaby In Rhythm (Fantasy)
17. THE GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET FEAT. CHET BAKER Lullaby Of The Leaves & Bernie's Tune b/w Nights at The Turntable & Frenesi (Pacific Jazz EP)
18. HOWARD RUMSEY'S LIGHTHOUSE ALL-STARS Big Girl b/w Swing Shift (Lighthouse)
19. PAUL SMITH The Lady Is A Tramp & Hookup b/w Spring Is Here & Mountain Greenery (Capitol "Liquid Sounds" EP)
20. & 21. FRANK SINATRA EP records (I have the picture sleeves for his 4-EP set for "Songs For Swingin' Lovers" and the records for Vols. 1 & 2...Now, I have the records for Vols. 3 & 4 to complete the set! Ain't it nice when that happens???! :mrgreen:)

.....

Again, another mixed bag...One never knows what they might find, but it's always interesting to check out these places anyway... :wink:
That was a neat bag of jazz there VM, nice finds.

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 01 Dec 2019 21:43

spensar wrote:
01 Dec 2019 21:28
vinyl master wrote:
18 Nov 2019 02:59

.... And a bunch of jazz 45's, with a little pop, country and R&B thrown in...

10. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET On The Alamo b/w Here Lies Love (Columbia)
11. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET On The Alamo b/w Don't Worry 'Bout Me (Columbia)
12. THE GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET FEAT. CHET BAKER Makin' Whoopee & Motel b/w Cherry & Carson City Stage (Pacific Jazz EP)
13. THE COMPTON BROTHERS Everybody Needs Somebody b/w Loneliness Was Made By Man (Dot)
14. THE CLOVERS Crawlin' b/w Yes It's You (Atlantic)
15. AHMAD JAMAL TRIO Ahmad's Blues b/w Let's Fall In Love (Argo)
16. THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET I'll Never Smile Again b/w Lullaby In Rhythm (Fantasy)
17. THE GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET FEAT. CHET BAKER Lullaby Of The Leaves & Bernie's Tune b/w Nights at The Turntable & Frenesi (Pacific Jazz EP)
18. HOWARD RUMSEY'S LIGHTHOUSE ALL-STARS Big Girl b/w Swing Shift (Lighthouse)
19. PAUL SMITH The Lady Is A Tramp & Hookup b/w Spring Is Here & Mountain Greenery (Capitol "Liquid Sounds" EP)
20. & 21. FRANK SINATRA EP records (I have the picture sleeves for his 4-EP set for "Songs For Swingin' Lovers" and the records for Vols. 1 & 2...Now, I have the records for Vols. 3 & 4 to complete the set! Ain't it nice when that happens???! :mrgreen:)

.....

Again, another mixed bag...One never knows what they might find, but it's always interesting to check out these places anyway... :wink:
That was a neat bag of jazz there VM, nice finds.
Thanks, spensar...I was actually quite surprised to find those there...I've also been finding more cool 45's lately...Lots of great jazz and pop! 8)

AND...checking out the cool thrift shops and record stores in the middle of winter is a perfectly good excuse to get warm and out of the elements at the same time! :wink:

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 01 Dec 2019 21:47

So, what have you guys been finding in the dollar bins lately??? :-k

Feel free to add your own two cents (or two dollars, as it were) to my thread! :wink:

What have been your BEST budget finds??? :D

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