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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1020 on: February 12, 2020, 12:47:34 PM »
More flexi-discs that have turned up in the past few weeks


and the answer is.... no.




Great card disc given away at BP petrol stations - it plays at 78rpm so must be late 50's early 60's.







A similar card disc but this one features animals from the Warsaw Zoo released in 1975.







Jazzy versions of Hovis ads from 1969, if you knead to find a copy you'll find they are no relation to the band Bread, crumbs!






Record shop promo flexi by the Japanese electronic band given away free by Our price etc in 1981


more freebie odds 'n' ends
















Quite possibly the inspiration for I'm Mandy Fly Me?





French flexi Overload!!






Pretty Polish Postcard




Released in the late 60's this disc originally came with a creepy doll, complete I'd imagine these would be worth quite a bit.



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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1021 on: February 12, 2020, 10:45:33 PM »

Quite possibly the inspiration for I'm Mandy Fly Me?
Both Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart have claimed they had the inspiration for 'I'm Mandy Fly Me' from seeing an airline poster in Manchester Airport - Stewart claims it as an American Airlines poster that said 'Hi, I’m Cheryl… Fly Me!'. Gouldman says it was a United airlines poster that said '‘I’m Susie, fly me to Miami’. Neither's recollections are correct, as it was in fact the Miami-based National Airlines who ran the infamous $9.5 million 'Fly Me; ad campaign in 1971 that raised the ire of feminists:

Whoever of the two that had the original inspiration,, it was Kevin Godley who was responsible for kicking the song into shape (kist like he did on I'm Not In Love).

The British Airways 'Fly The Flag' campaign was from 1975, when BOAC and BEA were nationalised into a single airline and the new name and Union Jack tail branding was introduced. It was created by Foote Cone & Belding, a US ad agency, written by an American songwriter and sung by an American session singer. The advert and the sleeve of the promo single feature Roz Hanby, a real BA flight attendant who was selected to be the face of the ad campaign.

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1022 on: February 13, 2020, 06:40:01 PM »
good info buzby, thank you

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1023 on: February 15, 2020, 08:45:43 AM »
That Bobbie Gentry doll looks more like Ruth Buzzi.

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1024 on: February 21, 2020, 04:51:51 PM »
Vinyl finds from a weekend trip to Dundee and a day out in Reading.


Perhaps the only place I was ever going to find a fully sealed England football LP was going to be a charity shop in Scotland.





Bizarrely these 2 old rockers were in the same box in an Age Concern shop.







Weirdest find was this album of salesmen seminars by the Combined Group Of Companies, complete with booklet insert.








A great double album of Poe stories with excellent gruesome sound effects.



No nasty sound effects on this album that simply explains how you can win your scouting badges, zzzzzzzz......



No sexy sound effects here but a couple of good Donna Summer covers.



Mildly interesting unknown fact from a lifelong LFC fan : The day he retired in 1974 my parents brought home a new pet,
a myna bird who I named Shankly in tribute to the great man.



One of several excellent albums I have enjoyed after buying a big Jazz & Blues collection recently.



I found a handful of singles too and this one is a stand out oddity.




An over sized 78 flexi stuck onto card available in exchange for chocolate wrappers.


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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1025 on: February 21, 2020, 10:51:43 PM »
Brilliant finds as ever, Headers. Funnily enough, I picked up that Edgar Allan Poe LP too last year.

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1026 on: March 05, 2020, 05:53:43 PM »
finds in early March


Been after a decent copy of this old 70's comp for ages and it's still really bad, as in good.




I took a punt on these old soundtracks of films I'd never heard of with mixed results.











This was an unusual find, a double album of stories for schools released via the BBC & Penquin Books in 1973






A copy of the classic Ian Fleming story on an imprint better known for releasing Psych albums by Arzachel and Raw Material.




One I've been digging from a Jazz collection I bought recently - hear





Cat bothering bad opera compilation - hear




£1 find I hope to put to good use.







Lovely unusual private pressing I found in the same box as the jingles 12".


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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #1027 on: March 16, 2020, 05:42:14 PM »
all found for a pound a pop in a couple of boxes at an antique market


The theme to TV show Follyfoot - nice touch with the release date stamped at top of the sleeve.




This has the release date stamped on the side of the sleeve too.




Four track EP from 1977





B side is The Finale sung by Edda.




Taken from their beautiful Barafundle album.





Demo for the theme from the 1968 movie of the same name that starred Lucille Ball & Henry Fonda.




Best find was this gem by Broadcast, probably the first vinyl by them I have ever found out in the wild.



A few oddities




Despite it's title this doesn't sound like it has any Zappa connection, it sounds more like a rubbish Rolling Stones song.





Described on her sole LP as a cross between Max Boyce & Pam Ayres this is her blue vinyl EP featuring Viva La Wales (Viva Espania)







A great Century 21 adventure released in 1967, luckily the token was not cut out of the sleeve on the back to enter the competition.