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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #930 on: October 12, 2018, 03:26:26 PM »
thank you for your info update buzby!

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« Reply #931 on: October 13, 2018, 05:12:31 PM »
Picked up this for £3 today at a local charity shop.



I'd have paid that just for the album cover.

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« Reply #932 on: October 13, 2018, 08:18:32 PM »
Picked up this for £3 today at a local charity shop.



I'd have paid that just for the album cover.
Thats very nearly an Earfull.

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« Reply #933 on: October 15, 2018, 01:56:35 PM »
With the car boots pretty much dried up, or rather too waterlogged if today is anything to go by, I'm reduced to my knees in shops
and checking out the local auctions. I had a massive clear-out last week and took 3 big boxes of albums that had been sitting around
here in the cellar for ages to my favourite charity shops, hey it's good karma man, but maybe it was just to make room for some more.



The past few days have turned up some quite unusual things, like this album which I nearly left in a £1 bin but thought I'd take a punt on
and was so pleased I did as it's really nice. I did some deeper searching on the artist and he's gone on to do TV themes for everything from
The Windsors to the ITV News and loads more, this was his debut album.



Luckily my copy isn't as scratched as this track sounds on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAUd_aPcqHs&feature=youtu.be

The one below was in the same box but wasn't half as good.







I met with Trunk Records label boss Jonny Trunk earlier in the week to discuss a forthcoming book on flexi-discs we are
putting together with DJ Food for publication in the new year. After I was waffling on about flexis and Milton Keynes radio
he suddenly said how much he'd been looking for a Milton Keynes related flexi which I quite fortunately had a spare copy of.
So he very kindly offered to swap it for his new soundtrack album which landed on my doorstep the day after.
He was a lovely chap and I look forward to the book launch sometime around March 2019 at The British Library in that London.

This is the video I put up a while back featuring the music on it, don't be surprised if it turns up on a future Trunk release.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyIls75IhaY





I couldn't resist this pair of signed old folk albums, by old folk no doubt.











I came across this unusual 7" slipped between some rubbish records in a box in a shop, I couldn't find anything
about it anywhere but it seems like it was a special pressing for the birthday party of the lady on the cover. She was
married to Tommy Tucker, who I assume is the same one who hit the charts in the early 60's with Hi Heel Sneakers
and their friends must have got together to make a one off single to celebrate her special day, it's a likely theory unless anyone knows more?





My best auction win of the week (for £6 + commission) were 2 x Century 21 albums from the mid 60's
that were both in beautiful, excellent+ condition. I have seen other copies before but they are usually pretty
well played and scratched as those pesky kids just didn't think to look after their records back in '65.
But it seems likely these were only played a couple of times and stored which is most unusual for Century 21 records.








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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #934 on: October 16, 2018, 05:01:34 PM »


incredible charity shop find today a UK first press, it even had Head Gardener's initials on the rear!


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« Reply #935 on: October 17, 2018, 07:00:03 PM »


Sadly this 7" I picked up earlier today which was released in the summer of '88 couldn't save Broadacres Middle School, Staffordshire from closure, it is now long gone...
https://schooletc.co.uk/school-broadacres-cofe-middle-school-129953



the B side is best - listen here :
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« Reply #936 on: October 21, 2018, 04:30:44 PM »
A couple of nice and cheap vinyl surprises turned up at the tip shop under piles of old clothes right in the corner, just over there by the bins.
The top one is a soundtrack album which featured an odd mix of garage rockers The Pretty Things and Library Music giant Alan Hawkshaw!



But I was most excited by this one below as the label can turn up real obscure gems, the label had 'Folk Rock 1969'
written on one side of it which sounded very promising - however after listening through it turns out to be a school
production of Handel's Messiah. Damn, that monster rare and previously un-heard of Folk Rock classic had alluded me.


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« Reply #937 on: October 21, 2018, 11:04:59 PM »
A couple of nice and cheap vinyl surprises turned up at the tip shop under piles of old clothes right in the corner, just over there by the bins.
The top one is a soundtrack album which featured an odd mix of garage rockers The Pretty Things and Library Music giant Alan Hawkshaw!
Are The Pretty Things operating under their library music alias Electric Banana? Their tracks used on the oddball Norman Wisdom mid-life crisis sexploitation film What's Good For The Goose were top-drawer (they also appear in it as the band at the psychedelic club, playing the absolute banger Alexander)

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« Reply #938 on: October 22, 2018, 01:29:44 PM »
the PT tune sounds more like light reggae! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_4AqYEXA1U

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« Reply #939 on: October 29, 2018, 03:33:44 PM »
Picked up a pile of 7"s in a local charity shop that had just come in and at 4 for a quid seemed reasonable,
a lot of mostly 80's double packs and limited editions - I didn't take the lot as there was a lorra, lorra pop!





Fresh OJ disc still enclosed in it's paper bag





3 artists fighting for a summer hit came complete with car sticker!






The Spanish waiter from Fawlty Towers released a few singles but this was the first one I'd found out in the wild,
the B side is Waiter, There Is a Flea In My Soup haha.

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS3Ouh21jqA





This Welsh singer had previously tried to cash-in on Charles & Di's wedding, 4 years later he's at it again
doing a medley of songs to celebrate the end of WW2 complete with fold-out poster sleeve.







The most curious one of the lot was this cover of The Undertones classic by Radio 1 + 6Music DJ Liz Kershaw (sister of Andy)
who released a few records before she started spinning them. The fold-out sleeve features her in the middle but the oddest thing
about this is the bassist, check those credits, that can't be right can it?!





listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miIRb0NDzmE





There was also a promo Tizer drink flexi-disc I had not come across before, complete with T-Shirt offer + stickers






My lizard laid claim to this double pack, damn.

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« Reply #940 on: October 29, 2018, 04:52:16 PM »
another flexi I found in a pile of singles earlier today



ahh, I remember Kays - sadly long gone now


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« Reply #941 on: November 06, 2018, 12:06:37 PM »
odds and ends that seem to have come into my possession in the past week or so



There were a whole bunch of 30's and 40's Jazz records in a charity shop box but as most of it was before my time (just)
I dunno what's hot and what's not so plumped for a couple of compilations and soundtracks including these two albums.








This kind of weird album and demo single stuff is just catnip to me.






A real treat to find this re-issue of Ivor's debut album unplayed!




I do have a tatty old copy of this somewhere but this one is shiny nice and comes with the original poster,
it features so many great tracks all under 1 minute long from Andy Partridge to Robert Wyatt



listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF3Rzdb1O8w





I picked this up for the Dracula Cha Cha track but never even realized it was signed on the back until I got home.






A mid 70's pop tune by someone who's real name is Stephen Jameson,
I seem to remember the Two Ronnies doing a similar joke on this name, it's probably as bad as this 7" haha.





Also hard on the ears is this tune from 1981 - I like the sleeve though.






Odd Indie single I'd not heard or seen before.



I was most pleased finding this pair of original sheet music, the bloke who sold me them at a car boot took my email and said he had loads more so fingers x he gets in touch.

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« Reply #942 on: November 06, 2018, 02:24:48 PM »
The most curious one of the lot was this cover of The Undertones classic by Radio 1 + 6Music DJ Liz Kershaw (sister of Andy)
who released a few records before she started spinning them. The fold-out sleeve features her in the middle but the oddest thing
about this is the bassist, check those credits, that can't be right can it?!


Don't forget that Carol Vorderman was also a member (she and her mother had moved to Headingley where she was working as a graduate management trainee). She first met Liz when her mother Jean entered a competition on Radio Aire in Carol's name (even though she was already on Countdown by that point, again from her mother applying for the job in her name) and Andy gave her a lift home from the studio (the Kershaws were sharing a flat in Headingley near the Vordermans) to meet Liz. They became friends, and Jean then had the idea of them forming a girl group. Liz became Dawn Chorus, Carol was May Bank Holiday and the then-Miss Radio Aire Lindsey Forrest became April Showers:

Andy used his music business connections to get them signed to Stiff. The band didn't last very long though, as Carol's Countdown career took off.

The 'Klaus Oberheim' credit looks like an attempt at humour as it sounds like an Oberheim DMX drum machine is used on the track (though Mr Oberheim's real christian name is Tom).

The guitarist/arranger is possibly Al Thompson of Sheffield-based NWOBHM also rans No Escape/Chinawite. The other credited guitarist would appear to be an actual Undertone (and his brother and writer of the track gets a 'thanks' credit, as does 'Uncle John' - Peel perhaps?)

The producers Adrian Burch and David Whitaker (of the David Whitaker Orchestra) were semi-prolific library composers for De Wolfe and Bruton, and together with engineer Neil Ferguson they also produced Nick Berry's version of Heartbeat. They went on to set up the Leeds Music Trust at Old Chapel Studios where the likes of the Kaizer Chiefs and The Pigeon Detectives have their rehearsal studios.

Neil Ferguson is also part of Chumbawamba, and was session guitarist and co-producer on all of Black Lace's 'prime' era output as he was resident engineer at Woodlands Studios in Normanton (where he engineered recordings of many of the Leeds/West Yorkshire 80s indie scene, including The Wedding Present).

'David Bowie' will be Dave Bowie Jr, a Leeds-based bass player currently in Snake Davis and The Burden Of Paradise. Bowie Jr. was in a band called Really with guitarist Mark Creswell and sax player Snake Davis in the early 80s Leeds indie scene, who were managed by Andy Kershaw. All three went on to be well-renowned session musicians, With Davis having a credists list as long as your arm and Creswell being a long-time collaborator with Tanita Tikaram.

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #943 on: November 06, 2018, 02:26:38 PM »
brilliant, thank again Buzby

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #944 on: November 13, 2018, 12:32:24 PM »
7" by an early 90's Northampton band in a poster sleeve








Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #945 on: November 13, 2018, 12:43:58 PM »
finally bought Plays Pretty For Baby by Nation of Ulysses on vinyl after about 15 years of calling it a top 10 lifetime record.

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« Reply #946 on: November 20, 2018, 02:59:58 PM »
I've picked up some nice albums recently including a whole collection of Beatles from a guy I'd met
over the summer at a car boot and had given my card to - then 3 months later he actually rang me up!
Other stuff included...


Signed by the band who sound like an unfunny, low budget Barron Knights, but at least the sleeve is hilarious





A great German pressing of a compilation of 60's R&B.






Sealed but it's all up there on Youtube anyway.





The sleeve alone was enough to part me with a pound, but it turned out to be soft Hong Kong pop, damn





I was more than happy to part with 100 pennies for this first vinyl outing by John Cleese & two Goodies





Best buy of the week, by some distance was an entire Beatles collection along with various solo stuff, I probably have them all on vinyl
or CD somewhere but this lot were in such beautiful condition there are keepers and there were some pretty scarce issues in there.





Some issues of the US 'Trunk sleeve' had the cover pasted over the withdrawn  'Butcher sleeve',
but judging by the small tear to the bottom someone had tried to find it underneath, without much luck.





There were 2 different issues of Abbey Road one with the mis-aligned Apple sleeve.



Although it was a later issue to the first top-opening editions, a numbered White Album with all the bits was nice to find.

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« Reply #947 on: November 30, 2018, 11:32:29 AM »
Big records + little records that have made their way into my cellar recently.



There was no way I was ever gonna leave this 12" in a 50p box, but it made me smile (once, slightly) it is actually pretty annoying though.

hear : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe6qdyJ8DMs









South African Disco album which didn't have the outer sleeve but it was cheap!

hear : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk-k2k5Ch3U






I kinda hoped this cover version compilation might be reggae versions, but sadly they are not, so what's the point?





Unusual UK promo version of The Lady Sings The Blues s/t by Diana Ross for a London clothing retailer,
I could not find anything more about this specially pasted over sleeve edition so if anyone knows more?






One of the gems I have been listening to that was from the boxes of albums I picked up the other week.


the pick of the 7"s that have come from charity shops this week







This E.P. from 1970 is signed inside by the vocalist, but the stand-out track on it is the organ heavy version of Soul Finger.


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« Reply #948 on: November 30, 2018, 12:42:11 PM »
Picked this up for £1.99 at my local Oxfam at the weekend. Bought it for the Dudley Moore connection (Chris Karan on drums) but realised when I got home who Roy Budd is/was (Get Carter etc). It's a nice Sunday morning listen.


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« Reply #949 on: December 02, 2018, 10:10:21 AM »


I got my copy of Let It Bleed signed yesterday, Delia was in a good mood as Norwich won and went top!

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« Reply #950 on: December 06, 2018, 03:01:57 PM »
A big box of singles turned up at the auction with some nice bits that I either didn't already have
or just liked the look of, there were lots of 60's pop/rock but these ones caught my interest more.




An unusual Xmas related 7" on a great looking label I had no knowledge of, I had kinda hoped the John Carr Quintet might be
somehow related to the legendary Jazz man Ian Carr but despite Ian actually having a brother it turns out his name is Chris,
damn... and I couldn't find out anything online about this band or release.







Original UK EP from 1958







I have Yin & Yan's album which has some great spoken word samples, this promo 7" has the same 2 tracks
on each side for shops to give vinyl the hard sell from your local friendly record pusher.









UK promo from 1973





An obscure 60's TV theme from the guy behind Jason King, The Avengers etc



great old card sleeve from the early 60's - I assume it is as it had Gerry & The Pacemakers in it!


half a dozen odds 'n' ends

















Mildly amusing record from 1982 - signed by the band of merry men







Sadly not signed but on nice clear vinyl and a poster sleeve with a bloody great un-removable sticker on the front!


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« Reply #951 on: December 29, 2018, 03:21:46 PM »
vinyl finds in a few charity shops and one bought in... a record shop!


This took my eye, not listened to it yet but it was cheap as chips (small bag)



Not sure quite how many times I will sit ALL THE WAY through this album, but I will try...



Sweet charity shop find and it's playable but is pretty scratched




A nice pair, fnarr fnarr, of belly dancing LP's from the 60's - I just love the inner sleeve of this one





this pair of middle east related 7"s were in the same box






this bunch of albums were unsurprisingly also in the same box but different shop






I bought this brilliant album new, I've had the CD since 1997 but it's such a personal fave it's lovely having it on vinyl


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« Reply #952 on: January 13, 2019, 04:45:30 PM »
nothing more than a pound!


I first heard this when my dad used to play it at parties when I was growing up in the early 70's - I always loved the cover too.




A good compilation I'd not come across before which was alongside a pile of their original 70's albums, I picked them up as well but this is a keeper.




A should I/shouldn't I? dilemma as it's still sealed.








An original Jamaican pressing in single sleeve, my UK copy has a much smarter gate-fold but
it's weird how it's only now I have noticed that the background on it is all coloured in with blue felt-tip!





some odd singles



The music from various adverts for the ciggy company.

hear : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxAmF-aqyDw









Dutch electronic band EP released in 1980 and came with a poster.

hear : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwiFX0XceFs






The Swedish soprano accompanied by a pianist on her only EP released in 1969.







A pair of old BBC library white labels, shame I couldn't find a few that were actually really good.








An unusual release I had not seen before - a clincher was that it came in this cool old sleeve, I dig the flip side more.

hear : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1tRxocrsog&feature=youtu.be







One of 3 copies in the same box of this Smiths cover version, still sealed.

hear : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAN6GLy79iY