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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #900 on: July 27, 2018, 01:49:01 PM »
Found some nice bits on a trip east to Peterborough yesterday including some nice summery Jazz
including Brubeck and Quincy Jones, but I'm digging Sergio's groove today.







It was fate really, I go to see the new Mission Impossible film and then pop into a charity shop on the way home and bingo!
a Lalo Schifrin album I have not seen before, the track-listing is intriguing too.






A pair of old folk albums by a singer who used to be on Harvest Records in the early 70's



In the same box was this signed album by 60's star PJ Proby, his message on the front reads
'Steve, I personally can't stand my voice, but if this album gives you some pleasure I'm happy, keep it - all my best PJ Proby Jim'





In a tip shop in Peterborough I came across this old acetate, I gave it to a friend to sell as it's not my cuppa tea but is a rare thing indeed.





I met an old punk at the tip shop and we got chatting and he told me he only lived around the corner and asked me
if I wanted to go and see some of his old records, which of course I had to do. We were walking to his house when we
started chatting about this & that and he suddenly announced he had just come out of prison. Oh aye, I said, what for?
"Armed robbery" he replied, haha I said with a slightly nervous laugh and decided there and then not to delve deeper.
He had a few boxes of really scratched singles but a handful of albums and he wanted a fiver for these 2, hey I wasn't gonna argue!
He was a nice chap though, probably just took a wrong path...




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« Reply #901 on: August 03, 2018, 07:26:11 PM »
found a bunch of 60's singles yesterday, nothing too special but this album was the sweetest of folk finds, a mail order
(and the only ever) release in 1978 by the Northumbrian singer who is still going, so I'd love him to record a session.
https://www.facebook.com/peter.afendoulis



it's F in signed on the back!


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« Reply #902 on: August 13, 2018, 04:47:13 PM »
Rain has been a factor in keeping me off the fields of Northants this week, but I had a nice win at the
local auction and a few unexpected finds in the local charity shops, hopefully the sun will return soon.




A great sleeve for this 7" which came complete with it's insert.



listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lew45_OgSNI




1960's one sided promo advertising 7" for Alpine Lager.





2 x LP promoting Polish bands from the 80's with some good tracks on, and a few not so good.








A 50p find earlier today, I picked the UK single up recently too.






In the same box was this I'd not seen before, turns out to be a Philip Glass project which he produced & plays on.

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5es9qOtLl88




I couldn't resist this but it's not as cheeky as I'd hoped.





Free (actually 50p)





Best buy of the week was a lot of Indian soundtrack albums/singles in the auction which I won for £40











The nicest of them all was this one which came in a beautiful fold-out lotus sleeve, unfortunately torn inside but the album is great.




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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #903 on: August 20, 2018, 07:09:18 PM »
The results of one car boot + three charity shops, could have been worse...



An original song book find inside an album by the late, great Jake, also nice to find it signed inside by him and his bass player Alan Williams.







Unusual to find 3 Mary Hopkin LP's in the same box also with a surprise insert of a UK programme with her
supporting 'The Hump'. One of the copies of Postcard is Malaysian and the other is an original UK mono.






A signed mid 70's release by those hilarious masters of the comedy song, who are still going strong since 1960!




A non-signed mid 60's release by the prime minister of Ireland, quite possibly interesting...



As promised on the cover it does indeed contain the words.



Old Blues singer in tatty sleeve but the vinyl was fine.



A couple of road safety singles were lurking in the same box at the car boot on Sunday.



This one features the Dixon Of Dock Green copper offering advice, with a clown telling his story on the flip, pretty bizarre!






mind how you go, especially when there is a psych folk band on the flip, bizarrier!






Blimey, it's in Spanish, who knew? apart from the Spanish no doubt.

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

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #904 on: August 23, 2018, 06:31:55 PM »
No singles turned up at the car boots today but I did find 3 rather lovely albums



A French album from 1972 best described as neo medieval prog!

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-MZifVy48M&feature=youtu.be




A quintessentially Scottish folk album from 1970 by The Incredible String Band

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DOWI3A1Z4Q


The best find of the week was this LP of far-out music created by students and primary schoolkids in the late 60's





listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGliPD9sS0o&feature=youtu.be


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« Reply #905 on: September 01, 2018, 07:42:02 PM »
very pleased with this lovely ECM edition of Arvo Pärt's Tabula Rasa. heard a few performances of this, gorgeous dynamics and probably the one that really nails the prepared piano sound on the final movement of the title piece.




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« Reply #906 on: September 05, 2018, 01:49:26 PM »
Some discs I picked up just before I went to Spain last week and a few I picked up earlier today.


An OST for a film I admit I've never seen but if the music/dialogue on it is anything to go by I don't think I've missed much.






Test pressing for the LP that came out in the 80's with kids singing pop hits on a TV show, the original record is a charity shop classic.

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





The first of several albums released by this Corby based school band.





Both of the original 78rpm discs of this mix of music/narration were together in the same box as the Mini-Pops

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mhhPLZXw4I




This was a nice find, a unique sleeve for the record that was offering employees of the M Wholesale Group an opportunity
to go on a 4 day holiday to Majorca. I couldn't find any more info on this once in a lifetime competition.



the record inside





A twice signed 7" but the great botanist - I had to double check he was still alive too and happily he is!




A personally recorded 5" disc recorded in seaside booth "in Weymouth Pier" probably in the 60's.





A nice mid-70's folk album, the guy I bought this from told me he still keeps in touch with the singer
so I gave him my email and told him to let him know I'd have him in for an acoustic session if he's interested.




a couple of other old albums with lovely gate-fold sleeves I bought from the same bloke




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« Reply #907 on: September 09, 2018, 12:12:00 PM »
I picked up some nice original pressings at the car boots this morning


The final album by The Move who had been reduced to Roy, Bev and Jeff by 1971





A double compilation album from 1970 on Blue Horizon




A lovely laminated UK first pressing with a numbered booklet





It's unusual to come across a record that I can't find anything about online or the mandolin player John Dorsett or indeed any of the other folk on it,
but this is one of those albums, unless anyone knows more?








I am old enough to have a soft spot for Kojak on Saturday night TV as a kid, but still wish I'd come across a Star Trek or Batman edition of this comic/album edition










Best find of the week for just a £1 was this Sci-Fi movie s/t composed by David Campbell, I checked out his CV and he's worked on so
many records from Adele to McCartney and composed soundtracks from Boogie Nights to World War Z, and he's also the father of Beck!
I am too tempted to find a download of this to be honest and keep it as I found it, sealed!


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« Reply #908 on: September 15, 2018, 03:45:05 PM »
Popped into the oxfam record shop and bagged the Blue Collar soundtrack for a fiver. Been after it for a while as it's got a Beefheart track (Hard Workin' man) that I don't think made his albums.

I also picked up an Acid Jazz compilation (totally wired 14), a Foxy Brown lp (not the one with married to the firm unfortunately) Bomb the Bass' Unknown Territory (worth the 3 quid for Winter in July alone).

Also bagged Jerry Springer the opera on cd fire £3.

They also had Bad Company - Shot Down on Safari for about 12 quid. If I still had decks (rather than a turntable) I'd be all over that.

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« Reply #909 on: September 16, 2018, 01:53:58 PM »
I love Winter In July, the UK really was hitting it with what were basically electronic soul tracks for a few years after Soul II Soul. Another that comes to mind is Innocence- Natural Thing.

https://youtu.be/pnyJb1L_AHY

The Shine On You Crazy Diamond sample in this was inspired and the remix that sampled and the version that sampled Riders On The Storm.

https://youtu.be/tVdoG6kMKD8


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« Reply #910 on: September 16, 2018, 04:25:06 PM »
Aye it's a good track.

I love Into the Dragon as well. Don't Make me Wait, Beat Dis, Megablast all bangers.

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« Reply #911 on: September 17, 2018, 02:50:38 PM »
I won several interesting boxes of mixed vinyl for £55 at the auction over the weekend.
There was a lot of chuff but some real gems tucked away including original Stones, Dylan etc.





Although there was a Satanic Majesties with it's daft 3D sleeve I was most pleased with this 1st UK mono pressing
of my 2nd favourite Stones album (there was sadly no first issue of Let It Bleed not that I'm complaining, honest)





I knew nothing about this until I noticed it was on the Sarah label and then a nice surprise to discover it's stupidly rare.



This was a lovely listen, old folk just rabbiting on about sheep and thatching and working with oxen, etc.



Out of a really odd mix of albums this Todd Rundgreny album of Power Pop stood out with some strong tunes.



A private pressing by a raucous local covers band, couldn't find much online about them except that their drummer is dead.




There was a whole bunch of unused flexi-disc greetings cards, probably from the late 50's.








Not a flexi-disc but tucked inside this EMI Xmas card sleeve was the comedians debut from 1968,
I definitely have an earlier disc by him though in the shape of a flexi in a 'Do-It-Yourself Comedians Kit', somewhere...



On the same label and in the same box was this early 7" by Leonard Cohen, someone certainly had eclectic taste.







I had not come across this disc before, released by the Crackerjack 70's TV show star,
alongside him is an early sighting of Lenny Henry who doesn't actually feature on the record, with it's cheeky b-side.






Locally stamped sleeve for the only release by the R&B band who would turn into Family a few years later.




This UK demo is signed on the label but am damned if I can make out who's name it actually is, it doesn't look like Cissy's.




One of the stranger discs in the boxes was this Swedish kinda proggy oddity by Ola & The Janglers.





This is the only 7" I have ever come across with it's own Zoetrope!


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« Reply #912 on: September 17, 2018, 03:40:56 PM »


It's unusual to come across a record that I can't find anything about online or the mandolin player John Dorsett or indeed any of the other folk on it,
but this is one of those albums, unless anyone knows more?



John Dorsett is listed on this page as being behind the Biggles Band on the 1982 private pressing Christian album Biggles Boys Own Adventure Album, also produced by and featuring Brian Spencer-Smith and Dave Goodinson on drums.

Dave Goodinson was in Power Take Off (PTO), who were a support band for John Otway & Wild WIlly Barrett for a few gigs at or promoted by the Friars Aylesbury in the late 70s.

The keyboard player Colin Waller might be this bloke- https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/teacher/96281e34f77f3f41202c, a composer/wind instrument teacher now based in Devon (he's on Twitter too  - https://twitter.com/colinrwaller )

Paul Heyman seems to be a reasonably well-known violinist, and in this article from 1992 he also mentions working with Brian Spencer-Smith

The producer/multi-instrumentalist Brian Spencer-Smith might be the same bloke involved in Pie Factory Music, a youth club music charity organisation in the Ramsgate/Margate area - http://piefactorymusic.com/team/brian-spencer-smith/. It might be worth seeing if you can get in touch with him to see if it was him and if he remembers anything about John Dorsett

It seems that Dorsett, Heyman, Waller and Spencer-Smith have all been involved in Christian music - does this album have any Xtian themes?

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Re: Recent Vinyl Finds
« Reply #913 on: September 17, 2018, 04:37:16 PM »
bloody hell, well researched buzby, thank you!
this is the tracklist on the rear, judging from the lyric insert the big J isn't even mentioned


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« Reply #914 on: September 22, 2018, 06:09:39 PM »
all sorts of singles cropped up this week


The first KC 7" with the LP title track split over 2 sides





A pope-ular disc in it's day no doubt






Some old bands debut on a UK test pressing



Cheeky Jacko related cash-in

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjn05rElqVw




Tatty sleeve but a great tune

listen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW2KN7Tz89s





Groovy picture disc by the old Hawkwind fella, the B side is a bit suss







Flexi-disc of the week was this career opportunity offered with Sainsburys


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« Reply #915 on: September 27, 2018, 05:06:32 PM »
a handful of SFX EP's + some 60's South African electronic dance albums found in a field today,
I was most taken by the sleeves of some but it turns out the music is pretty good too.

The 7"s were all by the same duo and the LP's were all by the same guy - though he is not to
be confused with the same Dan Hill who had a big hit in the 70's with Sometimes When We Touch

























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« Reply #916 on: September 28, 2018, 02:24:28 PM »
Pick up this Rarity today.


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« Reply #917 on: September 29, 2018, 11:54:57 AM »


nah, common mate - it's even got it's own twitter page! https://twitter.com/noparlezclub

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« Reply #918 on: September 29, 2018, 06:09:19 PM »
I was well aware of it, but was actually the first time I had seen it out in the Wild.

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« Reply #919 on: September 29, 2018, 09:04:38 PM »
Years ago Music & Record Exchange in Notting Hill had about a display of all their copies of No Parlez with a sign underneath saying something along the lines of 'Please buy a copy from us....please!!!'

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« Reply #920 on: September 30, 2018, 02:56:19 PM »


nah, common mate - it's even got it's own twitter page! https://twitter.com/noparlezclub

I was looking for that image!

Remember going in the bargain basement of Record & Tape Exchange in Notting Hill about 15 years ago and every tub (30+) of records had a copy at the front.

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« Reply #921 on: September 30, 2018, 02:58:00 PM »
Years ago Music & Record Exchange in Notting Hill had about a display of all their copies of No Parlez with a sign underneath saying something along the lines of 'Please buy a copy from us....please!!!'

I didn't see your post, I wonder which tactic was first.

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« Reply #922 on: October 03, 2018, 07:50:31 PM »
3 mysterious cases offered to me unopened at a garage sale - I couldn't resist so took a £20 punt on them, with mixed results...



Among an awful lot of rubbish I dug out a few gems including these 3 decent compilations.








The title of this turned out to be better than the Dutch band's music on it.






A nice early solo album by the great Bonzo's & Monty Python singer.



Along with dozen Slade & Elton John albums was this nearly mint copy of just the one T.Rex album.




I thought this selection of Stones albums might be the best of the bunch until I turned up an album in a plain white card sleeve.



A private pressing from '73 featuring various folk acts I contacted my friend Wild Willy Barrett who features
un-credited on the last track on side 1 and he replied "it was recorded at Turville Heath folk club run by Len Harman.
The club was held on a Dutch barn full of hay and straw bales with milk churns full of hot water for heating."



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« Reply #923 on: October 03, 2018, 08:00:14 PM »
I was looking for that image!

Remember going in the bargain basement of Record & Tape Exchange in Notting Hill about 15 years ago and every tub (30+) of records had a copy at the front.

Every record shop I've been in has had several copies of Pretenders and Thompson Twins - Into the Gap. Every single one.

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« Reply #924 on: October 04, 2018, 06:56:19 PM »
I picked this organ heavy album up at the car boot this morning, there was nowt on Discogs
but good old xxxrecords flogged a copy recently - with the guy claiming it features Brian May of Queen.
I reckon that is bollocks as the credits on the rear of the sleeve credit Bryan May, it's curious anyway, anyone know more?




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« Reply #925 on: October 04, 2018, 09:26:32 PM »
Found this one amongst a load of standard "Sound Of The Wurlitzer" type of records, I can only assume it must've been originally bought by an organ enthusiast and didn't get played very much. It's pretty intense, unsettling stuff.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFzz7ONEUSY


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« Reply #926 on: October 09, 2018, 03:53:32 PM »
A midweek charity shop trawl has turned up some very odd unexpected vinyl. I can only assume it's because most folks are at work
that these records were either still in the racks or waiting by the counter (a smile and a bit of cheek can go a long way with ladies of a certain age)

A fresh batch of albums had "just been put out this morning" at 49p a pop, how could I resist?













I had no idea what this was but it was cheap and I liked the sleeve so I took a punt, turns out to be a lovely Brazillian LP







A box of records that had just been put out was full of Bowie/Prince/Tangerine Dream albums along with a shit load of picture discs...



...along with this Joy Division double album which I was very surprised to find as it still had it's ribbon and outer sleeve,
there was a bit of water damage to the front of it but I was hardly going to put it back now was I?!




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« Reply #927 on: October 11, 2018, 09:14:24 AM »
eat your heart out Elon Musk!





 

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« Reply #928 on: October 12, 2018, 01:00:39 AM »
Energy In Northampton is an absolute banger, but not quite as good as It's A Leicester Fiesta. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNUZIWce3cE

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« Reply #929 on: October 12, 2018, 08:50:01 AM »
I picked this organ heavy album up at the car boot this morning, there was nowt on Discogs
but good old xxxrecords flogged a copy recently - with the guy claiming it features Brian May of Queen.
I reckon that is bollocks as the credits on the rear of the sleeve credit Bryan May, it's curious anyway, anyone know more?





It's on Zel-La Records, the label of Zella Recording Studios which was at the back of Ladbrokes Music shop on Bristol Street in  Birmingham. It's where Black Sabbath had their first recording session.  Zella later relocated to the ex-BBC studio at Ampton Rd. in Edgbaston (after the BBC had moved to Pebble Mill in 1971), and this was where The Maisonettes shot the video for Heartache Avenue and Fine Young Cannibals shot their video for Johnny Come Home. The label seems to have been active from 1967 and was company was wound up at the beginning of the 90s. The name is being used by a web design/online marketing agency now.

There is a facebook group for Zella that Mel Thomas has posted on. There's even a posting about the Skipper album that mentions Mike Woods had passed away, and someone asking the same question about Bryan/Brian May. It might be worth asking the question again directly to Mel Thomas?

It seems Mel is still active on the Black Country pub scene  - this was from the Railway Inn in West Brom:

They also seem to play every wednesday at The Laurels Club in Halesowen:
https://birmingham.carpe-diem.events/calendar/6807892-mel-thomas-free-easy-inc-bingo-at-the-laurels/
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