After a long period lacking both time and money (working half-time and studying more than full-time whilst not recieving any financial aid for studies - not recommended!), I finally managed to:
- Get a few extra pennies by cleaning records
- Trade in a bunch of records I'd tired of
- Buy some records! (not strictly december finds though... :/ )
Dungen - Skit i Allt - Had to buy it, but haven't really had time to enjoy it too much yet. It has a few really good songs, but a few that I skip immediately..
Joe Pass - Guitar Interludes - Well known around here (Discovery issue)
Interpreters - The Knack - Has the outastanding jazz piece 'Time is of the essence', but is a very solid listen althrough!
Telegraph Avenue - Beautiful peruvian psych/prog, not the best condition but definitely listenable
Little Boy Blues - In the Woodland of Weir - Nice sounding psych rock that I had to buy after a few needle drops..
And some cheapies:
Francis Lai - Vivre pour vivre - Cheap spare, actually a lot better than I remembered it to be
Ramsey Lewis - The Movie Album - A very pleasant surprise! Movie themes (surprise) played by a great trio setting, "augmented" with voices, strings and whatnot. A couple of beautiful jazz pieces on this..
Book of Numbers OST - Bought this because the movie featured D'Urville Martin who were in the excellent 'Boss Nigger' (which had great music), but it turned out to be a total crapfest dominated by an annoying harmonica. Until the first song on side 2 started playing, stunning soul song, followed by more harmonica, and ending with the fun "Moog Montage"
Soulful Strings - Another Exposure - Passed on this a couple of times before, but couldn't let it slide this time. A couple of great tracks, especially on side 2 like Inner Light, It Ain't Necessarily So, Jericho, etc...
Ray Conniff - Happiness is Music - Some sort of tour memorial I think, nothing of interest except for a theme from Shaft..
101 Strings - Sounds of Today - With Karma Sitar and a few other psychedelic tunes, quite happy with this one..
Louie Ramirez -Ali Baba - Great album, and (I thought at first) find, but turned out to be a reissue..
James Last - Well Kept Secret - Spare/trade copy
El Party con La Crema - Like the Ali Baba, reissue as well
Status Quo - Messages from the - Haven't listened much to this yet, sounds good so far though
Mission Impossible - And a bunch of other secret agent themes - Like Mannix and some more interesting stuff
Grupo Irakere - Had the best tune, Bacalao con Pan, on 45 already but this whole record is amazing
And the best ones:
Guy Boyer - Vibra Conception - Bongos and Sound is absolutely great, and the LP has a few other great vibes-jazz tunes
Klute OST - Turned out to be even better than I hoped it to be, this one won't stop spinning for a while =9
Ennio Morricone - Citta Violenta - The main theme and Svolta Definitiva is enough to make this a great one, but it's good all the way!
Blacula OST - I always imagined this was crap, but it turned out to contain a few scary psych-funk moves and the rest is quality soul
Some small ones:
Ramsey Lewis - Kufanya Mapenzi - Excellent party jazz funk with heavy drums and percussion
Jack Arel - Aux Frontiéres du Possible - Mutation is a storming flute monster, and the rest of the songs ain't bad either
Los Pekenikes - Tabasco - Flute funk in the vein of the previous one, probably even better
Francois de Roubaix - Les levres Rouges - A long time want, and when it showed up for a decent price I couldn't resist...
And finally, the grand prize:
Berndt Egerbladh Trio - Schizo
I've been after this for a while, and it was worth the wait.. Top notch jazz from start to finish, with a few standouts to boot.
I'll hold on to this one for a long time