Last edited by ginghamkitchen; 09-10-2011 at 01:00 PM.
An American Decca compilation entitled "Music From Latin America". I'll always pick up things like this although the good to meh ratio is oftentimes pretty low. My hopes weren't too high checking out the list of performers, Russ Morgan, Toni Arden, Stan Kenton etc. or the tunes performed, Cielito Lindo, La Paloma, La Cucaracha etc. The absolute standout to me is "Ugly Woman" from Beacham Coakley's Emerald Beach Hotel Orchestra, bit of a stretch to claim this calypso as Latin American but hey, I didn't compile it. "Ugly Woman" is the daddy or grandaddy of Jimmy Soul's "If You Wanna Be Happy", a song that Gary U.S.Bonds apparently turned down due to its less than cool attitude towards potential wife-material.
A few records in the door this week
Variety of source - nice PO box arrival from a great seller who frequents these parts, charity shops, car boot, trade (cheers Ben - records in post this week) and Spittalfeilds Market record fair which I was very impressed with - ace selection and the price were OK too if you looked around. Good to meet up with Charlie for this and nice to meet Medlar briefly too.
little ones highlights
Spare of this funker
UK issue Fowley
Fuz played me the parent LP - superb! Two of the best tracks on her
Swedish freakbeat about a holiday resort! What's the story with this record?
another BIN great tune
pleased to finally find a cheap copy of this
nice to have on a 45 - the b is old man willow too!
Cheers Colin (and Manzo) - liking them very much especially the jazzier one
long time want sated!
this is a bit crap but I had too see if was any good - fail
Nice soul from the booty
loving the sitar track on the Illes, Phil Moore Jr is very enjoyable and really digging the Bahianos LP - was sold to me as a one track but I reckon it's solid! Chet Atkins has got a couple of bangers on it! Thad Jones and Mel Lewis on Philly - OK stab at 'for the love of money'. Motown comp from the boot as it has Chris Clarkes - 'Loves gone bad' on it and my 45 is as rough as the badgers...
Cheers to Charlie for the Reggae. Critter, Quincy, Hardy Boys and JJ Perrey in the last pic all in a 4 for 10 deal at Spittalfields - you wouldn't get LPs of that calibre in a deal like that in EH I can tell you! Soul comp from the boot for my Daughters BF and strange funky hit's covers LP
Attention!!! I know this is a very expensive Price for the record. This i one of my most beloved Records, so my primary intention isn't the selling. I like it in my collection. I only will sell it, if someone wants it that much, that he is willing to pay that much money. Therefore the unrealistic price. Please don't tell me about it. I don't want to cheat ,I don't force someone into buying it, I don't want to drive up the price.Thanks for understanding
Just back from talking at a conference in Budapest.
managed to squeeze in a morning's digging on Saturday - and have updated the info in Digger's Guide as well.
Nothing earth-shattering, but some nice finds noevertheless:
Particularly pleased to have picked up at last the first OMEGA RED STAR LP, before they went all prog and shit.
Funny what you find where. Ed Sanders brings his own brand of sick filth to really great ragged country ballads. Taos is country-rock goodness. And The Golden Horn Band is really hard-edged and raw. Mad version of Latin Boogalooo that burns the house down. Anyone else know this one?
To infinity - and beyond!
I've got the Golden Horn LP. Great funky big band numbers!
Ldjb: mike wallace is on here, he wrote in a thread where i was asking basically the same question as you. Might have been a pm. As i remember it he was living in the swedish bible belt city Jönköping and wrote the song about childhood memories.
...... a few from the in pile.
What's that Palpitations libe like Martin - don't know that one at all and it looks well tasty! I like that Ronnie Hazelhurst one a lot - often dismissed as a one tracker but I like the sound of the whole thing - puts me in mind of BBC 70s TV
I think you'll dig that 'Palpitations' Lee mate.
"Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"
I pulled a NM copy of "The Chronic" from me and Pitch's disputed territory today. I have listened to this album so many times though, it will probably be transformed into fodder for my next pile of trades. If you need one, give me a shout.
Mixes for your delectation: http://www.mixcloud.com/danmatic/
I spray myself with sucker repellent
Cor, never seen a copy of that Golden Horn album either - a while back I pondered get in touch with guy at Ode about it.
did just rumble a copy of the Shadows Rarities, feat that Sunday for Seven Days, Scotch on the Socks and nice take on the Thunderbirds theme, that only gets better as you pump the bpms a touch.
also nabbed a 7'' of Dave Clark Five's I Need Some Love and a bunch of other 60s niceties (incl an old fave, Steppenwolf's Sookie Sookie) that I found inside a suitcase stashed behind a big wodge of albums in a charity shop. always a good moment that.
and an odd Rodriguez release from 1977 that compiled tracks off his first two albums plus three unreleased numbers.
and...and, damn, I should have written a list. Currently dealing with a new born so I'm claiming baby brain.
right, nappies call, and I need to study the squad France has just named for their semi against the Wales.
A few comedy showbiz odds and ends
Rory McGrath, Griff Rhys Jones, Jimmy Mulville, Clive Anderson, Martin Bergman - An Evening Without:
Roy Chubby Brown - The 4 Faces of Chubby Brown
Lenny Henry (as Theophilus P Wildebeeste and Dee Dee Wilde) - Don't Even Think About It
Jake Thackray - Bantam Cock
Noel Edmonds - Noel's Funny Phone Calls 2
Opportunity Knocks - All Winners
John Barry - The Persuaders!
I can only see two expressions, one of which is Les Dawson's.
"The 2 Repulsive, Sweaty Beefy Jowled Faces of Chubby Brown" is more like it.
Agnes, don't get me wrong - I love your posts, , when does a British comedy record collector regard themselves as scraping the barrel? Or is recognition of that concept basically fatal to the hobby?
In truth though I don't honestly know. I have bought records by comedians I don't particularly like, others that many other people would not particularly care for but which I like. I have found pleasure in obscure records by not particularly well known artists (Kenny Cantor was a recent find), and have bought records that should really be buried under a deep layer of concrete. But wouldn't that be the same with any other person focused on collecting a genre or a particular label? It's all very subjective I suppose.
There are comedy records that sold in vast numbers and which tend to be fairly ubiquitous and there are many that have not aged very well. And some which are downright offensive in a Bernard Manning sort of way. They could all be considered scraping the barrel I guess. But in the sack they go.
If I ever get the time I will one day catalogue the damned things and attempt a discography, or perhaps even a more in-depth study. Nobody has attempted one yet to my knowledge, hence my difficulty in ever formulating a decent wish-list whenever anybody asks. I'd love to track down a decent priced Larry Grayson album or an Arthur Mullard. They tend to go for a fair old bit whenever they pop up, whether that is a sign of quality or rarity it is hard to say. Probably rarity more than quality but as I browse through here I notice many similar gripes from other collectors. Would I ever scrape the barrel if I were gradually filling my house with Belgian jazz or Lithuanian Prog? Hard to say. I think I'm too far in the barrel to be able to tell where the floor is any more.
I have a real fondness for the Barron Knights as it was their efforts in the late 70s that cemented my love of a comedy record. And I do have an unsigned album by them, a shame that the seller didn't mention the previous owner that had scribbled all over the back in Biro. Oh well. Their 'One Man’s Meat' album is quite decent and devoid of humour if you are curious. Maybe not up there with the Grumbleweeds 'Teknikolor Dream' efforts but worth a listen. I have one track over on my blog.
Got a whole pile of stuff to post up, I started last night but didn't finish.
I'll do a full post later tonight.
I got the Bert delivered on the day after his death, played it a lot since, a top LP.
The Child Prodigy LP is pretty cool. Picked all three of these up in a Chorley charity. The Tangent one Music from Shrines of Ajmer and Mundra is fantastic droney gubins, love it when field recordings border on what is free jazz type sounds.
The Phil Woods is great, 50p the other weekend in a box of greek themed records. The woman studied the LP and after a period of contemplation asked "So, you like Greek Cooking then?". It's great jazz, played Zorba the Greek out at B-Music, also has a cool Samson and Deliah on it.
More to follow..............
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You can't take a stocking offa bare leg
Great finds there Boney mate, if that "Mr reject" is not to your taste I'd be mighty interested.
"Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"
I came across a copy when I was in my American satirical comedian phase a few years back
Its more than just a price guide as he gives a brief, and sometimes not so brief, biography of every comedian who has ever had a US record relase. He then goes on to comment on each of their albums!!!
Its clearly a labour of love - he isn't at all shy of saying that something is crap if he thinks so, even if the comedian is very popular - he gives very short shrift to Eddie Murphy for instance
How long it to took him to collect, listen to and write about the thousands of records in the book I have no idea