These are from Feb but got a couple of cheapies at the market yesterday so in the Mar thread they will all go. Market, record fair, record shop and charity.
Joe Beck Nature Boy (Verve) A solo LP from the same guy who played guitar on Kudos and possibly CTI releases (can't be bothered to check if he played on the latter). Anyway, delighted with this LP for a fiver. Not exactly wacked out psych but late 60's tracks with plenty of fuzz and wah wah with great arrangements. Bit of folk funk at times and 'funky' rock/pop tracks. Solid LP.
Eric Andersen - Avalanche (WB) - From the same box at the fair for the same price. Not as solid as the above but still some nice 60's pop. Particularly like Louise which has that choppy stabbed guitar rhythm and some slight phasing on the vocals during the chorus. Again, very happy with this and the type of LP I could live happily off from record buying trips if only there was more of this type of stuff around for cheap.
Buddy Miles Express - Expressway To Your Skull (Mercury) Minty UK copy so that's a bonus straightaway. Everyone will know the deal with Buddy so no explanation required I guess.
Dr Marigold's Prescription - Pictures Of Love (Marble Arch) I thought long and hard before handing over the huge sum of £7 for this. The picture and group name promise so much more than the music does. It really is fairly bland 60's pop and I like my bland pop! I think the sleeve, label and perhaps one or two OK tracks dragged me in. Anyone a fan and can convince me of it's merits?
Fela And Afrika 70 - Fear Not For Man (Afrodisia)
Fela And Afrika 70 - Opposite People (Afrodisia)
So myself and Craig popped to record shop after the fair that I hadn't been to for a while and they'd got a few nice bits in. Nice little section of classic more 'common' funk records ie JB, K&TG etc but a few more 'interesting' bits. I only got my first Fela LP a few months back so surprised to find a couple more in the area. Total Fred Wesley/JB's sound going on with both LP's, which is no bad thing. Seller took a brief look at the records, noticed a few scuffs so priced them at £2 and £3 respectively. Both LP's play with barely a click so can't be vexed at that
Kay Gee's - Keep On Bumpin' & Masterplan (Gang) Had many copies of the Find A Friend LP by them over the years but had never stumbled across this one. Happy to get it for a few quid and file it with my other tepid funk
Black Fist OST (Happy Fox) Missed this a few years back at the market so the same dealer a few years later gets another copy. Two funky instrumentals Can't Stop Talkin' and I'm Your Man are the pick for me. More tepid funk to file.
Tremeloes - Master (CBS) Picked this up in Edinburgh a few weeks back and had been wanting a copy since Mr Sayers nabbed one a year or so ago. Some great rocky proggy glamy tracks that will appeal to the VG+ sensibilities.
Long John Baldry - Wait For Me (Pye) A LDJB tip off at an Edinburgh record shop. One reason to buy this and one reason only...Sunshine Of Your Love. Absolutely cracking version. A redeeming take on Spinning Wheel but I need a cover version of that as much as I need to hear another cover of Light My Fire!
Marilia Vinicius (Discos Age) Brazilian/bossa LP that has some nice female vocals and jazzy touches among the bossa. Not bad for a charity punt.
Shianbashi Burusu ?? (Columbia) From the shop with the Fela's. Jap LP that I can't read. Pretty naff but one decent cocktail easy jazz tune worth the 3 quid I guess.
Last Summer OST (Warners) Late 60's groovy OST. Few nice tracks and one particular nice 60's pop tune if that's your thing.
Robin McNamara - Lay A Little Lovin' On Me (Steed) 3 quid punt from the fair which kinda paid off for one track. The sleeve notes suggest this guy had the lead role in Hair on Broadway. Does that blue eyed soul/rock thing but one track has a more heavy psych tinged feel about it. Just repeats the same couple of lines unfortunately but the groove is pretty good.
Finesse & Synquis - Soul Sisters (MCA) One awful side and one good side produced by the Ultra's Ced Gee. Some good old UBB samples and female raps always sound great over that type of production.
Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band - Sifters, Shifters, Finger Clicking Mamas (Marble) Minted up at the market yesterday for the price of a cuppa. The cover of Syl Johnson's Different Strokes is the reason to get this if you don't have the 45/EP (does anyone?) I let the LP play on after Strokes and was impressed with (I Gotta) Hold On To My Love so I should really listen to the full LP for perhaps more goodies.
The Golden Hits Of Soul (Allegros) Soul covers split between two UK club bands Night Train and Mark 7 Brass & Saxes. Good club band covers and liking the Last Night titty shaker instro.
Last edited by Campag Record; 04-03-2012 at 05:29 PM.
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