Ok, some of these are from late November, but I can never get the discipline to restrict myself to these monthly parameters!
Usual sources, a few from eBay, plenty from chazzers, some from Rob's and some from Anarchy (I accept the last two mean nowt to folk not from Nottingham!).
This first lot were from Rob's. Dead chuffed to get the LJIV 'Beatles' album after a recent 'win' on eBay went sour. Less chuffed to hear it being played on the latest Nigella series! The Ike & Tina comp is a cheap way to get hold of 'Bold Soul Sister'. The other two turned out to be less than my cuppa and will be included in my freebies later this week.
Another selection from Rob's. Nice, jazzy Bond themes. The Smiths for the mate whose collection I'm helping to kick-start. Spare of Brian Fahey and I thought I'd add Booker T to my very small selection of Christmas albums. The actual Christmas tunes are barely discernible under the MGs' trademark sound, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Still haven't heard any Christmas album as good as 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' though.
Had an afternoon mooching round some Derbys charity shops on Saturday and these were my first three purchases. All three are headed out (I've already got Au Pairs of course) but nice to pick up some slightly unusual stuff.
These were next door to the above. Top two are a bit too sedate for me. But well pleased to get another copy of the Ray McVay (big version of 'Vehicle').
These were mostly from Rob's on Friday. Smiths 12" for me, Cult 12" for my mate. My first foray into the world of Pesniary and what a strange world it is. Thumping break on 'Love' and plenty more on the lines of funky and interesting grooves elsewhere. More please! Jeff Beck Group is one of those that I've meant to get for ages, saw this one in an antique centre and it was in such clean condition that it was a no-brainer.
These were my online purchases this month. The Cousineau LP opens with two absolute killer cuts and this has been my 2015 white whale, which I've held out on going OTT on price on. This was pretty reasonable, even allowing for shipping from Canada, so glad to have got it at last though. I got the Jacques Tati LP in the same deal, bit of a one-tracker though. Annie Ross was (I think) an LDJB recommendation? Got this from Dean Rudland's Discogs - all about 'Cat Food' innit? Got Karitsat from a UK dealer on eBay, really cheap. Well known round these parts and you can't really argue with it. All in all, the interweb came through for me this month.
Some nifty trading action with Pencilface got me this ace selection. Always a pleasure. Just highlights the quality trading that can still be had round these parts. If there are any newbies or lurkers thinking about getting involved in VG+ trades, this should be a recommendation to just dip your toes in, you'll get some top items!
After I got back from the Derbys chazzers, I thought I'd have a Saturday afternoon stroll up to Anarchy records. All still going well up there and I urge Nottingham folk to get up there and keep the flow of vinyl going. Similarly, if you're visiting the city from out of town, don't miss Anarchy off your itinerary! The Bridges LP is a strange one, some really nice acid folk type stuff from a lass called Theresa or summat, rest of it veers too close to cabaret at times. Complesso Gen Verde is one of those that I had, but let go some time back, but regretted, so it was good to pick that up again. Couple of groovy / folky cuts on here, worth picking up if seen for cheap. Library by some geezer called Orieux with a couple of up-tempo bangers.
And this is where I got proper lucky. The Renia LP has been discussed on here before I reckon - 'Breakneck' is a killer! Rest of it might take a bit of warming to, but definitely a keeper for that one track alone. Less said about Candle the better, at least I can recycle the dust sleeve, put it that way. And then there's Presence, which I nearly didn't buy as it was slightly higher priced than the other items and I wasn't familiar with it! Spidey senses tingled though, so I took it anyway! Wowsers. Ticks a lot of boxes, lovely folky stuff with psych-ey tinges and lovely femme vox and it's apparently quite scarce. Happy days.
So, hopefully a few more finds / purchases before Christmas, but if I found nowt else this month, I think I've done Ok.