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    Default September 2016 find

    Recent discoggery:

    Laura (Yager) - Comin' Apart - not surprised it's got a drill hole with that awful cover. Recommended by a few people on here a while back, great version of "Love Song", not played the rest yet
    Dick Schory - Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp
    couple on Tangent: Shetland Fiddle Music and Isla St. Clair - watched "The Song and The Story" TV series back in the early 80s (82?) and later pinched my sister's LP, so grown up with her voice. It suffers a bit from the jaunty Steeleye Span 80s backing in places. Not played this yet, hope the '71 date is good sign.
    Luisa - Nuestro Recuerdo / La Bella Durmiente - nice Spanish 45 recommendation from BBOB on the BINs


    Popped out early to the local bootsale in a car park. Often has no records at all, today a couple of stalls with unsellable junk, although this King country 45 on London was nestling amongst some Pat Boones. Hawkshaw Hawkins - Lonesome 7-7203 - it's ok, was hoping for a train song, but it's a phone number. It was a number 1 on the US country chart although the fact that he died three days after recording it (in the same plane crash as Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas) might have helped there.
    Then onto a usually dry charity shop where the records are stored in the spaces in a cast iron radiator (never turned on luckily)
    John Zorn - Spillane - bought to flip or trade really. Has 3 pieces, including one with Albert Collins and one with turntables and string quartet
    Peter Moffitt - Zoe's Song - 80s piano-y jazz. the Analogue synth resting on top of his piano on the cover looked promising but doesn't seem to deliver
    Planet P - early 80s rock with synths on Geffen. I wish these things had more synth and less rock
    Mikis Theodorakis - I Yitonia Ton Angelon - looked interesting and sounded fairly interesting from a needle drop

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    various vinyl finds over the last week or so



    I won this in a mixed lot at a local auction, there were other nice bits in the box but this was the funkiest by far







    A w/l private press with flute/folk/choirs, I couldn't find any other info on it like date or label so a bit of a mystery



    This is the 3rd one I have in this Occultia series, with a bit of luck/stars in allignment etc I may find the other 9




    This French disc was in with the auction lot, a 10" disc in a 12" sleeve and a fancy tri-fold sleeve,
    this is the first diseased organs record I have ever come across, errrrr....




    A car boot turned up a pile of flexi-discs in an envelope which included the debut release by Rolf Harris from 1959




    along with 4 copies of a promo gatefold sleeved clear square flexi by the Humph









    Best find of the week was this 25p gem which was only in VG condition with a cracking B side




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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    Recent discoggery:


    As I found no records in Italy last month I treated myself to a few things from Discogs in recent days, including this big James Karminsky spin at Club Indigo circa 1994:



    "Milton Rogers" being a ficticious character no doubt as "palm canyon drive" is actually a Hugo Montenegro track:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Head Gardener View Post


    This French disc was in with the auction lot, a 10" disc in a 12" sleeve and a fancy tri-fold sleeve,
    this is the first diseased organs record I have ever come across, errrrr....
    This is quite an artefact.
    Is it spoken word only or is there music on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milesago View Post
    This is quite an artefact.
    Is it spoken word only or is there music on it?
    all spoken word I'm afraid, and in French

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    Then onto a usually dry charity shop where the records are stored in the spaces in a cast iron radiator (never turned on luckily)
    The number of charity shops that keep records by a (heated) heater/radiator worries me. I usually mention it to them, often to be met by confusion from whomever's working there. Still, if you want a ready supply of warped vinyl for your clocks or fruit bowls, you know where to look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    Then onto a usually dry charity shop where the records are stored in the spaces in a cast iron radiator (never turned on luckily)
    The number of charity shops that keep records by a (heated) heater/radiator worries me. I usually mention it to them, often to be met by confusion from whomever's working there. Still, if you want a ready supply of warped vinyl for your clocks or fruit bowls, you know where to look!

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    Just remembered the real find of the day - a copy of Kensington NOT with the records but on display on the shelf with the games!!!

    Can't recall ever seeing that before. Have moved a fair few copies out of record boxes over the years, but this looked deliberately placed there by the shop

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    My local market has about 10 or so copies of Kensington now stored with his books after his attempted vinyl sort (its a mess again!).

    I know a shop selling that 'Aquarius' album HG. I should buy it as its my star sign but they charge 2 quid odd a record and I usually find richer pickings in that town. Maybe one day I'll go wont find anything think 'I'll buy that Tarot album' to go with my 'Maurice Woodruff - Capricorn' one and it will gone!

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    Last Post prompted me to visit the market and drop him off a pile of records in return I fished this odd assortment out. :

    First up lots of children's records, spoken word etc to sample. The unmarked one was from an 8 record set complete with tiny rolls of film telling the story of music through the ages. I'd fished out the last disk on a previous visit as I didn't fancy a trip too far back in time for 7 records worth and the whole thing was in terrible condition, still an oddity. :

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    Next up some mostly non UK finds. The Supraphon is folk and pretty bad, listening now, well it has some little pieces on it seemingly played on ethinc like instruments but also twins this with a classical string section which ruins it. Still there are a few of snippets I might use out of context.

    'The Milord's' are obviously a house band of some Spanish hotel in the lates 60's 70's. This one started of really promising with some wah wah guitar then was up and down from there from dour covers of 'Viva Espana' to better(ish) in a cheesy way versions of 'Beautiful Sunday' and 'El Bimbo. The thing is they are quite tight and have quite an alluring grungy organ sound. Record needs a good clean though. :

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    I already have the Quad of 'Hammond hits the Highway' might as well have the Stereo one. :

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    These were the rest minus a Stan Butcher Ballroom record on Gemini, don't ask me... :

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    Obviously a lot to go through will update if I find a gem.
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    Isn't Hammond Hits the Highway a stinker? Could have saved some cash there to go for the big money £2 records

    Need to sort out my Satie LPs but I have that one and mine has one of those Penguin or Gramophone stickers recommending it, so probably not a bad recording to keep of some of his most famous stuff if you don't already have them.
    That Supraphon sleeve is just a generic one, seems like the Czech market often just got these generic sleeves, with the overseas buyers getting the fancier ones produced for Export. There are some early (late 50s/early 60s) folk records on Supraphon that are disappointing, too orchestral.

    What's Narvel (?) Felts like? Is that a Dobie Gray cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post

    'The Milord's' are obviously a house band of some Spanish hotel in the lates 60's 70's. This one started of really promising with some wah wah guitar then was up and down from there from dour covers of 'Viva Espana' to better(ish) in a cheesy way versions of 'Beautiful Sunday' and 'El Bimbo. The thing is they are quite tight and have quite an alluring grungy organ sound. Record needs a good clean though. :

    El Bimbo would place it about 74-75.
    Milord's is a hotel chain, and this bunch seem to hail from Tarragona according to this signed postcard.

    Excellent cover. I'm a big fan of Spanish 70s hotel architecture and stacks of brutalist cubicles in paradise.
    Vardy.....”””PELIGRO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post

    Excellent cover. I'm a big fan of Spanish 70s hotel architecture and stacks of brutalist cubicles in paradise.
    You might then enjoy this year's Summer Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery BC - went to take a look last week:


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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlim View Post
    Beautiful. Just needs a pool, a beach and an arrow pointing to the sixth floor saying "OUR ROOM!"
    Vardy.....”””PELIGRO!!!

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    Cheers for the info BC, I did think the name related to a Hotel from quick google. I forgot to mention the architecture looking like something from Soviet Russia or 1970's Hulme. In small lettering on the rear it says 1975 so your'e pretty bang on.

    There was another record on the same label I almost picked up but I've had one of his before and it was just straight hammond even advertised on the back of the 'Milord's' which made me remember (probably came from the same 70's holidaymakers) I should have grabbed it for the cover alone, oh well no one but me will pick it up. :



    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    El Bimbo would place it about 74-75.
    Milord's is a hotel chain, and this bunch seem to hail from Tarragona according to this signed postcard.

    Excellent cover. I'm a big fan of Spanish 70s hotel architecture and stacks of brutalist cubicles in paradise.
    Last edited by amidar; 07-09-2016 at 03:07 PM. Reason: spelling.

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    Not listened yet mate his name is 'Narvel Felts' and it looks like a country record on Cinnamon Records, the cover has seen better days. I was listening to Jazz on 3 the other night which then switched over to Opera for the night so I switched over to Classic FM and they played Sate one of his famous pieces which I'm sure is on this record so that's the reason for the budget classical but yep your'e right Stoneham is a stinker from memory, medley ridden but I'm a completest with STS still now... I never pay for any records from the market dude he just lets me take what I want and I drop him off a pile for nothing once in a while. His priced section is worse nothing worth having and I rarely look because he never seems to update it!

    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    Isn't Hammond Hits the Highway a stinker? Could have saved some cash there to go for the big money £2 records

    Need to sort out my Satie LPs but I have that one and mine has one of those Penguin or Gramophone stickers recommending it, so probably not a bad recording to keep of some of his most famous stuff if you don't already have them.
    That Supraphon sleeve is just a generic one, seems like the Czech market often just got these generic sleeves, with the overseas buyers getting the fancier ones produced for Export. There are some early (late 50s/early 60s) folk records on Supraphon that are disappointing, too orchestral.

    What's Narvel (?) Felts like? Is that a Dobie Gray cover?

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    Aghhh cant edit meant to add this is the Narvel: https://www.discogs.com/Narvel-Felts...elease/5714603

    I like that Supraphon cover I've got ideas to use it as an Xmas Swap CD Sleeve background if only to for the colour it will add!

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    picked up some old kids 78's today - all in beautiful condition and 29p each!


    both 1938





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    Some doormat finds:

    All shrink wrapped but not brand new if you know what I mean.

    Peter J Smyth - Black Smoke Solo Acoustic thing from Mugstar guitar guy. Not bad I prefer the picked tunes than when he's strumming away. I like the minimal use of electronics backing some of the tracks.

    Adrian Corker - Raise Village Green contemporary classical ambient. I did a deal on ebay with a guy and bought 3.

    Snow Palms - Intervals Another Village Green this time from Discogs got cheap as had a bent cover but was unopened and is fine. Percussive, ambient loveliness glocks, xylophones, marimbas etc. The only one I've listened to so far the ghost of Terry Riley looms large.

    Angele David-Guillou Part of my deal and probably the earliest of the bunch, 2013 I think. The sound samples I listened to sounded beautiful.

    Chris Morphitis - Where to Go The bits I checked out on this sounded wonderfully dreamy then I read a terrible review on 'Pitchfork' if I remember right which gave me more reason to buy it. Become quite obsessed with Village Green they don't have a huge LP discography so shouldn't be difficult to pick them all up. Had to stop myself rinsing the 'Keith Keniff - Branches' album I bought, proper ambient music.

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    I felt that I had to report back that I've just unearthed a copy of Vol 5 in Norrie Paramor's "Radio 2 Top Tunes" series - I thought Vol 4 was the end of the road - this time, it's 1979 and the title is "Thank You For The Music".



    It's got some mildly beaty bits - a version of 'Copacabana' with breakz, 'I Will Survive' with flanged guitars, and no less than two Abba numbers - 'Does Your Mother Know?' and the titular 'Thank You For The Music' - and plenty of smooth sax to ease the way through. It's all done in the best possible taste.

    To calm down inbetween the more raucuous pieces, we also have Bright Eyes, Cavatina, Annie's Song, The Theme From Penmarric and Music Box Dancer (the theme from 'Around With Aliss').

    If you've enjoyed the other 4 volumes, this one is a worthy addition.

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    ^ impressive dedication to the Easy cause there on the Norrie Paramor

    went to the Victoria fair today, not been to a big fair for ages, and forgot how gruelling they can be, quite a few rude people pushing to get to boxes (hope none of you lot). Mostly bought stuff from the bargain bins.


    bargain binnery:
    The Chi-Lites - (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
    Lou Rawls - Soulin'
    Labi Siffre - Crying Laughing Loving Lying - nice mint copy for 3 quid
    Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One Of Us - nice US copy, got their great cover of "Who Is He And What Is He To You" on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am5qyEBy1YY



    more bargain binnery:
    Hugo Montenegro - Rocket Man - now wondering if I had this before and purged it? Don't often see his LPs anyway
    Ron Steele - Chicago Guitar - easy listening on Ovation. Only had a quick needle drop but when I hit the synths on the 2nd track it went straight into the "buy" pile
    Larry Page - Executive Suite - never seem to see his stuff around much either, other than the sampler and that Contour one
    Claude Civelli - La flūte ą bec de - funky recorder, breakz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE6M2Y8Q5bk
    The Singers Unlimited with Pat Williams Orchestra - Feeling Free - not sure if a keeper, but quite odd!
    Sandy Nelson - Drums a Go-Go



    Tom Scott & The LA Express
    Babe Ruth - Amar Caballero - their 2nd album
    Maddy Prior & Tim Hart - Summer Solstice - original on B&C
    Jake Thackeray - The Last Will and Testament of - board favourite, my first of his

    also 7 nice mint-looking (fingers crossed) interesting classical Supraphons

    and a spare 'Bones Galore (the original issue, not the Circle Of Sound one) if anyone needs it?

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    didn't even bother looking at the 45s...

    (Just remembered I did purge that Hugo Montenegro about 10 years back, ooops)

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    You'll either hate Jake or fall in love with his strange whimsical ways, great record and probably the one I play the most of his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post
    You'll either hate Jake or fall in love with his strange whimsical ways, great record and probably the one I play the most of his.
    had my portable so gave it a spin first, plus a few youtube clips have been posted here. Jury's still out, but there's definitely an unusual charm there.

    playing the Ron Steele now and it's great, would definitely recommend it

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    Just had the not unusual experience of stumbling across a huge stack of vinyl in a junkshop and digging out some treasures only to be told the owner's not around, they haven't been priced and he'll be back in on Monday. I thought "sod you then". Especially when I saw a Bob Marley LP with a £40 tag in the window.

    Still I'm not unwilling to share the wealth. If anyone is after any Julie Driscoll/Brian Auger polydor stuff, the Enter The Dragon ST and the Kung Fu ST, a few jazz lps and some other bits - probably worth a quid each of anyones money, then it might be worth popping to the junk shop in Letchworth Garden City to see what the owner decides to price them at. Don't bother with the charity shops though, only a Les Baxter on WRC to be found, and I had it.

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    Couple vinyl finds from medway charity...

    Renaissance S/T 1969 white label test press original

    Quintessence-blissfull company white label test press original


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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    ^quite a few rude people pushing to get to boxes (hope none of you lot).
    Was going to go hence my asking in another thread if anyone else was going but couldn't make it as the wife was ill and I had to do some stone masonry
    on the drive to keep her happy.

    That's not a euphemism for anything by the way.....
    Fleas the size of rats suck on a rat the size of a cat....



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    The Singers Unlimited is good for " Feeling Free with Patrick B". Mildly funky. Too bland the rest? Must resistencia.

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    Resistencia is futile.

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