Page 1 of 6 123456 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 179

Thread: January 2017 Finds

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    1,360

    Default January 2017 Finds

    Happy New Year to all. Hope you had a good festive season and aren't being too traumatised by the 'back to work' malaise (I've got at least another week myself, so I'm feeling a bit smug).

    I'll hold my hands up and admit that most of these came from my bimbling around over the Christmas period, so they technically aren't January finds in the sense that they were found in January, but they're January finds in the sense that I'm only getting around to posting in January (I've a valid excuse, which won't be gone into here).

    So, these are actually mostly from hitting a couple of fairs over the Christmas period, with a few bits acquired from other sources padding it out.





    Continuing my reacquaintance with John Martyn, a couple of classics for cheap (‘Solid Air’ was actually acquired in trades down the market) - not sure I want to go much beyond these as the later stuff I've heard by him didn't really do it for me. The bottom two were picked up at local record fairs for the purposes of trading on the forum.






    I think my love for odd and wonky disco is well-known. I’m always going to pick up random stuff when I see it cheap. The Madleen Kane is pretty standard, quite ‘Euro’ disco. Yvonne Elliman has a lovely version of Bobby Charles’ ‘Small Town Talk’ sneaked in with the more disco tunes. Teena Marie (produced by Richard Rudolph) does actually sound like a continuation of Minnie Riperton’s career, just after Minnie had passed - follows nicely from the 'Stay In Love' album. And a very cheap spare of Mascara from Rob’s.






    Some more VV / VG+ friendly spares picked up at local fairs for the purposes of getting some trading going. Hopefully posting my current trades up just after I’ve done this Finds post. Think these are self-explanatory.







    Top two are Christmas presents. Kate Bush box set was my lovely young lady’s present for me and the Sandie Shaw was a splurge treat to myself from myself. Pretty sure this is the only time I’ve seen a sleeved copy in the wild, which means I now have a spare sleeveless copy. Not sure on the provenance of this as the Pye label is red (my sleeveless one is light blue) and the sleeve is laminated rather than textured. Hey-ho, the tunes are good and that’s what matters. Bottom row are a couple of 12”s which I’m hanging on to. I maintain that early Bauhaus were ace, ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ is up there with anything that Joy Division did.






    A few more 12”s. First three are bound for my mate in Hove (although I’m sorely tempted to keep FNM!), with Killing Joke remaining in Notts with me as the extended remix is a right stomper! Was a little bit embarrassed to hand over the quid for PWEI as it’s not the most politically correct ditty, but what a career arc for Clint Mansell eh?






    Few more cheapies from Christmas record fairs. Think I’ll keep the ‘Otley’ soundtrack as there’s a couple of fuzzy groovers on there, the rest are in the ‘out’ pile though and will make that downward hierarchical slide from trades, to potentially going to market, to freebies!
    Jet Boy stole my baby.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Canal
    Posts
    169

    Default

    Top work B, I haven't been out on the beat for the last few weeks, Glad to see its served you well.
    Is the copy of Mascara possibly up for trades? I would be interested.

    G

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Funky Scotland
    Posts
    8,780

    Default

    I know you don't like 'em but the best couple of tracks on 'Otley' can be had on a cheap and handy 45.

    Great finds by the way. I've not had a sniff of a record in the wild for about a month now!

    ...actually - that's not true. I found this during a mini trawl on my way home after finishing up early for crimbo. Not my thing but already in the midst of a trade for it.

    "..hole...road...middle thereof"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    3,712

    Default

    Nice finds Ben. Bela Lugosis Dead was good and creepy, but for me their version of Eno's Third Uncle leaves it in the blocks
    Everyone tear down your own little wall
    That keeps you from being a part of it all
    Because you've got to be one with the one and all
    You've just got to be close to it all

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    3,712

    Default

    I know you don't like 'em but the best couple of tracks on 'Otley' can be had on a cheap and handy 45.
    Excellent 45!
    Everyone tear down your own little wall
    That keeps you from being a part of it all
    Because you've got to be one with the one and all
    You've just got to be close to it all

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,474

    Default

    I've had that Tokyo Mobile Music in the past and thought it was a pretty good comp,if you come across it cheap grab it.

    https://www.discogs.com/Various-Toky...elease/7495390

    I would of been on that Blair 12" in a flash too!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Boogie Down B-Town
    Posts
    583

    Default

    The Blair 12 for £1.50 is marvellous.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Pittsville Direkt
    Posts
    3,068

    Default

    I think all John Martyn albums have their moments up until 1979 when he did that awful 'Grace and Danger' with Phil Collins, then its downhill from there. I think 'One World' is worth the entrance fee for 'Small Hours' alone probably his last truly great piece of music.

    My stepson brought me a present back from Greece which I haven't dared play yet. Smooth Jazz from 1994, you never know it might be a classic or maybe not. I appreciate his punting skills though. :


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Canal
    Posts
    169

    Default

    Got a lot of time for 'Hurt In Your Heart' from Grace And Danger Amidar but agree with your rule of thumb.





    G

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    nederland
    Posts
    539

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by treeboy View Post
    Nice finds Ben. Bela Lugosis Dead was good and creepy, but for me their version of Eno's Third Uncle leaves it in the blocks
    For me it was their cover of Rose Garden Funeral of Sores. I loved the Press The Eject live LP too.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Pittsville Direkt
    Posts
    3,068

    Default

    I'll give you that G. Always exceptions to my Martyn rule! I always liked this one I think it was off his last album before he passed although very much in the style of the early seventies. :


  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    London, E3
    Posts
    3,721

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Milesago View Post
    For me it was their cover of Rose Garden Funeral of Sores. I loved the Press The Eject live LP too.
    TERROR COUPLE KILL COLONEL!
    Spirit Duplicator—collectable, charming, affordable... and also socially networked on FB / Twitter / Instagram.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    1,360

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by george View Post
    Top work B, I haven't been out on the beat for the last few weeks, Glad to see its served you well.
    Is the copy of Mascara possibly up for trades? I would be interested.

    G

    Possibly mate. PM me and we'll see.
    Jet Boy stole my baby.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Malmö
    Posts
    565

    Default

    Finds have been marginal lately, but here are two, well in reality only one of them 2017, but...



    To the right, a find in the charity shop today, Morgan James Duo - I'll See You Again/Till You're Mine
    I've heard a song or two by them that were promising, but this one was not even on Discogs.
    A-side, by Noel Coward, is a bit pedestrian and doesn't do it for me, but the self-penned B-side is pretty good and has some nice Hammond action. Too bad it's not on Youtube either.
    The sleeve has a £1 price tag from Reckless Records, but that could be related to the Nazareth single it previously housed.

    To the left, a "find" from my closet. As I was clearing out things I found a record bag with a 7" that I simply must have forgotten about buying.
    Orgeltvist is a 1963 EP by Jan Johansson where he proves that he can not only do folk jazz on piano (Jazz på Svenska), but he can also lay down some Hammond twist.
    Some great Hammond beat on first track Dubbeltvist, after that returns are diminishing with two Swedish standards on the B-side.
    ------------------------------------------------------
    "This is Modpowerpopsouljunkierock´n´roll so stop post shit like Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Grace Jones , Led Zeppelin and some other boring blues stuff, that kind of music don´t belong in this group, if I´ll ever see shit like that posted in this group again that person will be banned from this group forever!!!!"

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Malmö
    Posts
    565

    Default

    ...and apparently I don't know left from right. To my defense it's a bank holiday tomorrow here in Sweden to celebrate the Three Kings so I had a bottle of wine with my lady.
    ------------------------------------------------------
    "This is Modpowerpopsouljunkierock´n´roll so stop post shit like Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Grace Jones , Led Zeppelin and some other boring blues stuff, that kind of music don´t belong in this group, if I´ll ever see shit like that posted in this group again that person will be banned from this group forever!!!!"

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northampton
    Posts
    1,989

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Benicio Del Toffo View Post
    Think I’ll keep the ‘Otley’ soundtrack as there’s a couple of fuzzy groovers on there
    that Otley s/t has a good sample of old R1 DJ Pete Murray talking + the Tokyo Mobile Music has this excellent tune by Lizard


  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,474

    Default

    Brigitte Fontaine/Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Comme A La Radio - Saravah

    Original french gatefold '69. Picked out of my local Oxfams January Sale boxes. Merci.
    record licker

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Canal
    Posts
    169

    Default

    A few recent bits.





    Ken Boothe ‎- Mr. Rocksteady. - A very clean repress.

    The Marvettes ‎– It's Revival Time. - On Tabernacle records with Coxsone Dodd on production. Has sadly been mauled by a carnivore.

    Tapper Zukie ‎– The Man From Bozrah. - Not great sound quality on this

    Cal Tjader And Charlie Byrd ‎– Tambu - Havnt listened to this much but will always pick this sort of stuff up





    The Black Crowes ‎– Shake Your Money Maker. - Not really my bag, Let me know if anyones interested in this

    The Apple: The Original Soundtrack Of The Musical Film. - Id never heard of this before and was quite happy with that scenario

    Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band ‎– Hoodoo Man Blues. - Been a big fan of this for a while and forked out for a repress

    SL2 - Way In My Brain. - I was 3 when this came out. Remember my first taste of SL2 was picking up this cd comper from a charity shop in Harpenden https://www.discogs.com/Various-On-A...elease/2478385


    G
    Elephant and dwarf they call them, Pepe Kalle and his little
    stage dancing friend Emoro.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    873

    Default

    IIRC there is a stand out track on "Tambu". The title track? Not exceptional. Possibly not even a 'keeper'. But nice enough. I've never seen it cheap enough to prompt me to buy it.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    12,067

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by relkeel View Post
    Brigitte Fontaine/Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Comme A La Radio - Saravah

    Original french gatefold '69. Picked out of my local Oxfams January Sale boxes. Merci.
    oof!

    oeuf!

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    The Twilight Zone
    Posts
    1,828

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by george View Post


    The Apple: The Original Soundtrack Of The Musical Film. - Id never heard of this before and was quite happy with that scenario
    Don't diss the Apple. If you gotta be in a dystopian future, you want to be in the one where disco dancing exercise is mandatory:



    Do the BIM. Nuff said.


  22. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Canal
    Posts
    169

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonovox View Post
    Don't diss the Apple. If you gotta be in a dystopian future, you want to be in the one where disco dancing exercise is mandatory:
    Now this is the context i needed, diss promptly withdrawn. Is this what they where projecting for 1994?

    G
    Elephant and dwarf they call them, Pepe Kalle and his little
    stage dancing friend Emoro.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Funky Scotland
    Posts
    8,780

    Default

    a small round up from my weekend explorations.

    Strange and fabulous northern soul dancer with backwards things



    Mod hammond classic - as first heard (by me) on the legendary 'This is Sue' comp



    Afrobeat punt turns up trumps (for my non-afrobeat ears) - 2 great funky tracks



    A brace from the charity shops yesterday. The Essra Mohawk is really good! Femme folk funk and a psych jazz wig out - any love on here? The Muddy is a spare but probably headed to the NE already.

    "..hole...road...middle thereof"

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    207

    Default

    Couple of pick ups. First came in a trade with Andrew from on here (and actually should be a December find but I only got around to listening to it yesterday) and was a long time resident on my want list (one of those that isn't the rarest but you never quite get around to picking it up)



    The other was an online punt - Bill Garden can come up trumps or be awful. The cover of this screamed gold solid gold, although the title was worrying. Turns out to be a rather strange keyboard/piano country instrumental LP (mostly medleys and mostly guff) with a couple of nice, slightly funky, tracks so overall worth it for a minimal outlay. Smashing cover though (but not as good as the Bill Garden Set LP based in the old Transport Museum)


  25. #25
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    The Twilight Zone
    Posts
    1,828

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by george View Post
    Now this is the context i needed, diss promptly withdrawn. Is this what they where projecting for 1994?

    G
    Indeed. Where did it all go wrong?

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Embra
    Posts
    4,276

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dukowski83 View Post
    Couple of pick ups. First came in a trade with Andrew from on here (and actually should be a December find but I only got around to listening to it yesterday) and was a long time resident on my want list (one of those that isn't the rarest but you never quite get around to picking it up)



    The other was an online punt - Bill Garden can come up trumps or be awful. The cover of this screamed gold solid gold, although the title was worrying. Turns out to be a rather strange keyboard/piano country instrumental LP (mostly medleys and mostly guff) with a couple of nice, slightly funky, tracks so overall worth it for a minimal outlay. Smashing cover though (but not as good as the Bill Garden Set LP based in the old Transport Museum)

    I've never seen that Bill Garden... I have the one you mention set in the old transport museum, but there are rumours of another Bill Garden LP on the same label, I've only ever heard it whispered about in reverential tones and it is aledged to contain a James Brown cover... I know one infrequent poster on this board has it, but was vague on the details when quized, and to be fair was thousands of miles away from the record when asked. But.... further sleuthing has suggested that another board member may have a copy, a well kent Glaswegian face to you and I who I had been meaning to ask recently... but unhappy circumstance prevented me from doing so in December... Question is - do you know what I'm talking about?
    In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

    Eclectic Mud



  27. #27
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Funky Scotland
    Posts
    8,780

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
    I've never seen that Bill Garden... I have the one you mention set in the old transport museum, but there are rumours of another Bill Garden LP on the same label, I've only ever heard it whispered about in reverential tones and it is aledged to contain a James Brown cover... I know one infrequent poster on this board has it, but was vague on the details when quized, and to be fair was thousands of miles away from the record when asked. But.... further sleuthing has suggested that another board member may have a copy, a well kent Glaswegian face to you and I who I had been meaning to ask recently... but unhappy circumstance prevented me from doing so in December... Question is - do you know what I'm talking about?
    Is this the one we've spoken about?
    "..hole...road...middle thereof"

  28. #28
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Embra
    Posts
    4,276

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LDJB View Post
    Is this the one we've spoken about?
    Yes... Shhh!
    In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

    Eclectic Mud



  29. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    London, E3
    Posts
    3,721

    Default

    I'm glad we only get glimpses into the cloak and dagger world of Scottish private press collecting. I imagine there's a whole load of secret symbols, hand signals and unexplained 'absences'.
    Spirit Duplicator—collectable, charming, affordable... and also socially networked on FB / Twitter / Instagram.

  30. #30
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Funky Scotland
    Posts
    8,780

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
    Yes... Shhh!
    In that case it's not a James Brown cover
    "..hole...road...middle thereof"

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-01-2017, 07:38 AM
  2. January Finds 2013
    By llmod1 in forum Recent Finds
    Replies: 229
    Last Post: 31-01-2013, 04:52 PM
  3. January 2011 finds
    By Headless mermaid in forum Recent Finds
    Replies: 374
    Last Post: 01-07-2011, 12:55 PM
  4. Sie's Finds - January 2006
    By Sie Vulture in forum Charts & Reviews
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-02-2006, 02:18 PM
  5. January Finds?
    By LDJB in forum Let's Get Stuck Into The Music
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 03-02-2005, 10:29 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •