Picked up some nice rap, funk and jazz over the last couple of weeks:
Visage - Pleasure boys remix 12 "
Chuck Brown and the soul searchers - We need some money 12 "
William devaughn - Be thankful for what you got 7 "
FredaPayne - The easiest way to fall 7 "
Ms. Melodie - Wake up / Live on stage 12 "
Eric Kloss - First class Kloss
Charles Kynard - Reelin w the feelin
France Joli - Now
Ezüst express / Silver express
Slick rick - Children's story 12 ", still in shrink w sticker
ESP - Wild thing / Come on and get widdit/We got it 12"
Grandmaster melle mel - white lines '89 "
I see that Yetties album on Argo a lot albeit in the same shop that it's resided in for a few years now. I have been tempted on occasion.
Doormat find and must admit I checked this out in a download before I bought it as these ABC reissues are not cheap but this is unreleased material which has been around in one form or another on the internet if you know where to look but not sounding as clean as it does here. It's really fresh sounding and could have been recorded yesterday but I'm guessing this must date back to the late eighties early nineties.
To me this is better than the first album although I could be overstating that as there is nothing that touches the beauty of 'Lilywhites Party' but it brought a tear to my eye to hear previously unheard Cardiacs related material and Tim Smith singing his weird hybrid of folky prog sea shanties crossed with church hymns which is probably the best way to describe it to be honest, he's truly a musical one off. Great cover art and gatefold sleeve too with insert.
The Sea Nymphs - On the Dry Land
On another folky tip this was a punt as there are a few things on 'Folk Heritage' I'm looking out for among a lot of chuff so when I spied this and saw the 73 vintage and full band presence including flute player and songs called 'Merlin' and 'Mr Sax' I thought it worth the £1.75 punt. I was dissapointed by the opener which is a bland country and western tune which I wasn't expecting having researched the man beforehand but after that it settles into good folk in parts, quite catchy and a he's a good songwriter with an ear for a catchy chorus despite some terrible lyrics. I'm quite pleased with it a definite keeper and 90% more folk than country despite the opener although I have no idea why that discogs seller wants over a ton for a copy from Hungary probably trying their luck.
It's the lyrics I find part of the charm of these things I'm a sucker for Brit folk singers who I know lived not to far from me littering their songs with references to 'Fresno' and other Americanisms. I have a 45" of a guy I know lived 2 miles up the road from where I grew up and he sings 'Mexico Aye A' on it very David Brent I suppose but I find it charming.
Rod Neep - Heading for the Sun
I did say I researched which wasn't hard even though he only has one record on discogs. He teaches guitar, makes guitars and other stringed instruments, sells guitars, has them custom made for him and also makes some rather fine pens and shaving accessories in between filling his day scanning old books and helping Kenyan kids. It's true it's all here. : http://www.rod-neep.com/
I say 'terrible' lyrics more that they are of their time and as said hold a certain charm. He does have a clever with words and song although It was disappointing the song 'Merlin' is seemingly not about the famous Mythical Wizard at all but at first listen a tune about a guitar playing psychedelic hippy.
Was pretty stoked to find this og pressing in Glasgow yesterday. Sleeve is hella beat up but the record is in great condition.
'I have avoided competitive situations because I am not a baboon'
You have a weird definition of hella beat up.
I'm intrigued by the background - is that a psychedelic carpet?
Rod Neep - Heading for the Sun
It's listed in the most recent Record Collector Dreams (7001) by Hans Pokora with a 2 disc rating, which places it's valuation at €100 -€180. Imo, the price valuations of the listed rarities in the RCD volumes are not very accurate, as they are arbitrary dealer valuations, with no consideration of actual prices paid on ebay, discogs, musicstack, etc. However, the seller you mention is probably aware of the Pokora book entry.