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    Quote Originally Posted by stylesforfree View Post
    Also a nice find but I did just listen to this in its entirety and in all honesty I think its very mediocre. But for 50p it is a hell of a score.
    "The Vulture" and "I Got The" are great, but there's some real stinkers on there if I remember, possibly more so than his other (much cheaper) LPs. Very nice find for 50p!

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    Back on the road again so took the wife to the local Antiques center 'Dagfields' near Nantwich where she could have something to eat (they do an old school BHS style steak and kidney pie she loves... YUK!) and look at garden based things and I could browse a few crates. Grabbed these, not at chazza prices but good value and they are both in excellent nick and both educated punts as I've not heard either.

    Saw this mentioned on here and it seemed it's a bit marmite from the reaction I saw but I'm hoping it should satisfy that SSW, Americana, Southern vibe I'm on at the moment and I like marmite. EDIT: Well this totally blindsides me Americana check, SSW check but not the southern/country vibe the cover suggests but very grandiose orchestral arrangements which definitely don't earworm you on first listen but you know something is there. I cant say I listened to the lyrics but it comes with the lyric sheet and it will have to get some more airplay as you can tell there will be some reward for perseverance. From what little I've read some site's see this as bit of an unsung classic, it's certainly something. :



    I was about to buy 'David Clayton Thomas' second album from 72 which I am always meaning to buy but it was a bit overpriced and the cover was a bit manky but it's a record I know pretty well so it takes the fun out of it so I then spotted this which was in amongst a new pile of records behind the counter and I've never heard it. 'Quad Compatible Stereo Edition' Ahoy!



    There's lots of mad records in this book shop and books come to that and he's always open to deals if he's in (just avoid double albums as he doubles the price and writes 'double' on them') so I pretty much diss the rest of the complex. Anyway there are records in most of the units but its mainly over priced mojo, scratched and scuffed and in impossible to browse locations and they make you feel a twat for asking to knock a quid or two off.

    There was a guy across the way from the book shop who did football programs and comics alongside records, really nice guy used to play for the Aston Villa academy but he's gone and it's now a coin/stamp shop. There was a guy in there with lots of framed presentation jobs of coinage and the owner was politely trying to tell him they were worth nothing despite him thinking they were worth thousands of pounds 'on ebay'. The owner inquired 'do you have anyone you could pass them down to?'. He wouldn't stop according to Mrs Amidar he kept pulling these frames out of his bag the sort they sell you in magazines and newspapers 'special commemorative collection' and all that jazz. Who knows another 50-100 years they may well be worth a lot more.

    Oh and driving an automatic is weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post
    Oh and driving an automatic is weird.
    Have been driving one for years and nowadays I wonder why anyone would want to go to the trouble of changing gears when you don't really need to.
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    I'm vice versa at the mo I keep reaching for the gear stick and keep trying to press an imaginary clutch.

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    Have been driving one for years and nowadays I wonder why anyone would want to go to the trouble of changing gears when you don't really need to.

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    Spring-Spring. If you like the Beach Boys... Produced by Brian Wilson and very nice too.

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    I would say that this is a quick round-up from me, but it's a bit lengthier than that.

    However, it should form a more optimistic counterpoint to the Ken Loach / Alan Clarke bleakness of my recent CSC in as much as to reassure folk that my travails do occasionally pay off.

    So, unless you're transfixed by the legend that is Eric Monkman, have a ramble through this lot of twaddle:




    Starting with a couple from on Saturday mooch round Newark. Hadn’t had a copy of Valiant Orchestra for ages, so it was nice to find and file that one again. Zacharias is a nice item to dish out in my next round of freebies (this Friday hopefully). Bottom is a scarce bit of femme folk, which I got from Rob’s in one of my regular visits. I’d picked up a bunch of okay mid-priced stuff, but my policy now is to go big on items that I’m unlikely to see in the wild again. Better to have one of those than five so-so items. So Rosie came home with me. Some duff tracks, granted, but when it’s good, it’s lovely.





    Top three of these were also from Rob’s (on a different visit). I’d gifted my own copy of Slade to my cousin literally a week before, so it was a bit of a bonus to replace it so quickly for the price of a sandwich (it just needed a clean, but has come out nicely). A Nancy LP that I didn’t have and some interesting fuzz/beat stuff from Singapore (I think?) – which has been rehomed with a Plusser already. Bottom two came off the market in trades. Perhaps surprisingly, both are for me. The Las brings back good memories and isn’t one you see around too much. FNM are my boys and one of the few bands that I really want to see at their own gig (rather than being support on the Sabbath Hyde Park gig), but haven’t got round to.






    Some more cheapo chazza buys. This bunch came from Melton Mowbray (I was on a pork pie / sausage roll mission). Top two are doubles and will pop up in the next round of freebies. ‘What A Fool Believes’ is one of my mate’s favourite guilty pleasures tunes, so was a bit of an in-joke (but very well received!). When I got Donald Fagen home, it was warped. Meh.






    More chazza fun here. Top left was another from Melton, sort of overly arch SSW stuff, kind of like Carole Bayer-Sager or summat (I ended up bundling it up for trading down the market). The rest came from the chazza near my home-time bus stop. Nostalgia-fest for the freebies pile, Gap Band went to my mate for his party set-list and I’m keeping Dexy’s for the live b-side (although you have to wonder how good ‘Celtic Soul Brothers’ could have been had Rowland stuck with the horns rather than going on the fiddle).






    Three more from a visit to Rob’s. To be fair, I had money in my pocket and was struggling to find owt, so over-paid on the Mickey Baker in a fit of indignation. It’s actually a very good VV / VG+ archetypal LP. There’s one on eBay now at a bit more than half what I paid and I’d recommend it highly at that kind of price. Japan I got for my mate as ‘Swing’ is one of their high points. And you can’t go wrong with ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll’ on 12”.






    These were picked up after a hospital appointment (only a post-op check-up!). Few from Anarchy and the OST (which is ace and eclectic) from Rob’s. Always nice to get a Ramsey Lewis LP for pennies though.






    Some VG+ trading action from two of the gentlest men from North of the Border. Cap doffed to Lee and Andrew. Always a pleasure and my experiences with the pair of you encourage me to keep the faith with VG+ trading each time that I post stuff up and get no nibbles.






    The psych–rock comp came from Rob’s a couple of weeks back and I’d have bought it just for the cover, truth be told. The other three were using up some of my trades credit down the market. I decided to extend my Sabs collection, purely for ‘A National Acrobat’ really. Dinosaur Jr went Hove-ward to my mate and Nirvana was for me.






    More from the market visit (these from the cheaper boxes, as you can imagine). The Breezy soundtrack is really good, Legrand in one of his groovier jazz-fusion moods, just steering the right side of being a bit ‘Howard Moon’. Not completely convinced by young Herve (one decent beaty track ‘On Verra Bien’ might get another spin). Some nice jazz / easy from Knef and I heard enough from needle-dropping on the Claire Hamill to think that it’s worth hanging on to. Still prefer Mark though.






    Never gonna pass up a Moroder 12” really. Rick James was for my mate (with instructions for him to play the intro to ‘Moonchild’). I’d only been reading about Delaney and Bonnie in Mojo days before, so viewed this as serendipity. Barron Knights was actually from a chazza (wasn’t 50p though, but as it was PDSA, I’m not really arsed) and was really bought as trading material.






    Finishing up the vinyl purchases with a bit of Fairports action from Rob’s last Friday – I don’t rate my chances of finding their debut for the £8 this cost me any time soon. And, at last, an OG Wendy and Bonnie at a decent price. Someone from Mankunia was doing a suspiciously VG+ selection of sales on eBay and this came in just, JUST, under my maximum bid. At a price that I regard as a bargain. No justification needed, so none is offered.






    Also picked these up for 20p each recently. Will be offered in the freebies post as I guessed someone round here must have some gaps in their collection.






    And, last and probably least, from a chazza on the same day as I found their only desirable LP, this item that I picked up as part of my rehoming campaign as I could think of maybe two people on here that might want it. Again, pop back on Friday and it should be up for grabs.
    Jet Boy stole my baby.

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    Quite a haul there Benicio Del Toffo. Excellent find on the Wendy & Bonnie ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shere Khan View Post
    Spring-Spring. If you like the Beach Boys... Produced by Brian Wilson and very nice too.
    I do like the Beach Boys, so I looked this up immediately. But I detest Tennessee Waltz. I really hope their version is going to be the 1st version I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benicio Del Toffo View Post
    And, last and probably least, from a chazza on the same day as I found their only desirable LP, this item that I picked up as part of my rehoming campaign as I could think of maybe two people on here that might want it. Again, pop back on Friday and it should be up for grabs.
    One of them may already have it! It's a good read but maybe not a keeper for anyone who isn't a fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benicio Del Toffo View Post
    FNM are my boys and one of the few bands that I really want to see at their own gig (rather than being support on the Sabbath Hyde Park gig), but haven’t got round to.
    Nice finds Ben, Valiant Orchestra has always eluded me.

    The only time I've feared for my life at a gig was at FNM at the Phoenix Festival in 1994, 5, 6? I was a large adolescent, but still... moshpits were not designed for the likes of me.
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    Excellent stuff Ben - that Barron Knights LP is a surprisingly tough pull. I know you don't do 'em but the best tracks can be had on 45s. I love that Knef LP, especially 'from here on it got rough'

    Gogo - is that Galliard a spare? I think i am the only person in the world who still needs a copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboellis View Post
    I do like the Beach Boys, so I looked this up immediately. But I detest Tennessee Waltz. I really hope their version is going to be the 1st version I like.
    Great LP, basically Wilson and his wife & sister in law. Worth it for Sweet Mountain alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboellis View Post
    I do like the Beach Boys, so I looked this up immediately. But I detest Tennessee Waltz. I really hope their version is going to be the 1st version I like.
    You may just have to live with it because, even if you don't like their version, it would be madness to miss out on the rest. Check you tube for 'Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby' which is essentially 'Darlin' ' with a different chorus, and a lovely little coda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboellis View Post
    Quite a haul there Benicio Del Toffo. Excellent find on the Wendy & Bonnie ...
    Yeah Ben, Wendy & Bonnie and String Beat! Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LDJB View Post

    Gogo - is that Galliard a spare? I think i am the only person in the world who still needs a copy.
    Unfotunately - no. I was the other one in the world who had not a copy yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shere Khan View Post
    You may just have to live with it because, even if you don't like their version, it would be madness to miss out on the rest. Check you tube for 'Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby' which is essentially 'Darlin' ' with a different chorus, and a lovely little coda.
    Thanks bennyboy and Shere Khan, I'll get a copy and play it from Track 2 ...
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    At some point I heard "Rockin' Chair" from "Breezy"and was prompted to buy the LP. And having bought it I was no longer convinced. I have been meaning to ditch it. I'll grant it a stay on the basis of Ben's recommendation.

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    Some charity shop nonsense.

    'The Gift' in this case being what you receive when you welcome Jesus Christ into your life. Actually it's none too bad on first listen possibly the best of the JC related bunch here. :



    Look like a bunch of normal Yacht like Rockers but they are actually preaching the lords word so there. I've only had a quick shifty on youtube of this and it reminded me of Hot Chocolate but I'm probably wrong. :



    Look like some ill-fated detective series off of that there Thames TV circa 1978 but I promise you it's folky, clubland Jesus fare. :



    Looks like a bunch of people working in a slate mine but its christian jesus rock with Brit Xian evil genius Dave Pope on production duties.



    This looks like a mammoth fairground organ record but is actually a bunch of christian folk preaching their Jewish message to all the LSD addled folks of Haight-Ashbury throughout the 70's. This is a comp from over the years and bloody awful it is too but better than Malcolm and Alwyn. :



    I think this is the lot of the Xian hoard although a couple of albums remained which I may return for at some point although they were not screaming buy me. Trini Lopez's country album is not worthy of mention even more so is the 'Gerard Kenny' record which was a freebie from the market although I did find out he wrote 'I Could be so Good for You' which is knowledge I never had before.

    I'm obsessed with 'Shawn Phillips' at the moment and how anyone cannot think this man is not a genius is beyond me from his straight folk to his orchestrated folk, southern rock, yacht rock to his balls out jazz fusion cheese to funking it out with The Headhunters I've been gorging on his albums since 'Willy Fogg' gave me a copy of 'Faces'. He has some serious talent, beautiful voice, super talented and a songwriter of sheer craftsmanship and he wrote 'Season of the Witch' FFS!

    Innit weird and special and great when you just connect with an artist and just want to hear everything they have done, mind well and truly blown. Anyway this arrived today which was a bit scratchier than expected but it was under a fiver so I cant complain it's listenable to and the grading was kind of on point in an ebay stylee I'll make up my own way of grading things way and its a super album guy has folky, jazz chops coming out of his ears. :


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    Season of the Witch was Leitch I was always lead to believe ... Just playing the Terry Reid now . Donovan is credited . As he is on the Pandemonium version and most other versions I know
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    Never seen this release before , 1978 issue, chuffed to pick it up


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    Very nice Reza
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    That's what I've always thought but now I'm in two minds and probably shouldn't take Wikipedia literally! but... pinch of salt time on their 'Donovan' and 'Shawn Phillips' pages they both state although he wasn't credited 'Donovan' later credited him for the song albeit I cannot see he did that officially. The accreditation they seem to refer to back this up is here from what I can gleam. : http://www.goldminemag.com/articles/...shawn-phillips although that does not really give any factual detail

    Looking at an interview with 'Shawn Phillips' from here: http://dmme.net/interviews/phillips.html when asked about it he says 'The music came first. I was playing the main riff, and Don started making up words.'

    He was certainly never credited and still isn't it seems and from what he says in that interview he just wrote the music. It's got me intrigued now, I'm reading a bit about Shaun here and there if I dig anything else up I'll share.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sie-Fly View Post
    Season of the Witch was Leitch I was always lead to believe ... Just playing the Terry Reid now . Donovan is credited . As he is on the Pandemonium version and most other versions I know
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    Intriguing ... what a tune though eh ?
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    Classic, so many great versions, 'Super Session' still my favourite, I can still remember when I first heard it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sie-Fly View Post
    Intriguing ... what a tune though eh ?

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    Right....time to get underway with the compiling of this months overspending





















    So, mainly just some highlights of the more interesting ones....

    starting with the last word - funky and some....nice James Brown production, very tight, crisp funk with grit and a lovely break on the flip
    Papa was too - stone classic, one of my favourite 45's upgraded from a crusty copy I gave to a mate.
    Now this george cash - nightingale/splat thing is kinda weird, its proggy jazzy offbeat on one side then utter shite on the flip, I dont know what to make of it
    Kenny Burrell - burning spear, classic cover of a classic soul jazz track. Benny Gordon - Give a damn about your feller man...very nice vietnam protest funk, been mentioned on here before I think
    Grant Green - Windjammer OH LORD! classic, brilliant, genius.
    Fabulous counts - get down people/lunar funk, another classic heavy funk 45
    Mad dog and the pups - Hip Squeeze, kinda annoying but very funky, deep and raw.
    Skipping ambassadors, bobby byrd and escorts - all well known funk/soul 45's (disrespect is another certified classic)

    Lou Courtney - Skate now...so damn bloody catchy, upbeat mod funk kinda thing.

    More james brown....dyke...blazers yadda yadda yadda....

    The Boys In The Band - Sumpin Heavy....proper good budget funk 45, heavy on the drums....recommended
    The Raeletts - Come Get It I Got It....YES, this is awesome, lovely soulful deep head nodder with stabbing horns, catchy as funk vocals and sweet melodies.

    The Hesitations - Solid Gold...perfect title because they really do some solid covers of well known tracks on this.
    Makeys....classic instrumental R&B/funk

    The Roy Burns LP has a brilliant cover of dead ringer on it and another track which is decent...sorry for the vagueness.

    Selected Sound - Cuts I....solid library, plenty of funky licks and hits and budget too.

    Lloyd Price is meh.

    The continental singers thing is a lot of fun...christian rock funk.....I need more records like this.


    Thanks to bennyboy for the imgur tip but alas, imgur has been a pain in the arse for me the past few days and I cant login to my photobucket anymore.
    There's a few more I havnt posted because I got fed up of cropping and resizing and errors and internet hanging.....so honorable mentions:

    Freda Payne - Stares and Whispers
    Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning
    The Meters - Zony Mash.

    Thank you for getting to the end of this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reza View Post
    Never seen this release before , 1978 issue, chuffed to pick it up

    Ohhhh nice! Lishonile is just superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post

    Look like some ill-fated detective series off of that there Thames TV circa 1978 but I promise you it's folky, clubland Jesus fare. :


    Sounds like they could have used a financial consultant.

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    OK, here's a few from the last couple of weeks ... always a surprise when real foreign records (other than USA) turn up at the flea ... doesn't seem to happen that much recently


    Conjunto Explosão Do Samba - Explosao Do Samba Vol. 5 (1976) Not listened yet.


    Masahiko Togashi - Spiritual Nature (1975). Not bad spiritual jazz, but needs a bloody good bath in the Knosti ...


    Kyoku Koizumi - Melodies (1985). Bought for plunderphonic laffs. Soon to belong to one of you ...


    Adolfo O'Reilly with Los Kimbos - Cuban Fantasy (????) Felsted Records SDL 86043. Bog standard smooth orchestral cuban. Can find very little info on it


    Flo Livingston And The Satellites - In Dreams (1969). Bit of a car crash, but fun with it ...


    Various - Golden TV Manga (1972) ... not listened yet, but it'll probably be earnest male singers doing variations on similar dull melodies. Only buy these for the covers. Had to buy something from a guy at the flea market, who gave me the keys to his van so that I could rummage through ... this and a YMO LP ...


    Alessandro Alessandroni ‎– Alessandro Alessandroni (1971) Cometa Edizioni Musicali. Treated myself to this as I didn't previously have any of the man's LPs. 2015 re-issue ... a few lovely tracks on here ...
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