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    Nice finds as ever Ben. I know you don't dig the small 'un but if you ever see a Roses' 'Resurrection' 45 grab it - partly because it goes for £££ and partly because I'm looking for a copy.

    I've been keeping an eye out for that Anita Harris for years now - never had a sniff - I could get it ver cheap off the 'cogs but where's the fun in that . Are the rest of the tracks up to 'clapping song' standards?

    Blue Phantom LP = CLASSIC! Just need a UK Ugly Custard (which I bet you already have) for a full label run too - always gratifying.
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    A few vinyl finds in the last week or so, there were more but these are actually the highlights!



    Perhaps only a tip shop could turn up an oddity like the record below,
    I first noticed that she was quite uncomfortably squeezed into her dress
    and then pondered when the B.A.R. decided to change their name.







    A couple of nice charity shop finds this week in the same box were this Stones LP
    which I didn't realise was a picture disc (despite the sleeve saying so) until I checked the records condition



    sitting pretty next to this wee beauty in a pound box!?!





    The car boots turned up a few treats including a near mint copy of this LP I'd not come across before



    and a lovely German box set



    The only 7"s I picked up were a couple of flexi-discs and these 2 from '72




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    Los Picaflores From Paraguay - released by the South American Missionary Service, this is the teenage/young adult children of missionaries I think. First side is instrumental, and has a nice South American feel, with the two small Paraguayan harps (I pick up anything with a harp that looks interesting). Second side is vocal, more straightforward folk, the vocals aren't great, but the material was a bit stronger than the drippy Christian stuff I was expecting - there's a protest song about the poverty of the indigenous people, for example.
    Tony Hatch - A Latin Happening - I don't seem to see his latin stuff, not sure I've ever seen one of these before. This is a bit hit and miss, some lively arrangements and a few snoozefests. Need to find the Antonio Pedtro Hatch Benicio found now (well, that and Sounds of the 70s). Had Brasilia Mission and maybe one other (Latin Velvet?) in the 90s but got rid, both a bit too smooth if I remember
    Alan Tew Sound - Latin Style - might have had this back in the 90s, I can't remember. Don't recall seeing one for a while, so picked it up. Not played it yet, and not sure I would recognise any of Tom Springfield's songs except for "The Carnival Is Over" and "Georgie Girl" (the version of latter from this is one of the Contour Living Stereo sampler).
    Ron Grainer - Themes Like - a junk shop has opened up near me, I think it's probably house-clearance stuff or similar, nothing very exciting. Had a few scruffy horizontal piles of records, mostly 80s pop, but there was this (and also the Tijuana Christmas album on MfP which I think I've filed away already for December). Only whilst searching for this on Discogs did I noticed his name is "Grainer" and not "Granier" as I've thought for the past 20+ years. Anyway, it's rubbish apart from the 4 tracks of music from Maigret, which are nice and atmospheric.
    Bruno Canfora - Romantic Riviera - not played yet, this is a later US release of an Italian record I think. From a quick needle drop it sounds like proper old-school orchestral easy listening
    Flintlock - Hot From The Lock - caught a couple of episodes of "The Voice" a few months back, and one of the contestants said her dad had been in a band in the 70s. I forget the details of how it was described now, but it sounded like it might have been a VGP type band. Then was surprised to find one of their records a couple of weeks later, their second album. They're on the more soulful side in parts, mix of covers (Rikki Don't Lose that Number, Whiter Shade of Pale) and originals (a funky one that sounds a bit like "Why Did You Do It" or something), but also the random stuff you expect from these types of bands (Beatles covers etc). Looking at Discogs this was released in Japan, and has been reissued on CD!?! Anyway, this copy is unlistenably worn so it's going


    Sandie Shaw - Reviewing the Situation - only a Discogs "find" sadly. Cover is totally trashed, but the record is nice. I knew the cover on this was thin, but I don't think I was expecting it to be quite so fragile. Happy to find it's a solid album, was worried it might be a one-tracker.
    Galadriel - Airborne - what is it with seagulls on record sleeves? there seem to be loads of them. Bet the sleeve designers have never had a herring gull inches from your face trying to steal your pasty out of your hands on a otherwise deserted West Bay beach. My wife helpfully reminds me of this event every time there's a shot of the cliffs in Broadchurch (which is about 10 times an episode). Anyway, this is an early 80s folk album, quite good, a keeper for now anyway, although that gull's eyes follow you round the room. Just noticed it's signed, with the message "The cover sort of reminds one of Sidmouth, doesn't it?", so maybe unlike the sleeve designer, the band have experienced the winged terror of the skies.
    Bully Wee - Enchanted Lady - this and the Galadriel are from the folk collection that seems to be dripping out in the local Oxfam. Wasn't expecting this to be folk from the sleeve until I turned it over. Slightly strange jazz bits in places, don't think it's a keeper, although it closes with a nice version of "The Snows They Melt the Soonest".
    Moontwist - Sight and Sound - 1980s, sort of moody jazz-ish 12". Lyrics get a bit annoying, otherwise quite nice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzeKsQ_Xbpo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agnes_Guano View Post
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    had a go at making my first youtube video - here's the spooooky wind noises


    couldn't be bothered to remove all the clicks, but got rid of the worst ones

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    Concert of Damo Suzuki yesterday

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    Real life has been keeping me busy recently. Taking a short break I thought that I would mention this.

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    This is one of the fruits of my recent trip to the UK. The sleeve you can see. The vinyl would be a strong Ex+, if it wasn't for a slight edge warp. The warp isn't that noticeable off the turntable and it doesn't impact on the sound. But it looks mildly alarming when it plays.

    20 quid was more than I was hoping to pay. But I recall looking at Discogs and thinking that it might be a bargain. And I had little or no hope of seeing it here. And different rules apply to buying when on holiday.

    I am fairly sure that this is a known quantity for many on the board. It shows on the Forummusic site IIRC. Not many mentions here, though. It has a soundtrack/library funk vibe that I like (listening more to classical recently, of course). Not that far removed from Alex Puddu's retropornsoundtrack exercises. Or a juicier version of the Hanged Man. I expect that I'll be able to ease the odd track gently into existing playlists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Head Gardener View Post

    I first noticed that she was quite uncomfortably squeezed into her dress
    and then pondered when the B.A.R. decided to change their name.


    They didn't change their name, they simply shut up shop as late as 1993!

    From charitycommission.gov.uk:

    >The British Association For The Retarded Limited.
    > This charity was registered on 31 Jul 1974, It was removed from the register on 07 Jun 1993.
    > Reason for removal: Ceased to exist.
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    I've seen this LP knocking around, but have to say I missed the full name of the association involved. Jesus.

    Doesn't it say something like Janice was working in the canteen and won an inhouse comp to record the LP, so she is literally a winner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyboy View Post
    I've seen this LP knocking around, but have to say I missed the full name of the association involved. Jesus.

    Doesn't it say something like Janice was working in the canteen and won an inhouse comp to record the LP, so she is literally a winner?
    Janice was a member of Head Office staff at Marks & Spencer and a very talented member of the company's Social Society.

    The backing singers were also head office staff, apart from Janet from the Kilburn shop, who was probably as common as muck.

    Glynis Jones (M & S Head Office)
    Glynis Bell (M & S Head Office)
    Julie Stubbs (M & S Head Office)
    Marilyn Bright (M & S Head Office)
    Valerie Mace (M & S Head Office)
    Janet Simons (Kilburn Store)
    Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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    Ha ha, I'm sorry I denigrated her position within the company. I'm not so sorry about Janet.

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    HG - dare I ask, is (was) Janet actually a good singer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funktionnaire View Post
    HG - dare I ask, is (was) Janet actually a good singer?
    I've got this record and you can't really tell which one is Janet, out of her, the two Glynises, Valerie, Julie and Marilyn. It does´nt look like her shopgirl to superstar dream came true, poor thing.
    Janice is an Ok singer, and has done loads of backing singer work since.

    https://www.discogs.com/artist/89096...s&type=Credits
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    Success would probably have ruined her. My advice to her would be to be happy with her lot in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funktionnaire View Post
    Success would probably have ruined her. My advice to her would be to be happy with her lot in life.
    Her type never are, though, are they Funktionnaiire? Sings on a record and she reckons she's Shirley bleeding Bassey. You were still putting my Bert's Y-fronts in a bag on Tuesday lunchtime, though, weren´t you luv?
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    I couldn't say, I don't know what her type is. Clearly, though, it would be insensitive to advise her to continue to pine for the fame that she never achieved.

    You've lost me with the Y-fronts comment.

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    Sorry, I was talking about Janet the shopgirl from Kilburn M&S on backing vocals, not Janice the singer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funktionnaire View Post

    You've lost me with the Y-fronts comment.
    Not me, though. God, I needed that- work has been bloody awful today.
    "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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    Oops, my mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funktionnaire View Post
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    Ain't that the truth, Ruth?
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    Half-time in the rugby (league) match, which gives me chance to show the few bits that I picked up after work yesterday:




    Still loving my 80s pop 12"s with the clubby mixes, here's Duran getting their Chic on, an extended mix that you'd be bopping away to, before you realise who its and cringe with guilt. Reissue of The Ghost, which I bought out of sheer curiosity. Couple of decent tracks, but nowt amazing. Obviously, with the Brum connection, maybe they were trying to emulate Sabbath, but if you're going with the occult lyrics, you need to have Iommi, Butler and Ward backing you - think this one will head to the trades pile. Bottom left was purchased with fingers crossed that it might be like The Band, but it's more rootsy than that and more of a Soggy Bottom Boys feel to it. Perhaps a bit too Appalachian / Country for me in the end, but glad I bought it to find out. Bottom right was bought purely as I thought someone on here might want it for mixtape / sample fodder. Funnily enough, I'd spent a chunk of the afternoon skiving at work, reading through the BBC Records section on VG+'s very own Labels of Love, then I stumble on this. The Vinyl Gods move in strange ways.

    So, to sum up, the only one of those I think is a definite keeper is, ironically, the Duran 12". Who knew?
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    I love the Ghost 45s dearly!
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    A wander through the local shops on the way for a haircut this morning yielded couple of interesting bits



    totally unknown to me before, just went on the cover


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    After all these years I finally found in the wild a copy of Hot Chocolate Go Go Girl
    50p and decent nick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    had a go at making my first youtube video - here's the spooooky wind noises
    Intense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Head Gardener View Post
    A few vinyl finds in the last week or so, there were more but these are actually the highlights!

    The only 7"s I picked up were a couple of flexi-discs and these 2 from '72


    A Ken Goodwin single I don't have, oh well on to the wants list it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reza View Post
    totally unknown to me before, just went on the cover
    the Tommy James has been recommended a few times on here and Waxidermy. It is a great sleeve

    never seen that Afro Blues Quintet LP before - I like the first two though, is it any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongolia View Post
    the Tommy James has been recommended a few times on here and Waxidermy. It is a great sleeve

    never seen that Afro Blues Quintet LP before - I like the first two though, is it any good?
    Apart from the awful title track Guantanamera, has there ever been a good version of this, the rest is pretty good

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    Big Jim H's version is great!


    also Roland Alphonso's is nice


    (better flip though on that - The Spanishtonians "Suffer Me Not" )

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    (give Big Jim time to get going though, the beginning is pretty staid)

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    Quote Originally Posted by reza View Post
    Apart from the awful title track Guantanamera, has there ever been a good version of this,
    SHIT JAMIE VARDY
    YOU'RE JUST A SHIT JAMIE VARDY

    My favourite version is probably José Feliciano's
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