Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

records that dont pop up at boot sales

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • records that dont pop up at boot sales

    I never seem to find much hip hop at boot sales.
    are aging B Boys still holding on to them?

    Also ive never found a Nirvana record at one either
    instagram.com/vinylhoard

  • #2
    Got lots of (mid 80s mostly) Hip Hop and a few Nirvana singles at boot sales. What I rarely see is modern classical like Stockhausen or Ligetti.
    All the Wolpertingers

    Comment


    • #3
      I must be going to the wrong ones. loads of classic rock and 80s pop. must be coming up to 90s kids clearing the lofts? or has it all gone on ebay?
      instagram.com/vinylhoard

      Comment


      • #4
        Been picking up various decent UK hip hop 45's at car boots over the last few months, cheap. Few of the more obvious big name LP's and 12's. Although had more luck in charity shops for hip hop.

        Luck of the draw innit.

        Comment


        • #5
          It is luck of the draw, I saw a guy last year selling hip-hop stuff. A mixture of albums and 12" singles at 3 quid a pop. I had a flick through but my limited hip-hop knowledge didn't register any names so it was probably all crap. It was eighties, early 90's too, wasn't prepared to take the risk at 3 squid especially as it seemed to be ex DJ records and quite beaten up some of them.

          90's alternative indie stuff is insanely collectible at the moment in good condition so I rarely see any, shame as I sold loads of it off years ago, like a fool. My local record shop owner collects 90's records, its his main area of interest these days he says and he no longer braves the booters. If your'e in Frodsham pop in although he has weird opening times so ring first and you might even get to see Bob Carolgees in his candle shop. Bonus!

          'A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' was my first hip hop chazza find in years apart from some chart cheese 12 inchers.

          Ditto on Nirvana.
          Last edited by amidar; 29-02-2016, 05:12 PM. Reason: through not few.
          Mixes, Music: https://www.mixcloud.com/amitron_7/

          Music: https://blackmoofou.bandcamp.com/

          Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1...bw92ZSjvLMZKlQ

          Latest Infant Project: https://soundcloud.com/bcmf

          Comment


          • #6
            This isn't directly related to your question but does fall into the world of particular records and the lack of them.

            A few months ago I was chatting to a soul guy who is of the age that he actually went to the Wigan Casino in the latter 70's as a northern soul fan. I was explaining that when I first started looking for soul/funk in the late 80's my limited knowledge only went as far as James Brown, Funkadelic, Sly Stone (you get the picture). I would have went to my first charity shop and record fair around 88/89 but I had very little joy in that initial period. My pal at that time got me JB - It's Hell but that was £20 from a market dealer! I did get some early Meters, Kool & The Gang, Mandrill, Sly Stone, Black Heat but always from market/record fair dealers and priced accordingly ie not just a couple of quid.

            I found some bits from 1992 onward at the flea market for pence....Foster Sylvers, Simtec & Wylie (were particular highlights that impressed friends) but all in all pretty poor or obvious finds. I had the whole UBB series from 1992 so although I didn't know much I at least I had them as a guide.

            I never found early or mid 70's Funkadelic. I never found Bob James 1 or 2. I never found Gwen McCrae - 90% LP. I never found Bill Withers first or second LP. I could only have dreamed of finding 'mega rarities' like Lyn Collins - Think About It, Last Poets LP's or my ultimate wants that to me must have been incredibly rare....The Mohawks LP and the Incredible Bongo Band LP.

            So this soul guy who doesn't lie about such stuff tells me the local junk shops had multiples of Parliaments - Osmium or Lyn Collins - Think About It LP (and more of the ilk I was after) in the late 70's and into the mid 80's. So where did this stuff all go that by the late 80's and early 90's it wasn't even in the boxes of local dealers at silly prices never mind in cheap boxes?

            I know we've discussed these things before but it really does surprise me as to why there wasn't stuff still hanging around in carboots, junk shops etc. The market for that genre of music was tiny up here in Newcastle by this period and guys looking for breaks would have literally been me, Mr Sayers and a couple of others (at least to my knowledge). Mr Sayers has the exact same experience as me although we only met in the early 00's.

            Anyway, back to the main thread. When I was doing carboots I never found a good 80's indie collection.
            "Don't get involved in the f**kin' chat pages. It's just full of arseholes talkin' sh*te non-stop"

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Campag Record View Post
              Anyway, back to the main thread. When I was doing carboots I never found a good 80's indie collection.
              I only ever found one nice collection of indie stuff - and most of that was ruined having obviously been rained on at a previous sale. I did still fish out a few bits and pieces but had to leave a lot of it. Heartbreaking it was.
              Drastically reduced to 72p

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Campag Record View Post
                The market for that genre of music was tiny up here in Newcastle by this period and guys looking for breaks would have literally been me, Mr Sayers and a couple of others (at least to my knowledge). Mr Sayers has the exact same experience as me although we only met in the early 00's.

                .
                And me. I picked up Osmium, a couple of early Funkadelic lps, Last Poets and Bill Withers in the North East, and I remember a mate finding a whole bunch of JB records in a sex shop on the Westgate Road.

                I reckon there was always a bit of competition in the Toon - I can name at least a dozen guys who put as much time and effort into it as me over the time I was there, and that's not counting dealers.

                Almost all the best finds on 45 came from the few times a DJ's collection ended up for sale, but I can´t remember finding too many lp collections. Creates of old US cut-outs did used to turn up here and there for some reason.

                But Newcastle was very different from Nottingham, where you had a much stronger northern contingent (where there was northern, there was funk) as well as a black community.
                Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by babycart View Post
                  And me. I picked up Osmium, a couple of early Funkadelic lps, Last Poets and Bill Withers in the North East, and I remember a mate finding a whole bunch of JB records in a sex shop on the Westgate Road.

                  I reckon there was always a bit of competition in the Toon - I can name at least a dozen guys who put as much time and effort into it as me over the time I was there, and that's not counting dealers.

                  Almost all the best finds on 45 came from the few times a DJ's collection ended up for sale, but I can´t remember finding too many lp collections. Creates of old US cut-outs did used to turn up here and there for some reason.

                  But Newcastle was very different from Nottingham, where you had a much stronger northern contingent (where there was northern, there was funk) as well as a black community.
                  I did think of you as I typed that post and what your experiences were. I remember you saying you got Fania cutouts in one of the major shops as well. Thanks for the info BC....very interesting. I was just late to the party I guess...as usual.
                  "Don't get involved in the f**kin' chat pages. It's just full of arseholes talkin' sh*te non-stop"

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Campag Record View Post
                    I did think of you as I typed that post and what your experiences were. I remember you saying you got Fania cutouts in one of the major shops as well. Thanks for the info BC....very interesting. I was just late to the party I guess...as usual.
                    I was late plenty of times too.
                    In the 90s I knew guys who came back with Lee Perry lps, library records, psychy stuff like Annette Peacock, Johnny Harris, moog stuff - all of which was either off my radar at the time or not what I was buying then. I remember seeing two crates of library stuff once and not having the faintest clue in the world what I was looking at. I bought Music to Varnish Owls By because of the title, went home, liked it and when i came back it had all gone.


                    To answer the original question, I reckon car boots are above chazzas but below most everything else. But that's probably because getting up at 6 am is alien to my nature.

                    My face-to-face record buying list is:

                    1. Second hand record shops
                    2. Record fairs
                    3. Market stalls
                    4. Junk shops
                    5. Car boots
                    6. Sex shops
                    7. Chazzas
                    8. Jumble sales
                    9. House calls (done two - what a horrible experience)
                    Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      My buying list is

                      1 Boot sales
                      2 Charity shops
                      3 record fairs
                      4 new record shops
                      5 second hand record shops

                      which is why all my records are not mint
                      instagram.com/vinylhoard

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Paul-K View Post
                        I must be going to the wrong ones. loads of classic rock and 80s pop. must be coming up to 90s kids clearing the lofts? or has it all gone on ebay?
                        I think it's the ebay route. Traditionally collections would turn up in charity shops or carboot sales when someone died, and the Perry Como and Jim Reeves collectors of the world wouldn't have thought there was any worth to their collections (and they were correct). But I think people where music was a considerable part of their life, whether they collected classic rock or punk or indie or hip-hop etc. are all well aware that there is a considerable value to their collections, not least what they spent on it.

                        House clearance guys keep telling me the same story, they used to go into properties and they could take everything on one side but not the other, which the relatives were keeping. The records were always up for grabs and now, they never are...

                        Techno collections are the exception to the rule, they turn up at carboots and charities quite often. At least, the shit techno collections do ("my lad used to DJ for a couple of years, then he lost interest so I'm selling these..." - yes, I can see why he lost interest, he bought shit records...) It's rare you find Warp stuff, classic Detroit etc. because, again, people who bought this stuff KNEW it was good.
                        Club stuff: www.facebook.com/DivineGlasgow

                        Mixes: https://www.mixcloud.com/andrewdivine/

                        Photos: www.instagram.com/divine_glasgow/

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          My face to face buying list is:

                          1. Charity Shops
                          2. Car boots (but me regulars are closed for winter)
                          3. Secondhand Record Shops
                          4. Record Shops
                          5. Mates and that.

                          I started properly buying records back in the 90's when I lived in South East London - I remember I used to read about a record, then wander down to the nearest secondhand shop (usually Rat records in Greenwich) and buy a copy for some measly amount. In my mind's eye, I can see the racks bulging with every genre, but I was just at the stage of going off piste from the various funk comps I was buying. The early days of Ebay suddenly opened me up to a world where you could lay your hands on all the records I was reading about in Big Daddy etc.

                          A bit like BC, I remember wandering into one of the many Hanway Street record shops and seeing huge amounts of library records, probably dumped there by a local production house. But I didnt have a clue what I was even looking at. Balls.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I heard there was a massive collection of mint 90's indie that turned up a booter in Hounslow Heath at the weekend.

                            problem was a few groups of dealers all got there at once:
                            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35681677

                            it's OK to head out for wonderful, but on your way to wonderful, you're gonna have to pass through all right. When you get to all right,
                            take a good look around and get used to it, because that may be as far as you're gonna go.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              They probably saw those Bridewell Taxi's 12"s glistening in the winter sun and went nuts. And who can blame them?

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X