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    Well, afraid there's nothing visually spectacular enough to warrant the hassle of pictures (EDIT: Ah, WTF, was doing some pix anyway so have added a couple - omitting the plain sleeves etc - below) but a few nice bits...

    Guy Greco & The Four Saints: S/T (IAT Records) - US cabaret band do wedding party swing and rock'n'roll, but have amusing Peddlers style stabs at Lipps Inc's Funky Town and Spencer Davis Group's 'Gimme Some Lovin' along the way.

    Guy Bontempelli: S/T (Polydor) - arranged by JC Vannier, so some stuning orchestral stuff in the background, but overall it's more Chanson-style songs than anything that really grabs me. Best tracks are 'Santander' and 'Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp', but the high hopes after seeing Vannier's name aren't lived up to, to be honest.

    Al Hirt: Now! (RCA) - decent EZ stabs at the likes of Scarborough Fair, Wichita Lineman, Abraham Martin & John etc, but hardly essential listening...sure I've seen mention of some really good Al Hirt LPs, though.

    Fausto Papetti: 9a Raccolta (Durium) - Galt MacDermot's 'African Waltz', 'The Dock Of The Bay' and original cut 'Blues For Cynthia' all sound pretty good to me...

    The Gospel Ayres: I Wanna Testify (Contour) - hmm, looks like it'll be great, but just fairly straight ahead gospel, albeit very decent if that's your thing.

    Nightmares On Wax: Happiness (Warp promo 12") - good sort of party-soul-dance track, but again this isn't really pushing my personal buttons...

    One Dove: 'Why Don't You Take Me' (2x12" promo in yellow/blue vinyl) - good track, too...

    Chet Atkins: Picks On The Beatles (RCA) - nice twangy early - mid-period fabs covers, unusual approaches and choices, and George Harrison approved. Enjoying this, but possibly not many VV-er's cuppa...

    Terry Riley: A Rainbow In Curved Air (Columbia) - trancey electric minimalist essential

    Mort Garson: Electronic Hair Pieces (A&M Mayfair) - heard some harsh criticism of this one in the past, but actually enjoying it no end. Love the take on 'Be In (Hare Krishna)', the very wonky 'Aquarius' etc...

    Gary Toms Empire: 7654321 Blow Your Whistle (PIP) - hmm, extremely cheesy novelty Earth Wind & Fire seems to be the idea here...though the car horns honking away through the cover of 'Drive My Car' raised a smile

    Cheryl Cornelder: Themes From The Caged (Pilgrim) - couple of nice Christian folk-funky bits like 'Silvery Rain' on here, as discussed in other thread. Voice is an acquired taste that mars some good arrangements/songs elsewhere, though.

    also a couple of interesting CDs, Sugarman 3 & Co: Pure Cane Sugar on Daptone, and DJ Monkone's 'Monk's dream' 2002 mix on Turntable Lab, which veers a bit too far into smooth jazz-funk here and there for my taste but has some nice cuts on it...Blossom Dearie, Tito Puente, Gang La Tagarela, Lani Hall, Trio Mocota etc...
    Last edited by wayne; 24-05-2005, 12:38 AM.
    a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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    Al Hirt: Now! (RCA) - decent EZ stabs at the likes of Scarborough Fair, Wichita Lineman, Abraham Martin & John etc, but hardly essential listening...sure I've seen mention of some really good Al Hirt LPs, though.
    'Soul In The Horn' has a classic De La Soul sample on it.

    The Gospel Ayres: I Wanna Testify (Contour) - hmm, looks like it'll be great, but just fairly straight ahead gospel, albeit very decent if that's your thing.
    I like their cover of The Parliaments 'Testify'. Nothing lives up to that promising sleeve shot though. Surely that 's worth getting your camera out for?

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    • #3
      Oh! I found a 'Big Terror Movie Themes' and a 'Braziliana'. Quiet quiet weekend this one. I blame the rain, the wind, football, Eurovision, warm beds, ebay, lepracauns, Saddam Hussein's pants, and many other anomolies.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wayne
        Gary Toms Empire: 7654321 Blow Your Whistle (PIP) - hmm, extremely cheesy novelty Earth Wind & Fire seems to be the idea here...though the car horns honking away through the cover of 'Drive My Car' raised a smile
        Oh yes, I got this a couple of weeks back - the title track is a cover of a flop Blue Mink single; try and check out their version, it's rather good.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by wayne
          Gary Toms Empire: 7654321 Blow Your Whistle (PIP) - hmm, extremely cheesy novelty Earth Wind & Fire seems to be the idea here...
          The title track of which was sampled for DJ Mink's Sheffield hip hop classic 'Hey! Hey! Can U Relate?'.
          Let him have the lot for £2.00 - we were only going to throw 'em out anyway...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by vibra
            The title track of which was sampled for DJ Mink's Sheffield hip hop classic 'Hey! Hey! Can U Relate?'.
            And Young MC's classic 'Know How'.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by vibra
              The title track of which was sampled for DJ Mink's Sheffield hip hop classic 'Hey! Hey! Can U Relate?'.
              K.I.D. is Nottie tho'...
              You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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              • #8
                My Weekend Finds
                From the charity shop :-



                From the car boot :-



                Which was the best hoard? who knows, who cares !
                somebody said they didn't like people typing lists of mediocre finds and prefered pics. So here we are
                Vinyl Sales are outstripping CD Sales 10000 to 1

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                • #9
                  pictures are great!

                  lists are fine, the problem is long lists without any comments, particularly if they are just a load of bargains destined for Ebay/Music and Video Exchange.

                  nice cover on that WRC issue of Ray Charles. the original has a disgusting yellow sleeve.

                  that Audio Fidelity sampler is interesting. a US label, but with UK releases. Per-cus-sive Jazz is probably the most common LP besides the belly dancing/middle east ones (something they specialised in). the Seven Players track on the sampler is the best one on their album, i think it's great, other people's opinions probably differ!

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                  • #10
                    I seem to remember that Brian Dee has a nice version of The Godfather love theme...

                    Must look up how to upload those pics... looks fun and less work than typing anyways...
                    CORSO: What kind of advice you got for politicians?

                    BURROUGHS: Say the truth once and for all and shut up forever.

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                    • #11
                      Nowt much falling into my lap this week and my general sense of utter injustice was compounded on Saturday by the travesty of a Cup Final.

                      Anyway, recent finds (mostly weekend, but a couple occurred last week):

                      Various - Galloping Home (the cover just makes me think "What's that Lynn? It's brilliant!")

                      Various - Rare (late 80s RCA/BMG/Arista comp that I neglected first time around cos I foolishly thought Selectadisc would have them in forever - cue deletion. Still, 15 years later and Selectadisc got one back in. Hurrah!)

                      Various - Best of Rare (see above)

                      Various - Break Down (mid-90s funk comp, will be dispatched to my DJ-ing mate in Brighton. Left Break Down Vol 2 though cos I always thought that was a poor sequel.)

                      Isley Brothers - 3+3= (pretty common I know, but you can't fault 'Highways...' and 'That Lady' especially when Ernie really takes off. Will be sent to Brighton as above)

                      Bert Kaempfert - Now! ('Falling Free' is a VV fave and this too will be packaged and headed for the south east coast)

                      Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die (not dead rare obviously, but this one was on 'Pink i' and has a different sleeve to the one I'm used to seeing. Will post pictures when I've time, if anyone's fussed. Rob wanted a fiver for it, same as he did the non-Pink copy with the standard sleeve. Quality LP anyway and a good companion piece to McDonald & Giles)

                      Enoch Light - Spaced Out (picked up in Selectadisc, I think I paid over the odds though. It's under my desk here, so I've not heard any of it. Looks interesting though and I remember 'Bond St' being a popular tune a few years back.)

                      Selectadisc seems to have a steady stream of a funk collector/DJ's collection going through their racks, dating from the rare groove era onwards. I saw the JB's Funky People LPs that Wayne picked up last week and I grabbed the black Urban Classics LP for my mate. Worth keeping an eye on cos some of the more illicit comps are hitting the racks now, you know, the French ones with stuff like Third Guitar and Kashmere Band on there, I bet the Nuggets of Funk, Chill Pill and Pure series end up in the racks soon.
                      Jet Boy stole my baby.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Benicio Del Toffo

                        Enoch Light - Spaced Out (picked up in Selectadisc, I think I paid over the odds though. It's under my desk here, so I've not heard any of it. Looks interesting though and I remember 'Bond St' being a popular tune a few years back.)
                        classic Beatnuts sample too!
                        We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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                        • #13
                          was'nt feeling too well at work today (weekend = nothing) so i took myself off home, but was well enough to stop off on the way to get some medicine
                          www.benjavens.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            About half of what I scored this weekend at various fleas and thrifts... The other half is still at work but probably less VV related anyway...

                            CORSO: What kind of advice you got for politicians?

                            BURROUGHS: Say the truth once and for all and shut up forever.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bongolia
                              pictures are great!

                              that Audio Fidelity sampler is interesting. a US label, but with UK releases. Per-cus-sive Jazz is probably the most common LP besides the belly dancing/middle east ones (something they specialised in). the Seven Players track on the sampler is the best one on their album, i think it's great, other people's opinions probably differ!

                              Have to agree about the pictures....this is beginning to look like guest charts section from the old site.

                              I've had that bloody Audio Fidelity sampler for at least a year and not spun it yet. (I trust I'm not the only one who does that?)

                              Cheers for both the photo and the tip...off for a spin of it before lights out.... will visually share with comments ....the crackers, knackers and one trackers later.
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