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  • #16
    The only 3 sided album I have has a really nice etching on the blank side which I thought was a nice idea. Laser etched I would imagine.

    EDIT: Just noticed Bongo mentioned etching. It is a nice idea and makes for a nice item. It is to be found on the last 'Daevid Allen' fronted 'Gong - I See You' album which I will keep forever hopefully.

    Looks great. : https://www.discogs.com/Gong-I-See-You/release/6334340
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    • #17


      Kermit Schafer - Pardon My Blooper! - serendipitous find just minutes after reading HG's finds post of an EP of this the other week. Some quite funny stuff on here and some sample fodder (but a lot are just people failing to get a word out which isn't really funny), and it's quite fast paced, not too much padding.
      Shiroka Lukka Sings - Bulgarian school folk on Balkanton. Not sure if a keeper, but some bagpipes and nice singing, the singing reminds me of " Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares" rather than rawer field recording types.
      Went to the Hackney record fair last weekend, was very busy, lots of younger people trying to elbow me aside in order to grab Elton John records (adding insult to injury). Bought mostly from bargain boxes.
      Junior Campbell - Second Time Around - had definitely seen this on here, but maybe only in a freebie thread. I like one or two Marmalade songs, but this is definitely not a keeper
      Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House - fun sound effects record on Disneyland. Seems to have about 30 different pressings listed on Discogs

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      hit an Ad-Rhythm lode - never see this stuff normally round here, so was quite pleased. There was also Smart Latin but it was trashed.
      Santi Latora - Blue Flame, Koichi Oki - Yamaha Superstar, Hidemi Saito - Beatles Song Book - all seem to have moments
      Turley Richards - Expressions - mentioned on here a few times. Had the impression it was easy-listening for some reason, but it's singer-songwriter stuff, with pretty good backing.


      some more classic VV style records
      Mike Leander - Cool Drinks and Warm Company - Phase 4 I'd never heard of before
      Frank Pourcel - Pourcel Today - with "You Only Live Twice". Also if you've ever wondered how the Concierto de Aranjuez would sound on a sitar, this is the record to get
      London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble - Band Of Gold - Circle of Sound with a slightly strange cover. Not played yet
      Vic Lewis - Boy In the Saffron Robe - easy versions of Donovan, to upgrade my crackly copy. I think the only record my wife has complained about other than Wings and a new age harp record.


      some proper records from the fair now
      Philip Upchurch - Darkness, Darkness - the US original is a double album, the European versions are just 5 tracks from that. Slightly noodly guitar jazz covers of "Inner City Blues", "Fire And Rain", "Cold Sweat" etc. Chuck Rainey, Joe Sample, Harvey Mason
      Jesse Fuller - San Francisco Blues - some dealer had a load of boxes with everything at 10 quid or 5 for 45 deal. Was pretty much tediously standard classic rock stuff besides this.
      McCoy Tyner - Extensions - early 70s Blue Note. Should have looked a bit more closely on Discogs though, this is the later dark blue label, so went from being a bargain to slightly pricy. Still, very clean and the dealer's a friendly guy.
      Malamini Jobarteh & Dembo Konte - Jaliya - Gambian kora duet LP from unsold 80s stock on the Sterns stall

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      • #18
        Originally posted by bongolia View Post

        actually, I think I'd rather this happened more often for albums that are in the 45-65 minute range - too long for a single album, not long enough for a double. Spreading CD-era albums over four sides means a lot of side changing. I'd rather the fourth side had an etching or some bonus tracks or something.

        Only have "Breakfast In America" (which has some great tracks on), never risked buying any of the others. Supertramp were one of the groups that played at my mum's school at the end of year party or Christmas party or something when my mum was a teacher in the early 70s. Guess it would have been between the second album and the third. Also Roxy Music who tried to get out of the booking, having got successful in the intervening period between being booked and the show.

        Was meaning to check out Kate & Anna McGarrigle a while back, but only got as far as listening to "Heart Like a Wheel" on youtube which was a real letdown after the brilliant Zoe Muth cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ift2euVTIAk
        Good point on the 3 sided conundrum.

        Agree on Breakfast In America. Supertramp's Crime Of The Century is a favourite of mine. It is one of my teenage albums. I didn't own a copy until about 10 years ago but used to listen to it all the time around at a friend's house in my mid teens, no doubt playing chess or bezique, mucking about with model railways or planning our next mothing evening. Times have changed.

        Seems Even in The Quietest Moments is not a spare. Playing it now and it's Ok. They do seem pretty consistent. I've never explored their two early albums though.

        There are 3 or 4 ok tracks on this McGarrigle album, the two best being the French traditional ones Blanche Comme La Neige and Perrine Etait Servante. .Doesn't make it a keeper though.

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        • #19
          Some nice scores there Bongo that 'Turley' record looks like the sort of thing I'm digging at the moment, will have to check out the Youtube clips. I have that Mike Leander it's quite campy and fun for sampling or getting your 60's cheese on. Never seen that 'Blue Flame' on AR before. I do have the 'Gabrieli Brass' Canterbury tales record which is musically a lot of fun but the narration spoils it never come across there other albums. I've had a rip of that Disney album for years I'm always sampling little bits of it, never see it out and about. There is an american guy who collects only Disney records there seems to be tons especially in the US. I want the Exotica one which sound tracked their Tiki bar.

          I love that Phil Upchurch album, have a mate who is a brilliant guitar player and he's always lauding his technique with good reason imo especially on his early 70's albums before he went all George Benson. 'Extensions' a classic regardless of issue and Great find on the Jesse Fuller, cant see the stateside issue on discogs must be rare either way, 10 quid is bargain blues man!

          Originally posted by bongolia View Post


          Kermit Schafer - Pardon My Blooper! - serendipitous find just minutes after reading HG's finds post of an EP of this the other week. Some quite funny stuff on here and some sample fodder (but a lot are just people failing to get a word out which isn't really funny), and it's quite fast paced, not too much padding.
          Shiroka Lukka Sings - Bulgarian school folk on Balkanton. Not sure if a keeper, but some bagpipes and nice singing, the singing reminds me of " Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares" rather than rawer field recording types.
          Went to the Hackney record fair last weekend, was very busy, lots of younger people trying to elbow me aside in order to grab Elton John records (adding insult to injury). Bought mostly from bargain boxes.
          Junior Campbell - Second Time Around - had definitely seen this on here, but maybe only in a freebie thread. I like one or two Marmalade songs, but this is definitely not a keeper
          Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House - fun sound effects record on Disneyland. Seems to have about 30 different pressings listed on Discogs

          hit an Ad-Rhythm lode - never see this stuff normally round here, so was quite pleased. There was also Smart Latin but it was trashed.
          Santi Latora - Blue Flame, Koichi Oki - Yamaha Superstar, Hidemi Saito - Beatles Song Book - all seem to have moments
          Turley Richards - Expressions - mentioned on here a few times. Had the impression it was easy-listening for some reason, but it's singer-songwriter stuff, with pretty good backing.


          some more classic VV style records
          Mike Leander - Cool Drinks and Warm Company - Phase 4 I'd never heard of before
          Frank Pourcel - Pourcel Today - with "You Only Live Twice". Also if you've ever wondered how the Concierto de Aranjuez would sound on a sitar, this is the record to get
          London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble - Band Of Gold - Circle of Sound with a slightly strange cover. Not played yet
          Vic Lewis - Boy In the Saffron Robe - easy versions of Donovan, to upgrade my crackly copy. I think the only record my wife has complained about other than Wings and a new age harp record.


          some proper records from the fair now
          Philip Upchurch - Darkness, Darkness - the US original is a double album, the European versions are just 5 tracks from that. Slightly noodly guitar jazz covers of "Inner City Blues", "Fire And Rain", "Cold Sweat" etc. Chuck Rainey, Joe Sample, Harvey Mason
          Jesse Fuller - San Francisco Blues - some dealer had a load of boxes with everything at 10 quid or 5 for 45 deal. Was pretty much tediously standard classic rock stuff besides this.
          McCoy Tyner - Extensions - early 70s Blue Note. Should have looked a bit more closely on Discogs though, this is the later dark blue label, so went from being a bargain to slightly pricy. Still, very clean and the dealer's a friendly guy.
          Malamini Jobarteh & Dembo Konte - Jaliya - Gambian kora duet LP from unsold 80s stock on the Sterns stall
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          • #20
            Turley Richards def worth picking up, don't recall ever seeing one before but sure someone on here said it was a common bargain bin LP. Tracks are quite varied, even does a good job on a blues number. Think you'll like it.

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            • #21
              Sweet, cant listen at the mo, but it looks like there are a lot of vids from the album I can check out. Ta for the tip.

              Originally posted by bongolia View Post
              Turley Richards def worth picking up, don't recall ever seeing one before but sure someone on here said it was a common bargain bin LP. Tracks are quite varied, even does a good job on a blues number. Think you'll like it.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Grim Lounge Cowboy View Post
                Just listening to it on Youtube now. "Tuesday's Child' (second track) pretty good, really: a medium-paced dancer. "Thursday's Child" pleasantly bluesy.

                Possibly a keeper!

                Still, I suppose that if someone were to dangle a carrot of sufficient size...
                https://www.verygoodplus.co.uk/forum...196#post683196

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                • #23
                  Was it you who alerted me to it in the first place? Someone here did.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Grim Lounge Cowboy View Post
                    Was it you who alerted me to it in the first place? Someone here did.
                    Might be - though earliest ref I can find here goes back a long way...

                    https://www.verygoodplus.co.uk/forum...-jazz-ensemble

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                    • #25
                      Just took the cat to be neutered so am hanging by the phone trying to keep busy as I worry so here's some finds.

                      I've been getting into Dylan of late as part of my re-evaluating music I've either dismissed or not been grabbed by in the past. I started with 'Nashville Skyline' last year which I think is great and I went from that to 'Street Legal' from 78 which is an odd record and pretty much panned at the time but a decent seller in the UK. I like it but the first thing that hits you about it is the production which is awful but I guess part of it's charm. I was expecting pretty much a MOR/AOR crisply produced Dylan in Yacht Rock mode but it's this almost a demo like set of songs with 3 female backing singers that sounds like a mixture of 'Bob Marley' and 'Bruce Springsteen' featuring a lot of saxophone. Apparently he had toured with a Pedal Steel or Dobro player I forget which and he suddenly gets in the studio and says he doesn't want it on the album even though it was intricate to his touring band of the time. I'm yet to listen to 'New Morning' another big record for Dylan in the UK chart wise so I'll go on to 'Blood on the Tracks' which I knew was lauded as a big album for him and I can probably see why it's a strong set of songs. This is the 2003 180g reissue which I found Mint in a charity shop alongside the 'Future Islands' album, paid a tenner for 'Blood on the Tracks' and £7.99 for 'Future Island - Singles' which I thought was a good deal. 'Duke Kamoku and His Islanders' was a 99p punt, it looked interesting as Hawaiian albums go and I was proved right as it's fab however it turns out his name aint 'Duke Kamoku' the old fraud but a quite revered Pedal Steel player he even invented his own special design instrument. Good thread here. : https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=1574279 Oh not forgetting the other Bob in 'Bobby Darin' which looks un-played. :



                      'Scott Walker' was from Bongolia on the Gratis thread (Thanks Mate!) and he also threw in 'California - Discovery' which is a jazz rock, country, Steely Dan like project which I'm quite digging but hard to find any info on the band as it's a nightmare to 'Google' them! 'Bob Lind' is from Discogs and is the 'Mapache' 180g remastered reissue with extra sleeve notes by Bob in a nice solid glossy sleeve. It's such a great record and a real grower if you give it time. Another artist who I'm pretty obsessed with at the moment is 'John Hartford' so I was pleased to find both 'Iron Mountain Depot' and 'Morning Bugle' as a buy it now double on ebay. They were graded 'good' but they are both excellent condition. I didn't think I'd get a copy of 'Iron Mountain Depot' in the UK so was chuffed to bits when I saw it come up which is kind of why I punted on the grading. Great record when he was still chasing commercial success and probably just before he could kick back living off the royalties of 'Gentle on my Mind' and do his own thing which was driving river boats and playing rootsy bluegrass music. There's not much info on the album to be found at all which I find strange as it's a better record than 'Aereo-Plain' which followed and is considered his best work. I disagree I think 'Iron Mountain Depot' that preceded it and 'Morning Bugle' that came after are both better records albeit 'Aereo' is still a corker of an album. My copy of 'Morning Bugle' is a later issue possibly late 70's but it's not to be found on discogs. I'll pick up his other albums if I see them but the ones I really want now are 'Housing Project' and his earlier ones that all said I know he was a perfectionist and would probably disagree but his banjo playing on these albums considering he has to sing as well over a lot of it is f'ing stunning. I got the copy of 'State River Widening - Cottenhead' alongside the 'Bob Lind' to bulk up the order. I already have it on CD but it's better on vinyl of course. :



                      Some market swapsies and charity chuff now. 'Carole Gordon' is a 1980 folk album. 'Mike Mandel - Sky Music' is late 70's Moog driven Jazz Funk on 'Vanguard Records' and a lot of fun if you like a bit of cheesy fusion with some great musicianship on show. 'The Naked Carmen' was a 1970 US rock opera and has some funky moments but is kind of all over the place but has a great cover with multi page folding booklet inside the gatefold, bonkers hippie record in short. 'Buttons and Bows' is a 'Richard Digance' heavy folk project which I've not listened to yet and likewise not ventured into 'Stars on Sunday territory yet but did repair the seam split. The 'Nelson Riddle - 101 Strings' album is well known around here I think and it's the first time I've found a copy and have to say it is a really solid record of orchestral jazz with some very groove laden moments, lush I always tend to say when I hear things such as this.



                      Been picking up the mid to late 60's Frank albums on 'Reprise' via ebay but dropped a proverbial with 'The World we Knew' as it's scratched to buggery and it was graded as 'Good' so not much I can do as going by the book that grading is pretty much spot on. The others were equally as cheap but all in EX condition so that sort of makes up for it. I guess I'll wait for a copy to turn up out and about alongside 'Sinatra at the Sands'. The 'George Shearing' and 'Johnny Mathis' were part of a 4 for a pound deal alongside the 'Digance' heavy folk double LP and 'Stars on Sunday' and I haven't listened to either yet. I bought 'George' as I have the 'Black Satin,Velvet whatever it's called' equivalent and there is always something worth hearing on his records and 'Johnny Mathis' was really old and I was struggling to make up 1 never mind 4 records for a pound!

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                      • #26
                        Love love love John Hartford's version of Hey Jude on that one amidar! Personal fave
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                        • #27
                          Brill innit! Complete with proto-beatboxing.

                          Originally posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
                          Love love love John Hartford's version of Hey Jude on that one amidar! Personal fave
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                          • #28
                            Sandy Brown circa 1966.

                            Is this on Discogs? Couldn't find it the other day.

                            "Work Song" and, to a lesser extent, "Love for Sale" were what drew me in here. In the main it is the occasional ebullient whooping of the horns that marks this as 'trad' (or whatever). The rhythm section sounds pretty straight ahead. Not 'modern', but with an ear for the modern.

                            I quite like Sandy's soloing. I wonder how his "Hair" stands up.

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                            • #29
                              I picked up Sandy's Hair late last year and enjoy it (although I have no frame of reference having not heard any others)

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                              • #30
                                Not a record; but a clearing out of my mum's house revealed this curio for school project and Jonny Trunk fans. One page mentions writing to the publisher for the free EP that came with examples (sadly not in this collection).


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