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  • Boi Bach o Bethel
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    Laughing all the way to the Banksy, Candiman

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    I don’t normally buy LPs for the sleeve, but I would have made an exception in that case.

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  • eine
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    Well that is a result, candiman.

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  • candiman
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    Some (very) local finds.

    Getting interactive again with charity shops is proving challenging. We didn't have a lockdown clear out but belatedly had a spring clear out in the last couple of weeks. Plenty of charity shop fodder which has proved fiendishly difficult to actually give to them. Some are taking telephone bookings for drop offs! Finally got rid of our meagre offerings yesterday at our closest chazza. They open at 10. I joined the donation queue just after 10. I was the last one able to drop off before they had filled their quota... at 10:12 (the staff did say that was a new record ).

    Also, I had been looking forward to once more trawling the chazzas, anticipating lots of fresh stock being put out. But chazzas have been adopting a rolling re-opening policy it seems. Hitting an area hasn't worked as many shops have still been closed, or if open have a policy of not putting vinyl out as it classes as something that would be handled frequently.

    I got lucky at one of my closest chazzas as it had only been reopen for 15 minutes apparently when I walked in. At the front of the box there was indeed some fresh stock – but only about seven albums. I was (generally) very happy to pick up these:



    The Funk Project – How Good Is Good? Vol 2 – Goldmine Soul Supply comp.

    The Best Of Muse – Let The Minstrels Play On – Jazz Latin Fusion comp. I only have one track – Swan Lake by Dave Pike from his album that this comp borrows it sub title.

    Ronny Jordan – The Quiet Revolution: His first album would have been one of the very last vinyl albums I bought in what I call my first phase of record collecting.

    Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon Vol.I : Have always been partial to pre 80s George Benson.

    Music Finland – The Great Escape: Format (2x10”), artwork, and condition were the attractions here. Apparently given away free to “delegates” at The Great Escape Festival 2014 in Brighton. Festivals – remember them?
    Side 1 & 2 are pretty good in their various ways (Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Sin Cos Tan, Suvi, Mirel Wagner, The New Tigers). How many of these artists are still active I wonder? Side 3 & 4 are generally meh and probably would classify as indy landfill.



    And so to today. Our neighbourhood had an organised front garden/pavement sale (sort of like a socially distanced car boot). A community thing that replaced a usually more or less annual park fete/mini live music event. I picked up on it late but a friend messaged us the details which were very well documented – down to which houses were selling, and some detail on what they were selling. Only one mentioned vinyl. That turned out to be all dance 12” “less than 10 years old”. The owner mentioned a couple of others who had passed by looking for vinyl – so I had some competition it seemed. Toured some more and sure enough no vinyl, then rain stopped play and I decided it was lunch time. Then a friend messaged again to say there were some records at a house in the next road to us that I hadn't visited. Sure enough no more than 30 doors away from our house there was. Only about ten albums and a handful of singles, but that was all that was left of a boxful apparently. Got chatting to the owner who has plenty more vinyl inside and really must sort it out and get rid of some of it (soul and funk and stuff), we exchanged numbers. I thought I must buy something to be able to say I had got something at this local event so I shelled out 20p for a Main Ingredient single and, well why not?, £1 for a double LP that was in excellent condition (the main attraction) - I had heard of the "collective", it was going to be continually mixed?, a lot of rap hip hop tracks but not all so maybe ok (forgive me I am 60something and old school), didn't really take in the cover art, but hey it's worth investigation.

    Got it home and looked it up and nearly fell off my chair!





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  • Head Gardener
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    Originally posted by Shere Khan View Post

    It doesn't quite work because they are gundogs, not sheepdogs, but I was willing you on and wanted it to work so 7 out of ten because it did raise a smile.
    haha, you are sooo strict, a harsh man but fair

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  • Shere Khan
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    Originally posted by Head Gardener View Post





    and how nice to "come by" a whistling EP by the great Jimmy Shand.
    It doesn't quite work because they are gundogs, not sheepdogs, but I was willing you on and wanted it to work so 7 out of ten because it did raise a smile.

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  • Head Gardener
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    I have discovered the joys of Scottish auctions this week which has turned up all sorts of things and not just records, I won a couple of boxes of folk albums
    of varying quality but pretty much all in tip top condition. However, when the kind gentleman from the auction house loaded them into my car told me to make room
    for the other stuff I'd won which confused me as I assumed I'd only won records but it seems part of the lot included paintings, crockery, mirrors and other stuff I never
    wanted. So the lesson I have learned is that I have to watch the "additions" to lots I bid for as I was left with a car full of some dead persons belongings that I had to make a trip with straight to the nearest charity shop, apart from a couple of really nice plant pot holders.



    I found quite a few Scottish singles in the charity shops (probably no surprises there) but there were some interesting ones (to me) like this pair celebrating
    the opening of the Tay road bridge in August 1966 turned up among the albums. The blue bags hanging from the railings were full of sweets and crisps (not poo)
    and are dotted along the bridge, not sure if these have been left to try and dissuade folk from leaping off but it's possible as there are lots of warning signs not to jump.






    The legendary rail bridge is in the distance, it was as grey a day as it looks too.



    Charity shops and SNP HQ side by side.


    A cool minimalist sleeve for a disc by a folk duo released in 1963 and how nice to "come by" a whistling EP by the great Jimmy Shand.


    Does it get any more Scottish than these three?


    yes it does...

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  • Shere Khan
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    Originally posted by Nocturnal Sunshine View Post
    I went to the flea market today and picked up some stuff


    I like the Quincy Jones 'Big Band Bash', the Alan Stivell and the Jess & James. Managed to pick up some real stinkers in this lot though...
    Well that Johnny Rivers looks like 'Whisky A Go Go Revisited' and 'John Lee Hooker' is a top favourite of mine.

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  • Nocturnal Sunshine
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    I went to the flea market today and picked up some stuff

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    I like the Quincy Jones 'Big Band Bash', the Alan Stivell and the Jess & James. Managed to pick up some real stinkers in this lot though...

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  • Head Gardener
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    Originally posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post

    I believe an "oooft" is in order...

    You may have moved hundreds of miles north.... but you haven't lost your touch... very nice finds! Welcome to Scotland!
    haha, yeah cheers mon!

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  • someblokecalledfuz
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    Originally posted by Head Gardener View Post
    Mixed picking in my first week since moving to Scotland, I'll be heading back to my regular haunts in sunny England once every 6 weeks
    or so but considering how most of the charity shops are shut and the car boots are yet to kick off up here it hasn't been such a bad week.
    Scottish law demands that face masks be worn from this week too so I covered up and headed into Arbroath and Forfar.


    yeah, yeah, East Fife 5





    The Serge connection was enough for me to take a punt on this French EP from 1960












    Nice surprise find of the week was this single that I'd not heard of before but looked interesting.








    Rarest find was this Xian Folk 7" which originally came free with a Scottish bands privately pressed album in 1978 sadly there was no LP in the box but this is quite lovely.

    I believe an "oooft" is in order...

    You may have moved hundreds of miles north.... but you haven't lost your touch... very nice finds! Welcome to Scotland!

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    Youtube clips of Lou Stein aren't very promising.

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    There may be enough unscratched tracks to yield up a winner from this $2 slice of Lou Stein.

    Rather more luck on the CD front from there: Stereolab 'Margerine', Libaek 'Inner Space' and Coltrane 'Live at Birdland'.
    Last edited by Grim Lounge Cowboy; 11-07-2020, 07:52 AM. Reason: A$50+ for the CD of Inner Space on Discogs!

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  • Head Gardener
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    Mixed picking in my first week since moving to Scotland, I'll be heading back to my regular haunts in sunny England once every 6 weeks
    or so but considering how most of the charity shops are shut and the car boots are yet to kick off up here it hasn't been such a bad week.
    Scottish law demands that face masks be worn from this week too so I covered up and headed into Arbroath and Forfar.


    yeah, yeah, East Fife 5





    The Serge connection was enough for me to take a punt on this French EP from 1960












    Nice surprise find of the week was this single that I'd not heard of before but looked interesting.








    Rarest find was this Xian Folk 7" which originally came free with a Scottish bands privately pressed album in 1978 sadly there was no LP in the box but this is quite lovely.

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  • Agnes_Guano
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    Originally posted by candiman View Post
    (Any mention of West Ham is a sore point with me at the moment).
    You are not alone...

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