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  • OK - I've been up and about since 5 this morning now... got a chance to tag along a local dealer to a small record fair up the country some hour and a half drive. Some crate carrying, some crate digging, minding his stuff while he goes for a smoke or digging, carrying crates again, carrying crates again as we arrive at his place, then go out for beer, then go out for thai food, then get on bus home and try to get an overview of what I bought:



    OK - here we have a 1976 Hungarian prog/horn-rock type thing that unfortunately skipped a bit and I was too tired to bother with trying to clean it - so I just put it aside.

    Cheap Turid spare/upgrade

    Getting rid of reissue Church of Anthrax (if it plays good enough)

    The one thing I've listened to - very good 1977 jazz groove with Lasse Färnlöf, Staffan Abeleen, Georg Wadenius etc

    Cheap jazz punt

    And another cheap jazz punt - recorded between 1972-1976 with most of the cream of Swedish jazz players at the time: Bernt Rosengren, Bengt Hallberg, Arne Domnerus, Jan Allan, Lennart Åberg, Egil Johansen etc.





    1 Euro easy punt - don't I recognize this one from somewhere??

    Cheap jazz punt

    Latin thingie - haha - I feel like I don't know anything about music, because you probably all know this one...

    Some early Husker Du - can't go wrong there

    This was upped quite a lot by the dealer I went with and I've seen it around - it was also sold by the artist himself who was more modest and when I finally decided to buy it he seemed a bit embarrased by the whole thing ...

    Cheap jazz semi-punt - it has Rufus Harley guesting on bagpipes!






    Highly recommended by the dealer I went up with - I'll hold him responsible if it's shite.

    Highly recommended by people on this board I think - and since it was the most expensive record I bought I'll track down who it was and hold him (as I'm fairly certain about the gender) responsible if I don't like it.

    Can Tago Mago outtakes

    Just 2 weeks ago I was thinking I needed more Charles Wright so this took care of that

    Haha - I don't know anything about music, but I know about the JB connection (which also appears to be very strong on this album) so that's worth taking a chance on

    Swedish folkpsychjazzhippiejamthingie that was a really good find - this track is called The English Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok3NGwqzwyw
    Last edited by Brainbomb; 30-07-2011, 10:08 PM.
    "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
    and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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    • @Brainbomb - 5am and carrying some crates paid off seriously well - top haul - early Husker Du always goes down a treat
      "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

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      • Originally posted by LDJB View Post
        Great finds Sie! Have a listen to 'Natures Fruit' on the Rare Bird LP - I really like that tune.
        Beautiful Scarlet Sie, that's a killer tune on the LP.
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        • @Mflapp: What was the score with the Ron Wray? "real world", the dreaded 'bay or what?Amazing bloody record....
          "As technology has advanced, vinyl records are outdated as they are music from the 19th Century so only hipsters and elderly people buy vinyl records".

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          • Originally posted by Campag Record View Post
            Beautiful Scarlet Sie, that's a killer tune on the LP.

            WORD!What he said...
            "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"

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            • Originally posted by BestDressedChicken View Post
              @Mflapp: What was the score with the Ron Wray? "real world", the dreaded 'bay or what?Amazing bloody record....
              On-line - - I'd been after the "Piece" label edition for ages, but gave in for the "Eceip" - second press from the period

              I first heard the track on Pebbles 16 - "Speed" and "Valley of Hate" were always stand out numbers from the LP

              Speed does have that full fuzz overload
              "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

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              • Originally posted by Brainbomb View Post


                Highly recommended by the dealer I went up with - I'll hold him responsible if it's shite.
                For what it's worth, Brainbomb, I think the Hollins and Starr is a really singular and quite amazing record. Lot of jazz and mellow folk and goodness in there.

                Hope you dig it.


                Here's some tasters for those that don't know it.

                Cry baby cry

                Twin City Prayer

                Staying High



                By the way, if you still have the spare of that TURID going, please PM me.

                Does that come up a lot round your neck of the woods.

                Keep getting outbid on that one!
                To infinity - and beyond!

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                • After some of the finds in this months thread mine look a bit pitiful but I'm going to make you look at them anyway..

                  Last weekend i went to visit my brother (Dr Muench) in Bingley near Leeds where we had a pleasant evening involving a lovely curry, plenty of beer and getting beat at pool by 2 southerners and a woman from Alaska in a pub pool room that looked like something out of hogwarts:




                  Next morning whilst our other halves slept off there hangovers, my bro and I hit the local car boot:


                  This place can be a bot hit and miss but i had more luck than i did last time i visited.. Here's what I got:


                  The World Of - The Goodies: At first i was disappointed that there was no funky gibbon but on listening was pleased with Ride My Pony and the Gooddies Theme.. Nice and funky.

                  S/T - Zarza: Spanish holiday LP with some disco efforts some of which are almost listenable.

                  Sounds Like Ray Conniff - Unknown : For those who find original Ray Conniff LPs a little pricey, a budget RC LP. If you dont like Ray normally then you wont like this. But I do so its all good.

                  The Worst Record Show - Kenny Everett: Kenny presents what he thought were the worst songs in the world but (and this says more about my musical taste than anything else) I quite enjoyed some of them..


                  Kiss You Back - Digital Underground: I loved the Sons Of The P album when it came out and pretty much played the tape blank.. This was always the most commercial of the songs but pleased to get it for 25p ish.

                  This morning as the wife owed me about 1 and a half hours (I accompanied her to a meeting about being a slimming world consultant which went on for 3 hours and was mind numbingly dull.. In penance she drove me to a car boot a few weeks ago but we were only there an hour and a half so I was still owed another 90 mins.. For anyone that cares Mrs M decided against being a SW consultant after all that...) and so we popped into the Style car boot. (Style is just out side Wilmslow near Stockport and its main attractions are a mill and a woman's prison). Here is what I found:


                  A Few Of Our Favourites (Rhai On Hoff Ganeoun) - The Outlaws: You may remember that I lamented during my CSC about how I find British Country & Western LPs hard to understand. I think my main issue is the fact that they often just copy the US version without trying to inject any of there local style/influences and it just sounds fake and has no realism. It would seem this band are from Wales but from the cover you cant tell. However... They do 2 tracks in Welsh (which I think is a language invented purely to gain a top score in scrabble - sorry any Welsh VG+ers) I have to admire their National pride and for a quid it was something I had to hear.. As it happens its not too bad and i quite enjoyed it.

                  Bein' Green - Urbie Green: The sleeve of this LP states that Urbie is the most acclaimed trombonist on the world. Unfortunately I dont mix within Trombonist circles so i am in no position to dispute this, but I had never heard of him. Having listened to this LP however, I will be keeping an eye out for any more of his stuff as its pretty decent. I got Love & Brand New Key (which I cant listen to without singing "I gotta brand new combine harvester") are both funky and the self penned The Weenies is a nice 10 minute stab at jazz funk which grooves along nicely including a nice bass solo before morphing into a more trad jazz track.. Really good..

                  Sky's The Limit - The Temptations: I'm not the worlds biggest Motown fan but I do have a soft spot for the Temptations, especially when they break away from the 3 minute standard and get a bit of a funk on. They do it twice here "Smiling Faces Some Times" and "Love Can Be Anything (Cant Nothing Be Love But Love)" and both sound good from first needle drop.

                  Roots Of Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix: Yet another cash in LP of stuff Jimi recorded before he was famous. Its oner of the better ones I've heard with some nice bluesy rock. If I had a criticism it would be that the first 3 tracks (Wipe the Sweat, Wipe The Sweat Sequel 1, Wipe The Sweat Sequel 2) are basically the same song recorded 3 different times in a slightly different way... bit lazy.



                  Now & Just Pet - Petula Clark: The Now LP is really drab and boring.. Quite a disappointment, but the Just Pet LP was surprisingly good. Some nice up-tempo R&B numbers..

                  Schizophonia - Mike Batt: Ever wondered what Mike Batt did in-between the wombles and discovering Katie Melua? Well he was making overly complicated self indulgent concept albums like this. Occasionally a bit of a good groove will start but then it will abruptly turn into something else.. I will keep this LP but only because of the old skool B Boy break on it...

                  Both Sides Of - Hermans Hermits: I've never really heard any HH before and was pleasantly surprised by a couple of the tracks on this. "For Love" stood out with its belting drums..


                  Joan - Joan Baez: No real surprises on here, gentle folky stuff that i may well like if I took the time to listen to it properly..

                  Stardust - Buddy Cole: Not a great record.

                  American Pastime - Three Dog night: You know what to expect with TDN, slick funky rock, and this is no exception. "Easy Evil" and "Yellow Beach Umbrella" both stood out.

                  Full Clip(12")-Gangstarr: As I dont own the Full Clip LP I had never heard this before. Its pretty good and as a bonus you get Dwyck on the B side complete with accapella.
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                  • Now that I've rested fully and had time to listen a bit more I can say:

                    The Jack Costanzo & Gerry Woo is excellent tight latin soul/boogaloo and I did check it out on Popsike so that seems to be quite a find.

                    The Dave Hubbard was really pleasant - lots of nice electric piano.

                    Listened to the first 2-3 tracks on the Hollins & Starr before I went to work today and it sounded very good, as Jakartajive described it.


                    Other than that I saw further proof that there appears to be a small wave of new recruitments to our crowd: the first customer of the day to the stand I was helping out was a girl who looked about 17, she came up with 2 Doors albums and just exclaimed "these two for 20 Euro, OK" and it wasn't even a question so already a seasoned haggler. Elsewhere I spotted a young couple around 20, the girl enthusiastically leading the way "what? you're already bored? I wanna look at more records" and the bloke trodding along behind her (though later I saw them again and I did see him light up a bit at the sight of a cheap Smiths record but apparently the condition wasn't all too good). Another young girl - very proper looking picked up a Burzum?? And a bunch of metal kids hung around for most of the fair buying a fair amount - the youngest looked like he was about 14 or something. Also lots of dad/son couples - that seemed to be interested in pretty much the same music: lots of Bowie, Pink FLoyd etc.

                    So I think it may be some years still before we can count out the vinyl... the new recruitments may not be anything like it was 20 years ago, but still enough to make you happy and warm inside.
                    "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
                    and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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                    • Did a quick sweep of Notting Hill Music & Video Exchange at the weekend, nothing more than a tenner...

                      Tremeloes - Chip Dave Allen Rick I usually pass Trems LPs, but when they're asking £4 a pop it's rude not to partake. Cool Jerk and Ashford/Simpson's Running Out are the tracks

                      Tremeloes - Here Come The - Always had a soft spot for the title track. What a state I'm in is also a good fuzz groover.

                      Liliana - Urbanska You might not guess it but this Polish LP has some great funky organ jazz on it.

                      Sabicas - Rock Encounter Great Flamenco/rock crossover featuring Joe Beck on guitar

                      Sandra King - Warm & Swinging If this isn't a Vinyl Vulture classic, it should be! Arranged by Ken Moule, this has a storming uptempo jazz vocal version of the Peter Gunn theme - love it. Also a nice version of Slow Hot Wind. 50p well spent!

                      John Brown Junior's Go Go Music - Another VV classic from Roy Budd's organ playing alter ego, some good stuff on here.

                      Randy Masters and Solar Plexus - Voices You can always find stuff in the MVE bargain basement if you look hard enough! Ace private US 70s Bossa/Avant Jazz/Tropicalia album that's got some great stuff on it. Couple of extended tracks on here that I think could rank alongside Sergio Mendes 'Crystal Illusions'...

                      The Sands - Sand Doins one of the better Irish showband LPs.

                      Reflection - On Hymns Of Our Time UK xian stuff, one great track 'When the mood of the music changes' based on the Louie Louie guitar riff.

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                      • Originally posted by IAN View Post
                        Randy Masters and Solar Plexus - Voices You can always find stuff in the MVE bargain basement if you look hard enough! Ace private US 70s Bossa/Avant Jazz/Tropicalia album that's got some great stuff on it. Couple of extended tracks on here that I think could rank alongside Sergio Mendes 'Crystal Illusions'...
                        "Torremolinos" is the main thing on this, stuck an edit of it on one of my early Xmas mixes.

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                        • Had an awesome weekend in Norwich...which I think might be the best place I've ever been for record shopping. I think I make it four bricks and mortar record shops, plus chazzas, a record stall in the fleamarket. It was a little overstimulating, to be honest, there was so much stuff to flick through that looked likely that I'd not heard of...definitely not a case of flicking through usual dealer chud

                          Ultimately though, I'm pretty skint, so reigned my spending into mostly cheapo obscurities.

                          Jet Harris- Chills and Fever/Besame Mucho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3NQhHBSsw4

                          Orange Bicyle- -/Want to B Side.

                          Brilliantly, the unnecessary Beatles cover on the A side has a massive spliff burn on it, leaving just the killer flip to make it into the quid bin. This is very much in the vein of instant whip or something...a knocked out fun b side that is pretty killer.

                          Laurie I love onions/I want him

                          Terrible 'play it once and it will live in your head for ages' a side, but a great UK girlsound flip...would fit perfectly into those UK girl comps Bob Stanley did a few years back.

                          Richard Anthony- J'irai Twister Le Blues - french language version of a great Buddy Greco track I always play out. I'm not sure if this is a tittyshaker or belgian popcorn? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUFPVhMJTfI

                          Bobby Freeman- c'mon and swim. Needledropped this for about 1 second before it went onto the definite pile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBEwqQU5s_0

                          Little Frankie- I'm not gonna do it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KypMQcCAWC4 Killer uk girlbeat that I've come really close to buying online. Decided not to be stingy and pay the middling price he was after. First time in about 9 years I've actually paid something like the going rate for a record- not a boast...I'm just super thrifty

                          Through the post:

                          Couple of Indian garage winnahs for a great price:

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDdyRkYAAk8 The Combustibles

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8AwO4df41k Mustangs
                          "Not only that but the WHOLE COVER is UNCREASED with only 2 or 3 TINY creaselines near the opening edge about half way down!!!! In the same place (about half way down the opening edge), there is an absolutely TINY and PERFECTLY repaired split" (xxxrecords)

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                          • Originally posted by Brainbomb View Post




                            The one thing I've listened to - very good 1977 jazz groove with Lasse Färnlöf, Staffan Abeleen, Georg Wadenius etc




                            Cheap jazz semi-punt - it has Rufus Harley guesting on bagpipes!
                            Nice! That Sansara has some tune off the Chameleon OST right? How much did it set you back? And that Rollins is my fave of his, lovely long droney version of "Swing low" if I remember right

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                            • Originally posted by Mr Muench View Post


                              The World Of - The Goodies: At first i was disappointed that there was no funky gibbon but on listening was pleased with Ride My Pony and the Gooddies Theme.. Nice and funky.
                              'Taking You Back' is the one for me on the Goodies album Heavy funky damage
                              "Cover condition:Is perfect except on back cover theres an area of dirty smudge dont know what it is and covers a bit wrinkled which im sure could be flattened out"


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                              • Originally posted by BeatsDeluxe View Post
                                Nice! That Sansara has some tune off the Chameleon OST right? How much did it set you back? And that Rollins is my fave of his, lovely long droney version of "Swing low" if I remember right
                                Nothing from the Chameleon that I recognized but then, I tend to forget and mix up things all the time so album titles and song titles and in some cases wether a particular track is by Miles Davis or Herbie Hancock and stuff like that isn't my strongest field of expertise. Which is really not handy at all when you collect records.

                                The Sansara cost me 100 SEK - think it's a pretty good price but no super bargain.

                                Lots of Färnlöf action on it (basically his band) so it would be no surprise if he did a version of something from a previous record. Overall it packs a bit more punch and groove than the Chameleon, but the latter is still a better and more adventurous record.
                                "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
                                and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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