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  • June Finds 2013

    These are from the tail end of last month and the start of this month.

    Spent the past week trawling through the record shops of London. Went to a few of my regular haunts and a few places that I either haven’t ever been to or rarely visit.

    First trip was to North London to Retrobloke Records (Hendon) and Alan’s Records (East Finchley.)

    Never been to Retrobloke before but website had tonnes of cool looking stuff, pricy, but I figured that deals could be done face to face. Guy in the shop is very friendly but it became apparent very quickly that the shop and website are separate and the records are not in the same location. Shop has lots of cheapies but didn’t buy anything.

    Rarely visit Alan’s as it’s not that easy for me to get to. However, I really like this shop and the owner is one of the friendliest shop owners I’ve ever come across. Bought the following from Alan’s:



    Joe Rene Complex – Music to Read the Pretenders by – Pretty sure I have a private press jazz LP by Joe Rene which has one great funky jazz track on. The stand out track is Rank Out. Here’s the E-Man’s review from Blaxploitation.com

    Joyce – Tardes Cariocas – Beautiful Brazilian scat jazz. Whole LP is amazing! Perfect now the sun has finally come out!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaYZOmoKcg4

    Christian Sievert – After the Days – Danish latin jazz. Mix of Spanish guitar and jazz.

    Joe Loco – Puerto Rico 68 – Latin boogaloo LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kmj3H4QWas

    Fraser & Debolt – Had their second LP for a while, very happy to find this for cheap in an unpriced pile in Alan’s. Love their version of Don’t Let Me Down. Listen to this if you don’t know it!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUr8hs3yWdo

    Next lot were acquired via trade credit from Flashback and MVE.



    Exile One – ST - Have three LP’s by this group from the French Antilles, all of them have at least one great funky afro track. Listen to Instant Funk.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPtg9PdHEJY

    The Philly Four – The Elephant – Huge drums on this! Not seen a 45 on Cobblestone before?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEMQ4phpL_I

    Perez Prado – Chicago Banana – Cool Euro latin funk.

    The next three pictures came from the collection of our very own superstar dj, Mr Greg Belson. Was great to hang out with Greg for the day and dig through boxes of great records.


    Sandra Alexandra – Warm and Wild & The Intimate Side of – Seen these LP’s before but never took the time to listen to them. They are beautiful! Great stripped down version of It’s Your Thing on the Intimate Side LP (no Youtube clip unfortunately!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb7_DXLoJbw

    Harold Vick – Commitment – Great spiritual jazz lp on Muse. Check out the flute!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2w2Q_7Wb4Y

    Woody Shaw – The Moontrane – Another great Muse jazz lp!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNoYvNfse3Y

    Curtis Fuller – Crankin’ – As Greg said, “There’s always something good on these Mainstream LP’s.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmpZhO-j9oE

    Jesse Hill – Naturally – Do know much about this artist or release on the Blue Thumb label. Bluesy Funk!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUkJvC8bYYQ


    Cesar 830 – Latin funk LP. See Saw Affair is the track, according to Greg the 45 is tough to find, the LP not so much!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzFGJrPQK4k

    Clark Terry – Another Mainstream LP that’s worth tracking down. Great Eastern jazz on The Cat from Cadiz.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB8bu3bj9WY

    The Hobbits – Down to Middle Earth – US pop psych
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWX6dQ1pBqk

    Sweet Stavin Chain – ST – US pop psych with soulful touches
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XfzeJk_sG8

    Ira Sullivan – Peace – Great version of Vento Bravo on here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG2RLT3F_0M

    The Boris Gardiner Happening – Is What’s Happening – Great funky reggae LP. Version of Melting Pot is worth the admission price!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYWSppc2DEo


    Sabu Martinez – Afro Temple – Just the reissue unfortunately. Great latin jazz funk LP. I’ll own the original one day!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GY_TPZzTG0

    Maxayn – Mindful – Second LP from this cosmic soul group.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRwnd90LRKI

    The Lost Generation – The Sly Slick and the Wicked – Smooth soul!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKY-tMzu__E

    Brother Jack McDuff – Getting our Thing Together – funky Hammond jazz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B9d_wo9urI

    Lonnie Smith – Finger Lickin’ Good – More great soul jazz!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fftA22eRaQ

    Spontaneous Combustion – Come and Stick your Head in – Psych jazz funk on Flying Dutchman label.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8WelGvSxsw

    Phil Upchurch – The Way I Feel – Great soul jazz guitar LP produced by Charles Stepney for Cadet Records.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T2rPn7RzJk

    Also went out to a couple of South East London Spots one day, Records in Lewisham and Rat Records in Camberwell. Ended up just buying the one record. Rat Records only puts out new arrivals on a Saturday so going on a Friday like I did was pretty pointless. I did query this policy, was it worth having a super busy Saturday and the rest of the week pretty quiet but apparently the boss likes this policy!

    Ronnie Foster – Sweet Revival – Early 70’s Blue Note jazz.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J6qw...05F429DB27CAAC

    These next two pictures were from today’s record fair. First picture were mostly bought from a fellow board member. The second picture represents the first part of a collection that I went through a while ago which the dealer is pricing up for me.



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    Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson – Soulshake – Nice soul LP filled with electric sitar!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9bo5RT59Nc

    Disc a Dawn – Features a couple of tracks by Meic Stevens.

    Duncan Lamont – Latin a Lamont – Would have flipped past this one if the seller had not recommended a listen. Some nice almost modal jazz on here with planty of the UK jazz heavyweights playing.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn3TsTYo53o

    Grumbleweeds – In a Teknikolor Dream – Sought after “psych” lp from this cabaret act.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA-8iOxG27E

    Eric Delaney – Skin Ed Goes Skin Deep – Another charity shop staple that has eluded me! Features Big Noise from Winnetka and non pc cover!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RLj_fQPbqI



    Billy Brooks – Windows of the Mind – Finally snagged an original copy of this WOF 95 LP with the Tribe sampled Fourty Days.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D5ub0qlDGs

    Amancio D’Silva – Konkan Dance – Reissue of Brit jazz classic. Eastern Jazz.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ-P9qZVsjo

    The Avalanches – Since I left You – Great sample heavy LP from Oz outfit. Classic video too!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLrnkK2YEcE

    Bullet – Hanged Man – Classic Alan Tew Drama Suite TV soundtrack.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIKVyQeG_rU

    Horace Tapscott – The Call – Great afro spiritual jazz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhq36BhcHW8

  • #2
    Originally posted by llmod1 View Post
    Amancio D’Silva – Konkan Dance – Reissue of Brit jazz classic. Eastern Jazz.
    Is there an original of this, anyway I.m also after one of those quibico issues, nice lot of finds

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    • #3
      llmod, you find a lot of records!

      Have got some nice stuff recently, and I even did a pre-emptive CSC as the opportunity game up. Anyway, I won't post any of that up, or any decent records.

      But I found this which blew my mind - teach your kids racism!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by reza View Post
        Is there an original of this, anyway I.m also after one of those quibico issues, nice lot of finds
        I just assumed that this was a collection of tracks from earlier LP's but a little research suggest I could have been wrong.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eine View Post
          llmod, you find a lot of records!
          I know, I think I may be addicted!

          In my defence, not that I need to defend myself here, I have actually got rid of more records this week than I have bought.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by llmod1 View Post
            I just assumed that this was a collection of tracks from earlier LP's but a little research suggest I could have been wrong.
            as far as I know it was planned for release on Columbia/EMI way back but that didnt happen and this is taken from the original master tapes, cant find one for sale perhaps if someone spots a copy they'll pick one up for me too

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            • #7
              A broken-down car stopped me from selling at today's Stockport Market record fair. Caught up with Me Muench and BA Hermit and prised this lot from their pound boxes.



              bought based on front covers



              bought based on back covers



              and the new James Last LP from Mindtrek!!


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              • #8
                Originally posted by ashra View Post
                A broken-down car stopped me from selling at today's Stockport Market record fair. Caught up with Me Muench and BA Hermit and prised this lot from their pound boxes.
                Nice to see you again Ash, hope you enjoy the LPs and the CD. Fair wasn't as busy as last time and I came home with half what I did last time but it ain't all about the cash. Cleared out a bit more of my outpile, discussed the virtues of Klaus wunderlich with 2 people and pointed a young lad towards some quality £1.00 breaks. Oh and that pizza was nice...
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                • #9
                  Because I've had one of these:



                  (Injured dog raers)

                  ....I haven't been able to get out as much as I like as I've been dog-sitting and feeding him drugs (if I have anything like as many at Glastonbury, I'lll have done well!).

                  Also, the pooch has been costly, so I've continued my budgeting, through some very pleasurable trades on the board and down the market, which allowed me to pick up a couple of really good items, without crippling myself.

                  So, it's been a mix of mooching round charity shops on my dinner break, nipping into Rob's when I have chance and some cautious bids on eBay. Not that it's gonna get easier. Although the dog is well on the mend (though I'm sure the vet will find other ways to bleed us!), Glastonbury's approach (what's the fucking POINT of Mumford and Sons?!) means I've got to be cagey for another month at least.

                  Oh well, if I can keep these kinds of things coming in, I'll be adequately entertained:




                  Charity shop finds when on the way to work appointments. Think these all ended up in the 'Out' pile, but it's good to occupy the time between meetings with a few finds. Got a feeling that the Penguin folk album has the geezer from Bellowhead on it (Jon Boden?), but they may have misspelled his name. The PP is a Working Man's Soul type thing, pretty lame, but they clearly thought the bassist was a star in the making as he's high up in the mix and does sound like he knew what he was doing. The Japanese flute LP is sealed and I can guess whereabouts up the M1 it will end up.





                  These lot all came from Rob's. The Stuart Damon one is owt but Champion (chortle!), so will be looking for a new home soon. Gradually minting up on that Tony Joe, which means I'll have a VG- one in the next round of freebies. Spare of 'Primeval Rhythm...' and I've been without 'Sacrifice' for an inexplicably long time. So that was a welcome pull.





                  More from Rob's. Spare Nina and Frederik. Hana & Petr is a beaty one-tracker, so nice to find for cheap (cos you don't want to pay more than a couple of quid really). Scott Walker - no words needed - awesome. And some very nifty Donovan covers that I've not really had chance to explore as deeply as I'd wish just yet.





                  More charity shop finds. Cheers to Pencilface for the tip-off on Love Song, which I stumbled on a couple of days after he mentioned it! One great track on there. Another copy of the folk/funk (just about) Rainbow LP. Kongos is in the 'Out' pile. Danny Williams is much better than I thought it would be. One tune is vaguely Northern Soul and there's a lovely version of 'Nature Boy' - think I'll hang on to that.





                  These came from trades. Top two with the aforementioned Pencilface (much obliged mate) and the bottom two from the fabled North of the Border Crate Marauder - always a pleasure.





                  Bit more charity shop fodder. Think these are all in the various 'Out' piles.





                  More trades here, from Eine. Again, much obliged and gratitude for restoring my faith in the on-board trading.





                  Some charity shop finds from Friday afternoon, when I'd given myself the POETS option. It was too sunny to sit in an office when you've excess flexi-time accrued. Thought I'd use the Stones to get some practice in for when I see them at Glastonbury! Yup, they'll sound just the same now I'm sure! I am pathologically unable to pass The Band in charity shops. What a fucking awesome album this is, my only complaint is having to quickly get the needle off the fantasic 'Up On Cripple Creek' before the heartbreak of 'Whispering Pines' completely derails me! Top left is a Notts / Derbys trad folk LP which I'll use to trade in down the market. The Famous Jug Band will most likely go the same way, but it had definite traces of spooky acid folk, so I may give it a second listen (turns out that it's worth quite a bit more than a quid too).





                  Three of these came from Rob's on Friday. Minting up on Donna Summer (best 12" ever - fact). The jazz LP, which lulled me in with a cool-looking sleeve, is Ok but probably not a keeper. The Traffle LP, I saw when mooching on eBay at a seller's 'Other Items' to see if I could get value for money on postage, and I thought that I'd definitely seen the sleeve before and for this kind of price:

                  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEGA-RARE-...item51ad6418e8

                  I thought it might be worth trusting my increasingly shite memory and tracking it down. Well, after listening to it today, I can't HEAR 'expensive', it's more your MOR, soft rock type 'folk'. But if I can get a few more quid than I paid for it, I'm duty-bound to do so and use the pennies to pay for 'refreshments' for Glastonbury. The Wynder K Frog was from the very decent Mr Sayers and I now need to hunt down WKF's other titles.





                  These were where my juggling paid off. Having listened to advice from Mr Divine ages ago in terms of getting rid of a bunch of cheapies to finance one pricey one, I took a bag of stuff I didn't want down the market and came home with Terry Smith. To be honest, I'm not 100% convinced as it's a bit polite in places, but there's an unmistakable whiff of quality there, so I'll persevere. Manu Dibango is a Greek pressing of a, frankly, killer LP which I got off eBay for a decent price. Bread Love and Dreams is a US copy that I stumbled upon on eBay, but I'm not that impressed to be honest, it's a bit fey. And Ottilie is my splurge that I used a few sales and savings to fund. I figured I haven't seen one in years and it could be years before I do, so I outbid the sole competitor. Sorry if it was anyone on here, but the fire was friendly and you'll be glad to know that I'm well into the album!


                  Think that's it. Now time to watch Brazil whup Ingerlund all over the shop! Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllll lllll!!!!!
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                  • #10
                    Nice finds there Ben mate...I'm sure you did the right thing to get the Ottillie Paterson, I would love a copy!

                    I take it you liked the Wynder K Frog then?
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                    • #11
                      Not posted any finds for quite some time but before they get filed away, here is a round up of what ive found at carboots, charities and the Stockport record fair over the last month.

                      carboots first.



                      Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - The Brass Are Commin' : Not seen this one before so thought it was worth trying for 50p. Its not too bad.

                      The Zach Laurence Orchestra - Zackarach Cocktail : Its silver and shiny...

                      John Mayal - No More Interviews : A late 70s John Mayal LP that delves into funk at times.

                      London Guitars - Autumn Leaves : I have Paris Fashion on a compilation LP but the version on this Ike Issac LP sounds different some how. Bit more rubbish for some reason.



                      Lalo Schifrin - Enter The Dragon : Nice to mint up on this LP for a couple of quid.

                      Loop Hendriks Quartet : Nice bit of jazz with some nice drum sounds for the sampler..

                      George Benson/Mandrill - Muhammad Ali The Greatest : Soundtrack LP that is a bit hit and miss, the mandrill track is ok.

                      Quincy Jones - How To Steal A Diamond : Minting up on this jazzy/library sounding sound track.



                      Malvicino - The Brazilian touch of : Nice bit of Latin Jazz which is perfect for this current bit of sunny weather.

                      Otis Redding - In Remembering : Otis Redding comp

                      Carmeen McRae - I Am Music : Not the most exciting jazz LP ive ever heard but wasn't going to leave a mint Blue Note in a charity shop for 75p

                      Biz Markie - Going Off : My mate found this for me in a charity shop, or it may have been a flea market. I forget.

                      Next 4 from the record fair today.



                      James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing : This is much funkier than I was expecting, thought it would be more disco. Bit skippy on the B side but what do you expect from a pound bin.

                      Summit Meeting : Nice bit of slightly funky jazz.

                      Pharoah Sanders - Elevation & Gil Evans Orchestra - Into The Hot : More jazz that ive not properly listened to yet.
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                      • #12
                        Been holding back a bit after the record fairs in april and may, but here's the results from a quick dig today:



                        Leif Strands Kammarkör
                        The second (out of four) where this xian chamber choir meets a jazz band with many famous Swedish musicians from the time (Georg Riedel, Bengt Hallberg etc) that were released between 1969-1974 - and the last one I needed to find for a complete set. Great jazz mass/hymns with groove and even a quite avantgarde suite taking up the whole b-side.

                        Enoch Light
                        Not the best of his output but far from the worst - in fact I'm pretty certain I had this some years ago and got rid of it.

                        Friar Tuck and his Psychedelic Guitar
                        Sealed copy that may or may not upgrade my old crackly copy, dependeing on wether the shrinkwrap has skewed the record or not. Not too expensive, worth a gamble. Enjoyable expolito cash-in psych.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Brainbomb View Post
                          Enoch Light
                          Not the best of his output but far from the worst - in fact I'm pretty certain I had this some years ago and got rid of it.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Benicio Del Toffo View Post
                            And Ottilie is my splurge that I used a few sales and savings to fund. I figured I haven't seen one in years and it could be years before I do, so I outbid the sole competitor. Sorry if it was anyone on here, but the fire was friendly and you'll be glad to know that I'm well into the album!

                            It's damn good isn't it?!

                            My Ebay saved search must have stopped working for this one but as luck may have it I bought a copy from Reckless today (Looks good-, plays EX) so that'll do me!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by llmod1 View Post
                              Grumbleweeds – In a Teknikolor Dream – Sought after “psych” lp from this cabaret act.
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA-8iOxG27E
                              Bass player Graham Walker passed away today. There are some great tunes lurking in the Grumbleweeds catalogue.
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