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  • #76
    OOOOFFFFF Nice one Harry!
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    • #77
      A few from me from the the last couple of months.

      This first lot were predominantly from the charities. The Commitment was from a Battersea charity and is fantastic, apart from the crack in the vinyl which I hadn't noticed and which affects the first track on each side. But what an LP! It meant that I bought the Born Waldon Robert Cassotto which is equally good. Alas, Doctor Doolittle is a very different beast and will be moved on.

      Big Joe was a nice rootsy surprise from an otherwise overpriced East Dulwich charity shop. The rest were all from SW9 charities. Millie's a spare, Franti's for record tokens and the white label is a test pressing of a Michael Auger comp called Augernization.



      These ones were all from proper shops - both real life and online. The first five were from a newly-opened shop called Tome Records in South Bermondsey. Great stock, good prices and highly recommended. More info here.

      Haven't listened to the Gentle Giant yet. Main Ingredient has a few nice numbers (I'm liking 'You can call me Rover'). The Voices of East Harlem replaces my reissue - some cracking tunes on this Curtis (and Leroy Hutson) produced LP. A bit underwhelmed by the Milton Nascimento reissue. Tudo Que Você Podia Ser is the best tune but Quarteto Em Cy's version blows it out of the water. I'd never heard of Joy of Cooking but enjoyed this folky/jazzy rock with a female singer.

      Massive Attack super limited edition bizness. Not really doing it for me tbh but I'm unlikely to regret the purchase.

      Vic Mars loveliness and well known here. Think there are still some second pressings available if you missed the first press.

      Chris McGregor from Peckham's Rye Wax. Yet to break the seal but a quick Youtube suggests it's the kind of jazz I like (funky and horn heavy). Honey Ltd is so good that I'm desperate to delve deep into Hazlewood productions. Nancy and Lee never did much for me but now I'm fiending for a copies of the Cowboy and the Lady and Cowboy in Sweden for me. Anyone?



      A nice set of eBay cheapies. Think I just need One World before I can call the John Martyn collection complete. Graham Bond is an excellent live set. Willie Mitchell has a couple of stand-outs that sound like Menahan Street Band/El Michels Affair numbers.

      Very disappointed by the Nick Ingman. I caved in after deciding I was unlikely to find one on a charity shop. This will be heading out again soon. Gilberto Gil is top notch and was a a very agreeable eBay best offer. Incredible String Band LP is shite. I've had about four of their LPs. They've all been crap. I thought this one might be different.

      Lee Dorsey a spare that I'll give to a friend. Everyone likes Lee Dorsey. Beat 69 is better than its cover suggests with a few decent tracks and that Euro exploito feel. Rene and Angela LP to join my 7" and 12" of Secret Rendezvous.



      And these last ones are a mixture of eBay cheapies and charity shop. I always struggle to pass the McRaes when this LP has The Rub on it. That used to be a DJing fave that. The Lee Dorsey comp will go the same way as the LP above. I repeat - everyone loves Lee Dorsey. Last two from Walton charities when down visiting my gran. Hair is mint, Donny less so.



      WF

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      • #78
        I picked up the 2nd press of the Vic Mars. Played it once. Left me feeling really down in the dumps. Maybe I was in the wrong mood? I thought I would find it uplifting. I didn't. I'm a bit loath to play it again now. Funny, because I skipped through a few tracks on the bandcamp page and thought it sounded good at that time.
        Seconded on Lee Dorsey.
        Everyone tear down your own little wall
        That keeps you from being a part of it all
        Because you've got to be one with the one and all
        You've just got to be close to it all

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        • #79
          Originally posted by treeboy View Post
          I picked up the 2nd press of the Vic Mars. Played it once. Left me feeling really down in the dumps. Maybe I was in the wrong mood? I thought I would find it uplifting. I didn't. I'm a bit loath to play it again now. Funny, because I skipped through a few tracks on the bandcamp page and thought it sounded good at that time.
          Seconded on Lee Dorsey.
          I listened to Vic Mars in the afternoon on a lovely sunny day. It goes well with some Vitamin D. A bit cliched I know but it does take me back to younger days playing in the outdoors. Though I don't remember any mellotron soundtracking my tree-climbing back then.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Willy-Fogg View Post
            The Commitment was from a Battersea charity and is fantastic, apart from the crack in the vinyl which I hadn't noticed and which affects the first track on each side. But what an LP!
            Nice find, and it is a great LP.

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            • #81
              I need to check out that Vic Mars album. I love 'Gentle Giant' but they are a hard listen but well worth the perseverance especially that album. I like a bit of Bobby Darin don't know if I'd like him doing Dr Doolittle though, prefer him in a cabaret club singing and acting smooth. Love 'The Tumbler' album and I love that Franti album, its cliched a bit and has probably dated but reminds me of good times.

              Not heard that 'Graham Bond' seeing its a Charly release whats the sound quality like?

              Originally posted by Willy-Fogg View Post
              I listened to Vic Mars in the afternoon on a lovely sunny day. It goes well with some Vitamin D. A bit cliched I know but it does take me back to younger days playing in the outdoors. Though I don't remember any mellotron soundtracking my tree-climbing back then.

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              • #82
                These couple of Bobby Darin LP's aren't the usual lounge fare - he had a bit of a mid-life crisis, and went off to live in a trailer in Big Sur for a while. Then he popped back up as Bob Darin, giving it the full counter culture denim and cowboy hat bit, with funky folky songs about being beaten up by the police. Excellent.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Willy-Fogg View Post
                  Incredible String Band LP is shite. I've had about four of their LPs. They've all been crap. I thought this one might be different.
                  agreed about them being crap, but the first album is good I think. That "Electric Eden" book was a bit annoyingly obsessive about them, but they are more interesting to read about than listen to I guess.

                  Didn't enjoy the Vic Mars on first listen, sounded totally underwhelming after the lovely preview track and the extra 6 week wait (first copy lost in post) on top of the 6 months or so since it was announced. But enjoyed it a lot on a second listen.

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                  • #84
                    A trip to my local record emporium yesterday yielded these:

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                    The 'Pink Floyd' and 'Roland Kirk' were the result of store credit from my recent purge the rest is from his 5 for £20 racks all in EX or Mint condition. I'm not too sure about the 'Tim Moore' a little cheesy in places but a couple of tunes caught my ear. The 'Jake Thackery' is awesome, just brilliant. The rest well there wasn't really much to choose from hence a 'S2S' but one I'd been after for a while. Some Indian classical and a bit of Jazz. I also picked up 3 records from his cheapo bins outside one of which looks interesting in a Vulture kind of way.
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                    • #85
                      I concur with you on the genius of Jake Thackray.
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                      • #86
                        I know what a brilliant wordsmith like a latter day 'John Cooper Clarke' or 'Mike Harding' if he was a genius. Maybe its because I'm Northern and all my family hail from Leeds but I just got it straight away. As soon as I heard him sing 'Scabby Cat' on the opener 'La-De-Dah' he had me!

                        Originally posted by Agnes_Guano View Post
                        I concur with you on the genius of Jake Thackray.
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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by Agnes_Guano View Post
                          I concur with you on the genius of Jake Thackray.
                          Me three. I found a demo of his non-album "Remember Bethlehem" 45 in a box of cheap singles last year and was as thrilled as if I'd just found a psych freakbeat raer.
                          Drastically reduced to 72p

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                          • #88
                            Ha, that's bloody great! Cheers Bennyboy, he even oozes suave when he's going all down and dirty.

                            Originally posted by bennyboy View Post
                            These couple of Bobby Darin LP's aren't the usual lounge fare - he had a bit of a mid-life crisis, and went off to live in a trailer in Big Sur for a while. Then he popped back up as Bob Darin, giving it the full counter culture denim and cowboy hat bit, with funky folky songs about being beaten up by the police. Excellent.
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                            • #89
                              When that track started, Beck popped straight to the front of my mind!
                              Nice drums.
                              Everyone tear down your own little wall
                              That keeps you from being a part of it all
                              Because you've got to be one with the one and all
                              You've just got to be close to it all

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                              • #90
                                I hear ya on the Beck, It's ripe for a reissue looks really rare, one copy on discogs and this what looks like a bootleg CD rehash:

                                https://www.discogs.com/Bobby-Darin-...elease/6658287

                                I wonder who owns the right or whether the tapes still exist.

                                Originally posted by treeboy View Post
                                When that track started, Beck popped straight to the front of my mind!
                                Nice drums.
                                Last edited by amidar; 17-02-2016, 05:52 PM. Reason: looks like
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