Friday, July 23, 2010

Record Finds 23/07/2010

A Friday at the thrift shop scored me some more finds! Here are 'em:

Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman (1970)

Note: I already have this album, but I got a second copy just because the one I already have is warped. Now despite its extreme warpage, it still plays all the way through on my Numark TTUSB with absolutely no skips! Huzzah! But I know that warped records may damage your needle, because force is applied to the needle as it goes up and down. So I will be trading my warped copy. If you don't know already, this utterly excellent studio effort, from the man that is known today as Yusuf, includes classics such as "Wild World" and "Where Do the Children Play".

J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame (1981)

Note: Includes the mega-hit "Centerfold".

Waldo de los Rios - Encore (1984)

Concrete Blonde - Concrete Blonde (1986)

Note: LA alt-rock band.

Level 42 - Lessons in Love (Shep Pettibone Remixes) (1986)

Note: 2 12" 45 rpm singles housed in a gatefold sleeve. Both records are warped, but they may still be playable!

Love Unlimited - Under the Influence of Love Unlimited (1973)

Note: Barry White's backing vocalists star in their own studio album.

Diana Ross - Lady Sings the Blues (Original Soundtrack) (1979)

Hello Dolly! (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1964)

The Monks - Bad Habits (1979)

Note: UK punk rock band consisting of former members of Strawbs. This is their 1979 debut album. I also have "Suspended Animation" (which was a Canadian exclusive and released nowhere else).

Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)

Note: Why not quote the first verse from "Just the Way You Are"?

Don't go changing, to try and please me
You never let me down before
Don't imagine you're familiar
And I don't see you anymore
I wouldn't leave you in times of trouble
We could never have come this far
I took the good times, I'll take the bad times...

The Stylistics - Let's Put It All Together (1974)

John Cougar Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)

Note: I'm just talking a little ditty bout Jack and Diane, and that's all.

Seals and Crofts - Unborn Child (1974)

Note: Cover has a nice diecut square in it which shows the picture on one side of the picture sleeve.

My Fair Lady (Original Broadway Cast) (1956)

Leonard Bernstein - William Tell and Other Favourite Overtures (196?)

Kokomo - Kokomo (1975)

Note: British soul ranking with the likes of Average White Band.

Poco - Legend (1978)

The Bells - Fly Little White Dove, Fly (1971)

Note: I already have this album, but the one I have is a reissue with a different cover and title ("Stay Awhile"). I will also be putting the reissue up for trade soon.

The D'oyly Carte Opera Company - The Mikado (1950)

Note: 2-LP set released in the USA by London Records during the early years of the LP, and containing one of Gilbert and Sullivan's great operas.

Cliff "Kid" Bastien - In the Mood (1975)

Go West - Go West (1985)

Orchestra of the Vienna State Orchestra conducted by Mario Rossi - Scheherazade (195?)

Note: A unique demonstration record embodying Vanguard quality control.

That's all my finds today. What a haul!

Ryan AKA OldMusicOnVinyl1

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