Friday, December 19, 2014

James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight to The Ghetto

Well this was a pathetic waste of a day on the prowl for records. I went to a nearby city and community and found 1 45 for .50 in one shop and 10 for a buck in another. Mostly what I found was extremely high priced crap, in some cases 45's that looked like they had been soaked in a water bath and then the place wanted 1.50 for them...or another place with beat up lp's for 29.99. Then the kicker was when I got home I dropped the sack with the 45's and chipped 2 of them and cracked one...at least it was only 30 cents worth of damage and they were worth nothing.
If nothing else, what is Christmas without a little James Brown.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Johnny Horton - They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose

This week has gone by much too quickly. I am glad I still on vacation next week. I have plenty I need to take care of around home that I have not yet done. And of course I have a plan to run around tomorrow looking for records. I have a little day trip planned for a town and surrounding area that I have never really spent time scrounging about.
My parents had a copy of Johnny Horton's greatest hits and when I was growing up I used to play it all the time. Of course I have my own copy but come to think of it I have not listened to it in ages. Apparently there is a pricey rare picture sleeve for this 45

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jan Bradley - Christmas Time

Found this one about a month ago. check out my other blog [which I sadly neglect] if you are interested in some adventurous more modern Christmas 45's. http://sonicparaphernalia.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jessie Mae Hemphill - Merry Christmas Pretty Baby

How about a little Christmas blues. I picked this one up at my favorite record stop this past summer. And it's autographed to boot!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Jan and Dean Frosty The Snow Man

Surf meets snow. Actually this was pre surf Jan and Dean. They had some minor success when they switched over to Liberty but nothing that set the charts on fire. This certainly died a quick death in late 1962. Try to find a stock copy of this. This is easily one of their more difficult 45's out there.  Their next 45 [Linda] would start them on the road to hitsville

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Reverend Cleophus Robinson - Amen

On my vinyl searches I usually keep an eye out for Christmas 45's. But over the last year I have not found as many as I usually do. I had a few on my "want list" but struck a big ole goose egg this year. But I do have enough Christmas 45's to fill the next 12 days- a big smorgasbord of genre's.
I did locate a promo of the Ventures Christmas 45 so I have updated that post with a scan of the label.
For tonight I thought I would start out traditional with Reverend Cleophus Robinson--What a voice he had.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tommy James And The Shondells- Pick Up


Here is an import rarity. I find the song selections rather strange-not the typical songs found on a Tommy James release. I have to admit that I had not really ever paid attention to these songs and I have the It's Only Love LP. I guess I need to take another listen to that one