Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Long Island Sound- One Two Three and I Fell

 Today's post has a funny story. Just over 8 years ago, my wife went to Florida to take care of her mother for about a month. This allowed me to roam far and wide looking for records. One Saturday, I was on the way home from a South Carolina trip. In a town near us, I went into an antique store for records. As I was leaving, I was approached by an older couple who told me they had a bunch of 45's. I arranged to go to their home a few weeks later. They had about 300 promo 45's that belonged to a friend of theirs who had lived with them. There was alot of cool MGM promos from the Animals, Hermits, etc and I offered them $200. They declined saying they needed to ask their friend. Well, I called them several times and they would not answer so I quit bugging them.  Fast forward 8 years: a few weeks ago, there was a craiglist ad from that town about promo 45's for $200..could it be the same ones???? I emailed the seller and he called me and we arranged to meet at a Lowes'. The minute I arrived I recognized him although he did not act like he remembered me. I did a quick look through and offered him $150. I took out 5 twenties and he said "Oh, $100 will be just fine". Waiting 8 years saved me $100. This cool 45s was in that box. I always loved the Tommy James & The Shondells version and this one hits the spot as well

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Truelites- Stand Up For Jesus / Trying

Happy Mother's Day. How about some very rare modern Gospel/Soul...Fantastic!

Saturday, May 07, 2022

The Elvis Brothers- Hidden In A Heart-beat

 It seems I may be back in action. Had to have the motherboard in my computer replaced...what a pain in the tail feathers. I've been busy on the record front...I lucked into a a few huge buys over the past 6 months...purchased over 6000 in late November and a few weeks ago I bought what I was told was 4,000 45's....well it really turned out to be around 11,500 give or take a few hundred. I've got boxes of 45's everywhere. I really don't need to run around looking for 45's ever again (yeah, right). Since the computer is up and running again, I thought I would post something that was in the November buy. I probably would not have given this 45 a 2nd thought but threw it on the other night and was pleasantly surprised. I love powerpop and this has that feel to me. 

Today, I hope to continue to dig in the 45 boxes but I need to get my fence repaired. I had posted over a year ago that we lost our beloved Bently..It has been a rough time without that dog...he was so loved. We have finally decided to open up our home again to a dog and we found a puppy (Cooper) that was rescued with his mom and 8 siblings. He will be 6 weeks old on the 23rd and we pick him then.  I see a record shopping buddy in my future! 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

The Saints - Love Can Be & I'll Let You Slide

Yes, I have been lazy. I hope to post more in the future..still trying to get my record room(s) organized. Always a daunting process. But today I have a special one. This is probably one of the rarest 45's I have come across. Sweet North Carolina Soul from the 70's.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

The Drifters - Come On Over To My Place

I bought this double LP this year of Beach Music and this song was on it. I had never really paid attention to it before and immediately fell in love with it. So, one day I am digging in my boxes of 45's not in my database nd to my amazement I had these copies. They are now filed in my database and in my keeper boxes. 

Saturday, December 25, 2021

The Happenings - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Here is a nice obscure Promo Christmas 45 from the Happenings. I guess gone are the days where I upload 12 Christmas songs but at least it is a good one.  I hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Daze End - If You Really Love Us / Got To Be Myself

 Here is an obscure North Carolina 45 that grows on me each listen