Saturday, October 31, 2020

Screamin Jay Hawkins - I Hear Voices

 Wow, crazy day. I went to an organized auction but they had what I imagine is over 4000 lp's and a few thousand 45s. I waited all day but I got them. There is lots of obscure bands and I have yet to look at them. A few killer lp's like Bo Diddleys 1st Lp. I filled my truck up and now what to do with them. Guess I will be cleaning out the shed

Tonight is a recent pickup

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Jam - In The City

 Well Saturday went without a hitch although I did not get the Mingus LP. They had 1 copy and the guy in front of me picked it up. I don't think he wanted it but overheard me ask the owner if they had any. I then heard him ask for a record mailer. They also did not have the Strum & Thrum comp but I think I have tracked down one of those. 

Tonight I post one of my all time faves. It took me years to find a copy of this and it was an elusive stock US copy with the Picture Sleeve. Promos seem to be easier to find but I am still trying to find me a promo that is affordable. The Jam were pretty much over by the time I discovered them back in the 80's. Very underappreciated here in the states!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Renaldo Domino - Never Thought

 Another COVID19 Friday....Saturday means creeping out into the public to Record Store Day. I have an 8am appointment (love the reservations) so I should get the few things I am looking forward to tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the Verlaines LP, the Charles Mingus LP (can't believe I don't have that one). I'm also considering the Church Gold Afternoon Fix, The Bob Mould LP, The Who live LP and the American Jangle Underground LP. Who knows, may even get brave and venture out elseware. I mean, I know I need to go to Target to get my Dog his food as he is picky and likes only a certain brand that Target carries.

Tonight I am sharing a new 45 I ordered last month. I found a copy of a Renaldo Domino mid/late 60's 45 on Smash (unfortunately it is cracked but it plays). I loved it and when searching found out he put this out last year. What a voice. How did this guy never make it big. I say support him and order it from Happy As A Lark records.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Dave "Baby" Cortez - Count Down

 It feels like the old days when I posted daily. Humpday is the official day for the "count down" to the weekend. Ok, I know that was cheap but I'm in a cheezy mood. I did my happy dance today as I worked out of my office. I feel so much better when I am at my "real" office and not my "home" office. I plan on going in's a ghost town at work so why not. But for the mean time, enjoy the other side of last night's post

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Dave "Baby Cortez" - Summertime

Another recent pick up. The weather still feels like summertime but I know that will change soon. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

The Romancers - Take My Heart

Here is a recent pickup...a bit noisy but choice. I love it when these little gems fall into my hands so unexpectedly. 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Danny Dell and the Trends - Froggy Went A Courting

I spent some of the day today relaxing and recording a mess of 45s for the blog. I'm uploading tonights post a little earlier than I had planned but I'll save the Peacock Gospel 45 for next week. Reminds me of something the CRAMPS might of recorded

Thursday, October 15, 2020


I purchased a new needle for my turntable a few months ago. This weekend I was careless and bent the damn thing...quite an expensive lesson. But you have to love Amazon...order and it shall be delivered fairly quickly. The cartridge I had was a Shure 97X (I think) and they discontinued it. I had found a reproduction and bought it but I don't think it was as good as the original. I was not exactly happy with it but it was pricey so I just dealt with it...that is until I bent the damn thing. After doing a little research I decided to return to the Audio-Technica world and purchased an AT-VM95ML. I sure hate adjusting these things but played 2 45's and the sound is sweet. So hopefully I can avoid being a klutz.

I had previously written that I have recorded quite a bit to post and yes I am as slow as all get out. Monday through Friday I am holed up in my isolation at home. On Saturdays I venture out mask on face and do my best job at crate digging, and I can say that in the last few months of this national health disaster I have had me some luck. I have found some particularly cool 45s and I found tonight's 45 to be pretty interesting. 

Time for my public service announcement. Today is the 1st day for early voting in North Carolina. So stand up and be counted- VOTE! and do it early 

Monday, October 12, 2020

The Goldtones- Unreleased JCP 45

 I have been planning on uploading this for some time. This one is for all you JCP collectors. I was fortunate to score this unreleased EP last year along with 4 copies of their only know JCP 45. No release number. Might be one of a kind.