Changed the oil today, so, drove past the DRM thrift store on 55. Picked up The Headliners '63, a Columbia Records sampler. Got that one 'cause it has a Julie London track (Must Be Catchin') and a Brubeck track (Cultural Exchange) and a Ventures' track (Ups 'n' Downs). The Marty Robbins and Quincy Jones cuts were just bonuses. Also Billy J. Kramer's 1964 LP "Little Children" with 3 Lennon-McCartney tunes (Do You Want To Know A Secret, Bad To Me, and I'll Keep You Satisfied, the latter two never released officially by the Beatles); They All Dance The Polka by Stan Wolowic and The Polka Chips, Capitol rainbow label with original advertising inner sleeve (i never knew George Chakiris made two LPs!); and In Harmony 2, which AllMusic.com says is a Sesame Street release, but nothing on the jacket or sleeve says Sesame Street. This one has a Dr. John cover of Splish-Splash, James Taylor and Janis Ian originals, and the one track that i bought it for, Bruce's live version of Santa Claus is Coming To Town.
Paid a buck.
For the whole lot. I could have downloaded the Bruce track from iTunes for a buck, and not gotten anything else. But why?
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