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Friday, December 04, 2009

Today at the thrift store

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 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?



  • Wow, you made out like a bandit! I take it that these were all LPs? Do you have "digital" turntable to convert them to MP3/AAP, or are you an analog purist?

    By Blogger Steve Graff, at 5:50 PM  

  • The Dr. John version of Splish-Splash would be worth a buck. He did a version of Il Est Ne Le Divine Enfant on a collection called Jazz to the World that we sold the Christmas I worked at Camelot Music that absolutely kicked ass. Amazon says they have the CD, but the track list is all wrong.

    By Blogger Michael Bacon, at 5:52 PM  

  • I've got 3 working turntables right now, and a 4th out on loan. I think the Luxman P405 from about 1985 is the newest, but the AR ES-1 is also of that around that vintage. The AR is connected through my Kenwood to the computer. I record with SoundStudio at 24/96, run the AIFF file through ClickRepair to skim off the pops and crackles, and then back through SoundStudio to cut the file into individual tracks. Then upload to the NAS and publish to all of the iTunes enabled computers in the house. The Sansui and the BSR are just connected directly to amps in different rooms.

    Thrift store bargains are getting rarer. The price list at DRM saiy .99 each for records. When the guy rang these up for a buck i asked him twice if he was sure of the price. He said yep, a quarter each. So, maybe there was an unmarked sale or something. Last time i was there i picked up a clean copy of Dazzle Ships by OMD, and the guys at Offbeat gave me a 4 dollar credit for it.

    By Blogger Barry, at 7:22 PM  

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