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It was good for The BCPF and I to get back to Underdog Records after their short (but well-deserved) hiatus. We bought some cool things and got to listen to a few whilst watching the NFL Wild Card Saturday games (with TV on mute, of course). Here’s the haul:

The first few are the $1 albums that I forgot to put in last time:

©Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records

Eric Martin Band – Sucker For A Pretty Face — Eric Martin was the lead singer for Mr. Big during their heyday (which is subjective, I guess). I like his voice. I didn’t know anything he did prior (or after) Mr. Big. I found it interesting that Troy Luccketta played on this album and was part of the band. He went on to be drummer for Tesla. John Nymann, the co-founder of this band was friends with Y&T and eventually joined them. That’s all I know. VG(+).

The Paris Theatre Orchestra – Honeymoon In Paris — Parisian music. What can I say? The BCPF and I both dig that stuff. It was there, it was $1. VG(+).

Nat King Cole – The Unforgettable Nat King Cole Sings The Great Songs! — Nat King Cole. $1. The BCPF. ‘Nuff said… VG.

Here’s this week’s haul:

k.d. lang – Invincible Summer — I contend that k.d. lang has one of the best voices in music. Such soul and her timbre is that of silk. I love it. I love hearing her sing. This was the 20th anniversary edition, which is weird when you know that it came out in 2000. Man, time flies… New.

The Love Language – The Love Language — A Merge Records artist. The BCPF goes nuts for anything Merge Records. It’s her love language, I think. Good listen! New.

Crayon – Brick Factory — The BCPF loves to find things that she used to play on the radio when she was a student jock at WUAG (at UNCG). She played some weird and wild things. This was a fun listen. It’s a bit screechy and quite “indie” but hey, she audibly gasped when she saw it, so… NM.

Jacqueline Boyer – Chanteuse — More French music. Again, we love the heck out of this stuff! This is from 1962 and is an original pressing the best I can tell. VG+.

Various – Nostalgia Vol. 1 — The Mystics, Dion, Chiffons, The Royal Guardsmen, The Music Explosion, The Jarmels, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Gary (U.S.) Bonds. VG+.

Various – Collectors’ Items 1922-1930 — As the title says, songs (and I believe recordings) from 1922-1930. VG.

Various – Windham Hill Records Sampler ’82 — We have a few George Winston albums and those were on Windham Hill Records. William Ackerman, Winston, Michael Hedges, Ira Stein & Russel Walder, Shadowfax, Liz Story, Darol Anger & Barbara Higbie, Scott Cossu, Alex de Grassi. All that. EX.

Underdog Records is resuming the pre-holiday “C-19” hours of Thursday-Saturday from 11a-7p. Jonathan is doing deliveries M-W and some store pickups and stuff like that. You can check out and purchase brand new items 24/7 on the Underdog website. Keep watching as Jonathan and I have news coming. I use Discogs to keep track of my collection and you should, too!

Until tomorrow, keep spininn’…
Scorp out!

“Are you breathing what I’m breathing? Are your wishes the same as mine? Are you needing what I’m needing? I’m waiting for a sign. My hands tremble. My heart aches. Is it you calling? Is it you calling?” – “The Consequences of Falling” (Steinberg/Nowels/D’ubaldo)