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It was cold as all get out yesterday when The BCPF and I took to the streets to do our “Saturday Thang.” Near, if not in, the 60s the day before, it was at around 34° or so as we went to Underdog Records. Brrrrrr! But, we got to warm up with some great music. Let’s hit it.
- Big Star – Radio City – Local ties all around this album. I know it’s a favorite of many of the musical circles in town and some of them even had some things to do with the band itself. It’s #405 on the RS List and you know what? It’s a fantastic album. New.
- Run-D.M.C. – Run-D.M.C. – One of the pioneering rap albums that set that whole genre on fire. It’s #242 on the RS List. New.
- Etta James – At Last! – The first time I heard this woman’s voice I was smitten. She’s so powerful and soulful. It’s easy to see where Amy Winehouse got her inspiration. Great album coming in at #119 on the RS List. New.
- Count Basie Orchestra – Basie Picks The Winners – VG copy.
- Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba – I loved the Getz/Gilberto album that we got last year, even more so than the first time I heard it. I missed out on the second album from that duo, but I think I’ll dig this one. VG+.
- Berlin – Love Life – I’m listening to this as I write this post. It’s a good new wave/pop record. Good stuff. I’ve always loved Terri Nunn’s voice (and she’s cute). VG+.
- Ray Parker Jr. – The Other Woman – Yep, I love some cheese. Parker Jr., though, is a really good guitar player. He has been a session player for some big names in music like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Boz Scaggs, David Foster and Herbie Hancock. He also wrote a lot of hits for others like “Mr. Telephone Man” for New Edition and so on. VG+.
- Ray Parker Jr. And Raydio – A Woman Needs Love – Ditto. VG+.
- Stephen Foster, Jan Degaetani, Leslie Guinn – Songs By Stephen Foster (1826-1864) – VG+.
- Stephen Stills & Manassas – Down The Road – One of two albums Stills made with this band after the break up of CSN. VG+
- Elvis Presley – Seine 40 Grössten Hits – A 2xLP German-released greatest hits album. Disappointingly, he’s not doing the songs in German. VG+.
- Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, London Symphony Orchestra – Nocturne – Four Sea Interludes – Passacaglia (Peter Grimes) – The BCPF was excited about this one. VG+.
- Cole Porter – American Musicals: Kiss Me, Kate/Can-Can/Anything Goes – 3xLP of highlights from Porter’s musical forays. VG+. $1 bin find.
- Nat King Cole – The Man And His Music – Because we grab anything we can with Nat King Cole on it, and it was only $1 and a 2xLP at that. It’s in fairly good condition, too.
- There was another Benjamin Britten that we got but it’s not in Discogs and I’ll have to enter it along with about four or five others that take about 30-45 minutes each to put all that info in (especially hard when their in foreign languages) and it’s not easy to find info on some of those things. A headache. For the record, I think I’ve only purchased one album that I had to put in. She has purchased the rest… sigh… I kid.
Just this week, Jonathan got in a set of Bose speakers and a JVC receiver that were in good shape, he sold the speakers pretty quickly. But, he is always getting groovy record gear in and it’s there for the taking. Follow Underdog Records on Instagram to get the latest of what’s going out there. He posts new releases, freshly obtained used vinyl and other record-related info. Jonathan, like Clay Howard, Jerry Chapman and myself all use Discogs to keep up with our collection and share with others. Plus, the Discogs Marketplace is pretty banging, too.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“September girls do so much. I was your Butch and you were touched. I loved you, well, never mind. I’ve been crying all the time. December boy’s got it bad. December boy’s got it bad.” – “September Gurls” (Chilton)