This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in excellent shape inside and out. Five songs from this album appear on the CD Ray Charles: The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986. I guess the other tracks weren't considered country. They are not on CD.
I picked this up in the dollar bin at a record store in Toronto. The owner had two other copies priced at $10 and $12, so I asked him if maybe he mispriced it, but he said no, it was $1 because it was badly warped. He placed it on his turntable and, when I saw the substantial warp, I initially passed on it, but then he offered it to me for free. Free is coincidentally my favorite price, so I grabbed it. My Technics SL-7 has a very light (3 gms) and short arm, and it tracks the giant warp in this LP easily, with no visible woofer movement. Impressive.
normhacking[DOT]com says this, his first record, is "no longer available," but that "Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 are included on [the CD] "Skysongs... A Writer's Collection," which is available on the used market.
This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in great shape inside and out. I passed on it at first look, thinking it was a recording for teaching penny whistle to kids (or something like that). Then I took a second look at it, and when I saw who the artists were, I grabbed it.
This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in great shape, with some of the original shrink wrap left on it.
From the Independent: That the Dobro guitar is today indelibly associated with bluegrass music
is a tribute to Uncle Josh Graves. His long-time association with
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs gave the instrument exposure at a time
when bluegrass was developing an international following...
The instrumental "Juarez" is credited to E.B. Graves, "Jennifer Waltz" to J. Graves. Are they both Josh Graves (real name Burkett Howard Graves)? You do the research and let me know.
I'm guessing the Smith Brothers, Tom and Kevin Smith, perform(ed) together in nightclubs, as this is a self-produced album of covers of popular songs done in the style of the originals, plus look at the photo on the cover.
"We've played many different kinds of music," reads the back cover, and the album has covers of pop, country, and easy listening hits, a Gershwin medley, and a "Hora medley." So perhaps they played weddings as well. The sample track shows them at their best.
Here's another Christmas LP for 2015. This is an amateur production by the Immaculate Conception Church (no location specified), with pieces by their "Folk Group" and their "Adult Choir." The recording is good, and the performances are good for non-professionals. "Drummer Boy" [sic] comes off best – I especially like the guitar intro. The lead vocalist on Silent Night ("C. Rafferty") is quite good.
This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in good but not great shape. I presume it is not on CD.
"Recorded live at Immaculate Conception Church."
"Disc Mastering and Production By Paul Gerry at The Cutting Edge, Ferndale, NY 12734"
I'm ready for Christmas. Here's the first Not on CD Christmas offering for 2015. This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in great shape. Side 1 features The Festival Brass Quintet, and Side 2, The Riverside Church Carillon. I love Christmas music performed by brass bands, and this quintet is very good, as is the recording. Unfortunately, the pressing is very noisy.
Presumably this record was sold at the Garden State Plaza shopping center, or perhaps it was given away with a purchase. It is undated, but if I had to guess, I'd say 1972 ±5 years.
This is Maxine Feldman's only record. It was a thrift shop find (99¢), in good shape. It is not on CD.
"Maxine Feldman sang "Angry Atthis" during the Stonewall Riot in 1969. It subsequently became one of the most widely known/sung lesbian solidarity songs of the seventies." – www.hogelandshoeve.nl/33%20outloud/data/loudf.htm
From the back cover: "Maxine Feldman has been an out-front lesbian feminist for over ten years, singing with pride what others were only whispering."