Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ray Charles: From the Pages of My Mind (1986)

 Columbia FC 40338

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.

YouTube link: Over and Over (Again)

YouTube link: Love Is Worth The Pain

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Norm Hacking : Cut Roses (1979)

Indoor Records 79701  

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.

So Good to See You

Bernard to Broadway

Technics SL-7, Shure M111HE/N94e, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2.