Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Marty Mitchell: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (1977)

MC Records 3

This was a thrift shop find, in excellent shape, except it's a cut-out, with the typical saw cut. Mitchell reminds me a bit of Gram Parsons here. The production, and his singing, make this a worthwhile listen.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Chocolate: Monsieur Chocolate Prefiero El Son (1980)

SAR Records SLP 1009
This was part of a haul of 38 records from the thrift shop. I sometimes research records on my phone before buying them, but I bought this on sight because it looked interesting. $1.99, in very good shape. It is not on CD.

Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros was a Cuban trumpeter.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Eric Schoenberg: Acoustic Guitar (1977)

Rounder Records ‎– 3017

I picked this up at a stoop sale along with Schoenberg's other solo album, Steel Strings. Both were in very good condition. Neither are on CD.

Steel Strings is a solo acoustic guitar album, while this album has both solo tracks as well as duets with various bass players. "Lady Madonna" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" have been posted on youtube:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

KVIL Christmas Vol. II


It's not my intention to turn this into a Christmas music blog. It's just that this LP has been sitting by my desk with a Post-it on it that says "Not on CD" for a long time, and I want to tidy up.

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in excellent condition. The singing style on most of the tracks is not to my taste, however, "White Christmas," the only track performed by The Texas Girls Choir, is a standout. It is not on CD.

White Christmas

Grado ZF2/Gold, Technics SL-7, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Eastman Frənch Horn and Trombone Choírs: Music For Christmas

Sto1at Records SZM 0120 

Christmas is over, but here's a record that can be part of your Christmas Mix 2017. I was going through my overstock, and I found this LP, which I've never posted here. It has a nice version of Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, one of my favorite Christmas songs. It is not on CD. 

This was a thrift shop find (99¢), in very good condition. 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Grado Blue/Paratrace, Technics SL-7, Pro-Ject Phono Box S, harman/kardon CDR-2.