£10.50 the lot

Digging in a box of charity shop records:

I paid a visit to Chester-le-Street this morning, which is fast becoming my happy hunting ground for unwanted records. But because I’ve been raiding the same charity shops for the past couple of months I’ve already picked-off most of the items that appeal to my curiosity.

There hadn’t been much in the way of replenished stock since I last hit these shops three weeks ago! Never mind though, I was still able to fill my bag with records for just over a tenner. Many of the singles I bought are already in my archives but I decided that because they were only fifty pence each, I’d rescue some of them.

The condition of the singles vary from VG to VG- but I’m sure once I’ve cleaned them thoroughly I can upgrade the sound to EX. You will have to wait to hear what I can do with these (and some others) I’ve bought recently – I’ve decided to create a “Transmission” mix for my ‘Spreaker’ account.

The albums are all in decent shape and were only £1 each except for the Moody Blues ‘Out Of This World’, which was £3. It will be interesting to hear their better known numbers in stereo.

Coming home today:
  • Leslie First & Combo – “Sexy Hammond – Volume 2” (Boulevard 4037) 1971
  • Ricky Nelson – “20 Greatest Hits” (Yesterdays Gold YDG 15710) 1987
  • Eartha Kitt – “Not So Old-Fashioned” (Music For Pleasure MFP 50075) 1973
  • Mama Cass – “Mama’s Big Ones” (Music For Pleasure MFP 50252) 1976
  • Moody Blues – “Out Of This World” (K-tel NE 1051) 1979
  • Bachelors – “The Sound Of Silence” (Decca F.12351) March 1966
  • Byrds – “All I Really Want To Do” (CBS 201796) August 1965
  • Nancy Sinatra – “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” (Reprise R 20432) January 1966
  • Sounds Incorporated – “Time For You” (Columbia DB 7545) April 1965
  • Jet Harris & Tony Meehan – “Scarlet O’Hara” (Decca F.11644) April 1963
  • Royal Guardsmen – “Snoopy Vs, The Red Dragon” (Stateside SS 574) January 1967
  • P.J. Proby – “Together” (Decca F.11967) August 1964

I’m going to make a post on each album and select the most appealing cut. Keep checking in for those updates. The amount of records I’m buying at these charity shops means that my reviews will extend well into 2022.

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