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Baja Marimba Band - Fowl Play & Fresh Air [01 Jan 2007|05:11pm]

[ mood | curious ]

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[07 Sep 2006|10:56am]

currently on sale for your indie pleasure:

a large quantity of old seven inch records (i'm broke, *sniff*) up for grabs on ebay - lot's of old sub-pop, kill rock stars, and a lot of stuff out of austin, including:

modest mouse, pavement, iron & wine, milemarker, silver scooter, the shins, no knife, the black halos, the prima donnas, aloha, rye coalition, les savy fav, jimmy eat world, bright eyes, a roman scandal, five-eight, the kiss offs, golden millenium, the vidi vitties and more!

i'm adding records as we speak...get 'em while you still can!

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[18 May 2006|09:19am]

I bought a strange item the other day, funnily enough at the record shop where I now work. it is a Canadian copy of The Bee Gees 3rd (or 5th, or even 6th) LP, "idea" which has the back cover (US design) printed on both sides. Maybe small_circle (the only person I know with a more impressive Bee Gees collection than me) has seen this, but I never have. I took this picture as a demonstration-


If you are not familiar with this great pop-psych LP, here is an MP3:

Bee Gees - Kilburn Towers MP3

The catalogue is being reissued later in the year, so buy it then!
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [15 Apr 2006|12:02pm]

Does anyone know anything about this record?

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I bought it in Chicago in late July 2005.

Did the Pickwick Children's Chorus make any other records worth buying? Did they make any other records at all?
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[04 Nov 2005|03:54pm]


Does anybody know about this record?
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Hiya! [20 Sep 2005|11:27am]

Hello. I'm a record collector and new to this community. I just purchased this Divine picture LP with the rare track "Kick Your Butt".

But mostly I just wanted to say hi.
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[04 Sep 2005|08:26pm]

Found this at a garage sale - I thought the review was hysterical!

Why do I go for Martin Denny's type of music? It's professional and very expertly put together for the public. It uses instruments and rhythms not usually found in popular music. It's witty, and much to the taste of people who like a little humour for the long haul. • I like it because it reminds me of places I've been, and sounds I've loved. It's really very exciting to see the Denny group perform in Hawaii. The great brass gongs, the Asian instruments, the tropical setting, and the proficiency of the performers make the music a delight. • This is music to see... It's music to feel.

-James A. Michener

Also, does anyone know where I can buy Les Baxter (and his Orchestra) sheet music?
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[15 Jun 2005|01:25pm]

a musical rating and discussion group

sound_rationale is looking for new members. We are an ever evolving group of people who enjoy a broad range of music.

We also have a fantastic little ditty called 'The Game' where we all YSI (yousendit) MP3's and rate the music. It's a great way to learn about new (and old!) artists.

Please join us.
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Song Ident: Old Time Jazz [03 Jun 2005|01:30pm]

[ mood | okay ]

Can anyone identify this song?

I found the clip in an article on boingboing:

But when Jen and I walked out to go home, we witness something amazing. Like walking into a David Lynch film, or into one of the photos from the book. An elderly gentleman -- must have been a vet -- drove by in a big white '70s boat of a car. US and Marine flags on the roof; sad, old music blaring from an ancient radio inside. He'd left the interior light on. The car seemed to swallow him. We wondered how his feet reached the pedals. He drove about 3 miles an hour; even the celebutantes on the sidewalk in stilettos outpaced him.

"So was that guy a ghost, maybe, or what?," asked Jen. "I wish I could identify the music--I think that would help me understand him a little. What do you think it was?"

Edit: vestalvixen reports the song has been identified. It's Artie Shaw's Nightmare.


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Sit On It! [06 Apr 2005|04:15pm]

[ mood | satisfied ]

I just scored this in the record bin at the Social Service League (along with some Gene Autry 78's!)... The pics didn't come out so good, but the subject speaks VOLUMES:

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There's even a cutaway on the back so you can stand him up! Now The Fonz can watch me wherever I am in the room... HIs eyes will be on me every waking minute of the day...

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2 album covers [31 Jan 2005|12:01pm]

[ mood | excited ]

A thrift store score, Japanise pressing on red vinyl!

and a 25 cent beat up oneCollapse )

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[30 Jan 2005|09:16pm]


I want to join the Church of Ray Conniff's Sideburns. Sorry about the photo quality - I couldn't find decent lighting.
(hoping this won't exceed Photobucket bandwidth)
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[09 Jan 2005|01:38am]

hope y'all don't mind my intrusion, but i thought some of you might be interested in musical_mangle. come on over & apply! if this post ain't cool with you cats, do lemme know.
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[22 Nov 2004|03:25pm]

Love music? Give musical_mangle a try. Worse case scenario you'll get yourself a few laughs, and banned.
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Hong Kong and Taiwan Pop Divas Again [17 Oct 2004|10:44pm]

Big pictures, watch out!Collapse )
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text-only post. sorry. [17 Oct 2004|10:15pm]

I'm at college, in the smaller half of a divided double with no room for my portable record player. I haven't listened to any non-digital music in maybe two months. Last night I dreamt that I was purchasing very inexpensive records with beautiful covers and I was all excited to take them home and listen all afternoon. Sigh.
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Pop Divas from Hong Kong and Taiwan [24 Aug 2004|03:34pm]

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not ray! [11 Jun 2004|11:05pm]

Ray Charles . . . .

i'm sorry to say it.. .



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The goods... [09 Jun 2004|01:03am]

Trying to track down images of all these covers... Will post as soon as I can.

On a recent trip to the Ozarks, we scored some good, CHEAP thrift store records:

Switched on Moog, "Nashville Gold"

The Singing Doctors, "On Stage"

Rusty Warren, "More Knockers Up!"

Anita Bryant, "I Believe"

The fucking "RHINESTONE" soundtrack (Stallone sings country... who knew?

and something called the Chet Taylor Trio, which is only funny if you can see the home made cover art: a snapshot of Chet and his family, circa 1969, with their big hair and their Valium eyes, all posed around the living room and fixing up to sing some down home gospel bullshit. Classic.
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