Showing posts with label Records. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Records. Show all posts

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fun used record store finds

I don't buy too many used records these days as nice clean reissues are so plentiful. But I could leave these...
The cover of this 78box set was too much to pass up. This would be a 1940's reissue as well as this History of Jazz 78 box set which includes a Leadbelly. 

 This is my favorite so far Sunny Ade and his African beats. This album is superb. I love the music of Nigeria from the 70's. It is bad ass.
The beautiful Miriam Makeba and her classic Pata Pata. If you have heard the song youtube it now. 

This is more traditional but fascinating.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Coffee And Records

I drink more coffee while listening to tunes than anything else. Until recently we didn't have a great local roaster. I've been buying beans at the place that shall not be named or ordering online form La Colmbe. Now I can pick up Arkansas Onyx coffee at the local market...
 They send a good message as well.
 Sound advice. Not only are they great roasters but they have a love of vinyl.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Take Care Of Your Records

Sound advice from Columbia Records

Monday, November 25, 2013

Record House

All I can think is please let them all be really crappy records.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weird Record Shopping Day

Finally got away to one of our record stores today Arkansas CD Record Exchange. I didn't find anything I was look for which is weird given the selection but came home with a few oddities anyway. Shopping by record spine drives me crazy quickly.
This was the only Cal Tjader I could find but it was only a few bucks so what the hell.
Strange album by 80's London band Rip Rig + Panic.
Never owned this Nina Hagen so I picked it up.
I grew up on a steady diet of Ska but never heard this Selector record.
I'm a sucker for promotional records. It must be the Not For Sale label that makes me by things I would usually ignore.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Archive PBS Real Stories.

What an amazing story. One man and his insanely huge archive estimated value at $50 million... He almost sold it for $3m in 2008. I don't doubt the figure. I hope someone saves the archive and keeps it together. Paul Mawhinney is my hero.





This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi http://itishifi.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16th Record Store Day

Go out and buy some records at your local shop.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Retro Record Stores

Hmm hey where is your Jazz and Blues section. No! I don't want the latest Guy Lombardo do you have any Robert Johnson.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Austin Record Scores

Well the Austin trip was a blast as usual. Saw some great live music and hit a couple record stores. Record shopping was cut short due to credit card being stolen which was a major bummer but a decent haul at least. I managed to hit End Of An Ear and Breakaway but my card was stolen before I hit Antone's Records. I went to a few other stores I won't name but because their prices were just insane.

End Of An Ear


Breakaway Records


Double LP Analog Africa set.



Triple LP Soundway Record set.


Triple LP Soundway Record set.


Double LP Soundway Record set.


Worthy Records reissue. Mulatu is one of my favorite vibe guys.


I picked this up in a thrift store. How could I leave it lol.


This was the bargain of the trip $5 1956 Beat Tropicale.


I also hit a large Arthur Lyman stash. I'll only post one of these but it is a xmas record. I typically hate xmas music and this is only my second xmas record. This is a good one if you are into exotica.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Recent record score

Had to buy this for the cover. It is calypdisco.

This has custom tshirt written all over it.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Why are there so many pictures of girls with their records laying all around the floor. Does this explain why so many records we have been looking for for so many years are in crap shape. I really hate it when I finally find that record that I've always wanted and it loooks like she owned it. Sorry I'll stop ranting but at least she is cute.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Records On The Road

I'm worried leaving my new record purchases in the trunk when I am driving around nevermind being able to play records while driving. How do the records fair from this kind of use? If anyone has used one of these in a vintage car please comment to this post. This is just fascinating.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Virgin Vinyl ?



I love this ad. Not exactly sure what they mean but. It reminded me of a story about the Caribbean music scene. Island music is great whether Caribbean, Tahitian, Balinese, or Bahamas. The tragedy is what I heard about Jamaica. They don't have alot of money for producing records so for the records that don't sell they were melted down and reused. This is a travesty. Prince Buster of Jamaice doesn't even have a copy of every song he ever made for this very reason. That is sad because he ran his own record label. I'll stop ranting and give you another glimpse of the twins.....