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New records - what have you just bagged?


I know, but I only buy original vinyl.
Tesox posted above was available on the original (1989) for £40+. Reissue on a B-side about ten years later (late 1990s) was only £10. ... no brainer, buy it on the lesser price. The people who you play it to aren't going to care two tiddlesworth about the autencencicity of the original vinyl. They might even be mildly inebriated on drink and drugs when they hear from your hi fi speakers.

Ground Elder

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The people who you play it to aren't going to care two tiddlesworth about the autencencicity of the original vinyl.
The people we play to care very much about the authenticity of the records. It is a cardinal sin to play anything other the 1st release. Rare soul/northern/r&b scene is about collecting and has rules that make no sense to the outside world :D


toilet expert
Drunk discogs...soooo dangerous! Luckily I did alright last night. Woke up to this order:

Weird acid housey thing sampling Pet Shop Boys

Lovely deep house from Mike Huckaby

Bleepy oldskool shit

Money saved by not going out...spent on records getting pissed at home. Not sure if this is economically viable or not. I might need to start going out more to save money :D

Ground Elder

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I recognise the ' stayed in, saved x, so therefore is ok to spend y' formula :rolleyes:

I've been out and about since Friday week -

Birmingham - wife playing tunes, other dj put on a manic version of Fever, (slowed down here, for the benefit of the Belgiums). Perhaps a little rash, but back in b&b and on Discogs, the inevitable happened.

Bristol - Hurrah! A cheap copy of Les Mccann Plays the Hits. A friend gave me a cd with Sad Little Girl on it a few months ago and I've craved it since. Trawled the charity shops of Clifton, Gloucester Road, Cotham and Park Street. Little doing, other than Billy Fury and Clarence Frogmouth Brown compilations and a pile of random singles. The only one I can remember at the moment being John Barry's James Bond Theme.

Cheltenham - It would be much easier to do this if I had the record boxes in the room with me, rather than relying on memory. In Cheltenham I bought somethings, but can't recall what. I do remember they were from various charity shops and not from the record shop Googlemaps held our hands to.

Swansea - sorry William of Walworth, but Swansea left much to be desired :D Arrived, ignorant of the earthquake, but keen to see the sights. Dismal and depressing town centre shopping, until - mood thoroughly dampened - we found a final charity shop as we returned to the car. "Everything half price!" exclaimed the shop assistant repeatedly and then undermined her pitch by adding "and from Wednesday everything will be a pound!"

Ray Barratto - Carnaval - 70s double album reissue of 1960 & 61 LPs - £1
Talkin' Loud 2 - as I type this I'm thinking that I might already have a copy and didn't much care for it the first time round :facepalm:, but, still a bargain is a bargain.
A Mose Allison compilation for a quid and a random Brazilian 1970s LP, that might turn out to be dreadful, but again a pound.
Betty Wright - Where Is the Love - not at all rare, but still made my day :cool: A Sister Sledge single, the title of which eludes me, but it had caused my wife to Shazam while in a Barcelona cafe earlier in the week, so that one made her day. 25p each. Haven't paid 25 pence for a record for ages :thumbs:

Eastbourne and maybe Hastings tomorrow...


Licking windows on the 303 bus.
They put my selection I played in the record store up, but unfortunately I forgot to give them a name, so theyve used my real name, so won't share publicly.

If anyone wants to listen to 3 hours of me playing my reggae and dub vinyl, give me a shout and I'll ping it through

mojo pixy

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Recently found (for 20p) an LP of Erik Satie's piano music, and in the same shop (for the same price) a random old LP of some of Louis Armstrong's earliest recordings.

Just the other day I came across a 1957 LP of an Elgar violin concerto featuring a young Yehudi Menuhin and conducted by Elgar himself. Recorded in 1932 so dynamic response isn't what it might be today .. but then Elgar can't conduct his own music today, so swings and roundabouts.
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Macaroni cheese controller
Finally bought an album that my mates used to play all the time but I never had a copy of. I hadn't listened to any hip hop since the 80's Eric B & Rakim days and was put off by the gangster lyrics, but the rhythms and style of the Wu Tang Clan got me back into it. Great reminder of a specific time with great people.
Bloody expensive now, but most of my hip hop was bought very very cheap so don't mind paying out for something I really want.
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Ground Elder

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Lots of shopping lately, trawling the shops, record fairs and sales boxes, alongside ebay and discogs. Got a few off our wants list and a few bargains. 7s and EPs that I've bothered to photograph:
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LPs (bought about 20 LPs & 12"s from charity shops, that I'll listen to over the next few weeks), but these are the ones we paid real money for:
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dros ben llestri
RSD haul

Bim Sherman Lightning & Thunder - (Mungo’s Hi Fi remix) Scotch Bonnet Records 10”
Cymande Promised Heights Mr Bongo LP
Eek-A-Mouse Ganja Smuggling Greensleeves 7" single with colour sleeve
Jackie Mittoo Showcase VP/ 17 North Parade 7" EP small hole) with colour sleeve
The Streets Remixes & Bsides - Warner Strategic Marketing UK - 2 x 180g 12" White vinyl
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two Legacy / Sony Music 12" LP Vinyl
Prince Fatty Sunshine feat. Omar & Fatlip Evergreen Recordings 7" (Dinked)
Sparks You've Earned The Right To Be A Dick - BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. 7"


toilet expert
Bought loads of new stuff lately...some while drunk :facepalm: so can't remember or be arsed to type out, but this is absolutely lovely.

Turkish/bollywood disco edits with a bit of acid and just pure funk. Love it :cool:

Ground Elder

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Blimey, there's a lot of record shops in Berlin :eek: :cool: So much temptation, but I'm being very restrained. Great way of exploring Berlin - thank fuck for Google maps :D

I so wanted the Coke Escovedo LP that the man fetched his ladder for. Neither of us could read the price label. 60 Euros. Then he took it out of the sleeve to display its minty freshness. Did I want it? Of course I did, but I couldn't find justification. As I browsed, he made a phone call. 50 Euros. A fair price we agreed, but sensing my wife's presence I had to decline.

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Roll us yer cap Grandad!!
Finally got my mits on an old rare-as-hens-teeth Manchester pirate radio classic street soul tune. “Bo’vel - Check 4 U”
Also the first 4 releases of the new Zeitnot label. Quality Electro acid Shizzz


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Almost had a heart attack when i saw this in my local Oxfam:

Sadly, it's the re-issue from a few years back (I think) but still something everyone should have (and I didn't, or at least not on vinyl) IMO.
Probably much better pressed than an original, on vinyl that only contains vinyl