Ashby one was decent, but some random paisas at Laney College somehow stumbled upon some DJ's collection.
Have been going back to that estate sale. Ridiculous shit. I've pretty much grabbed everything I want but every time I go back I find a new stack. These are the last two hauls. I've bolded some stuff I really dig.
Bill Evans Trio - Motion, Peacock, Duo (Hall) (1976)
Charlie Parker - Jazz Perennial (1961 - Sealed)
Count Basie Orchestra - April in Paris (1961, RP )
Count Basie - Basie Land
Bill Evans - At Town Hall (1966 - Sealed)
Count Basie - Chairman of the Board (1958)
Count Basie Orchestra - Basie, One More Time (1958)
Count Basie and His Orchestra - Kansas City Suite (1960)
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Goes to College (1954)
Dick Collins and his Orchestra - King Richard the Swing Hearted (1972, RP)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Big Band - Stolen Moments (1970)
Gene Norman Presents - Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker (1957, RP )
Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra - Feat Dizzy Gillespie (1965)
J.J. Johnson - The Total J.J. Johnson (1967 - Sealed)
Joltin' Joe Roland - And His Quartets Symphonette (1955)
Miles Davis - The Original Quintet (1963, blue label with trident)
Miles Davis - Tallest Trees (1972)
Miles Davis - Workin and Steamin (1973)
Oscar Peterson - The Great Oscar Peterson on Prestige (1968)
Peter Todd and His Orchestra - Strings with a Beat (1956)
Stan Getz - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962)
Stan Getz / Charlie Parker - The Saxes of Stan Getz and Charlie Parker (1956)
Various - Jazz All Stars (1958)
Zoot Sims and Al Cohn - Four Brothers…Together Again (1957)
Zoot Sims - Plays Four Altos (1957)
and another run. This one was hefty and full of really good shit. all of the Quincys are in REALLY good shape so that makes me happy. Finding a portrait of jazz is awesome too even if it's not the original. The collection just keeps going and going. Some of this I will unload to a record store in town if they give me a good deal but most of it I can't part with. Too much good shit.
Andre Previn - Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 (1962, white label promo)
Art Pepper - The Return of art Pepper (1975 japanese pressing)
Artie Shaw - September Song and Other Favorites (1965)
Art Tatum - The Art of Tatum (1958, pink label Decca promo)
Benny Goodman - The King of Swing Vol. 1 (1956)
Benny Goodman - The Golden Age of Benny Goodman (1956)
Benny Goodman - The King of Swing Box Set (1963 reissue)
Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Box Set (1963 reissue)
Bill Evans - Portrait in Jazz (Japanese reissue, not sure on the year. japanese insert though)
Billie Holiday - Lady Day (1962 reissue)
Bobby Scott - The Compositions of Bobby Scott (1957)
Coleman Hawkins - The Gilded Hawk (1957)
Count Basie - Basie's in the Bag (1967)
Dave Brubeck - Brubeck Plays Brubeck (1956, six eye label, split top seam )
Dave Brubeck - Time Further Out (1961, six eye label)
Dave Brubeck - Times Changes (1964, og mono)
Debby Moore - My Kind of Blues (1960, stereo)
Dinah Washington - Dinah (1956)
Dizzy Gillespie - and the Double Six of Paris (1963, stereo)
Duke Ellington - Ellington Indigos (80s repress)
Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone in Love (1957, og press)
Elvis Presley - From Elvis in Memphis (1969, orange label)
Fats Waller - The Real Fats Waller (1959)
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra; Basie (1963)
June Christy - The Misty Miss Christy (1956)
The King Sisters - Imagination (1958)
Lou Levy Quartet - Jazz in Four Colors (1956)
Louis Jordan - Somebody Up There Digs Me (Wing 1962 Repress)
Louis Jordan - Man We're Wailin' (1958)
Peggy Lee - Sea Shells (1958)
Plas Johnson - The Blues (1976, sealed)
Quincy Jones - Around the World (1961, stereo)
Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962, stereo)
Quincy Jones - Plays Hip Hits (1963, mono)
Quincy Jones - Golden Boy (1966, mono promo)
Quincy Jones - Walking In Space (1969)
Quincy Jones - You've Got It Bad Girl (1973, brown label)
The Righteous Brothers - Just Once in My Life (1965 stereo)
Sam Cooke - The Legendary (1974)
The Supremes - At the Copa (1965, stereo)
Toni Harper - Night Mood (1960, stereo)
Various - Swing…Not Spring! (1956)
Various - The Sound of Big Band Jazz in Stereo (1960)
Various - Walt Disney's Mary Poppins (1964, og Buena Vista press)
The Ventures - Guitar Freak Out (1967, sealed)
Zoot Sims - Plays Alto Tenor and Baritone (1957, og press)
Zoot Sims Sextet (with Al Cohn) - From A to Z (1957)
Zoot Sims - Good Old Zoot (1965)
That Dizzy record is fucking ridiculous. Double Six of Paris are no joke. That record is in perfect shape as well. I'm sure the goldmine collector's guide is a joke like any collector's guide but it says 150 for that record. I dunno. Not bad for 5 bucks.
Liars - Mess LP
Jorge, did a ticket to their Fonda show come with the record?
Yup. want me to pick one up for you? LPs are $24.99 (not sure if they still have any) and CDs are $16.99. Text or PM me.
For those of you that were looking to pick up the Elastica S/t reissue on RSD, it's finally coming out tomorrow.
Pemberton (7/18-20) ~ FYF (8/22-23)
ooh. time to shop around for price. so far it appears that amazon and amoeba both have the best offer at $22.98 with free shipping.
Just called my local record store and they already have it. Only $20.99, on my way...
7/16 The Field - Echoplex
8/4 Arcade Fire - SB Bowl
8/9 Warpaint - Observatory
8/10 Macca - Dodger Stadium
8/20 Fucked Up - The Garage
8/22 NIN - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/23-8/24 FYF Fest - Exposition Park
9/11 Swans - Roxy
9/30 King Crimson - Orpheum Theatre
10/31 QOTSA - Forum
Just found out Discorporate Records is no longer. Kinda bummed out because they put out some weird stuff.
Random question: why do some 2xLP albums have Sides 1 & 4 on one disc and Sides 2 & 3 on the other? 1-2/3-4 makes sense, and 1-3/2-4 I could understand too since you could queue the next side if you had two record players, but I really can't work out the logic behind 1-4/2-3.
I used to have the same exact question. I figured I'd find those in the dollar bin because they were misprinted. Then my mom told me about the real reason.
This is called a record changer turntable. You could place two records on the spindle (Sides 1 and 2, respectively, facing upward,) the player will play the bottom disc (Side 1) then drop the second disc to play side 2 without you having to get up. Then you just flip both records, peg side 4 above side 3 and repeat.
Ah, I knew there had to be a reason - thanks Mr. Mack. I guess these kinds of players were popular enough for record companies to press albums this way?
Millie & Andrea - Drop the Vowels
Tame Impala - Live Versions
Lone - Echolocations EP
Tim Taylor - The Horn Track
Kate Tempest - Everybody Down
Lost In Translation soundtrack on clear orange
Courtney Barnett EP
Savages - Fuckers / Dream Baby Dream
Inga Copeland - Smitten 7"
And ods, that's some serious jazz. Like, wow. And that From Elvis in Memphis record is really good. As I recall, in 1969 Elvis wanted to make a comeback, non-soundtrack rock record after the success of his Christmas comeback in 1968. This is that record. Good stuff. It's been chopped up and reissued by RCA a number of times under different titles, but this one is quite good. There is a live Vegas record around this same time that has gotten the same treatment and is also worth checking out.
I'd forgotten about those tables. My parents had one too.
Soundtracks really aren't as collectible as they may seem, unfortunately, mostly the ones that have unreleased tracks by artists, such as Quincy Jones' "Foul Owl" on the In the Heat of the Night OST. Some of the iconic Bond soundtracks are worthwhile: Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, etc, but the Casino Royale soundtrack on Colgems is pretty much the holy grail of soundtracks. Find that and you may well have found yourself $100.
As for classical, first look for anything in Stereo. With classical, mono is considered unlistenable trash. Same with orchestral or symphonic records. Small groups, string concertos, chamber music, etc are what folks want. If you see anything from Deutsche Grammophon or Archive Production (often seen also as "Archiv Produktion") in stereo, you can bet it's probably pretty good to keep or sell, so buy it. Also, ANYTHING pressed in the Netherlands is highly sought after.
The live Vegas records are intriguing. Nat King Cole did a live Vegas record that's pretty good and surprisingly rare-ish. I highly suggest you buy that if you find it in there. And don't be afraid to grab some Tom Jones, his Live in Las Vegas record is fucking good. Live at Caesar's Palace isn't quite as solid but it really illustrates how the neon lights and the loose slots & sluts really put Jones on the top of his game creatively (unlike every single other performer on the kiss-of-death Vegas circuit). And yeah, that Elvis Vegas one I mentioned above is definitely worth digging for as well.
Awesome, thanks for this brief writeup. I thought I had mentioned Bond OSTs (looking back at my comment I didn't). Those are one of the main reasons I'm gonna go back and dig the soundtracks; he said he had a few Bonds in there.
As far as classical, I've been trying to learn a little bit more so I'm not so overwhelmed when I get there. I took a look at this site which has some of the same advice you just gave me: http://www.classic-choice.co.uk/collectorsguide.asp#hmv
I know for a fact that he has some of these, most likely a ton, so I'll have to look around.
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (Spain import)
Elmer Bernstein - Walk On The Wild Side Soundtrack
Death in Vegas - Scorpio Rising
The Doors - Managed to get a small lot of 7" People Are Strange / Unhappy Girl, Love Her Madly / Don't Go No Further, Wild Child / Touch Me, Hello, I Love you / Love Street, Light My Fire / The Crystal Ship, Wild Child / Touch me (hand dated 1969).
John Frusciante - Brown Bunny Soundtrack (Pre-Ordered a few weeks ago from Stranded Records in Oakland, hopefully I get this next week)
Herman's Hermits - There's A Kind of Hush All Over The World
Dannii Minogue - I Begin to Wonder (Remixes)
Jonathan Rado (from Foxygen) - Law & Order
Lou Reed - Mistrial
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Invention - At The Doorway Again
Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance (Original Issue)
Various Artists - Psychedelic Unknowns Volume 3
Coachella 11, 12 (W1), 13 (W1), 14 (W1)
Mazzy Star, 11/7/13
The Entrance Band, 12/31/13, 3/8/14
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else
These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid
VA - Imaginational Anthem Vol. 6
Savages - Fuckers b/w Dream Baby Dream
Both the Elastica and Oasis reissues arrived in the mail over the weekend. I have the day off work so I listened to both this morning. So great.
Bo Ningen - Line the Wall
Bo Ningen - III
Sebadoh - the free man lp
Al Lover X Goat Hazed 12" limited edition.
Coachella 11, 12 (W1), 13 (W1), 14 (W1)
Mazzy Star, 11/7/13
The Entrance Band, 12/31/13, 3/8/14