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Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?

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Subject: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 08 Dec 15 - 10:07 PM

Now with downloading sites such as iTunes people can just buy songs they want but I was curious if in the past you have ever bought an LP or CD just for one or two songs you liked only? If you did, what album was it and what song did you like from it?

I came across an old LP I have by Kenny Rankin that I bought at a used record shop for $3.00. I wasn't particularly a fan of his and not really into the majority of the songs on this album which is called, "Silver Morning" from 1974. I bought it for one song only that I liked which is a cover of the Gordon Lightfoot song,
"Pussywillows, Cattails." I have always loved that song and so I bought it just for that song. Of course it is very folky and Kenny does a great cover of it. The rest of the songs are more jazzy, pop style and not folk at all. Nothing wrong with that but I just personally never got into the other songs, genres on this album.
His arrangement of the Beatles song, "Blackbird" is not too bad.
Also, I love the beautiful art work on the cover. I was very impressed by that.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Acme
Date: 08 Dec 15 - 10:13 PM

Yes. Alice's Restaurant.

Sorry. I couldn't resist. It's just past the 50 year anniversary of that epic release.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Dec 15 - 10:38 PM

Yes, several. Also CDs and cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: cnd
Date: 08 Dec 15 - 10:39 PM

I bought a Procol Harum LP solely for their song "Conquistador," though their other songs can be decent if I'm in that kind of mood (particularly "She Wandered Through the Garden Fence). And Paul Simon's There Goes Rhymin' Simon for Kodachrome and Loves Me Like a Rock, and his album Paul Simon for Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard. Other than those, not really any off the top of my head.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 12:18 AM

Rosanna by Toto.
Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams.
Boys of Summer by Don Henley.
Special Girl by Eddie Schwartz.
Chimes of Freedom by Bob Dylan.
Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac.
We Shall Overcome by Pete Seeger (Carnegie Hall concert)--my all-time favourite album, ever, period.
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.
If I Had a Hammer by Peter, Paul and Mary.
The Old Lamplighter by The Browns.
Listen to the Band by the Monkees.
Crunchy Granola Sweet by Neil Diamond.
Up Around the Bend by CCR.
Christian Island by Gordon Lightfoot.
Take Five by Dave Brubeck.
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand by those guys from Liverpool.
Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back by Billy Edd Wheeler.
Walk, Don't Run by The Ventures.
Io Vagabondo by Nomadi.
Midnight Blue by Louise Tucker.
Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits.
Whispering Pines by Johnny Horton.
Lean on Me by Bill Withers.
Crawling From the Wreckage by Dave Edmunds.
Jesus on the Mainline by Ry Cooder.
One Time One Night by Los Lobos.
Amazing Grace by the Royal S


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 12:23 AM

cots Dragoon Guards.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 03:20 AM

Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees for Lido Shuffle


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 04:00 AM

Mind there is a difference between buying an LP for only one song or buying an LP because of one song. I've bought many an LP in my youth because I'd heard one song from it. Here in the Borders there weren't any listening booths etc. So if you heard a song by a new band you liked you'd often take a risk on the album. Not sure if I've ever bought an LP for one song where I'd heard and not liked the rest of the album!


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 06:44 AM

Yes, I have.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Corn Field
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 06:58 AM

Many albums that I purchased from 1964-now was based on hearing and liking one song.
Then there were albums I purchased from the "Cut-Out" Racks (remember those?) for $1 where I had never heard any of the songs.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 08:25 AM

Long ago I bought a used LP for "Dance Hall Girls of Baltimore" by a Canadian duo whose name escapes me. I like(d) that song so much and never gave any of the other songs more than one listen.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 08:30 AM

Fraser and Debolt. A bit of senior lag time there.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 08:38 AM

No doubt you've listened to the rest Of Cooder's "Paradise and Lunch",#. It's one Lp (now a CD) that I keep in heavy rotation.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,SPB At Work
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 08:41 AM

Yes


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 08:55 AM

Hey, gillymor. Allan stayed here last time he was in the area. The song you mention is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59gi9MRAHVQ


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 09:02 AM

Hearing that brightened up my morning. Thanks, #.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 09:57 AM

Here's the group I have loved for about forty-five years. Even after Augusto's death they are still fantastic and going strong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt5OYX8gUrw


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,Ellen Vannin
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 10:47 AM

In my young and romantic days I bought an LP for the photo on the cover.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 10:52 AM

#, I'm dumbfounded to think that you can recall a list like that on short notice. I can only think of two instances right off:

The good buy; an Emmy Lou tape, for her recording of "If I needed you" with Don Williams. It was several years after before I really became otherwise aware of Townes Van Zandt.

The misfire; Jeff Buckley's CD with "Hallelujah"; so far as my taste, there was nothing else on the CD remotely worth recording.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 11:01 AM

Hey, frogprince. It took me about twenty minutes to get that list down and it's only part finished. I have no idea where any of the LPs are now.

Had a few of them myself. Eres Tu by Mocedades back in the 1970s. Loved the take--as did half the world--but the LP didn't quite cut it for me.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 11:36 AM

I Nomadi does sound like a lot of pure delight that hadn't heard of before, down here in the monolingual world. Didn't you say you learned of them when you and Augusto used to go the the same hairdresser? ...


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,loaner fone no cookie
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 11:37 AM

Yes, I have and still do. Which? Too many to list. CD. DVD. Didn't in vinyl days but there are many vinyls I have I'd pay for the whole thing to be digital for just one song (if not otherwise findable).

Why? If I want to learn a song and can't find it otherwise. Used if possible unless by an artist who is a member of an ethnic group far more oppressed than I.

Other Whys (cd, dvd) might be if I hope to learn more about a person very different from me or others I love, and it's one of their very favorite songs/films. Or if I want to use it from my library in working with folks in various settings. Or if I want to donate the cd/dvd after enjoying it....

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 12:02 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTT3jGSo0uw

Frogprince, I think you'll enjoy this one.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: ranger1
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 12:55 PM

Dean, I had that exact same reaction to that Jeff Buckley album.

I've bought many albums (CDs, whatever) because I liked one song. Most of the time, I've ended up liking most of the other songs, too. Those, I generally don't remember, with the exception of Bill Staines' album Tracks and Trails. Bought that one for the song "Travelin' Shoes" and instantly fell in love with the whole album.

One that I bought because of just one song was Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance. Turned out, that was the only song I liked on the whole CD. I kept it until a friend gave me the CD single in a book with the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 01:15 PM

Not quite one song exactly, but I did buy a CD knowing that I didn't like around half of it! What happened is that I accidentally smashed my copy of Anthems in Eden. "Anthems" itself I loved, but the other songs on the CD were, I thought, a right old hotchpotch. I didn't know that the first time I bought it, but I did the second time, but went ahead and bought it anyway!


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Midchuck
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 01:38 PM

Used to do it on a regular basis. Now I can usually find the song I want on Youtube. If I can't, I can usually download from Amazon for 99 cents.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 01:40 PM

When I used to buy CD's and LP's I considered myself lucky if I liked 4 or 5 recordings off the whole deal. Now thanks to Spotify I carry an enormous and diverse record collection around in my pocket.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 01:52 PM

Yes - 5 Live Yardbirds just for Too Much Monkey Business, but the rest was great too!


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: JHW
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 02:48 PM

I'm not in Love (Chicago0, I Won't Let You Down (PHD), Still Around (Thomas Cray) come to mind but there must be others


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 04:06 PM

It was used... but I bought one to get On the Amazon by Don McLean.

Learn it for Halloween... you'll be the hit of the party.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: frogprince
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 05:45 PM

I'll be darned, #; I've heard all kinds of versions of where babies come from; now we've got proof that they drop from heaven into daddy's hands in their little birthday suits. Lovely music and video, thanks.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 06:10 PM

In the days of licorice pizzas I used to do that a lot. Usually I would find much of the album enjoyable. It also worked with vinyl singles...comes to mind "The Great Pretender" by the Platters. I eventually liked the B-side much better, "Am I Just Another Dancing Partner?". You've probably never heard it.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Rog Peek
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 06:45 PM

Bought quite a few in the process of collecting "Songs for and about Phil Ochs". here

Rog


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 07:48 PM

John, I had to listen to it, but yeah, I have heard it before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvh3TpXa9fY


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: LadyJean
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 11:38 PM

I bought a record and a tape, because they had someone singing Flowers of The Forest.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 11:53 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqY79y-SCbA

If that's the one, LJ, she sings at 1:02.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,tunesmith
Date: 10 Dec 15 - 02:14 AM

Well, in the old days, I bought lots of albums ( ordered them at local record ship) where I had never heard the performer sing.
For example,I bought a Phil Ochs' album on the strength of " There But for Fortune" by Joan Baez.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 10 Dec 15 - 07:18 AM

Yes ; years ago I bought a Buffy Sainte-Marie LP just for "Piney Wood Hills ", although the other tracks were good too !!


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Bugsy
Date: 10 Dec 15 - 08:17 AM

Yes! I just bought a "CD" from Richard Digence's Website, for the song "Jack of All Trades", and I'm Bitterly disappointed with it;

Apart from the fact that it cost me AUS$28 odd inc shipping, it has 10 tracks, one of them (Track 6) lasts all of 30 seconds and is bundled in with track 5 (so in effect, 9 tracks), the recording quality is barely passable.

The real kick in the arse though is that the recording is burnt onto a CDRW and the cover looks home made.

NOT HAPPY JAN!

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: PHJim
Date: 10 Dec 15 - 11:59 AM

Circa 1970, I bought JJ Cale's Naturally LP for the song Crazy Mama. I also bought a Wawa pedal to play this song. I ended up loving the whole album. I have no idea what happened to the pedal.

Crazy Mama


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 11 Dec 15 - 11:00 AM

Hardly 'Folk' (or is it?!) 'Zoom' by Fat Larry's Band. The rest of the album is filler at best.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Bought a LP for one song?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Dec 15 - 12:51 PM

Sure, but Too Hot To Handle taught me not to.


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