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BS: Vinyl is fun

MichaelAnthony 30 Dec 00 - 10:31 AM
Matt_R 30 Dec 00 - 10:44 AM
MARINER 30 Dec 00 - 11:43 AM
Rick Fielding 30 Dec 00 - 11:47 AM
Bernard 30 Dec 00 - 12:46 PM
Liz the Squeak 30 Dec 00 - 02:53 PM
Liz the Squeak 30 Dec 00 - 02:54 PM
Bernard 30 Dec 00 - 03:30 PM
MichaelAnthony 30 Dec 00 - 05:04 PM
Bat Goddess 30 Dec 00 - 05:51 PM
Seth 31 Dec 00 - 09:19 AM
Peg 31 Dec 00 - 12:22 PM
Matt_R 31 Dec 00 - 12:25 PM
Peg 31 Dec 00 - 12:28 PM
Matt_R 31 Dec 00 - 12:43 PM
MARINER 31 Dec 00 - 02:01 PM
Metchosin 31 Dec 00 - 02:26 PM
Bill D 31 Dec 00 - 03:54 PM
wildlone 31 Dec 00 - 04:44 PM
kendall 31 Dec 00 - 04:50 PM
Peg 31 Dec 00 - 05:05 PM
wildlone 31 Dec 00 - 05:07 PM
Peter Kasin 31 Dec 00 - 08:32 PM
Seth 01 Jan 01 - 11:30 AM
GUEST,yum yum 01 Jan 01 - 01:50 PM
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Subject: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 10:31 AM

I'm having fun again purchasing LP's at thrift stores and used record stores. Have a tube preamp, too!

Using a vacuum record cleaner.

Esp good for taking chances on opera and classical stuff I haven't heard before.

Lots of music for not much risk.


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Matt_R
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 10:44 AM

I know!! That's where I get all my LPs! Including my 4 ELO Lps. Our local college music store, CD Alley, has a huge used record collection. One day I need to go in there and go crazy! They got some good used Dylan records!


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: MARINER
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 11:43 AM

Ihave collected vinyl for over 30 years and am still collecting. Nowadays Ihave a few places that I go to. Thrift shops are not as good as they used to be here.Used furniture stores are pretty good as many of them buy house contents, which often include records.I've been very lucky over the years and lately I,ve picked some great folk stuff, including the well known, but little seen album recorded in the basement of Dobbels Shop in London featuring among others Eric Von Schmidt and "Blind Boy Grunt"(Bob Dylan). Anyone else picked up some nice vinyl lately?. I also got a J.A.Sugden class A stereo amp for £15, it works perfectly and goes well with my "new" Rotel deck (£10)


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 11:47 AM

Careful guys! When CDs came out I figured at long last my collection of records ('bout 3000) would stop increasing (or at least slow down)

Not so. It continues to grow at about 100 a year, thanks to stores like that and friends who keep sending me lists of about to be dicarded records, and ask me to "take my pick"!

They're gettin' more unmanageable every year.

Newest acquisitions? Maria Callas, Caruso, Paul Clayton, Cisco Houston, Dialects from every region of Britain(used by actors for B.B.C. radio. OY!

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Bernard
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 12:46 PM

Whoa!

Never mind yer modern vinyl rubbish! My shellac '78's are still increasing! I recently acquired a 10-inch 'single' of 'Blow the Wind Southerly' by Kathleen Ferrier, and a complete boxed set of Leoncavallo's 'Pagliacci' (wot? Who cares, it's complete!).

I do have quite a lot of those new-fangled vinyl things, and numerous drinks coasters which fit in the retractable shelf on the front of my PC...


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 02:53 PM

Manitas wondered if we should get a DVD, meaning yet another size of storage shelf..... Needless to say, he bought a pair of tool storage units instead!

We still play our vinyl a lot, it's the only way we can hear some of the stuff....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 02:54 PM

Mind you, I had hoped that this thread was about the other sort of vinyl fun... oh well. Better luck next time....

LTS, I prefer leather anyway, it breathes.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Bernard
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 03:30 PM

Or, at least, it used to!! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 05:04 PM

Rick, the storage is a big problem, isn't it? I still have have thousands stored in a former acquaintences' mother's boyfriend's house!

Recent favorite finds are a Benny Goodman album, Carman MacRae/Dave Brubeck, various sound effects.

MA


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 30 Dec 00 - 05:51 PM

Yeah, when I checked, this being Mudcat and all, wasn't sure whether this would be about apparel or LPs...my vinyl collection continues to grow, too (both kinds) and storage is a major problem. For all media. It seems I just get the LPs or the tapes or the videotapes or the CDs or the 45s or something organized (at this time only the videotapes are catalogued) and they have to be rearranged for storage reasons (well, we need someplace to put our feet!). I currently have only the trad LPs in the shelves under the stereo. Most of the classical, jazz, humor, off the wall stuff (I've got at least 2 LPs of kazoo music and at least one of African bagpipes) is temporaily stacked in the closet at the foot of the stairs. With luck, more shelves will be built in an accessible place, but some of the classical will probably go next summer to the local Public Radio station's record sale. I keep telling everybody I'm de-accessioning, but the house looks just as cluttered as it always has!

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Seth
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 09:19 AM

I have accumulated about 5000 vinyl lp's over the last thirty years. Before the advent of CDs, I had sort of a medium size habit I lived in Berkeley and Oakland for about ten years, and there were realy great used record shops there in the 1970's. It was after the introduction of CDs that my collection began to go nuts. People were dumping huge collections of JAzz, classical and folk into local thrift stores, and they were moving it out at .50 to one dollar per record. When it's that cheap, and a lot of the stuff has never been opened, let alone played, it's real easy to justify spending $20.00 for forty lps you are only sort of interested in, but would be nice to hear. So now I have this huge mass of stuff-I'm like the monkey who reached through the hole to grab a bunch of peanuts and now his hand is too big to get back through the hole. I'm in China, records are in the U.S. in storage which is costing me $100/month. What will I do? I don't know. I like having lots of music available, just like any other kind of library. I have not seen one vinyl record of any kind in China, but they sure have a lot of CDs, but not much that I want. I bought six turntables from the Goodwill, so I will be able to play records for a long time ! My kids think I'm nuts, but they all want to get the collection when I die! Seth from China


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Peg
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 12:22 PM

I love vinyl! I lent out some Tull albums in college and never got them back and am still fuming mildly about it...

this year picked up June Tabor, Child Ballads, and EPs of Renaissance, Cocteau Twins, and old Moody Blues!

My turntable doesn't work so well now (Mitsubishi linear tracking) and I kind of want a new one...


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Matt_R
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 12:25 PM

Peg, do you have the Moodies album where they sing "Ain't Necessarily So?" It's spine-tingling.


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Peg
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 12:28 PM

no Matt i don't! wow sounds great, that is a great old Gershwin song.

my fave tune of theirs lately is "Voices in the Sky"


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Matt_R
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 12:43 PM

Definately. I've always loved that one...now it's really haunting to me. In October, 14 of us student from ECU's Newman Center, my 2 sisters, and our priest Father Tom all went on a mid-semester beach retreat down at Atlantic Beach here in Eastern NC, to just slack off and have fun for the weekend (see previous threads). When we were driving to the beach house, I was playing my Moodies Anthology Album. Of course I heard Voices in The Sky as we drove through Indian Beach. After that first night, when we went out beach walking at 1:30am under the Full moonlight...and later going to sleep with the wind and the ocean roaring outside, the lines "Look what has happened to me, I lie awake with the sound of the sea calling to me..." received new meaning for me. I will never be able to hear that song again without getting a shivers...of that most special time we spent together.

Oh yes, back to the topic! Yes it's a great rendition of the song! I have a couple tapes of the Moodies material back when they were still a little known Birmingham R&B band. It's some really awesome music.

As for me right now, "Dawn Is a Feeling" is sticking in my head. (I got Days of Future Passed for Christmas.)

--Matt


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: MARINER
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 02:01 PM

Peg, I don't know which part of the world you come from, (I live in Ireland)but you should be able to pick up a good deck very cheap in a thrift shop or 2nd hand store.I've bought 3 in the last few years, all top of the range and under£15 each. Try it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Metchosin
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 02:26 PM

Bernard I'm with you regarding shellac.

Thought I had a lot of vinyl too, but never counted until now. Only about 650, a paltry sum compared to Rick's but at least I've got some idea of the total now.

I've started to make mp3s of my 78 RPM collection, but if I continue at the rate I'm going, I won't be able to come up for air for a year or so.

Most prized possession: a box of Jimmy Shands on the Beltona label in pristine condition, bequeathed to me by an old family friend who passed away last Christmas. "Richard Thompson........ Eat your heart out!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 03:54 PM

I know a couple of old shops with used vinyl...got all the Richard Dyer-Bennet 10" LPs...Burl Ives in mint condition...likewise "Introducing the Beer's Family"....various old stuff


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: wildlone
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 04:44 PM

I am dave I am a vinylhollic
It is getting so bad that I will make a round trip of over a 150 miles and only go into 2nd hand or charity shops looking for records and books.
recently I bought
Spinners,Fresh hair/london cast,Strawbs, King Crimson,Free,The Who/by numbers and Tommy,2 Aaron Copland,Dr Feelgood,Josh White.
Books inc A Ballad History of England by Roy Palmer for £7 and 1970 reprint of the 1849 book Popular Rhymes& Nursery Tales Of England with dust jacket for 50p
I have only started to look at the last one I will post any that seem to be missing from the "cat"


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: kendall
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 04:50 PM

This is SINSULL> My latest acquisition is a Blue Sky Boys LP. A treasure. I am still intimidated by the CD player and I love the sound of vinyl - warm and real.


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Peg
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 05:05 PM

thanks for the suggestion Mariner! I need a whole new set of components actually and need to get my old harmon kardion amp fixed (which still has "phono" on it and not "CD" how weird is that?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: wildlone
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 05:07 PM

I forgot to add that I got a new aiwa music centre before christmas that plays vinyl as well as cds, it can even be hooked up to a computer if you have a good sound card {my next purchase}.


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 08:32 PM

I keep looking for the (now defunct) Washington label LP of Whaling Ballads, sung by Ewan MacColl and A.L. Lloyd. A couple of years ago, I found a Louis Killen LP in the $1 bin at a local used record store. It's like finding treasure when a store doesn't know what they've got and offer it on the cheap, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: Seth
Date: 01 Jan 01 - 11:30 AM

Chanteyranger: Indeed it is, sort of like fishing without having to sit in a cold boat. Where I lived in Washington there were about ten of us who would meet by chance at one of our favorite " fishing holes" a couple of times weekly. The nice thing was that we were mostly (but not always) looking for different kinds of music, so it was friendly, and we had a good time talking about our obsession. One of my better memories of the states. Seth from China


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: GUEST,yum yum
Date: 01 Jan 01 - 01:50 PM

MARINER I live in IRELAND ALSO, BUT 'THRIFT SHOPS' I DONT KNOW. RECORD-FAIRS HAPPEN EVERY FEW MONTHS, THE NEXT ONE IN BELFAST 'MAYSFIELD LIESURE CENTRE' IS ON 10TH & 11TH MARCH, THEY USUALLY HAVE SOME GREAT TRADITIONAL/FOLK STANDS AT QUITE LOW PRICES. YOU SHOULD TRY IT! I HAVE COLLECTED HUNDREDS OF 'HARD TO FIND' ALBUMS OVER THE YEARS. HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL YOU 78 COLLECTORS.

YUM YUM.


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Subject: RE: BS: Vinyl is fun
From: MARINER
Date: 01 Jan 01 - 03:35 PM

Yum Yum, it's true that the thrift shops are dying out as a source of vinyl. However, the old 2nd hand furniture shops are still good. I have one that I go to on a regular basis and rarely come away empty handed. Tomorrow I'm going to visit one that I've heard has a copy of the collectible "Shades of McMorrough" album. Thankfully the average punter has little interest in vinyl, that leaves plenty for us fans.


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