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GUEST,Fiddlin' Sid 04 May 05 - 03:56 PM
Sorcha 04 May 05 - 04:03 PM
Goose Gander 04 May 05 - 04:32 PM
wildlone 04 May 05 - 05:19 PM
beardedbruce 04 May 05 - 10:53 PM
wildlone 05 May 05 - 02:59 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 05 May 05 - 03:30 PM
Dave Hanson 06 May 05 - 04:24 AM
rich-joy 06 May 05 - 04:47 AM
fat B****rd 06 May 05 - 04:57 AM
Bonecruncher 06 May 05 - 08:25 PM
Severn 06 May 05 - 09:40 PM
GUEST,Graeme 15 Oct 10 - 11:27 AM
Bruce D 16 Oct 10 - 03:17 AM
Will Fly 16 Oct 10 - 04:02 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 16 Oct 10 - 05:30 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 16 Oct 10 - 05:33 AM
Will Fly 16 Oct 10 - 06:33 AM
The Sandman 16 Oct 10 - 08:40 AM
RoyH (Burl) 16 Oct 10 - 09:47 AM
Phil Edwards 16 Oct 10 - 10:54 AM
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Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 16 Oct 10 - 12:31 PM
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Subject: Charity shop bargains
From: GUEST,Fiddlin' Sid
Date: 04 May 05 - 03:56 PM

Anyone picked up any good charity shop vinyl bargains ? Some shops seem to have wised up to the rarity of folkey vinyl and increased prices forthwith, but there are still relatively cheap and oft deleted treasures to be found. Recently picked up Fred Jordan - When the Frost is on the turnips and Aly Bain & Friends - Down Home for £5.99 and £2.99 respectively and both in decent nick


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 May 05 - 04:03 PM

I usually don't bother to sort thru them....loads here (US). Usually for 50 cents or less....


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Goose Gander
Date: 04 May 05 - 04:32 PM

I do better at flea markets. Last weekend I found a 2-record Doc Watson collection on Vanguard, a Woody Guthrie reissue ("Poor Boy") on Folkways and "Clancy Brothers at Home" LP. I paid $4, $8 and $1 respectively. I can usually find lots of good stuff in the $1 to $ 5 range at the Pasadena City College Swap Meet near my house (first Sunday of every month).

Anything I don't like or want to keep goes into the trade-in pile. I suppose I could sell this stuff on ebay, but I don't know if have the time to make it worthwhile.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: wildlone
Date: 04 May 05 - 05:19 PM

I look around charity shops and carboot sales.
Any vinyl I know is collectable I swap with a dealer for stuff that I want.
It is suprising what you can get if you have got a couple of sex pistol records.
dave


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: beardedbruce
Date: 04 May 05 - 10:53 PM

picked up 300 LPs at one fell swope a few years back, at a "friends of the library" book store. That day was half-price day- so only $0.50 each.....


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: wildlone
Date: 05 May 05 - 02:59 PM

Then there are books!
A Song For Every Season, Bob Copper
Early To Rise, Bob Copper
The Song and the Story, Isla St Clair
A Ballad History of England, Roy Palmer
Folk Song in England, A L Lloyd
The Rambling Soldier, Roy Palmer
Folk Songs of the South, John Harrington Cox
Childerens Games in Street and Playground, Iona and Peter Opie
Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales of England, James Orchard Halliwell
The above books cost from 50p to a couple of pounds.
dave


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 May 05 - 03:30 PM

If I get more bargain lps at the charity stores, I will have to re-inforce my storage area. Quality of many I find is amazingly good.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 May 05 - 04:24 AM

In Halifax and Bradford [ West Yorkshire ] I have noticed a very strange occurrence, ALL the charity shops I have visited recently have got dozens of Joan Armatrading LPs

whats going on ?

eric


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: rich-joy
Date: 06 May 05 - 04:47 AM

I'm VERY envious Wildlone! Here in Oz, I guess we had less of those interesting Folk books sold to start with and the purchasers mostly hang onto them, as being a "Folkie" is often a Lifetime Affliction :~))

I've had a better luck with the LPs, but they're most often just Clancy Bros , Dubliners, Harry Belafonte in the Folk categories - amongst the 3 million Khamal / Accordian Party, Vols 1 to 26 :~((( / Mantovani / Classical / and SO many TERRIBLE records that you really do wonder that so many people paid good money for them in the first place!!!!!!

Prices (in the OpShops) usually range from A50c (rarer) to A$2 (commonly) ...

Markets are often better for choice, but the prices are higher of course. It is quite the thing here to scour the OpShops for collectables, so the pickings aren't as good anymore ...


Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 06 May 05 - 04:57 AM

I found "John Coltrane At The Village Vanguard" and some other great jazz at the local Scope shop a couple of years ago. Sad to think that perhaps someone had died or had to sell their jazz collection but great finds nevertheless.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Bonecruncher
Date: 06 May 05 - 08:25 PM

How about Ten Man Mop by Steeleye Span or a demonstration version (marked Not for Resale) by The Corries? Each were 10p.

Colyn.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Severn
Date: 06 May 05 - 09:40 PM

From recent yard, rummage and library sales ($2 and under):

Books;

Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone (Carter Family bio-reader's proof)-Zwonitzer&Hirshberg
Last Night's Fun (In and Out of Time with Irish Music)-Ciaran Carson
Pissing in the Snow & Other Ozark Folktales-Vance Randolph
American Folksongs of Protest-John Greenway
Goin' Back To Memphis-James Dickerson
The American Songbag-Carl Sandburg
How Can I keep from Singing: Pete Seeger-D.K. Dunaway
Bound For Glory-Woody Guthrie
The Rough Guide to Irish Music-Walls & Wilson
Jazz In Its Time-Martin Williams
American Ballads & Folksongs-J&A Lomax



LPs:

Jean Redpath-Songs of Robert Burns Vol 1, Angels Hovering 'Round
Merle Travis-The Merle Travis Guitar
Jean Ritchie-& Doc Watson At Folk City, Sweet Rivers
Champion Jack Dupree-Blues From The Gutter
Off To Sea once More- Ewan MacColl & A.L. Lloyd
Bill Morrisey-North
The Seldom Scene-Live At the Cellar Door
The American Music Group-Vol. 2 Temperance Music, Vol 4 Original Sacred Harp
Mick Moloney & Eugene O'Donnell, Uncommon Bonds
The Guckenheimer Sour Kraut Band-Sour Kraut In Hi-Fi (w/cover by bandmember George Lichty of "Grin & Bear It" fame)
Songs Of The Pogo-Walt Kelly w/Norman Monath



Happy Hunting everybody!


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: GUEST,Graeme
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 11:27 AM

Yeah I go in Charity shops all the time to find some good Beatles Vinlys. I have recently bought the "White album" for only £12.99 (UK/United Kingdom) and also bought the "Let It Be" Lp by Apple Redords ( Made in England [UK/United Kingdom])


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Bruce D
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 03:17 AM

I once picked up a copy of the "Top End Folk Club" Various Artists (EMI PRX-6102)LP, in a second hand book store. Made for the Top End Folk Club as a limited pressing.

Its a very rare as only a few survived cyclone Tracy which wiped out the City of Darwin in Christmas 1974.

Bruce D


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Will Fly
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 04:02 AM

I picked up an absolutely pristine copy of "The Northumbrian Small Pipes", which contains 25 recordings of pipers Jack Armstrong and Patricia Jennings, in Barter Books in Alnwick just recently.

£5.60 - not cheap - but, like all the s/h vinyl stuff on sale at Barter, in excellent condition.

The record is on the "Mortonsound" label and "was produced for the CLOCK TOWER by G.L. Morton & Co., Newcastle upon Tyne". B&W cover - anyone have an idea when this might have been made? Most of Jack Armstrong's tunes are recordings "made over many years".


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 05:30 AM

1969 for the Jack Armstrong album, Will. As I understand it, Morton Sound was the label of Mawson Swan and Morgan - a gentleman's country outfitters in Newcastle whose lovely old shop is now occupied by Waterstones, though the MSM logo is still visible in the stained glass. The Clock Tower is that of Wallington Hall where Patricia Jennings could be heard playing until recently.

Never saw the cover for this, though in 1975 a box of 30 or so test pressings turned up in a skip in Carliol Square, the problem being that the side of duets was pressed off-centre, causing us much hilarity given the overly mawkish nature of the material (How Much is that Doggy in the Window? Or is memory telling me it was worse that it actually was?). Either way, the Jack Armstrong side was bang on-centre and in fine musical fettle, though a teacher sat the time thought Bonny at Morn sounded somehow wrong/i>; either way she borrowed the album so I haven't seen it since I was fourteen, though many of those Jack Armstrong tunes are etched in my soul, especuially the first one which might be something about a pig.

*

Lots of good charity shop buys of late, including Another Fine Mess by Back Door and Music of the Crusades by David Munrow. But with Xmas coming on it's worth remembering that your local charity shop is about the only place you might find yourself that all important copy of Mario Lanza's Christmas Carol album. Various editions out there, but the severed-head-in-holly-wreath cover is suitably laden with pagan overtones to make this an essential part of any traditional Xmas - indeed, our copy invariably features as part of the decorations. Worth it alone for his rendering of We Three Kings which will, for sure, tear your heart out.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 05:33 AM

I'm sorry, I'll post that again...

1969 for the Jack Armstrong album, Will. As I understand it, Morton Sound was the label of Mawson Swan and Morgan - a gentleman's country outfitters in Newcastle whose lovely old shop is now occupied by Waterstones, though the MSM logo is still visible in the stained glass. The Clock Tower is that of Wallington Hall where Patricia Jennings could be heard playing until recently.

Never saw the cover for this, though in 1975 a box of 30 or so test pressings turned up in a skip in Carliol Square, the problem being that the side of duets was pressed off-centre, causing us much hilarity given the overly mawkish nature of the material (How Much is that Doggy in the Window? Or is memory telling me it was worse that it actually was?). Either way, the Jack Armstrong side was bang on-centre and in fine musical fettle, though a teacher sat the time thought Bonny at Morn sounded somehow wrong; either way she borrowed the album so I haven't seen it since I was fourteen, though many of those Jack Armstrong tunes are etched in my soul, especuially the first one which might be something about a pig.

*

Lots of good charity shop buys of late, including Another Fine Mess by Back Door and Music of the Crusades by David Munrow. But with Xmas coming on it's worth remembering that your local charity shop is about the only place you might find yourself that all important copy of Mario Lanza's Christmas Carol album. Various editions out there, but the severed-head-in-holly-wreath cover is suitably laden with pagan overtones to make this an essential part of any traditional Xmas - indeed, our copy invariably features as part of the decorations. Worth it alone for his rendering of We Three Kings which will, for sure, tear your heart out.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Will Fly
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 06:33 AM

Thanks SA - I wonder if I might have a revised version of this? The sleeve notes say that Jack Armstrong retired as the Duke Of Northumberland's piper in 1970. Side 1 is Armstrong himself, with him duetting with Patricia Jennings on Side 2. The duets are actually quite sweet - but there IS "Bobby Shaftoe" and "Over The Sea To Skye" to mull over... No doggies in windows, thank heaven.

Interesting to hear Armstrong's "Wild Hills Of Whannies" - very straight when compared with Billy Pigg's - which is a wild and wonderful version indeed.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 08:40 AM

Thread Drift,I have a few mint condition copies OF Cheating the Tide, Martin Carthy guesting on guitar.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 09:47 AM

I once browsed in a charity shop and found two of my own LPs there! I didn't buy them.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 10:54 AM

The Oxfam in the centre of Manchester had an absolute raft of folk vinyl at one point; that was how I discovered Tony Capstick (they had His Round, Does a Turn and The Punch and Judy Man). Not dirt cheap - Oxfam Books has more or less killed the kind of secondhand book/record shop where you'd find real bargains - but well worth what I paid for them.

There's stuff about - in the local Oxfam this morning I spotted a copy of Oldham's Burning Sands by the Oldham Tinkers.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: bobad
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 12:18 PM

On the topic of charity shop finds, a long running internet music blog mystery is the identity of the performer of this song 87 Sundays by someone named Ruth. Pretty much all that is known about it is that it is a previously unreleased song which was on an acetate discovered in a Glasgow charity shop. It appears on Vol.5 of the compilation of 60s female singers called Dream Babes which, coincidentally, also contains a song "Hey Mama You've Been On My Mind" by the Caravelles which was penned by Bruce Murdoch.


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 12:31 PM

"Oxfam Books has more or less killed the kind of secondhand book/record shop"

Yes, Oxfam seem to be rather good at targeting towns with existent second hand book/record shops and putting them out of business. Eh oh..


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Subject: RE: Charity shop bargains (LP's)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Oct 10 - 12:37 PM

"87 Sundays" interesting, and a good backup, professionally done.
I would like to see the lyrics posted to mudcat.


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