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Retrospective – The Best of Buffalo Springfield

Buffalo Springfield is one of those bands that was off my radar screen for way too long…a good friend of mine is a big fan of theirs, and after reconnecting with him recently and talking music, I got excited to check out some of their stuff. Of course I’ve been aware of them forever, and […]

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Sixties Hits, brought to you by WRKO Boston

I came upon this one in a Goodwill awhile back. Honestly what first struck me was the WRKO in the title. I grew up in the Boston area and remember my parents listening to ‘RKO a whole lot. Back then they were mostly a music station, but after 1981 they switched to all talk. Here’s […]

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Spiritual Jazz from ’74: Michael White and Norman Connors

Boy, this was a great find…and at a place that seemed to have little to offer for quite some time. To browse the vinyl at this particular thrift shop, you need get down, and I mean DOWN on the ground and dig through a nasty pile of mostly grimy and moldy records. But I keep […]

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Joan Armatrading – Show Some Emotion

I’ve been vaguely familiar with Joan Armatrading for years– in fact, she was one of those artists who I had been hearing on the radio since I was a kid, but I never knew it was her. Songs like “Drop the Pilot” and “(I Love it When You) Call Me Names” popped up pretty frequently. […]

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Whole lotta nothin’

Haven’t had any luck this week. For a while it seemed like I was coming across some pretty good stuff (a lot of which I still haven’t posted here yet), but at the moment I’m not finding a whole lot. Hit one place today that I haven’t been to in about 5 months and they […]

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Some mid-70s R&B and soul

Found these at a “Savers” thrift store recently. Made a few trips there and wasn’t too impressed initially…lots of pretty common, fairly trashed records, and they were $2 a pop (which in thrift store terms is on the high end of things). But this last time I actually found a few nice records in good […]

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Yesterday’s Finds (Zeppelin, Beatles, Goodman, Winding & Koto Music)

Found some pretty cool stuff yesterday. This is actually the first time I’ve come across a Led Zeppelin record or a Beatles record at a thrift store…they don’t pop up too often. As it happened, they also had two copies of Let It Be, but both of them were trashed. This copy of Abbey Road […]

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Genesis – Three Sides Live

Okay, this is cheating a little bit, since I didn’t actually find this Genesis record at a thrift store, but it sure was cheap. This album was not new to me, I’ve been a fan of it for years. I stupidly sold my vinyl copy years ago and got the CD remaster. Kind of a […]

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Modern Classical Music from Australia – Sculthorpe & Le Gallienne

While it’s always exciting to come across that rare, yet familiar, record in the thrift store– the one you’ve had on your list for years– sometimes it’s even more thrilling to discover some new music that comes right out of left field and surprises the heck out of you. So I recently came across this […]

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It Never Hurts to Ask

Wow…had a GREAT score at a local thrift shop yesterday. This is a little place off the beaten path that I remembered going to a few years back but hadn’t been to in a while. When I went in I saw they had CDs, but no LPs that I could find. I grabbed one CD […]

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