Friday, December 30, 2011


Son of Gunn!!
Shelly Manne & His Men
Play More Music From Peter Gunn

Looks like Shelly won't have to share any royalties with the other guys

Friday, December 16, 2011


I've wanted to add this LP to my collection of personality albums for years - Goodwill made my dreams come true.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


This is the last song in one of the all time greatest mini-series ever broadcast. The BBC did make a one-off sequel, which was quite inferior to the original series. I'll post those songs in the up coming weeks.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Charo And The Salsoul Orchestra - Cuchi-Cuchi

Guess the water was cold when the cover photo was taken.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Who knew spinning a basketball on your finger was such a "babe magnet" and do you also have to keep one hand tucked into your pocket at the same time?

Click on photos to enlarge

Friday, November 25, 2011


Bobby Braddock - Hardpore Cornography

Side A: It Took......(To Get Me Over You), The Elderly Brothers, Avalanche of Romance

Side B: Dolly Parton's Hits, My Better Half, I Lobster But Never Flounder

Friday, November 18, 2011


I coveted this album cover when I saw it for the first time. I finally purchased it when I found out it was 25 cents. Check out the song titles, where else can you get polka music and "Wipe Out" on the same LP.

Friday, November 11, 2011


A collection of risque Elizabethan Folk Songs....this is actually volume one, there were two other volumes in the same series.

When Dalliance Was In Flower and Maidens Lost Their Heads, sung by Ed McCurdy, with banjo by Erik Darling and recorder by Alan Arkin (yes THAT Alan Arkin) on Elektra 110. (As usual enlarge photos above for more detail view)

Friday, November 4, 2011


I love this cover so much, I should call this weeks posting Fantastic Record Friday instead of Freaky Record Friday. (as usual click on photos above for more detail)

From the back cover: "Here it is! Louis Prima again raises his voice and trumpet and gives a wild call....the call that lets his cats out of the bag, to join him in a crazy mixture of off-beat comedy and swinging music like nothing else heard."

Friday, October 28, 2011


Joey Travolta, self-titled LP from 1978

LP should be titled "I Have A Famous Brother"

Friday, October 21, 2011


1979 12 inch one sided Disco single on Casablaca Records
songs: "Disco Wedding" and "Honeymoon (In Puerto Rico)"

Photos above are front and back of LP cover and LP label

(Click on photos to enlarge)

Friday, September 16, 2011


Disco Teen 66 - A Columbia Record Club Exclusive
12 songs including one from Bobby D. who, as we all know, was always trying to win over Disco Teens. Even though the previous owner did a lot of highlighting on the back cover, the LP itself is in surprisingly good shape and grades a strong VG+

Friday, September 9, 2011


Even though this LP has a tear on the front and the seams are splitting, I found the cover so appealing I felt it was still worth the $1 Goodwill was asking for it.

As usual, for more detail click on the above photos a couple of times and they will enlarge.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011


Sometimes grown men shouldn't wear Super Hero costumes - This appears to be one of those times.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011


Fashions In Music - Bess Myerson At The Piano

1940's Jewish Miss America, 1950's I've Got A Secret panelist, 1980's shoplifter plays songs on the piano from The 20's, The 30's, The 40's, and The 50's: Making Whoopee, Ain't She Sweet, Whispering, Dancing In The Dark, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, I'll String Along With You, Jersey Bounce, Bewitched, I Don't Want To Walk, Without You, Hello Young Lovers, "A" You're Adorable, Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011


After looking through 100's of your normal thrift store LPs (Herb Alpert, Gospel, John Denver, record covers with no records, etc), I was about to give up hope of finding anything at the local Miracle Hill Thrift Store when, what to my delight the above LP appeared near the back of the stack.

Side One: Drowning In Our Love, Love Is Like The Sea
Side Two: Dancing Inside Me, Imagine Me

Friday, July 1, 2011


Songs of Couch and Consultation sung by Katie Lee

songs: Shrinker Man, The Will To Fail, The Guilty Rag, Stay As Sick As You Are, Hush Little Sibling, Real Sick Sounds, Repressed Hostility Blues, I Can't Get Adjusted To The You Who Got Adjusted To Me, Schizophrenic Moon, Properly Loved, Gunslinger (A Ballad For Adult Westerns) and It Must Be Something Psychological

Friday, June 3, 2011


Being a big BBQ fan, I always like to try out different independent BBQ places and Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge in Shelby, NC seemed like it was a can't miss option. Their web site touted the fact that they had been in business since 1946 and were family owned and operated.

We both had BBQ sandwiches with BBQ slaw. The meat had very little smoked flavor AND speaking of very little - there was very little meat on the sandwich. I'm not one who has to have a large quantity of food to be satisfied, but at $3.95 each, I felt like I was getting "ripped off".

On the other hand, the hush puppies - 12 for $2.25 were priced right and mighty tasty. The potato salad also tasted homemade and was quite delicious.

On the table was a small card advertising their homemade banana pudding and we decided to give it a go, since sometimes a great dessert can help overcome a mediocre meal. The above photo makes the dish look very appetizing. The hardest thing to try and figure out is how someone could make a banana pudding and have it taste of "nothingness"! Besides the two vanilla wafers on top, nothing else about it had any taste - not the whipped cream, not the pudding, not even the bananas. I think Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge should be given some kind of special award for being able to make a banana pudding taste like nothing - I mean it had to be hard to accomplish!


After having made such a good find with Karrie's Deli and Pub, we decided to try another deli on Poinsett Highway in Greenville, SC - The Foothills Deli.

I chose The Rutherford - Thin sliced roast beef on grilled rosemary herb focaccia with spring mix, red onion, provolone cheese and house made roasted red pepper dressing.

My dining companion chose The Reedy Reuben - hot corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing piled high on grilled marbled rye.

The best thing that I can say about The Foothills Deli is that the staff were super nice. Unfortunately, while the sandwiches weren't bad, there just wasn't anything special about them that would make me want to go back to the restaurant.