Monday, August 10 2020
"Sonntag 2 Aug 20. A good day to stay inside coz of the FUCKIN
HEAT! ("sux"-editor! or other comment) and listen
to my one-dollar Cheapo records 45s. Today "Independant
man" b/w "And the Feeling's Gone' by Roberta Flack.
What caught my attention on this UK release is the Atlantic label
but the 45 has an lp size hole..."dude did my Zeppelin album
shrink, man!?"....From her 1978 self-titled album which had
three 45s released in 1978, this seems to be a 1979 UK-only release,
competing with Hello World of course (and
fashions by Pam Green!). genre from discogs.com: "funk/soul,pop"
but a-side, for that tyme, is kinda disco-ish; b-side more pop ballad.
I like her earlier 70s stuff kinda more, but that label for a dollar....me
and the Cheapo clerk were discussing that! (actually only seen it
for six bucks but hell...$4.99 is a case-a Blanchard's Beer!".....
Tuesday, August 4 2020
"Monntag 3 august 20. Today's dollar 45 from Cheapo
records is Percy Sledge "warm and
tender love' b/w "sugar Puddin'". "warm and tender
love" was the 45 after "when a man loves michael bolton"
and is in same slow, church-y gospel soul vein....as usual I prefer
b-sides and "Sugar Puddin'' will have you twistin' the night
away! And WHY did i pick out this 45; UK pressing! (for a buck?!?!?).
There's a picture in discogs and it has what is known as a "three
prong insert"; hole looks like size of lp, but you can pop
it out and insert a yellow Willie Loco 45 insert inside
but since this is a 1966 45 mine stays as is! First tyme i ever
saw "three prong insert" was 29 avenue W, Brooklyn O.
Rex and Solomon Gruberger's T. Rex import 45s....thus, my head remains
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
"Til Tuesday 4 Aug 20; Billy Borgioli, Real Kids,
would have been 66. I dug out a dollar 45 from Cheapo
records: Ella Fitzgerald's "Too Young For the blues' b/w
"It's only a man" (cf. with koko taylor's "never
trust a man!"). There was no paper sleeve (or "Paper
Sun"!) so the Cheapo clerk gave me a plastic sleeve. 45 is
on Verve, and, like me, released in 1956. Ella mighta sold more
records than I, but not as many as my eighth cuzzin Elvis back
in '56! (though she
had class and didnt swivel her hips). I still remember that ole
"is it Ella or is it memorex" commercial, so i tried crankin'
this 45, but, alas, no glass was broken. Jaws mighta needed a 'bigger
boat"; maybe i just need "bigger speakers' (already got
big feet, so i got big sneakers....size 13 like Howlin' Wolf!)".........
Thursday, August 6, 2020
"day of Wodin 5 August 20. Two more dollar-45s from Cheapo
records; Sarah Vaughn, "A lover's quarrel' plus "Linger
Awhile" b/w "Time" with Percy Faith and
his orchestra. there's a Sarah vaughn cd, "The Columbia Years
1949-1953"; my mother turns 18, my mother meets my father,
they get engaged, he goes to Korea. Dad, versus ma, I can see getting
into "A Lover's Quarrel" ("bossa nova" according
to discogs; COULD my unemaculate KENception be blamed on that genre?)
and "Linger Away" b/w "Time" is "jazz'.
wikipedia says Sarah released 37 singles; I own FOUR (plus two e.p.s!)
grand total of SIX DOLLARS from Cheapo records. sadly, anything
i find that older'n me MIGHT be an estate sale, past owner, post-mortem....IF
ONLY these records could talk! (Miss Lyn wonders what strange sounds
come from my boy-cave....MY RECORDS ARE TALKING TO ME!"....
Friday, August 7, 2020
"day of Thor, 6 August 20. NEW fact! My two Sarah Vaughn
1953 45s were outsold by "How much is that doggie in the window'
(Ma had the album, marine wife, down south....no Scrabble played,
tho....)...So I also got for dollar/ Cheapo Sarah Vaughn's
"Experience Unnesessary" on Mercury, which was
Patti Page's label. This is a 1955 45, which is year my parents
got married. I now also own a 1959 45 of Sarah Vaughn's "Broken
hearted melody" which I'm certain gets enuff WJIB airplay....1959
was the year old lil Kenny Highland was wandering around Wallace
NC lost in the woods to an abandoned turkey farm.....THE last conversation
I ever had with my father September 1966 was ten year old Ken remembering
this and dad said "I was so worried about you". Dont worry,
I'm STILL lost! "in the ozone again!"....But that's the
'70s....good score on them sarah vaughn records, eh?"......
Saturday, August 8, 2020
"Freitag 7 August 20 and happy birthday to my Circus magazine
penpal Frank Lima! (major kinks fan). To close out this lucky 13
of dollar 45s from Cheapo records, I bought five Portuguese pressing
seven-inch extended plays WITH picture sleeves! Max/ neca Rafael/Emilio
dos santos/maria armanda, through research, are FADO records! Sorta
from the '60s, though discogs lists one release as '1963' then the
next one "no date',so guessing....BUT the (Hopelessly Obscure)
standout is "Marchas Pela; banda doe Mineiros do Pesao".
Portugal excels at brass orchestration and marching bands; think
John Phillip Sousa plus gee Julie and i were at the east cambridge
festa listening to a brass orchestra. sending a photo on back of
this e.p.; stamped is name of east cambridge mass. jewelry store!
"If these records could talk"....they'd "falamo Portuguese!"".....