A hot mess of vinyl
This weekend after a Great BBQ and Pool party Saturday w/ friends I took a trip down to my Pops place Sunday in south NJ. Now I've not talked to my Dad since my Grandmother died a year & a half ago and to say the least I have been a bit pissed at him for missing his Grandson's birthdays and not even a card at Christmas for the boys but he called me a week or so ago with a peace offering of records. So I ponied up the Kids & the JJB for the trek down to see the old man. We sat and shot the shit for a while and watched the Yankee game and the boys were happy to see him and before we split I pulled these records out and threw them in the back of JJB's truck. I've not even gone through them really, just a quick peek, i saw some Beatles, some classical and a hodge podge of stuff but it's not what in the pile this time but the thought that really counts, so me & my pops made up which is good because neither of us are getting any younger. There was talk of a fishing trip soon as well, we will see what happens...
So after out trip to south Jersey me and JJB made our way back to Philly Monday for some Great food and beer at "Nodding Heads" where i had a n awesome jerked chicken sandwich with fried plantains and Spanish fries, JJB had the fish and chips. The homemade beer was excellent as well...
I had the "Grog" and JJB sampled a few other things....
JJB gets her drink on!
So after some food & drink we made it on over to another record store than we have never been to before and the only thing stopping us there was time & money. But I managed to pick up a few things but had to get out of there before we could even go through 1% of the store. It was a diggers paradise! Records EVERYWHERE! Boxes of 45 tucked in every corner and hardly any rhyme or reason to any of it. It was a daunting task and JJB gave up quickly and i followed soon after. DJ Prestige and Jack the Ripper if you guys are listening? You need to get your asses out to Philly ASAP so we can take you guys to this wicked spot post haste! Tons of soul, funk, and jazz albums & 45's....
Make it so!!!
Here is the small pick up i scored:
The Dramatics - A Dramatic Experience - Volt (I already have this but this copy was CLEAN and only 3 bucks)
Hanson - Magic Dragon - Manticore (No, not THAT Hanson! Stay tuned for this one! This is some Rocking Funk induced music ala Hendrix inspired)
Drugs Won't Get It, People Will - An Educational Record About Narcotic Use - Private
Daddy Kae & Yvonne - Eleven Commandments Of Love / Shug!! - Fairmount
Black Heat - No Time To Burn / Super Cool - Atlantic
Natural Four - Can This Be Real / Try Love Again - Curtom
3 Of A Kind - Save It (Don't Give It Away) / You're Everything In Life - Sussex
Bobby Byrd - Keep On Doin' What You're Doing / Let Me Know - BrownStone
Black Blood - A. I. E. (A Mwana) / Marie - Therese - Mainstream
The Mustangs - Baby Let Me Take You Home / Davie Was A Bad Boy - Keetch
Like i said, we didn't even scratch the surface of what was there and i could have spent a thousand dollars had i had the $$$ to burn....
*edit: I just edited the title and added this little section because i just realized that I am over 50,000 hits! So many thanks to all the folks who stop by and check out my small little corner of the vinyl blog universe!