Good Book/Album Hunting, Thursday, October 19, 2017: Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library Book Sale

I managed to make it home safely from Leavenworth, and I had a moment to visit the Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library Book Sale way up north. And by “had a moment,” I meant that I passed the venue in the morning on the way home and I COULD NOT REST until I got a chance to return. So I suckered my beautiful wife into an afternoon excursion by dangling before her a lunch at her favorite Italian restaurant first.

So we went.

As you know, gentle reader, when it comes to the FSGCL book sale (I’ve got a government contract, a GC, so know everything is abbreviations, EIA), I like to visit the albums one day and then maybe the more expensive books on half price day.

Well, I visited the albums, and then I went to look for my beautiful wife in the better books section. Where a couple of books fell upon me and waylaid me and kidnapped me to the register.

As for books, I got:

  • The Foxfire Book 2 and The Foxfire Book 3–there were sets of the first three, and I picked the better copies of the last two. Which will come to bite me here in a couple of minutes when I discover I already own 2 and lack 1.
  • The Te of Piglet, which I have been looking for since I read The Tao of Pooh last year.
  • Plain Secrets: An Outsider Among The Amish which I expect to be more on that topic than Plain and Simple: A Woman’s Journey to the Amish. I put down another Amish-themed book because it was a small press book called something like The Secrets of the X Amish and looked to be simple agitprop.

As for albums, I got:

  • Anthology of Renaissance Music
  • The Renaissance Clavichord II
  • Praetorius Christmas Music/Schein Two Suites from “Banchetto Musicale”–I pretty much buy anything in a Nonesuch sleeve.
  • Better Days/Happy Ending by Melissa Manchester. I’m not sure if I like her or not or will like her or will not. I’ll take a chance for a buck.
  • Born Late by Shaun Cassidy. Because I work with a project manager by that name, and I’m going to ask him to sign it for me.
  • Sentimental Journey by Boots Randolph.
  • A flute album by Tim Weisberg. Hey, it has “Nights in White Satin” on it. On the flute, presumably.
  • The Many-Splendored Guitars of Los Indios Tabajaras
  • Ellington Fantasy by the Hugo Montenegro Orchestra. The guys who did the music for Eastwood’s The Man With No Name movies and Hang ‘Em High.
  • Incognito by Spyro Gyra.
  • Make It Easy On Yourself by Burt Bacharach. Strangely, there were three copies of this album in the thin selection of LPs.
  • All Time Greatest Hits by the Commodores.
  • M.F. Horn Two by Maynard Ferguson because the cover is cherry, and the platter might be in better shape than the copy we already own.
  • Jackie Gleason Presents Aphrodosia. Which is what you put on after you play Jackie Gleason Presents Music To Changer Her Mind and before Jackie Gleason Presents Oooo!
  • Taking Off by David Sanborn
  • Homer Louis Randolph, III. Spoiler alert: It’s Boots.
  • Kenny G by, well, Kenner Louis Grandolph, III, perhaps.
  • Music for Daydreaming by The Melachrino Orchestra. I only buy the Music for series by this orchestra. So far.
  • Thats What Friends Are For by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
  • By Request by Perro Como.
  • Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music. I already own a copy with the more common cover (review by yours truly in 2014).

I mean, I bought a variant cover and a duplicate LP with a better cover, but I’m still not a collector. Just an accumulator who likes prettier accumulations.

Also note that my beautiful wife bought a single LP, so when she mentions that we don’t have a good storage system for our records, IT’S HER FAULT.

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