Friends, somehow this spring’s book sale sneaked up on me, so I only found an opportunity to visit it on half price day today. Which worked out all right for me, as I only spent thirty some dollars on records.
Which is 61 LPs, double-albums, and boxed sets.
- Asilos de Abandonados Miguel Aceves Mejia
- Entre Copa y Copa Miguel Aceves Mejia
- Canta…Los Huapangos de Oro Miguel Aceves Mejia
- Con Mariachi Los Panchos
- Midnight Time The Three Suns
- Help Is On The Way Melissa Manchester
- Romantic Jazz Jackie Gleason
- Trumpet A Go Go James Last Band
- El Nuevo Trio Los Panchos Trio Los Panchos
- Greatest Hits Boots Randolph
- Court and Ceremonial Music of the 16th Century Roger Blanchard Ensemble with the Poulteau Consort
- Songs of Italy 101 Strings
- Sings Spanish and Latin American Favorites Connie Francis
- 1100 Bel Aire Place Julio Iglesias
- The Sound of Boots Boots Randolph
- The Best of Vicki Carr Vicki Carr
- The Yakin’ Sax Man Boots Randolph
- Heart Like A Wheel Linda Ronstadt
- Songs of the Seasons in Japan 101 Strings
- The Manhattan Transfer The Manhattan Transfer
- Maynard Ferguson Maynard Ferguson
- Forever Gold The Isley Brothers
- Fall Into Spring Rita Coolidge
- Love Me Again Rita Coolidge
- Everything Under the Sun The Three Suns
- Men of Brass Massed Brass Bands of Foden’s, Fairey Aviation and Morris Motors
- 1980 Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson
- Como Swings Perry Como
- Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba
- Lead, Kindly Light The Three Suns
- Cocktail Piano Frankie Carle
- So Early in the Spring Jackie Collins
- 30 Hits of the Tuneful ’20s Frankie Carle
- Look to the Rainbow Al Jarreau
- El Gallo Colorado Miguel Aceves Mejia
- A Treasury of the Award-Winning Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass The Longines Symphonette Society
- Lo Mejor De Miguel Aceves Mejia (box set) Miguel Aceves Mejia
- Lo Mejor De Amalia Mendoza (box set) Amalia Mendoza
- Lo Mejor De Jose Alfredo Jimenez Jose Alfredo Jimenez
- It Must Be Him Vicki Carr
- Le Monde Musical de Baden Powell Volume 2 Baden Powell
- Ecos de Cuba Trio Matamoros
- Even in the Quietest Moments Supertramp
- Sweet Talk Boots Randolph
- Spanish Fly Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
- Love Is A Season Eydie Gorme
- Louis and Keely Louis Prima and Keely Smith
- Cocktail Time Frankie Carle
- The Fantastic Boots Randolph Boots Randolph
- Portrait of My Love Steve Lawrence
- Golden Saxophones Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra
- Come Waltz with Me Steve Lawrence
- Cantos de Amor Campriano Miguel Aceves Mejia
- Para Cantar Yo Naci Miguel Aceves Mejia
- Classical Cats
- A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et Une Femme) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Die Große Stereo-Starparade – Folge 3
- Soulful Dionne Warwick
- The Road to Romance Dorothy Lamour
- Bourbon Street Pete Fountain and Al Hirt
- Also Sprach Zarathustra Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Honey, I didn’t buy 100 LPs, I told my beautiful wife via text message to soften her up.
I am not sure it worked.
I jumped on someone’s former collection of Miguel Aceves Mejia; on first listen, it’s more traditional Mexican music than the pop that I have tended to favor. I got a couple of other box sets akin to his that will likely prove similar.
I got some more Frankie Carle, The Three Suns, Boots Randolph, and Vicki Carr to add to my catalog of their LPs.
I’ve also started the slide into 80s pop (Supertramp and Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam) since that music is coming on 35 years old now. As close to today as Sinatra was to us. You might hear a song or two on the radio from these bands, maybe, but I really need to pick up the source material because the stuff on radio playlists is so shallow in breadth. Can you be shallow in breadth? On this blog, you can!
I also got some books, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see what I got.
5 thoughts on “Good Album Hunting, Saturday, May 4, 2019: Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library Book Sale”
Prima’s schtick gets old fast for me, but I like some of the numbers on that album where he plays it straight — well, as straight as he can, anyway. I would have loved to have heard Keely Smith do some more duets with Sinatra; on “How Ya Fixed for Love?’ she pretty much matches him swagger for swagger. She’s just about my favorite female singer of the era.
I am not familiar with Prima, but I do have a Keely Smith album. I don’t remember it striking me much, but I will give it a listen when I find it again based on your recommendation.
You are not, however, asserting that she is better than Eydie, are you? ARE YOU?
While they were married, they did a duet where Smith was the “straight man” to Prima’s goofball. It holds up for a few songs and does a little better on video anyway.
I’ll take the fifth on the other; my main exposure to Eydie is when she was performing with Steve Lawrence and I never cared for him.
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