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Around the World in a Day [Warner Bros./ 1985] – Prince and The Revolution
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Tracks and Traces [re-issue][Gronland/ 2010] – Harmonia & Eno ’76

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The start of a howlin’ good time.

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Let Me in Your Life [Atlantic/ 1974] – Aretha Franklin
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Magic Fly [Disques Vogue/ 1977] – Space
Somewhere in The Carolinas – Halloween is coming to life, especially out front on this porch. Here come the kitschy decorations, a couple of records and a portable turntable. Applying the faux spider webbing to the awning, brick pillars and leafy green hedges is one of my areas of decorative expertise. Such joy.

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Living My Life [Island/ 1982] – Grace Jones
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Prince Charming [CBS/ 1981] Adam and The Ants
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Break Out [Planet/1983] – The Pointer Sisters
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Chorus [12″ single] [Mute/ 1991] – Erasure

Somewhere in The Carolinas – Four on the floor on this amazingly lovely day.

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Hooked on Comedy [Laff/ 1982] – Various artists
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Donny Osmond Superstar [K-Tel/ 1973] – Donny Osmond

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Out here having the fifteenth mid-life crisis of my forties. Better reel it in with some sweet hot wax selections from the collection.

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Please [EMI America/ 1986] – Pet Shop Boys
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Walk Away: Collector’s Edition, The Best of 1977-1980 [Casablanca/ 1980] – Donna Summer

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Dionne [Arista/ 1979] – Dionne Warwick
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K-Tel’s Starburst, Volume One [K-Tel/ 1978] – Various artists

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That l.p. porch life.

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Songs from Liquid Days [CBS/ 1986] Philip Glass
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Hymns [Decca/ 1965] – Loretta Lynn
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Roger Miller/ Roy Orbison/ Jerry Lee Lewis [Pickwick/ 1965] – Roger Miller/ Roy Orbison/ Jerry Lee Lewis
Somewhere in The Carolinas – Something funky is trapped in my soul. Sunday music listening to ease inner-tensions then maybe later a long drive through the country.

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Make Your Bird A Star [Pet Records/ 1983] – various artist sound-a-like
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I Can Dream About You [Streets of Fire soundtrack] [12″ single] [MCA/ 1984] – Dan Hartman
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Close-up: I Can Dream About You [Streets of Fire soundtrack] [12″ single] [MCA/ 1984] – Dan Hartman

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I eat after a deep vinyl dig. First by wash my hands. A must.

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The Holy Bible Exposes Jesus Christ Superstar [Diadem/ 1971] – Dr. Jack Van Impe
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Catch Me [I’m Falling] [12″ single] [Virgin/ 1987] – Pretty Poison
Sustenance is most important when out digging for secondhand vinyl. On this particular day, the hot wax cost two bucks a piece and lunch consisted of a grilled cheese sandwich and an order of french fries. Really, could life get any better?

Make Your Bird A Star [Pet/ 1983] – voiced by Jim Mac George – is a top contender in my record collection for strangest lp. What knocks it out of the rankings is that this lp is in fact an education tool for a talking bird. Each track repeating a legendary zinger from an assortment of early 20th century comedians.

Catch Me [I’m Falling] [Virgin/ 1987] by Pretty Poison was on the soundtrack for the Jon Cryer flick, Hiding Out, in which Cryer [if I’m correct – I have never seen the film] plays a banker or maybe a stock broker who has gone undercover as a high school student. Dumb. Anyhow, this song is Pretty Poison’s one hit. A freestyle dance cut, real funky, lots of synths. I’ve been in love with the song since I first heard it. The same goes for Dan Hartman’s contribution to the Streets of Fire soundtrack – I Can Dream About You [1984]

The Holy Bible Exposes Jesus Christ Superstar [Diadem/ 1971] lp I honestly have not had the time to listen to just yet. I seems loony enough.

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Cory and Me [New York International/ 1979] – Cory Daye
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19 [12″ single] [Chrysalis/ 1985] – Paul Hardcastle
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Cerrone IV: The Golden Touch [Cotillion/ 1978] – Cerrone

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Delish finds from a recent visit to Virginia

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Otis Redding Live in Europe [Volt/ 1967] – Otis Redding
Each of these lps are new editions to my record collection. Each of these artists I am a fan of. All of these lps were found digging secondhand on a recent visit to Virginia. What great investments.

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Remember My Song [Mr. Bongo/ 1975] – Siffre
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Talking Book [Tamla/ 1972] – Stevie Wonder

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I had a birthday. Turned another year older. Here is cake evidence.

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Save Me [Midland International/ 1975] – Silver Convention
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Cool Struttin’ [Blue Note/ 1958] – Sonny Clark
Somewhere in The Carolinas – A few vinyl offerings as birthday gifts from MWF.

I was not familiar with the artist Siffre. So cool as I will now dive into his work.

Stevie Wonder, long a favorite artist, his vinyl I actually didn’t have in my growing collection until now. So pleased about owning Talking Book [1972].

Silver Convention, a cheesy euro-disco, pre-packaged trio who I have long been a fan of was in the mix with their 1975 lp – Save Me.

Sonny Clark’s l.p. – Cool Struttin’ [1958] is a jazz lp I’ve never heard. It’s cover is pretty iconic though.

All together – much joy.

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No More Lies [12″ single] [1989/ Ruthless] – Michel’le
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Keep On Movin’ [12″ single] [1988/ Virgin] – Soul II Soul
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It’s Your Night [1983/ Qwest] – James Ingram
Somewhere in The Carolinas – It has been a month and a half since I began taking Chantix to stop smoking [The taste of cigarettes is now not pleasant to me if I picked one up] and six months or so since I quit drinking morning, noon and night [I will drink socially among friends and acquaintances, which I see rarely, which means I hardly drink anymore]. My nerves are jangled and I am chronically in a mood as my body is finding its’ normal again. There is far less nerve pain which strikes but just less often.

I present to you my Friday night stay-at-home music to kick off the afternoon and evening. James Ingram I nabbed for Yah Mo Be There [1983]. That song is so good it gives me phantom period cramps. Same goes for Michel’le’s helium-filled hit, No More Lies [1989] and Jazzy B’s Soul II Soul with Keep On Movin’ [1988]. I am working on getting my R & B/ Soul/ Hip-hop of the 70s through the ’90s pulled all the way together right now. It’s about time and the feeling is good.

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Spirits Having Flown [1979/ RSO] – Bee Gees
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Eddie Murphy [1982/ Columbia] – Eddie Murphy

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A snapshot of some of my favorite things

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I Remember Patsy [1977/ MCA] – Loretta Lynn
Here it is – vinyl I recently scored. This haul is in good to fair condition. Spirits Having Flown by [The] Bee Gees is a replacement copy. This means I once owned it and lost it or gave it away.

In my life of thrifting I have found that comedy records are hard to come by. Secondly, comedy records that haven’t been overplayed with a cover in bad shape is also hard to come by. Enter Eddie Murphy’s self-titled comedy l.p. This record is a snapshot of early 1980s Murphy during his breakthrough days in stand-up comedy. Young Murphy’s act is pretty sexist, racist and homophobic. This l.p. also features minor R & B hit, Boogie in Your Butt.

The Loretta Lynn tribute to her mentor and friend Patsy Cline is just the kick in the pants my record collection needed. The thrift store I found I Remember Patsy in also had a few George Jones l.p.s too but I didn’t have the patience to dig and inspect. Maybe I will return for them or just wait and let something else surface.