A Happening: 2018 Vinyl Recap

Collected Vinyl, 2018: L.T.U.
From left to right: John Cassavetes’ Shadows – Charles Mingus/ New York Dolls – New York Dolls [re-issue]/ My Tennessee Mountain Home – Dolly Parton/ Black Origami – Jlin/ Stars – K-Tel
L.T. [September, 2018]
Athens, Georgia: Loving my silver serpent wraparound bracelet + gold double bangle with chunky crystal.

Collected Vinyl, 2018: L.T.U.
From left to right: Bandwagonesque – Teenage Fanclub/ Fantastic – K-Tel/ Disco Hustle – Various artists/ Country, My Way – Nancy Sinatra/ Listen Now – Phil Manzanera + 801/ The World of Arthur Russell – Arthur Russell
Collected Vinyl, 2018: L.T.U.
Forever Now – Psychedelic Furs

Collected Vinyl, 2018: L.T.U.
From left to right: Anita O’Day – Anita O’Day/ Disco Nights – K-Tel/ Ginger Rogers + Bette Davis – Hollywood Immortals on Radio/ Stay Sick! – The Cramps [re-issue]/ Bryan Ferry – Bryan Ferry
Somewhere in The Carolinas – Record spending came to a grinding halt in these past few months. Vinyl you are looking is merely a dash of what I raked in this year. New + Used + Reissues.

Honestly, I could stop buying and be completely satisfied with what I’ve amassed…but…I won’t.

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More to come in 2019.

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A Happening: Sound Investments

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Before Today [4AD/ 2010] – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
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Quik Is The Name [Profile/ 1991] – DJ Quik
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Freedom’s Goblin [Drag City/ 2018] – Ty Segall

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L.T. + red leather brogues + a stack of hot wax = SUCCESS!

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Motore Immobile [Stranded /1979/2017] – Giusto Pio
Somewhere in The Carolinas – A lazy Sunday it is. There is limited sunshine, maximum humidity and food. Today, the record player is getting warmed up with the following l.p.s Hot wax that is merely our aural appetizer. Open wide and say “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah”.

 

 

 

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Cracked asphalt beneath a stick of sage

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Too Much, Too Soon [2017 re-issue] [1974/ Mercury] – New York Dolls
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Straight Ahead [1981 re-issue] [1961/ Candid] – Abbey Lincoln
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Leather and Lace [1981/ RCA] – Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter
Athens, Georgia – I found a slightly charred smudge stick on my walk home from work. It was semi-tucked away under shrubbery, lying on asphalt. I felt it in my best interest to leave it alone. Never mess with another’s mojo. What I did not leave alone were these few pieces of hot wax from my vinyl collection. Tunes to unwind and bring myself back to life after a series of tough times at work.

 

 

 

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Jody Watley [1987/ MCA] – Jody Watley
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The President Plays With Oscar Peterson [1952/ Verve] – Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson trio
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Coin Coin: Chapter One – Gens de Couleur Libres [2011/ Constellation] [compact disc] – Matana Roberts
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Step II [1978/ Fantasy] – Sylvester
Athens, Georgia – Today’s weather is crisp, cold with bright sunny skies. For me, the perfect elements for an enjoyable winter day. No complaints here.

I pulled out a few records and a compact disc for housecleaning: the deep scrubbing edition. Jody Watley’s solo debut and Sylvester’s Step II are old faves. I thoroughly snatch dirt from cracks, crevices and baseboards with up-tempo dance music. Donna Summer’s double album, On the Radio, is another album that aids me during Saturday cleaning. The Young and Peterson album is romantic, straight ahead jazz. It swings and you don’t need to be to mathematical when listening to it. Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin: Chapter One was given to me as a Christmas present from MWF. Roberts, a multi-talented saxophonist, is doing that free jazz thing with a brain, heart, humor and soul. This one caught me by surprise as I’d never heard of her. Thoroughly enjoyable. New fan.

A Happening: Sound Investments

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New York Is Now! – Vol. 1[Blue Note/ 1968] – Ornette Coleman
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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?: Musical Hightlights from the Original Soundtrack [ABC/ 1969] – Johnny Green and His Orchestra + various artists
Athens, Georgia – I am currently doing whatever it takes to snatch myself out of a post-Christmas muck and mire. The time spent among humans/ people was fair to really good. Somewhere along the way, I contracted a yucky flu [which I am still working through]. Right now, hot green tea with profuse amounts of lemon and honey and the vinyl platters [above] for optimal wellness.

 

 

A Happening: Sound Investments

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Athens, Georgia – Working on wrapping the few gifts I am giving this Holiday season. I actually enjoy some parts of this time of the year. For me, the food and fireside chats are highlights.

I got rained on today. Thoroughly soaked. Never got that certain package to the post office. As it was last year, we saw heavy grey skies, dampness with very warm temperatures. This descriptive applies to some of the l.p.s I’ve pulled out today:

Complete Communion [1966/ Blue Note] – Don Cherry

The Magnolia Electric Co. [2005/ Secretly Canadian] – Songs: Ohia

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Vol. 1 [2017/ Rise Above] – Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats

An Even Break [Never Give A Sucker] [1970/ BYG Actuel] – Sunny Murray

A Happening: Sound Investments

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Twins [Atlantic/ 1971] – Ornette Coleman
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Desolation Boulevard [RCA/ 1974] – The Sweet
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Live! [Regal Zonophone/ 1971] – Fela Ransome-Kuti and The Africa ’70 with Ginger Baker
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On The Rise [Tabu/ 1983] – The S.O.S. Band
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Athens, Georgia – Hand selected vinyl for listening enjoyment on this first day of Fall. Really, there is nothing finer. Desolation Boulevard and On The Rise are old faves. Twins is an Ornette Coleman compilation of works from the 1960s and outtakes. The Fela Kuti/ Ginger Baker collaboration is new to me. Baker is featured on two tracks. I cannot wait to hear this cornucopia of sound.

A Happening: Sound Investments

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Fly [2017 re-issue/ Secretly Canadian] – Yoko Ono
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Hangin’ Heavy [Arista/ 1977] – Black Ivory
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Bad Company [Swan Song/ 1974] – Bad Company
Athens, Georgia – Black. White. Color schemes. Go with the flow. Today selected vinyl for listening. One to rock me. One to groove to. One to melt into.

Bad Company’s debut album was chosen with fond memories of when I was a heavy listener of WFMU’s The Best Show. It’s great radio if you’ve never heard it and the album is straight up 70s beer drinking hard rock. Yoko Ono [like Zappa] is an artist which I’m finally able to listen to. I knew “Walking On Thin Ice”. I was perfectly fine with this [because it’s a phenomenal song] but now I need more. The full picture. I love Fly. Last but not least, Black Ivory’s Hanging Heavy. Great tracks, solid album. Bought it for “Mainline”, their 1977 underground Disco hit. Sampled by some [i.e., Deee-Lite’s “Power of Love”]. A dance until you are pouring in sweat production – if ever.