Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More Record Show Finds

Well, I've certainly enjoyed reading what Brian got at the Indy record show last Sunday. And while he was digging for records there, I was doing the exact same thing in St. Louis. By coincidence, the two cities had shows on the same day for the second time in a row.

Here's some of what I got in St. Louis. None of this stuff cost over $2.50 and a bunch of it was only a buck. As expected when paying bottom dollar, condition sort of runs the gamut from excellent to just playable. There's a little bit of everything, including blues, early rockers, soul, garage, r&b and even a bit of gospel.

James Brown - Sticky (King)
The Rockets - Gibraltar Rock (Columbia)
Googie Rene - Rock -A Boogie (Class)
Marie Knight - Grasshopper Baby (Mercury)
King Hannibal - The Truth Shall Make You Free (Aware)
Earl King - Love Me Now (Imperial)
Bee Bee Butler - Sweet Sweet Life (SMC)
Leon Haywood - Cornbread and Buttermilk (Decca)
Lou Toby and His Heavies - Heavy Steppin' (Peach-Mint)
Miss LaVell - Why Young Men Go Wild (Duke)
John Steele & the Del-Mates - The Fat Man (Wand)
Babette Bain - That's It (Rendezvous)
Wayne Cochran - Some-A' Your Sweet Love (Chess)
Blues Magoos - Tobacco Road (Mercury)
Billy Harner - Homicide Dresser (Kama Sutra)
Jimmy McGriff & Groove Holmes - Finger Lickin' Good (Groove Merchant)
Inez and Charlie Foxx - Undecided (Dynamo)
Filthy McNasty - Filthy McNasty (Filthy McNasty)
Roy Brown - Diddy-Y-Diddy-O (Imperial)
The T.S.U. Tornadoes - The Goose (Atlantic)
Vernon Garrett - Slow and Easy (Kent)
Andre Williams - Bacon Fat (Epic)
Billy Guy and the Coasters - Hockey Puck (Black Circle)
Buster Benton - Good To The Last Drop (Jewel)
Clefs of Lavender Hill - It Won't Be Long (Date)
Lowell Fulson - Do Me Right (Checker)
Bobby Bland - Love You Baby (Kent)
Muddy Waters - Short Dress Woman (Chess)
Jimmy Reed - Big Boss Man (Vee Jay)
Harmonica George - Get In The Kitchen and Burn (Toddlin' Town)
The Electric Express - It's The Real Thing (Linco)
Young-Holt Unlimited - Dig Her Walk (Brunswick)
The Green Berets - Give Me A Try (Uni)
The Sister and Brothers - Yeah, You Right (Uni)
Howard Johnson - Slide (Shout)
The Illusions - I Know (Columbia)
Clarence Henry - Ain't Got No Home (Argo)
The Emperors - Karate (Mala)
Johnny Preston - Willy Walk (Mercury)
Joe Turner - Teen Age Letter (Atlantic)
Ruth Brown - This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' (Atlantic)
Little Willie John - Look What You've Done To Me (King)
James Carr - That's What I Want To Know (Goldwax)
Monk Higgins - Who-Dun-It? (St. Lawrence)
Larry Knight & the Upsetters - Hurt Me (Golden World)
Soul Sisters - I Can't Stand It (Sue)
Teen Queens - Baby Mine (RPM)
Shirley & Lee - Rock All Nite (Aladdin)
Vicki Anderson - Answer To Mother Popcorn (King)
Jimmy McCracklin - The Drag (Art-tone)
Howard Tate - Night Owl (Verve)
Larry Williams & Johnny Watson - A Quitter Never Wins (Okeh)
The Royal Silvertones - Jesus, I Love Your Name (Regent)
The Impalas - Whip it On Me (Bunky)
We The People - Mirror of Your Mind (Challenge)
The Sheltons - Find It (Lance)
The Whatnauts & the Whatnaut Band - Dance To The Music (A & 1)
Bull and the Matadors - Move With The Groove (Toddlin' Town)
The Young Gyants - Memphis (Parkway)
Vernon Guy - They Ain't Lovin' Ya (Teena)

I had some free time yesterday and had a lot of fun blasting this stuff through the house. I take my portable player to the shows, so I can sample things before I buy them. But, despite having an idea of how they sound before I get home, of course there's nothing like really getting to hear a record for the first time. And most of these are things I'd never heard before. It never ceases to amaze me just how many great records are out there waiting to be discovered.


tedcogs said...

Thanks for diggin' DAMN IT'S HOT!

I've added IT'S GREAT SHAKES to the blogroll, keep up the good work!

Stuart Shea said...

How's that Clefs of Lavender Hill record? I only know their hit.

Todd Lucas said...

It's good Stuart, a pretty faithful remake of the Beatles tune.

Stuart Shea said...

That sounds great. I love their signing, at least on "Stop! Get a Ticket."