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Digging out the 78’s

I’ve spent a bit of time lately loading on some old 78’s that I’ve recently come across. I don’t normally bother with these, but there’s an interesting mix I believe, so I thought I’d give it a go. I do not have a way of play testing them unfortunately, but most look in good condition. Artists include Vera Lynn, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Frankie Vaughan, Gracie Fields, Max Bygraves, Perry Como, Ruby Murray, Teresa Brewer, and the Teddy Bears. If you are interested in this type of thing, please click here

Digging out some 80’s Gold

Spandau Ballet
Picked up some Spandau Ballet albums the other day, which are all in decent condition. Brings back a few memories from the 80’s, and a lot of their tracks stand the test of time. I can see why Gary Kemp may have had the hump though, as he wrote most of the tracks! I’ve got a couple of singles too, so please check out my Discogs page for more. Edit: most are sold now, hopefully I’ll get some more copies soon!

A Cautionary Tale

Not one of Germany’s finest contributions to pop music, even though they sold millions of records and won a Grammy. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Milli Vanilli were one of the world’s biggest pop acts, before the truth came out that Rob & Fab were not the actual singers. Their downfall was sudden and ultimately tragic, as Rob died from a drugs overdose at the age of 32. Seems like one of those situations that started off as a bit of a laugh, but got seriously out of control.

7 signs that you are a child of the rave era

Just been reading an article on the BBC site, about the signs that you are still a raver at heart. The main one was that when you hear a vehicle reversing, you are waiting for the beat to drop. Makes the weekly bin collections a lot more enjoyable, in my opinion. There is something cool about driving around the M25 too at night, except all the nutters on the road that is. Another one is that every time you hear the word “acid”, you want to let out a fun alternative pronounciation, with a high pitched squeal. I did not name any of my kids after Ibiza though…

Jazz July Bargains!

As every other retailer seems to be doing some kind of offer at the moment, I thought it was right that I did one too! So here we go, I’ve reduced the vast majority of my Jazz records until the 31st July ’19, plus my shipping fees have also dropped slightly. Pick up a bargain from artists such as Acker Bilk, Benny Goodman, Bert Kaempfert, Bill MuGuffie, Bobby Hackett, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Earl Bostic, Fats Waller, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Humphrey Lyttelton, Lillian Boutte, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Pee Wee Russell, Perry Como, Stephane Grappelli amongst others… Click here for the full list.