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.

Daft Punk

Daft Punk - Burnin'

Just loading a few more tunes tonight, including a 12″ from Daft Punk – Burnin’. It’s in great shape too! Check it out on my discogs page here.

I’ve also got a copy of ‘Christmas’ by Richard Clayderman on my desk, but there are limits as to what records I’m willing to play, especially in mid June!

Ed: Sorry, both now sold!

Chikyu-u Records

Taking a break from the turntable today and have been listening to some excellent, groovy house music on Bandcamp. Don’t know much about this label, other than they are based in Switzerland, but they are producing some great stuff at the moment. No vinyl unfortunately, but if they do release some I’m certainly going to be interested. Might be one for keepers this time. Tracks I’ve been listening to are Unknown Artist – Untitled 02, and a track called Maboroshi on Unknown Artist – Unknown 04. Really fancy some sushi now…

Unknown Artist - Untitled 02

11 Million Releases on Discogs

Had a message recently that Discogs now have over 11 million releases on their database, and it’s growing rapidly. Mine is also growing too, although not quite as fast as theirs. I’ve added the odd release to their database too, so like to do my bit. It’s impressive how the whole site came together, all from a passion for music and collecting stuff. There is debate as to whether MP3 files should be included, as after all anybody can put together a basic tune on their PC and submit it. If your track has been listed on sites, such as Spotify or Bandcamp, then I do not see it being a problem. Long may it continue! Busy digging out some 7″ singles, as I have been concentrating on 12″‘s and LP’s mostly, but at least they are quicker to load up. Enjoy the tunes!

Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in Dec 18

It’s been a while since I have posted, but I have been busy cleaning my records and getting them ready for uploading. Still got plenty to do.. Anyway, just had a browse through the top 30 records sold on Discogs in Dec 18. Lots of the usual names in there, such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Joy Division, plus some other more obscure ones. Good to see that the database is still growing steadily, and vinyl sales are ticking over nicely.

It was also good to see that the music store HMV have been saved and will be apparently taken over by Sunrise Records. The new owners seem keen to increase the amount of vinyl in the shops, which sounds like a good thing. I have fond memories of my time at University browsing the rows of vinyl in my local HMV. Long may it survive…

Trip Back In Time

I found a box of 78’s the other day, among a job lot of records I bought a while ago. Some interesting ones in there, from artists such as Bing Crosby, Norman Wisdom, Harry Belafonte, Nat King Cole and Fats Domino. Only snag is I don’t have a way of playing them! Interesting how times have changed, as  I think most of them are from the 1950’s and have never been near a DJ.  Very easy to damage them though, so I can imagine some people bought several copies of the same record, as they kept dropping them. I decided to sell them on, as I have no space to keep them and I would need to invest in an old turntable. Not sure if there is a huge market for 78’s now, but you never know…

Back in the House

Getting back into the swing of things, after a busy summer. I’m getting more enquiries from discogs now, so the cooler evenings seem to be encouraging everybody to retreat indoors and listen to more vinyl.

There’s an interesting documentary on BBC4 at the moment about the rave scene, “Can You Feel It – How Dance Music Conquered the World”. Well worth a watch, as it brought back some good memories for me. Some talented guys on there too – Frankie Knuckles, Gerald, Juan Atkins, Reese, MayDay, Moby, Pete Tong…   Interesting history of Earl Young’s beat, four-on-the-floor, from the early 70’s, which inspired Disco and later the electronic scene. It also raised the importance of radio on the music scene at the time, from The Electrifying Mojo to the mass burning at the Disco Demolition Rally in Chicago. Modern radio seems rather dull in comparison, although more acts seem to come from reality TV shows these days, such as X Factor, than anywhere else.