BEST RECORDS U ACQUIRED IN 2007

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  • Because of numerous good finds this year, I limited to "less than 3 euros" finds!

    Here's the TOP9 of the category:


    Nice stuff! I found that Ronald Mesquita at a thrift as well for 1 euro. Also picked up that Perez Prado double set at a Paris fleamarket for 2 euros. Great record as it includes his rare Love Child album.
    How much was that Platano record?

  • rain103rain103 476 Posts
    street people (self titled)
    natural four (self titled)
    labelle (self titled)
    betty everett - there'll come a time
    jon lucien - rashida
    love unlimited - in heat
    ltd - love to the world
    verdelle smith - alone in my room

    ....

  • NateBizzoNateBizzo 2,328 Posts

    Jacob's Reunion - S/T

    Vermont Represent.

  • DeeRockDeeRock 1,836 Posts

    Atlas - Self-Titled

    wow! ^^



    This record is a turd of cosmic proportions.



    Couldn't agree with you more Bizzle!

  • Mohawks - The Champ
    Blacula OST
    Harold Vick - Don't look back
    Doug Carn - Higher Ground
    Avan Samba - s.t
    Marcos Valle - Garra
    Ronald Mesquita
    El Chicles - Viva tirado

    Just a couple of titles that spring to mind...seems there are several people who dug up a Mohawks last year.

  • I've listened to these the most.

    Rotary Connection - Hey Love
    Byron Black and Living Objects - The Unexpected
    Toppiks - Give It A Chance To Grow / Surrender
    Jorge Ben - A Tabua De Esmerelda / Africa Brasil
    July - S/T
    Assorted Nina Simone thanks to Good Records
    and lastly Annette Peacock - I'm The One

    Honorable mentions to two John Benders

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    RBL Posse - Bammer Weed 12" (finally was able to replace a long-lost copy)
    HAWK - Already Know 12" (so entirely Frickin' classic)

    Got tons of other good stuff, but those are the 2 that warm my heart the most by far.

  • marumaru 1,450 Posts

    Marcos Valle - Garra

    i need this in a major way

  • in retrospect, 07 was a really good year for records. lots of heat and otherwise solid selections. filled a lot of gaps, got some stuff I'd been wanting for a long time.

    probably my best find in terms of [money paid:money 'worth'] ratio was that 'This is Ssslick' LP. some killer sounds on there too.

    other than that, I found another BUNCH of serious local heat which means a lot to me even if not to collectro-land in general. For example, Ozanam Strings, and the first LPs by Al Dowe, Bobby Fulton, and James Johnson.
    Also some seriously hot local 45s came my way- Headliners 'Little Sister,' JBC band on Jeree, and some seemingly 'unknown' stuff.

    oh and this is not including records acquired online- i got lots of really nice stuff from usual sources plus message board homies. thanks and upward in 08!


  • Marcos Valle - Garra

    i need this in a major way

    That record is genius.

    Seller in the UK had a mint EX copy on his list for 50 quid but I tossed in a rare disco joint for trades...otherwise I would not have bought it.

  • spelunkspelunk 3,400 Posts
    Some good stuff, all keepers, not including stuff I sold:

    S.O.U.L. - Can You Feel It
    Afro-Soul Review - Soft Soul
    Simtec & Wylie - Over the Hump
    Linda Tillery - S/T
    James Brown - The Popcorn
    Gordon's War Soundtrack
    Mandells - Now I Know
    The Caprells - Close Your Eyes
    Betty Davis (both LPs on Just Sunshine)
    Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand the Rain
    Stu Gardner - Spaced Out
    9th Creation - Bubble Gum
    Johnny Osborne - Truth and Rights
    Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
    Scientist - Heavyweight Champion
    K-Boss - Take No Prisoners
    Digital Underground - Freaks of the Industry 12"
    Zoo - S/T
    Gove - Heavy Cowboy
    Lo Borges - S/T with the shoes
    Os Carbanos - S/T
    Liquid Liquid - Cavern


  • DJFerrariDJFerrari 2,411 Posts
    These are the biggie LPs off the top of my head... too many 45s to remember.

    Phirpo y Sus Caribes - Parilla Caliente
    Joni Haastrup - Wake Up
    La Kabala - S/T
    Original Popcorn
    Liverpool - Por Favor Successos
    O Bando - S/T
    Rubinho e Mauro Assumpcao - Perfetamente
    ... and waaaay more from Brazil :-)

  • NateBizzoNateBizzo 2,328 Posts

    probably my best find in terms of [money paid:money 'worth'] ratio was that 'This is Ssslick' LP.


    ANOTHER TURD!!!! Crisco is the best track, but it still sucks.

    What's going on here? Am I not hearing the same music?

    That LP was patient zero of the "Shitty Hyped Private Press Records" thread of '03/'04!

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    For hip-hop stuff:

    Eric B & Rakim--"Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em" LP version 12-inch
    Resident Alien--"Ooh, the Dew Doo Man"
    Too Short--"The Ghetto" (finally!)
    Lord Finesse--"Baby, You Nasty"


    On the funk/samples/braekz side of things, I know I got some really good ones, but I'm drawing a complete blank right now. I need to look when I get home.

  • troublemantroubleman 1,928 Posts
    Beach Boys -- Smile bootleg
    Bob and the Wailers -- Soul Revolution part II
    Horoya Band National
    Dark City Sisters -- Star Time Vol. 2,3,4
    Melodias Rail Band Du Mali
    Honey and the Bee's -- Love
    T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo -- comp of early 45's
    Phil Cohran -- Malcolm X Memorial
    Magnum -- Fully Loaded

    I can't forget to give a "best of 2007, newly filed" shoutout to:
    all my African lp's
    all my early R&B comps on various labels
    all gospel lp's
    all reggae lp's bought from Good Records NYC

    Looking Foward to 2008!

  • knewjakknewjak 1,231 Posts
    that I can remember...

    45's
    TMGs - 'agravation'
    Darker Shades LTD - 'trackin down jody'
    Fabulous Capris - 'stagger walk'
    Black Horizon - 'black horizon' ( up for trade btw)
    Eddie Jacobs - 'pull my coat'
    ATO's - 'aint seen nothing yet'
    Honey Drippers - 'impeach the president'
    Velvet Haze - 'last day on earth'

    LPs
    Fredric - 'phases and faces' (dreas, I still owe you dude!)
    JK & Co. - 'suddenly one summer'
    Kak - 's/t'
    Coke - 's/t'

    12"
    Digital Dubs - 'you know we roll'
    Nas - 'aint hard to tell' promo
    Psychonauts - 'profundo'

  • off the top of my head:
    for keeping:
    Johnny Watson with Larry Williams and Kalideiscope "Nobody" 45 Okeh
    Eddie Holland-S/T LP Motown
    Jackie Shane "Stand Up Straight and Tall" 45 Modern
    O Bando 45 Polydor (cant remember titles off the top of my head)
    Johnny Watson "I Say I Love You" 45 King
    Stone "Cest ma Vie" 45 Polydor(?)
    Pussy Cat "Mais Pour Quoi" Philips 45
    Eddie Holland "Leaving Here" 45 Motown
    Otis Rush "I miss Loving" 45 Cobra
    King Coleman "Crazy Feeling" 45 Togo
    Mighty Joe Young "Suffering Soul" 45 Webcor (thanks High-C!)
    Al Perkins and Betty Bibbs "Homework" 45 USA
    The Jury "Who Dat" 45 Port
    Wailers "Wailers Wailers Everywhere" LP Etiqutte
    Wailers "Out of our Tree" LP Etiqutte
    Grupa ABC "Pozegnaj mnie dziewczyno" 45 Pronit
    Jun Mayazumi "Black Room" 45 Capitol Japan
    Alton Ellis "sings rock and soul" LP Coxsonne
    Derrick and Jennifer "Rocking Good Way" 45 Crab
    Rocking Vickers "I dont need your kind" CBS (thanks Agent 45!)
    Ted Taylor "(Love is Like) A Ramblin' rose" 45 Okeh
    Ted Taylor "Daddy's Baby" 45 Okeh
    Johnny Zamot "Tell it Like it is" LP Decca (kick ass Xmas present from Shingaling)
    for selling:
    Weldon Irvine "Time Capsule" Sealed OG
    James Mason "Rhythmn of Life" Sealed OG
    pretty good year!

  • 3RD_Man3RD_Man 213 Posts
    Damn good year for findin heat... some of the choice picks I can remember off the top...

    Antonio Adolfo E A Brazuca "s/t 1970"
    Azimuth "s/t"
    Manny Corchado "Aprovecha El Tiempo"
    Ananda Shankar "& His Music"
    BRC "Magumba"
    Boo & The Tru Tones "Show The World"
    Jay Mitchell "Spirits of Fire"
    Michel Colombier "Campus"
    Airto Fogo "s/t"
    Marius Cultier "s/t"
    Frank Motley "Let It Be"
    Conrad Benjamin "Saturn"
    Alice Clark "s/t"
    Bob Azzam & The Great Expectations Sealed
    Guess Who "It's Time"
    Reign Ghost "s/t"
    Sebastian "Rays of the Sun"
    49th Parallel "s/t"
    Pete Brown & Battered Ornaments "A Meal You Can Shake..." UK
    Pretty Things "SF Sorrow" UK Stereo
    Wendy & Bonnie "Genesis"

  • What I listened to the most (based on my declining memory):

    Maher Shalal Hash Baz - Return Visit to Rock Mass 3LP
    Wolof Music of Senegal and the Gambia LP (Folkways)
    Ouza et les Femmes Dans le Vent LP
    Les Ambassadeurs du Motel 1st LP
    Virtuoses Diabate - La Nouvelle Mariee LP
    Hugh Tracey Music of Africa Musical Instruments series - Guitars 1 and 2 LPs
    Ubazakura - Die andere Nacht (oder.G) LP
    El Rego - Rosa/Ha-Monseigneur 45
    Sorry Bamba du Mali - Sanata/Aminata 45
    Question Mark and the Mysterians - Ain't it a Shame 45
    The Creatures - Wild Things 2 x 45


  • probably my best find in terms of [money paid:money 'worth'] ratio was that 'This is Ssslick' LP.


    ANOTHER TURD!!!! Crisco is the best track, but it still sucks.

    What's going on here? Am I not hearing the same music?

    That LP was patient zero of the "Shitty Hyped Private Press Records" thread of '03/'04!

    i missed the 'hype' on it; never'd heard of it til i dug up a copy.

    definitely not essential or even great, but the music is well-done. you're right Crisco is the best track. To me, it sounds good. But the rest swings nicely in a 'corny white-guy jazz' sort of way, which i sometimes have a surprising degree of tolerance for.
    I'm not the kind of listener who lets the 'private press factor' cloud my judgment of musicianship etc. I just thought these guys sounded like they knew what they were doing, which is something that can't be said for a lot of hyped private jawns

  • sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,132 Posts
    damn, you guys are killin it....

    off the top of the head i'd say these are the main keepers:

    niagara s/t

    kitty winter - gyspsy nova

    mombasa 1st

    dave pike set 1st

    2 copies of staff carpenborg, one nm, the other vg-

    Alexis Korner - Blues inc

    1st brian auger & judy driscoll


    and my own personal waterloo of 07: NOT BUYING The Lovelites LP for 8??? in the shop down my street...(yeah that just happened)


  • shooteralishooterali 1,591 Posts
    RBL Posse - Bammer Weed 12" (finally was able to replace a long-lost copy)
    HAWK - Already Know 12" (so entirely Frickin' classic)

    Got tons of other good stuff, but those are the 2 that warm my heart the most by far.

    Damn RBL posse "Bammer Weed" good looking on that one. I've never seen a copy of that 12 ever.

    My Top for 2007:
    IGG Band
    Cortex
    A better playing copy of 24 carat black
    Arena S/T

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts

    Eddie Holland "Leaving Here" 45 Motown

    I recently got given a promo copy of this for my birthday from my girlfriend, great track. I love how everything but the drums drop out in the verses.

    As far as my best finds go, so many good records turned up for me this year, a few long time wants & a few surprises too.

    Grabbing both Little Buck 45s on Seven B from the same box of unplayed Seven B stock copies was pretty cool, unfortunately the Garland Hilton was the only other funky one in there with the rest being country/Don Pittmans.
    Also nabbing The Sinceres & a few Fortson & Scott 45s from a different box of unplayed Pzazz stock & promo 45s on the same day as the Seven Bs was cool too, unfortunately all the Fortson & Scotts were their solo 45s not the collabs.

    A bunch of other stuff I'm blanking on. Oh yeah, those Board Of Directors 12"s were cool from a financial gain point of view.

  • piedpiperpiedpiper 1,279 Posts
    I did not buy that much this year, but my best finds were certainly a whole bunch of Bollywood and Lollywood LPs. I found pretty much all the usual suspects within a couple of days and some more stuff I never heard of before. It really sucks that one of the Khyber mail LPs I found looked at least VG+, but played G-. However, 2007 was a good year for records.

  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts


    Fuck C***s I need a cover for that Brothers record. It shreds.



    the cover is unfortunately the only thing about this 12' that shredz, thought i'd post it, seems to be somewhat stockcover related...

  • RBL Posse - Bammer Weed 12" (finally was able to replace a long-lost copy)
    HAWK - Already Know 12" (so entirely Frickin' classic)

    Got tons of other good stuff, but those are the 2 that warm my heart the most by far.

    Damn RBL posse "Bammer Weed" good looking on that one. I've never seen a copy of that 12 ever.

    is there a 12" for this? i have the lp and a bluebird 12" w/bammer weed on the b-side.

    best record i acquired i dont know. i can only remember last week and last week wasnt nothen special.

  • In terms of enjoyment rather than value / rarity

    45s
    Don't Destroy Me / Carol Jones (horns version)
    Mississippi Mud / Smithstonian
    Suffering Wrath / Rudy Love & Company Soul
    I Don't Know How / The Superlatives
    Remember Me / Trinikas (only a 2nd hand copy of jazzman re-ish but atleast i got a 45 of this killer to drop)

    LPs
    Black and Brown Boogie 12" / Jose Mangual(sealed)
    El Chico / Chico Hamilton (beautiful LP)
    Golden Horn Big Band / GHBB (the local raer)
    Let's Stay Together / Ashantis
    Disco Club / Tim Maia (Sossego - shit yeah)
    Gator OST / C. Berstein - (3 copies in all - love that Laying The Trap stoner funk steez)

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    RBL Posse - Bammer Weed 12" (finally was able to replace a long-lost copy)
    HAWK - Already Know 12" (so entirely Frickin' classic)

    Got tons of other good stuff, but those are the 2 that warm my heart the most by far.

    Damn RBL posse "Bammer Weed" good looking on that one. I've never seen a copy of that 12 ever.

    is there a 12" for this? i have the lp and a bluebird 12" w/bammer weed on the b-side.


    Yes, there is a 12" on In-a-Minute. And wow, I wish I had the LP.


  • makes sense. the version on the bluebird 12" is clean only. it just dont hit as hard when its

    dont give me no bammer weed...
    we dont smoke that dsjlkjfdlkjfd in the sfc

  • good looks, peoples!

    here are a few of my best 45 comeups for 2007:

    trinikas - remember me/black is beautiful (pearce)
    raphael munnings - takin you higher (just like climbin a ladder)/loneliness (alston)
    jamie ross - try my love/time will change the feeling (cat)
    kool blues - can we try love again (capsoul)
    rotations - i can't find her (debrossard)
    leroy harris - crow baby crow/i'm gonna get you (swan)
    barbara mason - you better stop it (arctic)
    barbara randolph - you got me hurtin' all over/i got a feeling (soul; great and cheap motown related 45)
    linda jones - i just can't live my life (without you babe) (warner bros)
    garfield fleming - don't send me away (becket)
    wilson harris and the experience - smoking so hard it's right funky (black soul)


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