Best Finds You've Found For $3 and under

analog_tapeanalog_tape 604 Posts
edited February 2018 in Record Collecting
The Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau LP (Alston)
Kool & The Gang - Live At PJ's (De-lite)
Kathleen Emery - Motherless Child / Evil Ways 45 (Love)
Mr.Magic - Gilligans Island To The Beat 45 (Tri-State)
Arthur - Dreams & Images LP (LHI)


  • CBearCBear 902 Posts
    My whole collection....

  • inVrsinVrs 687 Posts
    john betsch society
    novi singers bossa nova
    eric dolphy out for lunch
    nucleus - roots

  • hemolhemol 2,578 Posts
    Some trash hauls recently (dude was walking out to the curb with a bag of records while I was walking to the record store with some trades, which were curbside finds from the night before):
    Secret Oyster--Sea Son
    Fripp and Eno--No Pussyfooting.

  • Mary Jane Hooper - I've Got Reasons - 2 bucks...

  • most of my 45 collection is under 3 bucks, but in the last month the notables have been: Lee Moses "Bad Girl" 1 buck
    Mighty Hannibal "Get a Groove" 50 cents
    5 Royales "They Dont Know" 50 cents

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,788 Posts
    I'm sure this thread comes around every 6 months...and still I can't resist:
    Hal Singer & Jeff Gilson "Soul of Africa" free
    Syd Jones & The Troubadours "Positively Spicy" free

  • hemolhemol 2,578 Posts
    I got Mc Donald and Giles for free from an exgirlfriend's hippie neighbor. That one probably ranks highest in my collectron since it's such incredible music.

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,788 Posts
    I once jumped over my fence to rifle through a neighbour's dustbin, and pulled out a copy of Tony Joe White "Black & White". Cover was a little fusked, but it was free.

  • recreation of the gods three times for under three dollars

  • lambertlambert 1,166 Posts
    I once jumped over my fence to rifle through a neighbour's dustbin, and pulled out a copy of Tony Joe White "Black & White". Cover was a little fusked, but it was free.

  • draggin my heels 12 for 50 cents

  • most of my finds are for under three

  • CosmoCosmo 9,768 Posts
    The first 3 that came to mind are:
    - "Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse" for 50 cent
    - John Minnis "Big Bone Band" for a dollar
    - "Harlem River Drive" for a dollar

  • A few off the top of my head -

    Gandalf - S/T
    V/A - Discovery Club
    Majic Ship - S/T
    The Yankee Dollar - S/T
    The Larry Page Orchestra - Kinky Music
    Trifle - First Meeting
    Bobby Williams - Funky Superfly
    Bossa Tres - Em Forma!
    Steve Reid - Nova

    Hundreds more over the years.

  • I watched a friend of mine pull out a 45 a Rusty Bryant- Fireeater for a dollar. I was diggin through the same seemingly small stash of 45's and was amazed when I saw him find that buried amongst a handfull of other prestige 45's.

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    I gotta get back to this thread later today...I'm probably the king of budget-minded crate-digging, and I wanna make sure I don't mention the same records I listed the last time this thread came through Soul Strut...

  • behemothbehemoth 2,189 Posts
    Skull Snaps $1

  • skull snaps as a b-day gift
    first choice "let no man..." 12''
    central line larry levan 12''
    that aeiou record
    heath brothers
    los juniours
    the flasher OST
    the good steve halpern
    most of my latin collection

    i mean, it's not that often that I splash out on records.

  • behemothbehemoth 2,189 Posts
    >now that i remember

    Morning Dew-At Last (Roulette psych)
    The Ensemble Al-Salaam-Soujourner
    and like 15 other Strata records

    $3 a piece

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts

    I once found a Rusty Bryant Fire Eater LP for the same price. It was at a now-gone store that was so particular about condition, that they used to have some amazing deals in their cheap bin just because the record wasn't 100% pristine. Other records I remember getting at the same shop, all in the dollar range (and mostly LP's except where noted):

    Ritchie Valens (self-titled on Del-Fi)
    a Ruth Brown EP on Atlantic
    Leon Spencer's Sneak Preview on Prestige
    James Brown's I Got You (I Feel Good) on King
    Melvin Sparks' Spark Plug on Prestige
    Irma Thomas - Take A Look on Imperial
    Stooges - Fun House
    Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll on Imperial
    All three albums by SRC (between the three, there were enough good songs for one, but better I got 'um cheap)
    Third Power's album on Vanguard (Detroit power trio ca. 1970, WAY better than SRC)
    Pink Floyd's self-titled elpee on Tower (a/k/a Piper At The Gates Of Dawn)

  • hcrinkhcrink 8,729 Posts
    I would be here typing all day.

  • DrWuDrWu 4,021 Posts
    It seems like 45 collectros build their collections on sub $3 pick ups. I know most of my collection came that way. In the 90s dealers just didn't get the 45 thing unless it was a crust related pic sleeve or early rock and roll.

    Finding great LPs for under $3 is a lot more impressive because even Tapestry can be sold for $2.

  • hard to choose but right now i'm feeling the Steve Davis Music album that i found when the local radio station was clearing out some old wax.

  • pacmanpacman 1,114 Posts
    90% of my collection.

  • kalakala 3,361 Posts
    i find so much ill stuff for cheap that it seems pointless to drop mad dolo anymore

  • Lotsa luck in the old days. Tops would probably be:

    -Little Beaver- Do Right Man on Saadia
    -Mr. Magic- Rappin' With Mr. Magic 45

  • LoopDreamsLoopDreams 1,195 Posts
    You American lads have it too good... up here in Canaduh we flip if we score a Fatback album for under 15$... let alone finding one ANYWHERE other then at Aki's. That said I did find a nice ESG says Dance 12" for a buck on the weekend.

  • erewhonerewhon 1,123 Posts
    Word. Whenever I end up splurging for a $10 to $20 record, it almost always pales in comparison to anything I've found for $1.

  • kalakala 3,361 Posts
    apres ski and frank motley for days though son

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,331 Posts
    Marcos Valle "Samba 68" for a quarter.
    David Axelrod "Seriously Deep" for 2 bucks.
    Joe Bataan "Sings Soul" for a buck.
    Ra Can Row "s/t" (Cincinatti acid/psych/experimental rare) for 3 bucks.
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