Dollar Bin Staples

fishmongerfunkfishmongerfunk 4,154 Posts
edited April 2012 in Strut Central
in other words, records that if you don't have or haven't heard you should pick up for a buck or two on the strength.

i'll start off:

Every Steely Dan record
Every Sly Stone record before and including "Small Talk"
Every Joni Mitchell record
Herbie Hancock- Headhunters and Thrust
Ahmad Jamal - But Not for Me
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  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,023 Posts
    Reed Seed

    Any record by Nick Heyward and Haircut One Hundred

    Youngblood by War

  • dj_cityboydj_cityboy 1,450 Posts
    James Last - Hair

  • strataspherestratasphere Blastin' the Nasty 1,035 Posts
    on the Joni Mitchell.

  • strataspherestratasphere Blastin' the Nasty 1,035 Posts
    Most of the Aerosmith catalogue.

  • HorseleechHorseleech 3,830 Posts
    Earth, Wind and Fire

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,757 Posts
    david crosby - remember my name
    Fleetwood Mac - Heros are Hard to Find

  • JimsterJimster Big scene at Nando's 6,743 Posts
    Miles or Coltrane comps
    The Police
    Stevie
    Saturday Night Fever OST
    Luther

  • jaysusjaysus 787 Posts
    Ramsey Lewis was a big one for me starting out.

  • George Butler produced (tan and brown UA label) Ferrante and Teicher

    Henry Mancini

    Some later (70's) Paul Mauriat

    Hugo Montenegro

    ??? just some cool easy listening $1 bin shit

    :cool:

  • all the 70's isley brothers records
    anita baker- rapture
    talking heads- remain in light
    jeff beck - blow by blow and wired
    roberta flack- feel like making love
    bruce cockburn- humans and innercity front
    donovan- barbajagal and hurdy gurdy man
    the police- synchronicity

  • DanteDante 371 Posts
    RAJ said:
    david crosby - remember my name

    is that a dollar bin record? any way, everyone should have a copy and listen to it until it makes sense.

    looks like people are going for non soul picks here...

    hot buttered soul & what's going on, for starters
    the jam - all mod cons
    todd rundgren - i saw the light (single)
    a 60s motown comp
    something by coltrane, anything.

  • phatmoneysackphatmoneysack Melbourne 1,124 Posts
    Most (if not all) Minnie Ripperton

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,757 Posts
    Average White Band - S/T
    Average White Band - Soul Searching
    Any Bill Withers
    Bob James - One
    Boston - S/T
    Brass Construction - II
    Brothers Johnson - Right on Time
    The Cars - S/T
    The Cars - Candy O
    Change - The Glow of Love
    Cheap Trick - In Color
    Chic - C'est Chic
    The Chicago Transit Authority
    Commodores - Greatest Hits
    Deep Purple - Machine Head

  • Heres a few:
    Most James Brown 45s pre-80s.
    Fever Tree - S/T
    Brick - Good High
    Late 60s/Early 70s Temptations
    Isaac Hayes - ...To Be Continued & Black Moses
    The Viceroys - Granny's Pad
    Johnny Guitar Watson - Ain't That A Bitch
    War - All Day Music
    Mandrill - S/T & Composite Truth
    Brian Auger - Closer To It
    Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
    Deodato - Prelude
    Chico Hamilton - The Master
    Bobbi Humphrey - Satin Doll
    John Klemmer - Waterfalls(he isn't cheesy on this one)
    Herbie Hancock - Man Child
    Early 1970s Les McCann

  • mrmatthewmrmatthew 1,575 Posts
    Dante said:
    RAJ said:
    david crosby - remember my name

    is that a dollar bin record? any way, everyone should have a copy and listen to it until it makes sense.

    Based on the recommendation of the 'strut, i actually did pick this record up in a dollar bin and it was in constant rotaion for about the 6 monthes last year. Had seen it more than a few times in the dollar bins over the years, too, so yeah, i'd consider it a Dollar Bin staple.


    Id also recommend anyone wanting to check out some solid country/bluegrass cop this:



    I also tend to see this out there alot


    Such a solid LP.

  • ramsey lewis - sun goddess
    bt express - do it til your satisfied
    van morrison - moon dance
    robert palmer - sneakin salley through the alley
    grover washington jr - mr magic and/or feels so good
    superfly ost
    barry white - i've got so much to give
    funkadelic - uncle jam wants you
    parliament - funkentelechy vs the placebo system
    herbie hancock - headhunters
    roy ayers ubiquity - vibrations
    the jackson 5 - maybe tomorrow
    herbie hancock - headhunters
    ohio players - honey


    peace, stein. . .

  • OligeeOligee 289 Posts
    bobtheorange said:
    Heres a few:
    Most James Brown 45s pre-80s.
    Fever Tree - S/T
    Brick - Good High
    The Viceroys - Granny's Pad
    Mandrill - S/T & Composite Truth
    Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
    Chico Hamilton - The Master
    Herbie Hancock - Man Child

    Definitely not super common $1 bin records in LA these days. haha

    It's interesting how regional records are in regards to commonality and how the records you find are a reflection of the history and the community's demographics of an area.

  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts
    1st four Van Halen LPs
    Alice Cooper-Love It to Death, Killer
    1st three Blue Oyster Cult LPs
    Grand Funk Railroad s/t
    The Association-insight out
    Any CCR LP
    Chambers Brothers-Time has come today
    Any 70s ZZ Top

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  • BreezBreez 1,706 Posts
    Herb Alpert - Rise
    John Lennon - Double Fantasy
    Tom Jones - Body & Soul
    Bob James - Lucky Seven
    Earl Klugh - Late Night Guitar
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumors & Heroes Are Hard To Find
    Yellow Magic Orch. - s/t
    Any version of HAIR

  • hcrinkhcrink 8,729 Posts
    NerdAlert said:
    Definitely not super common $1 bin records in LA these days. haha

    Seriously, when is the last time you guys have regularly pulled clean copies of most of this shit in a dollar bin? I mean I definitely remember when most of these WERE $1 bin staples, but yeah, not really in the last 5 years.

  • tripledoubletripledouble 7,636 Posts
    yo skel! haircut 100 is dope! havent listened to that record of theirs i chanced on in over a decade.


    yall hit on a lot of my favorites.
    ramsely lewis..sun goddess, upendo, mother natures son
    ammad jamal...but not for me
    van halens first bunch. FAIR WARNING!!!
    bt express- do it till your satisfied. such dollar bin fodder but one of the best disco funk albums
    all minnie and roberta

    i'll add:
    segio mendes stillness
    jan hammer melodies
    gary wright dream weaver
    Patrice rushen straight from the heart and pizazz
    roberta flack first take
    LTD togetherness and love to the world
    lee michaels ST (i think weve debated before if this is a dollar jawn)
    bette midler- divine msM
    cris williamson just for shine on straight arrow, which is an amazing song independent of the great dilla flip
    rufus- rags to rufus
    bozz scaggs lowdown

  • tripledoubletripledouble 7,636 Posts
    traffic
    the one with this joint

    great record

    and the live at the canteen joint too! dope!!!!!!

  • OligeeOligee 289 Posts
    hcrink said:
    NerdAlert said:
    Definitely not super common $1 bin records in LA these days. haha

    Seriously, when is the last time you guys have regularly pulled clean copies of most of this shit in a dollar bin? I mean I definitely remember when most of these WERE $1 bin staples, but yeah, not really in the last 5 years.

    On the reals, I used to find Lonnie Liston Smith records in dollar bins all day everyday like 10+ years ago. Also, there's braek on Barbara Streisand's The Divine Miss M PLEASE BELIEVE

  • tripledoubletripledouble 7,636 Posts
    that is actually sweet Bette, but i forgive you. theres some nice tracks besides the break too!

  • tripledoubletripledouble 7,636 Posts
    oh man...ramsey lewis maiden voyage
    jeff beck wired

  • OligeeOligee 289 Posts
    tripledouble said:
    that is actually sweet Bette, but i forgive you. theres some nice tracks besides the break too!



    Bette Streisand, Barbara Midler

  • NerdAlert said:
    bobtheorange said:
    Heres a few:
    Most James Brown 45s pre-80s.
    Fever Tree - S/T
    Brick - Good High
    The Viceroys - Granny's Pad
    Mandrill - S/T & Composite Truth
    Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
    Chico Hamilton - The Master
    Herbie Hancock - Man Child

    Definitely not super common $1 bin records in LA these days. haha

    It's interesting how regional records are in regards to commonality and how the records you find are a reflection of the history and the community's demographics of an area.

    Seriously, when is the last time you guys have regularly pulled clean copies of most of this shit in a dollar bin?

    Ha, I probably should have said I often see VG or worse copies of those records for under $3. I don't think I have ever found a clean fever tree for under $10.

  • doubles

  • Surprised no one has mentioned this:
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