Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Tenby Charity Shop Music Finds - August, 2017


Whilst on holiday in Tenby last week, I did the usual perusal of charity shops for vinyl finds. There were a few vinyl's on offer, particularly from artists I enjoy listening to, while the prices were pretty static, averaging at a pound for most finds.
The week got off to a good start on August 14 on a rainy afternoon with a visit to two charity shops.
Eddie Calvert – Jealousy / Malta G.C. (Columbia Records, 1960)A few weeks after locating an Eddie Calvert EP in Newport, I found this 1960 release on Columbia Records at Tenovus in Tenby. This instrumental rendition by the Man With The Golden Trumpet also began life as the tango Jalousie by Danish composer Jacob Gade. Despite Eddie Calvert's lively interpretation with accompaniment from Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra this rendition failed to chart, but a version by Billy Fury would reach the top ten in 1961.
Bing Crosby - Bing Sings Broadway LP  (MCA Records, 1982)
A 1982 compilation album also found in Tenovus in Tenby from MCA featuring 16 recordings of Bing Crosby performing hits from Broadway shows in the 1940s and 50s.        
Eddie Calvert – Italian Carnival LP (Music For Pleasure, 1965)The Ty Hafan shop in Tenby  also had an Eddie Calvert record, making this my second Calvert find of the day. Italian Carnival, is an early Music For Pleasure compilation featuring 12 recordings from The Man With The Golden Trumpet made in the late 50s and early 60s.
We made a return visit to town on the Friday August 18 where I took in a few more charity shops (and found a copy of Casino Royale - 1967 on DVD from British Red Cross for £2).

Tenby's Sartori Stores also had an eclectic selection of seven inch singles at a pound each, among them I found two singles by Russ Conway...
Russ Conway – Passing Breeze / The Key To Love (Columbia, 1960)Passing Breeze is a beautiful piano instrumental from Russ Conway (written under his real name Trevor Stanford) and features accompaniment from Tony Osborne and his Orchestra, recorded in 1960 when it reached No.16 in the charts.
Russ Conway – Party Pops  No.7  (Columbia, 1959)
Although they started off as chart hits, Russ Conway's Party Pops medleys fell in popularity as far as chart success was concerned in favour of his more complete tunes such as Side-Saddle and Roulette by 1959. Columbia however would regularly still issue Party Pops singles from Conway well into 1964. This 1959 release features favourites such as Tom Dooley, Soneday You'll Want Me To Want You and More Than Ever, delivered in his pub piano style with Geoff Love and His Orchestra
- all great fun!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Charity Shop Music Finds - July 29, 2017

Two finds in the National Trust Second Hand Bookshop at Tredegar Park for 50p each....

The Princes Trust 10th Anniversary Birthday Party (A&M Records, 1987)
A collective of artists including Big Country, Elton John, Howard Jones and Paul McCartney among others.

A Monument To British Rock - Volume 1
A compilation featuring rock classics from the 60s and 70s including ELO, The Beatles. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Chris Farlowe and The Shadows.

Also two CD finds in Cwmbran charity shops...

Going Latin With Geoff Love & His Orchestra
More Geoff Love! For 50p! Actually this was a buy one get one free at Ty Hafan so I picked up a Miley Cyrus CD for my daughter too!

Doctor Who - Pest Control
Not strictly a music CD, this is a 2 CD audiobook read by David Tennant so might come in handy over the holiday period to listen to! £1.99 from British Heart foundation.

Charity Shop Music Finds: August 7, 2017

I paid a visit to the local Tip Shop on Monday which sells recyclable goods in order to help the homeless in the community. I've picked several vinyl albums up from there in the last year usually between 25p - 50p.

Most finds have been exceptionally good, you get the odd duff quality one but at these prices you can't really complain to much!

Anyhow my finds from Monday were seven albums and one extended play all totalling £2!

20 Fabulous No.1's of the 50's (Music For Pleasure, 1984)
Does what it says on the label, some good ones here too, Eddie Calvert, Al Martino, Buddy Holly, Adam Faith, Frankie Lymon and Cliff Richard to name a few! Part of MFP's 50s series released back in 1984).

Burt Bacharach - Portrait In Music (A&M Records, 1971)
Arranged, conducted and produced by Burt Bacharach here are some of the mans finest compositions including I'll Never Fall In Love Again, The Look Of Love and I Say a Little Prayer.

Geoff Love & His Orchestra - Your Hundred Instrumental Favourites Volume 1 (Music For Pleasure, 1980)
14 tracks from Geoff Love and his Orchestra compiled and released at the beginning of the 80s, some then current recordings such as Theme from Elvira Madigan and The Continental sitting alongside well established Love recordings of  Theme from The Big Country and Spanish Harlem

No Volume 2 in this series but there was...

Geoff Love & His Orchestra - Your Hundred Instrumental Favourites Volume 3 (Music For Pleasure, 1982)
Featuring recent hits Chariots of Fire and Chi Mai as well as oldies The Magnificent Seven and The Birthday Cake Walk.

and there was also Geoff Love under a pseudonym...

Manuel and The Music Of The Mountains - Manuel and The Music Of The Movies (EMI, Columbia, 1971)
Featuring Wand'rin Star, Midnight Cowboy, The Windmills of Your Mind and The Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet

then more movie magic...

Norrie Paramor and His Orchestra - Music From The Big Screen (Contour, 1971)
Featuring The Windmills Of Your Mind, The Way To The Stars, Alfie and more...

and on 10 inch LP...

Paul Robeson - The Incomparable Voice Of Paul Robeson (HMV, 1950s)
Compilation album featuring 10 tracks including Ol' Man River, St Louis Blues and Solitude.

and on an EP...

Edith Piaf - Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (Columbia, 1961)
Featuring the title track and three other songs.

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